Tobin Talk: July 26, 2019

Jul 26 2019

Tobin Talk: July 26, 2019

Greetings Neighbors!
We had a great meeting on July 18. San Antonio Solid Waste Management gave a presentation on what is accepted in each of the carts, and we had a visit from our new Central SAFFE Officer, Brigitte Neumann.
If you missed the meeting, remember that you can always find our meeting minutes posted on the website here.

Our community partner, Eco Centro, is collecting school supplies for families in need. Backpacks are especially needed. Donations by Friday, August 2nd preferred! You may drop off donations at Eco Cento, 1802 N. Main Ave., between 10am and 6pm Tuesday through Thursday, and by appointment on Monday and Friday.

Read on below for more info…

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

Don’t Forget!
Neighborhood Meeting

Thursday, September 19, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Eco Centro, 1802 N. Main Ave.

Social will follow the meeting.

The demolition applications for 307 & 311 E Evergreen were approved. 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 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 jessica@sapreservation.com or (210) 207-7984 if you have any questions or feedback regarding these properties. You may also contact Councilman Treviño with any questions.

📚 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: kell.a@sbcglobal.net 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, August 13 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, August 26th, at 6:30PM. Please contact Committee Chair, Ricki Kushner, for meeting location details.


Click here to renew your 2019 membership online.