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Let's hope Gustav goes elsewhere and we can focus on that much more enjoyable season -- football.

Either way, we have two new and improved sections online today to help you. Please check out our hurricane section here and our sports page here.

Our hurricane section features a tracking map updated around the clock, regular  blog posts by longtime Advocate weather watcher David Tewes, and tools to help you prepare for the worst. We hope you don't need any of this, but we think you'll find the site useful living near the Gulf.

Our sports section features a prep sports ticker, blogs and lots of video. Debuting later today will be "The Pressbox," a video blog, or vlog as they say, featuring the Advocate's prep writers discussing this week's games.

"The Pressbox" will work best if all of you football fans in South Texas contribute by posting your videos to YouTube and emailing the link. We'll feature these videos in the vlog on our site. Of course, you also may drop your videos off at our office, 311 E. Constitution St. Call our sports staff, 361-574-1206, if you have questions.

We're excited to bring you these new additions to our Web site. Let us know how you like them and what else you'd like to see.

And let's hope Friday night football starts without Gustav anywhere near the stands.