Tuesday, April 11, 2023

District 10 Update (Note Fiesta Party 13 April)


Howdy Neighbors, Happy April!

This month we honor all our Military Children. Check out all the upcoming events in our city that celebrate our military kids!

It's almost time for our annual District 10 Fiesta, sponsored by myself, State Representative Steve Allison, and Precinct 3 County Commissioner Grant Moody, NEXT Thursday, April 13 at the Catholic Life Insurance Pavilion (1635 NE Interstate 410 Loop, San Antonio, Texas, 78209), 6 PM! This year we're bringing the party straight to y'all with live entertainment from Mariachi Damas de Jalisco, Mary Lou's Dance Company, DJ Future Sounds, and many more surprises. Here is the official lineup of City departments you can expect in attendance:

NEIGHBORS! Now's your chance to save a life! We are partnering with South Texas Blood and Tissue Center for their annual Council Challenge Blood Drive, THIS Monday, April 10th at the Catholic Life Insurance parking lot (1635 NE Loop 410), 10 AM - 3 PM. When you donate, you'll also receive an exclusive South Texas Blood and Tissue Fiesta medal and a chance to win tickets to an XFL San Antonio Brahmas game! Let's show the city how District 10 comes together! Register here to donate!

With elections for Mayor and City Council just around the corner, the Northeast Neighborhood Alliance is hosting a Candidate Forum, Monday, April 17, 2023, at 7 PM at the Tool Yard (10303 Tool Yard, San Antonio TX, 78233).  This is an essential way for you to meet your potential candidate, and learn more about what is on the ballot including the proposed City Charter, Proposition A. We want to remind you all to please take your time reading and visiting the list of factual resources regarding it. Click here to read the proposed amendment. We hope you can make it out. If you are unable to attend in person, click here to attend virtually!

We had a really successful Community Meeting last month and want to give a huge shout-out to all of our attendees and presenters for coming out: Boys Troop 398 & Girls Troop 3982,  DeAnna M. Hardwick from CPS Energy, Paula Stallcup from 311,  Marion Thomas from Blessed Angels Community Center, and Councilman Michael Gallagher from the Northeast Neighborhood Alliance. In case you missed the meeting, click here to watch it! If you would like to see the presentations that were addressed, you may also click here to view them. 

HEADS UP NEIGHBORS! The Neighborhood & Housing Services Office is hosting a Homestead Exemption and Property Tax Help Session in our District, Monday, May 8, 2023, from 4 PM - 6 PM at the Tool Yard (10303, Tool Yard, San Antonio, Texas, 78233). District 10 has paved the way for the Homestead Exemption and we want our neighbors to know they can benefit directly from this. Click here for more info on the session and find out what documents to bring on May 8. 

As a reminder, the San Antonio River Authority continues to host open houses for residents to learn more about the 2023 Draft Floodplain Maps. These maps include areas all across the city including District 10. A full list of open house dates can be found below on our calendar. To learn more visit: www.sariverauthority.org/draft-floodplain-maps-public-meetings.  

Furthermore, we have a lot of construction improvements all around District 10 including new Fiber Deployment! Visit the City's website for additional information on Fiber.

If you know someone who doesn't have computer access, email us at District10@sanantonio.gov, and let them know we can mail a copy of our newsletter to them so they can stay up to date!

Do you have ideas for District 10? If so, the District 10 Team would like to attend your next HOA meeting if you'd like to sign up for our Roadshow, we'd be happy to help set that up with you. Please email District10@sanantonio.gov with the date, time, and point of contact to schedule our attendance at your next HOA meeting. We look forward to hearing from you!

- Clayton Perry

 April 10th:  South Texas Blood & Tissue Blood Drive in District 10! Catholic Life Insurance Building, 1635 NE Interstate 410 Loop, San Antonio, TX 78209,  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Donate here!

April 12th: JBSA -AF Civilian Hiring Event, St. Philip’s College 1801 Martin Luther King Dr. San Antonio, TX 78203, 9 AM -  3 PM. Sign up!

 April 13th: District 10 Fiesta! Catholic Life Insurance Pavilion, 1635 NE Interstate 410 Loop, San Antonio, Texas. 6:00 PM. 

April 15th: Military Child Day at Hemisfair 2023, Hemisfair Park, 434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, Texas, 78205, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. 

