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Local expert offers safety tips for summer swimmers
25
Jun
2016

Local expert offers safety tips for summer swimmers

With summer in full swing and families diving into pools, lakes and oceans for fun, Henry Arredondo, aquatics programmer with San Antonio Parks and Recreation, said the most important thing swimmers can do is hydrate.


Spurs' Kawhi Leonard will not play in Summer Olympics
23
Jun
2016

Spurs' Kawhi Leonard will not play in Summer Olympics

Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard will join a number of American basketball stars in opting to stay home for the 2016 Summer Olympics, sources confirmed to the Express-News. Citing the birth of his first child, due in July, Leonard has declined an invitation to join Team USA's 12-man roster in Rio.


Summer gas prices hit 11-year low
21
Jun
2016

Summer gas prices hit 11-year low

Travelers hitting the road this summer will have a little more money in their pockets thanks to persistently low gas prices. The national average price Monday of $2.33 a gallon was the lowest to kick off the summer solstice in 11 years, according to a weekly report by GasBuddy.com, a website that monitors gas prices.


TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR HOUSE COOL
20
Jun
2016

TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR HOUSE COOL

Not everyone is lucky enough to have central air, especially families living in older farmhouses. Our ancestors survived all summer without air conditioning, and so can we!


9 Dumb Ways You're Going to Waste Money This Summer
20
Jun
2016

9 Dumb Ways You're Going to Waste Money This Summer

There are a lot of great things about summer: long days, warm weather, and vacation season for families to do things together. But summer presents some unique opportunities to waste money. How many of these summer money hazards will leave you wondering where all your cash went? (See also: 7 Surprising Ways Summer Will Cost You)


Conditioning During A Heat Wave Is Anything But Cool
20
Jun
2016

Conditioning During A Heat Wave Is Anything But Cool

LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — People living along the coast rarely have a need for air conditioning. They often rely on ocean breezes to keep cool. But in a heat wave, like the one the Southland is currently experiencing, residents are finding little relief in the rare breeze.


5 ways to beat the heat at theme parks this summer
19
Jun
2016

5 ways to beat the heat at theme parks this summer

Summer and theme parks go together like high temperatures and severe heat warnings. But there are plenty of ways to beat the heat and stay cool if you find yourself at a theme park on a scorching hot day.


HVAC workers swamped during heat wave
10
Jun
2016

HVAC workers swamped during heat wave

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- The beginning of the summer means the year's first heat wave. "To be honest it's miserable the first couple of weeks, but after a while you get acclimated to it." Adam Williams works on HVAC units with Stewart Richey Services Group summer after summer. "It can range from 120 to 140 degrees on the roof." He expects this weekend to be busy and long.


Is your HVAC system ready for summer?
04
Jun
2016

Is your HVAC system ready for summer?

As warm weather approaches, you’ll be swapping out your sweaters for T-shirts, and your winter boots for sandals. Maybe you’re opening the windows for some fresh air, digging out the sunscreen and deck chairs, and looking forward to lazy weekends at the beach.


Summer weather brings danger as well as fun
01
Jun
2016

Summer weather brings danger as well as fun

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, between 1999 and 2009 there were 7,233 heat-related deaths in the United States. Of those, 40 percent were in three states: Arizona, California and Texas. Heatstroke and heat exhaustion often happen if people are working or playing outdoors in the hot weather, but not all heat-related deaths occur outside.