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All the News that Fits September 2021

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

Dog Days of Summer

Technically the dog days refer to Sirius, the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major, which means “big dog” in Latin and is said to represent one of Orion’s hunting dogs.
Dog Days: the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11, coinciding with the heliacal (at sunrise) rising of the Dog Star.
But for many Texans the “dog days,” evoke those summer days that are so devastatingly hot that even dogs would lie around on the asphalt, panting and hits hardest in August, but can run from June to September if real unlucky!
For some, fall starts on September 22, in Texas we just hope the carved pumpkins don’t collapse after 2 days

BCNA General Association Meeting.
Tuesday Sep 14, 2021 06:45 PM
Agenda
6:45- Meeting Convenes and Introductions
6:55- June 8 General Association Minutes vote
7:00- “Bouldin’s Back Baby” Party Expenses (BCNA Treasurer)
7:05- Site Overview (Zoning Committee)
7:15- Copeland Properties Presentation (Storybuilt)
7:30- Entitlements Overview (Zoning Committee)
7:40- Q and A (all participants)
8:45- Adjourn
You are invited to the scheduled Zoom meeting
To join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/8306733796
Meeting ID: 830 673 3796

Hot off the press is the September-November 2021 Edition of the Bouldin Bulletin.
The same good stuff you might have read while drinking a cup of coffee —but in digital form.
Thanks to Denise Zucco, Publisher, Ronnie Dittmar, editor, 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,
Also thanks to Sector Reps organizing the delivery volunteers and of course, thanks to the folks walking the neighborhood to deliver 2600 issues to our residents.
Plus a thanks to John Shobe our retired, long time Publisher!
Web version of September-November 2021Edition of Bouldin Bulletin HERE:
https://www.bouldincreek.org/association/bulletin/
Note that Bulletin will be published on a quarterly basis to match General Association Meetings.

A couple of News items courtesy of Austin Chronicle 2021-09-10/headlines
Elections upcoming
Did Someone Say Ballot? The deadline to register to vote in the city’s Nov. 2 special election is October 4. Not sure if you’re registered? Check votetravis.com. Travis County voters can find registration info at
tax-office.traviscountytx.gov/voters/registration. Update your info if you’ve moved within Travis County or changed your name since the last time you registered to vote at txapps.texas.gov/tolapp/sos/SOSACManager

A Reimagined ATX: Austin’s Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission was presented with the first draft map of the redrawn City Council districts. Created by mapping expert George Korbel, the draft uses the current Council map, approved in 2013, as a proposed base, rather than starting from a completely new map.
More Information and maps HERE
https://www.austintexas.gov/content/independent-citizens-redistricting-commission

Labor Day weekend
Time to take a little time from labor and have some fun. Just stay safe and hydrated.
Note: Don’t Drink & Drive….or derive.
The Austin Police Department will be conducting a No Refusal Initiative that will coincide with the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. This initiative will be in effect from September 2 through September 6 and will be operational from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. More information HERE


A little editor prerogative here:
The Austin Chronicle celebrates its 40th anniversary so including a link HERE https://www.austinchronicle.com/chronicle-40th

Pools and Summer’s End … Beginning this weekend Austin’s Parks and Recreation Department will close select city pools as the summer season comes to a close.
All splash pads managed by the city will be closed on Sept. 27.
Meanwhile, Deep Eddy, Barton Springs, Big Stacy, Bartholomew, and Springwoods pools remain open.
Due to lifeguard availability:
Closed for the season end of day Sunday, September 5:
*Civitan Pool
*Dottie Jordan Pool
*West Austin Pool
Closed for the season end of day Monday, September 6:
*Garrison Pool
*Mabel Davis Pool
*Walnut Creek Pool

News from the City of Austin:
West Nile Virus information from City of Austin
http://www.austintexas.gov/news/austin-public-health-reports-positive-west-nile-virus-mosquito-pools-travis-county

Downtown Austin Community Court (DACC) operations reopens in One Texas Center (OTC), 505 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704.
http://www.austintexas.gov/news/downtown-austin-community-court-reopens-one-texas-center

Proposed Orange Line information
https://www.capmetro.org/project-connect/system-plan/orange-line

More information in last month’s blog from Thom Parker.