April 17th: Northeast Neighborhood Alliance Candidate Forum, 10303 Tool Yard, San Antonio, Texas, 78233. 7:00 PM. Watch here!

April 20th - 30th: Fiesta de los Reyes, Historic Market Square, 514 W Commerce, San Antonio, TX 78207. 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.  Learn more!

April 24th -  May 2nd: Early Voting Begins. Learn more!

April 28th: Fiesta San Jacinto Day, City of San Antonio Observed Holiday. 


May  5th: Cinco de Mayo, Historic Market Square, 514 W Commerce, San Antonio, TX 78207. 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.  Learn more!


May, 15th: District 10 Community Meeting, 10303 Tool Yard, San Antonio, Texas, 78233. 7:00 PM.

District 10 Neighborhood Spotlight:

Meet Pastor Robert Bennett!

We were honored to have Pastor Robert Bennett of District 10's Madison Hills Baptist Church for leading us in prayer at last week's Council meeting. Pastor Bennett is nothing shy of extraordinary. He has served as the Senior Pastor of Madison Hills Baptist Church here in District 10 for 7 years. While there, he has implemented programs that ensure their community never goes hungry, including partnering with Madison High School to deliver food to homeless students once a month and hosting free enrichment events. Thank you for constantly serving District 10, Pastor!

District 10 Community Highlights: 

Blessed Angels Community Center honored at the State Capital!

Marion Thomas of Blessed Angels Community Center was one of 12 inspirational women honored by State Representative Josey Garcia at the State Capital last week in honor of Women's History Month. We are overjoyed that Marion is getting the recognition she deserves. Thank you for dedicating your time to serving our neighbors in District 10 and beyond!

Longs Creek Elementary visits City Council!

District 10's shining stars from NEISD's Longs Creek Elementary GT program took a grand tour of the Council Chambers and City Hall! These students represent a beacon of hope for our future. Thank you all for stopping by!

District 10 Community Meeting!

Still not over last month's Community Meeting! Thank you to all our neighbors and special presenters for making this possible. In case you missed it, watch it here!

Check out District 10's songbird, Shannon Sionna in KLRN's City Showdown! 

A HUGE congratulations to District 10's very own Shannon Sionna for making it to the semifinals in KLRN Public Television's City Showdown! Neighbors, we need your help in cheering Shannon on. Keep up with this digital series and find out where to vote here.

Listen to Shannon's heartfelt tune, "Halfway to 30"





 1.  Zoning Board of Adjustments- FILLED BY VAUGHN CAUDILL! A very special Thank you for stepping up and joining this board! District 10 appreciates all that you do.

Construction updates:

This project includes the re-paving of Nacogdoches Rd from N New Braunfels Ave to

Bulverde Road Phase 1

Bulverde Road Phase 1 (Butterleigh Drive to North of Quiet Meadow Street) -- Reconstruct and widen Bulverde Road with curbs, sidewalks, driveway approaches, traffic signal and drainage improvements, as appropriate and within available funding. This is a continuation of Bexar County's Street and Drainage Improvements Project to realign Jung Road to Quiet Meadow. Find out more information here.  

TXDOT- San Antonio's Active Construction Sites:

The active construction sites shown on the map below are intended to indicate major construction operations. You can view project information and lane closures at www.i35nex.com.


Check out all the City's poetry events!


SAWS ConnectH2O is the union of a technology and a philosophy to empower every San Antonian to help manage our community’s water in a way that’s sustainable, simple and secure. Learn more!




New Cycle of Individual Artist Grants Now Open!

San Antonio Artists Can Apply for $5,000 Grants to Create Original Art!

The City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture has opened the Intent to Apply window for San Antonio-based artists to be considered for $5,000 grants as part of its Individual Artists Project Grants Program. Applicants must submit an Intent to Apply by 5 p.m. on April 14, 2023, to gain access to the full grant application (open April 3 – April 28, 2023, at 5 p.m.). 

The program, established in 2022, aims to support a diverse portfolio of artists working across San Antonio. Requirements include the production of new, original and high-quality art to be presented in the city. Artists of all disciplines, including Literary Arts, Media Arts, Multi-Disciplinary, Performing Arts and Visual Arts, are encouraged to apply. 

Artists who submit an Intent to Apply and who meet the program’s eligibility criteria, will then have access to the full application that opens on April 3, 2023. Application timeline: 

·         April 14, 2023: Intent to Apply closes at 5 p.m. CST. 

