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Posted on: November 24, 2021

Sales Tax Received for September

The City of New Braunfels has announced an overall increase of approximately $915,000 or 29.1% in sales taxes received in November (for the month of September) compared to the same month last year...

The City of New Braunfels has announced an overall increase of approximately $915,000 or 29.1% in sales taxes received in November (for the month of September) compared to the same month last year.  When the various adjustments to the monthly pay...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Thanksgiving Holiday Closures

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Here’s a look at the holiday schedule for city facilities and operations

Many City of New Braunfels facilities, including City Hall, Municipal Court, the Library, Parks & Recreation administrative offices, Solid Waste and Recycling administrative offices, the City Recycle Center, and the Westside Community Center will be c...

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

Wassailfest Returns to Downtown New Braunfels

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The City of New Braunfels is excited to once again partner with the New Braunfels Downtown Association for the return of Wassailfest!

The annual event is set for December 2nd, 2021, in downtown from 6pm to 8:45pm, followed by a free concert from 8:45pm to 10pm hosted by the New Braunfels Jaycees.

Beyond the traditional Wassailstops, this year’s event will feature non-profit foo...

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Media Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2021

City Selects Next Assistant City Manager and Creates Department of Transportation and Capital Improv

The City of New Braunfels is announcing the selection of Jared Werner as the City’s newest Assistant City Manager and Garry Ford as the Director of the newly created Transportation and Capital Improvements Department.

Werner is replacing Kristi Aday, who left her position after nearly eight years with the City to move to Plainview, Texas, to be closer to family.

Werner began his career with the City in 2007 when he served as an intern in the Parks and Recreation Departm...

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Media Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2021

Downtown Holiday Lighting and Santa’s Arrival

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Thousands of twinkling lights will once again light up the Main Plaza of downtown New Braunfels as we head into the holiday season!

The official downtown lighting event is set for Friday, November 19th, 2021, and is made possible thanks to the longstanding partnerships between the City of New Braunfels, Comal County, New Braunfels Utilities, the New Braunfels Downtown Association, and...

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Media Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2021

Open House Meeting Scheduled for Goodwin Lane/Conrads Lane Improvement Project

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The City of New Braunfels has scheduled an open house-style public meeting to inform residents about the upcoming Goodwin Lane/Conrads Lane Improvement Project,

which was approved by voters during the 2019 Bond Election. This come-and-go Open House meeting to learn more about this project is set for November 15th, 2021, from 5:30 to 7:30pm at the NBU Service Center located at 355 FM 306.

This $21.4 million project...

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Media Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2021

City Announces Departure of Kristi Aday as Assistant City Manager

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The City of New Braunfels is announcing the departure of Assistant City Manager Kristi Aday, which ends her nearly 8 year tenure with the City.

Aday shared the news with New Braunfels City Council and City employees in mid-October, announcing that she would be leaving New Braunfels to move back to her hometown of Plainview, Texas, where she will be near her family.

During her time in New Braunfels...

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Media Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2021

New Braunfels Downtown Spooktacular Returns with Trick-or-Treating and Virtual Costume Contest

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The New Braunfels Downtown Spooktacular returns this year, offering safe Trick-or-Treating for kids and a virtual Costume Contest for all ages!

This year’s event will be held on Thursday, October 28th, 2021, from 5pm to 6:30pm on the streets of downtown New Braunfels. More than a dozen downtown businesses, as well as the New Braunfels Police Department and the New Braunfels Fire Departm...

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Media Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2021

Fischer Park Selected as a Winner of 2021 Niagara Perk Your Park Contest

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Fischer Park in New Braunfels has been selected as one of two winning projects in the 2021 Niagara Perk Your Park Contest from Niagara Bottling in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

The Perk Your Park Contest is part of the Niagara Perk Your Park Project, an initiative that focuses on park and community space revitalization across the country. The improvements to Fischer Park will allow the general public direct access to the park&am...

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Media Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2021

City Seeks Public Input on Capital Improvement Plan Through Online Survey

The City of New Braunfels is seeking input from the public on projects they would like included in the city’s next Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)

,which guides the city’s priorities on which infrastructure projects to undertake in the coming years. Used as a planning tool and budget document, the CIP outlines the City’s plan to design and build new facilities and infrastructure ...

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Media Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2021

UPDATE: Access to Recreation on Comal River Reopens

Effective immediately (10-16-21), access to the Comal River in New Braunfels for recreation is open.

As of this release, the Comal River flow is at approximately 320cfs. Debris has been cleaned up by city staff and the clarity of the water on the Comal River is returning to normal. However, river-goers should still be cautious about debris that may not b...

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Media Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2021

UPDATE: Access to Recreation on Comal River Remains Closed – Guadalupe River Access Reopens

Due to the ongoing cleanup of debris from recent thunderstorms, access to the Comal River in New Braunfels remains closed.

As of this release, the Comal River flow is at approximately 400cfs and water clarity remains poor. City staff have been working throughout the day to clean up debris like tree branches, mud, rocks, and other items that washed downstream. River access to ...

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Media Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Temporary Closure of Access to Comal River and Guadalupe River in New Braunfels

Effective immediately by order of the Chief of Police, access to the Comal River in New Braunfels and the portion of the Guadalupe River inside the city limits of New Braunfels is temporarily closed...

