Comal County

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

A proposed limestone rock quarry in Comal County worries some residents who live near the site. They discussed their fear the quarry could compromise air and water quality and heavy trucks could damage roads during a public comment meeting Tuesday night at the New Braunfels convention center, which attracted over 400 people.

It’s not often that five year olds get their art displayed in a museum. At the Institute of Texan Cultures, 250 K-12 students from Comal County now have their artwork shown in an exhibit that celebrates the history and heritage of New Braunfels. TPR’s Louisa Jonas reports a lot of work went into the multimedia show.

Comal County Expands Its Efforts To Fight Mosquitoes

May 4, 2016

An existing state law has paved the way for Comal County to fight mosquitoes -- even on privately owned property.

The law allows some limited authority to address nuisances that pose a threat to public health. Standing water where mosquitoes breed is one such threat because of diseases spread by the insect such as Zika virus.

Jack Morgan

After a two-day search, emergency crews recovered the body of 52-year-old David Bruce Giller, who was washed into Rebecca Creek by floodwaters on Friday morning.  His vehicle was found unoccupied Friday evening.

Teams from Bulverde/Spring Branch Fire and EMS, Comal County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety and several other local agencies conducted an intensive search through rugged terrain until Giller’s body was recovered Sunday afternoon. He is the only known fatality in the county from Friday’s flash flooding.

From Texas Standard: Imagine you turn on the radio one day and you hear a sound like that emergency broadcast signal. Only this time, the announcer does not say "This is only a test."


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