Skip to main content

News & Events

News

Results Found: 91
Thursday, May 17, 2018
The 2018-2019 Smithson Valley Middle School Cheerleaders and Mascots got a jump start in raising money for the school and community.  The squad first helped raise funds for the AVID program at the annual SVMS McTeacher Night on April 3rd.  McDonald’s allows the teachers and staff from SVMS to take over for 3 hours in helping prep and serve food, all while helping out the SVMS AVID program.  The ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S is the word buzzing around at Bracken Christian School!  Fifth through eighth-grade spelling bee champions from all over the country competed in the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. on May 5th, 2018. James Schroeder, for the second time in three years, was among the country's top spelling talent.   James' ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Despite the rainy weather leading up to race day, 2018 Run For The Hills had a great turnout and all who participated enjoyed a warm, sunny Saturday morning.  Runners of all ages even some four legged friends came to enjoy the beautiful weather and the gorgeous hill country landscape. Center members, staff and and board would like to thank all of our community partners, sponsors and volunteers ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
We'd love to introduce our two newest staff members here at Mercy Wellness Clinic, Riley and Parker! Riley is taking up the role of marketing director, so you will likely see him around as he delivers business cards and helps to get our name out in the community. Parker is our head lab technician, so he's our man for assisting with blood work and many of the other tests that we run to make sure ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
The Bulverde Spring Branch community has a rare opportunity to celebrate Independence Day with Andrew Carroll, New York Times bestselling author and Founding Director of the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University. In 1998, Andrew founded the Legacy Project, an all-volunteer initiative that honors veterans and active-duty troops by preserving their wartime correspondence. Andrew has ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
In this webinar, we will show you two powerful ways you can simply shift your current investments (IRA, 401k, Money Market, etc.) to alternative or non-correlated investments that do not rely on the Stock Market to achieve the following: •Keep your principal investment 100% safe •Generate Strong Annual Returns •We will extend one exclusive investment opportunity that will give you a 76% return ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release
Monday, May 07, 2018
   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    May 7, 2018  Contact: DEA Public Affairs  (202) 307-7977   Press Release  DEA brings in record number of unused pills during 15th annual National Prescription Drug Take Back DayFederal, state and local partners collect close to one million pounds across the country  WASHINGTON – Americans nationwide did their part to drop off a record ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Bracken Christian School posted huge results at the TAPPS 1A South Regional meet in Webster, Texas this past weekend!   The girls clinched the regional championship win for the second year in a row, and the boys brought home regional runner-up also for the second year in a row.  School history was made when Marlee Dockery qualified for the second year in all five of her events for the state meet ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
COMAL COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS is assisting the Comal County Sheriff's Office as they seek tips from the public about a recent Forgery case.  They are seeking tips about the identities of two individuals, a male and a female, caught on surveillance cameras at Walmart in Elgin, TX  on Feb 13, 2018.         Anyone with information on the identities and/or whereabouts of these individuals could be ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Twelve players at Smithson Valley High School signed national letters of intent to play at the next level on April 11. Taylor Green  Hayley Oatman Brance Anderson   They were:  Caitie Mansker – Swimming (Indiana State University), Avery Wilson – Swimming (Adams State University), Cordrick Sabbatini – Soccer (LeTourneau University), Kayci Peak – Soccer (Hardin–Simmons University), ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Monday, April 23, 2018
News & EventsPosted on: April 23, 2018Important Bulverde City Election Information - 2018 The Offices of City Council Member Place 5 and City Council Member Place 6 will be filled at a Regular Election to be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018.     Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., beginning on April 23, 2018 and ending on May 1, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Political, Press Release
Friday, April 13, 2018
​                 Cuatro Kowalski, who also owns Freedmen’s in Austin, has brought his love for BBQ to the Spring Branch/Bulverde community with the reopening of Texas 46 in February 2018.  Cuatro and his team would like to invite you to come out and enjoy  a great meal.   The pit masters at Texas 46 BBQ smoke meats low and slow. Using post oak wood in four 1,000-gallon offset smokers, each about ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, April 05, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, APRIL 5, 2018:  NEW BRAUNFELS  — Increasing rainfall and increasing temperatures mean increasing numbers of mosquitoes, and the Comal County Office of Public Health is urging residents to “fight the bite” this spring and help prevent the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses.   Residents can combat the spread of Zika, West Nile and other mosquito-borne viruses by  Wearing ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Monday, April 02, 2018
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Five Smithson Valley High School NJROTC cadets were presented with scholarship checks on March 27 by Petty Officer First Class Steven Camacho. Pictured are students Asia Sanders, Kami Matthews, Logan Marraro, Joseph Miller, and Lucas Stewart with their large scholarship checks totaling $742,000.  
