New Braunfels | July 2022




Gruene’s Last Call

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The New Braunfels branch of the Seguin Beauty School , currently located at 214 W. San Antonio St., will move out of its current facility at the end of July to an undetermined new location. The original school was established in 1977 in Seguin, and the New Braunfels campus opened in 1986, where students take classes in

Participants in the Rock Haus program gather in this 2020 file photo.


FEATURED IMPACT IN THE NEWS On June 13, the New Braunfels ISD board of trustees held a public meeting regarding the donation of a property located at 511 E. North St. to the Rock Haus Foundation . Founded in 2017, the Rock Haus Foundation was established to support and provide opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental Developmental Disabilities Center, and approximately 30 adults visit the center regularly, according to ocials with the organization. The center is housed in a former schoolhouse that was built in 1927 and oers skills training, social activities and additional health services for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Many who utilize the center have jobs in the community, while other participate in activities such as gardening or taking music and art classes led by community volunteers. Some also participate in the ARC Angels baseball team. disabilities in Comal County. Rock Haus is aliated with the Hill Country Mental Health and The two buildings located on the property are owned by NBISD, and ocials with the nonprot hope to

cosmetology. 830-372-0935. ANNIVERSARIES

complete necessary renovations at the site if the board approves the donation. “What we envision is this center, this campus being there for all individuals with IDD and their family throughout the county that they can come [to] for resources; they can come for services; and they can come for education,” said Bill Berry, a member of the Rock Haus board, during the June 13 meeting. Through the donation agreement, Rock Haus would continue to provide services in the community and plans to expand those services through additional programs, Berry said. Should Rock Haus discontinue or suspend services to any individual, Berry said ownership of the property would revert to NBISD. The board is expected to vote on the agreement during the July 11 meeting.

KNBT Americana Music Jam


9 In June, Guadalupe Brewing Co. celebrated 10 years in business at 1586 Wald Road, New Braunfels. The brewery began by offering locally made beer and has since expanded to include a pizza kitchen, and the business regularly hosts live music and events. 512-878-9214. 10 From June 29-July 10, the Guada- lupe-Blanco River Authority will com- memorate the 20th anniversary of the Canyon Lake Gorge with a historical exhibit. The exhibit will feature fossils, photos, news coverage and more from the creation of the gorge during the 2002 flood. Guests can access the exhibit from the main entrance at 16029 S. Access Road, Canyon Lake, and both guided and

Council of Texas grid, according to the news release. COMMUNITY More than $70,000 was raised during the 24th annual KNBT Americana Music Jam that was held at Gruene Hall on May 22, according to a press release from Gruene Hall. Following the event, presenters donated $35,031 each to the Crisis Center of Comal County and The Hill Country Youth Orchestra. CLOSINGS 11 Camping gear and equipment manufacturer Coleman , located at 766 FM 306, New Braunfels, announced to its employees June 22 that the plant will close by the end of the year, affecting about 150 employees. Plant Operations Manager Richard Hunter said the com- pany is consolidating its manufacturing to Wichita, Kansas. The layoffs will occur in phases, Hunter said, with a third in August, a third in October and the rest in December of this year. Coleman has operated in New Braunfels for 42 years. 830-625-6943.

self-guided tours are available. 830-379-5822. IN THE NEWS

Shell announced the launch of its resi- dential power brand, Shell Energy , in a June 7 news release. The company will offer a variety of traditional and renew- able energy options, such as wind and solar. Shell Energy will offer electricity plans to residents across Texas, serving areas covered by the Energy Reliability


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