Schertz News

Come Ski Schertz

Pictured ~ Council Member David Scagliola skiing down Mt. Schertz

 

  South Texas jump started the holiday season at the 2nd "SKI SCHERTZ" invitational at Pickrell Park today as part of the annual Festival of Angels celebration. Residents from all over the area stood in line to plunge down Mount Schertz and get their winter activity fix in 72 degree weather. According to Schertz Mayor Hal Baldwin, Schertz is the only place in Texas where you can snow ski with your shorts on, and the best place to get into the Christmas spirit.

 

  The Festival of Angels begins at 5:00 PM at Pickrell Park (701 Oak St). and goes til 10:00 PM. The lighted night parade starts at 6:30 PM. Find out more HERE!

 

  See more photos of the "Come Ski Schertz" invitational HERE!

 

  Watch a video of the first snow race in South Texas in 2010 HERE!

 

 

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Schertz Snow Friday Means Skiing and Sledding Fun

 

  The Schertz Parks and Recreation Department has colored discs and sleds for use Friday, December 3, on the snow area in Pickrell Park dubbed Mount Schertz. Sledding and skiing starts around 5:30 PM so show up and have fun.

 

  The 15th Annual Festival of Angels lighted Night Parade starts at 6:30 PM Friday. The parade will line up along Buffalo Drive in the Samuel Clemens High School parking lot and turn onto Schertz Parkway and then down to Aero Avenue and on to Pickrell Park.

 

  The Festival of Angels Parade is a night parade and is free!

 

  Following the parade, join the City for Christmas in the Park: food, festivities, and fun activities for kids and adults alike at Pickrell Park.

 

  Festivities at Pickrell Park begin at 5:00 PM with Choirs/School Performances, Little Bracken Village, as well as a wide variety of vendors, crafts, and food!

 

  5:00-5:20 Rose Garden Elementary Choir

5:20-5:40 Schlather Band

5:40 -6:00 Schlather Choir

6:00-6:20 Jordan Band

6:20-6:40 Paschal Elementary Choir

6:40-7:00 By the Beat Dance organization

7:00-7:30 Community Fine Arts Band

7:30-7:50 Green Valley Elementary Choir

7:50-8:10 Wilder Honor Band

8:10-8:30 Mayor’s presentation and Schertz Sweethearts performance

8:30-9:00 Clemens Jazz Band

 

 

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Volunteers Needed For City Boards and Commissions

The City of Schertz has openings on the board of the Transportation Safety Advisory Commission, Parks & Recreation Board, and the Historical Preservation Committee.

 

  Interested Schertz residents should contact the City Secretary’s Office at (210) 619-1031 or by email at mybarra@schertz.com. Applications should be submitted by December 10.

 

  For more information on the Transportation Safety Advisory Commission, Historical Preservation Committee, Parks & Recreation Board or other city boards and commissions visit www.Schertz.com/boards-commissions.html.

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Join NLC for a Santas Wonderland

Join NLC for a Santa’s Wonderland – in San Antonio Style

Three Shows

When:
Friday, December 10 (7pm)
Saturday, December 11 (2pm) & (7pm)

Where:

Northeast Lakeview College (1201 Kitty Hawk Rd.) Performing Arts Center

Cost:

Alamo Colleges Students, Faculty & Staff:

Free with proper college ID

General Admission: $10.00. Cash and Check accepted at the door.

Group rates available.

To pre-order tickets, contact 210.486.5318 or 210.486.5626

FREE Pictures with Santa after the show. Bring your camera.

 

  The public is invited to enjoy some holiday fun at Northeast Lakeview College as it presents “Santa’s Wonderland.” This original piece (written by local playwright Shawn Hardee) includes a cast of community members, children’s choirs, faculty, and students and will combine multimedia video and projection to create a unique holiday journey. The adventure will feature various San Antonio landmarks to find a magical place of wonder, delight, and imagination. As the snow begins to fall, Santa will make a surprise appearance.

 

  Randolph High School freshman, Robbie Elefante, is the show’s musical director. The Show is accompanied by a coloring book, illustrated by NLC student, Breanna Hill and written by Shawn Hardee. The Friday evening performance will feature the Blattman Elementary School Choir and both Saturday performances will feature The Thunderbird Choir of Randolph Elementary.

 

  About Santa’s Wonderland

 

  A San Antonian in need of a job interviews to be a full time elf at a department store and is asked about the meaning of Christmas. She thinks she knows until she travels through the city meeting believers, Santa’s children, who deliver special gifts -uncovering and discovering new holiday meanings. Northeast Lakeview College plans to make this a musical holiday tradition.

 

  Preview some of the locations the elf will visit during the show here.

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Christmas Tree Lighting Kicks off Yule Season in Schertz

Pictured: The Corbett Junior High School Choir performs Holiday songs during the 35th Annual Schertz Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Tuesday, November 30th in front of Schertz City Hall, 1400 Schertz Parkway. Dozens of families took part in the Yuletide tradition as Mayor Pro Tem Cedric Edwards Sr. threw the switch lighting the large tree. The Schertz Sweethearts also were on hand to welcome visitors

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Pet photos with Santa Saturday

Do you believe in Santa Claus? Your pets do, so give them a photo with Old St. Nick. Pet Photos with Santa will be taken Saturday, December 4 from noon to 4 PM at the Schertz Civic Center, 1400 Schertz Parkway, Building 5. Cost is $5. Event sponsored by Schertz Animal Care Services.

