New Braunfels, Texas – Senator Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels) and Representative Kyle Biedermann (R-Fredericksburg) will present Schlitterbahn Waterparks & Resorts with a Texas Treasure Business Award from the Texas Historical Commission (THC) on May 23, 2018.

The Texas Treasure Business Award program pays tribute to businesses that have provided employment opportunities and support to the state’s economy for 50 years or more. Created in 2005 through legislation authored by Sen. Leticia Van de Putte (D-San Antonio) and sponsored by Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson (R-Waco), the program recognizes well-established Texas businesses and their exceptional historical contributions to the state’s economic growth and prosperity.

“In Texas, Schlitterbahn and summer are almost synonymous. It has been a popular summer destination for millions of families for nearly 40 years. It is an integral part of the New Braunfels community and contributes to our state’s unique culture and heritage,” said State Senator Donna Campbell. “Living in New Braunfels, I take great pride in seeing Schlitterbahn recognized with a Texas Treasure Business Award.”

A special decal identifying Schlitterbahn as a Texas Treasure will be publicly displayed at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark & Resort in New Braunfels. Consumers will know when they spot the familiar Texas Treasure Business icon, they are doing business with a well-established, Texas-owned-and-operated business that has long contributed to job growth, stimulated the local economy, and generated state and local tax revenues.

“It is a privilege for us to recognize our long-established businesses that have remained committed to Texas for generations, while creating jobs and stimulating economic growth,” said THC Chairman John L. Nau, III. “May this recognition serve to increase your success and productivity for many years to come.”

For more information about the Texas Treasure Business Award, contact the THC at 512.463.6092 or visit

About Schlitterbahn:
Schlitterbahn Waterparks & Resorts is the award-winning, Henry family-owned and operated chain of waterparks and resorts in five cities in Texas and Kansas. Respected as a leader in the industry, Schlitterbahn has been an innovator in everything from waterslide technology to hospitality.

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