Are you a new resident or business owners in Schertz? The city is holding a newcomers open house from 5:30-7:00 PM on Thursday, October 20, at the Schertz Civic Center, 1400 Schertz Pkwy., Bldg. 5.
Please stop by and get to know City Council and City staff and become familiar with the services and opportunities that each department in the City provides to you as a new resident or business owner. We look forward to visiting with you.
911 received a call about a suicidal subject at the 100 block of Coral Fence in Cibolo at approximately 18:24 hours. A Cibolo police officer responded to the call. A Schertz police officer was also dispatched at the request of Cibolo as part of mutual aide. At the scene the officers discharged their weapons after being threatened with a firearm resulting in one fatality. The Texas Rangers were called in to investigate the incident. This is an ongoing Texas Ranger investigation.
Schertz EMS is holding flu shot and and pneumonia shot clincis for the public on weekdays through October 26.
Flu shots are $20 and pneumonia shots are $80. EMS will bill Medicare part B. For more information call (210) 619-1400.
The times and dates of the clinics are as follows:
The City Council meeting scheduled for October 11 have been cancelled.
The next City Council meeting will be October 18 at 6:00 PM in council chambers.
Hundreds of people packed the grounds of the Old Pearl Brewery to taste the best of the best in restaurants in the San Antonio area, including CBQ Eatery of Schertz.
CBQ Eatery owner Chuck Stanley represented the culinary delights of the city at the 34th Annual Taste of San Antonio October 9th and served up his classic BBQ dishes.
The annual event, organized by GLI Distributing and the San Antonio Restaurant Association includes some of South Texas’ top restaurants, including Barbaresco, Texas De Brazil, The Guenther House, the Old San Francisco Steakhouse, and the Magic Time Machine.
Schertz EMS is taking applications for its Passport to Care program that can reduce the cost of an emergency ambulance transport.
Passport to Care allows citizens to pre-plan for emergencies. Nobody ever plans to have an accident or a medical emergency and have to dial 911 for an ambulance. As a result, these events are always accompanied by unplanned and often very expensive medical costs. Schertz EMS now has a plan to help you avoid some of these expenses.
This plan works like this:
If you have insurance that covers ambulance transportation and are transported by Schertz EMS, you will pay nothing out of pocket for that transport.
If you do not have insurance or your insurance says the ambulance transport was not necessary, you will receive an automatic 40percent discount off of your ambulance bill, and with our average transport bill of approximately $1,000, this is a potential $400 savings.
So, for the low, low price of $50 to $75 a year, you can now rest assured that if you or a member of your family has a medical emergency, transportation to the hospital will be taken care of potentially with no cost to you. That’s right, no co-pay, no deductible, and no out of pocket costs (as long as your insurance deems it medically necessary).
This plan is available to everyone who resides or works in Schertz EMS service area regardless of your insured status with the lone exception of Medicaid recipients. The State of Texas does not allow Medicaid recipients to participate in an EMS Membership plan because Medicaid does not come with any out of pocket expenses so the plan would be unnecessary for Medicaid recipients.
• $50 for an individual (insured)
• $60 for family (insured)
• $65 for individual (uninsured)
• $75 for family (uninsured)
Residents in the service area should expect a registration package in their mailboxes in early November!!!
For more information visit schertzemspassport.com or call (210) 619-1450.
City Officials including Mayor Hal Baldwin, Mayor Pro Tem Jim Fowler, City Councilman George Antuna and City Manager John Kessel attended a big ribbon cutting Thursday for Java Nook coffee shop and a number of other businesses in the renovated Main Plaza Building on Main Street.
The Schertz Chamber of Commerce strung multiple ribbons for the official ribbons cutting. The Shops at Main Plaza are part of an ongoing renaissance of the Main Street/FM 78 area that is Downtown Schertz.
Dates: October 8 – 23, 2011
Drop off at Bexar Waste Site
Items dropped off here will be free of charge to residents as a service paid for by the City of Schertz
Drop off Site Open October 8 – 23, 2011 (See below for hazardous items drop off times)
Drop offs may be made at Bexar Waste’s temporary collection point, 2221 F.M. 3009 (Near Live Oak Road) between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily. ENTRY TO THIS SITE IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS DURING CITY SPONSORED SPRING AND FALL CLEAN UP EVENTS.
