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Houston Happens – NJ Officer catches 1-month-old baby thrown from balcony, Motivational Monday featuring local teen, freshen up your home for Fall

Houston Happens – NJ Officer catches 1-month-old baby thrown from balcony, Motivational Monday featuring local teen, freshen up your home for Fall : HOUSTON (CW39) Monday on Houston Happens we speak with the folks at Zyrtec on how to freshen up your home for fall. Plus, we sit down with our friends at Power Wizard to show you how you can save b…

Thousands of New Jobs in Texas in August

Thousands of New Jobs in Texas in August : HOUSTON, Texas (KIAH) The Texas Workforce Commission reports an August one-month record 5,500 new jobs in the Business and Professional Services Sector. This comes as with West Texas Intermediate C…

Tropics Update: Far ahead of pace, 17 named storms, 6 hurricanes

Tropics Update: Far ahead of pace, 17 named storms, 6 hurricanes : HOUSTON, Texas (KIAH) It was busy in the Tropics over the weekend, as Tropical Storms Odette, Peter and Rose formed just days apart from each other. Making for a total of 17 named storm of the 2021…

50% off antique booth 91

Here are the directions to Wilma’s Antiques. Booth 91 at Marketplace Antique Mall in Houston. Is 50% off Labor Day weekend ONLY!   https://www.google.com/maps/dir//10940+Katy+Fwy,+Houston,+TX+77043/data=!4m6!4m5!1m1!4e2!1m2!1m1!1s0x8640db487c5a922f:0x5c244d129e02ce07?entry=s&sa=X

Tropics: the next storm Texas is keeping an eye on

Tropics: the next storm Texas is keeping an eye on : HOUSTON (CW39) Here we are in September, which is usually the most active month of hurricane season. Kate and Larry are far out there in the Atlantic and are no concern for the U.S. Meanwhile, the …

Spacewalk at the International Space Station scheduled for later this week

Spacewalk at the International Space Station scheduled for later this week : HOUSTON, Texas (KIAH) We’re just a few days away from another history making spacewalk at the International Space Station. On Friday, September 3, two Russian Cosmonauts will h…

Ida’s flood threat extends into the Northeast U.S.

Ida’s flood threat extends into the Northeast U.S. : HOUSTON, Texas (KIAH) While Ida may be weak now in terms of wind, it’s still a big concern for a large part of the eastern third of the U.S. Forecast rain totals from NOAA indicate some spots…

FREE! $150 in Gift Cards for Covid-19 vaccinations from Houston Health Department

FREE! $150 in Gift Cards for Covid-19 vaccinations from Houston Health Department : FREE GIFT CARDS – The Houston Health Department is giving gift cards to those getting vaccinations. Find out where to go, in the link!

Tropical depression 9 expected to hit the Gulf Coast as a hurricane

Tropical depression 9 expected to hit the Gulf Coast as a hurricane : HOUSTON (CW39) The Thursday 10 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center announced the arrival of Tropical Depression 9, which will soon likely become a tropical storm. Ida is the next name on…

How Katy ISD teachers are getting $200 worth of FREE school supplies from Amazon

How Katy ISD teachers are getting $200 worth of FREE school supplies from Amazon : HOUSTON(CW39) –  Katy ISD is joining forces with Amazon to help teachers get additional supplies to enhance their classroom this school year! Through the partnership with Amazon, the district …

Houston Area Hospitals send Open Letter to the community about back to school, Delta Variant & vaccinations

Houston Area Hospitals send Open Letter to the community about back to school, Delta Variant & vaccinations : HOUSTON (CW39) With kids back in school, CEOs of large hospital systems serving the greater Houston region are concerned for the community, still in the midst of fighting the deadly Delta Variant o…

New laws affecting TDLR licensees take effect September 1

New laws affecting TDLR licensees take effect September 1 : HOUSTON, Texas (KIAH) Starting September 1, more than 30 new state laws will affect about 500,000 Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) licensees. Some laws will take effect later. In…

