Tobin Talk: October 19, 2018

Oct 19 2018

Tobin Talk: October 19, 2018


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:

If you would like a printed copy of the proposed updates, please email:

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


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 Written comments will be documented on the project website:

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, or call (800)-252-VOTE for more information on this election and to verify that you are registered to vote.
You can also visit for a non-partisan voter’s guide.