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Christmas is the most depressing time of the year for many people. New Year's Eve is another difficult time. There are lots of reasons why depression and suicide rates soar during these holidays. Feeling alone, financial distress, health issues, family problems and the list can actually be long. Here are some quick tips for you. Keep this column handy for reference over the next two weeks. Plan

The Comal County Genealogical Society will hold their Christmas Party on Dec. 12th, at 7 p.m. at the Sophienburg Museum 401 W. Coll Ave. The Installation of officers will take place as well as Show and Tell Genealogical Successes. Enjoy holiday refreshments and bring your favorite holiday treats to

New Braunfels, TX – The City of New Braunfels is offering three buildings for sale. Interested parties should visit for details on these properties and information on the auction process. Note that these auctions are for the structures only and do not

Date: Jan 19 Time: 9:15-11:00 am Location: Comal County Senior Citizen Center A local CPA will provide tax tips of interest to seniors. Make reservations with Alice Pullin, (760) 390-4482. Co-sponsored by the New Braunfels Chapter 672 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association

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New Braunfels, TX - The City of New Braunfels has announced that Mr. Jess Divin has been selected as Urban Forester. Divin has served as the Park Ranger Superintendent with the Parks and Recreation Department since 2014. Before joining the City of New Braunfels, he was a Park Ranger and Forester with the City and County of Denver Mountain Parks. “Jess has over 10 years of urban and wildland
The Engineering/CIP Department will have a meeting to update the public on a new master plan designed to address stormwater in San Marcos on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins. The new Comprehensive Stormwater Master Plan will update the previous Drainage Master Plan that was completed in 1994. This plan will update hydrologic and hydraulic models that
The Sights & Sounds of Christmas 5K and 1K Jingle Bell Run, presented by Kent Black’s BBQ and Orangetheory Fitness San Marcos, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 9 a.m. Over 1,000 walkers and runners are expected to participate in this year’s race, featuring a certified course through downtown San Marcos and the Historic District. Volunteers are needed to assist with directing race
New Braunfels, TX – At the start of the 2018 new year, Texas AgriLife Extension will be running a four-part interactive diabetes series every Tuesday morning in January at Westside Community Center. These cooking sessions will be fun, interactive classes packed with research based information and delicious diabetes friendly recipes. The Center is located at 2932 IH35 in New Braunfels. AgriLife
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 asked for
WHAT: On December, 10, 2017, Mothers Against Drunk Driving ® (MADD) Central TX. Affiliate will host the Austin Jingle Bell 5k. This event will benefit local MADD offices' programs to end drunk driving as well as services that support drunk driving victims and survivors. MADD encourages everyone to register now by visiting . Registration for the race varies depending on
Who: City of Schertz Parks and Recreation What: Movie in the Park Where: Pickrell Park, 703 Oak St, Schertz, TX 78154 When: Saturday, December 9; 5:00 PM Why: To enjoy a holiday movie at the park The Schertz Parks and Recreation department is hosting its last Movie in the Park of the year this Saturday, December 9. Families and friends are invited out to Pickrell Park to enjoy the holiday
New Braunfels, TX— Comal County Commissioners will give a proclamation to the non-profit SJRC Texas on Thursday, Dec. 7th to proclaim Sat. Dec. 9th as “Jingle Bell Run Day.” SJRC TX is a non-profit dedicated to serving abused and abandoned children and teen moms. For the past 25 years SJRC TX has hosted the Jingle Bell Run as their primary fundraiser in New Braunfels. This event has become a
SAN MARCOS – Military Times has named Texas State University to its annual Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 rankings, formerly known as Best for Vets. Texas State was No. 35 among four-year colleges and universities ranked for the services they provide to veteran students and families. The rankings were developed from surveys of 150 questions submitted to more than 600 schools across the