Dec 08 2018

Tobin Talk: December 8, 2019

Hello Neighbors!

Thank you to all who attended our last public meeting on November 29. We had a great turnout. The main topic of the meeting was the proposed amendments to the bylaws, which were passed by the membership, 43 to 2. The updated bylaws have been uploaded to the website and can be viewed here: http://tobinhill.org/tobin-hill-community-association/

One of the amendments to the bylaws concerns a new Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest Disclosure form.  This form/policy can be viewed here: https://tinyurl.com/ConfidentialityConflictForm

The Nominating Committee has compiled the list of nominees for the 2019 Board election. You can view the nominee bios here.  The election will take place at our Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 24, 2019.  You must be current on your THCA Membership to vote for the Board, so please make sure you have renewed before then.

We are looking forward to seeing you at our annual Holiday Party on Friday, December 14th at Casa Rosa.

Read on below for more info.


THCA Holiday Party 

You’re invited: Tobin Hill Community Association Annual Holiday Party!
Friday, December 14 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
La Casa Rosa, 527 E Dewey Place
Tamales and chili will be provided by THCA. Please bring a dish to share. You do not need to be a THCA Member to attend.
Please invite your neighbors to come along!



Note from THCA’s Membership Chair, Tom Flynn:

It’s time to renew your 2019 THCA Membership!
We have begun collecting your dues for next year. You can renew your membership in person, by mail, or online here.


NCAA COACH BACK IN THE GAME THANKS TO CARE AT METROPOLITAN METHODIST HOSPITAL
San Antonio, Texas – November 26, 2018 – Hospitality and the commitment to outstanding patient care provided by the leadership and staff at Metropolitan Methodist Hospital scored big with a college basketball coach during the 2018 NCAA Men’s Final Four in San Antonio.Coach Greg Herenda, 57, had not been in a hospital since he was born, but during a trip to  San Antonio to see the Final Four in March 2018 he encountered a life-threatening condition that kept him in the hospital for 15 days.“I could not have picked a better place than Metropolitan Methodist Hospital,” he said.  “My family and I were 2,000 miles away from our home in New Jersey, but the doctors and staff made us feel like family.  I was in a bad situation and they worked hard for me.  I will be forever grateful.”

Read more on the THCA blog.




Housing Programs
The Neighborhood and Housing Services Department offers several home repair and energy efficiency programs for income-qualified homeowners. Applications are being accepted as follows:

  • Under 1 Roof, Let’s Paint, and Minor Repair Programs: Ongoing (as funding is available)
  • Green and Healthy Homes Program: Ongoing, year-round

Click here to learn more about the City’s repair and remediation programs, and to download an application.


📚 Tobin Hill Book Club 📚

The book club meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. Locations vary.

January: THE ALICE NETWORK
February: THE THORNBIRDS

Contact: kell.a@sbcglobal.net

THCA Annual Meeting

2019 Board Election
Thursday, January 24, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Eco Centro, 1802 N. Main Ave.

Please read through the nominee bios here.

Social to follow the meeting.


Committee Meetings:

THCA’s  Zoning and Development Committee meets bi-weekly (as needed) to review upcoming zoning cases in the neighborhood. The next meeting will be Tuesday, December 11th at 6:30PM. Please contact Chairperson, Rick Schell, to confirm the location of the meeting.

THCA’s Historic Preservation Committee meets monthly to discuss cases scheduled to go before the City’s Historic Design Review Commission. The next meeting will be in January. Please contact Committee Chair, Ricki Kushner, for meeting location details.


 

Dec 08 2018

2019 Board Nominees

THCA 2019 Nominees

Nominee for President:

Cody Doege, Resident, East Myrtle Street: Cody Doege was born and raised in New Berlin, TX, and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from SWT in San Marcos. Cody is an active Member of Christ Lutheran Church of Elm Creek and is employed by La Jolla Pharmaceutical.  He has lived in Tobin Hill for nine years and his focus in the community is to engage and encourage sound growth through each Resident’s wants and needs. Municipal accountability and Compliance Strategies are of utmost importance. Cody is running for re-election for his fourth term as THCA President.  

Resident Nominees (two positions available):

Michael Cepek, Resident, East Courtland Place: Michael has been in Tobin Hill since mid-2008, when he bought a 1927 house on East Courtland Place, in the historic district. He is a Chicago native and came to San Antonio to work as a professor of cultural anthropology at UTSA. Within six months of his 2007 arrival, he knew he would stay for a long time, which is why he moved from an apartment in Monte Vista to Tobin Hill. Michael enjoys frequenting the clubs and venues on the St. Mary’s strip with his wife Amy Rushing, who is Head of Special Collections at the UTSA Libraries. He knows many of the owners and workers of businesses along the strip, and believes he can be a good connection to that very significant part of our neighborhood. Many folks here have seen him walking his three dogs–a rat terrier, a chihuahua, and a chihuahua-poodle mix–along our streets, and a few others have already met his mother, Char, who recently bought a home in Tobin Hill to get away from Chicago winters. Michael has long been interested in various neighborhood issues: keeping our homes and streets safe; working to maintain a good balance between Tobin Hill’s history as a mixed residential and business/entertainment district; and helping to make sure the neighborhood remains open and affirming for our many LGBTQ residents, as his brother is gay and his family has a long history of involvement with Parents, Friends, and Family of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). Michael is running for re-election for his second term on the THCA Board. 

