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All the News that fits April 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

UPCOMING Events for April affecting traffic in and around Bouldin Creek

    Austin Reggae Festival-Auditorium Shores Friday April 19  3:00 p.m. to  10:00p.m.  Sunday April  21st10:00 p.m. No Street Closures at this time. Link: http://www.austinreggaefest.com/

Austin Food and Wine Festival – Dates: Friday April 27th – Sunday April 29th
https://www.austinfoodandwinefestival.com/
Road Closures: none announced
Location: Auditorium Shores – Tents and park land
Impact: Expect heavy pedestrian and vehicle traffic at Auditorium Shores, Barton Springs Riverside and S. 1st Street.

Bouldin Bulletin for April-May2019                                                             

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

Saturday, April 20 2019
Bouldin Creek Easter Egg Hunt in Nicholas Dawson Park
It’s time once again for the Bouldin Creek Easter Egg
Hunt on Easter Saturday! Neighbors will gather at
Nicholas Dawson Park, at the corner of James St. and
South 3rd, at 10 am for coffee and goodies. The egg
hunt will start at 10:30am. Neighbors should bring a
coffee mug for some french press Ruta Maya coffee,
and brunch treats to add to the table.
The Egg Hunt is coordinated by Dan and Ginny Barrett
on West Live Oak and their kiddos Genevieve, Roman,
Sabine and Vienne. They’d love to hear from volunteers
who are interested in helping the Easter Bunny fill
plastic eggs with trinkets a few days before the hunt. If
you’re interested, please contact Ginny at 512.923.2628.
— Melynda Nuss – VP Neighborhood

Saturday, April 27
Preservation Austin
The Art of the Craftsman Style: 27th Annual Homes Tour
Saturday, April 27 10am to 4pm
Home base: Preservation Austin Office
(Texas Society of Architects Building, 500 Chicon)
Preservation Austin will announce addresses for this year’s featured homes on Monday, April 22. Tickets will be available at all tour locations, including our main ticket station at 500 Chicon. Those who pre-order tickets can check in at all tour locations as well.
Website HERE:

April 27 – 28, 2019
2019 BP MS150
Don’t just ride, Bike MS April 27 – 28, 2019
An extraordinary experience marked by passion, inspiration, determination and fun. Feel the electricity at the starting line and the remarkable support throughout your journey as we unite in our mission to end MS.
Fundraising Page for Kris Sorenson-Hyatt, Bouldin neighborhood resident and member MS 150 committee. Visit her personal page for more information on ride and to make donations HERE:

Paper shredding
Austin ARMA’s 16th Annual Spring Shred Day
Saturday, April 27th, 2019 | 8 am – 1:30 pm
LINK: Austinarma.com/shred-day

Book Sale
Book Sale at Twin Oaks Branch Library
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Saturday April 27, 2019
LINK: http://library.austintexas.gov/event/book-sale-527421

Early May notices:
Becker Green Classroom-Garden Gala on May 3rd. Link here:
More Info Here: http://gardengala.info

Rally Around the Hood May 4, 2019 10am-noon
More information HERE
Supporting Swan Song https://swansongs.org/

EVENTS DOWN THE HILL
Palmer Heavy Traffic April 2019 HERE
http://www.bouldincreek.org/wp-content/uploads/PalmerHeavyTraffic_Apr2019.pdf
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/

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 The High Road, 6:45pm 700 Dawson Road,
Unless otherwise noted

Science Fair Update
Austin Energy Regional Science Festival State Winners 2019
Texas Science & Engineering Fair – March 29-30, 2019 | Texas A&M University
https://txsef.tamu.edu/
Congratulations to the 19 Central Texas students who placed at the Texas Science and Engineering Fair in College Station this past weekend.
Texas A&M University was the host site for the first time. More than 1,300 students with over 1,100 projects attended.
TXSEF awards 1st-3rd place in each one of 23 science categories in both the Junior (middle school) and the Senior (high school) Division.

