District 10 Newsflash
Brought to you by Clayton Perry, District 10
November 29, 2018
Howdy Neighbors, 

I hope that all of you had a very happy Thanksgiving holiday surrounded by family and loved ones.  It is hard to believe that 2018 is coming to an end.  In fact, there are only a handful of City Council meetings left until the new year.  While the holidays are approaching and the buzz at City Hall starts to temper, rest assured that I will remain dedicated to working for the best interests of our neighbors in District 10. 

I look forward to seeing all of you at our Annual Holiday Gathering on Monday, December 17 th  at Morgan's Wonderland. In keeping with tradition, District 10 will be providing dinner and entertainment. If you are able, please bring a new, unwrapped toy for donation and a dessert for our dessert potluck. The toys we collect will be distributed by Blue Santa to children in our area. If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact our Special Events Director, Landry Stafford, by emailThere is more information on that event in the flyer below.

As always, thank you for being active community members and leaders here in District 10, and do not hesitate to contact our office if we can be of any assistance to you. 
- Clayton 

Upcoming Community Meetings

District 10 Holiday Gathering

December 17th, 2018 - Morgan's Wonderland Event Center


IRS Impersonation and Email Scam 

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton warned Texans that fraudulent emails are being sent from people impersonating the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeting users with fake tax documents. These emails often use the subject line "tax transcripts" in an attempt to bait people into opening links and documents that contain destructive malware specifically designed to steal sensitive financial data.

These new attacks come as consumers face IRS impersonation fraud on other platforms as well. The IRS will never call or email citizens to demand repayment for penalties. If consumers receive a fraudulent call or email, but believe they may have penalties, they are advised to call the IRS directly at 800-829-1040.

The OAG website provides timely resources to consumers who need help - including identity theft victims - and provides information on widespread and common scams. On this website, Texans have the opportunity to receive electronic alerts and other notices that help warn them about emerging scams that can lead to financial harm. Consumers can find more information on scams here.

The Consumer Protection Division also receives and reviews complaints submitted to the office by consumers. While the attorney general is prohibited from representing such individuals, these complaints are used by the office to help share priorities and identify issues affecting Texans. Consumers can file complaints here.

Congrats, Bud! 

Congratulations to Mr. Bud Little on being inducted in to the Texas Radio Hall of Fame!  Bud Little began his radio career in 1957 in Laredo at a KVOZ at the young age of 19.  He began his career as a Disk Jockey and later became News Director for the station.  
In 1965, Mr. Little became News Director for KRYS in Corpus Christi. He was awarded with Outstanding News Coverage for 7 years straight. In 1970, he was named 1 of 5  for best news coverage in the nation by the Associated Press.
Bud Little joined WOAI in 1972 as Assistant News Director. During this time, Bud became a full time City Hall reporter. He covered city events, police and courthouse news. This assignment lasted 38 years, covering 10 mayors and many council members. 
Mr. Little retired in 2010 and has been active in neighborhood activities since. Bud has served as the President of the Hills of Park North Neighborhood Association since 2002. Bud serves District 10 as a member of our Northeast Corridor Steering Committee and the City of San Antonio as a member of the Neighborhood Code Enforcement Task Force
Congratulations on this accomplishment, Bud. We're all proud to know you. 

No Shave November
This month, I participated in my first ever No Shave November. If you haven't heard of this, it is a month long awareness campaign in which participants forgo shaving and grooming in order to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness. I participated in honor of a close family member who is currently undergoing treatment. You can check out that story here

TxDOT Needs Your Input
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is hosting a series of workshop meetings to identify truck parking and freight infrastructure design issues and to gain feedback. Provide your feedback by taking a quick interactive survey.
SMART SA Innovation Zones Survey

The vision of SmartSA is to be a connected, inclusive and resilient community supporting a high quality of life. SmartSA is currently focusing on the Innovation Zones of Brooks, Downtown, and the Medical Center. SmartSA partners want to know what challenges you face whether you live, work or play in any of the three designated Innovation Zones. Your input will help SmartSA develop new innovative technologies to address your challenges. Find out more and take the survey today.

 Keeping Our Roads Safe
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When asked, most people will say they don't text and drive.  Everywhere we look, signs read "Don't Text and Drive" or "Talk/Text Later".  Clearly the message about texting and driving is being spread. Then why is it that in 2017, Bexar County had over 29,000 car crashes due to distracted driving?  
We as a community need motivation to put our phones down while in the car.  It's more than just texting and driving- it's when we "tech and drive". SAFE 2 SAVE is a free app that rewards people for driving undistracted.  Our users earn points while driving undistracted, those points are then redeemable at local businesses like Chick-fil-A, Altitude, and 1000 Degrees Pizza.  Over 40 locations across San Antonio are now joining forces to help reward people for driving safe. Go to their website for more information and to download the app. Use promo code DISTRICT10 to get 500 extra points.   www.safe2save.org .

Education Nights at The Public Theater are an exclusive performance for youth, ages 12-18, to attend a production in the Russell Hill Rogers Theater at The San Pedro Playhouse. These performances provide access to educational learning experiences in the creative arts and live theater. Also, performances foster positive youth development and individual personal growth through increased self-expression, social engagement and exposure to potential career opportunities. Education nights are made possible through the generosity of foundations and corporations.
More information and reservations at here.

Project Trackers 

Click the buttons below to see status updates on various infrastructure projects.