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New Braunfels officials hold first public hearing on proposal to raise utility rates

New Braunfels Utilities and City Council have undertaken the first steps toward approval of a proposed utility rate hike designed to mitigate the cost of dozens of area projects.


From New Braunfels to Cedar Park, Central Texas outdoor recreation shops scrambling to keep inventory

When combined with temporary state restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many local shop owners are speculating a perfect storm of low supply and high demand is the main reason for changes in an industry that has of late been turned on its head.


New Braunfels opens parking lots to outdoor dining options

A temporary economic initiative officials hope will boost revenue for New Braunfels business owners received approval from City Council during a Sept. 14 meeting.



Outdoor dining opportunities in New Braunfels could expand amid pandemic

New Braunfels officials heard a presentation Sept. 10 geared toward expanding opportunities for outdoor dining and food trucks within the city.


Local building supply company set to expand New Braunfels operation

More than $5 million in business development investments will create 38 new jobs in New Braunfels.


Army Futures Command wants problems for soldiers to be solved at Texas university campuses

A new $130 million combat development complex in at Texas A&M’s campus in Bryan will break ground Oct. 12


Texas shoppers to save millions during tax-free weekend, Aug. 9-11

Editor's note: This post has been updated to clarify the 8.25% sales tax charge refers to the state and local charges.



Texas shoppers pay no sales tax on emergency preparedness supplies this weekend, April 27-29

As hurricane season approaches in Texas, state Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced a statewide sales tax holiday this weekend, April 27-29, on emergency preparedness supplies.


Report shows charitable giving increased in 2018 among Central Texas businesses

Nearly 75% of Central Texas businesses supported local nonprofits in 2018.


Local workforce struggles to find affordable housing

A study conducted by economic research and consulting firm Community Development Strategies revealed the New Braunfels workforce struggles to afford housing locally.


New Braunfels finalizes priorities for 2019 legislative session

Priorities for the 2019 legislative session were an item discussed during a special City Council meeting last week.



Most of area’s population growth is Texas migration

The fact Comal and Guadalupe counties are among the fastest-growing in population in the United States may not be a surprise, but where those new residents are moving from tells a story different than other Central Texas counties.


New Braunfels’ comprehensive plan nears completion

For nearly two years the city of New Braunfels has worked to create the Envision New Braunfels comprehensive plan that, once approved by City Council, will impact everything the city does during the next 15 to 20 years.


ETJ swap, new jobs and more: 8 takeaways from this week’s New Braunfels City Council meeting

Although Monday night’s New Braunfels City Council meeting lasted less than two hours, the agenda covered several items of concern for residents.


650 homes coming soon to Veramendi development in New Braunfels

After a decade of discussions and planning, the first round of homes will soon come to fruition in the 2,400- acre, $2 billion Veramendi development located north of Loop 337 in New Braunfels.



EVO Entertainment planning 15,000-seat amphitheater alongside movie, bowling complex in Schertz

San Marcos-based EVO Entertainment Group plans to add its first amphitheater next to a previously proposed entertainment center project in Schertz.


Witness the transformation of Prince Solms Inn, a downtown New Braunfels landmark

Prince Solms Inn, the longest continually operating inn in Texas, has big plans for expansion, and the end result could be available to residents by the end of summer.


New report shows significant growth expected for Guadalupe County as Austin-San Antonio ‘mega region’ expands

According to draft results of a new study released Wednesday night, rapid growth will continue in Guadalupe County during the next two decades, reaching a projected population of more than 284,000 by 2040.


City of New Braunfels keeping a closer eye on vacation rental properties

With vacation rental websites like HomeAway, Airbnb and VRBO gaining popularity, short-term rental, or STR, properties have become a divided topic in Texas.



Senior population feels effects of primary care shortage in New Braunfels

New Braunfels’ senior population  is growing. Numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show New Braunfels saw a population increase of 5,385 residents between 2014-16, and 1,317—or 24.5 percent—were 60 or older.


Guadalupe County seeks community input on development of first strategic plan

Guadalupe County is moving forward with the beginning stages of a strategic plan that will help steer continued rapid growth in the region.


State launches Texas Bullion Depository; Leander facility preparing for construction

The nation’s first state-administered gold depository began operating out of Austin in June with plans to move to its permanent home in Leander in 2019.


New Braunfels Regional Airport master plan will shape next 20 years

With one of two public meetings complete, the New Braunfels Regional Airport is seeking citizen input as it develops a master plan that will guide operations for the next 20 years.