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Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Man drowns while swimming in Guadalupe River in New Braunfels

A 27-year-old man drowned this afternoon while swimming in the Guadalupe River near the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in New Braunfels.

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Seguin woman, 19, dies in New Braunfels car wreck

UPDATED 4:56 p.m. JULY 29 | A 19-year-old Seguin woman died this morning when the Ford Escape she was driving collided with the rear-end of an 18-wheeler on an Interstate 35 access road in New...

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Police rescue Mexican immigrants from freight train inferno

WITH VIDEO | Ten Mexican immigrants rescued by local police from inside a broiling freight train railcar on Monday are in the custody of federal officials after being treated for life-threatening dehydration.

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

New Braunfels man charged with two arsons, suspected of eight more

Investigators arrested a 21-year-old man on Wednesday who they say twice set fires at his own home earlier this week and is suspected of eight other arsons in the New Braunfels area over the course of nearly...

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

New Braunfels firefighters to honor Sept. 11 victims

FROM STAFF REPORTS NEW BRAUNFELS — The New Braunfels Fire Department will remember the 341 firefighters killed in the Sept. 11 attacks with a ceremony Thursday morning. At 7:15 a.m., a company of firefighters will form a...

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Gasoline left in junk car likely cause of Seguin scrap yard fire

A massive fire at a Guadalupe County steel mill that sent putrid fumes all the way to San Marcos on Thursday may have been caused by gasoline left in the tank of a junk car, investigators...

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