5:06 PM Jul 10, 2020 CDT

Comal County reports three COVID-19 deaths, 103 new cases

Comal County confirmed July 10 the coronavirus-related deaths of three area residents, all of whom were residents of area long-term care facilities.


4:30 PM Jul 10, 2020 CDT

DATA: More than 19,000 jobs retained in New Braunfels due to federal PPP loans

Small Business Administration data shows 1,806 New Braunfels businesses received federal assistance through PPP loans.




Cedar Park police chief moves to Burnet, driver's license offices reopen: Most popular news this week from Central Texas

Read the most popular Central Texas news from the past week on Community Impact Newspaper's website.


Education organizations call for STAAR requirements to be waived another year

Gov. Greg Abbott waived the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, testing requirements in March of earlier this year in response to the coronavirus pandemic.


Q&A: Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. David Corry discusses immunity, vaccine production amid COVID-19 pandemic

Rapid development and distribution of a vaccine worldwide and successful achievement of herd immunity will be key players in determining the lifespan of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Dr. David Corry, a professor of Medicine in the Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology Section at Baylor College of Medicine.


State announces partnership for increased COVID-19 testing for patients, staff at assisted-living facilities, nursing homes

These test sites will help the state work toward the goal of processing up to 100,000 tests in the first month.



Election day voting for July 14 primary runoffs to be held at 12 polling locations

Election day voting for the July 14 primary runoffs will take place in Comal and Guadalupe Counties from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at 40 combined polling locations.


MAP: Governor expands restrictions on elective surgeries to more than 100 Texas counties

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott expanded the restrictions that initially required only hospitals in Bexar, Dallas, Harris, and Travis counties to postpone all non-medically necessary surgeries and procedures that are unrelated to COVID-19.


Comal County reports three COVID-19 deaths, 50 new cases

Of the new cases, 33 are New Braunfels-area residents, and the county has reported a total of 1,142 confirmed and probable cases.


Burn ban to take effect in Comal County

The burn ban will go into effect at 6 a.m. on Friday, July 10 and will last for 90 days or until the fire danger recedes.



UIL releases guidelines for conducting summer activities during COVID-19 pandemic

The University Interscholastic League released udpated guidelines for schools conducting summer activities such as sports training and marching band practices on July 8.


New Braunfels to enter Stage 1 drought restrictions July 13

During a Stage 1 water restriction, sprinkler or irrigation system schedules are organized by address and are not permitted to be used on weekends. The areas serviced by the aquifer have not been in a drought stage since October 2018.


New Braunfels City Council member to host District 3 citizen forum

Council Member Harry Bowers will discuss pedestrian safety on Fredericksburg Road and more at the District 3 virtual forum.




Comal County reports six COVID-19 nursing home deaths, 147 nursing home cases

Guadalupe Regional Medical Center reported 14 COVID-19 related deaths among its patients.


2020 census: Bureau prepares nonresponse follow-up field operations

For individuals who have not responded to the 2020 census, one of about 500,000 census takers will visit the their household between Aug. 11-Oct. 31.


COVID-19 surge in Comal, Guadalupe counties continues

Comal County and Guadalupe County each reported two deaths last week, increasing their COVID-19 death tolls to three and nine, respectively.


Texas Education Agency issues guidelines for 2020-21 school year

The guidelines address on-campus activities, attendance requirements, and health and safety precautions that should be enforced at Texas schools this year.



New Sport Clips Haircuts CEO to succeed founder

In his early work with Sport Clips, Edward oversaw the company-owned stores, taking many of them to top performers within the system.


Texas driver license offices reopen for in-person renewal, replacement services

The second phase of reopening announced July 7 expanded services offered at driver license offices.


New U.S. guidelines require exchange students to take in-person classes this fall

The guidelines released by ICE require foreign students to take mostly in-person classes to stay in the U.S. on education visas.


Texas students given access to thousands of books, news articles for summer reading through TEA partnership

The Texas Education Agency and Renaissance have partnered to give students unlimited access to enhanced digital books in English and Spanish.



State Fair of Texas cancels 2020 season

This is the eighth time in the fair’s 134-year history that the event has been called off.


University of Texas custodial services staff member dies from COVID-19

This is the university's first death related to COVID-19, according to a message from interim President Jay Hartzell.