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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
SMITHSON VALLEY, April 25, 2017 — Two Hill Country area high school students are the recipients of $40,000 worth of scholarships from The GVTC Foundation. Zachary Albrecht, from Boerne Champion High School, is the winner of the Ritchie T. Sorrells Scholarship for Leaders and Alyssa Boggs, attending Smithson Valley Highs School, was selected for the Ola Armstrong scholarship. Both ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Education, Community, Press Release
Sunday, April 23, 2017
April 21, 2017— If Stephen Covey would have stumbled upon Startzville Elementary before writing his worldwide bestseller, he might have renamed it “Seven Habits of Highly Effective Elementary Students.” A “The Leader in Me” grant has helped turn Startzville Elementary into a model campus. Based on Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, April 21, 2017
Cheer for the Cure Smithson Valley Middle School Runs to Help Save Lives Saturday, April 8, 2017 - At the break of dawn 16 members of the Smithson Valley Middle School Cheerleaders and Mascots met at the Alamodome for the 20th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Poised with big, sparkling pink bows, pink shorts and pink socks, the girls ran 5K wearing custom shirts stating ’Go Pink, ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Monday, April 17, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, APRIL 17, 2017: NEW BRAUNFELS — Families are invited to have fun and learn how to stay safe and healthy this weekend at the Comal County Office of Public Health’s annual National Infant Immunization Week health fair. The fair, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22 , at the McKenna Events Center in New Braunfels, will include games, crafts and activities ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Monday, April 10, 2017
The Camp at Spring Branch Middle School will be held the week of July 31 through August 4th. Only 100 kids accepted at each campus. Click on the following link for more details and to complete the Online Application. Comal County Sheriff's Office - Junior Deputy Sheriff's Academy The Sheriff's office is seeking sponsorships to help put on the best program possible. If you would ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, April 06, 2017
April 6, 2017— Comal ISD kicked off its Annual Blended Learning Showcase tour in style at Smithson Valley High School on April 5. Works from the worlds of Technology, Fine Arts, G/T, Health and Wellness, and Career and Technology from students in grades K-12 were on full display for parents, grandparents, faculty members and community members to enjoy. More than 1,000 spectators enjoyed the ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Karagen Dreibrodt, a freshman at Smithson Valley High School, exhibited her Red Brangus Heifer named Nora at the 2017 Houston Stock Show and Rodeo recently. There were over 1,900 heifers exhibited at the Houston stock show this year, and Dreibrodt’s entry was named Reserve Supreme Heifer Champion (Second Place Overall). Karagen is a 4th generation cattle rancher but the first one in her ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, April 03, 2017
The City of Bulverde has cancelled its 2017 Regular Election due to having only unopposed candidates for the postions currently up for election. Kirk Harrison, Coulncilmember Place 3, and Ray Jeffrey, Coulncilmember Place 4, have been declared re-elected since no other candidates choose to file to run in the planned May 6, 2017 municpal election. However, City residents will still be able to vote ...read more
Categories: Community, Political, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, April 03, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, APRIL 3, 2017: NEW BRAUNFELS — Voters wishing to cast ballots in May 6 schools elections should be aware of upcoming registration and mail-in ballot deadlines, according to the Comal County Elections Office. The deadline to register to vote in the election is this Thursday, April 6. Those eligible to vote by mail must request a ballot to do so by April 25. The ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, March 30, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, MARCH 30, 2017: NEW BRAUNFELS — Comal County is lowering flags on its property to half-staff this afternoon in honor and memory of the 13 victims of yesterday’s bus crash involving First Baptist Church of New Braunfels. County Judge Sherman Krause signed an order at 3 p.m. directing the lowering of the flags until sundown Monday. “Our hearts go out to ...read more
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
BULVERDE, TX – A rapidly growing provider of rehabilitation and skilled nursing care in Texas, Touchstone Communities® is proud to announce the opening of The Heights of Bulverde located at 384 Harmony Hills St., Bulverde, TX. The community will open March 30, 2017. Leading the operations at The Heights of Bulverde will be Wendy Day, LNFA. “I am extremely excited to join the ...read more
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
March 28, 2017— Thanks to a generous grant from the Comal Education Foundation, Freiheit Elementary students are directing their own learning at the SMART Center in the school library. The SMART Center puts students in charge of their own education by offering hands-on Science, Math, Art, Reading, and Technology (SMART) activities. Students rarely decide their own learning path when at ...read more
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Monday, March 27, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, MARCH 27, 2017: NEW BRAUNFELS — The Comal County Office of Public Health has vaccines available for teens who need them before starting their next year of school. All adolescents and teens should receive the following vaccines, said Gwen Mills, Comal County director of public health: Meningococal vaccine is recommended at age 11 or 12, with a booster at age 16. ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, March 24, 2017
March 23, 2017— The Bulverde Area Republican Women donated dictionaries to every third-grade student at Timberwood Park Elementary earlier this school year. To commemorate the donations, TPES librarian Dana Haby decided to have students compete in the “Timberwood Park Elementary 3 rd -Grade Dictionary Race” on March 9. During the competition, a word was projected onto a screen ...read more
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Smithson Valley Middle School history teacher Melanie Chambless recently won the VFW Post 8800 Citizenship Education Teacher Award. This award is given to teachers who promote and inspire interest in America: it’s history, traditions, civic responsibility and patriotism. Chambless is now eligible for recognition at the district level. Ultimately, an educator will be presented the VFW ...read more
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Sunday, March 12, 2017
The Bulverde Spring Branch Activity Center's annual 5K & 10K “Run for the Hills” is approaching! Can you believe that this will be our 18 th year holding this fundraiser? As in the past, it will be held at the Bulverde Spring Branch Activity Center in downtown Bulverde. Race Day set for May 6, 2017. Are you interested in having your name or business represented at this ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Sunday, March 12, 2017
We are proud to announce that Ashleys Small Engine is now Mustang Equipment. We will continue to carry Stihl, Echo, Scag and other brands to cover your needs. We are excited to announce that we are now officially a Toro dealer as well. We have the same faces that you are used to seeing plus a couple more. Our Service department can still work on your units and our sales and parts has more ...read more
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Saturday, March 11, 2017
March 10, 2017— When Canyon Lake High School teacher Sherri Painter used a projector to put the words “The winner of the Blended Learning Showcase Logo Contest is in this room” up on a screen, the students in her classroom fell silent. More than 300 Comal ISD students from around the district entered their designs and when Kimbley Dyer heard her name called she put her hands ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Guard yo ur email account much like you protect your mailbox outside your home. Strangers shouldn’t be peering into your confidential information. Choose a strong password to access your email account and change it regularly. Beware of spam or unsolicited email that can be used to deliver malicious software to your computer. Only open attachments or click on links from sources that are ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, March 03, 2017
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, March 3 RD – Middleman Construction Company ’s work on the Singing Hills Development in Bulverde, Texas has earned the company a National Excellence in Construction® Pyramid Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) in the Heavy Infrastructure project category. “Middleman Construction Company earned this Excellence in Construction Pyramid ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Saturday, February 25, 2017
