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Posted on: July 28, 2022

City Council Approves Klein Road Repair Contract

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New Braunfels City Council has approved a plan that will immediately begin pavement repairs on Klein Road, from Walnut Avenue to FM 1044...

New Braunfels City Council has approved a plan that will immediately begin pavement repairs on Klein Road, from Walnut Avenue to FM 1044. The nearly $2.5 million contract with Lone Star Paving includes a $200,000 contingency and addresses repairs needed f...

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Media Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2022

Sales Tax Received for May

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The City of New Braunfels has announced an overall increase of approximately $684,000 or 20.5% in sales taxes received in July (for the month of May) compared to the same month last year...

The City of New Braunfels has announced an overall increase of approximately $684,000 or 20.5% 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 r...

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Media Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2022

Public Input Sought on Proposed 2023 Bond Projects

Upcoming 2023 Bond Meetings

The process for the proposed 2023 Bond Election continues, with a series of public meetings scheduled for the community to review the 22 proposed projects that are currently in preliminary design...

The process for the proposed 2023 Bond Election continues, with a series of public meetings scheduled for the community to review the 22 proposed projects that are currently in preliminary design and to provide input and feedback on those conceptual plans...

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Media Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2022

City of New Braunfels Launches New Website with New Domain Name

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After a more than year-long effort, the City of New Braunfels has launched its new website under the new domain www.newbraunfels.gov...

After a more than year-long effort, the City of New Braunfels has launched its new website under the new domain www.newbraunfels.gov. The newly redesigned website includes a more modern look, streamlined navigation, and a new tool for residents to use to ...

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Media Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2022

NBPD Investigation Leads to Multiple Arrests for Indecent Exposure

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Over the last month, the New Braunfels Police Department Street Crimes Unit has been conducting operations in Landa Park to address complaints of inappropriate activities by individuals in public restrooms...

Over the last month, the New Braunfels Police Department Street Crimes Unit has been conducting operations in Landa Park to address complaints of inappropriate activities by individuals in public restrooms. This investigation is part of continued efforts ...

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Media Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2022

Burglary and Evading Ends in Fatal Traffic Accident

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On today’s date (07-08-2022), at approximately 2:05am, the New Braunfels Police Department was dispatched to the Rivertree subdivision for multiple Burglaries of Motor Vehicles in progress...

On today’s date (07-08-2022), at approximately 2:05am, the New Braunfels Police Department was dispatched to the Rivertree subdivision for multiple Burglaries of Motor Vehicles in progress. The suspect was startled by one of the victims and ran. Witnesses...

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Media Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2022

District 6 Coffee with Your Council Set for July 14th at Fire Station #5

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The next Coffee with Your Council event is set for Thursday, July 14th, 2022, at 9 a.m. at Fire Station #5, located at 1250 West County Line Rd...

The next Coffee with Your Council event is set for Thursday, July 14th, 2022, at 9 a.m. at Fire Station #5, located at 1250 West County Line Rd. Coffee with Your Council gives residents from across the city a chance to meet with members of City Council, a...

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Media Releases
Posted on: July 5, 2022

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 2022/2023 budget cycle, the City’s Public Works Department is seeking...

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Media Releases
Posted on: July 4, 2022

Drowning Investigation on Guadalupe River

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On today’s date (07/04/22), at approximately 5:35pm, the New Braunfels Police Department and the New Braunfels Fire Department were called to the 1400 block of Gruene Road along the Guadalupe River...

On today’s date (07/04/22), at approximately 5:35pm, the New Braunfels Police Department and the New Braunfels Fire Department were called to the 1400 block of Gruene Road along the Guadalupe River for a report of a possible drowning.

First respo...

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Media Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2022

Check Presentation Set for Brauntex Theatre Renovation Grant

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The City of New Braunfels and the New Braunfels Economic Development Corporation (NBEDC - 4B Board) will ceremonially present the Brauntex Theatre with a check representing the allocation of $1.2 million approved by City Council...

The City of New Braunfels and the New Braunfels Economic Development Corporation (NBEDC - 4B Board) will ceremonially present the Brauntex Theatre with a check representing the allocation of $1.2 million approved by City Council earlier this year for cont...

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Media Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2022

New Braunfels Main Plaza to Join National Register of Historic Places

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A plaque dedicating the Main Plaza in Downtown New Braunfels as part of the National Register of Historic Places will be unveiled during a ceremony July 4th, 2022...

A plaque dedicating the Main Plaza in Downtown New Braunfels as part of the National Register of Historic Places will be unveiled during a ceremony July 4th, 2022.

