Schertz News

February 1 City Council Meeting Cancelled

 

 

The February 1 Schertz City Council meeting has been cancelled due to a three-day planning and design charrette.

 

 

City Council members and city staff are involved in the charrette which started January 31 and finishes February 2 with a public meeting from 6:00-9:00 PM in the Schertz Civic Center.

 

 

The charrette is looking at development possibilities in North Schertz, especially from FM 3009 up to Friesenhahn Road.

 

 

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Schertz Charrette Will Look At City’s Future Potential Development

 

 

How will Schertz look in the future?

 

 

The public will get an idea during a planning and design charrette held January 31 and February 2 at the Schertz Civic Center, 1400 Schertz Parkway, Bldg. No. 5.

 

 

Both sessions start at 6:00 PM.

 

 

Monday, January 31, the charrette will involve community input and a planning process overview.

 

 

Wednesday, February 2, the charrette will consist of a joint meeting of the Schertz City Council, Planning & Zoning Commission and Economic Development Corp. and a charrette progress report.

 

 

The charrette will focus on the northern part of Schertz, especially the area from FM 3009 to Friesenhahn Road.

 

 

“The charrette is a process to create the vision that the City Council, Planning & Zoning Commission and Economic Development Corporation have for our city’s future,” said Schertz Assistant City Manager David J. Harris.

 

 

“The charrette is an economic development initiative to create predictability for future growth in Schertz and to attract investment for that growth from inside and outside the community,” said Scott Polikov of Gateway Planning Group.

 

 

And that investment could bring such highly sought developments as the medical, higher education, entertainment and corporate sectors – to the IH-35 section, officials said.

 

 

The planning and design charrette also aims to take advantage of the I-35 corridor and the potential for San Antonio-to-Austin commuter rail. “This planning initiative is going to be rail-ready but not rail-dependent,” Polikov said.

 

 

If commuter rail becomes a reality in the corridor, Schertz officials say a rail station in the charrette focus area could become a development magnet.

 

 

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Selma-Schertz Salute to Service Members 5K event draws nearly 300

Led by two wounded warriors (from left, Nick McCoy in race wheelchair and Josh Sweeny in wheelchair), nearly 300 runners and walkers head out of the starting gate above Saturday morning, January 22, for the 1st Annual Selma-Schertz Salute to Service Members 5K Run/Walk. The event started at 8:00 AM in front of the Blue Bonnet Palace on Lookout Road in Selma. Participants then ran, walked or rolled into Schertz and then returned to finish the event at the Blue Bonnet. Selma Mayor Tom Daly and Schertz Mayor Hal Baldwin thanked participants for coming out on a cold morning and helping make the inaugural event a big success. The Selma-Schertz 5K Run/Walk benefits Operation Comfort, which provides things like adaptive sports programs including hand cycling, sled hockey, adaptive skiing and surfing, Automotivation (a program where wounded service members can work on cars), and emergency family financial assistance for wounded service members. For more information visit the Selma-Schertz Salute to Service Members website.

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RE/MAX Office Ribbon Cutting Held

The Schertz Chamber of Commerce and the Randolph Metrocom Chamber of Commerce held a joint ribbon cutting Thursday, January 20, for the RE/MAX Corridor office at 14621 IH 35 North # 108, near the USAA Financial Services location. Tim and Nancy Brown are Broker/Owners of the RE/MAX office

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1st Annual Selma-Schertz Salute to Service Members Run/Walk January 22

 

 

 

  The 1st Annual Selma-Schertz Salute to Service Members 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, January 22 at 8 AM, starting at the Blue Bonnet Palace, 17630 Lookout Road in Selma.

 

  The event benefits Operation Comfort, which provides things like adaptive sports programs including hand cycling, sled hockey, adaptive skiing and surfing, Automotivation (a program where wounded service members can work on cars), and emergency family financial assistance for wounded service members.

 

  For more information visit the Selma-Schertz Salute to Service Members to Service Members website.

 

 

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SAWS contract will save Schertz $10 million

 

 

The Schertz City Council has approved a contract with San Antonio Water System that will save the city nearly $10 million between now and 2020.

 

 

The savings can be applied to reducing debt and wholesale water costs, city officials said.

 

 

The contract is between SAWS and the Schertz-Seguin Local Government Corp. (owned by the two cities) and calls for SAWS to use SSLGC’s pipeline to transport water from Gonzales County to Southeast San Antonio.

 

 

During the January 18 City Council meeting, SSLGC General Manger R. Alan Cockerell used a Power Point presentation to show council members how the agreement will save Schertz $9.97 million between 2011 and 2020.