Just a note: Hook ‘Em Guardians: The University of Texas at Austin and UT-El Paso have signed agreements with the U.S. Space Force to provide advanced research and workforce development for the newest branch of the U.S. armed services

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/

Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association
Meeting Schedules:

(Meetings may resume at The High Road on Dawson.
More information as available.)
General Association:
2nd Tuesday every 3rd month, 6:45 pm on Zoom
2021 Dates: March 9, June 8, September
14, December 14.
(For Zoom watch the BCNAForum@groups.io
and Bouldincreek.org

Steering Committee:
1st Monday of each month, subject to change
for Holidays, etc. (same time/place as General
Association meetings)
Zoning Committee:
2nd Monday of each month, subject to change
for Holidays, etc. (same time/place as General
Association meetings).

BCNA FORUM LISTSERV
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All the News that Fits August 2021

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

Dog Days of Summer

Technically the dog days refer to Sirius, the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major, which means “big dog” in Latin and is said to represent one of Orion’s hunting dogs.
Dog Days: the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11, coinciding with the heliacal (at sunrise) rising of the Dog Star,
But for many Texans the “dog days,” evoke those summer days that are so devastatingly hot that even dogs would lie around on the asphalt, panting and hits hardest in August, but can run from June to September if real unlucky!
Just hope the carved pumpkins don’t collapse after 2 days.

Some outdoor fun!

BCNA Parks Committee update
Ingrid Weigand via groups.io
Sat, Aug 7 to BCNAForum
Creek Cleaning This Morning
10+ neighbors met this morning to do give the West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt some long-overdue attention. We worked for about 2 hours and collected close to 30 bags of trash – some remnants from abandoned camps, but mainly the usual obnoxious litter that comes with rain and high water:
plastic bags, styrofoam, soda and beer cans, food containers.
Many thanks to:
Diane and son Corey
Jennifer
Laura
Matt
Ronnie
Ryan and Andy
Thom
and Isabel who comes all the way from Seattle (via College Station) to help.
And an especially big Thank You to Ronnie and Thom who got there at 7:30 am to do a temporary repair of the rock hop so we could all cross without getting our feet wet.
The greenbelt might not be absolutely clean, but it looks so much better now!
Go check it out and whenever you walk there, please bring a small trash bag along and pick up what you can.
Ingrid Weigand
BCNA Parks Committee
512-663-4632
PHOTOS
WBCGB-temporary-crossing
WBCGB-Trash-cleanup

Greenbelt Mini-Clean Up, Saturday, Aug 7, 9 am
Neighbors,
Thank you to everyone who responded and thanks, Ronnie, for the creek crossing reconnaissance.
Let’s meet next Saturday August 7 at 9 am at the South 6th Street entrance. Please be sure to bring gloves and do wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts. You can avoid most of the poison ivy if you stay close to the creek banks or in the creek, but it is best to be prepared.
I’ll bring trash bags and we can disperse to work in small groups.
It would be good to have an approximate head count, so please let me know if you plant to attend. We can get a lot done in 60-90 minutes, before it really gets hot.
Thanks,
Ingrid Weigand
BCNA Parks Committee
512-663-4632

Green Classroom History
Ingrid Weigand via groups.io Mon, Aug 9 to BCNAForum
In the early 90s, my husband, George, met Carla Marshall at a Master Compost Class offered by the City of Austin. The class was free, but everyone was asked to donate several hours of their time (2 or 4 – I forgot…) to a gardening or environmental cause. When Carla learned that George (and I) were doing videos, she asked whether he could “work off” his hours at a project she was just starting, the Green Classroom at Becker Elementary. Those couple of hours turned into a 2-year commitment and resulted in The Children’s Compost Connection, an 11 minute video that Carla used for outreach.
I just transferred it to a digital format for the Green Classroom’s archives: https://vimeo.com/584977492
It would be great to know if anyone of you who were around at that time recognizes one of the kids. I am especially eager to learn what became of our narrator, Matthew Tijerina, who was 7 at the time. He and his twin sister lived with their grandmother somewhere close to Becker.
Bill Oliver provided the music – oh, we were all so young ….
Ingrid
on Gibson


