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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.

my backyard clean up
Image courtesy of Keep Canyon Lake Beautiful.
floral classes
Canyon Lake High School FFA students learn which flowers to keep and which to cull in floral classes. Twitter image.
Comal County courthouse
Comal County's historic courthouse in downtown New Braunfels. Image courtesy of Comal County.
Boat ramp #5
There are 23 boat ramps located around Canyon Lake.
sunning lizard
A lizard suns himself on the shores of Canyon Lake.
CLWSC said it is working diligently to protect its customers from outages caused by severe winter storms like the one in February 2021. File image.
west gulf river forecast center
According to today's forecast from the U.S. National Weather Service West Gulf River Forecast Center, widespread showers tonight through Monday may cause some rivers to respond in southeast Texas but no significant flooding is expected.
vaccine booth
Comal County Public Health Department's outreach team will be available to answer questions about vaccines this week. Image of last week's event at Mammen Family Library in Bulverde courtesy of Comal County.
kids playing chess
Chess means serious business in Comal ISD elementary schools. Image courtesy of Comal ISD.
COVID-19 dashboard
Comal County's COVID-19 dashboard for Friday, Jan. 21.
Tytus Gonzalez holding trophey
Smithson Valley High School senior Tytus Gonzalez is this year's Comal ISD KENS5-TV all-star student.
covid-19 dashboard
Comal County's COVID-19 dashboard for Wednesday, Jan. 19.
Kelly Mayfield
Kelly Mayfield, who runs Canyon Lake Animal Shelter Society (CLASS), feeds a male Juliana mini-pig (name contest coming soon!) destined to become an "educational pet" at the shelter. CLASS also houses two rats, a ball python, a veiled chameleon, a bearded dragon and a pac-man frog for educational-and-enrichment purposes. The shelter is open to the public from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Carolyn Besselman
Carolyn Besselman is the former president of Canyon Lake Republican Women.
Guadalupe County courthouse
Image of Guadalupe County courthouse in Seguin courtesy of courhouses.co.
christus nurses
Christus Santa Rosa Hospital - New Braunfels asked the public to "enter into a moment of kindness" by praying for caregivers on Jan. 14. Image courtesy of Christus Santa Rosa.
pieper warriors
Pieper Warriors Wresting Team earned its first varsity trophy, earning three gold medals at the Lee High School JV Tournament on Jan. 14.
Pollinator Garden
A drone's-eye view of the new Pollinator Garden under development on the Madrone Trail in Canyon Park.
coach garcia
Canyon High School Football Special Teams Coordinator Coach Matthew Garcia gives a presentation on leadership Thursday.
covid-19 dashboard
Comal County's COVID-19 dashboard for Thursday, Jan. 13.
Expect changes in river flow rates in the Canyon Tailrace Jan. 25. The stretch of the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake is considered by Trout Unlimited to be one of the top 100 trout streams in North America.
Comal ISD Mountain Valley Middle School Principal Angela Looney. Image courtesy of Comal ISD.
Valerie Jean Riedel
Thirty-eight-year-old New Braunfels resident Valerie Jean Riedel faces misdemeanor criminal mischief charges for allegedly bashing in the door of Comal County Democratic Party headquarters on Tuesday.
goodwin frazier elementary
Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath sits in on a reading class today at Goodwin Frazier Elementary. Masks are optional for students and staff at the school, where COVID-19 cases jumped from seven on Tuesday to 18 today.
mike morath
Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath (far right), who heads the Texas Education Agency, visited Goodwin Frazier Elementary School today. Also in attendance were Comal ISD Supt. Andrew Kim (far left) and Comal ISD Associate Supt. of Curriculum and Instructional Design Kristen Lueck, center. First-grade teachers and students got to show off their reading skills. Twitter image.
dogs in pound
Image courtesy of Canyon Lake Animal Shelter Society.
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Reelfly fishing adventures
Image by ReelFly Fishing Adventures in Canyon Lake.
cary clack
San Antonio Express editorial writer and columnist Cary Clack leads a journalism seminar with teachers at the San Marcos Institute. He's the featured speaker at next week's 7th Annual MLK March in New Braunfels. Image courtesy of HumanitiesTexas.org.
Mountain Valley Elementary School
Comal ISD's Mountain Valley Middle School in Canyon Lake. File image courtesy of Comal ISD.
Covid Cases 1-11-21
Comal County's COVID-19 dashboard for Tuesday, Jan. 11.
vandalized door
Comal County Democratic Party headquarters in New Braunfels was vandalized overnight by this woman, who tried to smash the front door by hitting it twice with a shovel. Security camera image courtesy of Comal County Democratic Party.
Canyon High School's Powerlifting Team flexes its muscles after a strong showing in their first meet of the 2022 season. Twitter image courtesy of Coach Nate Leonard.
comal isd bus
Image courtesy of Comal ISD.
Moderna vaccine
Comal County's Public Health Department is administering Moderna's COVID-19 vaccines to anyone 18 and older and Pfizer to those five years and older. Getty Images.
Dinosaur statue
Image courtesy of The Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country.
connie alaniz
Comal County Epidemiologist Connie Alaniz said if you've tested positive for COVID-19 in Comal County presume that you have the Omicron variant instead of Delta. File image.
lennar homes
The Helotes Canyon northwest of San Antonio is the proposed site of a 3,000-home subdivision by developer Lennar Homes.
into the woods
Canyon Lake High School's production of Into the Woods premiers Jan. 26. Image courtesy of Comal ISD.
Regional Map
Comal Count, in yellow, is "abnormally dry." Image courtesy of U.S. Drought Monitor.
covid-19 information and updates
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Canyon Lake High School FFA
Canyon Lake's Future Farmers of America (FFA) officers at Canyon Lake High School accept a check from CEMEX Community Relations Coordinator and New Braunfels Mayor Rusty Brockman. The money will be used to support the school's FFA chapter.
curative labs
Image courtesy of City of New Braunfels.
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