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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.

Woman getting flu shot.

The good news is that for the week ending Feb. 10, Comal County reported 471 cases of influenza — down from the previous two weeks, but still more than any week in any previous year dating …   More...
bird walking

Join Headwaters at the Comal for a fun day of bird education and birding activities. Gain important skills and education that will allow you to join hundreds of thousands of citizen scientists …   More...
diabetic woman

The Comal County office of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service kicks off the Texas spring with classes on healthy cooking, managing Type 2 diabetes and food handling. Classes …   More...
Loop 337 Expansion Project

Comal County Engineer Tom Hornseth urges Canyon Lake residents to support county-related transportation projects at an upcoming public meeting sponsored by Alamo Area Metropolitan …   More...
voting booth

Comal County announced it will open five polling locations for early voting in the March 6 Texas primary election. Early voting begins Feb. 20. Registered voters can choose between voting …   More...
scissor-tailed flycatchers

Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance is formalizing key elements of a coalition organized to conserve open space in Comal County. Agenda items for the meeting, scheduled from 2:30 to 4 p.m. …   More...
senior living facility

A proposed development at Canyon Lake is not Section 8 housing. Reacting to reports on social media, Donna Eccleston, Comal County Commissioner Pct. 1, says a resolution on the Commissioners …   More...

Jacob Foster just made even more history for Canyon Lake High School. On Feb. 7, National Signing Day, he became the first CLHS football standout to sign with an FBS (formerly Division I) …   More...
flu virus

The Comal County Office of Public Health is offering a limited number of free influenza vaccines to county residents in an effort to help combat an especially active flu season. The vaccines …   More...
Comal ISD Superintendent Andrew Kim with a group of parents.

Feb. 1 was University Interscholastic League’s (UIL) 2018-2020 realignment day. While the reclassification, which is based on school enrollment, didn’t impact Canyon Lake High …   More...
aampo poster for meeting

The Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization wants your input on 48 proposed transportation projects in or around Comal County. Public meetings are free and open to the public. …   More...
Adriana Kohler

Texas is reported to have the highest rate of maternal mortality in the developed world. Between 2010 and 2014, the death rate for pregnant women doubled from 18.6 deaths to 35.8 deaths per …   More...

Remember that alarming news story about the dangers of drinking out of water bottles left in hot cars? Chances are you shared it on Facebook or worried about the few lukewarm swigs you once …   More...
tour of historic Comal County courthouse

Registration is now open for the 2018 edition of Comal County’s award-winning University of County Government. Click here to apply. The class runs March 13 through May 15. University …   More...
Tye Preston Memorial Library

Remember that alarming news story about the dangers of drinking out of water bottles left in hot cars? Chances are you shared it on Facebook or worried about the few lukewarm swigs you once …   More...
Man losing pieces of his mind.

Support group for care-givers led by New Braunfels resident Pete Goodwin, of brainstormmindfitness.com. His career spans over 40 years as a corporate manager, memory-care assisted …   More...
Property for development in New Braunfels

Weigh in on goals and strategies of Envision New Braunfels at a community open house scheduled from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23 at New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center ballroom, …   More...
Sophomore Zach Griffin

by Hilltop Resporter Canyon Lake High School Hawks finished their first day of the Fredericksburg Tourney with a 1-1 record on Wednesday, Dec. 27, after disposing of the Hidalgo Pirates …   More...
master gardeners with head of cauliflower

Three times a week, green-thumbed volunteers with Comal Master Gardener Association visit Comal County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 325 Resource Drive in New Braunfels,  …   More...
Wesley Nurse Tricia Hartnett Mathis

No health insurance? Low income? Health insurance but limited resources? Canyon Lake resident  Tricia Hartnett Mathis RN, a Wesley nurse with Methodist Healthcare Ministries, probably …   More...
dead deer lying by road

There’s no need to stare at unsightly roadkill especially during the rut, also known as ‘crazy-deer season.’ Call Comal County within 24 hours of a car collision with …   More...
White-tail deer with albino fawn.

