Tobin Talk: March 13, 2021

Mar 13 2021

Tobin Talk: March 13, 2021

Greetings Neighbors,

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at our March meeting this Thursday at 6:00pm. This month’s agenda will include an update from the City of San Antonio on the proposed new SAPD Substation as well as updates from Councilman Treviño’s office on noise, parking and safety issues along N. Saint Mary’s.

Hopefully you were able to attend the virtual meeting the city held about the upcoming construction on N. Saint Mary’s Street. In case you missed it, check out the information provided by COSA’s Public Works Department here: – Note that the Bond Project will begin as early as Monday, March 15, 2020.

This Friday, THCA is excited to help support the Tier One Neighborhood Coalition’s District 1 City Council Candidate Forum. Please join us virtually at 7:00pm Friday, March 19 to hear from all six D1 candidates, with a focus on neighborhood issues.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Thursday at 6:00pm!

Please join us for the Tobin Hill Community Association’s
monthly neighborhood meeting via ZOOM:

Thursday, March 18, 2020 at 6:00PM

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 876 3513 2758

Meeting minutes from our previous meeting can be viewed on the Tobin Hill website:  

You do not need to be a member to attend, but if you would like to join or renew your membership you can do so in person at the meeting or on our webpage:

Please join Tier One Neighborhood Coalition and Tobin Hill Community Association for a District 1 City Council Candidate Forum.
March 19, 2021 at 7:00pm
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or by phone at: 1-346-248-7799
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Construction Notice:

North St. Mary’s Street
(East Mistletoe Avenue to West Josephine Street)
2017-2022 Bond Project

The North St. Mary’s Street Project (East Mistletoe Avenue to West Josephine Street) 2017-2022 Bond Project will begin as early as Monday, March 15, 2020 and is estimated to conclude Fall 2022 weather permitting.

Public Works Planned activities for the next four weeks:
  • Mobilize equipment
  • Install traffic control devices
  • Prepare right of way
  • Begin alternating lane closures
  • Please note: Crews will have traffic control devices adjacent to areas they will be working. Please slow down at these areas while working is underway.
More information has been provided by COSA’s Public Works Department here:

From Councilman Treviño’s District 1 Newsletter:

Committee on Emergency Preparedness Seeks Community Input

The City of San Antonio’s Committee on Emergency Preparedness is seeking input from the community as they study the preparedness and response to the recent winter weather event and make recommendations on future preparedness efforts.

The committee is inviting residents to ask questions or share comments with the committee. Residents can participate by:

• Visiting;

• Calling 311 or;

• Texting SAEmergency to 55000.

Residents may submit comments and/or questions through March 31.


El Comité de Preparación para Emergencias de la Ciudad de San Antonio está buscando opiniones de la comunidad mientras estudian la preparación y respuesta al reciente evento meteorológico invernal y hacen recomendaciones sobre futuros esfuerzos de preparación.

El Comité está invitando a los residentes a hacer preguntas o compartir comentarios con el comité. Los residentes pueden participar mediante:

• Visitando;

• Llamando al 311 o;

• Enviar un mensaje de texto SAEmergency al 55000.

Los residentes pueden enviar comentarios y / o preguntas hasta el 31 de marzo.

From the desk of State Representative Diego Bernal:

On Monday, March 15, 2021, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) are expanding vaccinations to Phase 1C, these are people 50 to 64 years of age. For more information on the new 1C priority group, please click here for English and here for Spanish.

Those who now qualify for vaccines are:

  • Phase 1A, front-line healthcare workers and residents at long-term care facilities;
  • Phase 1B, people 65+ or people 16+ with a health condition that increases risk of severe COVID-19 illness, including but not limited to: Cancer, Chronic Kidney Disease, COPD, Down Syndrome, Heart Conditions, Organ Transplant, Obesity, Sickle cell disease, Type 2 Diabetes, and Pregnancy. If your health condition is not listed here you may still qualify.
  • Phase 1C (starting March 15, 2021), people 50 to 64 years of age;
  • School and Child Care Personnel. This includes: pre-primary, primary, and secondary schools; Head Start and Early Head Start programs; and licensed child care providers. Click here for the DSHS letter  to vaccine providers.

​To check for vaccine availability, visit any of the following: the Alamodome (text “vaccine” to 55000 to get updates on vaccine availability), University Health SystemWellMedCVS, and HEB. If you would like to view available vaccines near you, click hereIf you have questions, call 311 or dial 210-207-6000, select option 8.

COVID-19 has presented challenges to first responders, adults 50 and older, individuals living with chronic illnesses, our educators, students, and their families; in every aspect of life, nothing has been left untouched by the pandemic.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact my office via phone at 210-308-9700 or by email at


More soon,
Diego M. Bernal
State Representative
Texas House District 123

212 E. Dewey: The City of San Antonio’s Historic Design Review Commission has reviewed the designation application filed in response to a demolition request for the property at 212 E Dewey, and has recommended the structure be preserved and designated as historic. The next step in the process is for the case to go before City Council. It is scheduled to be heard on Thursday, April 1. If you have questions about this designation, please contact THCA’s Historic Committee Chair, Ricki Kushner. If you’d like to provide feedback to the Councilman about this proposed designation please do so by Wednesday, March 31 to Sydell Brooks in the District 1 Council Office.
Click here to renew your membership with THCA for 2021!
📚 Tobin Hill Book Club 📚

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

April: Tsarina by Ellen Alpsten
May: Ordinary Grace by Kent Krueger
June: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fineby Gail Honeyman

Contact Kathy for location details.

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 scheduled meeting is Monday, March 22nd at 6:30PM. Please contact Zoning and Development Chairperson, Rick Schell, to confirm meeting details.

THCA’s Historic Preservation Committee meets monthly to discuss cases that go before the City’s Historic Design Review Commission and Board of Adjustment. The next scheduled meeting is Monday, March 22nd, at 6:30PM. Please contact Committee Chair, Ricki Kushner, for meeting details.

Click here to join the Zoom at 6:00PM on March 18, 2021!