Hurricane terminology to know before the weekend

Hurricane terminology to know before the weekend : HOUSTON (CW39) – Tropical development in the Gulf of Mexico is expected this week. As for impacts to southeast Texas? Meteorologists are still working on fine tu…

THE GULF - Tracking ‘Invest 99’ in the tropics: what we know, what we don’t know

Tracking ‘Invest 99’ in the tropics: what we know, what we don’t know : HOUSTON (CW39) This afternoon, we are awaiting the seemingly inevitable declaration of a named storm. Right now, the National Hurricane Center is calling it “Invest 99”, meaning it is a…

DO NOT HIRE Sam West home repair, handyman, in the Houston Heights... Here is why!

My mom needed a small repair in the bathroom at our home. She called a repair man she found in the Leader, a Greater Heights publication, that we get all the time.  When she called the phone number (713) 582-5500 that in all caps read “WEST SAM” a man name Sam West came to our home right away, which we took as a good sign... to repair a towel rack in my bathroom. A seemingly simple task for a handyman. We even have all the parts. I was in the next room when my mom walked Sam West (West Sam on your phone) in, and I immediately detected his condescending tone toward my mother. As they continued to talk and exchange in conversation, his tone became more mean, disrespectful and chauvinistic toward her. My mom remained submissive and polite as she talked with him, “just to get the repair done,” she said.  However, I, an extremely tolerant person, upset and visibly shaken by this man’s treatment, had to interject and ask him to leave only five minutes into his visit. I told him “you don’t ta

DO NOT HIRE Sam West home repair, handyman, in the Houston Heights... (713) 582-5500

My mom needed a small repair in the bathroom at our home. She called a repair man she found in the Leader, a Greater Heights publication, that we get all the time.  When she called the phone number (713) 582-5500 that in all caps read “WEST SAM” a man name Sam West came to our home right away, which we took as a good sign... to repair a towel rack in my bathroom. A seemingly simple task for a handyman. We even have all the parts. I was in the next room when my mom walked Sam West (West Sam on your phone) in, and I immediately detected his condescending tone toward my mother. As they continued to talk and exchange in conversation, his tone became more mean, disrespectful and chauvinistic toward her. My mom remained submissive and polite as she talked with him, “just to get the repair done,” she said.  However, I, an extremely tolerant person, upset and visibly shaken by this man’s treatment, had to interject and ask him to leave only five minutes into his visit. I told him “you don’t ta

WATCH: Versace Fall-Winter 2021 | Fashion Show

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Another example of the most spectacular fashion show editing today.  Runways are so last century. It's all about how to make your fashion show look like a music video. The pandemic has forced every designer to reimagine how to present their line and I'm loving he concepts. To see what it looks like on a model who is allowed to move and pose - even DANCE in the clothes, is what I'm living for right now. To allow models to demonstrate how cool they are and how to take a look to the edge, it so fun to see and worth a full watch for me. I'm not the biggest fan of the same faces in shows, but seeing Irina Shayk over and over again... never gets boring.

VIDEO: Balmain Fall/Winter 2021 Women's & Men's Show

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Time to get your Fall and winter wardrobe together. ...  The way fashion shows are shot these days is exactly how I would have envisioned them to be filmed 10 years ago. Only in my imagination. Now, with drones, VR, and advanced editing technology, it's almost surreal. Here' a look at a one of the best shows this year. 

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announces Super Saturday Vaccination Day Initiative

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announces Super Saturday Vaccination Day Initiative : HOUSTON, Texas (KIAH) Mayor Sylvester Turner, the Houston Health Department, Harris County Public Health, and leaders from different Houston-area school districts, announced the “Super Saturday Vaccination Initiative." It begins this Saturday and goes on every Saturday for a while.

