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Comal County Fair

The largest county fair in Central Texas, Comal County Fair & Rodeo, runs Sept. 26 through Oct. 1. Previous fair queen, princess and duchess! Root for the cowboys! With five full days …   More...
bats at guadalupe river state park

Many folks visit Guadalupe River State Park to swim, but the park is more than a great watering hole. It’s a classroom, too! Beautiful scenery and colorful history await, along with …   More...
Crane's Mill Boat Ramp

“Are the boat ramps open?” is the number-one question visitors (and more than a few locals) ask each week. Canyon Lake boasts several marinas, yacht clubs and a ski club. Amenities …   More...
Father and son

glue-k-lisher faht-er tahk Now that you know how to pronounce Glücklicher Vatertag, start planning for Father’s Day in Canyon Lake and New Braunfels. Here are a few suggestions: Does …   More...
Dog on Jetski

Lakes don’t have waves, so Zack Pennell makes them. The owner of Canyon Lake Adventures captains a large boat that creates waves for inland surfers. “Surfing’s a sport that few realize …   More...
Safe Boating Week

What looks like a perfect day for boating can quickly become hazardous if someone ends up in the water. Boating safety advocates across the United States and Canada have teamed up to promote …   More...

Here are some suggetions about fun ways to ring in 2017 in the Texas Hill Country, courtesy of Vintage Oaks, an area real estate development. In just a few days, it’s going to be time to say …   More...

When you’re struggling to put food on the table on a regular day, Thanksgiving can seem like a daunting task. Where will we find the money for a turkey? In Canyon Lake, the Community …   More...

Spring’s been wet Learn what steps you can take at your home to help prevent fires, or at least what you can do to make your family and property as safe as possible. …   More...

by Hilltop Reporter Canyon Lake High School boys’ and girls’ track teams advance to regionals in Kingsville this Friday and Saturday (April 28-29) for a chance to advance …   More...
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Canyon Lake Hawks girls softball team went out in style for their last regular season game with a no-hitter, 14 strikeout, grand slam victory over the Bandera Bulldogs, 12-0. “They knew …   More...

Comal County residents are invited to celebrate Earth Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, April 22, at Tye Preston Memorial Library, 16311 S Access Rd., Canyon Lake. The event is co-sponsored …   More...
bee pollinating

by Sarah Galvan There are many things you can do to help pollinators. Start by making your garden prime real estate for these fuzzy, buzzy critters! Plant plants that bloom from spring to …   More...
crawfish

Crawfish is the new Wurst in New Braunfels. Festivals and boils dedicated to the mudbug dominate April’s food scene. The grand crawdaddy of them all is Crawfest 2017, hosted by Crawfish …   More...

Keep up with the Easter Jackrabbit! He’s making the rounds all over Gruene, New Braunfels and Canyon Lake. If you hop fast, you won’t miss out on any Easter fun. Wednesday …   More...
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Comal County officials are working to teach homeowners how to stay, “firewise,” and protect their property from wildfires during the hot, dry months ahead. Training is conducted …   More...
boat race

New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department invites the very brave to design and build their own cardboard boats — then race them down the City Tube Chute for the seventh …   More...
hawks-baseball

by HillTopNewspaper.com Canyon Lake Hawks continue their climb into the light of day and their loss showed better things might be on the horizon after a tough loss to Fredericksburg, …   More...
Court Vote

Comal County Commissioners will decide whether to approve Fire Marshal Kory Klabunde for another two-year term of office at their weekly meeting Thursday, May 4. Klabunde’s office …   More...

Comal County commissioners on Thursday approved the creation of five new voting precincts for the 2018 elections. State law requires that voting precincts contain no more than 5,000 people, …   More...

Comal County ordered all flags lowered to half-staff  this afternoon in honor and memory of 12 seniors citizens — members of First Baptist Church of New Braunfels — killed …   More...
Canyon Lake Park

The US Army Corps of Engineers at Canyon Lake says several Canyon Lake-area parks won’t open until May due to the transition between service contracts. The move could affect area …   More...
spring forward

“Spring Forward” is the theme of a 7 p.m. Sunday, April 2 public fundraiser for League of Women Voters-Comal Area (LWV-CA). Kara Bliss band performs at the event in the meeting room of …   More...
Folkfest Dancer

Join early Texas costumed-interpreters for a look at life in early Texas sponsored by Texas Museum of Handmade Furniture, 1370 Church Hill Drive, New Braunfels. Folkfest 2017 runs from …   More...

