The Nueces County Record Star is pleased to announce the launch of its Facebook page.

The newspaper started the page in preparation for the impending launch of its new Web site. On Facebook, readers will get breaking news alerts, previews of upcoming issues, and photos of various happenings around Nueces County.

For more information go to http://www.facebook.com/RecordStar.

Record Star sports reporter Matt Cardenas is also available on Twitter.

Cardenas and staff will use the Twitter feed to update scores for local high school athletics, as well as other happenings in various South Texas sports.

Follow him @NCRStarSports.

Editors Note: This article corrects an error for the Facebook URL mentioned in the print edition of the Record Star