Weather | Here's how many hurricanes, severe hurricane we could see according to NOAA

Weather | Tropics update, Atlantic hurricane season update : HOUSTON, Texas (KIAH) NOAA’s latest hurricane outlook, this is going to be an update from their pre-season outlook, which called for an “above average” hurricane season for the At…

4,000 home community called “The Highlands” coming to Montgomery County

PHOTOS: 4,000 home community coming to Montgomery County : MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas (CW39) – There is a new community coming to Montgomery County. Houston-based Caldwell Communities known as “The Highlands” with include 4,000 homes, a wat…

BACK TO SCHOOL: Texas sales tax holiday is Aug. 6-8

BACK TO SCHOOL: Texas sales tax holiday is Aug. 6-8 : HOUSTON, Texas (KIAH) Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is reminding shoppers they can save money on clothes and school supplies during the state’s sales tax holiday on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug… Got to the link for items that qualify.

NEW REPORT: Wuhan lab leak theory of COVID-19 origin

NEW REPORT: Wuhan lab leak theory of COVID-19 origin : HOUSTON, Texas (KIAH) A new report claims to prove the Wuhan lab leak theory. It sites that the Chinese government was actively covering up the outbreak as early as August or September of 2019.The …

Photos: Simone Biles caps incredible comeback story on medal stand

Photos: Biles caps incredible comeback story on medal stand : Simone Biles stuck the landing and capped an incredible comeback story in Tokyo by taking bronze Tuesday in the balance beam final.

FREE HELP applying for Millions of dollars in financial assistance if you’re about to be evicted or lose your home

FREE HELP applying for Millions of dollars in financial assistance if you’re about to be evicted or lose your home : EVICTION ASSISTANCE TODAY – FREE HELP for those facing eviction. Here are the four things you need right now to take action

EXPOSED!! Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed multiple state employees, probe finds

"We should protect women and I believe these 11 women," The District Attorney of New York said today. Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed multiple state employees, probe finds : NEW YORK — An investigation into Gov. Andrew Cuomo found that he sexually harassed multiple current and former state government employees, state Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesd…

A la carte at Verdine in the Heights

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Please don’t half burn 1) your coffee and 2) the cheap waffle mix. It’s not a good look.  First time here and pretty disappointed. I saw more of these on tables around me and it’s awfully sad. 

BIG POT BUST! Coast Guard seizes almost 400lbs of marijuana on a raft near Brownsville, TX

BIG POT BUST! Coast Guard seizes almost 400lbs of marijuana on a raft near Brownsville, TX : CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (CW39) Pot smokers might see a delay in getting their marijuana this week, because The Coast Guard seized 399lbs of cannabis near Brownsville, TX on Wednesday. According to th…

Massive internet outage takes down major websites

Massive internet outage takes down major websites : A widespread internet outage took down several websites including Amazon, UPS, and Southwest Airlines on Thursday. The cause of the outage remains unknown, however, Akamai global content delivery n…

TRAVELERS: Did your passport expire during lockdown? It may take a while to replace it

Did your passport expire during lockdown? It may take a while to replace it : There is a backlog of 1.5 million to 2 million passport requests. Here's what you need to know...

VERY HOT! Houston’s Megan Thee Stallion is first rapper to grace Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover

FIRST LOOK: Houston’s Megan Thee Stallion is first rapper to grace Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover : HOUSTON (KIAH) Houston native, and three-time Grammy winning artist Megan Thee Stallion is having the ultimate Hot Girl Summer. She is the latest superstar and first ever rapper to join the ranks o…

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Victoria’s Secret ‘Karen’ Part 1-7

Latest Karen realizes the power of the camera and loses her mind in wild behavior going viral now... CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Victoria’s Secret ‘Karen’ Part 1-7 : HOUSTON (KIAH) A “Karen” caught on tape at a Victoria Secret mall in New Jersey was recorded in a series now on YouTube. Her name isn’t actually “Karen.” The identity …

Blue Origin and Jeff Bezos are still on schedule for a Tuesday lift off into outer space

JOIN US TUESDAY AT 8AM TO WATCH LIVE ...  Blue Origin and Jeff Bezos are still on schedule for a Tuesday lift off into outer space : Houston (CW39) Just hours away from an historic lift off for “Blue Origin”. After years of research and development and countless test flights, it’s time for this automated aircra…

