The Comal River is availableto tubers again, much to the delight of residents and business owners in New Braunfels.
To the cheers of area residents, the cool, clear Comal River reopened to tubers on Wednesday, but flooding continues to keep parts of the Guadalupe River off-limits to recreation.
There were even louder cheers when officials announced that musician Willie Nelson agreed to perform a benefit concert for this flood-ravaged community.
Nelson plans to play Aug. 5 at Gruene Hall. Tickets cost $100 and all proceeds are earmarked for New Braunfels Rebounds, an ecumenical group that was formed in 1998 to rebuild homes from that year's major flood.