Schertz News

Sweetheart Court On The Road Again

 

The Sweetheart Court has been on the road several times since its coronation a few months ago.
 

On August 6th the Court represented Schertz in the 75th annual Marion Sausage Supper Parade (photo above) where the girls smiled and waved to parade goers. The Court rode in the bed of an F-150 truck courtesy of Jordan Ford.
 

The Sweetheart Court was in Luling June 25 where their float took 1st Pace in its category for the Texas Size Thump Parade at that city’s Watermelon Thump celebration.
 

The Court also will be part of SchertzFest September 24, 2011 by presenting BBQ Cook-off winner prizes. After sausage, watermelon and BBQ events, what is the next culinary-theme adventure for the Sweetheart Court members? Stay tuned to this web site.

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2011 Property Tax Rates in City of Schertz

Please view property tax rates information by clicking the link below:
2011 Property Tax Rates in City of Schertz

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Biz Journal Honors Sysco, Caterpillar in Schertz

 

 

Two large projects in Schertz – the Sysco Inc. Distribution Centerand the Caterpillar Inc. Engine Head Manufacturing Plant – were honored Friday, July 29, during the San Antonio Business Journal 2011 Best in Commercial Real Estate award winners. 
 

The event took place at the Oak Hills Country Club.
 

In top photo two, officials with the Sysco project (center) receive the Best Industrial Sale Award presented by the Biz Journal.
 

In the bottom photo, an official from the Caterpillar project (center) receives the Best Land Deal Award presented by the Biz Journal.
 

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.”
 

Schertz officials attending the award ceremony included Mayor Hal Baldwin, City Manager John Kessel and Harry Whitney, chairman of the Schertz Economic Development Corp.
 

Sysco is building a 635,000-square-foot distribution center on Schwab Roadnear 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.

 

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City’s New Fee Schedule Posted, Takes Effect October 1

 

The City of Schertz new fee schedule for Fiscal Year 2011-2012 is available for viewing HERE.

The new fees will take effect October 1.

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City Budget Workshops, Public Hearings Slated

Here is the City Budget Timetable for City Council action:

August 2 — Budget workshop, vote to place a preliminary tax rate on the agenda, and schedule public hearings.

August 9 –Budget workshop 4:30pm.

August 16 — Hold first public hearing.

August 23 — Second public hearing, first vote on budget.

August 30 — Second vote to adopt budget.

October 1 — New 2011-2012 budget takes effect.

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New Population Sign Installed

The City Limit sign on FM 1103 near Chelsea Drive was recently changed to reflect Schertz’s 2010 population of 31,465. The old city limit sign showed the 2000 population of 18,694.

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FREE Technology Disposal Day

Schertz Citizens on Patrol in conjunction with the Schertz Police Department is sponsoring a FREE technology disposal day on Saturday July 16th between 9am and 1pm at Mini Storage at 999 FM 1518, Schertz, TX.

 

Bring your old CPUs, Monitors, printers, scanners and other computer related equipment in to be destroyed for FREE!

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Fire Department warns about unauthorized solicitations

Schertz residents may receive a telephone call from an organization soliciting charitable donations in the name of the Schertz Fire Department. According to Assistant Chief Glen Outlaw, the department has not authorized any organization to solicit donations for the department. Residents should thoroughly research any charitable organization before making a donation. If there is any question about an organization and its relationship to the fire department, contact Chief Outlaw at 210-619-1300

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South Schertz Design & Planning Charrette

The City of Schertz and the Schertz Economic Development Corporation are in the process of helping to create a vision for the future of the South Schertz area. Public participation August 29 & 31 at 6:00 PM in Schertz Civic Center, 1400 Schertz Parkway, Building # 5.

 

Monday, August 29
Community Input & Planning Process
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Wednesday, August 31
Charrette Final Presentation and Feedback
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HUD emergency loan program to help qualified borrowers up to $50,000

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Emergency Homeowners Loan Program has announced there is assistance for Texas homeowners who have had a substantial loss of income (at least 15 percent) due to unemployment, underemployment or a medical condition that has caused people to fall behind in payments.

 

Applications will be taken through the July 22, 2011.

 

HUD anticipates a high demand for the loans and in order to ensure that program funds are made available in a fair and impartial manner, homeowners must first complete a pre-applicant screening. Approved homeowners will be placed in a lottery system, and those chosen will receive a one-time zero interest, forgivable bridge loan to pay certain past due amounts.

 

The loan will also assist in making monthly first lien mortgage payments. Assistance will last a maximum of 24 months, or up to a loan amount of $50,000 in mortgage payment assistance whichever occurs first.

 

To apply, further information regarding eligibility and application submission can be found HERE or by calling (877) 417-8272.

 

Information on the program in Spanish can be found HERE.

 

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