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.
This Saturday enjoy the Sounds and Sips of Schertz.
Absolute Jazz on Saturday, April 20, is a free and relaxing afternoon and evening with the sounds of the Kris Kimura Band and Jim Cullum Jazz Band and the chance to sample fine Texas wines and food.
Bring your lawn chairs and groove from 1-10 PM at Pickrell Park, 703 Oak Street in Schertz.
Go to Visitschertz.com for more information.
Next Blood Drive
City of Schertz EMS
Tuesday, April 16
8 am – 1:00 pm
Schertz EMS is holding a blood drive Tuesday, April 16, from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center bloodmobile is in front of the Schertz Community Center, Bldg. No. 3, 1400 Schertz Parkway.
Please give the gift that keeps on giving. For more information call EMS at (210) 619-1400.
Washington, DC- Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar, together with officials from the City of Schertz, announced the awarding of a federal grant in the amount of $31,041 for the fire department.
The money will fund various equipment purchases for the Fire Department including vehicle stabilization air bags, EMS Rescue equipment, a spreader,
a cutter and a power unit. The grant comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency FY ‘12 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG).
The fire department was also awarded $400 for shipping.
“I applaud Fire Chief David Covington and all the City of Schertz officials for their strong interest in applying for this grant,” said Congressman Cuellar. “This money is an investment to the community, and what a better way to invest than to provide firefighters the equipment they need in an effort to keep Schertz residents safe.”
“This grant will allow us to purchase much needed equipment for rescuing people from vehicles, and to purchase protective equipment for our firefighters so they can perform their job in a safe and efficient manner,” Covington said.
“The nation’s highways provide a network of travel for commerce, business, and pleasure. Our ability to work safely and efficiently on the highways can help reduce congestion and increase safety for responders and the traveling public,” the chief said.
Schertz Mayor Michael Carpenter threw out ceremonial first pitches for both baseball and softball players Saturday, April 6, for the Buffalo Valley Youth Association Opening Day.
The annual right of spring included dozens of teams taking part in a parade from the Clemens High School parking lot to the baseball fields behind the Hal Baldwin Municipal Complex.
In addition to welcoming the hundreds of young boys and girls participating in baseball and softball – and their families -the mayor said the BVYA Opening Day ceremony represents two of the greatest strengths of the Schertz community — volunteerism and providing healthy activity for youth.
Susan Baldwin-Beck and husband Brian Beck unveiled a new portrait of Susan’s father, the late Mayor Hal Baldwin, during a Schertz City Council meeting Tuesday night, April 2.
Mayor Baldwin passed away on April 6, 2012.
His portrait now hangs with the other six former Schertz mayors behind the City Council chambers dais. The other six mayors’ portraits previously were on the walls on either side of the council chambers.
The former Schertz mayors are:
H.P. Thulemeyer – 1958-60
Roy W. Richard – 1960-72
Jesse W. Graham – 1972-73
Robert C. Bueker – 1973-80
Jack M. Stomackin – 1980-82
Earl W. Sawyer – 1982-94
Harold D. Baldwin – 1994-2012
Schertz City and Community officials broke ground Tuesday, April 2, on a new state-of-the-art Animal Adoption Center.
Among those taking part in the ground breaking were: Mayor Michael Carpenter, Mayor Pro Tem Cedric Edwards Sr., Councilmember David Scagliola, City Manager John Kessel, staff from the Animal Services Department and Parks and Recreation and members of the Schertz Humane Society/Homes For Pets.
The facility will be located on Community Circle Drive, behind the Visitor Center/Schertz Chamber of Commerce building on Schertz Parkway near the intersection with Live Oak Road.
On April 9, at 6:00 pm at City Council Chambers, a joint City Council, Board of Directors of the Schertz Economic Development Corporation, and Planning and Zoning Commission meeting will be held in order for Gateway Planning to make a brief presentation as part of distributing a draft of the Schertz Sector Plan document which will then be posted on the City’s website. The City will be holding a series of input meetings over the following weeks to gather input on the document.
A Community Pre-Budget Presentation on the Fiscal Year 2013-14 Proposed City Budget was held on Thursday, March 28, at 6 PM at Schertz United Methodist Church, 3460 Roy Richard Drive (FM 3009).
View information given at the Pre-Budget Community Presentation, and stay tuned for information on upcoming presentations.
A Community Budget Presentation on the Fiscal Year 2013-14 Proposed City Budget will be held Thursday, March 28, at 6 PM at Schertz United Methodist Church, 3460 Roy Richard Drive (FM 3009).
It will be the second such meeting. The first was held March 20 at the City Council Chambers. After the presentation about the proposed budget by city staff, residents are encouraged to comment and ask questions.