Saturday, August 12, 2023

District 10 Update August 23


Hi neighbors, Welcome to August!

It's budget time!

During yesterday's A-session, we embarked on the first of many discussions on our FY 2024 Proposed Budget. I first and foremost want to thank the entire City staff for the meticulous work that went into crafting this budget. On the campaign trail, I heard from our constituents they wanted more funding for public safety, more money for streets, and solutions for addressing the homeless problem. I am pleased to see that several of our concerns were addressed in the budget. As we discuss the budget further in the coming months I will continue to advocate for our priorities. We need to carefully assess where our tax dollars are being allocated. I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues, and City staff to make for a better District 10. This is only the beginning neighbors, and we are thrilled to fight for you.  

As a friendly reminder, we're hosting our official City Budget Town Hall THIS Tuesday, August 15th, at the Northeast Senior Center (14078 Nacogdoches), beginning at 6:30 pm. This is the perfect opportunity for you to learn more specifics about the budget, ask questions, and express your concern. I invite you all to attend and look forward to seeing you there.

The Back to School Giveaway was a success!

We served over 1,000 kids at our Annual Back to School Giveaway with Blessed Angels Community Center this past Saturday! We can't thank our volunteers, special guests, and staff enough for this wonderful act of service to our neighbors. I am overwhelmed with gratitude. We hope everyone has a great school year. We wish you nothing but the best! HUGE shoutout to our guests for making this possible: San Antonio Police Officers' Association, Purple Up USA, Ready to Work, Project QUEST, Inc., San Antonio Metro Health, and Bexar County.  Extra special shouts to the iconic True North Sa for surprising our kids with sneakers, shirts, and stickers!

Heads up!

You're invited to the Northeast Neighborhood Alliance Community Meeting, Monday, August 21st, 2023, at the Tool Yard (10303 Tool Yard) at 7 PM. Make plans to attend.

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

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 


 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: City of San Antonio Property Tax Workshop, 2718 Danbury, San Antonio, Texas, 78217. 6:00 PM.


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


*SAVE THE DATE: September 6th: District 10 hosts Town Hall, Meals on Wheels, 2718 Danbury Dr, San Antonio, Texas, 78217, 6:30 PM.


*September 18th: District 10 Community Meeting, 10303 Tool Yard, San Antonio, Texas, 78233. 7:00 PM.

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:

Community Corner: 

Back to School Giveaway Recap

My first Back to School Giveaway was an absolute blast. We can't thank all our volunteers enough! 

San Antonio Fire Station #39

We had a blast catching up with San Antonio Fire Station #39!

Towers on Park Lane Visit

A big thank you to the fine folks at the Towers on Park Lane for the warm welcome!

Thank you, Pastor Bonds

Thank you to the incredible Pastor Bonds of District 10's very own Vertical Church for being this week's invocator at our A-session. We were inspired by your prayers, and look forward to seeing you out in the community. 

Valencia HOA 

Nothing beats an evening with the Valencia Homeowner's Association. Thank you for the invitation!  

Policy Update:




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. 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.

4. 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:

Harry Wurzbach and Austin Highway

Single Point Urban Interchange


Project Scope: Construction of connector ramps between Harry Wurzbach Road and Austin Highway. Intersection will be reconfigured into a Single Point Urban Interchange (SPUI). Light upgrades and traffic signals will be included along with curbs driveway approaches and bike lanes. Utility improvements include CPS gas, SAWS water and sewer.



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


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!


Get involved!

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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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. ​​​​​​​

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

August 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 3:15pm – 4:15pm

Let’s Create! Arts & Crafts Friday

Cool off 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 recommended for kids under 10.


TEEN PROGRAMMING (For ages 13-18)

Every Monday at 6pm - 7pm

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 3pm – 4pm

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 12pm – 1pm (except Aug. 17)

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, Aug. 16 at 11am – 12:30pm

Cloud Storage (Tech Class for Older Adults)

Learn the basics of cloud storage – a technology that lets you store documents, images, and other media files remotely while giving you greater accessibility, reliability, and protection for your important data. NOTE: The targeted age group for this program is 50+ years of age.


Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 4pm – 5:30pm

Adult Craft Time

Join Thousand Oaks Library each month to work on an art/craft project! Meet new people, listen to music, and learn how to do paper quilling. Supplies are provided.


Sunday, Aug. 20 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, Aug. 23 at 10am – 11am

Seniors Book Club

Discuss “The Summer Place” by Jennifer Weiner! 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.

When Sarah’s stepdaughter Ruby announces her engagement, Sarah is shocked. Ruby has set a date (just three months away!) at the family’s beach house on Cape Cod. As the wedding approaches, Ruby deals with abandonment issues caused by her mother, Sarah’s twin brother Sam is recovering from a terrible loss, her husband Eli has been distant, and Sarah rediscovers someone from her past – and a life that could have been.


Wednesday, Aug. 23 at 11am – 12:30pm

Using Google Drive (Tech Class for Older Adults)

Have a Gmail address? Then you have access to Google Drive! Drive is free and acts like a virtual hard drive where you can store files and access them from any device with an internet connection. NOTE: The targeted age group for this program is 50+ years of age. This session doesn’t review how to create a Google account.


Saturday, Aug. 26 at 3:30pm – 5pm

Classic Movie Showing – The Killing (PG)

Watch The Killing (1956), starring Sterling Hayden and Coleen Gray! Feel free to bring light snacks for yourself as well as pillows or blankets to get comfy.

After five years in Alcatraz, Johnny Clay decides that if he’s going to commit crimes, the risk better be worth the punishment, so he masterminds a brilliant scheme to steal $2 million from the local racetrack. The only flaw? He forgets his cohorts’ greedy wife and her boyfriend who plan on absconding with the entire take!


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

August 2023 Tobin Library Programming

4134 Harry Wurzbach | San Antonio, TX 78209 | 210.207.9040

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

Every Wednesday at 11 am 

Easy Tai Chi for Older Adults 


Every Wednesday at 11:45 am

Tai Chi Essentials


August 12 at 1 pm

Tobin Writer Circle


 August 13 at 1 pm

Geek's Assemble 


 August 19 at 2:00 pm 

Dig it! Growing Herbs


 August 21 at 5:30 pm 

Dungeons & Dragons


 August 22 & 29 at 5:30 pm 

Teen Time 


 August 22 & 29 at 1:45 pm 

After School Zone

August 2023 Semmes Branch Library Programming

15060 Judson Rd | San Antonio, TX 78233 | 210.207.9110

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

Every Tuesday at 5:00 pm

Teen Time


Every Wednesday at 4:30 pm

Tween Time


Every Thursday 1 pm

Adult​ Table Tennis 


Every Thursday 3:30 pm

Chess Time​​​​​​​


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 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