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.

4:03 PM Jul 7, 2022 CDT

Continental Automotive Systems set to open New Braunfels facility in September and more local business news

In other business news, the Seguin Beauty School will relocate its New Braunfels campus by the end of July.


Gov. Abbott orders authorities to return undocumented migrants to U.S.-Mexico border

Texas has recently seen a record number of illegal border crossings, Gov. Greg Abbott said. The new executive order allows state authorities to return immigrants to the border if they are in the U.S. illegally.


Texas launches recovery grant program for tourism businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19

Tourism, travel and hospitality businesses that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for a $20,000 grant through the new Texas Travel Industry Recovery Grant Program.



New Braunfels City Council District 6 representative to host Coffee with Your Council July 14

James Blakey will share updates about the city's 2023 bond project and answer questions from residents.


Commercial real estate races to keep up with population growth

Options for potential business tenants remain scarce in a tight commercial realty market.


City of New Braunfels invites residents to provide input on street maintenance plan

Each year, road projects are selected to receive funding from the annual city budget.


New Braunfels works to unify development codes

There are current city zoning districts that are not widely used and others are too restrictive for development.



Retailer Casa Decor sells customizable furniture with Hill Country charm

The store's second location in New Braunfels opened in 2021.


Historic post office houses upscale restaurant McAdoo’s Seafood Co.

The former post office—built in 1915 and named after the Secretary of the Treasury at that time, William G. McAdoo—offers a wide array of seafood sourced fresh from around the country.


New Braunfels City Council to consider MUD petition filing fees

City Council will consider whether to begin charging the application fee at a future date.


State health officials: 12 monkeypox cases identified in Texas

Three Texans who contracted monkeypox said they did not travel outside the state before getting sick, meaning the virus has spread within the state.



Texas adds vehicle checkpoints, increases officers at Mexico border in wake of migrant smuggling deaths

Days after over 50 migrants died in a sweltering truck near San Antonio, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced new border security methods, including 20-person strike teams and increased checkpoints for semi-trucks .


Tips on home improvement and maintenance from two New Braunfels housing professionals

Community Impact Newspaper spoke to a local real estate agent and roofing professional on what to look out for in the current market.


Attend Independence Day celebrations, learn all about quilts and more to do in and around New Braunfels this July

These are just some of the community events taking place in July in New Braunfels.


New study shows New Braunfels-area nonprofit organizations increased staff, revenue following the pandemic

Total annual revenue for nonprofits rose from $56.4 million in 2019 to $82 million in 2021, accounting for a 46% increase, according to the study.



City of Austin makes plans for future heat advisories as temperatures remain high

Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison spearheads an initiative for the city to create an interdepartmental plan for Austinites to take care of themselves during the summer months


Texas leaders allocate $100.5M for school safety, mental health ahead of 2023 legislative session

Up to $5 million will be used to evaluate mental health services in Uvalde in the wake of the May 24 school shooting. The Hill Country Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Center was asked to provide lawmakers with an assessment of the community's needs.


Judge blocks Texas’ pre-Roe abortion law, temporarily resuming abortions for 2 weeks

A temporary restraining order will allow some abortion clinics across Texas to resume abortion care for at least two weeks. A secondary hearing is set for July 12.


Comal ISD adopts $294.58M budget for FY 2022-23

The projected combined property tax rate for fiscal year 2022-23 is $1.2746 per $100 valuation, with $0.9246 going toward the maintenance and operations fund, which pays for the general fund budget, and $0.35 for the interest and sinking fund, which pays for debt services.



Coleman to close New Braunfels plant by end of year

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


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.