Full list of State winners from our regional festival: HERE
but here are the highlights:
Senior Division
(3) First place winners, out of whom one was chosen as a Grand Award Winner and another one selected as Best of Fair (this means that we now have a total of 7 projects advancing to the international fair!)
(4) Second Place winners
(4) Third Place winners
(3) Special Awards – we are very proud that one of these went to one of our mentored students

Junior Division
(1) First Place
(3) Second Places
(3) Third Places
Thanks to all the Bouldin neighbors who judged or volunteered at the regional fair!
Ingrid






28th Annual Creek Cleaning Party Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

Bouldin Creek 28th Annual Creek Cleaning Party
In support of “It’s my Park day”
Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 from 8:30am to 11:30am

quick follow up and thanks to all! gh

Neighbors,

We had a wonderful turn-out yesterday for our 28th Annual Creek Cleaning. With the 106 people who signed in and a few who did not, we had a little over 110 participants..
We knew from the Austin Parks Foundation’s website that we could expect a lot of help, so the Parks Committee pre-selected locations and crew leaders and it worked out beautifully. We were able to clean out trash from both East and West Bouldin Creek and the West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt, in addition to weeding beds in Nicholas Dawson Park. We have not been able to do such a thorough cleaning in a couple of years.
It was cold and damp but that did not prevent anyone form having a good time. When we were done, we enjoyed tacos donated by El Mercado; this is the 28th year they have fed our volunteers. Please be sure to thank them next time you are there.
And do go out and explore the parks and the greenbelt. Everything is budding and starting to bloom. And – there is that new species recently discovered in Nicholas Dawson Park, a tree-dwelling blue whale. I think it is the only one of its kind.

Thanks again to everyone who helped,
Ingrid Weigand
BCNA Parks Committee
512-663-4632

Update 02-27-2019
Neighbors,

Our 28th Annual Creek Cleaning will happen this Saturday, weather permitting. We have had record participation registrations from members of the greater Austin community, so we have closed registration at the Austin Parks Foundation site. HOWEVER, this is a neighborhood tradition and we would like to encourage you to join us and explore our creeks and greenbelts.

We will have enough people to clean both creeks and also do some maintenance (weeding, etc.) in N Dawson Park. If you are interested in the latter, please bring some gardening tools.

Here are the details:
Saturday, March 2
Meeting place: Entrance to N Dawson Park on Gibson/South First (adjacent to El Mercado parking lot)
Meeting time: 8:30 am

Please wear sturdy boots, long pants, long-sleeved shirts to guard against exposure to poison ivy. Gloves, tools and trash bags will be provide courtesy of the Austin Parks Foundation.

Thank you,
Ingrid Weigand
BCNA Parks Committee
512-663-4632

Since 1991, neighbors and community members have met once a year to collect trash in both East and West Bouldin Creek. Together we have removed enough car parts and tires to build a small fleet of cards, carpets and appliances to furnish several homes, cans and bottles to open a convenience store and styrofoam to last quite a few lifetimes. In addition, innumerable pieces of found art made it home with their proud finders.
We’ll meet at 8:30 am at the entrance to Nicholas Dawson Park on the corner of Gibson and South First for coffee and snacks provided by neighborhood restaurants, then send teams of people to different parts of the two creeks. Around 11:30 am we meet back in N. Dawson Park for lunch, again courtesy of our business friends.
Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Please dress in long-sleeved shirts and long pants to guard against possible contact with poison ivy, and wear sturdy shoes. Be prepared to get muddy and dirty and have a very good time. Kids and dogs welcome. More info HERE:

All the News that Fits February 2019

UPCOMING Events for March and April affecting traffic in and around Bouldin Creek Neighborhood HERE

28th Annual Creek Cleaning Party
Bouldin Creek Parks clean up in conjunction with “It’s My Park Day”
Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 from 8:30am to 11:30am                         More info HERE:

