Monday, June 24, 2024

WATCH: VOGUE World Paris presented by VOGUE

I have always loved fashion and as a teenager through my early 20's, I wanted to be a model so badly. However, I was a size 8-10 so I was considered too fat at the time. Today, bigger sizes and all ages are considered acceptable. Despite my not being accepted as a model then, I always loved fashion. 

Vogue was always by main source for what is in. Anna Wintour - is EVERYTHING. The presentation of Vogue World Paris paired fashion with sports. This recap of fashion through the decades is nothing short of phenomenal because fashion is a sport and being the Olympics France 2024 is happening this summer, the history of it all wrapped into a major show is an outstanding tribute to both arenas on this world stage. See it all below and enjoy...


Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Severe Coastal Flood Warning for coastal Harris County till early Thursday

HARRIS COUNTY (HEIGHTSTONIAN) -- A severe coastal flood warning is in effect for Coastal Harris County, including Gulf-facing beaches such as the Matagorda Peninsula, Brazoria County beaches, Galveston Island, and the Bolivar Peninsula. This warning remains in place until 7 a.m. local time Thursday.

What to Expect:

  • Significant Coastal Flooding: Expect considerable flooding in coastal areas.

Impacts:

  • Numerous roads may be closed.
  • Low-lying properties, including homes, businesses, and critical infrastructure, will be inundated.
  • Shoreline erosion is expected.

Safety Tips:

  • Protect flood-prone property and avoid driving through flooded areas.
  • Do not drive around barricades or through water of unknown depth.

Anyone in the area is urged to stay informed and take necessary precautions to ensure safety during this severe weather event.

Severe Coastal Flood Warning Issued for Brazoria County Islands Until Thursday Morning

BRAZORIA COUNTY (HEIGHTSTONIAN) -- It's hurricane season and although you may have experienced cooler days, we are expected to have more rainfall this summer and it's also supposed to be an active hurricane season. Today, a severe coastal flood warning is in effect for Brazoria County islands and Gulf-facing beaches, including the Matagorda Peninsula, Brazoria County beaches, Galveston Island, and the Bolivar Peninsula. 

This warning remains in place until 7 a.m. (Texas time) Thursday. Additionally, a high rip current risk is active through late Wednesday night.

What to Expect:

  • Coastal Flooding: Significant flooding is anticipated in coastal areas.
  • Dangerous Rip Currents: Strong rip currents pose a danger and can pull swimmers into deeper water.

Impacts

  • Numerous roads may be closed.
  • Low-lying properties, including homes, businesses, and critical infrastructure, could be flooded.
  • Shoreline erosion is expected.

Safety Tips:

  • Protect flood-prone property and avoid driving through flooded areas.
  • If swimming, stay near a lifeguard and avoid rocks, jetties, and piers.
  • If caught in a rip current, relax and float. Do not swim against the current. Swim parallel to the shore if possible, and signal for help if needed.

Stay informed and take precautions to stay safe during this severe weather event.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Discover the top beaches in Texas: Your ultimate guide to sun, sand, and surf

 When it comes to coastal getaways, Texas offers a surprising array of beautiful beaches that cater to every preference. From serene stretches of sand perfect for relaxation to vibrant spots buzzing with activity, the Lone Star State has it all. Here are some of the best beaches in Texas that promise sun, sand, and surf:


South Padre Island


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


Mustang Island State Park


Nature enthusiasts will appreciate the unspoiled beauty of Mustang Island State Park. With miles of sandy shoreline, dunes, and coastal grasslands, this beach offers opportunities for camping, birdwatching, fishing, and shell collecting.


Padre Island National Seashore


For a truly remote and rugged beach experience, Padre Island National Seashore is unmatched. Stretching over 70 miles along the Gulf Coast, this protected area is home to diverse wildlife, including nesting sea turtles. Visitors can 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. With picnic areas, playgrounds, and shallow swimming areas, it's the perfect spot for a day of fun in the sun with the kids.


Port Aransas Beach


As one of the most popular beaches on the Texas Gulf Coast, Port Aransas Beach attracts visitors with its charming small-town vibe and lively beachfront scene. Whether you're fishing off the pier, exploring the shops and restaurants along the boardwalk, or simply lounging on the sand, Port Aransas offers a quintessential beach experience.


Crystal Beach


Situated on the Bolivar Peninsula, Crystal Beach is a favorite getaway for those seeking a more laid-back 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!


Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Pearland Juneteenth Freedom celebration on June 15 at Independence Park

Mark your calendars for the Juneteenth Freedom Celebration on June 15, 2024, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Independence Park (3449 Pearland Pkwy.). This family-friendly event welcomes all ages.

Hosted in partnership with Melanin Moms of Pearland, Visionary Outreach, and the City of Pearland, this celebration aims to bring unity and knowledge about Juneteenth, commemorating the end of slavery in Texas at the end of the Civil War.

For more information about the multi-day celebration and special hotel rates, visit the Visit Pearland website. Don't miss this opportunity to honor a significant moment in history!

Monday, June 3, 2024

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee announces she has pancreatic cancer

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee has announced she had pancreatic cancer. She issued the following statement on social media: 


What is Beryl? From Hidden Gem to Category 5 Hurricane

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