The Bulverde Spring Branch Pregnancy Care Center marks its first birthday with a move to a larger, more visible location and expanded hours of operation. The BSBPCC opened its doors Jan. 3, 2017, at its new location at 17080 Highway 46 W., Suite 113, in the Shops at Faithville Park. The center offers confidential pregnancy testing, limited obstetric sonograms, STD testing and treatment, prenatal ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Feb. 24, 2017— Comal ISD received multiple awards for excellence in school communications at the Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA) annual state conference at the Galveston Island Convention Center. The awards were announced at the TSPRA Star Awards Celebration recently. For the fourth year in a row, Jason Gordon, Comal ISD communications coordinator, received at least one ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Education
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Feb. 24, 2017— Comal ISD’s Maintenance and Operations Department is launching a comprehensive environmental program. One of the segments of that program is Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). Lee Raspberry, from Comal ISD’s Maintenance and Operations Department, recently stopped by teacher Mitchell Ray’s AP Environmental Science classroom at Canyon High School. There, Raspberry ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Saturday, February 25, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, FEBRUARY 24, 2017: NEW BRAUNFELS — The Comal County Commissioners Court has approved a tax-incentive agreement that is expected to bring more than 530 jobs to the county. The agreement with Ben E. Keith Co., a food- and alcohol-distribution company, will allow it to relocate its south-central regional headquarters to the portion of Selma that sits inside Comal County. ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Economic
Saturday, February 25, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Bulverde, TX – February 23, 2017 – CLEANGIE (Pronounced “clean-gee”) Professional Cleaning and Services welcomes Michelle Johnson to the team. Michelle has a great deal of experience in the cleaning business, property management for a large multi-vacation home property, and is a former certified nursing assistant. We can tell that she certainly has ...read more
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Friday, February 24, 2017
What is Sleep Apnea??? A medical condition that causes pauses in breathing throughout the sleep cycle. It can be caused by airway constriction, or because the part of the brain that controls breathing does not send the right signals to the breathing muscles. The body will restart the breathing process but there is a physical toll. At a minimum, it can cause daytime fatigue. At the worst, it can ...read more
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Jay DeLeon, Joshua Harlow, Allen Schultz, Zane Willard, and Jeff O’Connell were recognized this morning by San Antonio AirLIFE for their efforts in a cardiac arrest emergency call. Time is of the essence in treating these patients and the quick response, professional training and lifesaving measures performed by these Responders changed the outcome from one of devastation to one of joy. ...read more
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Feb. 14, 2017— Canyon High’s Sophie Machalec , Memorial Early College High School’s Jeffrey Malone and Smithson Valley High’s Jared Pauletti, Tony Perez and Donald Snodgrass received notice that they were among only 15,000 of 1.5 million seniors in 22,000 high schools nationwide to be named National Merit Finalists. This designation is based on performance on the ...read more
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Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Smithson Valley High School senior linebacker Jack Gibbens signed a scholarship offer to play at Abilene Christian University recently. Gibbens was a two-year starter for the Rangers and was named First-Team All-District this season. He helped SVHS to the Regional Quarterfinals as a junior and the Area Round of the Playoffs as a senior. His combined stats during his junior and senior seasons were ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Smithson Valley High School senior volleyball player Madeline Ferguson signed a national letter of intent recently to continue her career on the court and in the classroom at Washington and Lee University in Virginia. Ferguson was a three-year letterman at SVHS at outside hitter and was Academic All-State her senior year. She is pictured here with her parents, Rusty and Sandra Ferguson, and SVHS ...read more
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Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Fur & Feather Family Vet is located at 17080 TX-46 (The Shops at Faithville Park) Contact Veterinarian Jenifer Scheibe at 210-634-0003 for more information or visit www.furandfeatherfamilyvet.com .
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Monday, February 06, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Bulverde, TX – February 3, 2017 – CLEANGIE (Pronounced “clean-gee”) Professional Cleaning and Services is now open in Bulverde. The name is a morph of “CLEAN” and “ANGIE” after its creator, Angela Moreno. CLEANGIE will cater to residential and business clients in the area by providing weekly, biweekly, or as-needed cleanings. ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Thursday, February 02, 2017
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Wednesday, February 01, 2017
In Living Rock Academy’s Cross-Curricular studies, t he high school students studied the Renaissance in January in preparation for their field trip on January 27th. The study began with extensive research of famous people and key events of the Renaissance. This was followed by a Renaissance Tournament between the grades. In this competition, students played Renaissance games that included ...read more
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Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Growing up, most girls think about going to their Prom and dream about the dress that they will wear. Prom is not just a dance, it is a milestone, a rite of passage in the life of any girl. In the U.S. over the past few years, the average amount that a girl spends on her Prom dress ranges from $200 - $750! However for many girls and their families, that cost is too far out of reach. The Belle of ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Jan. 31, 2017— If Stephen Covey would have stumbled upon Indian Springs Elementary before writing his worldwide bestseller, he might have renamed it “Seven Habits of Highly Effective Elementary Students.” A “The Leader in Me” grant has helped turn Indian Springs Elementary into a model campus. Based on Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Education, General News Article, Community
Friday, January 27, 2017
SMITHSON VALLEY, January 27, 2017 — Applications are now being accepted for The GVTC Foundation’s 2017 Ritchie T. Sorrells Scholarship for Leaders and the Ola Armstrong Scholarship. Each scholarship is worth $20,000 and available to qualified high school seniors residing in GVTC’s service area. The GVTC Foundation is once again partnering with the New Braunfels Area Community ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JANUARY 25, 2017: NEW BRAUNFELS — The Comal County Public Health Office is reminding residents to make sure they and their families are vaccinated against chickenpox and shingles, a pair of diseases caused by the same virus. Although children now are routinely vaccinated against chickenpox, adults age 60 or older likely haven’t been, and are at risk of ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Guest instructors at The Makery... plus The Tucson Gem Shows! View this email in your browser Pam East and Chris Nelson at The Makery! We have some amazing artists coming to The Makery in 2017 and if you love metals and metal clay, you're going to want to join us! PAM EAST Enameling on Art Clay Aug. 3 - 6, 2017 CHRIS NELSON Fusing Gold and Steel June 21 - 25, 2017 Francesca is gearing up for ...read more
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Sunday, January 22, 2017
The Bulverde Spring Branch Activity Center is hosting our 2nd Annual Casino Night Fundraiser on March 3, 2017, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the center located at 30280 Cougar Bend, Bulverde, Texas, to support our center services. Our 150+ guests will enjoy a variety of casino play tables, food and silent auction items. We have some very unique sponsor opportunities available. Our casino night will ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Saturday, January 21, 2017
The Friends of the Bulverde Spring Branch Library's 12th annual Book and Author event is just around the corner, March 8, from 11:30 - 2:30. We are honored this year to be hosting our event at the Tejas Rodeo's event center “Western Sky Wedding and Event Venue". The plated lunch will be catered by True Flavors (aka Johnny Hernandez family of restaurants). Southwest Airlines has ...read more
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Saturday, January 14, 2017
Jan. 12, 2017— Two students from the band and choir at Canyon High School and one student from the band at Smithson Valley High School earned TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) All-State notoriety. Smithson Valley High School band student Garrett Snowden, and Canyon High School band students David Churchwell and Dante Henchen will perform with the Texas All-State Band. Canyon High ...read more
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Friday, January 13, 2017
Students in Jennifer Klar's G/T classes at Rahe Bulverde Elementary held a Kindness Campaign in preparation for Election Day. The third-grade class platforms were Sock it to the Cold, gathering donated socks for the homeless for winter, and Pennies for Patients, collecting change for kids in the fight against Leukemia and Lymphoma. By a large margin, all of the students at Rahe Bulverde voted ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
