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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.


County Judge Sherman Krause
Comal County Judge Sherman Krause will whittle some $112 million in budget requests down into a formal 2019 budget to be submitted at Commissioners Court on Aug. 1.
Lake McQueeney
The new warning system is designed to alert recreationalists nearby or within the restricted zones downstream of McQueeney Dam to take immediate action to secure lives and property in the event of a spillgate failure.
road work ahead
One lane of South Access Road between Canyon Dam outlet and FM 306 will be closed from Monday, July 15 to Wednesday, July 17.
whitewater ampitheater
Whitewater reported ticket sales of $1,165,761 between Nov. 22, 2018 and May 22 of this year, selling 22,691 tickets, according to information released by Pollstar on July 1. Image courtesy of PlayInnNewBraunfels.
4-H Summer Camp
Kids don't need to belong to 4-H to attend summer camp at Texas A&M AgriLife Extention Office in New Braunfels.
stash your trash
Canyon Lake Ladies Social Club's first meeting kicked off with a little community service, followed by a barbecue. Keep Canyon Lake Beautiful!
graphic novel
Twelve-year-old Ellie Smith won second place in the Tween Division with her graphic novel, "The Experiment."
Jacob Jurica
Canyon Lake's Jacob Jurica, 12, has had 19 surgeries for spina bifida since he was born but mom Jenny Jurica says he never complains and never stops smiling. Musician J.T. Tuttle hopes a fundraiser he's planning at Riley's on the Backbone Resurrected on Sunday, July 21, will put a big smile on the Jurica family's faces and provide some relief from medical expenses.
Canyon Lake Fire/EMS
Canyon Lake Fire/EMS is searching for a man last seen near the Guadalupe River in the 4500 block of River Road in New Braunfels. Image from Canyon Lake Fire/EMS' Facebook page.
golfer
Terri Eubanks, one of the organizers of the 12th Annual Ken Eubanks Memorial Glf Tournament, described the event as "a lot of fun, and a great success."
Potter's Creek Park Campground
Potter's Creek Campground, featured in this Facebook post on July 6, closed today for resurfacing that is expected to be completed by late July.
Little girl at Comal Park
This undated image of a little girl playing at Comal Park is featured in an online petition "To Save the Comal Park Playscape."
hungry child
Don't let Canyon Lake children go hungry this summer! CRRC of Canyon Lake has a few suggested items to add to your grocery list and drop off at their food pantry in Sattler.
Canyon Lake house
Overall, the Canyon Lake real estate market is up by about five percent since spring, but this increase wasn't large enough to keep the market from dropping off the Texas list of Top 10s for biggest overall market and biggest home market this summer. Image courtesy of har.com.
Brett Parker
Brett Parker wrangles a snake during his June 6 class at Tye Preston Memorial Library. The event was standing room only.
Valeria Chavez and Chris Armstrong
Valeria Chavez and Canyon Lake's Chris Armstrong travel the world together, diving amidst some of the world's most spectacular underwater realms -- including Canyon Lake.
Boat Ramp #1
Facebook image by KENS 5 photographer Jeffrery Johnsey.
Comal County tax office
Comal County's Tax Office mailed statements on behalf of 19 taxing entities in October, with reminders in March and May. Penalties and interest began applying to unpaid balances after Jan. 31.
New Gate for Canyon Lake Dam
Get a closer look at Canyon Lake High School's Ag Mechanics team's welding work on the new gate for Canyon Lake dam's service road. Several students are expected to attend.
Operation Float a Soldier Route
Do you see the "wave here" arrow? Bring your flags and enthusiam, too.
Friends of Tye Preston Memorial Library membership chair
Hilda Schreckeis-Munch, Friends of TPML Membership Chair, was busy signing up new members at the library on Saturday.
fawn
Leave her alone! Wildlife experts say this fawn is probably not orphaned. A fawn who is still being cared for by her mother will usually be calm and lying down. Image by Canyon Lake's preeminent deer photograher Jane Sharp.
Agenda for Jan. 24 Commissioners Court
Comal County Courthouse image courtesy of Comal County.
Vulcan Quarry hearing
State Office of Administrative Hearings' Administrative Law Judge Rebecca Smith, left, will preside over next week's hearing about Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's controversial air-quality permit for Vulcan Quarry. Here, she listens to arguments for and against the quarry project at a March 6 hearing in Comal County Commissioners Court.
