• PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Ted Trakas The best way I know to lift your spirits from the harsh realities of our South Texas winter is . . . to attend our annual VJ neighborhood association meeting at 7:00 PM on Monday, January 22th, 2007, Colonies House, 3511 Colony Drive, which is on the north side of Colony […]

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  • President’s Message Ted Trakas Just a few items to mention. We requested code compliance corrections at the Hair Salon (signage) on VJ at Orsinger, and the Outdoor Art Gallery (signage, temporary structures and equipment) on VJ near Cody. The board found no problem with a proposed Art and Spiritual Museum on Callaghan. (See article.) We […]

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  • PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Ted Trakas Last newsletter we gave details for a new conditional use permit (Zoning Case Z2006049C) for an Outdoor Art Gallery on residential properties on Vance Jackson. We now expand on the topic area. In the current newsletter, we included a fairly short article that quotes the City’s Unified Development Code (UDC) for […]

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  • PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Ted Trakas The start of another busy year. Many thanks to the guest speakers at our annual meeting: Mr. Michael A. Amezquita, Chief Appraiser of Bexar Appraisal District (BAD); Ms. Veronica Moreno, Special Projects Coordinator, Neighborhood Services, City of San Antonio; Judge Peter Sakai; and Ms. Barbara Scharf Zeldes, probate judge candidate. Northside […]

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  • PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Ted Trakas Need another idea for something constructive to do in the New Year? Here’s one. Attend our annual meeting on Tuesday, January 24th, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall at St. Matthew Church on Wurzbach Road. I will give a short “state of the neighborhood” address, as President. Woody will […]

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  • PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Ted Trakas As promised in the September newsletter, we are publishing correspondence we have received for the association. I hope you will find these informative. We invite any new messages you might have. Now onto a practical matter. Vance Jackson Neighborhood, Inc. is a voluntary association. Mostly, our organization runs efficiently on a […]

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  • PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Ted Trakas Gilbert E. Barrera has staged annual springtime sculpture shows the last few years on family properties on Vance Jackson (VJ) across from  Howsman Elementary School. These shows have been well received by the viewing public: combined sales of some 65 sculptures, grossing more than $125,000; and attendance by some 6000 visitors, […]

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