New Braunfel’s Common Street project is ahead of schedule

Community Impact Newspaper
Community Impact Newspaper

Community Impact Newspaper

The city of New Braunfels is ahead of schedule on an estimated six-month project that began on Common Street in November. The project includes road repairs and improvements to pedestrian accommodations on a roughly one-mile stretch of roadway between Gruene Road and Sundance Parkway. According to city officials, affected traffic lanes will be shifted in various areas from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for the duration of the project.

Timeline: November-March


Cost: $923,408

Funding source: city of New Braunfels 2013 bond


MOST RECENT

The New Braunfels budget includes $90.59 million in general fund expenditures which includes funding for six firefighters, four patrol police officers, one police sergeant and one-time expenses for several departments. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)
New Braunfels City Council gives final approval of $322.87 million FY 2021-22 budget and tax rate

The budget includes $90.59 million in general fund expenditures which includes funding for six firefighters, four patrol police officers, one police sergeant and one-time expenses for several departments.

As proposed Senate redistricting went under scrutiny, the state’s first congressional map, featuring two additional congressional districts, was released. (Community Impact Staff)
Senate hearings, congressional map released: Read the latest on redistricting in Texas

As proposed Senate redistricting went under scrutiny, the state’s first congressional map, featuring two additional congressional districts, was released.

The county's molecular positivity rate was reported to be 8.33% and the antigen positivity rate was reported to be 6.65% as of Sept. 27.  (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Comal County sees decline in weekly new COVID-19 cases since Sept. 20

On Sept. 27, Comal County reported 147 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, bringing the county total to 18,190.

The price of child care tuition in some areas is comparable to tuition at a four-year university, according to the Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area. (Courtesy Primrose Schools)
Central Texas child care providers struggling even as economy recovers

The pandemic is exacerbating an already difficult staffing shortage issue in the area's child care industry.

A new development will be coming to east Kyle. (courtesy Texas Department of Transportation)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: East Kyle to see new development; Katy Boardwalk District announces updates, and more top stories

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Sept. 27.

The 17,000-square-foot facility ended up being about a $12 million investment. (Eric Weilbacher/Community Impact Newspaper)
Wurstfest unveils new Marktplatz rebuild ahead of festival set to begin Nov. 5

The 17,000-square-foot facility ended up being about a $12 million investment.

Attendees will be able to learn about the redistricting process and ask questions about the factors that drive redistricting. (Community Impact Staff)
Rezoning in downtown New Braunfels paves the way for future development

The property located at 157 S. Guenther Ave. was rezoned to a central business district. Plans are underway for a new development on the adjacent property.

The zone will provide additional funding for public improvements within the area. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Third reinvestment zone approved in downtown New Braunfels

The zone will provide additional funding for public improvements within the area.

Kyle City Council voted 6-1 and approved the new citywide trail master plan that will utilize 2020 bond election funds for trails that will help connect Austin to San Antonio. (Courtesy Pexels)
CI Nation roundup: Perfect Game coming to Cedar Park; Kyle City Council approves trail master plan to connect Austin to San Antonio and more top stories

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Sept. 24.

Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde said Sept. 23 though the district has been awarded emergency funding, it has only had access to a fraction of it. (Maggie Quinlan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin ISD superintendent lays out barriers to receiving emergency funding

Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde said while it seems that the district has received "millions and millions," it has been able to use a fraction of granted emergency funds.