Neighborhood and City Topics

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


An online virtual meeting of the NSCNP Contact Team will be held September 10, 2020,
6:45 pm to 8:00 pm

The Agenda for the meeting will include:
Status of rezoning and plan amendments.
Schedule of meetings for October through December, 2020.
Procedures for nomination and election of officers for 2021-2022.
Priorities of Neighborhood Plan Actions.

If you would like to know more about the contact team, or attend the meeting, please send an email to nsccontactteam [at] gmail [dot] comRead More

This year’s Independence Day Celebration

NSCNA isn’t hosting its usual Independence Day Parade this year, but NSCNA’s Social Committee has decorated the fence on the south side of the Pillow campus (the Stanwood side). Decorations will be up from Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5.

We had planned to do more, as the photo below shows. Sadly, heat, a lack of people power, and the setting sun all conspired to limit what we could do.

If you find yourself on Stanwood, take a look

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The following communication from the City of Austin Auditor’s Office is posted for information:

“Dear Neighborhood Association and Community Organization:

SUBJECT: Redistricting Process-Help Shape Austin’s Future at

The City Auditor’s Office has launched a citywide community outreach campaign for the City’s redistricting process. The City Auditor is looking for volunteers to serve on the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission and the Applicant Review Panel.

Redistricting is the process for residents to redraw the boundaries of the council districts every ten … Read More

Fence Decorating Project at Pillow Elementary School

To celebrate Pillow Elementary’s 50th anniversary, art teacher Suzy Swingle is spearheading a project to decorate the fence around the school. Any individual, family or group may design and decorate a panel, starting at the Rockwood-Crosscreek corner and proceeding along Rockwood. To ensure social distancing, Swingle has designated every other panel to be decorated; those panels are marked with pink tape. Participants will provide their own designs and materials; anything goes except for paper, cardboard and plastic cups. For now, … Read More