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Correction Re: Making Crosscreek One-way

Correction Re: Making Crosscreek One-way

The “School News” article on page 9 of our Fall/Sept. 2019 newsletter said that “One option being considered to solve the problem of morning and afternoon traffic jams on Crosscreek is to make Crosscreek one-way going east.” Pillow Elementary School principal Yvette Cardenas reports that is NOT an option Pillow is considering. The article also asked that feedback on the possibility be sent to safety [at] nscna [dot] org. The feedback we received was uniformly negative. To those who … Read More

Forum on Recently Revised Homelessness Ordinances

Forum on Recently Revised Homelessness Ordinances

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-64990622702Read More

HOSTS NEEDED FOR NATIONAL NIGHT OUT BLOCK PARTIES AND SIMILAR EVENTS

HOSTS NEEDED FOR NATIONAL NIGHT OUT BLOCK PARTIES AND SIMILAR EVENTS

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is our nation’s premiere crime prevention event. This year, it’s Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, from 7:00-9:00 pm. North Shoal Creek needs neighbors to step forward and host a block party or other related event for your street. The deadline to register your event is 5:00 pm, Friday, Sept. 15th

For info on registering your block party or other type of event online, go to http://www.austintexas.gov/page/national-night-out-registration#overlay-context=user

Registering early increases your chances of having police officers, firefighters, … Read More

IMPORTANT: REGISTER YOUR CELL PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS

IMPORTANT: REGISTER YOUR CELL PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS

Registering with WarnCentralTexas allows emergency personnel in your local community to directly contact you by phone, text or email during a disaster or public safety event. Using WarnCentralTexas, emergency response teams can warn residents about dangerous conditions and situations as events unfold. They can quickly give specific directions that affect your neighborhood such as evacuation orders and directions to shelters.

Residents must register cellphone numbers and email addresses to get alerts sent to their mobile devices, but CAPCOG has already … Read More

The Importance of Calling 311

The Importance of Calling 311

Austin’s 311 service is more than the non-emergency equivalent to 911. It’s also a convenient, single point of contact for all City of Austin departments. If you have questions, complaints, or compliments (yes, those too!) about City of Austin services, call 311.

All 311 service requests are logged into a database and tracked. Over the years, this database, which is named Socrata, has become a treasure trove of data which is mined by City administrators when budgeting, looking for patterns … Read More

APD COMMANDER’S FORUM JULY 27TH 6:30-8:00 PM

APD COMMANDER’S FORUM JULY 27TH 6:30-8:00 PM

North Shoal Creek is in the Baker Section of Austin Police Department’s Region 1, which includes Central, West and North Austin along with Downtown. Baker Section’s next Commander’s Forum is July 27th, 6:30 – 8:00pm at Cornerstone Church, 1101 Reinli St. (between I-35 and Cameron Rd).

Plan now to be there–it’s worth your time to attend. It’s an opportunity to ask your questions about crime and safety in our neighborhood and to meet our area’s APD District Representative, Darrell Grayson.… Read More

APD REGION 2 COMMANDER’S FORUM

APD REGION 2 COMMANDER’S FORUM

The Austin Police Department Region 2 Commander’s Forum is scheduled for:
When: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 – 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Where: Parmer Woods, 12429 Scofield Farms Dr (at Parmer Lane East of Metric).
Guest speaker will be from Animal Control.

Our District Representative for Adam 1 Sector is Officer Cythia Roberson.


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WEST NILE VIRUS IN NEIGHBORHOOD

WEST NILE VIRUS IN NEIGHBORHOOD

A resident of our neighborhood has been reported as diagnosed with the West Nile Virus.
The Texas Department of State Health Services website
states that ‘our best defense is to practice these habits, known as the “Four Ds”:

1.Use insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus.
2.Dress in long sleeves and long pants when you are outside.
3.Stay indoors at dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active.
4.Drain standing water where mosquitoes breed. Common breeding sites … Read More

Neighborhood Resident Helps Bring Down Burglary Ring

Neighborhood Resident Helps Bring Down Burglary Ring

A big neighborhood “thank you” to local neighbor Catherine, who provided police with information critical to bringing down a burglary ring.

KVUE reports:

“I saw a strange vehicle, and I knew it didn’t belong in the neighborhood,” said Catherine.
It was a pickup truck oddly parked on the street.
“My intuition just told me something is out of order here,” she said.
The driver told her he was waiting to hear back from a friend.
“I didn’t verbalize to him

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