Saturday, January 24, 2009

Seguin - December 28, 1924

Seguin Social Life - 1924

Week's Social Events Chronicled in Southwest Texas Towns

Seguin in the 1930s

Steinmeyer-Fey House

The Steinmeyer-Fey House was built in 1902, with additions in 1912, for cotton farmer William Steinmeyer and his family. The house stayed in the Steinmeyer-Fey family until 1971 when it went through a series of owners.

Crown Royale

Dogs believe they are human. Cats believe they are God. - Unknown

Archaeological Find in Seguin

Seguin couple’s backyard yields rich discovery

By Roger Croteau
Seguin, Texas (AP)
One day this past June, Floyd McKee hauled a load of topsoil from near the bank of the Guadalupe River, on which his property sits, and dumped it on the grass in his yard. “It rained that night, and when I went out in the morning, the yard was covered with spear points,” he said. “I got more dirt and sifted it and found a dozen more.” Surprised, McKee contacted local archaeologists Bob Everett and Richard Kinz, both of whom soon declared that McKee’s property, near Starcke Park, was among the richest Paleo-Indian archaeological finds they had ever seen. During late September, they announced the discovery, some of which will be on display next month at the Seguin Heritage Museum for Archaeology Awareness Month.

So far, McKee has excavated a trench about 50 feet long, 10 feet wide and 7 feet deep and has found hundreds of spearheads, arrowheads, bones and stone tools. Archaeologists have dated the artifacts and said they could be as old as 11,000 years or as young as 200. The Texas Historical Commission said it plans to send a team to Seguin during October to check out the find.“To be here in the city limits, it’s unique,” McKee said. “But we don’t really know what we’ve got yet.”McKee’s wife, Jody McKee, said the couple suspect that their backyard was once an “important trading center.” “It was like a Wal-Mart for Paleo-Indians,” she said. such trading posts have been unearthed in Bastrop and San Marcos. Among the finds on the McKee property so far: rare Andice spear points; Guadalupe bi-face stone woodworking tools, used to build dugout canoes; arrowheads from Oklahoma and Colorado; and cleavers and seashells from the coast. Michelle Hammond, assistant director of the Seguin Heritage Museum, said the facility awaits the artifacts.“We’re lucky to have such a collection to display at the museum,” she said. The museum is also planning a sort of “artifacts road show” for Oct. 25 and 26, in which people can bring up to three artifacts for archaeologists to examine and identify, she said.

feel good . . .

To visit the Seguin Spa and Salon is definitely a Feel Good Time!
An addition is now located behind the Seguin Spa and Salon - The 78155 Athletic Center. Although I've not visited the Center, I understand that there is state of the art elliptical trainers, cross trainers, treadmills and much more.
Seguin offers so much. And Seguin gives so much. My husband and I keep marveling at the volunteerism (is that a word?) that is prevalent in Seguin. I think that is what keeps the wheels turning and what certainly attracted us to move here from Denver. I LOVE SEGUIN!
And after volunteering, working - doing whatever one does, there is a place available where we can relax. To feel good. To be fit. Ready - for the work (wherever we work or volunteer).
I repeat: I love Seguin!

Hospital Expansion

Friday, January 25, 2008 - 09:16 PM
By W. Scott Bailey

Guadalupe medical center to nearly double in size. As San Antonio continues to expand in unprecedented fashion, the spillover is increasingly affecting some of its closest neighbors in all directions. To the north and west, that spillover is changing the landscapes in places like Boerne and Helotes, and to the east it is Seguin, which is experiencing historic growth.

In an effort to keep up with that growth, the latter area's largest health care facility, the Guadalupe Regional Medical Center, is set to undergo what will be one of the most ambitious hospital expansions in the San Antonio area in years. Work has recently begun on the $100 million project, with a target completion date of 2010. That work will include an extensive rehabilitation and expansion of the hospital, which originally opened in 1965, nearly doubling the size of the campus to roughly 260,000 square feet of space - including 141,000 square feet of new space. Plans include the addition of a three-story inpatient hospital tower and a new multi-story outpatient facility. "The project will provide a first-rate facility for the seven-county region served by the medical center and allow the hospital to meet the area's anticipated future needs for health care services," says GRMC CEO Robert Haynes.