As we celebrate Veterans Day on November 11, we
remember and acknowledge all the freedoms bestowed upon us by
their sacrifices. We want to especially thank our District 10
Veterans and their families for going above and beyond the call
of duty. There is a not a day in Military City, USA that you are
not appreciated and honored. To our men and women in uniform,
past, present, and future: God bless you and thank you
The month of November is Native American Heritage
Month. Please join us this Saturday, November 9, from 9 AM - 3
PM, as we celebrate Native American Heritage Month at Julia Yates
Semmes Branch Library and Comanche Lookout Park. We'll be joined
by Native storytellers, dancers and singers and share a free,
traditional Native feast. More details can be found below.
Stay safe and warm next week as the temperatures
drop. As a reminder, keep space heaters away from flammable
objects, check for frayed or damaged cords, and monitor their
use. Remember the 4 Ps of cold weather and take care of
your Pets, Plants, Pipes, and check on People
to make sure they have a means to stay warm.
The next Northeast Neighborhood Alliance Meeting is
set for Monday, November 18, 7 PM at the Tool Yard (10303 Tool
Yard). This meeting's agenda includes:
briefings on Center City Development (including our parking
issues), recent problems with senior scams, senior living issues,
and a City update from District 10. Also, the Northeast
Neighborhood Alliance will be looking for possible candidates to
fill their positions for NNA President, Treasurer, and Membership
Secretary for the January 27th election.
We're hosting a holiday river barge tour on December
3. Please join us as we celebrate the beauty of San Antonio's
River Walk and take advantage of Downtown
Tuesday's free parking.
More information and a registration link below. Spots are
I look forward to seeing you all at our Holiday
Gathering on Monday, December 16 at Morgan's Wonderland from
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. 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 to children in our area.
We look forward to hosting this free dinner every year and are so
grateful for your company. More information can be found on a
flyer below. If you have any questions regarding this event,
please email Landry.Stafford@SanAntonio.gov for assistance.
After considering perusing other opportunities, I
ultimately decided that the best place for me to be is here in
District 10 and the best thing to do is continue to serve you all
as your representative. As always, thank you for being active
community members and leaders here in District 10. Please do not
hesitate to contact our office if we can be of any assistance to
Northeast Neighborhood Alliance Meeting
November 18, 2019 - 7 PM at Tool Yard
We will be out of office on Monday, November 11, in
observance of Veterans Day. For a listing of City closures, click
Spotlight | Georg Heinrich Buchsenschutz Cemetery
Big thank you to the neighbors of Briarwick for
volunteering to clean up the Georg Heinrich Buchsenschutz
Cemetery. The cemetery had been quite neglected and abused
prior to their intervention. The volunteers and neighbors of
Briarwick have cleared several dumpsters worth of construction
debris, constructed a cable fence across the front of the
property, cleared trees and scrubby shrubs to make sure that
not only patrol has a visual from Briarwest but also cameras
(CPS substation and game cams), and they continue to clear out
the heavy growth from around the cemetery to protect
it. They plan to offer the site to San Antonio Fire
Department to perform practice runs on grass fires to help
reconstruct a prairie that used to be there. They also
plan to replace the fence around the cemetery.
A state historic marker at the cemetery reads as
"Georg Heinrich Buchsenschutz Family
Cemetery. Mexican War veteran Georg Heinrich Buchsenschutz came
to Texas in 1850. He bought more than 200 acres of farmland in
this area in 1860, the same year he wed Friederike Schulmeier,
with whom he had ten children. Their oldest daughter,
Friederike, died at the age of fifteen in 1881 and was buried
on the homestead. Her father was interred near her in 1895.
Between 1910 and 1946, eleven other family members were buried
at the cemetery. The site remains open to family descendants.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2001"
Disability Access Advisory Committee: The Disability Access Advisory Committee is
comprised of 11 members for two-year terms of office. To
work closely with the Disability Access Office as part of San
Antonio’s efforts to provide accessible services and facilities
for citizens with disabilities. Meetings are held on the second
Monday of every month at 3:00 PM at the Lion’s Field Senior
Center, 2809 Broadway. For more information, please click here.
Building Standards Board: The Building Standards Board is a citizen-based
board and has 14 members appointed by City Council: two panels of
seven members each. Appointed by the City Council with each City
Council member appointing their own representative to the board.
Members serve overlapping two-year terms and there is no limit on
the number of terms that may be served. Each panel holds a
hearing twice per month unless otherwise indicated. Meeting dates
are the first and third Thursdays for Panel A, and the second and
fourth Thursdays for Panel B. Meetings are held at the Cliff
Morton Development and Business Services Center, located at 1901
S. Alamo St., at 9:00 a.m. Please contact the liaison for more
information. For more information, please click here.
Big thank you to our outgoing Boards and Commissions
members, Claudia Rodriguez and Joe Nix. You are true stewards of
the community and we are so grateful for the time and energy you
dedicated to making San Antonio a great place to live.
Clayton Perry | 1635 NE Loop
410, Suite 510, San Antonio, TX