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Thursday, March 22, 2018
REOC San Antonio is a licensed Real Estate broker in the State of Texas operating under REOC General Partner, LLC. The information contained herein is deemed accurate as it has been reported to us by reliable sources. As such, we can make no warranty or representation as to the accuracy or completeness thereof. Further, the property is presented subject to availability, change in price or terms, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, March 16, 2018
The Bulverde/Spring Branch Pregnancy Care Center welcomed approximately 375 guests to the Bulverde Baptist Church on March 8th for its 3rd annual Celebration fundraiser "Rooted In Christ".  Guest speaker, Frederick Brown, M.D. gave an inspiring and heartfelt speech while the Bulverde Baptist worship team provided the evening's entertainment.  Joining the event were nearly 40 local teens who ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
The Junior Deputy Sheriff’s Academy has been implemented by the officers and staff at the Comal County Sheriff’s Office in an effort to positively impact the lives of our young people as they transition to adulthood.  We recognize our youth are the future leaders of tomorrow and we in law enforcement have an opportunity to influence behaviors that can assist with that success.  Time invested ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Thursday, March 08, 2018
March 8, 2018—The Bill Brown Elementary Student Council held a successful Pet Drive recently. A total of 101 items were collected to help the Bulverde Area Humane Society (BAHS). Student Council members made creative and clever posters with catchy slogans asking students to go “fetch” items they listed from the BAHS’s wish list. The daily announcements reminded students that the class with the ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Students and advisors from the Family and Consumer Sciences Department at Smithson Valley High School attended the Region V FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) STAR Events and leadership conference in Corpus Christi in February. These students competed in various categories where participates are tested in their understanding and achievement in chapter and individual projects, ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Friday, March 02, 2018
GVTC BlogApply now for $40,000 in scholarships from The GVTC Foundationby Tulsi Mason | Mar 01, 2018 Applications are now being accepted for The GVTC Foundation’s 2018 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 ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, March 02, 2018
March 2, 2018—A tragedy ultimately paved the way for a brand new habitat to be born.In 2002, the flood that rocked the Comal County region created the Canyon Lake Gorge, unearthing aquifers and fossils buried for more than 100 million years. As a result, plant and animal life has sprung to life in the waters that now flow there.Fifth-grade students at eight Comal ISD campuses had the unique ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, General News Article
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Bulverde Hobby Shop, Where Family Fun Starts!   We are a local Hobby Shop that specializes in battery and nitro powered RC trucks, drones, planes and boats.   We have an extensive selection of hard to find replacement parts, aluminum upgrades and a wide variety of NiMH and LI-PO batteries and chargers.                                                             We service what we sell ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
BULVERDE SENIOR CENTERdba Bulverde Spring Branch Activity Center2017 Activity Report   During 2017, the Bulverde Senior Center experienced a great deal of growth in membership, activity participation, nutrition program, volunteers and outreach services.      In 2017, 14,142 meals were served to 104 unduplicated clients. This was an increase in clients of 14% and increase in meals of 10% above ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, February 08, 2018
Feb. 8, 2018—Jacob Foster continues to make history at Canyon Lake High School.On National Signing Day February 7, he became the first CLHS football standout to sign with an FBS (formerly Division I) school, inking his name to a scholarship offer with the United States Air Force Academy.In 2016, Foster pulled off the unique feat of being named District 14-4A Most Valuable Player despite playing on ...read more
Sunday, February 04, 2018
 COMING IN FEBRUARY GEEZERS  a comedy/drama by Tommy Lee Johnston DATES:          Feb. 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 25,   Mar. 1, 2, 3, 4 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 GEEZERS a comedy/drama by Tommy Lee Johnston, on February 15 through March 4.Opening night is a benefit ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Friday, February 02, 2018
 February 2, 2018—Johnson Ranch Elementary School is certainly full of competitive students.When they learned one of their classmates finished second in The Stock Market Game in the 2016-17 school year, JRES students wanted higher dividends.They certainly got it during the first semester of 2017-18, as Johnson Ranch Elementary swept first, second and third place in The Stock Market Game. They ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, January 22, 2018
