With a total of 13,919 registered voters, Colorado County cast a total of 4,774 votes in the Mar. 3 election.
Colorado County Elections Administrator Rebecka La-Course said, “We did have record breaking early voting numbers for the 2020 Primary Election. The Express Vote ballot marking devices were very well received. The majority of the general public had extremely positive feedback. The Express Votes made it possible for many voters to cast their votes independently without assistance.”Read more
Tracey Heard, Donna Bubak, Trish Priest, Stanley Priest and Trish Wicke play a mean game of blackjack while Dwight Stafford serves as dealer at the Mar. 5 Columbus Chamber of Commerce Casino Night fundraiser. Citizen | Alesia WoolridgeRead more
During the announcements portion of the Mar. 9 Colorado County Commissioners Court meeting, Colorado County Judge Ty Prause addressed the court and audience about the “pink elephant” in the room. Prause advised that he, along with both hospitals, mayors of the cities, the county health agent, EMS and Emergency management of Colorado County had a meeting scheduled later in the day at 4 p.m. to prepare a plan of action for the impending Coronavirus that has yet to reach Colorado County.Read more
A stolen truck was used to steal an ATM machine from a Weimar place of business late last week.
According to Weimar Police Chief Todd Jacobs, at approximately 3:20 - 3:30 a.m., at least two black males in a stolen F250 pickup taken from the Houston area used the truck and a chain to rip open the ATM at Prosperity Bank on N. Center Street in Weimar.Read more
Officials with Lower Colorado River Authority offered the following status update on work being done at Beason’s Park. The park received major damage during Hurricane Harvey in the late summer of 2017, and repairs began a few weeks ago in early February.Read more
The month of March is as important to Texans as July is to Americans. The events leading up to and through March of 1836 created the environment for the declaration of an independent Republic of Texas, similar to the events that led to the American Declaration of Independence in July of 1776. Here is a brief summary of the origins of the hostilities that culminated in a full-blown revolution in March of 1836.Read more
Courtesy | Mark Dannemiller Lions International recently honored W e i m a r Lions Club members for exemplary recruiting and retaining club membership. Pictured left to right: David Kocian, President Clay Bittner, and Julius Bartek.Read more