Tobin Talk: December 8, 2018

Dec 08 2018

Tobin Talk: December 8, 2018

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:

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

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.

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.



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.