Martinez set to perform at Comfort Music in the Park
COMFORT – Comfort Music in the Park will feature the music of John Arthur Martinez at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13. The free concert takes place in Comfort Park, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs. From the Sixth Street clubs in his birthplace of Austin to the Alpine festivals in Switzerland and from music venues in Paris, France, to the Grand Ole Opry inboernestar.com
Margie Bennight Raute
Margie Bennight Raute, 92, of Comfort, went to be with the Lord peacefully on Tuesday, August 23, surrounded by her family. Margie was married to Harold “Cotton” Raute for 55 years, and they are now back to together in Heaven. Margie and Cotton owned and operated Bruno’s Curve in Comfort, Texas, for many years. Margie loved gardening, cooking, baking and spending holidays withboernestar.com
There are plenty of new places to visit in Comfort
The face of Comfort is often changing as new businesses discover the charm of this community and want to be a part of it. So, we will give you a snapshot of several of the new kids on the block and invite you to come and take a look for yourself. We will begin with Hens and Heifers, located at 625 High St. Some of you may remember it as the previous location of Scott & Co.boernestar.com
Sabinal food distribution set March 8
In Sabinal Independent School District sports news, track participants will be in Comfort for relays after school today. The Lady Jacket junior varsity and varsity softball teams will host Ingram on March 8, beginning at 5 p.m. In band news, tomorrow the high school band will travel to Pleasanton for a UIL concert and sight reading competition during school hours. […]uvaldeleadernews.com
Investigators uncover more than 2,100 images in growing Hill Country hidden camera case
More than 2,100 images, many of which show people in various states of undress, have been recovered from a computer belonging to a Kendall County man accused of recording guests without their knowledge inside the bedroom of his Hill Country rental cabin.
Additional charges for Kendall County man accused of videotaping guests at Hill Country vacation rental home
A man accused of secretly taping guests at his Kendall County vacation rental home was arrested again this week and charged with two more counts of invasive visual recording, according to the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office.
Cuomo sex crime case: New York sheriff says 'we have an overwhelming amount of evidence'
Naval hospital ship Comfort, NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo is seen during a press conference at the field hospital site at the Javits Center. A New York sheriff said Friday that "we have an overwhelming amount of evidence" against former Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a day after a criminal complaint accused him of a sex crime against an aide. The complaint accuses Cuomo of forcible touching of a female executive assistant last December in the governor's mansion. But Apple repeatedly said that the unexpected release of the complaint by the court after would not affect the strength of the case against Cuomo.cnbc.com
New York City will shut indoor dining starting Monday, Gov. Cuomo says
Cuomo warned earlier this week that the state could close indoor dining if the city's hospitalization rate didn't stabilize. "In New York City, you put the CDC caution on indoor dining, together with the rate of transmission and the density and the crowding, that is a bad situation. The hospitalizations have continued to increase in New York City," Cuomo said. The move marks a notable reversal of the state's reopening plans since it allowed New York City to resume indoor dining at 25% capacity on Sept. 30. If it's safer for the teacher to be in school, then have the teacher in school," Cuomo said.cnbc.com
Bars push merchandise, other creative options to make sales
SAN ANTONIO – Cacey Kovacs, owner of Hill Country Distillers in Comfort, Texas, said customers have been very understanding about the business’s need to push sales of food, souvenirs and even tokens. But for the regulars, there’s only so much merchandise the business can push. A recent survey by the Texas Restaurant Association revealed 50% of restaurant operators believe their business will not be open in six months if they don’t get some government relief. So bars have to continue to push the merchandise, food sales and whatever else they can to make it. “Please, please, support local, support small businesses because they need it badly,” Kovacs said.
Hill Country artists to take part in Comfort Art Festival this month
Comfort, Texas – Paintings, jewelry, textiles and much more will be on display at this year’s Comfort Art Festival. The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 19. Artist displays will be featured outside Comfort restaurants, boutiques, specialty stores and antique shops throughout the downtown area. “The Comfort Art Festival has become a Hill Country tradition,” Julie Kuykendall, the event organizer said. "The Art Festival is a wonderful way for shoppers to learn more about Hill Country artists and build their personal art collections and for our merchants to support these artists who inspire us all by capturing the spirit and beauty of the Hill Country in their work.”More than a dozen artists will be participating in the event.
Find Comfort with pizza at this family-owned Hill Country hot spot
So, its no surprise this Texas Hill Country hot spot is bringing in visitors from all over the country. What is Old World?According to Comfort Pizzas website:These old world small communities would share a single large community oven. Comfort Pizza is located in an old gas station built in the 1920s. The also have Skyline Gelato, made just 5 miles away from Comfort Pizza. Click here for more information on Comfort Pizza.
As COVID-19 cases spike, where are the Comfort and Mercy ships now?
The ships were deployed in late March to help assist frontline hospital workers and provide care on the ships, should hospitals overflow with patients. Comfort arrived in New York City on March 30, a day after it left Virginia, according to Business Insider. Comfort left New York City after treating 182 patients, 70% of whom had COVID-19, according to NavyTimes. Comfort is available in case it is needed for future help, according to NavyTimes, while USNI News reported the same is true for Mercy. (Getty Images)The USNS Comfort departs for its home port of Norfolk, Virginia on April 30, 2020 in New York City.
