All the News that Fits August 2020

Hello neighbors, a lot going on in Austin. 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

August-some call this “the dog days of summer”, other critters apparently agree….

News:
Bouldin Bulletin

Following local health guidelines, personal conflicts, heat, summer time blues and ennui, this issue (August-September) of the Bouldin Bulletin will not be published.
October-November issue will have latest news and information on upcoming BCNA elections to be held in December.

General Association Meeting
BCNA’s virtual General Association Meeting will be held Tuesday August 11th.
Notice, agenda and virtual meeting information coming soon.

Other news:
Memorabilia from Armadillo Head Quarters, plus.
Threadgill’s Old No.1 Auction
Saturday August 8th 10:00AM
6416 N. Lamar 78752
Burley Auction Gallery
https://www.burleyauction.com/

Upcoming:
The Preservation Austin Tour, “Downtown Doorsteps”, is going virtual this year. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year.
We just finished previewing the video and it is fantastic! Grab a ticket and your favorite beverage and settle in for a great experience. No trying to find parking and no walking. How can you go wrong. There will be a Q & A on Zoom following the tour.
AND guess what ,you can now attend the tour even if you don’t live in Austin. I hope y’all will join us!!! Information HERE
Sneak Peak at the Preservation Austin Homes tour 2020!!! HERE
Preservation Austin.org
https://www.preservationaustin.org/
FYI an older tour Preservation Austin-Bouldin HERE

SUFFRAGE NOW- August 6-January 31
SUFFRAGE NOW: A 19th Amendment Centennial Exhibition at the Elisabet Ney Museum
Centennial of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment. Ratified August 18, 1920
The passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920 guaranteed women the right to vote.
Presented at Elisabet Ney Museum HERE
From slavery to women’s rights!
13th Amendment 1865 “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
14th Amendment 1868
approved by Congress in 1866 and ratified in 1868, granted citizenship to all persons “born or naturalized in the United States,” including former slaves, and guaranteed “equal protection of the laws” to all citizens.
15th Amendment 1870 granted Black men the right to vote
which stated that voting rights could not be “denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”
19th Amendment 1920 guaranteed women the right to vote.
(Only took another 50 years!)

Also noted this week in the Austin Chronicle, another event celebrating and discussing the 19th Amendment.  Article here: https://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2020-08-07/for-its-first-big-event-the-19th-gets-big-names/

  Next week’s  “The 19th Represents”, an all-women summit, gathers political heavy hitters in one (virtual) room.  Info at https://summit.19thnews.org/

   Aug. 10-14, the nascent enterprise is bringing together some more big names of American politics and culture in a “virtual summit,” the 19th Represents”. Speakers including Stacey Abrams, Alicia Garza, Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, and Meryl Streep will headline discussions on the intersection of race and gender issues, voting rights, and electability. Each of the five days’ events focuses on different ways the rights afforded by the 19th Amendment have not been completely secured.

News of the somber kind:
Algae along Lady Bird Lake– keep your dogs safe!
w/link HERE
West Nile virus
Austin, Texas – The year’s first positive pool of mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus has been identified in the 78756-zipcode of Travis County. w/link HERE
Walk your property and empty any standing water!
Covid-19
It’s up to us! Follow the city’s guidelines as it is still alive and spreading!
http://www.austintexas.gov/covid19
And stay sane!
Thanks to Kate Morter for “Quarantines No Joke” and “Virtual Meeting Etiquette”.

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 and of which to be aware:
LONG CENTER
http://thelongcenter.org/events/
PALMER AUDITORIUM
https://www.palmereventscenter.com/events/

BCNA Meeting Schedules:
Note: all meetings subject to change during current health regulations.
Currently meetings are arranged via virtual Zoom meetings.
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