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Bexar, Guadalupe
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Praries & Lakes
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2010 Census - 31,465
2000 Census - 18,694
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Schertz, Texas
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Schertz Texas History:
In 1875, the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway built a line through the area.The town was named for Sebastian Schertz, who owned the store. The Cutoff post office opened in 1884 and was renamed Schertz in 1899. By 1990, the town had a cotton gin, a grocery, and approximately 200 residents. The town incorporated in 1964. The building of IH-35 and the town’s proximity to San Antonio has contributed to the town’s rapid growth. In 2007, Schertz was rated #40 on Money Magazines best places to live in the United States. Schertz is located 2 miles southeast of IH-35 on FM 78 and FM 1518, just north of Randolph Air Force Base on the eastern border of Universal City. It is located 26 miles north of Elmendorf, 22 miles northeast of downtown San Antonio, 4 miles northeast of Converse, 49 miles east of Mico, 31 miles east of Helotes, 30 miles south of Startzville and Canyon Lake, 9 miles southeast of Garden Ridge, 17.4 miles southeast of New Braunfels, 22.5 miles southwest of Seguin, 15 miles southwest of McQueeney, 3 miles southwest of Cibolo, and 13.4 miles northwest of Adkins, Texas. History & Photos 
 
Historic Schertz, Texas Historical Marker Text:
“The first settlers in this community were German immigrants from the New Braunfels area who arrived in the 1840s in search of good farm land. The early economic base of the community was agricultural. The arrival of the Galveston, Harrisburg, and San Antonio Railroad about 1877 gave the town a link to San Antonio and enabled goods to be shipped to other parts of the state. Known in earlier days as Cibolo Pit and Cutoff, the name Schertz, honoring early area settler Sebastian Schertz (1822-1890), was adopted when the post office was established in 1882.”
 
Randolph Air Force Base, Universal City:
The base hosts air education and training headquarters, the Nineteenth Air Force, the 359th Medical Group, and the 12th Flying Training Wing.(210) 652-1110. Public Affairs: 1150 5th Street East, Randolph AFB, TX 78150,  
 
Schertz Public Library:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Open Mon-Thu, 10am-8pm; Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat-Sun, Noon-6pm. (210) 619-1700. 798 Schertz Parkway.