Saturday, May 18, 2024

Thursday's storm shattered building glass onto downtown Houston streets, plucked power tower bases

I finally made it downtown where windows were blown out from Thursday's storm. Barricades prevented me from getting any closer but even from a distance, you can see several windows open from glass falling onto downtown streets.


How forceful were the winds? Check out this photo below of a power tower base that was ripped from the ground in another angle of the power tower down along 290 at 34th.

Power outages continue for many impacted by May 16th tornado

 Power companies from out of state were in the Heights doing repair work on outages after more than 4 million were reportedly without power right after the storm. 

This was what was left behind on neighborhoods all over the impacted areas.

It took a at least 10 companies who worked around the clock to restore power and more storms are in the forecast for next week.

Down power lines are everywhere and drivers just go over them. Authorities said it could take up to a few days or even two weeks to restore power.

Friday, May 17, 2024

Storm damage in the Heights and Washington corridor from tornado on May 16th in Houston

A major storm on May 16th, 2024, a storm with tornado force winds left devastation around Houston and some of the surrounding area, as it swept in along 290 and entered our neighborhood. 

Along the Washington corridor, folks at a bar tried to pull a massive tree off their building using ropes and ladders. 

Here's a look at a crumpled power tower on the ground along 34th at 610 North Loop West.


This was an apartment complex on 18th Street just inside the 610. 

More images to come...

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Stunning Sundresses: Your Ultimate Guide to Summer Style Staples!

HOUSTON, Tx (HIEGHTSTONIAN) -- As the temperatures rise and the days grow longer, there's one fashion staple that effortlessly captures the essence of summer: sundresses. From casual outings to special occasions, sundresses are versatile, comfortable, and oh-so-stylish. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore everything you need to know about sundresses, from trends and styling tips to shopping advice and more.

Trend Alert: Embrace Effortless Elegance

Sundresses come in a myriad of styles, from flowy maxi dresses to playful fit-and-flare silhouettes. This season, embrace effortless elegance with lightweight fabrics, feminine prints, and breezy cuts. HEIGHTSTONIAN - Think floral patterns, pastel hues, and delicate details that evoke a sense of romance and whimsy. Whether you prefer a bohemian-inspired look or a classic, tailored aesthetic, there's a sundress style to suit every taste and occasion.

Styling Tips: From Day to Night

One of the best things about sundresses is their versatility. With the right accessories and styling tricks, you can effortlessly transition your look from day to night. For a laid-back daytime ensemble, pair your sundress with sandals, a wide-brimmed hat, and oversized sunglasses for a chic, sun-kissed vibe. As the sun sets, swap out your sandals for strappy heels or wedges, add statement jewelry, and opt for a sleek clutch to elevate your look for evening cocktails or dinner al fresco.

Shopping Guide: Find Your Perfect Sundress

When it comes to shopping for sundresses, the options are endless. Whether you prefer to shop in-store or online, there are plenty of retailers offering a wide range of styles, sizes, and price points to choose from. From department stores and boutique shops to online fashion destinations, you'll find an array of options to suit every budget and personal style. Be sure to consider factors such as fabric quality, fit, and care instructions when making your selection to ensure you find the perfect sundress to see you through the summer months in style.

Care and Maintenance: Keep Your Sundress Looking Fresh

Once you've found the perfect sundress, it's important to take proper care to keep it looking fresh and fabulous all season long. Be sure to follow the care instructions on the garment label, which may include hand washing or gentle machine washing in cold water and air drying to preserve the integrity of delicate fabrics. Additionally, consider investing in a fabric steamer or iron to smooth out any wrinkles and maintain the crisp, polished look of your sundress.

In conclusion, sundresses are the ultimate summer wardrobe essential, offering comfort, style, and versatility for any occasion. Whether you're lounging poolside, exploring a new city, or attending a backyard barbecue, a sundress is the perfect choice for effortless warm-weather chic. So embrace the sunshine and express your personal style with a stunning sundress that will keep you looking and feeling fabulous all season long!

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Top beaches in Texas to discover this summer: Your ultimate guide to sun, sand, and surf

HOUSTON (HEIGHTSTONIAN) -- When it comes to coastal getaways, Texas offers a wonderful variety of pretty beaches for you and the entire family to enjoy. If you live in Galveston, you're probably saying "what!? Where?!!" Well, as a native Texas, I can tell you that there is a huge coastline and Texas has some serene stretches of sand perfect Insta-worthy spots buzzing with activity. So before you second compare Lone Star State to anywhere, know that Texas really does have it.

Here are some of the best beaches in Texas that promise fun in the sun, sand, and surf:

South Padre Island

Known for its pristine beaches and vibrant atmosphere, South Padre Island is a popular and favorite destination for beach lovers. Whether you're looking to soak up the sun, enjoy water sports like surfing and kiteboarding, or fresh seafood at beachfront restaurants, South Padre Island has something for everyone.

Mustang Island State Park

If you live nature, enthusiasts will appreciate the unspoiled beauty of Mustang Island State Park. It's got miles of sandy shoreline, dunes, and coastal grasslands. MISP beach offers opportunities for camping, birdwatching, fishing, and shell collecting.

Padre Island National Seashore

If you want a truly remote and rugged beach experience, Padre Island National Seashore is your best bet. Spanning more than 70 miles along the Gulf Coast, this protected area is home to an array of wildlife, including nesting sea turtles. Enjoy beachcombing, kayaking, and stargazing far away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Rockport Beach

Families flock to Rockport Beach for its calm waters and family-friendly amenities. It's got picnic areas, playgrounds, and shallow swimming areas. Perfect for a day of fun in the sun if you've got kids in tow.

Port Aransas Beach

This is one of the most popular beaches on the Texas Gulf Coast. Port Aransas Beach attracts beach goers from everywhere because it has a charming small-town vibe and a lively beachfront scene. Whether you're fishing off the pier, shopping and or eating along the boardwalk, you're taken care of. I like to people watch by simply lounging on the sand. Port Aransas simply put, offers a quintessential beach experience.

Crystal Beach

Want some place more laid-back? Bolivar Peninsula, Crystal Beach is a favorite getaway for those seeking a much more relaxed atmosphere. Visitors can enjoy beachfront camping, shelling, and watching spectacular sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico.

Galveston Island

Just a short drive from Houston, Galveston Island boasts beautiful beaches along with a host of attractions, including historic sites, amusement parks, and a vibrant downtown area. Whether you're strolling along the Seawall or exploring the shops and restaurants of The Strand, Galveston offers plenty of opportunities for fun and relaxation by the sea.

No matter which beach you choose, you're sure to find sun, sand, and plenty of fun in the coastal paradise of Texas. So pack your sunscreen, grab your beach towel, and get ready to make unforgettable memories along the Gulf Coast!

Saturday, May 4, 2024

VIDEO: JJ Watt in town for his Charity Class after a 5-year hiatus due to COVID

 When you get this close to JJ Watt, it's a pretty powerful energy. He's super positive and just a great guy. He has the biggest heart for so many and still so humble. 


He was in town for his annual Charity Classic todayCharity Classic today and I go to stand right in front of him. He hadn't been able to have the event for five years because of COVID and now it's back. 

Here he shares his thoughts on the Houston Texans. 

Till next time JJ... This is him leaving the presser at Constellation Field in Sugar Land today.

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