The Northeast Neighborhood Alliance's next
meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 16th, 7 p.m. at the Tool Yard (10303 Tool Yard). Topics
will include proposed changes to our City Charter, National Night
Out, the future of the San Antonio International Airport, and and
update from our office. Please come to the Northeast
Neighborhood Alliance's meeting if you are able. These issues will
impact District 10 and the City of San Antonio directly.
I hope that everyone has been enjoying the rain
that we've had recently. I know that my lawn is
rejoicing. Despite recent rainfall, SAWS has announced that
Stage 2 drought restrictions are still in place. Watering with an
irrigation system is only allowed once a week between 7-11 a.m.
or 7-11 p.m. and is determined by the last digit of your
address. The schedule is as follows: Addresses ending in a 0 or 1 can
water on Monday, 2 or 3 on Tuesday, 4 or 5 on Wednesday, 6 or 7 on
Thursday, 8 or 9 on Friday. Hand watering is allowed at any
time. For more information, click here.
Back to school is right around the corner and our
office wants to make sure that your kids have what they need to get
started. We are partnering with New Creation Christian Fellowship and
Commissioner Tommy Calvert's office to provide a FREE Back 2
School Prep Rally on August 18th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Morgan's Wonderland Event
Center. Backpacks, school supplies, health immunizations, haircuts,
and more will be provided free of cost. More information can be found
on a flyer below and online.
As always, thank you for being active community
members and leaders here in District 10, and do not hesitate to
contact our office if we can be of any assistance to you.
Northeast Neighborhood Alliance Meeting
July 16, 2018 - 10303 Tool Yard
Back 2 School Prep Rally
Thank You, Bexar County Sheriff's
Earlier this week, we partnered with the Bexar County
Sheriff's Office to bring the community a free Civilian Response to
Active Shooter Training session at the Thousand Oaks Branch Library. The response to this
event was overwhelming, with over 60 people in attendance. Thank you
to Deputy Blanz and all of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office for
working with us to schedule this event. We know that many of you were
not able to attend this training and are still interested. We will be
working with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office to schedule more
events like this in the future.
Did You Know?
Did you know that there are markers that
designate the path of the El Camino Real de los Tejas? These granite
markers are placed in five mile intervals along the El Camino Real as
a statewide project by the Daughters fo the American Revolution. Each
of these markers read: "Kings Highway, Camino Real, Old San
Antonio Road, Marked by the Daughters of the American Revolution and
the State of Texas, A.D. 1918".
The photo to the left was taken at the
intersection of Nacogdoches Rd/FM 2252 and Higgins Dr. The District
10 office is working closely with El Chaparral/Fertile Valley and
Pepperidge Neighborhood Associations to ensure that this monument is
Oakwell Farms and Oak Park
Fourth of July Celebrations
to the neighbors of Oakwell Farms and Oak Park Northwood for inviting
the District 10 staff out to their Fourth of July Parades! It is
always a pleasure to spend time with our neighbors here in District
Healthy Tips with Dr. Bridger
Milk...or not Milk? Every
so often a new study about why milk either is great or terrible comes
out. I don't know about you, but I hate milk. Just the thought of it
sends shivers of nausea throughout my body. So, when the latest study
showed a dose-response relationship between milk and death, I was
thrilled to think I might actually have a legitimate reason not to
have to drink another glass of milk for the rest of my life. However,
because in my heart of hearts I will always and forever be a public
health research geek, I needed to completely understand this
research. So, I went to the original study to better understand the
results. That led me to wondering about other studies I might not
have seen, so I dug a little deeper.
I started by doing an Internet search for
articles containing both words milk and health. That search returned
over 10,000 research articles! So, then I looked at about 100 of
those articles in search of the ultimate review article
that summarized the results of the 10,000 studies for me. I found a
handful of such studies; however, I did not find my answers. It turns
out milk is a complicated beverage! Who knew?
Here's what I learned: First, most studies that
attempted to answer the question of whether milk is good or bad for
humans were poorly designed. They didn't ask the right questions, so
they didn't yield the kind of data I was looking for. Of the studies
that withstood the scientific rigor of the nation's milk experts, the
results were mixed and not at all conclusive. Some studies found milk
was good for your bones, your diet, your brain and if you're a woman,
good for reducing your symptoms of PMS. Other studies went the
opposite way, finding that milk was bad for your bones, bad for your
diet and bad for your heart. Still other studies found milk had
essentially no effect on your health.
At this point in my research I started thinking
instead about writing an article about the importance of
exercise...Now, I am not one of the nation's milk experts and I've
already admitted I'm not a big milk fan. So having put all my cards
on the table, I'd like to share my interpretation of the studies. Is
milk good or bad for you? It seems a little of both.
It's bad for you because dairy products are
generally high in fat. Many of the negatives associated with dairy
intake are really more about the fat intake than they are about the
dairy per se. But milk is good for you because the human body does
need calcium, and dairy is an excellent source. So what's a
person to do? There are a couple good compromises. Fortunately,
low-fat variations of most dairy products are readily available on
the market today. So, if you like milk, switch to skim and keep
drinking it. If you like the other dairy products, look for the
low-fat variety and the benefits will probably outweigh the risks.
Get some calcium every day, either through
other non-dairy foods like greens, almonds or canned fish or a
supplement. Of course the healthiest beverage in the world
is...WATER. Either way, make sure to get plenty of exercise. The
studies did agree on one thing: Exercise is the most effective way to
prevent osteoporosis, regardless of your calcium intake.
Solid Waste Management Department has recently delivered
notices to customers in your Council District for curbside collection
of CLEAN BRUSH ONLY. This collection is scheduled for the
week of July 16, 2018 and is only for eligible Solid Waste
Management Customers within the boundaries of Zone 2
Each zone is scheduled to receive two brush collections and
two bulky collections annually. For more information about brush
collection, click here.
Education Nights at The Public
are an exclusive performance for youth, ages 12-18, to attend a
production in the Russell Hill Rogers Theater at The San Pedro Playhouse.
These performances provide access to educational learning experiences
in the creative arts and live theater. Also, performances foster
positive youth development and individual personal growth through
increased self-expression, social engagement and exposure to
potential career opportunities. Education nights are made possible
through the generosity of foundations and corporations.
substation Citizens on Patrol classes are 1-time, 4-hr classes.
Please bring a photo ID when attending. All necessary
applications will be filled out at the beginning of each class and
photos will be taken for a complimentary COP ID card.
questions, please contact
McDonald at 210-207-6086.
Celebrating the City's
The San Antonio Tricentennial celebration
continues with more featured events commemorating San Antonio's
storied history. Residents and visitors can explore the official
events calendar and sort events by day, time, council district or
county precinct. The official Tricentennial magazine features a
complete listing of events through the end of the year. The
magazine is available for free at H-E-B stores and Jim's Restaurants
throughout the city.
and visitors can also learn about upcoming events and activities by
signing up for the official Tricentennial e-newsletter at www.sanantonio300.org
the buttons below to see status updates on various infrastructure