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All the News that Fits September 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


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

Here is some current information on the Land Development Code Revision:
City Council held a special-called meeting with an update on the Land Development Code Revision on Wednesday, August 28th at 3 p.m. at City Hall.
The release of the proposal is scheduled for 10/4 and the vote in early December.
City blog here: http://austintexas.gov/ldc_news#Blog%203

From an engaged neighbor “I came for a viewing of Zoned Out, The Legacy of Code Next and earlier this week I watched the 2 hours of the Special City Council Meeting on the LDC Rewrite.
There is no question, Bouldin Creek as well as other central city neighborhoods will be severely impacted by the rewrite and now it comes down to how and how much.”
“What does it mean and what are my options”.

Our next GA meeting is Oct. 8th and the Land Development Code Revision will be the top issue of discussion.

For more information check out:
The Austin Bulldog
https://theaustinbulldog.org/zoned-out-the-legacy-of-codenext/
and check out
www.zonedoutfilm.com/watch-the-film.html

A good look inside the Land Development Code revision progress:
https://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2019-08-16/public-notice-opening-up-pandoras-box/
https://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2019-08-30/public-notice-mapping-our-transitions/

Last notes-there have been almost no conversations (except by neighborhood groups) of impact of up-zoning to MF (Multi-Family)-increased value, increased taxes!
Also from CM Jimmy Flannigan as he hastened to confirm, for the benefit of his own constituents, that “to be clear: For better or for worse, none of this changes a community’s deed restrictions.” Flannigan has noted more than once that much of his own district won’t be affected by whatever changes are made in the new code because the properties have deed restrictions, which often mandate single-family homes on large lots, and prohibit any types of ADUs, duplexes, or multifamily or mixed use. (Ironically, he’s been one of the most aggressive voices advocating across-the-board up-zoning for center-city neighborhoods that don’t have such deed restrictions.) Noted from Austin Chronicle.

EVENTS DOWN THE HILL
Palmer Heavy Traffic September 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

PALMER AUDITORIUM

Other events near the neighborhood:

September 22nd
Check out a museum

On Austin Museum Day, visitors enjoy free access to exhibits and activities. Participating museums include the Art Galleries at Black Studies at The University of Texas, the Contemporary Austin, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum, among many others. Times vary. Free. Locations vary. www.austinmuseums.org

September 22nd
Run to Brunch

This 5K run will culminate in a celebratory brunch at Auditorium Shores, featuring dishes from Grizzelda’s, Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum Restaurant, Loro and Austin’s Pizza. Proceeds will benefit Livestrong, a locally headquartered nonprofit that serves cancer survivors. 7:30 a.m. to noon. $30-$60. Auditorium Shores, 900 W. Riverside Drive. www.runtobrunch.com

September 28th
Open Congress Texas Tribune Festival

Part of the annual Texas Tribune Festival, Open Congress offers a day of free programs open to the public in tents located along Congress Avenue. Panelists include current and former politicians, members of the media and entertainers. Topics discussed will including health care, Texas education, the 2020 election, the recent Texas Legislative Session and local politics. Other events during the three-day Texas Tribune Festival are held at locations across downtown Austin from Sept. 26-28, and are available to those who purchase general admission passes. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Free. Congress Ave. south of the Texas Capitol. https://festival.texastribune.org

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 6:45pm
The High Road,
700 Dawson Road

All the News that Fits August 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

Another dog story with 2 thumbs up! Causing Trouble as We Smiled: A Dusty Story Playwright Timothy Braun remembers the canine companion who changed his life. Courtesy of Austin Chronicle https://www.austinchronicle.com/arts/2019-08-16/causing-trouble-as-we-smiled-a-dusty-story/

Austin Water Forward My name is Robert Mace. I live in Allandale and serve on the Austin Water Forward Task Force, a council-member appointed group that worked with Austin Water in developing Austin’s 100-year water plan.
Attached is an article I wrote that the Allandale Neighbor published.
Austin_Water_Forward-article-2019-05-08

City of Austin – Park Fire Restrictions Effective August 12
Due to dangerous fire conditions that currently exist in the Central Texas area, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) is temporarily prohibiting the building of fires and grilling in all City of Austin parks, greenbelts and preserves—pursuant to Ordinance No. 20111102-025—effective immediately and until further notice. This includes the use of wood or charcoal BBQ pits/grills/smokers. Propane stoves are allowed in designated picnic areas only. As a general reminder, smoking is always prohibited in City of Austin parks.
The Austin Police Department’s Park Police and PARD’s Park Rangers will enforce the ban in the City’s parks and greenbelts. Violations may result in a fine between $300 and $500.
The temporary ban helps ensure the safety of park patrons and surrounding communities, while minimizing the wildfire risk in the City’s parks and greenbelts. The Department will continue to evaluate fire conditions and will lift the ban as soon as it is safe to do so; a media advisory will be distributed at that time.

