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Fri
23
Jun

Woodcreek non-conforming structures gain new lifeline

Non-conforming structures in the city of Woodcreek have a new lifeline as the city council dramatically changed the ordinance that called for their removal.

In 2000, the city of Woodcreek passed an ordinance that required non-conforming structures, which are structures like certain fences and above ground swimming pools that do not meet code, were supposed to be brought up to code within 15 years. This included issues of too much impervious cover, which could have caused some driveways to fall outside the code. It also required any non-conforming structure with repairs equal to 51 percent or more of the value of the structure to be brought up to code at the time of repair.

Fri
23
Jun

State honors Goss for flood help

Local Hays County “Hometown Hero” Courtney Goss and her daughter Makaela

Courtney Goss is a Wimberley homegrown product and a graduate of Wimberley High School. It is her love of Wimberley that has propelled her statewide. 

Although she is very humble, her achievements reached far and wide. 

She recently was awarded the state of Texas’ first ‘Hometown Hero’ Award for her efforts during the flood. Since Memorial Day of 2015, Goss has been instrumental in helping Wimberley and other communities recover from the devastating effects of the flood.

It all started during the Memorial Weekend Flood. 

Fri
23
Jun

Lions Club gives out $60,000 in scholarships

Shown from the left, front row: Morgan Alana, Lion Frank Williams, Nelda Williams, Tatum Calhoun, Lion Dr. Bob Pierce, Bobby Watson, Lion President John Estepp, Jessica Lenz, Muriel Jackson. Shown from the left, back row: Caroline Biggers, Sally Tatum, Mariel Mayhew, Deanna Seaman, Grace Downing, Carol Gwynn, Eric Sibley, Lion Kyle DeHart.

The Wimberley Lions awarded eight scholarships to local teens, totaling over $60,000. Each scholarship is awarded in the memory of a deceased Lion from the Wimberley club. Both the student and the family representative received a Commemorative Certificate in the name of the honored Lion.

Eric Sibley received the Bruce DeHart Academic Scholarship. He plans to major in Engineering at Purdue University.

Mariel Mayhew received the George Seaman Academic Scholarship. She plans on attending Baylor University to study medical humanities.

Bobby Watson received the Rod Rose Academic Scholarship. He plans on attending Trinity University to study political science.

Jessica Lenz received the Ross Jackson Technical Scholarship. She will be attending Austin Community College to pursue a degree in Business Information/Technology.

Wed
14
Jun

Congressman Williams staff member one of multiple shot in Virginia

The office of Congressman Roger Williams, who represents Wimberley, sent out the following statement about the shooting in Virginia:

 

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams’ office (R – Austin), released the following information Wednesday after shots were fired at the Republican congressional baseball team practice in Alexandria, Virginia.

At approximately 7am ET this morning, an armed gunman arrived at baseball practice and opened fire. Congressman Williams was not shot, however a member of his staff was shot and is receiving medical attention. The gunman has been detained and at this time we do not have any further information but will continue to release it as it comes to surface.

 

Thu
08
Jun

Hays County Fire Marshal Releases Investigation Results of Two Wimberley Fires

Office of the Hays County Fire Marshal, San Marcos, TX – Hays County Fire Marshal Clint Browning today issued a statement on the causes of two separate fires within seven days at businesses located in downtown Wimberley.

“The fire on May 30 at Cypress Creek Café has been determined to be an accidental fire that started in the kitchen of the café,” Browning said. “There’s no evidence of arson or other cause,” he said, noting that the two owner-residents who lived above the café were lucky to get out in time. The building is considered a total loss, with the damage estimated at $750,000.

Wed
07
Jun

A second business on Wimberley Square catches fire

Around 8 a.m. on Wednesday morning, fire again hit the Wimberley Square, this time at Chick-a-dees, located at the back of the Square, across from Kiss the Cook. No other buildings were damaged.

According to the Hays County Fire Marshal, the fire was caused by an electrical issue in the back left of the building about 8 a.m.  Pct. 3 Constable Cody Cheatham had just gotten on duty when he went to the back of the Square, saw the fire and called the Wimberley Fire Dept. who arrived minutes later.

Meanwhile as the fire just started, David Jacobson heard someone yell fire at the Wednesday Chamber of Commerce Breakfast at Wimberley Café. Jacobson ran out and found a garden hose and tried to contain the fire at the site. Another person also helped with the initial hosing of the building.

Fri
02
Jun

‘Intent to Sue’ over sewer system woes

Many businesses owners and residents in the area of the Wimberley Square and Mill Race Lane began receiving “Intent to Sue” notices on behalf of Peter Way last week.

The letters show they were mailed out to at least 20 businesses or residents as well as the city of Wimberley alleging a violation of the Clean Water Act.

The letters say that those named are violators who have “caused and continue to cause through their acts and omissions high levels of E. coli in Cypress Creek.” 

Fri
02
Jun

Local man killed in Comal County

Julius Chambers, 31, of Wimberley, was allegedly murdered in Comal County.

The Comal County Sheriff’s Department said in a release that Chambers died after suffering a gunshot wound.

The Comal County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 500 block of Oak Breeze in Spring Branch on Wednesday, May 24 at 12:38 a.m. A woman reported that her friend had been shot outside of a residence. 

Deputies arrived and found Chambers lying on the ground suffering from “an apparent gunshot wound” according to a release from Comal County.

Chambers was flown by AirLife to University Hospital in San Antonio where he was pronounced dead. 

The suspect Cater Bomer, 56, of Spring Branch was detained at the scene and transported to the same hospital by ambulance for minor injuries.

Witnesses stated that Chambers was helping Bomer move. 

Fri
02
Jun

Memorial Day honored around town

The Wimberley VFW was on hand for the remembrance. 

Wimberley veterans along with boy scouts and girl scouts gathered at Veterans Memorial Plaza on Memorial Day to honor those Americans that have given their lives in the defense of our freedom.

The observance is a joint presentation of Wimberley Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6441 and the EmilyAnn Theatre and Gardens assisted by local boy scouts and girl scouts.

More than 100 braved the threatening weather to attend the ceremony and watched silently as the pageantry unfolded with the ceremonial raising of the flags to full staff and lowering them to half-staff in honor of the dead accompanied by bugles playing Taps.

Fri
02
Jun

Wimberley High School Graduation

Carley Bass waves to mom before receiving the parchment.

The Graduation Ceremony of 2017 had pomp, circumstance and everything you would expect at Texas State’s Strahan Coliseum on Friday. The enthusiasm of family and friends gathered to honor the past 16 years of the 154 graduates’ lives.

Valedictorian  Morgan  Alana and  the  Salutatorian Caroline Biggs each already has resumes of accomplishments and their speeches sounded sophisticated, intelligent and very proud of Wimberley.

Rounding out the top ten students were number 10. Maria Montes, 9. Kelly Brasseaux,   8. Hunt Sparra,   7.Emily Agee, 5, Nathan Wilton, 4. Haley Shake,  and  3. Eric Sibley.

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