Distressed department store chain Sears will begin liquidation sales at some stores today in an attempt to stanch the bleeding caused by swirling challenges in the retail sector. Earlier this month, Sears closed an additional 20 stores and acknowledged in March that there was “substantial doubt” it would survive on its own, though the company said its cost-cutting maneuvers and other retail strategies would greatly improve its chances of carrying on.
Emergency crews were able to capture 23 of 30 venomous snakes on the loose in south Bexar (Bare) County after their van was involved in a rollover crash Thursday. The van rolled into the access road, trapping the driver and a 9-year-old minor occupant inside with some 30 venomous snakes, including rattlesnakes and cottonmouths, as well as a baby alligator and a turtle.
The occupants were a herpetologist and his 9-year-old grandson. They only suffered minor injuries. The other seven snakes escaped.
Annabelle, the puppy who was left in a hot car in Manor has a new owner, a new home, and a new name: Angel. She went to her new family yesterday.