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Houston Texans Reportedly Will Be Featured on Hard Knocks: Details, Reaction

Get ready for a heavy dose of J.J. Watt this summer, as the Houston Texans were reportedly selected to appear on HBO's Hard Knocks series during training camp. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle first reported the expected selection...Show More Summary

Texans look to be the choice for Hard Knocks

Their head coach may not want it, but he’s apparently going to get it. With all signs pointing to the Texans being the team that serves as the focal point for Hard Knocks in 2015, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle says via Twitter that he expects the Texans to officially get the assignment. Coach…

TEXAS: Lawmaker Vows To Kill His Own Bill Rather Than Allow Anti-Gay "Defy SCOTUS" Marriage Amendment

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

From the Houston Chronicle: A Democratic state senator has dredged up anti-gay marriage legislation that advocates thought was dead this session, attaching the language to an uncontroversial county affairs bill under the noses of his fellow Democrats. Show More Summary

James Harden struggles in Game 3 loss to Warriors

James Harden struggles in Game 3 loss to Warriors The Houston Rockets got smoked at home by the Golden State Warriors last night. Here’s the Houston Chronicle reporting: Harden and the Rockets had their first off night of the Western Conference Finals on Saturday night. Instead of having a chance to be their hero, Harden was on the bench [...]

Stephen Curry shines, Warriors take 3-0 lead vs Rockets

Stephen Curry shines, Warriors take 3-0 lead vs Rockets Here’s the Houston Chronicle reporting on Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry, who was even more brilliant than usual Saturday night in Houston, helping his team dominate the Rockets 115-80 to take a 3-0 series lead in the Western Conference Finals: Curry was marvelous in Game 1 and deadly in Game [...]

Houston Chronicle Fib: Ted Cruz Says Dems Forcing ‘All Americans’ into Gay Marriage

The media are twisting Ted Cruz’s words – again. When Republican Texas senator and 2016 presidential candidate Ted Cruz recently argued that the Democratic Party was “radical in its devotion to mandatory gay marriage,” he meant that same-sex marriage “efforts” “would force him to wed a man” – at least according to The Houston Chronicle’s Dylan Baddour.

Ed Oliver to Houston: Cougars Land 5-Star DT Prospect

One of the top defensive players in the class of 2016 is off the board, as Ed Oliver committed to the Houston Cougars on Thursday, per Joseph Duarte of the Houston Chronicle. Oliver, who stands 6'2" and weighs 277 pounds, attends Westfield High School in Houston. Show More Summary

The Houston Chronicle’s Dylan Baddour (@DylanBaddour) Lied About Ted Cruz

Dylan Baddour is a "reporter" for the Houston Chronicle and penned a blatant lie grossly mischaracterizing [mc_name name='Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)' chamber='senate' mcid='C001098' ]. In fact, Dylan Baddour's lie was so dishonest and blatant that the Houston Chronicle has been forced to revise his article. Show More Summary

Dr. Gridlock: Nation’s commuters share our pain

Two news stories this week tell the D.C. region’s drivers and transit users that they are not alone.Express lanes. A story published Tuesday on the Houston Chronicle Web site reports that drivers on the Katy Managed Lanes of Interstate 10 are reacting to an upcoming toll increase in their “congestion pricing” system.Read full article >>

Josh Smith will start Rockets-Clippers Game 6

The Clippers lead the Rockets 3 games to 2 in their second round playoff series. Tonight’s Game 6, in Los Angeles, is must-win for Houston. Here’s the Houston Chronicle reporting: Rockets coach Kevin McHale said he would start forward Josh Smith again in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals on Thursday night in Los Angeles. Smith started in [...]

KPFT Houston, 45 Years After Domestic Terrorist Bombings, Plays On

2 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

“Pacifica Station Bombed Off Air,” read the Houston Chronicle’s banner headline on May 13, 1970. KPFT, Houston’s fledgling community radio station, had been on the air for just two months when its transmitter was blown to smithereen...

Police and prosecution roundup

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

The magic of immunity: DEA commandeered truck for fatal sting, but doesn’t owe owner even the cost of bullet holes [Houston Chronicle, Radley Balko, Scott Greenfield] Federal takeover of local policing is a truly bad idea [Glenn Reynolds,...Show More Summary

Senate votes to block union dues deduction for some public employees

By Mike Ward, Houston Chronicle Republican-backed legislation that would prohibit government agencies from allowing automatic payroll deductions for unions that historically vote Democrat was approved Thursday by the state Senate.

Texans sign their entire draft class before minicamp starts

This is how you do business in the NFL’s new era of slotted rookie salary scales. Via John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans have signed their entire draft class today. The timing’s hardly coincidental, with the team hitting the field today for their first rookie minicamp. But getting Kevin Johnson, Bedardrick McKinney, Jaelen Strrong,…

FDA Says Blue Bell Knew About Listeria Problems As Early As 2013

Blue Bell Creameries, the ice cream and frozen desserts maker that’s been tainted by a listeria crisis, had “strong evidence” that the bacteria was in its Oklahoma plant as of early 2013, the Houston Chronicle is reporting. According to reports the Chronicle obtained from the U.S. Show More Summary

Republican Marijuana Legalization Bill Passes Texas Panel But Likely Won't Become Law

A Republican-sponsored bill that would legalize recreational marijuana use in Texas passed the state's Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Wednesday, though per the Houston Chronicle the bill has "virtually no chance" of actually becoming law. Show More Summary

Former O’Keefe Partner ‘Stalking’ Texas Republicans with Hidden Cameras

3 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Per the Houston Chronicle, Joseph Basel of the American Phoenix Foundation has employed up to sixteen people to track Texas Republican lawmakers with hidden cameras in order to record potentially embarrassing or provocative footage to be used in primary campaigns. The groups aims to oust the Republicans for more rightward-leaning tea party candidates in the next election cycle.

Daily dose: Houston, you have a problem edition

3 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

McCrory headlines Houston’s huge Offshore Tech Conference (Houston Chronicle) -- The annual Offshore Technology Conference in Houston could be the biggest ever despite the lowest oil prices in years. Drilling beneath the world's oceans...Show More Summary

Fired Houston Rockets social media director speaks

This week has been a lesson in leading a professional Twitter account. We’ve chronicled what happened when Chad Shanks, the former Houston Rockets social media manager tweeted out the following thought: As you’re probably aware by now, the Rockets took swift action and fired Shanks. Show More Summary

Abbott Orders Monitoring of Federal Troops

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has “ordered members of the Texas Military to monitor federal troops in an upcoming two-month training exercise planned for the Lone Star State,” the Houston Chronicle reports. “Operation Jade Helm will bring the U.S. military’s [...]

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