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slim thug is getting roasted for his birthday


photo: yi-chin lee, houston chronicle image 1of/41captioncloseimage 1 of 41rapper slim thug performs during the "welcome to houston all-star rap set" segment at day for night festival saturday, dec. 17, 2016, in houston.rapper slim thug performs during the "welcome to houston all-star rap set" segment at day for night festival saturday, dec. 17, 2016, in houston. photo: yi-chin lee, houston chronicle image 2 of 41esg raps during the awready!: houston hip hop conference at the university of houston, wednesday, march 28, 2012, in houston. the university of houston recently acquired the dj screw archives, giving its special collections section of its library a great foundation for research on houston hip-hop. guest speakers spoke about the pioneers and the culture ...






houston chronicle's astros world series championship paper hit ebay at insane pr


image 1of/27captioncloseimage 1 of 27 | ebay image 2 of 27here's how the houston chronicle covered the houston astros' world series win.here's how the houston chronicle covered the houston astros' world series win. photo: houston chronicle image 3 of 27here's how the houston chronicle covered the houston astros' world series win.here's how the houston chronicle covered the houston astros' world series win. photo: houston chronicle image 4 of 27here's how the houston chronicle covered the houston astros' world series win.here's how the houston chronicle covered the houston astros' world series win. photo: houston chronicle image 5 of 27houston astros player george springer arrives to houston holding the commissioner's trophy, thursday, nov. 2, 2...






rci hospitality set to reopen houston-area bombshells


photo: rci hospitality holdings image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1bombshells restaurant & bar is a property of houston-based rci hospitality holdings.bombshells restaurant & bar is a property of houston-based rci hospitality holdings. photo: rci hospitality holdings rci hospitality set to reopen houston-area bombshells1 / 1back to galleryrci hospitality holdings, whose night club in south houston was damaged during tropical storm harvey, says it will begin opening its other houston properties thursday.the company will reopen all three of its houston area bombshells restaurant & bars on thursday and three of its four smaller houston area nightclubs on friday.flood damaged xtc cabaret south houston, 802 houston blvd., will reopen after remodeling. the houston headquarters...






sam houston takes down houston baptist in southland tourney


photo: mark mulligan/houston chronicle image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1sam houston state keeps on rolling in the southland conference tournament.sam houston state keeps on rolling in the southland conference tournament. photo: mark mulligan/houston chronicle sam houston takes down houston baptist in southland tourney1 / 1back to gallerykaty – sam houston state keeps on rolling in the southland conference tournament. the fifth-seeded bearkats upended fourth-seeded houston baptist 63-59 on thursday evening in the merrell center.sam houston (21-12) had won on wednesday against eighth-seed central arkansas to earn the right to play against the huskies (17-13), who didn't play on wednesday courtesy of being one of the top four seeds.the bearkats now face top-seeded new ...






rci hospitality set to reopen houston-area bombshells


photo: rci hospitality holdings image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1bombshells restaurant & bar is a property of houston-based rci hospitality holdings.bombshells restaurant & bar is a property of houston-based rci hospitality holdings. photo: rci hospitality holdings rci hospitality set to reopen houston-area bombshells1 / 1back to galleryrci hospitality holdings, whose night clubs in south houston and beaumont were damaged during tropical storm harvey, says it will begin opening its other houston properties thursday.the company will reopen all three of its houston area bombshells restaurant & bars on thursday and three of its four smaller houston area nightclubs on friday.flood damaged xtc cabaret south houston, 802 houston blvd., will reopen after remodeling. the houst...






more rain to hit houston area monday


image 1of/36captioncloseimage 1 of 36heavy rainfall could affect the houston area monday.heavy rainfall could affect the houston area monday.image 2 of 36rain hit houston on july 10, 2017. rain hit houston on july 10, 2017.  photo: houston transtar image 3 of 36rain hit houston on july 10, 2017. rain hit houston on july 10, 2017.  photo: houston transtar image 4 of 36rain hit houston on july 10, 2017. rain hit houston on july 10, 2017.  photo: houston transtar image 5 of 36 | the costliest flooding events in the us each year, mother nature sees fit to drop loads of water on the u.s., causing massive amounts of damage and sometimes deaths. we've compiled the costliest flooding events that have hit america in recorded history. keep going to see how ...






