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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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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.

"With the release of ...

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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2020

City Adopts Governor's "Open Texas" Plan

Following this week’s release of the Report to Open Texas by Governor Greg Abbott, the City of New Braunfels is adopting that plan and revoking all previous City orders issued since the initial disaster declaration.

New Braunfels Mayor Barron Casteel has signed an order that replaces all previous local orders issued since March 19th, 2020.  “The City of New Braunfels is following the guidelines set out by Governor Greg Abbott for reopening business...

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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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2020

City Orders Already in Line with Governor’s Executive Order

On April 17, 2020 Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order No. GA-16 to address safely and strategically reopening select services as the first step in COVID-19 recovery efforts.

One major component of the order, which has already been in place in New Braunfels, allows non-essential retail services to resume business if their products can be provided through pickup or delivery.

The City of New Braunfels issued a supplement to the S...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Collaborative Effort Leads to Availability of COVID-19 Testing

A collaborative effort involving the City of New Braunfels, Comal County, New Braunfels Utilities, the McKenna Foundation, and both local school districts has provided the availability of testing for COVID-19 in New Braunfels.

Resources provided by all partners made it possible to establish a drive thru testing site that has conducted 34 tests for patients that have been identified by their physicians as in need of testing.

 “A concerted community-wide respons...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2020

New Braunfels Public Library Internet Cards Now Available Online

If you’re wishing you had access to the library’s full catalog and resources to enjoy while you’re at home, then it’s your lucky day.

The application for Internet cards, which gives users access to all of the New Braunfels Public Library’s electronic resources, is now available online.

Internet cards are available to anyone in New Braunfels and the San Antonio metro area who ap...

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Posted on: January 8, 2020

Media Release - California Boulevard Improvements Beginning

The City of New Braunfels has announced that the California Boulevard road and sidewalk construction project is beginning the week of January 6th, 2020.

The City of New Braunfels has announced that the California Boulevard road and sidewalk construction project is beginning the week of January 6th, 2020.

The scope of work includes; spot base repairs, mill and overlay, sidewalk and ADA ramps from Loop 337 t...

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