Schertz News

Water line work results in water on streets


RTM, the contractor working on the Phase 4 water line upgrades in Aviation Heights, is flushing lines this morning, April 20, and water is running down Brooks Ave, Oak and Aero.


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Schertz Firefighters, Equipment Deploy To North Texas


The Alamo Area Wildland Strike Team has been notified of a pending fire weather event in North Texas today. The Texas Fire Intrastate Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS) state coordinator has requested the Alamo Strike team to deploy to Merkel, Texas as soon as possible. Merkel is the central checkpoint for all arriving assets. From there the team may deployed to any working fire or staged for subsequent assignment or night operations.


Departments participating in Strike Team deployments change for each deployment. Today’s team members are:


San Antonio Fire Department–Strike Team Leader and 1 Type VI Brush Truck
Schertz Fire Department—1 Type VI Brush Truck
Bulverde Fire Department—1 Type VI Brush Truck
ESD#7—1 Type VI Brush Truck


Point of Contact:
David Covington, Schertz Fire Chief—210-619-1311.


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Schertz Water Conservation Rules In Effect Year-round


Schertz encourages good stewardship of the city water resource and promotes year-round water conservation.


Year-round outdoor sprinkler watering is prohibited between 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM daily. A handheld hose or other handheld watering device or a drip irrigation system can be used at any time.


Allowing water to run off into a non-pervious ditch (where water cannot soak into the ground) or failing to repair a controllable leak is prohibited.


A re-use water system is exempt from the water conservation plan.


Customers using water from private water wells must comply with all requirements of the city water conservation plan.


All persons are urged not to waste water.


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YMCA of Greater San Antonio Honors Schertz with “Strong Community” Award


The City of Schertz was recently honored with a “Strong Community” award by the YMCA of Greater San Antonio for its work in establishing and supporting the Schertz Family YMCA.


Attending the event were, from left, City Council members David Scagliola, Michael Carpenter, Mayor Hal Baldwin (holding the award) and council members Cedric Edwards Sr. and Jim Fowler.


“Schertz has worked closely with the YMCA of Greater San Antonio to bring a branch to its area,” said Jill Trammell, YMCA of Greater San Antonio
Vice President/Chief Operating Officer.


“The city built a state-of-the art recreation center building and chose the YMCA to manage this venture and officially opened the doors of the Y branch on March 29, 2010. This exceptional partnership between the City of Schertz, Mayor Hal Baldwin and City Council, City Manager Don Taylor, and city staff has truly made a difference in the Schertz community with this first class YMCA health & wellness facility,” Trammell said.


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Hal Baldwin Scholarship Tournament Hits Hole-In-One

Mayor Baldwin just misses a putt during the 1st Annual Hal Baldwin Scholarship Tournament held April 8 at the Olympia Hills Golf & Conference Center. The golf event raises funds for the scholarship which is open to high school seniors in Schertz considering a career in public service. The deadline to appy is April 29. For more information visit .

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Easter In The Park Signals Springtime Fun!!


The Easter Bunny will take time off from painting eggs to attend the Easter in the Park event Saturday, April 23, at Pickrell Park in Schertz. The community event is free, and open to the public. Bring your Easter Basket and your camera but please leave pets at home. There will be an Egg Hunt, Prize Eggs, Games and Raffle.


Please arrive early so you can register prior to event. A schedule of events for children by age:


Diaper Derby (Crawlers) 10:00 AM
Children under 3 10:30 AM
Children age 3-4 11:00 AM
Children age 5-7 11:30 AM
Children age 8-10 12:00 PM


Easter in the Park is sponsored by WellMed and presented by the Schertz Cibolo Lions Club and the City of Schertz.


For more information call Donna Turner at (210) 722-0109.


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Wilenchik Walk Check for $28,473 Presented to CTRC


A record $28,473 was raised during the Third Annual Wilenchik Walk For Life held March 5. The event is named for former City Councilman Tony Wilenchik who lost his fight with caner. During the March 30 City Council meeting, a large check (and a smaller real one) for that amount was presented to the University of Texas Health Science Center’s Cancer Therapy & Research Center. Shown above (from left) are Wilenchik’s widow Valerie, Mayor Hal Baldwin, Sheri Ortiz with CTRC, and Assistant City Manager John Bierschwale.


Wilenchik Photos Shown Spirit, Determination of Participants
More than 600 Wilenchik Walk For Life participants take off at the start of the 5K event on Schertz Parkway Saturday morning, March 5. Windy, chilly weather did not stop the dedicated crowd, many of whose lives have been touched by cancer. Participants, in teams and individually, took part in the annual event that raises money for the Cancer Therapy and Research Center. The walk is named for former Schertz City Councilman Tony Wilenchik who lost his fight with cancer.


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Loop 1604 Lanes Closed Part of Next Week


On Tuesday, March 29, and Wednesday, March 30, the Texas Department of Transportation will close both lanes of westbound Loop 1604 at Lookout Road bridge between IH-35 to Nacogdoches Road from 9:00 PM to 5:30 AM for pavement repair. Traffic will need to exit at Lookout Road; pass the intersection and enter Loop 1604. TxDOT said to expect long delays.


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U.S. Army Cuts Ribbon for Schertz Medical Home

Schertz Mayor Hal Baldwin (right) and Brig. Gen. Joseph Caravalho Jr., Commander of Southern Regional Medical Command and Brooke Army Medical Center, visit after the ribbon cutting for BAMC's Schertz Medical Home clinic Wednesday, March 16. Caravalho said the 10,000-square-foot Schertz facility near IH-35 and FM 3009 is the sixth of 17 new concept clinics the Army is opening around the nation. Schertz Medical Home, which will serve active duty military members (Army and other branches) in the area, is one of four such clinics in Texas. Caravalho said Schertz was selected because BAMC found more active duty Army families living in ZIP Code 78154 than any other ZIP Code in the San Antonio area.

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Schertz Public Works Employees Raise Funds for Wilenchik Walk For Life

While waiting at a red light at FM 1103 and IH-35 on Thursday, March 3, San Antonio resident Tony Valdez gives a thumbs up after giving a donation to Schertz Public Works employees Demetrio Martinez (center) and Dillon Rowell during a “Fill the Boot” fundraiser for the Wilenchik Walk For Life on Saturday, March 5. The annual event, which starts at 8:00 AM at the Schertz Public Library, 798 Schertz Parkway, raises money for the Cancer Therapy and Research Center (CTRC). For more information visit

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