hobby airport gives travelers a digital welcome to houston


image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1airport and houston first officials join councilman robert gallegos at the grand opening of "houston interactive" at hobby airport.airport and houston first officials join councilman robert gallegos at the grand opening of "houston interactive" at hobby airport.hobby airport gives travelers a digital welcome to houston1 / 1back to gallerytravelers entering houston through hobby airport will now receive a digital introduction to the city.a new 55-inch touchscreen interface, in the former southwest airlines luggage office, allows visitors to explore houston's various neighborhoods, restaurants, arts and cultural attractions, and parks. they can create a "my houston bucket list" and email it to themselves.related: houston exponential to harness sta...






houston chronicle takes home state journalism awards


published 1:58 pm, saturday, march 25, 2017 the houston chronicle won several associated press managing editors' awards saturday, including first place honors for best blog, feature series, sports column writing, photojournalism and other categories. best blog first place, lisa gray, houston chronicle. gray edits the "gray matters" page on houstonchronicle.com.best video (less than two minutes) second and third place, marie d. de jesus, houston chronicle.deadline writing second place, andrea zelinski and martin kuz, houston chronicle.third place, dane schiller, houston chronicle.featuressecond place, monica rhor, houston chronicle.feature seriesfirst place, lauren caruba, houston chronicle.second place, jenny deam, houston chronicle.short featuressecond place, kim mcguire,...






houston exponential to harness startup potential


photo: melissa phillip, staff image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1walter ulrich, former ceo, and new ceo lori vetters share a laugh as they talk at houston technology center, 410 pierce street, friday, jan. 6, 2017, in houston. ( melissa phillip / houston chronicle )walter ulrich, former ceo, and new ceo lori vetters share a laugh as they talk at houston technology center, 410 pierce street, friday, jan. 6, 2017, in houston. ( melissa phillip / houston chronicle )houston exponential to harness startup potential1 / 1back to gallerythe houston technology center, largely considered a founding father of tech startup assistance in houston, is being folded into a new organization as part of a citywide initiative to boost houston's appeal to technology investors and innovators.the new nonpr...






volunteering give little ones a chance to share their big hearts


photo: courtesy houston food bank image 1of/3captioncloseimage 1 of 3children volunteer at theâ houston food bank.children volunteer at theâ houston food bank. photo: courtesy houston food bank image 2 of 3people volunteer at the houston food bank.people volunteer at the houston food bank. photo: courtesy houston food bank image 3 of 3people volunteer at the houston food bank.people volunteer at the houston food bank. photo: courtesy houston food bank volunteering give little ones a chance to share their big hearts1 / 3back to gallerythis year, the houston independent school district's thanksgiving break lasts a full week. which means there's extra time off parents need to fill in their kids' schedules.one way to keep their boredom at bay is to show them the benefi...






surveillance video shows men robbing a houston shipley's, giving free doughnuts


photo: houston police image 1of/21captioncloseimage 1 of 21the houston police department is searching for three men who robbed a north houston shipley's on oct. 16.the houston police department is searching for three men who robbed a north houston shipley's on oct. 16. photo: houston police image 2 of 21the houston police department is searching for three men who robbed a north houston shipley's on oct. 16.the houston police department is searching for three men who robbed a north houston shipley's on oct. 16. photo: houston police image 3 of 21the houston police department is searching for three men who robbed a north houston shipley's on oct. 16.the houston police department is searching for three men who robbed a north houston shipley's on oct. 16. pho...






