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Canyon Lake Dam Service Road
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Canyon Lake is restricting access to the dam's service road for herbicide application.
Canyon Lake Fire/EMS Pierce Enforcer 107’ Tractor Drawn Aerial
Canyon Lake Fire/EMS' new truck company, a Pierce Enforcer 107’ Tractor-Drawn Aerial. Image by Box 120 Photography.
TPM Library
Curbside service will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Items can be ordered through online accounts.
Crane's Mill Park Crappie Dock
The crappie fishing dock at Cranes Mill Park is a popular hangout for families and many senior citizens who fish for crappie and catfish.
Comal County law enforcement
Comal County jail is closed to visitors as of today. Only attorneys are allowed to visit clients.
comal county courthouse
Comal County said late Friday there still are no reported cases of COVID-19 in the county.
CRRC Logo
Although details of how CRRC might respond if the crisis worsens are not available, Schein said one possibility is that the Food Pantry would begin providing pre-packaged orders instead of allowing individuals to shop for themselves, a practice that was implemented when CRRC moved into its new building. The charity also is paying particular concern to hygiene to protect the health of staff, volunteers and clients.
comal isd covid-19
Comal ISD cancels classes for March 16-20 along with extracurricular events.
touring Canyon Lake Gorge
Canyon Lake Gorge, described as a geological wonder, has reopened for tours but Guadalupe Blanco River Authority said special safety measures will be implemented to protect staff and visitors.
Brett Parker
Brett Parker of Hill Country Snake Removal will find and remove snakes from yards and properties. He cautions residents to watch out for baby snakes that will be hatching soon -- especially western diamondbacks, which have black-and-white stripes on their tails.
Comal County COVID-19 Tabletop Exercise
More than 58 people  -- including representatives from school districts, hospitals, nursing homes, private businesses, volunteer organizations, utilities, first responders and emergency service districts -- participated in a Comal County tabletop exercise designed to help prepare for a COVID-19 outbreak.
Comal County Commissioner Pct. 4 Jen Crownover
Canyon Lake-area Comal County Pct. 4 Commissioner Jen Crownover says there are no reported cases of COVID-19 in the county and urges residents to just keep "living your lives."
CRRC Sign
Community Resource and Recreation Center of Canyon Lake (CRRC) says it has stepped up its efforts to clean and sanitize all door handles, counters, restrooms, and other surfaces frequently handled by multiple people many times throughout the day.
Canyon Lake Fire/EMS Mobile Intensive Care Unit
Canyon Lake Fire/EMS is screening 911 callers for coronavirus (COVID-19).
Canyon Lake Fire/EMS
Employees were honored for their service today at Canyon Lake Fire/EMS Pinning and Awards Ceremony 2020. Image by Jen Crownover, Comal County Pct. 4 Commissioner.
trapped cats
Animal Rescue Connections needs help rehoming indoor/outdoor cats it rescued from a hoarding situation. The group will deliver the animals to anyone living within a 100 mile radius of Canyon Lake. (File photo.)
Bluebonnets
Earlier this week, Texas Wildflower Reports heard from a friend who saw early blooms along FM 306 and Purgatory Road in Comal County, but cautioned grass is getting tall. (Image is a file photo, not from 2020.)
herb garden
Connie Sheppard, agent for family and community health, will teach a class on growing herbs next Saturday at Comal County office of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
Texas wildflowers
Learn about the value of including and preserving natives in landscapes at Native Plant Society of Texas Lindheimer Chapter's Level 1 Introduction to Native Landscapes. It's the first in a three-part series required for native landscape certification.
New Braunfels Fire Department
New Braunfels Fire Department will respond to 911 calls that may be related to the Novel 2019 Coronavirus using personel who are specifically trained and equipped to respond to hazardous materials/biological incidents.
Will and the Wilderness
Will Dupuy and the Wilderness perform post-Civil War songs, songs of Texas and more at Tye Preston Memorial Library's Canyon Lake Reads community event, which is themed around the novel News of the World by Paulette Jiles.
ozobot
How can kids spend Spring Break in one of Texas' premier vacation destinations? With a robot, indoors! Tye Preston Memorial Library offers an action-packed week that also includes bead projects and painting glass.
Donna Eccleston
Donna Eccleston, Comal County's incumbent Precinct 1 commissioner, fended off challenger Richard Smith in Tuesday's primary election. She will face Democrat Lindsay Poisel in November.
corona virus
Image courtesy of WebMD.com
CLHS Criminal Justice QuizBowl
Pictured are some of the award winners from the Canyon Lake High School SkillsUSA Law Enforcement Club. Collectively, the group brought home 11 medals from the SkillsUSA Texas District 10 Leadership and Skills Conference in Waco.
