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Posted on: October 29, 2014

Downtown Halloween Spooktacular

The City of New Braunfels is hosting the 6th annual Downtown Halloween Spooktacular this Friday, October 31st, from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. The free event includes safe trick or treating at multiple downtown businesses and a costume contest.

The costume contest will take place at 4:15 p.m. in front of the historic Brauntex Theater on San Antonio Street and entrants must register at the information booth at the intersection of San Antonio Street and Castell... Read on...

Posted on: October 30, 2014

Author A. Katie Rose at Library

Author A. Katie Rose, who wrote and epublished the Wolf’s Eye series, will visit the New Braunfels Public Library on Saturday, November 1st at 3:00PM. She will discuss the writing process and offer insights into digital publishing for first-time writers.

“With all the changes to publishing, and the explosive growth of digital publishing, A. Katie Rose’s discussion will be timely and helpful for aspiring writers and for those who want to gain insight into some new trends in... Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2014

District 2 Citizens' Forum

On Wednesday, November 5th, District 2 Councilmember Aja Edwards will host her first Citizens’ Forum. This public meeting will be held in the back, private room at the Pour Haus, 343 W. San Antonio Street, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

“I encourage my constituents in District 2 to join me in this informal meeting where they can get to know me better and also participate in our community,” Councilmember Edwards said. “This will be a casual gathering where... Read on...

Posted on: October 23, 2014

Solms/Morningside & Rueckle Bond Projects Public Input Meeting

The Solms Rd./Morningside Dr. & Rueckle Rd. reconstruction projects cited on Proposition 1 of the 2013 Bond Program are progressing. City Officials have scheduled a second public input meeting to gather input related to the development of these projects

Residents are encouraged to attend the meeting which will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2014, beginning at 6:45 p.m., at Morningside Elementary School, located at 3855 Morningside Drive.

The Solms Road/Morningside... Read on...

Posted on: October 27, 2014

2014 Citizen 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...

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Posted on: October 31, 2014

Klein Rd. Project Public Input Meeting

As part of the 2013 Bond Program, approved by voters in May 2013, the Klein Road Reconstruction project cited on Proposition 1 is progressing. City Officials have scheduled a public meeting to gather input related to the development of this project

Residents are encouraged to attend the meeting on Thursday, November 13, 2014, beginning at 6:00 p.m., at Klein Elementary School located at 2620 W. Klein Road.

The Klein Road project will reconstruct Klein Road from... 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 31, 2014

AACOG Weatherization Assistance Available

The Alamo Area Council of Government (AACOG) Weatherization Assistance Program currently has funding available to assist low-income people, particularly the handicapped and elderly, overcome the high cost of energy

through the installation of energy conservation measures at no cost to the applicant. These measures include but are not limited to attic/wall insulation, and replacement or repair of heating and air conditioning equipment... Read on...

Application Form...
Posted on: October 30, 2014

Eikel Park Playground Reopened

City officials have announced the completion and reopening of the Ernest Eikel Park playground. The completed project includes an ADA accessible sidewalk connection to the existing sidewalk and new playground equipment.

The previous playground equipment was removed and replaced due to new playground safety standards.

The second portion of the playground project, replacement of Jesse Garcia Park playground, should be completed by November... Read on...

Posted on: October 29, 2014

Fischer Park Update

Construction of Fischer Park is progressing with new park is slated for an early 2015 opening, pending weather and other factors.

The kayak storage, park maintenance and playground restroom buildings are completed and the Fischer Park Nature Education Center is approximately ninety percent finished.
Completed site work includes pavilion foundations... Read on...

Posted on: October 29, 2014

Paws to Read Schedule

The Library is changing the hours of its Paws to Read program. The program, which allows young readers the opportunity to read to therapy dogs and cats, will now be held in the large meeting room for one hour each Monday afternoon, from 3:30 -4:30 p.m.

“This is a very popular program, but with school starting up, the retirement of one of our very special dogs, and some other scheduling issues, we felt it was a good idea to present the program during the hour when it is... Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2014

Daddy Daughter Sweetheart Dance

Dads and daughters will dance the night away at the 11th Annual Daddy/Daughter Sweetheart Dance at Wursthalle on February 7th, 2015. All ages are welcome and tickets sales begin this Saturday, November 1st (from 8:00 a.m. until noon)

at the Landa Recreation Center and will resume on Monday, November 3rd during regular business hours.

“You don't want to miss this event, complete with a ‘Wonderland’ theme,” said Robin Kunkel, Recreation Manager for... 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 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: October 8, 2014

Firefighters Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness

Members of the New Braunfels Professional Firefighters Association are showing their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October by placing the pink ribbon symbol on all fire apparatus, support vehicles and ambulances.

“Our vehicles have high visibility in the community and displaying the international symbol used to promote breast cancer awareness is one way in which we can publically support this important program,” said James Sellers,... 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...