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City offices closed November 25-26

 

  Schertz City offices will be closed Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

 

  The Staff at the City of Schertz wish all our residents a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

 

 

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Schertz Wal-Mart donates $500 to Blue Santa Program

Pictured: From left, Schertz Wal-Mart Manager Mable Goldsmith presents a $500 check for the Blue Santa program to Administrative Assistant to the Police Chief Esther Mendoza, Schertz Police Chief Stephen Starr, and Special Projects Officer Shawn Ceeko.

 

  The Schertz Police Department’s Blue Santa program got a boost recently with a $500 donation from the Wal-Mart Store in Schertz. Store Manager Mable Goldsmith gave the check to Schertz Police Department officials.

 

  Blue Santa provides gift cards, food, clothing and toys to needy families for Christmas.

 

  Chief Starr said anyone interested in donating an unwrapped child’s toy or make a monetary donation can contact Officer Ceeko at 210-619-1253, sceeko@schertz.com or Mendoza at 210-619-1213, emendoza@schertz.com. Donations will be accepted through December 15.

 

  Drop off points for Blue Santa are:

 

  Schertz City Hall

 

  Schertz PD

 

  Schertz 311

 

  Schertz Library

 

  Walgreen’s FM 3009 and FM 1103

 

  Schertz Bank & Trust Main St and IH35

 

  American Bank of Texas NA on FM 3009

 

  Tidal Petroleum 5501 Mid Cities Pkwy Suite 200

 

  For those who would like to receive assistance from Blue Santa, applications are available from Chief Steve Starr’s assistant Esther Mendoza. Her number is 210-619-1213. Applications will be taken through December 1.

 

 

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Festival of Angels – Come Home for South Texas’ Official Holiday Kick-Off Celebration!!


The Yule tide season is fast approaching and there is no place better to come home to for the holidays than Schertz, Texas! Join the City of Schertz for South Texas’ official holiday kick-off celebration when Santa’s favorite Mayor, Hal Baldwin, the Schertz City Council, and the Schertz Sweethearts Court flip the switch, light the tree, and wish for a white Christmas.

 

  Come one; Come all to the 35th Annual Schertz Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony scheduled for Tuesday, November 30th at 5:45 PM at Schertz City Hall (1400 Schertz Parkway).

 

  Then, get ready for the 15th Annual Festival of Angels lighted Night Parade and Christmas in the Park celebration scheduled for Friday December 3rd beginning at 6:30 PM.

 

  The parade will line up along Buffalo Drive in the Samuel Clemens High School parking lot and turn onto Schertz Parkway and then down to Aero Avenue and on to Pickrell Park.

 

  The registration deadline is November 26th. Rules, lineup numbers and other information will be emailed to participants on Monday, November 29th.

 

  The Festival of Angels Parade is a night parade and all entries must have lights. The parade is free!

 

  Following the parade, join the City for food, festivities, and fun activities for kids and adults alike at Pickrell Park in Schertz

 

  Festivities at Pickrell Park begin at 6:00 PM with Choirs/School Performances, Little Bracken Village, snow rides down Mt. Schertz, as well as a wide variety of vendors, crafters, and food!

 

  Christmas in the Park Activities for December 3rd beginning at 5:00PM

 

  5:00-5:20 Rose Garden Elementary Choir

5:20-5:40 Schlather Band

5:40 -6:00 Schlather Choir

6:00-6:20 Jordan Band

6:20-6:40 Paschal Elementary Choir

6:40-7:00 By the Beat Dance organization

7:00-7:30 Community Fine Arts Band

7:30-7:50 Green Valley Elementary Choir

7:50-8:10 Wilder Honor Band

8:10-8:30 Mayor's presentation and Schertz Sweethearts performance

8:30-9:00 Clemens Jazz Band

 

  The best part, the parade and admission to the festivities is FREE!!! So, come on out and celebrate the season!

 

  See ya'll at the Festival!!

 

  For More information, Contact the Schertz Economic Development office at 210.619.1070

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Weekend Maintenance Closure Scheduled for IH-35 SB

Weather permitting the following maintenance closure will take place:

 

  Saturday, November 20 – Monday, November 22 ~12:00 midnight to 5:30 AM

 

  IH-35 SB from O’Conner Road to Thousand Oaks Dr.

 

  Crews will close the two right turn lanes of southbound IH 35 from O’Conner Road to Thousand Oaks Drive for concrete repair work. EXPECT TRAFFIC DELAYS!!!

 

  The following ramps will be closed during the closure:

 

  Ø Entrance from Weidner Rd
Ø Exit to Thousand Oaks Dr.

 

  The Texas Department of Transportation appreciates your continued patience and apologizes for any inconvenience. If you have any questions please contact Laura Lopez at (210) 615-5839.

 

 

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