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AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has filled several positions by appointment, including the placement of Fair Oaks Ranch resident Elvis Williams on the Teacher Retirement System of Texas Board of Trustees.

Back before homes lined the hills of Kendall County, rolling grasslands dominated the area. Wildfires were a natural part of the ecological function of the waving fields, but decades of flame dousing have left grasses overgrown and reduced biodiversity in preserved areas of town, according to local preservers.

A 22-year-old shirtless man found himself behind bars Monday morning after officials said he abandoned a burning Seguin work truck on the side of Interstate 10 near Boerne.

The Boerne Independent School District has announced that current Cibolo Creek Elementary School Principal Krista Pomeroy has been named Director of Student Support Services for the district. With Mrs. Pomeroy's departure, Kimberly Simmons, the current Cibolo Creek Assistant Principal, will serve as the Interim Principal at CCES for the remainder of the 2022-23 School Year.

News

A wildfire can happen anytime the conditions are right. In school, during fire prevention week, we learned there is a fire triangle—fuel, oxygen and heat. If you remove one of the three, the fire goes out.

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has filled several positions by appointment, including the placement of Fair Oaks Ranch resident Elvis Williams on the Teacher Retirement System of Texas Board of Trustees.

Sports

Boerne Champion’s Colin Breuer and Emma Haines both captured first place at last week’s District 28-5A 1-meter diving event and were also named the Divers of the Meet, the second year in a row for them to win both titles. The rest of the Chargers swim team was in action last weekend and they won district titles on both the boys and girls sides.

Opinions

During the Christmas season, I was in conversations where the topic of Jesus and politics came up. At first, it was an uncomfortable place, and my initial reaction was, really? Can’t we enjoy the season without involving politics? However, the idea, the concept of Jesus related to politics, or vice versa, intrigued me enough to consider if there was a deeper and perhaps indeed a contemporary meaning, because ultimately, it seems to me, the deepest issues facing humanity are spiritual in nature and will require spiritual solutions.

I grew in New Braunfels and my grandparents lived down the street. My grandfather, Lt. Col Robert J. Uhr, served his country and his party. He was a huge influence in my political shaping. He would take me to campaign rallies and to the voting booths where I sat quietly while he cast his vote. It made a lasting impression on me. He always told me voting wasn’t just about election day, it was about what goes on before and after that, and he encouraged me to understand the process.

Obituaries

Jan 8, 2023 - 00:00

Another of the greatest generation has left us. Theresa Pearl Johnson Dyer has “slipped the surly bonds of Earth and touched the face of God.”

Jan 8, 2023 - 00:00

Sharon Ferguson Gibbs was born on November 17, 1946, in Austin, Texas, and went to be with the Lord on December 27, 2022, at the age of 76. She was taken from us too soon.