Comal County reports 8th COVID-19 death, issues order requiring face coverings for businesses amid virus surge
NEW BRAUNFELS On Wednesday Comal County officials announced an eighth death related to COVID-19, the highest one-day case total yet and the countys highest positivity rate. County officials say a man in his 70s died over the weekend. County officials say thats up from 10.28% on Tuesday and 8.65% one week ago. Its now the highest positivity rate recorded in Comal County since the start of the pandemic. Comal County residents who want to be tested for COVID-19 can call the countys dedicated hotline, 830-221-1120, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.
Minor only person in plane during crash near Bulverde Airport
SAN ANTONIO – Officials are investigating a plane crash that happened near the Bulverde Airport on Wednesday afternoon. A minor was flying the plane before it crashed just after 5:30 p.m. in the 29000 block of Bulverde Road, officials said. The minor was the only person in the plane. They were taken to University Hospital with only minor injuries, officials said. The Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Public Safety troopers are looking into the cause of the crash.
Controversial 1,500-acre open-pit quarry one step closer to reality
COMAL COUNTY, Texas - The proposed 1,500-acre, open-pit limestone quarry pit project between Bulverde and New Braunfels is one step closer to becoming reality. State Office of Administrative Hearings judges Rebecca Smith and Victor Simonds announced their decision Tuesday to approve an air permit application for the Comal Vulcan Materials Quarry, according to the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung. The permit, which Vulcan applied for in June 2017, has been highly contested by area residents. The anticipated quarry would be located at the major intersection of Highway 46 and FM 3009. Recharge zones are considered environmentally sensitive since Edwards Aquifer is the primary drinking water source for nearly 2 million people.
San Antonio woman, 21, killed in crash worked at H-E-B, wanted to be judge
SAN ANTONIO - A San Antonio woman who was five days away from celebrating her 22nd birthday was killed Thursday evening in a multivehicle crash near Bulverde. We need to hear from (investigators)," Albert Hernandez Jr., Maggie Hernandez's brother, told KSAT.com on Friday afternoon. It is the worst time because she hadn't seen the outcome of all her hard work," Hernandez Jr. said. Their mother is still traveling to San Antonio, but now under devastating circumstances. I know it," Hernandez Jr. said.