FOCM Benefit
Enjoy all-day family fun at Fraternal Order of Canyon Men's benefit for a family that lost everything to a fire on March 20.
Canyon Lake Rotary Club
Canyon Lake Rotary’s community projects have included reading with first graders, building bookcases for elementary schoolchildren, building little lending libraries, erecting the flagpoles at the library, hosting Pints for Polio, and raising money for Canyon Lake High School seniors to continue their studies at Texas colleges.
radar trailer
Residents can request a radar trailer to place on county streets to make drivers aware of their speeds.
Stilling Basin Closure Won't Affect Tubers
Javier Perez Ortiz, park manager of U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's Canyon Lake office, said a temporary water-filled barrier will be installed below the stilling basin on Friday, and water will be pumped out.
tubing on the guadalupe
Tubing the Horseshoe on the lower Guadalupe River. Stock image by local photographer Mark Robinson of MJR Photography, mjrphotog.com.
Lake McQueeney
GBRA has expanded restriction zones above and below Lake McQueeney Dam. Image courtesy of Barbara's Real Estate Blog.
league of women voters Comal area board
The League of Women Voters of the Comal Area, which serves Comal and Guadalupe counties, elected its 2019-2020 board of directors at their annual meeting May 20 in New Braunfels. Top left to right are President Roxanna Deane, Vice President for Program Kathie Jinks, Secretary Sandi Parks, Vice President for Voter Services Ada Conlan, Treasurer Gloria Suarez Sasser, Membership Director Jenny Ayala. Bottom, left to right: Vice President for Organization Dawn Medeiros, Youth Empowerment Director Janyth Frederickson and Publicity Director Jerrie Champlin.
canyon lake dam service road
"The small but mighty" grassroots Dam Community Alliance (DCA), working with stakeholders like USACE and Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA), raised enough money to restore public access to one of the most beautiful spots in Canyon Lake. Late Tuesday afternoon, workers began preparing for the installation of a new gate.
water snake with tuber
Snakes that swim are a big obsession for residents and visitors alike -- but Brett Parker, who's teaching a snake safety course next month, says there's really nothing to worry about. He's only seen one, once, in all his years of kayaking. (Image courtesy of "Swimming with Snakes" by Bratayley on YouTube.)
particulate matter
According to Stop3009Vulcan Quarry, Comal County needs at least six official air-quality monitors because the county historically has exceeded the safe limits for particulate matter (PM) emissions. At a minimum, they say all new air-quality monitors should measure PM 2.5 dust and PM 10 dust.
Abigail Redin and PTA
Texas Student Hero award recipient Abigail Redin, fourth from left, was recognized for a Parent Teacher Student Association project. From left, Smithson Valley High School PTSA President Jennifer Backlund, Texas Parent Teacher Association President Sheri Doss, Comal ISD Council of PTAs Reflections Chair Jessica McAnally, Redin, Council Vice President Tracy Molina, Comal Independent School Board Member Michelle Ross, and Council President Shirley Koop.
clwsc water treatment plant
The Canyon Lake Shores Surface Water Treatment Plant features two ClariCone® clarifiers, each with the capacity to treat 3 million gallons of water a day. Image courtesy of Canyon Lake Water Service Company.
Mountain Valley Beats Canyon Middle School
Chase Anderson started as a catcher and ended as a pitcher in the battle against Canyon Middle School. (image courtesy of J.C. McConnell)
household hazardous waste
Bring a photo ID to verify residency and items like paint, gasoline, insecticide and bleach to Saturday's event.
water release
JROTC
There are 135 students in Canyon Lake High School's Junior ROTC program. Recently, they competed in the grueling Island Challenge in Corpus Christi.
CLHS FFA State Champs Marketing
Canyon Lake High School's 2019 Texas FFA Marketing Plan state championship team seniors (l-r) Kenzy Hoffmann, Mackenzie Knipe and Mia Smith.
CLHS Cheerleaders Win UIL
Cheer Coach Nikki Duggan is leaving Canyon Lake High School for Hays High School in Buda. In January, Canyon Lake High School cheerleaders became 4A UIL Spirit State Champions under her direction.
Carmen Willey
One hundred and one-year-old local artist Carmen Willey will be honored at the Canyon Lake Art Guild's Lasting Impressions Art Show May 17-18. Here she shows student Adette Irish a painting she finished a month ago in anticipation of the art show.
limestone
Quarried limestone on a property in Shackelford County. Image courtesy of landsoftexas.com.
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