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
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
On June 8 and 9, volunteer members of the North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Association (NSCNA) Beautification Committee installed glass tile mosaic panels on the concrete columns on the North side of the Steck Avenue bridge over Shoal Creek, as shown here:
This composite of photographs of the panels provides a close-up view of the panels:
Detailed finishing work on the panels will be completed soon.
The panels were designed and constructed by volunteers. Preparations began in September 2018 with a … Read More
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR JULY 4TH CELEBRATION–PLEASE SIGN UP!
We need volunteers to help with our neighborhood Independence Day parade. Please visit https://tinyurl.com/NSC4ofJuly to sign up for a volunteer spot. It won’t take long, you’ll meet your neighbors, and it’ll be fun!
Mark your calendar: District 7 Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, June 11, 6:30-8pm, Northwest Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Dr.
The town hall will focus on the city’s 2020 budget, with Budget Director Ed Van Eenoo presenting and taking questions from the audience. Council Member Pool will also introduce our new Fire Chief, Joel Baker, and our new District 7 Austin Police Department representatives.
The Town Hall will also feature an Open House format before and after the budget presentation, with representatives … Read More
NSCNA General Membership Meeting, Tuesday, May 7, 6:30-8:00 PM, Pillow Elementary School Library
The second quarterly meeting of the North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan Contact Team will be held on Thursday, May 9, 6:30-7:55 p.m., in the First Texas Honda Conference Room. The agenda includes a discussion of how our neighborhood plan may be affected by the guidance the Austin City Council is providing regarding the City’s Land Development Code rewrite.
All contact team meetings are free to attend and are open to the public.
A complete agenda for the meeting is posted … Read More
Here’s the 2019 North Shoal Creek Garage Sale Map! 20+ sales to shop!! Saturday, April 27
Wed., Apr. 17 is the deadline to notify NSCNA’s Social Committee that you’ll be holding a garage sale on the North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Garage Sale Day. Email your name, address, and contact phone # or email address to garagesale [at] nscna [dot] org so your sale can be included on the map of neighborhood garage sales that will be available at each sale location on garage sale day, which is Saturday, April 27.… Read More