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Mark De Kiewiet
Area bee expert Mark De Kiewiet says a long, wet fall probably is to blame for the unusual number of bee swarms reported by area residents.
Comal midterms
With more than 61 percent of registered Comal County voters coming to the polls, 2018 blew away every midterm for at least the past 30 years.
No Price Tag, No Timeline for Dam Road
Nobody knows how much or what it will take to reopen Canyon Lake Dam's service road to pedestrians.
white tail buck
Watch for bucks to become more active during the 2018 "rut" which begins at the end of September.
filter_none Happy Trail
A new sign designates the beginning of the cut-through from Tye Preston Memorial Library to Canyon Gorge’s rock shop and outdoor learning center. From left: GBRA Chairman Rusty Brockman; GBRA General Manager Kevin Patteson; GBRA’s Happy Henry, who designed and help complete most of the trail; library board member Susan Bogle; and Library Director Roxanna Deane.
Free Thanksgiving Dinner This Thursday
Smoked turkey, ham and "all the fixins" will be served at this year's Free Thanksgiving Dinner at Startzville Elementary on Thursday. It's sponsored by PTA volunteers, who ladled out lots of gravy at last year's event.
Water Symposium Addresses Flooding Issues
Growth patterns have put large segments of Texans directly in the path of flood waters. Image by Comal County Office of Emergency Management.
Davisson with Golden Apple award
CISD Mountain Valley Middle School Principal Dustin Davisson gets to wear blue jeans every day in January after Jo Anne Johnson, PTA vice president of Membership, honored all teachers and support staff for joining the PTA.
There's Still Time to Raise the Woof
According to this Canine Classmate, some angels choose fur over wings to promote literacy for students in Canyon Lake elementary schools.
Fischer Christmas Market Set for Nov. 23-24
It may not be snowing Nov. 23 or 24 but it will be the season (anyway) for shopping at Fischer Christmas Market.
Learn To Stop Arguing Politics!
Two workshops focus on civility and the skills it takes to agree to disagree in otherwise heated political discussions -- even those at the Thanksgiving dinner table.
Jaynellen Kerr, resource specialist with Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, manages daily operations at Canyon Lake Gorge and likes to remind residents they have a natural phenomenon right in their backyard -- and it's incredible.
No Midterm Surprises in Comal County
Incumbent Comal County Precinct 4 Commissioner Jen Crownover easily won reelection to her seat on Tuesday.
County Land Records, Plats Now Available Online
All official public records dating to the establishment of Comal County in 1846 are now available online at comallandrecordsonline.com. Here's the recorded transfer of property from Mr. Cloudt to Mr. Holzmann dated June 28, 1847.
Jacobs Creek teacherage landmark
Teacherages were dwellings either attached to a school or located nearby where school teachers and their families could live.
What happened to #Texas fish during floods?
While many anglers have expressed concern about the fate of Guadalupe bass, which largely resides in Hill Country rivers, biologists believe the floods will ultimately result in positive outcomes for the official state fish. Image by Hill Country Alliance.
New Priest Expected Soon at St. Thomas
Rev. Edward Pavlicek (inset) arrived at St. Thomas in July but was stripped of his priestly duties on Oct. 26 after an investigation by the archdiocesan review board of San Antonio established there was sufficient evidence he sexually molested an 11-year-old child between 1986 and 1988.
GBRA Resumes Responsibility for Water Releases
The water level in Canyon Reservoir has decreased to near conservation pool level at 910 mean sea level (msl).
High Voter Turnout Continues in Comal
Comal County residents are voting at about the same rate as 2016 – and have already cast 12,000 more ballots than they did in 2014.
USACE Reduces Release to 2,000 cfs
Flows to Guadalupe River will drop dramatically later this week.
Car Show Raises Funds for Dam Walkway
This Mine Resistance Ambush Protected Vehicle (MRAP) from Comal County Sheriff's Office won both People's Choice and Junior Motorheads Choice at last Sunday's Dam Fine Car Show fundraiser.
