Thursday, July 13, 2017

VNNA II Meeting on Sunday July 16

The next VNNA II meeting will be on Sunday July 16th at 3 p.m. at the Church of Reconciliation.  Please join us for interesting information about what's going on in the neighborhood.  You can read the newsletter HERE.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

District 10 Update on SAPD Officer Moreno's funeral arrangements

District 10 Newsflash

Brought to you by Councilman 
 Clayton Perry
Update on SAPD Officer Moreno's funeral arrangements

THURSDAY, JULY 6th: The viewing for Officer Moreno will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Porter Loring funeral home downtown in the 1100 block of McCullough Avenue. 

Following the viewing, a service will be held at the same location at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend until 9 p.m., after which only officers are allowed in.

FRIDAY, JULY 7th: Officer Moreno's funeral procession will begin at the Alamodome Parking Lot end at Community Bible Church in the 2400 block of North Loop 1604 East.  This procession is for Emergency Vehicles only. If you plan on traveling in either areas, please be aware that traffic may be impacted. 

A memorial service will be held at Community Bible Church following the conclusion of the procession. The service is scheduled for 10 a.m.

Officer Moreno's obituary can be found here . 

SAPD Breakfast Event Rescheduling
Our North Substation SAPD officers will be assisting with and attending the funeral of Officer Moreno on Friday. Therefore, we have moved our Appreciation Breakfast to Thursday, July 6th, at 9 a.m. at the North SAPD Substation on Jones Maltsberger Road


We regrettably omitted a word in describing the status of Officer Moreno in our previous e-blast. The sentence should have read "Officer Moreno did  not survive his injuries...". Additionally, we listed the suspect as being killed by SAPD, when in fact he took his own life after being shot by SAPD. The news was rapidly updating the events that occurred on that fateful afternoon at the time of the newsletter creation. Our intent was to ensure the public was aware of this tragedy and sent prayers and support to our officers and their families. We take full responsibility for this mistake and commit to preventing this type of error from occurring again. 

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

See you the 16th at 3pm, Church of Reconciliation

A Very Happy 4th of July to all.  Don't forget to come the the next VNNA II Meeting the 16th at 3pm, Church of Reconciliation to find out what new in District 10, the City and  Village North II.

Love to see you there,

Marc Levesque
President VNNA II

District 10 Update from our New District 10 Councilman Clayton Perry July 1, 2017

District 10 Newsflash
Brought to you by Clayton Perry, District 10

                                                                                               July 3, 2017
Dear Neighbors, 

It is my honor to serve you all as your City Council member. Thank you to all of the voters for entrusting me with this position and all of my running mates for giving our district a real choice. As we move forward, I want to encourage you all to stay involved and remain active. Early in my campaign, I stated that my ultimate goal is to represent all members of District 10. A goal that would impossible without input from you, my neighbor. You all are no longer known in my office as constituents. We are all neighbors here in District 10.

As some of you may know, Council will be on break in July. However, both staff and myself will be available to you. It is with great pleasure that I inform you that former Councilman Gallagher's staff has accepted my offer to stay on board Paul Jimenez will serve as my Chief of Staff, Rebecca Podowski as my Senior Policy Advisor, and Landry Stafford as my Communications and Special Events Director. We are in the process of interviewing to add two additional members to the team. These two members will serve in the District 10 Field Office full time to answer your calls and conduct site visits. As a team, we will work to better serve you, our District, and our City. 

With great sadness in my heart, it is my duty to inform you of the officer-involved shooting that occurred Friday, June 29th. These officers were on direct patrol, meaning they were on the look out for crimes occurring in their assigned area, when they came across two suspects. As soon as they stopped the suspects, one suspect opened fire, injuring both Officers Moreno and Cavazos. Our officers returned fire, killing one suspect. Officer Moreno did survive his injuries, and Officer Cavazos has successfully completed his first round of surgery. 

We will be delivering breakfast to our North Police Substation on Friday, July 7th, the one year anniversary of the Dallas police shootings. Now more than ever, our police officers need to feel that the community support them and has their back. We encourage all our neighborhoods to reach out to their SAFFE officers and begin a relationship with SAPD. We have included an updated map and contact numbers of the SAFFE officers in our District for your reference. The more we work together, the better our neighborhoods can be. 

Our office is always open to address your needs and concerns, and listen to your ideas on how we can better our community. Thank you for being so involved, and we hope to continue to hear from you.

