Elections, community shred day and more: 4 things to know in New Braunfels


The City Council and local school board elections will take place on May 5. Here are the details surrounding each election, as well as information on the upcoming Community Shred Day and the city’s new short-term rental compliance hotline.

City Council election to take place May 5

City Council will fill two seats in May. An election will take place May 5, and new members will be sworn in May 29. Harry Bowers is running unopposed for the District 3 seat that is currently filled by Ron Reaves. Matthew Hoyt and Brad Bechtol are running for the District 4 seat that will be vacated by Chris Monceballez. For more information, call the Comal County elections office at 830-221-1352.

New Braunfels Utilities

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Dispose of confidential information at Community Shred Day

New Braunfels Utilities will host a community shred day April 21 from 9 a.m.-noon at the NBU Service Center, 355 FM 306, New Braunfels. The event provides an opportunity for customers to dispose of their confidential information in a secure and environmentally friendly manner. For more information, visit www.nbushredday.com or call 830-629-8454.

NBISD Board of Trustees

Early voting is underway for school board elections

Local school board elections will take place May 5.

In Comal ISD, District 2 incumbent David Drastata and District 5 candidate Michelle Ross are running unopposed. Robert Doyle and Tim Hennessee will face off for the District 1 seat.

In New Braunfels ISD, District 3 candidate Eric Bergquist is unopposed, and District 5 incumbent Sherry Harrison is being challenged by Kyle Campbell.

Early voting is underway through May 1 at the Comal County Elections Office, 396 N. Seguin Ave., New Braunfels.

24-hour hotline established for short-term rental compliance monitoring

In cooperation with Host Compliance LLC the city has established a 24-hour hotline for short-term rental compliance monitoring that allows neighbors to report issues with short-term rental properties within the city limits.

The hotline, which can be reached by calling 435-787-4357, allows an opportunity to notify permit holders of issues or behavior on their properties that they can address with their guests. It also allows callers to submit evidence of alleged short-term rental violations and to escalate unresolved issues to local law enforcement.

“This is a great addition to our community’s efforts to enhance neighborhood stability, protect property values and ensure hotel occupancy tax remittance, while encouraging appropriate expansion of economic development and opportunity,” said Planning and Community Development Director Christopher Looney.

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Rachel Nelson
Rachel Nelson is editor of the New Braunfels edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She covers local business, new development, city and county government, health care, education and transportation. Rachel relocated to Central Texas from Amarillo in 2009 and is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
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