Posted on: October 11, 2016

2016 River Recreation Season Survey Online

The River Advisory Committee was appointed by City Council in 2014 to advise them in river related matters, prudent river planning, activities, programming, and also to recommend capital improvement projects. To help facilitate this process, the City has

launched an online survey to collect citizen input on river activities inside the New Braunfels city limits during the 2016 water recreation season.

“Between now and October 25th you can provide your input via an online survey at: on...

Take the survey!
Posted on: October 24, 2016

Home Cooking Programs Come to Westside Community Center

Getting into the holiday spirit, the Westside Community Center (WCC) offers free cooking programs in November. On Saturday, November 5th, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., the executive chef of Comal Independent School District, Chef Mario Perez, will present

“Safe Holiday Cooking.” He will demonstrate techniques for preparing and deboning a turkey, and will make gravy, dressing, and cranberry sauce from scratch.

Participants will get to sample turkey and side dishes while learning about the p...Read on...

Posted on: October 20, 2016

Eighth Annual Downtown Halloween Spooktacular

The City of New Braunfels is hosting the 8th Annual Downtown Halloween Spooktacular on Thursday, October 27th from 5:00-6:30 p.m. The free event includes safe trick or treating at several downtown businesses, photo opportunities, Fire Museum tours,

and a chance to see the police vehicle - Coptimus Prime. The Police Department will also be swearing in junior officers at the event.

This year’s costume contest will take place throughout the event and there is no need to register. Judges will be wal...Read on...

Posted on: October 10, 2016

Community Partners Sought for Fall Funfest Event

The City of New Braunfels is hosting the second annual Fall Funfest on Saturday, November 5th from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Fischer Park. The call for activity booth sponsors is open now and any group or business interested in providing a free, fall-

themed activity for guests of all ages should complete the application form at by Friday, October 28th. Activity booth sponsors will be assigned to booths throughout the park and are asked to provide carnival-style activities d...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: October 20, 2016

NBU Presents Rain Barrel Fundamentals at the Library

New Braunfels Utilities (NBU) will be presenting a class on Rain Barrel Fundamentals on Thursday, October 27th, at 7:00 p.m. at the New Braunfels Public Library. NBU Environmental Affairs Representatives will explain many of the aspects of rain barrels,

including the benefits of rain water harvesting, installation practices and its various different uses.

“Many people are interested in collecting rainwater for use at home, but don’t know where to start,” said Adult Services Librarian, Toni Davenport. ...Read on...

Posted on: October 5, 2016

City University Participants Experience Hands-On, Open Government

The New Braunfels City University program allows citizens to experience the workings of their city government first hand. The curriculum is designed to encourage a well informed public and potentially increase their involvement in city committees, boards

and commissions.

Eleven meetings, and then a graduation dinner, are held over selected Thursday evening’s beginning on January 5, 2017. Programs on City services are provided by the following departments: Fire/EMS, Municipal Court, Library, Parks &am...Read on...

Posted on: October 21, 2016

CIty Receives Texas Water Development Board Grant

The City has been awarded a Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) flood mitigation grant in the amount of $1,038,834. The TWDB is the state agency charged with collecting and disseminating water-related data, assisting with regional planning and preparing

the state water plan for the development of the state’s water resources. The agency also administers cost-effective financial assistance programs for the construction of water supply, wastewater treatment, flood control and agricultural water conservatio...Read on...

Posted on: October 13, 2016

Watershed Protection Plan Stakeholders Group Meeting

The City, and its project partners, are in the process of developing a Watershed Protection Plan (WPP) to enhance and protect the water quality of the Dry Comal Creek and Comal River. The WPP project partners include the Texas Commission on Environmental

Quality, the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority and the Edwards Aquifer Authority. The City has assembled a local stakeholder group to help guide planning efforts and this workgroup is made up of representatives from many area interest groups.

A meeting ...Read on...

Posted on: October 5, 2016

Parks & Recreation Hosts Free Outdoor Movie Series

The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department will host a series of free outdoor movies this fall - First Friday Flicks at Fischer Park. The free series kicks off this Friday, October 7th featuring TinkerBell and the Legend of the Neverbeast,

at the Fischer Park Amphitheater at 7:00 p.m.

First Friday Flicks in Fischer Park schedule:
Friday, October 7th TinkerBell and the Legend of the NeverbeastFriday, November 4th The Wild
Friday, December 2nd ...Read on...

Posted on: September 28, 2016

Foto Fiesta on Display at the New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center

The New Braunfels Photographic Society’s Foto Fiesta will be on exhibit at the New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center from October 3rd through October 31st.
Foto Fiesta is a juried photography exhibition showcasing

members of the society whose entries were selected to be on display.

“We are excited to partner with another local arts organization,” said Mandi Scott, Civic/Convention Center Manager. “The Society’s beautiful photographs are sure to brighten the wa...Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2016

ReadBox at New Braunfels Library

The New Braunfels Public Library is hosting a new monthly movie program for adults called ReadBox. In it film based on a book will be shown on the third Wednesday of each month, with a matinee at 1:00 p.m. and an evening show at 6:00 p.m.

“The library has had several film series iterations in the past.” Toni Davenport, Adult Services Librarian recalls. “ReadBox is way to engage patrons with literature and film while also encouraging them to utilize the variety of resources that the librar...Read on...

List of movies in the program...
Posted on: September 9, 2016

Pin Perfect Program at theLibrary

The New Braunfels Public Library is starting a new craft program for adults called Pin Perfect. Pin Perfect will be the third Thursday of each month from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. and will give adults a chance to create a craft project from start to finish.

Many people see lots of craft projects on Pinterest and other similar sites, but never take the time to try them. This program will allow patrons to explore those projects with guidance from a librarian who has made them before and the library will provi...Read on...