New Braunfels-based men's grooming lounge The Refinery is now open in Gruene Lake Village

Upscale men’s grooming lounge The Refinery opened Nov. 11 in Gruene Lake Village at 2363 Gruene Lake Drive, Ste. A, New Braunfels. Located next to Gruene Tini’s, the business offers services for men, including hair and beard care, skin treatment, waxing and more. 830-609-9727. www.refinerynb.com
By Ian Pribanic
Ian Pribanic covers city government, transportation, business and education news for Community Impact Newspaper in the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth areas. A Washington D.C. native and University of North Texas graduate, Ian was previously an editor for papers in Oklahoma, West Texas and for Community Impact in New Braunfels.


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New Braunfels City Council approved a jump in acreage of its Reinvestment Zone Number One during its Aug. 10 meeting. (Screen shot courtesy city of New Braunfels)
Planned fire station, training facilities to be moved to larger land parcel within New Braunfels

A planned fire station and training facility in New Braunfels is en route to be moved to another location after officials established a roughly 35-acre tract that has been deemed a more suitable location.

New Braunfels City Council met Aug. 10 and approved a grant for $85,000 to help create and retain 40 jobs in the city. (Screen shot courtesy city of New Braunfels)
New Braunfels officials greenlight program to create, retain 40 full-time jobs

A program approved by New Braunfels City Council will offer an $85,000 investment to provide financial incentives to United Training Center LLC.

Courtesy Resolute Health Hospital
Resolute Health Hospital in New Braunfels to expand visitation allowances

Patients at Resolute Health Hospital, located at 555 Creekside Crossing, New Braunfels, are now allowed one visitor due to an adjusted visitation policy that went in place Aug. 11.

The office of public health will extend its hours through lunch to provide adults and children with vaccines ahead of the 2020-21 school year. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Comal County Office of Public Health to offer back-to-school vaccines

Eligible adults and children can receive low- or no-cost immunizations through the office of public health.

Retailer Harbor Freight Tools will open a Georgetown location Aug. 11. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Harbor Freight Tools coming to Georgetown and more Central Texas news

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Here is the Comal County COVID-19 case update for Aug. 10. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Two new COVID-19-related deaths reported in Comal County

Two New Braunfels residents died Aug. 6 due to COVID-19, according to an Aug. 10 press release from Comal County.

Courtesy Lone Star Bath Treats
Lone Star Bath Treats expands to brick-and-mortar location in New Braunfels

Lone Star Bath Treats, located at 2090 N. I-35, Ste. 4111, New Braunfels, had its grand opening July 29.

Comal and New Braunfels ISDs to begin 2020-21 school year with in-person and remote learning

Students will be able to participate in remote or in-person instruction and can change their preference at the end of each nine-week period.

Comal and Guadalupe counties approve discretionary tax increase measures

Commissioner courts in both counties approved measures that would allow up to an 8% increase of property taxes, but doubted such a hike would be necessary.

To the moon and back: New Braunfels resident and astronaut is Texan of the Year

Brig. Gen. Charles Duke’s career at NASA spanned over 10 years. He was involved in five Apollo missions from 1966-72.

First round of PPP loans offered temporary relief in New Braunfels, saved jobs

The Paycheck Protection Program authorized up to $669 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses with 500 or fewer employees to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis.