If so, please send an e-mail to Rebecca
Podowskito make a request to post
on our Facebook page!
Tonight is our annual District 10 Holiday Gathering
and last Community Meeting of 2015. It will be held at the Northern
Hills Golf Course and will include hors d'oeuvres and potluck
desserts. We will be sponsoring a toy drive during this time, and
are accepting new, unwrapped toys to benefit A World for Children,
a 501c3 nonprofit benefiting foster families in the San Antonio
area. If you are not able to attend the Holiday Gathering but would
like to donate toys, we will accept all toy donations at our field
office every day this week. Please be sure to call our office to
coordinate drop offs.
As the holiday season continues, let's remember to be
safe when traveling so everyone comes back to San Antonio in one
piece. If you haven't seen it already, check out our PSA
on the City of San Antonio's YouTube page.
Our offices will be closed to celebrate the Christmas
and New Year's holidays from December 23rd to January 3rd. We
advise our residents to contact 311 with any city service requests
during this time. We will be sharing various city services and
office holiday closure schedules as they become available on our
Facebook and Twitter pages, so be sure to watch for those.
Thank you for staying actively involved in our
community and for allowing me to represent the best district in San
Antonio. Together, we have accomplished a lot for our fine city,
and I look forward to what we can do in 2016.
Last year's Basura Bash cleanup of
Salado Creek at the Robert L. B. Tobin Trailhead was an
incredibly success. We are once again spearheading this event for the
Robert L. B. Tobin Trailhead and will be needing approximately
200 volunteers to sign up. We will be posting more information as it
becomes available, but we encourage you to spread the word to high
schools, community groups, troop leaders and neighborhood
associations to save the date!
About the Basura Bash Planning
The Basura Bash Planning
Organization is a volunteer organization with a mission to increase
stewardship of the San Antonio Area Waterways through the
mobilization of volunteers, community education and building
public/private partnerships for the betterment of our community's
environment. Basura Bash is the largest single-day waterway cleanup
in Texas. This event has seen continued growth over the past 22 years
in both the number of volunteers and waterways cleaned.
Business Development Breakfast
The Northeast Corridor Improvement
Partnership held their December breakfast in the Perrin Oaks Plaza on
December 4th. Members of the business community, current and former
District 10 Council Members and city staff attended and heard
presentations on revitalizing the Naco-Perrin commercial corridor and
NEC improvement grants available. A certificate of appreciation was
presented to Rául Sánchez-Azuara, owner of the almost-completed
If you currently own or operate a
business along the Naco-Perrin commercial corridor, join us for the
NEC Ambassador Meeting on December 18th, 8AM, at Hill Electric.
District 10 Toy
be accepting toy donations between now and December 11th to benefit
foster children through the non-profit program, A World for Children.
Toys must be new and unwrapped to be accepted for donation. All
donations after our Holiday Gathering on December 7th can be dropped
off at our field office at 1635 NE Loop 410, Ste. 510.
We are sponsoring a total of 22 children, both boys and
girls, with ages ranging from 1 years old to 17. Please join our
office in making a child's holiday season one to remember.
District 10 Library Events
Tobin Branch Library
4134 Harry Wurzbach
December 8th @ 6-8PM - DIY
Holiday Crafts for Adults
Join us for a DIY holiday craft for the grown-ups. Make
and decorate your own snowman. We will provide all supplies, as well
December 19th @10:30AM - Tobin Writer's Group
Come join our writer's group for an opportunity to
share, discuss and critique your work with fellow writers. All skill
levels and ages welcome.
December 21st @ 2-3PM - Winter Story Reading
we all just need a break to wind down, relax and listen. Stop by the
Tobin Library at Oakwell to listen to some classic winter stories in
our Children's Area. Appropriate for school aged children and up.
8th @7-8PM - Friends of Comanche Lookout Park
The Friends of Comanche Lookout Park meet on the second
Tuesday of each month. They are a citizens' group in Northeastern San
Antonio concerned with maintaining and improving the Comanche Lookout
12th @10-11AM - Semmes Classic Literature Group
Please join us for a discussion of The Joy Luck Club by
19th @ 10-11AM - Semmes Classic Literature Group
Join us for a lively discussion of Station Eleven by
Emily St. John Mandel.
20th @ 3-6PM - Yu-Gi-Oh! Dueling
the fun and come duel with your fellow Yu-Gi-Oh! enthusiasts!
