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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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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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Media Releases
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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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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Media Releases
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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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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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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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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.  

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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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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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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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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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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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Posted on: November 25, 2020

City of New Braunfels Receives Second Round of HUD Funding for COVID-19 Response

The City of New Braunfels recently received notification of a second special allocation to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds that will be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

This allocation was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136, which was signed by President Trump on March 27th, 2020, to respond to the growing effects of COVID-19. 

The CARES Act will p...

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

City Councilmember Harry Bowers to Host Virtual District 3 Citizen Forum

Councilmember Harry Bowers, the District 3 representative on New Braunfels City Council, will host his quarterly citizen forum on Wednesday, December 9th, at 6pm.

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

“In the interest of public safety I will continue to host these citizen forums virtually.  ...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

City of New Braunfels Thanksgiving Holiday Closures

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Many City of New Braunfels facilities will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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

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Das Rec, the city’s Recreation Center, will have reduced hours on Wednesday Nov. 25th from 5am to 7pm, will be closed on Thursday, Nov....

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

4th Annual Dos Rios Watershed Cleanup Challenge Results

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The Dos Rios Watershed Cleanup Challenge has concluded and was a great success!

For this years’ event, which ran throughout the month of October, participants chose their own cleanup locations and helped to collect as much litter as possible within our local watersheds.  

“We believe this years’ ...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Sales Tax Received for September

The City of New Braunfels has announced an overall increase of approximately $310,600 or 11.0% 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 payment are removed, net September sales tax collections increased by approximately 10.4%.

“With the release of the September figures, we are able to report that gross sales tax collections for fiscal y...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Comal Cemetery Semi-Annual Clean Up Happening This Week

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The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department, along with Maintenance Management Contracting Services, is performing this year's semi-annual cemetery cleanup this week.

Cleanup is taking place in both the New Braunfels and Comal Cemeteries and includes the removal of materials not in compliance with the City's ordinance, as well as tree and hedge trimming.  Per City Ordinance, section 26-6, temporary ma...

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Posted on: November 11, 2020

Virtual Downtown Tree Lighting & Socially Distanced Pictures with Santa

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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.

In consideration of COVID-19 precautions, the annual Downtown Lighting event will be held virtually.  On November 20th, at approximately 6:15pm, residents will be able to view a brief address from local officials followed by the traditional count...

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

Lakeview Boulevard Project Virtual Public Meeting

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To learn more about this project, please attend the virtual public meeting set for Monday, November 16 at 5:30 pm.

District 3 Council member Harry Bowers and District 4 Council member Matthew Hoyt are teaming up to host a virtual public meeting in order to give residents an update on the Lakeview Boulevard Improvement Project, which spans portions of both of those Cit...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

New All-Ability Park Enhancements Now Open in Landa Park and Morningside Park

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A pair of ribbon-cutting ceremonies were recently held to celebrate the opening of several all-ability enhancements in Landa Park and Morningside Park, funded by the 2019 bond election.

While most children enjoy their time at parks and on playgrounds, many children with disabilities feel that playgrounds are places of exclusion, where they only get to sit on the sidelines and watch their friends having fun.  But playing on playg...

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

Library’s Children’s Room to Serve as Election Day Polling Location

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The New Braunfels Public Library’s Children’s Room will be unavailable to the public from 12pm Monday, Nov. 2, through 12pm Wednesday, Nov. 4, in order for the room to be used as a polling location on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3.

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Posted on: October 26, 2020

New Braunfels Regional Airport Director Earns Prestigious Accreditation

Airport Director for the New Braunfels Regional Airport, Robert Lee, was recently named an Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).

Lee, who has been with the City of New Braunfels since August 2017, had to successfully complete three phases of the accreditation process in order to qualify for this prestigious distinction.  Through written exams and a panel interview, Lee was...

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Posted on: October 26, 2020

New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Earns National Accreditation

The City of New Braunfels learned this week that its Parks and Recreation Department has earned national accreditation from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)

through its Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).  This national distinction recognizes the quality of services and experiences offered to the New Braunfels community through the Parks and Recreation Department. &a...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Temporary Closure of New Braunfels Municipal Court Due to Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Two employees at New Braunfels Municipal Court have tested positive for COVID-19 prompting the temporary closure of that facility...

Two employees at New Braunfels Municipal Court have tested positive for COVID-19 prompting the temporary closure of that facility. Those employees, who are now quarantining at home, were last at work at Municipal Court on Monday, Oct. 19th and Wed. Oct. 2...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

City Utilizing Portion of CARES Funding for Non-Profit Business Interruption Grant

On October 12th, 2020, New Braunfels City Council gave staff direction to utilize up to $870,000 of the City’s CARES Act allocation to support a non-profit business interruption grant program.