SMITHSON VALLEY, January 10, 2017 — The 2017 GVTC Foundation Employee Pledge Drive is a record-setter for GVTC employee participation and dollars committed. Ninety-percent of all GVTC employees signed up to support the company’s 501(c) (3) foundation through payroll deduction — the highest participation level in the history of the annual event. The total dollars committed by ...read more
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Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Jan. 3, 2017— Once again Smithson Valley Middle School students rose to the occasion when it came time to enter this school year’s Patriots Pen Essay Writing Contest. This year’s middle school essay topic was “ The America I Believe In.” More than 400 SVMS students entered the contest, which was sponsored by local VFW Post 8800, and more than 20 entries advanced ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Monday, December 19, 2016
​Bulverde, TX – After 8 years and hundreds of spotless homes and businesses, In Covenant Cleaning Services (IC) has decided to add a sales representative position. We welcome Forrest Rihn to the IC family. Forrest has been in sales for over 8 years with a specialty in customer services and client relationships. With this role, our efforts are in expanding the client base and improving ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Human Interest
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Dec. 16, 2016— Marty Bartlett, Comal ISD School Board trustee, joined 34 other school board members from across Texas earlier this school year at the kickoff session of the Leadership TASB class of 2017. Selected by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), the group is participating in a yearlong education leadership study program. These trustees represent school districts of all ...read more
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Dec. 12, 2016— Time and time again the holiday partnership between Comal ISD and St. Jude’s Ranch proves to go together like marshmallows and hot cocoa. This year, it might have taken two cups of hot cocoa, but despite the chilly weather, the St. Jude’s Jingle Bell 5K Run presented by Comal ISD in Gruene was a resounding success for the fifth straight year. On Dec. 10, the ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Dec. 13, 2016— Smithson Valley High School’s Horse Judging team earned the chance to compete at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana recently after winning the state contest in Lubbock last spring. When the competition concluded, SVHS’ team was named the Reserve National Champions. SVHS beat everyone in the nation except for one team. Smithson Valley High School ...read more
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Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Dec. 6, 2016— Congratulations to 23 Canyon Lake High School students who advanced to the Region Band Competition held recently at La Vernia High School. Of those, 11 advanced to Area Competition, which will be held at Orange Grove High School on January 7. The Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Convention will take place February 8-11 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, General News Article
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
NEW BRAUNFELS — Beginning in January, the Comal County District Clerk and County Clerk’s offices will transition to a paperless filing system, saving taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars and increasing the offices’ efficiency. The move means the vast majority of cases filed with the two offices will be maintained electronically. Clerks no longer will print and maintain paper ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Friday, December 02, 2016
Dec. 1, 2016— Cyber-based crime is at an all time high and as a result it’s a problem our youngest generation will have to deal with for the rest of their lives. Comal ISD’s leadership is certainly taking an active role in giving its students a chance to learn about the national CyberPatriot program. CyberPatriot was conceived by the Air Force Association (AFA) to inspire high ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Thursday, December 01, 2016
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Thursday, December 01, 2016
The Friends of Guadalupe River and Honey Creek, Inc. is a non-profit organization working with Guadalupe River State Park and Honey Creek State Natural Area. This is the volunteer group that supports and helps make things possible out at Guadalupe River State Park. Click the following link to view the Winter Newsletter and learn more about all of the exciting things happening in our backyard at ...read more
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Nov. 29, 2016— For the last six years, Smithson Valley Middle School science teacher Bart Cooper has gathered a group of students to form a rocket club. This feat is unique enough at the middle school level. During most of their competitions they are squaring off against a majority of high school teams. Another fact is most of the students involved in rocket club during Cooper’s ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Education
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Nov. 28, 2016— The holidays came early for many Comal ISD educators, as a crew from the Comal Education Foundation Board was on the prowl in early November. It was finally time for teachers to learn if they would receive the Foundation grants they applied for earlier in the school year. After much deliberation, the Comal Education Foundation Board approved 24 grants for the 2016-17 school ...read more
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Saturday, November 19, 2016
DENVER — Susanne McDonald, a regional chief of interpretation and education for the National Park Service (NPS), has been named superintendent of Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park and Waco Mammoth National Monument in Texas by NPS Intermountain Region Director Sue Masica. McDonald, a 21-year veteran of the Park Service, will assume her new duties on Jan. 8, 2017. She will take over ...read more
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Friday, November 18, 2016
Smithson Valley Middle School Student Council members participated in Operation Christmas Child through the Samaritan's Purse organization recently. Using funds they raised throughout the school year working at the SVMS home volleyball game concession stands, student council students and their sponsor Elizabeth Terry visited the local H-E-B in Spring Branch to pick out various items such as ...read more
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Nov. 15, 2016— Lora Peterson doesn’t have to say much to watch a sign of sheer joy come over the face of her daughter Myla, a student at Canyon Lake High School. “All I have to do is tell her it’s bowling day today and she gets a huge smile and throws her hands up. She gets so excited,” Peterson said. “We absolutely love this program because it’s so ...read more
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, NOVEMBER 15, 2016: NEW BRAUNFELS — Applications are open for Comal County’s fifth annual University of County Government, a free 10-week course that recently won a Best Practices award from the Texas Association of Counties The classes – which take attendees behind the scenes of the county’s court system, jail and Sheriff’s Office, Elections ...read more
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Friday, November 11, 2016
Nov. 11, 2016— Helmuth Schlichting summed up the Veterans Day ceremonies held at nearly every Comal ISD campus best. “I attend every one I can and it makes me very emotional each time a young person dresses up on Veterans Day, looks me in the eye and thanks me for my service,” said Schlichting, who is a retired Navy Captain who served 32 years after graduating from Canyon High ...read more
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Friday, November 11, 2016
Nov. 11, 2016— Comal ISD celebrated its 60 th Anniversary in style on Thursday at Conservation Plaza in New Braunfels. Those that spoke at the event were a few steps away from Church Hill School, one of many one-room schoolhouses that helped Comal ISD ultimately become what it is today. The district will officially turn 60 years old on November 12. Comal ISD is holding several events ...read more
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Tuesday, November 08, 2016
7th Annual Denim & Diamonds ~ Nov. 12th Mountains of rib-eyes and endless signature sides prepared by JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa Exciting Live Auction Dancing with music by Straight Shot It’s a Girl Thing (pictured below) & It’s a Guy Thing Wheelbarrow prize drawings 2 drinks per person on us! Enjoy the ambiance of the Knibbe Hall on the 1,000 acre ...read more
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Tuesday, November 08, 2016
San Antonio, Texas, Oct., 20, 2016 - Hahn Chiropractic has always been committed to helping patients overcome back pain and other muscular issues. Known for years as a “miracle for back pain,” Hahn has expanded its services to offer patients even more treatment options and while doing so has revamped its staff. The practice was originally started by Dr. Jason Hahn, D.C. Dr. Hahn ...read more
Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, November 07, 2016
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Thursday, November 03, 2016
LRA volleyball is GOING TO STATE! Congrats to our Bobcat volleyball team for advancing to the TAPPS 1A state volleyball tournament. More info to come but for now make plans to be in Brownwood for our 11am semi-final game on Friday. Way to go Bobcats!
