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Loop 1604 Project From SH 151 to IH 10 E – A Primer

This material is excerpted from the handouts at the Loop 1604 Project Public Meeting held June 26, 2007.

The 36 mile Loop 1604 project is a composed of three segments:

SH 151 to SH 16 – Six full access-controlled through lanes (six new through lanes would be tolled) with four parallel partial access-controlled lanes that would not be tolled

Conspiracy Theories Abound in 1604 Toll Meeting


The San Antonio Toll Party was stationed outside the Alzafar Shrine Temple last night getting those both coming and going to sign their petition against tolling.  Many people made the circuit through the TxDOT Open House, gathering brochures and literature, inspecting the schematics and environmental assessment, and watching the conceptual video between 6 and 7.  About 400 people stayed for the public meeting at 7.  Citizen comments ranged from “I just want a choice” to Michael Wikman channeling Howard Beale from Network paraphrasing the famous line, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not gonna take it anymore.”  Most of the speakers were opposed to the project.  

A Taste Of Royalty

You could reign over “A Taste of the Northside” at FIESTA® next year!  Brighton, The Center for Inclusive Communities is now accepting nominations for Queen of the Vine 2008.  If you or someone you know enjoys raising money for kids and wants to spread the word about Brighton, you may want to run for Queen of the Vine.  This is your chance to be Brighton’s very own FIESTA® Royalty. 

To be eligible to be crowned Queen of the Vine, you must raise a minimum of $2,500 for Brighton.

  • All candidates who raise $2,500 will become Brighton Ambassadors and will receive a sash to wear at appearances.
  • The candidate who raises the most money during their campaign will be crowned Queen of the Vine 2008.
  • Candidates will be asked to attend Queen of the Vine Committee Meetings (once a month) and go on at least one ECI home visit or a Bright Beginnings visit to learn more about Brighton.
  • The campaigns will run from August 21, 2007 (Orientation) to March 28, 2008 (Coronation).

Nominations can be submitted through the Brighton website, www.brightonsa.org, or by email to kturner@brightonsa.org and will be accepted through July 20, 2007.  All nominees will receive an information packet and those who accept the nomination will be invited to Orientation on August 21st at Brighton providing more detailed information. 

Jump on the Bus Gus!



With the growing trend in pets taking trips with their families, San Antonio Petland offers pet-friendly vacation tips

San Antonio, TX (Grassroots Newswire) June 25, 2007 – When planning a summer vacation, it’s ideal to pick a fellow traveler who won’t complain about the radio station you choose, who won’t continuously ask, “Are we there yet?” and who only requires the occasional stop at a rest area.


“More and more people are now making room in the car for one additional passenger – the family pet,” said Michel Reynoard, Operator of the Petland store in the The Vineyard, in San Antonio. “We encourage local residents to come into Petland and talk to our knowledgeable pet counselors about traveling with their pets. We want to help make a person’s vacation with their pet as fun and memorable as possible – even if they have to put up with the occasional hiss or growl from the back seat.”


Frost Bank-Stone Oak Now Open!

FROST BANK'S Newest Financial Center - NOW OPEN!


Frost Bank has opened it's newest financial center in the Stone Oak Community. 

Open - Monday, June 25th at the corner of Stone Oak Parkway and Tuscany Stone.  We may be a fresh face in the neighborhood, but we're no stranger to Texas.  In fact, we've been here for 139 years.  We offer a full range of banking, insurance and investment services for consumer and business customers, including a six-lane motor bank and drive-through ATM.  We hope you'll stop by and say hello. 



Spurs Basketball Camp Still Has Openings!

There are still some spots available for all boys ages 10-18, at the Spurs Overnight Camp!  The event is held at University of the Incarnate Word.  Camp starts on Sunday, June 24 and runs through Friday, June 29.

All campers will receive a reversible practice jersey, camp trophy, a camp evaluation and group photo.  Learn basketball from the 2007 NBA Champs!  For further information, call 210-444-5021 or visit their website at Spurs.com.





Summer Camp at Avalance Ranch

We are inviting the kids in the Stone Oak area to come out for a week of
fun at Avalanche Ranch Night Camp (June 11-15, 6-9pm nightly).

It will be filled with Bible stories, crafts, songs, games and food.
Each child will be given a camp t-shirt, Bible memory buddies, nightly
take home crafts, and Bible study guide.

For more information contact Pastor Chris Well at (210) 204-8082 or
stop by The Church at Stone Oak, 20825 Wilderness Oak Pkwy, SAT 78258
(nest to Wilderness Oak Elementary School)  You can also visit
tcaso.org for more information.



WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, successfully added and helped advance an amendment Thursday targeting “cheese” heroin, a lethal drug causing addiction and death among a growing number of Texas youths.

Sen. Cornyn’s measure adds “cheese” heroin to the list of illegal drugs in the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign. His amendment was included in the Gang Abatement and Prevention Act of 2007, S. 456, which the Judiciary Committee on Thursday unanimously advanced to the full Senate for consideration.

“We must work now to crack down on this lethal drug before it spreads further and destroys the lives of more young people,” Sen. Cornyn said. “Raising awareness of the dangers of ‘cheese’ heroin is critical in the effort to stamp it out.”

Complete Closure of US 281 Scheduled this Weekend

US 281 Southbound between Jones Maltsberger and Sunset (Complete
Beginning at 3:00am on Saturday June 16, 2007 crews will issue a
complete closure of the US 281 Southbound mainlanes between Jones
Maltsberger north of IH 410 and Sunset. T
he Entrance Ramp from Jones
Maltbsberger to US 281 Southbound and the Exit Ramp from US 281
Southbound to Sunset will also be closed. Detour: Motorists will exit
Jones Maltsberger north of IH 410, travel down the US 281 Southbound
Frontage Road to the IH 410 Westbound Frontage Road, they will then

Fireworks Safety


Keep Safety In Sight This 4th of July


The sights and sounds of a fireworks display are a traditional part of a 4th of July celebration. Unfortunately, fireworks can also lead to another annual tradition - a trip to the emergency room.  Approximately 6,400 Americans are treated annually for fireworks-related injuries during the 4th of July holiday period. And of those, almost 1,300 are treated for injuries to the eye.

Every year, as many as 400 Americans lose sight in one or both eyes due to fireworks.