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of New Braunfels YEARS 175 The rst European settlers founded New Braunfels, the “City of a Prince,” in the wilderness of the former Republic of Texas some 175 years ago. The newly formed settlement eventually grew into a strong commercial, industrial and agricultural community, as ancestors of many current town residents overcame the obstacles and extreme conditions of life on the frontier. Many of the accomplishments of the rst few generations of New Braunfelsers still stand today. PHOTOS BY IAN PRIBANICCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER SOURCES: CITY OF NEW BRAUNFELS, SOPHIENBERG MUSEUM & ARCHIVES COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

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aving energy and money s what matters. elow are some simple steps you can take to help save energy – and money – uring the winter months. Visit nbutexas.com/ conservation to use our online ssessment tool or to schedule a FREE energy assessment.

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Get a Little Help from the Sun • Let the sun provide free heat by opening the curtains on any south-facing windows during daylight hours. At night, close the curtains to reduce cold escaping from the window pains. Seal Up Your Windows • Window caulking serves as a first line of defense against cold air. Inspect your windows and use silicone caulk to seal gaps. • Heavy drapes or shades will help reduce the chill and catch any drafts. i l el f m t u • L t t s rovide fre eat y p ning t e curt ins on an so t -f ci win ws rin d light ho rs. t nig t, close t curtains to r d ce cold esc in from the indow ains. l u i • in c lking s r es as a fir t lin of def s a inst cold air. Ins e t y ur indo s nd use silicone ca lk to seal ga s. • a rapes or sha es i l elp reduc th chi l and catch any drafts. r t r ost t to as lo t p r t r s y ca c mf rtably tolerat . 8 gr es is a ood uideline d rin tim s at hich occ pants ar t ome nd aw ke. • I st l sm rt thermostat to Adjust the Thermostat • Set your thermostat to as low a j o a • t temperature as you can comfortably tolerate. 68 degrees is a good guideline during times at which occupants are at home and awake. • Install a smart thermostat to automatically change the temperature based on time of day and occupancy. t tic l c e th t m ratur s n im f day and cc p cy. Adjust the Thermostat • Set your thermostat to as low a

Locate and Eliminate Leaks • Cold air can invade your home through gaps or holes around plumbing, recessed lighting, chimneys, exhaust vents, and behind cupboards and closets. Locate any leaks and seal them. • Caulk or weather strip gaps around doors and windows. Eli i a e L • l ir c in a ur o e thr g s or l s aro n pl m ing, r ce s lighting, chimneys, h st v ts, n hind cu ar s d cl s ts. L te n l a s nd s l them. • Caulk r e ther strip g s round d rs in s. Adjust Your Water Heater • The recommended temperature is 120 degrees. Keep Your AC/Heating System Running Efficiently • Replace the filters on furnaces or heat pumps once a month — or more often if necessary. Make the Most of Your Fireplace • Unless a fire is burning, keep the damper closed. An open damper can allow warm air from inside the house to escape out the chimney. j • r c e d d te erat re is 1 0 degr es. /He in Run in ffi i l • l c t filt rs f r ac s or heat s o c a o th or more fte if ec ssary. f Fi epl • l s r is burnin , kee the mp r cl s . amp r can l w rm air fro inside t e ous t esc pe t the c imn .

Get a Little Help from the Sun • Let the sun provide fr e heat by opening the curtains on any south-facing windows during daylight hours. At night, clo e th c rtains to reduce cold escaping from the window pains. Seal Up Your Windows • Window caulking serv s as a first line of defense against cold air. Inspect your windows and use silicone caulk to seal gaps. • Heavy drapes or shades will help reduce the chill and catch any drafts.

Locate nd Eliminate Leaks • Cold air can invade your home through g ps or holes around plumbing, recessed lighting, chimneys, exhaust vents, and behind cupboards and closets. Loc te any leaks and seal them. • Caulk or weather strip gap around doors and windows. Adjust Your Water Heater • Th recommend d temperature is 120 degrees. Keep Your AC/Heating System Running Efficiently • R place the filters on furnaces or heat pumps once a month — or more often if nec ssary. ake the Most of Your Fireplac • Unless a fir is burning, k ep the damper closed. An open dampe can allow warm air from inside the house to escape out the chimney.

Get a Little Help from the Sun • Let the sun provide free heat by opening the curtains on any south-fac ng windows during daylight hours. At night, close the curtains to reduce cold escaping from the window pains. Seal Up Your Windows • Window caulking serve as a first line of defense against cold air. Inspect your windows and use silicone caulk to seal gaps. • Heavy drapes or shades will help reduce the chill and catch any drafts.

