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Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 12:00am

OAKLAND -- Following nearly two years of controversy and litigation, two community associations and the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department have settled their ongoing dispute over access and control of the Oakland Plaza and various buildings in this small far-western Colorado County community.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 12:00am

COLUMBUS—A routine meeting of the Columbus Community and Industrial Commission board took an interesting Monday night as a board member used an agenda item posted for routine updates on businesses who may be interested in locating to the city’s industrial park to attack the Colorado County Citizen’s coverage of Colorado Materials, a company with multiple notices of violation from the state’s top environmental regulator that had last year attempted to secure land at the industrial park.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 12:00am

Both Weimar and Eagle Lake will see contested municipal elections this year, following the close of filing for the May 6 election for city and school district offices on Friday.

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 9:48am

ALTAIR—Water as black as India ink, scores of dead fish, and noxious odors greeted environmental regulators and law enforcement at Skull Creek last week as the county and state agencies grapple wit

Around Columbus

Students from Columbus Jr High School – Riverside Campus recently completed in a One Act Play Festival at Brook-shire-Royal Performing Arts Center. 

Feb 20, 2019 - 00:00

Joseph Seyrer and Eleanora Lucko, both originally from Weimar, were named the king and queen of St. Valentine’s Day last week at Columbus Oaks Healthcare Community in Columbus

Around the County

OAKLAND -- Following nearly two years of controversy and litigation, two community associations and the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department have settled their ongoing dispute over access and control of the Oakland Plaza and various buildings in this small far-western Colorado County community.

Unemployment in Colorado County reached its lowest point in ten years during the final quarter of 2018, with non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates at three percent for October and November, and at 3.1 percent for December.

Around Eagle Lake

EAGLE LAKE—A marker honoring legendary Texas Ranger and Eagle Lake native Zeno Smith will be dedicated Saturday, March 9 at 2 p.m. at the Prairie Edge Museum in Eagle Lake.

Feb 20, 2019 - 00:00

Both Weimar and Eagle Lake will see contested municipal elections this year, following the close of filing for the May 6 election for city and school district offices on Friday.

Around Weimar

In today’s media age, information is at your fingertips 24/7. In turn fake and absurd information is everywhere from outrageous to hilarious. 

WEIMAR —Weimar High School will host an SAT Prep night Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. for Weimar students taking the SAT on March 6.

Sports

Feb 20, 2019 - 00:00

The first week of the softball season went well for Emma Holland. The Weimar High School graduate hit a team-high .438 in starting the first six games (4-2) for Nicholls.

Feb 20, 2019 - 00:00

The Columbus Cardinal Basketball Team was the number one seed out of District 28-3A and took on the number four seed out of District 27-3A Stockdale in Cuero on Monday.

Viewpoints

Feb 20, 2019 - 00:00

My daughter, Zoe, graduated from St. Michael Catholic School last year. She was the fourth generation of my family to attend. 

On Monday night, when Ryan Thomas of the Columbus Community and Industrial Development Corporation Board decided to accuse The Colorado County Citizen of costing the city the Colorado Materials deal by some miracle of editorial fiat, he got a number of details wrong, but one, in particular stands out.

Youth & Education

Feb 20, 2019 - 00:00

The John Everett Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored four area high school seniors chosen by their peers as DAR Good Citizens on Feb. 11. 

Tammy Ruether’s fourth grade class at Columbus Elementary was introduced to the Texas Pioneer Life Trunk Show on Feb. 8. 

Ag & Outdoors

The 4-H Council sponsors two $250 scholarships to graduate seniors that have been enrolled in 4-H for at least three years, including the current year. 

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is proposing changes to fishing regulations for alligator gar...

Arts & Leisure

Feb 20, 2019 - 00:00

NEW BOOKS AVALIABLE TO READ & PURCHASE

COLUMBUS—Randy Rogers will be in Columbus March 1 to perform an acoustic show at none other than Blake Street—which has become Columbus’ go-to spot to view live music including both well-established and emerging acts from a variety of musical genres.

Obituaries

Feb 20, 2019 - 00:00

James Noble Howell, 91, of Columbus, passed away on Feb. 18 in Columbus. 

Feb 20, 2019 - 00:00

Sherman Kearbey, 73, of Columbus, passed away on Feb. 14 in Yoakum.