The Canyon Lake High School baseball team held a very successful “Home Run for the Hungry” Food Drive for the Community, Resource, and Recreation Center (CRRC) Food Pantry recently.  They donated more than three grocery carts full of food and $350 to the CRRC located in Sattler.   While at the CRRC, the boys also helped with carts, loaded firewood, and talked to the community members about ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Jan. 18, 2018—It didn’t take Margaret Brooks long to decide what to write when coming up with an essay about “America’s gift to my generation.”That was the theme in this school year’s Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest, sponsored by the local VFW.In the simplest terms, she wrote about freedom.But if you dig deeper into the 350-word essay Brooks penned in just under an hour, she also talks about the fact ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Congratulations to the Canyon Lake High School cheerleaders, led by coach Nikki Duggan. The squad placed second, winning silver medals and a trophy in the Class 4A Division at the UIL State Spirit Championships on January 12 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.“I’m very proud of our team,” said Duggan. “There were 82 teams at the competition in Class 4A and to finish second overall is a pretty ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Jan. 11, 2018—When several members of Smithson Valley High School’s marksmanship team told Commander Vince Quidachay they wanted better results he had a solution.Quidachay, who sits at the helm of the Navy Junior ROTC program at SVHS and is also the marksmanship team’s coach, simply changed the practice schedule.“A few years back we were just practicing once per week,” Quidachay said. “We changed ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JANUARY 8, 2018:  NEW BRAUNFELS  — The Comal County office of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is hosting a series of DIY Saturdays beginning this Saturday, Jan. 13, providing county residents the chance to learn how to bake bread, make sausage, make pickles, catch rainwater and more.   Classes will be held from 9-11 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at the ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Monday, December 11, 2017
Dec. 11, 2017—The Bill Brown Elementary Student Council held a blanket drive recently to help the Bulverde Spring Branch Angel Tree Project. Student Council members made posters with the caption, “Cover Others with Kindness” and encouraged all students and staff to donate new blankets to children and families in need.    The drive was held December 4-8 and classrooms competed to see which ones ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release, Education
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Dec. 6, 2017—It was the death of the man Alex Sheen looked up most to in life that sparked a worldwide movement that is being filled one promise at a time.When Sheen was delivering his father Al’s eulogy in 2012 after he lost a courageous battle with cancer, it was the first time Alex gave his “Because I said I would” speech. Shortly afterward, he said he would mail 10 promise cards to anyone who ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, General News Article
Monday, December 04, 2017
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, December 4, 2017—  Kathy Lynn Bearden joins Broadway Bank as Assistant Vice President, Financial Center Manager in New Braunfels. She brings 37 years of experience in management, sales and operations at financial centers in the Dallas and San Antonio area. Bearden brings her expertise to Broadway Bank, focusing on the people and businesses of New Braunfels and their unique ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Thursday, November 30, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, NOVEMBER 30, 2017:  NEW BRAUNFELS  — Comal County has received a certificate of achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the professional association representing government finance officials from across the country.   The Government Finance Officers Association has given Comal County its highest form of recognition for the county’s commitment to “clearly ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Nov. 30, 2017—During its regularly scheduled school board meeting in November, Comal ISD superintendent Andrew Kim and the Board of Trustees recognized Smithson Valley High student Barrett Kerr, Canyon Middle students Derek Rizk, Lindsay Creel and Andalyn Allred and district catering director Jessica Montoya.   Kerr excelled in the FFA Social Systems category contest earlier this school year, ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
 Bracken Christian School heads into the TAPPS six-man division two state semi-finals at 7:00 PM against Fredericksburg Heritage on Friday, December 1 at San Antonio Christian School.  
