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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 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 to schedule an appointment. Testing is only conducted on Tuesday and Friday by appointment only.
Early voting at CRRC
Canyon Lake voters were greeted by jack-o-lanterns as they arrived for early voting on Wednesday.
Boat ramp #5
There are 23 boat ramps located around Canyon Lake.
plant swap
Image by MetroCatalyst.com
election signs
High voter turnout continues in Comal and Guadalupe counties.
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 to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesday and Friday by appointment only.
I voted stickers
High voter turnout continues in Comal and Guadalupe counties.
comal county 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 to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesday and Friday and you must have an appointment.
comal county tax office
Comal County property tax statements are in the mail.
Canyon Lake High School Auditorium
Canyon Lake High School students who opted to stay home for the first part of the school year returned to campus today. Here, Canyon Lake High School welcomes 'new-to-campus students.' Nine members of the school's "campus community" have tested positive for COVID-19 since Oct. 13, according to emails.
fact or fake concept cubes
Join a Zoom call that explores ways to fact-check news stories, understand media bias, get ongoing information on news literacy and spot ways to manipulations on social-media posts. Image courtesy of the AARP.
Story Time with Lynn
This week's story is titled "They Never Gave Up," a true tale of two ducks who were critically injured by a crossbow hunter.
early voting button
High voter turnout continues in Comal and Guadalupe counties.
comal isd bus
Nearly 3,500 Comal ISD students will return to campus on Wednesday for the first time since March. Image courtesy of Comal ISD.
Comal County Public Information
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 to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesday and Friday. Appointments are required.
comal county democratic candidates
Democrat Stephanie Phillips, far right, thinks the 2020 General Election will prove historic for women candidates and especially women of color. L-r: Colette Nies, Democrat running for Comal County Commissioner Pct. 3, Lindsey Poisel, a Democrat running for Comal County Commissioner Pct. 1, Poisel's daughter and Phillips, who is running for Texas House District 73.
canned vegetables
"You can make a difference with just one can," said CRRC Development Director Maureen Schein
kid getting flu shot
Image by Orlando Health.
voetexas.gov
VoteTexas.gov, powered by Texas Secretary of State, provides daily statistics on early voting.
Early voting
Comal County residents line up to vote at the Community Resource and Recreation Center of Canyon Lake (CRRC) on Oct. 15.
early voting sign
Early voting for the Nov. 3 General Election begins Tuesday, Oct. 13.
comal county boat ramps
The courtesy dock at Comal County Boat Ramp #23, shown here as A4, will close for repairs later this month.
New Braunfels Police Department
Forty-three-year-old Ryan Patrick Ingle of New Braunfels died at the scene after he was ejected from his truck during the rollover accident.
water restrictions
File image by Pixabay/MGN Online.
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.
white tail buck
Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation's Communications and Development Manager Ava Donaldson warns deer are on the move for a number of other reasons besides the rut including changing  temperatures, hunting season, and foraging for food.
Early voting in Comal County
Comal residents cast 10,574 votes as of 6 p.m. Wednesday. Image courtesy of Comal County.
DAM Fine Sunday Drive
Sign up for a DAM Fine Sunday Drive across the top of Canyon Lake dam.
covid-19 update
Residents 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.
texas poll workers
Image by movetexas.org.
Tye Preston Memorial Library
File image.
Colette Nies
Canyon Lake High School Hawks Stadium
The game was canceled after someone on Taylor's football team tested positive for COVID-19.
comal county 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.
Canyon Lake Water Service Company's Sattler office
Canyon Lake Water Service Company's (CLWSC) Sattler office.
CLWSC's Hillcrest Tower
Canyon Lake Water Service Company's Hillcrest Tower. Image courtesy of CLWSC.
Guadalupe River below Canyon Dam
Image of the Guadalupe River below Canyon Dam courtesy of Cecilio Chopper Martinez.
comal county 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.
Beer on a bar
Comal County's Open Safe Plan includes a number of control measures that will be enforced by the county fire marshal and area law enforcement.
early voting sign
Early voting for the Nov. 3 General Election begins Tuesday, Oct. 13.
Comal County Elections Coordinator Cynthia Jaqua
Comal County Elections Coordinator Cynthia Jaqua checks voting machines for logic and accuracy. Image courtesy of Comal County.
Comal County Tax Assessor-Collector Cathy Talcott
Comal County Tax Assessor-Collector Cathy Talcott. File image courtesy of Comal County.
covid-19 deaths
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.
Silly Rabbit Saloon
Patrons crowd the Silly Rabbit Saloon on New Year's Eve 2019. When the bar reopens on Oct. 14 things will be a lot less crowded under new COVID-19 rules.
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