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As Comal County continues to see additional COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations, officials reached out to the state to help in testing a mass vaccination clinic on Thursday.

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It’s been a tough last year for nursing, long-term and senior communities in Comal County — with isolation, restrictions on visitation and the loss of loved ones — because of the COVID-19 virus. 

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After months of media hoopla over presidential candidates and elections results, I thought it might be nice to share a fun old news story. As often happens, I found a photo. It was of three men and a shot-up old car. What? The search for answers was on.

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Comal County’s Texas State Rep. Kyle Biedermann said Thursday he was among the thousands who marched to the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 ahead of the violent outburst that would leave windows shattered, five dead and a nation in shock.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and forced lawmakers into hiding, in a stunning attempt to overturn America’s presidential election, undercut the nation’s democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the W…

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Comal County added five additional COVID-19 deaths to its data on the first day of the new year, as well as 127 new cases of the disease.

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The hospitalization rate that is driving tighter state restrictions in Comal and surrounding counties continued to run high on Thursday with 17.46% of the region's hospital beds being used by COVID-19 patients.

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Specially brewed commemorative beer was tapped for a toast between leaders of New Braunfels and Braunfels, Germany as they rang in 2020, a year that promised calendars packed with events and activities, a yearlong party for locals celebrating the city’s 175th anniversary.

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Comal County’s COVID-19 death toll rose to 157 on Tuesday morning, with county health officials reporting an additional 11 deaths. Tuesday’s report covered a four-day period because of the Christmas holiday.

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With tourism traffic a lesser concern in 2020 than in years past thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, construction on New Braunfels’ streets, roads and bridges picked up speed — sometimes finishing well before their expected completion dates.

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Christmas morning had finally come! Presents, wrapped in shiny red or green paper and topped with ribbon bows, were stacked beneath the Christmas tree. But first, I looked on the coffee table where the Mary and Joseph figures had been reverently kneeling, gazing with love at an empty manger …

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Pandemic safety measures have dealt a hard blow to theaters this year, yet as the industry struggles, drive-in movie theaters like New Braunfels’ own Stars and Stripes are filling the gaps, providing a venue for everything from nonprofit fundraising events and concerts to dance recitals.

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