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Thursday, November 03, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, NOVEMBER 3, 2016: NEW BRAUNFELS — Comal County honored a pair of public servants on Thursday, presenting outgoing Sheriff Bob Holder and state Rep. Doug Miller each with a Key to the Courthouse for their years of service to the county’s residents. The Commissioner Jan Kennady Key to the Courthouse is the county’s highest honor. Holder and Miller are ...read more
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Thursday, November 03, 2016
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Monday, October 31, 2016
Oct. 31, 2016— The Comal ISD Community Education Department received $2,500 from the GVTC Foundation recently. One hundred percent of the donation will go toward the Community Education Department’s scholarship fund. This will benefit Comal ISD students who might not otherwise be able to afford Community Education classes such as Art, LEGOs, Drama, and Athletic classes. One parent ...read more
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Monday, October 31, 2016
Oct. 31, 2016— Spring Branch Middle School student Morgan Welch created an educational hidden-object video game called “Help the Ocean” using Globaloria when she was in the sixth grade. Globaloria is a video game coding web-based program available on the Internet. The educational video game Welch created was so impressive she was presented recently with a National Finalist Award ...read more
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Thursday, October 27, 2016
Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation. It reaches millions of Americans during the last week of October every year. By wearing red ribbons and participating in community anti-drug events Oct. 24-28, Comal ISD students from grades K-12 pledge to live a drug-free life. At Bill Brown Elementary students made college pumpkins on Wednesdays for Red Ribbon ...read more
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Oct. 24, 2016— Campuses around Comal ISD have daily themes this week that include favorite jersey day to team up against drugs, dress like twins day to buddy up against drugs, crazy socks day to sock it to drugs, and ‘I elect to be drug free’ during Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation. It reaches millions of Americans ...read more
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Today marks the 25th Anniversary of the Bulverde Senior Center, dba Bulverde Spring Branch Activity Center. Yesterday we held our Annual Meeting and celebrated our 25th Anniversary. We remembered those that we have lost in the past year with a rose ceremony, voted for new directors then celebrated our blessings along with recognizing our original founders and the Kronkosky Foundation who greatly ...read more
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Oct. 25, 2016— Teacher Charles Van Houten will admit he didn’t make the best grades when he was in high school. In fact, by the time he was the age most of his high school seniors are today he had already chosen what he thought would be his lifelong career path in the world of sales. It wasn’t until he met his future wife Heather that he thought a career as a teacher could even ...read more
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Monday, October 24, 2016
NEW BRAUNFELS — The Comal County Tax Office has begun mailing out 2016 tax statements, payment of which is due Jan. 31. The statements charge property owners the tax they owe based on rates set by various entities throughout the county, including the county itself, municipalities, emergency services districts and school districts. “We have worked hard over the years to make paying ...read more
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Thursday, October 20, 2016
Oct. 19, 2016— Instructor Stacie Glowka and the Spring Branch Middle School Orchestra put on a masquerade concert October 18 in front of more than 250 family, faculty members and friends in the school’s cafetorium. Students dressed up in costumes such as Little Red Riding Hood, a cat, skeletons and vampires. The instruments they played were the violin, viola, cello, and bass. The ...read more
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Oct. 19, 2016— For the second straight day, Comal ISD broke ground on a new middle school, this time in the Kinder Ranch Subdivision at a picturesque hilltop setting. Middle School #7 is located about one mile west of Highway 281 off of Borgfeld Road in Bexar County. The school will be built as part of the $147.4 million bond issue passed by voters in 2015. It will be built for 1,150 ...read more
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Monday, October 17, 2016
Oct. 17, 2016— Bright light city gonna set my soul , gonna set my soul on fire. The Comal Education Foundation had its own version of “Viva Las Vegas” on October 15 as it held its first-ever Casino Night at the McKenna Events Center in New Braunfels. The room was filled with sponsors and individuals who wanted to give back to the students of Comal ISD. In all, almost in ...read more
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Friday, October 14, 2016
The Friends of Guadalupe River and Honey Creek, Inc. is a non-profit organization working with Guadalupe River State Park and Honey Creek State Natural Area. This is the volunteer group that supports and helps make things possible out at Guadalupe River State Park. Click the following link to view the Fall Newsletter and learn more about all of the exciting things happening in our backyard at ...read more
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Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Oct. 4, 2016— Logan Coke is an extraordinary youngster. Although she’s just entering first grade, Logan is mature beyond her years. Every other year for her birthday, this Timberwood Park Elementary student asks for gifts of food donations instead of toys. She then makes a donation to the local Food Bank. Logan’s most recent donation to the local San Antonio Food Bank was ...read more
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Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Oct. 4, 2016— Although Comal ISD stretches an amazing 589 square miles, one theme remains constant – tremendous growth is reaching every part of the district. Canyon Lake High School is the latest campus to shatter enrollment projections. For the first time in school history, CLHS has topped the 1,000-enrollment mark. The school c urrently has about 1,030 students. In a study that ...read more
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Monday, October 03, 2016
(Photo by Sam Roberts Photography) Oct. 3, 2016— The Smithson Valley High School Marching Band took home the first place trophy in the 6A category at the Roosevelt Roughriders Marching Contest Saturday October 1 at Heroes Stadium in San Antonio. Marching to “Extreme Beethoven,” the Rangers rocked their eight-minute routine to take the top prize at the event. “Getting a ...read more
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Friday, September 30, 2016
Sept. 30, 2016— The Comal ISD Board of Trustees and superintendent Andrew Kim recognized the Smithson Valley High School Navy Junior ROTC Unit at its regularly scheduled meeting on September 29 at the Support Services Building in New Braunfels for being named the Best Unit in Area 10 for the third time in the past four years. Area 10 includes almost all of the state of Texas. To earn ...read more
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Friday, September 16, 2016
Sept. 16, 2016— Comal ISD continues to produce some of the nation’s top academic performers. This school year, the district is proud to announce six students were named National Merit Semifinalists. Smithson Valley High School’s Jacob Foster, Jared Pauletti, Tony Perez and Donald Snodgrass, Canyon High School’s Sophie Machalec and Memorial Early College High School’s ...read more
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Sept. 13, 2016— Ann Massey, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at Smithson Valley High School, was recognized as the Region V Teacher of the Year at the summer Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers Association of Texas (FCSTAT) Professional Development Conference. Massey is the coordinator for the Career Preparation and Education and Training programs at Smithson Valley High School. The ...read more
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Monday, September 12, 2016
Your feet are the foundation of your body. When you are experiencing problems with or pain in your feet, it affects your well being. These problems can make it difficult to manage all aspects of your life in a healthy and productive way and seeing a podiatrist could be the right answer. A Podiatry specialist understands this and takes a commitment to your better health seriously. Crystal Podiatry ...read more
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Friday, September 02, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, SEPTEMBER 2, 2016: NEW BRAUNFELS — The Comal County office of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the next of its monthly DIY Saturdays on Sept. 10. Extension agent Troy Luepke will present a hands-on session on fall gardening; spaces are still available for those wanting to sign up. Cost is $15 per person. Call 830-620-3440 to register. The ...read more
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Thursday, September 01, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016: NEW BRAUNFELS — With six weeks before the voter-registration deadline for November’s general election, the Comal County Elections Office is making potential voters aware of changes in both state photo-ID requirements and local polling places. State laws have changed regarding what identification voters need to show at the polls. Voters with ...read more
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Thursday, September 01, 2016
It was standing room only at the 37th Annual Awards on Sunday, August 14, 2016. The very spirited attendees braved the rain and were treated to an evening of great food and wonderful entertainment. The Board of Directors presented their highest award to Lisa Rene Garza of San Antonio. Lisa has been a valuable part of S.T.A.G.E. for the last 10 years. In addition to directing, singing, acting, and ...read more
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Congratulations to the Spring Branch Tennis Association – the 14 and Under Spring Branch Elite Tennis Team finished in first place at the Sectional Championship in Kerrville, TX on July 23-24. They are now headed to Columbia, South Carolina to compete at NATIONALS on October 13-16!! We are so proud of these kids. This is a young team, who has come together to work hard and play hard, which ...read more
