When discussing the vibrant historical community of New Braunfels as it exists today, there are two names that loom like a colossus over almost every historic museum and organization in the area: Bill and Nan Dillen.
During the last few weeks, Comal County’s law enforcement and justice departments won several convictions and saw others sentenced to lengthy prison terms, including two violent offenders.
A plan to convert a hotel into studio apartments for long-term occupancy is one step closer to reality after New Braunfels City Council members on Monday voted 6-0 to give initial approval to a rezoning and special use permit request allowing a California-based investment group to repurpose …
When Megan Smith found her kindred spirits in New Braunfels, the group of ladies might have not been exactly what she expected, or maybe so.
Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Jennifer Saunders, currently the longest serving elected Comal County official, declined seeking a sixth term in 2022, saying Tuesday she will retire from public service the end of her current term.
New Braunfels and Comal County continued to see a double-digit percentage increase in sales tax revenue received this month compared to last year’s pandemic-suppressed numbers, according to data from the Texas Comptroller’s Office.
New Braunfels City Council members appointed 22 members of a bond advisory committee tasked with providing city leaders a prioritized list of projects for consideration on a potential 2023 bond election ballot.
Black Friday is here and local shops are planning on customers avoiding the frenzied crowds or camping outside big box stores.
Floor to ceiling windows, a sparkly bust of Elvis Presley and other funky decor are some of the things people may see touring local eclectic homes for a cause.
An extended Thanksgiving holiday period began Monday for many, but most city and county offices and services will be closed or amended throughout the week.
While millions of Thanksgiving travelers will be braving airports this week, state and local law enforcement agencies will again be watching for intoxicated and distracted drivers behind the wheel and passengers without seat belts.
South Central Texas residents could see a soggy, cooler and breezy Thanksgiving, according to National Weather Service forecasters.
Last week, Comal County commissioners approved asking firms for design plans that would expand emergency operations and public health offices and create a mental health facility. On Tuesday, they will vote to create an agency that will have future roles in all three.
The Kiwanis Club of New Braunfels’ 10th annual Blue Santa/Green Santa Softball Benefit on Saturday proved another rousing success for the four competing teams and fans, which helped raise hundreds of dollars benefiting both Christmas programs.
New Braunfels police and fire responders worked a pair of accidents over the weekend, the first causing a major tie-up on State Highway 46, and another that sent a motorcyclist to an area hospital.
The Comal County Fire Marshal’s Office is now in charge of investigating the cause of Monday’s brush fire that charred dozens of acres southwest of downtown New Braunfels.
The New Braunfels Community Thanksgiving Dinner is canceled again this year because of lack of funding, volunteers and the continued pandemic — the same things that forced its cancellation last year.
This week the Sophienburg Museum and Archives will present a great shopping experience to the public. It’s called Weihnachtsmarkt, or Christmas Market, at the Civic Center. It begins Friday, Nov. 19 and runs through Sunday, Nov. 21.
A boutique hotel, restaurant and bar and more could be located on what is now the home of New Braunfels Utilities on Main Plaza.
Democratic party chairs in Comal and Guadalupe counties are maintaining optimism despite the likelihood they’ll be able to muster any candidates for local positions in next March’s party primaries.
Surveillance of men rummaging among vehicles parked on his lot led a business owner to call police, with a subsequent foot chase by officers leading to an arrest, authorities said.
A California-based investment group specializing in recycling hotels into apartment complexes has expanded its operations to New Braunfels, with plans to bring new life into two hotels on the city’s I-35 access road by converting them into studio apartments for long-term occupancy.
A child under 18 years of age is among the latest COVID-19 fatalities reported by health officials, bringing Comal County’s death toll to 464 since the pandemic arrived locally in March of 2020.
Jared Werner will take over as New Braunfels’ newest assistant city manager, and Garry Ford will become director of the newly created Transportation and Capital Improvements Department.
That is the first thought that popped into Felicia Cardenas’ head after her fiancé Ryan Stockton popped the question at Wurstfest on Nov. 7 in a most unique way.
New Braunfels police are on the hunt for two men suspected of robbing a convenience store at gunpoint early Monday morning, they said.
New Braunfels City Council members used a special called meeting on Tuesday to appoint residents to various boards and committees for various terms, the first time the council made such appointments en masse since approving a measure aligning all terms for city board and commissions and sett…
New Braunfels police and fire units responded to vehicle accidents Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon, with neither resulting in serious injuries.
Comal County Commissioners will consider seeking designs for a new mental health facility and expansion of the county’s Goodwin Annex, when they meet Thursday.
There was little doubt that Canyon’s old nemesis — District 26-5A rival Dripping Springs — would be waiting for the Cougarettes in the 2021 Region IV-5A championship final.
New Braunfels has some redistricting to do and a short time to get there, as city leaders continue the process to redraw city council member district boundary lines following the release of 2020 Census figures before a January deadline.
Spelling bees are not just for kids as there will be a boozy “Brains & Brews” bee on Dec. 6 at Krause’s Cafe Pavilion to raise money for United Way of Comal County and the New Braunfels Public Library Foundation.
The New Braunfels Police Department is respected everywhere except on the softball field, where it has yet to win its first Blue Santa/Green Santa Annual Charity Softball title.
After rising from the ashes of the fire that nearly scorched Wurstfest two years ago and COVID-19 which delayed its 60th annual celebration, this 10-day Salute to Sausage was a rousing success — featuring the Wurst food, Wurst drink and Wurst friends and families.
Shots erupted in a Canyon Lake residential neighborhood Friday evening, injuring a 17-year-old boy traveling with three others in what authorities said appeared to be a drug deal gone bad.
Interstate 35 southbound traffic was backed bumper-to-bumper almost to San Marcos after an 18-wheeler collided with a sedan Friday afternoon.
Comal County health officials reported three COVID-19 fatalities on Monday, while local hospital usage remained in single digits.
After reading the Herald-Zeitung newspaper article on locals remembering the fun times at the Eagles Hall and regretting its closing, many happy memories came to mind that the members of the Hi-Toppers Orchestra experienced at Echo (and later Eagles) Hall during their beginning years.