Michael Finelli, Resident, Paschal Street: Michael Finelli grew up in Miami Florida, received a Bachelors of Art History degree at Florida International University. After graduation moved to the great San Antonio in 2011. My wife Rachel and I moved to the Tobin Hill community at the end of 2016 and shortly after welcomed our first baby Francine.  Some of my hobbies are traveling, photography and always love attending local events. 

Larkin O’Hern, Resident, East Myrtle Street: Larkin and his wife Rachel bought a home in Tobin Hill in 2017 and (finally) moved in early 2018!  After spending eight years in the Army bouncing from place to place, they were ready to put down roots and loved the community feel of Tobin Hill, its proximity to downtown, and mix of historic preservation with exciting potential.  Larkin is a 2008 graduate of the United States Military Academy and holds a master’s degree from George Washington University-which he uses never.  When not working at USAA Larkin enjoys “walking” along the Museum Reach and biking the Mission Extension and is a proponent for sidewalk and bike-lane enhancements. 

 

Business Nominees (one position available):

Blayne Tucker, Owner – The Mix on N. St. Mary’s Street: Mr. Tucker has worked on virtually every aspect of the music and entertainment business for a variety of clients including Cyril Neville, Bobby Valentino, and Gary Clark Jr. On behalf of Gary Clark Jr., Mr. Tucker has participated in every aspect of his career: management, business management, legal affairs, tour management, booking, promotions, marketing, publicity, merchandising, fan club interaction, and publishing administration. He is the founder of the North St. Mary’s Business Owners Association, served as Commissioner on the Tricentennial Commission when appointed by then Councilman Ron Nirenberg, and is owner of The Mix on North St. Mary’s St. Additionally, Mr. Tucker is the managing partner for Do210.com. San Antonio’s premiere event calendar listing providing the most comprehensive event database for local and national events.

Mr. Tucker was in private practice handling a wide variety of cases that involved: business litigation, multi-district litigation, criminal defense, business transactions, international law, wills and probate, personal injury, divorce, child custody, adoption, and appeals before the Court of Veterans Appeals and Air Force Board for the Correction of Military Records. Mr. Tucker has practiced extensively in both state and federal district and appellate courts. Mr. Tucker completed his B.S. from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in just over two years, as well as attaining his J.D. from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas. Blayne is running for re-election for his second term on the THCA Board. 

Beth Schleif, Director of Business Development, Metropolitan Methodist Hospital: Beth is excited for the chance to participate in the Tobin Hill Community Association as she grew up with parents very active in their own community association in her hometown of Clear Lake, outside of Houston, and experienced the benefits of residents and businesses working together. 

Beth attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, where she played basketball for the school and participated in Greek life. After completing her bachelors degree, Beth moved to San Antonio in 2008 and began work in fundraising and development with the McNay Art Museum. She later moved to Institutional Advancement for UT Health where she found purpose and inspiration in advancing research and treatment in medicine, particularly seeing the positive impact it had on patients. With a desire to do more in the healthcare world, Beth decided to pursue a Masters in Healthcare Administration at Trinity University. She found her home at Metropolitan Methodist Hospital when doing her Administrative residency year, and stayed on board as an Associate Administrator after completing her degree in 2015. In this operations role Beth had the chance to collaborate with many department teams while implementing the patient food services room service model, overseeing construction projects, and leading employee engagement initiatives. In 2017 Beth transitioned to the business development role and has enjoyed the work she now gets to do, partnering with physicians in both the hospital and community. 

Outside of the hospital Beth enjoys participating in the ministries of her church, Laurel Heights United Methodist, where she sings in the choir, volunteers with the youth group, and serves on the Staff Parish Relations Committee. 

 

Thank you to all of the members who are willing to serve as Board Members for the Community Association.

Prepared by the THCA Nominating Committee: Callie Flynn, Rachel O’Hern, and Anisa Schell

Dec 06 2018

NCAA COACH BACK IN THE GAME THANKS TO CARE AT METROPOLITAN METHODIST HOSPITAL

San Antonio, Texas – November 26, 2018 – Hospitality and the commitment to outstanding patient care provided by the leadership and staff at Metropolitan Methodist Hospital scored big with a college basketball coach during the 2018 NCAA Men’s Final Four in San Antonio.

Coach Greg Herenda, 57, had not been in a hospital since he was born, but during a trip to San Antonio to see the Final Four in March 2018 he encountered a life-threatening condition that kept him in the hospital for 15 days.

“I could not have picked a better place than Metropolitan Methodist Hospital,” he said. “My family and I were 2,000 miles away from our home in New Jersey, but the doctors and staff made us feel like family. I was in a bad situation and they worked hard for me. I will be forever grateful.”