upset rockets' owner les alexander walks down court to speak with ref


houston rockets owner les alexander, speaks to the media during a press conference announcing mike d'antoni as the houston rockets new head coach, wednesday, june 1, 2016, in houston. ( karen warren / houston chronicle ) less






the university of houston turns 90. here are 20 things most people don't know ab


photo: joe buvid, for the chronicle image 1of/22captioncloseimage 1 of 22university of houston's big daythe university of houston turns 90 this month. houston's largest university opened on march 7, 1927.click through to read things most people don't know about the university of houston. lessuniversity of houston's big daythe university of houston turns 90 this month. houston's largest university opened on march 7, 1927.click through to read things most people don't know about the university of ... more photo: joe buvid, for the chronicle image 2 of 22the cougar hand sign has a tragic back storywhile transporting the university of houston's mascot to austin, one of shasta's paw fingers was severed by a closing cage door. longhorns taunted the university of houston...






strong second half sparks uh's comeback victory over uconn


photo: yi-chin lee/houston chronicle image 1of/32captioncloseimage 1 of 32university of houston basketball team cheers for their player during the second half of the game wednesday, feb. 22, 2017, in houston. houston cougars beat the connecticut huskies 75-70. ( yi-chin lee / houston chronicle ) lessuniversity of houston basketball team cheers for their player during the second half of the game wednesday, feb. 22, 2017, in houston. houston cougars beat the connecticut huskies 75-70. ( yi-chin lee / houston ... more photo: yi-chin lee/houston chronicle image 2 of 32houston cougars forward devin davis (15) fights with connecticut huskies players vance jackson (5) and rodney purvis (15) for a rebound during the second half of the game wednesday, feb. 22, 2017, in houston. ( y...






cody johnson returns to houston after rodeo debut


photo: karen warren/houston chronicle image 1of/66captioncloseimage 1 of 66cody johnson performs at the houston livestock show and rodeo, at nrg park, wednesday, march 8, 2017, in houston. ( karen warren / houston chronicle )cody johnson performs at the houston livestock show and rodeo, at nrg park, wednesday, march 8, 2017, in houston. ( karen warren / houston chronicle ) photo: karen warren/houston chronicle image 2 of 66upcoming concerts in houston for 2017houston's concert scene rarely slows down. from jimmy buffett to willie nelson to chance the rapper to demi lovato, there is a performer from nearly every genre coming to town. continue clicking to see the concerts that are bringing their music to the bayou city.  lessupcoming concerts in houston for 2017houston's ...






small-business resources - houston chronicle


thursdayquickbooks for beginners: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., score houston, 8701 gessner, suite 1200. information: www.houston.score.org.






video: astros react to returning to houston after harvey


houston mayor sylvester turner, wearing an astros jersey, gets a hug from houston astros owner jim crane, before throwing out the first pitch before the start of an mlb baseball game at minute maid park, saturday, sept. 2, 2017, in houston. this is the first professional sporting event in the city since tropical storm harvey. less






houston named a top global city with top per capita gdp


photo: mark mulligan, staff image 1of/3captioncloseimage 1 of 3houston skyline ( mark mulligan / houston chronicle )houston skyline ( mark mulligan / houston chronicle ) photo: mark mulligan, staff image 2 of 3lightning flashes over the houston skyline in this 2016 photo. (jon shapley / houston chronicle )lightning flashes over the houston skyline in this 2016 photo. (jon shapley / houston chronicle ) photo: jon shapley, staff image 3 of 3the sun sets behind the houston skyline viewed from the east side of town over the ship channel from 610, wednesday, may 11, 2016, in houston. ( mark mulligan / houston chronicle ) sunset, downtown, houston, skyline, silhouette lessthe sun sets behind the houston skyline viewed from the east side of town over the ship channe...






volunteering give little ones a chance to share their big hearts


photo: courtesy houston food bank image 1of/3captioncloseimage 1 of 3children volunteer at theâ houston food bank.children volunteer at theâ houston food bank. photo: courtesy houston food bank image 2 of 3people volunteer at the houston food bank.people volunteer at the houston food bank. photo: courtesy houston food bank image 3 of 3people volunteer at theâ houston food bank.people volunteer at theâ houston food bank. photo: courtesy houston food bank volunteering give little ones a chance to share their big hearts1 / 3back to gallerythis year, the houston independent school district's thanksgiving break lasts a full week. which means there's extra time off parents need to fill in their kids' schedules.one way to keep their boredom at bay is to show them the ...






