Category Archives: Newsworthy

All the News that Fits-June 2018

Republic of Texas Biker Rally

  The first day of the Republic of Texas Biker Rally rolls into the Travis County Expo Center Thursday. Friday night, bikers will ride from the Expo Center to Congress Avenue for the annual parade, temporarily blocking off 54 blocks along Congress Avenue and 6th Street.

Palmer Heavy Traffic-June 2018

PalmerHeavyTraffic_June2018.pdf

EVENTS DOWN THE HILL                                                                         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/2018/06/

CoA information:

For new residents, the City of Austin makes available information on trash, recycle and compost collection here:

http://www.austintexas.gov/department/residential-curbside-collection-schedule

Also will link to June schedule for bulk trash and large brush collection and a calendar for all the above to use-a handy tool for busy folks.

Street Sweeping 6/11/18 – 6/15/18

Residential streets are swept six times a year, while major streets are swept once a month. This schedule allows for the regular sweeping of many of the City’s prized bicycle facilities, located both on residential and major streets.

Keep your trees trimmed so that there is a least 14 feet of clearance above your curb. Trim your bushes so they do not block the curb line.

Do not rake or blow leaves, grass or other trash into the streets. This is prohibited by City ordinance. Street sweeping equipment is not able to handle limbs, branches or large quantities of grass and leaves. You should dispose of these materials through your weekly yard trimmings collection.

On your scheduled street cleaning week, avoid parking on streets, remove empty trash and recycling carts, and remove other obstacles such as basketball hoops. Doing so will help avoid debris being left behind on your street.

Sweepers operate Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m..http://austintexas.gov/department/street-sweeping

http://austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Resource_Recovery/sweepingmap_050218-070618.pdf

Austin Energy Regional Science Festival 2018

Austin Science Festival Theme

Hello neighbors,
This past February I had the opportunity to volunteer for the first
time at the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival. I worked the
floor and in the process met a number  of students and was able to check out the displays. From the simple to the complex, a cool display of creativity, hard work and intelligence!
I remember two young ladies in particular, both Junior Level/middle school.
One had her project board of documentation of objectives, and results a nd a display of plants. Her project was to grow plants upside down withvarious nutrients and water. Fairly simple project but her goal was to use this as her first step to testing in zero gravity……desiring to become an astronaut!

The second was just a project board of documentation of objectives and results. Objective was to develop better algorithms for checksums.
Hmmmm, I understand the basics but definitely above my pay grade!

What a great bunch of kids and I definitely got out of the Festival as
much as they did.

You can view the 2018 video at http://www.sciencefest.org (click through the banners on the home page) and this fall, if interested, you can get information on general volunteering and judging by contacting Ingrid Weigand at ingrid.weigand@austinscience.org.
Stay posted for future information for the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival  February 20-23, 2019.

Cheers, Gary Hyatt

P.S. more information below
News coverage
http://www.kxan.com/news/education/girls-rule-at-austin-energy-science-fair/1049706102

Austin Energy Regional Science Festival
The Austin Energy Regional Science Festival is one of Texas’ largest
regional science fairs with almost 3,000 students from 3rd through 12th grade. It encourages and rewards innovative student research and provides scientists, engineers and other professionals a chance to volunteer in the community.
The 2018 video has been posted. You can view it at www.sciencefest.org
(click through the banners on the home page)

Austin Science Education Foundation
https://austinscience.org/
Purpose
The Austin Science Education Foundation (ASEF) was established in 2013 to support the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival (AERSF).
AERSF serves 3rd – 12th grade students from 11 Central Texas counties and 23 school districts, as well as private, home and charter schools.
Mission
ASEF will promote student’s knowledge of and involvement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math by enabling participation in the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival and supporting students selected to advance to the Texas Science and Engineering Fair and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.



All the News that Fits February 2018

Hot off the press is the February Bouldin Bulletin

The same good stuff you might have read while drinking a cup of coffee —but in digital form, a potentially more mobile-friendly, color, version of the Bouldin Bulletin.

2018-02 (Feb) Bouldin Bulletin.pdf

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Austin Marathon Sunday, February 18, 2018                  Downtown Austin, Texas  https://youraustinmarathon.com/

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27th Annul Creek Cleaning on Saturday, March 3

Neighbors,
We will hold our 27th Annul Creek Cleaning on Saturday, March 3, in conjunction with the Austin Parks Foundation’s It’s My Park Day. Registration is now open at https://austinparks.givepulse.com/event/68954-Bouldin-Creek-27th-Annual-Creek-Cleaning-Party

Some logistics are still in flux while we are waiting to see how East Bouldin Creek recovers from the sewage spill and whether it will be safe to send volunteers  in for a clean-up.