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Aug. 29, 2016— Comal ISD could point to many factors when the question is asked – just how are the district’s student enrollment numbers going up at such a rapid pace? There’s of course the fact Comal ISD was recently the only San Antonio-area district given a Five-Star Rating by TXSmartSchools, which rates continued improvements in student progress and efficiency in ...read more
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, AUGUST 30, 2016: NEW BRAUNFELS — The fifth annual Texas Fruit Conference is coming to New Braunfels, bringing together commercial and recreational fruit growers from across the state to discuss the challenges and successes of Texas fruit growing. The two-day conference is hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. It will be Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at the ...read more
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Aug. 30, 2016— Dell computers were being delivered to the district’s technology department and are in the final preparation stage to head to Comal ISD elementary campuses as part of the Elementary Lab Computer Replacement Project as approved in Bond 2015. “This is a great thing for our students,” said Jarrett Cochran, Director of Technology Services. “Some of the ...read more
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016
NEW HIRES & PROMOTIONS SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, AUGUST 30, 2016— Josh Arriaga has been named assistant vice president, analyst & project manager in the Talent Management Department, where he has worked since 2013. Arriaga began his career at the Broadway Bank Downtown Banking Center in 2005 and has also worked in the eBanking Department. He has a Bachelor of Science in management from ...read more
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Monday, August 29, 2016
Aug. 26, 2016— Bill Brown Elementary third-grade teacher Amber Bordano got to know her students a little bit better on the second day of school with a project called “The All About Me Circle Map.” Students were instructed to first draw a large circle with a pencil on Manila paper, and then fill it with crayon drawings of different things they enjoy in their lives. For example, ...read more
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Monday, August 29, 2016
Aug. 23, 2016— Those attending Comal ISD high school sporting events will soon be able to choose foods other than your traditional nachos dripping with cheese or Frito pies covered with chili. Don’t worry you’ll still be able to get your traditional concession stand items, but a new, healthier menu called FIT Snacks has been added with plenty of nutritious items. FIT Snacks ...read more
Thursday, August 25, 2016
On Friday, August 19 th , Merrily Brown - Alamo Premier Mortgage, MJ Cunningham - JB Goodwin Realtors and Shelley Ahlstedt - Capital Title distributed gifts to the three Bulverde Spring Branch Fire and EMS stations recognizing them for their hard work and dedication as first responders in our area. Thanks to Judy Sisk Millspaugh, Development Director for giving us this opportunity. Bulverde Fire ...read more
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Thursday, August 25, 2016
Original Article was in the JEMS (Journal of Emergency Medical Services) -August 2016 edition - Written by: Judy Millspaugh and Craig Manifold, DO Rural Texas EMS-Based Fire Agency Offers Unique Blend of Prehospital Training and MIH-CP All Pictures provided by the Bulverde Spring Branch Fire & EMS ​ B ulverde Spring Branch (BSB) Fire & EMS is an emergency services system in rural ...read more
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Aug. 23, 2016— Comal ISD hit the back-to-school trail running as students and parents flocked to the district’s campuses in record numbers. Comal ISD is expected to eclipse the 22,000-student mark for the first time in its history this school year. On the final day of the 2015-16 school year, the district had just over 21,000 students. Tiffany Pennypacker, Freiheit Elementary ...read more
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Sunday, August 21, 2016
Megan Hughes, DVM is the new practice owner of Spring Branch Veterinary Hospital. Dr Hughes received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Oklahoma State University in 2008. Dr. Hughes moved to the San Antonio area in 2008 to practice veterinary medicine and joined the Spring Branch Veterinary Hospital team in July of 2015. She currently lives in New Braunfels with her husband, Kris ...read more
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
August 15, 2016 – All Comal ISD campuses Met Standard for 2016 according to the Texas Education Agency state accountability results released today. This is the highest possible standard based on the state’s public school accountability system. “We celebrate this accomplishment today, while knowing that we have more work ahead of us. As we enter the new school year, we will aim ...read more
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
​ Bulverde Jubilee! This is the biggest and best Jubilee yet! Your family will enjoy music by the Mo-Dels, mariachis, and the BUMC choir, among other musical guests. Dancers will dance and gunfighters will gunfight! The carnival is bigger too--there will even be a water slide, so wear your swimsuit and bring a towel! The parade boasts a bevy of co-Grand Marshalls--local business leaders ...read more
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Thursday, August 11, 2016
Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony on August 27 at LBJ Ranch to Honor 108 th Anniversary of President Johnson’s Birth JOHNSON CITY, TEXAS – Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park will celebrate the 108 th anniversary of President Johnson’s birth with a ceremony at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 27. Continue a tradition that Lady Bird Johnson began in 1973, a wreath will be placed ...read more
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Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Comal ISD announces free and reduced-priced meals policy August 9, 2016— Comal ISD announced its policy today for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the attached current income eligibility guidelines . Each school/site or the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by anyone on request. · The electronic application link is ...read more
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Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Smithson Valley High student wins gold medal at national event Aug. 8, 2016— Most 2016 high school graduates would have been thrilled knowing they were going to spend part of their summer in beautiful San Diego. Not only did Smithson Valley High School graduate Kristopher LaPradd get to visit one of the top West Coast destinations, but he also got to compete in an event he loves. LaPradd ...read more
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Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Recent Canyon High graduate named outstanding performer at UIL State Percussion Contest Aug. 8, 2016— Canyon High 2016 graduate Nick Esqueda was selected as an outstanding performer at the UIL Texas State Percussion Solo Contest. Of the approximately 100,000 students participating in the regional UIL music contests in 2016 and the 25,000 who performed at the state level, less than three ...read more
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Monday, August 08, 2016
Aug. 8, 2016— Comal ISD trustee Amy Freund has earned the designation of Master Trustee upon completion of Leadership TASB, a program sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). During the fifth session, June 30-July 1, school board members in the 2015-16 Leadership TASB class made presentations of their team’s findings following year-long research. Class participants ...read more
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Sunday, August 07, 2016
SpyderwareTech.com Opens New Location in Spring Branch, Texas Spring Branch , Tx – August 8, 2016 – SpyderwareTech.com , which provides skilled computer repair, smartphone repair and IT consulting services for small businesses and individuals, announced today that it is opening a new location in Spring Branch, Texas. In honor of the grand opening, the company is offering a special ...read more
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
July 26, 2016— There’s a good chance some of the next generation of Comal County law officers and local leaders will come from this summer’s Junior Deputy Academies. The Junior Deputy Academy is a free five-day camp, organized by the Comal County Sheriff’s Department and Comal ISD, catering to local youths between the ages of 9 and 11. The third and final summer camp is ...read more
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Ground Breaking Ceremony Held For Hampton Inn by Hilton Property and Bulverde Visitors & Convention Center BULVERDE, TX – Charles Leddy, CEO of Presidian Hotels & Resorts (“Presidian Hotels”) held an official groundbreaking ceremony on July 26, 2016 for a new Hampton Inn by Hilton hotel and Bulverde Visitors & Convention Center in the Singing Hills development in ...read more
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Monday, July 25, 2016
July 25, 2016— Kindergarten and first-grade students in Comal ISD’s Bilingual/ESL (English as a Second Language) program got a summer treat recently when they visited the Bulverde Spring Branch Fire & EMS Station 3 near Johnson Ranch Elementary School. Students were able to beat the summer heat as the firefighters let them turn on the hoses, which brought smiles to many young ...read more
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Monday, July 25, 2016
Organization focuses on more efficiency and local autonomy to help foster children SAN ANTONIO – The national board of St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, a non-profit organization that saves the lives of traumatized children, has decided to strategically separate operations in Nevada and Texas to allow each region to more efficiently serve foster children. In its May meeting, the St. ...read more
