See photos inside cave previously hidden underwater at Canyon Lake; remnants of old town also revealed
Canyon Lake has been making headlines all summer for record low water levels but more recently, the receding water revealed a cave that was previously hidden underwater and one man who works on the lake went to look inside.
‘Canyon Lake has lots of secrets.’ Record-low lake levels reveal cave previously hidden underwater.
The water level at Canyon Lake is continuing to drop even further down from its lowest point in recorded history but the low levels have revealed some interesting geological features that are usually hidden beneath the water’s surface.
Canyon Lake community focuses on tourism outside the lake to survive ongoing drought, extreme heat
With record-breaking heat and ongoing drought, business owners across Comal County were concerned about what tourism would look like in Summer 2023. But the Canyon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce said they still saw business.
Canyon Lake HS warns parents another teacher may have had ‘inappropriate communication’ with a student
Principal Mark Oberholtzer told parents in a letter on Tuesday that he had learned the day before about allegations of a teacher, Orlando Naumann, having engaged in “inappropriate communication” with a student. Naumann resigned in the face of an investigation, but has not been charged or arrested.
Alamo Heights shuts out Harlandale, leads crazy district race; Reagan rallies past Johnson with 21-point 4th quarter; La Vernia moves home game to Floresville, still wins
The 2022 high school football season got even wilder during Week 8, as Alamo Heights defeated Harlandale to lead a crazy District 14-5A Division II race, Reagan completed a remarkable 21-point 4th-quarter comeback to take down Johnson and La Vernia moved their home game to Floresville due to a unique set of circumstances.
Adams, Noland power Canyon to big win over Boerne Champion; Golden dazzles in Davenport’s win over Lockhart; Carter’s run lifts Jefferson past Brackenridge in OT
Week 4 of the 2022 high school football season was highlighted by offensive fireworks, as Canyon raced past Champion in KSAT 12's Game of the Week, Davenport scored 62 points in a win over Lockhart and Jefferson edged Brackenridge in overtime.
Canyon Lake man accused of defrauding banks, using money for Port A beach houses and luxury items
A Canyon Lake man was sentenced for defrauding financial institutions in San Antonio and using the money for personal expenses like a Port Aransas beach house and $100,000 pool, according to federal authorities.
Spring Branch residents concerned about wastewater amid new development proposal
Dozens of Spring Branch residents attended a meeting hosted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) after bringing up concerns about the release of treated wastewater into a creek that feeds into Canyon Lake and the possible development of more than 700 homes.
Spring Branch wastewater plant to deposit 260,000 gallons of treated domestic wastewater daily into Guadalupe River
Spring Branch residents are voicing their concerns Thursday, August 11, over a permit that would allow 260,000 gallons of domestic wastewater to be deposited daily into Cypress Creek and then to Guadalupe River, according to Texas Commission of Environmental Quality documents.
Canyon Lake officials to limit park areas due to concerns with overcrowding, trash left behind
Canyon Lake officials are taking steps to prevent overcrowding and pollution at the park. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said large crowds in recent weeks have caused concern for public safety and the environment.
HIGHLIGHTS: O’Connor softball roars past Judson in game 1, Reagan and Navarro baseball keep seasons alive
In the fourth round of the UIL Class 6A softball playoffs, O'Connor scored 6-runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to defeat Judson in game 1, while the Reagan and Navarro baseball teams keep their seasons alive with game two victories over Smithson Valley and Canyon Lake respectively.
Army Corps of Engineers will lease Canyon Lake Park to Comal County recreation organization
CANYON LAKE, Texas – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced on Tuesday that it would be leasing Canyon Lake Park to the Water Oriented Recreation District of Comal County. Javier Pérez Ortiz, the lake manager, said WORD would be releasing additional information on their website and social media. “We believe WORD will be an excellent steward of Canyon Lake Park and will be able to offer an exceptional recreational experience to our residents and visitors,” Ortiz said. Mike Dussere, general manager of WORD, said that the information regarding the park will be available to the public in the coming days. “We know there will be many questions and we will be issuing much more information to the public soon,” Dussere said.
Confirmed tornado near Canyon Lake very early Tuesday morning
Radar image from 1:12am around Canyon Lake showing rotation over the lake. A tornado warning was issued around 1 a.m. Tuesday for a cell showing rotation near Canyon Lake. The National Weather Service conducted a survey in the area on Tuesday and confirmed that an EF-1 tornado with maximum wind gusts of 100 mph lasted from 1:04 AM to 1:06 AM Tuesday morning. It continues, “damage was near Canyon Lake boat ramp #6 on the south central side of the lake along and near Canyon Lake Drive and Rimrock Pass.”AdA wider view of the track of the EF-1 tornado on the west side of Canyon Lake (Copyright KSAT 2021 - All rights reserved)A close-up view of the track of the EF-1 tornado on the west side of Canyon Lake (Copyright KSAT 2021 - All rights reserved)KSAT also received several reports of large hail, up to the size of golf balls, around Boerne. The National Weather Service in New Braunfels determined that collapsed walls in the downtown area were caused by straight line winds or a microburst.
