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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.  

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Library Launches Homebound Services through RIOrover

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If you can’t come to the library, the library will come to you!

The New Braunfels Public Library is launching a Homebound Services program for library patrons unable to make it to the library due to age, medical concerns, disability, or lack of transportation, beginning Aug. 3.   

Affectionately named...

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

City Councilmember Matthew Hoyt to Host Virtual District 4 Public Forum

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Councilmember Matthew Hoyt, the District 4 representative on New Braunfels City Council, will host a public forum on Wednesday, July 29th, at 6pm to discuss Public Works and Capital Programs construction projects in District 4.

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, this public forum will be held virtually and I&rsqu...

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

‘Libraries Lead with Digital Skills’ Series Focuses on Small Business

The New Braunfels Public Library will be hosting a series of programs intended to educate small-business owners and startups about free digital and community resources

that can help them manage, promote, and grow their business as part of the library’s participation in Libraries Lead with Digital Skills.  Libraries Lead with Digital Skills is an American Libraries Association and Public Libraries Asso...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

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 2020/2021 budget cycle, the City’s Public Works Department ...

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Second Phase of Kerlick Lane Improvements Beginning In August

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The base repair and pavement phase of the Kerlick Lane Improvement Project will begin the first week of August.

This is the second phase of improvements to Kerlick Lane, which is a project that was identified and funded after being approved by voters in the 2019 Bond Election.  

Once the project begins, drivers should be prepared for shifting lanes of traff...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Sales Tax Received for May

The City of New Braunfels has announced an overall increase of approximately $80,000, or 2.9%, in sales taxes received in July (for the month of May) compared to the same month last year.

 In 2019, the May payment included a positive audit adjustment of approximately $100,000. When the audit adjustment is removed, the May collections increase by 7.2%.

"With the release of the May figures, we are able to report that gross sales...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

District 3 Citizen Forum

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Councilmember Harry Bowers, the District 3 representative on New Braunfels City Council, will host his quarterly citizen forum on Wednesday, July 15th, 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, this will be my first citizen forum that will be held vi...
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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Westside Community Center to Close Temporarily After Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

An employee at the Westside Community Center has tested positive for COVID-19, prompting the temporary closure of that facility.

 The employee, who is now quarantining at home, was last at the facility on Monday, June 29th.  All employees of the Westside Community Center are being asked to self-quarantine and city staff is reaching out to volunteers who may have b...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Fire Station #3 Temporarily Relocating to NBU’s Headwaters at the Comal

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With the construction of a new Fire Station on Hanz Dr., about to begin, the personnel that are housed at that location are temporarily relocating to NBU’s Headwaters at the Comal facility.

The replacement of the aging Fire Station #3 on Hanz Dr. was overwhelmingly approved by voters in the 2019 bond election.  Construction on the $6.7 million project is expected to begin this summer.  That project demolishes the current 3,...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

San Antonio St. Bridge to Reopen July 15th

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The Texas Department of Transportation has informed the City of New Braunfels that the $4.5 million dollar San Antonio St. Bridge project is significantly complete and will reopen to traffic on July 15th, weather permitting.

Preparations for the bridge reconstruction project began in August of 2019 followed by the full closure of the bridge on September 3rd, 2019.  Once closed, TXDOT contractor Capital Excavation began the work to upgrade the structural and safety as...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

City Closures & Operation Modifications in Observance of July 4th Holiday

Most City of New Braunfels facilities will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observation of our nation’s Independence Day.

 Most 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...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

City Issues Update In Response To Governor's Executive Order

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On June 26, 2020, Governor Abbott issued a new executive order which prompted the closure of river parks and postponement of the Fourth of July Fireworks.

This morning, Governor Greg Abbott issued new orders addressing the spread of COVID 19.  Those new orders, which you can read in full here, specifically halt commercial rafting or tubing as well as gatherings of more than 100 people.  Du...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

New Braunfels Resumes City Council Meetings via Video Conference

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The City of New Braunfels will resume using Zoom video conferencing to conduct its schedule of New BraunfelsCity Council meetings. Those meetings will continue to be held regularly on the second and fourth Mondays of each month,

with a special meeting to be held on June 29th to make up for the most recent City Council meeting that was postponed. 

