Thursday, September 6, 2007

Schertz Recognized in Congress

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Congressman Henry Cuellar To Recognize Schertz in Congress

During a visit to the City of Schertz, United States Congressman Henry Cuellar presented City Manager Don Taylor, Mayor Pro Tem David Scagliola, and Schertz Chamber of Commerce President Frances Rushing with a copy of a speech he intends to read into the Congressional Record on September 5, 2007 that recognizes the city as one of the top places to live in the U.S.A.

Cuellar, who represents the 28th District of Texas which extends from Guadalupe County in Central Texas to Hidalgo County in the Rio Grande Valley, presented the speech at a reception organized by the Schertz Chamber of Commerce and commended city, community, and business leaders for being actively involved in planning for the future. “I'm honored to represent Schertz,” said Cuellar “When you think about what Schertz has accomplished by being named #1 in Texas by Money Magazine, it's truly special.”

In July, the City of Schertz was selected by as one of the best places to live in the nation. Schertz ranked #40 out of 100 cities nationwide and #1 in the State of Texas. According to Money, Schertz and the other cities on the list offer the best combination of economic opportunities, good schools, safe streets, things to do, and a real sense of community.

State Representative Edmund Kuempel also chimed in and congratulated the city for being #1 in Texas. “Money has missed the boat over the past thirty years. I always new that Schertz and all the communities in Guadalupe County were the best place to live.” Kuempel has represented Schertz in the Texas House of Representatives since 1983. “It's the pride and determination of the people of Schertz that made this happen.”

Also in attendance were Schertz Assistant City Manager John Bierschwale, SCUCISD Superintendent Dr. Belinda Putska, and Randolph Metrocom Chamber of Commerce President John Williams.

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