Comal County

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."

CANYON LAKE, Texas — A 7-year-old South Texas boy has died after being mauled by several dogs while his family visited friends in Canyon Lake.

The Comal County Sheriff’s Office says the attack happened Saturday night at a home. Authorities say Gaege Ramirez of New Braunfels died later at a San Antonio hospital.

Billy Hathorn / CC

NEW BRAUNFELS — A 16-year-old Central Texas boy has been convicted of misdemeanor assault in a juvenile court in the attack that injured a fellow high school student’s head fatally.

The San Antonio Express-News reports a Comal County jury deliberated about 10 hours before returning the “true” verdict against the youth, whose identity is withheld because he's a juvenile.

Prosecutors had sought a murder or manslaughter conviction.

Fifteen-year-old Logan Davidson was punched twice in a Canyon High School hallway in New Braunfels in November 2013. His head struck a wall, causing blunt-force trauma of which he died in a hospital the next day.