Herenda is head coach of the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights men’s basketball team. The university is in Teaneck, New Jersey. He had traveled to San Antonio for the National Association of Basketball Coaches convention, held during the Final Four. His leg felt tight on the plane and then he experienced pain while walking on the San Antonio Riverwalk. He decided to sleep on the decision about whether to seek care, but the next day his leg continued to swell. He was admitted to the emergency room at Metropolitan Methodist Hospital. Doctors performed an ultrasound of his entire body. They found two blood clots, one in his thigh and another in his abdomen.

“Coach Herenda’s condition was very serious,” said Demetrios Macris, M.D., vascular surgeon who treated him. “This size of a clot can prove fatal if it dislodges and migrates to the heart and lungs. This could have been instantly fatal.” Coach Herenda was treated with Tissue Plasminogen Activator (TPA), a drug that breaks up clots and restores blood flow, and then with oral anticoagulation medications.

Herenda also was battling a fever of 104º. “I was lying on a bed of ice for a day,” he said. “They were trying anything to break the fever. It would go down and then right back up again.”
“The hospital was incredible, and the people were awesome,” said Herenda. “I made so many new friends. The people were incredible, magical.”

“Greg Seiler, hospital CEO, came to my room and we really hit it off,” said Herenda. “Greg’s a Spurs fan and when he found out I was a college basketball coach, he came by to check on me all the time. Later during my stay, Greg reached out to Carson Cunningham, head basketball coach of the University of the Incarnate Word Cardinals, and he visited me, too. It was awesome to talk to another coach.”

Seiler also contacted Visit San Antonio and told them the story of the special visitor they had and the need for hotel accommodations for his wife for a few extra days. “They made phone calls to their hotel partners, and our San Antonio hospitality really came through when one of the hotels provided lodging for Coach’s wife for a night for her to get a shower and a good night’s sleep,’ said Seiler. “Visit SA was amazing.”

“Basketball played a part in my healing in a funny way,” said Herenda. “At the end of the day, it is encouraging to know that people care. It sounds like a cliché, but I treat every day like it’s a gift. I mean this was scary. The people at that hospital made me feel a lot of love, and they got me through it. I was where I needed to be. It was a team effort.”

Seiler said that having Herenda as a patient was a win-win situation, and he is proud of the way the Metropolitan Methodist team performed. “San Antonio has a growing reputation is a great sports town and our people are an important part of the appeal,” he said. San Antonio will host the Women’s Final Four in 2021 and the Men’s Final Four in 2025.

Note: Some of Coach Herenda’s quotes were taken from an article in the Fall 2018 issue of Time-Out, a publication of the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

Nov 26 2018

Tobin Talk: November 26, 2018

Greetings!

We hope you had a great holiday weekend. The Tobin Hill Community Association is so thankful for our neighbors.

Our November public meeting is coming up this week on Thursday, and we’ve scheduled our annual holiday party for December 14th. You won’t want to miss these and other upcoming events.

Read on below for more info.


THCA Public Meeting

Presentation/Adoption of amended Bylaws
Thursday, November 29, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Eco Centro, 1802 N. Main Ave.

Review the proposed updates here: https://tinyurl.com/2018bylawupdates

If you would like a printed copy of the proposed updates, please email: info@tobinhill.org

Social to follow the meeting at Plaza Guadalajara.


📚 Tobin Hill Book Club 📚

The book club meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. Locations vary.

December: THE SOUL OF AMERICA
January: THE ALICE NETWORK
February: THE THORNBIRDS

Contact: kell.a@sbcglobal.net


THCA Holiday Party 

You’re invited: Tobin Hill Community Association annual holiday party!

Friday, December 14 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
La Casa Rosa, 527 E Dewey Place

Tamales and chili will be provided by THCA. Please bring a dish to share. 

You do not need to be a THCA Member to attend.
Please invite your neighbors to come along!


Note from THCA’s Membership Chair, Tom Flynn:

It’s officially time to start signing up for your 2019 THCA Membership!
Start getting your finances in order as we will start collecting your dues for next year now. You can renew your membership in person at the THCA Public meeting on Thursday, November 29, by mail, or online here.



Housing Programs
The Neighborhood and Housing Services Department offers several home repair and energy efficiency programs for income-qualified homeowners. Applications are being accepted as follows:

  • Under 1 Roof, Let’s Paint, and Minor Repair Programs: Ongoing (as funding is available)
  • Green and Healthy Homes Program: Ongoing, year-round

Click here to learn more about the City’s repair and remediation programs, and to download an application.

Committee Meetings:

THCA’s  Zoning Task Force meets bi-weekly (as needed) to review upcoming zoning cases in the neighborhood. The next meeting will be Tuesday, November 27th at 6:30PM. Please contact Zoning Task Force Chairperson, Rick Schell, to confirm the location of the meeting.

THCA’s Historic Preservation Committee meets monthly to discuss cases scheduled to go before the City’s Historic Design Review Commission. The next meeting will be Monday, November 26th at 6:30PM. Please contact Committee Chair, Ricki Kushner, for meeting location details.

Oct 26 2018

Tobin Talk: October 26, 2018

Good afternoon Neighbors!

