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Pilot Club preparing for Spring Fling
These Pilot Club members promise the food will be just as good this year as it was at last year's style show.
grocery store flyers
Community Resource and Recreation Center of Canyon Lake (CRRC) asks residents to shop for their food pantry. Look no further than this week's flyers to find special prices on items needed.
H.L. Saur, general manager of Comal Trinity Groundwater District
H.L. Saur, general manager of Comal Trinity Groundwater District, oversees final inspection of a new well.
Treat Coffee trailer
Treat Coffee offers a variety of drinks including the Flapjack, Canyon Lake's current favorite. The coffee trailer is located in the parking lot adjacent to realtor Paul Sullivan's office in Startzville.
Biedermann Introduces Two Quarry Bills
Larry Bailey (far left), Rep. Kyle Biedermann's environmental policy expert, meets with (l-r) Biedermann, John Brocksh, chief executive officer of The Aquifer Group, and Kathleen Jackson, director of the Texas Water Development Board.
Agenda for Jan. 24 Commissioners Court
Comal County Courthouse image courtesy of Comal County.
Keep Canyon Lake Beautiful volunteers
You can Keep Canyon Lake Beautiful, too! Sign up for the Spring trash cleanup. Images by MJR Photography.
rattle snake
Texas A&M University's Dr. Jill Heatley, an associate professor of veterinary medicine, says spring-like temperatures in areas of Texas mean snakes are coming out of winter hibernation. Pet owners, take note. Photo of rattle snake courtesy of Texas A&M.
Student Panel at Parents Unite
Ashley Stefanic Hime moderates a panel of student experts at last year's Parents unite, which gives parents the opportunity to ask questions about the upcoming school year.
Share Your Novel Ideas with Canyon Lake Area Writers Club
Bring your ideas or manuscripts to the next meeting of Canyon Lake Area Writers Club, which meets from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of every month at Type Preston Memorial Library.
girls in guadalupe river
Guadalupe River Basin Steering Committee is seeking public input about how to improve the quality of surface water in the Guadalupe River.
Texas Rep. Kyle Biedermann
In this undated image, Texas House Rep. Kyle Biedermann (D-73) attends an advisory council meeting.
artwork by teens
Lots of stuff for tweens and teens to do at Tye Preston Memorial Library this week.
attendees at saving family lands workshop
Ninety people turned out for a one-day workshop desiged for rural landowners trying to preserve their property for future generations. The event was hosted by conservation groups.
Bring your collectibles and heirlooms to the Appraisal Fair on March 30. If they're too big, take a picture to show to professional appraisers who on hand for the Appraisal Fair. Image by 27east.com.
scam alert
Don't pay up just because caller ID suggests you're receiving a call from Comal County Sheriff or other county offices.
Get ready to support your favorite local charities #BigGive2019.
videocam hummingbird
Video courtesy of Jay Lewis, Canyon Lake
Agenda for Jan. 24 Commissioners Court
Comal County Courthouse image courtesy of Comal County.
canyon lake high school hawks baseball player
photo by Mark Robinson, mjrphotography.com.
Canyon Lake Brookshire Brothers
Comal County Tax Office and Brookshire Brothers have partnered to offer the county’s fifth standalone vehicle-registration center – the first in the Canyon Lake area.
Dylan Sandau
Canyon Lake Junior Dylan Sandau is Comal ISD's new high school chess champion.
Vulcan Quarry SOAH Hearing March 6
Comal County residents packed commissioners courtroom for a March 6 hearing to determine who has the right to contest an air quality permit for Vulcan Materials' proposed rock quarry at State Highway 46 and FM 3009.
Canyon Lake
The fight over Vulcan Quarry isn't just about aggregate. Elected officials say it's also about property rights and local control. Activists say it's about quality of life and determining whether Comal County wants to be a tourist destination or a quarry county. Image by Cecilio Chopper Martinez
Mock Election Scheduled for New Voting Equipment
Both Republicans and Democrats joined in "acceptance testing" when Comal County received its new Verity Voting Equipment in January. Image courtesy of Hart InterCivic, which manufactures Verity Voting systems.
school calendar
Las Brisas Little Library
Las Brisas subdivision on the southside of Canyon Lake is just the latest development to get its own Little Free Library.
Comal County Courthouse
Comal County Commissioners courtroom is expected to be packed at an administrative hearing to determine who has the legal right to contest the proposed Vulcan Quarry.
Troutfest 2019 Runs Feb. 22-24
Trout TV host Hilary Hutcheson of Columbia Falls, Mont., is the featured speaker at this year's Troutfest in New Braunfels Feb. 22 to 24. Photo by Bob Asbury
Agenda for Jan. 24 Commissioners Court
Comal County Courthouse image courtesy of Comal County.
baby oppossum
“The more people understand about native species, the less likely they are to inadvertently harm them,” says Lynn Cuny, founder and president of Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation (WRR) in nearby Kendalia. “Wildlife can’t cause problems unless people create an environment in which they can do so. Instead of blaming the animals we should work together to find solutions satisfactory to both humans and wildlife.”
Bulverde permits revised
The map shows the different Bulverde-area land tracts and sewage-treatment plants that are either operational or currently under construction. Image courtey of Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance.
CRRC of Canyon Lake will begin pouring the slab for its new facility at 3 a.m. Tuesday.
CLHS Cheerleaders Win UIL
Canyon Lake High School cheerleaders are 4A UIL Spirit State Champions.
Eliana Molina Wins MVMS' GeoBee
She's the one in the middle!
Ties and Tiaras
Hannah Harrison and little sisters Harper, left, and Hadley, promote Ties & Tiaras Daddy Daughter Dance during carpool at Hoffman Lane Elementary School.
Kick Off Super Bowl at Startz VFW
Don't miss Startz Memorial VFW Post 8800's Annual Super Bowl Party on Sunday. Image courtesy of the VFW.
Developer Schedules Meeting on Senior-Living Facility
This new senior-living development, located on the southside of FM 306 east of Maricopa Drive and west of Riverside Path, will provide 35 residences for seniors ages 62 and up. Its developer says the facility will "fill a missing void" in Canyon Lake.
Vote Centers Could Increase Election Turnout
Guadalupe County switched to vote centers during the November 2017 general election. Image of Guadalupe County Election Center courtesy of KWED 1580 AM Radio, Seguin.
Efforts to Reopen Dam Road Pick Up Steam
The Dam Fine Car Show! was such a fundraising success last October that the Dam Community Alliance is planning another for this Oct. 20. Image by Vantage Drone.
USACE Closes the Gate at 8 a.m. Wednesday
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin closing the gate on Canyon reservoir at 8 a.m. Wednesday, reducing the flow rate into the Guadalupe River to 700 cubic feet per second.
Comal ISD Weighs Options for 2018-19 Calendar
Parents, you decide: Draft A ends school on May 28, with Draft B ending on June 3. Draft B also includes two additional non-traditional days off, and begins the Christmas break one day earlier.
Varsity Hawks Win CLHS Soccer Classic
Canyon Lake Hawk Michael Carpenter uses his head in win over San Antonio Christian Academy on Saturday. Image by MJR Photography.
Suspect Killed in FM 306 Car Crash
Thirty-three-year-old New Braunfels resident Abby Lynn Houston was killed in a head-on collision on FM 306 in Canyon Lake Sunday afternoon while trying to evade Comal County sheriff's deputies.