Wednesday, October 26, 2016

District 10 Vacancy on the SAWS Citizen Advisory Panel

Dear Neighbor, 

District 10 currently has a vacancy on the SAWS Citizen Advisory Panel. 

The Citizens Advisory Panel (CAP) focuses on water resource development projects. The panel receives information from SAWS staff about current and proposed future water supply projects, discusses the information and then produces a benchmarking document based upon established criteria. As an example, here is the agenda from the October 18th, 2016 meeting. 

The Citizens Advisory Panel meets the third Tuesday of each month at SAWS headquarters from 6-8pm with a hot dinner served starting at 5:30pm. They do not meet during July or December.

If you know someone who is interested in serving in this capacity, please forward this information to them. They can contact Rebecca Podowski for an application. Applications are to be submitted electronically by October 28th, 2016. 

Thank you for being an active member of District 10.


Councilman Mike Gallagher, District 10
City Councilman Mike Gallagher, 1635 NE Loop 410, Suite 510, San Antonio, TX 78209

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

District 10 Update, 10-04-16

Upcoming Important Meetings

District 10 Community Meeting

October 17th, 7PM, at the 

Want to publicize your neighborhood event?

If so, please send an e-mail to Rebecca Podowski to make a request to post on our Facebook page!

October 4th, 2016

Dear Neighbors, 

Tonight is National Night Out, a night where neighbors come together in solidarity to combat neighborhood crime. Our office will be joining several National Night Out events in support of this movement. Tonight, I ask that you all turn on your porch lights, say hello to your neighbors, and do your part to keep the neighborhood safe and friendly. Also, be sure to thank Jo Alexander by sending her a quick note here. She graciously stepped up to be our District 10 National Night Out coordinator this year and has done an amazing job. 

This week marks the first round of community meetings to review the proposals for the 2017-2022 Bond Project. I cannot stress enough that community input matters when it comes to a bond program. For example, a proposal was submitted for contributing funds for the relocation of Capitol Park Little League to McAllister Park. When I met with the Friends of McAllister Park, cycling group S.T.O.R.M., and other park users last week, it was clear that they did not support a project that disrupted McAllister Park's natural trail system. As a result, our office, the Parks Department, and TCI are in the process of finding the little league a different place to build their fields.  

If you want to learn more about the proposed projects for parks, streets, drainage, facilities, or neighborhood improvements, I encourage you to attend the various meetings and be a part of this process. These meetings will occur until December, will all be hosted at the Central Library downtown, and are completely open to the public. We've included the full meeting schedule in this newsletter for your reference. 

We've included a list of known fall neighborhood association meetings in this newsletter. If your neighborhood would like us to advertise an upcoming meeting, please email us at and we will include the information in our next edition. 

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


Mike Gallagher
City Councilman District 10

Click the image to be taken directly to the 2017-2022 Bond Project website

Travelers: Office of the City Clerk Hosts Passport Day on Saturday, Oct. 22

The City of San Antonio Office of the City Clerk will host a Passport Day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Municipal Archives & Records Facility, 719 S. Santa Rosa. This Passport Day provides the opportunity to apply for or renew a passport on a Saturday.

The Office of the City Clerk offers these tips for international travelers:
  • Check the expiration date on your current passports,as some European countries will not accept passports within six months of their expiration date.
  • The quickest renewal times occur between September and December, according to the U.S. Department of State Passport Services.
  • The Passport Book costs $110 for adults and is valid for 10 years. Passports for children 15 years old and younger cost $80 and are valid for five years. All legal guardians must consent to the passport and appear in person with the child during the application process.
  • For travelers who prefer not to venture beyond Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean or Bermuda are eligible for a passport card, which costs $30 and allows faster border-crossing by land and sea, although it cannot be used for international air travel. 
  • The Office of the City Clerk offers passport photographs at an additional cost and free parking at the Santa Rosa location. The Vital Records Office, located in the same building, will also be open during the same hours for individuals or families needing a certified birth certificate.

If you are unable to attend Passport Day, the Office of the City Clerk can assist individuals applying for a passport or needing a certified birth certificate from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Walk-ins are always welcome.

For more information on fees and application requirements, call 210-207-4214 or visit

Upcoming Neighborhood Association Meetings

Fall Creek Homeowner's Association Annual Meeting
Tuesday, October 18th, 7PM
Thousand Oaks Bible Church, 15801 Jones Maltsberger, 78247

The Towers Annual Neighborhood Association Meeting
Tuesday, October 18th, 10AM
1 Towers Park Lane, 78209

Oak Park/Northwood Neighborhood Association Fall General Meeting
Wednesday, October 26th, 6:30PM
St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 722 Robinhood Place, 78209

For more information on these events and the Brackenridge Park Draft Master Plan, go to

Upcoming walking events in our area
Event Type
More information
October 8th
Bark in the Park
Fundraiser walk with pets (afternoon)
Brackenridge Park
October 9th
Hero Fest
Comanche Park
October 16th
Tennies and Tiaras
5K with best dressed awards
Olmos Park
October 28th
Footsteps to Fertility
Eisenhower Park
October 29th
Dia de los Muertos
Lady Bird Johnson Park
La Reina
Eisenhower Park

While this list was compiled from many paper and online directories, it is NOT meant to be a complete listing.  Please research posted websites and make phone calls to get up-to-date information since events change and are occasionally canceled.

Any recommended inputs or changes, please contact Bert Pickell, USATF South Texas, San Antonio Racewalkers, (210) 273-7983,

Click the image to open the registration page. Registration closes October 28th. 

Upcoming Events at District 10 Libraries

Semmes Branch Library (15060 Judson Rd., 78247)

Friends of the Semmes Branch Library Book Sale Preview
Friday, October 7
10 - 11:30 a.m.
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.
Semmes Friends Book Sale
Saturday, October 8
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Join us for the Semmes Friends Book Sale. All sales benefit the Semmes Branch Library. Come out and support the Friends!

Semmes Classic Literature Group
Saturday, October 8
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Join us this month for a discussion of "The Good Earth" by Pearl S. Buck.
Semmes Library Book Club
Saturday, October 8
2 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of "The Enchanted" by Rene Denfeld.

World Octopus Day
Saturday, October 8
4 - 5 p.m.
October is an excellent time to honor the Octopus -- one of nature's oldest and most
intelligent invertebrates. What's not to like about an animal with eight tentacles,
hundreds of suction cups and absolutely no bones? Join us for some Come & Go fun as
we celebrate World Octopus Day.
Tobin Library at Oakwell (4134 Harry Wurzbach Rd., 78209)

Latinos in Public Service and the Legacy of Henry B. Gonzalez
Saturday, October 8
2 - 4 p.m.
For the centennial celebration of Henry B. Gonzalez' birth, please join us for a
remembrance of his political legacy and influence in shaping San Antonio, as recounted by staffer Eugene Rodriguez.

Sunday, October 9
Noon - 5 p.m.
Do you love the magic of Joss Whedon? Then this club is for you! Join other Joss
Whedon fans to talk about our favorite writer/director.

For more information or additional events, visit the library website

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