Locate and Eliminate Leaks • Cold air can invad your home through gaps or holes around plumbing, recessed lighting, chim eys, exh ust vents, and behind cupboards and closets. Locate any leaks and seal them. • Caulk or weather strip gaps around doors and windows. Adjust Your Wat r Heater • The recommended temperature is 120 degrees. Keep Your AC/Heating System Running Efficiently • Replace the filters on furnaces or heat pumps once a month — or more often if necessary. Make the Most of Your Fireplace • Unless a fire is burning, keep the damp r closed. An open damper can allow warm air from inside the house to escape out the chimney.

Adjust the Thermostat • Set your thermostat o as low a

temper ture as you can comfortably tolerate. 68 degrees is a good guideline during times at which occupants are at home a d awake. • Install a mart thermostat to automatically change the temperature based on time of day and occupancy.

temperature as you can comfortably tolerate. 68 degrees is a good guideline during times at which occupants are at home and awake. • Install a smart thermostat to automatically change the temperature based on time of day and occupancy.

Learn more at nbutexas.com/conservation. Or contact the Environmental Affairs staff at 830.608.8925 . Learn more at nbutexas.com/conservation. Or contact the Environ ental A ai s staff at 830.608.8925 .

Learn more at nbutex s.com/conserva ion. Or contact the Environmental Affairs staff at 830.608.8925 .

arn more at nbutexas.com/conservation. Or contact the vironmental Affairs staff at 830.608.8925 .

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FROMHEATHER: This issue contains our Annual Community Guide where we emphasize top stories, new dining options, new businesses and other recent highlights in our community. Our front-page story covers the 175-year celebration of the founding of New Braunfels in 1845. A few of the events include the installation of new gateway signs on the north and south end of the city limits, the 125th time capsule opening and the Founders Day gala in March. Visit www.since1845.com for a full list of events. Heather Demere, GENERALMANAGER

EXECUTIVE EDITOR Joe Lanane MANAGING EDITOR Joe Warner EDITOR Ian Pribanic REPORTER Lauren Canterberry COPY CHIEF Andy Comer COPY EDITORS Ben Dickerson, Kasey Salisbury ADVERTISING SALES DIRECTOR Tess Coverman ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Kayla Brooks DESIGN CREATIVE DIRECTOR Derek Sullivan ART PRODUCTIONMANAGER Haley Grace GRAPHIC DESIGNER Monica Romo STAFF DESIGNER Lindsay Scott BUSINESS GROUP PUBLISHER Traci Rodriguez CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Claire Love ABOUT US John and Jennifer Garrett began Community Impact Newspaper in 2005 in Pugerville, Texas. The company’s mission is to build communities of informed citizens and thriving businesses through the collaboration of a passionate team. CONTACT US 16225 Impact Way, Ste. 1 Pugerville, TX 78660 • 5129896808 communityimpact.com PRESS RELEASES nbfnews@communityimpact.com SUBSCRIPTIONS communityimpact.com/subscriptions © 2020 Community Impact Newspaper Co. All Rights Reserved. No reproduction of any portion of this issue is allowed without written permission from the publisher.

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FROM IAN: Headed into 2020, the buzz continues to get louder regarding the city of New Braunfels’ 175th anniversary. This month’s Annual Community Guide dives deep into the history of the city and the unique events planned for the anniversary celebration. We also bring you Community Impact Newspaper’s greatest hits with Impacts, a monthly To-do List, and business and dining features highlighting local studio Gruene Records and downtown dining establishment Muck & Fuss.

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Braunfels, is Creations Catering , an all-in- one catering option for events, fundraisers and general gatherings. Opening in early 2020, the store will host cooking classes and wine pairings with a mission to serve customers through hospitality, cooking and community outreach. 830-609-9444. www.creationscateringtx.com 5 A 205,000-square-foot Continental Automotive Systems Inc. manufacturing and research facility will be operational by 2023 on Kohlenberg Road between I-35 and FM 1101 in New Braunfels. The facility is expected to employ up to 576 employ- ees by 2031. Continental is a global sup- plier of the automotive market with more than $40 billion in assets that specializes in brake systems, interior electronics and other components. 830-372-7110. www.continental-automotive.com 6 A new retreat destination and luxury conference center, Lariat Springs , is sched- uled to open in March near Canyon Lake at 3760 Lariat Ridge, New Braunfels. Accord- ing to owner Jon Maneri, the retreat will feature an outdoor pizza kitchen, a Jacuzzi and an infinity pool, a commercial kitchen, five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. 830-299-7606. www.lariatsprings.com 7 A 281-unit apartment complex, The Retreat at Creekside , is planned to open in December 2020 near Creekside Town Center in New Braunfels. The multi- family community at the intersection of Creekside Way and Creek Bend Drive will feature one- to three-bedroom apart- ments ranging from 700-1,400 square feet. The development will include amenities, such as a pool, fitness center, clubhouse and dog park. 713-622-5844. www.allied-orion.com

