Tobin Talk: September 28, 2018

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 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.



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, 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.

THCA 2nd Friday Social!

Please join us for the Unveiling of
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:

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

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:

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: