Request email notification when page changes E-Notify

More News

Request for Qualifications Document

The City of Shavano Park, Texas (hereinafter called the “City”) is soliciting statements of qualifications (SOQs) for the position of Shavano Park Alternate City Prosecutor. The deadline for SOQs is August 21, 2017.

Any inquiries concerning the request for qualifications should be addressed to Zina Tedford, City Secretary at 210.581.1116 or

It is anticipated that the selection of an Alternate City Prosecutor will be completed on August 28, 2017.

City Prosecutor positions are appointed by the Shavano Park City Council in accordance with the City of Shavano Park Code of Ordinances, Section 10-1 and work as independent contractors.
City Manager's Proposed Budget
Residents, you can now view the City Manager's proposed budget here. A good summary is on pages 2 - 4 which is the City Manager's formal budget letter to Council. The City Council will recieve the proposed budget at this evening's meeting, August 3rd at 6:00PM. Further updates on the budget to follow.
170630 - TownPlan
Residents, the City is updating its Town Plan and we need your talents and ideas to help. Our second topic is the City's Pedestrian and Bicycle PathwaysA short online survey can be filled out here:

The responses to this survey will be compiled for the Planning & Zoning Commission. The public hearing on the City's Pedestrian & Bicycle Pathways will be held by the Planning & Zoning Commission Wednesday, August 8, 2017 @ 6:30PM (at 900 Saddletree Court).

You can also still fill out last month's survey on the City's Vision and Goals:

Online Tree Trimming Permits now through Civil Systems
Civil Systems Inc Logo
Shavano Park has partnered with Civil Systems, Inc. to provide online oak tree trimming permitting. This service allows residents (guide) and businesses (guide) to easily apply for and recieve their oak tree trimming permits online. To complete online registration, register to create a new account or login
, if your account is already created.  Once your profile setup is complete, you will be able to select registration(s) from your dashboard. 

The Winter tree trimming period for oak trees is December 1st through January 31st
The Summer tree trimming period for oak trees is July 1st through September 30th  

Companies trimming oak trees in the City of Shavano Park must apply for a permit for each residence at a cost of $35.00 per permit. This permit is valid for 14 days during the cutting season. Tree trimming permits for residents are also $35.00, and are valid from the date of issuance for a period of one (1) year (365 days) during the cutting season only.

The City of Shavano Park Planning & Zoning Commission will be holding a number of public hearings / Town Hall meetings to receive and solicit comments from City of Shavano Park residents and property owners on the review / update of the 2010 Town Plan over the next few months.  Each month a different focus area will be specifically reviewed, which will be preceded by an update the month prior.  In parallel with the public hearings, the City will host an informal survey soliciting input on each topic area.

City of Shavano Park Planning & Zoning Commission will conduct its first public hearing on July 12, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m. at City of Shavano Park City Hall, 900 Saddletree Court.  This public hearing will review the Town Plan with focus on the City’s vision and strategic goals, City issues, and the City’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Please click read more for preliminary schedule.
Read More
Online Contractor Registration - Required as of June 1, 2017
Civil Systems Inc Logo
City of Shavano Park has partnered with Civil Systems, Inc. to provide automated registration and verification services. As of June 1, 2017 all contractors applying for a permit in the City will require to be registered through Civil Systems.  To complete an online registration, please click register to create a new account or login, if your account is already created.  Once your profile setup is complete, you will be able to select registration(s) from your dashboard. 

The annual contractor registration fee will be $50. No City registration fee will be assessed to licensed Plumbing and Septic contractors per state law.


Our good neighbors, Beckmann Quarry, is hosting the fifth annual family picnic for all Shavano Park residents.

WHEN-   Saturday, June 3.
WHERE- Beckmann Park on NW Military Hwy.
TIME- 4:00 to 7:00 PM.

This annual event is again open to all Shavano Park residents and there will be great food and fun things again for all ages to enjoy.

DIRECTIONS- North of 1604 on NW Military Hwy. on the left just past the quarry main gate. Look for the balloons and follow the signs to the parking lot past the big tent!

Happy Summer everyone!


National Peace Officer Memorial Day

Every May 15 by proclamation of the President is Peace Officers Memorial Day

Peace Officers Memorial Day is a part of Police Week, paying tribute to local, State and Federal law enforcement officers. Flags are flown at half-staff in memory of those officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Services honoring the fallen will be conducted across the country, including Washington, D.C.

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial wall in Washington, D.C. features the names of more than 19,000 law enforcement officers which have been killed in the line of duty.



At 7 p.m. on Election Day, the Elections Department will release the results of early voting and they will be posted on the Bexar County Elections Website. When the polls are closed on Election Day, the poll site results are printed on a tape and posted at the individual Election Day poll site.

You may view the results there.

After the election judge completes all poll site closing tasks, then that tape is taken to a regional sending site and the poll site results are transmitted to the tabulation center.

Results are released from the tabulation center throughout the election night and are updated periodically on the website as the election results are reported. 

Garbage & Recycling Satisfaction Survey
Residents, the City needs your feedback! Are you satisfied with the City’s garbage and recycling collection services provided by Republic Services or do we need to improve? Let us know; it’s simple! Head to our survey here (, provide your name and address and then answer our short 7 question survey. Each resident can only respond once. 

Results will be compiled and used by the City this summer when evaluating our contract with Republic Services.


February 2, 1959 - April 8, 2017


It is with great sadness that I inform you that we lost one of our own on April 8th, 2017, William "Willie" F. Lynch, Jr.

A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2017 beginning at 1 p.m. at the Shavano Park Fire Station, 15604 NW Military Hwy, Shavano Park, TX 78231. 

Donations to assist the family with funeral costs may be donated to Security Service Federal Credit Union. Will Lynch Memorial Account Number - 6330462070.

Nearest location to City of Shavano Park - De Zavala
12707 IH-10 West
San Antonio, TX 78230

People may stop by any Security Service branch location to drop off donations. If they are members of Security Service they can also call the call center to transfer funds. The account will remain open for 90 days. Select Read More for details on Willie's life.

Read More

170307 - ArborEarth Day 2017 Flyer

Environmentally-focused vendors are invited  to participate in our Annual & Earth Day Event.  Applications will be accepted through April 10th.  Click here >> Application

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
NTBI April 29 2017 web
Public Works / Water Department Phone Number
To all residents and Shavano Park Water Utility customers, the phone number 210.492.2841 for the Water Department is now active. All normal call routing is re-established and replaces the previous announcement here on the website.

The City apologies for any confusion or inconvenience this may have caused. 

There are two quarries near Shavano Park.  The Beckmann Quarry is located just north of 1604 to the West of NW Military Hwy (closest Shavano Park subdivision is Willow Wood).  The Vulcan Quarry is located west-southwest of Shavano Park (closest Shavano Park subdivision is Shavano Creek).  The City Staff monitors and communicates with each quarry.  The Beckmann Quarry is owned by Martin Marietta, who has formed a Shavano Park Concerned Citizens Committee.  Open the link for a listing of the Concerned Citizens Committee and for a brief update on quarry operations. Click read more for further details.

Read More

The annual Brush/Bulky pick up is scheduled for January 30 – February 3. There is a ten (10) cubic yard limit per household, any amount exceeding this limit will not be picked up and will be reported to the City. For comparison - One (1) cubic yard is two (2) 95 gallon carts. Citizens are provided one (1) 95 gallon cart.

Commercial Tree Trimmers are responsible for removing trimming and should NOT use this pick up for disposing of brush.


Read More
Shavano Park ISO Rate Letter

The Insurance Services Office, Inc (ISO) this past summer rated the City of Shavano Park Fire Department a classification of 2, effective November 1, 2016. 

This rating entitles the property owners within the City of Shavano Park to receive the maximum credit on their insurance premiums.

Several residents recently contacted the City for a copy of the ISO Letter. You can find the rate letter here to provide to your homeowner's insurance company. The City encourages all homeowners to investigate if they can recieve a credit on their insurance premiums!

Christmas Tree Collection
Curbside Christmas tree collection is scheduled for the week of January 9th – January 13th.

 Please have your Christmas trees out on the curb no later than 7 am on January 9th.

Christmas trees may be placed out at the full length; there is no need to cut them in half.

Please ensure the trees are stripped of any lights, ornaments and stands.
Hanukkah Ceremony on City Hall Grounds

Lighting of the Menorah (Hanukkah) on City Hall grounds will begin Saturday, Dec. 24th and end Sunday, January 1st.  All are invited each evening at 6:00 p.m.

If you are interested in lighting the Menorah on one of the eight nights, please contact David Marne at 210.724.5555 or

CPS Energy Smart Meter Installation Coming January 2017

Recently, CPS Energy informed the City of Shavano Park that a 30-day letter would be mailed to residents on December 2nd, informing them of CPS Energy intention to begin installing new “Smart Meters” in January 2017.  A number of residents have expressed concerns over smart meters and the City Council has addressed the initiative at five City Council meetings and has hosted a number of town halls in an effort to inform citizens of the options concerning the smart meters.  There is an "Opt Out" option. If you did not attend a town hall or if you are still uncertain of the Smart Meters or the "Opt Out" option, please click on the link for additional information.

Link to Additional Information.

161201 - Holiday Event v2
New Police Chief Meet and Greet

161013 - Work photo Ray Lacy 1Due to an unexpected delay in mail delivery of the new Vehicle Identification Sticker Letter which also included an invitation to a Meet and Greet for our new Police Chief Ray Lacy, the Meet and Greet has been rescheduled.

On behalf of Mayor Werner and City Council, we would like to extend an invitation to you and your families to join us in welcoming Chief Lacy to the City of Shavano Park.

