Enjoy the Jubilee Parade, entertainment, laser show and much, much more
A hearse carrying the body of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. John Farias of New Braunfels passes underneath a giant U.S. Flag strung from a Schertz Fire Department ladder truck (left) and a New Braunfels Fire Department fire truck on the way to Zoeller Funeral Home. Farias died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
The 36th Annual Schertz Jubilee sponsored by H-E-B was an out-of-this world event Monday night when the International Space Station crew dropped by for a look see.
The ISS passed over Schertz just prior to Grumpy’s Star Spangled Laser Spectacular, which was seen by an estimated 45,000 to 50,000 people, and was the only aerial light show in the area. At times traffic to Jubilee on FM 78 was backed up from Cibolo to Loop 1604.
Dry conditions forced cancellation of traditional fireworks shows in Schertz and other communities.
A laser show instead of fireworks was proposed and made possible with support of Ed Azzoz, better known as Grumpy of Grumpy’s Mexican Café.
As the sun set and the moon rose Monday night, a news helicopter and then the ISS joined thousands of families who came to Schertz to enjoy a one of a kind Independence Day event.
To View a KSAT-12 video of Jubilee click HERE
In observance of Independence Day, City of Schertz offices will be closed Monday, July 4. Visit schertz.com for answers to many city-related questions.
The Transportation Safety Advisory Commission meeting scheduled for July 7 has been cancelled.
The next scheduled TSAC meeting will be August 4 at 5:30 PM in the City Council Chambers, 1400 Schertz Parkway, Building No. 4.
Two large projects in the City of Schertz – the Sysco Inc. Distribution Center and the Caterpillar Inc. Engine Head Manufacturing Plant – were named San Antonio Business Journal 2011 Best in Commercial Real Estate award winners.
The Business Journal said “the projects were chosen from a large pool of nominations and analysis of the 2010 commercial real estate headlines. To be considered, each project was required to have a major phase – announcement, ground breaking, renovation, deal closing, and construction completion – occur in 2010.”
Winners will be honored July 29 at a luncheon at Oak Hills Country Club.
Sysco was named the Best Industrial Sale Award Winner.
Caterpillar was named Best Land Deal Award Winner.
Sysco is building a 635,000-square-foot distribution center on Schwab Road near IH-35 that will employ 600 people and is slated to open around year’s end
Caterpillar is building a 260,000-square-foot manufacturing plant to employ 60 people at Doerr Lane and Lookout Road not far from IH-35. It also will open around the beginning of January.
The Public Works Department will close the intersections of Aero & Oak and Aero & FM 1518 from 2:00 pm 6/27/11 through 7/7/11 for the Jubilee celebration.
Oh! say can you see the Schertz Star Spangled Jubilee
And the rockets’ red glare, the lasers slicing through air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there!
Put on your red, white and blue best and head to Schertz for the 36th Annual Jubilee brought to you by H-E-B and featuring the first-ever Grumpy’s Star Spangled Laser Spectacular, sponsored by Grumpy’s Mexican Cafe, 18817 FM 2252 in Bracken. Admission is Free!!!
The four-day Jubilee starts Friday, July 1 with a weekend warm up to Independence Day that includes a carnival and musical acts at Pickrell Park (Aero Avenue and FM 1518). One such act is the Shelly Lares Band that appears Saturday, July 2 at 9:00 PM in the park’s Big Pavilion.
After three days of festival fun, things really get sizzling. From morning to night, Fourth of July Jubilee will be a rocking and rolling Revolutionary party that honors the best of America and Texas in pageantry, parade and patriotism on display.
Independence Day starts with a 9:30 AM parade that has everything from floats to Red Coats. Yes, that right, Jubilee is so popular, even the British are coming represented by the Lion & Rose in The Forum at Olympia Parkway, 8211 Agora Parkway.
The British pub will have its trademark, double-decker red bus in the parade that salutes Homefront Heroes and the American Family. Former KTSA radio personality Brent Boller is parade emcee.
The Jubilee parade will have hundreds of marchers, bands, floats, vintage vehicles and more. The parade starts at Buffalo Drive near Clemens High School then goes down Schertz Parkway to Main Street, then to Oak Street and ends at Pickrell Park
Jubilee is all about celebrating our history, our heritage, our homeland and no one captures that emotional feeling better than Pauline Reese when she sings her patriotic song Lone Star Flag during the opening ceremony at noon July 4th.
After the opening ceremony, things really get delicious and toe taping. The almost world famous Schertz Barbecue Cook-off and All American Apple Pie Bake-Off get underway filling the air with mouth-watering aromas while bands add nearly non-stop music. Talk about superior air quality!
A family-friendly carnival and scores of booths and other fun things to do carry Jubilee into the night where anticipation grows for bright stars and colorful lights.
And Jubilee doesn’t disappoint.
Music star Brandon Ryder finishes off the musical celebration from 8:30 to 11:00 PM followed by Grumpy’s Star Spangled Laser Spectacular guaranteed to have you “oohing and “aahhing.”
The Grumpy’s Star Spangled Laser Spectacular will light up the night in what may be the only aerial light show in the area this Independence Day (Laser Show begins at 9:00 PM or when Dark).
So take trip to Schertz, meet some British folks, and help us celebrate what makes America great, the Great American Family.
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Schertz City Manager John Kessel married Jeanine Cadena Saturday at the Tournament Players Club at Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas.
The afternoon wedding was attended by around fifty friends and family from across the state.
The bride wore a designer champagne lace floor length gown. The groom wore a traditional tuxedo with matching bow tie which the bride straightened after the ceremony.
The evening continued with dinner and dancing.
The newlyweds plan a honeymoon at the Schertz Fourth of July Jubilee next weekend. The real honeymoon will take place this fall.
Teen wonder Justin Bieber will appear on the silver screen at Pickrell Park in Schertz Saturday, July 16, for the Movie In The Park free showing of “Justin Bieber Never Say Never.” The park is located at 703 Oak St. (FM 1518 & Aero Avenue).
Bring your swim gear and beach towel to enjoy a free pool party from 6:30-8:30 PM. Picnic baskets, blankets and chairs are welcome. Concessions are available for purchase.
The movie begins around 8:30 PM or at sunset.