A quick update: last night members of the Association met to adopt the proposed bylaw amendments. Unfortunately, we did not have enough members in attendance to vote on the amendments. We will be presenting the amendments at our next general meeting on November, 29. Please mark your calendar and plan to be there for this important meeting!

We know that the next few months will be a busy time for everyone. Here is a quick reminder of upcoming events in the neighborhood.


THCA Public Meeting

Presentation/Adoption of amended Bylaws
Thursday, November 29, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Eco Centro, 1802 N. Main Ave.

Review the proposed updates here: https://tinyurl.com/2018bylawupdates

If you would like a printed copy of the proposed updates, please email: info@tobinhill.org



Join our neighbors on E. Mistletoe Ave. for a night of food and friends!
There will be food and festivities on the following porches:

418 E Mistletoe 431 E Mistletoe
426 E Mistletoe 511 E Mistletoe
430 E Mistletoe 512 E Mistletoe

Please BYOB. This is a kid and pet friendly event.


THCA 2nd Friday Social

Please join the Tobin Hill Community Association for our monthly Social!

Friday, November 9 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
El Búho, 2710 N. St. Mary’s St.

THCA’s monthly Social is a fun way for neighbors to connect!
You do not need to be a THCA Member to attend.
Please invite your neighbors to come along!


In 2017, Councilman Roberto Treviño initiated a Council Consideration request in response to demolition penalties and neighborhood concerns in San Antonio. One of the recommendations from the Council Committee was for the Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) to further explore deconstruction as an alternative to traditional demolition.

The meeting will feature a presentation from city staff, a deconstruction case study from a historic district resident, and an interactive exercise.
This event is FREE and open to the public!

Can’t attend the meeting? Your input is still important to us! Please take time to email your comments to info@sapreservation.com. Written comments will be documented on the project website: www.sanantonio.gov/historic/Programs/Deconstruction


Note from THCA’s Membership Chair, Tom Flynn:
It’s officially time to start signing up for your 2019 THCA Membership! Start getting your finances in order as we will start collecting your dues for next year now. This Halloween don’t be the person dressed as a non paying member for 2019.

You can renew your membership in person at the next Second Friday Social on November 9th, the Public meeting on November 29, by mail, or online.

Oct 19 2018

Tobin Talk: October 19, 2018

Greetings!

What a great way to remember a loved one that was so instrumental to Tobin Hill.  Last Friday, October 12, during the Second Friday Social Luis Lopez unveiled two pieces of art to remember Mrs. Alizondo who owned several properties in Tobin Hill.  Her son, Luis Alizondo, hired Tobin Hill artist Luis Lopez to develop two art pieces that are now part of the landscape on Dewey.  Following the unveiling refreshments and fellowship were enjoyed by many at CASA ROSA, the Gallery of Luis Lopez. Be sure to check out the photos on the THCA Facebook page.

The Tobin Hill Community Association Board instituted the Second Friday Social several months ago and it has become a great way to meet and get to know your neighbors.  We look forward to future Second Fridays and are always looking for neighbors and/or businesses to host.  I look forward to seeing each of you in the near term at one of the many Neighborhood engagements!

Cody Doege
THCA President


Special Meeting for THCA Members

Presentation/Adoption of amended Bylaws
Thursday, October 25, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Eco Centro, 1802 N. Main Ave.

Review the proposed updates here: https://tinyurl.com/2018bylawupdates

If you would like a printed copy of the proposed updates, please email: info@tobinhill.org



Tobin Hill Book Club
The book club meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. Locations vary.
November: FRANKENSTEIN
December: THE SOUL OF AMERICA
January: THE ALICE NETWORK
February: THE THORNBIRDS

Contact: kell.a@sbcglobal.net


Join our neighbors on E. Mistletoe Ave. for a night of food and friends!
There will be food and festivities on the following porches:
418 E Mistletoe    431 E Mistletoe
426 E Mistletoe    511 E Mistletoe
430 E Mistletoe    512 E Mistletoe
Please BYOB. This is a kid and pet friendly event.

THCA 2nd Friday Social 
Please join the Tobin Hill Community Association for our monthly Social!

Friday, November 9 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
El Búho, 2710 N. St. Mary’s St.

THCA’s monthly Social is a fun way for neighbors to connect!
You do not need to be a THCA Member to attend.
Please invite your neighbors to come along!


Note from THCA’s Membership Chair, Tom Flynn:

It’s officially time to start signing up for your 2019 THCA Membership! Start getting your finances in order as we will start collecting your dues for next year now. This Halloween don’t be the person dressed as a non paying member for 2019.

You can renew your membership in person at the next Second Friday Social on November 9th, the Public meeting on November 29, by mail, or online here.


In 2017, Councilman Roberto Treviño initiated a Council Consideration request in response to demolition penalties and neighborhood concerns in San Antonio. One of the recommendations from the Council Committee was for the Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) to further explore deconstruction as an alternative to traditional demolition.

The meeting will feature a presentation from city staff, a deconstruction case study from a historic district resident, and an interactive exercise.