Heavy rains have caused an increased flow of water in the Comal River, with the current river flow (as of this release) measuring 3680cfs, with poor water clarity, swift moving water, and debris.

Additionally, the heavy rains have also caused an increased ...

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Media Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2021

City Seeking Applications for 2023 Bond Advisory Committee

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The City of New Braunfels is seeking members of the public to serve on the 2023 Bond Advisory Committee (BAC).

This 24-member committee will work with City Administration, Finance, and Public Works staff to provide City Council with a prioritized list of projects to be considered for a proposed Bond Election in May of 2023. 

The Committee will feature:

  • A no...
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Media Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2021

New Braunfels Celebrates Community Arbor Day

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The New Braunfels Community Arbor Day for 2021 is set for Saturday, October 16th, 2021, from 9am until 12pm, along Playground Drive in Landa Park.

The event features activities for kids and information booths related to native plants, recycling, and watershed development, as well as giveaways, including the popular free tree giveaway. 

The New Braunfels Native Plant Society, the New Braunfel...

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Media Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2021

New Braunfels City University Now Accepting Applications

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Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 class of New Braunfels City University, a no-cost program that gives citizens a first-hand look at the inner workings of their city government.

City University (also called City U.) is designed to encourage participants to be well-informed in the hopes of increasing their involvement on city committees. Since its inception, City University alumni have gone on to serve on numerous city boards and ...

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Media Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2021

City Seeking Applications for Redistricting Committee

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Following the release of the 2020 U.S. Census data, the City of New Braunfels has begun work on redistricting

, a process which uses the community’s changing demographics to reconfigure City Councilmember district boundaries.

 

To involve the community in the redistricting process, New Braunfels City Council is forming a Redistricting Committee t...

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Media Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2021

Fire Chief Patrick O’Connell Announces Retirement

After 28 years in public service, City of New Braunfels Fire Chief Patrick O’Connell has announced his retirement from the New Braunfels Fire Department.

O’Connell began his firefighting career in 1993 in Marlin, Texas. He joined the New Braunfels Fire Department in 2005 and was named Fire Chief in September 2019. During his 16 years with the NBFD, O’Connell served in several positions ...

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Posted on: September 21, 2021

Sales Tax Received for July

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The City of New Braunfels has announced an overall increase of approximately $1,001,042 or 32.1% in sales taxes received in September

(for the month of July) compared to the same month last year.  When the various adjustments to the monthly payment are removed, net July sales tax collections increased by approximately 34.5%.  

“With the release of the July fig...

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Media Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2021

City Councilmember Harry Bowers to Hold Quarterly District 3 Citizen Forum

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Harry Bowers, the District 3 representative on New Braunfels City Council, will host a quarterly citizen forum on Wednesday, September 29th at 6pm

in the Tejas Room of New Braunfels City Hall, located at 550 Landa St.

The forum will begin with comments from Councilmember Bowers, followed by updates on several city projects including the Mission Hill Park project, the construction of Fire Stations 2 &...

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Media Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2021

Comal County Fair Day Holiday Closures

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Here’s a look at the holiday weekend schedule for city facilities and operations

Many City of New Braunfels facilities, including City Hall, Municipal Court, the Library, Parks & Recreation administrative offices, Solid Waste and Recycling administrative offices, the City Recycle Center, and the Westside Community Center will be c...

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Media Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Fire Department to Hold Series of Strategic Plan Public Input Meetings

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The Fire Department is in the midst of creating a Strategic Plan that will clearly define the mission and goals of the department while also developing a guide for continued excellent service for the New Braunfels community over the next five years.

Part of the process in creating that Strategic Plan is gathering input from the community about the services currently provided by the Fire Department, and what citizen expectations are for services going forward. So, a series of open house public input m...

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Media Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2021

Applications Now Underway for City Boards and Commissions with Fall Appointments

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Applications are now being accepted for the City boards and commissions that have Fall appointments.

Applications are due by September 30th, 2021, and appointments under the Fall term will end November 30th each year, with the new appointment beginning on December 1st.  Here are the committees that are currently accepting applications:

  • Animal Ser...
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Media Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2021

New Braunfels City Council to Hold Workshop on Redistricting

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With redistricting now on the horizon based on the data collected by the 2020 U.S. Census,

New Braunfels City Council will hold a workshop in order to get an overview on the redistricting process. The workshop, scheduled for Monday, September 13th at 4:00pm at New Braunfels City Hall (550 Landa St.), will give City Council and the general publi...

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Media Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2021

New Braunfels Returns to Standard Participation Options at Public Meetings

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The City of New Braunfels will no longer offer video conference options (such as Zoom) for public meetings effective September 10th, 2021.

Due to a variety of factors, including diminishing public participation, a strain on staff resources, and aligning with Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s recent decision to return to normal Open Meetings Act regulations, the City of New Braunfels wil...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Public Input Meeting for Alligator Creek Trail Preliminary Design

The City of New Braunfels will be hosting a public input meeting to go over the preliminary designs for the proposed Alligator Creek Trail...