The National Historical Commission, in association with the Texas Historical Commission, wil...

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Media Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2022

City of New Braunfels Fourth of July Holiday Closures

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Many City of New Braunfels facilities will be closed on Monday, July 4th, 2022, in observance of the Independence Day holiday...

Many City of New Braunfels facilities will be closed on Monday, July 4th, 2022, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. This includes: 

  • City Hall
  • Municipal Court
  • The Public Library
  • Parks & Recreation administrative offices
  • Solid Waste and R...
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Media Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2022

City Hosting Roadway Impact Fee Public Meeting

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The City of New Braunfels Transportation & Capital Improvements Department is hosting a public meeting on Thursday, June 23rd, 2022, in order to provide information to the community on potential collected fee changes associated with the ...

The City of New Braunfels Transportation & Capital Improvements Department is hosting a public meeting on Thursday, June 23rd, 2022, in order to provide information to the community on potential collected fee changes associated with the Roadway Impact...

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Media Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Sales Tax Received for April

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The City of New Braunfels has announced an overall decrease of approximately $221,000 or 6.1% in sales taxes received in June (for the month of April), compared to the same month last year...

The City of New Braunfels has announced an overall decrease of approximately $221,000 or 6.1% 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...

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Media Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2022

New Braunfels’ Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular

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The annual Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular returns to the skies over Landa Park this Independence Day...

The annual Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular returns to the skies over Landa Park this Independence Day, starting at approximately 9:15pm on Monday, July 4th, 2022, and longtime partner H-E-B is returning as a sponsor for this year’s event.&a...

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Media Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2022

City of New Braunfels Juneteenth Holiday Closures

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Many City of New Braunfels facilities will be closed on Monday, June 20, 2022, in observance of the Juneteenth holiday...

Many City of New Braunfels facilities will be closed on Monday, June 20, 2022, in observance of the Juneteenth holiday. This includes: 

  • City Hall
  • Municipal Court
  • The Public Library
  • Parks & Recreation administrative offices
  • Solid Waste and Recyclin...
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Media Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2022

District 5 Coffee with Your Council Set for June 2nd in Cypress Bend Park

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The next Coffee with Your Council event is set for Thursday, June 2nd, 2022, at 9 a.m. at Cypress Bend Park....

The next Coffee with Your Council event is set for Thursday, June 2nd, 2022, at 9 a.m. at Cypress Bend Park. Coffee with Your Council gives residents from across the city a chance to meet with members of City Council, as well as City Staff, in an informal...

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Media Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2022

City of New Braunfels Memorial Day Holiday Closures

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Many City of New Braunfels facilities will be closed on Monday, May 30th, 2022, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday...

Many City of New Braunfels facilities will be closed on Monday, May 30th, 2022, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. This includes: 

  • City Hall
  • Municipal Court
  • The Public Library
  • Parks & Recreation administrative offices
  • The Fischer Park Natu...
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Media Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Runoff Election Set for District 1 City Council Seat

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City Council elections for the District 1 seat and the District 2 seat took place on Saturday, May 7th, 2022...

City Council elections for the District 1 seat and the District 2 seat took place on Saturday, May 7th, 2022.

In District 2, Christopher Willis secured the seat with 82% of the vote and will be sworn in at the regular City Council meeting on May 23.

In Dist...

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Media Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Drowning Investigation on Guadalupe River

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On May 14, 2022, at approximately 6:05pm, New Braunfels Police and the New Braunfels Fire Department were called to the banks of the Guadalupe River...

On May 14, 2022, at approximately 6:05pm, New Braunfels Police and the New Braunfels Fire Department were called to the banks of the Guadalupe River in the 1400 block of Gruene Road for a report of a possible drowning.

First responders arrived to find that...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

City Opens Applications for American Rescue Plan (ARPA) Funding for Local Non-Profit Agencies

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The City of New Braunfels is now accepting applications from local non-profit agencies for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds allocated to New Braunfels from the U.S. Department of Treasury...

The City of New Braunfels is now accepting applications from local non-profit agencies for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds allocated to New Braunfels from the U.S. Department of Treasury. Applications are now available online for agencies to apply f...
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Media Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2022

City Continues Seeking Feedback on Code Assessment Report

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The City of New Braunfels is continuing the process of updating local development-related ordinances, and continues to seek input from the public throughout that process...

The City of New Braunfels is continuing the process of updating local development-related ordinances, and continues to seek input from the public throughout that process. The Land Development Ordinance project, or LDO, is a year and a half long effort to ...

