Water Oriented Recreation District of Comal County (W.O.R.D.) is a park and recreation district created by the Texas Legislature in 1987 and voted for by the residents of Comal County in 1988. The purpose of W.O.R.D. is to improve the environment and welfare of the district by conserving natural resources, improving public health, promoting water safety, and operating public parks located in the district.

The Junior Deputy Sheriff’s Academy has been implemented by the officers and staff at the Comal County Sheriff’s Office in an effort to positively impact the lives of our young people as they transition to adulthood.  We recognize our youth are the future leaders of tomorrow and we in law enforcement have an opportunity to influence behaviors that can assist with that success.  Time invested now by law enforcement officers with our young people can pay big dividends for the future.  This is another effort on our part of investing in the future of our youth here in Comal County.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a worldwide organization that provides engineering services, environmental restoration, and construction support for a wide variety of civil and military projects. The Corps' primary civil mission is developing and managing the nation's water resources.

The Corps develops projects to reduce flood damage; improves navigation channels and harbors; protects wetlands; and preserves, safeguards, and enhances the environment. The Corps' primary military mission is providing the United States armed forces with modern facilities, at home and abroad; strengthening the nation's defensive capability; and ensuring combat readiness.


The mission of the San Antonio Sail and Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons®, and District 21, is to promote safe boating through high standards of navigation and seamanship. The San Antonio Sail and Power Squadron is one of the more than 450 squadrons that make up the United States Power Squadrons®.

Canyon Lake Fire / EMS provides emergent and non – emergent Fire and EMS services for 250 square miles of northeastern Comal County including Canyon Lake and ten miles of the lower Guadalupe River.  Funding for these operations are provided by Comal County Emergency Services District No. 2 and Comal County Emergency Services District No. 3, both Special Purpose Districts authorized by the State of Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 775.  The mission of Canyon Lake Fire / EMS is to preserve and protect the life and property in a safe and professional manner that enhances the quality of living for the Canyon Lake community and its guests.

Established by the Texas Legislature,

GBRA was first created in 1933 under Section 59, Article 16 of the Constitution of Texas as a water conservation and reclamation district and a public corporation. In 1935, it was reauthorized by the act of the Texas Legislature as the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority.

The Mission of the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority is to protect, conserve, reclaim and steward the resources of the ten-county District in order to ensure and promote quality of life for those we serve.


The New Braunfels Fire Department is one of the oldest Fire Departments in the State of Texas. The New Braunfels Fire Department have served the citizens of New Braunfels for over 130 years. Currently the fire department is responsible for providing emergency services to over 85,000 residents in the 47 square miles of City limits and the 75 square miles of unincorporated Comal County ESD 7.

Mission Statement
We will safeguard our community against dangerous conditions, natural or man made, by providing public education, fire protection, emergency medical services, and emergency management.

Vision Statement
Promote organizational growth to match our community's diverse and growing needs.