The City of New Braunfels will be hosting a public input meeting to go over the preliminary designs for the proposed Alligator Creek Trail. That meeting is set for September 15th, 2021, from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the NBU Service Center located at 355 FM 306.&...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

New Braunfels’ Fischer Park Selected for 2021 Niagara Perk Your Park Contest

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Fischer Park in New Braunfels has been selected as one of six projects in the 2021 Niagara Perk Your Park Contest from Niagara Bottling, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

The Perk Your Park Contest is part of the Niagara Perk Your Park Project, an initiative that focuses on park and community space revitalization across the country. To encourage public engagement with these new spaces, improvements will include things like...

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Posted on: August 28, 2021

Labor Day Holiday Closures

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Here’s a look at the holiday weekend schedule for city facilities and operations.

Many City of New Braunfels facilities, including City Hall, Municipal Court, the Library, Parks & Recreation administrative offices, Solid Waste and Recycling administrative offices, the City Recycle Center, and the Westside Community Center will be c...

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Media Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2021

City to Hold Main Plaza Ceremony Marking 20th Anniversary of September 11 Terrorist Attacks

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On Saturday, September 11th, 2021, the City of New Braunfels will join cities across the nation that are holding ceremonies marking the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks

on New York City, Washington D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, that killed 2,977 people, including 343 firefighters and 60 police officers.  

The local event will begin at 7:35am and will feature members of the New Braunfels Fire Department and...

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

Volunteers Sought for 5th Annual Dos Rios Watershed Cleanup

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Volunteers are needed for the 5th annual Dos Rios Watershed Cleanup Event scheduled for Saturday, October 2nd.

This year’s event will be a return to the original single-day cleanup format from previous years, while still being mindful of public health. Registration for the event will be held the morning of the event from 8:30am to 10:00am at the Headwate...

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Media Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2021

Prince Solms Park Tennis Court Resurfacing Project Scheduled

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The tennis courts at Prince Solms Park, located at 100 Liebscher Drive, will temporarily close for approximately 10 days so that the courts can be repaired and resurfaced.

The tennis courts at Prince Solms Park, located at 100 Liebscher Drive, will temporarily close for approximately 10 days so that the courts can be repaired and resurfaced.

The closure is expected from Tuesday, September 7th through Friday, September 17th, ...

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

Sales Tax Received for June

The City of New Braunfels has announced an overall increase of approximately $762,000 or 22.7% in sales taxes received in August (for the month of June) compared to the same month last year.

When the various adjustments to the monthly payment are removed, net June sales tax collections increased by approximately 22.2%.  

“With the release of the June figures, sales taxes through the first nine months of the fiscal year (Octo...

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

New Braunfels Public Library Hosting Communitywide Reading Event

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The New Braunfels Public Library is encouraging residents to “Know Your Neighbor” through their first-ever Community Read program in the months of September and October.

The program will bring the community together through the shared experience of reading the same books and participating in activities and guided conversations centered around the common theme.

Following the successful Read Across Texas campaign by the Texa...

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

Registration Underway for National Night Out 2021

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This year’s National Night Out in Texas is set for the evening of Tuesday, October 5th, 2021, and registration for that event in New Braunfels is now underway.

While National Night Out happens in August for much of the nation, there are several states, including Texas, that wait for slightly cooler temperatures to hold their National Night Out events.  

National Night Out began in 1984 and, at the time, ...

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Media Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2021

City Boards and Commissions Undergo Appointment Schedule Realignment

The City of New Braunfels is reorganizing the schedule used by City Council to appoint new members to the 31 boards and commissions that advise them on a variety of topics.

Under the current system, City Council appoints members to those committees at various times throughout the year. Under the revised system, City Council will appoint members twice a year, with a slate of appointments in the Spring and another in the Fall....

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Media Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2021

Curative Labs Will Temporarily Close COVID Testing at City Hall

On Friday, August 13, Curative Labs informed the City of New Braunfels that the COVID-19 testing site located in the parking lot of City Hall will be temporarily closed beginning Monday, August 16.

COVID-19 testing is still available at many locations in New Braunfels including doctor’s offices and local pharmacies.

The City signed a contract with Curative Labs in April 2021 to provide free testing in the parking lot of City Hall, located a...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Hiring Event Seeks City Solid Waste Operators & Refuse Collectors

The City of New Braunfels is seeking qualified applicants to join the Solid Waste and Recycling Division team, and a hiring event has been set to interview applicants and immediately hire for a number of vehicle operator and refuse collector positions.

The hiring event is set for Friday, August 27th, 2021, from 9am to 2pm at the New Braunfels Civic and Convention Center, located at 375 South Castell Avenue.  

Available positions include:

Solid Waste Operator: $17.00 per hour minimum (may...

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Media Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2021

City Councilmember Lawrence Spradley to Hold District 4 Citizen Forum

Councilmember Lawrence Spradley, the District 4 representative on New Braunfels City Council, will host a citizen forum on Wednesday, Aug. 25th, from 6:00 to 7:00pm at Gruene United Methodist Church, located at 2629 E. Common St.

The forum will begin with comments from Councilmember Spradley followed by updates on a number of city projects including the City’s Street Maintenance Program, Alligator Creek Trail, current and planned capital improvement projects like Fire St...

