Mayor Michael Carpenter is flanked by Greater Randolph Area Trail Riders (GRA-TRAils) Trail Boss Joe Coldewey (left) and Kerr Kountry Trail Riders Trail Boss David Wiedenfeld at Pickrell Park Tuesday, Feb. 7, as the two trail rider groups made their annual stop for food, fun and fellowship in Schertz. The mayor presented plaques of appreciation to the trail bosses who reciprocated with plaques of appreciation to the city and city staff and volunteers who served a lunch of hearty stew prepared by HEB.
Mayor Michael Carpenter (left) swears in City Councilman Cedric Edwards Sr. as new Mayor Pro Tem during Tuesday night’s (Feb. 4) City Council meeting. Mayor Pro Tem Edwards will serve in that position for the next six months. He replaces Councilman George Antuna Jr. who was Mayor Pro Tem for an extended period of time until voters elected the new mayor in November. (Photo by Chris Matzenbacher.)
View Ordinance No. 13-F-03 for more information concerning the pending Schertz Ordinance that will grant:
“CIBOLO WASTE INCORPORATED, DBA BEXAR WASTE INC., A FRANCHISE FOR MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE COLLECTION, RECYCLING, AND HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL PROGRAM; IMPOSING PROVISIONS AND CONDITIONS RELATING TO THE EXERCISE OF SAME; AND PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES NOT TO EXCEED $200 FOR VIOLATION THEREOF; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT WITH THIS ORDINANCE.”
A much anticipated project reached an important milestone Monday, January 28, when a piece of construction equipment moved the first dirt for the Veterans Memorial Plaza in Schertz.
“The dirt work that started today is so we can build the foundation,” said Steve White, a member of the board of directors for the project. “We hope to have most of the dirt work and the boards up so we can pour the foundation. That step should be complete by about the 15th of February. Our timeline is very flexible. Look for a new sign put up in a week or so, with updated information,” he said.
Here is some more information about the project:
The Veterans Plaza Board in Schertz was formed with the mission of providing a memorial plaza dedicated to honoring all who serve in the uniformed services of the United States of America, past, present, and future.
The Plaza will be constructed on a highly visible tract of land on Schertz Parkway. Not only was this site graciously provided by the City of Schertz, but the City has committed to maintaining the Plaza once it is completed.
The Plaza will be a pentagon over a star with its five tips pointing to individual monuments representing the five branches of the military. A smaller pentagon within the star will be the central point of the plaza and contain three flags; national, state, and POW. In front of the central pentagon will be a bronze statue of a young boy saluting a bronze Battle Cross statue situated on a small rocky hill.
To keep up with progress on the project visit veteransplaza.org
The City of Schertz is accepting applications for the position of City Council Place 5 (unexpired term ending November 2013) through Friday, February 8, 2013 at 12 Noon.
Completed applications should be taken to City Secretary’s Office, 1400 Schertz Parkway, Building 2, Schertz, TX 78154.
The parking lots at the Schertz Civic Center were packed Saturday, January 26, for a Health and Wholeness Fair presented by the Baptist Emergency Hospital and the Schertz Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the City of Schertz and HEB.
The Fair covered a wide range of health and wellness issue and included free flu shots by Schertz EMS. Schertz resident and KSAT 12 New Anchor Leslie Mouton also spoke about her fight with breast cancer.
The Baptist Emergency Hospital is slated to open in late April at Schertz Parkway and IH-35.
More than 400 enthusiasts participated in 3rd Annual Selma-Schertz “Salute to Service Members” 5K Run/Walk Saturday morning, January 19.
The event benefits Operation Comfort and was sponsored by Texas Physical Therapy Specialists and supported by Schertz and Selma.
Operation Comfort works to provide adaptive sports programs and emergency financial assistance for wounded service members.
Schertz Mayor Carpenter and Selma Mayor Tom Daly greeted the participants and wished everyone good luck. Dr. Michael Kerestztes from Texas Physical Therapy Specialists welcomed all and acknowledged the many volunteers who made this event possible.
The event started and ended at The Bluebonnet Palace, which made its location available to organizers.
Wounded warriors were the first across the starting line, followed quickly by the runners and then the walkers.
There will be no City Council meeting on Tuesday, January 22. The next City Council meeting will be Tuesday, January, 29, 2013.
City of Schertz offices will be closed Monday, January 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Emergency services can be reached by dialing 911.
City of Schertz offices will be closed Monday, January 20, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Emergency services can be reached by dialing 911.