New Braunfels

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1:13 PM Jul 1, 2022 CDT

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.


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.



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

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


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.