Schertz News

Schertz City Election

City of Schertz General Election will be held Tuesday, November 5, 2013; Early Voting will begin Monday October 21, 2013 through Friday, November 1, 2013 (some exceptions). Council places 3, 4 and 5 are up for consideration. Candidates are:
Place 3:
Daryl John
Bert Crawford
Place 4:
Grumpy Azzoz
Cedric Edwards
Place 5:
Matthew Duke
Richard Dziewit
For Polling Locations, click HERE.
For additional information, click HERE.

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Guadalupe County Town Hall Meeting Oct. 16 in Schertz

Come meet your Guadalupe County elected officials at a Town Hall meeting from 6:30-8:00 PM, Wednesday, October 16, at the Schertz Civic Center, 1400 Schertz Parkway, Bldg. No. 5. The meeting is open to the public.

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Fall Clean Up Runs October 5-20

The City of Schertz’ Fall Clean Up runs October. 5-20. View the Fall Clean Up Information Flyer below.

cleanup13for all the details on what can be dropped off.

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RACAP Taking Applications for 2013 Holiday Programs

The Randolph Area Christian Assistance Program (RACAP) will begin accepting applications for the Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday assistance program October 7, 2013. Applications will be accepted through November 8 for Thanksgiving and the Christmas program deadline is November 27.
Applications will be accepted from families in need of help for the holidays because of limited or no income, who are at or below the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
RACAP welcomes organizations, businesses, groups, or individuals who would like to participate by “adopting” families, or donating food or money. Anyone interested in sponsoring a family for Thanksgiving Only or Thanksgiving and Christmas should submit their sponsorship application NLT November 1st.
The deadline for Christmas Only sponsorship is November 22nd. Donations may be dropped off at the RACAP office or mailed to 307 Pfeil St, Schertz TX 78154.
Applicants for assistance must live in the following zip codes: 78108, 78109, 78132, 78148, 78154, 78247, 78233 Live Oak only, or 78266.
Those in need of assistance may contact RACAP at 307 Pfeil, Schertz, Monday – Friday, 1-3 p.m. or call (210) 658-1613 between those times.
For more information click HERE or HERE.

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Schertz PD Halloween Safety Tips

Choose a light-colored costume or add glow-in-the-dark tape to the front and back of the costume so your kids can be easily seen.
Don’t buy a costume unless it’s labeled “flame-retardant.” This means the material won’t burn.
Make sure wigs and beards don’t cover your kids’ eyes, noses, or mouths.
Don’t let your children wear masks — they can make it difficult for kids to see and breathe. Instead, use nontoxic face paint or makeup. Have younger children draw pictures of what they want to look like. Older kids will have fun putting the makeup on themselves.
Put a name tag — with your phone number — on your children’s costumes.
Avoid oversized and high-heeled shoes that could cause kids to trip.
Avoid long or baggy skirts, pants, or shirtsleeves that could catch on something and cause falls.
Make sure that any props your kids carry, such as wands or swords, are flexible.
Accompany young children (under age 10) on their rounds. But make sure they know their home phone number, the cell phone numbers of parents and any other trusted adult who’s supervising, and how to call 911 in case they get lost.
For older kids who are trick-or-treating on their own, make sure you approve of the route they’ll be taking and know when they’ll be coming home. Also be sure that they: carry a cell phone, if possible, go in a group and stay together, only go to houses with porch lights on and walk on sidewalks on lit streets (never walk through alleys or across lawns), know to never go into strangers’ homes or cars cross the street at crosswalks and never assume that vehicles will stop. Give kids flashlights with new batteries.
Limit trick-or-treating to your neighborhood and the homes of people you and your children know.
When your kids get home, check all treats to make sure they’re safely sealed and there are no signs of tampering, such as small pinholes, loose or torn packages, and packages that appear to have been taped or glued back together. Throw out loose candy, spoiled items, and any homemade treats that haven’t been made by someone you know.
Don’t allow young children to have hard candy or gum that could cause choking.
Make sure trick-or-treaters will be safe when visiting your home, too. Remove lawn decorations, sprinklers, toys, bicycles, wet leaves, or anything that might obstruct your walkway. Provide a well-lit outside entrance to your home. Keep family pets away from trick-or-treaters, even if they seem harmless to you.

