How the community of New Braunfels looks to the rest of the world matters.

Whether it’s pictures of people crowding the rivers during a global pandemic, a school board member calling COVID-19 the China virus, videos showing a Black Lives Matter flag being dragged behind a pickup truck or other videos with vehicles surrounding the bus of a rival political candidate, it creates an image of our city that doesn’t line up with the “family-friendly, tourism haven” that our local economy thrives on.

Recommended for you

(2) comments

Richard Johnson

Now-a-days, you can't do anything or say anything without immediate negative criticisms blowing up the social media. One incident, involving one individual does not and never has made a reputation for any community. (Can we say Tonya Harding?) Just because someone twitters and retwitters a hundred million times is not a judgement on our community. This officer was apparently wrong, but it was an individual mistake, not one by all of NB Police officers, or the NB community.

Myra Lovelace

I think too often we try to make excuses that these “incidents “ are just one off and not representative of what ever we’re referencing. I think the truth of the matter is that New Braunfels is growing at warp speed and with it comes new problems/ opportunities that have to be carefully navigated. The city is becoming a little less homogeneous and a little more diverse, and a lot more populated. Prayers for the city council to maneuver carefully and successfully.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.