WHO'S HIRING - Best & worst states for jobs, Texas ranks middle of the road

Best & worst states for jobs, Texas ranks middle of the road : HOUSTON (CW39) – We’re now getting a look at the best and worst states for for Jobs in 2021, according to the personal-finance site WalletHub. The website compared all 50 states using 3…

TONIGHT AT 7PM: MAJOR closure of 69/610 interchange begins

MAJOR closure of 69/610 interchange begins tonight : HOUSTON (KIAH) Tonight is the night where TxDOT crews will be closing the 69/59 NB ramp to I-610 W loop NB until further notice. The closure was initially scheduled for a week ago, but was postpone…

PICS: Two vehicle crash results in DPS Troopers finding $3.3M worth of cocaine stashed in SUV

PICS: Two vehicle crash results in DPS Troopers finding $3.3M worth of cocaine stashed in SUV : HOUSTON (KIAH) Texas DPS Troopers found a lot more than they bargained for after they responded to a two vehicle crash near Rio Grande City, TX. On Monday, May 31, 2021, Texas Department of Public …

World’s longest-working DJ retires after 70 years

World’s longest-working DJ retires after 70 years : Ray Cordeiro considers himself the luckiest radio DJ in the world.

Here’s how much used car prices have gone up in each state

Here’s how much used car prices have gone up in each state : How much have used car prices gone up? According to iSeeCars.com’s latest analysis of over 1.2 million used car sales, used car prices have increased 16.8 percent, or $3,926, compared to the same p…

MAJOR closure of 69/59 ramp to 610 West loop begins tonight, with more closures coming this weekend

MAJOR closure of 69/59 ramp to 610 West loop begins tonight, with more closures coming this weekend : HOUSTON (KIAH) UPDATE: Late Thursday night, TxDOT announced the major closure is postponed due to weather. However, TONIGHT is the night… unless it’s postponed again. Traveling around t…

GAMING NEWS: E3 2021 ALL-DIGITAL EVENT ANNOUNCE LINE-UP

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GAMING: E3 2021 ALL-DIGITAL EVENT ANNOUNCE LINE-UP : NEXSTAR (KIAH) Gamers are preparing for E3, set to return for 2021 in a reimagined, all-virtual event that will “engage video game fans everywhere,” taking place June 12 – 15, free for all at…

$34,443.43 ‘Among Us’-shaped McDonald’s Chicken McNugget going for HOW MUCH!? ... on eBay

‘Among Us’-shaped McDonald’s Chicken McNugget going for nearly $100K on eBay : A single McDonald’s McNugget that appears to resemble a character from the popular video game “Among Us” has become a very hot item on eBay.

TRAFFIC ALERT!! MAJOR closure of 69/59 ramp to 610 West loop begins Thursday and doesn't reopen till 2022

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GET READY for a traffic terror! The second most congested highway exchange in Texas is about to close till 2022.  MAJOR closure of 69/59 ramp to 610 West loop begins Thursday, more closures coming this weekend : HOUSTON (KIAH) – Traveling around the 69/610 interchange will look a lot different beginning Thursday night at 9 P.M. That is when TxDOT will close the ramp from 69 northbound to continue...  

Houston weather – several rainy days on tap

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Houston weather – several rainy days on tap : Wednesday starts quiet, but scattered showers and storms are expected to develop in the afternoon and evening. We’re currently in the early phase of a long stretch of active we…

Get to know LGBTQ and LatinX Artists of Houston, presented by Dandee Danao

LGBTQ and LatinX Artists of Houston : Bold colors and magical personalities are some of the traits that these creatives are known for. In the midst of adversities with their identities, art has always been the healing rainbow to overcome their difficulties. With a supportive community as their stem, their arts and personalities have been able to blossom. Posted by  Dandee Danao

TxDOT launches distracted driving prevention campaign

TxDOT launches distracted driving prevention campaign : HOUSTON, TX. (KIAH) – Last year, Texas roadways saw nearly 1 in 5 crashes caused by a distracted driver in which 367 people died and 2,205 were seriously injured. A serious or fatal crash can…

