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NEWS & EVENTS

February Message From THCA President Cody Doege

Greetings Neighbors!!  I hope this article finds you well. Being in the midst of Tobin Hill, we know how fast things change while other neighborhoods remain relatively stable, changing only incrementally. The too familiar sequence of disinvestment, deterioration and desertion devastates some formerly prosperous and elegant middle and working class communities.  In distressed neighborhoods, gentrification can occur. This term generally refers to fresh investors rebuilding, refurbishing, upgrading and revitalizing neighborhoods and communities. Virtually everyone wants ...
Report on the Tobin Hill Community Association’s 9th Annual Meeting

Report on the Tobin Hill Community Association’s 9th Annual Meeting

The Tobin Hill Community Association’s 9th Annual Meeting, held at the Eco-Centro Building on January 26, 2017, continued our tradition of large turnouts, including a diverse audience of members and guests. The meeting was a little late in starting, but for a very good reason, there was a line of members and new members paying their 2017 membership fee. The meeting was called to order by President Cody Doege with the announcement that the required ...

Tobin Hill History — N. St. Mary’s – Gasoline Alley

Transportation has always been big in Texas.  The state is so big that shank’s mare is usually not an option.  First, there was the horse, then the coach, then the train.  Then, in the early 20th century, we settled on the automobile.  The airplane came along a little later, but the state of Texas is still partial to the automobile.  Of course, such contraptions need fuel; and Texas made sure there was plenty to fill ...

February Book Club Meeting

February  book club meeting is on Thursday, February 2, 2017. The selected reading is EVICTED by Matthew Desmond. This meeting is hosted by Doreen Tarango at my house on 614 E Park Ave. Any questions, please call Kell at 210-865-2569.  ...

March Book Club Meeting

March book club will meet Thursday, March 2nd, at the home of Marissa Garza, 402 E Park Avenue, @ 7:00PM.  The selected reading is BEFORE THE FALL by Noah Hawley.  For questions, please call 210.865.2569 or email at kell.a @sbcglobal.net ...

El Mardi Gras, A Community Event in Tobin Hill

El Mardi Gras is a community event taking place in Historic Tobin Hill on Feb 19 2017, 1-7 pm. Entry to this event is free and will feature food prepared from locally renowned Chefs: Pieter Sypesteyn of Cookhouse Restaurant and NOLA Brunch & Beignets, New Orleans Native John Russ, Jeff Balfour of Southerleigh, Luis Morales of Humble House Foods, and Jean-Francois Poujol of Tribeca. There will be art for sale from local artists as well ...
2016 Report to the Tobin Hill Community Association on Membership Activity

2016 Report to the Tobin Hill Community Association on Membership Activity

A new year is here, and as far as THCA memberships (both New and Renewals) goes, we are doing very well. Compared to previous years, we continue our trend of breaking records. As of the end of January, we have 128 paid memberships for 2017. In fact, almost 60% of our 2016 members have renewed for this year. Fortunately, we have room to do a lot better! Even though we are off to a good ...
2016 Report to the Tobin Hill Community Association on Historic Preservation Activity

2016 Report to the Tobin Hill Community Association on Historic Preservation Activity

The THCA Historic Preservation Committee has been active in the Community for many years, chaired by Federica Kushner. Below is a listing of the many activities the Committee was involved in during 2016. These activities include such work as: Statements made to the San Antonio Historic and Design Review Commission,  letter of support, meetings, and other items as noted below. Statements made to the Historic and Design Review Commission: 501 E. Dewey -     Statement, ...

H2Oaks Desalinated Water Passes the Taste Test

Hundreds of feet below Bexar County lie billions of gallons of salty Wilcox Aquifer groundwater that were, until now, unusable. San Antonio Water System‘s newest water desalination plant, H2Oaks, officially opened to the public on Friday, although most San Antonians have been drinking and using its water since the facility in Elmendorf came online in November. “Just 17 years ago, if you can believe it, our city was 100% dependent on Edwards Aquifer water,” Mayor Ivy ...

William R. Sinkin Eco Centro Announcements

Below are Eco Centro Events (1802 Main Ave.) that are free and open to the public that may be of interest: Air Quality and Climate Challenges in San Antonio Wednesday, Feb. 8, 6pm Mario Bravo, Environmental Defense Fund, will lead a discussion on air quality and climate challenges we face in San Antonio including ozone, how our city’s new sustainability plan addresses these challenges and what gaps remain, and what actions we can take as ...

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