houston hoping to host a future nfl draft


after hosting super bowl vi in february, houston plans to pursue the nfl draft. once the league opens up the bidding, houston wants to be part of it.






hpd investigating bullet-riddled car, man's body at west sam houston parkway


one person was shot and killed  monday afternoon on a houston highway, a detective with the houston police department confirmed.officers were dispatched around 4:30 p.m. to 9300 west sam houston parkway, where they found one man dead and a car with bullet holes in one of the doors.the victim has not yet been identified.check back for details.






houston wants to host nfl draft


houston is planning to pursue the nfl draft.after the impressive job the city did hosting super bowl li in february, officials want to bring the league's premier offseason event to houston."it's one of those marquee events that a lot of cities around the country want to host, and houston wants to be part of that," texans president jamey rootes said.janis burke, chief executive officer of the harris county-houston sports authority, and mike waterman, president of the greater houston convention and visitors bureau, represented houston at last week's draft in philadelphia.(story continues below ... )"they hosted cities during the draft that are interested in the draft," rootes said. "janis and mike saw all of the (nfl) requirements."i don't think they've asked for future bids. peop...






houston symphony announces layoffs and restructuring


photo: courtesy photo image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1the houston symphony with the houston symphony chorus performing at jones hallthe houston symphony with the houston symphony chorus performing at jones hall photo: courtesy photo houston symphony announces layoffs and restructuring1 / 1back to gallerythe houston symphony has announced layoffs and restructuring of several positions in its administrative department, including early retirement plans for senior leadership. "after a careful evaluation of existing staff operations and resources, the houston symphony has decided to reorganize some administrative departments to ensure that we have the right structure and people to continue implementation of our 10-year strategic plan," executive director/ceo mark hanson...






houston symphony announces layoffs and restructuring


photo: courtesy photo image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1the houston symphony with the houston symphony chorus performing at jones hallthe houston symphony with the houston symphony chorus performing at jones hall photo: courtesy photo houston symphony announces layoffs and restructuring1 / 1back to gallerythe houston symphony has announced layoffs and restructuring of several positions in its administrative department, including early retirement plans for senior leadership. "after a careful evaluation of existing staff operations and resources, the houston symphony has decided to reorganize some administrative departments to ensure that we have the right structure and people to continue implementation of our 10-year strategic plan," executive director/ceo mark hanson...






christina aguilera to perform whitney houston medley at amas


new york — christiana aguilera will perform a medley of the late whitney houston’s hits at the american music awards next month to mark the 25th anniversary of houston’s film, “the bodyguard.”aguilera will perform songs from the film’s soundtrack, which included one of houston’s signature numbers, a cover of dolly parton’s “i will always love you.”aguilera says in a statement that houston was a personal idol and says her kindness to her as she was coming up in the business “will forever be cherished.” houston’s estate says the singer thought aguilera was “one of the best voices she enjoyed in this generation of music.” houston died at the age of 48 in 2012.the amas will be handed out live on abc on nov. 19.copyright 2017 the associated press. all rights reserv...






if houston needs a data center, shouldn't uh run it?


photo: nick de la torre, houston chronicle image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1university of houston pride patrol spirit club members sason tavakoli, left, a senior from houston, and kate gavila, a junior from houston, photograph a brand new uh flag.university of houston pride patrol spirit club members sason tavakoli, left, a senior from houston, and kate gavila, a junior from houston, photograph a brand new uh flag. photo: nick de la torre, houston chronicle if houston needs a data center, shouldn't uh run it?1 / 1back to gallerya few months ago, ut system chancellor william mcraven found himself in front of the state senate's finance and higher education committees. a key objective that day was to defend the system's purchase of 330 acres of land in houston for a ne...






