New Braunfels residents will get to join the crowds gathering along the Comal River every single summer holiday or weekend day, if we want to play in our rivers. (Which are actually State owned rivers.)
Our New Braunfels City Council not only promoted the ancient tradition of queuing up, they made sure we do so while visiting our Parks more often, too!
Even residents who live on the rivers and/or will only be on the Guadalupe will find themselves in Hinman or Prince Solms in order to use their “free” Pass to obtain wrist bands each and every single day if you enter or exit either the Comal or Guadalupe by City land with your tube, kayak or canoe. (noodle, life jacket, snorkel or scuba gear, too?)
Here’s the City Council ordinance info:
Between Memorial Day and Labor Day of each year, all persons in possession of water oriented recreational equipment on the premises known as the City Tube Chute, Prince Solms Park, Hinman Island Park or using public exits on the Comal or Guadalupe Rivers, must be wearing a city-issued wristband. ( http://www.nbtexas.org/DocumentCenter/View/7497)
From the nbtexas.org River Pass page:
New Braunfels Residents, who reside inside the corporate city limits, can receive a Resident River Pass at no charge to avoid paying the River Management Fee.
Then take your Resident River Season Pass (or your purchased Resident Swim Pass or Resident Family Swim Pass) to one of the three booths set up at Hinman Island Park and Prince Solms Park, or to a River Outfitter, to obtain your free wristband when you tube on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays between Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
Note: If you are resident using private property to enter or exit the river while tubing, but will still utilize public land to get on or off of the river, you will need a wristband to be in compliance with the ordinance. ( http://www.nbtexas.org/riverpass)
Won’t the “last exit” be fun this year?
Just in case you were wondering who and what the “Municipal Code” covers:
Public river exit means Cypress Bend Park, Lincoln Street River Exit, Garden Street River Exit, Hinman Island Park, City Tube Chute and any other City-owned right-of-way or property with frontage on the Comal or Guadalupe Rivers currently not leased to another entity.
Water-oriented recreational equipment means tubes, kayaks, rafts, canoes and all other forms of personal watercraft.
There are going to be three (3) (Yes, 3!) booths where these wrist bands can be obtained. The 3 booths will be at Hinman Island and Prince Solms Park – none at the City limits or parks along the Guadalupe.
Won’t we all have fun getting to know our neighbors and the visitors to our City as we all line up in front of these three booths on Saturday mornings? After finding parking?
Here’s an idea: The bands may also be obtained from a River Outfitter. Maybe the Outfitters will deliver the wrist bands to our New Braunfels residences?
The City Council and Mayor can be reached, here. http://www.nbtexas.org/index.aspx?nid=298
You can call 830-221-4000 to try to get more information from the City of New Braunfels. Good luck!
There’s still 2 more days for early voting in the Comal Independent School District Bond and School Board Election. Regular Election Day is May 9.
Here’s the times and places for early voting on Monday and Tuesday!
(Thanks to the New Braunfels Republican Women for the information!)
May 4 & 5 – Early voting
During early voting, you have the opportunity to cast both votes at one place!
You can cast both your votes for New Braunfels City Council (Districts 3 & 4) and Comal ISD School Board (Districts 1, 2, 5, & 6) and school bond locations at:
The Comal County Elections Office May 5 – 8am to 5pm
178 E. Mill Street, Suite 10 May 4 – 7am to 7pm
New Braunfels 78130
Bulverde City Hall May 4 – 8am to 5pm
30360 Cougar Bend May 5 – 7am to 7pm
Garden Ridge City Hall May 5 – 8am to 5pm
9400 Municipal Pkwy May 4 – 7am to 7pm
Garden Ridge 78266
Early voting for CISD School Board (Districts 1, 2, 5, & 6) and school bond only:
