that all of you had a very happy Thanksgiving holiday surrounded by
family and loved ones. It is hard to believe that 2018 is coming to an
end. In fact, there are only a handful of City Council meetings
left until the new year. While the holidays are approaching and
the buzz at City Hall starts to temper, rest assured that I will
remain dedicated to working for the best interests of our neighbors
in District 10.
I look forward to seeing all of you at our Annual
Holiday Gathering on Monday, December 17th at Morgan's Wonderland. In
keeping with tradition, District 10 will be providing dinner and
entertainment. If you are able, please bring a new, unwrapped
toy for donation and a dessert for our dessert potluck. The toys we
collect will be distributed by Blue Santa to children in our area. If
you have any questions regarding this event, please contact our
Special Events Director, Landry Stafford, by email. There
is more information on that event in the flyer below.
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.
2018 - Morgan's Wonderland Event Center
IRS Impersonation and Email Scam
Texas Attorney General Ken
Paxton warned Texans that fraudulent emails are being sent from
people impersonating the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeting
users with fake tax documents. These emails often use the subject
line "tax transcripts" in an attempt to bait people into
opening links and documents that contain destructive malware
specifically designed to steal sensitive financial data.
These new attacks come as
consumers face IRS impersonation fraud on other platforms as well.
The IRS will never call or email citizens to demand repayment for
penalties. If consumers receive a fraudulent call or email, but
believe they may have penalties, they are advised to call the IRS
directly at 800-829-1040.
The OAG website provides
timely resources to consumers who need help - including identity
theft victims - and provides information on widespread and common
scams. On this website, Texans have the opportunity to receive
electronic alerts and other notices that help warn them about
emerging scams that can lead to financial harm. Consumers can find
more information on scams here.
The Consumer Protection
Division also receives and reviews complaints submitted to the office
by consumers. While the attorney general is prohibited from
representing such individuals, these complaints are used by the
office to help share priorities and identify issues affecting Texans.
Consumers can file complaints here.
Congratulations to Mr. Bud Little on being inducted in to the
Texas Radio Hall of Fame! Bud Little began his radio career in
1957 in Laredo at a KVOZ at the young age of 19. He began his
career as a Disk Jockey and later became News Director for the
In 1965, Mr. Little became News Director for KRYS in Corpus
Christi. He was awarded with Outstanding News Coverage for 7 years
straight. In 1970, he was named 1 of 5 for best news coverage
in the nation by the Associated Press.
Bud Little joined WOAI in 1972 as Assistant News Director.
During this time, Bud became a full time City Hall reporter. He
covered city events, police and courthouse news. This assignment
lasted 38 years, covering 10 mayors and many council members.
Little retired in 2010 and has been active in neighborhood activities
since. Bud has served as the President of the Hills of Park North
Neighborhood Association since 2002. Bud serves District 10 as a
member of our Northeast Corridor Steering Committee and the City of
San Antonio as a member of the Neighborhood Code Enforcement Task
Congratulations on this accomplishment, Bud. We're all proud
to know you.
No Shave November
This month, I participated in my first ever No
Shave November. If you haven't heard of this, it is a month long
awareness campaign in which participants forgo shaving and grooming
in order to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness. I
participated in honor of a close family member who is currently
undergoing treatment. You can check out that story here.
TxDOT Needs Your Input
Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is hosting a series of workshop
meetings to identify truck parking and freight infrastructure design
issues and to gain feedback.Provide your feedback by taking a
quick interactive survey.
SMART SA Innovation Zones Survey
The vision of SmartSA is to
be a connected, inclusive and resilient community supporting a high
quality of life. SmartSA is currently focusing on the Innovation
Zones of Brooks, Downtown, and the Medical Center. SmartSA partners
want to know what challenges you face whether you live, work or play
in any of the three designated Innovation Zones. Your input will help SmartSA develop new
innovative technologies to address your challenges. Find out more and take the survey today.
When asked, most people will say they don't text and drive.
Everywhere we look, signs read "Don't Text and Drive"
or "Talk/Text Later". Clearly the message about
texting and driving is being spread. Then why is it that in 2017,
Bexar County had over 29,000 car crashes due to distracted driving?
We as a community need motivation to put our phones down while
in the car. It's more than just texting and driving- it's when
we "tech and drive". SAFE 2 SAVE is a free app that rewards
people for driving undistracted. Our users earn points while
driving undistracted, those points are then redeemable at local
businesses like Chick-fil-A, Altitude, and 1000 Degrees Pizza.
Over 40 locations across San Antonio are now joining forces to
help reward people for driving safe. Go to their website for more
information and to download the app. Use promo code DISTRICT10 to get
500 extra points. www.safe2save.org.
Education Nights at The Public
Theater 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.