(150) Back to School – Tax FREE Weekend – Village at Stone Oak Sidewalk Sales

August 19, 2011

Back to School – Tax FREE Weekend – Village at Stone Oak Sidewalk Sales

OK…How many of you are preparing for school starting back this coming Monday, August 22nd?  Getting the kiddos all ready, shopping for school supplies & back-to-school clothes…

Well, if you haven’t gotten all of your shopping done, you are in luck…This weekend is the state’s annual TAX FREE HOLIDAY!  Starting tomorrow, Friday the 19th through Sunday the 21st, you can purchase many items including clothing, backpacks and footwear with no sales tax!  What else can you buy tax-free?  School Supplies!  Certain restrictions on items apply…but here is a list of some of the qualifying items:

Eligible clothing, footwear and backpacks:

• Baby clothes

• Backpacks for use by elementary, secondary students

• Belts with attached buckles

• Boots (cowboy and hiking)

• Caps/hats (baseball, fishing, golf, knitted)

• Coats and wraps

• Diapers, baby and adult

• Dresses

• Gloves (generally)

• Gym suits and uniforms

• Hooded shirts and sweatshirts

• Hosiery

• Jackets

• Jeans

• Jerseys (baseball and football)

• Jogging apparel

• Neckwear and ties

• Pajamas

• Pants and trousers

• Raincoats and ponchos

• Robes

• Shirts

• Shoes (sandals, slippers, sneakers, walking)

• Socks

• Shorts

• Suits, slacks and jackets

• Sweatshirts and sweat suits

• Sweaters

• Swimsuits

• Underclothes

• Work clothes and uniforms

Qualifying school supplies:

• Binders

• Book bags

• Calculators

• Cellophane tape

• Blackboard chalk

• Compasses

• Composition books

• Crayons

• Erasers

• Folders (expandable, pocket, plastic, manila)

• Glue, paste and paste sticks

• Highlighters

• Index cards and boxes

• Legal pads

• Lunch boxes

• Markers

• Notebooks

• Paper, all types

• Pens, pencils, sharpeners, school supply boxes

• Protractors

• Rulers

• Scissors

• Writing tables

(List provided by mysa.com)

So…get your shopping mode on, because the savings start tomorrow!!

Want to add some fun to it all?  Check out the Sidewalk Sales that will be going on at the Village at Stone Oak Shopping Center at 281 & TPC Pkwy! Don’t miss the Balloon Artists that will be strolling around the water feature area from noon to 3pm!

After you have shopped-till-you-dropped..you can rest assure that your kiddos are all ready to attend a fantastic school…because The Stone Oak area & much of North San Antonio is served by the highly acclaimed North East Independent School District (NEISD), which features the highest rated schools in the city!

Take a look for yourself!

Stone Oak & North San Antonio High Schools (NEISD)

Stone Oak & North San Antonio Middle Schools (NEISD)

Stone Oak & North San Antonio Elementary Schools (NEISD)


(141) 4th of July Celebrations in Stone Oak & North San Antonio – NO FIREWORKS!

July 2, 2011

4th of July Fireworks Shows can usually be found at Independence Day Celebrations all around San Antonio…Seaworld, Fiesta Texas, Lackland Air Force Base, Woodlawn Lake and at The Club at Sonterra / Cornerstone Church in Stone Oak & North San Antonio …Well, Not This Year!

Due to extreme drought conditions, ALL fireworks displays are banned in Bexar County. That includes all public displays, including city-sponsored events at parks and at military installations in town.

“This ban on public displays was deemed the safest course of action to protect the lives and property of San Antonio’s citizens,” reads the SAFD advisory.  “As a reminder, the personal use of fireworks within the city limits is illegal.”

Even though the fireworks are also cancelled, you will still find big celebrations being held at SeaWorld, Lackland Air Force Base and Woodlawn Lake Park

In Stone Oak & North San Antonio you will still be able to enjoy the annual Forth of July celebration at The Club at Sonterra and Cornerstone Church…just sans the fireworks display.

