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Editor's Picks

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 2:13pm

A dark black, oily substance is again polluting Skull Creek in Altair, the Citizen has learned. 

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 12:00am

WEIMAR – Purple Cactus Lavender Farm, Colorado County’s only lavender farm, is set to open its doors to the public, and has set its grand opening as well as a

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 12:00am

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 12:00am

OAKRIDGE — The Oakridge Volunteer Fire Department has set May 4 for its spring chicken fried steak dinner fund-raiser, which will include a raffle and live auction.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 12:00am

ALTAIR – More than a month after both a dark oily sheen and dead fish were found floating along the top of Skull Creek near Altair, the three state agencies

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 12:00am

Colorado County residents who suffered damage to their homes as a result of flooding in the wake of 2017’s Hurricane Harvey are potentially eligible to participate in separate reimbursement and assistance programs through the Texas General Land Office.

Around Columbus

Mar 20, 2019 - 00:00

COLUMBUS — The Columbus Independent School District Board of Trustees took no action Monday night on three proposed sites for a district softball field, instead opting to go back and look at other sites and consider acquiring new land for the field.

Mar 20, 2019 - 00:00

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Around the County

A dark black, oily substance is again polluting Skull Creek in Altair, the Citizen has learned. 

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County officials advised The Citizen Friday morning that what appears to have been the same substance that contaminated the creek around Feb. 8 has returned, this time isolated in an area around County Road 16 near Altair. 

The Colorado County Fair Association Board has set its annual Ragin’ Cajun Fest for Saturday, April 27, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Around Eagle Lake

EAGLE LAKE — The Eagle Lake City Council heard from Colorado County EMS Director Mike Furrh last Tuesday night, as Furr visited the council to deliver the service’s annual report for 2018.

Living Hope Church, Joe and Mercy Fling Pastors, invite the community to the Texas Historical Marker dedication ceremony for the Eagle Lake Christian Church, Sunday, March 31, at 2 p.m. at the Church sanctuary at the corner of Church Street and North McCarty Avenue in Eagle Lake

Around Weimar

Mar 20, 2019 - 00:00

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Mar 20, 2019 - 00:00

Weimar area news and events in brief. 

Sports

Two Columbus High School boys are preparing for a bass fishing tournament Saturday.

Mar 20, 2019 - 00:00

WEIMAR — The Lady-cats have been busy playing softball during their Spring Break vacation. On Thursday March 14 the Weimar Ladycats faced off with the Giddings Lady Buffaloes.

Viewpoints

Mar 20, 2019 - 00:00

Lent started on Ash Wednesday and we’re in our third week. It’s meant to mirror the 40 days that Jesus spent fasting in the desert after his baptism. During this

Two Fridays ago, Balfour, a high school memorabilia company, came to Columbus and distributed caps and gowns to everyone. For some, it was a wake-up call.

Youth & Education

EDITOR’S NOTE: The information accompanying these photographs is all that was provided to The Citizen. If a particular classification for the win is not listed, it is because that information

Recipients of the prestigious Elizabeth Shatto Massey Endowed Scholarship have been announced. These full ride academic scholarships pay for all tuition, books, fees and computers for the full four years

Ag & Outdoors

The Colorado County Beef and Forage Committee is hosting an educational program on Friday, April 5. Topics covered in the program will include Managing Animal Health, Feral Hog Management, Controlling

The Beef and Forage Committee of Austin County is hosting a beef cattle management seminar on Friday, Mar. 22, at Four County Auction Center in Industry. 

Arts & Leisure

COLUMBUS—The Columbus Historical Preservation Trust is set to present Alamo Aftermath, an operetta inspired by letters and memoirs from the Texas Revolution, on Saturday, March 23 at a 6 p.m.

WEIMAR – Purple Cactus Lavender Farm, Colorado County’s only lavender farm, is set to open its doors to the public, and has set its grand opening as well as a

Obituaries

Mar 20, 2019 - 00:00

Jackie Weishuhn, 83, passed away March 16, 2019 at Heritage Park in Katy. She was born in Houston on Oct. 28, 1935 to Lillian (Susil) and Edgar McCracken, where she

Mar 20, 2019 - 00:00

Grover McRae Gross of Columbus, 91, died peacefully at his home Sunday morning, March 17. Born Jan. 1, 1928 to Otto Louis and Meta Bock Gross, McRae attended elementary school