Friday, October 31, 2014
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

Lost & Found

Lost Black Manx Cat (No Tail) in La Vernia, Country Hills. Short black hair easy to identify with no tail. Call Diane or Pat 830-253-1235
Lost: Black female Chihuahua named Gloomy and black male Chihuahua named Rico, from CR 126, Floresville, missed dearly by their family! Call 210-428-3803. 
Found: Heifer on East Lupon Rd. in St. Hedwig, Oct. 22, must identify. Call 210-296-1988.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

NOW HIRING! Custodians/Lead positions, $9-$14 D.O.E., must have a clear background and reliable transportation, Live Oak County. Call 210-520-4848 ext. 111.
Wilson County ESD #3 is looking for PRN Paramedics. WCESD #3 is accepting applications for 12 and 24 hour shifts. To apply please visit our office, 111 State Highway 123 North, Stockdale, to inquire call 830-996-3087, or email your resume to Barbara.duncan@wcesd3.com.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›
WCN your news your way subscribeWCN essential oilsWCN printing

Breaking News


DPS urges Texans to help prevent wildfires




E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story
Texas Department of Public Safety
June 28, 2011, 12:53pm
1984 views | 2 comments

The Texas Department of Public Safety is urging Texans to use caution and avoid situations that could cause wildfires to break out, especially during the July 4th holiday period.

“Although fireworks are a traditional way to celebrate holidays like the Fourth of July, we are urging cities, counties and families to cancel fireworks plans this year,” said Steven C. McCraw, director of the DPS. “It’s just too dry, and our firefighting resources are stretched too thin to be able to cope with potentially massive outbreaks of fires caused by fireworks.”

As of June 19, more than 3 million acres have burned in Texas during a fire season that started last December. Those 10,848 fires had a fiscal impact of more than $116 million in damage. Two volunteer firefighters--one from Cactus and one from Eastland--died in April while fighting fires. Since Dec. 21, wildfires also claimed 514 homes, while firefighters have saved 16,342 homes.

As the statewide drought continues, concerns are building that even more fires will break out in Texas. An estimated 90 percent of all Texas wildfires are caused by human activity. The greatest single cause is when burning debris is not properly contained and sparks or burning trash blow into the air.

To help prevent fires:
· Be careful when pulling off a road or driving into a field. Hot catalytic converters can ignite dry vegetation.
· Avoid burning trash. Even a barrel covered with a screen can allow a spark to escape, igniting nearby dry vegetation.
· Do not use fireworks during holidays.
· If you smoke in your car, extinguish cigarettes in vehicle ashtrays. Never toss a cigarette out of a car window, and don’t put cigarettes out on the ground.
· Keep a fire extinguisher and water handy when working outdoors with equipment that gets hot, or involves sparks, such as welding equipment. Water down outdoor work areas in advance if possible.

For more information on how to protect your home or ranch from wildfires, see the DPS website at http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/pages/pio_wildfire_awareness.htm and http://agrilife.tamu.edu/drought/.

For more information on fire danger and advisories, see the Texas Forest Service website at: http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu.
 


Your Opinions and Comments
 
humby  
stockdale  
June 28, 2011 2:16pm
 
 
"they" being the illegals on their journeys thru our countryside.
 
 
humby  
stockdale  
June 28, 2011 2:13pm
 
 
dps needs to put this in spanish and put in all border town newspapers, they are the ones starting most the fires out there.
 

Share your comment or opinion on this story!


You must be logged in to post comments:



Other Breaking News
omaha-steaks-banner-ads

Connally Memorial MC breaking news banner
Allstate & McBride RealtyVoncille Bielefeld homeSacred Heart SchoolTriple R DC ExpertsHeavenly Touch homeWilson's Auto ChooserBlue Moon Karaoke & DJDrama KidsChester Wilson

  Copyright © 2007-2014 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.