San Antonio-area man charged in US Capitol riot allegedly took shots of whiskey in Pelosi’s office
These screenshots from surveillance were taken inside the Capitol and shown in Evans' charging document. SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio-area man accused of climbing through a broken window of the U.S. Capitol during the deadly Jan. 6 siege allegedly took shots of Fireball whiskey in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office, according to FBI records. The video shows a man matching Evans’ appearance with a megaphone, saying “I don’t support looting, I don’t support the violence. (FBI)Footage from CCTV also shows a man matching Evans’ appearance climbing through a broken window at 3 p.m. on Jan. 6. GPS data from Google also placed Evans at the Capitol on Jan. 6, documents state.
1 dead, 1 hospitalized after mobile home fire at Canyon Lake, firefighters say
CANYON LAKE, Texas – One person is dead and another is hospitalized following a mobile home fire at Canyon Lake, according to Canyon Lake firefighters. Firefighters said the single-wide mobile home was showing heavy fire when they arrived and they received reports of residents still inside. Flames were intense as firefighters worked to extinguish them throughout the residence. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Comal County Fire Marshal’s Office and the Comal County Sheriff’s Office. RELATED: Two men safely escape house fire on Southwest Side, firefighters say
2 adults, 1 child injured in small plane crash north of Canyon Lake
CANYON LAKE – Two adults and a child were injured in a small plane crash Monday north of Canyon Lake, officials said. Canyon Lake Fire Chief Darren Brinkkoeter said the adults were airlifted to Ascension Seton Hays Hospital in Kyle. The child was released to a parent who later arrived at the scene. The crash was reported at 1:04 p.m. in the 200 block of Primrose Path in Canyon Lake, Brinkkoeter said. The flight path shows the plane took off from Fort Stockton around 11 a.m. and was bound for Canyon Lake Airport.
9 more COVID-19 deaths reported in Comal County
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas Comal County officials on Tuesday confirmed nine more people have died of COVID-19 complications, for a total of 71 deaths in the county. The deaths include:A Canyon Lake woman in her 80s died August 3 in a San Antonio hospital. Comal County officials confirmed 88 new cases. Comal County officials also confirmed eight more recoveries, for a total of 1,877. On Thursday, Comal County hospitals reported caring for 19 COVID-19 patients, including 10 who are in intensive care and eight on ventilators.
Authorities recover body of missing 25-year-old man near Party Cove in Canyon Lake
COMAL COUNTY, Texas – Authorities have located and recovered the body of Luis Rodriguez, a 25-year-old who was reported missing at Canyon Lake last weekend. Rodriguez was found by the Houston and Harris County Dive Team, the Canyon Lake Fire Department and Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens at 5 p.m. Thursday, according to officials. He first disappeared on the Fourth of July, and officials suspected he had drowned at Party Cove in Canyon Lake. Soon after, deputies, game wardens and Canyon Lake Fire staff and EMS began their search for Rodriguez last weekend and have continued to search until he was recovered on Thursday. RELATED: Officials still searching for missing 25-year-old man who they fear has drowned in Canyon Lake
Search continues for missing 25-year-old man who may have drowned in Canyon Lake
COMAL COUNTY, Texas The search for a missing 25-year-old man who may have drowned at Party Cove in Canyon Lake is still underway by Comal County officials. The search for Rodriguez began Saturday, July 4th, and Rodriguez was last seen at 4 p.m., according to the CCSO. Moments later, deputies, game wardens and Canyon Lake Fire staff and EMS began searching the area. Anyone with more information on Rodriguezs whereabouts is urged to contact the Comal County Sheriffs Office at 830-620-3400. RELATED: Officials still searching for missing 25-year-old man who they fear has drowned in Canyon Lake
Officials still searching for missing 25-year-old man who they fear has drowned in Canyon Lake
COMAL COUNTY, Texas – Comal County officials and first responders are searching for a missing 25-year-old man in Canyon Lake near a boat ramp, who they suspect may have drowned. Officials were still searching the area around boat ramp 7 on the lake, as of around 6 p.m. Saturday. A dive team has been requested; however, because it’s a holiday, no one is available until Sunday, according to Comal County officials. The search for the missing man will continue until it gets dark, officials said. RELATED: 4-year-old boy hospitalized, in serious condition after nearly drowning in family’s pool on 4th of July, police say
Firefighters dealing with increased traffic at Canyon Lake during 4th of July weekend
COMAL COUNTY, Texas – With Bexar County and San Antonio city parks closed Friday through Sunday due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, Canyon Lake is seeing especially increased volume for the holiday weekend. Officials say the increase in visitors is likely due to the temporary shutdown of the public parks, meaning increased vigilance for firefighters guarding the lake. Marine 53, a fireboat, will be staffed with trained professionals who are going to be patrolling the lake. The extra safety measures come as San Antonio area health officials announced increased hospitalizations following Memorial Day. While the firefighters patrolling Canyon Lake are equipped to handle on scene emergencies, they want to remind the community how important it is for folks to heed the guidelines issued in the fight against COVID-19.