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Bracken Christian School's, Coach Hosea Stredic was named 2017 TAPPS IA Division 2 District 5 Football Coach of the year.   The Warriors are currently on their journey through playoffs.  Today, November 18th, the team won the Area Championship and will face-off next week for the Regional Championship.  
Categories: Education, General News Article, Press Release
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Bracken Christian School Volleyball teamhas had an amazing journey this year. The Warriors wrapped up their winning season as the TAPPS 1A First Runnerup at the 2017-2018 TAPPS State Tournament.   In addition to their team accomplishment, the ladies received many individual honors.
Categories: Education, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, November 16, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, NOVEMBER 16, 2017:  NEW BRAUNFELS  — The public is invited to help celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Comal County Jail.   A groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the site of the new jail, South Water Lane at Interstate 35 in New Braunfels.   Funding for the $76 million jail and accompanying renovation of the Comal County ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community
Thursday, November 02, 2017
Bracken Christian School is the home of middle school champions!  Both the girls and boys had a victorious weekend, Saturday, October 28th.    The Lady Warriors won the Independent Schools Athletic League 2017 Division II B Volleyball championship against Keystone.  The Warriors completed an undefeated season and became the South Texas Football Conference small school champions with their win ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Education
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Bracken Christian School's, Coach Amy Day was named 2017 TAPPS IA District 5 Volleyball Coach of the year.   The Lady Warriors are currently on their journey through playoffs.  On October 31st the team won the Area Championship and will face-off this weekend with Conroe Calvary Baptist School for the Regional Championship.
Categories: Press Release, Education
Friday, October 27, 2017
Since 1990 the Village of Bulverde, located on Bulverde Road, has been home to the annual Christmas Tree Lighting event.  Once again this event is the kick-off for the Bulverde/Spring Branch Area Chamber of Commerce 8th Annual Hometown Holiday in the Hills calendar.  The 27th Annual Village of Bulverde Christmas Tree Lighting program as usual is the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 24, 2017.  ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Oct. 24, 2017— For the second consecutive year, Smithson Valley Middle School qualified for the Texas BEST & UIL State Robotics Championshipat UT-Dallas in Richardson and The Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco.The Smithson Valley Middle “Gearheads, Inc.” team qualified for the state meet in impressive fashion, finishing second at the SA BEST Competition at St. Mary’s University on Oct. 14.Out of 38 middle ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Each Comal ISD campus that earned a Texas Education Agency Distinction Designation in 2017 was recognized at the October 24 School Board Meeting.   Distinction designations are awarded for achievement in several different areas and are based on performance relative to a group of campuses of similar type, size, grade span, and student demographics. A campus earns a distinction designation if it is ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Thursday, October 19, 2017
LOCAL MARY KAY INDEPENDENT SALES DIRECTOR EARNS CHEVY EQUINOX IN RECOGNITION OF OUTSTANDING BUSINESS PERFORMANCE DALLAS October 19, 2017 - Mary Kay Independent Sales Director, Pat Rodriguez of Bulverde, TX has earned the use of a new Chevy Equinox crossover as a result of her outstanding achievements in her Mary Kay business.Rodriguez will take delivery of the new Chevy Equinox crossover, her ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, October 16, 2017
The Emerging Leaders Series, sponsored by The Scholarship Foundation, recently welcomed the eighth class of sophomore student leaders from Canyon Lake High School into the annual Leadership program. This year’s class has 24 students that will learn and enhance the essential leadership skills for success in high school and beyond. The mission of the Emerging Leaders Series is to provide youth the ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Thursday, October 05, 2017
When we first moved to the Hill Country, there was a small rodeo arena on Texas Highway 16, south of Fredericksburg. I remember pulling in with the kids and letting them experience the dust, grit and bellowing of bulls, broncs and barrel racing. There is no greater thrill for a five-year-old boy than to hang on the rails and get hit with bull snot.Alas, that venue went away. And I hadn’t thought ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
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
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
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
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
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
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
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
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
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: General News Article, Community, Press Release
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: General News Article, Community, Press Release
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
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
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
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
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, Community, General News Article
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
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
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: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
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
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
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
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
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: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
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: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
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
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
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
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
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release