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Friday, July 22, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JULY 22, 2016: NEW BRAUNFELS — The Comal County Commissioners Court on Thursday approved a bid to add sealcoat to 30 miles of county roadways this summer and fall. The $786,174 bid was awarded to New Braunfels-based Fuquay Inc. The roads to be resurfaced in the coming months are: Bulverde/Spring Branch area Rebecca Creek Road Smithson Valley Road between SH 46 and ...read more
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Friday, July 22, 2016
All About Skin is pleased to announce the addition of Rylea Graham to our staff. Rylea is an esthetician and provides a full range of services including facials, waxing and makeup. I have full confidence in her capabilities and trust her with my own eyebrows! She gives wonderful facials and I assure you will not be disappointed when you book an appointment. Please stop in to visit with Rylea and ...read more
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Thursday, July 21, 2016
July 20, 2016— Larry Hill told a capacity crowd at the Texas High School Coaches Association’s Hall of Honor induction ceremony at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio on July 20 that the best advice he’d ever received in his life came from his father. He said he was having reservations about taking the head football coaching job he’d just been offered at Smithson Valley ...read more
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Thursday, July 21, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JULY 21, 2016: NEW BRAUNFELS — As area residents travel for the summer, the Comal County Office of Public Health, City of New Braunfels and Texas Department of State Health Services remind those visiting countries in Central and South America or the Caribbean to take precautions and minimize their risk of contracting Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases. ...read more
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Thursday, July 21, 2016
Local doctors bring assisted living to the Texas hill country, offering seniors a familial atmosphere in a country setting. BULVERDE, TX (July 12, 2016)—Bulverde Assisted Living is a 28-unit facility on four oak-lined acres of Texas hill country, opening August 2016. The center, founded by two local physicians, offers seniors two apartment floor plans, centralized recreational activities, ...read more
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
In May of 1999, Brian Meuth and Keith Strimple formed M&S Engineering (M&S) Their vision was to build a full-service engineering firm that was founded on relationships and people. Their vision, although grand, was nowhere near what the future was to hold for the company they started. From humble beginnings on a 20 acre piece of land in Bergheim, Texas, M&S outgrew that location and ...read more
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Thursday, July 14, 2016
Thank you to KSAT-12 for spreading the word about our Music and Memories program. With an iPod and a personalized playlist, Alzheimer's residents can unlock memories and increase their quality of life when listening to music from their younger years. Contact us today to learn more about our innovative approach to Memory Care. Please watch our news clip ...read more
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Bulverde, Texas (July 11, 2016) - After nearly four years of dedicated service to the Bulverde community, E.A. Hoppe will be resigning from his current position as the Bulverde City Manager, effective at the end of July 2016, to join the leadership team at the City of Kerrville as their new Deputy City Manager. “It is with great pride that I had the opportunity nearly four years ago to ...read more
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
June 29, 2016— Students from both Canyon and Smithson Valley high schools returned from Texas Boys State recently. The event took place June 12-17 at the University of Texas-Austin, with more than 1,000 high school juniors in attendance from around the state. Nine students from Smithson Valley and eight from Canyon High attended, and one SVHS student in particular stood out among his peers. ...read more
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
June 28, 2016— A staggering nationwide statistic emerged in 2013. Out of more than 500,000 available jobs in the Cyber Security field, only approximately 35,000 were filled with qualified applicants. In addition, only 13 percent of those working in Cyber Security jobs were women. One of the positives to come out of these figures is the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot program, a ...read more
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Friday, June 24, 2016
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Thursday, June 23, 2016
June 23, 2016— If you had a tendency to break things as a kid just to see what was inside and then spent the rest of the day trying to put all the parts back together again Camp Invention would have been a perfect place to spend a week during the summer. The first of three Comal ISD Camp Inventions ran June 20-24 at Hoffmann Lane Elementary, and more than 50 attendees from grades 1-8 spent ...read more
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Friday, June 17, 2016
Hello, Thank you for your interest in the SH 46 Improvement Project and for sharing your comments and questions. We have compiled responses to all of the comments we received as part of the public meeting held March 3, 2016, and have posted them with a meeting summary on the project webpage . Please click the links below to download full versions of the report. Public Meeting Summary and ...read more
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Friday, June 17, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JUNE 17, 2016: NEW BRAUNFELS — The Comal County Historical Commission has received a $12,000 matching state grant to help three area ranches be recognized in the National Register of Historic Places. The grant from the Texas Historical Commission allowed the county to contract with Hardy Heck Moore to conduct archaeological and historical research into the ranches, ...read more
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Thursday, June 16, 2016
SMITHSON VALLEY, June 16, 2016 — The 2016 GVTC Charitable Golf Classic beat dollars raised, compared to any of its previous tournaments, by a good drive. The 11 th annual event, which benefits The GVTC Foundation, generated $148,449, which surpasses last year’s record amount by almost 10 percent. Golfers from around the country participated in the event, held at the Resort at La ...read more
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Sunday, June 12, 2016
DEA Warning to Police and Public: Fentanyl Exposure Kills 06/10/2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: DEA Public Affairs (202) 307-7977 DEA Warning to Police and Public: Fentanyl Exposure Kills Roll Call Video Advises Law Enforcement to Exercise Extreme Caution DEA has released a Roll Call video to all law enforcement nationwide about the dangers of improperly handling fentanyl and its deadly ...read more
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Tuesday, June 07, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JUNE 7, 2016: NEW BRAUNFELS — The Comal County office of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the third of its monthly DIY Saturdays on June 11. Extension agent Krystal Batteen will present a two-hour hands-on session featuring pickling recipes, techniques and yummy samples; spaces are still available for those wanting to sign up. Cost is $15 per ...read more
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Monday, June 06, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JUNE 6, 2016: NEW BRAUNFELS — The newly established Comal County Veterans Treatment Court has received a $50,000 grant from the Texas Veterans Commission. The grant will help fund the salary of a court administrator, as well as pay for office supplies and other operational expenses for the court, which works with veterans who have been arrested for misdemeanor-level ...read more
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Thursday, June 02, 2016
June 2, 2016— Canyon High and Smithson Valley Middle schools are the 2016 Comal ISD Algebra Bowl champions. In an event formatted like NCAA basketball’s “March Madness,” teams from around the district squared off round by round until only two remained. Smithson Valley Middle beat Spring Branch Middle in the finals, and the top two teams from Canyon High actually tied in the ...read more
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Thursday, June 02, 2016
June 2, 2016— The Smithson Valley High “Braingers” UIL Academic Team capped off a very successful season in May. At the UIL State Academic Meet, SVHS brought home several medals and Chris Nelson-Ferguson, nicknamed the “Voice of Smithson Valley” for his excellent morning announcement skills, earned the State Championship gold medal in Poetry Interpretation. During ...read more
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Wednesday, June 01, 2016
May 31, 2016— Comal Independent School District is celebrating the accomplishments of nearly 1,400 seniors this year during “graduation week.” Comal Academy, the district’s self-paced campus, will start the pomp and circumstance on Thursday, June 2, at 6 p.m., in the Canyon High School Performing Arts Center. At that time about 85 seniors will receive their diplomas. ...read more
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Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Though they number more than 800, Bharat Patel can call them each by name. Strolling around the grounds of his Blanco hotel, Patel points to ‘Vincent Godsif’ and ‘Belinda.’ This one, he says, is ‘Peggy Martin,’ and there’s ‘New Dawn.’ The names refer to the 20-plus cultivars of roses that grow and bloom in mass profusion around the Best ...read more
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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEGUIN – Mid-Texas Symphony has received a $10,000 gift for technology improvements and upgrades to its computer, software, ticketing and database systems from a long-time generous donor who wishes to remain anonymous. The gift was presented to the symphony through the South Central Texas Community Foundation of Seguin. “ My long-time support of the symphony ...read more
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Friday, May 27, 2016
At Comal ISD’s May 26 School Board Meeting, Laura Ayala, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent, officially swears in Comal ISD School Board trustees (l-r) Marty Bartlett and Cody Mueller. School Board Vice President Mueller (Single Member District-7) and Trustee Bartlett (Single Member District-6) retained their seats as their races were uncontested.
