- Associated Press - Sunday, May 21, 2017

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) - A state appeals court has upheld its reversal of a visiting judge’s decision that halted enforcement of New Braunfels’ law banning use of cans and other disposable food and beverage containers by tubers on the popular Comal and Guadalupe rivers.

The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung reports (https://bit.ly/2q6NccS ) the Texas 3rd Court of Appeals says Judge Don Burgess, of Orange, lacked jurisdiction over claims from several businesses, including river outfitters, when he ruled in 2011 the law should not be enforced. The city had appealed.

The law was passed in 2011 to combat littering and had won approval from voters. The appeals court initially reversed the ban in 2014, then heard arguments the following year over whether the city acted inappropriately. The ban hasn’t been enforced in recent years.

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Information from: New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, https://herald-zeitung.com

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