Thursday, April 7, 2016

District 10 Update, April 2016

Upcoming Important Meetings

NEC Business Alliance Breakfast

Friday, April 8th

District 10 Community Meeting

Monday, April 25th,
7:00PM, at the 

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April 7, 2016

Dear Neighbors,

Did you know April is National Walking Month? With spring weather in full force, I encourage each of you to "celebrate" by starting a neighborhood walk or by exploring our city's parks. We've included a schedule of city-wide walking and running events in or near our district, with a link to the walk's website for more information.

This week is also National Health Week, so we have added the latest statistics from Metropolitan Health on diabetes and obesity rates in Bexar County. The numbers aren't good, but I know we can reduce the rates of both diabetes and obesity by working together (and walking together).

It's almost time for Fiesta, so we want to remind everyone to celebrate safely. If this is your first time celebrating Fiesta, please be sure to review our PSA on Fiesta safety

We decided to change the date of our District 10 Community Meeting to allow our residents to attend the Texas Cavaliers River Parade. We hope to see you at the District 10 Community Meeting on April 25th. Attendees will hear a presentation by The Children's Shelter on how to become a foster family, a representative from Adopt-A-Spot will be talking about how your neighborhood can participate in keeping San Antonio beautiful, and a TCI representative will be on hand to discuss infrastructure needs and updates.

This Friday, April 8th, we will be announcing the winners of the NEC Matching Grant Program at Rod Robertson Auto Auction (11511 Old Perrin Beitel Road, 78217) at 7:45AM. We invite you all to attend to support all the business owners who applied and the Northeast Corridor initiative. We look forward to seeing the improvements to be made along Nacogdoches and Perrin Beitel Road. 

As always, thank you for being an active part of the community. 


Mike Gallagher
City Councilman District 10

For a complete list of press releases and other city news postings, visit the Department of Communications and Public Affairs website.

SA Tomorrow Open House

SA Tomorrow 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 Tomorrow website. 
Open House Event in District 10
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Semmes Branch Library - 15060 Judson Road
For more information or for other open house events across the city, visit

City of San Antonio Office of Sustainability
1400 S. Flores
San Antonio, TX 78204
(210) 207-6103 

San Antonio Walking Opportunities

Event Name
Type of Walk
April 8th
TIA Convention Run
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
April 8th
Carnival of Venice
Brackenridge Golf Course
April 9th
Komen Race for the Cure
April 9th
March of Dimes
April 9th
Huebner Huskies
Eisenhower Park
April 16th
La Llorona Run
Lady Bird Johnson Park
April 16th
Earth Day
April 23rd
Young Life Capernaum
Heroes Stadium
April 23rd
Fiesta Especial

Promote your walk this month with the hashtag 
#District10Walks on Facebook and Twitter. 

Second Annual Dinner en Blanc
Commemorating Travis Park's Second Anniversary

Travis Park, 301 East Travis Street
Friday, April 8, 2016
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

CCDO presents "Dinner en Blanc" at Travis Park, a unique celebration of the park's second anniversary since it reopened. Guests can bring their own picnic basket dinners, purchase from participating food trucks or order dinner baskets from Nectar Wine Bar & Ale House.

The event is free and open to the public, with one requirement - everyone must wear white. 

Travis Park will be adorned in white tables, chairs and d├ęcor. Pop-up entertainment from Ballet San Antonio, aerialists and live art will occur throughout the evening. The event will also feature a meditation lounge sponsored by Mobile Om and bike parking by the Kickstand.

Upcoming Events at District 10 Libraries
April 8-10th

Free fun at San Antonio Public Library branches

Tobin Library at Oakwell Friends Preview Book Sale
Tobin Library at Oakwell (4134 Harry Wurzbach Rd., 78209)
Friday, April 8
4 - 6 p.m.
Tobin Library at Oakwell Friends will be holding a preview sale. The event is open to all Friends of the San Antonio Public Library members. Membership can be obtained at the door. Everyone is welcome to join the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library.
Tobin Library at Oakwell Friends Book Sale
Tobin Library at Oakwell (4134 Harry Wurzbach Rd., 78209)
Saturday, April 9
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Come find all types of bargains on hardcovers, paperbacks, children's books, and various media. Come support the Tobin Library at Oakwell Friends.

Semmes Classic Literature Group
Semmes Branch Library (15060 Judson Rd., 78247)
Saturday, April 9
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Join us this month for a discussion of "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Semmes Library Book Club
Semmes Branch Library (15060 Judson Rd., 78247)
Saturday, April 9
2 p.m.
Join us to discuss "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" by Rachel Joyce.
VITA - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Thousand Oaks Branch Library (4618 Thousand Oaks, 78233)
Friday, April 8 - Sunday, April 10
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free tax preparation for individuals and families earning $60,000 or less.

