Proclamation of County of Comal in honor of Goff | Community alert
Myra Lee Adams Goff may have forgotten more than most locals of the history of New Braunfels and Comal County.
For years, Goff has written articles and books chronicling each decade of the two – from settlers traveling on El Camino Real to the area in the 19th century to the challenges the 21st century poses for the people of the county.
On Thursday, county commissioners will honor Goff, this year’s recipient of the Comal County Historical Commission Frederick Frueholz Jr. Historic Preservation Award.
Named in honor of the late founding member and president of CCHC, Dr. Frederick Frueholz Jr., the award is presented annually to individuals whose lives have exemplified dedication to preserving the county’s history.
A fifth generation New Braunfelser, Goff, wrote It’s Fair Time, capturing the story of the Comal County Fair and co-authored three books on the history of New Braunfels: Kindermaskenball, Past and Present; New Braunfels; Comal County – A Pictorial History; and A Journey in Faith, the History of the Early Protestant Church.
For 11 years, Myra Lee wrote a weekly column for the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung.
Entitled “Around the Museum and Archives”, it tells the story of New Braunfels and Comal County. In 2017, a compilation of these articles was published in the book, Around the Sophienburg.
Commissioners will hold a public hearing Thursday before voting to approve the issuance of tax-exempt bonds on behalf of SLF Ripple Ranch, LLC.
The nonprofit is buying and renovating a property at a mental health facility in Spring Branch, funded by the sale of bonds, totaling up to $ 14.5 million.
District 1 Commissioner Donna Eccleston said Thursday’s public hearing and subsequent approval must include the county, the government entity.
“This does not create any obligation or debt for Comal County,” she said.
The refinancing by Canyon Lake Community Library District of a previous bond that funded the construction of new facilities is also on the agenda.
Commissioners will consider a resolution amending the county’s interlocal agreement with the district, which will refinance through a repayment measure. As a government entity, the county will vote to authorize the reimbursement and will be exempt from any financial liability.
Also on Thursday, after receiving an update on COVID-19, approving weekly complaints, citizen feedback, and receiving reports from county staff and elected officials on issues of community interest, the commissioners will discuss and will also consider approving:
• Modified plans combining lots in several portions of Canyon Springs Resort and portions of the River Crossing and Cypress Cove subdivisions.
• The treasurer’s monthly report for April 2021.
• A modified Texas State Department health services contract ($ 268,153) for the COVID-19 response by the office of public health.
• An invoice for $ 12,320 submitted by Hart InterCivic, county voting machine manufacturer, for the provision of services and equipment during the May 1 election.
• Honor retiring employee Cathy L. Fischbeck for over 29 years of service, including the past nine years in the county tax office.
• The top three teams of county employees compete in the Spring Walk Across Texas.
Commissioners meet at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room, 100 Main Plaza in New Braunfels. For video and meeting agenda, visit www.co.comal.tx.us/agenda.htm.