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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Library Launches Homebound Services through RIOrover

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If you can’t come to the library, the library will come to you!

The New Braunfels Public Library is launching a Homebound Services program for library patrons unable to make it to the library due to age, medical concerns, disability, or lack of transportation, beginning Aug. 3.   

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

City Councilmember Matthew Hoyt to Host Virtual District 4 Public Forum

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Councilmember Matthew Hoyt, the District 4 representative on New Braunfels City Council, will host a public forum on Wednesday, July 29th, at 6pm to discuss Public Works and Capital Programs construction projects in District 4.

Due to the ongoing response to COVID-19, this forum will be held virtually using the Zoom online video conference platform.     

“In the interest of public safety, this public forum will be held virtually and I&rsqu...

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

‘Libraries Lead with Digital Skills’ Series Focuses on Small Business

The New Braunfels Public Library will be hosting a series of programs intended to educate small-business owners and startups about free digital and community resources

that can help them manage, promote, and grow their business as part of the library’s participation in Libraries Lead with Digital Skills.  Libraries Lead with Digital Skills is an American Libraries Association and Public Libraries Asso...

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Media Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Input Sought on City’s Street Maintenance Plan Through Online Feedback and Upcoming Public Forum

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Each year the City of New Braunfels budget allocates funds for street maintenance projects to be completed throughout the next fiscal year.

Each year the City of New Braunfels budget allocates funds for street maintenance projects to be completed throughout the next fiscal year.  As budget discussions begin for the 2020/2021 budget cycle, the City’s Public Works Department ...

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Media Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2020

Second Phase of Kerlick Lane Improvements Beginning In August

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The base repair and pavement phase of the Kerlick Lane Improvement Project will begin the first week of August.

This is the second phase of improvements to Kerlick Lane, which is a project that was identified and funded after being approved by voters in the 2019 Bond Election.  

Once the project begins, drivers should be prepared for shifting lanes of traff...

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Media Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Sales Tax Received for May

The City of New Braunfels has announced an overall increase of approximately $80,000, or 2.9%, in sales taxes received in July (for the month of May) compared to the same month last year.

 In 2019, the May payment included a positive audit adjustment of approximately $100,000. When the audit adjustment is removed, the May collections increase by 7.2%.

"With the release of the May figures, we are able to report that gross sales...

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Media Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2020

District 3 Citizen Forum

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Councilmember Harry Bowers, the District 3 representative on New Braunfels City Council, will host his quarterly citizen forum on Wednesday, July 15th, at 6pm.

Due to the ongoing response to COVID-19, this forum will be held virtually using the Zoom online video conference platform.   
 
“In the interest of public safety, this will be my first citizen forum that will be held vi...
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Media Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Westside Community Center to Close Temporarily After Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

An employee at the Westside Community Center has tested positive for COVID-19, prompting the temporary closure of that facility.

 The employee, who is now quarantining at home, was last at the facility on Monday, June 29th.  All employees of the Westside Community Center are being asked to self-quarantine and city staff is reaching out to volunteers who may have b...

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Media Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Fire Station #3 Temporarily Relocating to NBU’s Headwaters at the Comal

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With the construction of a new Fire Station on Hanz Dr., about to begin, the personnel that are housed at that location are temporarily relocating to NBU’s Headwaters at the Comal facility.

The replacement of the aging Fire Station #3 on Hanz Dr. was overwhelmingly approved by voters in the 2019 bond election.  Construction on the $6.7 million project is expected to begin this summer.  That project demolishes the current 3,...

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Media Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2020

San Antonio St. Bridge to Reopen July 15th

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The Texas Department of Transportation has informed the City of New Braunfels that the $4.5 million dollar San Antonio St. Bridge project is significantly complete and will reopen to traffic on July 15th, weather permitting.

Preparations for the bridge reconstruction project began in August of 2019 followed by the full closure of the bridge on September 3rd, 2019.  Once closed, TXDOT contractor Capital Excavation began the work to upgrade the structural and safety as...

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Media Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2020

City Closures & Operation Modifications in Observance of July 4th Holiday

Most City of New Braunfels facilities will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observation of our nation’s Independence Day.

 Most City of New Braunfels facilities, including City Hall, the Library, Parks & Recreation administrative offices, the Fischer Park Nature Center, the Municipal Annex, the city’s Recycling Center, and the Westside Community Center...

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Media Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2020

City Issues Update In Response To Governor's Executive Order

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On June 26, 2020, Governor Abbott issued a new executive order which prompted the closure of river parks and postponement of the Fourth of July Fireworks.

This morning, Governor Greg Abbott issued new orders addressing the spread of COVID 19.  Those new orders, which you can read in full here, specifically halt commercial rafting or tubing as well as gatherings of more than 100 people.  Du...

