All the News that Fits August 2019

Hello neighbors, a lot going on in Austin in the spring. We try to inform folks of events impacting the ‘hood. We also try and update events/happenings from our neighbors.
Missing something, let us know. Thanks

Another dog story with 2 thumbs up! Causing Trouble as We Smiled: A Dusty Story Playwright Timothy Braun remembers the canine companion who changed his life. Courtesy of Austin Chronicle https://www.austinchronicle.com/arts/2019-08-16/causing-trouble-as-we-smiled-a-dusty-story/

Austin Water Forward My name is Robert Mace. I live in Allandale and serve on the Austin Water Forward Task Force, a council-member appointed group that worked with Austin Water in developing Austin’s 100-year water plan.
Attached is an article I wrote that the Allandale Neighbor published.
Austin_Water_Forward-article-2019-05-08

City of Austin – Park Fire Restrictions Effective August 12
Due to dangerous fire conditions that currently exist in the Central Texas area, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) is temporarily prohibiting the building of fires and grilling in all City of Austin parks, greenbelts and preserves—pursuant to Ordinance No. 20111102-025—effective immediately and until further notice. This includes the use of wood or charcoal BBQ pits/grills/smokers. Propane stoves are allowed in designated picnic areas only. As a general reminder, smoking is always prohibited in City of Austin parks.
The Austin Police Department’s Park Police and PARD’s Park Rangers will enforce the ban in the City’s parks and greenbelts. Violations may result in a fine between $300 and $500.
The temporary ban helps ensure the safety of park patrons and surrounding communities, while minimizing the wildfire risk in the City’s parks and greenbelts. The Department will continue to evaluate fire conditions and will lift the ban as soon as it is safe to do so; a media advisory will be distributed at that time.

Hot off the press is the August-September Bouldin Bulletin.
The same good stuff you might have read while drinking a cup of coffee-but in digital form. HERE:

Neighborhood Event Parking and Barricades note from Thom Parker
Available HERE and in the Bouldin Bulletin

EVENTS DOWN THE HILL
Palmer Heavy Traffic August 2019 HERE

Whether you’re interested in avoiding traffic, parking issues, or strolling to a good time, here are the websites to discover the goings-on of which to be aware:
LONG CENTER
http://thelongcenter.org/events/
PALMER AUDITORIUM
https://www.palmereventscenter.com/events/

Other events around:

August 20
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR AUSTIN ISD’S FIRST DAY
Classes are back in session for students across the district. The full calendar for the 2019-20 school year is available on the district’s website. 512-414-1700. www.austinisd.org

August 25
PARTY WITH 1.5 MILLION BATS AT THE BRIDGE
In addition to the bats emerging from underneath the Congress Avenue bridge when the sun sets, the 2019 Bat Fest will feature live music from Everlast, Ying Yang Twins, Petey Pablo and more.
4 p.m.-mid-night. $15-$20.
Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge. 512-441-9015. www.roadwayevents.com/events/bat-fes

August 28
THE LONGHORNS ARE BACK
Classes officially begin at The University of Texas. St. Edward’s University and Huston-Tillotson University. Students will be back in the classroom two days earlier on Aug. 26.
512-475-7575. www.registrar.utexas

BCNA Meeting Schedules:
BCNA General Association Meeting:
2ndTuesday, every other month
BCNA Steering Committee Meeting:
1st Monday, each month
BCNA Zoning Committee Meeting:
3rd Monday each month
Meetings at 6:45pm
The High Road,
700 Dawson Road.

BCNA General Association meeting 08-13-2019


BCNA General Association meeting 08-13-2019

Hello neighbors–The next general membership meeting of the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association will be next Tuesday, August 13, beginning at 6:45 pm at the High Road on Dawson, 700 Dawson.
Hope to see you there.

Here is the current agenda:
6:45–Introductions;
6:55–Traffic Safety & Parking and Parks Committee updates;
7:00–Confirmation vote on BCNA support for crosswalk painting at South Congress & Gibson;
7:05–Discussion and vote on proposed resolution regarding CodeNext (aka land use code rewrite)
–proposed resolution below;
7:20–Statesman site redevelopment presentation by Endeavor Real Estate Group;
7:50–Adjourn

Proposed resolution: BCNA opposes unequal zoning changes targeted at only certain current residential areas
and instead supports equal treatment for all property currently zoned as “single family” throughout the City.

  1. Austin had a long history of discriminatory treatment of certain areas that needs to stop.
  2. Unequal policy will both exacerbate displacement of people in targeted areas and fail
    to maximize affordability and environment protection in the other areas of the City.
  3. Austin’s land use laws should promote affordability and walkability equally everywhere in all
  4. neighborhoods.

Thanks–Jesse, BCNA Prez.


All the News that Fits July 2019


Hello neighbors, a lot going on in Austin in the spring. We try to inform folks of events impacting the ‘hood. We also try and update events/happenings from our neighbors.
Missing something, let us know. Thanks

Notice from a neighbor
BLACK FRET SUMMER SESSIONS
JUL 19 | 5:00PM | H-E-B TERRACE

It’s time for another Black Fret Summer Session—the newest addition to All Summer Long at the Long Center!

Doors open at 5pm for you to find your perfect spot on the lawn and snag some great Austin trailer food. Free local music from four Black Fret artists starts at 6pm—check out this week’s line up:

Jaimee Harris - 6pm
Sydney Wright, Graham Wilkinson & Kalu Trio - 7pm
Superfonicos - 8pm
Trouble In The Streets - 9pm

See you there!
Ellen Richards

Just a FYI!
Eastern side of the n’hood is up for residential-bulk-collection August 5th 2019 and Large brush collection July 22, 2019
Probably includes the whole ‘hood.

Find your pick up dates at
http://www.austintexas.gov/department/residential-bulk-collection
http://www.austintexas.gov/brush
Also a lot of info here:
http://www.austintexas.gov/notes

Starting Wednesday June 26, 17th and 18th streets in downtown Austin will go from one-way to two-way streets from San Jacinto Boulevard to Trinity Street.

Hot off the press is the June-July Bouldin Bulletin.
The same good stuff you might have read while drinking a cup of coffee —but in digital form. HERE:

EVENTS DOWN THE HILL
Palmer Heavy Traffic July 2019 HERE
Whether you’re interested in avoiding traffic, parking issues, or strolling to a good time, here are the websites to discover the goings-on of which to be aware:
LONG CENTER
PALMER AUDITORIUM

BCNA Meeting Schedules:
BCNA General Association Meeting:
2ndTuesday, every other month
BCNA Steering Committee Meeting:
1st Monday, each month
BCNA Zoning Committee Meeting:
3rd Monday each month
Meetings at 6:45pm
The High Road,700 Dawson Road

Celebrate the Fourth of July, 2019

Celebrate the Fourth of July, 2019

We celebrate American Independence Day on the Fourth of July
every year. We think of July 4, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.
An experiment worth celebrating and like all experiments always needing a tweak here, a nudge there and an occasional poke.
But worthwhile, so let’s celebrate!
Cheers, Gary Hyatt, web lackey

Just some miscellany:
Quote from an “old guy”
“One of the penalties for refusing to
participate in politics is that you end
up being governed by your inferiors.”
Plato

The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.

Did you know? John Adams believed that July 2nd was the correct date on which to celebrate the birth of American independence, and would reportedly turn down invitations to appear at July 4th events in protest. Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826—the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

Preamble to the United States Constitution
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Declaration of Independence
https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration-transcript