Bouldin Bulletin for February-March 2019
Hot off the press is the February-March Bouldin Bulletin.
The same good stuff you might have read while drinking a cup of coffee —but in digital form.
Thanks to John Shobe, our Publisher and Rob Clayton our web admin.,for bringing us into a new world of digital publishing – a potentially more mobile-friendly, color, version of the Bouldin Bulletin, current and archives are available HERE:

EVENTS DOWN THE HILL                                                                                    Palmer Heavy Traffic February 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/

Neighborhood Plan Contact Team Meets Feb. 9, 4:30 PM

The Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Plan Contact Team (BCNPCT) will hold its annual meeting Saturday, February 9 at the High Road, 700 Dawson Rd., at 4:30 PM.  As a  bit of background:                                             -Neighborhood plan contact teams are separate from neighborhood  associations.                                                                                                                       -Their sole purview is stewardship of the neighborhood plan.                   -They operate under city-dictated bylaws, elections, meetings, notification, and reporting.                                                                                               -All BCNPCT meetings are open to the public and anyone who resides in or owns a business or property in the neighborhood plan area may participate on the contact team.

You can read more about Plan Contact Team responsibilities and processes at: http://austintexas.gov/department/neighborhood-plan-contact-teams

The Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Plan has been amended several times since its 2002 adoption. Amendment requires city application and notification. No amendments are scheduled for this meeting.

The February 9 meeting agenda will include officer elections,  a review of the team bylaws, and review and vote on a couple of optional planning resources the team has traditionally not opted for: You can  read about them at:                                                                                          http://austintexas.gov/department/front-yard-parking http://austintexas.gov/department/mobile-food-establishments


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 The High Road, 6:45pm 700 Dawson Road.                                     Unless otherwise noted.

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A little Austin history from John T. Davis.

“How The 1970s Defined Austin”
A cool article about Austin.
By John T. Davis
Published: August 30, 2018 Austin Monthly

Longtime Austinites are particularly fond of their former sleepy college town’s history, and no decade represents a happier time—the happiest, some would say—than the freewheeling, youth-driven ’70s. Austin has always been a progressive city, but this decade formed the bedrock for where we are today. We explain why.
http://www.austinmonthly.com/AM/September-2018/Golden-Years/

Also Austin-in-25-objects                                    http://www.austinmonthly.com/AM/September-2017/Austin-in-25-Objects/

BCNA Steering Committee 10-01-2018

BCNA Steering Committee Monday, October 01, 2018

6:45–review prior meeting minutes
6:50–communications update
6:55–parks update
7:00–traffic safety parking update
7:05–zoning update
–Vote on Green Pastures recommendation?
7:20–Vote on recommendation to support Prop J
7:35–October Candidate forum planning
8:00–sector updates
8:05–Adjourn

at The High Road, 6:45pm 700 Dawson Road

Note: BCNA General Association Meeting 10-09-2018
at The High Road, 6:45pm 700 Dawson Road
Agenda to include forum for Council Member Candidates for District 9
Upcoming BCNA elections in December. Other issues forthcoming.

 

WBCG cleanup 07-14-2018

Neighbors,

We had a very successful clean-up of homeless camps on June 30, but were only able to cover part of the greenbelt. There are still remnants of camps along the railroad track path; in addition, the recent rains have washed in trash from South Lamar, most of it now in the creek bed.
I have walked the main trails several times last week and no new camps have been established – that is the good news. One more push to get the greenbelt cleaned up should do it for now and hopefully entice many more of you to use this wonderful green space.

Meeting date/time: this Saturday, July 14 (Bastille Day!), 8:30 am
Meeting Place: Entrance at 1200 South 6th Street, off Gibson

Please wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts and sturdy boots and bring work gloves as well as water. We’ll supply trash bags and wheelbarrows to haul them out.

Thanks,

Ingrid Weigand
BCNA Parks Committee
512-663-4632