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.
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.
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
Thank you for
staying actively involved in our community and for your strong
support of District 10.
Want to publicize your
so, please send an e-mail to Rebecca Podowskito make a
request to post on our Facebook page!
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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.
Meeting: Harry Wurzbach single point urban interchange (SPUI)
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
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.
Events at District 10 Libraries
(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!
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.
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.
information or additional events, visit the library website.