Fernando Alfonso III, Houston Chronicle

Fernando Alfonso III

Houston Chronicle

Houston, TX, United States

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Past articles by Fernando:

Gargantuan $51 million Texas ranch north of Houston for sale

The KB Carter Ranch in Oakwood is on sale for $51 million. The property includes a private airstrip, oil and gas rights, a family retreat, and roughly 14 miles of Trinity River frontage. → Read More

College Station ranks among America's best college towns

Sorry Houston, Austin, and Dallas, Texas' top college town is College Station, according to a new analysis. → Read More

Houston business owner had life savings stolen during armed robbery caught on video

The Houston Police Department is searching for three men who robbed an auto shop Aug. 29 in southeast Houston. → Read More

KPRC weatherman Frank Billingsley diagnosed with prostate cancer

Popular KPRC weatherman Frank Billingsley has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. He has been with the TV station for more than 28 years. → Read More

Houston restaurants that received health citations from Aug. 27 through Sept. 3

Dirty floors and cooking surfaces were among some of the common health code violations found at Houston restaurants from Aug. 27 through Sept. 3. → Read More

Artist transforms Houston into a real space city

In a new photo series, Chris Nhut Le has imagined Houston floating among the stars with streets bathed in neon light similar to scenes from "Blade Runner." → Read More

Texas student secretly hangs photo of himself and friend at McDonald's, goes viral

Jevh Maravilla decided to add some racial diversity to a McDonald's in Pearland by adding a photo of him and a friend to the wall as a prank. → Read More

Texas woman died in jail cell despite alerting law enforcement to medical condition

Kelly Coltrain, 27, of Austin, was found dead in her cell in Nevada's Mineral County Jail on July 22, 2017, after suffering a seizure related to drug use. → Read More

How Houston celebrities spent their Labor Day weekend

Astros star Justin Verlander and supermodel Kate Upton were some of the celebrities who spent Labor Day weekend in Houston. → Read More

Houston restaurants that received some of the worst health code violations in August

A preponderance of roaches were among the most egregious health code violations at Houston restaurants in August. → Read More

Lake Austin bans jet-skis for Labor Day weekend

Police will prohibit personal watercraft, wet bikes, motorized surfboards and similar devices on Lake Austin over the Labor Day weekend. → Read More

How a Texas police department uses comedy on social media to keep its community safe

The Southlake Police Department near Dallas is using humor to help build its Facebook audience and help the community. → Read More

The highest paid Houston-area high school football coaches in 2018

The top 35 highest paid coaches in the Houston area will each earn more than $106,000 this year. → Read More

Creepy figure spotted in Google Maps Street View of Texas cemetery

A YouTube video of Martha Chapel Cemetery in Huntsville, Texas, has collected hundreds of thousands of views and has people wondering whether it may be haunted. → Read More

Man on bicycle robs Minute Maid parking lot attendant

The Houston Police Department is searching for a man who robbed a Minute Maid parking lot attendant Wednesday afternoon. → Read More

Honduran gang member that preyed on immigrants convicted of rape, robbery

A sixth member of a Honduran gang known as Los Tumbadores, slang for "Knock Off Men," has been convicted of rape and robbery in Harris County District court this week. → Read More

Massive squid washes up on New Zealand shore

A squid measuring 13 feet in length was found washed up on the coast of New Zealand Sunday. → Read More

Houston cell phone store robbery caught on video

The Houston Police Department is searching for a man who robbed a Boost Mobile store in North Houston in May. → Read More

Texas ranks high nationally for incidents and threats of school violence

Texas ranked among the highest in the country for the number of incidents and threats at schools, according to a report from the Educator's School Safety Network (ESSN). → Read More

San Antonio-area company among other Texas businesses with the most layoffs this year

Over the past decade, Sears has laid off roughly 175,000 workers around the country and closed many stores, including San Antonio. → Read More