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Media Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2020

New Braunfels Resumes City Council Meetings via Video Conference

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The City of New Braunfels will resume using Zoom video conferencing to conduct its schedule of New BraunfelsCity Council meetings. Those meetings will continue to be held regularly on the second and fourth Mondays of each month,

with a special meeting to be held on June 29th to make up for the most recent City Council meeting that was postponed. 

“City business must continue, but it must be done safely for everyone involved.  Therefore, City Council mem...

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Media Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2020

City Issues Order Requiring Face Coverings

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New Braunfels Mayor Rusty Brockman has signed an order requiring the use of face coverings in the New Braunfels city limits.

As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 continues to rise, the transmission of the virus remains a significant threat to the health and safety of the New Braunfels community.  State and local health authorities agree that the implementation ...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

State-Mandated COVID-19 Testing at New Braunfels Nursing Homes Begins Next Week

State-mandated COVID-19 testing of all residents and staff at nursing homes across the State of Texas has begun, including here in New Braunfels.

 On May 11, 2020, Texas Governor Greg Abbott directed that 100% of staff and residents in Texas nursing facilities be tested for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and local fire departments have been asked by the state to assist with ca...

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Media Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2020

New Braunfels City Council Approves Pilot Program for Reverse Angle Parking in Landa Park

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New Braunfels City Council has approved a pilot program for Reverse Angle Parking in Landa Park in an effort to improve the safety of motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.

A section of parking spots on Playground Drive between Landa Park Drive and Monument Drive have been dedicated to the pilot program, which will be in place throughout this summer and then be evaluated at the end of August. 

The reverse angle parki...

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Media Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Roadway and Utility Work to Close Portions of West San Antonio Street

A joint project between the City of New Braunfels and New Braunfels Utilities to replace water and sewer lines along a portion of West San Antonio Street, as well as rehabilitation of the roadway, begins next week.

The project, which spans from Krueger Ave. to Spur St., will be broken into three phases, with each phase requiring the closure of a portion of West San Antonio Street. 

Phase 1 begins on Monday, May 18th, with the contractor, Pesado Construction ...

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Media Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Comal River Recreation Resumes Following San Antonio Street Bridge Reconstruction Milestone

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TxDOT announced that the reconstruction of the San Antonio Street Bridge has reached a project milestone in their construction timeline, which will once again allow for river access underneath the bridge.

The reconstruction portion of the bridge project is now complete; therefore, river recreation under the bridge can resume.  City crews have spent the morning removing the buoys from the area that has been closed since last September and getting t...

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Media Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Governor’s Amended Order Paves Way to Reopen River Parks with Restrictions

Following Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order GA-21 and amendments to his Report to Open Texas, the City of New Braunfels can now announce the reopening of the city’s river parks and some other facilities, with limitations and restr...

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Media Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2020

City Sees 1.9% Gain in Sales Taxes for March

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New Braunfels, TX – The City of New Braunfels has announced an overall increase of approximately $53,000 or 1.9% in sales taxes received in May (for the month of March 2020) compared to March of 2019.

"With the release of ...

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Media Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2020

City of New Braunfels Receives HUD Funding for COVID-19 Response

The City of New Braunfels has received a special allocation of $243,102 to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19...

The City of New Braunfels has received a special allocation of $243,102 to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19.  These funds are to be used for activities that support t...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Reopening This Week: Landa Park Golf Course & Library Curbside Pickup

Two popular city services are reopening this week with strict protocols to protect the public. The Landa Park Golf Course reopens on Thursday, April 23, and the New Braunfels Public Library’s Curbside Hold Pickup Program will resume Friday, April 24.

Two popular city services are reopening this week with strict protocols to protect the public.  The Landa Park Golf Course will reopen on Thursday, April 23, 2020, and the New Braunfels Public Library’s Curbside Hold Pickup Program will...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2020

Municipal Court Uses Virtual Court to Keep Cases Moving

New Braunfels Municipal Court is currently not open to the public, but a limited number of staff members are still working in order to keep cases moving forward for defendants...

New Braunfels Municipal Court is currently not open to the public, but a limited number of staff members are still working in order to keep cases moving forward for defendants.  Specifically, the Court is continuing to process cases by accepting ...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2020

Temporary Street Closures in Landa Park

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Local drivers may be affected by temporary street closures in Landa Park this week as contractors working for the City of New Braunfels Streets and Drainage Department resurface three roads inside the park...

Local drivers may be affected by temporary street closures in Landa Park this week as contractors working for the City of New Braunfels Streets and Drainage Department resurface three roads inside the park. 

The closures are set for Wednesday, Apr...

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