Saturday, July 1, 2023


Hi everyone, Happy Friday! 

Good news...

Last week on Council, we voted to DOUBLE the Homestead Exemption from 10% to 20%! This is a huge victory not only for our city, but especially for our neighbors in District 10. I couldn't be more proud of my colleagues uniting together to provide meaningful property tax relief to our neighbors. Thank you to my predecessor Councilman Perry for getting this started. I am proud of the work we all have done to max the exemption. 

Let's give a big thank you to:

A special shout-out to the Northeast Neighborhood Alliance for hosting a wonderful community meeting this month! Thank you to Billy Mahone from the South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless (SARAH), and State Representative Steve Allison for their presentations and updates. Unfortunately, due to some technical difficulties, we were unable to capture the Representative Steve Alison’s updates on the 88th Texas Legislature. If you would like more information on the session, please don't hesitate to contact our office at: Thank you for your patience, please watch the first part of the meeting here!

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. Please make sure to voice your opinion and let us know your suggestions! The City’s official survey is closed, so please email our office with your recommendations. 

Heads up...

Our office will be closed Monday, July 3rd & Tuesday, July 4th in observance of the 4th of July. Click here for a full list of city departments open and closed. 

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!

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 community 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 1st:  Armed Forces Day Parade, San Antonio River Walk, 203 S. St. Mary's, San Antonio, Texas, 78205, 6:00 PM - 6:40 PM. Learn more!


July 4th:  Fourth of July Celebration,Woodlawn Lake Park, 501 S. Josephine Tobin, San Antonio, Texas, 78201, 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM. Learn more!


*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, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.


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

Meet the Team:

Community Highlights: 

Northeast Neighborhood Alliance Meeting

My first NNA meeting as City Councilman was extra special. In case you missed it, you can watch here!


Welcome to the Chamber, Brighton Center

Home to over 3,500 students a year, the Brighton Center has fostered the lives of many children by giving them developmental skills for success. Congrats on joining the prestigious Cibolo Chamber family! District 10 is honored to collaborate with strong business leaders who serve the community. 


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.  Capital Improvements Advisory Committee - Mission: The purpose of the Committee is to advise and assist in the implementation of the impact fee process pursuant to Chapter 395 of the Local Government Code which established a method for municipalities to use to impose impact fees for recouping the cost of off-site capital improvements necessitated by new development. The Committee is responsible for making recommendations to the City Council on the adoption of Land Use Assumptions and Capital Improvements Plans, and on the imposition and recalculation of impact fees. 

3. 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. 

4.  Historic and Design Review Commission - Mission: The HDRC reviews projects related to exterior changes to properties individually designated as landmarks within the following areas: A historic district within the City; a River Improvement Overlay(RIO) Districts (including the River Walk); a View Shed Protection district; or a landmark property that is publicly-owned (i.e. libraries, parks, fire stations, etc.) In considering whether to recommend approval or disapproval of an application for a Certificate of Appropriateness, the HDRC is guided by the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation, the City of San Antonio's Unified Development Code, and any additional design guidelines adopted by City Council. 

5. Historic and Design Review Compliance and Technical Advisory Board - Mission: The HDCTAB members will review and recommend projects impacting historic properties related to repair and replacement materials, evaluate compliance cases and post-work approvals, and review OHP policy documents and historic design guidelines. 

6. 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.

7. 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. 

8. Zoning Board of Adjustment- Mission: To deliver quality City Services and commit to achieving San Antonio's vision of prosperity of its diverse, vibrant, and historic community.

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!


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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New Territories 


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Southside Lions 

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Lap Swim

7:30am - 9:30am 

Open Swim 

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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. ​​​​​​​

June 2023 Thousand Oaks Library Programming

4618 Thousand Oaks Dr. | San Antonio, TX 78233 | 210.207.9190

Monday & Tuesday: 12pm - 8pm | Wednesday - Sunday: 10am – 6pm



Every Friday at 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Let’s Read! Read to a Dog

Children practice their developing literacy skills by reading aloud individually to a therapy dog, accompanied by the animal handler. Recommended for ages 6-12.


Every Friday at 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Let’s Create! Arts & Crafts Friday

Unwind from the school week with a relaxing arts and crafts activity. This program is for children ages 6-12 but younger children may participate with caregivers’ help.


Every Saturday at 10:30am – 11:15am

Let’s Move! Music & Movement

Join us for a morning filled with music, songs, and rhymes. This program is best for children under 10.



TEEN PROGRAMMING (For ages 13-18)

Every Monday at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (except June 19)

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 at 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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.


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

June 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




Every Tuesday from 5:00 pm 

Teen Time


Every Thursday from 3:30 pm 

Chess Time



Every Thursday from 1:00 pm 

Table Tennis 

June 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





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

Tobin Teen Center


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


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


TAI CHI for Adults


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!

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

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