New Braunfels man is Comal County's first COVID-19-related death

(Courtesy Adobe Stock)
(Courtesy Adobe Stock)

(Courtesy Adobe Stock)

A New Braunfels man in his 40s was the first Comal County resident known to have died due to COVID-19, according to a press release from the county.

The man died on Thursday afternoon, March 26, while he was a patient at Ascension Seton Medical Center in Austin.

He was one of the eight cases that had previously been confirmed by the Comal County Office of Public Health. Three other patients have recovered, three are under self-quarantine and another is hospitalized outside of Comal.

“Our hearts, as well as our thoughts and our prayers, go out to this man’s family and friends,” said County Judge Sherman Krause. “This tragic news emphasizes the need for all of us to make sure we are taking every effort to maintain social distancing measures and protecting ourselves, our loved ones and the most vulnerable among us from contracting COVID-19.”

Krause has not yet signed an order that restricts movement and business activities to the same extent that New Braunfels, Bexar County, Hays County or Travis County have.


Comal County has a webpage with more information about COVID-19, and a hotline available on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 830-221-1120.
By Warren Brown
Warren joined Community Impact at the beginning of 2020 as the editor of its New Braunfels paper and now reports the news in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle. Warren previously wrote for the Dallas Observer and Fort Worth Weekly and he brings a passion for truth and equality to his reporting.


MOST RECENT

Several Halloween-themed events are scheduled for this week in New Braunfels. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Downtown Spooktacular, Fall Fest and more upcoming events in New Braunfels

Trick-or-treating, live music, costume contests and more are included in this week's festivities.

The optometry office will move to a new building across the street on the corner of Fredericksburg Road and Landa Street. (Eric Weilbacher/Community Impact Newspaper)
Henry Hull Therapeutic to relocate to new, expanded office in New Braunfels

The optometry office will move to a new building across the street on the corner of Fredericksburg Road and Landa Street.

New statewide maps will go into effect Jan. 18, 2022. (Community Impact Newspaper Staff)
Gov. Abbott approves new voting maps for state legislature, Congress, school districts for next decade

The maps will go into effect Jan. 18, 2022, after the state legislature passed them during a 30-day special session.

The statewide job fair will connect veterans to employers as well as other resource providers. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Statewide job fair aims to connect Texas veterans and their families to employers

The job fair is coming to local Texas Workforce Solutions offices, some of which are having early admission for veterans and their families.

Teso Life currently has a location in Carrollton near another 99 Ranch Market and other Asian businesses and restaurants. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Japanese department store Teso Life coming to Frisco; New Braunfels’ Gruene Hall set as backdrop for Scotty McCreery music video and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 25.

The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter is set to begin renovations Oct. 25. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter to begin renovations

City Council approved $240,000 for renovations to the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter.

Child on a computer.
Texas Education Agency accepting applications for $1,500 grants for students in special education

To be eligible for the grant, students must be enrolled in pre-K through 12th grade in a Texas public school and served by a special education program.

The annual Dia de los Muertos celebration will take place in downtown. (Courtesy Mikie Farias Photography)
Street closures to know for New Braunfels' Dia De Los Muertos festival taking place tomorrow, Oct. 23

Dia De Los Muertos to take place tomorrow and these streets will be closed off to traffic beginning at 6 a.m.

Fitness studio Body20 is coming soon to Bee Cave's Hill Country Galleria. (Courtesy Giant Noise Public Relations)
New fitness studio, candy pop-up shop coming to Hill Country Galleria

A new candy pop-up shop and fitness studio are coming to Bee Cave's Hill Country Galleria.

Gruene Hall will be the backdrop of a new Scotty McCreery music video. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
New Braunfels’ Gruene Hall set as backdrop for upcoming music video

Country musician Scotty McCreery shot the video in historic Gruene Hall as an homage to George Strait.

Amazon is hiring for thousands of seasonal jobs statewide across its operations department. (Courtesy Amazon)
Amazon hiring for thousands of seasonal jobs throughout Texas

It is that time of year when people look for seasonal jobs as the holidays approach. Amazon aims to meet that demand by hiring for thousands of seasonal positions throughout Texas.