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Saturday, September 23, 2017
Sept. 22, 2017— What first started out as a brainstorming session in teacher Jay Lopez’s classroom turned into an amazing accomplishment on September 22.Lopez’s AVID (Advanced Via Individual Determination) students, many of whom are at Canyon Lake High School now, helped their teacher write a grant for a flood-warning siren to be placed in an area that had been greatly affected by the 2015 ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017:   NEW BRAUNFELS  — Don’t call it mulch ado about nothing: All the mulch Comal County residents need is theirs free for the taking as the county’s Recycling Center launches Mulch Madness in an effort to clear its inventory.  The center has received so much brush from Hurricane Harvey cleanup that it doesn’t have room to turn it into the quality mulch ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Sept. 19, 2017— Smithson Valley High School's Navy JROTC Unit was named the top program in the United States for the 2016-2017 school year by the United States Navy League.They received recognition at the September 19 Comal ISD School Board meeting where State Senator Donna Campbell presented the unit with a U.S. flag and a letter of congratulations.   SVHS was first named the top Unit in Area 10, ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
THE SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETYa comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten   DATES:          October 5,  6,  7,  12,  13,  14,  15,  19,  20,  21,  22 PLACE:          KRAUSE HOUSE THEATRE (Home of S.T.A.G.E., Inc.)                         1300 Bulverde Road in Bulverde (Wheelchair accessible)   S.T.A.G.E., Inc. is honored to present THE SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY a comedy by Jessie ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Monday, September 18, 2017
​Bulverde, TX (September 18, 2017) At 0700 on Sunday morning, September 17th thirty-five students and parents from Bracken Christian School boarded left to go serve the Rockport community in the clean-up efforts.  They arrived at 1030 at the Taylor Oaks RV Park residents who were still trying to recover from the damage and make their open RV spaces ready for displaced families.The students ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, September 15, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017:  NEW BRAUNFELS  — The Comal County office of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in the coming weeks will host three events aimed at educating landowners on various aspects of caring for their property:  Well Owners Training The Extension Office will partner with the Texas Well Owner Network to conduct training for homeowners seeking more ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
In July, Bulverde was selected as 1 of 13 Texas municipalities to be awarded Scenic City Certification through the Scenic City Certification Program, a project of Scenic Texas. The Scenic City program supports and recognizes cities for commitment to high-quality scenic standards for public roadways and public spaces. Five cities were certified for the first time—including Bulverde—and eight were ...read more
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Friday, September 08, 2017
San Antonio, TX (September 8, 2017) – Charles Leddy, CEO of Presidian Hotels & Resorts (“Presidian Hotels”) announced today the opening of Hampton Inn by Hilton Bulverde at 499 Singing Oaks, Spring Branch, Texas. The new hotel joins Hilton’s global brand of more than 2,200 Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites and Hampton by Hilton Hotels. Local city and county officials along with representatives ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, SEPTEMBER 5, 2017:  NEW BRAUNFELS  — To help get resources regarding county services, home care and landscaping into the hands of new residents, the Comal County office of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is holding an open house for local realtors and homeowners associations.   The free open house will be 9-11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22. Refreshments will be ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Monday, September 04, 2017
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Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Friday, September 01, 2017
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Thursday, August 31, 2017
August 31, 2017— A “The Leader in Me” grant helped turn Timberwood Park Elementary into a model campus starting five years ago.Based on Stephen Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” “The Leader in Me” produces transformational results such as higher academic achievement, fewer discipline problems, and increased engagement among teachers and parents. “The Leader in Me” also equips ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
August 30, 2017— There was a lot going on at Bill Brown Elementary on the second day of school.Morgan Mitchell’s assignment was to catalog and cut numbers one through 20, scramble them up, and then glue them in order on construction paper.     Mitchell aced this task with flying colors as first-grade teacher Mallory Ainslie wrote “Great Job!!” on his paper. Laura Berry (left) and Savannah Elrod ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
August 29, 2017— 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 projected to eclipse the 23,000-student mark for the first time in its history this school year. During the 2016-17 school year, the district exceeded 22,000 students for the first time.Sarah Permenter, Bill Brown Elementary principal, said she ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, August 25, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, AUGUST 25, 2017:  NEW BRAUNFELS  — Comal County law enforcement, road crews and emergency management officials are getting ready for the arrival of Harvey and its expected heavy rainfall, as well as warning county residents to be alert and cautious once it arrives.   To alleviate pressure on law enforcement potentially responding to storm-related emergencies, the ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Thursday, August 24, 2017
