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Lennar Home Bulverde
Lennar Homes plans to build 1,880 homes on 780 acres at its 4S Ranch in Bulverde. Lennar built this home in nearby Johnson Ranch.
Long library line
i voted stickers
For the first time ever, Comal County residents can cast their votes at any new Vote Center in the county.
early voting in Comal County
Turnout for early voting remained strong as of Friday. On Tuesday voters will have a chance to vote at any Vote Center in the county.
canyon lake varsity hawks
Canyon Lake High School Split End / Linebacker Kyle Wharton (#42) takes down the Lampasas running back. rr[Photo Credit: Mark Robinson / MJR Photography / www.mjrphotog.com]
Leon Dominick
Leon Dominick with the Lindheimer Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas says there's lots of fall color if you know where to look.
comal early voting
Voter turnout has been well above 2017 numbers – as in 250-500 percent higher each day, and already more than double the total number of in-person early voters for the entire 2017 election.
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.
property taxes
Residents can make partial payments from now through Jan. 31. Any taxes left unpaid after Jan. 31 are subject to penalties and interest. Alex Slobodkin / Getty Images
man watering with soaker hose
Hand watering, or watering by soaker hose, bucket, and drip irrigation is allowed on any day between 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Image by Mahoney's Garden Center.
san antonio radar for Oct.25
Comal County Fire Marshal Kory Klabunde said the burn ban was lifted at 10:20 Friday morning after overnight rains associated with a cold front dumped between 1.5 to 4 inches of rain across Comal County. Image by News4SA TV.
woman tying apron
Anyone who prepares food in a restaurant or makes food at home for sale elsewhere is required to complete an accredited food-handling program. Image by Food Truck Empire.
Canyon Lake Hawks
Canyon Lake High School Quarterback / Linebacker Brandon Robinson (#4) closely covers a Burnet receiver, tipping the pass. File photo credit: Mark Robinson / MJR Photography.
trick or treating in Sattler, Texas
Need something warm to wear? Trick-or-treating in Sattler this Saturday includes a stop by the Coat Rack Ministry, which provides free jackets, hoodies, coats and sweaters to anyone who needs one.
university of county government
On May 14, University of County Government's Class of 2019 received high marks from Comal County commissioners. Enrollment is now open for the 2020 year.
Awana Program at First Baptist Church of Canyon Lake
Programs like "Awana" are part of what attracts families to First Baptist Church Canyon Lake, which breaks ground on a new, 15,000-square-foot fellowship hall and large, secure area for children and preschoolers on Sunday.
Comal County Commissioners Court
Comal County Commissioners Court.
Annalisa Peace
Annalisa Peace, executive director of the Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance, says Proposition 8 would authorize a flood infrastructure fund (created by Senate Bill 7) to be managed by the Texas Water Development Board to be used for planning, seeking permits for, or constructing flood-related projects. This flood infrastructure fund will require no new taxes or bonds as money comes from a one-time distribution of $793 million from Texas' rainy day fund, which currently stands at $11 billion dollars.
Comal County Sheriff K-9 Unit
You won't find this cute dog on VOTE411.org but he did hang out, offline, with the Comal County sheriff.
early voting
Registered voters in Comal County can cast their ballots at any of six locations -- now called Vote Centers -- during the early voting period, which ends Nov. 1.
Canyon Lake Presbyterian fundraiser
The gorgeous sunset and view from Canyon Lake Presbyterian's stone patio were as big an attraction as the chili and live music at Wednesday night's Turkeys to Tables fundraiser for Community Resource and Recreation Center of Canyon Lake's food pantry.
precipitation in Comal County 10/15-10/16
This is the amount of rain Comal County received between 7 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Image courtesy of Comal County Commissioner Jen Crownover, Pct. 4.
canyon lake high school paralympics
Athletes at Canyon Lake High School say they were inspired by guest speaker Kari Miller, right, who happens to be a three-time Paralympic medalist. Senior Jade Lawless got to meet the hero.
Canyon Lake Presbyterian Church Secretary Laura Schafer
Canyon Lake Presbyterian Church Secretary Laura Schafer says the rain should all be gone in time for Wednesday evening's Turkeys to Tables fundraiser for the CRRC.
