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Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 12:00am

COLUMBUS—Colorado County Commissioners will meet Friday at 11:30 a.m. to consider an authorization to publish a notice of public hearing concerning a proposed ordinance restricting solid waste processing and disposal

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 11:23pm

AUSTIN--Inland Environmental and Remediation agreed to a 90-day timeline to clean up its Altair Recycling Facility and take immediate steps to ensure contamination from the facility cannot reach Sk

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 12:00am

COLUMBUS — Columbus Independent School District hopes to name a new athletic director and head football coach to replace Mike Bonewald this coming Monday during a regular meeting of the CISD school board, Superintendent Dr. Brian Morris said early Tuesday morning.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 12:00am

COLUMBUS--Live Oak Art Center and Courtyard Wine Bar are hosting a pair of events Saturday night featuring the opening of a new art exhibit, jazz music, and cajun cuisine. Live

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 12:00am

FAYETTEVILLE--The Fayetteville Chamber Music Festival returns each year to entertain audiences in the intimate surroundings of the more than 100-year-old Moravian Room at the Grand Fayette Hotel. Again this year,

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 2:23pm

(3:28 p.m. -- updated throughout with new background information.)

AUSTIN--A pair of administrative law judges early Wednesday afternoon recommended the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality deny a permit application for a hazardous waste landfill near Altair, submitted last year by Clean Harbors/Altair Disposal Services.

Around Columbus

COLUMBUS--Incumbent Columbus Independent School District Board trustee Dorothy Wostarek was re-elected to another term on the district’s board of trustees Saturday. Incumbent trustees Donna Tesch and Dr. David Neisner didn’t

COLUMBUS—Parents of Columbus High School students and members of the community are invited to the school’s annual academic awards night Thursday, May 15, at which Dr. Lonnie L. Howard, will

Around the County

COLUMBUS—Colorado County Commissioners will meet Friday at 11:30 a.m. to consider an authorization to publish a notice of public hearing concerning a proposed ordinance restricting solid waste processing and disposal

AUSTIN—Although a pair of administrative law judges recommended the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality deny a permit application for a hazardous waste landfill near Altair early last Wednesday morning, attorneys

Around Eagle Lake

The city of Eagle Lake is once again without a police chief after the abrupt resignation of Chief Frank Briscoe this afternoon. 

City Manager Gary Broz confirmed that Briscoe resigned this afternoon. Briscoe also confirmed he had stepped down from the position. 

Broz said he has not yet named an interim chief of police. 

May 8, 2019 - 00:00

EAGLE LAKE — The city of Eagle Lake will see a change in council members following Saturday’s election, as an incumbent member failed to secure re-election and a former mayor was elected to a new term on the council.

Around Weimar

Four suspects that allegedly fled a Weimar police officer in a stolen 2012 Caddilac early Tuesday morning were captured just after 1 p.m., according to Weimar Police Chief Todd Jacobs. 

Jacobs said Weimar PD Officer Casey Thumann attempted to stop a stolen vehicle on Interstate 10 East heading toward Houston at 5:55 a.m. Tuesday morning. 

WEIMAR -- Alex A. Seydler was elected to the Weimar City Council in Saturday’s election, besting Jerry Shupak, Jr. in the race for Place 5 by four votes, 76-72, in

Sports

Jessica Elias, a junior forward on the Columbus High School Girls Golf Team, was recently named an all-district selection. Jessica was the leading scorer for the team, ending up with

Last Friday at the Schulenburg baseball fields, the Rice Raider baseball team competed in their first and sadly last round of playoffs against Luling. 

Viewpoints

On this page today, you will notice that two young people are addressing you on the issue of Skull Creek. We asked Rowdy Kunz, our county’s 4-H Water Ambassador, to

When asked to write about Skull Creek, I struggle to write something meaningful. What do I care about the happenings at Skull Creek? I don’t even live in the county.

Youth & Education

May 8, 2019 - 00:00

Fifth graders at CES conducted their annual Speaking Statues Project last week. Students study historical figures, research, write, and then dress the part giving their report. Students line the halls

Ag & Outdoors

BERNARDO—The Bernardo Volunteer Fire Department will conduct a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic this Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Bernardo Fire Station. 

The Colorado County Beekeepers Association will host a one-year anniversary “Introduction to Beekeeping” meeting on Thursday, May 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the Colorado County Extension Office in Columbus. There

Arts & Leisure

ROCK ISLAND—The Ball Brothers gospel quartet of Chickamauga, Georgia, are slated to perform Sunday, May 12, at the Rock Island Full Gospel Church in Rock Island. 

COLUMBUS--Mickey & The Motorcross and the Derek Spence George Strait Tribute Band will headline the Colorado County Fair this September. Too, the fair is bringing back one of its more

Obituaries

May 8, 2019 - 00:00

Stephen Dale Schertz, of Katy, passed away on April 21, 2019 after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. Memorial services are set for Current Christian Church, 26660 Wertheimer Parkway, Katy.

May 1, 2019 - 00:00

Bettie Jean Booker Feiga, the baby daughter of Roosevelt and Cora Booker was born in Columbus, Texas on August 6, 1934 at 9 a.m. Bettie grew up and attended elementary