I am very excited to be practicing optometry in Bulverde, Texas. I’ve lived all over the state, and I’m convinced, that this is the best place to live.  I want to share our vision statement (no pun intended):  Bulverde Vision Source:  We are committed to caring for the visual well-being of individuals in our community and increasing quality of life for our patients through thorough, efficient, and ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Saturday, August 19, 2017
We've put together lots of opportunities to get creative... and you're invited to join us!                 Mastering the Torch                                                        A Light Shines Through                 Saturday, September 9                                                     Sunday, September 10              New online workshops coming up next month on Makery University ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Friday, August 18, 2017
August 15, 2017— Comal ISD proved on August 15 what its students and parents already knew – the school district is an excellent learning environment.The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released its “2017 Accountability Ratings” and all 28 of Comal ISD’s campuses were rated “Met Standard” by the Texas Education Agency. Met Standard is the TEA’s highest rating for a campus.In addition, 16 Comal ISD ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Monday, August 14, 2017
CAPTURE HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK? Many residents and business owners operate surveillance systems at their homes and/or businesses that record public areas. As crimes occur nearby, they are not always aware that their camera system may have captured information that could help solve the crime. Likewise, law enforcement are not always aware of who may have this potentially helpful ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, August 07, 2017
August 7, 2017— Reginald Warren, who will be a junior at Smithson Valley High School this fall, attended “The Global Issues in the 21st Century” program at Princeton University from June 24-July 14. Warren was enrolled in the course: Politics in the Middle East, where he, along with an international assembly of students, attended classes seven days a week throughout the three-week course. He ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, August 04, 2017
​Bulverde Assisted Living Center To Offer Residential Care With A Hometown Feel  Local doctors bring assisted living to the Texas hill country, offering seniors a familial atmosphere in a country setting.  BULVERDE, TX (August 4, 2017)—Bulverde Assisted Living is a 40-unit facility on four oak-lined acres of Texas hill country, opening August 2017. The center, founded by two local physicians, ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
July 31, 2017— The Comal ISD Community Education Department received $5,000 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 whose child was ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Sponsor a stud. Build homes & hope.  Studathon 2017 has begun!The Studathon is an annual fundraiser held by Comal County Habitat for Humanity in which individuals, businesses, companies and groups have the opportunity to sponsor a stud (a 2x4 piece of wood) for $200 and provide direct impact to the lives of families in their community. Each stud can be picked up on location at the office, ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Business Owner, you have tons of opportunities to put yourself in front of audiences every day, but none like this.  We’re not selling ads in a monthly magazine or Facebook boosted posts to a random audience, we’re targeted to the clients you want to reach.  We’re offering you an opportunity to put your company in front of horse owners and enthusiasts! The Horse Industry The horse industry in ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, Economic
Thursday, July 13, 2017
July 12, 2017— The American Heart Association and H-E-B were proud to present Comal ISD and ComalFit with the Healthy School District Award for the greater San Antonio area recently. Together the American Heart Association and H-E-B congratulated Comal ISD and ComalFit for this achievement and awarded ComalFit $5,000 to spend on their wellness efforts.   ComalFit is the district’s wellness program ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, July 10, 2017
  Introducing Makery University, a virtual studio featuring the best of The Makery online! We’ve created brand-new online workshops just for you, and made it possible for you to experience live instruction from the comfort of your home. When you register for an online workshop with Makery University, you’ll spend the day with one of our instructors – just like coming to our studio. The day ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Education, Human Interest
Friday, July 07, 2017
Johnson City, Texas -- Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park continues its popular outdoor summertime movie series on Saturday, July 15, with the showing of “You Only Live Twice,” starring Sean Connery and Donald Pleasence. The film starts at dusk and will be presented on a large outdoor screen at the LBJ Ranch near Stonewall. Access to the ranch begins at 7:00 pm. A movie trivia contest will ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Friday, July 07, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JULY 7, 2017:  NEW BRAUNFELS  — The Comal County Veterans Services Office will move to appointments-only scheduling on Fridays beginning July 21.   The office will remain open to walk-in traffic Mondays through Thursdays and at its monthly satellite locations in Sattler, Garden Ridge and Bulverde.   “As Comal County grows and increasing numbers of veterans seek our ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Friday, June 30, 2017
June 29, 2017— Smithson Valley High School student Keslyn Surovik is being recognized for completing the 2016-17 school year as a member of the Education in Action's Lone Star Leadership Academy Alumni Council.She will also be recognized for taking on and completing a service project, where she not only helped others, but also took on a leadership role in the process.Students received a ...read more
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Friday, June 16, 2017