Covid-19-Delta Info:
We are at stage 5, y’all know what to do! Stay safe and healthy.
Austin Texas.gov/news HERE

Austin Regional Clinic info HERE

BCNA Residents
Please see the attached link regarding the planned light rail (Orange Line). This is the line that will travel North to South and South to North. We can expect a significant impact to the SoCo corridor. How this will impact the proposed (PTMD) Parking and Traffic Management District is unknown at this time. The file provides information regarding proposed stations along the Orange Line.

Orange Line Proposed Route and Stations HERE
For information regarding Project Connect and all proposed light rail lines see attached link: HERE
South Congress Parking Strategy info HERE
Thom Parker traffic@bouldincreek.org

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/

Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association
Meeting Schedules:
Meetings may resume at The High Road on Dawson.
More information as available.
General Association:
2nd Tuesday every 3rd month, 6:45 pm on Zoom
2021 Dates: March 9, June 8, September
14, December 14.
(For Zoom watch the BCNAForum@groups.io
and Bouldincreek.org
Steering Committee:
1st Monday of each month, subject to change
for Holidays, etc. (same time/place as General
Association meetings)
Zoning Committee:
2nd Monday of each month, subject to change
for Holidays, etc. (same time/place as General
Association meetings).

BCNA FORUM LISTSERV
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BCNA General Association Meeting

BCNA General Association Meeting
June 8 beginning at 6:45 pm
Meeting will be held via Zoom.
Please attend this important meeting as we are seeking input on the SoCo Parking Study and Protecting E. Bouldin Creek.
The zoom meeting link is listed below
Agenda
6:45 – Meeting Convenes and Introductions.
6:50 – March 9 General Association Minutes vote.
7:00 – Protecting E. Bouldin Creek (Matt Hollon – Division Manager Planning, Andrea Bates – Associate, Liz Johnston – Deputy Environmental Officer. All with Watershed Protection Department)
7:40 – SoCo Parking Study Discussion (Thom Parker VP External Affairs and Traffic, Safety and Parking Chair BCNA)
8:00 – Neighborhood Party discussion (Julianna Scruggs)
8:05 – Special Events Update (Thom Parker)
8:10 – Adjourn.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/8306733796
Meeting ID: 830 673 3796

All the News that Fits March 2021

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

SPRING UPDATES
Parks
Neighbors,
We will not have a creek cleaning this spring, but here is an opportunity to do some cleaning on your own as you walk our green spaces..
Ingrid Weigand
BCNA Parks Committee
512-663-4632
More information HERE:
https://mailchi.mp/94973cab8b17/love-where-you-live-day-nov-249258?e=c2b7ebcb9f

A word about Snakes
Springtime in Central Texas is peak snake season!
Sneaky serpents: Texas Department of Agriculture reminds Texans to keep sharp eye out for snakes
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department says that snakes start “emerging from their dens in late February or early March in Texas.”
When winter ends and the sun starts to come back out in Austin, so do the snakes.
Springtime in Central Texas is peak snake season, said local snake expert Tim Cole. Although the majority of alerts called into Cole’s Austin Reptile Service are nonvenomous, he said there is a chance Austinites might encounter a western diamondback rattlesnake or other venomous snake in their backyards this spring.
“They’ve gone the winter without eating, our daytime temperatures aren’t too hot, and for a lot of species it’s breeding season,” Cole said. “That’s why we see more in the spring than any other time of year.”
“Most of them are benefiting us by protecting homes from rodent damage,” Cole said. “And a lot of them are competing with venomous snakes for food. So if you remove a nonvenomous snake from the area, you may very well be inviting a rattlesnake or copperhead to come over.”
A post from KVUE HERE: Spring time in Texas is peak snake season

February…what a month! Weather warnings of an arctic blast coming!
February 9th chilly and gray, 10th in the 40s, 12th in the 30s, 13th in the 20s and going down! 14th, Valentine’s Day, Brrrrrrrrrrrr! An evening to snuggle up with a Valentine, a large pile of quilts or call it a 3 dog night. At 2 a.m. on president’s day, power out, water out and a week of grief coming. And some still on going. Hope everyone is faring better!

