NASA: Fireball over Houston was meteor Houston Chronicle Copyright 2012 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 8:08 p.m., Friday, December 7, 2012 Shortly thereafter, Houstonians lit up Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites to note the streak. According to Cooke, eyewitnesses in Texas and adjacent states saw a very bright fireball streak across the sky at 6:43 a.m.