SMITHSON VALLEY, June 14, 2017 — The GVTC Foundation is contributing a total of $100,000 to help the New Braunfels Food Bank get off to a strong start. The Food Bank is targeting summer of 2017 to open its new branch location located at 1625 S. Sequin in New Braunfels. The approximately 30,000 square foot facility will serve as a hub to receive and distribute food to local food banks, provide food ...read more
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Friday, June 16, 2017
OSHA and NIOSH team up to offer updated heat safety appThe National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and OSHA have collaborated to update OSHA’s original Heat Safety Tool. The updated app, available for both Android and iPhone, provides a clearer user interface, while still providing the same information to help keep workers safe when working outdoors in hot weather. Extreme heat ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
June 17, 2017— 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 first of three summer camps is taking place June 12-16 at ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article, Community
Thursday, June 08, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JUNE 8, 2017:  NEW BRAUNFELS  — Comal County residents are invited to provide their feedback at a public meeting for the county’s new Hazard Mitigation Action Plan (HMAP).  This meeting, the second in the process of creating the county’s first-ever separate plan, will be 4 p.m. Thursday, June 15, in the training room of the Comal County Goodwin Annex, 1297 Church Hill ...read more
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Monday, June 05, 2017
June 5, 2017— Comal Independent School District celebrated the accomplishments of nearly 1,500 seniors this year during graduation week June 1-3.Comal Academy, the district’s self-paced campus, started the pomp and circumstance on June 1, in the Smithson Valley High School Performing Arts Center. At that time about 70 seniors received their diplomas.Approximately 50 Memorial Early College High ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Sunday, June 04, 2017
 The Makery....is online.Announcing Makery University!              We're excited (and a little nervous!) to announce the launch of Makery University, home of our brand-new LIVE online workshops!That's right: Live online workshops.   We've had a lot of requests to put our workshops online, but before we joined the online teaching community, we wanted to find a way to make sure our workshops ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Saturday, June 03, 2017
Many know of the actor Gary Sinise and his foundation, which supports our military men and women, but did you know the Gary Sinise Foundation also recognizes and supports America’s firefighters, police, and EMTs through its First Responders Outreach program? Since its inception, the GSF has helped to close the gaps in support our defenders sometimes face. We are so honored that they have helped ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Friday, June 02, 2017
The GVTC Foundation board of directors and GVTC executive team celebrate the record setting amount raised from the 2017 GVTC Golf Classic. SMITHSON VALLEY, May 31, 2017 — The GVTC Charitable Golf Classic once again generated record funds to help nonprofits and other causes in the Texas Hill Country and Gonzales areas.   The May 9, 2017, event at the JW Marriot San Antonio Hill Country Resort ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Thursday, June 01, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JUNE 1, 2017:  NEW BRAUNFELS  — Comal County residents should continue to stay alert and informed, protecting themselves from mosquito bites as Zika virus continues to pose health risks, according to the county’s Office of Public Health.   The county regularly coordinates with the Texas Department of State Health Services to monitor developments and follow the most ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
May 30, 2017— Comal Independent School District is celebrating the accomplishments of nearly 1,500 seniors this year during “graduation week.” Comal Academy, the district’s self-paced campus, will start the pomp and circumstance on Thursday, June 1, at 6 p.m., in the Smithson Valley High School Performing Arts Center.  At that time about 70 seniors will receive their diplomas.Memorial Early ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Friday, May 26, 2017
May 26, 2017— Smithson Valley High School's Navy JROTC Unit has been named the top program in the United States for the 2016-2017 school year by the Commander, Naval Service Training Command.SVHS was first named the top Unit in Area 10, which encompasses most of Texas. That award put the Rangers in the running for the Navy League’s Best in the Nation award against the other 10 Areas in the U.S. ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, MAY 24, 2017:  NEW BRAUNFELS  — In anticipation of renovations to county facilities, several Comal County offices will be closed as they move to temporary locations in the coming weeks.   Over the course of the summer, the Comal County Courts-at-Law Clerk’s Office, Court-at-Law No. 1, Elections Office and Law Library will relocate.   “We appreciate the public’s ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, May 22, 2017
The CenTex Bus Road-e-o was held recently in Round Rock where Region 20 transportation departments competed against each other. Each district had the opportunity to send up to seven teams to the competition. The winners of these events advanced to the State championships, which will take place during the Texas Association for Pupil Transportation (TAPT) conference in Frisco, Texas on July ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, Education, General News Article
Monday, May 15, 2017
May 15, 2017—Thanks to a Comal Education Foundation grant, students at Rahe Bulverde Elementary were able to travel back in time to the Revolutionary War period to save the United States of America.A clue game created by Rahe Bulverde teachers Melissa McIlwain, Jennifer Klar and Graziela Gonzalez had the decedents of British Colonel James Abercrombie create a time machine in an attempt to reverse ...read more
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Friday, May 12, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, MAY 12, 2017:  NEW BRAUNFELS  — Criminal cases in Comal County will begin moving to electronic filing this month, starting a process that will lead to the eventual elimination of paper files for all new cases in the local court systems.   The Comal County District Clerk and County Clerk’s offices shifted to paperless dockets for all civil and misdemeanor criminal cases ...read more