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Mission Outreach Event Saturday

We all like visiting the River Walk downtown but the San Antonio River experience has been greatly enhanced with the completion of the Mission Reach project. See below for details.
The community is invited to come explore the Mission Reach section of the San Antonio River Walk by walking, cycling or canoeing. Participants will enjoy musical entertainment along the river and several educational opportunities. Master naturalists will also be along the river providing information specific to the project. Kids can participate in a fishing clinic and paddle enthusiasts can take part in the first Mission Reach Flotilla.
*Opening Ceremony at Padre Park (river level)
(10 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
*Entertainment along the river from VFW Blvd to Mission Espada
(12 p.m. – 4 p.m.)
*Entertainment at Mission County Park (3 p.m. – 8 p.m.)
For more information click HERE.

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NNO Neighborly In Schertz

National Night Out was downright neighborly in Schertz Tuesday night, October 1, as City Council members, Public Safety personnel and other City Staff visited with residents and businesses to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the national anti-crime, get-to-know-your-neighbors event.
In top photo, Mayor Michael Carpenter (center) reads a proclamation honoring Randolph Reality’s participation in NNO and its support of Schertz Police Department.
In bottom photo, Mayor Carpenter chats with residents in the Greenshire Oaks neighborhood, one of many areas in Schertz that held events Tuesday night.

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Election Administrators NEEDED!

The Guadalupe County is in need of election administrators. This would include the following:

  • Early Voting Clerks
  • Early Voting Judges
  • Alternate Judges
  • Election Day Clerks
  • Delivery Drivers

For more information on how to participate as an election administrator please contact the Guadalupe County, Texas Elections Office at (830) 303-6363.


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Northbound ramp to FM 3009 will close until mid-October

SCHERTZ — Sunday night, September 29, crews working for the Texas Department of Transportation will close the northbound I-35 exit to FM 3009 in Schertz for three weeks to rebuild the exit ramps and finish work on the frontage road.
Traffic will use the Schertz Parkway exit and follow the frontage road to reach FM 3009. The closure is tied to a milestone allowing the contractor just three weeks to finish work while rewarding efforts to reopen the ramp early.
Crews are rebuilding the exit to better align with the new entrance ramp from FM 1518. An additional lane will be added to the exit. Work on the north-to-south turnaround should also be completed, opening the lanes of the northbound frontage road closed to accommodate the improvements at the busy intersection.
This closure represents the second major milestone on the project. The first major milestone is the construction of the braided exit ramp on northbound I-35 to Forum Parkway, serving the major shopping center of the metro area’s northeast side.
In order to accomplish that work, earlier this month crews closed the ramp from Loop 1604 onto northbound I-35. That closure has been extended into November – initially crews planned to reopen the ramp mid-October – to expedite the completion of the Forum Parkway exit ramp.
Weather permitting, the Forum Parkway exit ramp should be done in time for the holiday shopping season.
For more information, contact TxDOT Public Information Officer Josh Donat at or (210) 615-5932.

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SchertzFest Funshine Breaks Through

SchertzFest – the annual Autumn celebration of the 50th anniversary of Schertz becoming a city – brought in the crowds this past week end — despite a few wet days.
Above (from left) Maggie Titterington (vocals), Schertz Chamber of Commerce President; Michael Carpenter (vocals and rhythm guitar), Mayor of Schertz; and Chuck Van Zandt (bass guitar), City of Schertz Park Manager; entertain the SchertzFest crowd Saturday afternoon.
Not visible are Titterington’s husband, Scott, on drums, and Cliff Tomerlin on guitar. They played Rockabilly music while other groups played Tejano, Blues, Country and Western and Rock and Roll during the two-day event.
The fun festival included a hilarious waitress/waiter team race, a barbecue cook off, carnival and lots of family togetherness.

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