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The New Braunfels Police Department has closed the Comal River to recreational use for Sunday, and will re-evaluate the situation on Memorial Day.

Due to heavy rains and the resulting high and fast moving water, the Comal River in New Braunfels will be closed to recreation until 1pm on Sunday, May 24, 2015.

From the National Weather Service; A flash flood WARNING is now in effect for Comal and several other counties. A warning is issued when a flash flood is imminent or occurring in the warned area. Recent rainfall intensity and duration, and saturated soil conditions have led to this situation. A

Due to a significant rain event, the Sheriff's Office is asking everyone on River Road to voluntarily evacuate and seek higher ground. Saturday, May 23, 9:20pm.

***A Flash Flood Watch is now in effect through 7 pm CDT Sunday*** 1-4 inches expected through Memorial Day with isolated amounts up to 6 inches possible.

Rainfall:  Widespread 2-4 inches expected through Memorial Day with isolated amounts up to 6 inches possible.

TxDOT is making emergency sign repairs to a damaged overhead sign at River Ridge Parkway in San Marcos.. Both directions of IH-35 are shut down and not expected to open for several hours (8pm).

New Braunfels Police are asking for the public's help in their search for a suspect in the homicide of 23-year-old Samantha Miranda. 

There are about 25 places in the United States that claim to be the birth place of Memorial Day. Most historians place the beginning of the tradition in 1866, when families and friends honored local Civil War Veterans with Decoration Day, by decorating the gravestones of fallen soldiers. This weekend is Memorial Day weekend, and though there will be many who remember those who died in the service
(New Braunfels, Tx)--With the threat of more storms, The Texas Department of Transportation urges drivers to "turn around, don't drown" as flooding continues to be a serious concern in the state with more storms in the forecast for the Memorial Day weekend. Rainfall totals have already approached 20 inches in some parts of Texas, saturating the ground and setting up the potential for more
(New Braunfel, Tx)--A San Antonio man suspected in a string of bank robberies, including one in New Braunfels, has been indicted by a federal grand jury. Willie James Cleveland, 34, was charged with nine counts of bank robbery earlier this week. Cleveland is accused of robbing eight banks along the IH-35 corridor between February and April this year. One of those banks was the Wells Fargo Bank at
(New Braunfels, Tx)--Fischer Park will open for it’s first day of park activities at 7am. tomorrow, May 23rd. The playground, sprayground, and Nature Center areas will be open. The Grand Opening ribbon cutting will be held on Saturday, June 20th as a part of the Summer Solstice Celebration with Parks and Recreation. Continued rains will force some areas of the park to be closed. As soon as the
(New Braunfels, Tx)--Eighth grade students Chandler Hunt and Helena MacCrossan of Church Hill Middle School and eighth grade students Sawyer Anderson and Katherine Llerena of the New Braunfels Middle School were selected as recipients of the Braunfels Foundation Award. Braunfels Foundation Trust Secretary/Treasurer Michael Meek, President Roxolin Krueger, and Trustee Robin Jeffers presented the
(New Braunfels, Tx)--May 21, 2015— Writing skills were on full display May 21 at Garden Ridge Elementary School’s Young Author’s Celebration. Many public figures, key community leaders and family members visited the campus to celebrate the event. Garden Ridge Elementary School, K through Five students spent several months writing, researching, and illustrating their very own books and portfolios