Saturday, July 15, 2023

Village North II Neighborhood Meeting 16 July.

Don't forget to come to the Meeting Sunday 16 July, 3 pm at the Church of Reconciliation.

Hope to see you there,

Marc Levesque

President VNNA II

District 10 Update July 2023


Hi neighbors, Happy July! 

Welcome to the team! 

Let's give a big shout-out to our newest team member, Rebecca Gutierrez! Rebecca will be serving the office as our Policy Director. She is eager to learn more about the community and find out the needs of District 10. Welcome, Rebecca!

Collaboration is key

Last week marked the first of many collaborative efforts with my council colleagues. City Council District 2 and I filed a council consideration request (CCR) to help small businesses affected by prolonged construction projects. We're going to continue to advocate for our small businesses in the community.

Stay hydrated neighbors...

As the temperatures rise, we want to make sure you all are staying hydrated, and conserving energy. For more conservation tips, please check out CPS Energy's website

It's that time of year neighbors

Budget Season! As always, District 10 is committed to advocating for more police officers and more infrastructure dollars. We're hosting our official City Budget Town Hall on August 15th, at the Northeast Senior Center (14078 Nacogdoches), at 6:30 pm. Come ready with your questions! 

Mark your calendars! 

You're invited to our District 10 Community meeting, Monday, July 24th, 2023, at the Tool Yard (10303 Tool Yard) at 7 PM. We'll have lots of city resources and plenty of snacks. Join us!

Back to School already? 

While everyone is having a wonderful summer, the first day of school is just around the corner! We're hosting our annual Back to School Backpack and Supply Giveaway, on August 5th from 9 am - 12 pm, at the Blessed Angels Community Center (14078 Nacogdoches). We'll be providing free backpacks, supplies, diapers, food, and special surprises throughout the day!

Be on the lookout...

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.

Let's get you involved!

Do you have any ideas that you would like to see in your community? If so, please email

Thank you for being active community members and leaders here in District 10. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if we may be of any assistance to you. The District 10 team is on hand and available to address your needs and concerns. 

- Marc

District 10 Calendar!

*District 10 specific 

*July 24th: District 10 Community Meeting, 10303 Tool Yard, San Antonio, Texas, 78233. 7:00 PM.


*SAVE THE DATE: August 5th: District 10 Annual Back to School Backpack Giveaway Blessed Angels Community Center 14078 Nacogdoches, San Antonio, Texas 78247, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.


*SAVE THE DATE: August 15th: District 10 Budget Town Hall, Northeast Senior Center, 4135 Thousand Oaks Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78217, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. 


*August 21st: Northeast Neighborhood Alliance Community Meeting, 10303 Tool Yard, San Antonio, Texas, 78233. 7:00 PM.

Community Corner: 

Happy (belated) birthday, America!

Oak Park Northwood sure knows how to celebrate! It was an honor attending their annual July 4th parade. We're truly blessed to live in the home of the free!

Bingo with Blessed Angels Community Center!

These seniors are showing me the ins and outs of bingo! It was an honor visiting our Blessed Angels Community Center seniors. You all are the true gems in the district.

North Substation visit!

We're always backing the blue! The North Substation is our lifeline for many of our neighbors and we are grateful for the service they provide. 


The City of San Antonio Planning Department is gathering input to improve the draft recommendations that have been developed related to Land Use, Housing, and Economic Development for the Rolling Oaks Area Regional Center Plan. We are also gathering community input related to Focus Areas, Amenities and Public Spaces, and Mobility to determine what should be evaluated and refined as we continue with the planning process. Please submit your feedback by completing the survey by Tuesday, July 18, 2023. Click here to fill out the survey!

For any questions, please email Ana Villarreal at:



District 10 Boards and Commissions Openings:

1.  Affirmative Action Advisory Committee - Mission: The Affirmative Action Advisory Committee (AAAC) is an advisory board for the City of San Antonio that was established on January 31, 1985. The purpose of this committee is to make recommendations aimed at assisting the City of San Antonio to achieve its affirmative action goals. 

2. City of San Antonio Higher Education Student Advisory Board - Mission: The City of San Antonio Higher Education Student Advisory Board (HESAB) serves to help increase college enrollment, retention of college graduates, and advises the Mayor and City Council on policy matters of interest to students who are enrolled in colleges and universities in San Antonio. 

3. Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women - Mission: The Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW) serves to foster a closer relationship and a fuller exchange of ideas between women of respective Districts and City Councilmembers; to further the equal legal, social, political, economic, and educational opportunity and advancement of all women and men; to eliminate discrimination on the basis of sex in all phases of American society; to promote the dissemination of information on employment opportunities for women in the public sectors, and to provide counsel when and if necessary; to encourage women to assume initiative and accept their responsibility in the removal of legal and other barriers to the realization of their basic human rights.

4. Neighborhood Code Enforcement Task Force - Mission: Comprised of multiple representatives from each Council District, the Neighborhood Code Enforcement Task Force (NCETF) meets every quarter with Code Enforcement Supervisors and other City staff to discuss and identify issues that matter the most to the neighborhoods. Working together, solutions and strategies to address those concerns are often identified. Code Enforcement is charged with the responsibility of maintaining the health, safety, and quality of life for all San Antonians. A big part of being successful in this endeavor is the partnerships we forge with our community.

5. San Antonio Youth Commission - Mission: The San Antonio Youth Commission (SAYC) is tasked with advising City Council on matters that directly affect local youth, with the intention of valuing and empowering the City’s youth voice to provide a unique insight into City issues and problems. SAYC provides an outlet to youth to civically engage with the City through advocacy and community service. 

Please send your resume to:

Apply online:

Construction updates:

Bulverde Road 2023 Update

Bulverde Road - Phase I

(Limits: Butterleigh Drive to North of Quiet Meadow)

Project Scope: Reconstruct and widen Bulverde Road with curbs, sidewalks, driveway approaches, traffic signal, and drainage improvements, as appropriate with available funding. This is a continuation of Bexar County's Street and Drainage Improvements Project to realign Jung Road to Quiet Meadow.

  • The City of San Antonio Public Works Department announced that on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, there's a traffic switch on Bulverde Road. The limits of the traffic switch on Bulverde Road will extend from North of Quiet Meadow. 
  •   The traffic switch will occur from: 7:00 AM on Tuesday, June 27th through August 2023 
  •   There will be two-way traffic on the West side of the roadway throughout the limits, while construction work takes place on the East side of Bulverde Road. 
  •   To facilitate traffic flow, there will be signage to help aid motorists.



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

Union Pacific Railroad Construction:

Union Pacific kicked off an $11 million rail improvement project on the rail line that begins near I-10/I-35 west of downtown and stretches northeast to Loop 1604 and Evans Road. Crews will install new rail and resurface 50 railroad crossings, ensuring trains operate safely and drivers have smooth rides over the railroad tracks.

Temporary Road Closures

Multiple temporary road closures are required as specialized crews work their way across 20 miles of track. Most road closures will last about a day, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. In some cases, closures will last a few hours. Alternate route and detour signs will be placed. Union Pacific will work to provide advance notice as crews make progress.

San Antonio Benefits of Rail

  • It takes 300 trucks to move the same amount of goods as a single Union Pacific train, which reduces traffic on our roads.
  • Freight trains are 3-4 times more fuel efficient than trucks.
  • Moving freight by train instead of trucks reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 75%
  • Union Pacific is working toward net zero emissions by 2050.


 For more information please contact Union Pacific Public Affairs Director Raquel Espinoza at


Cool off, neighbors...


Spend your Summer with the City of San Antonio!



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!


AUGUST 1-2: JBSA-Hiring Our Heroes Career Summit!


Don't miss the Joint Base San Antonio Hiring Our Heroes Career Summit on August 1-2! Taking place at the Boeing Center at Tech Port, the no-cost event will connect military servicemembers with businesses that are hiring for opportunities in industries such as cyber/IT, healthcare and human resources. The Career Summit will bring employers together with military spouses, military caregivers, transitioning service members and veterans who are ready to work now, as well as those planning for the future. There is no cost to the Summit. 

Register here!

Joint Base San Antonio Hiring Our Heroes Career Summit Tues., August 1 - Wed., August 2 VIEW EVENT AGENDA Boeing Center at Tech Port 3331 General Hudnell Dr. San Antonio, TX 78226 SEE MAP  

NOW OPEN: Cool off at one of Parks and Recreation's 23 City Pools!   