HIRING: United Airlines hosting 2 job fairs

HELP WANTED: United Airlines hosting 2 job fairs : HOUSTON (CW39) –  The Memorial Day weekend set records for the highest travel period since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.  According to The Transportation Security Administratio…

Amazon announces the date for Prime Day 2021

Amazon announces the date for Prime Day 2021 : Now that Prime Day is less than three weeks away, here’s an updated guide covering what you need to know before it arrives — so you can save big once it’s here.

Outback Steakhouse Hiring Event

JOBS!!! Outback Hiring Event : HOUSTON (CW39) – Outback Steakhouse is looking to hourly workers here in Houston. The resturant is hosting a two-day hiring event Wednesday, June 2nd and Thursday, June 3rd. There will be ons…

FREE BEER: If 70% of US adults get at least 1 COVID shot by July 4

Anheuser-Busch to give free beer if 70% of US adults get at least 1 COVID shot by July 4 : The giveaway, which is part of White House-backed campaign, comes as President Joe Biden plans to detail a “month of action” to encourage more Americans to get vaccinated.

HLSR announces schedule for 2022 pre-rodeo events

HLSR announces schedule for 2022 pre-rodeo events : HOUSTON (CW39) On Wednesday the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced its plans for key events held during its weeklong celebration leading up to the 90th anniversary of the 2022 Rodeo, schedu…

TIME LAPSE: Super Flower ‘Blood’ Moon Lunar eclipse 2021

TIME LAPSE: Super Flower ‘Blood’ Moon : The second supermoon of 2021 will bring with it a cosmic phenomenon on Wednesday: the only total lunar eclipse of the year.

Governor Abbott announces end to federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits

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Governor Abbott announces end to federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits : PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ENDS SOON – An end date is set for those receiving federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits and why fraud is a factor. Click the money for more!

Houston weather – New week, new weather pattern as we near 90 degrees

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Houston weather – new week, new weather pattern as we near 90 degrees : HOUSTON (CW39) Our weather story this week is the heat. We’ll near 80 this afternoon, kicking off a string of days with highs in the 80s. Why the warmup? A storm system in the Northwest U.S. …

FBI: Serial bank robbery suspect on the loose in Houston area

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FBI: Serial bank robbery suspect on the loose in Houston area : HOUSTON (CW39) The FBI Violent Crime Task Force and the Houston Police Robbery Division need the public’s assistance identifying the suspect responsible for a series of bank robberies in Houston, from downtown to the Galleria...

Live: Derek Chauvin trial and death of George Floyd

Live: Derek Chauvin trial and death of George Floyd : MINNEAPOLIS (NewsNation Now) — This is the LIVE stream for the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd. Ex-cop Derek Chauvin is charged with unintentional …

LIVE Day 2: Derek Chauvin trial and death of George Floyd

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Live: Derek Chauvin trial and death of George Floyd : MINNEAPOLIS (NewsNation Now) — This is the LIVE stream for the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd. Ex-cop Derek Chauvin is charged with …

DSHS launches Texas Public Health Vaccine Scheduler

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DSHS launches Texas Public Health Vaccine Scheduler : WHO expert speaks as report released on COVID-19 origins HOUSTON (CW39) As Texas opens COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to everyone age 16 and older, the Texas Department of State Health Services is la…

TONIGHT: UH Coogs watch party Monday night at Avenida Houston

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UH Coogs watch party Monday night at Avenida Houston : HOUSTON (CW39) The University of Houston Cougars men’s basketball team has advanced on to the Elite 8 and Houstonians are ready to cheer their team on. You can join other Cougar fans at ...

Comcast brings additional jobs to Houston market

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Comcast brings additional jobs to Houston market : HOUSTON (CW39) If you are looking for a job, Comcast is a company you may want to consider. They are looking to hire 60 sales professionals soon!

