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
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
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
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