New Braunfels City Council members on Monday appointed a 10-member redistricting committee tasked with helping redraw the boundary lines of the city’s six council districts based on population growth recorded in the 2020 Census.

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Residents will have the opportunity to peek into the past, relive the spirit of historic New Braunfels and learn about some of the town’s first founders at the Comal Cemetery Friday and Saturday evening.

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After nearly six years in the Texas House of Representatives, Fredericksburg Rep. Kyle Biedermann on Wednesday announced he would not seek a fourth term representing District 73.

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The Spring Branch man accused of critically wounding a Comal County Sheriff’s Office deputy last year fired his court-appointed attorneys and vowed to seek a change of venue for his trial, which now seems likely to begin sometime next year.

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New Braunfelsers celebrated the founding of the city on Oct. 15, 2021 after the event was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, originally planned for last year, highlighted the city's rich German heritage.

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The William and Dolores Schumann Arboretum in Landa Park displays many examples of nature’s glory. Right at the top of that list are the trees. These natural beauties offer, among other things, shade in the summer, food for wildlife and are often just a sight to behold. 

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Comal County commissioners don’t have an agenda item addressing ongoing construction this week, but they will consider approving several other items during their weekly meeting Thursday.

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Two motorcyclists traveling together on Farm-to-Market Road 306 were killed Friday evening when one cycle careened into a tree and the other was struck by an oncoming pickup truck, injuring the driver and killing a passenger of the truck, authorities said.

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A 25-year-old Seguin man was arrested early Saturday morning after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend before pulling a gun on others inside a New Braunfels residence, police said.

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New Braunfels first responders doused a vehicle fire in the northbound lanes of Interstate 35 just north of the Loop 337/Rueckle Road exit around 11:15 a.m. Monday.

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The number of Comal County residents hospitalized with COVID-19 and local hospital usage have fallen significantly over the past few weeks, releasing the pressure valve on health care workers and facilities.

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