The event will now take place 6:00 - 6:20 p.m. on November 21st in the Council Chambers of City Hall.  

Public Hearings on Accessory and Portable Buildings
Since late 2015, the Planning & Zoning Commission has reviewed the City's ordinances regulating accessory and portable buildings. The Commission's draft regulations are near completion and for the final part of the City's work, we need your help!

Accessory and Portable buildings are 4-walled structures that are separate from your home. For example, your tool shed, a detached garage or a guest house are all considered either an accessory of portable building. These regulations will likely not impact you if you live in a Home Owner's Association (HOA), because HOAs generally restrict accessory and portable buildings.

For more information and to view the proposed ordinance please visit:
National Night Out!


The annual Brush/Bulky pick up is scheduled for October 3 - 7th. There is a ten (10) cubic yard limit per household, any amount exceeding this limit will not be picked up and will be reported to the City. For comparison - One (1) cubic yard is two (2) 95 gallon carts. Citizens are provided one (1) 95 gallon cart.


Select "Read More" below for more details.

Read More
Shavano Park Recognized as a Scenic City


The City of Shavano Park is now a Recognized Scenic City by the Scenic City Certification program. This certification is a result of the City’s ongoing efforts to protect City property values, maintain and build excellent infrastructure, and enhance the City image all while maintaining a rural atmosphere.

The Scenic City Certification program is the first in the United States to incorporate a comprehensive set of model standards for design and development of public roadways and public spaces into one program. Cities apply to the program for a rigorous evaluation and scoring of existing municipal standards against the model. Those with the highest evaluation scores earn certification.

A reception to present the City with its Scenic City Certification will be held on October 6, 2016 in Austin, during the Texas Municipal League’s Annual Conference Week.

Learn more about the program at

Volunteers to serve on City Boards, Commissions and Committees

Boards, Commissions, and Committees are an important component of Shavano Park city government. Members have an opportunity to make public policy, recommendations and interact with staff and City Council and to develop networks. Members of the Boards, Commissions, and Committees are appointed by the City Council. Any citizen interested in serving should request an application from the City Secretary, or may download an application 
Please drop off your application or send via email to the City Secretary at

Applications are kept on file for one year. The application deadline is by September 1, 2016.

Board of Adjustment
Two (2) positions
Two (2) Alternates

Planning & Zoning Commission
Four (4) positions

Water Advisory Committee
Three (3) positions

Investment Committee
One (1) position

Tree Committee
Five (5) position


The Insurance Services Office, Inc (ISO) collects information on municipal fire protection efforts in communities and analyzes the data using a Fire Suppression Rating Schedule. ISO will then assign a Public Protection Classification ranging from 1 to 10, with 1 being the best and 10 the worst. On June 10, 2016 the City of Shavano Park Fire Department received a classification of 2, effective November 1, 2016. The City received 80.07 out of 109.76 points possible in an audit conducted February 17, 2016.

This places the Shavano Park Fire Department in elite company among the nation's fire departments (click Read More for graphs).

This rating entitles the property owners within the City of Shavano Park to receive the maximum credit on their insurance premiums. Property owners should contact their insurance providers to inquire if their premiums will be impacted by the new classification rating.

Read More
CPS Energy Smart Meters and Shavano Park
On May 26, 2016, the City of Shavano Park was informed by CPS Energy that their Smart Grid Initiative will be in Shavano Park starting the fall of 2016. The City knows residents may have concerns and we will work to address them. CPS Energy representatives will be at the June 27, 2016 City Council meeting to provide an update to City Council. The City will be providing further information about the CPS Energy smart meters throughout the summer and fall.
In recognition of the City's active efforts to reduce wildfire risks, the Firewise Communities/USA program has designated Shavano Park as a Firewise Community! This recognition is the result of a joint effort by the Shavano Park Tree Committee and the Fire Department to raise awareness of wildfire prevention over the past year.

Since 2002, The Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program has empowered neighbors to work together in reducing their wildfire risk. The City is joining the growing network of more than 1200 recognized Firewise communities from across the nation taking action and ownership in preparing and protecting their homes against the threat of wildfire.

As apart of this program, on August 6th from 9am to noon the Fire Department will be hosting a Chipper Day for residents for brush and yard debris. Select Read More for more details.
Read More
A Thanks: Arbor Day 2016 a wonderful sucess
The City wants to thank all residents, vendors and staff who made the 2016 Arbor Day / Earth Day celebration on Saturday May 23, 2016 a wonderful success. You can browse pictures from the event in our galleries here.
NW Military Highway Improvements Update
On April 25, 2016 the Transportation Policy Board of the AAMPO approved state and federal funding for improvements to NW Military. The project is slated to begin in 2020. Read all about the project here. This project adds a two-way continuous turn lane, bike lanes, and sidewalks to NW Military.

Election day is Saturday, May 7, 2016, select Read More for further details!

Read More