Happy to live and work in New Braunfels

New Braunfels editor Ian Pribanic began working at Community Impact in June.

New Braunfels editor Ian Pribanic began working at Community Impact in June.

From the North Texas Hill Country to the heart of it, I am thrilled to be living and working in the city of New Braunfels.

Community journalism has been a focus and a passion of mine from the onset, and Community Impact Newspaper maintains a high standard and commitment to hyperlocal news that the residents of New Braunfels have come to know and trust.

After growing up in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and attending the University of North Texas, my journalism career began in the small towns of Western Oklahoma. I ventured back to Texas to take on new challenges as an editor, and I am beyond excited to have an opportunity to serve this town.

I have already met dozens of wonderful people and look forward to interacting with as many residents, business owners and passionate community members as possible in the coming months. If you have any thoughts about the paper, ideas for stories or spotted the latest Impact for our pages, please contact me.
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2tarts Bakery co-owner Ashley Landerman’s award-winning cookies will be available in the bakery through the holiday season. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)
2tarts Bakery owners mix together business savvy and love of New Braunfels

April Weilbacher and Ashley Landerman have owned and operated 2tarts Bakery in New Braunfels since July 2010.

Holiday events abound for New Braunfels residents this Christmas. (Courtesy Rudy Jimenez)
14 events to do in and around New Braunfels

New Braunfels residents can choose from a long list of holiday events.

Austin Regional Clinic has administered more than 84,000 flu vaccinations to date in 2019.
DATA: Austin Regional Clinic gave thousands of flu tests after Thanksgiving; second spike possible during holidays

Austin Regional Clinic gave more than 4,500 flu tests leading up to Thanksgiving.

Sherwin-Williams opened a second New Braunfels location Nov. 11. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
Sherwin-Williams opens second location in New Braunfels

The paint store also sells supplies, including brushes, rollers and spray equipment.

A Clear Springs Academy childcare center is under construction near Avery Park in New Braunfels. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
Clear Springs Academy childcare center coming soon to New Braunfels

The child care academy will focus on children ages six weeks to 12 years old.

The deliveries of precast bridge caps for the San Antonio Street bridge project are expected to cause traffic delays in New Braunfels on Dec. 11-13. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
San Antonio Street bridge construction deliveries to cause delays in New Braunfels

Drivers can anticipate delays near downtown Dec. 11-13.

New Braunfels City Council and the New Braunfels Economic Development Corp. are working to bring an automotive plant to New Braunfels. (Courtesy Fotolia)
City Council approves economic package to help bring automotive plant to New Braunfels

The project is expected to create more than 500 jobs by 2031.

Michael Wehman, New Braunfels Assistant Fire Chief
New Braunfels Fire Department selects new assistant fire chief

Michael Wehman is a 28-year fire service veteran who most recently served as NBFD battalion chief.

Common winter allergies in Texas are caused by pollen from the Ashe juniper—also known as a mountain cedar. The tree is native to the area. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
As pollen counts rise in Central Texas, learn about cedar fever and allergy prevention

As temperatures cool heading into the winter season in Central Texas, pollen counts from Ashe juniper trees begin to climb, causing seasonal allergies referred to locally by residents as “cedar fever.”

The deadline to file for the March 2020 primary in Comal and Guadalupe counties is Dec. 9. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
Comal County, Guadalupe County candidates meet Dec. 9 deadline to file for 2020 primary

A long list of candidates will be vying for elected positions in the 2020 election. The deadline to file for the March 3, 2020 primary election is Dec. 9.

The Comal County courthouse is lit up in downtown New Braunfels for the holiday season. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
Comal County announces holiday closures

Comal County residents should be aware that the holiday season may affect operation hours at various county offices. In observance of the Christmas and New Year's holidays, these Comal County offices will be closed or have adjusted hours:

A Subway restaurant is coming soon to The Shops at Clear Springs in New Braunfels.
Subway restaurant coming soon to The Shops at Clear Springs in New Braunfels

The restaurant will offer customizable submarine sandwiches and more.

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