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NOWOPEN 1 Texas Clinic of Chiropractic opened at the end of November at 1932 S. Seguin Ave., Ste. 207, New Braunfels. The business offers health strategies through natural, drug-free health care. Rogelio Fernandez and Maricelys Frontera have extensive chiropractic training, including treatment for pediatrics and pregnant women. 830-282-7933. www.facebook.com/texaschiro

2 Skip’s Beer Wine & Liquor opened on Dec. 17 at 1174 Loop 337, Ste. 110, New Braunfels, in the same location as the former D&D Outfitters. The business will have a heavy focus on craft beer options and will include more than 30 display coolers of beer as well as a number of bulk options housed in a walk-in beer cave. Skip’s operates two additional Central Texas locations in Cibolo and Bulverde. 830-358-7520. www.facebook.com/skipsliquors

N MAPNOTTOSCALE 3 Open since mid-November, New Braunfels Braces is located at 837 Landa St., New Braunfels. The business offers a variety of orthodontics treatments for adults and children, including Invisalign, braces and retainers. 830-483-8355. www.newbraunfelsbraces.com COMING SOON 4 Setting up shop in Freiheit Village at 2031 Central Plaza, Ste. 107, New

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12 The Hunter Road Stagecoach Shop , at 5441 FM 1102, New Braunfels, expand- ed its offerings this fall with El Camino Courtyard, a small event venue that derives its name from its location on the historic El Camino Real Trail. The venue adds another option for guests, along with existing seasonal rental cabins. 210-380-9770. www.hunterroadstagecoachshop.com 13 Antique store Red Rooster Antique and Design Center , 971 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels, is expanding its dealer options in 2020. Antique dealers John Ma- cLean, Steve and Susan Hall, and Rene and Ellie Lopez will open Armadillo Antiques NMore LLC at 7243 Blanco Road, San Antonio. 830-609-3311. 14 Built in 1845 as the city’s founding church, the First Protestant Church of New Braunfels is celebrating its 175th anniversary in 2020. The church, locat- ed at 172 W. Coll St., New Braunfels, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 and still offers traditional Sunday worship services weekly at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. 830-609-7729. www.firstprotestant.com 15 Jan. 28 marks the 55-year anniver- sary of the New Braunfels Art League , 239 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels. The NBAL hosts regular art workshops, special shows and galleries and offers a variety of classes, such as oil and acrylic painting, sculpture and photography. 830-629-8022. www.newbraunfelsartleague.org www.redroosterworld.com ANNIVERSARIES

8 An HP Fit facility is coming in mid- 2020 to 992 S. Hwy. 46, New Braunfels. Known as Hill Country Hot Pass , the gym and physical fitness center offers mem- berships for unlimited fit camps, fitness classes, 24/7 gym access, tanning, hair and nail treatments, and more. 210-369-8568. www.hchotpass.com RELOCATIONS 9 River Crest Family Dental is relocat- ing to 3029 Independence Drive, Ste. 100, New Braunfels, this January. The business, previously located at 1280 E. Common St., New Braunfels, provides total a number of services, such as family dental care, implants, smile whitening, dentures, cos- metic bonding and more. 830-625-7611. www.rivercrestfamilydental.com EXPANSIONS 10 CBD, or cannabidoil, retailer and wellness store Go Green Botanicals expanded its offerings in the fall with select items available inside antique store Traveling Gypsy located at the 1200 block of Gruene Road in New Braunfels. All Go Green Botanicals products can be found at its main New Braunfels location at 2900 N. I-35, Ste. 4106. 830-608-9446. www.gogreenbotanicals.com 11 Gypsy Waltz Hot Yoga Studio is celebrating a year in business in January by expanding its floor space to offer addi- tional classes. The studio, located in Frei- heit Village at 625 Central Parkway, New Braunfels, features classic yoga combined with infrared radiant-heat technology. 830-312-1520. www.gypsywaltzyoga.com

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FEATURED IMPACT ANNIVERSARIES The year 2020 will mark the 175th anniversary of the founding of the city of New Braunfels. Known as the “City of a Prince,” it was in 1845 that Prince Carl Solms-Braunfels rst heard rumors 16 Noli’s Vite Italian Kitchen cele- brated one year in business in October at 1744 E. Common St., New Braunfels. The restaurant serves pasta, home-baked dishes, appetizers, soups and salads. Some menu options include eggplant rollatini, fettuccine carbonara and sau- sage-and-peppers parmigiana. 830-632-5470. www.nolisvite.com 17 Jan. 1 marked the 15th anniversary of the announcement of Creekside at the intersection of FM 306 and I-35 in New Braunfels. The more than 400-acre and $200 million mixed-use residential and commericial development remains one of the fastest-growing areas in town and features attractions such as Buc-ee’s; Resolute Health Hospital; Creekside Cine- mas; and numerous shopping, dining and entertainment options. www.newbraunfelstowncenter.com