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Thursday, May 11, 2017
The winners of the 2017 John Felix Farias Memorial Scholarship were announced during Canyon High School's Senior Awards Night on May 9. Students are (l-r) Alyssa Schneider, Maya Boehm, Courtney Damerau and Chloe Soliz. Also pictured are John’s parents Felix and Penny. Farias graduated from CHS in 2009.The John Felix Farias Memorial Scholarship, which was founded in 2011, offers a $1,000 ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, APRIL 26, 2017:  NEW BRAUNFELS  — The Comal County Historical Commission this month received a $10,000 grant to prepare two sites for possible inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places – one of just 10 such grants awarded by the Texas Historical Commission, and the only grant awarded to a county.   The grant, accepted April 20 by Commissioners Court, provides ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
     Three of M&S Engineering’s five principals: Shareholder Heath Woods, co-founder Brian and co-founder Keith Strimple outside the company’s headquarters in Spring Branch.    M&S Engineering Enters San Antonio Following M&A Deal   San Antonio Business JournalApr 26, 2017, 9:45am CDTSergio Chapa  After more than six ...read more
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Tuesday, May 09, 2017
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: DEA Public Affairs  (202) 307-7977   Press Release  DEA brings in record amount of unused prescription drugs on National Prescription Take Back Day WASHINGTON, D.C. –The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and more than 4,200 of its law enforcement and community partners collected more unused prescription drugs than at any of the 12 previous ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Press Release
Monday, May 08, 2017
May 8, 2017— Indian Springs Elementary School was named a 2017 National School of Character, joining elite company. Only nine schools in Texas and 83 schools nationwide were named National Schools of Character by Character.org, a nonprofit organization that validates character initiatives in schools and communities around the world.“I was so excited when I heard the news I literally had tears in ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, May 04, 2017
  Recently, the Interscholastic League Press Conference conducted its spring convention in Austin and presented the annual awards for individual achievement in scholastic journalism and staff publications.   Smithson Valley High School was well represented among the award winners.   "Our success would not be possible without the support and cooperation of the faculty, staff and ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
May 2, 2017—Mountain Valley Middle School principal Kristy Castilleja was recently selected as the Eddie G. Bull Professional Development Scholarship recipient for the 2017-2018 school year.  The Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) seeks to recognize exemplary performance among beginning campus level administrators in Texas through the awarding of this scholarship.The award ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
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 scholarships are ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release, Education
Friday, April 21, 2017
Cheer for the CureSmithson Valley Middle School Runs to Help Save LivesSaturday, 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, Fight ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, 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
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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 amazing team at ...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 school, but ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
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 ...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 3rd-Grade Dictionary Race” on March 9.During the competition, a word was projected onto a screen and read aloud.  Two ...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
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
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 18thyear 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 event? Sponsors are ...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 over her mouth and ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Guard your 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 ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, March 03, 2017
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, March 3RD– 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 Award through their ...read more
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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 Best of ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, General News Article, Press Release
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 guided students in a study of ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, Education, General News Article
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: Economic, Community, General News Article, Press Release
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 a servant’s heart by ...read more
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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, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
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 ...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 Preliminary SAT/National Merit ...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
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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.
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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. CLEANGIE will also assist with other special ...read more
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Thursday, February 02, 2017
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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.  ...read more