This event is FREE and open to the public!
Can’t attend the meeting? Your input is still important to us! Please take time to email your comments to info@sapreservation.com. Written comments will be documented on the project website: www.sanantonio.gov/historic/Programs/Deconstruction

Housing Programs

The Neighborhood and Housing Services Department offers several home repair and energy efficiency programs for income-qualified homeowners. Applications are being accepted as follows:

  • Owner Occupied Repair Program: through November 9th
  • Under 1 Roof, Let’s Paint, and Minor Repair Programs:
    Beginning October 1st and ongoing (as funding is available)
  • Green and Healthy Homes Program: Ongoing, year-round

Click here to learn more about the City’s repair and remediation programs, and to download an application.Sat., September 29, 8PM-1AM


City Meetings & Events:

– Oct. 30, 6PM: N St. Mary’s Bond, Hawthorne Academy
– Nov. 1: City Council: Agenda includes Short Term Rentals & updates to the IDZ zoning category
– Nov. 5, 6PM: OHP’s Deconstruction Public Input Meeting, EcoCentro


Committee Meetings:

THCA’s  Zoning Task Force meets bi-weekly (as needed) to review upcoming zoning cases in the neighborhood. The next meeting will be Tuesday, October 23rd at 6:30PM. Please contact Zoning Task Force Chairperson, Rick Schell, to confirm the location of the meeting.

THCA’s Historic Preservation Committee meets monthly to discuss cases scheduled to go before the City’s Historic Design Review Commission. The next meeting will be Monday, October 22nd at 6:30PM. Please contact Committee Chair, Ricki Kushner, for meeting location details.


Reminder: Get out and VOTE! 

There is an important election coming up!
  • Early voting: October 22 – November 2
  • Election Day: Tuesday, November 6
Be informed! Visit the Texas Secretary of State’s website, www.VoteTexas.gov or call (800)-252-VOTE for more information on this election and to verify that you are registered to vote.
You can also visit www.Vote411.org for a non-partisan voter’s guide.

 

Sep 28 2018

Tobin Talk: September 28, 2018

Greetings neighbors!

We had a really great meeting last week. THCA Board Member, Blayne Tucker, gave an update from the North St. Mary’s Business Owners Association. The business owners along N. St. Mary’s plan to organize a neighborhood trash pick up. They will coordinate with the THCA Board on dates and locations. They are also partnering with Councilman Treviño’s office to get banners for N. St. Mary’s.

Eco Centro will be transforming the garden beds outside of the center to include more pollinator plants and food gardens. They have received a grant for a community garden bed and would like to partner with THCA to find a great location. The location should have access to water and will be maintained by volunteers from THCA and EcoCentro. We look forward to scheduling a design charrette for this project in the near future. Folks should contact Meredith at EcoCentro by phone at 210-486-0418 or email at sac-ecocentro@alamo.org with any questions.

We also heard from the City of San Antonio’s Solid Waste Management Department about updates to pricing and exactly what should go in the blue, green, and brown carts.

There is a lot going on in and around the neighborhood in the coming weeks. Read on below for details!

Saturday, September 29, 9 AM – 2 PM
Pearl Stable, 307 Pearl Parkway
The Historic Homeowner Fair is a FREE event hosted by San Antonio’s Office of Historic Preservation that brings together owners of aging and historic homes with local professionals, services, and solutions. The fair provides education to homeowners about caring for and maintaining their properties.
THCA will have a table at this event, so make sure to stop by! 
If you’re interested in volunteering with THCA at this event,
please contact Ricki Kushner.

Tobin Hill’s National Night Out
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
1626 McCullough Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78212

Come out and have fun with your neighbors!!
There will be a firetruck and special guests from the SAFD and SAPD!
Metropolitan Methodist Hospital will be providing flu shots at no cost.

THCA will be providing hot dogs and non-alcoholic drinks.
Generations Federal Credit Union is donating desserts.
Please bring a side dish to share. 


Tobin Hill Book Club
The book club meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. Locations vary.

October: THE BAD-ASS LIBRARIANS OF TIMBUKTU
November: FRANKENSTEIN
December: THE SOUL OF AMERICA
January: THE ALICE NETWORK
February: THE THORNBIRDS

Contact: kell.a@sbcglobal.net


Reminder: Get out and VOTE!
Texas has an important election coming up this November. Bexar County has had a very low turn out for past elections. We want to change that by reminding you all to exercise your right as a citizen and VOTE!

Important dates:
Last day to register to vote: October 9
Early voting: October 22 – November 2
Election Day: Tuesday, November 6
Be informed! Visit the Texas Secretary of State’s website, www.VoteTexas.gov or call (800)-252-VOTE for more information on this election and to verify that you are registered to vote.

You can also visit www.Vote411.org for a non-partisan voter’s guide.


THCA 2nd Friday Social!

Please join us for the Unveiling of
“SCULPTURAL CORRIDOR ON DEWEY”
and Art Exhibit

Friday, October 12 from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
La Casa Rosa Art Studio
527 E Dewey Place 

Light refreshments provided.
You are welcome to bring a side dish or beverage of your choice.
There will be special guests, including District 1 City Councilman Roberto Treviño. Please see our Facebook event for program details. 
You do not need to be a THCA Member to attend.
Please invite your neighbors to come along!


