It’s Fall Y’all!

It’s fall y’all! There are so many fun things to do this time of year and here is a list of some of the local attractions!

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The Guadalupe County Fair is coming up from October 6th – 9th at the Seguin Events Complex in Seguin at 950 S. Austin Street. Some of the fun scheduled include a carnival, parade, baby barnyard and more! For a detail schedule and additional information, visit http://www.gcfair.org/

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If the cool weather makes you want to enjoy some pumpkins, then look no further than First United Methodist Church in Seguin. The pumpkin patch opens October 1st and will provide lots of beautiful photo opportunities as well as pumpkins of many styles and varieties!  See the website for additional details: http://www.fumcseguin.com/PumpkinPatch

 

If you want to enjoy pumpkins in all their natural glory and the fun festivals that abound this time of year – head on over to Braune Farms Fresh Produce located at 1300 Link Road in Seguin. Check their Facebook page for more details but a tentative date is the 15th and 16th of October. They will have hay rides, face painting, games for the kids, and no admission – just buy some pumpkins! They also have their vegetable stand open on Wednesdays from 3:00 pm until dark and are usually at the Pearl Farmer’s Market on Saturday’s.

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If all of this outdoor fun has you chilled and ready for some warm coffee, go by Court Street Coffee in beautiful downtown Seguin. You can warm up with some fall themed drinks with a concoction like Salted Caramel Spice or White Chocolate and Cinnamon! They have some delicious baked goods on hand and a fantastic salad bar! With a great atmosphere and staff, Court Street Coffee will be a great place to warm up after all of your fall themed fun!

Alamo Colleges new Technology Center

Alamo Colleges opened the newest technology center at the Central Texas Technology Center ribbon cutting.  The Central Texas Technology Center, CTTC, is a community college-level trade school that is a shared benefit located between Seguin and New Braunfels by the municipal airport on FM 758.

The ribbon cutting was for the 2nd phase of the construction at the CTTC, an expansion of more than 16 months and $6.3 million dollars.  The square footage was doubled, bringing the total number of students that it can serve to over 3,500.  The new building almost mirrors the existing phase that was completed in 2004.  The new building is home to classrooms, a library, conference rooms, faculty offices, and other areas offering student support and instruction.

Students can obtain technical certifications or even an associates degree.  The CTTC offers a variety of classes, including welding, construction and automotive courses.  There are even nursing programs and a college core curriculum that can form the basis for a two-year degree.  Chester Jenke manages the school and has a repertoire with the students that allow for personal growth and development while maintaining the learning environment necessary to give students the tools for success.

The Central Texas Technology Center is a great opportunity for Seguin, New Braunfels, and the surrounding communities.  Drive by and check it out today!

 

 

 

 

Texas Lutheran University Top Ranked School

According to a recent article in The Washington Monthly’s annual College Rankings, Texas Lutheran University is ranked as number 7 out of 100 baccalaureate colleges! TLU was ranked based upon the university’s contribution to the public good in three broad categories, including social mobility, research, and service.

See below for a review of the article!

 

TLU is once again a top ten school in The Washington Monthly’s annual College Rankings. Nationally ranked No. 7 out of the top 100 baccalaureate colleges, TLU was selected based on the university’s contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility, research, and service. These areas include recruiting and graduating low-income students, encouraging students to give something back to their country, and producing cutting-edge scholarship and Ph.D. recipients.

According to The Washington Monthly’s ranking system, the social mobility category also examines the percentage of students receiving Pell Grants, predicted rate of graduation and the actual rate of graduation. These areas are measured against the net price of attending TLU, which reflects the average price that first-time, full-time students who receive financial aid pay for college after subtracting need-based financial aid. The cost-adjusted graduation measure—the difference between the actual and predicted graduation rates—was also taken into account, as well how TLU generates social mobility.
The research category is evaluated on the number of dollars (in millions) in total research expenditures and the university’s ranking in the number of bachelor’s recipients who go on to receive doctorates, relative to school size. “TLU’s high placement in this year’s Washington Monthly ranking reflects the commitment we have to ensuring the success of our students, said Vice President of Academic Affairs Debbie Cottrell. “This ranking focuses on outcomes, rather than on what students bring when they begin college. It pays close attention to educational and career success, as well as to the institution’s support for research and for community service as part of the education.”

The service component ranks TLU by the number of alumni who go on to serve in the Peace Corps, relative to school size, the percentage of students who serve in ROTC, the percentage of funds in federal work-study money that goes to community service, the number of students participating in community service and the total number of service hours performed, both relative to school size. The rankings also show TLU’s rank on a combined measure of the number of staff supporting community service, relative to the total number of staff; the number of academic courses that incorporate service, relative to school size; and whether the institution provides scholarships for community service.

Mark your calendars for September 8th!

Seguin Public Library

 

The new Seguin Public Library opens on September 8th and promises to be amazing!  The current list of activities include:

Thursday, September 8th:

5:30 – 6:00 pm Dedication, presentation of the flag, speakers, and ribbon cutting

6:00 – 7:30 pm Refreshments and music, teen craft activities and self-guided tours

6:15 – 7:30 pm Children’s Story Hour and crafts

Friday, September 9th:

9:00 – 3:00 Self-guided tours

3:00 – 6:00 pm Discovery Dome – Explore space in an inflatable, mobile planetarium

Saturday, September 10th:

9:00 – 1:00 Fun activities throughout the library

1:00 – 1:45 pm Matt Sandbank’s Shadow Factory

2:00 – 4:00 Dirty River Dixie Band

We hope to see you at the grand opening!