of Las Fontanas, or Comal Springs, before agreeing to purchase 1,265 acres from Maria Antonia Veramendi Garza, including land that would become present-day New Braunfels. The ocial 175-year anniversary will coincide with Founders Day on March 21. IN THE NEWS 18 After a fire burned the Marketplatz at Wurstfest , 178 Landa Park Drive, New Braunfels, a Night of Cheer benefit con- cert was held downtown during Waissail- fest on Dec. 5. The concert featured gui- tarist Wade Bowen and helped raise more than $25,000 for nonprofit organizations impacted by the Nov. 15 fire. 830-625-9167. www.wurstfest.com 19 New Braunfels-based hospital Christus Santa Rosa , 600 N. Union Ave., was the recipient of a $53,000 donation in December from the Friends of Christus Santa Rosa Foundation. The donation will help upgrade hospital equipment that will shorten urology procedure times from 30 minutes to 10 minutes, allowing surgeons and hospital staff to see more patients. 210-704-2000. www.christushealth.org

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TO CHECKOUT IN 2020 Annual events Take part in one of New Braunfels' variety of annual celebrations and community gatherings that highlight local groups and culture. Find a full list of yearly events at www.playinnewbraunfels.com. WEINAND SAENGERFEST 550 Landa St., New Braunfels 830-221-4057 www.weinandsaengerfest.com MAY 2 Explore downtown New Braunfels, enjoy live entertainment and sample local wine and craft beer. Proceeds are donated to the New Braunfels Parks Foundation and the New Braunfels Downtown Association. Noon-10 p.m. Free DIADE LOSMUERTOS 500 Main Plaza, New Braunfels 830-625-2385 www.chamberinnewbraunfels.com/ dia-de-los-muertos OCT. 24 The New Braunfels Hispanic Business Alliance presents the free Dia de los Muertos festival in downtown New Braunfels annually to celebrate with food, face painting, live entertainment and more. Noon-10 p.m. Free WURSTFEST 120 Landa St., New Braunfels 830-625-9167 www.wurstfest.com NOV. 615 One of the most iconic events in New Braunfels, Wurstfest is a 10-day celebration that includes authentic German food, live music and beer. The festival will mark its 60th anniversary in 2020. Times and prices vary.

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Four-star Admiral William H. McRaven, a No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, will present his new book, “ Sea Stories, My Life in Special Operations ,” at the McKenna Event Center from 6-9:30 p.m. $45-$125. 801 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels. 830-606-9595. www.eveningwithwilliammcraven.event brite.com (Photo courtesy city of New Braunfels)

Join the 2nd annual Girls Night Out at the Village Venue beneting the Crisis Center of Comal County. The event will feature women-owned businesses and businesses marketed toward women. 5:30-10 p.m. $20-$50. 2032 Central Plaza, New Braunfels. 830-460-3500. www.crisiscenternb.org (Photo courtesy Crisis Center of Comal County)

29 MONTHLY NIGHT DIVE Hosted by Stone Oak Scuba each month, the night dive oers divers an opportunity to see nightlife in the Comal River at Hinman Island Park. Gear not provided. 7-9 p.m. Free. Hinman Island Drive, New Braunfels. 210-267-2027. www.stoneoakscuba.com FEBRUARY 07 TABLESCAPES Hosted by the Braunfels Foundation Trust, funds raised will help to award 100 Career Tech Scholarships of $1,500 per recipient to graduating seniors. Attendees can view uniquely decorated tables donated by local sponsors. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $50. 561 Oasis St., New Braunfels. 830-837-5480. www.braunfelsfoundationtrust.org 07 BLINGO BINGO Join Family Promise of Greater New Braunfels for a night of bingo beneting local families experiencing homelessness. Prizes include jewelry donated by local businesses. 7-10 p.m. $50; for tickets visit bit.ly/fp-blingo. 631 Lakeview Blvd., New Braunfels. 830-214-0024. www.fpgnb.org

08 THE RUGGED RANCH RUN Challenge your strength and endurance in an obstacle course 5K at Texas Ski Ranch. 6:30-11 a.m. $25 (participating juniors 17 and under), $35 (participating adults 18 and older), $35 (competing juniors 17 and under), $45 (competing adults 18 and up). 6700 N. I-35, New Braunfels. 830-627-2843. BEAUTYANDWELLNESS SHOW The second annual New Braunfels Beauty & Wellness Show will feature presentations, fashion, shopping, and demonstrations about beauty and health from over 100 local organizations. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.), 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.). $5. 375 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels. 830-488-7814. www.nbbeautyandwellnessshow.com 09 DUTYTOGOD INTERFAITHHIKE Take part in the annual Interfaith Hike on Scout Sunday, which will begin at the McKenna Children’s Museum and include faith stops throughout the downtown area. Registration ends Feb. 2. 2-5 p.m. $5. 801 W. San Antonio St., New www.athleteguild.com 08 THROUGH 9

