Schertz News

Wilenchik Walk Raises CTRC Funds

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The March 7, 2015 Wilenchik Walk for Life 5K Walk/Fun Run raised $9,089 for the University of Texas Health Science Center’s Cancer Therapy & Research (CTRC).
 
As shown above – a check was presented during the April 14 Schertz City Council Meeting. From left are: Mary Spence, Schertz Events Manager; Sheri Ortiz, CTRC Sr. Director of Development; Elizabeth Diaz, CTRC Physician Assistant; Mrs. Valerie Wilenchik, widow of former City Councilmember Tony Wilenchik (who was taken by cancer); Dr. Steve Weitman, CTRC Associate Director for Clinical Research; and Schertz Mayor Michael Carpenter.
 
In the past seven years the Wilenchik Walk has raised more than $150,000 for CTRC.
 

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ICC 2012 Building Codes Adoption and Amendments

More information is available about the ICC 2012 Building Codes Adoption and Amendments on the building inspection web page where you can view the draft ordinance and email comments.

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Schertz Dog Park Grand Opening April 24

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Community Volunteer Fair Thursday, April 9

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Charter Review Commission Seeking Input

 
The Charter Commission, made up of residents appointed by City Council, is reviewing the City Charter for possible changes and is also seeking public input.
 
The next opportunity for the public to see the process and offer input will be Wednesday, April 15, at 6 PM in Building No. 2 of the Hal Baldwin Municipal Complex at 1400 Schertz Parkway.
 
For more information call 210-619-1030.
 

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City of Schertz Community Budget Meetings

 
The City of Schertz will hold community meetings for the early stages of the City’s FY 2015-16 budget.
 
The first meeting will be held at the Corbett Junior High School, 12000 Ray Corbett Drive, on Wednesday, March 18 at 6:30 PM
 
The second meeting will be held at Sippel Elementary School, 420 Fairlawn, on Thursday, March 19 at 6:30 PM
 
The third meeting will be held at Schertz United Methodist Church, 3460 Roy Richard Drive, on Thursday, March 26 at 6:30 PM.
 
These meetings are to provide information to residents and get input from the audience.
 
For more information go to schertz.com or call 311.
 

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Wilenchik Walk For Life Draws Big Crowd Saturday, March 7

Nearly everyone was excited to take part in the Wilenchik Walk.

Nearly everyone was excited to take part in the Wilenchik Walk.

 
The annual Wilenchik Walk for Life brought out an estimated 400 hundred people – and the sun for a while – on Saturday, March 7 to raise funds for cancer research.
 
The event brought together teams, groups and individuals, many of whom have been touched in some way by cancer – to celebrate life and fight cancer on a spring Saturday morning.
 
Money raised from the event – named after former Schertz City Councilmember Tony Wilenchik who was taken by cancer – goes to the UT Medicine’s Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC). The 5K Walk and Run is hosted by the City of Schertz and HEB.
 
For more information go to Visitschertz.com
 

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Missing Child Found In Schertz

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On 03/05/2015 around 8AM, Officer Molleda responded to the 12400 block of Schaefer Rd, Bexar County, in reference to a runaway/missing child. It was learned that the child who was identified as Anthony Sosa had left his residence (10605 Hillbrook) after being involved in a argument with his parents. His parents last saw him walking down Hillbrook towards Schafer Rd in his pajamas and barefoot. The parents lost sight of him and reported the incident to Bexar County authorities.  
 
Due to the age of the child, inclement weather and lack of warm clothing a multi agency search effort was organized and deployed.
 
After 18 plus hours of searching at 02:52 hrs, Anthony appeared from the back of his residence near the command post. He appeared to be in good health. He was immediately seen by his family and evaluated by paramedics inside the command center. Anthony was then transported to Northeast Methodist Hospital to be evaluated.
 
It was learned from Anthony that he was underneath the next door neighbors trailer the entire time (10615 Hillbrook). The undercarriage of the trailer was examined and tell-tale signs validated Anthony’s statement. His footprints were present where the skirt of the trailer was damaged and there was a rip in the plastic containing insulation on the bottom of the floor decking underneath the trailer. It appears that Anthony may have been up in the insulation.
 

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Congressional Rep in Schertz To Help Constituents

 
A representative of U.S. Rep. Ruben Hinojosa will be in Schertz twice a week to meet with constituents about their needs and issues.
 
District Director Mark Gonzales will be at the City Council Chambers (Bldg. 4) in the Hal Baldwin Municipal Complex, 1400 Schertz Parkway, from 1-4 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays, except for the last Tuesday of the month.
 
Congressman Hinojosa said he scheduled the weekly neighborhood office locations and hours (in Schertz and other locations): “In an effort to expand our outreach to constituents in the northern part of the 15th Congressional District of Texas.”
 
For more information visit www.hinojosa.house.gov or call (830) 538-8340​.
 

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Annual Spring Clean Up March 7-22

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