Schertz News

Security Enhanced At Council Chambers

Deputy Marshal Eddie Gonzales uses a wand on Mayor Michael Carpenter

Mayor Carpenter walks through the mobile metal detector in council chambers.


 
Visitors to the first City Council meeting of the New Year on January 8 saw something really new. For the first time at a council meeting, a mobile metal detector was set up as part of enhanced security.
 
Just as they do before going into the City’s Municipal Court, visitors had to pass through metal detector security. The Marshal’s Office provides security for the Municipal Court and teams up with the Schertz Police Department for City Council security.
 
The City Council chambers were designated as a court in 2010 – meaning they can and will be used for Municipal Court sessions, especially as the volume of cases grows. Plans for the metal detector’s use in the council chambers – for court or council sessions – has been planned for a number of months.
 

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Accepting Applications for Boards, Commissions, and Committees Vacancies

The City of Schertz is accepting applications for the various Boards, Commissions, and Committees vacancies. Please fill out an application and submit to the City Secretary’s office.

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No City Council meeting Tuesday

There will be no City Council meeting on Tuesday, January 1. The next City Council meeting will be Tuesday, January, 8, 2013.

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City Offices Closed Monday And Tuesday

City of Schertz offices will be closed Monday and Tuesday, December 31 and January 1, in observance of New Year’s Day. Emergency services can be reached by dialing 911.

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New Playscape Opens Saturday Morning- Weather Permitting

Just in time for Christmas, the New Playscape will open to the public Saturday morning, Dec. 22, weather permitting. The Playscape is located between the Schertz Public Library and the Schertz Family YMCA. Merry Christmas everyone!

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No City Council meeting Dec. 25 and Jan. 1

There will be no City Council meetings on Tuesday, December 25 and Tuesday, January 1. The next City Council meeting will be Tuesday, January, 8, 2013.

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City Offices Closed Monday and Tuesday, December 24-25

City of Schertz offices will be closed Monday and Tuesday, December 24 and 25, in observance of Christmas. Emergency services can be reached by dialing 911.

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McDow Selected Simonson Award Winner

 

 
The City of Schertz Steve Simonson Community Service Award was presented to Johnny McDow, a longtime community leader best known for his work with the Buffalo Valley Youth Association, a youth sports group.
 
McDow was named recipient during an awards lunch Monday, December 10, in the Schertz Civic Center. He was one of five individuals and one couple nominated. Pictured (from left) are: City Manager John Kessel, McDow (holding the award); fellow nominees Richard Dziewit (represented by wife Melanie), Richard and Debbie Shelton, Mark Davis, Harry Richburg and Jake Jacobs; and City Councilman Cedric Edwards Sr.
 
The Simonson Community Service Award – named after the late community volunteer and former assistant city manager Steve Simonson -recognizes people who voluntarily offer their time and talent to improve the community.
 

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Festival of Angels Continues Saturday

 

The Schertz Festival of Angels continues today, Saturday, December 8 at the Hal Baldwin Municipal Complex, 1400 Schertz Parkway.
 

The Holidayz Market runs from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM at the Schertz Civic Center, Building No. 5. Come find great holiday gifts for family and friends!
 
Also today, a unique holiday recycle and exchange event for Schertz residents is going on. It includes:
 

Marshall Shredding; 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Up to five (5) standard storage boxes per address
Clean, dry household paper
 
River City Recycling; 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Used electronics (exception: CRT Monitors)
 
The Mac Exchange; 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Used Apple/Mac equipment
 

Friday, the first day of Festival of Angels, drew thousands of visitors for the lighted night parade, lighting of the giant Christmas tree in front of City Hall, sledding on Mt. Schertz, and food and entertainment.
 

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Festival Of Angels Draws Thousands

Mom and daughter get a thrill sledding down Mt. Schertz Friday night. Dec. 7.

Mayor Michael Carpenter enjoys a big laugh before lighting the City Christmas Tree Friday night.

Members of the Schertz Sweetheart Court do a Christmas skit during Festival of Angels Friday night.

Festival of Angels 2012 drew record crowds as thousands of people from Schertz and beyond enjoyed a lighted night parade, lighting of the city’s giant Christmas tree, two snowy hills for sledding, crafts, and food and entertainment galore and much more.

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