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Celebrate the 20 rising stars of New Braunfels at this year’s gala. The event will include a social hour, dinner and the announcement of the 2019 Distinguished Young Leader Award. 6-9 p.m. $100- $125. The Milestone, 1723 Herbelin Road, New Braunfels. 830-625-2385. www.nbjaycees.com 21 5THANNUALMLK DAYMARCH Hosted by the New Braunfels MLK Association, the fth annual MLK Day March will begin at the NB Civic Center and proceed down South Seguin Avenue to the Plaza before returning to the civic center and will include live music. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. 375 S Castell Ave., New Braunfels. 830-708-6065. www.nbmlk.com 26 HILL COUNTRYWEDDING SHOW Visit Village Venue and see vendor showcases, live hair and makeup demos, a bridal fashion show and other entertainment. 1-5 p.m. Free. 2032 Central Plaza, New Braunfels. 830-460-3500. www.nbweddingchamber.com

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NewBraunfels G E T T I N G T O K N O W Located between San Antonio and Austin, New Braunfels has seen signicant population growth over the last ve years with just over a 20% increase from 2014-18. The city has also seen year-over-year growth in median home value, median age and median household income.

SOURCES: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU, COMAL COUNTY, GUADALUPE COUNTY, COMAL ISD, NEW BRAUNFELS ISDCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER *AGE 25 AND OLDER

New Braunfels is the county seat of Comal County. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)

P O P U L A T I O N

R E N T V S . M O R T G A G E

E D U C A T I O N L E V E L *

K E Y

2013 2018

High school diploma

Median monthly rent

H O M E V A L U E

$1,146

Median

$1,516 Median monthly mortgage

$163,000

Bachelor’s degree or higher 86.6% 91.2%

$199,700

R E S I D E N T A G E Median 36.4 34.3

H O U S E H O L D I N C O M E

Median annual

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Five-year change: +20.86%

$57,424

27.8% 32.3%

$67,510

C O M M U T E T I M E

W O R K L O C A T I O N 56.8% 42.7% of workers work in their county of residence work outside their county of residence

L O C A L T A X I N G E N T I T I E S 2019-20 tax rate (per $100 valuation)

*ROUNDED NUMBERS MAY NOT EQUAL 100%

Less than 10 minutes

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15-19 minutes

20-24 minutes

15.6%

19.2%

17.6%

9.4%

25-29 minutes

30-34 minutes

35-44 minutes

45+ minutes

0.5%

4.1%

10.4%

5.4%

18.4%

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16 Le Citron 173 S. Seguin Ave., New Braunfels 830-914-9769 www.lecitroncafe.com $ B H OPENED OCTOBER DESSERT 17 Cakes Couture 2031 Central Pl., Ste. 105, New Braunfels 830-327-1182 www.cakescouturenb.com $ $$ $$$ B OPENED OCTOBER 18 Hope Haus Bakery 1102 N. Walnut Ave., New Braunfels 830-481-3584 https://hopehausbakery.com $ B OPENED AUGUST 19 Nothing Bundt Cakes 161 Creekside Way, Ste. 602, New Braunfels 830-241-1002 www.nothingbundtcakes.com $ $$ OPENED NOVEMBER OTHER 20 Creations Catering 2031 Central Pl., Ste. 107 New Braunfels 830-609-9444 www.creationscateringtx.com $$ COMING 2020 21 Mutts Canine Cantina In the Solms Landing development east of I-35 near Creekside Crossing www.muttscantina.com $ H OPENING FALL 2020 22 Pale Horse Drinkery and Sky Bar 2031 Central Plaza, Ste. 101, New Braunfels 830-312-7332

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6 Hiccups & Churroholic 2031 Central Plaza, Ste. 103, New Braunfels 830-632-5566 www.hiccupsteahouse.com $$ OPENED JUNE CHAINS 7 Arby’s 1395 N. I-35, New Braunfels 830-214-6697 www.arbys.com $ K OPENED APRIL 8 Smoothie King 1659 W. Hwy. 46, Ste. 175, New Braunfels 713-899-5592 www.smoothieking.com $ H K OPENED NOVEMBER 9 Subway 1781 Hwy. 46, Ste. 101, New Braunfels www.subway.com $ B K OPENS FALL 2020 COFFEE 10 Dunkin’ Donuts 1667 W. Hwy. 46, Ste. 400, New Braunfels 830-625-2077 www.dunkindonuts.com $ B OPENED JULY

11 Jolt Coee and Beverage 160 Hwy. 46, New Braunfels www.jolt-austin.com $ OPENED JULY 12 That Coee Shop 3745 Francis Harris Lane, New Braunfels 830-832-0350 www.facebook.com/thatcoeeshopnb $ OPENED MAY MEXICAN 13 La Cosecha Mexican Table 505 N. Business I-35, New Braunfels 830-358-7511 www.lacosechatx.com $$ B H OPENED JULY 14 Rodriguez Restaurant y Cantina 2154 Gabriel Place, Ste. 101, New Braunfels 830-310-7145 www.mexicanrestaurantnewbraunfels.com $$ B H K OPENED JULY EUROPEAN 15 Bootleggers Pizza Parlor 197 S. Seguin Ave., New Braunfels 830-327-1199 www.bootleggerspizzaparlor.com $$ H OPENED AUGUST

