Carol Christian, Houston Chronicle

Carol Christian

Houston Chronicle

Houston, TX, United States

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Past articles by Carol:

12 years ago Hurricane Rita made us all lose our minds in Houston

The aftermath and horror of Hurricane Katrina just weeks before had scared many people in the area into action, with long lines at grocery stores, hardware stores and voluntary evacuations. → Read More

Hot and windy conditions signal rain is on the way

Hot weather is here but won't be lingering. The National Weather Service is calling for "very warm temperatures" Friday in much of southeast Texas. Coupled with high humidity levels, those temperatures are expected to produce heat-index valued in the upper 90s by afternoon. → Read More

Mom of woman kept nearly naked and bleeding at Waller CountyJail says suicide watch inappropriate

The young woman's clothes were taken away, and she was given a blanket with which to cover herself. Since Chelsea Schehr was on her menstrual cycle, the blanket also functioned as a sanitary napkin and a towel, her mother said. → Read More

Rain on the way, more expected on the weekend

Grab an umbrella, but leave the sweater at home. Breezy and warm conditions are expected Wednesday in the Houston area ahead of a cold front, according to the National Weather Service. → Read More

Houston woman says Tilted Kilt didn't hire her as bartender due to her weight

Sarah Brady is an experienced bartender looking for a job. In her mind, the fact that she's plus-sized shouldn't be a hindrance. → Read More

Police want help identifying shooter in 2015 night club parking lot double slaying

Houston police are asking for the public's help in identifying a male suspect in a parking lot shooting that left two men dead 18 months ago. → Read More

Texas ranks near bottom for children's health, access to care

Texas is so accustomed to dismal ratings when it comes to children's welfare that mediocre would look good. Once again, the Lone Star State is near the bottom of the heap when it comes to children's health care. → Read More

Suspect arrested in five cases of indecent exposure, police seek other victims

After a three-month investigation, Houston police have arrested a 36-year-old Pearland man suspected of exposing himself to at least five children. → Read More

Houston-area warrant roundup snags 22 for alleged crimes against children

As part of this month's national focus on child abuse prevention, three Houston-area agencies took part in a warrant roundup that led to 22 arrests. → Read More

George W. Bush posts photo with father in hospital

For those worried about the condition of the 41 president, his son, George W. Bush, is using Instagram to put their mind at ease. → Read More

H-E-B issues voluntary recall of Hill Country Fare sandwich bread

H-E-B has issued a voluntary recall of selected H-E-B and Hill Country Fare breads with a "best by" date of April 29, 2017, or earlier due to the possible presence of a single piece of rubber in the product. → Read More

Simone Biles makes Time 100 list of world's most influential people

Texas loves Simone Biles. Apparently, the world does, too. Time's 2017 list of the 100 most influential people in the world, issued Thursday, includes the 20-year-old Houston-area gymnast. → Read More

The dreaded list: Hurricane names for 2017

There's rain in the forecast, and it's almost May. Hurricane season, which begins June 1, won't be far behind. Those reasons seem good enough to dust off this year's list of hurricane names. → Read More

Cops say teen accused of fatally shooting ex-girlfriend told them he knew she was pregnant

A 19-year-old Houston man accused of fatally shooting his former girlfriend told police he knew she was pregnant, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. → Read More

Cops say teen accused of fatally shooting ex-girlfriend told them he knew she was pregnant

A 19-year-old Houston man accused of fatally shooting his former girlfriend told police he knew she was pregnant, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. → Read More

Report: Houston artist tapped to create Astros design for Budweiser beer can

Houston artist Eddie Martinez said he could hardly believe an email asking him to design a Budweiser beer can for his favorite baseball team, the Astros. → Read More

Video: Florida horse shoos away alligator with a couple good stomps

When it comes to alligators, wild horses may have more sense than people. → Read More

Viral video captures chair-throwing brawl at Bayou City Wings

A massive brawl that featured customers heaving chairs at one another inside a Houston-area restaurant went viral after video of the clash was posted on social media. → Read More

Ford reveals first chase-ready hybrid police car, more electric vehicles to come

As it pursues the distinction of being a global leader in electric vehicles, Ford is rolling out what it calls the first "pursuit-rated" hybrid police car. → Read More

Father of Texas student who killed himself over unproven allegation files suit

The father of a University of Texas at Arlington student who took his own life filed suit April 4 in U.S. District Court against the university and another student. → Read More