·         April 28, 2023: Full application closes at 5 p.m. CST. 

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month!

As part of the San Antonio Municipal Court’s DriveSAfely SA initiative, we are asking for your help in our effort to promote safe driving in San Antonio. Throughout April, the court will conduct a distracted driving public education campaign. The campaign will include the following:

·         Distributing road-safe resources.

·         Promoting public safety announcements.

·         Educating court employees and visitors on the dangers of distracted driving.


City’s Head Start Program Accepting Applications for 2023-2024 School Year!

The City of San Antonio Department of Human Services Early Head Start and Head Start programs, which provide high-quality early childhood education and comprehensive social services to eligible children and families, is taking applications for the 2023-2024 school year.

The Head Start mission is preparing children and engaging families for school readiness and lifelong success. Human Services implements a Head Start Program Model – providing direct program services in Edgewood ISD and San Antonio ISD for 3,020 children ages 3-5 years old. Early Head Start provides center-based services for 216 children at six local non-profit childcare centers and center-based and home visiting services for 128 children at a campus in Edgewood ISD for children ages 6 weeks to 3 years.

For additional information and to apply today visit SAHeadStart.org/How-to-Apply.


Your Vote is YOUR choice!

The City of San Antonio conducts its General Election to elect the Mayor and Members of City Council every odd year in May. The next City of San Antonio General Elections is scheduled for Saturday, May 6, 2023. 

See below for some voting tips!

Early Vote Period: Monday, April 24, 2023 – Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received by Bexar County Elections Dept, not Postmarked): Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Register to vote, check your voter registration, or to find a polling site visit: https://www.bexar.org/1568/Elections-Department

Not sure which council district you live in? Call 311 or visit: https://www.sanantonio.gov/Council/Find-My-Council-Member


Zero Percent Interest Loans Now Available for San Antonio Small Businesses!

The City of San Antonio, the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SAHCC), and LiftFund have secured $500,000 in the FY23 Budget for the City of San Antonio’s 0% Interest Program, a program aimed to support the growth of San Antonio small businesses, especially in light of recent economic challenges.


Small businesses located in or relocating to San Antonio city limits can apply for up to $100,000 in 0% interest funding through the program, double what has been offered by the program in the past. The funding can be used for startups as well as the majority of regular business expenses including inventory, payroll, equipment, and working capital.


According to the program website, the initiative prioritizes funding small businesses looking to hire additional staff, in efforts to help create jobs in the city. Those that have not received a 0% interest LiftFund loan in the past two years also have priority, to help those that need support the most. 

Learm more about LiftFund:



Changes to City Brush Drop-Off Center!

Effective May 1, 2023, the City of San Antonio Solid Waste Management’s (SWMD) Bitters Brush Drop-Off Center at 1800 Wurzbach Parkway will be for residential customers only and will no longer accept brush materials from commercial accounts. Commercial accounts include lawn care and landscaping companies, arborists and companies clearing land for development.

SWMD began notifying commercial accounts of this policy in October 2022. Commercial brush can still be dropped off at several locations throughout San Antonio that beneficially reuse the brush. Confirmed locations include:

  • Covel Gardens – 8811 Covel Rd.
  • Atlas Organics – 8963 Nelson Rd.
  • Republic Tesssman Rd. Landfill – 7000 IH 10
  • Garden-Ville – 7561 E. Evans Rd.
  • Garden-Ville SARA – 1280 FM 1516
  • Second Nature – 8449 Nelson Rd.
  • Beck Landfill – 550 FM78
  • TDS Transfer Station – 11601 Starcrest Dr.

For information on all SWMD services, visit SARecycles.org.

Ready to Work Program Expands Eligibility to
Include Bexar County Military Community!

The City of San Antonio’s workforce initiative, Ready to Work, announces the launch of a pilot program that expands Ready to Work’s focus to prioritize community members connected to military service living throughout Bexar County.

"This expansion of the Ready to Work program is a great opportunity for our community to tap into a large, talented pool of nearly 4,300 military members assigned across Joint Base San Antonio who transition out of the military each year,” said San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg. “In addition, for the approximately 322,000 veterans in the greater San Antonio area, this is an opportunity for them to train for good-paying jobs and will encourage them to remain in San Antonio.”