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Media Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Public Input Meeting for Preliminary Design of Waterway Lane Extension Project

The City of New Braunfels will host a public input meeting to go over the preliminary design for the proposed extension of Waterway Lane, from Gruene Road to Common Street.

The public meeting is set for Tuesday, Aug. 17th, 2021, from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at the Mission & Outreach Building of Gruene United Methodist Church, located at 2629 E. Common Street.

The extension of Waterway Lane is being proposed in ...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Grant for Library Puts Focus on Families with Enhanced Programs and Services

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The New Braunfels Public Library was recently awarded a grant through the Texas State Library and Archives Commission to become a Family Place Library...

The New Braunfels Public Library was recently awarded a grant through the Texas State Library and Archives Commission to become a Family Place LibraryTM, with the overall goal to develop and promote an enhanced family-friendly environment by transforming ...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

City of New Braunfels Now Accepting Arts & Heritage Grant Applications

The City of New Braunfels is now accepting applications from tax exempt, non-profit arts and heritage organizations for funds collected through the local Hotel Occupancy Tax...

The City of New Braunfels is now accepting applications from tax exempt, non-profit arts and heritage organizations for funds collected through the local Hotel Occupancy Tax.  By law, the proceeds generated by that tax must be used to advertise a...

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Media Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2021

NBFD Now Offering Free Year-Round Medication Disposal Program

The New Braunfels Fire Department is now offering a free, year-round medication disposal program, funded by a grant from Texas Health and Human Services...

The New Braunfels Fire Department is now offering a free, year-round medication disposal program, funded by a grant from Texas Health and Human Services in cooperation with The Premier Center at the University of Houston. The program, which uses the SUDS ...

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

City of New Braunfels Recognized with Triple Crown Award for Financial Reporting

The City of New Braunfels was recently recognized with the Triple Crown Award for FY 2019 from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA)...

The City of New Braunfels was recently recognized with the Triple Crown Award for FY 2019 from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). This organization advances excellence in government finance by providing bes...

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Posted on: July 21, 2021

Sales Tax Received for May

The City of New Braunfels has announced an overall increase of approximately $513,000 or 18.2% in sales taxes received in July (for the month of May) compared to the same month last year.

When the various adjustments to the monthly payment are removed, net May sales tax collections increased by approximately 19.1%.  

“With the release of the May figures, sales taxes through the first eight months of the fiscal year (Octob...

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Media Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2021

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

The City’s Public Works Department is seeking input from the public on which of the city’s 893 lane miles of city roads need to be addressed in the coming 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 2021/2022 budget cycle, the City’s Public Works Department is seeking...

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Media Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2021

City of New Braunfels Independence Day Closures

Here’s a look at the holiday weekend schedule for city facilities and operations:

Many City of New Braunfels facilities, including City Hall, Municipal Court, the Library, Parks & Recreation administrative offices, Solid Waste and Recycling administrative offices, the City Recycle Center, and the Westside Community Center will be c...

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Media Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2021

NBFD to Host Series of Community Events

The City of New Braunfels Fire Department is inviting the public to join them at a series of upcoming community events designed to give residents more up-close access and interaction with the Fire Department and its employees.

“We are quite literally opening the doors of our fire houses during these upcoming events, and we hope the residents of New Braunfels will take advantage of the opportunity to learn more about our department, our employees, and the services we p...

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Media Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2021

Sales Tax Received for April

The City of New Braunfels has announced an overall increase of approximately $1,086,000 or 43.3% in sales taxes received in June (for the month of April) compared to the same month last year.

When the various adjustments to the monthly payment are removed, net April sales tax collections increased by approximately 48.0%.  

“With the release of the April figures, sales taxes through the first six months of the fiscal year (Oct...

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Media Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Library’s Summer Reading Program Engages All Ages

The New Braunfels Public Library’s 2021 Summer Reading Program, encourages you to not only catch up on your reading this summer, but explore new interests and engage with others in the community.

“Tails and Tales,” the theme of the New Braunfels Public Library’s 2021 Summer Reading Program, encourages you to not only catch up on your reading this summer, but explore new interests and engage with others in the communit...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

“Your Move!” - AAMPO Challenges Communities to Show Support for Transportation Project Funding

The Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (AAMPO) is challenging area communities to show their support for proposed transportation projects that are eligible for funding through the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

“New Braunfels has received TIP funding for projects in the past, most recently the Citywide Pedestrian Improvement Project along Howard St., Fredericksburg Rd., Walnut Ave., and McQueeney Rd.,” said Assistant Public Works Director and...

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Media Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular Returns to Landa Park

The Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular will make its return to the skies over Landa Park this Independence Day with the biggest fireworks display ever seen in New Braunfels!

After a year-long hiatus due to COVID-19 precautions, the annual fireworks display will make its return starting at approximately 9:15pm on Sunday, July 4th, 2021. This year’s event will be the largest professional pyrotechnic display ever seen ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

IDEA Forum Survey Seeks Public Input About Diversity in New Braunfels

The New Braunfels Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Awareness (IDEA) Forum has launched a survey asking local residents to weigh in on diversity and inclusion in the New Braunfels community.

The purpose of the IDEA Forum is to examine racial, economic, and social inequities as well as citizen access issues within the New Braunfels community, in the hopes of promoting citizen dialogue, cooperation, and developing solutions for a lasting unders...

