2020 in review: Top stories from New Braunfels

The coronavirus pandemic, business news and education updates were just a few of the areas we covered in New Braunfels this year. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)
The coronavirus pandemic, business news and education updates were just a few of the areas we covered in New Braunfels this year. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)

The coronavirus pandemic, business news and education updates were just a few of the areas we covered in New Braunfels this year. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)

The coronavirus pandemic, business news and education updates were just a few of the areas we covered in New Braunfels this year. Here is a look at the most viewed story or stories from each month of 2020.

January

GUIDE: 49 businesses new or coming soon to New Braunfels

February

Massive mixed-use development coming to New Braunfels


Marktplatz rebuild to be completed by Wurstfest 2020; renderings show future design

March

BREAKING NEWS: New Braunfels issues stay-at-home order effective 11:59 p.m. March 25

April

Updated: New Braunfels stay-at-home order to remain unchanged after Abbott’s orders

May

These 5 Central Texas cities are among the fastest-growing in the U.S.

June

UPDATE: New Braunfels restaurants close temporarily after employees test positive for COVID-19

July

Comal and New Braunfels ISDs to lengthen school days for 2020-21 school year

August

QuikTrip now open in New Braunfels

September

Daiquiri Depot now open in New Braunfels

New Braunfels Ghost Tours named among top 10 in U.S.

October

New Braunfels hot spot: 5 businesses now open or coming soon at County Line Retail center

New Braunfels to host virtual tree lighting, socially distanced pictures with Santa

December

Officials: New truck stops in New Braunfels would be subject to new rules
By Lauren Canterberry

Reporter, New Braunfels

Lauren joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in October 2019. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, Lauren was a freelance journalist and worked as a college English teacher in China. At CI, Lauren covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in New Braunfels.



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CIS staff and volunteers worked at the new booth during the 2021 Wurstfest celebration. (Courtesy Christine Douglas)
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The organization uses funds raised through events and donations to provide mental health and mentoring support for students across Central Texas.

Local businesses face supply chain issues and rising costs

As costs for goods and services rise, consumers and businesses alike are struggling to cope with rising inflation and supply chain challenges.

US Attorney General Merrick Garland and US Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta announced the lawsuit against Texas on Dec. 6. (Screenshot courtesy of Department of Justice)
U.S. Dept. of Justice lawsuit alleges Texas' redistricting maps discriminate against voters of color

The suit alleges that the Texas Legislature redrew the maps to reduce voters of colors' influence on elections.

The 6.5-mile project will be an important connection for the pedestrian, bicycle and transit networks, according to city officials. (Courtesy Austin Public Works)
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Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 6.

Drive under the holiday lights through Jan. 2 at Santa's Ranch in New Braunfels. (Courtesy Santa's Ranch)
12 things to do in and around New Braunfels this holiday season

Here are just a few events in and around New Braunfels, places to meet with Santa and more this December.

Both proposed maps would reallocate portions of District 2 into District 6 to better balance the population. (Courtesy City of New Braunfels)
City of New Braunfels releases potential redistricting maps ahead of committee recommendation

Both proposed maps would reallocate portions of District 2 into District 6 to better balance the population.

The closures are related to NBUs Castell Avenue 24-Inch Water Line Project. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
New Braunfels Utilities announces December road closures

The closures are slated to conclude buy the end of December.

Consuelo Mendez Middle School has consistently received poor ratings from the Texas Education Agency. (Community Impact Newspaper)
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Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 3.

Derrick Chubbs is leaving Austin for a food bank in Florida. (Courtsey Central Texas Food Bank)
Central Texas Food Bank CEO Derrick Chubbs steps down

Derrick Chubbs is leaving Austin for a food bank in Florida.

Eden Hill offers independent and assisted-living, memory care and nursing home/care. (Courtesy Eden Hill Communities)
Many options based on needs are available in our 2021 senior living guide for New Braunfels

These are just some of the senior living options available in the New Braunfels area.

The district has taken the first steps to complete projects approved by voters during the November bond election. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)
Comal ISD begins work on approved 2021 bond projects

The district has taken the first steps to complete projects approved by voters during the November bond election.