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Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 12:00am

Start making plans for the upcoming hunting season - apply for Drawn Hunts now! The Public Hunt Drawing System provides opportunities to apply for a wide variety of high-quality hunts across the state, including special drawings for both adults and youth hunters. The online system is now accepting applications, and the first hunt category deadline is only 1 month away. The first application deadline is Aug. 1.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 12:00am

AUSTIN – With warm summer weather here, Texans may be getting out on the water. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) inland fisheries and law enforcement staff are urging boaters to do their part to fight back against aquatic invasive species, such as zebra mussels and giant salvinia, threatening Texas lakes.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 12:00am

Columbus ISD will begin online registration for any NEW students to CISD on July 6, 2020. All RETURNING students will register online through their existing Parent Portal account beinnning July 20, 2020. For more information, go to www. columbusisd.org, and if you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Brittany Brune at (979) 732-2078.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 12:00am

Heading into the July 4 holiday weekend, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) required schools to shut down their summer workouts, rehearsals and practices between the days of July 3- July 12.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 12:00am

Set against a backdrop of dark skies and a near full moon, the Fourth of July Fireworks Show at the Colorado County Fairgrounds in Columbus was a dazzling sight. This year’s fireworks did not disappoint the revelers who came out to view bright, magnificently colorful lights along with the whistles and bangs that had many of the children jumping and laughing. The Red, White and Blue theme was woven throughout the fireworks display that seemed brighter than the accompanying moon. Those in attendance practiced social distancing throughout the fairgrounds complex. The fairgrounds were full, and passing cars along Highway 77 pulled over to admire the fireworks. Columbus Chamber of Commerce, the Colorado County Fair Association, H-E-B and Cavender Auto Country sponsored the event.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 12:00am

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Jul 8, 2020 - 00:00

Columbus ISD will begin online registration for any NEW students to CISD on July 6, 2020. All RETURNING students will register online through their existing Parent Portal account beinnning July 20, 2020. For more information, go to www. columbusisd.org, and if you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Brittany Brune at (979) 732-2078.

WHARTON – Wharton County Junior College in partnership with the M.G. and Lillie A. Johnson Foundation is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for new students enrolling at WCJC for the 2020 Fall Semester.

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(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said July 1 state sales tax revenue totaled $2.67 billion in June, 6.5 percent less than in June 2019.

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) announced July 1 $9 million in federal funding for nursing facilities to implement infection control projects to protect residents and staff from the spread of COVID-19. Starting July 1, nursing facility providers in Texas are encouraged to submit applications to HHSC to receive this federal funding.

Obituaries

Jul 8, 2020 - 00:00

Charles Anthony Brown was born Mar. 5, 1960 in Anchorage, AK to Darlene “Dolly” Brown and Charlie Elo Brown. He was called home July 5. Anthony as a small child lived in several states, but he and his family finally planted roots in Texas. He spent most of his years in Hallettsville, where he met the love of his life, his wife, Deborah McCauley Brown, whom he loved dearly.

Jul 8, 2020 - 00:00

Charles E. Bailey, Sr., age 90, of Brushy Community, and formerly from Big Spring, passed away in Columbus July 1.