Category Archives: Events

All the News that Fits July 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

Bouldin’s Back Baby Party Wrap-up
A great neighborhood gathering and party. A chance to catch up with neighbors not seen in a year or so and meet new neighbors. A lot of folks to thank for their time, energy and donations.
Also a big thank you to the folks at El Mercado South-Tony Villagas, owner, Eddie Mandujano, Manager, and the staff taking good care of the crowd.
Follow up party at 1417.

Bouldin’s Back Baby Party Thank You
Thank you to everyone who made this event possible! We had over 100 neighbors attend and so much help from the community, sponsors and local businesses.
Check out the photo’s taken at https://scrug.gs/blog/bouldins-back-baby/

Organization of the event: Aaron & Julianna Scruggs, Denise Zucco, Thom Parker, Rebecca Harrel
Hand-delivery of flyers: Rebecca Harrel and sector reps
Raffle Donation Acquisition: Rebecca Harrell, Ross Wilson, Jeff Seiden
Execution of the Event: Aaron & Julianna Scruggs, Denise Zucco, Rebecca Harrel, Ross & Kathy Wilson, Jeff Seiden, Cynthia Schiebel, Ronnie Dittmar, Matt Coldwell, Ingrid Weigand, Paul Strange, Gary Hyatt, Nora Levesque
• Activities:
o Heidi at Creativeballoonentertainment.com
o Rhonda McGaughey with Becker Green Classroom
o Ashley Kimbell with Becker PTA
o Angelica Johnson & Michelle Beebower with Twin Oaks Library
o Photographer Sarah Chui at sarahchiu.com
Entertainment:
o The Purple Section band members: Jim Middleton, Shana Norton, Stuart Hampton, Bobby Trimble, Ronnie Dittmar
o The Colin Clark Band members: Colin Clark, Bobby Trimble, Bob Hoffnar, Ronnie Dittmar
Event Spaces
o El Mercado- Tony Villegas (owner), Eddie Mandujano (S.1st Manager) and staff
o 1417- Victoria Carvalho and the staff
•Sponsors & Donations

BCNAJennifer Frey FitnessThe Colin Clark BandKatie Kime
Thom ParkerTandem Speech TherapySara ClarkWord of Mouth Bakery
Aaron & Julianna ScruggsJoey TravinoTownlake YMCASoup Peddler
BCNAinKindEl MercadoDolce Neve Gelato
Ronnie Dittmar1417June’s All DayHopdoddy
Twin Oaks LibraryThe Purple Section BandNeighborhood SushiLa Patisserie
Cynthia SchiebelOnce OverBecker Green ClassroomLucy’s

“Bouldin’s Back Baby” Neighborhood Party Sunday, July 11th

Please join us at El Mercado this Sunday, July 11th from 3-6pm for a neighborhood party hosted by BCNA! Then, come to the after-party at 1417‘s back patio starting at 6PM. The event is free to Bouldinites. Just RSVP here or here https://bit.ly/3gloyAB. Then, sign-in at the Backstage with your Bouldin address upon arrival. 

Also, a special thank you to the many volunteers who are making this event possible!

3PM – 6PM @ El Mercado Backstage & Back Patio
– Venue sponsored by El Mercado & BCNA
The Colin Clark Band and the Purple Section performing Live!
– Sponsored by BCNA, Ronnie Dittmar & the bands themselves.

Free appetizers
– Sponsored by BCNA, Joey Travino, Tandem Speech Therapy & BCNA member donations
Free drinks, including two adult-beverage tickets
– Sponsored by Aaron & Julianna Scruggs

Outdoor playground & kids crafts
– Sponsored by BCNA & Twin Oaks Library
Community group info. & sign-up:
– BCNA
– BCNA Parks Committee
– Twin Oaks Library
– Becker Elementary PTA
– Becker Green Classroom
– Downtown YMCA

3PM – 5PM
Balloon animals & face painting
– Sponsored by Aaron & Julianna Scruggs

3:30PM – 5:30PM
Raffle with amazing prizes donated by:
Katie Kime, Word of Mouth Bakery, Soup Peddler, Dolce Neve Gelato, Hopdoddy, La Patisserie, Lucy’s, Once Over, Cynthia Schiebel, June’s All Day, Neighborhood Sushi, Becker Green Classroom, Jennifer Frey Fitness & inKind

6PM @ 1417 restaurant
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres & drinks- Sponsored by 1417

Sponsorships are now closed for this event but we are still welcoming BCNA donations – thank you! If you have questions, please connect via email, phone or text: hello@scrug.gs (512) 947-9757
Can’t wait to see y’all there!
Julianna Scruggs 
Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty 
(512) 947-9757
https://scrug.gs

