TO-DO LIST: 14 January and February events in and around New Braunfels

The fifth annual MLK Day March will take place Jan. 20. (Courtesy  New Braunfels MLK Association)
The fifth annual MLK Day March will take place Jan. 20. (Courtesy New Braunfels MLK Association)

The fifth annual MLK Day March will take place Jan. 20. (Courtesy New Braunfels MLK Association)

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Admiral William McRaven wrote "Sea Stories, My Life in Special Operations." (Courtesy city of New Braunfels)
An evening with Admiral William McRaven

Jan. 16

Four-star Admiral William H. McRaven, a No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, will present his new book, "Sea Stories, My Life in Special Operations," at the McKenna Event Center from 6-9:30 p.m. $45-$125. 801 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels. 830-606-9595.

Rising Stars of New Braunfels Gala

Jan. 17

Celebrate the 20 rising stars of New Braunfels at this year’s gala. The event will include a social hour, served dinner, presentation of awards and the announcement of the 2019 Distinguished Young Leader Award. 6-9 p.m. $100-$125. The Milestone, 1723 Herbelin Road, New Braunfels. 830-625-2385.

5th annual MLK Day march

Jan. 20

Hosted by the New Braunfels MLK Association, the fifth annual MLK Day March will begin at the NB Civic Center and proceed down South Seguin Avenue to the Plaza before returning to the civic center. The University of Texas San Antonio Gospel Choir will sing, and the Herblock exhibit "The Long March" will be on display. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. 375 S Castell Ave., New Braunfels. 830-708-6065.

2nd annual Girls Night Out

Jan. 23

Join the 2nd annual Girls Night Out at the Village Venue benefiting the Crisis Center of Comal County. The event will feature women-owned businesses and businesses marketed toward women. 5:30-10 p.m. $20-$50. 2032 Central Plaza, New Braunfels. 830-460-3500.

NBPAA presents 'Frozen Jr.'

Jan. 24-26

The New Braunfels Performing Arts Academy presents "Frozen Jr." at the Brauntex Theater. 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. (Fri.), 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.). $15. 290 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels. 830-627-0808.

Hill Country Wedding Show

Jan. 26

Meet 60 vendors from the Hill Country at the Village Venue and see vendor showcases, live hair and makeup demos, a bridal fashion show and other entertainment. 1-5 p.m. Free. 2032 Central Plaza, New Braunfels. 830-460-3500.

Monthly Night Dive

Jan. 29

Hosted by Stone Oak Scuba each month, the night dive offers divers an opportunity to see nightlife in the Comal River at Hinman Island Park. Gear not provided. 7-9 p.m. Free. Hinman Island Drive, New Braunfels. 210-267-2027.

Money 101

Jan. 30

Learn how to manage money, plan for the future and build wealth with Five Rings Financial’s Money 101 event hosted by Dos Rios Mexican Bar & Grill. RSVP via email to 6-8 p.m. Free. 1281 N. Academy Ave., New Braunfels. 830-832-2682.


Feb. 7

Hosted by the Braunfels Foundation Trust, funds raised at Tablescapes will help to award 100 Career Tech Scholarships of $1,500 per recipient to graduating seniors. Attendees can view uniquely decorated tables created by local sponsors and volunteers. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $50. 561 Oasis St., New Braunfels. 830-837-5480.

Blingo Bingo

Feb. 7

Join Family Promise of Greater New Braunfels for a night of bingo benefiting local families experiencing homelessness. Prizes include jewelry donated by local businesses, such as Ernesto’s, San Anthony and others. 7-10 p.m. $50; for tickets visit 631 Lakeview Blvd., New Braunfels. 830-214-0024.

The Rugged Ranch Run

Feb. 8

Challenge your strength and endurance in an obstacle course 5K at Texas Ski Ranch with over 20 obstacles. 6:30-11 a.m. $25 (participating juniors 17 and under), $35 (participating adults 18), $35 (competing juniors 17 and under), $45 (competing adults 18 and up). 6700 N. I-35, New Braunfels.


Love the Run You’re With 5K

Feb. 8

Hosted by Comal Fit, the Love the Run You’re With 5K encourages runners to dress as a famous duo with their loved ones. 9-10:15 a.m. $10 (Comal ISD staff through Feb. 1), $15 (early registration through Feb. 1), $25 (Feb. 2-7), $30 (day of) 164 Landa Park Drive, New Braunfels. 830-608-2160.

Beauty and wellness show

Feb. 8-9

The second annual New Braunfels Beauty & Wellness Show at the New Braunfels civic/convention center will feature presentations, fashion, shopping, and demonstrations about beauty and health from over 100 local organizations. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.), 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.). $5. 375 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels. 830-488-7814.

Duty to God Interfaith Hike

Feb. 9

On Scout Sunday, take part in the annual Interfaith Hike, which will include faith stops throughout the downtown area beginning at the McKenna Children’s Museum. Registration ends Feb. 2. 2-5 p.m. $5. 801 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels. 210-262-1449.


Render of rebuilt Marktplatz at Wurstfest
Wurstfest debuts New Braunfels Marktplatz renderings

Wurstfest's lease was also renewed at City Council meeting.

Postal Annex opening soon in Freiheit Village

A new Postal Annex will be coming to Freiheit Village in late March. The business, which will be located at …

PT Solutions opens near Resolute Health Hospital

Physical therapy clinic offers free consults

Salimat with her host family, interpreter, mother and the owners of Krause’s after her surgery. (Courtesy HeartGift)
Krause's Cafe fundraiser collects $25,000 for heart surgery

The money raised helped provide heart surgery for a young girl from Uganda.

High school receives AV upgrades

The upgrades are expected to be completed in Spring 2020.

The Smithson Valley High School freshman cheer team won first place at the NCA Senior & Junior High School National Championship on Feb. 1-2 in Dallas. (Courtesy Comal ISD)
Comal ISD freshman cheer team named NCA national champions

The team placed first in the NCA Senior and Junior High School National Championship.

Creations Catering is expected to open in early 2020. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Creations Catering now open

The grand opening is Feb. 28

Tia's Taco Hut Now Open

Located at 2180 Hwy. 46

Polls open for early primary voting

Early voting locations are open for the 2020 primary election.

Residents will be able to drop off their household hazardous waste at a city event on Feb. 22. (Courtesy Fotolia)
City of New Braunfels to host hazardous waste drop-off

Hazardous materials will be accepted from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Feb. 22.

Vulcan plans to mine 40% of its 1,500-acre property at the intersection of Hwy. 46 and FM 3009 over the next 80 years. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Lawsuit filed against TCEQ for Vulcan quarry permit

Groups opposing a proposed quarry owned by Vulcan Materials filed a lawsuit Feb. 14 against the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

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