Wednesday, June 8, 2016

District 10 Update June 2016

Upcoming Important Meetings

Public Meeting - Harry Wurzbach to Austin Hwy Exchange

June 7th, 6PM, at St. Pius Catholic Church (3907 Harry Wurzbach)

NEC Business Alliance Meeting 

June 17th, 8AM, at Hill Electric (9999 Perrin Beitel Road)

District 10 Community Meeting

June 20th, 7PM, at the Tool Yard

June 7th, 2016

Dear Neighbors,
I had the honor of attending High Country's Memorial Day Celebration over the long weekend and see the new improvements to their community garden. Their garden is a testament of neighbors coming together and building something useful for the entire community. We've featured their garden in this newsletter update, and want to commend all who helped in this endeavor. 

Speaking of community improvements, City Council last week approved the building of a new playground at Lady Bird Johnson Park. The ordinance expands upon the original scope of the 2012-2017 Bond Project improvements to Lady Bird Johnson Park, which included entry and parking lot improvements, park lighting, additional parking at the pavilion, addition of a pool canopy and the construction of a dog park.  All of the previously-approved improvements have been constructed and have been made available for public use.  When a bond project runs under budget and is able to be expanded further, everyone wins. 

We have a vacancy on the Affirmative Action Advisory Committee. To read more about the committee and its members, click here. If you are a District 10 resident and are interested in serving on this committee, fill out the application here. Once you have completed the application, let us know.

We congratulate all our recent high school graduates, and wish them well on their future education and career tracks. As summer swings in full gear, please be aware of playing children as you drive through neighborhoods. 

Thank you for staying actively involved in our community and for your strong support of District 10. 


Mike Gallagher
City Councilman District 10

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High Country Community Garden is Blossoming

Last month, Johnson High School Art Club students volunteered to paint a new mural at the High Country Community Garden, as part of the Green Space Alliances initiative.  

Their work is displayed on the new storage building and covering, completed by the UTSA Architecture Department's Class of 2017. 

We commend the students and their sponsors, Stephanie Smith and Kim Rumfelt, for taking the time to add even more color to the community garden. We also want to thank Don and Anne Macaulay for their work over the years in helping the community and garden grow. 

District 10 Honk 4 the Missing Contact: Natalie Vargas at

Public Meeting: Harry Wurzbach single point urban interchange (SPUI) project

The City of San Antonio (CoSA), in conjunction with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), will conduct a public meeting regarding the proposed construction of entrance and exit ramps and a single point urban interchange (SPUI) from Harry Wurzbach to Austin Highway in Bexar County, Texas. 

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at the St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3907 Harry Wurzbach, San Antonio, TX 78209. The meeting will run from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the formal presentation starting at 6:00 p.m. The presentation will run until 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by public questions and answers and an open house to review preliminary project details until 8:00 p.m.

The purpose of the Public Meeting is to present the proposed project to the public and receive comments. The proposed project would construct four ramps from Harry Wurzbach to Austin Hwy. The project would also construct curbs, sidewalks, a shared-use path, and driveways. The project would involve roadway illumination, reconstruction and removal of driveways, traffic signal improvements, bridge widening, retaining walls, utility adjustments/relocations, and striping. The purpose of the proposed project is to enhance connectivity between Harry Wurzbach and Austin Highway. The proposed improvements would require right-of-way (ROW) acquisition, but would not involve any residential or commercial displacements.

Maps showing the proposed project's location and geometric design will be available for viewing at the Public Meeting. This information will also be available for public inspection Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the City of San Antonio on the 5th floor of the City of San Antonio's Municipal Building located at 114 West Commerce, San Antonio, TX 78205.

All interested citizens are invited to attend this public meeting. Written comments from the public regarding this project are requested and may be presented for a period of 10 calendar days following the meeting. Written comments may be submitted either in person or by mail to the City of Antonio, Richard Grochowski, Project Manager, P.O. Box 839966, San Antonio, TX 78283-3966. Written comments must be received by Friday, June 17, 2016 to be included in the Public Meeting Summary and Analysis Report.

The Public Meeting will be conducted in English. Persons interested in attending the meeting who have special communication or accommodation needs, or need an interpreter, are encouraged to contact Pete Rodriguez at Transportation & Capital Improvements, (210) 207-8154. Requests should be made at least two days prior to the public meeting. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs. If you have general questions or concerns regarding the proposed project, you may contact Pete Rodriguez at (210) 207-8154.

Upcoming Events at District 10 Libraries

Semmes Library (15060 Judson Rd., 78247)

Friends of the Semmes Branch Library Book Sale Preview
June 10th, 10-11:30AM
This preview event is open to Friends of the San Antonio Public Library members. You may join the Semmes Friends at the door for entry into the preview sale.

Birding for Adults (and teens!)
June 18th, 10-11:30AM
Come join Audubon birders and Master Naturalists Tom and Patsy Inglet for an entertaining and engaging introduction to birdwatching. The Inglets will share some tools, tips and techniques that will allow you to build your skills in the field. A short birding walk is part of the program. Suitable for ages 13 to 113!

Tobin Branch Library at Oakwell (4134 Harry Wurzbach, 78209)

Tobin Writers Group
June 11th, 10:30-12:30PM
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.

Tobin Double Feature - Ferris is 30!
June 11th, 2-6PM
Celebrate Ferris Bueller's 30th anniversary at our Tobin Double Feature! Our first movie will feature merry minions and starts at 2:00pm. Ferris will start at 4:00pm. There will be a minion come-and-go craft and popcorn.

Thousand Oaks Branch Library (4618 Thousand Oaks, 78233)

What should you know about the Zika Virus?
June 27th, 6:30-7:30PM
Dr. Anil T. Mangla, Assistant Director of Health of the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, will discuss the Zika virus disease and facts about the virus. Dr Mangla will describe what Zika is, how it is spread, what you should know about the precautions and what you should know regarding prevention messages. Q & A will follow for your questions.

For more information or additional events, visit the library website

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