Preparing for Hurricane Alex, precautions and tips

BBB Recommends Taking Precautions and Avoiding Schemes Related to Severe Weather Austin, TX – As Hurricane Alex moves toward the Texas coast, BBB www.bbb.org urges consumers to pay attention to weather alerts, take necessary safety precautions and plan ahead to avoid potential scams in the wake of storm damage. Keep Emergency Numbers Close by EVACUATION INFORMATION: 2-1-1 FEMA: 1-800-621-3362 FOOD […]

Traffic enforcement heats up Fourth of July

DPS urges Texans not to take a holiday from driving safety and avoid tragedy on Texas roadways the July Fourth weekend. All available DPS troopers will be out patrolling during the long holiday weekend to keep the travelling public safer. The remnants of Alex could provide an extra challenge for the traveling public. Exercise caution and reduce speed when driving […]

NASCAR News: Labonte to make 600th start Saturday

When the field takes the green flag Saturday night for the Coke Zero 400, it will mark Bobby Labonte’s 600th start in the Sprint Cup Series. After spending the first part of the season with TRG Motorsports and racing for Robby Gordon last weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Labonte will be behind the wheel of the No. 09 entry […]

July 4th concert winners

With excitement increasing in anticipation of this weekend’s Fourth of July events at the Floresville Community Convention Center, winners were drawn today by Floresville Interim City Manager Andy Joslin. The winner of two VIP Backstage passes to meet and greet Kevin Fowler plus two concert tickets is Julie Rowell. Loretta Yanta is the winner of two VIP Backstage passes to […]

NASCAR News: Hall of Fame nominees announced

On Thursday, NASCAR announced the 25 nominees up for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 20011. From that list, five individuals will be chosen for induction in October and officially inducted into the Hall of Fame in May 2011. The nominees were selected by a committee of 21 people, including representatives from NASCAR, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, […]


“Happy Birthday America”! Well, it’s official. The United States of America is now engaged in the longest war in it’s history. I’m sort of confused as to the country or the conquest that has given U.S. that great honor, but I assume all our military activity is being lumped under one banner, “The War on Terror”. Then again, it hasn’t […]

Deputies probe weekend murder

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS — A 59-year-old man is dead and his stepson faces a murder charge following a fight at a July 3 family party in a home on C.R. 306 southwest of here. Sheriff’s deputies and paramedics were called to the home at approximately 8:46 p.m., said Chief Deputy Johnie Deagen of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office. Lee Michael Whitley, […]

Floresville 4th of July fireworks

Fireworks light up the sky over Floresville Community Convention Center and City Park July 4, 2010. Video by William J. Gibbs Jr.

Local livestock market reports

Atascosa Date of Sale: 6-29-2010 Cattle and calves: 570 Week ago: 433 Compared to last week: Feeder steers steady to $3 higher. Feeder heifers steady to $2 higher. Slaughter cows $3-$6 higher. Slaughter bulls $3 higher. Trade and demand good. Steers: Medium and Large No. 1: 300-400 lbs. 120-127.50, few to 132.50 400-500 lbs. 110-119, few to 125 500-600 lbs. […]

Hay & Forage report, July 2

Friday, July 2 Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted. North, Central, & East Texas Alfalfa: Small Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme quality $240-$300, $7.50-$10 per bale; Good to Premium quality $200-$240, $6-$7.50 per bale. Large squares: Delivered: Supreme quality $170-$185; Premium to Supreme quality $155-$170; Good to Premium quality $140-$155; Good quality $125-$140; Fair to […]