The 35th annual Gruene Music & Wine Festival raised $147,861 in proceeds for the United Way of Comal County Dec. 16. The festival takes place over four days every October as part of Texas Wine Month, and it pairs Texas-produced wines with live music. The festival is held at the Grapevine in Gruene and Gruene Hall.

The United Way of Comal County provides funding to more than 30 local service organizations including Big Brother Big Sisters, the New Braunfels Food Bank, River City Advocacy and St. Jude’s Ranch for Children.