River Chase resident Brian Brantley
Brian Brantley hoses smoke and dirt from the skidsteer he used to cut fire breaks during last Saturday's 226-acre brush fire. A week later, he said he still can't get the smokey smell out of his CAT 262.
canyon lake dam
Image courtesy of Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority
Canyon Lake Emergency Services District 3
Emergency Services District No. 3 operates Canyon Lake Fire/EMS, which provides fire protection and, through a contract with Comal County ESD No. 2, emergency medical response for some 250 square miles in the northern portion of Comal County, including and around Canyon Lake.
vulcan quarry
Image by Friends of Dry Comal Creek.
brush fire in comal county
Comal County Fire/EMS worked the scene of this 40-acre brush fire in Canyon Lake though Saturday night. Units from New Braunfels, Bracken and Hays County fire departments also responded to the blaze, along with several low-flying air tankers.
Devil's Backbone
Image by RV There Yet?
2020 census badge
The 2020 U.S. Census is more than just a count of population and this is the first time it will be primarily online, according to League of Women Voters of the Comal Area Treasurer and the Census Forum Coordinator Gloria Suarez Sasser.
panoramic view of canyon lake
Image courtesy of Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority.
comal isd tax rate
Comal ISD Board President Jason York said this seven-cent decrease will help ease the burden of rising property values on local taxpayers.
Bass fisherwoman Abigal Spence
Smithson Valley High School student anglers Abigail Spence and Evan Velez took the second spot with a bass weighing in at 5.32 lbs. during the Texas High School Bass Association (THSBA) Hill Country Division Tournament in Lake Travis on Sept. 14.
Comal County Fair & Rodeo
All county offices close on Friday. Parks facilities in Canyon Lake and Spring Branch/Bulverde will remain open.
Monarch Ultra Run
Cheer on runners who will pass through San Antonio from 10 to 11 a.m. Oct. 17 2019 during the Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival. They're replicating the 2,671-mile monarch butterfly migration. Filmmakers, runners, and pollinator advocates will be telling the story of the flight of the monarch butterfly through the eyes of ultra-runners who will trek from southern Ontario to central Mexico this fall.
be a texas voter button
Voters registered in Comal County can now cast ballots on Election Day at any vote center in the county.
SVHS LLS Candidates
These three Smithson Valley High School students decided to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as part of the group's students-of-the-year campaign. L-R: Avery Walker, 2020 candidate, P.J. O'Toole, 2017 candidate, and Kaylva Friesenhan, 2019 candidate. Friesenhan, a junior, raised $24,153 last spring.
State Rep. Kyle Biedermann, shown here with Karen-John Hobson, left, and Marsha Cooper, was the featured speaker at Canyon Lake Republican Women's meeting on Sept. 18.
League of Women Voters-Comal Area is kicking off its celebration of the centennial of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by inviting members, friends, supporters and anyone interested in exploring how they can make a difference in the electoral process to a fall membership meeting tomorrow.
Table du Jour at TPML Fundraiser
Guests at Sept. 27-28 Tables du Jour fundraiser by Friends of Tye Preston Memorial Library will be treated to intricately designed dinner tables like this one, from the "First Edition" of Tables du Jour in 2015: "The inspiration for Mr. McGregor's Garden started with finding the pattern for the carrots which became chair backs for an Easter table. Everything needs more than one purpose so what fun to create a special garden for Peter Rabbit. Spring is in the air and this tablescape will make you want to go home to start your garden. Designer Laurie Oberg encourages you to enjoy each detail of the table and imagine Peter Rabbit and all his antics with Mr. McGregor." Image by Scott Mozisek
Canyon Lake Firefighter Kyle Ingram
Meet May 2020's "hot firefighter" Kyle Ingram, with Canyon Lake Fire & EMS, and his rescue lab Duke. Ingram volunteered to pose for the 2020 Hot Rescues Calendar. Proceeds support pediatric burn camps in Texas.
Guadalupe Valley Lakes
They won't be drained but Lakes McQueeney, Placid, Meadow and Gonzales will close to all activity this Thursday while a special panel appointed by Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) and property owners decides on next steps to ensure public safety and manage infrastructure issues. Image courtesy of gvlakes.com.
Comal County Fire Marshal's Truck
The burn ban remains in effect despite recent scattered showers. Avoid fires and open flames or expect a possible visit from this truck.