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

Neighborhood Event Parking and Barricades note from Thom Parker
Available HERE and in the Bouldin Bulletin

EVENTS DOWN THE HILL
Palmer Heavy Traffic August 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/

Other events around:

August 20
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR AUSTIN ISD’S FIRST DAY
Classes are back in session for students across the district. The full calendar for the 2019-20 school year is available on the district’s website. 512-414-1700. www.austinisd.org

August 25
PARTY WITH 1.5 MILLION BATS AT THE BRIDGE
In addition to the bats emerging from underneath the Congress Avenue bridge when the sun sets, the 2019 Bat Fest will feature live music from Everlast, Ying Yang Twins, Petey Pablo and more.
4 p.m.-mid-night. $15-$20.
Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge. 512-441-9015. www.roadwayevents.com/events/bat-fes

August 28
THE LONGHORNS ARE BACK
Classes officially begin at The University of Texas. St. Edward’s University and Huston-Tillotson University. Students will be back in the classroom two days earlier on Aug. 26.
512-475-7575. www.registrar.utexas

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

Celebrate the Fourth of July, 2019

Celebrate the Fourth of July, 2019

We celebrate American Independence Day on the Fourth of July
every year. We think of July 4, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.
An experiment worth celebrating and like all experiments always needing a tweak here, a nudge there and an occasional poke.
But worthwhile, so let’s celebrate!
Cheers, Gary Hyatt, web lackey

Just some miscellany:
Quote from an “old guy”
“One of the penalties for refusing to
participate in politics is that you end
up being governed by your inferiors.”
Plato

The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.

Did you know? John Adams believed that July 2nd was the correct date on which to celebrate the birth of American independence, and would reportedly turn down invitations to appear at July 4th events in protest. Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826—the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

Preamble to the United States Constitution
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Declaration of Independence
https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration-transcript

All the News that Fits May 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

News from our neighbor Texas School for the Deaf

TSD’s most recent Good News publication highlights our young spelling bee winners, TSD’s boys and girls track and field teams, Battle of the Books winners, as well as a couple of TSD’s amazing teachers. Read the publication HERE

I have also included a schedule of some of end of school year events below.

Public Information Officer

Gabriel Cardenas

Texas School for the Deaf

gabriel.cardenas@tsd.state.tx.us

BLOG: deskofthepio.wordpress.com

(512) 462-5372

May 16th 6 – 11 PM High School Sports Award Ceremony TSD Auditorium
May 23rd 6 – 9 PM TSD Foundation 13thAnnual Diamond Gala Flyer Hilton Austin
May 29th 1 – 3:30 PM High School Awards Day TSD Auditorium
May 30th 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM High School Seniors & Parent Reception Seeger Gym
May 30th 2 – 5 PM Class of 2019 Graduation Ceremony TSD Auditorium

Becker Green Classroom-Garden Gala on May 3rd.
Dear Bouldin Neighbors,
Please join us Friday, May 3rd from 5:00 – 7:30, as we host our 4th annual Garden Gala and Make-O-Rama, in the Becker Green Classroom Garden on Briar and on the Becker school front lawn and circle drive on Milton. This family-friendly event features a 3rd grade Master Chef Salsa Challenge, a 4th grade Farm Stand as well as tastings, takeaways and handmade items for purchase from all of our classroom gardens. In addition, the event includes the Becker Elementary student Make-O-Rama showcase and Green Runway show, free maker stations, face painting, and a silent auction. Local food truck, Gold Epicure will sell food, Lick Ice Cream will be there for dessert, and students will entertain us with their musical abilities.
The goals of the Garden Gala are to raise funds for our operating costs, to promote community, sustainability and healthy lifestyles, and to increase awareness of our incredible garden and volunteer involvement so that all children at our school can have the opportunity to participate.

If you would like to get involved, we are still seeking event sponsors and donations for the silent auction. Please contact Rhonda McGaughey at bgcgalasponsor@gmail.com or call 512-470-6514 for more information.

4th Annual Garden Gala poster HERE
Becker Green Classroom website HERE http://gardengala.info

Due to all the pedestrian activity on Milton in front of the school, we will use parking cones and other traffic deterrents from approximately 4:00 p.m. until the end of the Gala. Please contact us with any concerns.
Sincerely,
The Becker Green Classroom Steering Committee

Rally Around the Hood @ the South 1st Street Food Court
May 4, 2019 10am-noon

Saturday, May 4th will be a special day at the corner of 1st Street and Live Oak, where Bouldin Creek residents John and Lisa Weinberger are coordinating a trifecta: getting the neighbors together, supporting our local food court and raising awareness about a featured charity –Swan Songs.
Swan Songs is dedicated to fulfilling musical last wishes for people near the end of life and paying musicians to perform for them.The neighborhood is invited to share the festivities. The local chapters of the Ferrari Club of America and the Alfa Romeo Owners Club will display a selection of exotic Italian cars while local musicians perform. The bill will include Christine Albert, the founder of Swan Songs, who also plays at El Mercado on Mondays, and Chris Gage, her husband and musical partner. Former S. 2nd St. resident Andy Garseaand Cody Jo Hodges will also perform. They’ve warned us to be on the lookout for special musical guests.
Come to the event to learn more about Swan Songs’ programs, such as the “Gift of Song” program, where friends and relatives can commission a song written by a professional songwriter based on someone’s life, customized to reflect their personal story and unique contribution to the world. You can get in touch with them through their website. Melynda Nuss
Supporting Swan Songs https://swansongs.org/

BCNA Steering Committee meeting May 6th
Meetings at The High Road, 6:45pm 700 Dawson Road,

EVENTS DOWN THE HILL
Palmer Heavy Traffic May 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/

Bouldin Bulletin for April-May 2019
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:

Meeting Schedules:
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

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