BCNA Steering Committee: July 13, 2021
Agenda
6:45 – Convene Meeting
6:50 – Vote on June 1 SC Meeting Minutes
6:55 – Zilker Park Vision Plan (Ingrid and Thom)
7:00 – Donation for Becker Elementary Banner ( Matt )
7:05 – ZC Update and vote on new members
7:15 – Copeland Properties Presentation incl. Q & A (Jarred Corbell – Storybuilt)
8:00 – Discussion and next steps (Zoning Committee)
8:45 – Adjourn

Join Austin’s largest Independence Day celebration on July 4, 2021 at Auditorium Shores and the Long Center.
The Austin Symphony H-E-B July 4th Concert & Fireworks includes patriotic music by the Austin Symphony with a grand finale fireworks display over Lady Bird Lake. Witness the action from the Long Center or from the South First Street Bridge. Get there early and leave the chairs at home – this is a popular spot. Other bridge viewing options: Congress Bridge and Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge.
Austin Symphony H-E-B July 4th Concert & Fireworks
https://my.austinsymphony.org/july42021

Parking Update
4th of July, Bouldin gathering and barricades
From Thom Parker Traffic@bouldincreek.org
Sunday July 4th Austin Symphony and Fireworks Show sponsored by HEB
Vic Mathias Shores 8:00 PM
The July 4th HEB Austin Symphony Concert and Fireworks Show is the first of two announced Special Events requiring barricades to enter neighborhood. Barricades will be placed at the Northern entries from Barton Springs at Bouldin Ave. and Dawson and on W. Gibson at Christopher, Bouldin Ave. and South 5th St.
Residents living within the Orange and Pink Sectors located between Barton Springs on the North and Gibson St. on the South will receive 2- Bouldin 2021 Access Pass for each household within these two sectors.
Further Notice
Officers,
Please see the attached letter from Austin Police Department re: manned barricades for July 4th. I will send this on to membership. This almost defeats the value of barricades. Since most persons will arrive for the show after 5:00 pm. I smell some posturing here by APD although I know that APD is undermanned. It should be noted that the letter also went to PARD and Special Events staff. I’m not sure if PARD or the ACE offices will have any answers for us. Thom Parker
Mr. Parker,
I wanted to inform you that on July 4th we have officers scheduled to work the Bouldin closure from 12noon until 11pm. However, due to staffing levels this year, at 5pm I will need to pull those officers off the Bouldin closure and place them in more critical positions around the event. The barricades will remain in place, and the officers will be there from 12noon until 5pm. The only difference is at 5pm they will leave to more critical positions that need to be covered to make the event safe.
Please feel free to reach out to me directly if you have any questions. 737-228-9671.
Regards,
Mike
Mike Jones
Sergeant – Special Events Unit/Sound Enforcement Unit/Emergency Management Unit Austin Police Department

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 June 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

EVENTS:
The BOULDIN ART WALK June 12 11AM-6PM
Announcing the first ever Bouldin Art Walk, to be held Saturday, June 12 from 11:00am-6:00pm
The pandemic has marooned most of Bouldin’s Artists and artisans, but nonetheless we have continued to create art during the lock-down. Now we want to show the world what we’ve been up to during the past year.
For more information and to see the artists who are participating go to our FB page Bouldin Art Walk.
We are all so excited to be putting on this show and hope to see lots of our neighbors checking out the talented artists of the Bouldin neighborhood and taking home some lovely pieces!!!
The map is attached and is also on the FB page.
Map and more information HERE

Republic of Texas Motorcycle Rally – June 10th through 13th is now being held at Circuit of The Americas.
https://www.republicoftexasmotorcyclerally.com/

Preservation Austin 2021 Virtual Homes Tour Thursday June 17, 2021
Rogers-Washington-Holy Cross: Black History, Living Heritage
Film premieres at 7pm, followed by a Live Q&A via zoom
More information HERE:
Last years Zoom tour was first class for a bunch of first timers and some really cool old Austin homes-worth the watch!

Notice of Event and Healthy Streets Program
From Thom Parker Traffic@bouldincreek.org
Sunday July 4th Austin Symphony and Fireworks Show sponsored by HEB
Vic Mathias Shores 8:00 PM

The July 4th HEB Austin Symphony Concert and Fireworks Show is the first of two announced Special Events requiring barricades to enter neighborhood. Barricades will be placed at the Northern entries from Barton Springs at Bouldin Ave. and Dawson and on W. Gibson at Christopher, Bouldin Ave. and South 5th St.
At this time the only other announced event requiring barricades is Austin City Limits scheduled for the weekends of October 1st – 3rd and 8th – 10th. Traffic for the ACL weekends promises to be extremely heavy anywhere near Zilker park.
Residents living within the Orange and Pink Sectors located between Barton Springs on the North and Gibson St. on the South will receive 2- Bouldin 2021 Access Pass for each household within these two sectors. Delivery of passes will begin the week of June 14th. These passes allow residents to pass staffed barricades to get to their home.


