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Canyon Lake Hawks pitcher Clay Colcomb
Canyon Lake Hawks Pitcher Clay Colcomb zeroes in on a batter for Austin McCallum Knights. Image courtesy of Mark Robinson with MJR Photography.
Get ready to support your favorite local charities #BigGive2019.
videocam hummingbird
Video courtesy of Jay Lewis, Canyon Lake
Agenda for Jan. 24 Commissioners Court
Comal County Courthouse image courtesy of Comal County.
canyon lake high school hawks baseball player
photo by Mark Robinson, mjrphotography.com.
Canyon Lake Brookshire Brothers
Comal County Tax Office and Brookshire Brothers have partnered to offer the county’s fifth standalone vehicle-registration center – the first in the Canyon Lake area.
Dylan Sandau
Canyon Lake Junior Dylan Sandau is Comal ISD's new high school chess champion.
Vulcan Quarry SOAH Hearing March 6
Comal County residents packed commissioners courtroom for a March 6 hearing to determine who has the right to contest an air quality permit for Vulcan Materials' proposed rock quarry at State Highway 46 and FM 3009.
Canyon Lake
The fight over Vulcan Quarry isn't just about aggregate. Elected officials say it's also about property rights and local control. Activists say it's about quality of life and determining whether Comal County wants to be a tourist destination or a quarry county. Image by Cecilio Chopper Martinez
Mock Election Scheduled for New Voting Equipment
Both Republicans and Democrats joined in "acceptance testing" when Comal County received its new Verity Voting Equipment in January. Image courtesy of Hart InterCivic, which manufactures Verity Voting systems.
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Las Brisas Little Library
Las Brisas subdivision on the southside of Canyon Lake is just the latest development to get its own Little Free Library.
Comal County Courthouse
Comal County Commissioners courtroom is expected to be packed at an administrative hearing to determine who has the legal right to contest the proposed Vulcan Quarry.
Agenda for Jan. 24 Commissioners Court
Comal County Courthouse image courtesy of Comal County.
baby oppossum
“The more people understand about native species, the less likely they are to inadvertently harm them,” says Lynn Cuny, founder and president of Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation (WRR) in nearby Kendalia. “Wildlife can’t cause problems unless people create an environment in which they can do so. Instead of blaming the animals we should work together to find solutions satisfactory to both humans and wildlife.”
Bulverde permits revised
The map shows the different Bulverde-area land tracts and sewage-treatment plants that are either operational or currently under construction. Image courtey of Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance.
CRRC of Canyon Lake will begin pouring the slab for its new facility at 3 a.m. Tuesday.
CLHS Cheerleaders Win UIL
Canyon Lake High School cheerleaders are 4A UIL Spirit State Champions.
Eliana Molina Wins MVMS' GeoBee
She's the one in the middle!
Ties and Tiaras
Hannah Harrison and little sisters Harper, left, and Hadley, promote Ties & Tiaras Daddy Daughter Dance during carpool at Hoffman Lane Elementary School.
Kick Off Super Bowl at Startz VFW
Don't miss Startz Memorial VFW Post 8800's Annual Super Bowl Party on Sunday. Image courtesy of the VFW.
Developer Schedules Meeting on Senior-Living Facility
This new senior-living development, located on the southside of FM 306 east of Maricopa Drive and west of Riverside Path, will provide 35 residences for seniors ages 62 and up. Its developer says the facility will "fill a missing void" in Canyon Lake.
Vote Centers Could Increase Election Turnout
Guadalupe County switched to vote centers during the November 2017 general election. Image of Guadalupe County Election Center courtesy of KWED 1580 AM Radio, Seguin.
Efforts to Reopen Dam Road Pick Up Steam
The Dam Fine Car Show! was such a fundraising success last October that the Dam Community Alliance is planning another for this Oct. 20. Image by Vantage Drone.
USACE Closes the Gate at 8 a.m. Wednesday
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin closing the gate on Canyon reservoir at 8 a.m. Wednesday, reducing the flow rate into the Guadalupe River to 700 cubic feet per second.
Comal ISD Weighs Options for 2018-19 Calendar
Parents, you decide: Draft A ends school on May 28, with Draft B ending on June 3. Draft B also includes two additional non-traditional days off, and begins the Christmas break one day earlier.
Varsity Hawks Win CLHS Soccer Classic
Canyon Lake Hawk Michael Carpenter uses his head in win over San Antonio Christian Academy on Saturday. Image by MJR Photography.
Suspect Killed in FM 306 Car Crash
Thirty-three-year-old New Braunfels resident Abby Lynn Houston was killed in a head-on collision on FM 306 in Canyon Lake Sunday afternoon while trying to evade Comal County sheriff's deputies.
road construction
Plan your drive around road pavers like these with a new, online map just posted to Comal County Engineer's website.
Johnson Ranch - Bulverde TX
The 1,000-home Johnson Ranch development, located several miles downstream from Indian Creek Ranch, has applied for a permit that would add 350,000 gallons per day of treated sewage into Cibolo Creek.
CCSO Deputy Killed in Crash
A Comal County Sheriff's Office transport deputy was killed in an automobile accident late Thursday afternoon in Schertz.
MVMS Students Compete in Geography Bee
Mountain Valley MS GeoBee finalists include Kaydence Hanna, Bobby Keene, Hunter Stearns, Katie Kasch, Sophia Balderas, Diego Herrera, Eliana Molina, Huntleigh Morast, Caroline Feucht and Ava Peralez
Two Dead After Blaze Near Cranes Mill
Engine 55 responded to a fire in the 300 block of Dreamland this morning, along with Engine 52, Engine 51, Medic 53, and Battalion 51. Image courtesy of Canyon Lake Fire/EMS.
B.A.T.S. Takes on Wind Turbines
Learn how wind turbines could peacefully co-exist with bats at "Spying on Bats: Using New Technology to Understand Behavior and Reduce Impacts Caused by Wind Energy."
Learn How to Preserve Comal's Cultural Resources
Members of Comal County Historical Commission were sworn into office by Comal County Commissioners Court on Thursday.
Presbyterians Install Little Free Library
Canyon Lake Presbyterian Church's new outreach includes a Little Free Library in Chapman's Park.
Comal ISD Implements Clear-Bag Requirement
The new policy limits the type of bags carried into athletic venues, but does not impact items in pockets like keys, makeup, feminine products, phones, wallets and credit cards.
Comal County Master Gardener John Rayborn helped grow this watermelon in his organization's demonstration garden.
County Offers Free Christmas Tree Recycling
Let the county deal with your fading Christmas greenery. Free recycling through Jan. 19, 2019. Image by ABC Action.
USACE office
The federal government may shut down, but recreational areas and camp sites around Canyon Lake that are maintained by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers won't.
LWV-CA, Biedermann Discuss Legislative Issues
League of Women Voters-Comal Area sat down with state Rep. Kyle Biedermann, District 73, to discuss legislative priorities for 2019.
TCEQ Calls for Review of Quarry Air Permit
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Commissioner Emily Lindley and Commission Chair Jon Niermann ordered further review of issues raised by an air-quality permit for Vulcan Quarry. Image courtesy of TCEQ.
Trout illustration
For anglers interested in tailrace fishing, TPWD will be stocking rainbow trout below several dams and spillways, which often have very cool water and provide excellent conditions for trout fishing. This year, TPWD will stock rainbow trout into the Canyon Tailrace on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake.