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City Council members last week asked City Manager Robert Camareno and his staff to take another look at next year’s budget, to make more funds available to fund public safety.

Last night’s City Council meeting began with a presentation that should please residents and business owners within the City limits.

The beginning of school also marks the return of school sports. In Texas, Friday night lights of high school football are serious business, and in our area, the rivalry between Seguin and New Braunfels High School is believed to be the longest-running high school football rivalry in Texas.

City Council will meet today at 4:30, to discuss and consider possible action regarding the Fiscal Year 2016-17 operating and capital budgets and the proposed 2016 tax rate, and announce public hearings.

New Braunfels ISD recently announced its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the current income eligibility guidelines.

The New Braunfels ISD is accepting nominations for names of the two new elementary schools being built under the 2015 Bond Program until 5pm. on Aug. 31, 2016.  The name must reflect the name of the residential area that it serves, or a local geographic area or feature, a municipality, or a particular place such as a street or development.

NBISD campus bell schedules and CISD campus school hours.

New Braunfels ISD students begin the 2016/17 school year today, with Comal ISD students starting classes on Tuesday. 

Comal County - From the NBPD: New Braunfels, Texas — Due to continued rainfall, the Comal River in New Braunfels will once again be temporarily closed to recreation for Sunday. Sunday morning, the flow of the Comal River is at approximately 800cfs. Conditions on the Comal River will be reevaluated on Monday morning (8/22/16) to determine if the river can be reopened for recreation. Another press

Rain from 1 to 3 inches expected today, but Comal County misses the worst flooding-that was in Wilson County.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE in New Braunfels at 2:30am Sunday issued a Flood Advisory specifically for Comal County  effective thru 5:15am.. ​Advisories are issued when flooding is imminent or occurring, generally within the next 1 to 3 hours, but is not expected to substantially threaten life and property.

 

Severe Weather Alert from the National Weather Service Flood Watch In Effect

...Numerous models indicating a significant 10-15+ inch rain event overnight tonight......Areas need to be prepared for possible significant flash flooding overnight tonight.  Make Emergency Preparations NOW!

 

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for areas west of a Georgetown to San Antonio to Pleasanton line through Sunday evening.  Heavy Rainfall with Flash Flooding Possible in Comal County. 

The City of New Braunfels is gearing up for an update to its Comprehensive Plan. City officials state the plan is a community-driven, long-range, vision document that will guide local decision and policy makers on the future development of the city. 

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