District 10 Newsflash
Brought to you by Clayton Perry, District 10
                                                                                              
July 11, 2018

Howdy Neighbors, 

The Northeast Neighborhood Alliance's next meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 16th, 7 p.m. at the Tool Yard (10303 Tool Yard). Topics will include proposed changes to our City Charter, National Night Out, the future of the San Antonio International Airport, and and update from our office.  Please come to the Northeast Neighborhood Alliance's meeting if you are able. These issues will impact District 10 and the City of San Antonio directly. 

I hope that everyone has been enjoying the rain that we've had recently. I know that my lawn is rejoicing.  Despite recent rainfall, SAWS has announced that Stage 2 drought restrictions are still in place. Watering with an irrigation system is only allowed once a week between 7-11 a.m. or  7-11 p.m. and is determined by the last digit of your address. The schedule is as follows: Addresses ending in a 0 or 1 can water on Monday, 2 or 3 on Tuesday, 4 or 5 on Wednesday, 6 or 7 on Thursday, 8 or 9 on Friday. Hand watering is allowed at any time.  For more information, click  here .

Back to school is right around the corner and our office wants to make sure that your kids have what they need to get started. We are partnering with New Creation Christian Fellowship and Commissioner Tommy Calvert's office to provide a FREE Back 2 School Prep Rally on August 18th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Morgan's Wonderland Event Center. Backpacks, school supplies, health immunizations, haircuts, and more will be provided free of cost. More information can be found on a flyer below and online

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


 Northeast Neighborhood Alliance Meeting

July 16, 2018 - 10303 Tool Yard


 



Back 2 School Prep Rally



Thank You, Bexar County Sheriff's Office!

Earlier this week, we partnered with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office to bring the community a free Civilian Response to Active Shooter Training session at the Thousand Oaks Branch Lib rary . The response to this event was overwhelming, with over 60 people in attendance. Thank you to Deputy Blanz and all of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office for working with us to schedule this event. We know that many of you were not able to attend this training and are still interested. We will be working with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office to schedule more events like this in the future.


Did You Know? 

Did you know that there are markers that designate the path of the El Camino Real de los Tejas? These granite markers are placed in five mile intervals along the El Camino Real as a statewide project by the Daughters fo the American Revolution. Each of these markers read: "Kings Highway, Camino Real, Old San Antonio Road, Marked by the Daughters of the American Revolution and the State of Texas, A.D. 1918". 

The photo to the left was taken at the intersection of Nacogdoches Rd/FM 2252 and Higgins Dr. The District 10 office is working closely with El Chaparral/Fertile Valley and Pepperidge Neighborhood Associations to ensure that this monument is protected. 

Oakwell Farms and Oak Park Northwood's 
Fourth of July Celebrations

Thank you to the neighbors of Oakwell Farms and Oak Park Northwood for inviting the District 10 staff out to their Fourth of July Parades! It is always a pleasure to spend time with our neighbors here in District 10.  


Healthy Tips with Dr. Bridger 

Got Milk...or not Milk?  Every so often a new study about why milk either is great or terrible comes out. I don't know about you, but I hate milk. Just the thought of it sends shivers of nausea throughout my body. So, when the latest study showed a dose-response relationship between milk and death, I was thrilled to think I might actually have a legitimate reason not to have to drink another glass of milk for the rest of my life. However, because in my heart of hearts I will always and forever be a public health research geek, I needed to completely understand this research. So, I went to the original study to better understand the results. That led me to wondering about other studies I might not have seen, so I dug a little deeper.

I started by doing an Internet search for articles containing both words milk and health. That search returned over 10,000 research articles! So, then I looked at about 100 of those articles in search of  the ultimate review article that summarized the results of the 10,000 studies for me. I found a handful of such studies; however, I did not find my answers. It turns out milk is a complicated beverage! Who knew?

Here's what I learned: First, most studies that attempted to answer the question of whether milk is good or bad for humans were poorly designed. They didn't ask the right questions, so they didn't yield the kind of data I was looking for. Of the studies that withstood the scientific rigor of the nation's milk experts, the results were mixed and not at all conclusive. Some studies found milk was good for your bones, your diet, your brain and if you're a woman, good for reducing your symptoms of PMS. Other studies went the opposite way, finding that milk was bad for your bones, bad for your diet and bad for your heart. Still other studies found milk had essentially no effect on your health.

At this point in my research I started thinking instead about writing an article about the importance of exercise... Now, I am not one of the nation's milk experts and I've already admitted I'm not a big milk fan. So having put all my cards on the table, I'd like to share my interpretation of the studies. Is milk good or bad for you? It seems a little of both.

It's bad for you because dairy products are generally high in fat. Many of the negatives associated with dairy intake are really more about the fat intake than they are about the dairy per se. But milk is good for you because the human body does need calcium, and dairy is an excellent source.  So what's a person to do? There are a couple good compromises. Fortunately, low-fat variations of most dairy products are readily available on the market today. So, if you like milk, switch to skim and keep drinking it. If you like the other dairy products, look for the low-fat variety and the benefits will probably outweigh the risks.

Get some calcium every day, either through other non-dairy foods like greens, almonds or canned fish or a supplement. Of course the healthiest beverage in the world is...WATER.  Either way, make sure to get plenty of exercise. The studies did agree on one thing: Exercise is the most effective way to prevent osteoporosis, regardless of your calcium intake.

I'd love to spotlight some of your favorites.
Please email me at colleen.bridger@sanantonio.gov with your suggestions.    


Curbside Brush Collection: Zone 2
The Solid Waste Management Department has recently delivered notices to customers in your Council District for curbside collection of  CLEAN BRUSH ONLYThis collection is scheduled for the week of July 16, 2018 and is only for eligible Solid Waste Management Customers within the boundaries of  Zone 2 (pictured above). 

Each zone is scheduled to receive two brush collections and two bulky collections annually. For more information about brush collection, click here.


Free Landfill Day - Saturday, July 14th



Click here for more information.







Click here to participate in survey.


Education Nights at The Public Theater 


Education Night: Thursday, July 19

Education Nights at The Public 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.


2018 C.O.P Schedule

Northeast substation Citizens on Patrol classes are 1-time, 4-hr classes.  Please bring a photo ID when attending.  All necessary applications will be filled out at the beginning of each class and photos will be taken for a complimentary COP ID card. 
 

 
For any questions, please contact 
Officer Dave McDonald at 210-207-6086.


Celebrating the City's Tricentennial

 

The San Antonio Tricentennial celebration continues with more featured events commemorating San Antonio's storied history. Residents and visitors can explore the official events calendar and sort events by day, time, council district or county precinct. The official Tricentennial magazine features a complete listing of events through the end of the year.  The magazine is available for free at H-E-B stores and Jim's Restaurants throughout the city.
 
Residents and visitors can also learn about upcoming events and activities by signing up for the official Tricentennial e-newsletter at www.sanantonio300.org

 
Project Trackers 

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