Special Meeting for THCA Members

Presentation/Adoption of amended Bylaws
Thursday, October 25, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Eco Centro, 1802 N. Main Ave.

Review the proposed updates here: https://tinyurl.com/2018bylawupdates

If you would like a printed copy of the proposed updates, please email: info@tobinhill.org


Housing Programs
The Neighborhood and Housing Services Department offers several home repair and energy efficiency programs for income-qualified homeowners. Applications are being accepted as follows:

  • Under 1 Roof, Let’s Paint, and Minor Repair Programs:
    Beginning October 1st and ongoing (as funding is available)
  • Green and Healthy Homes Program: Ongoing, year-round

Click here to learn more about the City’s repair and remediation programs, and to download an application.Sat., September 29, 8PM-1AM


60+ bands & DJs will perform on 25 stages along St. Mary’s & beyond. More info:
sanantoniomusicshowcase.com


City Meetings & Events:

– Sept. 29, 9am-2pm: Historic Homeowner Fair at the Pearl Stable
– Oct. 3, 2pm: City Council meeting: Short Term Rentals
– Oct. 6, 11am: District 1 Land Use Town Hall, 1310 Vance Jackson


Committee Meetings:

THCA’s  Zoning Task Force meets bi-weekly (as needed) to review upcoming zoning cases in the neighborhood. The next meeting will be Tuesday, October 9th at 6:30PM. Please contact Zoning Task Force Chairperson, Rick Schell, to confirm the location of the meeting. THCA’s Historic Preservation Committee meets monthly to discuss cases scheduled to go before the City’s Historic Design Review Commission. The next meeting will be Monday, October 22nd at 6:30PM. Please contact Committee Chair, Ricki Kushner, for meeting location details. Don’t forget that the Nominating Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Board.


Other events:

Metropolitan Community Church of San Antonio (MCCSA) is hosting some fundraising events:
– Loteria Night: Sept. 29, 6-9pm
– Bunco & Raffle: Oct. 13, 2018, 3-6pm
Please contact MCCSA for more details: www.mccofsanantonio.com

Sep 14 2018

Tobin Talk: September 14, 2018

“Tobin Talk”
What’s Going on in the Neighborhood!

Greetings neighbors!

We hope to see many of you at tonight’s 2nd Friday Social! The Social is BYOB and is being hosted at the Sumerset’s home, 622 E. Locust St. from 6-8pm. See you there!

Next week is our September public meeting. We will meet at EcoCentro at 6:00pm, Thursday, September 20th. Waste Management will be here update the neighborhood on their new billing program. There will also be an update from Eco Centro on a new community garden! There will be a social to follow.

The project at E. Euclid and N. St. Mary’s is headed to City Council on September 20 at 2:00pm. The proposal going before Council is for five (5), seven-story buildings, with 30 total units on the property. The City Council hearing is public, so any citizen can attend. If you’d like to speak about the case, please plan to arrive early to sign up, and/or email your support or opposition of the project to our Councilperson, Roberto C. Treviño, by September 19.

There is a lot going on in and around the neighborhood in the coming weeks. Read on below for details!
Public Meeting!


September THCA Public Meeting
Thursday, September 20, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Eco Centro, 1802 N. Main Ave.
Social to follow.

On the agenda: Solid Waste Management & Recycling Update.

THCA’s neighborhood meetings are held bi-monthly. If you would like to join or renew your membership you can do so at the meeting or on our webpage: http://tobinhill.org/joindonate/


THCA 2nd Friday Social!

Please join us for our monthly Social!
TONIGHT, September 14 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Sumerset’s home, 622 E. Locust St.

Snacks will be provided, please bring your own beverage.

You do not need to be a THCA Member to attend.
Please invite your neighbors to come along!


Historic Homeowner Fair! 

Saturday, September 29, 9 AM – 2 PM
Pearl Stable, 307 Pearl Parkway

The Historic Homeowner Fair is a FREE event hosted by San Antonio’s Office of Historic Preservation that brings together owners of aging and historic homes with local professionals, services, and solutions. The fair provides education to homeowners about caring for and maintaining their properties.
THCA will have a table at this event, so make sure to stop by!
If you’re interested in volunteering with THCA at this event,
please contact Ricki Kushner.


Save the Date!
National Night Out
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
1626 McCullough Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78212


Tobin Hill Book Club
The book club meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. Locations vary.

October: THE BAD-ASS LIBRARIANS OF TIMBUKTU

Contact: kell.a@sbcglobal.net


Sat., September 29, 8PM-1AM
60+ bands & DJs will perform on 25 stages along St. Mary’s & beyond. More info:
sanantoniomusicshowcase.com


Committee Meetings:

THCA’s Zoning Task Force meets bi-weekly (as needed) to review upcoming zoning cases in the neighborhood. The next meeting will be Monday, September 24th at 6:30PM. Please contact Zoning Task Force Chairperson, Rick Schell, to confirm the location of the meeting.