During the two-week clean up, Bexar Waste will pick up household waste not covered under their normal collection service, such as lumber and general trash as well as major appliances and furniture for a fee (prices determined by Bexar Waste). If you have questions regarding the details, please call Bexar Waste (210-566-5454).
Remember that free chipping service will no longer be provided. Schertz Public Works provides year-round curbside chipping service of brush and tree limbs on Fridays for a fee of $25 per half hour. To make an appointment for brush and tree limb chipping service, call Public Works (210-619-1800). Chipping will be scheduled as first come, first served. Again, you must call and make an appointment. Please note: Bexar Waste picks up small bundles of brush and tree limbs (maximum length of 4 feet and maximum total weight of 50 pounds) with normal trash pick-up without any additional charges. Residents are able to drop off brush and limbs at 2221 FM 3009, free of charge, DURING THE 2 WEEK CLEAN-UP EVENT ONLY.
What you need to know:
The Fall Clean Up is restricted to Schertz residents only. Waste delivered must be separated by type of material by the resident. Fall Clean Up activities do not apply to commercial property clean up, large property clean up, lot or acreage clean up, or lot and property land clearing. Commercial tree trimmers are not eligible for this service.
A current water bill or tax statement and proper identification are required when making a drop-off. Commercial waste will not be accepted.
1. Couches, Refrigerators, Stoves, Computer/Monitors, anything and everything that IS NOT HAZARDOUS OR TIRES can be dropped off, free of charge, during the clean up, Monday through Sunday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
2. Materials WILL BE sorted by customer, NOT BY Bexar Waste employees.
3. Appliances will be ACCEPTED FREE ONLY IF Freon tank is removed; if Freon tank is still attached there will be a $25.00 fee at time of drop off. Any questions concerning the Freon tank removal, please contact Bexar Waste.
Hazardous Items/Tires and Drop off Times
1. HAZARDOUS ITEMS and TIRES may be dropped off ONLY on the weekends of October 15-16 and 22-23, 2011.
2. Tires are limited to eight (8) per household.
3. Hazardous waste includes but is not limited to:
a. Insecticides, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, chemicals, cleaning and bleach products, swimming pool cleaners and chemicals, enamel and latex paints in cans and aerosol dispensers, varnish and stains, paint thinners and removers, acetone, etc.
b. TIRES are considered hazardous
c. Tires on rims, or wheels, commercial vehicle tires, tractor tires, and heavy equipment tires WILL NOT be accepted.
d. Automotive hazardous waste such as used oil, filters and batteries.
e. Empty propane tanks up to seven (7) gallons – VALVE MUST BE ENTIRELY REMOVED.
f. Mercury WILL NOT be accepted.
For more information about the Fall Clean Up and what will and will not be accepted, please call Bexar Waste (210-566-5454) or Schertz Public Works (210-619-1800). You may also dial 311 within the City of Schertz.
The City of Schertz and Bexar Waste are not responsible for damage to vehicles or injury to citizens during this event. The City of Schertz and Bexar Waste reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for not following the rules of the clean up.
Once again Schertz residents have the opportunity to Help Keep Schertz Clean! This year’s annual fall clean up is October 8-23.
During the two-week clean up, Bexar Waste will pick up household waste not covered under normal collection service; such as lumber and general trash as well as major appliances and furniture for a fee. Call Bexar Waste at (210) 566-5454 for more information.
Schertz Public Works provides year-round curbside chipping service for brush and tree limbs on Fridays for a fee of $25 per half hour. To make an appointment for brush and tree chipping service call (210) 619-1800.
Complete details on the Annual Fall Clean Up are available at Schertz.com. under City Notices.
Almost one month before the nation celebrates Veterans Day on November 11, the U.S. Senate voted on
October 4 to rename the Schertz Post Office the Schertz Veterans Post Office.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted for the name change on June 22. After that vote U.S. Cong. Henry Cuellar said: “We must never forget that the freedoms and liberties we enjoy are due to the sacrifices of our veterans.”