ACCORDING TO AUGUST HOME SALES FiGURES supplied by the San Antonio Board of Realtors, 45 residences sold in the 78258 ZIP code, with an average price of $359,056 and a median price of $320,000, and stayed on the market for an average of 44 days; 50 homes sold in 78259, with an average price of $295,345 and a median price of $284,500, while on the market an average of 47 days; 79 homes sold in 78260, with an average and median price of $368,491, while on the market an average of 47 days; and 64 homes sold in 78261, with an average price of $307,592 and a median price of $280,000, while on the market an average of 50 days.

THE FUTURE LEADERS COMMISSION formed by District 9 Councilman John Courage will teach high school students about the workings of city government. The group is open to juniors and seniors during the 2017-18 academic year, primarily from Churchill, Reagan and Johnson high schools. The goal is to involve pupils in planning and conducting student-outreach events with Courage. Those interested should contact District 9 Communications Director Zack Lyke at

A “MASSIVE” DEVELOPMENT IS PLANNED on the far North Side, according to the San Antonio Business Journal. An Austin-based developer broke ground on the first phase of the large construction project in early September. The 57-acre, 1,000-unit, mixed-use multifamily residential and commercial complex will span four phases at the site between Loop 1604 and Bulverde Road. Among the first construction undertakings are 338 apartments and nearly 16 acres of commercial property facing the north side of Loop 1604.

MINOR CONSTRUCTION ON U.S. 281 IN OCTOBER will involve several street closings. The Texas Department of Transportation announced a slate of projects at various intervals on the highway, including work at 281 and Encino Road, which will see a temporary barrier put up extending one-quarter of a mile south of Encino Rio Street. to 1,000 feet south of Evans Road. A similar barrier will be erected at 281 and TPC Parkway. Also scheduled is work at 281 and Heimer Road, which includes driveways and sidewalks being formed and poured, weather permitting.

THE NORTH EAST INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT WAS RECENTLY CERTIFIED as a third-party road-test administrator by the Department of Public Safety. The district earned the distinction after sending two trainers from its transportation department, Bonnie Ramos and Phil Purvis, to a state course. This action streamlines driving processes for the district, allowing training of personnel by NEISD instructors at district locations, rather than at DPS.

IN RECENT MONTHS, THE ENCINO PARK WOMEN’S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE gave $750 apiece to Taylor Hayes and David Austin Jones, both residents. Jones, a magna cum laude Johnson High School graduate, attends Brigham Young University-Idaho studying business management. Hayes, an alumnus of Roosevelt High School’s Engineering Technology Academy, is enrolled at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University pursuing a degree in aerospace engineering. The grants are for tuition, books and supplies.

SANDI WOLFF HAS STEPPED DOWN AS the Place 3 North East School District trustee after a relocation. Wolff, the wife of Bexar County Commissioner Kevin Wolff and daughter-in-law of Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, held the position since 2014. Her resignation, effective Sept. 8, was prompted by a planned move into a new home at the end of 2017, which would take her out of the district. According to NEISD bylaws, trustees must continuously reside in their district during their term. The open position will be up for election in May 2018; in the interim, the NEISD school board is accepting applications to complete Wolff’s term.

TIMBERWOOD PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HAS EARNED “LIGHTHOUSE SCHOOL” status for 2017. The school received a “The Leader in Me” grant five years ago in an effort to turn the institution into a model campus. The grant was used to help create transformational results, including registering higher academic performances among the students, having fewer disciplinary problems and increased interaction among teachers and parents. There currently are a little more than 300 schools worldwide to achieve this status, officials said.

STUDENTS AND STAFF AT WILDERNESS OAK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEAMED UP with KW Cares and The Salvation Army during a donation drive to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey. Items dropped off in the school foyer through Sept. 5 ranged from diapers and boxes of moistened wipes to rubber gloves, hand sanitizer, heavy-duty trash bags, glass cleaner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, blankets, Gatorade, socks and more, officials reported.

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