A little white fawn who captured the hearts of many has died, according to Canyon Lake resident and nature photographer Jane Sharp. In early December, a neighbor noticed the baby white-tail …   More...
Hometown Holiday Parade

Parade organized by the New Braunfels Christmas Committee, which wanted to create an event that supports local businesses, creates new memories and brings families together to embrace …   More...
2016 iPad

Need help? Bring your iPad in for a free consultation. First-come, first-serve. Call for an appointment or sign up at the Front Desk. Fifteen-minute sessions. …   More...
Canyon Lake High School's robotics team.

The Canyon Lake High School robotics team wanted a bigger challenge. So it applied for and in December won the 2017 Texas Workforce Commission Grant Award for a Rookie Team. The grant allows …   More...

Classes prepare attendees to take the U.S. Citizenship test. Naturalization is an important milestone in the path toward U.S. citizenship. The decision to apply for citizenship is a very …   More...
Canyon Lake Hawks girls volleyball players

by Hilltop Resporter Canyon Lake Lady Hawks improved to 11-2 after a win over Eagle Pass Winn on Tuesday night at the Hawk Nest, 50-29. It was a slow game as the Hawks finally started playing …   More...
Walmart pickup tower

Ho, ho, ho from the Walmart Supercenter in New Braunfels, recipient of one of just four “pickup towers” in the company’s Texas stores. The 16 by 8-foot pickup tower arrived …   More...
Christmas tree recycling

Christmas is coming and so is Christmas tree recycling. Here’s a look at a proposal about disposal of natural decorative holiday greenery and other items on the agenda for Comal County …   More...
Golden-cheeked warbler

Comal County’s one of the top 10 fastest-growing counties in the United States, and a loose coalition of concerned residents and activist groups think it’s time for residents to start …   More...
Master naturalist Josie Gonzalez.

by Sara Riggs Texas Master Naturalist Lindheimer Chapter No matter your background, if you are interested in learning more about Canyon Lake Gorge and then sharing your knowledge with …   More...
Comal County Tax Assessor-Collector Cathy Talcott

Comal County Tax Office has mailed out 2017 property tax statements, due upon receipt. The statements detail the taxes property owners owe based on property value determined by the Comal …   More...
Brannon Brooke and Jen Crownover

Press Release from Jen Crownover, Comal County Commissioner Pct. 4: “There’s been some confusion lately with the pending amendment election (on Nov. 7) and some flyers that have …   More...
Mountain Lion

Several threads on area Facebook pages and Next Door report possible sightings of mountain lions in the Canyon Lake area. MyCanyonLake.com checked in with Liz Bates, a New Braunfels-based …   More...
Poster for Brauntex Theatre's 50+ Theatre Program.

Brauntex’s 50+ Theatre program’s back by popular demand. It’s open to residents ages 50 and up from the New Braunfels area. Spaces limited so apply now. Learn acting …   More...
Comal County District Attorney Jennifer Tharp.

Comal is one of only three counties selected to receive a grant from the Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) that will be used to create a group of community and governmental agencies …   More...
Comal County's recycling center

Don’t call it mulch ado about nothing: All the mulch Comal County residents need is free for the taking as the county’s Recycling Center launches Mulch Madness in an effort to clear its …   More...
white tail buck

Late September marks beginning of rut season — the breeding period — for the omnipresent whitetail deer in Canyon Lake. The rut can be especially dangerous for Canyon Lake …   More...
Comal County tax rate chart

Commissioners Court approved the 2018 Comal County budget and a tax rate to fund it on Sept. 7, setting expenditures for next year at $95.38 million and the tax rate at 35.7921 cents per $100 …   More...
Foods in Keto Diet

Ann Childress, M.S. in nutrition, discusses the science behind eating ‘KETO.’ Library provides coffee, tea and cookies. Bring a sack lunch! A ketogenic diet, or keto diet, …   More...
Chief Darren Brinkkoeter

Veteran New Braunfels Fire Department Battalion Chief Darren Brinkkoeter was sworn in Sept. 20 as leader of Comal County Emergency Services District No. 3 (Canyon Lake Fire/EMS). He replaces …   More...
variety of produce

A retired New Braunfels landscaper now living in Startzville is growing 540 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to feed families served by non-profit Community Resource and Recreation …   More...
Canyon Lake Dam.

Despite Harvey rains, Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) says current releases of 110 cubic feet per second (cfs) at Canyon Reservoir will be reduced to match the inflow of about …   More...
Bonjour

French Club meets 2 p.m. every Tuesday – right after French class at 1 p.m! …   More...