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News stories and features about the people who call this area home. Our primary focus is serving readers with news in the unique towns of Canyon Lake, New Braunfels, and Gruene in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.

buzzards

Learn how to appreciate nature and peacefully co-exist with wildlife at seminars by Kendalia Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation. Three special programs aimed at children and teenagers …   More...
york

Jason York, who represents Canyon Lake as a trustee for Comal ISD, had nothing but good things to say about a school-finance meeting on Tuesday that was organized by Kyle Biedermann, the …   More...
man on jet ski

The third Operation Float a Soldier (OFAS) Canyon Lake Beach Event of the summer for wounded warriors is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. You aren’t welcome unless you’re …   More...
people in shrubs

That one- to three-acre Texas Hill Country lot you just purchased for your new house? “It’s unique and it’s fragile.” Lindheimer Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists’ …   More...
burn ban graphic

After a week of hot and dry weather, Comal County will reinstate a ban on outdoor burning, effective 6 a.m. Friday. The Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) is now 500, which is the threshold …   More...

Fishing is always a thing on Canyon Lake, but it’s a huge deal Thursday nights through July, when anglers turn out for one of the largest weeknight tournament series in the country. …   More...
seal coat graphic

Dozens of roads in subdivisions around Canyon Lake will receive a new seal coat between the end of July and late summer. “The annual summer seal-coat program not only makes county roads …   More...
Sharon Willingham

Sharon Willingham, part-time library assistant at Tye Preston Memorial Library, died in a car accident on Sunday. The library will close from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday so that staff …   More...
Comal County Courthouse

Here’s the agenda for Comal County Commissioners Court meeting on Thursday, July 19. The court meets at 8:30 a.m. every Thursday in the Commissioners Courtroom, 100 Main Plaza, …   More...
SH 46 improvements

Open house at 5 p.m. Public hearing begins at 6 p.m. Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) plans to widen SH 46 from Bulverde Road to FM 3159/Smithson Valley Road to six lanes and add …   More...
canyon dam service road

There’s nothing really new to report on efforts now underway by local and elected officials to reopen Canyon Lake Dam’s popular service road to the public. However, Jen Crownover, …   More...
bird feeder

Tye Preston Memorial Library added a new chapter to its story this week,  installing a gigantic seed cylinder and bird cam right outside its windows for the whole world to enjoy on YouTube. …   More...
canyon lake gorge

Justin Moore, YouTube.com Sixteen years ago today, torrential rains raised Canyon Lake’s level to 950 ft/msl, causing it to crest over a spillway engineered to handle only up to …   More...
water tank

Canyon Lake Water Service Company (CLWSC) said in an email to MyCanyonLake.com it only asked residents to temporarily limit indoor water usage earlier this week. The statement was issued …   More...
Andrew Kim

Texas PTA on July 2 named Andrew Kim of Comal ISD the 2018 Texas PTA Superintendent of the Year. Although few details were available, one nomination released publicly stated: “He …   More...
hazy subdivision

This is day two of Stage 2 water restrictions for customers of Canyon Lake Water Service Company (CLWSC), and Annalisa Peace, executive director of Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance (GEAA), …   More...
carroll and maggie

After her daughter died, Dorothy Carroll moved from Austin to Tamarack Shores in Canyon Lake to start a new life. She didn’t expect she’d be forced to watch her neighbors’ dogs die, …   More...
Vintage Oaks house

Canyon Lake Water Service Company (CLWSC) said Stage 2 water restrictions will take effect on Wednesday for all residential and customer accounts and blamed residents in Vintage Oaks …   More...
vin etching

The Comal County Sheriff’s Community Resource Team (CRT) offers free VIN etching from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 26 at Bill Brown Elementary School 20410 TX-46, Spring Branch. …   More...
rahe

External auditors gave Comal County’s annual financial report an unqualified, or “clean” opinion, meaning it is free of material misstatements. The report was presented Thursday …   More...
edwards aquifer