If it is, we’ll meet at 8:30 am in N Dawson Park on the corner of Gibson and South 1st for coffee, then send crews into both East and West Bouldin Creek areas to collect trash. With enough volunteers, we’ll also be able to mulch trails in the West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt. (Alternate plan: meet at the South 6th Street entrance to the greenbelt and work only there.)

Please wear heavy shoes, long-sleeved shirts and long pants to protect against poison ivy. We’ll provide gloves, tools and trash bags as well as coffee in the morning and refreshments at noon.
Hope to see you there,
Ingrid Weigand
BCNA Parks Committee
512-663-4632

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Palmer Heavy Traffic February 2018

2018-02-(Feb)-Palmer-Heavy-Traffic.pdf

EVENTS DOWN THE HILL

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/calendar/2018/02/

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Austin Chronicle “Your Plan for Pools-First, let’s all chip in $124 million” Article HERE

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CoA Information                                                                                                                                     Item 14: Approve third reading of an ordinance relating to special events and high capacity event venues-appears to have been pulled and needing more work.  Stay tuned.
http://www.austintexas.gov/department/city-council/2018/20180201-reg.htm#014

*New RPP info here for 2018:  http://austintexas.gov/page/permit-application-process-residential-permit-parking-program

*Curb Side Composting is coming, more info here: http://austintexas.gov/austincomposts

*Info here for your trash/recycle collection schedulehttp://austintexas.gov/page/my-collection-schedule

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Bouldin Bulletin for December-January 2017

2017-12 (Dec) Bouldin Bulletin.pdf

Headlines: Warren Wildlife Gallery, CodeNEXT, PSW agreement, Parks updates and more!
Older Bulletin Issues Located in our

Bulletin Library

26th Annual Creek Cleaning

26th Annual Creek Cleaning  was held March 4, 2017
in conjunction with the Austin Park Foundation’s
15th annual “It’s My Park Day” celebration.

 

Neighbors,
We had one of our most successful creek cleanings in years this last Saturday.
Thank you to everyone who participated! Also, a big thank you to Fair Bean Coffee whose donation got us started in the morning, as well as breakfast bars from Austin Parks Foundation/ Wheatsville Coop and finished with El Mercado’s tacos and Lucy’s fried chicken – our reward after the work was done.
About 80 people, neighbors and community volunteers, met at 8:30 am just as the rain was letting up. Together, we pulled over 200 bags of trash plus a few mattresses, card board boxes, etc., out of the West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt, Ricky Guerrero Park and Nicholas Dawson Park. We finished about 30 minutes before the rain started up again for good.
This is the cleanest our parks have been in a while and we would like to keep it that way. A suggestion – when you go for a walk in any of our green spaces, take a small bag and collect just a few pieces of trash along the way. It does not sound like much, but it really, really helps.
Note:  We are planning a Trail Completion Celebration in a few weeks.
Thanks,
Ingrid Weigand
BCNA Parks Committee

 

 

BCNA Granted $16,000 for West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt Trail Improvements

On Friday, January 6, The Austin Parks Foundation presented BCNA with a check for $16,000 – the grant we were awarded in November for West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt trail enhancements.
And the money is already spent – all work was completed in the last week of December. Look for a Grand Opening ceremony in March, once it warms up a bit and the greenbelt is “green” again. Above Image Features: Bill Stout, John Rooney, Ladye Ann Wofford (APF); Ingrid Weigand, Catie Mohn (BCNA Parks Committee), Cory Walton (BCNA President).

Our sincere thanks to the Austin Parks Foundation for their support!
Ingrid Weigand
BCNA Parks Committee
512-663-4632

Austin Parks Foundation Grants Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Ass'n with a check for $16k
Bill Stout, John Rooney, Ladye Anne Wofford – Austin Parks Foundation
Austin Parks Foundation Grants Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Ass'n with a check for $16k
John Rooney, Ladye Ann Wofford (APF); Ingrid Weigand, Catie Mohin (BCNA Parks Committee), Cory Walton (BCNA President), David King (Zilker NA President)