THCA’s Historic Preservation Committee meets monthly to discuss cases scheduled to go before the City’s Historic Design Review Commission. The next meeting will be Monday, September 24th at 6:30PM. Please contact Committee Chair, Ricki Kushner, for meeting location details.

Other events:

Metropolitan Community Church of San Antonio (MCCSA) is hosting several fundraising events in the coming weeks:

– Craft & Vendor Market: Sept. 22, 2-7pm
– Loteria Night: Sept. 29, 6-9pm
– Bunco & Raffle: Oct. 13, 2018, 3-6pm

Please contact MCCSA for more details: www.mccofsanantonio.com

Aug 29 2018

Tobin Talk: August 29, 2018

Greetings neighbors!

This week’s newsletter is packed with updates and upcoming events for September and beyond.

The City of San Antonio’s Transportation and Capital Improvements department has sent out an update on the McCullough drainage project. Portions of E. Euclid Ave., Erie Ave. and Brooklyn Ave. will be closed in order to complete asphalt work and sidewalk installation for the McCullough Ave. Area Drainage Project. Please see map for detour information:

There are a couple of important City meeting coming up next week. The City is updating the CCHIP & ICRIP incentive programs, and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) is hosting a Community Conversation about Land Use. THCA members will host the monthly book club on September 6th and the 2nd Friday Social will be on September 14th.  The San Antonio Music Showcase is at the end of September. Parking will be a SAC, and pedicabs will be taking attendee to the St. Mary’s Strip. And of course, make sure to mark your calendar for our next public meeting, September 20 at 6:00PM at Eco Centro.

Read on below for details about these and other events around the neighborhood, as well as an update from the City’s Neighborhood and Housing Services Department.

Public Meeting!

September THCA Public Meeting
Thursday, September 20, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Eco Centro, 1802 N. Main Ave.

Social to follow.

On the agenda: Solid Waste Management & Recycling Update.

THCA’s neighborhood meetings are held bi-monthly. If you would like to join or renew your membership you can do so at the meeting or on our webpage: http://tobinhill.org/joindonate/


August 14, 2018
Housing Programs
The Neighborhood and Housing Services Department offers several home repair and energy efficiency programs for income-qualified homeowners. Applications are being accepted as follows:

  • Owner Occupied Repair Program: NOW through September 14th
  • Under 1 Roof, Let’s Paint, and Minor Repair Programs: Beginning October 1st and ongoing (as funding is available)
  • Green and Healthy Homes Program: Ongoing, year-round

Click here to learn more about the City’s repair and remediation programs, and to download an application.

SASpeakup
It’s your city; make your voice heard! Learn about the proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget with your friends and family. It’s your chance to meet your neighbors, city leaders, and learn more about city services while enjoying free entertainment, free health screenings, and fun giveaways.

  • Saturday, September 1st: (Evento en Español) – Pearsall Park – 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Click here to review the proposed budget, calendar of upcoming events, and timeline for budget adoption.

Conservation Society Grants Available
Neighbors who are fixing up their homes may be interested in applying for a grant from the Conservation Society. Grants are typically awarded for $5,000-$10,000, and applications are being accepted from now until September 28. Grants will be awarded in December. You can apply at https://www.saconservation.org
Development Incentive Program Changes:

Tobin Hill has been invited to join our neighbors in Dignowity Hill to learn about the proposed updates to the City’s CCHIP and ICRIP incentive programs. The meeting will take place Wednesday, September 5, at 6:00PM at the Healy-Murphy Center on 211 Nolan St.  The Center City Development & Operations Department will present the proposed changes to the Center City Housing Incentive Policy (CCHIP) and The Inner City Reinvestment and Infill Policy fee waiver (ICRIP), tentatively scheduled for City Council consideration in late September. There are a few notable changes to the policy, including revisions that incorporate community feedback regarding future land use. Please click the image below for a link to the Facebook event page.

Tobin Hill Book ClubThe book club meets the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM. Locations vary. 

Selected readings:

Sept: AMERICAN WOLF

Oct: THE BAD-ASS LIBRARIANS OF TIMBUKTU

For more info contact: kell.a@sbcglobal.net

Making Sense of Land Use & Zoning: The Role of Equity and Revitalization in Your Neighborhood

The Future Land Use (FLU) Plan is one of the most important issues involving neighborhood development. Please join the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for a Community Conservation on this topic.

Thursday, September 6, 2018 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
SAC Nursing and Allied Health Center, Room 218
N. Main Ave. & W. Dewey Pl.
Parking in Lot 22 (off San Pedro Ave.) and Lot 23 (off Main Ave.)
In partnership with District 1 and CoSA Planning Dept.

Click image for link to Facebook event:

THCA 2nd Friday Social!

Please join us for our monthly Social!
Friday, September 14 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Sumerset’s home, 622 E. Locust St.

Snacks will be provided, please bring your own beverage.

You do not need to be a THCA Member to attend.
Please invite your neighbors to come along!

The sixth annual San Antonio Music Showcase celebrates the city’s thriving local music scene. For one unforgettable night, 60+ bands and DJs will perform on 25 stages in one central San Antonio neighborhood, representing the city’s musical talent across multiple genres.