- Clayton


Upcoming Community Meetings:

Northeast Neighborhood Alliance will be hosting a community meeting on July 17th, 7:00 pm, at the Tool Yard
Fireworks Hotline Available Fourth of July
Fireworks use in the city is illegal.

San Antonio residents can protect their homes and families by reporting any fireworks use they see in the city. The San Antonio Fire Department will once again have a Fireworks Hotline in operation on July 4th to take calls about illegal fireworks use within the city limits.

Fireworks Hotline July 4th
7 p.m. - Midnight
(210) 207-0202
The use of fireworks in the City of San Antonio is illegal and can result in a Class C Misdemeanor which can carry a fine of up to $2,000.

This July 4th Holiday SAPD will have officers dedicated specifically to respond to firework violation calls.  Citizens are encouraged to visit one of the professional fireworks displays occurring throughout the city such as Woodlawn Lake Park.




Independence Day Holiday City Services Available

  • Recycling, organics recycling and garbage will be collected
  • Police will be on duty
  • Fire and EMS personnel will be on duty
  • 3-1-1 Call Center will be operational from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Downtown visitors will enjoy a parking meter holiday
  • Dead animal collection crews will be on duty
  • Animal care officers will be on duty
  • San Antonio Botanical Garden
  • La Villita and Market Square shops
  • Parks & Recreation Department's 23 outdoor pools
  • Spanish Governor's Palace

  • Central Library and all branch libraries
  • All Metro Health locations and clinics
  • Animal Care Services Lobby and Adoption Center
  • Bitters Complex (Brush Recycling, Bulky Waste), 1800 Wurzbach Parkway
  • Nelson Gardens Brush Recycling Center, 8963 Nelson Rd.
  • Bulky waste collection centers and household hazardous waste sites (Frio City Rd., Rigsby, & Culebra)
  • Municipal Court, 401 S. Frio
  • Pre-K 4 SA offices and its centers
  • Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N. Hackberry
  • Senior Comprehensive Centers 
  • Senior Nutrition Sites (seniors or the general public may contact individual nutrition sites for holiday schedule information)
  • City of San Antonio Community Service Centers
  • Head Start administrative offices and school district sites
  • Child Care Services administrative offices
  • Office of the City Clerk, Passports, Vital Records and Municipal Archives and Records
  • SAPD's Administration and Records Section
  • Parks & Recreation Summer Youth Program and Summer Nutrition Program
  • Fitness in the Park and Cultural Classes will not be held
  • Parks & Recreation Community Centers
  • Parks & Recreation Adult and Senior Centers
  • Enrique Barrera Community Fitness Center
  • McFarlin Tennis Center, 1503 San Pedro
  • San Antonio Natatorium, 1430 W. Cesar Chavez
  • La Villita Administrative Offices
  • Market Square Administrative Offices
  • Centro de Artes Gallery at Market Square
  • Culture Commons Gallery at Plaza de Armas
  • Willie C. Velasquez Emergency Services Center

Fireworks,  the Fourth and Fido

Planning ahead and using some precautions can help make this Independence Day a festive one for every member of your family.  Animal Care Services offers these tips to protect your pet this holiday:
  • Pets don't like loud noises. Some area towns are still scheduled to hold official fireworks displays but these events are no place for pets. Leave them at home in a secured, quiet area where they will be safe. 
  • A collar and microchip ID can help your pet get back home if they get lost. Roaming animals stand the risk of being picked up by the city's Animal Care Officers. Your pet's registered microchip ID is more than their ticket home-Microchips are the law in San Antonio and City residents can get this safe, permanent form of identification for their pet for FREE anytime during regular business hours at ACS. No appointments are needed for microchipping.
  • Never leave pets unattended outside, even in a fenced yard or on a chain. Pets can overreact when they're scared and that dog who'd never leave your yard before could easily dig a hole under the fence to escape the noise. Fear of the fireworks and outside gatherings can also cause your pet to become entangled in their tether.
  • Never leave your pet in the car while you enjoy the party. The South Texas heat can kill. It takes only minutes for the temperature in your car to soar over 120 degrees. Pets left in cars, even with a cracked window, can quickly become stressed by the heat. Please don't risk your pet's life.          
  • Give your pet some peace and quiet. A closed off area inside your home can be a blessing for a pet nervous about all the noise and commotion associated with the Fourth. Remember! Some pets get destructive when they're frightened so be sure to remove anything your pet could destroy.  Try to provide some toys to occupy your pet while you're out. If your pet is crate trained, make sure they can curl up inside if they get scared. Fresh food and water are a must and a treat or two wouldn't hurt either!
  • Protect your pet from pranksters. Many animal cruelty cases start out as what some consider "harmless pranks." But there's nothing harmless (or legal) about shooting fireworks at a pet. Bring outdoor pets indoors, at least for the evening. ACS will investigate anyone suspected of cruelly treating any animal.
  • When in doubt, consult your veterinarian. Your vet and local pet stores have a variety of remedies available to soothe your pet's nerves and set your mind at ease as well