“City business must continue, but it must be done safely for everyone involved.  Therefore, City Council mem...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

City Issues Order Requiring Face Coverings

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New Braunfels Mayor Rusty Brockman has signed an order requiring the use of face coverings in the New Braunfels city limits.

As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 continues to rise, the transmission of the virus remains a significant threat to the health and safety of the New Braunfels community.  State and local health authorities agree that the implementation ...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

State-Mandated COVID-19 Testing at New Braunfels Nursing Homes Begins Next Week

State-mandated COVID-19 testing of all residents and staff at nursing homes across the State of Texas has begun, including here in New Braunfels.

 On May 11, 2020, Texas Governor Greg Abbott directed that 100% of staff and residents in Texas nursing facilities be tested for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and local fire departments have been asked by the state to assist with ca...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

New Braunfels City Council Approves Pilot Program for Reverse Angle Parking in Landa Park

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New Braunfels City Council has approved a pilot program for Reverse Angle Parking in Landa Park in an effort to improve the safety of motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.

A section of parking spots on Playground Drive between Landa Park Drive and Monument Drive have been dedicated to the pilot program, which will be in place throughout this summer and then be evaluated at the end of August. 

The reverse angle parki...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Roadway and Utility Work to Close Portions of West San Antonio Street

A joint project between the City of New Braunfels and New Braunfels Utilities to replace water and sewer lines along a portion of West San Antonio Street, as well as rehabilitation of the roadway, begins next week.

The project, which spans from Krueger Ave. to Spur St., will be broken into three phases, with each phase requiring the closure of a portion of West San Antonio Street. 

Phase 1 begins on Monday, May 18th, with the contractor, Pesado Construction ...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Comal River Recreation Resumes Following San Antonio Street Bridge Reconstruction Milestone

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TxDOT announced that the reconstruction of the San Antonio Street Bridge has reached a project milestone in their construction timeline, which will once again allow for river access underneath the bridge.

The reconstruction portion of the bridge project is now complete; therefore, river recreation under the bridge can resume.  City crews have spent the morning removing the buoys from the area that has been closed since last September and getting t...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Governor’s Amended Order Paves Way to Reopen River Parks with Restrictions

Following Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order GA-21 and amendments to his Report to Open Texas, the City of New Braunfels can now announce the reopening of the city’s river parks and some other facilities, with limitations and restr...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

City Sees 1.9% Gain in Sales Taxes for March

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New Braunfels, TX – The City of New Braunfels has announced an overall increase of approximately $53,000 or 1.9% in sales taxes received in May (for the month of March 2020) compared to March of 2019.

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

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

The City of New Braunfels has received a special allocation of $243,102 to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19...

The City of New Braunfels has received a special allocation of $243,102 to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19.  These funds are to be used for activities that support t...

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Reopening This Week: Landa Park Golf Course & Library Curbside Pickup

Two popular city services are reopening this week with strict protocols to protect the public. The Landa Park Golf Course reopens on Thursday, April 23, and the New Braunfels Public Library’s Curbside Hold Pickup Program will resume Friday, April 24.

Two popular city services are reopening this week with strict protocols to protect the public.  The Landa Park Golf Course will reopen on Thursday, April 23, 2020, and the New Braunfels Public Library’s Curbside Hold Pickup Program will...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Municipal Court Uses Virtual Court to Keep Cases Moving

New Braunfels Municipal Court is currently not open to the public, but a limited number of staff members are still working in order to keep cases moving forward for defendants...

New Braunfels Municipal Court is currently not open to the public, but a limited number of staff members are still working in order to keep cases moving forward for defendants.  Specifically, the Court is continuing to process cases by accepting ...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Temporary Street Closures in Landa Park

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Local drivers may be affected by temporary street closures in Landa Park this week as contractors working for the City of New Braunfels Streets and Drainage Department resurface three roads inside the park...

Local drivers may be affected by temporary street closures in Landa Park this week as contractors working for the City of New Braunfels Streets and Drainage Department resurface three roads inside the park. 

The closures are set for Wednesday, Apr...

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