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September 2021 Message

Well, another month has flown by and it’s time again for my column!  

Who would have thought Covid- 19 would still be among us? I sure did not.  Our frontline healthcare workers and GRMC is feeling overwhelmed as the virus surges on. They could use our encouragement now more than ever. I’m asking citizens to let our healthcare workers, first responders, providers and school employees know that we are thinking about them and appreciate their efforts. Drop them a note, a card or snacks to brighten their day. This is not an easy time for any of us, so please be gentle, loving and hospitable with each other.  It is a time to care for our neighbors, our community and ourselves! 

Fall is right around the corner and we have some notable activities coming up.  The City’s Fall Clean-Up Day is Saturday, September 25 from 8 am to noon at the Seguin Coliseum parking lot.  Remember, you must be a Seguin citizen (bring proof) to participate and there are some stipulations as to what can be disposed of during the clean-up event. For more details and a full list of acceptable items, visit

Downtown businesses are also gearing up for fall. It is almost time for our Scarecrow and Skeleton contest that leads up to the 138th Annual Guadalupe County Fair & Rodeo (Oct. 7-10.)  More information on the Scarecrow and Skeleton contest can be found at or on the Seguin Main Street Facebook page.  The Fair Association could always use volunteers, so mask up and help! 

Who doesn’t want to celebrate the pecan? We certainly do!  Pecanfest is happening Saturday, October 30 at Central Park. The weather is usually incredible and there’s lots to take in and do that entire weekend.  More information and updates can be found at

National Night Out will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 5 with the Seguin Police and Fire Departments stopping by to visit the various neighborhood block parties.  Remember to let the Seguin Police Department know when, where and the time of your neighborhood block party so they can drop by and say hello.

So, what else is happening in Seguin?  Can I just say lots in all areas!  GiGi’s from Marion is slated to open within a month.  Shipley Donuts is in the process of rehabbing its location (the former JJ’s building) and building permits have been issued for a second Chicken Express location, HTeaO, a GRMC medical office building, Storage and More of Seguin, and Mesquite Convenience Store/Gas Station. Permits have also been issued for the Guadalupe County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 building and Spirit of Joy Church. 

Several things are under construction, including the Vitesco Data Center, Buck’s #14, Seguin Independent School District AJB Middle School, and Seguin Independent School District Jefferson Elementary School.

There are 33 single-family residential subdivisions, 5 two family residential (duplex) subdivisions and 2 multi-family residential in various stages of the development process.

We continue to work hard to improve City streets with zipper projects (utilizing a machine to break up existing roadway and rehab - all in house), ongoing capital (large dollar) projects for water, sewer, drainage and street improvements, sidewalk projects and City area electrical upgrades.  Much is being done and more is on the horizon.  Seguin is growing and changing, yet trying to plan and manage the changes.  I know this makes some happy and others reluctant.  We are working to maintain our hometown, REAL feel and sense of community.  I know WE CAN DO IT….Together! 


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