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AMERICAN 1 188 South 188 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels 830-609-9194 www.188southnbtx.com $$ H OPENED AUGUST 2 Mr. C’s Fried Chicken & Waes 2188 Hwy. 46, New Braunfels 830-609-9178 $ B OPENED MARCH 3 Ninny’s Burgers And Que Food Truck 1407 I-35, New Braunfels 830-660-2424 $ OPENED JULY 4 Pop’s BBQ 3745 Francis Harris Lane, New Braunfels 830-619-2494 https://pops-bbq.business.site $ OPENED MARCH ASIAN 5 7 Monks Café 494 N. Seguin Ave., New Braunfels 830-387-4053 www.7monkscafe.com $ K OPENED OCTOBER

www.palehorsenb.com $ $$ H OPENED AUGUST

23 Stave Beer and Wine House 540 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels 830-632-5146 www.stavehousenb.com $ OCTOBER

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www.knockouts.com COMING EARLY 2020 6 Lush Nails & Spa 2810 Hwy. 46, Ste. 103, New Braunfels 830-627-9155 www.lushnailsspatx.com OPENED IN SEPTEMBER 7 My Salon Suite 1928 Hwy. 46, Ste. 105, New Braunfels 830-542-8299 www.mysalonsuite.com OPENED IN APRIL 8 The Renery Men's Grooming Lounge 2363 Gruene Lake Drive, Ste. A, New Braunfels 830-609-9727 www.renerynb.com OPENED IN NOVEMBER 9 The Renery Spa 177 S. Seguin Ave., New Braunfels 830-632-5452 www.thereneryspa.com OPENED IN OCTOBER CLOTHING 10 BarBelles Boutique 1720 Hunter Rd., New Braunfels 830-312-0059 www.facebook.com/barbellesnb

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OPENED IN JUNE 11 Gruene Hat Co. 1601 Hunter Road, New Braunfels 830-515-1910 www.gruenehatco.com OPENED IN MARCH 12 Pink Elephant Resale 711 N. Walnut Ave., New Braunfels 830-899-7465 www.facebook.com/thepinkelephanttx OPENED IN FEBRUARY 2019 13 Pocketful of Grace Boutique 651 N. I-35, Ste. 1140, New Braunfels 830-327-1200 www.apocketfullofgrace.com OPENED IN JUNE FITNESS 14 9Round 1928 Hwy. 46, New Braunfels 830-214-2814 www.9round.com OPENED IN JUNE 15 Ashtanga Yoga Shala 251 S. Seguin Ave., New Braunfels 830-582-4131 www.ashtangayogashalanb.com OPENED IN JANUARY 2019

AUTOMOTIVE 1 All Tune and Lube Total Car Care 1208 S. I-35, New Braunfels 830-609-9135 www.alltuneandlube.com OPENED IN JULY 2 Bring Your Own Parts 619 S. Seguin Ave., New Braunfels 210-682-2967 www.bringyourownparts.com OPENED IN MARCH BEAUTY 3 Amazing Lash Studio 651 I-35, Ste. 820, New Braunfels 830-302-4300 www.amazingeyelashstudio.com OPENED IN OCTOBER 4 Bijou Nail Lounge 2164 Gabriel Place, Ste. 101, New Braunfels 830-302-7439 www.bijounailloungenewbraunfels.com OPENED IN MAY 5 Knockouts 312 FM 306, Ste. 104, New Braunfels 972-714-9300

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HOME 30 Dianne Flack Furniture 311 FM 306, New Braunfels 830-268-4444

16 David Ogrin Golf Academy 1357 Wald Road, New Braunfels 210-872-7109 www.davidogrin.com OPENED IN MAY 17 GYMBoutique 2339 Gruene Lake Drive, Ste. C, New Braunfels 512-963-2241 18 Gypsy Waltz Hot Yoga Studio 625 Central Parkway, New Braunfels 830-312-1520 www.gypsywaltzyoga.com OPENED IN JANUARY 2019 19 Iron Hill Fitness 839 I-35, Ste. D, New Braunfels 830-312-8108 https://ironhilltness.squarespace.com OPENED IN AUGUST 20 Standout Dance Center 651 N. Business I-35, Ste. 1140, New Braunfels 830-327-1200 www.standoutdancecenter.com OPENED IN JUNE FOOD 21 Fickle Pickles (second location) 161 S. Seguin Ave., New Braunfels 830-627-8999 www.cklepickles.com OPENED IN APRIL 22 Freiheit Farmer’s Market 2032 Central Plaza, New Braunfels 830-542-8448 www.freiheitvillagefm.com OPENED IN MARCH www.gymboutique.net OPENED IN FEBRUARY 2019

