Beginning the week of September 23, Austin Resource Recovery (ARR) will expand curbside composting collection to 53,000 additional homes, including those in our North Shoal Creek Neighborhood. This program collects food scraps, yard trimmings and food-soiled paper, which is turned into compost, and is part of the City of Austin’s Zero Waste goal to divert 90 percent of materials from landfills by 2040.
Green carts will be delivered to our homes, and a guide will be mailed to us. Our … Read More
Mark Your Calendar For North Shoal Creek’s Fall Festival!
Here’s a link to a map that lets you see what proposed transition zones may look like in your neighborhood. It was developed by one of North Shoal Creek’s contact team members (Tanner Blair), and he posted it at this link for anyone who wants to to use:
With Four Million People and Climate Change, Where Will Austin’s Water Come From?
by Robert E. Mace
The drought of 2008 through 2016 was a wake-up call for Austin. As levels in the Highland Lakes—Austin’s sole source of water—dwindled to near-record lows, the city enacted drought restrictions that threatened landscapes and businesses. As lake levels continued to decline, Austinites worried that the city would run out of water. Fortunately, the rains returned; however, the ever-present threat of drought remains for … Read More
Informational Meeting on New Floodplain Maps Wednesday, August 14, 6:30-7:30 NW Rec Center
The North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan Contact Team’s third quarterly meeting of 2019 is Thursday, August 8, from 6:30 to 7:55 p.m. in the First Texas Honda Conference Room*. Here is the agenda for the meeting:
1. 6:30 — Call to order; quorum check; acknowledgement of voting members (5 min.)
2. 6:35 — Approval of May meeting minutes (5 min.)
3. 6:40 — Updates/Announcements (20 min.)
a. 7951 Shoal Creek Blvd. Project Name: Shoal Creek Medical (Site plan application … Read More
The Austin City Council recently voted to ease restrictions on panhandling and camping in Austin. The changes, intended to decriminalize homelessness, went into effect July 1. The Austin Downtown Alliance is holding a forum on how Austin police will be interpreting and enforcing the new ordinances on Tuesday, July 23, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Eighth Street. Attendance is open to all but those interested in attending must RSVP at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/downtown-safety-forum-tickets-64990622702… Read More
North Shoal Creek’s 2019 July 4th Parade and Celebration a success
Some 150 neighbors turned out for North Shoal Creek’s 19th annual July 4th parade and party. Attendees showed a lot of ingenuity and creativity decorating not only themselves but kiddos, pets, bikes, and strollers as well. If you came, you could cool off with iced coffee from Epoch Coffee while catching up with friends you haven’t seen in a while. The kiddos had Jim Jim’s water ice, face painting, games, and just having fun together for their entertainment. Local businesses … Read More
COME TO NORTH SHOAL CREEK’S INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION JULY 4, 9-11:30 AM PILLOW E.S.
North Shoal Creek’s 19th annual Independence Day Parade and Celebration is 9-11:30 a.m., Thursday, July 4th at Pillow Elementary School. Decorate yourself, the kids, and the pets and come celebrate the Fourth with your neighbors.
9:00 a.m. Gather in front of Pillow; if you want to enter one of the 7 best dressed/best decorated contests, pick up a number from one of the contest judges
9:05 a.m. Brief opening … Read More