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Media Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Seasonal Employment Shortage Prompts City to Prioritize Summer Programs

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Like many organizations nationwide, the City of New Braunfels is experiencing difficulties in hiring, particularly for seasonal positions like lifeguards, camp counselors, and park rangers...

Like many organizations nationwide, the City of New Braunfels is experiencing difficulties in hiring, particularly for seasonal positions like lifeguards, camp counselors, and park rangers. Those continued shortages are now prompting the City to prioritiz...

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Media Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Seasonal Employment Shortage Prompts City to Prioritize Summer Programs

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Like many organizations nationwide, the City of New Braunfels is experiencing difficulties in hiring, particularly for seasonal positions like lifeguards, camp counselors, and park rangers...

Like many organizations nationwide, the City of New Braunfels is experiencing difficulties in hiring, particularly for seasonal positions like lifeguards, camp counselors, and park rangers. Those continued shortages are now prompting the City to prioritiz...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 25, 2022

Union Pacific Repairs Prompt Emergency Closure of San Antonio St. Railroad Crossing

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Union Pacific Railroad has notified the City of New Braunfels that they have discovered a failure underneath the railroad tracks at the San Antonio St. crossing...

Union Pacific Railroad has notified the City of New Braunfels that they have discovered a failure underneath the railroad tracks at the San Antonio St. crossing.

In order to perform emergency repairs to the crossing, Union Pacific will temporarily close Sa...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2022

City Expands Lifeguard Hiring to Include 15 Year Olds – Hiring Event Set for April 30th

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In response to a continued shortage in staffing for seasonal workers, the City of New Braunfels is expanding its hiring practices for lifeguards at City aquatic facilities to include 15-year olds...

In response to a continued shortage in staffing for seasonal workers, the City of New Braunfels is expanding its hiring practices for lifeguards at City aquatic facilities to include 15-year olds. Additionally, an On-The-Spot Hiring Event will be held on ...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Wein and Saengerfest Returns to Downtown New Braunfels May 7th

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The 19th Annual Wein and Saengerfest celebration returns to downtown New Braunfels on Saturday, May 7th, 2022...

The 19th Annual Wein and Saengerfest celebration returns to downtown New Braunfels on Saturday, May 7th, 2022. Local residents and visitors are invited to wander the shops of historic downtown New Braunfels while listening to live music, sampling wine and...

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

Fischer Park Playgrounds Temporarily Closed April 18 – May 9

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The large and small playground structures at Fischer Park will be temporarily closed from April 18th – May 9th...

The large and small playground structures at Fischer Park will be temporarily closed from April 18th – May 9th as contractors work to replace the park’s existing play structures. The City’s contractor, Fun Abounds, will be re...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2022

2022 New Braunfels Community Survey Now Available Online

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The open participation portion of the 2022 New Braunfels Community Survey is now available online.

Citizens are asked to provide feedback on quality of life, livability in the community, economic health, safety, transportation, and City services such as police, fire, roads, parks, libraries, and other government functions. The survey is open to all res...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2022

City of New Braunfels Founders Day Holiday Closures

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Many City of New Braunfels facilities will be closed on Friday, April 15, 2022, in observance of the Founders Day holiday.

This includes:

  • City Hall
  • Municipal Court
  • The Public Library
  • Parks & Recreation administrative offices
  • The Fischer Park Nature Center
  • Solid Waste and Recycling administrative offices
  • The Westside Community Center

There are no changes to residential and commerc...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2022

Applications Now Available for Downtown TIRZ Board

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Applications are now available for those willing to serve on the Advisory Board for the city’s third Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ)...

Applications are now available for those willing to serve on the Advisory Board for the city’s third Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ). In 2021, New Braunfels City Council approved the creation of TIRZ #3, which encompasses downtown New Bra...

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Media Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2022

New Braunfels Joins National Challenge for Water Conservation

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New Braunfels Mayor Rusty Brockman is joining other mayors from across the country in the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation...

(New Braunfels, TX – March 29, 2022) New Braunfels Mayor Rusty Brockman is joining other mayors from across the country in the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, which asks residents to make a long-term commitment to reduce pollution and m...

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Media Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2022

New Braunfels Kicks Off Citywide Mobile Data Collection Project for City Streets

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The City of New Braunfels has kicked off a project to inventory the condition of all roads maintained by the City.

To accomplish this, the City retained the services of Roadway Asset Services, LLC (RAS) based out of Austin. RAS is a nationwide firm and provides professional asset management and mobile data collection services to local and state government agencies. &a...

