New Braunfels to host regional spelling bee and more Central Texas news

Harini Logan, 10, won the 66th annual Express-News Spelling Bee at the University of Texas at San Antonio downtown campus on March 17, 2019. For 2021, the event is slated to be held in March at the Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre in New Braunfels. (Photo by Jerry Lara, courtesy the San Antonio Express News)
Harini Logan, 10, won the 66th annual Express-News Spelling Bee at the University of Texas at San Antonio downtown campus on March 17, 2019. For 2021, the event is slated to be held in March at the Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre in New Braunfels. (Photo by Jerry Lara, courtesy the San Antonio Express News)

Harini Logan, 10, won the 66th annual Express-News Spelling Bee at the University of Texas at San Antonio downtown campus on March 17, 2019. For 2021, the event is slated to be held in March at the Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre in New Braunfels. (Photo by Jerry Lara, courtesy the San Antonio Express News)

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New Braunfels

Still in need of sponsors, New Braunfels venue to host prestigious regional spelling bee in March


One of the roads to the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee in June runs directly through New Braunfels.

The Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre in New Braunfels will host the regional spelling bee March 27.



Surviving the pandemic: Here are five New Braunfels businesses that recently celebrated their first anniversary

Even though New Braunfels has not been immune to recent economic conditions, here are five local businesses that have recently celebrated one year in business, either outright or at a new location.

New Braunfels announces Thanksgiving holiday closures

In observance of Thanksgiving on Nov. 26, some city of New Braunfels facilities will close or have adjusted hours.

Voodoo Wine and Coffee Bar now open in New Braunfels area

Voodoo Wine and Coffee Bar, located at 103 Gattusso Road, New Braunfels, officially opened Nov. 21. The shop serves varietals of wine, beer, coffee, charcuterie boards and desserts.

Southwest Austin

Austin Community College: There’s 'excitement' for a new Pinnacle campus

ACC trustees on Nov. 16 received an update on the development of a new districtwide campus master plan, which outlines what the district could explore for the Pinnacle site in the future.

Sawyer Ranch Road shared-use path completed in Dripping Springs

A new shared-use path that stretches for over a mile along Sawyer Ranch Road opened in Hays County on Oct. 23.

Central Austin

Still open for takeout, TLV is the lone restaurant operating in Fareground food hall


Chef Berty Richter said he never anticipated the opportunity to run a restaurant serving the cuisine of his home country, Israel—but now he does exactly that as executive chef of TLV.

Nicholas Cicale, Brian Rash, Lauren Canterberry and Olivia Aldridge contributed to this report.



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Dr. Judith L. Thompson, a prominent surgeon in New Braunfels, said she is seeking to make sure people stay calm while awaiting information about incoming COVID-19 vaccines. (Courtesy Dr. Judith L. Thompson)
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Construction on Morningside Drive in New Braunfels has been ongoing for nearly a year and is expected to continue for several months with new detours taking effect next week. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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City officials broke ground at the site of the new police headquarters Jan. 14. (Courtesy city of New Braunfels)
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Michael Meek, Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, and New Braunfels ISD Superintendent Randy Moczygemba announced their plans to retire this year. (Courtesy the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce/New Braunfels Independent School District)
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