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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Comal County Fair Day Hours at City Facilities

In observation of Comal County Fair Day, the City has announced the following hours at its facilities on Friday, September 27th:

Landa Recreation Center - Closed 

Parks and Recreation Administrative Offices - Closed

Westside Community Center – Closed

New Braunfels Public Library – Closed Through Sunday

City Hall and Municipal Court – Closed

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Posted on: August 29, 2019

Comal County Fair Parade 2019 Route

Comal County Fair Parade Route

Due to the construction closure of the San Antonio Street Bridge, the Comal County Fair Parade will take a different route in 2019 by utilizing S. Seguin Avenue. Comal County Fair officials and City of New Braunfels staff worked together to outline the

2019 route for the Friday, September 27th parade, pending final approval by TxDOT.

Staging for the parade will be along W. Nacogdoches Street (from S. Guenther Avenue to S. Seguin Avenue) and on S. Seguin Avenue from W. Nacogdoches Street to Hampe Street. ...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

RIOmobile Returns to Full Service

The RIOmobile is back on the streets of New Braunfels and boasting a refreshed collection of materials.

“We changed out the whole collection and adjusted the layout to better reflect what our patrons are checking out,” said Outreach Librarian Jonathan Margheim, who heads the RIOmobile program. “So, while being out of service wa...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Fire Exits, Stairwell Construction at Westside Community Center

Installation of new fire exits and stairwells at the Westside Community Center is set to begin on Thursday, September 19th.

“We ask the public to be aware of alternate routes in the building for safety reasons while the project is underway,” said Outreach Coordinator Jennifer Hernandez. “We’re looking forward to the new-and-improved fire...

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Patrick O'Connell Named New Fire Chief

The City of New Braunfels has announced that Mr. Patrick O’Connell has been selected as Fire Chief. Chief O’Connell is currently serving as Interim Fire Chief for the department.

“We had a rigorous interview process, with candidates being interviewed by two separate panels consisting of Fire Department Command Staff, members of the rank and file of the department, and representatives from the Executive Leadership Team,&a...

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

TxDOT Managed San Antonio Street Bridge Reconstruction Project

Bridge rendering

The upcoming improvements to the San Antonio Street Bridge will modernize the existing bridge to accommodate wider travel lanes and sidewalks while retaining the historical ambiance and architecture.

Complete closure of the bridge will occur on September 3, 2019 and water recreation will not be allowed in the segment of the Comal River in the vicinity of the construction project beginning on Monday, September 23rd.

The Comal River is open to water recr...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Volunteers Sought for 3rd Annual Dos Rios Watershed Clean Up Event

Volunteers are needed for the third annual Dos Rios Watershed Clean Up Event scheduled for Saturday, September 21st, from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

“This is a great time to get out in the community and help to protect our local rivers and waterways,” said New Braunfels Watershed Program Manager Mark Enders. “All participants will be provided with clean-up supplies, and t...

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Posted on: August 29, 2019

San Antonio St. Rehabilitation & AAMPO Sidewalk Projects

The City is currently scheduled to begin rehabilitation work on and along W. San Antonio Street, from Academy St. to Walnut Ave., beginning in October of 2019. This upcoming initiative is comprised of two separate projects with the first being roadway

improvements and the second consisting of sidewalk and accessible ramp improvements.

As part of the 2013 Citywide Street Improvements Bond Program funds were approved for maintenance work on the substructure and surface of San Antonio Street. The first pro...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Sales Tax Received for July

The City has announced an overall increase of 11.5% in sales taxes received in September (for the month of July) compared to the same month last year. Fiscal year to date, gross sales tax collections are up 6.4% in comparison to the same time period last

year.

"Gross sales tax receipts for the fiscal year have increased nearly $1.65 million or 6.4% for the year compared to the prior fiscal year. The payment of nearly $3.3 million for the month of July represents the largest single monthly collection o...

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