The City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department has opened all 23 city pools for summertime! Pool operations are Saturdays and Sundays from 1 – 7 p.m. and are free to the public. Appropriate swimwear is required. Children under 10 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. 



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1440 S. Zarzamora

600 E. Theo

502 S.W. 36th St.

500 Basswood

235 Shore Dr.

1214 E Crockett 

5800 Hemphill

1423 S Ellison Dr.

3299 S.W. 28th St.           

350 Felps St.

10700 Nacogdoches Rd.

2803 E. Commerce

5919 W. Commerce

9023 Bowen  

700 Culberson

2200 N. Flores

803 W. Southcross

3100 Hiawatha

6571 Spring Time 

103 Chesswood

435 E. Sunshine

7627 W. Military

221 Alexander Ave.    


City is now accepting applications for REHABARAMA!

The City’s Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) is expanding its REHABARAMA program. If selected, participants may receive minor home repairs at no cost.Eligibility restrictions apply.

One goal of REHABARAMA is to preserve aging housing stock for the purpose of allowing residents to age in place & gain generational wealth.  “Our older housing stock provides a high proportion of naturally occurring affordable housing that remains largely unsubsidized and unprotected. These existing homes can be at risk of deterioration or demolition due to deferred maintenance, and once they are gone, we lose the affordability,” says Shanon Miller, Director of the Office of Historic Preservation. “Prioritizing repair and maintenance programs for our older housing stock is supported by the City's Strategic Housing Implementation Plan as an environmentally and economically sustainable method of housing preservation.” 

Qualified participants are eligible to receive assistance with home repair and maintenance projects focused on arresting deterioration and prolonging the useful life of the home. Typical scopes of work include projects that address one or more of the following: 

  • Building envelope (siding, soffit, fascia, roof penetrations, skirting)  
  • Structural systems (foundation, stabilization, reinforcement of structural elements, masonry)  
  • Non-compliance with property maintenance code issues  
  • Weatherization & comfort (wood window repair, windows screens, door repair, insulation)  
  • Longevity (scraping, caulking, painting, flashing, gutter repair)  
  • Safety (porch repair & decking, accessibility) 

To be eligible, the home must be constructed prior to 1960, and the income level for the household must be at 80% of the Area Median Income or below.  

To apply, homeowners can visit the REHABARAMA website or call 210-207-3327 to request an application by mail or email.

Beyond preserving aging housing stock, another goal of REHABARAMA is to integrate trades education and learning opportunities into every project. The City is seeking to hire contractors that would be willing to host an apprentice at no cost. Interested contractors can call 210-207-4680 or visit the REHABARAMA website to submit the Contractor Interest Form. 



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

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:

Join Ready To Work!


A higher-paying career is now within your reach. San Antonio’s unprecedented Ready to Work program offers tuition assistance for education and job training.

Career coaches are with you from start to finish to evaluate what you need now to get started, guide you through career planning and get you enrolled to begin your path to securing a quality, higher-paying job.


No other program offers more support to ensure participants reach success. If you are ready for a change, take advantage of this opportunity now.


There are three easy ways to learn more and apply:

      1. Online: Visit

      2. Phone: Call 3-1-1 and ask for Ready to Work

           3. In Person: Visit Alamo Colleges District, Project Quest, Restore Education, or Workforce Solutions Alamo. ​​​​​​​

July 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 Friday at 2 pm – 3 pm

Let’s Read! Read to a Dog

Children practice their literacy skills by reading aloud to a therapy dog, accompanied by the animal handler. This program is for children ages 6-12 but younger children may participate with caregivers’ help.


Every Friday at 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Let’s Create! Arts & Crafts Friday

Stay cool and relax with an arts and crafts activity. This program is for children ages 6-12 but younger children may participate with caregivers’ help.


Every Saturday at 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Let’s Move! Music & Movement

Join us for a morning filled with music, songs, and rhymes! This program is recommended for kids under 10.


Saturday, July 15 at 2 pm & 3 pm

Let’s Create with UTSA Mobile Arts Program

Celebrate Summer Reading for Kids with professional art educators as they facilitate exploration of an interesting art technique. Open to children of all ages.


TEEN PROGRAMMING (For ages 13-18)

Every Monday at 6 pm - 7 pm

Teen Time

Join us in the teen area every Monday night! Get creative, be artistic, watch a movie, do some gaming – what we do is up to you.


