Star TXT Alerts

Stay connected to The Daily Star and your community, with STAR TXT ALERTS. Get breaking news, weather, school cancellations/delays/early dismissals, coupons and more sent instantly to your cell phone or PDA as a text message or in an email.

Please Note: Breaking news have two versions. One for day time only alerts and the other for 24/7 coverage. Weather alerts by county are sent 24/7. Daily weather alerts are sent around 8am each morning (not including weekends).

Choose From the Following Message Categories:

1. News - Choose to get Breaking News and AMBER Alerts. Sign-up for Daily Headlines (email only).
2. Weather - Get the local forecast sent to your phone each morning.
3. Severe Weather Alerts - By County - Weather alerts sent 24/7 by the National Weather Service.
4. Local Traffic Info - Be alerted to local traffic delays and area construction.
5. School Closings - Get a message when your school is closed.

6. Coupons & Contests – Get valuable coupons from local merchants. Be the first to know about The Daily Star contests.

7. Sports – Get scores and updates from your favorite local teams.

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Important: Our systems are tested for performance and reliability on a frequent basis. However, normal network transmission limitations can occur from time-to-time and may cause delays in the receipt of messages.

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1. News

2. Weather

3. Severe Weather Alerts - by County

4. Local Traffic Info

5. School Closings/Alerts

6. Coupons & Contests

7. Sports
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