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Wednesday, February 01, 2017
In Living Rock Academy’s Cross-Curricular studies, the 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
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 People,” “The Leader in Me” produces transformational ...read more
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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 Foundation, who will ...read more
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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 contracting ...read more
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Sunday, January 22, 2017
Guest instructors at The Makery... plus The Tucson Gem Shows!View this email in your browserPam 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, ...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 ...read more
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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 School ...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
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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 to the district level. Smithson Valley ...read more
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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 IC’s skill ...read more
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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 sizes, ...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 event started ...read more
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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 sophomore Clayton ...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 San Antonio. ...read more
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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 files for ...read more
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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 school students toward ...read more
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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 ...read more
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Thursday, December 01, 2016
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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 tenure at SVMS have ...read more
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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 year with ...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 for ...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 family friendly. We’re very grateful it’s ...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 Office, and more – are ...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 School ...read more
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Friday, November 11, 2016
Nov. 11, 2016— Comal ISD celebrated its 60th 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 throughout ...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 established ...read more
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Tuesday, November 08, 2016
  7th Annual Denim & Diamonds ~ Nov. 12thMountains of rib-eyes and endless signature sides prepared by JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & SpaExciting Live AuctionDancing with music by Straight ShotIt’s a Girl Thing (pictured below) & It’s a Guy Thing Wheelbarrow prize drawings2 drinks per person on us!Enjoy the ambiance of the Knibbe Hall on the 1,000 acre ranch Wheelbarrow for It's ...read more
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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 Brownwoodfor our 11am semi-final game on Friday.Way to go Bobcats!
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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 deserving of ...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 whose child was ...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 from Globaloria. ...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 during the last week ...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 be a remote ...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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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 property ...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 beginner ...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 students and ...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 $20,000 net profits were ...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 ...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 during her birthday over ...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 currently has about 1,030 students.In a study that came out in April, ...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 victory like this definitely ...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 this ...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 Jeffrey Malone all received ...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 goal ...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 ...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 a ...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, ...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 is ...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 spending. There’s also the fact ...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 New ...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 computers we are replacing were ...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, from the world of ...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 items include – frozen ...read more
Thursday, August 25, 2016
    On Friday, August 19th, 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 ...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 ​Bulverde Spring Branch (BSB) Fire & EMS is an emergency services system in rural Texas that ...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 ...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, and ...read more
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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. “Ideally,” says 21-year old Ryland, “I ...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 then ...read more
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