During an April 21 Comal County Commissioners Court meeting, the court recognized Cypress Bend Park in New Braunfels for being awarded a Texas Historical Commission Subject Marker.

The 15-acre park was founded as Eiband Park in 1927, according to county documents and is operated by the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department.

In the 1930s, an amphitheater and open-air pavilion were built, and Fort Sam Houston used the park in 1934 to conduct military exercises.

Historical subject markers recognize significant sites, individuals, events and buildings that are a significant part of Texas history, according to the Texas Historical Commission.

County commissioners April 21 also recognized a historical marker that was awarded to Heinrich Theodore Mordhorst. The New Braunfels parks department also sponsored the marker.

Mordhorst moved to New Braunfels in the early 1900s, according to county documents, where he established the Comal Earthenware Co. in 1906 and used cement to construct structures, sidewalks, grave covers, the New Braunfels International & Great Northern Railroad Station and more.

Following his death in 1928, Mordhorst was buried in the Comal Cemetery.

Ceremonies will be held April 24 to dedicate each of the markers.

The dedication for Cypress Bend Park will take place at 2 p.m. at 503 Peace Ave., New Braunfels, and the dedication recognizing Mordhorst will be held at 3 p.m. at his gravesite in the Comal Cemetery.