Hot off the press is the March Bouldin Bulletin.
The same good stuff you might have read while drinking a cup of coffee —but in digital form. HERE:
Thanks to John Shobe, our Publisher, Ronnie Dittmar, editor, 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,
Also thanks to Sector Reps organizing the delivery volunteers and of course, thanks to the folks walking the neighborhood to deliver 2600 issues to our residents.
Note that Bulletin will be published on a quarterly basis to match General Association Meetings.

From Matt Caldwell, posted in the Bouldin Bulletin.
“BCNAForum@groups.io serves the ‘hood”
— M. Coldwell
During the recent freeze in February the neighborhood
list serve has proven to be a benefit in many
ways. While communication from the City was at
times vague, the BCNAForum served as a way for
neighbors to know what was really going on within
our neighborhood boundaries. Messages of help,
advice and reassurance kept many neighbors informed
during the black out and water outage. Even
more significant was the way the BCNAForum
helped connect neighbors with one another – for
water cutoff tools or other helpful resources. One
of the things that the BCNA does is pay for this
forum. It is a unique service to our hood that we
support without advertisement or fees. As a resident
in the hood you can sign up to the forum by going
to: https://groups.io/g/BCNAForum/join

Editor’s note:  Also a big Thanks and kudos to our city employees working on power and water lines and the emergency service folks all working in cold, icy conditions

More News:
CoA-The Recycle & Reuse Drop-off Center is open, by appointment only
Beginning on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, the Recycle and Reuse Drop-off Center has reopened, by appointment only.
http://www.austintexas.gov/department/recycle-reuse-drop-center

Note from CoA on catalytic convertor thefts
https://austintexas.gov/news/apd-investigators-see-significant-increase-catalytic-converter-thefts

From the Austin Chronicle:
The annual citywide insanity becomes Couch by Couchwest
https://www.austinchronicle.com/sxsw/
SXSW Online runs March 16-20
Also information on the May 1st election coming up, a pretty good discussion.
“Strong-Mayor” Proposal Divides Austin’s Progressives
Power to the people?

https://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2021-03-05/strong-mayor-proposal-divides-austins-progressives/
Also: “What’s on the May 1 Ballot?”
https://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2021-03-05/whats-on-the-may-1-ballot/

South Congress Merchants Association has agreed on continuing with CDC and Austin Public Heath guidelines to continue with masks and limited numbers in businesses.

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/

Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association
Meeting Schedules:

General Association:
2nd Tuesday every 3rd month, 6:45 pm on Zoom
2021 Dates: March 9, June 8, September
14, December 14.
(For Zoom watch the BCNAForum@groups.io
and Bouldincreek.org
Steering Committee:
1st Monday of each month, subject to change
for Holidays, etc. (same time/place as General
Association meetings)
Zoning Committee:
2nd Monday of each month, subject to change
for Holidays, etc. (same time/place as General
Association meetings).