Suspect identified in fatal stabbing of Comal man, police say
COMAL COUNTY, Texas – The Comal County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim in a fatal stabbing that happened on Sunday, and apprehended a suspect in the case. “Deputies with the Comal County Directed Deployment unit located the vehicle described as a gold Toyota Camry traveling on FM 2673 in Startzville. Davis was taken into custody and transported to the Criminal Investigation Division for questioning, the Sheriff’s Office said. The Sheriff’s Office said Davis confessed to the stabbing and is currently being held at the Comal County Jail. The investigation by Detectives with Comal County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Rangers is ongoing.
Canyon Lake recreation areas temporarily close on weekends, holidays due to COVID-19, officials say
CANYON LAKE, Texas Large crowds at recreational areas around Canyon Lake have caused safety and environmental impact concerns, officials said Tuesday. Due to those concerns, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Canyon Lake will temporarily close recreational areas on Saturdays, Sundays and major holidays, according to a press release. In an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19, USACE urged customers to follow social distancing and other CDC guidelines as parks were reopened in May. Anyone looking for additional information is asked to call the Canyon Lake Office at 830-964-3341. Visitors are asked to follow CDC guidelines, practice leave-no-trace, use designated trash cans and always wear a life jacket when boating.
Canyon Lake prepares for Memorial Day weekend
CANYON LAKE, TEXAS – As Texas continues to reopen, campers are making their way to Canyon Lake to celebrate Memorial Day weekend. “Everyone wants to know what parks are open and is the lake open,” said Terri Teschener, lead ranger at Canyon Lake. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced that state campgrounds have reopened. Other federally-operated spots like Canyon Park have stayed closed. “This is like a silent boogie man out there that everybody is worried about but you can’t see.”These places are open for Memorial Day recreation
Video shows plane being pulled out of Canyon Lake after emergency landing
CANYON LAKE, Texas – The Cessna 210 that a pilot used to make an emergency landing on April 28 in Canyon Lake is now officially out of the water. The pilot made an emergency landing in Canyon Lake and had to ditch the plane in the water, officials said. Both the pilot and another passenger aboard the plane swam to shore after the landing and were transported by emergency medical service to Christus Santa Rosa with non-life threatening injuries. George Vigue told KSAT he saw divers start attaching airbags to the plane around 10 a.m. Wednesday. Canyon Lake Fire officials told Canyon Lake Texas News that the plane is submerged in 15-18 feet of water.
’I thought for sure they were dead:’ Man recounts helping passengers to shore after emergency plane landing in Canyon Lake
A small white plane made an emergency landing in Canyon Lake Tuesday and Comal County officials confirmed two adult males were in the plane at the time of the landing. “I ran to the back yard to find the front half of the plane submerged. I thought for sure they were dead,” Canady told KSAT Wednesday. According to Canady, the plane was submerged by the time he gave the address to the 911 dispatcher. Comal County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Jennifer Smith said the men aboard the plane were transported by emergency medical service to Christus Santa Rosa with non-life threatening injuries on Tuesday.
Passengers swim ashore after plane makes emergency landing in Canyon Lake
CANYON LAKE, Texas – A small white plane made an emergency landing in Canyon Lake Tuesday after the pilot had to ditch the plane in the water, officials said. ’I thought for sure they were dead:’ Man recounts helping passengers to shore after emergency plane landing in Canyon LakeSmith confirmed the pair were traveling from Midland to New Braunfels. One guy seemed really dazed and confused.”“It sounded like a huge, very loud door slam,” said Cynthia Graham, another neighbor who was in the area at the time of the emergency landing, in an interview with KSAT. Full Screen 1 / 7 Plane crash at Canyon LakeCanyon Lake Fire officials told Canyon Lake Texas News that the plane is submerged in 15-18 feet of water. The FAA lists a forced or precautionary landing on water as a type of emergency landing.
Big Adventure July: Mystic Quarry
SAN ANTONIO – If you're looking for a new adventure in Texas, check out the fun glamping site Mystic Quarry! Mystic Quarry is located in Canyon Lake and is only a short drive from San Antonio. They have plasma TVs and air conditioning in all of their housing for guests. Mystic Quarry accommodations:TipisCottagesTiny house condosRV sitesFor more information, visit mysticquarry.com or call 830- 964-3330. Information courtesy of Mystic Quarry.
Marine double-amputee gets new 'smart home'
CANYON LAKE, Texas – Groundbreaking ceremonies on Thursday marked a new beginning for Marine Gunnery Sgt. Travis Green who lost his legs in an explosion in Afghanistan in 2011, where he was serving as an ordinance disposal expert. Green and his family are receiving a new "smart home," complete with an array of features to make life easier and offer him more independence. The home is being built as a part of a program called "Building for America's Bravest," which is sponsored by the Gary Sinise Foundation and the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, as well as numerous corporate participants. "His daughters can run freely around the house and he will have more room to get around himself," Wagasy said.