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Metrocom Lowdown/July 19-Aug. 17

Garden Ridge City Council in June recognized (left to right) city court clerk Shannon Del Toro, utility clerk Michelle Hinojosa, City Secretary Marisa Spencer, Assistant City Secretary Kat Balbi, and City Administrator Nancy Cain for their work, which was formally recognized by the Texas Municipal Clerks Association. Courtesy photo/City of Garden Ridge


WAYBACK BURGERS & NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE CAFÉ BY CHIP, 3142 Pat Booker Road, Suite 150 in Universal City, serves burgers, sandwiches, chicken, fries, shakes, hot dogs, salads and more. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more, call 210-929-4518 or visit https://www.nestlecafe.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/nestlecafe.forumcrossing.

ORENDA FITNESS, 9010 FM 78, Suite 209 in Converse, offers personal training, small-group fitness sessions, CrossFit, nutrition counseling, and youth- and sports-specific programs. Hours are 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, 6-11 a.m. Saturday, and by appointment Sunday. For more, call 210-440-5558 or visit https://orendafit.com.

PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY CONSULTANTS OF SOUTH TEXAS, 11485 Toepperwein Road, Suite 2, in Live Oak, treats children with congenital or acquired heart disease. For more, call 210-655-4278 or visit https://www.pccst.com.

THE CO-OP SA, 11911 Crosswinds Way, is designed as a resource for the San Antonio area’s culinary community. Co-Op SA is housed in three side- by-side facilities that enable existing culinary businesses to collaborate with and support each other. It’s also home to the nonprofit Chef Cooperatives. In addition, representatives of the cooperative’s members offer their knowledge and guidance for free through an endorsed Beyond Break Fast & Launch mentorship program. For more, visit http://thecoopsa.com or call 210- 667-8818.

BURGER BOY PLANS TO OPEN A LIVE OAK LOCATION AT 8060 PAT BOOKER ROAD, according to the local burger chain’s social media. Burger Boy, which has established restaurants on North St. Mary’s Street and on Potranco Road, recently opened a location near Hill Country Village and will open one on Southcross Boulevard. No details about the Live Oak location are available yet.


WAGNER HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE JAMES PEREZ, A MILITARY SERVICE ACADEMY NOMINEE OF DISTRICT 28 U.S. REP. HENRY CUELLAR, D-LAREDO, HAS BEEN ACCEPTED into the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Perez was a member of Wagner’s National Honor Society and Student Council while working as an aircraft maintenance intern and grill master at Whataburger.

Wagner High School graduate James Perez, seen here with family, was nominated by District 28 U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo) for the U.S. Air Force Academy. Courtesy photo

EMPLOYEES OF HANSON AGGREGATES-SERVTEX QUARRY TEAMED UP WITH METROCOM CITIES AND SCHOOLS TO COLLECT 7,184 POUNDS OF FOOD during the company’s annual spring food drive for the Randolph Area Christian Assistance Program. Servtex Quarry worked with students at Garden Ridge, Sippel and Watts elementary schools, Danville Middle School and Davenport High School on the food drive. The class that brought in the most food at each school received a pizza party courtesy of Servtex Quarry. City halls in Cibolo, Garden Ridge, Schertz, Selma and Universal City also served as collection sites for the food drive.

CONSTRUCTION IS UNDERWAY ON THE KELLUM SCHERTZ MEDICAL CENTER ON FM 3009 AT GREEN VALLEY ROAD, according to a San Antonio Business Journal report. Darrell Keller, senior vice president of DH Realty Partners Inc., and Dr. Daniel Kellum of Kellum Family Medicine, are heading up the partnership behind the new $40 million medical center complex, which will include seven buildings offering 90,000-plus square feet of medical space across 10 acres. The first structure is set for completion in October. When finished, Kellum Family Medicine will leave its adjacent current location on 3009, or Roy Richard Drive.

TEXAS MUNICIPAL CLERKS ASSOCIATION RECOGNIZED THE GARDEN RIDGE CITY STAFF WITH THE MUNICIPAL CLERK’S OFFICE ACHIEVEMENT OF EXCELLENCE AWARD, officials said. The City Council in June recognized court clerk Shannon Del Toro, utility clerk Michelle Hinojosa, City Secretary Marisa Spencer, Assistant City Secretary Kat Balbi and City Administrator Nancy Cain for their work. TMCA’s Achievement of Excellence Award recognizes excellence in the effective and efficient management of resources in a city clerk’s office.

SAN ANTONIO CITY COUNCILMEN CLAYTON PERRY OF DISTRICT 10 AND JOHN COURAGE OF DISTRICT 9 FAILED TO GATHER ENOUGH SUPPORT FROM THEIR CITY HALL colleagues to advance consideration of expanding the city’s homestead-tax exemption. Since the city’s initial passage of a homestead-tax exemption, San Antonio homeowners have saved more than $12 million, Perry said. “I am committed to working with the other taxing entities such as school districts, Bexar County, San Antonio River Authority, (Bexar County) Hospital District, etc., as well as with the state Legislature to get as much property-tax relief as possible for our neighbors,” he added.



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