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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?


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



 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"


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. 

Sonterra POA Annual Meeting Recap

A new fountain, street repairs in the Fairways, a Huebner Road modification and the completion of the Vistas...its all been a very productive year for the Sonterra POA Board.  The Annual Meeting of the Sonterra Property Owners Association Board of Directors met on Wednesday night at 7pm at the Club of Sonterra.   The board started its fiscal year with four major projects on the table.   The first project  was the Fairways street repairs.  After several delays over the past few months,  the board was happy to report that this project was completed this year and the streets in the Fairways look fantastic. 



The Varsity Men's, Women's and Combined Choirs at Reagan swept UIL with ALL one's (the top rating) in both Sight-reading and Concert. Huge congratulations to all of the singers for their hard work. Many thanks to our directors, Jo Scurlock-Dillard, Mary Cowart, and Jody Noblett, and all the voice teachers who worked so diligently to prepare the students for this competition.

You'll have one last chance this school year to see our awesome Reagan Choirs at the POP SHOW on May 10th and 11th. Keep an eye on the Upcoming Events for show times.

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 www.ymcasatx.org

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.