Library honored with award

The new Seguin Public Library has recently received recognition by winning the Best of Texas Award for Government and Public Buildings through the Engineering News-Record.

One of the most recognized features of the library is the mill work in the furniture.  The wood was from trees that were located on the actual site of the library so the furniture isn’t just purchased from somewhere – it has special meaning to the site and to Seguin in general.  The trees removed for the project were turned into tables, benches and various wood accents throughout the library.

The Engineering News-Record is one of the top publications in construction and produces the Top 400 Contractors list nationally.  The winners from the categories, including the Seguin Public Library, will compete in ENR’s nation-wide Best of the Best Award competition later on in the year.

It is a beautiful designed building with lots of fantastic architecture and of course plenty of books to browse and enjoy.  Go see it for yourself if you haven’t yet!

Sidewalks coming to Seguin

According to a new article recently in the local daily news, Seguin City Council recently approved almost $1 million for a contract to a construction company to build a large sidewalk close to the new Park West on the West side of town.

Jack Jones, Parks and Recreation Director for the City of Seguin, was quoted as saying “We’re excited to get folks who are walking in the middle of the road to get to Park West off of North Vaughan Avenue and San Antonio Avenue — to get them safely to Park West, get them on the sidewalk.  On the roads from North Vaughan and San Antonio, it’s about one mile in total length and then within the park itself going on the east side of Park West, it’s going to be about a mile in length. Construction should start in a couple of months. So we’re hoping by May of 2018 the project will be completed.”

The project is partially funded by the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).  This oversees and distributes funds for transportation projects and Seguin has several other projects that have been partially funded by the MPO.  These include Tor Drive, Rudeloff Road and the expansion of the Walnut Springs Hike and Bike Trail to Max Starcke Park.

Each of these projects are part of the plan Seguin has to increase walkability for the community and to encourage residents and visitors to Seguin to enjoy the parks and recreation opportunities in beautiful Seguin!

 

Celebrate the 1st Anniversary of the Seguin Library

The public is invited to celebrate the first anniversary of the Seguin library on Saturday, September 9th from 3:00 until 6:00.  Included in the celebration will be a Local Business Expo Event, book character appearances, 3D printer demonstrations, and activities for all ages.  There will also be a special performance by the Ballet Folklorico De La Rosa and live music by the Dirty River Dixie Band.  The Seguin Brewing Co. will be providing samples of their hand crafted beer with their “Views and Brews” on the deck.

All of this fun is free to the public but you must be 21 or older to enjoy the beer samples!  Put it on your calendar and help Seguin celebrate the beautiful library!

Seguin High School – an update on the new campus

According to a recent article in the KWED Seguin Daily News, the new Seguin High School campus impressed the public during their recent open house and tour.

Taxpayers were apparently full of excitement and appreciation for the new campus for Seguin High School.

Seguin ISD helped lead several tours for the community, inviting local emergency officials, realtors and other community groups to check out the new campus.  Some of the feedback included excitement over the cutting edge technology now available to students as well as the visual appeal of the new campus.  The performing arts theater also received rave reviews from those on the tours.  The new gym was getting plenty of accolades as well due to the design and increased size which will help with games, etc. for the new school year.

Seguin has great things on the horizon and the new school is hopefully just one of many!  Go Mats!