New Braunfels, Texas - Memorial Day weekend is the first big holiday to gauge what type of impact the "can ban" would have on the crowds in New Braunfels.
According to New Braunfels Police, in years past there was overcrowding, drunkenness, assaults, and offensive behavior along the Comal River during Memorial Day weekend. But so far this year, it is a much different story.
“It hasn't changed anything for me," said Kazzi Broyles. "I love floating the river, and we are going to drink what we're going to drink, and I have our own little cooler.”
Broyles drove down from Dallas with a group of friends. She said Memorial Day weekend for her has always meant floating down the Comal River. While she will abide by the new ordinance, and she still plans to have the same fun.
“I know it's an inconvenience. I realize that, but at the same time it's going to keep the waters cleaner,” explained Broyles.
And while New Braunfels Police are still compiling stats for Saturday's river activity, they have so far arrested eight people.