TCEQ grants air permit
Quarry opponents are suing Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for its November 2019 decision to grant Vulcan Materials the air-quality permit it needs to develop a 1,500-acre limestone rock quarry and rock-crushing operation in central Comal County. Image courtesy of Stop 3009 Vulcan Quarry.
communty garden
Joe Ed Lyles, better known as the garden/wildflower guy, is planning a community garden at Community Resource and Recreation Center of Canyon Lake's (CRRC) Mabel Jones Recreation Center. Image courtesy of seewhatgrows.org.
Kristen Hoyt
Republican candidate Kristen Hoyt, who co-owns Corner Tubes in New Braunfels and doesn't own a boat, said she supported state boat registration at the county level long before opponent Patrick Aten did. Aten said he has supported boat registration since October 2019.
Comal ISD Bond 2020
The proposed bond package addresses rapid growth in Comal ISD, which anticipates the arrival of 6,700 new students over the next five years.
Rep. Kyle Biedermann meets with CLHS Criminal Justice students
Top row, l-r: Aiden Ballard, Mr. Tokarski, Madison Crowder, Krystal Cates, Kirsten Heckathorn, and State Rep. Kyle Biedermann, Texas House District 73. Kneeling, l-r: Brice Bartholomew, Sarah Shepard, Zachary Collins, and Jade Paz.
Smithson Valley High School Vocational Education Program
Students enrolled in a Principles of Construction class at Smithson Valley High School recently began working on a project. Pictured in back from left are Alexis Vazquez-Tinajero and Truitt Davidson; pictured lifting the platform from left are Edgar Sanchez, Rene Rivera and Zach Olson.
Comal County Safety Award
In this photo from 2019, Comal County’s Safety Committee was recognized in Commissioners Court for winning the 2018 Excellence in Safety Award. From left to right: Jail Captain Gregory Reese, Director of Facilities Management Mike Boursier, Emergency Management Coordinator Jeff Kelley, Texas Association of Counties Risk Control Consultant Joe Szewczyk, Human Resources Office Manager and Loss Control Coordinator Loretta Wallace, Road and Bridge Department Safety Coordinator Leili Samuelson, Director of Public Health Cheryl Fraser, Director of Human Resources Jerri Hettinger and Fire Marshal Kory Klabunde.
Canyon Lake
According to a report issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in December 2019, Canyon Lake is the second-clearest reservoir in the state, based on something called "highest mean Secchi disk transparency."
Comal County Pct 1 Commissioners
Community activists fighting the proposed Vulcan Quarry at SH 46 and FM 3009 this week released a Voters Guide stating that incumbent Precinct 1 Commissioner Donna Eccleston, left, has "done nothing" meaningful to support her constituents, and urge voters to choose between Republican Richard Smith and Democrat Lindsay Poisel instead during the March 3 primary election. Eccleston said she's done everything she can under state law and is urging state representatives to make changes that would give commissioners zoning authority over unincorporated Comal County.
wildlife baby shower
Bring your checkbook! If you feel compelled to show up with a gift, fawn pellets, pecans, heating pads and birdseed also are appreciated.
Canyon Lake High School student Anise Christensen
Canyon Lake High School student Anise Christensen won fourth place for her sculpture at the Rodeo Austin student art contest. Her piece will be auctioned off in March and she will receive the proceeds.
Corona Virus
Image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Inspection.
Canyon Lake High School girls softball team
Canyon Lake Hawks softball team competed against Blanco on Monday.
league of women voters-comal area
Commissioners Court on Thursday recognized the League of Women Voters, Comal Area, which is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its parent organization. Left to right: Commissioners Scott Haag and Kevin Webb; LWV-CA Publicity Director Jerrie Champlin; LWV-CA Vice President for Voters Services Ada Conlan; Commissioner Donna Eccleston; LWV-CA President Roxanna Deane; and LWV-CA members Daphne Spraitzar, Bob Baranowski, Marilyn Aden, Fran Hargrove and Jensie Madden. Far right is County Judge Sherman Krause.
Canyon Lake Hawks swim team
Hawks are in the water in San Antonio this weekend for UIL district competition.
Texas primary
Comal County has nearly 106,000 registered voters, a five-percent increase over the number of residents who registered to vote during the November 2018 elections. It's a 14 percent increase, to date, from the 92,389 people who registered for the 2016 presidential election.
Comal County tax office
Comal County Tax Office says there are many ways to pay property taxes, which are due by Jan. 31.
Texas House districts and party affiliation as of 2019
Texas House districts and party affiliation as of 2019. Source: Wikipedia.
Comal County Director of Public Health Ceryl Fraser
Comal County Director of Public Health Cheryl Fraser said the flu count is high and her office is keeping a close eye on the schools.
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