Healthy Streets Program – Bouldin Creek Neighborhood
The Healthy Streets initiative located on Bouldin Ave and South 3rd Streets in the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood is funded through September 2021. It is unknown what will happen after September. Throughout the pandemic neighborhood residents have expressed an appreciation for the Healthy Streets program on Bouldin and South 3rd. Streets. Updates on the program can be found at https://www.austintexas.gov/HealthyStreets

Hot off the press is the June-August 2021 Edition of Bouldin Bulletin.
The same good stuff you might have read while drinking a cup of coffee —but in digital form.
Thanks to Matt Coldwell, our temporary 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!
Note that Bulletin will be published on a quarterly basis to match General Association Meetings.
Note: Meeting Minutes and the Bouldin Bulletins now available on website at ASSOCIATION/BULLETINANDMINUTES
(Tap Name to rearrange dates)

South Lamar Boulevard Corridor Construction
Neighbors,
Please see below and consider participating in the survey. Among others, it asks for input on plans to improve the intersection of Mary and S. Lamar.
Thank you,
Ingrid Weigand
BCNA Parks Committee
512-663-4632
Mobility Bond Funded Projects and Outreach
Your input is needed on place-making elements
for the South Lamar Boulevard corridor.
Information HERE:
More information HERE:
Note: Corridor Program Office corridors@austintexas.gov


The SoCo Parking Study
The SoCo Parking Study is not presently top of
mind for the Transportation Department as they focus
on Project Connect. They will reengage in late Summer
or early Fall. In the interim, the Steering Committee has
encouraged everybody to participate in the survey and
we will have this as an agenda item on our June 8 virtual
General Association Meeting. We need a lot of questions
answered but we do want to get a sense of where the
neighborhood stands. IMPORTANT that you provide feedback at the below feedback link ASAP.
Parking Strategy Link
https://downtownaustin.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/SoCoParkingStrategy_DraftRecommendations.pdf
Feedback Survey Link
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MTQNBK7

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 December 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
Best wishes for a Happy and healthy Holiday Season!

BCNA Officer Elections – December 8, 2020

The Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association held its annual officer’s election at the General Association Meeting on Tuesday, December 8.
We are a volunteer organization and depend on those neighbors who are willing to donate time and energy to make sure our interests are represented at City boards and commissions, at the Austin Neighborhood Council and with Austin City Council. Our officers and committees deal with zoning issues, traffic problems and neighborhood parks; manage our funds, maintain the web site and publish newsletters.
Attached is positions descriptions HERE:
We are also looking for volunteers to serve on Committees for Parks, Traffic, and Zoning issues.
We asked each candidate to provide us with a short statement. In the spirit of the League of Women Voters, these statements are unedited.
Slate of candidates statements HERE:

Congratulations to all of the Officers and Sector Representatives elected or re-elected last night!
And a heartfelt Thank You to those of you who are leaving office: first and foremost, Jesse Moore for three years as President, also Kate Francis(VP Neighborhood Issues),
Mimi Martinez McKay (Communications), Robert Cantu (Lavender Sector) and
Sue Mercado Vincent (Orange)
Below is the slate with everyone’s contact information.
The Election Committee is herewith disbanded until next year.
Ingrid

