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Guadalupe County and its economic engine cities of Cibolo, Schertz and Seguin posted double-digit job growth for a two-year period to earn a place at the head of the pack.
Fortune 500 Giants like Amazon, Caterpillar and Sysco have found a home in Guadalupe County and its business-friendly cities.
Below is CNN/Money Magazine story.
4. Guadalupe County, TX
Towns include: Cibolo, Schertz
Job growth (2010-2012): 12.2%
Business in Guadalupe County is making the earth move, literally. Fortune 500 giant Caterpillar invested $180 million to consolidate and move its engine plant there in 2009, adding 1,465 jobs and prompting other big businesses to take a look. Amazon.com followed with a $166 million distribution center.
Continental Automotive recently added sensor production to its Seguin plant, a $113 million investment that’s creating hundreds of jobs. All this activity is perking up the local housing market and bringing more business to area shops.
To encourage even more moving around, a 41-mile extension of State Highway 130 — which stretches from Seguin to Georgetown — was completed last year. The 85-mile-per-hour toll road helps distributors bypass costly congestion, and shortens the trip to the San Antonio or Austin airports to a mere 45-minute drive.”
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Our Annual Fall Clean Up is just around the corner! View the Fall Clean Up Information Flyer for all the details on what can be dropped off.
The City of Schertz will hold two Community Budget Meetings on the proposed FY 2013-14 City Budget.
Residents are encouraged to attend and provide input for the budget process. The meetings will be:
Thursday, August 15; 6:00 – 8:00 PM; Schertz United Methodist Church, 3560 Roy Richard Drive (FM 3009).
Wednesday, August 21; 6:00 – 8:00 PM; City of Schertz Council Chambers, 1400 Schertz Parkway, Bldg. 4.
For more information call 311.
View more finance information including budget information on the .
CITY NOTICE: The Schertz Library will be closed on August 1, 2013. If you need any further information please call 210-619-1700.
The Schertz Public Library will be closed Thursday, August 1, for computer software updates.
The Library will open as usual on Friday, August 2.
The Crossvine development broke ground Thursday, July 25, in Southern Schertz. The Crossvine is the first mixed-use master-planned community in Schertz and is the result of intense planning collaboration between the developer and the City of Schertz, said Chris Price, President of Schertz 1518, Ltd., the project developer.
Pictured above at the ground breaking are (from left): Schertz Executive Directors Brian James, John Bierschwale and David J. Harris; City Councilmember David Scagliola; Bradford Pittenger with Crossvine; Mayor Michael Carpenter, City Councilmember Jim Fowler, Chris Price with Crossvine; City Manager John Kessel, and Roy Bechtol and Bradley Whittington, both with Crossvine.
The first phase of The Crossvine will include 121 single-family homes on 50, 60 and 70-foot lots and the heart of the parks and trail system that will connect the 504-acre project.
Price said that David Weekley Homes and Ryland Homes will begin building houses in the neighborhood in the first quarter of 2014.
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During the July 23 Schertz City Council meeting, officials with the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at the University of Texas Health Science Center, received a $16,204 check with money raised at 5th annual Wilenchik Walk for Life on March 2. From left are: Mary Spence, Schertz Events Coordinator; Elizabeth Diaz with CTRC; Valerie Wilenchik, widow of former City Councilman Tony Wilenchik who underwent treatment at CTRC and for whom the event is named; Dr. Steve Weitman with CTRC; Schertz Executive Director John Bierschwale; and Mayor Michael Carpenter. The Wilenchik Walk has raised more than $120,000 for CTRC over the years.
Regular voting for Schertz City Council places 3, 4 and 5 will be on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 from 7 a.m. to 7 pm. Early voting and regular voting locations will be announced later.
The term of office for these three positions is two years and is from November 2013 to November 2015.
Candidate packets are available on the City of Schertz website by clicking – HERE– and also can be picked up at the City Secretary’s Office, Bldg. No. 2, in the Hal Baldwin Municipal Complex, 1400 Schertz Parkway.
First day to file is Monday, July 29, 2013 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Last day to file is Monday, August 26, 2013 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Applications must be filed with the City Secretary, 1400 Schertz Parkway, Build #2, Schertz Texas
First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail – Friday, September 6, 2013
Last Day to apply for ballot by mail – Tuesday, October 29, 2013 (Received – not postmarked)
Last day to register to vote – Monday, October 7, 2013
First Day of Early Voting – Monday, October 21, 2013
Last Day of Early Voting – Friday, November 1, 2013
Last Day to Receive Ballot by Mail – November 5, 2013 (Election Day) at 7:00 p.m. (Unless overseas deadline applies)
The City will post on the website the early voting locations and times as well as Election Day precinct locations.
Important to note that Senate Bill 14 created a new requirement for voters to show photo identification when voting in person. Voters can no longer present their voter registration certificate, or other previously acceptable forms of identification that only showed name/address of the voter.
Here is a list of the new identification requirements:
1. Texas Driver’s License issued by the Department of Public Safety (“DPS”)
2. Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS,
3. Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS,
4. Texas Concealed Handgun License issued by DPS,
5. United States Military Identification Card containing the person’s photograph,
6. United States Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph, or
7. United States Passport
With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the identification must be current or have expired no more than 60 days before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place.