Healthy Kid's Day at the Mays Family YMCA

Please join the Mays Family YMCA for a wonderfully healthy and informative event.  It's the National Healthy Kid's Day, April 15th from 2-4pm at the Mays Family YMCA located at 21654 Blanco Road.   Health professionals and businesses from the Stone Oak community will be sharing their expertise on a variety of health related topics and providing free screenings and giveaways.  For more information go to

Spring Cleaning, it's a good thing

Spring is in the air!  The cold is gone and nice warm days, ok hot days, are ahead. Time to get those big 'ol sweaters and clothes that don't fit out of the closet to make room for some nice new summer outfits!  Instead of taking those clothes to the usual places, why not help clothe some very special children with special needs?  Respite Care of San Antonio needs our help.

Respite Care of San Antonio provides services to enhance the stability and the nurturing opportunities of families caring for a loved one with a developmental disability. It is a place of "respite" for families that need full time nursing care for their child, but also just need a couple of hours to go shopping or for a much needed get away weekend. 

Flashing Traffic Signals on US 281 at Overlook Parkway

SAN ANTONIO * The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has begun flashing the new traffic signals on US 281 at Overlook Parkway to notify motorists in preparation for full activation in one week.  The traffic signals will be fully operational beginning Wednesday, March 28, 2007.  The flashing period is very important for safety reasons so that motorists traveling on US 281 can get used to seeing these signals everyday and so they can be better prepared to stop when the signals are activated. 

The $457,000 project that began November 1, 2006 was one of three locations for the placement of new traffic signals. The other locations included US 281 at Marshall Road and FM 306 (in Comal County).


Bill to abolish Transportation Commission heard today. Keep the calls coming....
Action item: Call your reps to sign on to HB 154

If you're tired of TxDOT doing what it wants in spite of the massive public outcry, then let's get behind this bill! The House Transportation Committee has heard these two outstanding bills and we want them to pass out of committee. If ordinary people get involved, these can become law!

Here are the bills:
HB 154 - (author Pickett) - Relating to the abolition of the Texas Transportation Commission and the creation of a commissioner of transportation as an elected statutory state officer. Hooray, this one is KEY to making TxDOT accountable to WE THE PEOPLE!

Cafe Paladar to celebrate 1 year Anniversary in Stone Oak!

In honor of our one year Anniversary, I will be preparing a 7-Course Exploration of Latin Culture, each course will celebrate a different Latin cuisine, and be paired with a traditional cocktail or wine for just $85 per person.  This special event takes place on April 18, so make you reservations today!
This menu is some of my best work and I hope to see you there to help Mary Esther and me celebrate this mile stone. Reservations have already started coming in, and are extremely limited, so make yours as soon as possible!
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Benefit concert for orphans in Africa

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church 
8500 Cross Mountain Trail
San Antonio, TX  78255
210 698-1941

Contact:  Catherine Nix (210) 695-8020;

                            BENEFIT CONCERT FOR FR. TOM’S KIDS
 San Antonio, Texas, March 1, 2007 - - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church (SEAS) will be hosting UTSA music faculty members in a Benefit Concert for Fr. Tom’s Kids, a boarding school for poor and orphaned children in Kisumu, Kenya.  The concert will take place in the sanctuary of SEAS church on Saturday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m.
 Performing a variety of classical music and spirituals will be sopranos Catherine Nix and Melody Rich, tenor John Nix, pianist Kassandra Keeling, and the UTSA Women’s Choir directed by Gary Mabry.
 This performance is free and open to the public.  Donations will be accepted for Fr. Tom’s Kids.  Directions and more information can be found at or by calling (210) 698-1941.
                                      ABOUT FR. TOM’S KIDS
Fr. Tom’s Kids ( is a non-profit program of the Dominican Friars of East Africa.  The “Fr. Tom’s Kids” project pairs sponsors with orphans and needy students.  Sponsored students are provided one year of school fees, boarding, school supplies, basic medical care, uniforms and books.  In addition to education, this program is also committed to the character formation of their students.  Most of Fr. Tom’s Kids are orphans whose families are victims of HIV/AIDS.   This organization stresses that education is the foundation for creating a more just society.