The new pilot program allows active-duty service members who are transitioning to civilian life and who currently reside on military installations or housing located in Bexar County, but outside San Antonio city limits, to enroll in Ready to Work.

Military-connected individuals interested in participating can learn more about Ready to Work at the readytoworksa.com website, which will be available for pilot program applications upon the launch of the initiative on May 1.


  • Active-duty service members transitioning to civilian life within 12 months of separation.
  • Active-duty military spouses and dependents 18 and older (18-26 for dependent


  • Reservists and National Guard members.
  • Veterans and disabled veterans.
  • Veteran spouses and dependents age 18 and older (18-26 for dependent children).

Learn more: 


April 2023 Thousand Oaks Library Programming

4618 Thousand Oaks Dr. | San Antonio, TX 78233 | 210.207.9190 | Monday & Tuesday: 12 pm - 8 pm | Wednesday - Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm



Every Tuesday from 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Bedtime Stories

Settle in and get cozy for an hour of family time with stories, songs, and rhymes followed by a craft. This program is best for children under 8 but all are welcome.


Every Friday from 3:15pm – 4:15pm (except April 28)

Let’s Create! Arts & Crafts Friday

Unwind from the school week with a relaxing arts and crafts activity. This program is best for school age children from 6-12 but all are welcome.


TEEN PROGRAMMING (For ages 13-18)

Every Monday from 6pm - 7pm

Teen Time

Bring your friends and watch movies, play games, or do crafts! It’s your time to chill with friends and do whatever activity you like.


ADULT PROGRAMMING (For ages 18+, unless otherwise noted)

Every Tuesday from 3pm – 4pm

Yoga Class (for beginners & experts!)

Attendees will perform yoga in a fun-filled, friendly way! The class will offer many options for experts and beginners alike, including seated postures or standing with chair support. Comfortable clothing is recommended. Attendees must provide their own mat.


Thursday, April 13 from 3pm – 4pm

Thursday Book Club

Join us to discuss “Mexican Gothic” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Copies are available for checkout at the Library’s Reference Desk.


After receiving her cousin’s letter begging for help, Noemi Taboada heads to High Place, a house in the Mexican countryside. Noemi isn’t sure what she’ll find but she is not afraid: Not of her cousin's menacing husband or the house itself, which invades her dreams with dark visions. Her only ally, the family's youngest son, is also hiding secrets about his family. As Noemi digs deeper, she unearths stories of violence and madness.


Wednesday, April 19 from 4pm – 5:30pm

Adult Craft Time

Join us each month to work on an art/craft project! Meet new people, listen to music, and create blackout poems to celebrate National Poetry Month. Supplies are provided.


Tuesday, April 25 from 6pm – 7:30pm

Classic Movie Showing – The Narrow Margin (PG)

When a mobster's widow decides to testify and provide names of others involved in evil deeds, she goes undercover to avoid being killed. Onboard a train going cross-country, she's being escorted by cop Walter Brown and his partner but the mob are on their trail. Can Brown protect the widow from their assassins?


Wednesday, April 26 from 10am – 11am

Seniors Book Club

Join us to discuss “Blind Tiger” by Sandra Brown. Copies are available for checkout at the Library’s Reference Desk. This event is for adults 60+ years of age and will be held at the North East Senior Center | 4135 Thousand Oaks Dr. | 207.4590.


Thatcher Hutton is returning home to Foley, Texas but shortly after arriving, a local woman goes missing and Thatcher is the prime suspect. Preventing his exoneration is Laurel Plummer, a destitute young widow who successfully enters the moonshine industry and quickly becomes a target for competitors. Soon, Laurel and Thatcher are on opposite sides of a moonshine war, where blood flows as freely as whiskey.



All San Antonio Public Library locations are closed Sunday, April 9 for Easter

and Friday, April 28 for Fiesta.



Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) will be held through Monday, April 17.

Thursday – Sunday: 10am – 4pm

Monday: 12pm – 6pm


Please call the library for details on any of the listed information.

April 2023 Semmes Library Programming

15060 Judson Rd. | San Antonio, TX 78247 | 210.207.9111 | Monday & Tuesday: 12 pm - 8 pm | Wednesday - Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm



Every Wednesday from 10:30 am

Preschool Story Time 


Every Thursday from 10 am

Toddler Story Time 


Every Thursday from 11 am 

Baby Story Time



Mondays, April 10 from 4 pm 

Let's Build: Legos and More!


