May 1, 2020
This week, both the Governor of Texas and the County Judge have issued Executive Orders. The Orders have some differing provisions so I wanted to clarify, to the best I can, the position of the City of Alamo Heights. We are governed by the Orders of both the State of Texas and Bexar County. In the event of a conflict, the Governor’s orders will apply.
1. The majority of the information from my Tuesday morning email blast remains in effect.
2. All “Essential Businesses” that have been open throughout the last month remain open and all “Reopened Businesses”, as noted on Tuesday, will open today with the parameters previously stated.
3. The State’s “Stay Home Work Safe Measures” remains in effect. Effectively, both the State and the County have requested that other than Essential Businesses and Reopened Businesses, citizens remain at home minimize in-person contact with people who are not in the same household and not congregate publicly except as previous authorized.
4. While the Governor suggests face coverings in public, the County has mandated face coverings. However, there will be no Civil of Criminal Penalty for failure to wear a face covering. The rationale for the County’s position requiring face coverings(but with no enforcement) is to allow businesses that do elect to open, to cause patrons to wear face coverings thus protecting the employees of the business. Certain exemptions to the face covering requirement include (i) exercising or engaging in physical activity, (ii) driving alone or with family members, (iii) when wearing a face covering poses a greater mental or physical risk, (iv) while pumping gas or utilizing outdoor equipment, (v) when in a building or activity that requires security(i.e. banks) and (vi) when consuming food or drink. If the State overrules the County’s position on face coverings, then we must follow the State’s Order.
5. Yesterday, the City of Alamo Heights adopted a resolution with respect to the items above effective through May 15th.
6. The Bark Park will re-open today but will be monitored.
7. Social Distancing still remains the key and is one reason why the State of Texas has done so well over the last month and a half.
Stay safe. Stay well.
Starting today…..please shop local.
Mayor Bobby Rosenthal
January 30, 2020
Tree Preservation Program
Reminder that this program will begin mid-January. Tree pruning is needed to maintain the 13’6” height access required for the emergency apparatus. Maintenance and pruning to be done in dormant stage to allow for fuller canopy in the spring. Davey Tree Services has been contracted to complete this project and is scheduled to cut approximately 15% of the city streets. They will be coordinating with residents and a certified
arborist is to be at the location during trimming.
October 16, 2019
Modern art in Alamo Heights. Tap into your creative side at the McNay Art Museum. Named for founder Marion Koogler McNay, the McNay is the first museum of modern art in Texas. The museum engages a diverse community in the discovery and enjoyment of the visual arts. Since Marion McNay’s original bequest in 1950, the museum’s collection has expanded to over 22,000 works including: Medieval and Renaissance art; 19th- through 21st- century European and American paintings, sculptures, and photographs; one of the finest collections of prints and drawings in the Southwest; the exceptional Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts; the Jeanne and Irving Mathews Collection of Art Glass; and, the Art of New Mexico. Visit the McNay Art Museum website to learn more and book your next visit today.
August 13, 2019
Piranha Izakaya is a new Ramen and Sushi Bar located at 260 E Basse Rd Ste 101 in Alamo Heights. Reviewers comments include “Good food and good prices”, “service was great” and even an “$8 Ramen Lunch special.” If you are an Asian food lover, give it and try!