Monday, October 24, 2016
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 
global 2

WCN Site Search

Preview the Paper Preview the Paper

Preview this week's Paper
A limited number of pages are displayed in this preview.
Preview this Week’s Issue ›
Subscribe Today ›

Lost & Found

*Includes FREE photo online!

VideoLost: White Poodle mix, F.M. 539 and Hwy. 87, Sutherland Springs area, needs medicine. Reward. Call 210-789-0118.

VideoFound: Male brindle Boston Terrier, Lake Valley Estates Subdivision, sweet and friendly but misses his family! Call 210-744-6072.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Roper's Bar is now hiring bartenders, bar-backs, and waitresses. Apply at Roper's, 528 10th St., Monday-Saturday after 4:00 p.m.
Childcare Ministries of LVUMC is taking applications for 2 after school teachers and 1 afternoon day school teacher, CPR a plus, training available. Call 830-779-5117 for information.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos

Video Vault ›
RE/MAX homeTNMCRichardson Chevrolet home

Consumer Updates

Add a 'shade of green' to your lawn and pockebook

E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story

The author of this entry is responsible for this content, which is not edited by the Wilson County News or
September 30, 2011 | 1,819 views | Post a comment

Fall planting season is a great time to put some roots in the ground and dig up some rebates. During the second planting season of the Green Shade Rebate program, CPS Energy customers can get up to three rebates by planting trees on their property. Starting on October 1, customers can earn up to a $50 rebate on their utility bills for each tree purchased and planted, for a maximum of $150 with three trees.

Rebates will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Customers who received the maximum of three rebates last planting season are ineligible for additional Green Shade rebates.

“To ensure your new tree can survive our current drought conditions, be sure to take a hose and water the ground immediately around the tree on a regular basis to keep the root ball moist. Try a scheduled water program <
to get your new tree established. It takes minimal water during the first two to three years and eventually the canopy or shade helps conserve water,” said Mark Peterson, San Antonio Water System conservation project coordinator.

In addition to water conservation, carefully positioned trees can potentially reduce a household’s energy consumption for heating and cooling by 25 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Properly maintained and attractive landscaping also can add to the property value.

The following tree species qualify for the Green Shade rebate:

· Anaqua
· Arizona Cypress
· Bald Cypress
· Big Tooth Maple
· Bur Oak
· Cedar Elm
· Chinquapin Oak
· Lacey Oak
· Live Oak
· Mesquite
· Mexican Sycamore
· Mexican White Oak
· Montezuma Cypress
· Pecan
· Shumard Oak
· Sierra Red Oak
· Texas Ebony
· Texas Red Oak
· Texas Walnut

In addition to selecting the right tree, CPS Energy customers must:

· Purchase a tree(s) in at least a size #5 container (5 gallon) or larger between October 1, 2011 and April 30, 2012.

· Call 8-1-1 at least 48 hours before digging to avoid hitting underground utility lines and as required by law.

· Plant tree(s) within 10 -- 30 feet of an air-conditioned home or building AND on the west, south, or east side. Trees planted on the north side will not qualify.

· Complete and sign the rebate application and mail it in with the ORIGINAL sales receipt and a planting location map.

For complete rebate guidelines or to download an application and tree planting instructions, visit Applications also are available at most local nurseries, and customers can call (210) 353-2728 or visit the nearest CPS Energy customer service center for more information.

The Green Shade Rebate program is in partnership with the City of San Antonio. A grant from the U.S. Department of Energy partially funds the initiative.

CPS Energy is the nation’s largest municipally owned natural gas and electric utility, providing service to approximately 717,000 electric customers and 325,000 natural gas customers in and around the city of San Antonio. The utility ranks among the nation’s lowest-cost energy providers while ranking number 1 in wind-energy capacity among municipally owned utilities. For more information, visit <> .
‹ Previous Blog Entry

Your Opinions and Comments

Be the first to comment on this story!

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?

Consumer Updates Archives

Drama Kids
Abrego Lake
John D. Foster home
Century 21 United D&D
Sherwood Surveying
Custom Construction LLC
Caraway Ford
Hoelschers home
WCN web hosting
WCN Insider
Pat Brown Realtors, Inc. home
RS Gate & Supply
Triple R DC ExpertsAllstate & McBride RealtyHeavenly Touch homeFriesenhahn Custom WeldingVoncille Bielefeld home

  Copyright © 2007-2016 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.