NEWS | Aug. 27, 2021

Feedback Fridays

By Brig. Gen. Caroline M. Miller 502d Air Base Wing Commander

Feedback Fridays is a weekly forum that aims to connect the 502d Air Base Wing with members of the Joint Base San Antonio community. Questions are collected during commander’s calls, town hall meetings and throughout the week.

If you have a question or concern, please send an email to jbsapublicaffairs@gmail.com using the subject line “Feedback Fridays.” Questions will be further researched and published as information becomes available.

Q:  I’m not sure if you were aware, but in Texas beginning Sept. 1, there will be new criteria for handicap parking (see article at https://us105fm.com/new-texas-law-changes-who-can-park-in-handicap-spots/).

Will that apply to military locations like JBSA-Randolph, JBSA-Lackland, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, etc. because it will make a difference?  I have not seen anything come out about it at JBSA and it will affect my husband.

Thank you in advance for your help.

A: Great question!

Effective Sept. 1, vehicles must have either a handicap symbol on their license plate or a handicap placard hanging from the rearview mirror to park in reserved handicap spaces on or off all installations.

The Texas law and installation policy have both changed, and disabled veteran plates must be accompanied by the appropriate handicap symbol on the plate or a placard hanging from the mirror. The reason for the change was to better provide people with mobility issues access to the limited number of handicap spots.   

Q: It has been months since I inquired as to why the Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph golf course does now allow private golf carts to be used like at JBSA-Lackland and JBSA-Fort Sam Houston.

If this is one base, shouldn’t the same rules apply to all locations?

A: Thank you for your question.

Great news! The Randolph Oaks Golf Course does allow private golf carts to be used at their course. Randolph Oaks charges a $6 trail fee for private carts, which allows owners to bring private carts onto the golf course.

The same golf cart etiquette applies:

  • The cart must remain at least 30 feet from the green
  • No more than two people per cart

Enjoy your round!