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Any person owning, keeping, harboring or having custody of any dog or cat over three months of age within this city must obtain a license. A license can be purchased through the Humane Society of New Braunfels. They are located at:
3353 Morningside Drive
New Braunfels Texas 78132
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. (210) 212-3700 Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc.
You may use the following link to locate your City Council District.
ISO classifies communities from 1 (the best) to 10 (the worst) based on how well they score on the ISO Fire Suppression Rating Schedule, which grades such features as water distribution, fire department equipment and manpower and fire alarm facilities. ISO field representatives use the schedule when surveying a community's fire protection capability. The score that is determined from applying the Fire Suppression Rating Schedule is translated into a public protection classification. A perfect score in Texas is 106.5. It consists of 50 points for fire department capabilities, 40 points for water supply and distribution, 10 points for receiving and handling fire alarms and 6.5 points for a "Texas Addendum" that grades fire safety education, building code enforcement, fire prevention code enforcement and fire investigation capabilities. The current rating inside the city is a 1. Outside the city, but less than 1000 feet from a fire hydrant and less than 5 driving miles from a fire station is also a 1. Outside the city and more than 1000 ft from a fire hydrant, but less than 5 miles from a fire station is a 9. For more information on ISO rating's from the State Fire Marshal's Office, please visit the State Fire Marshal's Office website at the following link.
Entry level testing is now administered by the Civil Service Director. Applicants must be at least 18, but not yet 36 years old, in order to take the general knowledge entrance test. Other specific requirements that must be met to be considered eligible for employment include:
Qualifications required to become an EMT are listed here on the Department of State Health Services website.
SB 193 requires drivers nearing stopped emergency vehicles-with lights activated -to either slow down or change lanes.
The law states a driver must. unless otherwise directed by a police officer, either vacate the lane closest to the stopped emergency vehicle if the road has multiple lanes traveling in the same direction or slow down 20 miles per hour below the speed limit. (If the speed limit is below 25 mph the driver must slow down to 5 mph.)
Emergency vehicles include police, emergency medical service and fire vehicles.
A violation is punishable by a maximum fine of $200. If the violation results in property damage, the maximum fine increases to $500. If the violation results in bodily injury, the offense is enhanced to a Class B misdemeanor.
The new law was passed in the last regular session of the Texas Legislature and went into effect Sept. 1, 2003.
It is the ability to produce a map image that sets GIS apart from other database systems. Perhaps more simply, a GIS gives you tools to answer questions about a location (geographic information). You can combine layers of information stored in a database that may include addresses, aerial photographs, dates, and other numerical values.
ArcGIS Desktop users can extract an imagery tile approximately one-mile square by accessing the City's imagery services (see FAQ topic), adding the desired service into their map document, and then following these simple steps:1. Select the imagery service from the ArcMap table of contents.2. Right click on the imagery layer and select Data > Export Data...3. Select the Data Frame radio button in the Extent section4. Note the output location on your local harddrive5. Select your desired image format, compression type, and compression quality6. Click Save.
This will create a copy of the image extent on your local computer. The highest resolution imagery is limited to a one-mile tile for performance reasons.
To access our imagery and other map services:1. Open ArcCatalog2. Click on GIS Servers > Add ArcGIS Server3. Select “Use GIS Services” and click Next4. Enter the URL “http://maps.nbtexas.org/arcgis/services” and click finish. This will create a connection called “arcgis on maps.nbtexas.org”.5. Open the connection and open either the Maps or Imagery folder6. Select the desired service and add to your ArcMap document.
CAD users will need to use the ArcGIS for AutoCAD software plug-in developed by Esri and use the same URL to similarly configure it based on their particular system.
For more information, please visit nbtexas.org/historicpreservation.
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Yes. If you have a wireless enabled device, wireless internet access is available at the Library. We also offer wireless printing by website, app, or email.
Website: Go to printeron.net/nbpl/mainlibrary
App: Download PrinterOn app on your device.
Email: Send an attachment to one of the following email addresses, depending on your color and page size preference.
Black & White Letter: email@example.com
Black & White Legal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Color Letter: email@example.com
Color Legal: firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out what’s happening at the library, check out the Library Calendar (or click on the Library Calendar tab on our main page). We offer a variety of popular programs for Children, Teens and Adults at both our main location and the Westside Community Center. Please note: many events require registration, which you can do online through our calendar, or by calling us at (830) 221-4300. All library events are free to the public.
Yes! Our library subscribes to Overdrive, rbDigital, and Freegal, which provide access to free downloadable eBooks and audiobooks. You can check out all of our digital resources- even search for digital titles- through our catalog page here.