23 Friday Coee Roasters 838 Lakeview Blvd., New Braunfels 830-326-6579 www.friday.coee OPENED IN JULY HEALTH 24 5 Star Nutrition 651 N. I-35, Ste. 1025, New Braunfels 830-837-5875 www.5starnutritionusa.com OPENED IN SEPTEMBER 25 Das Nutrition Haus 378 Landa St., Ste. 392, New Braunfels 210-307-9218 https://das-nutrition-haus.business.site OPENED IN AUGUST 26 Doobie Hempman 851 I-35, Ste. N, New Braunfels 830-215-8436 www.newbraunfelscbdhempoil.com OPENED IN SEPTEMBER 27 Gruene Botanicals 982 N. Loop 337, New Braunfels 830-627-9151 www.gruenebotanicals.com OPENED IN AUGUST 28 Gruene Cross Health and Wellness 382 S. I-35, New Braunfels 830-627-9492 www.gruenecross.com OPENED IN JANUARY 2019 29 Herb Haus 2090 N. I-35, Ste. 4117, New Braunfels 830-214-0144 www.facebook.com/herbhausnb OPENED IN MAY

OPENED IN SEPTEMBER 37 Local Eyes Optometry 312 FM 306 Ste 110, New Braunfels 830-627-9272 www.localeyesoptometry.com OPENED IN OCTOBER 38 Medical Center Ophthalmology Associates 790 Generations Drive, Ste. 215, New Braunfels 210-697-2020 www.mcoaeyecare.com OPENED IN OCTOBER 39 Rened Eye Care & Eyewear Gallery 2188 W. Hwy 46, Ste. 102, New Braunfels 830-302-3357 www.renedeyecare.com OPENED IN JUNE 40 Sapphire Creek Dental 2180 Hwy. 46, Ste. 105, New Braunfels 830-500-5951 www.sapphirecreekdental.com OPENED IN OCTOBER 41 The Joint Chiropractic 1655 Hwy. 46, New Braunfels 830-224-2654 www.thejoint.com OPENED IN JUNE 42 Total Men’s Primary Care 272 FM 306, New Braunfels 830-310-6812 www.totalmens.com OPENED IN SEPTEMBER 43 Zara Medical Aesthetics 1928 Hwy. 46, Ste. 105, New Braunfels 830-587-4888 www.zaramedicalaesthetics.com OPENED IN MAY

www.dianneack.com OPENED IN JANUARY 2019 31 Market on Main 161 S. Seguin Ave, New Braunfels 830-627-2727 OPENED IN APRIL inside Fickle Pickles 32 Tejas Traders 1706 Hunter Road, New Braunfels 210-850-3470 www.facebook.com/pg/tejas-traders -1680172375542355 OPENED IN JULY 33 What Once Was Old Vintage 968 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels 830-708-0306 www.whatoncewasold.com OPENED IN SEPTEMBER MEDICAL 34 American Health Imaging 625 Central Pkwy., Ste. 108, New Braunfels 830-302-4222 www.americanhealthimaging.com/location /new-braunfels-tx OPENED IN MAY 35 Eye Care New Braunfels 2164 Gabriel Place, Ste. 103, New Braunfels 830-837-5310 www.eyecarenewbraunfels.com OPENED IN APRIL 36 Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care 312 FM 306, Ste. 108, New Braunfels 830-302-4260 www.littlespurspedi.com

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SHOPPING

These retailers opened in the New Braunfels area in 2019 or will open in 2020

OTHER 44 DD’s Discounts 159 S. I-35, New Braunfels 830-626-3789 www.ddsdiscounts.com OPENED IN JUNE 45 Dollar Tree 257 Creekside Crossing, New Braunfels 830-387-7493 www.dollartree.com OPENED IN OCTOBER 46 Go Retail Group 175 Southwestern Ave., Ste. 110, New Braunfels 888-422-5637 www.goretailgroup.com OPENED IN JULY 47 Heidi M. Photography 972 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels 909-528-6840 www.heidimphotography.com OPENED IN SEPTEMBER 48 Sherwin-Williams 320 FM 306, New Braunfels 830-629-2208 www.sherwin-williams.com OPENED IN NOVEMBER 49 Skip’s Beer, Wine and Liquor 1174 Loop 337, Ste. 110, New Braunfels 830-358-7520 www.skipsliquor.com COMING IN 2020

locally sourced materials. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. closed Sun 555 S. Castell Ave, New Braunfels 830-302-7675 www.newbraunfelscandleco.com E Owned and operated by a fth- generation New Braunfels resident, Lot 59 oers modern and vintage art, clothing, decor and jewelry. Hours: Mon.-Thu. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. closed Sun 343 W. Cross St., New Braunfels 830-221-5692 • www.lot59tx.com F Established in 1981 by the Granzin family, Granzin’s was once part of the commercial meat processor Rahe Packing Co. The market oers both fresh and cured meats as well as produce. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 1644 McQueeney Road, New Braunfels 830-625-3510 • www.granzinsmarket.com G Red Rooster Antique & Design Center has operated in New Braunfels for over 15 years and oers unique antiques from a variety of vendors. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 971 W. San Antonio St, New Braunfels 830-609-3311 www.redroosterworld.com

