Travel: New Braunfels, Texas

Its scenic parks, natural springs and lakes, historic German settlement buildings and mild climate have been attracting tourists for generations. Now visitors to New Braunfels, Texas, are starting to take note of the surrounding Texas hill country as a nice place to stay for more than a weekend, making Comal County the fastest growing in Texas.

Billie and Ed Miles, two former San Antonio school administrators, moved to New Braunfels in 1992 to open a B&B as a "small retirement project." Today they run the Gruene Homestead Inn, a collection of eight restored buildings in one of the town's historic neighborhoods....

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