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Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 12:00am

The Lower Colorado River Authority is considering requiring its firm water customers to adopt a maximum once-per-week watering schedule that would apply anytime the combined storage of lakes Buchanan and Travis falls below 900,000 acre-feet, or 45% of capacity, including this spring if combined storage is below that level.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 12:00am

COLUMBUS —The City Council had a few actions to review and move on during their Feb. 12 regular meeting. The council discussed several items including the Nesbitt Memorial Library’s annual report as well as deciding when the annual Trash-Off event in the spring will be.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 12:00am

WEIMAR — A full docket for City Council meant there was plenty to discuss at their Feb. 8 regular meeting. The Council held discussions over the initiatives to improve water quality, recognized different events around town and heard from a former employee seeking longevity pay following his time as a city employee.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 12:00am

COLUMBUS — The Commissioners Court made several actions at the Feb. 12 regular meeting as they confirmed several days of use for the courthouse grounds and discussed the opening of the new elections building.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 12:00am

Columbus Lions help with preservation campaign

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 12:00am

Colorado County prides itself on assisting voters with getting their ballots cast and making sure the voices of Colorado County voters are heard by providing accurate voting results.

Sports

Feb 14, 2024 - 00:00

The Columbus Lady Cardinals are playoff bound after defeating the Palacios Sharkettes 51-26 on Tuesday, Feb. 6, on their home court.

Feb 14, 2024 - 00:00

The Columbus Cardinals welcomed the Palacios Sharks looking to pick up a district win to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Viewpoints

Often, I get agitated by people I call “idiots.” I don’t have an inclusive definition for what an idiot really is; I just use the word carelessly.

Feb 14, 2024 - 00:00

Lt. Gov Dan Patrick joined with the world’s largest investment firm to pitch investors on building natural gas power plants in Texas at a summit held last week in Houston.

Obituaries

Feb 14, 2024 - 00:00

Billy Ray “Bill” Berger, was a man with character and a deep devotion to his family. A man whose humor was infectious, and whose selflessness ran deeper than the rivers and bays he fished. Bill passed away peacefully on Feb. 4, 2024 at the age of 73. He lived a life full of adventure, hard work, and an ever-present helping hand.

Feb 14, 2024 - 00:00

Allen Wendel of Mentz, Texas, passed away Feb. 6, 2024 in Hillje, Texas. Mr. Wendel was born March 22, 1929 in Mentz, Texas to Edmund Wendel and Clara Braden Wendel. He was the sixth of eight children.