The library subscribes to over 60 electronic resources, including "Overdrive," "rbdigital," "Flipster," "Freegal Music," “Rocket Languages,” “Pronunciator” and “Atomic Training.”
We also provide a wealth of resources through the Texas State Library’s Discover Texas program.
All of our resources are easily accessible through the Catalog page tab on the library’s homepage- just sign in and explore!
If you have a current library card, simply log in to your library account and scroll down till you see the heading "Is the library missing something?" Please choose "Yes" when asked if it's ok to borrow from another library, as a small postage fee applies. Enter as much information as you can about the item (author, title, format, fiction or nonfiction, part of a series, etc.). You can request three ILLs simultaneously.
If you would like assistance with an ILL request, please stop by the Help Desk.
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The Westside Community Center holds a small collection of library materials, as well as computers for public use. It is open:
The library also offers two study rooms for individual and small group study. They may be reserved for up to two hours of use per day either by calling 221-4300 or in person. For more information, see the Meeting & Study Rooms page.
When can I drop off donations?You can drop off small donations (under 4 boxes) anytime during library hours at the front desk or by car at the front of the library. If you drive to the front of the library, call 830-221-4300 for curbside assistance. Large donations (over 5 boxes) should be dropped off by appointment only. Call 830-221-4300 for details.
Is there a limit to how many books/boxes I can donate?No limit! However, please be aware that large donations (5 or more boxes/bags) will require a different drop-off time so the library can coordinate with the Friends of the Library.
Do I get a tax receipt?You can request a tax receipt upon time of drop-off.
Can I keep my bags/boxes?Yes, but please let us know when you call so we can bring out the appropriate cart to move your items.
Where do I go for more donation information?Call 830-221-4300 for more information or for curbside assistance. Library
Sign up online by visiting nbtexas.org/signup. You may also call (830) 221-4370 or come by the Landa Recreation Center in Landa Park to register you or your family for one of our classes, programs or special events.
Comal River: The Comal river is only closed public safety issues or during times of high water. The entrance and exit access points are open daily from 6 a.m. to midnight. - Learn More
Guadalupe River: The entrance and exit access points are open daily from 6 a.m. to midnight. - Learn More
You may call (830) 221-4350 or come by the Parks Office in Landa Park or to reserve your area up to 18 months in advance. Check availability by visiting nbtexas.org/signup.
Overnight camping is not allowed in any city park. Please check the Chamber of Commerce website for local business listings.
Please refer to the individual listings located under Landa Park Attractions and theLanda Park Aquatic Complex.
You can now file a police report online for the following crimes:
Accident reports are $6.00 (cash or check) and may be obtained in the following ways:
1. In Person at the Police Department during normal business hours (M-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
2. By Fax - Send your request to (830) 608-2188
3. By Mail - Send your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:
New Braunfels Police Department
ATTN: Records Department
1488 S. Seguin Ave.
New Braunfels, TX 78130
4. On the internet - This service will include a $6.00 fee. Follow this link:
Requests for Public Information must be made in writing and should contain as much information as possible about the information you are requesting in order to expedite a response. Please remember that requests should be for documents or other information that already exists. Government organizations (like NBPD) are not required to answer questions, perform legal research, or comply with continuing requests to supply information on a periodic basis since that information has not yet been prepared. Written requests can be sent in by U.S. Mail, submitted online, or submitted in person at the New Braunfels Police Department Headquarters (550 Landa Street New Braunfels TX 78130). We recommend that you keep a copy of your request and proof of receipt for your personal records.
A convenient Public Information Request Form is available to help you provide the needed information.
Requests for Public Information can also be completed in person at the New Braunfels Police Department (550 Landa Street), by fax at 830-608-2188, or by email.
Officers with the New Braunfels Police Department are available while off duty to work as security for weddings, parades, 5K runs, and other special events. It is important to schedule officers for your event with as much notice as possible.
For information about availability of officers, pricing, and rules, please contact one of the following officers:
Sgt. Tom Scheuermann or Cpl. Blake Alexius
phone: (830) 221-4169
If you or a member of your family is hearing impaired, sight impaired, mentally or physically disabled, requires oxygen, non-English speaking, an Alzheimer's patient, or has another condition that would require a special emergency response please notify us so that we can provide the best emergency services possible.
Information will remain confidential and only be used by emergency response agencies.
To read more about the NBPD's Special Needs program, follow the link below.
For additional questions, contact the New Braunfels Police Department at (830) 221-4100. To enroll click here for more information...