NSCNA Blog Archive

  • Our annual neighborhood wide garage sale is happening September 30th. All are welcome to participate!
    If you’d like to participate by selling, please register your garage sale at https://www.nscna.org/archive/nscna-garage-sale-sign-up/ so your location will appear on the Neighborhood Garage Sale Map.

    Published map of garage sale locations are available here: https://www.nscna.org/events/north-shoal-creek-garage-sale/
    Please contact socialchair@nscna.org for any questions.

  • A neighbor who wishes to remain anonymous requested clarification from the City of Austin about who is responsible for cleaning graffiti at three locations in or near our neighborhood: 1) at the Shoal Creek bridge/railroad overpass on Steck; 2) at what used to be the Luby’s on the southwest corner of Steck and MoPac; and 3) on the Shoal Creek Bridge Tile Mosaic art project at Steck and Daleview. Here’s a copy of the City’s response:

    1) The Shoal Creek bridge is owned by Union Pacific Railroad; the City of Austin cannot perform any work on railroad property. Union Pacific has been notified of your concerns. While they have determined that this is a “non-emergency” situation, you may submit a complaint of non-emergency directly to Union Pacific Railroad at www.UP.com/NotifyUP or by calling the Response Management Communication Center (RMCC) at 1-888-877-7267.

    2) The Luby’s location is private property and, thus, cannot be addressed by the City.

    3) We were unable to locate any graffiti on the Shoal Creek Bridge Tile Mosaic art project. If you do identify any graffiti on this art project in the future, please contact Austin 311.

    We appreciate your taking the time to contact the City of Austin with your concerns. Should you have any further questions regarding the presence of graffiti on the public rights of way, please contact Patty Moreno, Project Coordinator with Public Works Department (PWD) Utilities and Structures Division, at (512) 974-1545 or Patricia.Moreno@austintexas.gov.”

    Here is how I interpret the letter: cleaning or covering graffiti is the responsibility of the property owner. That’s the City of Austin when graffiti is on public property. When graffiti is on private property (Luby’s and the railroad overpass on Steck), it’s the responsibility of the property owner. The graffiti on the mosaic at the Shoal Creek Bridge is on public property, but I’ve learned that a member of our Beautification Committee saw the graffiti and removed it before City staff arrived. In other words, NSCNA’s Beautification Committee is currently caring for the mosaic, but it is on public property and so does come under the City’s purview.

    Sharon Justice, Chair,

    NSCNA Media Committee

  • The meeting agenda includes the upcoming NSCNA-sponsored skating party on September 23rd at Playland Skate Center and the election of a 5-person nominating committee that will select a slate of candidates for NSCNA’s four officer and seven board positions.

    Pillow E.S. is located at 3025 Crosscreek. Please enter through Pillow’s front door; the library is the first room to your left.

    All NSCNA meetings are open to the public. You do not need to be a member to come and participate.

    If you haven’t paid your $15/household dues for 2023 yet, you can pay via check or cash at the meeting. Or, you can pay anytime online via Paypal at www.nscna.org/join. Dues paid online are $16, which includes a $1.05 Paypal processing fee.

    You can also pay anytime by mailing a $15.00 check, payable to “NSCNA,”to NSCNA / PO Box 66443 / Austin, TX 78766-0443. When paying by mail, please include the names of any committees you want to serve on.

    We hope to see you there!

    Posted by Sharon Justice, Chair, NSCNA Media Committee (mediachair@nscna.org)

  • From Dianna Perez, Pillow Parent Support Specialist

    Email: adrianna.perez@austinisd.org

    Phone #: 512-414-2350

    Hello, everyone,

    I have the opportunity to teach English to Pillow parents who would like to learn the language. The program is called MAESTRAS EN CASA. The parents meet twice a week for six months and a graduation ceremony is held. All materials are provided by the district.

    I am looking for volunteers to assist with the classes. As of right now, I do not have the dates and times, however ANY time you could give would be GREATLY appreciated.

    The classes will start in September, and we hope to have 10 parents. The classes are held during school hours.

    WHAT: Volunteers to assist with English classes

    WHEN: TBA in September

    WHERE: Pillow Elementary

    FOR MORE INFO OR TO VOLUNTEER: Please contact Dianna Perez via email at adrianna.perez@austinisd.org or via phone at 512-414-2350.

    Stay-at-home moms with babies are more than welcome to volunteer as well.

    All volunteers much be cleared through APIE(Austin Partners in Education) before they can volunteer. For more information on APIE: https://austinpartners.org/

    Dianna Perez

    PILLOW Parent Support Specialist


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