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For Copper Chief, a band based in Austin and New Braunfels, being on a hit TV show like USA Network’s Real Country was a huge shot in the arm for the young band. 

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New Braunfelsers and out-of-town visitors flocked to a three-part set of big names at Whitewater Music Amphitheater last Friday to celebrate summer in a river town during the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

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Q. We visited a neighborhood on the Fourth of July for an Independence Day Party. It was quite an area with lots of shade trees including pecans, live oaks, red oaks, cedar elms and mesquites. It surprised me that the trees did so well because it appeared the soil was just caliche and lawns …

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Throughout the month of July, Cavender’s will sell paper torches at each of its Texas stores to symbolize its support for Special Olympics Texas athletes. The paper torches will be available for purchase for $1, $5 or $10 at the checkout counter and can be personalized with the buyer’s name …

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Recently I learned about the death of a former colleague I worked with while I was a school administrator in Ohio. While we were never particularly close, I was somewhat overtaken with a feeling of remorse because of something I had neglected to do.

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Certainly,  you have seen the large granite monument that is in Landa Park near Founders’ Oak. If you haven’t already, give yourself a treat and go see this important monument. Now, let us discuss how it got there.

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As a distraction from, or maybe just an offshoot of the Cold War, the space race between the US and Soviet Union (USSR) was heating up during our Mercury program. The Soviet’s Vostok program stayed ahead of the Mercury program, setting the record for longest time in orbit. 

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The San Antonio Area Foundation invites non-profit organizations serving San Antonio and surrounding areas to apply for 2019 grant funding. Applications are available online at www.saafdn.org and will be accepted through Sunday, July 28. 

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It’s been a very good year for Texas musicians, starting with King George Strait. 

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 One of the things I really love about New Braunfels is the way folks have of helping each other and sharing information. I was recently contacted by the New Braunfels Public Library about two children’s books which had been pulled from the library’s general collection. Would the Sophienburg…

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Q. I have Bermuda grass running over my recently replanted (3 months) Asiatic jasmine. Of all the contact herbicides for weed grasses that you describe is there any one of the products that would be best in that situation?

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In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, I dedicate the month of July to a brief chronology of our efforts toward putting a human on the Moon.

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Circle Arts Theatre’s youth touring troupe, The Inner Circle, now in its 41st year, represented the theatre at the 24th annual Texas Nonprofit Theatre Inc.’s Youth Conference. Twenty youth theatre groups from around the State of Texas gathered in Irving to attend workshops to hone their skil…

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S.T.A.G.E., Inc. presents the “Hank Williams: Lost Highway — The Music and Legend of Hank Williams” by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik, throughout July.

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 Eighth graders in New Braunfels were invited to attend this exciting trip to New York City. Lynda McLean has led 22 groups to New York City.  It is a wonderful experience and although it is very educational, it is not school related.

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In the summer of 2006, I was vacationing with my family on Martha’s Vineyard, and while browsing in an Edgartown bookstore I was privileged to meet one of my favorite authors — David McCollough.

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Q. What would cause my crape myrtle leaves to turn yellow? They are blooming and there is new growth, but the new growth has yellow leaves.

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Just like a salad, the ingredients and conditions for a supernova are varied.  But what about the basic ‘nova’?  Seems it doesn’t get any respect (it’s not super).

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It’s no secret that Blue Water Highway is one of my favorite bands on the Texas music scene. 

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Improvements to the Wurstfest grounds that began in 2010 with the construction of the Stelzenhaus have continued and today some of the most attractive areas of the 10+ acre festival site, previously inaccessible, are available for the public to enjoy.   

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Fourth of July. Just those three little words bring to mind a myriad of thoughts: Independence Day. Red, white and blue. Patriotic Music. Stars and stripes. Parades. Fireworks. Kings and queens. Wait, What? There are no kings and queens on Independence Day, are there? Oh, but in New Braunfel…

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 Comal ISD Council of PTAs seeks community sponsors and vendors for its Back the Future Kids & Family Expo, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5at Pieper Ranch Middle School, 1106 Kinder Parkway in San Antonio.