houston exponential to harness startup potential


photo: melissa phillip, staff image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1walter ulrich, former ceo, and new ceo lori vetters share a laugh as they talk at houston technology center, 410 pierce street, friday, jan. 6, 2017, in houston. ( melissa phillip / houston chronicle )walter ulrich, former ceo, and new ceo lori vetters share a laugh as they talk at houston technology center, 410 pierce street, friday, jan. 6, 2017, in houston. ( melissa phillip / houston chronicle ) photo: melissa phillip, staff houston exponential to harness startup potential1 / 1back to gallerythe houston technology center, largely considered a founding father of tech startup assistance in houston, is being folded into a new organization as part of a citywide initiative to boost houston's appeal to techn...






houston exponential to harness startup potential


photo: melissa phillip, staff image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1walter ulrich, former ceo, and new ceo lori vetters share a laugh as they talk at houston technology center, 410 pierce street, friday, jan. 6, 2017, in houston. ( melissa phillip / houston chronicle )walter ulrich, former ceo, and new ceo lori vetters share a laugh as they talk at houston technology center, 410 pierce street, friday, jan. 6, 2017, in houston. ( melissa phillip / houston chronicle ) photo: melissa phillip, staff houston exponential to harness startup potential1 / 1back to gallerythe houston technology center, largely considered a founding father of tech startup assistance in houston, is being folded into a new organization as part of a citywide initiative to boost houston's appeal to techn...






houston exponential to harness startup potential


photo: melissa phillip, staff image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1walter ulrich, former ceo, and new ceo lori vetters share a laugh as they talk at houston technology center, 410 pierce street, friday, jan. 6, 2017, in houston. ( melissa phillip / houston chronicle )walter ulrich, former ceo, and new ceo lori vetters share a laugh as they talk at houston technology center, 410 pierce street, friday, jan. 6, 2017, in houston. ( melissa phillip / houston chronicle ) photo: melissa phillip, staff houston exponential to harness startup potential1 / 1back to gallerythe houston technology center, largely considered a founding father of tech startup assistance in houston, is being folded into a new organization as part of a citywide initiative to boost houston's appeal to techn...






houston exponential to harness startup potential


photo: melissa phillip, staff image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1walter ulrich, former ceo, and new ceo lori vetters share a laugh as they talk at houston technology center, 410 pierce street, friday, jan. 6, 2017, in houston. ( melissa phillip / houston chronicle )walter ulrich, former ceo, and new ceo lori vetters share a laugh as they talk at houston technology center, 410 pierce street, friday, jan. 6, 2017, in houston. ( melissa phillip / houston chronicle ) photo: melissa phillip, staff houston exponential to harness startup potential1 / 1back to gallerythe houston technology center, largely considered a founding father of tech startup assistance in houston, is being folded into a new organization as part of a citywide initiative to boost houston's appeal to techn...






strong second half sparks uh's comeback victory over uconn


photo: yi-chin lee/houston chronicle image 1of/18captioncloseimage 1 of 18university of houston basketball team cheers for their player during the second half of the game wednesday, feb. 22, 2017, in houston. houston cougars beat the connecticut huskies 75-70. ( yi-chin lee / houston chronicle ) lessuniversity of houston basketball team cheers for their player during the second half of the game wednesday, feb. 22, 2017, in houston. houston cougars beat the connecticut huskies 75-70. ( yi-chin lee / houston ... more photo: yi-chin lee/houston chronicle image 2 of 18houston cougars center kyle meyer (33) dunks the basket during the first half of the game wednesday, feb. 22, 2017, in houston. ( yi-chin lee / houston chronicle )houston cougars center kyle meyer (33) dunks the ...