The grant is available to all nonprofit agencies (501-c3) located in the City of New Braunfels that can demonstrate that they experienced an interruption of business as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Of those non-profit agencies that have had an inter...

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Media Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Sales Tax Received in August

The City of New Braunfels has announced an overall increase of approximately $77,000 or 2.6% in sales taxes received in October (for the month of August) compared to the same month last year.

When the various adjustments to the monthly payment are removed, net August sales tax collections increased by approximately 3.4%. 

“With the release of the August figures, we are able to report that gross sales tax collections for the f...

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Media Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2020

New Braunfels Community Arbor Day Tree Giveaway on Saturday

The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is inviting the community to celebrate Arbor Day this Saturday with the Arbor Day Tree Giveaway in Landa Park.

This annual New Braunfels Community Arbor Day event celebrates the enhanced quality of life that trees bring to the community. 

The tree giveaway, made possible by the Apache Corporation through the 2020/2021 Apache Tree Grant Program, will featur...

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Recipes for the Soul: New Braunfels Cemetery Committee Releases First-Ever Cookbook

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If you’ve ever wondered about the “She made the best meatloaf” inscription on the headstone at Comal Cemetery, you can now read the story behind the inscription…and try the recipe for yourself!

Just in time for the fall holidays, the New Braunfels Cemetery Committee has released a truly unique cookbook with stories and firsthand accounts commemorating the traditional (and sometimes very unique) recipes that have been served at local funerals, wa...

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Media Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Groundbreakings Held for Two New Fire Stations

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A series of groundbreaking ceremonies were recently held for two new fire stations for the City of New Braunfels Fire Department. Both of these construction projects were overwhelmingly approved by voters during the 2019 bond election.

Due to ongoing precautions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, these ceremonies were small, socially distanced gatherings that followed Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s orders as well as health and safety recommendations from the CDC and the Comal...

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Media Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Continued Precautions Urged for Upcoming Fall Activities in New Braunfels

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The City of New Braunfels and the Comal County Public Health Authority are urging residents to follow the guidelines set out by the CDC and the Executive Orders issued by Texas Governor Greg Abbott when planning any upcoming activities.

As Fall arrives in New Braunfels, local families may be wondering about Halloween Trick-or-Treating and other Fall activities amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  The City of New Braunfels and the Comal County Public Health Authority are urging r...

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

Public Library to Close Wednesday & Thursday Due to Construction

The New Braunfels Public Library on East Common St. will be closed except for Curbside Services on Wednesday and Thursday of this week (Sept. 30 & Oct. 1)

The New Braunfels Public Library on East Common St. will be closed except for Curbside Services on Wednesday and Thursday of this week (Sept. 30 & Oct. 1) for construction ahead of the installation of an automated materials handler inside the front lo...

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Media Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2020

Police Chief Tom Wibert Announces Retirement

Police Chief Tom Wibert has announced his retirement from the New Braunfels Police Department.

For the past ten years, Tom Wibert has led the men and women of the New Braunfels Police Department with professionalism, skill and pure heart. He has guided the department through the greatest period of growth in recent history, overseeing the force grow...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Volunteers Needed for 4th Annual Dos Rios Watershed Cleanup Challenge

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Teams of volunteers are needed for the 4th Annual Dos Rios Watershed Cleanup Challenge, happening the entire month of October.

For 2020, the Dos Rios Watershed Cleanup is transforming from a single-day event into a month-long citywide cleanup challenge.  Participants will be able to choose their own cleanup locations and the challenge is to collect as much trash as possi...

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

City Approves Temporary Addition of Outdoor Dining Space

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At their meeting this past Monday, New Braunfels City Council adopted a temporary ordinance to assist local restaurants.

During the pandemic, the City can issue temporary permits authorizing restaurants to use up to 40% of their on-site parking spaces for outdoor dining and to place an associated food truck/trailer or mobile kitchen on their premises.  

“T...

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Media Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Downtown Parking Availability

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In concert with the re-opening of the improved Public Parking lot located on North Seguin Avenue at East Bridge Street, the City of New Braunfels is announcing that the parking lot located behind 111 West San Antonio Street (commonly referred to as the Ch...

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Media Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Neighborhood Crime Watch the Focus of National Night Out 2020

When National Night Out began in 1984 the focus of the event was mostly symbolic.By turning on front porch lights and waving to neighbors, the goal of National Night Out was to get residents out of their homes in order to show a united front against crime

Over the years, that goal remains the same, but the event has expanded to include street closures for large block parties, potlucks, interactive games, live music, and visits from police officers, firefighters, and government officials.  &nbs...

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Media Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2020

City of New Braunfels Closures for Observance of Comal County Fair

As part of the City of New Braunfels’ previously approved 2020 Holiday Schedule, many city facilities will be closed on Friday, September 25, 2020.

