Schertz News

Update on Transportation for Northeast Area

 

View the presentation given at the Chamber of Commerce Luncheon by the Texas Department of Transportation on an update on transportation for the Northeast Area.

 

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City Offices Closed Monday, May 27

City of Schertz offices will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. Emergency services can be reached by dialing 911.

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Schertz EMS Extravaganza Saturday At Forum At Olympia Parkway

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On Saturday, May 25, Schertz EMS will hold its annual EMS Extravaganza Health Fair/Expo at the Forum Shopping Center – IH-35 North and Loop 1604.
 
Between 3,000 and 4,000 visitors are expected at the event which offers a variety of things such a free screenings from three local hospital groups – Methodist Healthcare, University Health System and Baptist Healthcare.
 
There also will be three medical helicopter landings that day – at 10 am, 12 pm, and 3 pm. The helicopters will be Methodist Reach Air, AirLife, and Air Evac.
 
Local fire departments including Schertz Fire Rescue will be doing a mock extrication after the helicopter lands at 12 pm.
 
For more information call Schertz EMS at (210) 619-1400.
 

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Alternating Lane Closures On Schertz Parkway Through Friday

Street repair work on Schertz Parkway will cause alternating lane closures all this week – May 20-24. The Schertz Public Works Department said the work will occur between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.

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Schertz-Cibolo Joint Police Memorial Service Held

 

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Bill Lowry plays taps as the U.S. flag is lowered to half staff during police memorial

 
 
An SAPD officer salutes after placing rose in vase as  Schertz Police Chief Michael Hansen reads names of fallen officers.

San Antonio Police Department Deputy Chief Janae Florance salutes after placing a rose in a vase as Schertz Police Chief Michael Hansen reads names of fallen officers.


 
The Schertz Police Department in partnership with the Cibolo Police Department held its second joint Police Memorial Service Wednesday, May 15 to honor fallen officers.
 
The ceremony was held in Schertz this year after Cibolo hosted the solemn event in 2012.
 
The ceremony also included participation by police departments from San Antonio, Universal City, Cibolo, Windcrest, Seguin, St. Mary’s University and the Guadalupe County SWAT team.
 
Also taking part in the memorial event were Schertz City Councilman David Scagliola, Schertz City Manager John Kessel, Schertz Chief of Police Michael Hansen and Cibolo Chief of Police Gary Cox.
 
In addition to police, a large crowd including members of the public, Schertz city employees and law enforcement support group paid their respects to Texas peace officers killed in the line of duty in 2012.
 
The names of those 11 officers were read aloud and a description of how they passed on. A member of the local law enforcement community walked forward with a rose and placed it in a vase after each officers reading.
 
Councilmember Scagliola read a Schertz City Council proclamation recognizing the week of May 13-17 as National Police Week and May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day.
 
A resolution of the 1962 Congress, signed into law by President John F. Kennedy, pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.
 
In 2002, President George W. Bush issued a proclamation stating:
 
“Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week pay tribute to the local, State, and Federal law enforcement officers who serve and protect us with courage and dedication. These observances also remind us of the ongoing need to be vigilant against all forms of crime, especially to acts of extreme violence and terrorism.”
 

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Schertz Sector Plan Open House and Town Meeting Looks at Future

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Executive Director Development Brian James (right) answers questions from a group of Schertz residents during the Schertz Sector Plan Open House and Town Meeting Monday, May 13, in the Schertz Civic Center.
 
The gathering was the latest in a series of such meetings looking at community-driven ideas for the city’s future development in North Schertz, South Schertz and the downtown area.
 
The process involves analysis and suggestions from the Gateway Planning Group.
 
To view the Schertz Sector Plan, click here.
 

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Schertz EMS 2013 Golf Tournament May 19

 
The 2013 Schertz EMS Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, May 19, at Olympia Hills Golf Course with a 1:00 PM shotgun start.
 
Price is $240 for team of 4 or $60 per person. Deadline to register is May 6th.
 
Proceeds go toward EMS Week activities and community outreach. Additional proceeds go to the Bobbie Dilworth Scholarship Fund.
 
For more information call Amy Sellers or Matt Troncoso at (210) 619-1400
 

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GVEC Donates $20,000 to Schertz Veterans Memorial Plaza

 
GVEC $20,000 donation
 
Lewis Borgfeld (center right), with GVEC, hands Ruth Tienor (center left), with the Schertz Veterans Memorial Plaza committee, a check for $20,000 toward completion of the plaza project.
 
The check presentation is part of the GVEC “Power Up Grant” program and took place on May 8 as work continues on the project estimated to cost about $220,000. The GVEC check brings total donations to about $105,000 as of early May.
 
The Veterans Memorial Plaza is being built in phases and the GVEC check helps move the project to the next phase.
 
Also attending the check presentation were officials from the City of Schertz, Guadalupe County, other member of the Plaza committee and O’Haver Contractors, which is building the plaza. For more information click on veteransplaza.org.
 

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Schertz Magazine Wins Communicator Award – Again

 
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Schertz Magazine is one of the winners of the 2013 Communicator Awards announced by the International Academy of the Visual Arts recently.
 
The July 2012 Schertz Magazine cover showing a Schertz glassblower in action was selected one of the winners out of more than 6,000 entries received from across the US and around the world.
 
Design work on Schertz Magazine covers also won Communicator Awards in 2010 and 2011. The City of Schertz also won Communicator Awards in the recent past for such projects as a Festival of Angels billboard and an Economic Development Corp. brochure.
 
The Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring the creative excellence for communications professionals.
 
The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), a 600+ member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.
 
Current IAVA membership represents a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms including: AirType Studio, Condè Nast, Disney, Keller Crescent, Lockheed Martin, Monster.com, MTV, rabble+rouser, Time Inc., Tribal DDB, Yahoo!, and many others. See www.iavisarts.org for more information.
 
“We are both excited and amazed by the quality of work received for the 19th Annual Communicator Awards. This year’s class of entries is a true reflection of the progressive and innovative nature of marketing and communications,” noted Linda Day, executive director of the International Academy of the Visual Arts. She added, “On behalf of the entire Academy I want to applaud this year’s Communicator Awards entrants and winners for their dedication to perfecting their craft as they continue to push the envelope of creativity.”

 

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2013-14 Sweetheart Court Named

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The 2013-14 Sweetheart Court was crowned Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the Schertz Civic Center. Members are: (from left) Miss Friendly City, Ariel Villarreal; Miss Schertz, Katie Gibbons; and Miss Jubilee, Sydney Fischer.
 
The Court will serve as ambassadors for the City of Schertz at local and regional events; look for the Court at the HoboFest parade in Kirby Saturday, May 4.
 

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