Tour the grounds of this $5.1 million Texas Hill Country property
COMFORT, Texas – You can tour the grounds of this $5.1 million property in the Texas Hill Country. Video from Hill Country Photography shows the grounds of this 107-acre property in Comfort, complete with a 1 1/2 mile driveway lined with 56 Crepe Myrtle trees. Gorgeous $7.95 million mansion for sale in Boerne will make you feel like you’re in ItalyIn addition to the 1,300 feet of Guadalupe River frontage, this property also has two water wells, a seasonal pond and a windmill. The listing also includes a 3,200 square foot, four-bedroom home that has two wood-burning fireplaces and a separate guest house. Video takes you inside ultra-exclusive, million-dollar San Antonio mansionFor more information on the property at 833 FM 473, click here.
Tour the grounds of this $5.1 million Texas Hill Country property
Tour the grounds of this $5.1 million Texas Hill Country propertyPublished: May 29, 2020, 11:36 amVideo from Hill Country Photography shows the grounds of this 107-acre property in Comfort, complete with a 1 1/2 mile driveway lined with 56 Crepe Myrtle trees.
Trump says coronavirus hospital ship USNS Comfort will leave New York City
An NYPD officer is pictured as the USNS Comfort pulled into a berth in Manhattan during the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the Manhattan borough of New York City, March 30, 2020. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the USNS Comfort, the hospital ship deployed to provide emergency support for health-care workers battling the coronavirus, will depart its station in New York City to get "ready for its next mission." "We are proud of the tremendous work of the crew of the USNS Comfort in confronting COVID-19 in New York. Last week, President Donald Trump said the lack of patients on the ship showed that New York City was healing. Read more: Nearly 90% of the US Navy hospital ship in New York is empty amid coronavirus fightThe Pentagon deployed the USNS Comfort to New York City and the USNS Mercy to Los Angeles to help with the surging coronavirus cases.cnbc.com
US Navy hospital ship will see patients from Philadelphia area amid coronavirus pandemic
A view of the USNS Comfort at the Pier 90 on April 1, 2020 in New York City. The Comfort, a naval hospital ship, is equipped to take in patients within 24 hours but will not be treating patients with COVID-19. WASHINGTON The Pentagon announced Thursday that it will begin to receive patients from the greater Philadelphia area on the USNS Comfort hospital ship amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Pentagon deployed the USNS Comfort and the USNS Mercy hospital ships in March to help with the surging coronavirus cases. The hospital ship was transitioned to receive coronavirus patients and has a maximum capacity of 500 beds.cnbc.com
New York coronavirus deaths jumped by 731 Monday, the biggest daily increase, Gov. Cuomo says
Coronavirus deaths in New York surged by 731 on Monday, the biggest single-day jump in COVID-19 fatalities since the outbreak began a few months ago, Gov. The number of deaths is a lagging indicator of the number of hospitalizations, Cuomo said. New York is the epicenter of the outbreak in the United States, with more than half the cases in the state in New York City, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. New York state health officials said they expected to have a breakdown of COVID-19 deaths by race this week. Hospitals don't provide that information to the state, they said, so officials had to obtain it from coroners.cnbc.com
Trump allows coronavirus patients on Navy ship Comfort in New York after Cuomo asks
President Donald Trump agreed Monday to allow the U.S. Navy's 1,000-bed hospital ship Comfort to be used to treat patients with the coronavirus to relieve pressure on New York City's strained hospital system"We don't need the Comfort for non-COVID cases, we need it for COVID," New York Gov. At Monday evening's coronavirus task force briefing, Trump said the ship would be used to treat patients from New York and New Jersey. The Comfort, which is docked on Manhattan's West Side, previously was deployed to the Big Apple with the understand that it would not treat patients with coronavirus. "I'm going to call the president this afternoon and ask him to shift the Comfort from non-COVID to COVID," Cuomo said. "Then we would have Javits and the ship Comfort as a relief valve," he said.cnbc.com
Cuomo says New York could hit coronavirus peak in 7 days: 'We're not yet ready'
Overall, 15,905 have been hospitalized across New York state and 4,126 people have been placed in ICU due to the coronavirus. New York, the epicenter of the pandemic in the United States, is struggling to increase its hospital capacity and medical supplies as coronavirus continues to spread. Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday that New York had about seven days to prepare for coronavirus apex in the state, warning that "we're not yet ready for the high point." Cuomo said that he was eager to get past the peak, but cautioned that the state was still preparing for the surge. He said the state now had nearly 80,000 hospital beds, but remained short of masks and ventilators.cnbc.com
China is donating 1,000 ventilators to help New York in coronavirus fight
Naval hospital ship Comfort, NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo is seen during a press conference at the field hospital site at the Javits Center. The Chinese government has facilitated a donation of 1,000 ventilators to New York state, New York Gov. The state of Oregon is also sending 140 ventilators to New York, which has become an epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak. Cuomo said New York was conducting business with Chinese companies and cited China as a repository of essential medical equipment. If there are a lack of ventilators for the influx of hospital patients, New York hospitals will be forced into choosing which patients will receive care.cnbc.com