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Media Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Mayor to Speak at Memorial Day Ceremony

New Braunfels Mayor Rusty Brockman will join several local organizations on Memorial Day for a wreath laying ceremony in downtown New Braunfels.

The ceremony is hosted by New Braunfels VFW Post 7110, American Legion Post 179, the New Braunfels High School ROTC, and the New Braunfels Noon Lions Club. The ceremony will feature music provided by the New Braunfels High School Band, comments from commu...

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Media Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2021

City of New Braunfels Memorial Day Closures

Here’s a look at the holiday weekend schedule for city facilities and operations.

Many City of New Braunfels facilities, including City Hall, Municipal Court, the Library, Parks & Recreation administrative offices, Solid Waste and Recycling administrative offices, the City Recycle Center, and the Westside Community Center will be c...

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Media Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Sales Tax Received for March

The City of New Braunfels has announced an overall increase of approximately $1,181,000 or 42.3% in sales taxes received in May (for the month of March) compared to the same month last year.

When the various adjustments to the monthly payment are removed, net March sales tax collections increased by approximately 40.7%.  

“With the release of the March figures, sales taxes through the first six months of the fiscal year (Oct...

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Media Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2021

UPDATE: Comal River Reopens for Recreation

Effective at 9am today (05-20-21), the Comal River in New Braunfels will reopen for all recreation...

Effective at 9am today (05-20-21), the Comal River in New Braunfels will reopen for all recreation. As of this release, the Comal River flow is at approximately 284cfs. Minor amounts of debris are being cleaned up by city staff and the clarity of the wate...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Heavy Rains Prompt Temporary Closure of Comal River

Heavy rains have caused an increased flow of water in the Comal River, with the current river flow (as of this release) measuring approximately 450cfs with poor water clarity and water flowing over the Tube Chute Dam.

Therefore, by order of the New Braunfels Chief of Police, the Comal River in New Braunfels is temporarily closed for recreation.  

It should be noted that forecasters with the National Weather Service are predicting more thunderstorms (some possib...

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

New Braunfels Announced as Finalist for 2021 National Gold Medal Awards in Parks and Recreation Mana

The City of New Braunfels has been selected as a finalist for the 2021 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration.

 New Braunfels is one of four finalist cities in the 75,000 to 150,000 population category, which also includes Provo, UT, South Bend, IN, and Waukegan, IL. The National Gold Medal Awards program, which was founded in 1965, honors communities in ...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Public Meetings to Provide Information About Mayfair Development

The City of New Braunfels will host a pair of informational meetings in the coming days for the public to learn about the details of a proposed development of property owned by the Texas General Land Office (TxGLO).

In 2019, TxGLO solicited proposals for the sale and development of what is tentatively being called the Mayfair development, an approximately 1,880-acre tract of land owned by TxGLO in the area that is generally located north of Kohlenberg and Conrads Lan...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Keith Lane Selected as New Braunfels Chief of Police

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The City of New Braunfels is announcing the selection of Keith Lane as the new Chief of Police for the New Braunfels Police Department.

Lane’s selection comes following a nationwide search by the City, assisted by Strategic Government Resources (SGR), an executive recruitment firm based in Keller, Texas. A field of 62 candidates was narrowed down to four finalists who visited Ne...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2021

City Receives TxDOT Funding for Traffic Safety Projects

The City of New Braunfels received notification last week that four traffic safety projects totaling $1,054,000 have been awarded construction funding through TxDOT’s Highway Safety Improvement Program.

This allocation of federal funding is distributed by TxDOT and is intended to address safety issues at key intersections where serious documented crashes have occurred.

The city and TxDOT worked together to identify and submit projects that addressed these...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

City of New Braunfels Announces Police Chief Finalists

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After a nationwide search, the City of New Braunfels has announced that four finalists have been selected in the search for a Chief of Police.

The City was assisted in this search by Strategic Government Resources (SGR), an executive recruitment firm based in Keller, Texas, which conducted an extensive search that resulted in an impressive pool of qualified candidates.

“We were pleased to see suc...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Sales Tax Received for February

The City of New Braunfels has announced an overall decrease of approximately $1,285 or 0.1% in sales taxes received in April

(for the month of February) compared to the same month last year.  When the various adjustments to the monthly payment are removed, net February sales tax collections decreased by approximately 2.3%. 

“With the release of the Fe...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

New Braunfels Airport Earns National Airport Designation

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently designated New Braunfels Regional Airport (NBRA) as a National Airport within the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS).

The designation places the New Braunfels airport as one of only 11 such National Airports in Texas and one of 92 such airports in the United States.

“As the City of New Braunfels grows, so does the New Braunfels Regional Airport,” said ...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Mayor Pro Tem Justin Meadows to Hold District 2 Citizen Forum

Mayor Pro Tem Justin Meadows, the District 2 representative on New Braunfels City Council, will host a citizen forum on Tuesday, April 20th at 6pm at the New Braunfels Church of the Nazarene, located at 210 West Klein Road.

