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City Manager Donald Warschak and Jeremy Doyle, General Manager of the Columbus facility of Great Southern Wood, look at expansion plans during the CCIDC meeting Monday night in Columbus. 

CCIDC votes to recommend tax abatement for Great Southern Wood

COLUMBUS—The Columbus Community and Industrial Development Corporation voted unanimously Monday night to recommend the city of Columbus adopt a tax abatement package to help Great Southern Wood land a regional hub designation and accompanying construction project valued at $3.5 million, and estimated to bring 10 to 15 new jobs to Columbus.

County honors fallen officers

COLUMBUS—Colorado County residents and law enforcement officers from across the county gathered last week to honor the county’s fallen officers as part of memorial services for National Police Officer Memorial Day and National Police Week.

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Parade, bands among attractions at Weimar's Gedenke!

WEIMAR—Billed as a festival “where Texas hospitality and German customs meet,” Weimar’s annual Gedenke! features a wide variety of activities from a 5k fun run to a pie competition, a biergarten, several musical acts, and a street dance over the course of Mother’s Day Weekend, May 11 and 12.

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Eagle Lake

Eagle Lake Hires New City Manager

EAGLE LAKE—In its second attempt to name a permanent city manager, the Eagle Lake City Council voted without dissent last Tuesday to name Gary Broz, currently the city manager in Liberty, as city manager.

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Around The County

Historical commission hears about old maps

FRELSBURG—The Colorado County Historical Commission last Thursday learned how much of the map research was done for the Osage Cemetery, which was recently the recipient of a Historic Texas Cemetery Designation.

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Carter, LaCourse sign to start with KWI after graduation

COLUMBUS—Two Columbus High School seniors signed letters of intent Friday to begin work with KWI in Columbus shortly after graduation thanks to knowledge and skills gained during their years in the school’s welding and FFA programs.

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