Schertz News

Wilenchik Walk Has Raised $141,000 For CTRC

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At a recent Schertz City Council meeting, officials with the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at the University of Texas Health Science Center, received an $18,702 check with money raised at 6th annual Wilenchik Walk for Life on March 1.
 
From left are: Mayor Michael Carpenter, Sheri Ortiz, CTRC Director of Development; Valerie Wilenchik, widow of former City Councilman Tony Wilenchik who underwent treatment at CTRC and for whom the event is named; City Manager John Kessel; and Dr. Steve Weitman, CTRC Director of the Institute for Drug Development. The Wilenchik Walk has raised $141,000 for CTRC over the years.
 

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Northeast Area Mourns Fallen Marine

Hundreds of motorcycles are the vanguard for the funeral procession.

Hundreds of motorcycles are the vanguard for the funeral procession.

Schertz Fire Rescue members salute as the funeral procession drives under the Schertz Parkway bridge over I-35.

Schertz Fire Rescue members salute as the procession drives under the Schertz Parkway bridge.

Police motorcycles escort the hearse down I-35.

Police motorcycles escort the hearse down I-35.

 

The Northeast San Antonio region, including New Braunfels and Schertz, mourned the passing of Sgt. Thomas Z. Spitzer, 23, of New Braunfels, who died June 25 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
 
He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force.
 
Funeral services were held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Braunfels Monday. A long escort of motorcycles and public safety vehicles escorted Sgt. Spitzer’s casket down I-35 on the way to burial at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.
 
At overpasses along I-35, including Schertz Parkway, ordinary people and others – like Schertz Public Safety employees, gathered to honor and salute the fallen Marine.
 

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Schertz Jubilee – Parade, Patriotism, And Plenty More

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The 39th Annual July 4th Jubilee in Schertz July 3-4 had something for everyone – including a Patriotic Parade with nearly 90 entries and thousands of watchers, a 5K Run, watermelon eating contest, Booming Barbecue Cook off, lots of live music, a family carnival, and fireworks (slightly delayed by rain.)
 
For more information go to visitschertz.com and watch for more photos and a story in the August issue of Schertz Magazine (also available at schertzmagazine.com in early August).
 

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Celebrate Independence Day in Schertz

Fireworks-website.2014For a Red, White and Blue Blast come out and enjoy the 39th Annual July 4th Jubilee in Schertz, Thursday and Friday, July 3-4.
 
Schertz’ Star Spangled Spectacular will include everything from a Patriotic Parade and 5k run to a Booming Barbecue Cook off with lots of live music, a family carnival, and fireworks (starting at 9:15 p.m.) thrown in.
 
For more information go to visitschertz.com.  
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Sweetheart Court Float takes 2nd Place

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The Schertz Sweetheart Court waves to parade attendees during the 61st Annual Luling Watermelon Thump Parade. The Court and their float were honored with a 2nd Place in the Civic/Club/Church category. From left, Miss Sunshine, Megan Rhoads; Miss Schertz, Kiana Leal; and Miss Jubilee, Elena Garcia.

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Inspections Dept Announces New Hours

The City of Schertz
Inspection division
Is Here for you!
Beginning Tuesday, July 8, 2014, and
Friday, July 11, 2014, the Inspections Division
will provide extended
Customer Service Hours for you
two days per week, as follows:
Tuesdays – 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fridays – 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Regular office hours Monday, Wednesday and Thursday,
from 8:00 am to 5:00pm.
Our customer service goal is to provide flexible hours two days per week to present you with more of an opportunity to do business with us.
We welcome your feedback, so please feel free to visit us during our extended hours and share your experience with our Inspections staff.
Thank you.

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Comal Settlement Ceremony June 28

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For more information about the Schertz Historical Preservation Committee click HERE
 
 

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