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New Braunfels is home to a variety of locally owned businesses that oer food, antiques and other goods. COURTESY NEW BRAUNFELS CANDLE COMPANY

A Located in downtown Gruene, Gruene Outtters has been locally owned since 1989 and specializes in outdoor gear, shing equipment and both local and nonlocal brands. Hours: Sun.-Thu. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 1629 Hunter Road, New Braunfels 830-625-4440 www.grueneouttters.com B Originally opened in Gruene in 1982 as Buck Pottery, The Barn was renamed in 2015 and oers locally made art and pottery.

Hours: Mon.-Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 1296 Gruene Road, New Braunfels 830-629-7975 www.thebarningruene.com C Gourmage has been operating in downtown New Braunfels for over 10 years and sells a variety of cheeses, chocolates and wines. Hours: Tue.-Thu. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. closed Sun.-Mon 270 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels 830-214-6471 • www.gourmage.com D Established in 2014, New Braunfels Candle Co. handmakes soy candles with

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Updates on key transportation projects

OTHER PROJECTS TO FOLLOW IN 2020

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TRACKING THE SANANTONIO STREET BRIDGE PROJECT

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Common Street improvements The city of New Braunfels is ahead of schedule on an estimated six-month project that began on Common Street in November. The project includes road repairs and improvements to pedes- trian accommodations on a roughly one-mile stretch of roadway between Gruene Road and Sundance Parkway. According to city ocials, aected trac lanes will be shifted in various areas from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for the dura- tion of the project. Timeline: November-March Cost: $923,408 Funding source: city of New Braunfels 2013 bond

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San Antonio Street rehabilitation The city of New Braunfels began a three- to four-month rehabilitation project on West San Antonio Street on Nov. 18. Aecting San Antonio Street from Academy Avenue to Walnut Avenue, the project will implement roadway and curb repairs that will be done in two phases. Crews are expected to pave the east side of the roadway by Christmas, according to Jennifer Cain, New Braunfels capital projects man- ager. Trac will be transitioned from one side of San Antonio Street to the other in order to allow two-way trac throughout the duration of the project. Timeline: November-March Cost: $800,000 Funding source: city of New Braunfels 2013 bond

SanAntonioStreet bridgeproject aheadof schedule The much-maligned San Antonio Street bridge construction project is several months ahead of schedule, according to ocials with the city of New Braunfels. The primary reason for the short- ened timeline is the usage of precast caps and beams that will support the bridge deck, saidWill Lockett, Texas Department of Transportation area engineer. Once demolition work was complete distance between two intermediate supports of the bridge—and 410 feet in length, the current iteration of the bridge lacked a shoulder and was limited to 10-foot-wide travel lanes and four-foot-wide sidewalks on both sides, according to TxDOT. Per TxDOT project specications BY IAN PRIBANIC Initially a 16-month project, city of New Braunfels ocials have stated the San Antonio Street bridge project is months ahead of schedule. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper) SOURCE: CITY OF NEW BRAUNFELSCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

Expected to impede trac accessing the downtown area for an initial esti- mate of 16 months, there is a possibil- ity that contractor Capital Excavation could nish the project and open the San Antonio Street bridge to vehicular and pedestrian trac by the end of summer 2020, said Greg Malatek, New Braunfels public works director. The San Antonio Street bridge rst closed to vehicular trac Sept. 3, and demolition began Sept. 19. The project remains on track to allow Comal River recreation beneath the bridge before Memorial Day, Malatek said.

and the original deck removed, the ve 70-foot arch spans that comprise the old bridge were raised by two to three inches, Lockett said. Once the new precast caps and beams are in place and a new deck is poured, the arches will only serve a decorative purpose, he said. Built in 1923, the San Antonio Street bridge was determined to not meet structural and functional standards by TxDOT due to vehicle and pedestrian safety concerns. At seven spans—a span being the

for the San Antonio Street bridge, the updated bridge will increase from 30 feet in width to 48 feet wide in order to accommodate 15-foot-wide travel lanes, including shoulders, and eight- foot-wide sidewalks on both sides, at a cost of $4.8 million. The majority of the funding for the project is provided through the federal Highway Bridge Program, while the city of New Braunfels is contributing 10% of funds using credit earned from previous TxDOT projects.

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