Author: Chip Rosenthal

Shoal Creek Blvd Street Closure this Sunday

The annual 3M Half Marathon will be this Sunday, January 29.

Last year, the course route bypassed our neighborhood, travelling Mesa to Anderson to Shoal Creek Boulevard. This year, the race runs right through our neighborhood, down Shoal Creek Boulevard from 183. Shoal Creek is scheduled for partial closure from 4:20am to 10:10am on Sunday morning.

If you need to approach Shoal Creek during this time, please plan for extra time, and take extra caution to avoid runners and spectators.… Read More

City of Austin Plastic Bags Forum, Jan. 30

Date: Monday, January 30, 2012
Time: 6PM
Loocation: City Council Chambers, Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street

The following announcement was released today.

Plastic Bags Forum Invitation from the City of Austin, Texas

On behalf of Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell and Austin Resource Recovery, we invite you to join a pool of randomly selected SpeakUpAustin users for a special forum on the future of plastic and paper bags.

The forum will take place on Monday, January 30, at 6pm, … Read More

Burnet Rd. Corridor Study Open House, Jan. 19

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2012
Time: 10am – 7pm
Location: Crestview United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 1300 Morrow St. (map)

From the event flyer:

Come, see, and comment on initial proposals for short, medium, and long term projects to help improve multi modal mobility along these corridors.

The City of Austin invites residents, corridor travelers, businesses, and all interested par es to review and comment on proposed improvements to reduce conges on, improve safety, and enhance quality of … Read More

2012 Annual Meeting Wrap-Up

Last night, NSCNA held its annual meeting. The membership elected our Officers and Directors for 2012.

The results of the election are:

  • President: Kenneth Webb (*)
  • Vice-President: Donna Eagar (*)
  • Secretary: Juliette Kernion
  • Treasurer: Jeri Wines (*)
  • Directors: Marlene Bartlett, Amelia Cobb (*), Sal Espinosa, Ernie Garcia (*), Alice Kubacak (*), Robert Seidel, Scott Smith

People marked with (*) served on the 2011 board, and continue their service into 2012.

A draft annual report, prepared by the 2011 directors and … Read More

Holiday Lights Walk Postponed

The second annual Holiday Lights Walk, scheduled for Thursday evening, December 15, has been postponed due to weather.

We plan to reschedule for a future date and will keep you posted.

All are welcome to still go to Pillow Elementary at 6pm to support the children at their school program “Holiday Traditions” and the PTA fundraiser (serving cookies for donation). Hope to see you there!… Read More

Second Annual NSCNA Holiday Lights Walk

Date: Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011
Time: 6 – 8pm
Location: Pillow Elementary School track

This event has been postponed due to weather.

Come out and celebrate the season with light.

On the evening of Thursday, December 15th we will be lighting up the track at Pillow Elementary with luminaries and lanterns from 6-8pm. Students from Pillow will be making lanterns to display this year as part of the event.

Our neighborhood association sponsored its first holiday lights walk last … Read More

From The President: Reconsidering the Sidewalk Repair Project

Dear Neighbors,

Just over a year ago (October 19, 2010), our association passed a resolution to submit an application to the City of Austin Neighborhood Partner Program for sidewalk repair in our neighborhood, and to allocate up to $20,000 of our funds for this project.

Over the past year, the NSCNA Board of Directors has followed that directive. We’ve asked our Traffic Committee to prepare a prioritized list of locations and obtain cost estimates from the city. At our general … Read More

New Entertainment Venue to Open at Village

Today, the Austin American-Statesman is reporting that a new entertainment venue called “The Goodnight” will be operating in the space that Fudrucker’s vacated earlier this year. At the same time, the Alamo Drafthouse will be expanding its lobby.

The Goodnight will open this spring in the Village Shopping Center, 2700 W. Anderson Lane, filling a 16,000-square-foot spot vacated by Fuddruckers earlier this year.

A few doors away, Alamo Drafthouse Village is in the middle of renovations that will enlarge the

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Community Workshop on Austin’s Permanent Supportive Housing Initiative, October 17

Date: Tuesday, Monday, October 17, 2011
Time: 5:30pm registration, 6:00 – 8:30pm program
Location: Family Life Center, First United Methodist Church, 1300 Lavaca St. (map)

Last year, neighbors had many questions when the City was considering a location on Braker Lane for a permanent supportive housing facility. Although there has been no recent action on that specific proposal, the City and community groups are continuing to work on better approaches to this project. This meeting is an opportunity … Read More

APD Commander’s Forum, October 11

Austin Police Department logoDate: Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Time: 7 pm
Location: 12429 Scofield Farms Dr., Parmer Woods Facility (map)

The Austin Police Department conducts quarterly Commander’s Forum meetings in each APD district to share and discuss issues and concerns with residents and business owners, to improve the quality of life in that district.

There will be a guest speaker from 311. The forum will be followed by part three of the Neighborhood Watch “Train the Trainer” series.… Read More