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Hundreds Gather to Honor Veterans

Schertz Idol Winner Cheyenne Gonzales sings the National Anthem at the dedication.

Schertz Idol Winner Cheyenne Gonzalez sings the National Anthem at the dedication.


 
Chilly winds could not lessen the warmth felt by hundreds of people gathered Tuesday morning, November 11, at the Veterans Memorial Plaza dedication.
 
The crowd – representing the diversity of the Schertz community and beyond – decided to spend part of Veterans Day with others who share their gratitude and love for our nation’s veterans. Old and young veterans, their families and friends, and others who respect the service and sacrifice of veterans enjoyed the event despite the biting cold.
 
The ceremony including the service song of each branch of the military and the flying of their respective flags. Keynote speaker for the ceremony was Col. David Drichta, Commander, 12th Operations Group.
 
The moving ceremony was concluded with a 21-gun salute and the playing of taps.
 

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Schertz City Council Unoffical Election Results

Prepared and Posted:
Brenda Dennis, City Secretary
November 5, 2014, 10:00 A.M.

   Early Voting       Election Day
Bexar Guadalupe Bexar Guadalupe Total Votes Cast
            
Mayor          
Michael R. Carpenter 140 3499 92 1799 5530
Steve White 57 1112 39 677 1885
Place 1          
Jim Fowler 111 2920 80 1616 4727
Bert Crawford 64 1414 47 678 2203
Place 2  
Grumpy Azzoz 75 2214 49 1291 3629
David L. Scagliola 101 2256 73 1085 3515
TOTAL VOTES CAST         21489

 

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November 4 City Council Meeting Cancelled

 
The Schertz City Council meeting scheduled for November 4 has been cancelled. The next scheduled meeting will be Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 6:00 PM.
 

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Congressman Visits Schertz, Gets Flu Shot

flu shot - Cong. ruben Hinojosa- large
 

District 15 U.S. Rep. Ruben Hinojosa gets a flu shot from Schertz EMS Community Health Manager Kellie Scurlock during a visit to the City of Schertz on Monday, October 27.
 
Behind the congressman are – from left – Bob Cantu, Schertz Chief of Staff; Dudley Wait, Schertz EMS Director; Edwin Feaster and Luis Sanchez, Schertz Paramedics; and John Bierschwale, Schertz Deputy City Manager.
 
While in Schertz, Hinojosa visited with City officials and toured the Police Department, Fire-Rescue Department and EMS.
 
Hinojosa is one of three congressmen representing Schertz. The other two are District 28 U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar and District 35 U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett.
 

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FIGHT THE FLU!!

Schertz EMS is offering Flu Shots for the 2014-2015 Flu Season, the cost is $20 or FREE with Medicare Part B. Stop in anytime Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5PM at our main office, 1400 Schertz Parkway, Building 7. Please feel free to call with any questions 210-619-1400.

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Schertz City Election

 
The City of Schertz General Election will be held Tuesday, November 4, 2014; Early Voting began Monday, October 20, 2014 and runs through Friday, October 31, 2014. Council places 1, 2 and the mayor’s slot are up for consideration. Candidates are:
 
Mayor
Michael R. Carpenter
Steve White
 
Place 1:
Jim Fowler
Bert Crawford
 
Place 2:
Grumpy Azzoz
David L. Scagliola
 
For Polling Locations, click HERE.

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Revised Tree Preservation Plan associated with Case No. PC2014-019 Kensington Ranch Estates Subdivision Unit 1 Replat

Updated tree preservation plan for Kensington Ranch Estates Unit 1 Replat. The tree preservation plan was updated to exclude four trees that were removed in conjunction with drainage channel improvements.

 

View notes here.

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Schertz Police Identify Victim In Train Fatality

On 10-06-2014 at 5:11 a.m. the Schertz Police Department was notified of an individual who had been struck by a train in the 900 block of Beck Street. Officers arrived on scene and located the deceased. The subject has been identified as Nicholas Cook of Schertz, in his early 20’s. According to train personnel the victim was laying on the tracks prior to being struck by the train. The investigation is on-going.

