Shape Up Houston – CultureMap Houston

Shape Up HoustonCultureMap HoustonShape Up Houston is hoping to do just what its name states: To shape this city up. The nonprofit organization, founded in 2012 by business executive and…

Chase ends in deadly crash near IAH – Chron.com

Chase ends in deadly crash near IAHChron.comThe pursuit lasted almost 30 minutes, ending when the Nissan left the Sam Houston Tollway and went north on JFK. Within seconds, the driver…

33 displaced after 3-alarm apartment fire in SW Houston – KPRC Houston

KPRC HoustonCRASH WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WITH CRITICAL INJURIES. A CHAOTIC SCENE IN SOUTHWEST HOUSTON AS FIREFIGHTERS WORKED TO CONTROL A MASSIVE APARTMENT FIRE, POLICE WERE CALLED IN TO…

Gun rights group’s Houston plan draws controversy – KPRC Houston

KPRC HoustonA Texas gun rights advocacy group plans to hold a walk Saturday in Houston’s historically African-American Fifth Ward. Members of Open Carry Texas told Local 2 Investigates that they…

Ukraine Crisis Takes Toll on Germany’s Economy, Powerhouse of the Eurozone – New York Times

New York TimesThe eurozone G.D.P. report, to be released Thursday by the European Union statistical agency, Eurostat, is based on data from before the latest tensions over Ukraine, and before…

County may try to sell more Astrodome seats – Chron.com

County may try to sell more Astrodome seatsChron.comHouston Oilers player John Schuhmacher autographs a replica Oilers sign during the auction and sale of Astrodome items at Reliant Center Saturday, Nov.…

Were there UFOs over Houston? – KPRC Houston

KPRC HoustonPictures posted on Twitter Monday night and Tuesday morning show something floating through the skies over the Houston area. In one, a circular object appears to hover. In another…

Obama calls Turkey’s next president Erdogan for first time in months – RT

RTThis file photo shows US President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan make their way through the Colonnade for a joint press conference in the Rose Garden…

SW Houston apartment fire out, but extensive damage left – Chron.com

SW Houston apartment fire out, but extensive damage leftChron.comHouston Fire Department says 16 units battling a three alarm fire at a southwest Houston apartment complex have successfully contained the blaze.…

Houston energy company says worker slaying in Egypt isolated – KPRC Houston

KPRC HoustonTexas-based energy company Apache Corp. says it believes the carjack-slaying of one of its supervisors in the western Egyptian desert was an isolated incident. Spokesman Bill Mintz didn’t provide…

Financial coordinator at Houston clinic guilty of fraud – KPRC Houston

KPRC HoustonA financial coordinator at a Houston clinic who used another person’s name and Social Security number to get the job faces up to 25 years in prison for fraud.…

N. Houston shooting victim in critical condition – KHOU

KHOUThe shooting happened on Lomax Street on Houston’s north side in the early-morning hours. The victim was shot four times. He was listed in critical but stable condition. Officers said…

US Senators Praise Indonesia as Growing Democratic Nation – Jakarta Globe

US Senators Praise Indonesia as Growing Democratic NationJakarta GlobeUS Senators John McCain, second from left, and Sheldon Whitehouse, left, meet with Sidarto Dhanusubroto of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR), fourth…

LSU’s baseball team learns its opponents at the Houston College Classic – The Times-Picayune – NOLA.com

The Times-Picayune – NOLA.comIn one of its best non-conference weekends of next season and over the last several years, LSU will take on Baylor, Houston and Nebraska over three days…

Resistance Exercise for Women? – Bryan-College Station Eagle (blog)

Resistance Exercise for Women?Bryan-College Station Eagle (blog)Continuing this week with another bright student in Sports Medicine is an article about the common misconception about women and resistance training by Mr.…

Thoughtful, Prudent and Faltering: The Paradox of Obama – The American Prospect

The American ProspectPresident Barack Obama meets with advisors in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Aug. … He gives the kind of well-considered responses that suggest a president who…

HPD: Man found behind home with at least 4 gunshot wounds – KPRC Houston

HPD: Man found behind home with at least 4 gunshot woundsKPRC HoustonJOIN US LIVE LATER ON IN THE NEWSCAST WITH MORE ON THAT STORY. ALSO NEW THIS MORNING, POLICE ARE…

4 in custody after smashing hole into northeast Houston dental office – KHOU

KHOU… in a northeast Houston dentist’s office. (Photo: KHOU). CONNECT 7 TWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. HOUSTON — Houston police said four men were taken into custody after burglary suspects smashed a hole into…