The forum will begin with comments from Mayor Pro Tem Meadows followed by updates on a number of city projects in and around District 2 from Public Works Director Greg Malatek. This includes information about upcoming improvements to County Line Road, upd...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

City Council Updates Face Covering Requirements at City Facilities

On the heels of Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order GA-34 rescinding statewide face covering requirements, on March 8th New Braunfels City Council voted to continue requiring the use of face coverings in City facilities by the public...

when social distancing was not feasible. Council revisited that decision approximately one month later, at their April 12th meeting. 

During that meeting, a discussion and vote resulted in the lifting of the face mask requirement, effective immedi...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Curative to Provide Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing in New Braunfels

The City of New Braunfels, in coordination with Comal County, has signed a License Agreement with Curative to provide a COVID-19 testing site at New Braunfels City Hall, located at 550 Landa Street.

These tests will be at no cost to patients and open to the public, regardless of which city or county a person resides.

Since early in the pandemic, the City of New Braunfels and Comal County have partnered to provide a drive-thru testing site to ensure lo...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

City of New Braunfels Announces Plans for Wein and Saenger Lite

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The City of New Braunfels is excited to announce that the popular annual fundraising event known as Wein and Saengerfest will return to the streets of downtown New Braunfels this year, albeit with some changes and modifications due to COVID-19.

The City of New Braunfels is excited to announce that the popular annual fundraising event known as Wein and Saengerfest will return to the streets of downtown New Braunfels this year, albeit with some changes and modifications due to the ongoing COVID-19...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

City Councilmember Matthew Hoyt to Hold District 4 Citizen Forum

Councilmember Matthew Hoyt, the District 4 representative on New Braunfels City Council, will host a citizen forum on Tuesday, April 6th, from 5:30 to 7:30pm at Oak Creek Elementary School, located at 3060 Goodwin Lane.

The forum will begin with comments from Councilmember Hoyt followed by updates on a number of city projects in District 4 from Public Works Director Greg Malatek. This includes construction on Fire Station #3 as well as street and sidewalk work around Lam...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

New Braunfels Public Library Adjusts Loan Periods on Library Materials

The New Braunfels Public Library is extending the loan periods on some types of library materials effective Monday, April 5th.

Books, audiobooks, and CDs will move to a four-week initial checkout with one renewal, which is an increase from the original three-week initial checkout. Additionally, DVDs and Blu-rays will move to a two-week initial checkout with two renewals, which is...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

City of New Braunfels Founders Day Holiday Closures

Many City of New Braunfels facilities will be closed on Friday, April 2nd, 2021, in observance of Founders Day,

including City Hall, the Library, Parks & Recreation administrative offices, the Fischer Park Nature Education Center, the Landa Recreation Center, the Municipal Annex, the City Recycle Center, and the Westside Community Center. Here’s a loo...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Sales Tax Received for January

The City of New Braunfels has announced an overall increase of approximately $217,000 or 8.1% in sales taxes received in March (for the month of January)

compared to the same month last year.  When the various adjustments to the monthly payment are removed, net January sales tax collections increased by approximately 6.5%. 

“With the release of the January figures, sales taxes th...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

City Breaks Ground on New Braunfels Public Library Westside Branch

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A groundbreaking ceremony for the New Braunfels Public Library Westside Branch project was held this week, marking the beginning of construction on the $5.5 million project that was overwhelmingly approved by voters in the 2019 Bond Election.

The Westside Branch project will expand the library services currently being offered at the Westside Community Center, replacing the 600 sq. ft. room located inside the Westside Community Center with a 8,800 sq. ft. building being built on that same prope...

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

City Facilities Will Continue to Require Face Coverings; Occupancy Increased

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order GA-34 rescinding statewide face covering and occupancy requirements will go into effect March 10th, 2021.

The order does allow businesses and other establishments to require employees and customers to follow additional hygiene measures, including the wearing of a face covering. 

With that in mind, following a discussion and vote by the New Braunfels C...

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

City Councilmember James Blakey to Host Virtual District 6 Citizen Forum

Councilmember James Blakey, the District 6 representative on New Braunfels City Council, will host a citizens forum on Thursday, March 11th, at 6pm.

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

The forum will begin with comments from Councilmember Blakey followed by updates from Public Works Director Gr...

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Posted on: March 8, 2021

City Councilmember Shane Hines to Host Virtual District 1 Citizen Forum

Councilmember Shane Hines, the District 1 representative on New Braunfels City Council, will host a citizens forum on Tuesday, March 9th, at 6pm.

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

The forum will begin with comments from Councilmember Hines followed by updates on a variety of District 1 and ...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

New Braunfels Public Library Recognized for Outstanding Service

The New Braunfels Public Library has received the Achievement of Excellence in Libraries award from the Texas Municipal Library Director’s Association for demonstrating consistent excellence and outstanding contributions to public library servic...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Water Distribution Station Relocated to City Fire Stations

As residents in New Braunfels continue to recover from recent winter storms, the City of New Braunfels will continue to offer free water to residents who may still be without regular water service.

Beginning Saturday Feb. 27th, the water distribution station that had been located at the New Braunfels Civic Center will be relocated to the city’s various Fire Stations. Residents can visit their local fire station to request water, either in ...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

City Councilmember Harry Bowers to Host Quarterly District 3 Citizen Forum

Councilmember Harry Bowers, the District 3 representative on New Braunfels City Council, will host his quarterly citizen forum on Wednesday, February 24th, at 6pm.

