New Braunfels

Stay informed about the latest local news in New Braunfels, including NBISD and CISD coverage, city council news and the local housing market, as well as the latest business and development updates affecting your community.

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Coleman to close New Braunfels plant by end of year

The closure will affect around 150 employees by the end of the year.


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Canyon Lake Gorge to celebrate 20-year anniversary in late June

The Canyon Lake Gorge was formed during a major flood in 2002.


Officials urge Texans to attend local fireworks shows for July Fourth amid widespread drought

As Texas experiences a dry summer, burn bans and fireworks restrictions are in place in various counties. Fireworks are always prohibited on U.S. Forest Service land.



Main Plaza in New Braunfels to be added to National Register of Historic Places

The National Historical Commission and Texas Historical Commission will present the honor and a commemorative plaque.


Gruene’s Last Call now open

Gruene’s Last Call, a craft cocktail bar, opened in Gruene Lake Village in May at 2348 Gruene Lake Drive, Ste. A, New Braunfels, next to Kora Kora Coffee and The Gruene Door.


‘The state's highest environmental honor’: Texas Environmental Excellence Awards return for 30th year

For the 30th year, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will honor people and groups for their achievements in environmental protection and preservation.


U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade: What’s next for Texas?

Texas is one of 13 states with a "trigger law" that is set to take effect within 30 days and will effectively criminalize all abortions in Texas, unless someone's life is threatened if they remain pregnant.



Legit-Ass Meats BBQ now open on Loop 337 in New Braunfels

The barbecue food truck opened its permanent New Braunfels spot in mid-May.


New Braunfels Utilities begins work on East South Street, South Central Avenue water main project

The work will create intermittent traffic detours through the neighborhood through mid-August.


100 latest commercial projects filed for new construction, renovation in the Austin metro

From Round Rock to San Marcos, see the latest plans for new construction and renovations filed for restaurants, bars, residential communities and businesses.


Public safety director: Law enforcement response to Uvalde shooting was ‘abject failure'

During a public Senate hearing regarding the shooting in Uvalde, Texas DPS Director Steven McCraw said law enforcement waited 74 minutes to neutralize the gunman while they "waited for a key that was never needed."



Q&A: NAMI Central Texas program director speaks on pandemic and mental health

Rebecca Farrell sat down with Community Impact Newspaper to discuss the effects the pandemic had on mental illness across the country.


New Braunfels Utilities enters Stage 3 watering restrictions as Edwards Aquifer drops below 640 feet

According to the Edwards Aquifer Authority, the 10-day average fell below 640 feet for the aquifer, triggering restrictions.


10 latest commercial permits filed in New Braunfels, including new steakhouse

Check out construction plans for a new office park, a Guitar Center, a Saltgrass Steakhouse and an event center.




New Braunfels Utilities recommends increasing water and wastewater impact fees for developers

Total impact fees paid by developers to NBU would more than double with the proposed update.


Central Texas experts project formula shortage to last through summer, offer resources

With the local and nationwide formula shortage expected to last another two to four months, local experts are providing options for families.


New reception hall at The Chapel at Gruene now open in New Braunfels

The venue is fully enclosed with air conditioning and an open floor plan.


Comal County restricts fireworks as drought persists, New Braunfels foregoes stage three restrictions

The Edwards Aquifer J-17 Well water level has continued to drop as the regional drought conditions worsen.



Comal ISD student recognized in National PTA Reflections award program for photography

The theme of this year's competition was "I Will Change the World by...," and Comal ISD student Peyton Crow's submission was the only Texas entry to receive top honors.


City of New Braunfels to host roadway impact fee public meeting

The fee is imposed on new developments to pay for the construction or expansion of infrastructure facilities related to the development.


New Braunfels ISD adopts $118M budget for FY 2022-23

The budget includes $88.91 million in the general fund, and money has been set aside to begin a robotics program.


28 hospitals serving Central Texas residents

Compare staffing and number of beds at 28 Central Texas hospitals.