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Austin Water to Enact Stage 2 Watering Restrictions September 6

Austin Water to Enact Stage 2 Watering Restrictions September 6

The following advisory was issued by the City of Austin:

Beginning Tuesday, September 6, Austin Water will enact Stage 2 Mandatory Watering Restrictions due to the exceptional drought in Central Texas.

Stage 2 Watering Restrictions are in line with the City’s Drought Contingency Plan which states, in part, that the City Manager may order additional water restrictions when the combined lake storage levels of Lakes Travis and Buchanan reaches 900,000 acre-feet. It is anticipated that the trigger will be reached … Read More

Fire and Smoking Ban Continues for Austin Parks

Fire and Smoking Ban Continues for Austin Parks

The following advisory was issued by the City of Austin today:

Due to the persistent dangerous fire hazard conditions in the Central Texas area, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department is continuing the prohibition of building fires and smoking in the City’s parks system.

The ban includes the use of wood or charcoal barbecue pits, grills and smokers. Propane stoves are allowed in designated picnic areas only.

The continuation of this ban is necessary to ensure the safety of park … Read More

TxDOT: Flyover to Close Friday Night

TxDOT: Flyover to Close Friday Night

Thanks to Carol on Thrushwood for bringing this news to our attention.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will shut down the northbound US 183 to southbound Loop 1 direct connector ramp beginning at 9:00 PM Friday. The closure will allow crews to make repairs to sections of the structure that was damaged when a tanker truck overturned and burned last October. The accident resulted in superficial damage and did not compromise the structural integrity of the bridge.

An innovative … Read More

City Initiates Phase 1 of Heat Emergency Plan

City Initiates Phase 1 of Heat Emergency Plan

The following advisory was issued by the City of Austin today:

In response to a National Weather Service Heat Advisory for the Austin area, the City of Austin today activated its Special Operations Plan for Heat Emergencies which includes monitoring weather effects and increased public awareness outreach.

The heat advisory for all of South Central Texas and the Hill Country is from noon today until 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5.

The City has initiated Phase 1 of its plan which … Read More

NSCNA Files Concern Over Anderson Lane Town Center

NSCNA Files Concern Over Anderson Lane Town Center

The City of Austin is developing a new comprehensive long range plan. Our Develolpment Committee has been monitoring this process.

The city is identifying areas to place high density development, and designating them as town centers. Mid-way through the process, an additional town center was placed on Anderson Lane at MoPac. We are concerned because this designation was not part of the plans originally presented to us for review, and was added without opportunity for discussion or consultation.

At the … Read More

DPS Warning on Door-to-Door Alarm Sales

DPS Warning on Door-to-Door Alarm Sales

The Texas Department of Public Safety has issued a warning about aggressive door-to-door alarm sales.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is urging Texas residents to make sure that any alarm salesperson, company or alarm installer that they hire is licensed by the DPS Regulatory Services
Division.

Historically, some alarm salespersons have aggressively marketed their services to residents in municipalities—primarily going door to door in neighborhoods. DPS is working with the alarm industry trade associations to provide information to citizens

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APD Neighborhood Watch “Train the Trainer”, May 10

APD Neighborhood Watch “Train the Trainer”, May 10

Austin Police Department logoDate: Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Time: 7 – 8:30 pm
Location: Parmer Woods, 12429 Scofield Farms Drive (map)

Attend the Austin Police Department Region 2 “Train the Trainer” series to learn more about setting up a local neighborhood watch program.

The series consists of three monthly sessions, the second Tuesday of the month:

  • Tuesday, May 10 — Introduction to Neighborhood Watch
  • Tuesday, June 14 — Physical Security
  • Tuesday, July 12 — “James the Burglar” Video and Region 2
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Neighborhood Meeting Signs Stolen

Neighborhood Meeting Signs Stolen

Sometime between Thu., April 28 6:30pm and Fri., Apr 29 6:30am, the NSCNA meeting signs that were posted around our neighborhood were stolen. This crime has been reported to APD.

The primary suspect is a disgruntled neighbor. If you witnessed the crime or observed any suspicious behavior during that time, please notify president [at] nscna [dot] org or APD.… Read More

NSCNA General Membership Meeting, May 3

NSCNA General Membership Meeting, May 3

Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Time: 6:30 – 8 pm
Location: Pillow Elementary, 3025 Crosscreek Dr.

Special Police Officer Billy Simoneaux, our new APD District Representative, is our invited speaker. SPO Simoneaux will update us on neighborhood safety issues, as well as answer member questions.… Read More

Neighborhood Garage Sale, May 14

Neighborhood Garage Sale, May 14

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2011
Time: 8 am – 1 pm
Location: throughout the neighborhood

Spring has sprung and you may be itchin’ to clean out those closets and garages.

This is an invitation to participate in the 2011 North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Association Yard/Garage Sale.

It’s easy! You:

  • let us know that you will be participating
  • set up a yard or garage sale at your place
  • contribute $2 to support the cost of printing and advertising

NSCNA social committee … Read More