Since 1953, the Atascosa Health Center building on W. Oaklawn has held a special place in the hearts of many. To make room for the new facility, the original structure (which first opened as the Pleasanton Hospital in 1953), was recently demolished.
On Thursday, Oct. 17, the Atascosa Health Center administration and staff celebrated with a breakfast and groundbreaking ceremony.
Through an Affordable Care Act/Health Resources and Services Administration grant, AHC will construct a new, 19,390 square foot, state-of-the-art medical, dental and behavioral health facility. There will also be a separate 3,479 square foot facility for Women, Infants and Children services.
“This is a great, wonderful thing for our community,” said AHC CEO Monty Small, as he welcomed guests. “As you can see, it is changing. All the way through the city ofPleasanton... big things are happening.”
Mary Hazlett Staff Writer From Constuction News 07/30/2015 SAN ANTONIO – The new Encino Branch of the San Antonio Public Library hosted its grand opening on May 2, but the building it calls home started out life as a Mexican restaurant. When Davila Construction took on the District 9 Library project, the general contractor transformed the restaurant into a modern library and community space for the City of San Antonio.
Construction began at the site of the future library, 2515 East Evans Road, in October of last year. Originally, Davila had nine months to complete work on the $1.1 million contract, but Randy Guzman, project manager, recalls that the city requested that the construction team complete the job in five months.
Bexar Witness Staff The San Antonio Public Library system is experiencing growth and, with it, new construction. District 2 Councilman Alan Warrick was joined by City Manager Sheryl Sculley, officials from SAPL, the city Departments for Culture and Creative Development, and Transportation and Capital Improvements on July 2 to mark the start of construction on a new District 2 library. The new facility will serve residents in the far east side of San Antonio and will be named after land donors, the Sam Schaefer family.
“Empowering today’s young people means putting resources in front of them,” said Warrick in a press release. “The new Schaefer Branch Library will create opportunities for discussions, generate powerful ideas and foster a greater vision for District 2.” The project will build a new 11,600-square-foot library. Print and electronic books will be available, along with a public computing lab, free WiFi and laptops available for check out.
Tricia Silva San Antonio Business Journal April 4, 1999 Among the numerous items in Tony Davila's office, the one that stands out most is the Wurlitzer jukebox that sits in the corner of the room."That's been here since my dad was here," he says, smiling. "We used to crank it up on Friday afternoons."
"The jukebox still plays" said Davila, who took over the 43-year-old construction company in 1986. He has more than just the memories of the jukebox that have stayed with him and helped him continue the business that his father started.
Indeed, what he remembers best is how his father treated the people that helped to make the business.
"He dealt with problems in a unique way," Davila says. "He was very strict, exceptionally strict. He had the old values, old morals. When he gave his word, he kept his word. I'm doing my business the same way. I (stand by) my decisions."