Tobin Talk: July 17, 2019

Jul 17 2019

Tobin Talk: July 17, 2019

Greetings Neighbors!

Happy summer! We hope you’re enjoying the warm weather.  As a reminder, we have our bimonthly meeting this week on Thursday at Eco Centro, 1802 N Main Ave. at 6:00pm.

Read on below for more info…

Don’t Forget!

Neighborhood Meeting

This Thursday, July 18, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Eco Centro, 1802 N. Main Ave.

Waste Management and our SAFFE Officer will present. 
Social will follow the meeting at Chris’s house: 312 E Myrtle

Please join Tier 1 Neighborhood Coalition for presentations on the accessing the City’s homeowner housing funds. There will be presentations on NHSD Owner Occupied RehabOHP’s Historic Home Rehab, and CCDO’s Fee Waivers available to residents.

Owner Occupied Rehab will reset in August and will be available first come, first served, so make sure that the people in your neighborhood are able to access quickly. Brochures and applications will be made available. This is an important opportunity to have all of the programs for qualified homeowners explained at one time.

Saturday, July 20th, at 10 a.m. – noon
The Claude Black Community Center at 2915 E. Commerce St.

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

Friday, August 9th, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Hosted by Rachel O’Hern and Summer Johnson
503 E Myrtle Street

This month will be a “stock the baby’s book shelf” shower for Tom and Callie where neighbors can bring a kids book for baby Flynn.

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!

Interested in hosting a Social during 2019? We are looking for neighborhood residents and businesses that would like to host our Socials. Contact Social Committee Chair, Doreen Tarango
The demolition applications for 307 & 311 E Evergreen were approved, however the community association has filed an appeal for the case. The rezoning for these addresses went to the Zoning Commission July 16, and was recommended for rezoning to IDZ.

The demolition applications for 430 & 434 E Magnolia are also on hold while they are under review for historic significance. The cases were reviewed at HDRC on May and were recommended for Landmark Designation. The next steps will be a hearing with the Zoning Commission and with City Council.

Please contact Jessica Anderson, Historic Preservation Specialist at or (210) 207-7984 if you have any questions or feedback regarding these properties. You may also contact Councilman Treviño to express your support.

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

August:  Educated
Sept: The Sense of the Ending
Oct: To Kill a Mockingbird
Nov: Luckenbach
Dec: Where the Crawdads Sing

Contact: for locations and more info.

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

  • Under 1 Roof
  • Let’s Paint
  • Minor Repair Programs
  • Green and Healthy Homes 

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

Committee Meetings:

THCA’s  Zoning and Development Committee meets bi-weekly (as needed) to review upcoming planning and zoning cases in the neighborhood. The next meeting will be Tuesday, July 23rd at 6:30PM. Please contact Zoning and Development 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, July 22nd, at 6:30PM. Please contact Committee Chair, Ricki Kushner, for meeting location details.

Click here to renew your 2019 membership online.