Big Lake incorporation effort creates conflict with Houston annexation plans – Anchorage Daily News

Big Lake incorporation effort creates conflict with Houston annexation plansAnchorage Daily NewsKnikatnu last year started the process of having the parcel annexed into Houston because of “potential for preferred zoning”…

6 Ways Robin Williams Touched the Greater Boston Community – Boston.com

Boston.comWilliams won an Academy Awards for his portrayal of rough-edged, Boston community college therapist Sean Maguire in “Good Will Hunting” (1997). The role was a departure from his comedic portrayals…

Obama Mum On Mike Brown, Ferguson Riots, But Praises Robin Williams … – International Business Times

International Business TimesOn Sunday, Brown supporters launched a White House petition calling on Obama to issue a statement on all three killings and demand congressional action. Late Monday afternoon, when…

What Houston needs is a good rock anthem – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleDozens of recording artists were born in Houston, or grew up around here, or made their name here. You know them: Beyoncé, Destiny’s Child, ZZ Top, Kenny Rogers, Lyle…

Tip leads to prostitution bust involving Houston girls in the Corpus Christi area – KHOU

KHOUPORTLAND, Texas – A frantic call from a mother led area police and sheriffs deputies on a search for an underage girl from Houston, who was being held against her…

Houston Texans QBs struggle in opener – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comHOUSTON (AP) Ryan Fitzpatrick stepped back and telegraphed a pass that cornerback Brandon Harris intercepted along the sideline in a team drill on Monday. Coach Bill O’Brien immediately replaced Fitzpatrick…

With leased space, proposed Houston Bicycle Museum is on a roll – Chron.com

With leased space, proposed Houston Bicycle Museum is on a rollChron.comMercian King of Mercia: Custom built for Don Ford for Houston Bicycle Club rides and touring, utilizing the rare triple…

Here’s Where The 2016 Candidates Stand On The Airstrikes In Iraq – Business Insider

Business InsiderIn the piece, Clinton criticized President Barack Obama for not being more proactive in fighting ISIS by arming a moderate opposition to the Syrian regime. Several of the Republicans…

Whitney Houston Biopic: Belizean Bobby Brown Actor Arlen Escarpeta Defends … – Latin Post

Latin PostThe Houston biopic is expected to focus mainly on the singer’s life in the early-to-mid ’90s, highlighting her rise to super-stardom involving her singing career and her acting performance…

Police: 6 Killed in Houston-Area Police Chase – ABC News

ABC NewsAuthorities say six people have been killed, including a family of four, when an SUV speeding from police struck another vehicle southeast of Houston. Dickinson police Capt. Jay Jaekel…

Minnesota Twins (52-64) at Houston Astros (49-68), 8:10 pm (ET) – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.com(SportsNetwork.com) – Lefty Tommy Milone makes his first start with Minnesota since coming over in a July trade when the Twins visit Minute Maid Park on Monday night for the…

Weekly Weather: Wait, another front is headed toward Houston? – Chron.com (blog)

Chron.com (blog)One other note about temperature: Houston still hasn’t had a 100-degree day yet this year, and we’re about a month late for that in the city. Houston hasn’t gone…

Houston Restaurant Weeks’ tipping debate: And why most waitresses & waiters … – CultureMap Houston

Houston Restaurant Weeks’ tipping debate: And why most waitresses & waiters …CultureMap HoustonHouston Restaurant Weeks is in full swing. One of the greatest things to happen on the Houston dining…

Houston Dynamo say missed chances “changes everything” in loss to Seattle … – MLSsoccer.com

MLSsoccer.comThe bounces did not go the way of the Houston Dynamo Sunday night and not just because of the turf at Century Link Field. In a relatively even game, it…

Houston energy company worker killed in Egypt – KHOU

Houston energy company worker killed in EgyptKHOUHOUSTON (AP) – An American employee of Houston-based energy company Apache Corp was killed last week in an apparent carjacking in the western Egyptian…

Arizona Cardinals rout Houston Texans to open preseason – azcentral.com

azcentral.comOn the three returns, Houston started possessions at its 18-, 13- and 16-yard lines. Defensively, the Cardinals stymied the Texans’ starters, and inside linebacker Kevin Minter tipped a pass that…

Closed plant in SE Houston still concerns nearby residents – KTRK-TV

Closed plant in SE Houston still concerns nearby residentsKTRK-TVThe CES Environmental Systems plant closed down years ago but residents living nearby feel the plant is still a public danger. Holding…