By Morgan Montalvo
Texans are keeping one eye on their July Fourth travel itineraries and the other on gas prices.
Triple-A Texas' Daniel Armbruster tells WOAI News there's good news at the pump.
"Gas prices went down in every single city surveyed by Triple-A Texas this week or they stayed the same; for San Antonio the price went down five cents for the week, so it's now at $2.60," Armbruster says.
But the current cost for a gallon of regular unleaded in the Alamo City is still 55 cents higher than this time a year ago, he adds.
Armbruster says the statewide average is $2.69. with drivers in Midland paying the most for regular unleaded at an average $3.09. Brownsville motorists are enjoying the cheapest average price in Texas for the same fuel at $2.51 per gallon.
Triple-A's national office says it expects a record number of people on the road during the Independence Day travel period lasting from July 3-8. If so, it would be the second straight year for record numbers vacationing by car.
Armbruster says given current or anticipated gas prices, he sees little to discourage Texans from packing up their vehicles and motoring to a summer getaway.