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Local News

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.


human trafficking in Texas
Image courtesy of Texas Advocacy Project. Statistics are from 2016.
Comal County COVID-19
Residents wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call the county’s dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Boat ramp #5
There are 23 boat ramps located around Canyon Lake.
Texas Sen. Donna Campbell
Texas Sen. Donna Campbell says she never agreed to take part in a lawsuit filed against Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on early voting.
covid-19 virus
Residents wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call the county’s dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. File image.
white-tailed deer
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department predicts the 2020-21 hunting season for white-tailed deer will be favorable.
cynthia jaqua
Comal County Elections Coordinator Cynthia Jaqua tells poll workers who show up for training that she isn't required to wear a mask because she's social-distancing. File image.
german dinners to go
Comal County Senior Citizens Foundations urgently needs funds since COVID-19 forced it to cancel three major fundraisers, The Great River Race (Frog Race), Wurstfest and Festival of Trees.
COVID-19 dashboard
Residents wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call the county’s dedicated hotline, 830-221- 1120, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Charlie and Gina Motz
Incoming Pct. 1 Constable Charlie Motz and wife Gina are organizers of Friday's parade. January Facebook image.
CRRC Food Pantry
CRRC's Food Pantry reopened for business today.
covid-19 cases in comal county
Residents wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call the county’s dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
New Braunfels DJ Jaime Ovalle
New Braunfels DJ Jaime Ovalle organized Caravana Patria through New Braunfels Saturday.
caravan of trucks and cars
A caravan of cars and trucks flying Mexican and American flags wound its way through New Braunfels today.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Tonight's candlelight vigil at the Comal County Courthouse is one of many planned, nationwide.
DAM Fine Sunday Drive
Sign up for a DAM Fine Sunday Drive across the top of Canyon Lake dam.
District of Distinction TAEA
This is the second year in a row that Comal ISD received the prestigious art award.
covid-19 update
Residents wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call the county’s dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott
Gov. Greg Abbott is loosening coronavirus restrictions starting Monday. File image is not from today's press conference.
Startzville Elementary School
A member of Startzville Elementary School's campus community tested positive for COVID-19. Facebook image.
CRRC building
CRRC of Canyon Lake's main building, which houses the Food Pantry, and Rec Cener are closed until further notice.
covid-19 cases in comal county
Residents wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call the county’s dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Trump Train
Trump Train NB's prayer vigil begins at 6:30 p.m. today in Landa Park.
Comal County courthouse
Residents wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call the county’s dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Image by Albert Villarreal.
mves hawks
Facebook image.
Joshua Sczech soccer
Canyon Lake High School Senior Joshua Sczech.
San Marcos Tourist Information Center
Canyon Lake High Schol
Facebook image of Canyon Lake High School, which reported three new cases of COVID-19 today.
Used Mexicans billboard
Turner Outdoor Advertising has removed this sign and will donate the space to League of United Latin American Citizens.
Texas Health and Human Services building
Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) in Austin sent a large set of backlog cases to Comal County on Monday, resulting in a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases. Residents wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call the county’s dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. File image.
Comal County COVID-19 cases
Residents wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call the county’s dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Image courtesy of Comal County.
National Transportation Safety Board
File image.
comal isd board meeting
Comal ISD's board of trustees at their Sept. 10 meeting.
comal county courthouse
Residents wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call the county’s dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Image of Comal County Courthouse in New Braunfels.
league of women voters comal
League of Women Voters of the Comal Area joined members of 34 other local Texas leagues to celebrate the centennial of LWV of Texas in San Antonio last October.
Comal master gardeners
The sale is online. Plants, trees and shrubs, succulents and other items can be picked up at Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service in New Braunfels. Facebook image by Comal Master Gardener Association.
tubing on the comal river
New Braunfels river parks reopened on Wednesday but river outfitters cannot rent tubes or transport customers to and from the Comal (above) or Guadalupe rivers. Image courtesy of Tubing the Comal River Facebook page.
Big Give
The Big Give is South Central Texas' 24-hour online day of online giving.
Prize patrol at CHMS
The 'Prize Patrol' awards grants funded by the Parent Teacher Association to Chuch Hill Middle School teachers.
Smithson Valley High School Graduate Caleb Mosley
Caleb Mosley graduated from Smithson Valley High School this year and is pursuing a double major in Theatre and Human Rights at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
New Braunfels city hall
covid19-update
Residents wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can call the county’s dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
911 Flag
The walk honors those who gave their lives for freedom as well as first responders and active-duty military.
Canyon Lake plane crash
Two adults and a child were injured in a small plane crash Monday near Canyon Lake. Photo: KENS 5 & Kens5.com
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