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Friday, May 27, 2016
May 27, 2016— Students at both Goodwin Frazier and Freiheit elementary schools were able to travel to places such as the Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu, the Great Wall of China and even the Moon recently and they didn’t even have to leave their own classroom. Thanks to the Google Expeditions Pioneer Program, students at both schools in grades 2-5 were able to take a 360-degree, ...read more
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Thursday, May 26, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, MAY 26, 2016: NEW BRAUNFELS — The Texas Comptroller’s Office has awarded Comal County a Transparency Star for online financial reporting, the first such award given to a county in 2016. The Transparency Star program recognizes entities that accomplish the following: Opening their books not only in traditional finances, contracts and procurement, economic ...read more
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
SEGUIN - The Seguin Chapter of the Mid-Texas Symphony Guild celebrates 30 years of helping to shape, mold, and educate junior and senior high girls as they prepare to enter college with its Mid-Texas Symphony Debutante program. Launched in 1986, the Debutante program began as an educational and fund-raising project of the Seguin chapter of the Mid-Texas Symphony Guild. Since that time, over 350 ...read more
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Now offering Outdoor Sound Systems! Posted on by admin The Guru is now installing state of the art outdoor sound systems. The audio system is designed to hide amongst landscape for music you can hear but can’t see! Designed to handle extreme conditions yet provides perfectly even coverage and high quality sound. The Sonarray System raises the bar on outdoor entertainment, featuring eight ...read more
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Sunday, May 22, 2016
May 20, 2016— The top 15 seniors at Canyon, Smithson Valley and Canyon Lake high schools, as well as the top five seniors from Memorial Early College High School, were honored at the Comal Education Foundation’s Jan Heckendorn Academic Recognition Banquet May 17 at the McKenna Events Center in New Braunfels. Students were able to invite a teacher, counselor or administrator they felt ...read more
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Friday, May 20, 2016
HDR, in association with LMD Architects in San Antonio, has been selected by the Comal County Commissioners to design the County’s new $76 million jail bond project in New Braunfels, Texas. The new jail consists of 155,000 square feet of space to house 573 inmates, with room for expansion to increase that number to 900 beds, a 16-bed infirmary, a booking area with temporary holding cells, ...read more
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Monday, May 16, 2016
May 16, 2016— Several Kinder Ranch Elementary families headed out to Corpus Christi for a little rest and relaxation recently. No, the main goal of this trip wasn’t to catch some sunrays and get a tan, but instead learn about aquatic science aboard the Texas Floating Classroom. The Texas Floating Classroom is a nonprofit corporation established in 2014 specializing in introducing ...read more
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Sunday, May 15, 2016
Comal ISD’s “A Night of Stars” Award Ceremony on May 11 held at McKenna Events Center in New Braunfels was a success. Pictured are Comal ISD’s 2015-16 Campus Teachers of the Year, who were among the evening’s honorees. Here’s a list of everyone who was honored at the district’s “A Night of Stars” Award Ceremony. Comal ISD’s “A ...read more
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Friday, May 13, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, MAY 12, 2016: NEW BRAUNFELS — The Comal County Commissioners Court on Thursday unanimously selected CGL to provide project management for construction of a new jail. CGL, which since 1974 has steered more than 1,500 criminal-justice-related construction projects to completion, was chosen to help complete the jail project on time and within the $76 million budget ...read more
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Friday, May 13, 2016
The Comal Education Foundation turned rain into sunshine at its annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser. Because the tournament’s scheduled dinner was moved up to 1:30 p.m., more than 150 lunch boxes that were prepared the previous evening were donated to great causes. Chartwells, Comal ISD’s Food Service Provider, and the Comal Education Foundation decided to donate the lunches to the ...read more
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Thursday, May 12, 2016
The Smithson Valley High School Color Guard earned the Texas Educational Colorguard Association State title recently, beating out 27 other schools in the process. The team, as well a s Color Guard Director Samuel Woodfield, would like to thank everyone for their help and support of the Smithson Valley Band and Color Guard Programs this season. Pictured are team members: Imani Silcott, Olivia ...read more
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Monday, May 09, 2016
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, May 9, 2016— John Cruz has joined the Broadway Bank Commercial Banking Division as senior vice president, commercial lender with more than 18 years of experience in the banking industry, guiding clients in making educated banking and business decisions. He holds a Bachelor of Science with concentrations in accounting and finance from Trinity University and a Master ...read more
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Sunday, May 08, 2016
May 6, 2016— Mountain Valley Middle School won Comal ISD’s 4 th -Annual “Travis Lamb Memorial Name That Book Competition,” successfully defending the title it won last school year. Students from all five Comal ISD middle schools competed in a question and answer contest simultaneously on April 14. There were four rounds consisting of 20 questions each about the Texas Lone ...read more
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Saturday, May 07, 2016
May 6, 2016— Last school year, Smithson Valley High School students Ethan Howell and Mateusz Garstecki noticed that UIL Academic meets had a computer language and programming contest. After discovering that SVHS did not have a Computer Science team or coach for this event, they did something pretty amazing, they created their own academic squad. After some success last year, Howell and ...read more
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Wednesday, May 04, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, MAY 4, 2016: NEW BRAUNFELS — Comal County environmental enforcement staff will be able to abate mosquitoes on unoccupied property, under a new policy implemented this week as authorized by existing state law. The policy allows the county to take steps to control a mosquito population breeding on land that is unoccupied or abandoned after providing written notice. ...read more
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Tuesday, May 03, 2016
SMITHSON VALLEY, May 3, 2016 — GVTC, a leader in fiber communications, is expanding its line of business into Wholesale Carrier Ethernet services. Through a unique, high-capacity fiber network, GVTC will sell Ethernet Access Services, Ethernet Transport Service and Fiber to the Tower (FTTT) to customers requiring reliable access to metro and remote markets in Central and South Texas, with ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Economic
Sunday, May 01, 2016
April 29, 2016— A record 165 athletes from Comal ISD middle and high schools who competed in the STAR (Specialized Training in Athletics and Recreation) season-ending track and field meet at Canyon Lake High School on April 27 had an excellent stage to show off a culmination of weeks of training. After an evening of storms, a morning of perfect spring weather and hundreds of admiring ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, April 29, 2016
L-R: Ritchie Sorrells, GVTC president & CEO, Garrett Malatek, Vanessa Skillman and Paula White, The GVTC Foundation, president SMITHSON VALLEY, April 22, 2016 — Two Hill Country high school students, with hopes of attending Texas A&M University, are the recipients of scholarships worth $20,000 each from The GVTC Foundation. The Ritchie T. Sorrells Scholarship is named after ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Monday, April 25, 2016
