Monday, May 30, 2011

That's throng NOT thong


Enjoy the area responsibly please.

New Braunfels prepares for a throng of tourists
By Roy Bragg - Express-News

NEW BRAUNFELS — It's the time of year when the rivers will be clogged with inner tubes and the streets will run white with sunscreen.

More than 3 million tourists descend on this town of 57,740 every year, said Judy Young, Convention and Visitors Bureau director, most of them in the 99-day window that stretches from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Merchants will be happy, Young said, since those visitors pump $469 million into the local economy, filling most of the town's 22,000 hotel and motel rooms.