Due to limited seating because of the ongoing response to COVID-19, this forum will be held virtually using the Zoom online video conference platform to allow more District 3 residents to participate.    

 

Each quarterly forum ty...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

City of New Braunfels Expedites Permit and Inspection Process For Repair of Damages

Last week’s unprecedented winter weather has had a severe impact on water utility provision statewide, including here in New Braunfels, with tremendous strain put on residential and commercial water pipes.

Broken and leaking pipes have caused damage at homes and businesses and the City of New Braunfels recognizes the hardships our citizens are experiencing. Therefore, to minimize the financial impact of repairs people will be making, the City is taking a nu...

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Posted on: February 21, 2021

Comal County Residents and Businesses Can Apply for Storm Recovery Assistance

Individuals and business owners in Comal County can apply for federal assistance to help recover from damages sustained in this past week’s winter storm.

This assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of this storm.

In response to Texas Gov. Greg A...

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Media Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Water Stations for Residents Without Water to be Open on Saturday

Two of New Braunfels Utilities (NBU) and the City of New Braunfels water stations for area residents without water will extend services through tomorrow.

As our community eagerly awaits water service restoration on Saturday, and while the boil water notice remains in effect, those in need of water can go to the following locations inNew Braunfels:

Civic Center375 S. Castell Avenue

NBU Service Center355 FM 30...

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Media Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2021

City Facilities Reopening Following Winter Weather

As weather conditions improve following this week’s winter weather, a number of city facilities will reopen over the next several days.

As weather conditions improve following this week’s winter weather, a number of city facilities will reopen over the next several days.  

Saturday

  • New Braunfels Public Library – Both in-person services and curbside pickup servic...
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Media Releases
Posted on: February 18, 2021

NBU and the City Open Additional Water Stations for Residents Without Water

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New Braunfels Utilities (NBU) and the City of New Braunfels set up the first water station for area residents without water at the New Braunfels Civic and Convention Center earlier today. Tomorrow (2/18/2021), six more locations will be added for convenie...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Winter Weather Closes City Facilities on Friday

Due to continued winter weather and potentially treacherous conditions on local roadways, City of New Braunfels facilities will once again be closed on Friday (Feb. 19, 2021).

Although driving conditions in and around New Braunfels have improved some, there are still many areas with unsafe conditions and everyone is asked to avoid driving if at all possible. For those that must be out on local roads, please do so with extreme c...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Residential and Commercial Trash and Recycling Collection to Resume Next Week

The unprecedented winter weather this week forced postponements for residential and commercial trash and recycling collection due to treacherous road conditions.

Continued winter weather, including freezing rain and snow into Thursday, has also forced the closure of the Waste Management Mesquite Creek Landfill until at least noon on Friday. Out of concern for the safety of employees and customers, the city&rsq...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

City Establishes Cold Weather Warming Center at New Braunfels Civic and Convention Center

Continued winter weather combined with ongoing electric outages have prompted the City of New Braunfels to establish a cold weather Warming Center at the New Braunfels Civic and Convention Center

(located at 375 South Castell Avenue) for those without power, stranded motorists, and anyone in need of electricity. The Warming Center will open at 4:00pm today (02-17-21) and is accessible to anyone, free of charge, and will remain operational until wi...

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Media Releases
Posted on: February 17, 2021

Winter Weather Closes City Facilities on Thursday

Due to continued winter weather, potentially treacherous conditions on local roadways, and ongoing electric outages, City of New Braunfels facilities will once again be closed on Thursday (Feb. 18, 2021).

Although driving conditions in and around New Braunfels have improved some, there are still many areas with unsafe conditions and everyone is asked to avoid driving if at all possible. For those that must be out on local roads, please do so with extreme c...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Impassable Roadways in New Braunfels

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Effective at 3:30 a.m. on February 17, 2021, all streets and bridges in New Braunfels should be considered impassable until further notice. The public is advised to not travel at this time.

Effective at 3:30 a.m. on February 17, 2021, all streets and bridges in New Braunfels should be considered impassable until further notice. The public is advised to not travel at this time. 

With freezing rain and temperatures, all streets (City a...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

Winter Weather Closes City Facilities on Wednesday

Due to continued winter weather conditions on local roadways, City of New Braunfels facilities will once again be closed on Wednesday (Feb. 17, 2021).

Driving conditions in and around New Braunfels remain unsafe and everyone is asked to avoid driving if at all possible. For those that must be out on local roads, please do so with extreme caution. Avoid roads with bridges, overpasses, elevated surfaces, ...

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Media Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2021

Winter Weather Closes City Facilities on Tuesday

Due to continued winter weather conditions on local roadways, City of New Braunfels facilities will be closed on Tuesday (Feb. 16, 2021).

Driving conditions in and around New Braunfels remain unsafe and everyone is asked to avoid driving if at all possible. For those that must be out on local roads, please do so with extreme caution. Avoid roads with bridges, overpasses, elevated surfaces, ...