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Media Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2022

Ruy Lozano Selected as City of New Braunfels Fire Chief

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The City of New Braunfels is announcing the selection of Ruy Lozano as the new Fire Chief for the New Braunfels Fire Department.

Lozano’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 34 candidates was narrowed down to two finalists who visited N...

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Media Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2022

New Braunfels Community Survey Hits Local Mailboxes this Week

The New Braunfels Community Survey begins this week with 6,000 residents set to receive an invitation by postal mail to complete the survey.

New Braunfels has completed this survey five previous times – in 2012, 2014, 2017, and 2019. 

This scientific survey is part of the National Community Survey, which is developed and provided by the National Research Center at Polco and t...

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Media Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2022

City of New Braunfels Announces Fire Chief Finalists

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

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 diverse and qualified candidates.  

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Media Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2022

Bond Advisory Committee Seeking Public Input on Proposed Projects

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The City of New Braunfels Bond Advisory Committee will hold a public input meeting on Monday, March 7th, 2022, at 6:00pm at the New Braunfels Civic and Convention Center.

This meeting is an opportunity for the Committee to gather feedback from residents on the proposed projects under consideration, or to request other projects, in a proposed bond election in 2023.  

The Bond Advisory Committee is tasked with identi...

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Media Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2022

Applications Now Underway for City Boards and Commissions with Spring Appointments

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

Applications are due by March 31st, 2022, and appointments under the Spring term will end May 31steach year, with the new appointment beginning on June 1st.  Here are the committees that are currently accepting applications:

  • Airport Advisory Board...
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Media Releases
Posted on: February 3, 2022

City of New Braunfels Continues Most Winter Weather Closures on Friday

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Continuing winter weather conditions across South Central Texas have prompted the City of New Braunfels to continue closures of many city facilities on Friday (02/04).

Forecasters with the National Weather Service expect freezing conditions to continue overnight Thursday into Friday, creating the potential for icy conditions on some roads and bridges in the area. Gusty winds overnight tonight will also lead to wind chil...

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Media Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2022

New Braunfels Prepares for Winter Weather – Non-Essential City Facilities to Close on Thursday

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An increasing confidence for winter weather conditions across South Central Texas has led the National Weather Service to issue a Winter Storm Warning for Comal County, including the City of New Braunfels.

Forecasters are predicting bitterly cold temperatures through Saturday with the possibility of as much as a quarter of an inch of ice accumulation on Thursday. In preparation for these winter weather conditions, the City of New Braunfels is taking several...

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Media Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2022

Survey Deadline Approaching for City’s Unified Development Code Project

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The deadline for the first of several surveys in the City of New Braunfels’ Unified Development Code Project is approaching, with the last day to take the survey set for January 31st, 2022.

Residents are invited to participate in this public process that will consolidate and streamline the various rules and regulations property owners follow when developing or building on their property. Branded as the Land Development Ordinance (LDO), this ...

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Media Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Closures

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Many City of New Braunfels facilities will be closed on Monday, January 17, 2022, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.

This includes: 

  • City Hall
  • Municipal Court
  • The Public Library
  • Parks & Recreation administrative offices
  • The Fischer Park Nature Center
  • Solid Waste and Recycling administrative offices
  • The City Recycling Center
  • The Westside Community Center

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Media Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Curative Temporarily Closes COVID-19 Testing Site at New Braunfels City Hall

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On Wednesday, January 5th, 2022, Curative Labs informed the City of New Braunfels that the COVID-19 testing site located in the parking lot of City Hall will close temporarily, effective immediately and until further notice.

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...

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Media Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2021

Christmas & New Year’s 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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Media Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2021

City Kicks Off Unified Development Code

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The City of New Braunfels has launched an update to the city’s land development-related ordinances, a process that will consolidate and streamline the various rules and regulations property owners follow when developing or building on their property.

Branded as the Land Development Ordinance (LDO), this update was a recommendation from residents coming out of the 2018 Envision New Braunfels Comprehensive Plan and will consolidate four land development-related ordinances into a unified code. Those four...

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Media Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2021

City Selects Sandy Paulos as Director of Finance

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The City of New Braunfels is announcing the selection of Sandy Paulos as the City’s next Director of Finance...

The City of New Braunfels is announcing the selection of Sandy Paulos as the City’s next Director of Finance. Paulos, who has been the Assistant Director of Finance since 2018, takes over the position for Jared Werner, who was recently promoted ...

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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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:

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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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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Media Releases
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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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: 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: 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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