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Posted on: February 24, 2020

New Braunfels Public Library Receives Achievement of Library Excellence Award

On February 24th, the New Braunfels City Council recognized the New Braunfels Public Library for receiving the Texas Municipal Library Director’s Association Achievement of Library Excellence Award for the fifth year in a row.

Out of 571 public library systems in the state, only 53 were awarded the 2019 Achievement of Library Excellence award.

In order to qualify for the award, recipient libraries must document excellence in all ten areas of library service within the calendar y...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Sales Tax Received for December

The City of New Braunfels has announced an overall increase of approximately $266,000 or 8.5% in sales taxes received in February, 2020 (for the month of December, 2019) compared to the same month last year.

"With the release of the December figures, we are able to report that gross sales tax collections for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019-20 have increased by 7.6%. Sales tax remains a very seasonal source of revenue and annual collections will alw...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

City Council District 3 Citizen Forum Scheduled

Councilmember Harry Bowers, New Braunfels City Council District 3 representative, will host his quarterly citizen forum on Thursday, March 5th beginning at 6:00 p.m., in the Tejas room at City Hall located at 550 Landa Street.

           
“Our main presentation will come from the City’s Assistant Public WorksDirector and City Engineer Gary Ford,” said Councilmember Bowers. “Mr. Ford...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Fischer Park Nature Center Receives Aquatic Science Certification

Certified Aquatic Field Site - 72-01

Fischer Park Nature Education Center has been named a Texas Aquatic Science (TAS) Certified Field Site by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 5, 2020

CONTACT: Sonja Mlenar, Recreation Supervisor 1946 Monarch Way        New Braunfels, TX 78130830-221-4375fischer@nbtexas.org 

Fischer Park Nature Education Center Certified as...

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

Applications Available for Arts and Heritage Organizations Requesting Hotel/Motel Tax Funding

The City of New Braunfels is now accepting applications from local arts or heritage organizations for program funding.

Such organizations must hold a 501(c)3 designation by the Internal Revenue Service and as defined in the Texas Tax Code Section 351.101.

The City of New Braunfels takes applications annually to distribute Hotel/Motel Tax Funds to qualifying local organizat...

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Posted on: January 31, 2020

Media Release - New Braunfels Public Library Goes Fine Free in February—Permanently

The New Braunfels Public Library is fine-free beginning Saturday, Feb. 1, joining the growing number of libraries across the country that are eliminating overdue fines.

“Recent studies have shown no significant difference in overdue rates between libraries that charge fines and those that do not,” said Library Director Gretchen Pruett. “These same studies also show that fines — or ...

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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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