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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
Friday, January 05, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JANUARY 5, 2017:  NEW BRAUNFELS  — Applications are open for Comal County’s sixth annual University of County Government, an award-winning, free 10-week course that introduces attendees to the role and function of county government..   The classes occur each Tuesday from 6-9 p.m., starting March 13 and ending with graduation May 15 and recognition at the subsequent ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, General News Article
Friday, December 22, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, DECEMBER 21, 2017: NEW BRAUNFELS — Applications to submit a mail-in ballot for Comal County elections in 2018 will be accepted starting Jan. 1.Residents wanting to vote by mail must submit a new application for each calendar year; applications submitted before Jan. 1 will not be approved, said Elections Coordinator Cynthia Jaqua.“Voters who are disabled or at least 65 years ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Political, Press Release
Monday, December 18, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, DECEMBER 15, 2017:  NEW BRAUNFELS  — The Comal County Elections Office began mailing out new voter registration cards to all registered voters last week. The cards, colored yellow, are valid from Jan. 1, 2018 through Dec. 31, 2019, and replace the current blue cards, which expire at the end of 2017. The cards can be used to confirm registration at the polling place in ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Political
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: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Sunday, December 10, 2017
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Saturday, December 09, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, DECEMBER 5, 2017:  NEW BRAUNFELS  — The Comal County Recycling Center will begin accepting used live Christmas trees and garland at no cost on Wednesday, Dec. 27.   The center will accept free of charge any used live Christmas greenery through Jan. 20, said James Tart, coordinator of the Moe Schwab Recycling Center. Residents are asked to remove tinsel, ornaments and ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
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: Chamber, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
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: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
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: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
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: General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Human Interest
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: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
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
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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
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
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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: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
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
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
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
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
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Sunday, March 12, 2017
The Bulverde Spring Branch Activity Center's annual 5K & 10K “Run for the Hills” is approaching! Can you believe that this will be our 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Friday, February 24, 2017
What is Sleep Apnea???  A medical condition that causes pauses in breathing throughout the sleep cycle. It can be caused by airway constriction, or because the part of the brain that controls breathing does not send the right signals to the breathing muscles. The body will restart the breathing process but there is a physical toll. At a minimum, it can cause daytime fatigue. At the worst, it can ...read more
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
        Jay DeLeon, Joshua Harlow, Allen Schultz, Zane Willard, and Jeff O’Connell were recognized this morning by San Antonio AirLIFE for their efforts in a cardiac arrest emergency call. Time is of the essence in treating these patients and the quick response, professional training and lifesaving measures performed by these Responders changed the outcome from one of devastation to one of ...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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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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