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.
A groundbreaking for the The Schertz Animal Adoption Center will be held at 4:30 PM, Tuesday, April 2, at the facility location on Community Circle Drive, behind the Visitor Center/Chamber of Commerce building on Schertz Parkway.
A community meeting to get public input on design plans for the Schertz skate park will be held at 6:30 PM, Wednesday, April 3 in the Schertz Civic Center, 1400 Schertz Parkway, Bldg. No. 5. The skate park will be located in an area behind the Hal Baldwin Municipal Complex, and near the new Schertz Animal Adoption facility.
The Buffalo Valley Youth Association will celebrate Opening Day on April 6 at Schertz Ballpark, located behind the Hal Baldwin Municipal Complex.
The day will begin at 9 AM with the Opening Day Parade of nearly 100 youth baseball and softball teams, followed by the Opening Ceremony and Carnival.
Plan to spend the day with BVYA and enjoy Head Country BBQ, carnival rides and games, local sponsor and vendor booths, all while helping your area youth league raise funds to outfit the 3 new ball fields soon to be added to Schertz Ballpark by the City of Schertz.
For information on sponsorship or vendor booths, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hundreds of people from around the region, state and nation flocked to Schertz Friday and Saturday, March 22-23, for the LoneStar Comic Con.
Schertz hotels were packed with the Comic Con out-of-towners and the Schertz Civic Center parking lot was full as well.
The first-of-its-kind event for the Schertz Civic Center featured such fan favorites as Claudia Wells (Jennifer Parker – Marty McFly’s girlfriend in Back to the Future), Paris Themman (the little cowboy “Mike Tee Vee” in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory), and Jonathon Joss (voice of John Redcorn on King of the Hill).
Also entertaining the visitors were Little People actors Felix Silla and Arturo Gil. Silla’s work includes Star Wars, Star Trek, Buck Rogers and the Addams Family. Gil’s work includes Spaceballs and Epic Movie
A number of participants got really into the Comic Con spirit by wearing costumes including Robin, Catwoman, Wonder Woman, Joker sidekick Harley Quinn, Marvel Comic’s mercenary Deadpool, a cowboy, vampire and many more.
Before the LoneStar Comic Con started, event producer Mike Roberts praised the City. “Schertz is a pretty amazing town and the city has really been above and beyond helpful in accommodating with this convention,” Roberts said in a story in Schertz Magazine. He is talent manager for D-Mented Entertainment.