President:
Paul Strange strange20@msn.com
Vice President – Neighborhood Issues:
Aaron Scruggs, aaron@scrug.gs
Back-up Nadia Barulich, nadiabarulich@gmail.com
Vice President – External Affairs:
Thom Parker, tnkparker@aol.com
Communications Director:
Denise Zucco
dbzucco1@gmail.com
Treasurer:
Ronnie Dittmar
rdittmar@gmail.com
Secretary:
Matt Coldwell
mattcold@icloud.com
Sector Representatives
Green Sector: Nick Sargologos nick.sargologos@gmail.com
N/S borders: Oltorf to south side of Mary
E/W borders: Railroad tracks to west side of South First
Back-up: Melynda Nuss mellynuss@yahoo.com
The Purple Sector: Paul Langley langleyp@gmail.com
Oltorf to south side of Mary
East side of South First to west side of S. Congress
The Blue Sector: Rebecca Harrell blueSectorrep78704@gmail.com
North side of Mary to south side of Monroe
Railroad tracks to west side of South First
The Yellow Sector: Jeff Seiden jeff@techbizdev.com
back-up : Jody Zemel, nonalignedgeek@gmail.com
North side of Mary to South side of Deaf School/South of Nellie
West side of South First to west side of S. Congress
The Pink Sector: Scottee Downing scottee.downing@gmail.com
back-up: Stephanie Scholten, stephanielscholten@gmail.com
North side of Monroe South side of Columbus
Railroad tracks to west side of South First
The Orange Sector: Ross Wilson rossleewilson@gmail.com
North side of Columbus to Barton Springs Road
Railroad Tracks and west side of Bouldin Creek
The Brown Sector: Cameron Zuniga cameron.zuniga@utexas.edu
Copeland to Barton Springs Road
East Side of Bouldin Creek to west side of South First
The Aqua Sector (Sector Rep Needed)
Southside of Deaf School to Lady Bird Lake
West side of South First to East Side of South Congress
Appointed, not Elected: These need to be confirmed/changed at the next Steering Committee meeting.
Zoning – Paul Strange
Parks – Ingrid Weigand
Traffic –Thom Parker
Communications Volunteers:
Bouldin Bulletin Newsletter
Publisher – John Shobe jshobe2400@gmail.com
Bulletin Coordinator — Ronnie Dittmar rdittmar@gmail.com
Ads – Kristie Sorenson-Hyatt kris@evastreetproperties.com
Bouldin Creek Website https://www.bouldincreek.org/
Website Administrator- Rob Clayton

Bouldin Bulletin
Hot off the press is the December 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, our 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.

Yahoo forums end December 15
Bouldin Forum Listserve is moving to BCNAforum@groups.io
As you might know, Yahoo Groups will cease to exist December 15.
You should have received an invitation to participate which you need to accept in order to activate your membership.
When you click on the link, you can set your password to the group and make a choice of how to receive your e-mails:
1) Each individual one
2) Digest – you receive an e-mail once there are more 12 messages
3) Daily – you’ll receive a daily e-mail with all notifications
4) Special Notices only
Subscribe: BCNAForum+subscribe@groups.io.
Be sure to include your full name and address of residence in Bouldin Creek.
Post: BCNAForum@groups.io
Unsubscribe: BCNAForum+unsubscribe@groups.io
Group Owner: BCNAForum+owner@groups.io
Help: BCNAForum+help@groups.io

As a reminder, I am attaching a copy of BCNA’s Netiquette which was approved at last week’s General Association meeting HERE

Trail of Lights December 2020
A vehicle admission ticket is required for drive-thru admission at the Austin Trail of Lights nightly. … A limited number of vehicles will be permitted to access the 2020 Austin Trail of Lights per each time slot.

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
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.
(Editor: Just a reminder ladies that equality didn’t come easy or quickly. 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
PALMER AUDITORIUM


BCNA Meeting Schedules:
Note: All meetings subject to change during current health regulations.
Currently meetings are arranged via Zoom meetings.
More information as available.
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 Via Zoom for now!
The High Road, 700 Dawson Road-when back to normal?


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?

Bouldin Forum Listserve To Subscribe, please email:  bouldinforum-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.   Be sure to include your full name and address of residence in Bouldin Creek.

BCNA General Association Meeting October 13, 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

Hello neighbors–Hope everyone is doing well. There will be a remote BCNA meeting next Tuesday, October 13 starting at 6:45 via Zoom. Links and info for the remote meeting and agenda below. Look forward to seeing you there. Thanks–Jesse, BCNA Prez
To Join:
Join via app: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83067337962
Join via phone: +1-346-248-7799, access code 830-673-37962#
Agenda:
6:45–Convene
6:50–Update on BCNA donations, SoCo parking study, & Schlotzsky’s PUD vote plus note on upcoming bond elections
6:55–Discussion of Art-In-Public Places online survey
7:00–Discussion of 2021 meeting schedule (considering 4 meetings per year rather than 6)
7:05–Discussion of upcoming BCNA elections
7:10–Final vote on by-law amendment and brief update on ad-hoc research committee
7:15–Discussion of change to online Bouldin Forum and vote on recommended guidelines (see guidelines that are hopefully attached)
7:25–Discussion and vote on recommendation to change sector boundaries & add a sector (see map that is hopefully attached)
7:35–Discussion of end of “Safe Streets” Program and potential vote to extend same
7:45–Adjourn
Minutes HERE

BCNA Meeting Schedules:
Note: All meetings subject to change during current health regulations.
Currently meetings are arranged via Zoom meetings.
More information as available.

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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