houston's looking for the next youth poet laureate


photo: wits houston houston's second youth poet laureate fareena arefeen houston's second youth poet laureate fareena arefeenhouston's looking for its next youth poet laureate.  this will be the city's third - it's a program started in 2015, a joint effort of writers in the schools, the city of houston and the houston public library. teens are selected to represent the city for a yearlong term.the current laureate, fareena arefeen, is a student at the high school for the performing and visual arts who moved to houston from bangladesh with her mom and sister. she wants her writing to build bridges to connect people."i want to tell other immigrants, like me, that their stories matter," she said. "i want to tell lgbtq youth that their stories matter. i want...






houston exponential to harness startup potential


photo: melissa phillip, staff image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1walter ulrich, former ceo, and new ceo lori vetters share a laugh as they talk at houston technology center, 410 pierce street, friday, jan. 6, 2017, in houston. ( melissa phillip / houston chronicle )walter ulrich, former ceo, and new ceo lori vetters share a laugh as they talk at houston technology center, 410 pierce street, friday, jan. 6, 2017, in houston. ( melissa phillip / houston chronicle ) photo: melissa phillip, staff houston exponential to harness startup potential1 / 1back to gallerythe houston technology center, largely considered a founding father of tech startup assistance in houston, is being folded into a new organization as part of a citywide initiative to boost houston's appeal to technology inv...






houston's university presidents distinct from national profile


photo: steve gonzales, houston chronicle image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1university of houston president renu khator welcomes everyone to the university of houston-wide commencement at tdecu stadium friday, may 12, 2017, in houston.university of houston president renu khator welcomes everyone to the university of houston-wide commencement at tdecu stadium friday, may 12, 2017, in houston. photo: steve gonzales, houston chronicle houston's university presidents distinct from national profile1 / 1back to gallerythe american college president looks a lot like he did five years ago.he’s a white man in his 60s with a doctorate. he most likely came to the presidency from within higher education, and he’ll likely serve in his role for about seven years. the american cou...






old attendance record shattered as curtains close on rodeohouston 2017


photo: elizabeth conley/houston chronicle image 1of/164captioncloseimage 1 of 164tim o'connell throws his hat into the air after a strong bareback ride during the houston rodeo on sunday, march 26, 2017, in houston. ( elizabeth conley / houston chronicle )tim o'connell throws his hat into the air after a strong bareback ride during the houston rodeo on sunday, march 26, 2017, in houston. ( elizabeth conley / houston chronicle ) photo: elizabeth conley/houston chronicle image 2 of 164members of the san angelo stock and rodeo team line up for introduction before the houston rodeo on sunday, march 26, 2017, in houston. sunday's event included a team competition and shootout for the top-four in the first round, ending with the winner taking in $25000. ( elizabeth conley / h...






old attendance record shattered as curtains close on rodeohouston 2017


photo: elizabeth conley/houston chronicle image 1of/164captioncloseimage 1 of 164tim o'connell throws his hat into the air after a strong bareback ride during the houston rodeo on sunday, march 26, 2017, in houston. ( elizabeth conley / houston chronicle )tim o'connell throws his hat into the air after a strong bareback ride during the houston rodeo on sunday, march 26, 2017, in houston. ( elizabeth conley / houston chronicle ) photo: elizabeth conley/houston chronicle image 2 of 164members of the san angelo stock and rodeo team line up for introduction before the houston rodeo on sunday, march 26, 2017, in houston. sunday's event included a team competition and shootout for the top-four in the first round, ending with the winner taking in $25000. ( elizabeth conley / h...






watch brent musburger sign off for the last time


veteran broadcaster brent musburger prepares for his last broadcast prior to an ncaa college basketball game between kentucky and georgia, tuesday, jan. 31, 2017, in lexington, ky. the game marks musburger's last broadcast before retirement. (p o: ap)legendary sports broadcaster brent musburger called his last game on tuesday night - a thrilling kentucky overtime win over georgia - and afterwards, espn aired a tribute video.then, musburger did his final sign-off. he thanked viewers for their time and invited everyone to "share a cold one, and maybe a win or two" at his new place in las vegas (he's going to be hosting a show there next - more on this toward the end of this post).musburger said:"what a road we've traveled together. thanks so much to you for sharing your time with me. what gr