 The Club at Sonterra will still host a resident pool party on July 4, with a cookout from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m and lots of other fun stuff…like  a cotton candy machine, snow cones, music, games & even a bounce house!  Cost is $10.95 for adults and $8.95 for children.

The Independence Day festivities at Cornerstone Church will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday July 4th.

Have a happy and safe July 4th.  Fly your flag and please remember all those who have served and do serve to ensure our independence.

(134) Cinco de Mayo in Stone Oak & Far North San Antonio!!

May 5, 2011

Cinco de Mayo in Stone Oak & Far North San Antonio!!

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a Mexican civic holiday that commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.   While Cinco de Mayo sees limited significance in Mexico itself, here in The United States, we observe the date as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. 

There are lots of places that will help you take part in celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Stone Oak & Far North San Antonio!!

Here are just a few examples…



Firewater Grill

Enjoy Happy Hour Specials from 4-7 pm including 1/2 priced Apps & Drink Specials…$3 Margaritas (rocks), $4 Martinis & House Wine, $2.50 Draft Domestic Pints, $3.50 Draft Domestic Tall & Draft Import Pints, & $4.50 Draft Import Tall!

Chris Lopez will be playing on the Patio from 7 – 11 pm & enjoy great drink specials…$3 Mexican Martinis,  Mexican Beers, Jack Daniels, Jack Daniels Honey, & Crown Royal…$4 Vampiros, Jose Cuervo (Gold or Silver) & Margaritas…$5 Banderas


 Klusoz Martini & Tapas Bar


Enjoy Drink Specials All Night!!

$1 Jose Cuero drinks and shots/Margaritas till 11pm after they will be $3
$2 Ciroc, Crown, Patron, Grey Goose, & Hen until 11pm…



Aldaco’s Mexican Cuisine

ALL DAY LONG you can enjoy $5 Zesty Margaritas, $5 MPO Margarita & $5 Tacos al Pastor…ALL DAY LONG!



G Sports Cafe

will have great drink specials including $3.50 Crown and Jack and $3 Corona, Dos XX, Modelo Especial and Negra Modelo.   Also live music that will want to get your mariachi on! SALUD!!!



What will you be doing to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo??





(126) Greenhouse Mall – Outdoor Living

March 27, 2011

Greenhouse Mall – Outdoor Living

Spring is in the air…This time of year we all start spending more time outside…and many of us wish our outdoor spaces could be more inviting, more comfortable & more useable…THEY CAN!

Have you checked out Greenhouse Mall on 1604, just West of Blanco in the Stone Oak & North San Antonio area??  They offer a great selection of items to spruce up your back yard!

Maybe you are looking for some additional seating or need to update your current furnishings…They offer a great selection of Outdoor Furniture from Wrought Iron to Contemporary.  They also have cool Benches, Swings & Hammocks!

Greenhouse Mall wants the kiddos to be happy too…You should check out their fantastic Playsets…sure to keep smiles on their faces all Spring & Summer!

Gotta Green Thumb?  What about adding a GreenHouse to your yard?  They have you covered there too!

In addition to all of these great items, they have lots of other cool things to enhance your Outdoor Living Space, such as Umbrellas, Coolers, Throw Pillows, Bird Feeders & more!

“Design your personal oasis at the Greenhouse Mall.  It’s outdoor furniture with a fresh new twist. A style for every taste. A collection for every budget.”

Greenhouse Mall

1309 N Loop 1604 W & Blanco Ste # 106

San Antonio, Texas 78258


(48) 4th of July Fireworks – Stone Oak & Far North San Antonio

July 4, 2010

Are you looking for somewhere you can watch an amazing fireworks show tonight?
Well…there are 3 great shows planned in the Stone Oak & Far North San Antonio area!

At sunset you can enjoy the spectacular fireworks show put on at the Sonterra Golf Club.

At 9pm, Cornerstone Church will put on another amazing show!

Fiesta Texas, which actually has a fireworks show at 9pm nightly during the summer months, will have an even more elaborate show this evening in observance of Independence Day!