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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.

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Suspect arrested in New Braunfels, Schertz bank robberies

NEW BRAUNFELS — A man suspected of robbing banks last month in New Braunfels and Schertz has been arrested by federal, state and local authorities.

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Reward increased for arrest in New Braunfels bank robbery

NEW BRAUNFELS — As the investigation into Tuesday’s bank robbery in New Braunfels continues, NBPD detectives are releasing photos of the suspect and Comal County Crime Stoppers is issuing an increased reward.

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

San Marcos man fatally struck on Interstate 35

UPDATED 2:55 p.m. DEC | A 17-year-old San Marcos man intentionally walked in front of an oncoming 18-wheeler where he was struck and killed this morning in New Braunfels, witnesses told police.

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...

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

San Marcos man leads New Braunfels police on high-speed I-35 pursuit

A 19-year-old San Marcos man who fled police at speeds today that topped 90 mph on Interstate 35 was arrested for marijuana possession, evidence tampering and evading arrest.

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

New Braunfels man charged with firing pellet gun into high school marching band

Police have arrested a 67-year-old man they say shot two New Braunfels High School band members with a BB or pellet gun this week as they rehearsed marching formations on a campus practice field.

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.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Man accused of robbing fast food joints in 3-city spree

A Houston man is charged with using a stun gun to rob three fast food restaurants and a coffee shop along Interstate 35 between San Antonio and New Braunfels on Monday.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Federal grand jury indicts San Antonio man for Central Texas bank robbery spree

A San Antonio man suspected in a string of bank robberies, including one in San Marcos, has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

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