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Witness reports tremendous popping sound and a fireball shooting toward the sky signaled the death of 16 Souls On Board a locally-owned hot air balloon near Lockhart this morning.

The New Braunfels Cemex {SEH Mex} plant will be implementing environmental mitigation measures, following a recent settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice department.

The teen driver of a Ford Escape was fatally injured when she crashed into the back on an 18-wheel truck on the IH-35 frontage road Thursday morning.

Outdoor burning is once again allowed after County Judge Sherman Krause lifted the Comal County burn ban this morning. With no rain in immediate forecasts, the respite may be brief.

Schertz Place 3 City Council member Daryl John on Tuesday, resigned his seat on the Schertz City Council. City officials report John submitted his resignation in preparation of his new position as Guadalupe County Tax Accessor, which begins January 1st of next year. 

Although teachers don’t officially return to work until August 15, Hoffmann Lane Elementary kindergarten teacher Hope Monceaux was busy setting up her classroom recently. She has the enthusiasm of a new teacher, and enjoys finding the strengths of each of her students. 

In a partnership between the City of New Braunfels and the San Antonio Food Bank; there’s the Farmers’ Market, with fresh fruit and vegetables, many from local gardens. Farmer’s Market is open to the public, from 10am until 1pm.

 The 2015-2016 Unicorn Volleyball team was just awarded the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Award for Academic Excellence, for the third year in a row. They are one, out of 762 teams and only 260 high school girl’s teams that earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for last season.

City Officials have okayed the Comal for water recreation.

Comal River closed at least until Noon today; Guadalupe open for business.

Kindergarten and first-grade students in Comal ISD’s Bilingual/ESL (English as a Second Language) program got a summer treat recently when they visited the Bulverde Spring Branch Fire & EMS Station 3 near Johnson Ranch Elementary School.

The Comal County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information involving some unusual antiques/collectibles taken in a burglary which occurred in mid-July in the Canyon Lake area.

The City earned special recognition recently, with a Special Achievement award for its innovative application of technology, data collection, and geospatial information visualization through GIS in the field of local government.

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds shoppers they can save money on certain items priced for less than $100 during the state's annual sales tax holiday. This year, the sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Aug. 5th-7th. 

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