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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:00am

A modified temporary injunction was established for David Polston, Inland Environmental and Remediation, Inc., and Inland Recycling, L.L.C. by Travis County Judge Dustin M. Howell Jan. 24.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:00am

Five St. Anthony School students turned opportunity into three years of excellence and captured three consecutive Diocese of Victoria Athletic League Girls Basketball championships with a 37-0 record for the Columbus Catholic school.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:00am

The deadline to file for candidacy in the upcoming May 2 city and school board elections was Friday, Feb. 14. The last day for a write-in candidate to declare candidacy in the general election was yesterday, Tuesday, Feb. 18. Election Day is May 2.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:00am

A crowd of about 100 people attended the Republican Candidate Forum at the Buddy Rau room of the Stafford Opera House Tuesday, Feb. 11.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:00am

Columbus ISD

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:00am

A Feb. 9 house fire resulted in a total loss of home and valuables totaling over $3 million. At about 4:30 p.m. that evening, the Columbus Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to 1984 Hwy 71, north of Columbus near Richter Road, for a structure fire. First reports to dispatch advised the fire had spread from an outside patio fire place to the common attic with smoke filling the main house. First arriving officer, Captain James Chollett, made a pass through the structure and removed two victims who were trying to remove items from the house. With the situation of the rapidly moving fire through the attic and the dense smoke filling the structure, Chollett removed all victims from the structure, and verified the house was empty. The fire department arrived to find fire shooting from the top of the fire place stack, with dense smoke coming from all eves of the 12,600 square foot house. A mutual aid call was put out to La- Grange, New Ulm, Ellinger, Frelsburg, Bernardo, Weimar, Eagle Lake, and Garwood VFDs for man power and tanker support.

Sports

The UIL released their district realignments for the upcoming seasons of 2020- 2022 Monday, Feb 3. The Columbus Cardinals will have familiar faces in their district coming this fall. Columbus will be part of Region 3 District 12, which will include longtime opponents Boling, Hallettsville, Hempstead and Yoakum.

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The CJHS Boys finished their basketball season Feb. 10 in Hallettsville.

Viewpoints

Feb 19, 2020 - 00:00

Saturdays on the square: In 2019 Saturdays on the Square was more than just a farmers’ market type event. It became a weekly event where many vendors and residents gathered to sell their produce or their handmade items. It became a social event. We would compare pickling, canning or cooking ideas. Keep up with who was getting married or having a baby. The passing of old friends. Home remedies for this or that. It was a builtin co-op whereby if someone needed a particular item we were always there to help supply with each other’s needs… egg cartons, plastics bags, and plastic plant containers. The friendships became solid and a trust was developed. We were all opinioned, but that never stopped us from supporting and caring for each other. The stories are priceless!

AUSTIN — Requirements in House Bill 3, the sweeping school finance law passed by the Texas Legislature in 2019, require the state to plan for long-term workforce development.

Obituaries

Feb 19, 2020 - 00:00

Sue Fisher, 68, passed away Feb. 15 in Columbus. She was born Sept. 30, 1951 in Columbus to Louie and Lillie Christina (Meyer) Laake. She married Mike Fisher May 27, 1999.

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Edith Lenora Wesenberg Hardy passed away peacefully with her children by her side Feb. 7 in Columbus at the age of 98. She was born Dec. 18, 1921, in America,