Mondays, April 17 & 24 from 4 pm 

Read to a Dog 



Every Tuesday from 5 pm 

Teen Time


Every Thursday from 3:30 pm 

Chess Time


April 15 from 1:00 pm

Hula Hooping 


ADULT PROGRAMMING (For ages 18+, unless otherwise noted)

April 8 from 11:00 am 

Shelf Obsessed Book Club




All San Antonio Public Library locations are closed Friday, April 28 for the holiday.


Please call the library for details on any of the listed information

April 2023 Tobin Library Programming

134 Harry Wurzbach | San Antonio, TX 78209 | 210.207.9040 | Monday & Tuesday: 12 pm - 8 pm | Wednesday - Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm



Every Tuesday from 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Toddler Time 

Let’s move, sing, read, and play in this interactive program for toddlers and their grownups. Ages 18-36 months.

 Every Thursday from 11 am - 11:30 pm 

Preschool Story Time

Preschoolers enjoy stories and songs that develop early literacy and foster curiosity. Ages 3-5.



April 13 & 17 from 3:00 pm -  4:00 pm

Lego Time


April 25 from 12:30 pm -  2:00 pm

Play and Learn


Every Tuesday from 3:45 pm- 4:45 pm

Play and Learn



Every Tuesday from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Teen Hangout


April 14 & 21 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Anime Club


April 17 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm 

Dungeons and Dragons


ADULT PROGRAMMING (For ages 18+, unless otherwise noted)


 Every Wednesday from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 


TAI CHI for Adults



 April 11 & 25 from 1:00 pm  -  2:30 pm 


Sit & Stitch



April 11 from 5:30 pm -  7:00 pm 


Decoupage Pots



April 18 from 1:00 pm -  4:00 pm 


Writers Circle





All San Antonio Public Library locations are closed Friday, April 28 for the holiday.




Please call the library for details on any of the listed information.

Learn more about the City of San Antonio's Fiber Deployment!


We are always thankful to all our active and retired service men and women. Please check out these useful veteran resources:

District 10 Veterans Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/D10Veterans

Veterans Healthy Minds Advisory Council: https://veteranshealthymindsadvisorycouncilsouthtexas.com

Sexual Assault First Responders Pocket Guide: https://veteranshealthymindsadvisorycouncilsouthtexas.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/LE-SA-Protocol-Guide_card.pdf

Sexual Assault First Responders Guide: https://veteranshealthymindsadvisorycouncilsouthtexas.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/SEXUAL-ASSAULT-FIRST-RESPONSE-GUIDE.pdf

Grasp (Greater Randolph Area Services Program) Financial Assistance Programs:


Family Services Parent - Counseling Military Vet Families Parenting Classes:


Onward 2 Opportunity Career Training:


Respite Care of San Antonio Mother’s Day Out:


Respite Care of San Antonio Parents  Night Out:


Respite Care of San Antonio Mother’s Day Out:


Respite Care Develop Childcare Programs (Caring For Children With special Needs):


Respite Care of San Antonio Family Day Out:


South Texas Veterans Health Care System Geriatrics Extended Care - Caregiver Program:


San Antonio City Public Service Solutions Community Needs Assistance & Billing Programs:


South Texas Veterans Health Care System Vocational Rehabilitation Services:


Workforce Solutions Child Care Services - Do I Qualify:


Wounded Warrior Project Talk Helpline:






The San Antonio Public Library is welcoming all San Antonians back inside Central Library! Learn more here!


The Neighbor of the Month

Do you have a neighbor who goes the extra mile for the residents of your street, your neighborhood, or for the community? The Neighbor of the Month recognition program gives you the opportunity to recognize those individuals for their acts of goodwill and call attention in a positive way to the benefits of being a good neighbor.

Please email us to submit your nomination.

District 10 Roadshow

Do you have a neighbor who goes the extra mile for the residents of your street, your neighborhood, or for the community? The Neighbor of the Month recognition program gives you the opportunity to recognize those individuals for their acts of goodwill and call attention in a positive way to the benefits of being a good neighbor.

Please email us to submit your nomination.

For more information contact our office at: district10@sanantonio.gov.


The District 10 team is in the office and available to assist you. Please reach out to us with your needs or concerns. Give us a call at 210-207-0999 or send us an email at District10@sanantonio.gov.

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