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Posted on: November 19, 2014

Downtown Holiday Lighting Event & Santa's Arrival!

Everyone is invited to ring in the holiday season on Friday, Nov. 21st with the arrival of Santa Claus beneath 100,000 twinkling lights in historic downtown. The evening will kick off at 6 p.m. with music provided by the Comal County Community Band.

The event will go on, rain or shine.

Mayor Barron Casteel will officially light the downtown area and Santa will arrive on a vintage fire truck. Pictures with Santa on the bandstand and holiday goodies will be available... Read on...

Posted on: November 4, 2014

Household Hazardous Waste Event to be Rescheduled

Potential weather issues on Saturday have resulted in several changes.The Household Hazardous Waste collection event is being rescheduled. As soon as the new date is confirmed, we will post it. Also note two Parks & Recreation changes -

Mother/Son Glow Golf Event - Has been moved from Saturday to Sunday. The event will now be held on Sunday evening, 11/23 from 7:00-9:30 p.m. Customers who had pre-registered have been contacted and informed of the change. If... Read on...

Posted on: November 14, 2014

Thanksgiving Closings

City facilities (including the library) will be closed on Thursday & Friday, the 27th & 28th. There will be no residential or commercial waste collection by the City on Thursday, November 27th for garbage, recycling, or green waste.

Residents with a designated Thursday collection day will have collection shifted to Friday, November 28th. The following week collection days will resume as normal.

The City Recycle Center will be closed Thursday,... Read on...

Posted on: November 17, 2014

Input Sought from Cyclists & Pedestrians

The Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is seeking input from cyclists and pedestrians for the ongoing Regional Bicycle/Pedestrian Planning Study.

The study has multiple overlapping areas of emphasis including: the assessment of current conditions and improvements in New Braunfels, Boerne and Seguin; creating a Pedestrian Master Plan for San Antonio and Bexar County;... Read on...

Take the survey!
Posted on: November 5, 2014

Fire Fighters Food Drive

Our Fire Department, working with the New Braunfels Professional Fire Fighters Association (NBPFFA), has begun its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive to assist our local Spirit of Sharing (SOS) Food Bank feed the needy during this very special time of year.

Food collection containers have been placed at all fire stations, and the stations will serve as collection points to facilitate citizen donations. The boxes will remain at the stations till Friday, November 21st when the... Read on...

Posted on: October 27, 2014

Please Return Your Survey!

Time to share your opinion! Designed to measure service performance, assess community needs, and assist in long-range strategic planning the survey will also include questions about quality of life issues and residents usage of services.

The third-party facilitated City of New Braunfels survey will be conducted from November 3rd - December 8th.

The survey will be administered by mail, beginning with a pre-notification postcard sent to randomly selected... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: November 19, 2014

Comal Trails Alliance Receives Conservation Award

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The Comal Trails Alliance was awarded the Conservation Award by the Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS) during a ceremony at the organization’s Annual Central Region Workshop in Austin.

The award was presented to members of the Comal Trails Alliance at the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting on Tuesday, November 18th.

The Conservation Award honors preservation efforts that include extensive... Read on...

Posted on: November 17, 2014

Cops For Kids 5K Turkey Trot

Work up an appetite for your Thanksgiving dinner! Participate in the annual Comal Cops for Kids 5K Turkey Trot held Thanksgiving morning in Gruene. This is a charity fundraiser that grows every year.

The race starts and ends in front of Gruene Hall. Please see link, below, for all the details – gobble, gobble!

Details & Registration Form....
Posted on: November 17, 2014

Golf Course App

Landa Park Golf Course at Comal Springs is pleased to announce the release of its new app, available for download on all iPhone and Android devices

This feature includes a GPS enabled yardage guide, 3D flyovers, live scoring and much more. Golf course staff worked closely with Best Approach Publications to develop this free application.

“We are very happy with the... Read on...

Posted on: November 17, 2014

Get Involved in Your City Government!

The City of New Braunfels is seeking residents to serve on various boards and commissions.

“Each month, a variety of positions are made available to people interested in being involved in their local government,” said City Secretary Patrick Aten. “City residents can help shape the future of New Braunfels by... Read on...

Posted on: November 7, 2014

Broadband Feasibility Study Survey

Input needed from local businesses! The City of New Braunfels, along with the Greater NB Chamber and 4B Board are embarking on the development of a Broadband Feasibility Study to examine how New Braunfels is currently served with broadband services.

The study will examine the types of broadband services our community will require in the future and develop a broadband utility plan that provides guiding principles to meet those needs. The plan will provide the group with... Read on...

Posted on: October 22, 2014

City University Applications

City University allows citizens to experience the workings of their city government first hand. The curriculum is designed to encourage a well informed public and potentially increase their involvement in city committees, boards and commissions

Eleven meetings, and then a graduation dinner, are held over selected Thursday evening’s beginning on January 8, 2015. Programs on City services are provided by the following departments: Fire/ EMS, Municipal Court, Library,... Read on...

Posted on: October 30, 2014

City Names Fire Chief

The City of New Braunfels has announced that Mr. Kenneth Jacks has been selected as Fire Chief. Chief Jacks will assume his duties beginning December 1st.

“We pursued an in-depth application process that included a series of interviews with three panels consisting of Fire Department Command Staff, members of the rank and file of the department and senior City staff,” said City... Read on...

Posted on: October 17, 2014

Railroad Quiet Zones Construction

Beginning October 23rd, additional work on Phase II of the Railroad Quiet Zones project will begin at the Hickory Avenue, Grape Avenue and Old Austin Road crossings. The work will move along rail lines through the end of December

with construction of necessary median improvements at the remaining crossings: Live Oak Avenue (Mainline No. 1 & No. 2), Krueger Avenue and Gruene Road.

Phase II consists of roadway improvements and mill-and-overlay... Read on...

Posted on: September 2, 2014

Railroad Quiet Zone Phase II

The City of New Braunfels has announced that Phase II of the Railroad Quiet Zones Project is moving into the construction stage beginning Monday, September 8th.

The City is adding safety measures to local railroad crossings that will allow train engineers to refrain from blowing their horns as they travel through New Braunfels.

Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) requirements... Read on...

Posted on: August 22, 2014

Call for Community Partners

The third biannual Aktivität is on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 10AM- noon along the County Line Memorial Trail. The call for station hosts is open now and any group or business interested in participating and supporting a healthy and active community

should complete the application form at www.nbtexas.org/events by Friday, November 21st.

Station hosts will be assigned areas along the trail and are asked to provide fitness, nutrition or health related information and... Read on...