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Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 9:01am

Just after 10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, the Eagle Lake Police Sgt.

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

Around Columbus

Jul 10, 2019 - 00:00

COLUMBUS—Nearly besting their previous record for shortest meeting (seven minutes in December, 2017), the Columbus City Council met for only nine minutes Monday night with a brief agenda. Mayor Pro

COLUMBUS – The Columbus Chamber of Commerce has announced the date and time of the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Columbus Furniture for 3 p.m. Thursday, July 18.

Around the County

SHERIDAN—LUCIES Project Dog Rescue in Sheridan is in urgent need of donations of dog food after losing its prior food supplier, which was donating food to the rescue. The rescue,

FRELSBURG— Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Frelsburg will conduct its annual festival on Sunday August 4. The church is located 10 miles north of Columbus off FM 109,

Around Eagle Lake

The Eagle Lake Police Department has arrested a Honduran national on charges of online solicitation of a minor, a third-degree felony, a department spokesperson said Thursday evening. 

Just after 10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, the Eagle Lake Police Sgt. David Wetherall and Officer Neftali DeJesus led a raid on an illegal tattoo parlor on Austin Road in Eagle Lake, following a two-week investigation by DeJesus. 

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


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

The Weimar Ladycats were scheduled for a one game battle against the Evadale Rebels on Friday evening at 6:45 pm, location was Grand Oaks High School in Conroe. 


The Texas Hill Country never appealed to me as a fun destination option. When I signed up for a Texas Press revenue training session at the Hangar Hotel in Fredericksburg

In this modern age, humans have the ability to answer some of the tough questions which were thought to be transcendent mysteries in the past. Examples of these questions include

Youth & Education

COLUMBUS — The Columbus Independent School District Board of Trustees Monday night unanimously approved new salary schedules for district teachers, counselors, and librarians to reflect changes to the state-mandated minimum

AUSTIN – Six young artists from the Daughters of the Republic of Texas District VIII, including three from Columbus, were recognized at the DRT Republic of Texas Museum 2019 Art

Ag & Outdoors

WHARTON—Robert Stavinoha, a member of the Frelsburg 4-H Club, won Overall High Point Senior Individual and also placed first in Sales Talk, Public Speaking, Cattleman’s Quiz and Beef Skilla-thon at


Arts & Leisure

FAYETTEVILLE — As part of the Spectrum Lecture Series, Arts for Rural Texas is sponsoring a talk and book signing by Joe Holley, raconteur, newspaper columnist and author. This event

FREDRICKSBURG—The 2019 Peach Season is now underway not far from Colorado County in Fredricksburg. Roadside markets and orchards around Fredericksburg and Stonewall are now open with a new crop of


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,