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Editor's Picks

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 12:00am

ALLEYTON — Straight-line winds caused damage throughout the county early last Wednesday evening around 5:30 p.m. as a storm system briefly moved in to Colorado County. Most of the damage,

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 12:00am

COLUMBUS — In 1903, five Eagle Lake businessmen applied for a charter to launch the First National Bank of Eagle Lake which opened the next year. A century later, in

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 7:02pm

COLUMBUS--The future of a proposed wildlife safari park near Borden is in doubt Tuesday evening, after the park failed to secure a county tax abatement this morning. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 7:01pm

COLUMBUS--The future of a proposed wildlife safari park near Borden is in doubt Tuesday evening, after the park failed to secure a county tax abatement this morning. 

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

Around Columbus

Jun 12, 2019 - 00:00

COLUMBUS — The Colorado County Commissioners Court voted Monday to make changes to its procedures for companies seeking tax abatements. The changes come in the wake of a request for

Dig out your glad rags and shine your Mary Janes…. it’s a Speakeasy at the Stafford Opera House benefiting the Columbus Historical Preservation Trust! All dishes, dames, and big cheeses

Around the County

Jun 12, 2019 - 00:00

There is a common saying in Texas that “the only good snake is a dead snake.” Kim Ellis has spent her career attempting to combat this idea, rescuing reptiles and

Jun 12, 2019 - 00:00

COLUMBUS — The Colorado County Commissioners Court voted Monday to make changes to its procedures for companies seeking tax abatements. The changes come in the wake of a request for

Around Eagle Lake

May 29, 2019 - 00:00

Jessie Banks, who retires from her work at Garwood Elementary School at the conclusion of this school year, was feted by friends, family, members of Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church,

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. 

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

Kristol Vanterpool’s track and field season has ended. The Columbus High School graduate represented Graceland University at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics national outdoor championship. Competing in her first

Kade Koehl is staying active in baseball as a pitcher for the Texas Tech University club squad. During the fall the Columbus High School graduate tried out for the squad,

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

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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. 

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

Jun 12, 2019 - 00:00

Roberta “Bobbie” Criswell Jatzlau, 67, of Sheridan passed away on June 4, 2019 in Katy. She was born on April 17, 1952 to Robert Boyd Criswell and Ora Grace (Maples)

Jun 12, 2019 - 00:00

Larry Edward Tucker (79) passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 30, 2019, in ManorCare of Lacey in Lacey, WA, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on November 6,