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Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 12:00am

As planned, Santa showed up in Columbus Saturday and threw a great big party at Hound Song Brewing Company. Did you know that every July, Santa visits 31 cities around the world on his annual summer vacation? With no sleigh, Santa came by automobile. “Columbus, Texas, was my first choice this year, because its unique, one-of-a-kind Santa Claus Museum,” said Santa.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 12:00am

A new multi-use trail is coming to Colorado County. The Secretary of State approved the 1093 Rail-to-Trails Local Government Corporation (LGC) to oversee converting thirty-one miles of abandoned train railway into useable public recreation space and planning for the project is now underway.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 12:00am

The Columbus Fire Dept got dispatched to a gravel pit shaker tower that was fully involved. Garwood Fire Dept requested mutual aid from us, Eagle Lake and Rock Island VFD’s mostly for tanker support for Tower 14’s operation. This truck uses 1000 gallons of water a minute during operation. Columbus Fire Dept Tower 14 was required to extinguish the upper decks and the shaker assembly. This fire was at Alleyton Resources near Altair. No one was injured. On Scene was Columbus, Garwood, Eagle Lake, and Rock Island VFD’s. Colorado County EMS, OEM, and CCSO. Photos courtesy of the Columbus Volunteer Fire Department.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 12:00am

When Eagle Lake celebrates its festival, EAGLE LAKE WILD! on September 17, 2022, two free exhibits at the Chamber of Commerce will feature wildlife art.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 12:00am

Average gasoline prices in Texas have fallen 15.7 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.66/g today, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 13,114 stations in Texas. Prices in Texas are 76.5 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 81.8 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has declined 14.8 cents in the last week and stands at $5.27 per gallon.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 12:00am

Columbus Lions Club received a $1,500 Community Grant from Walmart supporting the Lions White Cane Days. White Cane days are held annually during the month of October. Accepting the grant is Lion President Darrel Appelt and immediate Past President, Steve McCullough from Columbus Walmart Manager, Montraie Baldwin (also a Columbus Lion) and Walmart employee, Alycha Garcia.

Sports

Before the Columbus Junior Little League can start thinking about their school supplies and class schedules, they will have to lock in for their upcoming performance in the Junior League Regional tournament in Alburquerque, New Mexico. Games begin on Aug. 5 with the Championship game scheduled for Aug.9.

Aug 3, 2022 - 00:00

The RHS Raiders hosted youth football players for a camp on July 26-27 to teach them the skills and exercises that will help them prepare themselves for future high school football.

Viewpoints

DSHS gets nearly 15,000 monkeypox vaccines

This column is dedicated to acknowledge examples of “positives” that express the community spirit of Columbus – our town.

Obituaries

Aug 3, 2022 - 00:00

On Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at the age of 62, Mary Beth Johnson passed away unexpectedly in her sleep.

Aug 3, 2022 - 00:00

David Lloyd Rollins, 65, of Columbus, went to be with the Lord on July 28, 2022, with his family at his side at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital in Houston, Texas.