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Texas fights to curb drunk drivers

 

Senator Wentworth column                                        Contact: Margaret Patterson

 

For immediate release/April 13, 2007                            (210) 826-7800

 

A Brief History of Socks

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I don't know how much you may already know about handmade wool socks, but they are truly miraculous!

Handknitted stockings first appeared in Britain during the reign of Henry VIII. In 1560 his daughter Queen Elizabeth I received a gift of knitted silk stockings and declared she would never wear cloth stockings again because the knitted ones were so pleasant. Schools were created to teach knitting skills to children and the poor, and by the mid-seventeenth century people throughout the British countryside were knitting for income.  Throughout the nineteenth century, thousands of pairs of British stockings were exported to Europe & America.  

Report your Sonterra water pressure problems to BexarMet

We have been asked by BexarMet to obtain information from our Sonterra residents regarding water pressure problems experienced in our neighborhoods.  BexarMet needs information on specific addresses where these problems have occurred on a fairly consistent basis.  If you have had a problem at your residence with either high or low pressure during peak hours (the hours of 4:00 – 9:00 a.m. or 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.), or ongoing all-the-time, please reply to Tonja Condor at TCondor@hillcountrymgmt.com 

Stone Oak street With 8-Foot Drop-Off Repaired

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Posted by:  Laura Berryhill

A neighborhood street divided by an eight-foot cliff has finally been fixed.

The uneven street was on Knights Cross off Stone Oak Parkway in far north San Antonio.

City Council says two separate developers built the street and never connected it. The eight-foot drop-off caused a problem for neighbors living on Knights Cross.

"It's quite inconvenient because we have children that go to Bush Middle School, " said Mikel Hill, who lives in Stone Oak. "We have to drive all the way around to get them to school."

After nearly a year of construction and a price tag of half a million dollars, Knights Cross is now connected. The repaired street opens to traffic today.

Don't Mess with Texas Trash-Off

 Courtesy of Laura Lopez of TxDOT

Volunteers to Collect Tons of Litter at the
22nd Annual Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off

Texans Prepare to Take Part in the Largest One-Day Cleanup Event in State

Thousands of Texans from across the state will join together on Saturday, April 14, 2007, for one of the nation’s largest single-day cleanups – The Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off. This event is co-sponsored by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), the grassroots arm of the Don’t Mess with Texas campaign.

Will SAWS takeover Bexar Met?

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The Bexar Metropolitan Water District is one step closer to having its Board of Directors replaced with the Bexar County Commissioners Court, following action at the State Capitol this month. On April 3, the Texas House of Representatives overwhelming passed House Bill 1565 which allows County Commissioners to take over the troubled water district.

 

County Commissioner for Precinct 3 Lyle Larson and City Councilman for District 9 Kevin Wolff hosted a town hall meeting that same day to inform the homeowners’ association presidents in Stone Oak, Timberwood Park and other communities currently served by Bexar Met about this potential change.

Tollroads encounter roadblocks

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 Contact: Margaret Patterson
  (210) 826-7800

                                           Toll roads encounter major legislative roadblock
by Jeff Wentworth
State Senator, District 25
            If public participation is a sign of a healthy democracy, then when it comes to toll roads, our state’s legislative process is, as we say in Texas, “healthy as a horse.”

 

Reagan's One Act Play Advances to Area Competition

The Reagan High School Theater Department has won Zone and District in the UIL One Act Play competition.  They have advanced to the Area UIL One Act competition to be held at Judson Performing Arts Center this Saturday, April 7th.  Five high schools will perform and the schedule follows:

    4:00 pm    Southwest High School performing The History of Tom Jones 

    4:45 pm    SFA High School performing Round and Round the Garden

    5:30 pm    Reagan High School performing The Women of Lockerbie 

Celebrate Fiesta in Stone Oak at "A Taste of the Northside"

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Join us for a relaxing evening under the South Texas stars!

On Wednesday, April 25th, Brighton will be hosting its largest fundraiser of the year, the 8th Annual A Taste of the Northside, an official Fiesta® event.  This evening event includes over 40 types of international wine, beer, and food from over 20 of San Antonio’s finest restaurants.  In addition, A Taste of the Northside will feature live musical entertainment, a prize drawing, and a silent auction.

"A Taste of the Northside" has become one of the fastest growing Fiesta traditions.  Your ticket is your passport to a wonderful selection of wine and beer samples, as well as delicious food from a variety of local restaurants.  Live music by Texas Tide & Jeff Griffith will provide the perfect background music to the beautiful hill country atmosphere. 

Will Stone Oak have enough water this summer? It depends on who you ask.

Can BexarMet meet the 6000 gpm goal during peak times by the end of June.    According to BexarMet General Manager, Gil Olivares, the answer is yes.  Olivares addressed the Stone Oak Advisory Committee Wednesday afternoon to discuss BexarMet's plan to adequately supply an additional 6000 gpm to the Stone Oak area during peak usage times and accomplish this task by June 30th, a deadline set by the committee.

However, many in the audience were skeptical and wanted to hear less talk and see more results.  BexarMet Board Director, Lesley Wenger, addressed the group with less than enthusiastic optimism about meeting the deadline.  "There's no infrastructure in the ground to meet the demand by June", Wenger stated.