2:56 PM Sep 17, 2020 CDT

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: Retail stores, restaurants, office buildings, gyms can reopen at 75% capacity as early as Sept. 21

Nursing home and long-term care facilities will also be allowed to reopen for visitation as early as Sept. 24.


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Despite county fair cancellation, these New Braunfels city facilities will be closed in observance of the Comal County Fair

Though the Comal County Fair was canceled, some city offices and schools will be closed Sept. 25 on what would have been the weekend of the 127th annual fair.


CoWork Factory in New Braunfels closes under weight of pandemic

The downtown New Braunfels venture had been open since the fall of 2014.



Wurstfest's Marktplatz rebuild nearly complete in New Braunfels

Construction to rebuild the Marktplatz building on the Wurstfest grounds has continued through the coronavirus pandemic despite the cancellation of the annual festival earlier this summer.


New Braunfels Ghost Tours named among top 10 in U.S.

New Braunfels Ghost Tours, located at 129 S. Seguin Ave., New Braunfels, in September was named the eighth best ghost tour in the U.S. by USA Today’s 10Best list.


Restaurant Tony C's to open Sept. 24 in Round Rock and more Central Texas news

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Lawsuit takes aim at start date for early voting as some Texas Republicans challenge Gov. Greg Abbott's order

A group of prominent Texas Republicans has embarked on a legal effort to undo the governor's executive order that extended the early voting period for the Nov. 3 election.



Escape Haus in New Braunfels to close permanently Oct. 1

The business features live-action escape games for its clientele with five different rooms and has been open in the New Braunfels area for four years.


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 ISD to allow students to switch between online and in-person instruction

Ahead of the end of the first nine-week grading period, students enrolled will be able to request a change in instruction environment for the remainder of the semester.


Tonie Taylor Salon now open in New Braunfels

The salon opened in Gruene Lake Village on Sept. 20.



Backlog of reported COVID-19 cases to be added to Comal, Guadalupe counties' COVID-19 case totals

A review of electronically reported files in the Texas Health Trace system identified a large number of cases that were not included in daily reports given to the counties.


Georgetown to get steakhouse, speakeasy plus more Central Texas news

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Coronavirus testing site in Pflugerville to move and more Central Texas news

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Uwe’s Bakery & Deli in New Braunfels celebrates fifth anniversary

Uwe’s Bakery & Deli, located at 1024 W. San Antonio St., Ste. B, New Braunfels, is celebrating its fifth anniversary Sept. 18 and 19.


Free virtual broadcast of ACL Music Festival to be held Oct. 9-11 and more Central Texas news

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Q&A: St. Luke's physician shares advice on flu season, vaccine and prevention

The influenza vaccine is recommended for nearly all patients of all ages ahead of this year's flu season, Dr. Sam Rolon said.


TEA launches statewide COVID-19 dashboard for public schools

The Texas Education Agency, in collaboration with the Texas Department of State Health Services, has launched its latest COVID-19 dashboard for positive cases in Texas public schools.



Guadalupe Vintage & Co. coming soon to New Braunfels

The new boutique will offer vintage apparel and accessories.


The Patio opens in Pflugerville and more Central Texas news

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Corridor Title, with locations in San Marcos and New Braunfels, to celebrate 10th anniversary

Central Texas finance company Corridor Title, which has offices in New Braunfels and San Marcos, is celebrating its 10th anniversary Oct. 25.


Q&A: National Center for Learning Disabilities expert discusses challenges of special education, remote learning during pandemic

The NCLD's director of policy and advocacy spoke about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on special education students and their development in and out of the classroom.



New Braunfels officials pass budget, tax rate, $62 million in bond issuance

The annual process that began in mid-July for New Braunfels reached its conclusion Sept. 14, when City Council passed a number of ordinances centered on the city’s fiscal year 2020-21 budget and tax rate.


Kalahari to open Nov. 12 in Round Rock—take a virtual tour plus more Central Texas news

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