Updated SAFFE Roster

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  • Officer Bass: 207.5185
  • Officer Crumley: 207.5186
  • Officer Hernandez: 207.5197
  • Officer Reno:207.5196
  • Officer Quinn: 201.5190
  • Officer Drew: 207.5189
  • Officer Huerta: 207.5183
  • Officer Tudor: 207.5187
  • Officer Knox: 207.5191
  • Officer Schneider: 207.5182
  • Officer Torres: 207.5184

Metro Health Partners with Parks & Recreation Department to 
Offer Vaccines to Summer Camp Participants Before School Starts

This summer, instead of waiting for hours in line, the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (Metro Health) is helping by bringing the vaccines where the children are.

In partnership with the Parks and Recreation Summer Youth Program, Metro Health will visit sites throughout June and July and vaccinate kids who are in need of vaccines before they start school. This effort will assist parents by not having to battle the back-to-school crowds. 

Children between 11-12 years old are required to get their booster vaccinations before being allowed to start school. Metro Health will be offering the required vaccinations, including Tdap, which protects against Tetanus, Diphteria and Pertussis; as well as the HPV vaccine to guard against the Human Papilloma Virus; and the meningitis vaccine.

Parents will be able to choose which vaccines they want their children to receive. However, the Tdap and Meningitis vaccines are required for school entry. The vaccines will be offered at no-cost to the children and their families. 

San Antonio Parks and Recreation Will Serve Up Good Nutrition For Local Children This Summer

This summer the Parks and Recreation Department will connect children 18 years old and younger with healthy Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) meals at no cost to the child. SFSP is a U.S. Department of Agriculture nutrition program administered in the Lone Star State by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA). For the children who rely on school meals during the academic year, these meals offer a source of good nutrition when school is out for the long summer vacation. 

The San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with TDA to serve meals across Texas. Families are encouraged to use these three tools to find a meal site anywhere in the state:
  • Call 2-1-1 to speak to a live operator
  • Visit for an interactive site locator map
  • Text FOODTX to 877-877
Organizations partner with TDA to serve meals in areas where more than 50 percent of children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program. Eligible sponsoring organizations include schools, faith-based groups, nonprofit summer camps, government agencies and other tax-exempt organizations. All meal sites must be sponsored by an organization that has a contract with TDA.

Summer food program meal sites help children succeed by providing the nourishment they need to return to school in the fall ready to thrive.  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

For a listing of Summer Food sites visit or call (210) 207-3221.

 Educational Series with Aspergers101 to Take Place at San Antonio Public Library

Summer series focuses on understanding and excelling with high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome

The San Antonio Public Library and Aspergers101 are hosting an educational series taking place this summer that focuses on understanding and excelling with high-functioning autism or Asperger Syndrome. The series is presented by Jennifer Allen, Founder and CEO of Aspergers101. Each program will be held at Central Library on the second Tuesday of every month through August from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. They will also be live-streamed via Sinclair Broadcasting at and shared remotely at six participating Library locations: Cortez, Parman, Cody, Mission, Potranco, and Guerra branch libraries.
Choices in Education- July 11, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Learn more about the various options for school: public, private, charter or homeschool. Discuss the pros and cons of each and how to tailor the K-12 years to suit your child's needs. Special guest: Lisa Rogers, Director of Educating Diverse Learners.

Independent Living - August 8, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Discover helpful tools that assist with independent living. Discuss life after high school including driving and   transportation, choices for higher education, employment, and living options. Special guests: Julie Coy Manier & Grant Manier, authors of Different is More.

Visit for a complete list of programs and streaming locations or call 210-207-2500.  

San Antonio will celebrate its 300th anniversary in 2018! 

The San Antonio Tricentennial Celebration is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will be commemorated with a year-long calendar of events, activities and innovative initiatives that will carry San Antonio into the next 300 years.

Visit for more information about the 
upcoming Tricentennial Celebration.

City Councilman Clayton Perry, 1635 NE Loop 410, Suite 510, San Antonio, TX 78209

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