SEGUIN – The winner of the 2015 Mid-Texas Symphony Young Artist Competition in Piano, Nathan Ryland, could be the poster child for Anders Ericsson ’s study on success. The “10,000 Hour Rule” a study by Ericsson, attempts to prove that achieving greatness requires an inordinate amount of time, dedication and hard work – 10,000 hours of hard work to be exact. ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Saturday, April 23, 2016
In the spirit of Comal ISD’s Mission Statement where collaboration is encouraged, Goodwin Frazier Elementary School’s PTA donated a new popcorn machine to Startzville Elementary School’s PTA. The popcorn popper was purchased with funds raised at Goodwin Frazier’s Market Days event in the fall. Pictured (l-r) are Alishea Cuellar, GFES Senior Associate and PTA Secretary; ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Friday, April 22, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, APRIL 22, 2016: NEW BRAUNFELS — Comal County on Tuesday will make available online its official public records (OPR) dating back to 1974. The release is the first step toward the eventual online availability of all records housed in the Comal County Clerk’s Office from the county’s 1846 establishment to the present, said County Clerk Bobbie Koepp. ...read more
Categories: Community, Papers/Research, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Three Canyon Lake High School seniors and one Canyon High School senior were awarded the National FFA Built Ford Truck $1,000 scholarship from Bluebonnet Ford recently. Pictured (l-r) are Kaylee Acosta (CLHS), Abby Rollwitz (CHS), Hannah Wunderlich (CLHS), Zachary Sawyer (CLHS), and Wes Studdard (Bluebonnet Ford Rep).
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Comal ISD Blended Learning Showcases a success April 21, 2016— The Comal ISD Blended Learning Showcases capped off three weeks of success at Canyon High School Wednesday night. The showcases highlighted yearlong work from students in grades K-12 in technology, art, health and wellness, and career and technology classes. They took place at Canyon Lake High School on April 6, Smithson ...read more
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TPC San Antonio — Wellness on Wheels (WOW), a rolling medical clinic and classroom, is staged by the Bulverde Spring Branch Fire & EMS to provide an upgraded medical facility experience for those who may find themselves in unexpected need of medical attention during the Valero Texas Open, a 94 year old PGA tournament that Valero has sponsored since 2002. The WOW ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
LAW ENFORCEMENT TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS April 30 AT TWO SITES IN BULVERDE/SPRING BRANCH AREA BULVERDE/SPRING BRANCH AREA – On April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Bulverde Police Department, the Comal County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 11th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, APRIL 12, 2016 — Broadway Bank announced today that David Bohne has been appointed as the bank’s CEO. Jim Goudge, chairman and CEO, will be stepping down as CEO, a position he has held at Broadway Bank for 18 years. Goudge will continue to serve as chairman of the board and support Bohne through the transition. “Our 75th year was our strongest year ever and ...read more
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Monday, April 11, 2016
April 8, 2016— When Mountain Valley Middle teacher Jay Lopez noticed grant applications for the Spurs’ Silver and Black TEAM UP challenge were due in a couple of days he didn’t hesitate. Lopez asked students in his AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) class to brainstorm. The idea they came up with was to write a grant that would help flood victims in the future ...read more
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Monday, April 11, 2016
EMERGENCY SERVICES MEDICAL DIRECTOR RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS AWARD Annually a group of leading physician specialists from 911 systems, homeland security, disaster management, as well as federal agencies such as the FBI, U.S. Secret Service and the White House Medical team come together at The EMS State of Sciences Conference known as “A Gathering of Eagles.” The conference shares cutting ...read more
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Tuesday, April 05, 2016
The Smithson Valley High FFA Skills Leadership Development team that finished third at the state competition at Sam Houston State University certainly earned their prize. Starting out at the district level, more than 360 teams began competing in Texas. The list was narrowed at the area level as well as at the state semifinals. Team members Kaleigh Lawson, Alexandrea Schroeder, Megan Eckhardt and ...read more
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Tuesday, April 05, 2016
SAN ANTONIO – Darryl Cook has a passion for lighting design. So, when he and his wife, Karen Cook, embarked on a new business venture together, they decided to start Landscape Lighting Guru Sep. 1, 2015. Karen, who owns two different bookkeeping and accounting companies, is the owner, and Darryl is the lighting designer. He previously built another lighting company, ran it for 18 years, and ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Press Release
Monday, April 04, 2016
April 4, 2016— Smithson Valley High School won the UIL Bi-District One-Act play competition on April 2 at San Antonio-Southwest High School. Both Smithson Valley High and Canyon High will send a strong group of cast and crew to the Area round at San Antonio-Jefferson on April 8. Canyon High was also one of the three schools to advance during the Bi-District competition. “I think ...read more
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Monday, April 04, 2016
Canyon Lake, Tx - The fascinating connections between music and literature is the topic under musical exploration by Mid-Texas Symphony’s Chamber Players this Sunday at 3pm as Concertmaster, Craig Sorgi, and the Chamber Players delve into two separate pieces baring the title “Kreutzer Sonata.” The first half of the program features String Quartet No. 1, “Kreutzer ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, April 04, 2016
Comal ISD was proud to recognize Smithson Valley High School head football coach Larry Hill at its March 31 School Board meeting. Hill, who has comprised an overall record of 239-75 — including three state finals trips and 12 district titles — recently learned he would be inducted into the Texas High School Coaches Association’s Hall of Honor in July. Hill is pictured here with ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Sunday, April 03, 2016
Comal ISD’s 5 th Annual Battle of the Bluebonnet Books will take place on Tuesday, April 5 at Smithson Valley High School’s Performing Arts Center beginning at 10 a.m. The Battle of the Bluebonnet Books is a competition between Comal ISD's 18 elementary schools. Teams of up to six students from each campus answer questions based on this school year's Bluebonnet Books. To ...read more
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Saturday, April 02, 2016
Cafeteria professionals at Kinder Ranch Elementary aren’t afraid to have a little fun while focusing on feeding the school’s students during breakfast and lunch. During National Lunch Week earlier in the year, they dressed up with a particular food theme every day. One day it was pizza hats, one day it was chicken hats and another day it was hamburger and hot dog hats. “We love ...read more
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
March 30, 2016—The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada awarded the Comal Independent School District with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. “This is a testimony to the hard work of our business office in preparing this annual report,” said Superintendent Andrew Kim. “We are pleased to see their work ...read more
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
March. 29, 2016— Eight high school seniors, including three from Smithson Valley High School, were awarded Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Scholarships in the amount of $180,000 each in a ceremony at the Big League Weekend held at the Alamodome on March 18. Presenting the scholarship checks from Navy Recruiting District (NRD) San Antonio were Assistant Operations Officer, Lt. Michael ...read more
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