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The Comal Independent School District recently received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). 

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Identical twins James and Jonathan Gilman from New Braunfels were the top students graduating from St. John Paul II Catholic High School, which held its 2019 graduations May 19 in San Antonio.

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It happened Jan. 3 and 24, 2004. After parachuting, then bouncing around like a ball, two six-wheeled geology labs on solar panels began their “sojourns” (pun intended) on Mars. Spirit landed in Gusev Crater on Jan. 4, while Opportunity landed more than 5,000 miles away in Meridiani Planum (…

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Q. Bermuda grass is taking over my flower garden. Should I have used a preemergent herbicide to prevent it? The grass is so hard to pull up, what is a possible treatment?

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Late July is the best time to plant fall tomatoes, that means we should harvest all the fruit and pull the spring planted tomatoes by early in the month. It is tough for some gardeners to yank the old plants before they have completely finished their production, even though there is more cha…

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One of my oldest and dearest friends throughout much of junior high and high school was Dr. Alan Winner, who recently retired after a successful career as a practicing dentist.

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Spiritual teacher and sound therapist Joshua Inacio offers a unique opportunity to grow and expand when he leads a vibrational service at Unity of New Braunfels on Saturday, June 29 at 10 a.m.

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To say that my late father and I had a close, nurturing relationship would not only be misleading but really, untruthful. The truth is I didn’t really get to know my father until I was 10 years old after he and my mother reunited following a decade long separation with my father living here …

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Q. What are the long-legged ugly bugs that are mobbing my tomatoes? I am not sure what damage they are doing because the birds are so active. What are they and what should we do about them, if anything?

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Something is happening on Jupiter. The Great Red Spot (GRS) is shrinking, like a giant skein of adobe-red yarn unraveling. Some estimates give it 20 years, and then it’s gone.

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Throughout the history of Landa Park, whenever there was a challenge or mission to accomplish, the right person with the right abilities came to the forefront to get the job done. A perfect example was Park Commissioner Albert Ludwig; the right person at the right time.

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It’s hard to grow anything in the shade of mature trees. Native plants are the answer with many colorful shade-loving shrubs, flowers and ground-covers. 

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When Australian actor Greg Pead made the movie titled “Reckless Kelly” in 1993, little did he know he’d give a young band from Challis, Idaho a very cool name. 

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This past weekend I attended a reunion of my husband’s family. I don’t know everyone and I don’t know the family history, so I found myself gravitating to “the old ones.” They are the ones who know the names of the faces in photos from long ago, as well as, the history of the families, the l…

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Comal Independent School District fifth graders who completed Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) programs were honored during a graduation ceremony marking the achievement.

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Q. My crape myrtles seem to get shiny sticky leaves each year followed by a black mold, which causes the leaves to drop off. It took me awhile to figure out that the shiny sticky leaves were caused by aphids and their excrement. And that the mold was a fungus growing on the leaves living on …

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Our world turns, spins on an imaginary axis that goes through the south and north poles.  Hey, that’s why they’re called poles! 

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A graduating senior from Canyon Lake High School recently signed a contract to illustrate a children’s book for a local author. Casey Santos will illustrate “Santa Didn’t Bring Me a Little Red Wagon” for author Pedro M. Aleman.

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Comal Independent School District will host job fairs for potential applicants from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Jun. 17 at Specht and Startzville elementary schools and the district’s Support Services building.

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Comal Independent School District’s top five graduating seniors from each of the district’s high schools, their selected colleges and majors, were:

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Comal Independent School District is providing free meals for all children under the age of 18 through its Summer Meals program, available at two district schools beginning Monday.

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Organizers, including the Greater New Braunfels Arts Council and A Creative You, said they were incredibly happy at the success of the inaugural Shakespeare in the Village Festival.