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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 12:00am

As drought conditions continue, Colorado County Judge Ty Prause issued a local Declaration of Local Disaster for Colorado County June 24. While small spurts of rain have been welcomed this week, ground conditions remain dangerously dry.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 12:00am

No need to drive to the city to see fireworks for July 4.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 12:00am

A plane that appears to be crashed at the Eagle Lake Municipal Airport drew concern last week.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 12:00am

The Eagle Lake City Council voted unanimously June 14 to approve the purchase of a new advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system to replace the aging water meter system for residential and commercial customers.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 12:00am

Dr. Robert C. Sanders of Columbus was honored for his life accomplishments at an event at Phil and Derek’s Steakhouse in Houston June 12. Columbus Mayor Lori An Gobert was present and presented Sanders with a proclamation from the city in his honor. Congressman Al Green as well as Senator Borris Miles also sent personal certificates of accomplishment.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 12:00am

The City of Eagle Lake hosted an active shooter round-table discussion and luncheon earlier this month at the Eagle Lake Community Center with school officials, law enforcement and first responders in attendance.

Sports

Columbus’ youth swim team, the CATfish, ended their summer season on the right foot after their performance in the end-of-year Meet of Champs for the top young swimmers in the surrounding area. After several strong individual times, the CATfish secured second place as a team to finish the season with another top finish.

A few youth Weimar Little League teams were in action over the past week as they attempted to climb through the bracket and take district championships. Unfortunately for Weimar, they could not find much of the success they were hoping for as many teams would bow out of their competitions early.

Viewpoints

State Sen. Roland Gutierrez, who represents Uvalde, has sued the Texas Department of Public Safety over records relating to the Uvalde school shooting that have been withheld.

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Obituaries

Jun 29, 2022 - 00:00

Kenneth “Kenny” Neuendorff, 66, of Columbus, passed away June 24 in Columbus.

Jun 29, 2022 - 00:00

LaVerne “Pete” Mikulenka, 96, of Columbus, passed away June 21 in Columbus.