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Friday, February 10, 2012

Catching Up!

Good Lord!'s already mid February! I need to catch on things since it's been awhile that I've written anything of note.  The neighborhood seems pretty quite lately, although we've had some activity with the sale of some of the restored houses in the neighborhood.  The community garden is flourishing and the Kaboom playground is getting some use from the neighborhood kids.  The new year brought in some good news.  The Eastside Promise Neighborhood Grant was awarded to United Way and San Antonio. This is a huge deal for our neighborhoods and represents $24.6 million investment over 5 years to address education improvements in our public schools within the Eastside Promise Neighborhood footprint as well as addressing quality of life issues.  Henrietta Munoz is the project director and those of us that live within the Promise Neighborhood footprint need to support her work.   For more information on this exciting initiative go to

Bill Ross
Our dear friend Bill Ross passed away at the end of December. Bill was in his mid 70's when he moved into Dignowity several years ago. He and his good friend Byron Sherouse we're one of the first pioneers to buy some of the the old houses in Dignowity and restore them. Bill lived on N Pine St and was well known for his generosity and engaging personality.  Bill is one of my heroes.  At an age when most folks have retired and are done with work, Bill was changing the world, well, our neighborhood anyway! He'll be greatly missed!

The plans for the brewery near the Hays Street Bridge are coming together. Last I heard is that ground will be breaking sometime in this summer!  Can't wait!

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