For more information or additional events, visit the library website

Celebrate National Poetry Month at a San Antonio Public Library

April is National Poetry Month, the largest literary observance in the world celebrating poetry's vital place in our culture. San Antonio Public Library invites the community to take time this month to learn more about poetry, attend a poetry reading, check out a book of poems or try their hand at writing a poem of their own!

San Antonio Public Library is offering the public an opportunity to test out their poetic skills during Poetweet. Participants are invited to tweet a family-friendly haiku about reading, tag @mysapl, and have their submission shared on the Library's feed and on Facebook. How creative can you be in 140 characters? Library cardholders can also find poems, author bios and literary criticism with San Antonio Public Library databases, searchable from any branch or from a home computer or mobile device at

National Poetry Month Events will take place at the following Library locations:
  • Poetry Blossoms (Great Northwest Branch Library, Wednesday, April 6, 6:30 p.m.) - You're invited to celebrate Poetry Month with us! What to bring: Your poetry, music, vignettes, friends, and family. We will have refreshments!
  • National Poetry Month Open Mic (Memorial Branch Library, Thursday, April 7, 6:30 p.m.) -  If you're a poet and you want people to know it, please join us for our open mic night for National Poetry Month.
  • Poetry Reading with Barbara Ras (Forest Hills Branch Library, Monday, April 11, 6 p.m.) - Forest Hills Library is pleased to present Ms. Barbara Ras in celebration of National Poetry Month 2016. Ras has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. She has taught at writing programs across the country. Ms. Ras currently lives in San Antonio, where she directs Trinity University Press.
  • Poetry event with Jennifer Browne, MFA (Carver Branch Library, Saturday, April 16, 2 p.m.) Our guest will be San Antonio Poet Laureate Jennifer Browne, MFA. She is an associate professor of English and co-director of the women's and gender studies program at Trinity University. She will read some of her poetry; then, there will be time for a question & answer session.
  • Sun Poets Society Open Mic Night (Pan American Branch Library, Saturday, April 16, 2 p.m.) - The Sun Poets will host an open mic night at Pan American Branch Library. All experience levels are welcome. Bring your best work and sign in to showcase your talent OR come to listen to the creative voices of San Antonio. It's sure to be a good time.
  • National Poetry Month Reception (Encino Branch Library, Saturday, April 16, 3:30 p.m.) - Help us decorate our "poet-tree" with an original poem written by you, or with a poem from your favorite author-and stick around to listen to a few selected poems! Light snacks and beverages will be provided by the Friends of the Encino Branch Library.
  • Teen Writer's Guild - Poetry Month (Great Northwest Branch Library, Monday, April 18, 6:30 p.m.) - Be inspired by other teen writers. Join our writers' guild every month and create, share, and publish your works. This program is for ages 13-18.
  • Emily Dickinson and Spirituality (Forest Hills Branch Library, Monday, April 25, 6 p.m.) - Forest Hills Library and Dr. Glenn Hughes celebrates National Poetry Month with a presentation about "Emily Dickinson and Spirituality". This talk will describe how Emily Dickinson used her poetic genius to explore the heights and depths of human spirituality, expressing experiences of the sacred that range from ecstasy to despair, from faith to profound uncertainty.

For more information about these and other National Poetry Month events, please call 210-207-2500 or visit

Airport Runway Closure

Runway to be closed through September 2016 - Residents in the Oakpark/Northwood neighborhoods and surrounding areas can expect more frequent air traffic overhead.

District 10 Fiesta Medal 

Fiesta medals are available for pick up at our field office. Our Fiesta Medal commemorates the El Camino Real de los Tejas trail, which we are proud to have running through District 10. Supplies are limited. Please call ahead before pick up.

District 10 Field Office: 1635 NE Loop 410, Ste. 510, San Antonio, TX 78209
Field Office Phone: 207-0999


Click the flyer to open the registration website

SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan Community Survey

Provide your feedback on the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan through a new online survey. The survey, available at, seeks input on goals developed for the nine key policy areas to fulfill the City's long-term vision and address issues relating to the City's projected growth, which were created with the community as part of the development of the Comprehensive Plan.

By completing the survey, residents can prioritize the goals and direction of the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive plan, including improving community health and wellness, historical and cultural preservation, housing, economic competitiveness, military, natural resources and environmental sustainability, public facilities, community safety, transportation and connectivity.


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