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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.
League of Women Voters-Comal Area sat down with state Rep. Kyle Biedermann, District 73, to discuss legislative priorities for 2019.
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.
Comal County Fire Marshal's Office warns there is a "huge fuel load" on the ground due to dormant grasses, and urges residents to extinguish all open flames in anticipation of high winds predicted for Thursday.
These young residents of Horseshoe Fall Estates joined others from Comal County Conservation Alliance, Water Oriented Recreation District of Comal County, and two grown-up residents of Horseshoe Falls Estates -- in picking up 34 mesh bags of trash on Dec. 1.
Canyon Lake Noon Lions Club annual Christmas parade -- the largest in Comal County -- has been canceled due to anticipated heavy rains. Image by Canyon Lake Parrotheads' Facebook.
Lots of great pet furniture will be auctioned off Sunday at Krause's Cafe to Raise the Woof for Canine Classmates, which helps promote literacy at Startzville Elementary.
Comal Trinity Groundwater Conservation District is authorized to issue bonds and impose assessements, fees and surcharges, and to provide the county with a voice on Groundwater Management Area 9, a regional water planning group. Image courtesy of comaltrinitygcd.com.
Keep your dog safe, year-round, with a collar cover emblazoned with your phone number. Strangers can read it from a distance -- no need for them to worry about approaching a strange dog and reaching for a dog tag.
Come for the Christmas tree, stay for the wreaths and other gifts.
Marley Carrizales played her best game in a win over Austin Reagan. File photo by Karen Holmes.
Sattler resident Georgina Tennison wants teens like her son David, diagnosed with high-functioning autism at age 11, to be able to enjoy just hanging out with others who understand them and accept who they are.
flu shot
There have been 40 confirmed cases of influenza in Comal County over the last three weeks. County Director of Public Health Cheryl Fraser urges residents to get vaccinated. Image courtesy by WGLT.
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.
Nobody knows how much or what it will take to reopen Canyon Lake Dam's service road to pedestrians.
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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.
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.
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.
According to this Canine Classmate, some angels choose fur over wings to promote literacy for students in Canyon Lake elementary schools.
It may not be snowing Nov. 23 or 24 but it will be the season (anyway) for shopping at Fischer Christmas Market.
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.
Incumbent Comal County Precinct 4 Commissioner Jen Crownover easily won reelection to her seat on Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
The water level in Canyon Reservoir has decreased to near conservation pool level at 910 mean sea level (msl).
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.
Flows to Guadalupe River will drop dramatically later this week.
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.
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.
2014-18 Comal County In-Person Voting
Who represents you in the fight for Comal County's natural resources?
Preventing teen suicide is the focus this Saturday at McKenna Events Center.
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 for the Nov. 6 midterm elections begins Monday, Oct. 22 at locations throughout Comal County, County.
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.