A look back at the most popular stories of 2018

In 2018, Community Impact Newspaper provided its first full year of coverage in the New Braunfels community. Here is a listing of the most popular stories, based on web analytics data.

1. Disposable container and cooler size ordinances are back in effect on rivers

A controversial disposable containers ban on New Braunfels rivers took effect Nov. 1 after a Texas appeals court lifted a three-year hold on two ordinances.

Published: April 20, 2018

2. Your 2018 primary election guide for Comal county and the New Braunfels area

The primary election guide gave readers a listing of candidates that would appear on the ballot.

Published: Feb. 20, 2018

3. Here’s what’s coming to $250M Solms Landing development in New Braunfels

Solms Landing is a 98-acre planned development east of I-35 in New Braunfels that will blend retail, office space and single-and multifamily residences.

While the project has been on hold pending city permits, City Council passed a resolution Jan. 14 to create the Solms Landing/New Braunfels Co-Op Public Improvement District, or PID, which will provide a financing mechanism to go toward horizontal infrastructure.

Published: April 5, 2018

4. New Braunfels’ first cannabidiol dispensary now open

Ben and Karina Sanchez opened Go Green Botanicals in New Braunfels on March 28, making it the city’s first cannabidiol, or CBD, dispensary. CBD is the medicinal compound that is extracted from the cannabis plant that provides medicinal benefits without the feeling of being high.

Published: April 5, 2018

5. Wurstfest starts today, provides more opportunities for free admission

Wurstfest has been a New Braunfels community tradition since 1961, and the 10-day salute to sausage evolved on many fronts in 2018.

Published: Nov. 2, 2018

6. Das Rec: Here’s what’s inside New Braunfels’ $24M recreation center
As the community anticipated the unveiling of the city's new recreation center, Community Impact Newspaper provided a look into the facility prior to opening day.

Published: June 5, 2018

By Rachel Nelson
Rachel Nelson is editor of the New Braunfels edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She covers local business, new development, city and county government, health care, education and transportation. Rachel relocated to Central Texas from Amarillo in 2009 and is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.