Michelle Iracheta, Houston Chronicle

Michelle Iracheta

Houston Chronicle

Houston, TX, United States

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Past articles by Michelle:

Traffic delay: 75,000 pounds of pork spilled on south I-69 near Rosenberg

A "plethora of pork" halted traffic on the southbound/outbound lanes of Interstate 69 Friday morning after an 18-wheeler carrying roughly 75,000 of pig parts crashed on the freeway, according to the Rosenberg Police Department. → Read More

5 lbs. of condemned green salsa highlights Houston food truck violations (Jan 27 to Feb 2)

Five pounds of homemade green salsa was condemned at a Houston area food truck last week, according to health inspection records. → Read More

Artist Cruz Ortiz made a name for himself in San Antonio. Now he's returning home to Houston

Artist Cruz Ortiz and his wife Olivia Flores Ortiz, who own the Burnt Nopal creative studio, said the move from San Antonio to Houston was something "we've been thinking about for a long time." → Read More

16 ways to celebrate Galentine's Day with your best lady friends

Galentine's Day is a day for boozy brunches, group yoga, crocheting with friends, watching movies about powerful women and champagne. → Read More

16 places in Houston where grown-ups can let their inner child be free

You might be wondering whether Houston -- where oil is king -- has anything exciting to offer at all. Don't fret. → Read More

Oscar-nominated biopic 'Harriet' returns to this Houston theater for free during Black History Month

Only one theater in Houston will screen the film about "the American iconic Freedom Fighter" Tubman, who famously freed dozens of slaves through a network known as the Underground Railroad. → Read More

The most impactful Houston area weather events of the last decade

In the last decade, Houston and the Texas southeast region have made national headlines for catastrophic weather events that have left many speechless. → Read More

Cockroaches and pooling wastewater highlight Houston food truck violations (Jan 13 to Jan 24)

This month, health inspectors analyzed the health conditions at dozens of food trucks across Houston. → Read More

KPRC legendary anchor Bill Balleza to sign off Friday, other TV personalities on the move

Several anchors and reporters have either left or joined TV station in Houston. → Read More

50 things to know before moving to Houston, from breakfast tacos to flooding

Houston is the fourth-largest city in the country, and among one of the most diverse in the world. It’s no wonder, more and more people have decided to flock to the Space City to eat our food and enjoy our hospitality. And we don’t blame them. We think we’re pretty awesome, too. But before you pack your bags and get on over here, there are a few things to know about Houston will take you from… → Read More

Frank Sinatra letter found at Houston estate sale to be sold on eBay

As of writing this article, the letter had nine bids for $67.99 on eBay. → Read More

Love pickles? Then you're going to love Texas' only St. Paddy's Day Pickle Parade

There will also be pickle eating and pickle juice drinking contests and music by Cody Wayne. → Read More

Dramatic before and after photos show effects of west Houston explosion at manufacturing plant

Two people are dead after an explosion at a manufacturing plant shook the Westbranch neighborhood early Friday. Just 24 hours ago the building stood erect in the busy subdivision. On Friday morning, however, firefighters and other law enforcement officials were asking residents to watch for debris that may have flown into neighboring yards. Debris is strewn across what remains of some of the… → Read More

Houston reacts on Twitter to Spring Branch explosion heard miles away

Blown off doors, shattered windows, Houston residents react to an explosion heard from miles away → Read More

Texas airports dominate top 10 list where TSA found guns in baggage

Since 2008, more than 28,000 guns have been discovered in baggage, with the total number found increasing each year, according to TSA data. → Read More

Former Houston Dash soccer star Kealia Ohai out as grand marshal for Rodeo parade

The parade will take place on Saturday, Feb. 29 at 10 a.m. → Read More

Gus the corgi could soon be hired by a Texas school district as a therapy dog

Gus is well known to the students at his school. But he wants to be a full-time 'employee.' → Read More

Memes: Even JJ Watt is obsessed with this Netflix show about Texas cheerleaders

If you've been living under a rock or genuinely just don't like wholesome content, then you've probably missed out on Netflix's new docuseries "Cheer," which chronicles the lives of a competitive junior college cheerleading squad as they attempt to win a national title. Spoilers below...obviously. The squad and the show are based in Texas and the show tells the tale of the Navarro College… → Read More

50-year-old woman dies after attack by boyfriend near Spring, sheriff says

A 50-year-old woman died Monday after authorities said her 29-year-old live-in boyfriend assaulted her over the weekend. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said Alexandria Peletay died as a result of the injuries she received on Saturday morning when her boyfriend allegedly attacked her inside the residence the two shared in the 17000 block of Amidon Drive. Peletay was taken to an area hospital… → Read More

8 pounds of food condemned highlights Houston food truck violations for Jan. 6-12

A city of Houston health inspector condemned about eight pounds of food after the mobile food truck owner could demonstrate where the food came from, according to health inspection records for January 6 -12. → Read More