These are the New Braunfels committee meetings happening this week

New Braunfels' next City Council will be at City Hall, but other meetings held this week will be done virtually. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
New Braunfels' next City Council will be at City Hall, but other meetings held this week will be done virtually. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)

New Braunfels' next City Council will be at City Hall, but other meetings held this week will be done virtually. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)

New Braunfels' Texas Historic Landmark Commission will meet virtually at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 12. The meeting can be joined on Zoom or by calling 888-475-4499 and entering 8-1-6-4-4-3-2-5-2-5-5 for the meeting ID.

A request for a rehabilitation tax credit is under consideration for a designated landmark property at 1072 Church Hill Drive, also known as the Eickenroht House.

Two properties—1135 Mission Valley Road and 142 Hueco Springs Loop Road—have applications under consideration for the National Register of Historic Places. The sites would be known as the Mission Valley School and Teacherage and the Pape-Borchers Homestead, respectively.

The New Braunfels Area Complete Count Committee will also meet virtually on Tuesday, but at 1:30 p.m. Participants can again join through Zoom or by calling 888-475-4499. The meeting ID is 8-1-4-3-8-1-9-4-6-6-6.

Items up for discussion and action include funding for extending the 2020 Census promotional campaign, an update on social media and website traffic, and a real time Census data update.

The New Braunfels Texas Heritage Commission will meet on Zoom and people may call 888-475-4499 and use the meeting ID 8-1-1-9-7-6-6-2-1-0-8 to attend.

Elections for a chair and vice chair are up for discussion and action, as well as the allocations of 2019 hotel occupancy taxes to heritage organizations.

New Braunfels' Texas Arts Commission will meet on Thursday, May 14, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held on Zoom and residents may also attend by calling 888-475-4499 and entering the meeting ID 8-7-9-0-9-7-9-8-2-4-9.

Like the Heritage Commission, the Arts Commission will discuss and consider the election of a chair and a vice chair. They will also review applications and consider action regarding 2019 hotel occupancy tax allocations to arts organizations.

New Braunfels City Council will meet on Monday, May 11, at City Hall.

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.


Barbarosa Road at FM 1101 will be expanded to four lanes. (Courtesy Google Maps)
City Council approves design agreement for FM 1101, Barbarosa Rd. in New Braunfels

The roadway will be expanded to four lanes, and the project is receiving state funding.

Gov. Greg Abbott announced a special legislative session will begin July 8. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Greg Abbott announces special legislative session to start July 8

Agenda items will be announced before the session begins, according to a release from the governor's office.

The hike and bike trail will connect to area destinations and other trails. (Courtesy Pexels)
Design of portion of Dry Comal Creek Hike and Bike Trail underway in New Braunfels

Once complete, the Dry Comal Creek Hike and Bike Trail will connect neighborhoods, local destinations and existing trails.

Construction on the facility is anticipated to be complete in mid-July. (Courtesy Stantec)
New middle school nears completion in New Braunfels

The school will replace the existing New Braunfels Middle School and has capacity for 1,500 students.

The board approved the proposed budget at a June 21 meeting. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)
New Braunfels ISD adopts $83.4 million budget for 2021-22 school year

The budget includes funding for middle school soccer teams and music programs.

Several projects along IH-35 have been submitted for funding. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)
Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization seeks resident input regarding future road projects

The survey will collect feedback from participants about several proposed transportation projects in the area, including seven in New Braunfels.

Construction of Klein Road has been ongoing since February 2019. (Courtesy city of New Braunfels)
Reconstruction of Klein Road in New Braunfels to wrap up in summer 2021

Damage to the roadway has caused some delays to the project, which has been ongoing for over two years.

Volunteers of Austin Vaccine Angels gathered after becoming fully vaccinated. (Courtesy Jodi Holzband)
Grassroots groups aimed at vaccine outreach look toward the future

For the past five months, grassroots volunteer groups have been working to connect thousands of Central Texans to COVID-19 vaccines.

Washington Prime Group Inc. owns six area shopping centers, including The Arboretum. (Courtesy The Arboretum)
Owner of Austin-area shopping centers files for bankruptcy; entertainment complex coming to Cedar Park and more top area news

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The Bloomhouse—an 1,100-square-foot home in the hills of West Austin—was built in the 1970s by University of Texas architecture students for fellow student Dalton Bloom. It was featured in the Austin Weird Homes Tour of 2020. (Brian Perdue/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin Weird Homes Tour ends; Z’Tejas to close Arboretum restaurant and more Central Texas news

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Representatives from Continental and the City of New Braunfels signed a beam that will be used in the construction of the facility. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)
Continental breaks ground on manufacturing facility in New Braunfels

The 215,000-square-foot facility is anticipated to begin operations in late 2022.