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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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Schertz Sector Plan Open House and Town Meeting

Schertz Sector Plan Open House and Town Meeting

 

May 13, 2013 from 6:00PM to 8:30PM

 

At the Schertz Civic Center

 

6:15PM – Presentation on South Schertz and QA

 

7:15PM – Presentation on North Schertz and QA

 

and Information on Downtown/Main Street Plan

 

To view the Schertz Sector Plan, click here.

 

 

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No City Council Meeting April 30

There will be no City Council meeting on April 30. Traditionally, City Council meets four Tuesdays each month and does not meet when there is a fifth Tuesday in a month.

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Schertz Volunteer Fair, Thursday, April 25

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Residents and business owners of Schertz, your time and talents are needed. We are seeking potential Board and Commission members to fill two year terms beginning in May 2013. These opportunities include serving on one of the following:
 
Animal Services Committee
Board Of Adjustment
Economic Development Corporation
Historical Preservation Committee
Library Board
Parks & Recreation Advisory Board
Planning & Zoning Commission
Transportation Safety Advisory Committee
 
Do you enjoy attending events such as our Jubilee Celebration, SchertzFest or Festival of Angels? We are also seeking volunteers to help with those events.
 
Finally, do you have ideas or suggestions to improve events and services? Staff representatives, current Board/Commission members and event volunteers will be on hand to answer your questions and provide information.
 
You are invited to learn about City events, services and how you can serve on a City Volunteer Board/Commission/Committee. Join the City April 25, 2013 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Schertz Civic Center Ballroom, 1400 Schertz Parkway (Bldg. 5).
 
Contact the City Secretary’s Office, 210.619.1030, for additional information.
 

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View Final EMS Consultant Report

The final version of the EMS Assessment Consultant Report is now available for review before the formal presentation is given at next week’s council meeting.

 

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Absolute Jazz – Smooth Sounds In Schertz

The Kris Kimura Band entertains music lovers Saturday

The Kris Kimura Band entertains music lovers Saturday

Absolute Jazz -Sounds & Sips of Schertz – was a smooth and fun time Saturday, April 20, for hundreds of music lovers. They enjoyed the sounds of Ken Slavin, the Kris Kimura Band and the legendary Jim Cullum Jazz Band while also sampling Texas wines and food.

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Got Drugs? Get Rid of Them April 27

On April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Schertz Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its sixth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.
 
The public is encouraged to bring medications for disposal at the Schertz location, 1400 Schertz Parkway. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
 
Last September, Americans turned in 244 tons of prescription drugs at over 5,200 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. In its five previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners took in over 2 million pounds—over a thousand tons—of pills.
 
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse.
 
Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.
 
Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.
 

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Schertz EMS Ambus Deployed to Explosion Site near Waco

The Schertz EMS Ambus (center) and Ambuses from towns of Frisco and Palestine on scene

The Schertz EMS Ambus (center) and Ambuses from towns of Frisco and Palestine on scene

Schertz Ambus, left, and one from Frisco on standby

Schertz Ambus, left, and one from Frisco on standby

 
The Schertz EMS Ambus – a large ambulance that can transport up to 20 patients – was deployed the town of West near Waco after a massive explosion Wednesday night.
 
The Schertz Ambus was deployed around 10 p.m. Wednesday after a giant explosion at a fertilizer plant around 8 p.m.
 
Ambuses from Frisco in North Texas and Palestine in East Texas also were deployed.
 
The Schertz vehicle – also known as the Mass Casualty Evacuation Ambulance – also was deployed on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012.
 
In that case a car-school bus accident in Cibolo sent 11 Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City School District students and one adult to the hospital in one large ambulance instead of six regular ones.
 
All patients were unloaded in about 10 minutes upon arrival at NE Methodist.
 

The Schertz EMS Ambus, one of 2 in the region and 13 in the state, has been in service and housed in Schertz since December 2011.

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Baptist Emergency Hospital Ribbon Cutting Makes History

Schertz Mayor Michael Carpenter, right,  shakes hands with BEH CEO Adolfo Carrasco

Schertz Mayor Michael Carpenter, right, shakes hands with BEH CEO Adolfo Carrasco

A big crowd showed up for the ribbon cutting of the new Baptist Emergency Hospital

A big crowd showed up for the ribbon cutting of the new Baptist Emergency Hospital

 
Schertz has been without a hospital since the late 1930s, but that changed Wednesday. April 17, with the Schertz Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting for the Baptist Emergency Hospital at IH-35 and Schertz Parkway.
 
Mayor Michael Carpenter shook hands with Baptist Emergency Hospital CEO Adolfo Carrasco at the start of the late afternoon event in the lobby of the 40,000-square-foot facility.
 
Other city officials attending included Mayor Pro Tem Cedric Edwards Sr. and, City Councilmembers Jim Fowler, David Scagliola and Sydney Varinder and City Manager John Kessel.
 
The Baptist Emergency Hospital in Schertz is the fifth such facility opened by the Baptist Health System.
 
The old Schertz Community Hospital operated on Main Street from 1917 to 1939.
 

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