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LOCAL UPDATES

  1. City of New Braunfels
  2. Comal County
  3. Guadalupe County

May 30, 2020 - Additional City Facilities to Reopen June 1st - A number of city facilities will reopen to the public with limitations and restrictions on June 1 - Read More

May 22, 2020 - The City has adopted the Governor’s orders and reopening guidelines. We’ve compiled some quick takeaways from Governor’s most recent executive order and Open Texas checklists. - View Highlights

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. - Read the full release

May 7, 2020 - Governor’s Amended Order Paves Way to Reopen River Parks with Restrictions
Following amendments announced this week to Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Plan to Reopen Texas, the City of New Braunfels can now announce the reopening of the city’s river parks and some other facilities, with limitations and restrictions designed to protect the health and safety of the public. - Read the full release

April 30, 2020 - City Adopts Governor’s "Open Texas" Plan
Following this week’s release of the Report to Open Texas by Governor Greg Abbott, the City of New Braunfels is adopting that plan and revoking all previous City orders issued since the initial disaster declaration. Read the Signed Orders

April 17, 2020 - City Orders Already in Line with Governor’s Executive Order
April 12, 2020 - Public Forums: Download Presentation or View District Forum Video Recordings
April 10, 2020 - Collaborative Effort Leads to Availability of COVID-19 Testing
April 6, 2020 - City Continues COVID-19 Hotline
April 3, 2020 - All City Parks to Close for Easter Weekend
April 3, 2020 - City Announces Affected Business Resource Center & Impact Survey
April 1, 2020 - Mayor Issues Second Supplement to Stay Home, Work Safe Order - View Orders
March 31, 2020 - Governor Abbott Issues GA-14, Essential Services Designation
March 29, 2020 - Governor Abbott Expands Mandatory Quarantine Measures, Addresses Hospital Capacities
March 27, 2020 - Stay Home, Work Safe Supplemental Exemptions Issued - View Orders
March 26, 2020 - Governor Abbott Announces Mandatory Quarantine for Arriving Air Travelers
March 24, 2020 - City Issues Stay at Home, Work Safe Order
March 22, 2020 - COVID-19 Closure Order Amended
March 19, 2020 - City Issues COVID-19 Closure Order
March 19, 2020 - City Cancels 2020 Wein & Saengerfest
March 17, 2020 - Disaster Declaration Issued by Mayor
March 15, 2020 - Update on Municipal Facilities
March 4, 2020 - New Braunfels Prepared for Coronavirus

ATTENTION AFFECTED BUSINESSES
If you own or operate a business that has been affected by the Coronavirus, we want you to know the City is here to help. We have published a list of available relief mechanisms and business resources on our website at www.nbtexas.org/businessresources

REQUEST PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
The City of New Braunfels has personal protective equipment (PPE), such as masks, face shields, and gloves, available to local medical providers and health care facilities. Request supplies by clicking on the link - REQUEST PPE

  1. City Department Updates

New Braunfels Parks & Recreation

  • The Landa Park Miniature Golf Course and the Landa Lake paddleboats will reopen June 1 with mandated health-related restrictions and limitations.
  • The Fischer Park Nature Center will reopen June 1 with modified hours of operation: 10am to 4pm Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm Saturdays, and 12pm to 6pm Sundays.
  • Outdoor exercise equipment at Eikel Park and along the County Line Memorial Trail will reopen June 1.
  • Camp Minnehaha and Fischer Park Nature Camps begin June 1. See the Parks Dept. website for details.
  • JAWS skate park will open June 1 with recommended health guidelines in place.  
  • Playgrounds in Landa Park, the Landa Park Train, the Fischer Park splash pad all remain closed awaiting future guidance from the Governor’s office.
  • The Landa Park Aquatic Complex is tentatively set to reopen on June 10.

New Braunfels Public Library

  • Modified Hours of Operation:
    • Dedicated time for seniors and at-risk individuals: 10am to 11am Monday through Friday.
    • General Hours:  11am to 6pm Monday through Friday; 11am to 2pm on Saturdays.  Closed Sundays.
  • Face coverings are highly encouraged.
  • No public seating will be available and floor markings will direct customers to social distance while in line.
  • Staff assistance will be limited:  all materials will be checked out using self-check-out machines. 
  • Virtual programming will continue; there will be no in-person summer programs.
  • Cash payments will not be accepted and there is no charge for printing.
  • Study rooms, meeting rooms, and conference rooms will not be available.
  • The curbside pickup program remains available, with some changes to the pickup procedure:
    • Pickup is now on the book-drop side of the building with four designated parking spots.
    • Patrons should call 830-221-4300 or text 830-253-4804 to let library staff know their parking spot.
  • The Westside Community Center and Library is tentatively scheduled to reopen on June 15.
  • For more information about the Library’s operations, visit the New Braunfels Public Library website

Planning & Development Services
Many services through this department are available online here: Planning & Development Website. Otherwise, all contact with Planning and Development Services will take place through a phone bank located in the lobby of City Hall. There will be no lapses in service and employees stand eager to continue to serve the public.

Municipal Court
If you would prefer to address your citation in an online video hearing:

  • Submit a Virtual Court request to court@nbtexas.org
  • Include your photo ID with your email and docket or citation number
  • Include your PLEA to the violation(s): Guilty, Not Guilty or No Contest
  • Make sure you have a functioning camera and microphone or your laptop, desktop, tablet, or phone
  • If your case is eligible for a virtual hearing, you will receive further instructions by email from the court

If you do not have internet access or a computer device, you may utilize the courts Virtual Court Center. To make an appointment call (830) 221-4194.

For those who choose to appear at court, social distancing and wellness checks are enforced. Only defendants are allowed in court, unless the defendant is a juvenile. - Download Restrictions

Finance
All late fees for late Hotel Occupancy Tax payments are waived. After 90 days past due, properties will be charged 15% of the assessed taxes. More information is available here.

New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center
View the Updated Events Schedule

New Braunfels Fire Department & Emergency Management
As part of our response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the New Braunfels Fire Department has implemented a modification to its response for COVID-19 /potential COVID-19 calls for service, by standing up a Fire Department Clinician line.  This line, which will be staffed by fire department paramedics 24 hours a day, provides an extra layer of triage to screen patients and further evaluate the need for an ambulance.  Those in acute crisis will have an ambulance dispatched to their location, while those that are not, will be referred to more appropriate non-EMS/non-hospital services.  This process is being done to ensure the most efficient use of our medical resources, and reduce the potential for unnecessary exposures, during these unprecedented times. - View Helpful Health Information

City Manager
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City Secretary
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City Attorney
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New Braunfels Regional Airport
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New Braunfels Police Department
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Human Resources
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Information Technology
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Public Works
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Solid Waste & Recycling
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