so, please send an e-mail to Rebecca
Podowskito make a request to post on our Facebook page!
March 8, 2016
has been very active over the past few weeks, and I couldn't be
more pleased. We held our ribbon cutting ceremony this past Friday
for the El Camino Real signs at Comanche Lookout Park. Because
Comanche Lookout Hill was an actual reference point on the El
Camino Real trail, it was fitting to hold our ceremony for the
final sign there. During the event, we revealed that our
Fiesta Medal this year commemorates the El Camino Real trail. We
look forward to sharing those with you when they arrive. As you
travel down Nacogdoches and see the El Camino Real signs, know that
you are sharing the same road as centuries of Spanish, American,
Texan, and Native American travelers before you.
will be voting this week to award contracts to two companies for
the Redland Road South and North expansion projects. Both of these
projects are 2012-2017 Bond Projects, and involve widening Redland
Road to four lanes with various median, drainage, and sidewalk
improvements. If awarded, construction for Redland Road South is
anticipated to begin March 2016, and end in June 2017. Redland
Road North construction is anticipated to begin April 2016 and
estimated to be completed by September 2017. Construction
activities for both projects will take place six days a week, from
sunrise to sunset.
We'd like to
share the spotlight with the El Dorado Neighborhood Association as
their work on the Community Garden continued this past weekend.
Boy Scouts, college students, residents and friends alike
turned out for another garden work day. We applaud the efforts of
El Dorado for bringing everyone together to benefit the
neighborhood. We've included photos of their hard work in this
the next Northeast Neighborhood Alliance meeting is on March 21st, and
our next District 10 Community Meeting is April 18th. Both meetings
will be held at the Tool Yard. Thank you for staying actively
involved in our community and for your continued support of our
left to right: Councilman Mike Gallagher, John
Canella, National Park Service, Steven Gonzales, El Camino Real de los
Tejas National Trails Association, City Manager Sheryl Sculley, Father
Rogelio Martinez, Order of the Friars Minor, Janet Dietel, San Antonio
Conservation Society, Bishop Arthur Barrymore. Photo is courtesy of
City of San Antonio.
National and local officials, private
groups, and residents attended a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday morning
for the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail. The event
took place in front of Comanche Lookout Park; the park's signature hill
once acted as a marker on the original El Camino Real route. Father
Rogelio Martinez, Order of the Friars Minor, blessed the trail and the
sign, and Bishop Arthur Barrymore provided the opening invocation.
Attendees heard speeches from the National Park Service, San
Antonio Conservation Society, and the El Camino Real de los Tejas
National Trails Association.
In addition to the ribbon cutting
ceremony, attendees also viewed the design for the District 10 Fiesta
Medal, which incorporates the now-recognized trail as it runs through
We would like to thank the following
agencies for their financial, logistical, or educational support in
completing this project:
National Park Service
Texas Department of Transportation
Texas Historical Commission
El Camino Real de los Tejas National Trails
San Antonio Conservation Society
City of San Antonio - Transportation and
City of San Antonio - Office of Historic
City of San Antonio - Parks and Recreation
Summer Internships Through City's Ambassador Program
The City of San Antonio, Department of Human Services, is
accepting applications for the summer 2016 Ambassador Program.
The Ambassador Program is an 11-week internship program,
sponsored by the City of San Antonio that will run from May 20 - Aug.
5, 2016. The program was created to encourage college students to
return or stay in San Antonio upon graduation by exposing them to
career paths and opportunities through paid internships and experience
in high-demand occupations.
To be eligible, students must be a San Antonio high school
graduate or permanent resident, complete at least one full year (two
semesters) of college and be currently enrolled and maintain a 2.5
grade point average or better. Special enrollment consideration
will be given to applicants attending school out-of-town or
Sat., March 12, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Cliff Morton
Development & Business Services Center, 1901 S. Alamo St.
Job fair featuring hiring managers from
Development Services and the Convention & Sports Facilities
Departments for HVAC, building, electrical and plumbing
inspectors, as well as maintenance workers, maintenance crew
leaders and building maintenance mechanics.
Hiring managers will be onsite at the
job fair and the recruitment team will be at the job fair and
employment workshops to address questions about any available
positions, as well as the application and hiring processes.
