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Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 12:00am

The Rice Consolidated Athletic Programs will be participating in Operation Backpack, which is a community service event organized by 4J’s in Eagle Lake. This is a GREAT opportunity to help provide school supplies for students for the upcoming school year. If you can donate backpacks, supplies or a monetary donation, every little bit helps!

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 12:00am

Whether it’s your child’s first day of kindergarten or the start of middle school, back-to-school season can bring a range of feelings – from worry to excitement – for the entire family. This year may be more emotional as many families spent the better part of the past two school years at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 12:00am

On Wednesday, July 21, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and the owners, family, friends, and well-wishers cut the ribbon that officially announced the 36 Ranch Retreat as chamber members.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 12:00am

A house fire in Eagle Lake Wednesday, July 21 resulted in a total loss of property for a family, but fortunately no injuries or loss of life.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 12:00am

The Texas Workforce Commission released June employment figures that showed Texas employers added nearly 56,000 jobs in June, while the unemployment rate dropped to 6.5%.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 12:00am

The Columbus Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the relocation of the Law Offices of Paige Sciba to Walnut Street, adjacent to Columbus Tire Center. The new office is at 1223 Walnut Street, Suite B, and the Chamber of Commerce will conduct an official ribbon-cutting ceremony there at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, July 30.

Sports

Little did I know when I seized the opportunity to get to know parishioners and others in what was at the time a one-year-old stint as Pastor of two rural parishes a little bit outside Columbus that I was becoming a Columbus Little League supporter near the outset of a golden era for its softball tournament teams. But the Majors final in El Campo on July 19, 2021, had me flashing back to that hot weekend in Seguin July 14-17, 2017.

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TexStar volleyball coaches Chelsea Soto and Milton Koller work with junior high athletes at the three-day volleyball camp at RHS July 19-21. Citizen

Viewpoints

Governor Greg Abbott recently filed an amicus brief in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, an important Second Amendment case in the U.S. Supreme Court. At issue is whether New York’s denial of licenses to carry handguns for self-defense violates the Second Amendment.

Jul 28, 2021 - 00:00

When the distinguishedlooking elderly gentleman walked into the Iditarod Race headquarters (a room at the Roosevelt Hotel in Anchorage), I had no way of knowing this smiling man was going to lead me to my most embarrassing moment.

Obituaries

Jul 28, 2021 - 00:00

Angelina “Nina” (Alfau) Mascheck, 93, of Fayetteville, entered into Eternal Rest on Friday, July 16, 2021, in Needville, Texas.

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Celia Medrano, 91, of Columbus, Texas, passed away on July 25, 2021, in Columbus, Texas.