The San Antonio Music Showcase will take place on St. Mary’s Street and beyond, with all participating venues within a close distance. More info at: https://sanantoniomusicshowcase.com

Save the Date!
National Night Out

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
1626 McCullough Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78212
Aug 15 2018

Tobin Talk: August 15, 2018

Greetings neighbors!

We had a great turnout at our last THCA 2nd Friday Social at Tycoon Flats.  Thank you to the Hartman’s for providing appetizers for everyone!

Tobin Hill artist Christine King has submitted a design to the Fiesta Commission for the 2019 Fiesta poster.  The Fiesta Commission is hosting an event called Ten2One to showcase the final 10 posters entered into the contest. The Ten2One event includes voting for most popular design (with an award for the winner) for the 2019 Fiesta poster. The event is open to the public but registration is required. The details can be found at fiesta-sa.org. The date is August 29 from 5-7pm. Please RSVP no later than August 24, and come support our neighbor!


The City of San Antonio’s Transportation and Capital Improvements department has sent out an update on the McCullough drainage project. These are the street, sidewalk and curb improvements along Euclid, Erie, and Wilmington streets. Click here to read about what has been completed and what is still to come.

Neighbors who are fixing up their homes may be interested in applying for a grant from the Conservation Society. Grants are typically awarded for $5,000-$10,000, and applications are being accepted from now until September 28. Grants will be awarded in December. You can apply at https://www.saconservation.org

Don’t forget that this weekend, Councilman Treviño, State Rep. Bernal, State Senator Menendez, and Congressman Doggett will be hosting a Town Hall this Saturday, August 18 at 10:00 AM, here in Tobin Hill at the SAC Victory Center on N. Main and Dewey Place.

Read on below for details about these and other events around the neighborhood, as well as an update from the City’s Neighborhood and Housing Services Department.

Euclid & St. Mary’s Project Update:
The developer of the property has begun demolition on the houses. THCA was able to get a company to salvage many of the materials from the houses for future use.

Our Zoning Task Force has seen a few different versions of a site plan for the project. Currently they are asking to build five buildings, each 8 stories tall, with 25 total units. This would require the property to be rezoned.

The project is scheduled to go before the zoning commission this Tuesday, August 21 at 1:00PM. The hearing is public and citizens are encouraged to attend. The address is 1901 S. Alamo. If you would like to comment on this case, you may do so in person (please arrive a few minutes early to sign up to speak), or by emailing the case manager, Kayla Leal, at kayla.leal@sanantonio.gov. The case number is Z2018250.

Tobin Hill Book ClubThe book club meets the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM. Locations vary. 

Selected readings:

Sept: AMERICAN WOLF

Oct: THE BAD-ASS LIBRARIANS OF TIMBUKTU

For more info contact: kell.a@sbcglobal.net


August 14, 2018
Housing Programs
The Neighborhood and Housing Services Department offers several home repair and energy efficiency programs for income-qualified homeowners. Applications are being accepted as follows:

  • Owner Occupied Repair Program: NOW through September 14th
  • Under 1 Roof, Let’s Paint, and Minor Repair Programs: Beginning October 1st and ongoing (as funding is available)
  • Green and Healthy Homes Program: Ongoing, year-round

Click here to learn more about the City’s repair and remediation programs, and to download an application.

Housing Policy Framework
Mayor Ron Nirenberg created the Mayor’s Housing Policy Task Force in August 2017, with the charge to develop a framework for a comprehensive, compassionate housing strategy for San Antonio. After a year of collaborative work by the Task Force, five Technical Working Groups, and community at large, San Antonio’s Housing Policy Framework was released this week. Click here to read the final report.

SASpeakup
It’s your city; make your voice heard! Learn about the proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget with your friends and family. It’s your chance to meet your neighbors, city leaders, and learn more about city services while enjoying free entertainment, free health screenings, and fun giveaways.

  • Thursday, August 16th: Morgan’s Wonderland – 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Monday, August 20th: Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center – 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 21st: Palo Alto College Student Center (Evento en Español) – 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 25th: Woodlawn Lake Park – 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, August 28th: Cherrity Bar (Young Professionals Night) – 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 30th: Texas A&M University-San Antonio Vista Room – 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 1st: (Evento en Español) – Pearsall Park – 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Click here to review the proposed budget, calendar of upcoming events, and timeline for budget adoption.

THCA 2nd Friday Social!

Please join us for our monthly Social!
Friday, September 14 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Sumerset’s home, 622 E. Locust St.

Snacks will be provided, please bring your own beverage.

You do not need to be a THCA Member to attend.
Please invite your neighbors to come along!

Save the date!

September THCA Public Meeting – Updated!

Thursday, September 20, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Eco Centro, 1802 N. Main Ave.

Social to follow.

On the agenda: Solid Waste Management & Recycling Update.

THCA’s neighborhood meetings are held bi-monthly. If you would like to join or renew your membership you can do so at the meeting or on our webpage: http://tobinhill.org/joindonate/