Property Tax Statements Mailed
Check your mail! Property tax statements were mailed out on Friday.
Hip Holster
Canyon Lake resident Gary McFarland is owner and inventor of Hitch Holder, a device he thinks will save a lot of knees from the backs of area pickup trucks.
CRRC Needs Toilet Paper, Plastic Bags
10,000 Voters Turn Out in Comal
2014-18 Comal County In-Person Voting
Voter Guide Highlights Environmental Issues
Who represents you in the fight for Comal County's natural resources?
Help Teens Survive Life this Weekend
Preventing teen suicide is the focus this Saturday at McKenna Events Center.
Comal ISD Hosts Dyslexia Awareness Night
Renee Faulk, dyslexia interventionist at Rebecca Creek Elementary, Shelby Mazurek, fourth-grade student at Rebecca Creek Elementary; and Kathleen Mansfield, instructive technology coach for Comal ISD pose with a display for the Oct. 18 Dyslexia Awareness Night featuring all the technological tools which are used in the classroom and may be used at home as well.
Early Voting in Comal Begins Oct. 22
Early voting for the Nov. 6 midterm elections begins Monday, Oct. 22 at locations throughout Comal County, County.
No fireworks, just the facts at tonight's candidate forum
Roxanna Deane, far left, president of League of Women Voters of the Comal Area, moderates tonight's candidate forum at Tye Preston Memorial Library. In May, she accepeted an award on behalf of the chapter, which was recognized at the state convention for “increasing membership and an outstanding land-use study.” Also, (l-r) are LVW-CA Treasurer Gloria Suarez Sasser, Vice President for Organization Darlene Hicks, and Publicity Director Jerrie Champlin.
GBRA Issues Canyon Lake Flood Release Advisory
Based on preliminary inflow estimates, the USACE anticipates the lake to rise an additional five feet in the coming days.
CLWSC Ends Stage 1 Water Restrictions
Stage 1 water restrictions remain in effect for Canyon Lake Water Service Company customers.
Tubers on river
The can ban's back following a decision by the Texas Supreme Court on Friday. Image courtesy of Groupon.
Little Free Libraries
Startzville Elementary Librarian Kimberly Nance wants to see a Little Free Library like this one in all of her students' Canyon Lake neighborhoods. Image courtesy of Little Free Libraries.
Republicans Put Fun in Fundraiser
A very patriotic Mary Lou Erben celebrates Republican values at Canyon Lake Republican Women's 26th Annual Fish Fry on Sept. 22.
Sabrina Hauser-Amaya
Sabrina Hauser-Amaya with Friends of Dry Comal Creek/Stop Vulcan Quarry 3009 says her group will prevail in the fight to keep a limestone quarry out of central Comal County despite a TCEQ report favoring approval of an air quality permit.
Lawson Named New Minister of Canyon Lake Presbyterian
Deane with cake
Volunteers and staff at Tye Preston Memorial Library helped Roxanna Deane celebrate 50 years as a librarian with a very literary cake. Librarians rock!
Darin Zumwalt
Darin Zumwalt, executive director of CRRC of Canyon Lake, says construction is now underway for the charity's new building. (Article by CRRC Staff)
Luke Metzger
Luke Metzger, executive director of Environment Texas, outlines key points in the group's latest report, "Swim at Your Own Risk," at a press conference in San Antonio.
booster club officers
Canyon Lake Athletic Booster Club's officers return to the 2018-19 fundraising field to help coaches and students pay for meals and other items not included in athletic budgets. Image courtesy of mjrphotog.com.
Anthony Winn
Anthony Winn is director of Canyon Lake's new mental health center at Canyon Lake Presbyterian Church.
Loretta Schulz
Canyon Lake resident Loretta Schulz won a first-place ribbon for her hand-embroidered Tree of Life: Heritage Quilt at Quilt Fest 2018 in New Braunfels last month.
Lorenzo Lopez Shening
Cuban artist Lorenzo Lopez Shening leans towards the literary, describing his ability to create massive interactive artworks from junk as writing poems from the heart.