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US 281 Expansion Project: Traffic Switch & Intersection Reconstruction At Evans Road

 

Did you know that, among various other improvements, the ongoing US 281 Segment 1 Expansion Project will feature a new overpass at Evans Road?

The project is in full swing, as many of you know if you frequently drive on this major highway in the San Antonio area. Phase I of the expansion goes from Loop 1604 to just north of Stone Oak Parkway.

In order to get into the nitty gritty of the Evans overpass construction, our contractor will need to put in place the third major traffic switch of the project.

Update on SAWS Water Rates from Councilman Courage

John Courage

My office has received numerous complaints from District 9 residents regarding high water bills from SAWS. I hear you and share your concerns. In 2017 I voted against the last SAWS rate increase request and have urged SAWS to live within their means without further rate hikes.

Escape the Vape

Vaping

This summer a mysterious trend of severe lung illnesses among otherwise healthy young adults began to garner public attention.  By the end of September, 14 people had died, and more than 800 others became seriously ill nationwide.  Unfortunately, teens and young adults have been early adopters of e-cigarettes and vaping products, perhaps partially because flavors like cotton candy, Crème, and marshmallow appeal to youthful tastes.  Endorsements by teen-friendly celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and Bella Hadid only added to vaping’s appeal.

Torchy's Tacos opens Sonterra location October 16.

Torchy's Tacos opens new Stone Oak location October 16.

Torchy's Tacos is bringing its famous green chile queso and craft tacos to the Sonterra area.
According to KSAT.com, the taco chain will open its third restaurant in San Antonio on Oct. 16 at the former Palenque Grill restaurant at 18210 Sonterra Place, which is on the access road of Loop 1604 West between Stone Oak Parkway and Sonterra Place. The 6,723-square-foot space will be the largest location for the taco chain.

Eagle Scout and Football Quarterback

Rhett Buell

The Boy Scout motto: “Do a good turn daily” exemplifies Ronald Reagan High School senior Rhett Buell. The Eagle Scout has taken these words to heart in all aspects of his life – whether scouting, serving with his church or on Reagan’s varsity football team.
 
Rhett has patterned himself after the example of his parents, Melinda and Jeff Buell. Jeff is a partner at a successful local building company, but the couple takes time to actively support the Reagan community as presidents of the Diamondbackers Sports Association.

Congratulations to The Club at Sonterra’s Employee Scholarship Recipients

The Club at Sonterra Employee Scholarship Recipients

Bob Musel, Scholarship Administrator of the Employee Educational Assistance Program at the Club of Sonterra, recently announced the 2019 Fall Semester Scholarship Winners. They are Bennett Hammon—Pro Shop greeter and cart services; Rebecca Gutierrez, Catering;  Lily Almendarez, Kids Club & Front Desk;  Grace Landwehr,Tennis; Ashley Aull, Beverage Cart;  Achour Bibi, 19th Hole;  Rylee Ward, 19th Hole Supervisor, and Abrelynn Garcia, 19th Hole. A total of $6,418 was awarded this semester.

Choral Concert bring Broadway to Bulverde Area

Members of the Bulverde Community Chorus are sharing the gift of song again this year in the annual “Broadway Comes to Bulverde” concert the weekend of Aug. 23-25.  The free choral offering blends the music and humor of Broadway shows and Hollywood movies to entertain and encourage music lovers. 

This year, Broadway and Hollywood are illustrating the help and encouragement offered by family and friends with music pertaining to the theme, “It’s all in the Family.”

District 9 Back to School Events

Stuff the Bus Event

As the summer comes to an end, families across the city are gearing up for the start of school. Councilman John Courage, along with his District 9 team, are getting involved in several ways. The D9 Office, helped by the dedicated volunteers from the local Church of Latter-Day Saints, purchased more than 250 backpacks filled with school supplies. Seventy-five of these backpacks were donated to Cornerstone Christian Church for their Back to School Bash that took place Monday, August 5.

District 9 Participatory Budget Projects Get Underway

Huebner Loop 1604 Intersection

The second year of the District 9 Participatory Budget voting results are in, and the winning projects have been selected. The Participatory or “People’s” Budget, the first and largest of its kind in San Antonio, allows residents of District 9 to vote on how their tax dollars are allocated within their neighborhoods. After securing one million dollars for district improvements, Councilman Courage wanted to use the money on local projects that were of greatest importance to the district.

Police Capture Suspect in Armed Standoff in Stone Oak

Police Capture Suspect in Armed Standoff in Stone Oak

San Antonio police took an armed suspect into custody in Stone Oak early in the morning Wednesday, May 14.  The 40-year-old Hispanic man had locked himself into a home in the 800 block of Mandolin Wind after police were called for family violence.  They were told the man in the home had been drinking.  When police arrived and began interviewing family members outside of the home, the man came outside and shots were heard.  It is unclear the direction in which he shot.