May 4 & 5 – 7am to 7pm
Bill Brown Elementary Hoffmann Lane Elementary Rebecca Creek Elementary
20410 Hwy 46 W. 4600 FM 306 125 Quest Ave.
Spring Branch 78070 New Braunfels 78132 Spring Branch 78070
Comal ISD Support Serv. Indian Spring Elementary Smithson Valley Middle
Admin. Bldg. 25751 Wilderness Oak 6101 FM 311
1404 I-35 N. San Antonio 78261 Spring Branch 78070
New Braunfels 78130
Church Hill Middle Kinder Ranch Elementary Timberwood Park Elementary
1275 N. Business 35 2035 Kinder Pkwy. 26715 S. Glenrose
New Braunfels 78130 San Antonio 78260 San Antonio 78260
Clear Spring Elem. M.H. Specht Elementary
550 Avery Parkway 25815 Overlook Parkway
New Braunfels 78130 San Antonio 78260
Saturday, May 9 – Election Day – Polls open from 7am – 7pm
New Braunfels City Council (Districts 3 & 4)
Election Day polling locations at:
**NB City Council District 3 – Seele Elementary School, 540 Howard Street, New Braunfels
**NB City Council District 4 – Faith United Church, 970 N. Loop 337, New Braunfels
For City Council District Map – http://www.nbtexas.org/DocumentCenter/Home/View/1480
(also listed on your Voter Registration Card)
Comal ISD School Board (Districts 1, 2, 5, & 6) and school bond only
Election Day polling locations at:
Single Member District 1 Single Member District 2 Single Member District 3
Clear Spring Elementary Faith United Church Rebecca Creed Elementary
550 Avery Parkway 970 N. Loop 337 125 Quest Ave.
New Braunfels 78130 New Braunfels 78130 Spring Branch 78070
Single Member District 4 Single Member District 5 Single Member District 6
Smithson Valley Middle School Bulverde City Hall M.H. Specht Elementary
6101 FM 311 30360 Cougar Bend 25815 Overlook Parkway
Spring Branch 78070 Bulverde 78163 San Antonio 78260
Single Member District 7
Garden Ridge City Hall
9400 Municipal Parkway
Garden Ridge 78266
“I think I’ma [sic] shoot up a kindergarten and watch the blood of the innocent run down and eat the beating heart of one of them.”
We’ve been in Joplin, Missouri, learning how to run an STI (sexually transmitted diseases) clinic. Now, we’re going home!
The first day of early voting in Comal County yielded double the voter turn out on the same day in 2008, with more than 3100 voters compared to 1700.
I voted on the second day, and was pleased to find that the Comal County Voting Center on Landa Street in New Braunfels was up to the task. The County has designed an efficient and organized Center, with fast moving lines and 3 stations set up to check in voters.
I cast my first “straight Party” ticket since 1992, today. The first “page of the electronic ballot offers the option to vote for one Party or the other, and a vote for Republicans took me through each page of all the candidates and offices, allowing me to review and view the names of each candidate I voted for and to see who I wasn’t voting for. I hope that those of you who are tempted to just vote the top of the ticket or for a few candidates will consider taking my endorsement of the Republican candidates all up and down the ballot, with the ease of the straight Party vote! You’ll get the well known candidates, like Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, Donna Campbell for SD 25, Susan Narvaiz for Congressional District 35 and Kevin Webb for Comal County Commissioner, Pct 3, and you also support judges like Scott Fields, Jeff Rose and Bob Pemberton!
No matter where you live in Comal County, or where your regular voting place is, you can cast your ballot at any of the early voting places or times. Here’s the early voting opportunities in Comal County:
• New Braunfels: 345 Landa, Suite 101. Oct. 23-26, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Oct. 27, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Oct. 29 — Nov. 2, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Canyon Lake: CRRC Community Center, 125 Mabel Jones Dr. Oct. 23-26, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Oct. 27, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Oct. 29 — Nov. 1, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Nov. 2, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• Bulverde: Bulverde / Spring Branch Library, 131 Bulverde Crossing. Oct. 23-26, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Oct. 27, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Nov. 2, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• Garden Ridge: City Hall, 9400 Municipal Parkway. Oct. 23-26, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Oct. 27, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Oct. 29 — Nov. 1, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Nov. 2, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.