The Chron gives us an update and overview of the state and regulation of tubing in New Braunfels as the recreation season begins. Nothing much new here if you’ve been following this news all along (last update here), but there was one interesting tidbit:
Still, [New Braunfels City Council member Ken] Valentine, who said he went along with the eased limits in a bid to show council unity, has many foes who insist he went too far.
“It’s really heartbreaking to see what the river nannies are trying to push down everyone’s throats. They have made New Braunfels the laughing stock of the state,” said one commentator on an anti-Valentine blog.
The blog is called Keep NBNB (one presumes that calling it “Keep New Braunfels Weird” would put people at risk of brain injury), and it’s associated with a grassroots political group of the same name. The post from which that quote originates is here. There’s been no updates since a flurry of posts on March 16, but I’ll keep an eye on it. I presume that as the May 12 recall election (which appears to be the driving force behind Keep NBNB) draws nearer, there will be more activity on the site.
In any event, it’ll be interesting to see how the season goes. I hope there will be an end-of-summer review – who knows, maybe this has all been a tempest in a seven-quart cooler. We’ll just have to wait and see.