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New Braunfels welcomes new mayor and council members

Two new council members were also welcomed to the dais and district 2 council member Justin Meadows was elected as Mayor Pro Tem.


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Schlitterbahn to reopen in mid-June at 25% capacity

The park can see more than a million guests in a season at full capacity.


Le Petit Parties Couture closed in March

The party venue hosted parties, playdates, etiquette lessons and more.



Gov. Abbott issues proclamation allowing water parks to open

Starting Friday, May 29, water parks will be allowed to open but must limit guests to 25% of their normal operating capacity.


Texas schools may begin hosting sports workouts, band practices June 8

The University Interscholastic League released guidelines for allowing sports workouts and marching bands to practice.


Reopening will be its own challenge

Local business owner faces backlash over delayed reopening


Gruene Hall celebrated 45th anniversary in May

The dance hall reopened on May 22 with social distancing measures.



Granzin Bar-B-Q to reopen May 30 after self-imposed closure

Two back-of-house employees tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month.


MAY 25 ROUNDUP: Business updates from Central Texas

Read Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of Central Texas business news here.


These 5 Central Texas cities are among the fastest-growing in the U.S.

Four of the five cities represent notable growth in Williamson County.


MAY 23 ROUNDUP: Top stories from this week in Central Texas

Read the most popular stories from the past week of Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of Central Texas.



Employee at Westpointe Village H-E-B confirmed with COVID-19, Comal and Guadalupe County break past 200 total cases

While Comal County continues reporting breakdowns of local cases and testing, Guadalupe County reduced the flow of information and the state inflated its testing numbers.


2tarts Bakery owners named New Braunfels Chamber’s Small Business Persons of the Year

The sisters have served sweet treats to the New Braunfels community since 2009 and are both involved in several community organizations and nonprofits.


LIST: What is open, closed in Texas and how businesses can operate

Texas openings are staggered with different opening dates and operating limits.


New Braunfels and Comal County announce Memorial Day holiday closures

Some city and county facilities will be closed for the holiday weekend.



Texas to test all state hospitals, supported living centers for COVID-19

All patients, residents and staff at Texas' 23 state hospitals and supported living centers will be tested for coronavirus regardless of symptoms or exposure.


Comal and Guadalupe County combined COVID-19 case count at 197

There have also been 10 positive tests for antibodies which are not included in county totals.


Budget cuts slated for Texas state agencies, higher education institutions in 2020-21 biennium

Texas state agencies and institutions of higher education to expect a 5% reduction in budget plans for the 2020-21 biennium as part of the state's response to the economic ramifications of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


Pop’s BBQ celebrated one year of business at the end of March

The barbecue restaurant serves brisket, banana pudding and more



Census data: New Braunfels' population grows to 90,209

The population grew by 32,469 residents, which represents a 56.4% jump.


Gov. Abbott removes late-fee barrier for Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission license, permit renewal

Gov. Greg Abbott is allowing the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to waive the late fee for license and permit renewals that have lapsed since March 13, according to a May 20 press release.



State, federal officials offer resources, advice for Texas small business owners

“Small businesses are having to pivot, and we are seeing that. We are having businesses that had one business model that had to change," said Adriana Cruz, executive director for economic development and tourism in the Office of the Texas Governor.



Updated: Appeals court blocks vote-by-mail expansion; Texas Supreme Court hears separate case

The ruling is the latest in the ongoing debate over whether access to mail ballots should be expanded in Texas during the coronavirus pandemic.


Six new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Comal County, 16 total active cases

260 tests were conducted in local nursing homes on Tuesday, all of which are pending.