LIVE: Derek Chauvin trial and death of George Floyd

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LIVE: Derek Chauvin trial and death of George Floyd : MINNEAPOLIS (NewsNation Now) — Opening statements are set to begin Monday at 9 a.m. CT in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd. Ex-cop Derek Chauvin…

Timeline: Second Pfizer vaccine is kicking my a$$

Got it Tuesday at 4:15 pm 7pm sore arm. Drowsy. Bed early. Nightmare that our new logo was a pig face with heart eyes and gold chain necklace. Wednesday at 8am I woke up fatigued. Glad I took the day off. In bed till 10am with chills. 11am Got up and forced myself to do a load of laundry. Dizzy. Cold fingers and toes.  I came up with a brilliant idea of putting my blow dryer inside my nightgown to warm up. Works!!  11:15 Sore knees. Legs achy. Achy all over, but legs are the worst.  Noon I think I have a fever. My asscheeks are burning hot. Got hot buns! 12:30 Did a load of dishes to keep moving 12:45 Back in bed. 3PM Achy the whole day. Some fever. Went to bed again early.  Woke up at 1am and 4am with chills.  Thursday 8AM Woke up wiped out, but less symptomatic. Today I took one Tylenol, but that's it. Little to no Tylenol bc I want to know the full experience. Crazy. Dumb?  I’m still smart enough to get the Pfizer vaccine.

Vaccines in the black community

Vaccines in the black community : HOUSTON (CW39) — African Americans are 3 times more likely than whites to get COVID-19, however there is a disparity in people of color getting the vaccine. CW39’s Shannon LaNier speaks…

JUST IN: Texas to open COVID-19 vaccination to all adults on March 29th

JUST IN: Texas to open COVID-19 vaccination to all adults on March 29th : HOUSTON (CW39) All adults will be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccination starting March 29th. The Texas Department of State Health Services expects vaccine supplies to increase next week, and pro…

Vaccine appointments still available for Delmar and Houston Health Department for the week of March 22-27

Vaccine appointments still available for Delmar and Houston Health Department for the week of March 22-27 : HOUSTON – The Houston Health Department opened 13,070 new COVID-19 vaccination appointment slots on Sunday for the week of March 22-27, 2021. There are three places you can get shots. This story has all locations and links for getting your appointment today while they last.

Show me the money! Stimulus check delays explained

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Show me the money! Stimulus check delays explained : HOUSTON (CW39) — If you still haven’t received your stimulus money, pay attention! The IRS has already sent out 90 million dollars in payments to Americans. 

30% & 50% off Wilma’s Antiques this weekend

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Come by this weekend!!

LOTS For sale on Wilma’s Antiques

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Go to her Facebook page for what we’re posting this and every weekend in 2021. Have a look:  http://www.heightstonian.com/p/wilmas-antiques.html?m=1

Amarosa: Trump wanted this U.S. Capitol captive chaos

The United States capital was taken under siege today by pro Trump supporters, protesters turned terrorist.   Amarosa said it herself. “This is exactly the scene he wanted.” Even worse. “There may be more to come,” as she spoke with Sky News Wednesday afternoon.  Trump supporters turned anarchists stormed the US Capitol, in a stunning invasion Wednesday afternoon shortly after a Trump rally not far from the location.  Trumps spokesperson Rudy Giuliani the comments during the “stop and steel” rally on Wednesday morning, as Americans awaited the results of the Georgia Senate race. At that same hour, US Congress members  were counting and officiating electoral college votes to finalize the election.  I process that we not only take about half an hour It was during that time that people inside congressional chambers knew something was happening outside those doors. A reporter there to cover the vote, heard rumblings and vice president Mike Pence was quickly whisked away. Congress members w

New items at Wilma’s Antiques

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Please check her page here at Heightstonian for new inventory for sale.  Wilma is also accepting offers for booth inventory “buy out.” Stop by her location on I-10 to see it all and submit an offer to her at Zapn2rachel@sbcglobal.net. Only serious and fair offers will be considered.