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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.


comal county vaccine clinic
Another 2,000 Comal County residents received the second dose of the Moderna vaccine today at the New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center. The county also has begun vaccinating the homebound. Those wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call Comal County's dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesdays and Fridays, by appointment only. Image courtesy of Comal County.
sjwtx
SJWTX sources its water from Canyon Lake Reservoir and groundwater from the Trinity Aquifer. These sources are often blended together in the distribution system.
Boat ramp #5
There are 23 boat ramps located around Canyon Lake.
rattlesnake
You may not hear a rattle before he strikes. Brett Parker of Hill Country Snake Removal warns people not to walk around barefoot at dusk.
New Braunfels City Hall
Two members of the former New Braunfels Trump train are running for city council in the May 1 General Election.
early voting
Early voting for the May 1 General Election begins April 19. Image courtesy of the League of Women Voters of the Comal Area.
Cinderella Brown
Cinderella Brown is a former social worker who runs Rolando Haus, a care facility for low-income elderly and disabled who can't qualify for financial assistance needed for placement in traditional nursing homes.
comal county vaccine clinic
Another 2,000 Comal County residents received Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine at the New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center on Wednesday. Those wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call Comal County's dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesdays and Fridays, by appointment only. Image courtesy of Comal County.
Reelfly fishing adventures
Image by ReelFly Fishing Adventures in Canyon Lake.
coronavirus update
Those wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call Comal County's dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesdays and Fridays, by appointment only. Image courtesy of Comal County.
water restrictions
Canyon Lake-area customers are currently under SJWTX's year-round watering schedule.
Miilitary night
Image courtesy of Comal ISD.
CLWSC Hillcrest Tower
The deal is a 'tuck-in' accquisition with Clear Water Estates' system, which borders SJWTX's water system to the north and south. The system is less than 40-years-old and has no employees. It already operates under contract by Canyon Lake Water Service Company.
Mark Friesenhahn
Mark Friesenhahn is a fifth-generation Texan who worked for ExxonMobil as an engineer for 42 years. He now lives in southwest Comal County and runs a pecan farm when not advocating for sustainable development and serving on Texans for Responsible Aggregate Mining.
vaccine clinic
Another 2,000 second-dose vaccines were administered today at a clinic sponsored by Comal County's Office of Public Health at the New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center. Those wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call Comal County's dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesdays and Fridays, by appointment only. Image courtesy of Comal County.
Caterpillar
A caterpillar feasts on a "bountiful buffet" of green leaves but risks becoming another tasty mouthful for songbirds.
SJWTX water-treatment plant
This Canyon Lake Shores Surface Water Treatment Plant features two ClariCone® clarifiers, each with the capacity to treat three million gallons of water a day. Within this primary treatment phase, the water is pre-chlorinated to help manage organic matter in the water and a coagulant is utilized to allow solid particles to cling to one another and sink to the bottom. Image courtesy of SJWTX.
covid-19 dashboard
Those wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call Comal County's dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesdays and Fridays, by appointment only.
Comal County courthoue
Those wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call Comal County's dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesdays and Fridays, by appointment only. Image of the Comal County historic courthouse courtesy of Comal County.
fire watch
A burn ban is in effect for unincorporated Comal County. It arrives just in time for a fire-weather watch, issued for portions of the Hill Country from noon to 7 p.m. on Friday. Some expansion in the risk area is possible as a dryline will move eastward through the day.
covid-19 dashboard
Only five new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Comal County's dashboard today. Those wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call Comal County's dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesdays and Fridays, by appointment only. Image courtesy of Comal County.
junior deputy academy
Comal County's Junior Deputy Academy features three, week-long camps for kids ages nine to 11. File image.
Comal County vaccine clinic
Five hundred Comal County residents received their first COVID-19 shots at the county's vaccine clinic on Tuesday. Those wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call Comal County's dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesdays and Fridays, by appointment only. Image courtesy of Comal County.
Canyon Lake Manager Javier Perez Ortiz
Canyon Lake Manager Javier Perez Ortiz said access to the parking areas will be restricted until the work is complete. File image.
tye preston memorial library
Happening soon: Patrons will be allowed inside the library Wednesday for the first time in months. Image courtesy of Tye Preston Memorial Library.
covid-19
Those wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call Comal County's dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesdays and Fridays, by appointment only.
Canyon Lake
The Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) at Canyon Lake provides a wide variety of recreational activities. Image courtesy of JBSA.
Smokey Bear
Remember Smokey the Bear? His friends at Texas A&M Forest Service urge Texas homeowners to heed his timeless warning to reduce wildfire risks. Warm, dry conditions are expected in the Hill Country this week.
comal county fire marshal
Campfires and burn barrels are just a few of the things not allowed under the burn ban, according to the Comal County Fire Marshal's Office.
Annalisa Peace
Annalisa Peace, Executive Director of the Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance. Image courtesy of WOAI.
Old Eric White ranch
Vulcan purchased the land for its proposed limestone quarry in Comal County using the name Blue Pine Holdings, LLC from rancher Eric White. According to environmental activists, the rancher said he expected it to be developed for residential use. Image courtesy of Stop3009 Vulcan Quarry.
covid-19 update
Comal County's COVID-19 dashboard for March 31. Those wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call Comal County's dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesdays and Fridays, by appointment only.
New Braunfels MLK Association
Saturday's event will be short and will include a song, a reading, a prayer and a call for a commitment to nonviolence. Children are welcomed.
Canyon Park aerial
Canyon Park reopened to the public on April 1 under new management.
JBSA Canyon Lake
Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) Canyon Lake boat ramp with courtesy dock. Facebook image.
register to vote
April 1 is the voter registration deadline for Comal County residents who wish to vote in the May elections.
covid-19 dashboard
Comal County's COVID-19 dashboard for March 31. Those wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call Comal County's dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesdays and Fridays, by appointment only.
waterhose
Rules for filling swimming pools, using power washers and car-washing also will change under SJWTX's new drought-management plan. File image.
COVID-19 Update
Those wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call Comal County's dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesdays and Fridays, by appointment only.
catfish
Shutterstock image.
moderna vaccine
To date, Comal County has administered over 20,000 vaccines and plans to continue until everyone who wants a vaccine receives one.
comal county vaccine clinic
Comal County's Health Department administered over 200 COVID-19 vaccines at the Bulverde Spring Branch Activity Center today. Those wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call Comal County's dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesdays and Fridays, by appointment only.
Comal County courthouse
Those wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call Comal County's dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesdays and Fridays, by appointment only.
Comal ISD Trustee Marty Bartlett
Comal ISD Trustee Marty Bartlett says he is expecting pushback on Thursday from parents unhappy with Comal ISD's decision to make masks optional for students and staff. Twitter image from a 2017 Texas Association of School Boards leadership conference.
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