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boat ramp no 1
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Annalisa Peace with UTSA students
Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance Executive Director Annalisa Peace with UTSA students. Image courtesy of TxN, conservation partner.
Jen Crownover
Comal County Pct. 4 Commissioner Jen Crownover at "station day' in Canyon Lake on Feb. 1.
Vulcan Comal Quarry
Image courtesy of Preserve Our Hill Country Environment/Stop 3009 Vulcan Quarry.
Carolyn Besselman
Carolyn Besselman is the former president of Canyon Lake Republican Women.
Jerrie and her dog
Jerrie Champlin, president of the League of Women Voters-Comal Area, says there are many things residents can do to defend democracy and prepare for March primary elections.
Honey Creek State Natural Area
Honey Creek State Natural Area is maintained by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Image courtesy of TPWD.
Rural Comal County
Rural Comal County. Image courtesy of Comal County Conservation Alliance.
Delta variant
File image of the Delta variant courtesy of M.D. Anderson.
Jerrie Champlin
League of Women Voters-Comal Area President Jerrie Champlin is a small business owner and volunteer deputy registrar who has served as a pollworker in several elections.
Texas legislature
Republicans on the floor of the Texas legislature's House of Representatives on July 14 after Democrats headed to Washington, D.C., July 12 to block action on HB 3, which includes a series of voting restrictions backed by Texas Republicans. Image courtesy of Rep. Kyle Biedermann.
Faye Crowell
Faye Crowell, a physician assistant, hopes school districts preparing for the 2021-22 school year will adopt a "layered" approach proposed Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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erin zwiener
Rep. Erin Zwiener, D-45, discusses the legislative session, sustainability, Texas' power grid and environmental issues on Austin 350 today.
cheryl fraser
In a video posted on Comal County's Facebook page today, Public Health Director also urged members of the public to get vaccinated for COVID-19 at tomorrow's mass vaccine clinic at the New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center.
Mark Friesenhahn
Mark Friesenhahn is a fifth-generation Texan who worked for ExxonMobil as an engineer for 42 years. He now lives in southwest Comal County and runs a pecan farm when not advocating for sustainable development and serving on Texans for Responsible Aggregate Mining.
Annalisa Peace
Annalisa Peace, Executive Director of the Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance. Image courtesy of WOAI.
Student mask protest
News 4 San Antonio captured this image of Canyon High School students protesting Comal ISD trustees' decision to make masks optional.
vulcan quarry
Image courtesy of Rep. Kyle Biedermann.
bobcat eyes
Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation, which many Canyon Lake residents contact for help with injured, orphaned animals, says it is taking a stand against "grossly inhumane contests" like the West Texas Big Bobcat Competition.
Donna Campbell
Republican Texas State Sen. Donna Campbell, M.D., represents Canyon Lake in District 25.
Mike Viesca
Mike Viesca, Pedernales Electric Cooperative's vice president of Public Affairs, third from left, tours a Buda Middle School in 2018. Image courtesy of Pedernales Electric Cooperative.
An unidentified student works remotely. Image courtesy of Comal ISD.
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colette nies at landa haus
Colette Nies speaks at a candidate forum at the Landa Haus in New Braunfels last February. Stop 3009 Vulcan Quarry and Preserve Our Hill Country Environment are endorsing Colette Nies for Comal County Commissioner, Pct. 3.