Texas Reopening

Employee Kate Riedel works the cash register at Gruene Outfitters on Friday, May 1, 2020. Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a state executive order allowing movie theaters, restaurants for dine-in service and retail establishments in Texas to open their doors on Friday — with occupancy limited to no more than 25% to help continue the state's fight against the coronavirus.

MIKALA COMPTON | Herald-Zeitung

With rising COVID-19 infection rates this summer likely suppressing economic activity, significantly impacting New Braunfels’ tourism industry, the city saw a decrease in sales tax revenue received in September compared to a year ago, according to Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts data.

New Braunfels will receive about $3.1 million, an overall decrease of about $205,000 or 6.2% in sales taxes received this month compared to the same month last year. When the various adjustments to the monthly payment are removed, net July sales tax collections decreased by about 5.6%. 

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