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Posted on: February 15, 2021

City of New Braunfels Issues Declaration of Local Disaster for Winter Weather Emergency

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Due to extreme weather, the City has joined the State and County in issuing a Declaration of Local Disaster

New Braunfels, TX – On February 14, 2021 Mayor Rusty Brockman signed a Declaration of Local Disaster due to a Winter Weather Emergency for the City of New Braunfels joining the State of Texas and Comal County in issuing similar...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

City of New Braunfels Presidents Day Holiday Closures

Here’s a look at the holiday weekend schedule for city facilities and operations

Many City of New Braunfels facilities, including City Hall, the Library, Parks & Recreation administrative offices, the Fischer Park Nature Center, the Municipal Annex, the City Recycle Center, and the Westside Community Center will be closed on Monda...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

City of New Braunfels Receives Two Awards Recognizing Excellence in Financial Reporting

The City of New Braunfels was recently recognized with two awards from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada

(GFOA), an organization which advances excellence in government finance by providing best practices, professional development, resources, and practical research for more than 21,000 members and the communities they serve.  

The City of New Braunfe...

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Media Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2021

New Braunfels Library Introduces Books for Babies Through WIC

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The New Braunfels Public Library has partnered with the Central Texas Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) clinic in New Braunfels to pilot an early literacy outreach program called Books for Babies.

Each baby’s caregiver through WIC will now receive a Books for Babies bookbag, a board book, and an early literacy brochure created by the library. English and Spanish versions are available.

“Supporting caregivers and developing early ...

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Media Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2021

Sales Tax Received for November

The City of New Braunfels has announced an overall increase of approximately $260,500 or 9.6% in sales taxes received in January (for the month of November) compared to the same month last year.

When the various adjustments to the monthly payment are removed, net November sales tax collections increased by approximately 7.9%. 

“With the release of the November figures, sales tax activity continues on a great start for FY 2021,&a...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

City of New Braunfels Breaks Ground on New Police Department Headquarters & Veterans Memorial

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The City of New Braunfels has officially broken ground on a new $36.3 million Police Department Headquarters and Veterans Memorial.

At a ceremony held on Thursday, January 14th, 2021, members of the New Braunfels City Council and other city officials held a small, socially-distant ceremony at the site of the new building located in the 3000 block of West San Antonio Street, across fro...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

City of New Braunfels Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Closures

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Many City of New Braunfels facilities will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.

Facilities include: 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 will be closed. Here’s a loo...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Traffic Pattern Changes For Morningside Drive Area

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Beginning on Monday, January 18th, 2021, traffic on Morningside Drive will be reduced to one-way only headed northbound from Vista Parkway to Schmidt Avenue.

There will also be a section of Morningside Dr. that will be completely closed from Loma Vista St. to Southland St., and a detour at Becker St. will be set up to accommodate traffic in that area. Southbound traffic from Vista Parkway to Rueckle Road will ...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Missing Middle Housing Summit

The New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and the City of New Braunfels have teamed up to host a webinar and moderated question and answer session on January 14th, 2021 at 3:00pm.

The one-hour webinar, titled Missing Middle Housing: Thinking Big and Building Small to Respond to the Need for More Housing Choice, will feature a presentation and Q&A session with Dan Parolek, founding principal and President of Opticos Design. Mr. ...

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Posted on: December 28, 2020

Governor’s Order Requires Bars to Close and Other Businesses to Reduce Capacity in New Braunfels

On December 27, 2020, Mayor Rusty Brockman received notice from the Texas Department of State Health Services that Trauma Service Area P, which includes the City of New Braunfels...

On December 27, 2020, Mayor Rusty Brockman received notice from the Texas Department of State Health Services that Trauma Service Area P, which includes the City of New Braunfels, now meets the definition of an area with a high COVID-19 hospitalization ra...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Holiday “hoopla” from the New Braunfels Public Library

The New Braunfels Public Library has a gift for the community this holiday season!

Starting Tuesday, Dec. 22nd, library cardholders will have access to “hoopla,” a digital platform that offers instant streaming access to hundreds of thousands of movies, TV shows, eBooks, comics, music and audiobooks.  

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Media Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2020

Sales Tax Received for October

The City of New Braunfels has announced an overall increase of approximately $134,500 or 6.6% in sales taxes received in December (for the month of October) compared to the same month last year. When the various adjustments to the monthly payment are remo...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Christmas Tree Drop-Off and Mulch Pick-Up at City Recycle Center

The City of New Braunfels is once again offering free Christmas tree drop-off and mulch pick-up for New Braunfels residents at its City Recycle Center, located at 488 South Castell Avenue (with the entrance on Butcher Street).

From Saturday, December 26th through Saturday, January 9th, residents can drop off their natural Christmas trees so they can be made into mulch.  Trees will be accepted at the Recycle Center during normal operating hours, which are from 8am to 12...

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

City of New Braunfels Christmas & New Year’s Holiday Closures

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Many 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 will be c...

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Posted on: December 7, 2020

Street Improvement Projects Scheduled

The City of New Braunfels has announced that pavement rehabilitation and sidewalk construction will begin

on S. Grant Ave., E. South Street, S. Central Ave., E. North Street, N. Grant Ave., N. Veramendi, N. Houston, E. Commerce Street, and E. Main St. The scope of work includes spot base repair, milling & overlay, and construction of sidewalks and curbs.&...

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