President Trump meets with congressional leaders today as they wrestle with tax reform and other thorny issues. President Trump will also meet with Senate and House leaders of both parties on “year-end issues,” the most pressing of which is keeping the government open. Dec. 8 is the deadline so lawmakers need to pass a new spending bill before then to prevent a shutdown.
Record heat is forecast through today from the Desert Southwest to the Plains—their warmest November. The warmth has been remarkably persistent in the Southwest this month as cities such as Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, Albuquerque and El Paso. Meteorologists are predicting a return to more wintry weather by the second week of December — with even heavy snow forecast to hit Hawaii!
Zinger Hardware & General Merchant is closing its doors after 15 years in business. They sold some unique local products but with competition from retailers like Amazon, the owner said. “We [have] become more of a gallery or maybe a museum,”
City of Kyle is warning those downstream of Plum Creek after wastewater plant failure— The city says they have told neighbors downstream of the wastewater plant about the potential effects of a sewage release. People downstream of the plant should stay out of the water and keep animals away.