A date that was previously set aside to observe and participate in the Comal County Fair Parade, prior to the onset of COVID-19 and the cancellation of events.  Closures that day include City Hall, the Library, Parks & Recreation administrati...

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Media Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Sales Tax Received for July

The City of New Braunfels has announced an overall decrease of approximately $205,000 or 6.2% 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 decreased by approximately 5.6%.

"With the release of the July figures, we are a...

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Media Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2020

City Resumes In-Person City Council Meetings; Zoom Toll Free Call-in Options No Longer Available

The City of New Braunfels will resume in-person New Braunfels City Council meetings,

while also maintaining virtual meetings for those that would prefer to watch and participate remotely.  This includes the City Council meetings that are regularly held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, and also the special meeting b...

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Media Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

New Braunfels River Parks Reopen

Effective at 8am on Wednesday (09-09-20), City of New Braunfels river parks will reopen, with limitations and restrictions

designed to protect the health and safety of the public.  Those restrictions continue to follow the Governor’s orders, with the goal of creating an environment where social distancing is possible.  And although the river parks ...

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Posted on: September 5, 2020

City and Chamber Remind Residents to Stay Socially Distant this Labor Day Weekend

As we enter the Labor Day holiday weekend honoring the American labor movement and the contributions made by American workers,

the City of New Braunfels and the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce is reminding residents to avoid large gatherings, practice social distancing, wear a mask when social distancing isn’t possible, and wash your hands frequently.  

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

City Hosts Bulky Goods Drop-Off Event on Sept. 19

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The City of New Braunfels will host a Bulky Goods Drop-Off (BGD) on Saturday, September 19, from 7am to 11am.

The last vehicle in line at 11 o’clock will be the last one assisted. Please remember to practice social distancing, wear a mask during interactions, and wait in your car for your materials to be unloaded.   All locations require reside...

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Media Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Labor Day Holiday Closures

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Learn more about the City's closures for the upcoming Labor Day Holiday

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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Media Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2020

City Awarded Grant Funds for Sports Complex Project

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The City of New Braunfels has been awarded $750,000 in grant funds from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission which will be used to help fund Phase 1 of the Zipp Family Sports Park.

a 125-acre sports complex that will be built at the intersection of Klein Road and FM 1044.  The $25.7 million project, which was approved by voters during the 2019 bond election, will include soccer, baseball, and softball fields, as well as con...

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Media Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Funeral Details for Fallen New Braunfels Marine

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Funeral arrangements have been made for New Braunfels native Marine Lance Corporal Guillermo “Willie” Perez, who died tragically on July 30th during a training mission off the coast of California that also took the lives of eight other Marines.

Visitation by members of the public will be held at Zoeller Funeral Home everyday from 8am to 5pm through Wednesday, August 26th.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 27th, at 10:30am at Tree of Life Church.  Burial will fo...

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

Playground Surface Repairs

Playground safety surfaces at two New Braunfels parks will be undergoing repairs in the coming days.

Between August 24th and September 4th the city’s contractor, Play & Park Structures, will be completing repairs and resurfacing the pour-in-place safety surface at three playgrounds in Landa Park and two playgrounds at Fischer Park. &nbs...

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

Procession Plans for Fallen New Braunfels Marine

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Preparations continue for the return of New Braunfels native Marine Lance Corporal Guillermo “Willie” Perez following his tragic death on July 30th during a training mission off the coast of California that also took the lives of eight other Marines.

On Saturday, August 15th, Lance Corporal Perez is expected to arrive at San Antonio International Airport at approximately 11:15am.  Officers with the New Braunfels Police Department as well as other surrounding law enforcement agencies will then...

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Media Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2020

Sales Tax Received for June

The City of New Braunfels has announced an overall increase of approximately $318,500 or 10.5% in sales taxes received

in August (for the month of June) compared to the same month last year.  However, in 2019, the June payment included a negative audit adjustment of approximately $155,000.  The August 2020 payment also includes sizeable prior (May taxes)...

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Media Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Arson Arrest

On August 2nd, 2020, at approximately 1:50pm, the New Braunfels Fire Department was called to the 100 block of Granite Run in the Comal Farms subdivision for reports of a structure fire.

Units arrived and found a 3-bedroom/2-bathroom manufactured home fully involved in flames.  Crews immediately went to work putting out the fire and determined that the structure was vacant and unoccupied at the time of the fire.  No inju...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Procession Plans Underway for Fallen New Braunfels Marine

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Preparations are currently underway for New Braunfels native Marine Lance Corporal Guillermo “Willie” Perez to return home following his tragic death on July 30th

during a training mission off the coast of California that also took the lives of eight other Marines.  The New Braunfels Police Department and the New Braunfels Fire Department are currently working with United States military officials and Zoel...

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