2014-09-24

NASCAR News: No. 20 Truck Series team penalized after Chicagoland



On Wednesday, NASCAR announced penalties for the No. 20 NTS Motorsports Chevrolet team in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, because the truck failed post-race inspection at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., on Sept. 13. The truck failed to meat post-race ground clearance requirements. In its penalty announcement, NASCAR cited violations of rules 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) […]

Rainfall report



Unofficial rainfall report for Sept. 15-21: ADKINS •Jupe Mills, 0.5” DENHAWKEN •Triple K Farm 0.4” dewees •Schneider’s Store, 0.75” ELMENDORF •Frank Marquez, 0.375” •Will Waclawczyk, 0” FLORESVILLE •Erwin Wahl, 0.25” •Willie Wiatrek, trace •Juan Gauna, 0” GOLIAD •Brian Yanta, 1.1” HARMONY •Joe Dragon, 2.2” KARNES CITY •Milton Kopecki, 0.1” LA VERNIA •Nell Sutherland, 1.5” •Therese Rodriguez, 1.5” LABATT •Bennie Roemer, […]

DPS: Beware of Dangerous Flooding in West Texas Area



AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging Texans to be prepared for continued rising water and flooding of creeks, rivers, storm drains and low-lying areas across the West Texas region. “Additional rainfall is expected in areas of West Texas this week, further increasing the danger of flooding,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “The state of Texas […]

Letter: Concerned citizen seeks answers



Editor: Help me understand why … the Floresville City Council adopted the 2014-15 budget. I just don’t understand why the attendance was so poor. Call me at 830-393-3337 and give me your thoughts. They will be confidential. VIRGIL RUSSELL Floresville

Editorial: Tomahawk missile — first-strike weapon of choice



By Mike Roller American troops are back in Iraq. About 500 have been assigned to protect the U.S. embassy and Baghdad’s airport; the remainder are assessing the state of the fight between Iraq’s government and rebels from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. With U.S. troops potentially in harm’s way once again, it’s worth remembering how we’ve protected […]

Editorial: Has the U.S. become a nation of atheism?



Two questions. Question No. 1 As I read the U.S. Constitution, Amendment One, it says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assembly, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievance.” […]

Editorial: Discover answers, information on late-talking children



Anyone who knows what anxiety, and sometimes anguish, parents go through when they have a child who is still not talking at age two, three, or even four, can appreciate what a blessing it can be to have someone who can tell them what to do — and what not to do. That someone is Professor Stephen Camarata of the […]

Editorial: The past 30 years presented stories, opportunities




This past Saturday’s radio interview on KKYX forced me to take a look back, as “Talk About Texas” host Roy Holley asked me about some of the most intriguing stories from the last 30 years. Of course, back 30 years ago, I did not have a staff. We were a free “shopper,” and most of the stories were contributed by […]

Oct. 31 is deadline for preservation grants



The Texas Historical Commission is pleased to announce that it has reinstated its popular Texas Preservation Trust Fund Grant Program, which offers matching grants for qualified historic preservation projects around the state. The deadline for receipt of the initial application form is 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31. Texas Preservation grants have a two-step application process that begins with the […]

SARA board to meet in Kenedy



The San Antonio River Authority (SARA) will hold its annual rotating board meeting on Monday, Oct. 27, in Kenedy at Drillers Restaurant at 820 Escondido St. The meeting will be an opportunity for the board and the public to be briefed on SARA projects and policy updates affecting the San Antonio River Basin. The meeting will include PowerPoint presentations from […]