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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

COLUMBUS—Columbus Community Hospital has set Saturday, August 10 for its annual dinner and auction benefitting the hospital. Proceeds from this year’s dinner will be directed toward acquiring a Philips Affiniti

Recently the Boy Scouts Of America have gone through a series of changes in their rules and policies in an attempt to add more diversity and to encourage the value

Around the County

AUSTIN—Thirty-one landowners along Skull Creek and near Inland Environmental and Remediation filed a petition to intervene in the ongoing lawsuit by the state and Lower Colorado River Authority against the company relating to conditions at its site and pollution of Skull Creek.

ALTAIR—An iconic feature of the Colorado County landscape is soon to face the wrecking ball, having become a victim of changing times and changing habits. 

Around Eagle Lake

EAGLE LAKE – Rice Medical Center on Friday announced the hospital had received the TMF Hospital Quality Improvement Gold Award from TMF Health Quality Institute. The TMF Hospital Quality Improvement

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,

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

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.

Viewpoints

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—Contestants are being sought for the Colorado County Fair Queen, King, and Junior Queen contests to be held at the Colorado County Fairgrounds Pavilion on Thursday, Sept. 5. Girls between

Garwood Elementary today announced June 11 it has been named to the 2018 - 2019 Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll for its high achievement in student success. The program, presented

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

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Arts & Leisure

An exhibit of paintings by Jan Shrader, Carla Gauthier, Mohammad Bhatti, Susenne Telage, and Liz Hill of the Water Color Art Society of Houston will open Saturday, June 29, at

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

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,