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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.


covid-19
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 to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesday and Friday, by appointment only.
covid-19 vaccine
Comal County still recommends checking for alternative vaccine providers as the number of dosages allocated by the State of Texas each week remains low.
Boat ramp #5
There are 23 boat ramps located around Canyon Lake.
comal county covid-19 dashboard
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 to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesday and Friday, by appointment only.
covid-19
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 to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesday and Friday, by appointment only.
unity rocks
Image of unity rocks, painted to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, courtesy of the New Braunfels MLK Association.
dinosaur
Check out real fossils and dinosaur tracks at the Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country's first fossil ridge tours this weekend.
Fair Maps Texas
Fair Maps Texas spokesperson Stephanie Swanson joins a League of Women Voters of the Comal Area Zoom meeting to discuss how legislative districts are drawn in Texas and steps residents can take to ensure the public is part of the process.
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 to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesday and Friday, by appointment only.
Comal County's COVID-19 dashboard
Comal County's COVID-19 dashboard for Jan. 12. 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 to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesday and Friday, by appointment only.
academic calendar
File image.
Canyon Lake Dam Floodgates
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close the floodgates at Canyon Lake on Jan. 20. File image by Patrick Y. Wong.
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 to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesday and Friday, by appointment only.
Burn ban lifted
Dr. John Hellerstedt
Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner Dr. John Hellerstedt said hub providers will receive 158,825 doses of vaccine this week.
covid-19 mask
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 to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesday and Friday, by appointment only. Call the Public Health Department to find out if you qualify for a COVID-19 vaccination. Image courtesy of National Network of Public Health Institutes.
comal county covid-19 dashboard
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 to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesday and Friday, by appointment only. Call the Public Health Department to find out if you qualify for a COVID-19 vaccination.
burn ban
Texas counties shown in red are under burn bans.
crrc logo
Community Resource and Recreation Center of Canyon Lake serves residents by providing vital social service resources as well as life-enriching recreation and educational opportunities.
covid-19 mask
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 to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesday and Friday, by appointment only. There is no testing scheduled for Friday due to the New Year holiday. Call the Public Health Department to find out if you qualify for a COVID-19 vaccination. Image by Mark Graves.
covid-19
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 to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesday and Friday, by appointment only. There is no testing scheduled for Friday due to the New Year holiday. Call the Public Health Department to find out if you qualify for a COVID-19 vaccination.
covid vaccine
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comal county covid-19 dashboard
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 to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesday and Friday, by appointment only. There is no testing scheduled for Friday due to the New Year holiday. Call the Public Health Department to find out if you qualify for a COVID-19 vaccination.
comal county covid-19 dashboard
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 to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesday and Friday, by appointment only. There is no testing scheduled for Friday due to the New Year holiday. Call the Public Health Department to find out if you qualify for a COVID-19 vaccination.
north pole village
CRRC of Canyon Lake's Christmas Village was just one of many community-centered programs offered at the Rec Center, which closed due to COVID-19 restrictions today and will reopen in the spring.
covid-19
Those who currently qualify to receive the vaccine must make an appointment with their local pharmacy. The vaccine is not available to the general public at this time.
crappie dock
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said in addition to vandalism at the Crappie Dock, above, security fencing around Canyon Lake also is being destroyed.
happy new year fireworks
Fireworks are legal in unincorporated Comal County.
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 to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesday and Friday, by appointment only. There is no testing scheduled for Friday due to the New Year holiday. Call the Public Health Department to find out if you qualify for a COVID-19 vaccination.
Comal County COVID-19 Dashboard
The news isn't good on Comal County's COVID-19 dashboard, which updates daily at 6: 30 a.m. 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 to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesday and Friday, by appointment only. There is no testing scheduled for Friday due to the New Year holiday.
County Health Director Cheryl Fraser
Comal County Public Health Director Cheryl Fraser said the county began innoculating its frontline healthcare workers with the COVID-19 vaccine today.
TSA P Hospitalization Rate
Comal and Guadalupe counties are included in Texas' Trauma Service Area P, which over the last seven days exceeded 15-percent or more of total hospital capacity with COVID-19 patients.
covid-19 dashboard
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 to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesday and Friday, by appointment only. File image.
covid-19 christmas
Comal County's former Health Authority Dr. Dorothy Overman wishes everyone a Merry Christmas but urges residents to stay safe so they can celebrate the end of the pandemic next year. File image.
texas trauma service area
Comal County lies withinTexas Trauma Service Area 'Region P.'
covid-19
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 to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesday and Friday, by appointment only. File image.
comal county covid-19 dashboard
Comal County's COVID-19 dashboard for Dec. 22. 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 to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesday and Friday, by appointment only. File image.
Brookshire Brothers in Canyon Lake.
Brookshire Brothers' Canyon Lake store.
covid-19
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 to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesday and Friday, by appointment only. File image.
comal county burn ban
Saturday's rain wasn't heavy enough to cause the county to rescind its burn ban.
CRRC Christmas Drive-Thru
COVID-19 canceled the North Pole Village but not Christmas cheer at the CRRC. Enjoy a live nativity drive-thru with lights, carols, elves, goodie bags...and Santa! Image courtesy of the CRRC.
comal county covid-19 dashboard
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 to schedule an appointment. Testing is only done on Tuesday and Friday, by appointment only.
recycle christmas trees
Recycle Christmas trees and garlands by turning them into mulch at the Moe Schwab Recycling Center beginning Dec. 29.
Canyon High School Cougar Nation
Comal ISD said it will not extend its school break or suspend athletic activities due to COVID-19. A Canyon High School Cougars football playoff game against Katy Paetow was canceled this weekend after someone on that team either contracted or was exposed to COVID-19. Twitter image.
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