Volunteers came out on Saturday
morning to work on the El Dorado Community Garden Project. From Boy
Scouts to UTSA design students, this garden truly represents what a
community can do with enough passion and volunteers. Great job,
courtesy of Reinette King
Tomorrow Open House
Sustainability Plan is a plan grounded in the three pillars
sustainability - social, economic, and environmental. It includes
metrics of success that will be tracked and reported. Join us as we
unveil the draft copy of this plan.
This Open House event
is your opportunity to provide your comments and engage in the final
development of the City of San Antonio's SA Tomorrow Sustainability
Plan. If you can't make it, it is available online through the SA
House Event in District 10
April 07, 2016
Semmes Branch Library - 15060 Judson Road
more information or for other open house events across the city, visit www.SATomorrow.com
SAWS Spring Bloom
is your opportunity to learn about gardening, landscape care and so
much more. In addition to its always-impressive list of speakers and
seminars, this year's event will be all about monarch butterflies - how
to draw them to your landscape and, most of all, help them along their
journey during spring and fall migrations.
The free event
also features tasty treats from local food trucks (including Mr.
Meximum, Mila Coffee and our neighbor SA Pops) and a fun-filled
learning area for children.
local gardening and landscape experts will be speaking throughout the
day, offering great tips to help spruce up your yard while still saving
water. Another "fan favorite" back again this year includes a
plant propagation area. There will be plants for sale at the event,
courtesy of Bexar County Master Gardeners, Gardening Volunteers of
South Texas, San Antonio Botanical Society and the San Antonio Herb
And as always, the first 1,000
visitors get a free plant! This year's offerings, which provide nectar
to adult monarchs, include: John Fanick's phlox, mealy blue sage and
Schedule of speakers
Attracting Butterflies Year-round with Plants
Calvin Finch, Ph.D.
Using Texas SuperStars™ for Butterflies
Jerry Parsons, Ph. D.
Helpful Hints for Your Monarch Way Station
UT-Dallas Sustainability Dept.
Monarchs & Milkweed
Julian Chavez, UTSA
Organic Practices for Butterflies
Texas Spring Break Holidays begin as
early as March 5 this year so San Antonio International Airport (SAT)
is offering a few tips to keep it fun. Most airlines are expecting
high capacity loads through the month of March so SAT recommends that
travelers arrive two hours prior to their flight for the parking and
check-in process, particularly on flights departing before 7:30
The airport offers the following tips
as travelers begin heading out for Spring Break:
Check updated flight
status online - Passengers can check their flight status before
they leave home at www.sanantonio-airport.com.
Get your Boarding Pass
Early - Passengers can print boarding passes online before they
arrive or use airline check-in kiosks.
Parking - Passengers
can check the real time availability of parking before leaving
home; get directions and parking information by visiting www.sanantonio-airport.com. Or, avoid the
parking hassles altogether and consider being dropped off at the
terminals, taking a taxi, shuttle or using a rideshare service.
Pick Ups - Picking up
someone for Spring Break? Don't pay to wait. The free Cell Phone
Lot is minutes away from both terminals and has free WiFi
available while you wait for your arrival to call for a pick-up.
Join the Frequent
Parking Program - Members are guaranteed parking even when the
Garage is full. For more information, visit www.sanantonio-airport.com.
Events at District 10 Libraries
Free fun at San
Antonio Public Library branches
Semmes Branch Library (15060 Judson Rd., 78247)
Saturday, March 12
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Do you want to swim in the depths of literary oceans? Discuss tales
that have stood the test of time? Think new thoughts, experience new
feelings, discover new truths? Join the Classic Book Club. Join us this
month for a discussion of "Dracula" by Bram Stoker.
Semmes Library Book Club
Semmes Branch Library (15060 Judson Rd., 78247)
Saturday, March 12
Join us for a discussion of "Lila" by Marilynne Robinson.
VITA - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Thousand Oaks Branch Library (4618 Thousand Oaks, 78233)
Friday, March 11- Sunday, March 13
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free tax preparation for individuals and families earning
$60,000 or less.
information or additional events, visit the library website.