Ask the Editor: What to expect in this newspaper

I was first introduced to the New Braunfels community in 2009 when I moved to San Marcos from Amarillo to attend Texas State University.

While earning my bachelor's degree in mass communication, I worked for a local business owner in New Braunfels, attended Wurstfest for the first time and enjoyed the local live music scene.

With fast-paced growth, a rich culture and tight-knit roots, this is an exciting time to be part of New Braunfels.

Our goal at Community Impact Newspaper is to make residents feel connected to the important things happening where they live, work and play. When you open our newspaper, you can expect to see the latest in local government, business, education, health care, transportation and new
development.

Between our monthly issues, keep up with us online at communityimpact.com/new-braunfels, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
By 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.


MOST RECENT

The city of New Braunfels received a net payment of $4,117,696.83 in September for the month of July. (Courtesy Fotolia)
New Braunfels saw an increase of more than $1 million in sales tax for the month of July over last year

The city of New Braunfels received a net payment of $4,117,696.83 in September for the month of July.

A total of 656 confirmed and 341 probable cases were reported from Sept. 13-20 in Comal County. As of Sept. 20, there are 1,567 active cases in the county. (Courtesy National Institutes of Health)
More than 990 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 reported in Comal County between Sept. 13-20

A total of 656 confirmed and 341 probable cases were reported from Sept. 13-20 in Comal County. As of Sept. 20, there are 1,567 active cases in the county.

Wayback Burgers specializes in cooked-to-order burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes. (Courtesy Wayback Burgers)
Wayback Burgers coming to Leander; fire kills 75 dogs in Georgetown and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.

The brewery will remain open as changes are made. (Courtesy Kelly Meyer)
New owners of New Braunfels Brewing Company hope to combine original offerings with new creations

Brian and Jacklyn Hebert plan to continue serving some customer favorite brews while incorporating new styles and flavors.

Garffer came out on top in a region that included 57 school districts. (Photo courtesy NBISD)
Veramendi Elementary School teacher Melissa Garffer named Region 13 Teacher of the Year

Garffer came out on top in a region that included 57 school districts.

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DATA: How population changed in Texas counties between census counts in 2010, 2020

Texas added nearly four million people between 2010 and 2020, according to the latest Census data.

Until funding for the full expansion can be found, library staff will focus on reconfiguring the existing facility to better use the space. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Public library master plan aimed at expanding, reconfiguring main campus approved by New Braunfels City Council

Until funding for the full expansion can be found, library staff will focus on reconfiguring the existing facility to better use the space.

A volunteer unloads food from a truck during the Central Texas Food Bank's April 4 event to feed families in need at Nelson Field in Austin. (Courtesy Central Texas Food Bank)
Central Texas Food Bank delivering boxes of food directly to homes through 2021

Some families will be eligible to have boxes with food for 25 meals delivered by Amazon.

The fire department will host four public meetings this fall, with the first from 6-7 p.m. on Sept. 16. (Community Impact Newspaper Staff)
New Braunfels Fire Department to host public input meetings for upcoming strategic plan

The fire department will host four public meetings this fall, with the first from 6-7 p.m. on Sept. 16.

On Sept. 13, Comal County reported 279 new confirmed and probable local cases of COVID-19 and the deaths of seven county residents. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
COVID-19 deaths in Comal County surpass 400 as active case counts rise above 1,600

On Sept. 13, Comal County reported 279 new confirmed and probable local cases of COVID-19 and the deaths of seven county residents. Since March 2020, the county has reported 401 coronavirus-related deaths.