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A Texas Department of Transportation project on River Road will restrict overnight parking, beginning July 24th. TxDoT officials advise cars parked overnight along River Road (Texas Highway 46) between Main Street and Esser Road, between July 24th and August 31st, will be towed to make room for roadway repair work.

New Braunfels - New Braunfels Fire Chief Kenneth Jacks and a crew of firefighters took kids of all ages through Fire Station #1 and the Fire Museum Thursday evening, as many local families came out to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the beginnings of the New Braunfels Fire Department.

Comal County Crime Stoppers and the Comal County Sheriff’s Office is attempting the identify the pictured suspect in connection with credit/debit card abuse. This individual visited two local stores in the Canyon Lake area.

The New Braunfels Public is recruiting volunteers to assist with the Bookmobile Routes. The position includes staffing the new RioMobile (which debuted in public yesterday at the 130th celebration of the New Braunfels Fire Department).

The New Braunfels Public Library (NBPL) is throwing a Bookmobile Bash tomorrow, from 10am. to 12 Noon, to celebrate the arrival of the RIOmobile (Reading and Inspiration through Outreach)- the city’s new mobile library and outreach vehicle.  There will be tours of the new vehicle, performances from Lucas Miller-the Singing Zoologist, free face painting, crafts, and free snow cones courtesy of Kona-Ice New Braunfels.

Comal County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters, or VOAD will participate in an upcoming Incident Command Systems (ICS) training on July 26th that will be conducted by both the City of New Braunfels EMC and the Comal County EMC.

Because of increasingly dry conditions, the Comal County Commissioners Court on Thursday implemented the county’s ban on outdoor burning. The Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) on Wednesday reached 500, which is the threshold at which the Commissioners Court typically considers implementing a burn ban. 

New Braunfels Police announced yesterday that the investigation into the death of 53-year-old Tejano and Country musician, Emilio Navaira is complete and the case is now closed.

Freiheit Elementary School’s Summer Story Time is Back. CISD officials advise that in an effort to stop the ‘summer slide,’ many FES teachers are once again hosting their Summer Story Time program in neighborhoods around Freiheit Elementary.

The City of New Braunfels hosts their celebration marking the 130th anniversary of the foundation of the New Braunfels Fire Department tonight, from 5:30 to 8:30 at the New Braunfels Fire Museum and Fire Station One, both at 189 Hill Avenue, in downtown New Braunfels. 

The Cactus Pear Music Festival comes to New Braunfels Thursday, beginning with “French Impression,” a special interactive show for kids. The concert is free, and open to the public, to those who are young, and young at heart.  “French Impression” is part of the summer music festival’s 20th season, featuring 20 world-class-artists and 20 masterpieces for Artistic Director Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio.

Communities In Schools of South Central Texas (CIS) is hosting their annual Pack the Bus school supply drive collecting school supplies for all area students in need. The drive will run through the month of July and will culminate with an all-day event on Saturday, August 6th at H-E-B locations in New Braunfels, Schertz and Bulverde. 

New Braunfels ISD was recently awarded the High Quality Prekindergarten Grant from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for two years in the amount of $140,955 to expand the school district's prekindergarten program. ​

The regular meeting of COMMISSIONERS COURT will be held on Thursday, at 8:30AM in the Commissioners Courtroom, 100 Main Plaza.