It’s St. Patrick’s Day on Friday, March 17, even in the German heartland of Texas. To confuse the occasion further, New Braunfels bars and restaurants are adding boiled crawfish …   More...
Kevin Webb

Precinct 3 Comal County Commissioner Kevin Webb will discuss traffic issues plaguing the region 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23 at Tye Preston Memorial Library, 16311 S. Access Rd., Canyon Lake. …   More...

Looking for a Spring Break that’s a great family value? Check out New Braunfels and Canyon Lake in the Texas Hill Country. Enjoy an “under the radar” vacation opportunity …   More...

League of Women Voters-Comal Area and Westside Community Center will sponsor a seminar at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 to highlight experiences and legal processes for women and children from Central …   More...
New Braunfels flooding

Comal County residents are invited to provide their feedback on a new Hazard Mitigation Action Plan (HMAP) at a public meeting 5:30 p.m. Feb. 15 in Tejas Room of New Braunfels City Hall, 550 …   More...
Monarch Butterfly

Canyon Lake residents report butterflies are landing in backyards now. Click HERE for a link of Monarch events in San Antonio area this month. Oct. 26 update: Huge clouds of Monarchs are …   More...

The League of Women Voters-Comal Area and the New Braunfels Public Library invite the public to a presentation, “School Finance: Working Well?” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at …   More...
Bobbie Koepp

Comal County Clerk’s Office received a Five-Star Exemplary Award for vital statistics from the Texas Department of State Health Services at its annual conference Dec. 8. Comal was …   More...
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Comal County Recycling Center will accept used live Christmas trees and garlands beginning Tuesday, Dec. 27. Comal County Commissioners Court authorized the service at its weekly …   More...
Don't Miss Saturday's Parade!

The 38th Annual Canyon Lake Christmas Parade — the biggest parade in Comal County — boasts 87 entries, 20 cars driven by VW Club of San Antonio, plenty of Shriners and their miniature …   More...
Kay Scott

Wondering how to give back to the Canyon Lake community this holiday season? In addition to area churches and other philanthropic groups, these charities and non-profits in Canyon Lake …   More...
santa village

by CRRC Staff Children’s giggles and shouts of glee will soon be heard six nights in December outside the CRRC Rec Center, 125 Mabel Jones Dr., Canyon Lake. It must be North Pole Village …   More...
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by Community Resource & Recreation Center (CRRC) When you’re struggling to put food on the table on a regular day, Thanksgiving can seem like a daunting task. Where will we find …   More...
Todd Votteler

National and state leaders will gather Thursday, Dec. 8 to discuss the state’s water challenges at the Texas Hill Country Water Summit at New Braunfels Civic Center, 375 S. Castell …   More...
student artshow

A Comal ISD student-produced art exhibit about New Braunfels goes on display at UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., a short distance from the Alamo and River Walk. …   More...
winter texans

49th Annual New Braunfels Winter Visitors appreciation reception is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 at New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center, 375 South Castell Ave. Free …   More...
voting hands

A few facts and figures about Election Day in Comal County now that all the votes have been counted: * 62,909 people voted, the most ever in Comal County history. The 11,305-voter increase …   More...

From Comal County: “It’s Election Day! Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. The last person in line at 7 p.m. will be the last person allowed to vote. What do you need to know if …   More...
Trout Fishing

Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited’s (GRTU) bi-annual Troutfest Banquet and Exposition returns Feb. 17-19 at the Lazy L&L Campground, 11699 River Road, New Braunfels. The weekend …   More...
Comal County Tax Office

Comal County Tax Office is mailing 2016 tax statements to residents. Taxes must be paid by Jan. 31. The statements charge property owners the tax they owe based on rates set by various entities …   More...