 

 

“This is a great opportunity for our city and its residents to partner with our neighbors in helping secure water resources for years to come,” said Schertz Assistant City Manager John Bierschwale, who helped negotiate the contract between SAWS and the Schertz-Seguin Local Government Corp.

 

 

The Seguin City Council also approved the SAWS contract during its January 18 meeting. The contract will save Seguin $9.77 million during the same period, Cockerell said.

 

 

The SSLGC board approved the contract on January 13 and the SAWS board is expected to approve the contract at its February 1 meeting.

 

 

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Are you a Sweetheart?

 

  Are you a Sweetheart? You Could Be!

 

  The 2011-2012 Schertz Sweetheart Court will include: Miss Sunshine, Miss Liberty, Miss Freedom, Miss Friendly City, and Miss Schertz. The court members are 9th through 12th grade students and each will receive a scholarship in the amount of $500.00, with the exception of Miss Schertz, who is a Senior and will receives $1000.00 scholarship.

 

  The Schertz Sweetheart Committee is honored to announce that applications are currently being accepted for the 2011-2012 Schertz Sweetheart Court. Interested applicants must complete an application package, including 2 letters of reference (1 from a teacher/counselor, and 1 from a non related adult (ie, employer, organization for which you do community service) in sealed envelopes; submit a personal resume, and a 3"x 5" photograph (head and shoulders).

 

  Registration Janurary 17 - March 18, 2011

 

  The deadline for applications to the Court is March 18th by 5:00 PM.

 

  The Schertz Sweetheart Pageant is scheduled for
Thursday, May 5, 2011 6:00 PM
Schertz Civic Center

 

 

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Steele Knights Recognized for State Championship

 

 

 

  The Steele High School Football team was recognized January 14 with a parade and pep rally in downtown Cibolo for their 2010 5A Division II State Championship. Residents and fans from around the region were on hand to cheer on the team and meet the players that brought home the trophy. In addition to local officials from Schertz, Cibolo, Marion, and the SCUCISD being on hand, United States Congressman Henry Cuellar presented a copy of a speech he read into the Congressional Record recognizing the schools achievement. Head football coach Michael Jinks reciprocated the Congressman’s gesture with a football signed by the entire championship team.

 

  Following the pep rally, Steele players signed autographs and mingled with the crowd. Future University of Texas signee Malcolm Brown met briefly with area officials, including Congressman Cuellar and autographed for him a copy of the November 2010 Schertz Magazine which pictured the star running back on the cover (Pictured above).

 

 

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Schertz Area Senior Center and WellMed to Hold Grand Opening March 4

 

  Join the City of Schertz, the Comal County Senior Citizens Foundation, and WellMed for the grand opening of the Schertz Area Senior Center and the WellMed Clinic in Schertz on Friday, March 4 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at 608 Schertz Parkway.

 

  The WellMed Clinic -located in the same building as the Schertz Area Senior Center - is open to Medicare patients and United Health Care Secure Horizons insurance, said WellMed Representative Steve Webber.

 

  “I also am available to speak with anyone about their Medicare coverage and any new changes to Medicare,” said Webber, who can be reached at (210) 485-8773.

 

  The Schertz Area Senior Center, which has been gearing up since late November 2010, is fully operational and serving seniors, said Center Director Ida Hardy.

 

  Qualified seniors who are age 60 or older can receive a free hot lunch Monday through Friday at 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. In addition to the nutrition program, the center offers opportunities for Senior Center members to explore seven dimensions of wellness: social, physical, intellectual, vocational, environmental, emotional and spiritual.

 

  While you do not have to be a member to enjoy the hot meal program, membership is required for participation in the other events. The facility is open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and on Friday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. For more information about Senior Center call (210) 619-1970, visit www.nbsenior.org or email Hardy at ihardy@nbsenior.org.

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Schertz Charrette Set for January 31 and February 2

 

  How will the northern part of Schertz look in the future?

 

  The pubic will get an idea during a planning and design charrette held January 31 and February 2 at the Schertz Civic Center, 1400 Schertz Parkway, Bldg. No. 5.

 

  Both sessions start at 6:00 PM.

 

  Monday, January 31, the charrette will involve community input and a planning process overview.

 

  Wednesday, February 2, the charrette will consist of a joint meeting of the Schertz City Council, Planning & Zoning Commission and Economic Development Corp. and a charrette progress report.

 

  The charrette will focus on the northern part of Schertz, especially the area from FM 3009 to Friesenhahn Road.

 

  The charrette is a process to create the vision that the City Council, Planning & Zoning Commission and Economic Development Corporation has for Schertz.

 

  It also will look at attracting investment as well as quality development - such as from the medical, higher education, entertainment and corporate sectors - to the IH-35 section.

 

 

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