Editor’s Note: This article by Katherine Romans, executive director of Hill Country Alliance, was posted June 27 to The Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation’s website …   More...
Castilleja

by Kristy Castilleja, Principal Canyon Lake High School Happy Summer, CLHS Hawk family! First, I want you to know how excited I am to be returning to Canyon Lake High School; it most definitely …   More...
women talking

Connect with others dealing with being a caregiver. If you are interested in joining the group or wish to be on the email list, contact Sandy or Brenda at sandy@tpml.org or coulter@tpml.org. …   More...
2016 iPad

Need help? Bring your cell phones, tablets and laptops in for a free consultation. First-come, first-serve. Don’t forget user I.D.s and passwords! Call for an appointment or sign …   More...
Comal ISD substitute teachers

Comal ISD trustees on Tuesday approved a resolution asking the district to file for a contested-case hearing — at the appropriate time — over a controversial air-quality …   More...
fireworks stand

Yes, there’s a burn ban and, yes, you can set off fireworks. In a press release today, Comal County Fire Marshal Kory Klabunde explained that under state law, the county does not have …   More...
French class

Beginners! Parlez-vous francais all month, and for free.   …   More...
Volunteers with Operation Float a Soldier.

Bring your patriotism to Canyon Lake and seriously wave that American flag for wounded veterans and their families 9:45 a.m. Saturday for First OFAS Summer Event at the Fort Sam side of Jacobs …   More...

Canyon Lake Area Writers Group meets. New members are welcome. …   More...
woman playing guitar

Can’t get enough of the Central Texas music scene? Guitar pickers hang out together every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Musical talent (or ability to play an instrument) not required! Come …   More...
silhouette of teens

Most parents think their teens would tell them if they were in an abusive relationship. But they don’t. Ellie Truan, prevention specialist for Crisis Center of Comal County (CCCC), said …   More...
coffee shop staff

Retired New York City Police Detective Tracy Beniquez moved to Canyon Lake after a fellow officer told her how great San Antonio was. She flew down in 2006 to check out the area and bought a …   More...

Children’s Advocacy Center of Comal County (CACCC) was named a top three finalist for the 2017 Woman of Courage/My Safe Space Room Makeover project. CACCC redecorated the room of …   More...
biker blessing

Bikers zipping around Canyon Lake can see everything from the firmament to their feet says Real Church Pastor James Thornton. Last Sunday, he brought a little piece of heaven above down …   More...
view of canyon lake

One year ago, Canyon Lake was the ninth-largest lake real estate market in Texas, with listings valued at more than $123 million. But this summer, Canyon Lake moved up to become Texas’ …   More...
man in vulcan hardhat

Vulcan Materials Company today criticized City of Bulverde’s June 12 resolution opposing its proposed 1,500-acre open-pit limestone quarry, calling the measure “false …   More...
Cary Caldwell

A year after developers tore down his legendary resale store to make room for an office plaza, Canyon Lake’s irrepressible Cary Caldwell has relocated Mr. C’s Eclectibles …   More...
people at meeting

“We’re literally loving the Hill Country to death.” These words of warning did not fall on deaf ears at a packed public forum, “Local Control Options for Hill …   More...
bulverde logo

City of Bulverde, the self-described Front Porch of the Texas Hill Country, passed unanimously June 12 a resolution reiterating its opposition to Vulcan Materials’ proposed Vulcan …   More...
Canyon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce logo

Canyon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce meets the third Tuesday of each month. Founded in 1985,  the chamber promotes business members and community growth while enhancing and maintaining …   More...
Lazy river

Releases from Canyon Lake into the Guadalupe River quickly resumed to normal after U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed routine inspections on Thursday — but they’re …   More...
Tim MacAllister and Canyon Lake dam

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released today details of a closed-door June 8 meeting where options for reopening Canyon Dam’s popular service road were discussed by representatives …   More...
biedermann

Texas state Rep. Kyle Biedermann, R-Dist. 73, announced in a statement this week that he met with Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) officials in Austin on Monday to discuss …   More...
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The waiting game is on for Canyon Lake residents, who were told last Friday there is no clear timetable for reopening Canyon Lake dam’s service road following a meeting of state and …   More...