New York Gov. Cuomo says state saw its biggest single-day increase in coronavirus deaths on Thursday
"The curve continues to go up," Cuomo said at a news conference in Albany, referring to the number of new COVID-19 cases across the state. There are 102,863 confirmed cases across New York, a 10% jump overnight, according to charts presented at the news conference. The Jacob K. Javits Conference Center, where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has built a temporary hospital, will be fully dedicated to coronavirus patients, Cuomo said. It was originally designed to handle other patients to free up hospital beds across New York City. "I'm going to speak to the secretary of Defense," Cuomo said when asked about the very low number of patients on the Comfort.cnbc.com
U.S. coronavirus death toll rises past 3,000 on deadliest day
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus pandemic climbed past 3,000 on Monday, the deadliest day yet in the countrys mounting crisis, while New York cheered the arrival of a gleaming 1,000-bed U.S. Navy hospital ship as a sign of hope in the citys desperate fight. Hospitals in the New York City area have been overrun with patients suffering from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus. (Graphic: tmsnrt.rs/2w7hX9T)President Donald Trump told a White House briefing that more than 1 million Americans had been tested for coronavirus - less than 3% of the population. On Friday, Trump said he would invoke powers under the Defense Production Act to direct manufacturers to produce ventilators. Prine was in stable condition on Monday after being hospitalized with symptoms of the illness, his wife said on Twitter.feeds.reuters.com
New York greets hospital ship with cheers; U.S. death toll rises past 3,000
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York welcomed the arrival of a gleaming 1,000-bed U.S. Navy hospital ship on Monday as a beacon of hope for the citys desperate fight against the coronavirus pandemic, while the national death toll climbed past 3,000 on the countrys most deadly day. Hospitals in the city have been overrun with patients suffering from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus. On Friday, Trump said he would invoke powers under the Defense Production Act to direct manufacturers to produce ventilators. The USNS Comfort passes Manhattan as it enters New York Harbor during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, U.S., March 30, 2020. The virus has spread from its original epicenters in Washington state, New York and California.feeds.reuters.com
New York greets hospital ship with cheers; California cases soar
Some bystanders chanted, Trump, Trump, Trump, as the huge vessel neared the Midtown Manhattan pier where it docked. Its a wartime atmosphere and we all have to pull together, said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was among the dignitaries to greet the ships arrival. New York state accounts for almost half the countrys more than 152,000 cases and more than 40% of its more than 2,800 deaths, according to a Reuters tally. The USNS Comfort passes Manhattan as it enters New York Harbor during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, U.S., March 30, 2020. The virus has spread from its original epicenters in Washington state, New York and California.feeds.reuters.com
New York cheers arrival of hospital ship as coronavirus cases soar
People gathered on both the New York and New Jersey sides of the Hudson River to cheer the ships arrival shortly before midday. Some bystanders chanted, Trump, Trump, Trump, as the huge vessel neared the pier where it docked. Its a wartime atmosphere and we all have to pull together, said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was among the dignitaries to greet the ships arrival. New York state accounts for almost half the countrys more than 152,000 cases and more than 40% of its more than 2,800 deaths, according to a Reuters tally. The USNS Comfort passes Manhattan as it enters New York Harbor during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, U.S., March 30, 2020.feeds.reuters.com
U.S.-Canada border shuts as battle against coronavirus intensifies
The new steps were announced as Wall Street resumed a four-week plummet as coronavirus fears deepened. Unlike the northern border, the U.S.-Mexican border will remain open, Trump said. Trump said closure of the border with Canada was by mutual consent and would have no effect on trade. Vehicles line up, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel international border crossing, which connects with Windsor, Ontario, in downtown Detroit, Michigan, U.S., March 18, 2020. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters in Ottawa that travelers could no longer cross the border for recreation and tourism.feeds.reuters.com
Navy hospital ship won't be ready to help New York for weeks, Pentagon says
The hospital ship USNS Comfort is anchored off the coast of La Brea, Trinidad and Tobago as the ship prepares for a five-day medical mission. WASHINGTON The Pentagon said Wednesday that a Navy hospital ship intended to help New York hospitals dealing with a rapidly expanding load of coronavirus cases will not be ready for weeks. Andrew Cuomo said President Donald Trump agreed to send the USNS Comfort hospital ship to help with coronavirus cases, expected to surge in the next 45 days. It was unclear whether the Comfort's twin, the USNS Mercy, would also head to New York. The Comfort and the Mercy are nearly three football fields long and 10 stories high, making them indisputably the largest hospital ships in the world.cnbc.com
Exercising outdoors from the comfort of your own home
Exercising outdoors from the comfort of your own home Feel like running on the beach? Or doing your ab workout on the side of a mountain? You can now do that, thanks to virtual reality technology. CNET's Bridget Carey joins CBSN with more.cbsnews.com