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September 28, 2018

MEDIA CONTACT: Valeria M. Acevedo, City Attorney
550 Landa Street
New Braunfels, TX 78130

Texas Supreme Court Rules on Disposable Container/Cooler Size Ordinances

New Braunfels, TX — The Texas Supreme Court today denied the Petition for Review filed by the Stop The Ordinances Please association (“STOP”) in its lawsuit challenging the New Braunfels Disposable Container and Cooler Size Ordinances.  The denial of review by the Texas Supreme Court will allow the decision by the Austin Court of Appeals - finding that STOP did not have the legal right to challenge the Ordinances - to stand. 

This ruling by the Texas Supreme Court should effectively mark the end of the long-running legal challenge filed by STOP and will allow the City, its citizens, and all of the parties involved to move forward with an eye toward making the Disposable Container and Cooler Size Ordinances work for everyone involved and to the benefit of all of the citizens of New Braunfels. 

This past river season saw an unprecedented level of cooperation between municipal entities, the Convention and Visitors Bureau, the visitor industry, and the river outfitters.  The result was an unprecedented success for New Braunfels’ businesses involved in river tourism and recreation as well as great progress in improving the health and safety of the City’s waterways. 

With today’s ruling by the Texas Supreme Court, the City of New Braunfels looks forward to working with businesses involved in river recreational activities—together with citizens and community groups working to protect the City’s waterways—to make the Disposable Container and Cooler Size Ordinances work for everyone.