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


Every Tuesday at 3 pm – 4 pm (except July 4 & 11)

Yoga Class (for beginners & experts!)

The class will offer options for experts and beginners alike, including seated postures or standing with chair support. Comfortable clothing suggested; must bring your own mat.


Every Thursday at 12 pm – 1 pm (except July 20)

Tai Chi Class (for beginners & experts!)

Improve breathing and balance, increase strength, and decrease stress with certified instructor Debra! Comfortable clothing is recommended and no equipment is required.


Wednesday, July 19 at 11 am – 12:30 pm

Technology Classes for Adults

Please register at the links provided.

July 19 - Smartphone Cameras: Beyond Photography -


Sunday, July 16 at 2pm – 4pm

Tabletop Gaymer Night

Thousand Oaks Library is having a game night for queer adults and their allies. Play games and meet other community members in a safe space. The Library will have games but you can also bring some!


Wednesday, July 19 at 4pm – 5:30pm

Adult Craft Time

Celebrate Summer Reading for Adults by meeting new people, listening to music and creating decoupage seashells. Supplies are provided.


Sunday, July 23 at 12pm – 1:30pm

Plant Swap

Bring your plants, cuttings, and other gardening supplies to swap or give away, and meet other gardening enthusiasts! Limit of 2 freebies per person. All plants must be healthy. All ages welcome.


Sunday, July 23 at 2pm – 3pm

Dig It! Pollinator Gardening

Celebrate Summer Reading for Adults as a Bexar County Master Gardener shares what types of plants will keep pollinators like bees, butterflies and hummingbirds fed and thriving all year round!


Tuesday, July 25 at 5:45pm – 7:45pm

Classic Movie Showing – Rififi (PG)

Watch Rififi (1955), starring Jean Servais and Carl Mohner! Feel free to bring light snacks for yourself as well as pillows or blankets to get comfy.


Master burglar Tony partners with his friends on a jewel heist from a famous Parisian jewelry store. With an impeccable plan and expert safe-cracker, they’re confident of success – until the human element intervenes.


Wednesday, July 26 at 10am – 11am

Seniors Book Club

Discuss “The Diamond Eye” by Kate Quinn! Copies available for checkout at the Library. For adults 60+ years of age. Held at the North East Senior Center | 4135 Thousand Oaks Dr. | 207.4590.


Based on a true story. Mila Pavlichenko is a student until Hitler’s invasion turns her into a soldier, specifically a deadly sniper who hunts Nazis known as Lady Death. Becoming a national heroine, Mila goes on a goodwill tour in America. But soon, an old enemy of Mila’s joins forces with a new foe. Will Lady Death survive?

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

July 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 10:00 am

Toddler Story Time 


Every Thursday from 11:00 am 

Baby Story Time



 Every Wednesday from 4:30 pm 

Tween Time


July 17 from 4:00 pm 

Lego Time




Every Tuesday from 5:00 pm 

Teen Time


Every Thursday from 3:30 pm 

Chess Time


July 24 from 5:30 pm 

Tween Book Chat



Every Friday from 10:00 am 

Indoor Game  


July 15 from 11:00 am 

Shelf Obsessed Book Club 


July 15 from 2:00 pm 

Family Hula Hooping 


July 15 & 29 from 10:00 am 

Easel Time


July 17 from 1:00 pm 

Pollinating Texas w/ Witte Museum 


July 17 from 5:30 pm 

Let's Create: Sensory Art 


July 16, 23, & 30 from 10:00 am 

Tai Ji with Josue 


July 16, 23, & 30 from 3:00 pm 

Mario Kart Tournament

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

July 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 Thursday from 11:00 pm- 12:00 pm

Preschool Story Time


July 25 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 

Kids Time


July 27, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

Read to a Dog


July 20, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm 

Lego Time





Every Wednesday from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Tobin Teen Summer


July 17 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Dungeons & Dragons 


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


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


TAI CHI for Adults


 July 25 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Sit & Stitch

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:

Veterans Healthy Minds Advisory Council:

Sexual Assault First Responders Pocket Guide:

Sexual Assault First Responders Guide:

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!

August 9th: Vertical Church hosts Back 2 School Giveaway!

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.

For more information contact our office at:


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