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In response: Columbus needs a bowling alley
A previous edition of this column (Jan. 9, 2019), has received more personal feedback than any other since my Taki’s article. The response is in, and indeed, Columbus needs a bowling alley.
Texas woman shot dead in $200 gas station robbery, police say
A newlywed convenience store clerk in Texas was shot to death early Friday during an armed robbery, becoming the second person to be killed at a business in the area in three months.
Council hears good news on water
COLUMBUS--The Columbus City Council Monday night heard good news on the city’s long-troubled water filtration project, learning that it could be up and running by June. City Manager Donald Warschack told council members that Westech, the company responsible for fabricating the three filter vessels t
Sen. Angela Paxton files bill that would allow her husband, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, to issue exemptions from securities regulations
The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. 8 to May 27. From the state budget to health care to education policy — and the politics behind it all — we focus on what Texans need to know about the biennial legislative session.
Body recovered during search for missing 60-year-old fisherman in Texas City: Coast Guard
TEXAS CITY, Texas (KTRK) -- The search for a missing 60-year-old fisherman out of Texas City has come to an end. On Saturday, the Coast Guard said a body was recovered during the search for Dale Wolfe.
Downtown merchants move to fill in gap left by farmers market changes
COLUMBUS--Down-town merchants got approval from the Colorado County Commissioners Court Monday morning to use the courthouse square for a Saturdays On The Square event to take the place of weekends that would leave the square bereft of activity following a recent change in schedule to once a month b
Two charged after Texas toddler's body found in bucket of acid
LAREDO, Texas — LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A South Texas couple has been arrested after the remains of their 2-year-old daughter were found in a bucket apparently containing acid.
Trustees hear options on softball field locations
COLUMBUS–The Columbus Independent School District Board of Trustees Monday night heard information on pros and cons of three previously discussed sites for a girls softball field, and were told that, ultimately, a site behind the existing high school may be the best possible site, in spite of the ne
Black water, dead fish after contamination in Skull Creek
ALTAIR—Water as black as India ink, scores of dead fish, and noxious odors greeted environmental regulators and law enforcement at Skull Creek last week as the county and state agencies grapple with what may be the worst environmental calamity Colorado County has experienced in at least a decade.
Texas Rangers investigating Prairie View A&M police shooting in Austin County
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (KTRK) -- The Texas Rangers have taken over the investigation of a mysterious police shooting in Austin County. Dedick Graves was shot by a Prairie View A&M police officer on Feb. 11.
‘Rick Vanderpool’s Columbus,’ at LOAC
An exhibit entitled, “Rick Vanderpool’s Columbus, USA,” is now on display through March 9 at Live Oak Art Center in Columbus. In the early 1990s, Rick Vanderpool set out to visit and document all the cities named Columbus in the United States.
St. Paul Methodist celebrates 153 years
COLUMBUS--In a small, white frame church just off Texas 71 in the area of Columbus that was founded as a settlement for freed slaves, the men and women of St. Paul Methodist Church gathered on Sunday to recall and celebrate their 153 year history. Founded by freedmen in the first full year of emanci
Dominoes a longtime community tradition in Hallettsville
HALLETTSVILLE – Friday night is date night. J.B. Nelson loads a walker for his 92-year-old wife, Lorrie, into the trunk of their ‘04 Buick LeSabre and joins her in the vehicle. The Hallettsville couple drives five scenic miles through sprawling pastures to Saguaro Country, an event hall dedicated to
Ranked area teams hope to state their cases
Hallettsville coach Shorty Cook will never forget having a gold medal draped around his neck at Dell Diamond in Round Rock. The Brahmas won a state championship in 2013, and Flatonia coach Shawn Bruns enjoyed the same experience in 2015 and 2016.
PUPS offers free spay, neuter for some zip codes
PUPS (Preventing Unwanted Pets of Cat Spring) is offering free spay/neuter surgery for dogs and cats in Eagle Lake, Garwood, and Alleyton zip codes in recognition of World Spay Day, Feb. 26. The group will offer the services through the month of February.
Six Tigers add all-state honors
The Texas Sports Writers Association has been releasing their all-state lists for each classification and class 4A's group was announced yesterday. All year, Garrett Redden and Ivan Bolden were two of many in black and gold that helped Sealy to the season it had and both earned a spot on one of the
Rock Island man charged with animal cruelty for cattle deaths
ROCK ISLAND—A Rock Island man was arrested last Friday and charged with cruelty to livestock animals, a Class A Misdemeanor, following an investigation by the Colorado County Sheriff’s Office.
Blue Jays seeking first playoff win since 2010-11 season
Needville Blue Jays (21-8) vs. Bellville Brahmas (13-15) The No. 18 ranked Needville Blue Jays have made history under head coach Patrick Oliver. The Blue Jays have won back-to-back outright District 25-4A championships.
4H County Roundup set Mar. 2
The Colorado County Roundup, which includes multiple activities, will be Saturday, March 2, at 9:30 a.m. The contests will be held at the County Ag Building and will include educational presentations, public speakers, share-the-fun acts, a fashion show, duds to dazzle, and storyboarding.
Texas German Society State Convention
The Texas German Society is pleased to announce the 2019 State Convention to be held on Saturday, March 9 at the historic Cat Spring Agricultural Society Hall at 13035 Hall Road, Cat Spring, Texas 78933.