Author: Media Committee

Corrections to October 2021 newsletter issue

I inadvertently used an out-of-date bio for Pam Ferguson’s article on page 12, “Tips on volunteering, donating.” Here’s the up-to-date one:

Pamela Ellen Ferguson, a longtime resident of Kerrybrook Lane, writes a column of observations about North Shoal Creek and the larger world for each issue. A dual-national British and American (Texan father, Cornish mother) Pam is the author of 11 books published internationally, the most recent being CROSSING LINES, an Austin and Border based mystery set at Halloween/Dia de … Read More

FYI: Bulk item collection week begins Monday Sept. 27

North Shoal Creek’s semi-annual residential bulk collection week begins Monday, September 27.  Bulk items include:
•Appliances (remove doors)
•Passenger car tires (remove rims; limit eight tires per household)
•Lawn mowers (remove gas/oil)
•Railroad ties (cut in half)
•Rolled fencing
•Nail-free lumber

Bulk item collection crews cannot collect:
•Household trash
•Cardboard boxes
•Hazardous materials
•Automotive chassis and bodies,
•Tires that are still mounted on rims
•Sheet glass and other construction and remodeling … Read More

NSCNA’s September Membership Meeting Cancelled


“We had planned to resume NSCNA’s in-person membership meetings by holding our regular Fall meeting on Tues., Sept. 7 at 6:30pm in the Pillow Elementary School Library. However, the Covid Delta variant has forced us to cancel that Sept. 7 meeting.

Now, we hope to resume in-person membership meetings on Tues., Nov. 2, same time and place. We plan to send out meeting reminders a week to 10 days before … Read More

FYI Re: Summer Construction Along Burnet Road

From the City of Austin’s Corridor Program Office regarding construction this summer along Burnet Road:

“Thank you for your interest in the Burnet Road corridor! We have some exciting projects kicking off and wrapping up this summer that will implement critical safety and mobility improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Braker Lane: Construction of sidewalks at, and near, the Burnet Road/Braker Lane intersection is expected to wrap up this month, pending any weather delays. The prioritized pedestrian and bicycle improvements … Read More

NSCNA’s 2021 Garage Sale and Independence Day Celebrations Canceled

From the North Shoal Creek Board of Directors: For the second year in a row, we need to cancel NSCNA’s meetings and events because of coronavirus restrictions. We regret this, but we’re hoping to be able to resume meetings and events this fall and to hold a luminaria in December.

If you have questions or want more information about this decision, please email us at directors [at] nscna [dot] org.… Read More


Hello renters, homeowners, and business owners in North Shoal Creek. Our Neighborhood Plan Contact Team will have our next meeting on Thursday, February 11th at 6:30 PM.  The meeting will be online, and the proposed agenda is shown below.

By the end of this meeting, we should all be acquainted with how to access Trello to see information about the Contact Team, have a plan of action for revising our bylaws, and a prioritized list of plan actions that we … Read More

Google Fiber Installation Has Begun In North Shoal Creek

Four NSCNA Board Members recently had a Zoom meeting with Google representative Daniel Lucio; here’s what we learned from the meeting:

. They are starting on Crosscreek, and are using two contractors: Quanta, which is working on Crosscreek and will move west from there; and BComm, which will start work this week and move east from Rockwood. Trenching, laying the fiber, and cleaning-up is expected to take about 4 weeks, although another estimate says that North Shoal Creek should be … Read More