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Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 12:00am

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality determined as early as Feb. 12 that the substance found in Skull Creek following a Feb. 8 discharge created conditions that “are an imminent threat and substantial endangerment to human health and/or the environment,” according to a letter from a TCEQ official to owners of Inland Recycling, LLC. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 12:00am

During the 1930s, the highway department built a two-acre impoundment beside the new U.S. 90, named it Borden Lake, and installed roadside picnic facilities. You would think that would mean that the Texas Department of Transportation would claim purview over Borden Lake, right? Well, they don’t.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 12:00am

COLUMBUS — Colorado County Judge Ty Prause last week characterized the investigation by three state agencies in to multiple incidents of contamination at Skull Creek over the last 60 days as “bureaucratic chaos,” and said officials from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality “either could not or would not” tell him when testing on water samples taken from the creek in February would be completed.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 1:51pm

ALTAIR—The bureaucratic malaise of the ongoing Skull Creek investigation is raising concern among local officials involved in another environmental issue centered around the small community of Alta

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 12:00am

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 12:00am

ALTAIR — Colorado County has launched its own investigation in to repeated chemical contamination at Skull Creek near Altair in the wake of a second incidence of pollution in as

Around Columbus

Apr 17, 2019 - 00:00

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COLUMBUS — Braving cool temperatures and a driving wind, members of the board of the Boys & Girls Club of Champion Valley, young club members, and staff, along with representatives

Around the County

COLUMBUS — The John Everett Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosted first responders at their meeting April 8. Police Chief Skip Ed-man, Fire Chief Dusty Dittmar and

Apr 17, 2019 - 00:00

La Grange — The Colorado County Citizen picked up a Sweepstakes Award and four first-place awards in its division Friday at the South Texas Press Association Convention’s Better Newspaper Contest in La Grange.

Around Eagle Lake

A federal drug fugitive with a 21-year-old warrant was apprehended in Eagle Lake Monday, according to reports from the Eagle Lake Police Department. 

EAGLE LAKE — 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,

Around Weimar

WEIMAR — The city of Weimar will spend around $600,000 annual street improvements this year on repairing streets—around $200,000 more than the city usually spends per year on street paving,

The Weimar Parent-Teacher Organization has set its first-ever Weimar PTO Color Run for Saturday, April 27. The event will be at the Weimar Ladycat Softball Field in Weimar. Those donating

Sports

A fresh rivalry was born last Wednesday as the Rice Lady Raiders and the Columbus Lady Cardinals faced off in a district game at the Rice High School softball fields

The Weimar Wildcats hosted Moulton on Tuesday night this was also senior night. Recognized were seniors #19 Clay Barton, #5 Zak Kunz, #6 Sam Reidlinger and bookkeeper Ericka Van Houten.

Viewpoints

Apr 17, 2019 - 00:00

This past weekend my husband, Will, and I were blessed to have an opportunity to hunt on a ranch in West Texas. The property is owned by a dear family

During the 1930s, the highway department built a two-acre impoundment beside the new U.S. 90, named it Borden Lake, and installed roadside picnic facilities. You would think that would mean that the Texas Department of Transportation would claim purview over Borden Lake, right? Well, they don’t.

Youth & Education

Apr 17, 2019 - 00:00

Columbus ISD has set Monday, April 29 as registration night for incoming 2019-2020 students attending pre-kindergarten or kindergarten classes in the district. The event will begin at 5 p.m. and

COLUMBUS — Braving cool temperatures and a driving wind, members of the board of the Boys & Girls Club of Champion Valley, young club members, and staff, along with representatives

Ag & Outdoors

AUSTIN – On March 20, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved all the proposed changes to the saltwater fishing regulations. 

COLLEGE STATION – Prices for most cull cows recently hit their lowest point since 2009, even as Texas’ beef cattle numbers continue to increase slowly, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

Arts & Leisure

Grab your best gals pals, don your biggest hat, and join Columbus Historical Preservation Trust for its Blush & Bashful Brunch, including a screening of Steel Magnolias. Don’t miss your

COLUMBUS — Realism of John Shaffer, the Live Oak Art Center’s newest exhibit, opened with a reception including a talk from the artist Friday night in Columbus. Around 20 people

Obituaries

Mar 27, 2019 - 00:00

Elaine Cecilia Frnka, age 71, passed away in Bryan, March 11, 2019. She was born to William Frank and Viola Virginia Hoffmann in Weimar on April 10, 1947. She married

Mar 27, 2019 - 00:00

Kenneth Wayne Hooper, 61, of Rock Island, passed away peacefully March 19 at his home with his family by his side after a two-year battle with cancer.