Thousand Oaks Branch Library
4618 Thousand Oaks
December 12th @ 11-1PM - Veterans History Project
The Veteran's History Project is your chance to record
and share your service experiences with future generations. We will
record your story and send it to the Library of Congress to be
cataloged and placed in their Veteran's History Digital Library. We will
provide all of the necessary paperwork and media, all you need to
provide is your story. Contact the Thousand Oaks Library to reserve
your spot. Limited space is available.
December 21-23 @ 2-4PM - Family Movie Marathon
Spend time with your family watching fun movies at one
of the best places in town...your public library. You provide the
family, we'll do the rest.
information on all library events and more, visit the events calendar
We are proud to be partnering
with IT'S TIME TEXAS on the 2016 Community Challenge! San Antonio is
excited to participate in this statewide healthy competition. The
Challenge is an exciting opportunity for all of us to join together,
celebrate, and showcase all we can do to strengthen our health as
individuals and as a community. Not to mention prove that our city
has what it takes to win the title!
Register - it just takes a minute
and earns our community 50 points!
Start uploading your healthy
activities as a community member, as a member of a business,
school, community organization, or faith-based organization.
It's easy to start uploading
and here are some ideas to get you started:
200 points » Take a Healthy Selfie.
Snap a picture making a healthy choice! Tag it on social media
with the hashtag #communitychallenge
200 points » Organize a Workplace
Walk or other healthy group activity.
How about a healthy office potluck, dropping for 10 pushups
every hour with your coworkers, or creating makeshift standing
desks with books or boxes?
250-10,000 points » Sign a Pledge.
There are pledges on the Challenge website for mayors,
employers, school districts, principals, PTA members, and
1,000 points » Download the Teach
Healthier App. All educators can earn points by
incorporating the app's easy-to-implement curriculum. This
Teach Healthier tutorial will help you get started!
This page has additional
Challenge information, resources, and promotional materials. We look
forward to seeing your participation in this one-of-a-kind
with the Elves
Event date: 12/12/2015
Event time: 1-3PM
Event location: San Antonio Natatorium, 1430 W.
Snow ball fights and sleigh races aren't something
people see much of in San Antonio. All the more reason to attend the
Parks and Recreation Department's Swim with the Elves event. That's
just the tip of the iceberg for fun.
Games include a water sleigh race, Santa's reindeer
roundup and a reindeer ring toss. It's a perfect time to get a photo
taken with Santa, a gingerbread house and Santa's sleigh. The
free event for youth 12 and under and their families - it also
includes swimming in the Natatorium's heated pool. Children 10 and
under should be accompanied by an adult. Be sure to bring a swim suit
for the water fun.
Information on hiring for lifeguards and other staff
positions will be available, as well as information on water safety,
swim lessons, the Take the Plunge prescription swim program and
For more information call 210-207-3299, or visit the event
Below are a list of walking events and fun runs in and
around the San Antonio area for the next few weeks. Don't let the
holidays get in the way of your fitness goals and health, and get a
head start on those New Year's Resolutions.
The City of San Antonio Department
of Human Services is accepting applications from individuals
interested in serving on the Community Action Advisory Board (CAAB).
To be eligible, individuals must be
18 years of age or older and a resident of a selected service area
with an interest in serving individuals and families living in
poverty. Applicants must be able to demonstrate their ability to
represent low-income individuals and families for the service area
for which they are applying.
The Department of Human Services,
as the official Community Action Agency for San Antonio and Bexar
County, administers the Community Action Program. The CAAB
advises the Department of Human Services and San Antonio City Council
on needs, concerns and goals of low-income persons; recommends
policies; and advises on the allocation of federal Community Services
Block Grant (CSBG) funds.
The Board is composed of 15 members: five elected public
officials (four City Council Members and one County Commissioner),
five representatives of the community's low-income residents and five
representatives from private groups and organizations with an
interest in serving individuals and families living in poverty.
Applications will be accepted for
representative(s) of low income individuals and families in the
I- City Council Districts 1 & 2 and Adjacent Bexar County
II - City Council District 5
III - City Council Districts 3 & 4 and Adjacent Bexar County
IV - City Council Districts 6 & 7 and Adjacent Bexar County
V - City Council Districts 8, 9 &10 and Adjacent Bexar
Applications can be picked up from
7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the City of San Antonio Department of Human
Services Administrative Office located on the 7th floor of One Alamo
Center, 106 S. St. Mary's.