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Texas 3-year-old dies after shooting himself in head with gun he found in mother’s purse

5 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A 3-year-old boy died yesterday after having shot himself in the head in what police are deeming an accidental shooting, The Houston Chronicle reports. Harris County Sheriff Deputies said that the shooting happened at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Friday. According to KHOU, the gun was in the...

Texans Likely to Re-Sign Ryan Mallett, Target Baylor QB Bryce Petty in Round 2

The Houston Texans have a decision to make on what to do with the quarterback position. Will they re-sign Ryan Mallett? Could they look to draft a quarterback? Watch as Adam Lefkoe and John McClain of the Houston Chronicle discuss the Texans' quarterback situation in the video above. Read more NFL news on BleacherReport.com

A Pair of Photos Framed by a Controversial ‘Rewind’ Technique

Former Life magazine photographer Bob Gomel tells the Houston Chronicle that his most profitable photo license involves a shot of Malcolm X snapping a picture of Cassius Clay at a Miami diner. He gets $3,000 a pop for that one. But within professional photography’s inner circles, Gomel is also associated with some pre-Photoshop era cleverness. Show More Summary

1960s Astros Programs Were Weird

last weekSports : Deadspin

Here, just an incredible find from @uniformcritic, a wonderful Twitter follow chronicling baseball history and fashion. It's a Houston Astros gameday program from the 1960s: Read more...

Correction Of The Day

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

From the Houston Chronicle: A photograph appearing with a story on page A1 about Reinhard Bonnke on Monday was digitally manipulated by the evangelist's organization to superimpose the preacher's image on a crowd of about 1.6 million gathered for a 2000 crusade in Lagos, Nigeria. Show More Summary

Houston Newspaper Publishes Digitally Altered Image of Christian Preacher Speaking to a Huge Crowd

Yesterday, the front page of the Houston Chronicle included this article and photo: Amazing, isn't it, that evangelist Reinhard Bonnke is speaking to a crowd of over a million people... and they're not even looking at him?That's because the photo isn't real.

115-Years-Young Emma Morano Credits Raw Eggs And The Single Life for Her Longevity

Emma Morano is 115 years, three months of age, but you couldn’t tell when you meet her. The Houston Chronicle is reporting that Morano is the oldest person in Italy and all of Europe, and fifth oldest in the world. Her life span has spanned three centuries, a rare feat. Show More Summary

Obama Not Antichrist, Newspaper Correction Notes

No one can disparage the Lexington Dispatch’s commitment to accuracy. The North Carolina newspaper reportedly published the following correction — which the Houston Chronicle called “one of the nuttiest corrections of the year” — last week: Correction in the Lexington Dispatch. Show More Summary

Report: Fire at Houston Islamic School was Set Intentionally

According to an assistant imam, investigators have found signs that a fire at an Islamic center on Friday was set deliberately, the Houston Chronicle reports. Read more...

Basketball Hall of Fame 2015: Full List of Direct Inductees

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced five individuals who will be directly inducted as part of its 2015 class. Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle passed along the complete list: Tommy Heinsohn was already inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1986 as a player. Show More Summary

HOUSTON: Jury Rules That LGBT Rights Repeal Petition Signaures Were Forged, But Case Is Far From Over

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

Via the Houston Chronicle: The city claimed victory Friday when the jury in the trial surrounding Houston's equal rights ordinance found that the law's opponents submitted a repeal referendum petition that contained forgery and other flaws. Show More Summary

Wendy Davis pimps for Planned Parenthood speaking gigs in incredible shrinking woman video

The Houston Chronicle has posted an article on Wendy Davis’s new aspiration of “testing out professional speaking” after her gubernatorial effort in Texas bombed: Davis, a former Democratic state senator from Fort Worth, recently began an “exploratory” relationship with the American Program Bureau…. Show More Summary

Lawmaker Took Illegal Foreign Campaign Cash

A Federal Election Commission audit has found that former Rep. Quico Canseco (R-TX) “accepted $100,000 for his 2010 House bid from a family-owned business in Mexico, violating bans on foreign contributions,” the Houston Chronicle reports. The post Lawmaker Took Illegal Foreign Campaign Cash appeared first on Political Wire.

Summer Creek High Teacher is Also a Houston Texan Cheerleader

By Don Maines Houston Chronicle Fans of the Houston Texans cheerleaders know her as regal newcomer “Elizabeth,” but Summer Creek High School students know Elizabeth Gardner as their reading teacher, “Ms. G.” “The first thing students ask is if I can bring a player in to meet,” said Gardner, 25. “They think it’s cool [...]

James Harden injury: Rockets guard suffers bruised knee, returns to game

Harden left Houston's game after going down on a drive, but returned in the second half. Update: Harden returned to the game in the third quarter. According to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, Harden suffered a bruised left knee. Houston star guard James Harden left the Rockets' game on Saturday after suffering an apparent left knee injury. Show More Summary

J.J. Watt plans to train in the offseason at a cabin in the ‘middle of nowhere’ Wisconsin

4 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Bad things sometimes happen people who spend large grips of time alone in cabins deep in the woods. That said, Houston Texans star J.J. Watt doesn’t seem to care. The fearsome defensive end recently revealed to the Houston Chronicle’s Brian T. Smith that he purchased a cabin in “middle of nowhere” Wisconsin so he’d have somewhere […]

Houston Texans Star J.J. Watt to Train in Log Cabin in the 'Middle of Nowhere'

Some professional athletes splurge on lavish houses when they sign monster contracts. As for Houston Texans star J.J. Watt, he buys a log cabin. For training purposes. According to the Houston Chronicle's Brian T. Smith, Watt recently bought a log cabin in the "middle of nowhere" up in Wisconsin. Show More Summary

Bonus Quote of the Day

“I wear this as a badge of honor.” — Rick Perry (R), quoted by the Houston Chronicle, on his indictment on abuse-of-power charges while serving as Texas governor. The post Bonus Quote of the Day appeared first on Political Wire.

Anti-LGBT Groups Vow To 'Fight To The Legal Death' As Trial Begins Over Houston Equal Rights Ordinance: VIDEO

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Allegations of fraud and forgery took center stage as a trial over Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance began this week, according to a report from The Houston Chronicle. After the council approved the ordinance in May, anti-LGBT groups said they turned...

How the Houston Chronicle is catching up to a changing city

HOUSTON, TX -- The biggest city in Texas isn’t just big. Houston is vast, growing, and changing--fast. The city proper is the fourth largest in the country, and the population of the sprawling metropolitan area is now greater than Philadelphia’s. By at least one account, it’s the most ethnically diverse city in America, too--the home of Urban Cowboy and Billy...

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