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Christy Sheats: Why Did The Texas Mom Kill Her Two Daughters?

What happened on June 24th has left three dead, and several looking for answers. “It was a family argument that turned into a shooting," Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls told the Houston Chronicle, unable to elaborate. “We’re still...Show More Summary

Woman Killed by Police After Killing Daughters

A Texas mother shot and killed her two daughters Friday afternoon in a “comfortable, middle-class subdivision" near Katy, the Houston Chronicle reports. According to CNN, she was then shot and killed by a police officer after refusing to drop the gun. KPRC identifies the women as 42-year-old Christy Sheats, 22-year-old...

Daily News Brief, June 20, 2016

Corrected and updated, June 20, 2016, at 8:45 AM FL Newspaper Takes On Accuracy of T&R Studies for TBX and Other Projects Transit Agency Board Endorses TBX Houston Chronicle Looks at Toll Interoperability,...

Dax Swanson and Isaiah Frey to Cowboys: Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

The Dallas Cowboys added depth to their secondary Monday by signing cornerbacks Isaiah Frey and Dax Swanson. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle was among the many to report the news. The Chicago Bears selected Frey in the sixth round of the 2012 draft. Show More Summary

Terrance Mitchell to Texans: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

The Houston Texans claimed cornerback Terrance Mitchell off waivers on Monday, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. The Dallas Cowboys released the former seventh-round pick on Friday. McClain noted Houston added Mitchell...Show More Summary

Official Tweets ‘Reap What You Sow’ After Mass Shooting

Hours after approximately 50 people were killed at a Florida LGBT nightclub, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) “is receiving backlash for tweeting a verse from the Bible,” the Houston Chronicle reports. At precisely 7 a.m. Sunday, Patrick tweeted a [...]

After 9th DWI, Houston Guy Gets Life in the Slammer

Donald Middleton of Texas has been gathering DWI convictions since Ronald Reagan was first elected president, and with nine to his name, he's now been sent to prison for life, per the Houston Chronicle. Montgomery County Judge Kathleen Hamilton issued the sentence to the 56-year-old Houston man on Tuesday after...

Brock Osweiler skipped White House, because OTAs that’s why

Given a choice between seeing the home of history world power and running some non-contact drills in June, Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler said the choice was easy. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Osweiler said he’d have joined his former Broncos teammates at the White House today, if the Texans didn’t have OTAs scheduled.…

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3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Today's Houston Chronicle includes an informative write-up about Houston Ballet's new Giselle which premieres next week with Yuriko Kajiya in the title role opposite Connor Walsh. This quote should be of interest: Welch has thought about doing a major reboot...

Texas man so stoned he mistakes dog bite for gun shot, calls the cops

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

So this happened: a Texas man, relaxing in a trailer park with his marijuana, was bit by a dog. Shocked, and believing the bite was a gun shot wound, he called the cops. The Houston Chronicle shares the few details available. Small town police departments have it easy most of the time. Show More Summary

DeAndre Hopkins, Adidas Agree to Contract: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

Houston Texans star receiver DeAndre Hopkins signed an agreement Tuesday to partner with Adidas and be the headlining promoter of the sportswear company's football Adizero franchise. Matt Young of the Houston Chronicle reported the news...Show More Summary

J.J. Watt still working on the side as Texans begin OTAs

Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has a cool new logo, and also some free time on his hands. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Watt wasn’t among the Texans practicing at the start of OTAs, as he recovers from offseason groin surgery. Watt, the defending NFL defensive player of the year after a…

Houston Chronicle Business Columnist Calls for Exxon Climate Denial Investigation, Slams Paxton, Cites DeSmog Research

In case you missed this excellent article over the weekend, “Exxon Mobil documents call for a thorough investigation,” Houston Chronicle business columnist Chris Tomlinson cites DeSmog’s research in a hard-hitting call for state attorneys...Show More Summary

Mexican-American textbook stirs cultural debate in Texas

HOUSTON (AP) — A textbook proposed to help teach the cultural history of Mexican-Americans in Texas public schools is under scrutiny by scholars. The Houston Chronicle ( ) reports the book describes Mexican-Americans...Show More Summary

Sometimes, Reporters ?Should Clean Up Ungrammatical Quotes

A few weeks ago, sportswriter Brian T. Smith wrote a column for the Houston Chronicle about an outfielder for the Astros, Carlos Gomez, who has gotten off to a slow start this season. Smith interviewed the Dominican-born Gomez and quoted him exactly, relaying his words as follows: “For the last year and this year, I not really do much for this team. Show More Summary

‘White power’-screaming anti-Muslim racists outnumbered 5-to-1 by Texas counter-protesters

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Texas protesting an Islamic center on Saturday were swarmed by counter-protesters who supported the Muslim community, the Houston Chronicle reports. With one side carrying Confederate flags and the other chanting “Stop the hate, stop the fear, Muslim people are welcome here,” the two...

Report: Kenny Smith No Longer a Candidate For Rockets Head Coaching Job

Kenny Smith won’t be roaming the sidelines as the head coach of the Houston Rockets next season, according to a report from the Houston Chronicle. Smith, who played for the Rockets The post Report: Kenny Smith No Longer a Candidate For Rockets Head Coaching Job appeared first on SLAMonline.

Houston Paper Sorry After Quoting Dominican Player’s Broken English

Houston Chronicle Editor Nancy Barnes told Journal-isms on Friday, "We sincerely apologize for any offense that was taken" when a Chronicle sports columnist quoted a Latino ballplayer speaking in broken English, angering the ballplayer...Show More Summary

Carlos Gomez says Chronicle columnist used his quotes “to ridicule me”

2 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

Houston Astros’ center fielder Carlos Gomez is still upset about the way Houston Chronicle columnist Brian T. Smith quoted him in a piece last week. In that column, which is largely Smith saying Gomez hasn’t produced the way fans had...Show More Summary

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