New Braunfels http://tpr.org en San Antonio-Bexar County MPO Seeking Regional Public Input On Growth Plans http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-bexar-county-mpo-seeking-regional-public-input-growth-plans <p>The San Antonio-Bexar County Metropolitan Planning Organization is in the midst of its second round of public meetings to plan for the next 25 years of regional transportation needs.</p><p>With new census numbers bringing in large populations from surrounding areas, regional road planning is necessary to accommodate all the expected traffic growth from an additional 1.5 million residents by 2040.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 22:56:04 +0000 Eileen Pace 27421 at http://tpr.org San Antonio-Bexar County MPO Seeking Regional Public Input On Growth Plans New Braunfels "Can Ban" Thrown Out By Court http://tpr.org/post/new-braunfels-can-ban-thrown-out-court <p>The New Braunfels ordinance that bans cans and large coolers on the Comal and Guadalupe Rivers was overturned by a state judge.</p><p>The New Braunfels City Council banned cans; other disposable items, and large coolers from its rivers in 2011. Met with opposition from river outfitters, a group sued the city shortly after the council vote. A judge has indicated he will rule in favor of those outfitters.</p><p>James Ewbank, the attorney for the river outfitters, said the can ban was arbitrary:</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:44:04 +0000 Joey Palacios 25759 at http://tpr.org New Braunfels "Can Ban" Thrown Out By Court New Braunfels May Implement Tubing Fee For Non-Residents http://tpr.org/post/new-braunfels-may-implement-tubing-fee-non-residents <p>Floating the Comal River could cost non-New Braunfels residents a $5 fee if its city council votes in favor of a new proposal.</p><p>When tubing the Comal River you can either rent a tube from an outfitter and use their entry point, or use your own tube and enter from one of the city’s parks.</p><p>"We spend pretty close to $1 million per year in all of the river maintenance, clean-up, and police and fire," said New Braunfels Mayor Gale Pospisil. "So we were looking at a way to try to bring in some revenue to help us to keep the river and keep the services provided for our visitors."</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 18:32:32 +0000 Joey Palacios 24819 at http://tpr.org New Braunfels May Implement Tubing Fee For Non-Residents 15-Year-Old Canyon High School Student Dies Following Assault In Hallway http://tpr.org/post/15-year-old-canyon-high-school-student-dies-following-assault-hallway <p>New Braunfels Police say the death of a Canyon High School student is the result of an assault, and not a fight.</p><p>Police were dispatched to the Comal ISD high school at 9:27 a.m. Tuesday. When they arrived, Cpt. John McDonald said officers found faculty and staff tending to the victim, identified as 15-year-old Logan Davidson.</p><p>McDonald said the suspect, another 15-year-old student, waited for Davidson outside their classroom after their first class of the day.</p><p>McDonald said the suspect used his fist to punch Davidson in the head twice, which rendered him unconscious.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 21:41:59 +0000 Ryan Loyd 21932 at http://tpr.org 15-Year-Old Canyon High School Student Dies Following Assault In Hallway MPO Seeking Additional Public Input For Bexar-Comal-Guadalupe-Kendall Transportation Plan http://tpr.org/post/mpo-seeking-additional-public-input-bexar-comal-guadalupe-kendall-transportation-plan <p>The Metropolitan Planning Organization is asking public input from residents in Kendall, Comal, and Guadalupe Counties before regional transportation planning gets underway.</p><p>As of the 2010 census, New Braunfels is designated as part of the San Antonio urban metro area, and officials say the law requires that New Braunfels be incorporated into the San Antonio-Bexar County MPO.</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 14:57:47 +0000 Eileen Pace 20136 at http://tpr.org MPO Seeking Additional Public Input For Bexar-Comal-Guadalupe-Kendall Transportation Plan New Braunfels Starting To Fill Void Left By Scooter Store Collapse http://tpr.org/post/new-braunfels-starting-fill-void-left-scooter-store-collapse <p>The gaping hole left by the Scooter Store in New Braunfels will soon be filled with a new employer.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">IBEX Global will put hundreds of people to work in New Braunfels when it opens a call center operation in November, moving into the multi-story office building vacated by the Scooter Store in April.</span></p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 20:30:24 +0000 Eileen Pace 19776 at http://tpr.org New Braunfels Starting To Fill Void Left By Scooter Store Collapse MPO Starts Regional Planning Meetings For Boerne, New Braunfels And Seguin http://tpr.org/post/mpo-starts-regional-planning-meetings-boerne-new-braunfels-and-seguin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The San </span>Antonio-Bexar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County Metropolitan Planning Organization is beginning a regional transportation plan to include Boerne, New Braunfels and Seguin for the next 25 years of growth.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In that time, the metro population is expected to grow by 1.5 million, fueling the need for an integrated transportation outlook.</span></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 16:06:41 +0000 Eileen Pace 18817 at http://tpr.org MPO Starts Regional Planning Meetings For Boerne, New Braunfels And Seguin For The First Time In Decades, Comal Springs Is Dry http://tpr.org/post/first-time-decades-comal-springs-dry <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Comal<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Springs feed the </span>Comal<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">River, and people</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> usually come to see and take pictures of the springs that bubble up at the edge of </span>Landa<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Park just below Panther Canyon in New Braunfels</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, but</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> New Braunfels Utilities spokeswoman Gretchen </span>Reuwer<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said tha Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:13:06 +0000 Eileen Pace 17809 at http://tpr.org For The First Time In Decades, Comal Springs Is Dry New Braunfels Activates Stage III Water Restrictions; San Antonio Waits it Out http://tpr.org/post/new-braunfels-activates-stage-iii-water-restrictions-san-antonio-waits-it-out <p>The Edwards Aquifer has slipped below the trigger point for Stage Three water restrictions in both San Antonio and New Braunfels. One city has decided to take action, while the other will wait it out.</p><p>The Aquifer hit 639 feet today, setting the ball rolling for every other week watering, at least for San Antonio and New Braunfels. New Braunfels Mayor Gale Pospisil issued a declaration stating Stage Three would begin on Monday. Utility Spokeswoman Gretchen Reuwer says the first week of no watering will be August 19<sup>th</sup>.</p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 22:01:37 +0000 Joey Palacios 15593 at http://tpr.org New Braunfels Activates Stage III Water Restrictions; San Antonio Waits it Out New Braunfels To Be Pulled Into Bexar Metro Planning Organization, Other Rural Areas Weigh Options http://tpr.org/post/new-braunfels-be-pulled-bexar-metro-planning-organization-other-rural-areas-weigh-options <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://www.sametroplan.org/" target="_blank">San </a></span><a href="http://www.sametroplan.org/" target="_blank">Antonio-Bexar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County </span>Metropolitan Planning Organization</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.sametroplan.org/" target="_blank"> (MPO)</a> is expanding its reach to the north of the city, where federal authorities say New Braunfels is now part of the San Antonio metro area. </span></p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 19:21:41 +0000 Eileen Pace 13942 at http://tpr.org New Braunfels To Be Pulled Into Bexar Metro Planning Organization, Other Rural Areas Weigh Options