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Fulshear teenager takes down nearly 400-pound feral hog terrorizing Texas ranch

Fulshear teenager takes down nearly 400-pound feral hog terrorizing Texas ranch

ByImageCaptionCloseOn a recent hunting trip with his dad, Fulshear teenager Scout Neece took down this nearly 400-pound feral hog.On a recent hunting trip with his dad, Fulshear teenager Scout Neece took down this nearly 400-pound feral hog.Fulshear teenager takes down nearly 400-pound feral hog terrorizing Texas ranchBack to GalleryFor feral hog trapping expert Steve Neece of Fulshear, killing feral hogs on Texas ranches is just like killing a cockroach in your kitchen."That's the way Texans should think about feral hogs," Neece, 40, said. "It's a non-native, very invasive species. The...

March 6, 2020
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Authentic Astros World Series ring hits the auction block

Authentic Astros World Series ring hits the auction block

ByImageCaptionClosePHOTOS: Take a closer look at the Astros' World Series championship ringA look at the Houston Astros' World Series rings.PHOTOS: Take a closer look at the Astros' World Series championship ringA look at the Houston Astros' World Series rings.Authentic Astros World Series ring hits the auction blockBack to GalleryThere's an authentic 2017 Houston Astros World Series with an initial bid of $7,000.The ring, which is a size 12, belongs to former Astros area scout David Brito, who is credited with discovering pitcher Framber Valdez. The auction runs through May 16.CHANDLER...

April 13, 2020
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Houston Billionaire Tilman Fertitta laid off 45,000 employees quickly as a 'favor'

Houston Billionaire Tilman Fertitta laid off 45,000 employees quickly as a 'favor'

ByImageCaptionCloseTilman Fertitta, owner of Landry's, Inc., and the Houston Rockets, poses for a portrait in his office. Fertitta's Post Oak Hotel first circulated, then rescinded, a memo notifying employees that their benefits would be cut as restaurants have had to shut down.Tilman Fertitta, owner of Landry's, Inc., and the Houston Rockets, poses for a portrait in his office. Fertitta's Post Oak Hotel first circulated, then rescinded, a memo notifying employees that their benefitsHouston Billionaire Tilman Fertitta laid off 45,000 employees quickly as a 'favor'Back to GalleryHouston...

April 11, 2020
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More injured, orphaned animals are finding help thanks to quarantined Houstonians

More injured, orphaned animals are finding help thanks to quarantined Houstonians

ByImageCaptionCloseExecutive Director Sharon Schmalz at the Houston SPCA's Wildlife Center of Texas, in Houston, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The Houston SPCA's Wildlife Center remains open and continues to provide lifesaving services during the pandemic and intakes 60-90 orphaned and injured wild animals each day. The higher intake number is mostly attributed to more people staying at home during the Stay Home Work Safe order.Executive Director Sharon Schmalz at the Houston SPCA's Wildlife Center of Texas, in Houston, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The Houston SPCA's Wildlife Center remains open...

April 10, 2020
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Maps show how big Texas is compared to other places

Maps show how big Texas is compared to other places

ImageCaptionCloseClick to see some of the countries that can fit inside Texas.El Salvador, Honduras and NicaraguaClick to see some of the countries that can fit inside Texas.El Salvador, Honduras and NicaraguaMaps show how big Texas is compared to other placesBack to GalleryYou've heard the sayings, "As big as the state of Texas" and "Texas-sized."Those phrases stem from this state's sprawling 268,820 square miles, which make it the second largest state in the country (Alaska's No 1).RELATED:And while we proud Texans are well aware of the massive landmass we occupy, some may not understand...

April 9, 2020
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Governor: 16,000 hotel rooms to house homeless in California

Governor: 16,000 hotel rooms to house homeless in California

Janie Har and Daisy Nguyen, Associated PressImageCaptionClosePeople on the street near the MSC South homeless shelter, where at least 70 people have now tested positive for COVID-19, on Monday, April 13, 2020, in San Francisco. Local governments have begun moving large numbers of homeless into hotels as part of Operation Roomkey. Among the requirements are that people get tested when they check in and that medical staff at the hotel make regular checks to see if people's conditions change.People on the street near the MSC South homeless shelter, where at least 70 people have now tested...

April 18, 2020
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Experts worry politics will guide voters' virus precautions

Experts worry politics will guide voters' virus precautions

Alan Fram and John Flesher, Associated PressImageCaptionCloseAs seen through a window, President Donald Trump watches newscasts in an area behind the James Brady Press Briefing Room with Steven Groves, center, White House deputy press secretary, and press assistant Margo Martin, after speaking about the coronavirus at the White House, Friday, April 17, 2020, in Washington. Public health experts are becoming concerned that people will use their partisan identification to decide which officials to believe whenever parts of the country start edging back to a new normal.As seen through a...

April 18, 2020
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Bad Axe Meijer opening delayed by coronavirus threat

Bad Axe Meijer opening delayed by coronavirus threat

Gas station to open next monthEric Young, eric.young@hearstnp.comImageCaptionCloseA sign for the new Meijer store stands by the road in Bad Axe shortly after being installed last fall. The opening of the Meijer store has been delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak, but its gas station and convenience store is set to open next month.A sign for the new Meijer store stands by the road in Bad Axe shortly after being installed last fall. The opening of the Meijer store has been delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak, but its gas station andBad Axe Meijer opening delayed by coronavirus...

April 17, 2020
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Don't inject disinfectants, Lysol warns as Trump raises idea

Don't inject disinfectants, Lysol warns as Trump raises idea

Kevin Freking, Associated PressImageCaptionClosePresident Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Washington.President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Washington.Don't inject disinfectants, Lysol warns as Trump raises ideaBack to GalleryWASHINGTON (AP) — The parent company of Lysol and another disinfectant warned Friday that its products should not be used as an internal treatment for the coronavirus after...

April 24, 2020
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Mayor: Houston will now test anyone for COVID-19

Mayor: Houston will now test anyone for COVID-19

Chron.com staffImageCaptionCloseHouston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Wednesday, April 8.Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Wednesday, April 8.Mayor: Houston will now test anyone for COVID-19Back to GalleryAnyone who would like to be tested for COVID-19, whether they have symptoms of the disease or not, will now be able to receive a test at either of the Houston Health Departments's two testing sites, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced at a Monday afternoon press conference.People wishing to have a test must first call 832-393-4220 to receive a unique identification code and directions on...

April 13, 2020
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