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2014 Annual Fall Cleanup

Drop off at Bexar Waste Site

Dates: October 4-19, 2014

 

Items dropped off here will be free of charge to residents as a service paid for by the City of Schertz. The drop off Site will be open October 4 – 19, 2014. (See below for hazardous items drop off times)

Drop offs may be made at Bexar Waste’s temporary collection point, 2221 F.M. 3009 (Near Live Oak Road) between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily. ENTRY TO THIS SITE IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS DURING CITY SPONSORED SPRING AND FALL CLEAN UP EVENTS.

 Please Remember

For a fee, Bexar Waste will pick up household waste not covered under their normal collection service, such as lumber and general trash as well as major appliances and furniture (prices determined by Bexar Waste). If you have questions regarding the details, please call Bexar Waste (210-566-5454).

 

Residents are able to drop off brush and limbs at 2221 FM 3009, free of charge, DURING THE 2 WEEK CLEAN-UP EVENT ONLY.

 

What you need to know:

The Fall Clean Up is restricted to Schertz residents only. Waste delivered must be separated by type of material by the resident. Fall Clean Up activities do not apply to commercial/rental property clean ups, large property clean up, lot or acreage clean up, or lot and property land clearing. Commercial tree trimmers are not eligible for this service.

A current water bill or tax statement and proper identification are required when making a drop-off. Commercial waste will not be accepted.

             LIMITS: Household waste and yard waste only. Maximum of 3 Pick-up truck loads per Household or a Maximum of 2 Trailer loads per Household, trailers are not to exceed 16’ long x 4’ high in size.

Couches, Refrigerators, Stoves, Computer/Monitors, anything and everything that IS NOT HAZARDOUS OR TIRES can be dropped off, free of charge, during the clean up, Monday through Sunday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

  1. Materials WILL BE sorted by customer, NOT BY Bexar Waste employees.
  2. Appliances will be ACCEPTED FREE ONLY IF Freon       tank is removed; if Freon tank is still attached there will be a $25.00 fee at time of drop off. Any questions concerning the Freon tank removal, please contact Bexar Waste.

 Hazardous Items/Tires and Drop off Times

HAZARDOUS ITEMS and TIRES may be dropped off ONLY on the weekends of October 11-12 and 18-19, 2014.

  1. Tires are limited to eight (8) per household.
  2. Hazardous waste includes but is not limited to:
    1. Insecticides, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, chemicals, cleaning and bleach products, swimming pool cleaners and chemicals
    2. Enamel and latex paints in cans and aerosol dispensers, varnish and stains, paint thinners and removers, acetone, etc.- These items will have a combined 20 gallon limit per household.
    3. TIRES are considered hazardous
    4. Tires on rims, or wheels, commercial vehicle tires, tractor tires, and heavy equipment tires will not be accepted.
    5. Hazardous waste such as used automotive and cooking oils, filters and batteries- Oils will have a combined 20 gallon limit per household.
    6. Empty propane tanks up to seven (7) gallons – VALVE MUST BE ENTIRELY REMOVED.
    7. Mercury WILL NOT be accepted.

Questions?

For more information about the Fall Clean Up and what will and will not be accepted, please call Bexar Waste (210-566-5454) or Schertz Public Works (210-619-1800). You may also dial 311 within the City of Schertz.

The City of Schertz and Bexar Waste are not responsible for damage to vehicles or injury to citizens during this event. The City of Schertz and Bexar Waste reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for not following the rules of the clean up.

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City Council Meetings Cancelled for Sept. 30 and Oct. 7.

 
Schertz City Council meetings for September 30 and October 7 have been cancelled.
 
City Council will be attending the Texas Municipal League Conference in Houston September 30 through October 3.
 
City Council will take part in National Night Out events in Schertz on October 7.
 
The next regularly scheduled meeting is October 14. 

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