BCNA FORUM LISTSERV
To Subscribe, please go to:
https://groups.io/g/BCNAForum/join

All the News that Fits October 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

All the News that Fits October 2020
August-some call this “the dog days of summer”, October getting somewhat better-
if the pumpkins don’t collapse on Halloween?
Other critters apparently agree…

NEWS:
BCNA Steering Committee Meeting will be held Monday October 5th
at 6:30 pm via Zoom
Agenda as available.
Join via app: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83067337962
Join via phone: +13462487799,,83067337962#

BCNA General Association Meeting will be held October 13th
at 6:45 pm via Zoom
Agenda as available.
Join via app: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83067337962
Join via phone: +13462487799,,83067337962#

Bouldin Bulletin
Hey neighbors,
here’s the latest Bouldin Bulletin, which most of you will be seeing in print, delivered to your door in the next week or so. This our first time to do the paper print version of the Bulletin since the February issue. Enjoy!
Hot off the press is the October-November Bouldin Bulletin.
The same good stuff you might have read while drinking a cup of coffee —but in digital form. Available HERE
. Thanks to John Shobe, our Publisher, Ronnie Dittmar, editor, and Rob Clayton our web admin.,for bringing us into the world of digital publishing – a potentially more mobile-friendly, color, version of the Bouldin Bulletin.
Thanks to all our stalwart delivery folks for walking the neighborhood safely!
Also thanks to neighbors for articles and to our advertisers.

New By-laws Amendment
An anti-racism & anti-discrimination amendment to the BCNA by-laws had its first reading at the August, 2020 General Association meeting. The new amendment adds more clarification and strength about our purpose and goals.The new amendment underscores our commitment to condemn racism and support changes that lead toward diversity, inclusion and ending racism against any person or group at large. The BCNA includes all residents within its boundaries and has since its inception over 40 years ago.
For a glimpse of the full text and its incorporation into the existing by-laws please go HERE:

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 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!

Hello Bouldin,
It’s back! The Bouldin Stroll is coming back this Thursday, Oct 1st from 6-8pm! I’ll send an email out on Thursday (with a special treat), but wanted to send a quick note so anyone planning on setting up a table or offering some other enticement has a little bit of warning. More info coming Thursday. Looking forward to seeing everyone out and about again.
Kate Francis
VP Neighborhood Issues for the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association

CoA Recycle and Reuse Drop-off Center
Beginning Tuesday, September 8, 2020 the Recycle and Reuse Drop-off Center
(RRDOC) will reopen by appointment only, following a temporary closure in March 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns. The RRDOC will resume its acceptance of hard to recycle items such as Styrofoam and plastic film, as well as household hazardous waste. Austin/ Travis County residents are asked to call (512) 974-4343 to schedule a drop-off time.

A letter from our SoCo Business neighbor Brandon Hodge, President, South Congress Merchants Association
Howdy, neighbors!
It’s no secret that during these unprecedented times that the small businesses that are the standard-bearers for our local economy are hurting like never before. The iconic local shops, clubs, and restaurants that make Austin Austin are under a threat unlike any we’ve ever faced. Your small business-owning neighbors are fighting to keep the landscape of local businesses and shopping districts from being irrevocably changed, and it is something that can only happen with the help and support of our community. As you face the challenges of your own day-to-say struggles during Covid-19, we hope you will consider how vitally important it is to choose local options to help see you through. Many South Congress businesses remain open to serve your needs, more often than not operating at a loss as we try to maintain employment for our staff and stay afloat to continue serving our loyal customers. We hope we can count you among them. Please consider your continued and ongoing support of South Congress shops and restaurants in the upcoming months, whether it be grabbing some curbside food, coffee, or cocktails to-go from local institutions like Enoteca, Vespiao, Homeslice, Farm to Market, or Guero’s, replacing those worn-out Covid comfort-clothes at Co-Star or By George, or grabbing gifts for those birthdays and events that are still happening from our local retailers like Parts & Labour, Maya*, Tesoros, or Monkey See, Monkey Do!
Lots of businesses are offering specials and incentives, and we encourage to not only follow your favorites on social media to keep in touch, but keep an eye out for the community SoCo social media that puts everything all in one place, which you can find on Instagram at: @southcongressatx and on Facebook at: m.facebook.com/SouthCongress
Austin is home to us all, and safely preserving what we’ve all built together is the only way out. We hope to see you ’round SoCo!
Brandon Hodge, President, South Congress Merchants Association

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
https://www.austintexas.gov/department/elisabet-ney-museum
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!)

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 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-when back to normal?

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