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Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 12:00am

COLUMBUS—The city’s long-awaited water filtration system should be fully online before the end of the city’s current budget year, the Columbus City Council heard during its regular meeting Monday night.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 12:00am

COLUMBUS — The Columbus City Council voted Monday night to let Colorado County Commissioners know they have no interest in taking over ownership or maintenance of County Road 2104 running

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 12:00am

COLUMBUS — The Colorado County Groundwater Conservation District last Thursday assessed fines against water two well drilling companies failing to comply with well permit regulations, and adopted a resolution assuming

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 12:00am

Early voting in races for Columbus Independent School District Board of Trustees, city council for the city of Eagle Lake, and city council for the city of Weimar got underway Monday across the county.

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.

Around Columbus

COLUMBUS—The city’s long-awaited water filtration system should be fully online before the end of the city’s current budget year, the Columbus City Council heard during its regular meeting Monday night.

The Columbus Independent School Board of Trustees voted earlier this month hired Jim Connor from Burnett ISD as the district’s curriculum director, a position which had been left empty since the previous curriculum director left last August, with Amber Berger covering the director’s duties until an adequate replacement could be found.

Around the County

AUSTIN — With the potential for severe weather approaching, Texas Comptroller Glenn He-gar reminds Texans they can purchase certain items tax-free during the state’s sales tax holiday for emergency preparation

ALTAIR — The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has provided no timetables to begin remediation and cleanup of a long stretch of Skull Creek leading from Altair to the Colorado

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

Apr 24, 2019 - 00:00

Larissa Manciaz had her best finishes in individual events at a recent outdoor track and field meet. 

The Wildcats picked up there twelfth district win to claim a district championship. Trenton Chenard was the winning pitcher on the mound for this evenings game.

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

The Columbus Independent School Board of Trustees voted earlier this month hired Jim Connor from Burnett ISD as the district’s curriculum director, a position which had been left empty since the previous curriculum director left last August, with Amber Berger covering the director’s duties until an adequate replacement could be found.

Ag & Outdoors

Apr 24, 2019 - 00:00

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. A Soaring Full Recovery In October 2018 a Titus County game warden responded to a

AUSTIN – On March 20, The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted a suite of changes to this year’s freshwater fishing regulations that includes modifications to the length limits and harvest regulations for largemouth bass, Alabama bass and alligator gar in certain areas. The proposed changes to alligator gar regulations also include a nighttime prohibition on bow fishing on the Trinity River, mandatory harvest reporting statewide except for Falcon Lake, and the creation of a drawing for harvest opportunities on the Trinity River.

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.