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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:

Austin Food and Wine Festival – Dates: Friday April 27th – Sunday April 29th
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

Book Sale
Book Sale at Twin Oaks Branch Library
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Saturday April 27, 2019

Early May notices:
Becker Green Classroom-Garden Gala on May 3rd. Link here:
More Info Here:

Rally Around the Hood May 4, 2019 10am-noon
More information HERE
Supporting Swan Song

Palmer Heavy Traffic April 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:

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
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!

It’s My Park Day celebration in the West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt 11-03-2018

It’s My Park Day celebration in the West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt


Thank you to everyone who attended the West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt Open House on Saturday, November 3. We had a very good turn out – about 40 people, including several Zilker residents, explored the trails, looked at the new signage and got updates on future plans to improve the Post Oak Street Trailhead.

A thanks to Matt Coldwell for our new WBCGB sign ! View HERE

Take a look for yourself:

Many thanks to those of you who helped clear the trails and pick up trash before the event and especially the BCNA Parks Committee members who created and installed our temporary signage.

The trails on the greenbelt will only stay open and weed-free if they are used – so take yourselves, your kids and your (leashed, please) pets for a walk, look for wildlife & native plants and enjoy this marvelous green space in the middle of our neighborhood

If you see anything that needs attention, please e-mails


Ingrid Weigand
BCNA Parks Committee

All the News that Fits-April 2018

Texas School for the Deaf
Performing Arts Program Presents:
“Noises Off” – A High School Production
April 12, 13, 14, 2018 [link]

Trail maintenance in the West Bouldin Creek          Greenbelt

Neighbors,                                                                                                                                       We will do trail maintenance in the West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt, 1200 S 6th Street,  next Saturday April 14 from 9 am to  noon. The ground is still soft from the recent rains and this is a great time to pull out the encroaching ragweed.

Keep Austin Beautiful and the Austin Parks Foundation are providing tools and gloves – all we need now is about 30 people to get this done.                                                                                                                                Please join us, even if only for an hour; kids and friends welcome. The greenbelt is gorgeous at this time of the year and the weather promises to be warmer.                                                                                                         Thanks, Ingrid Weigand                                                                                                   BCNA Parks Committee                                                                                                512-663-4632

Becker Elementary Yard Sale Saturday April 21, 2018

Calling for Donations: Do some spring cleaning & help Becker                    Elementary.                                                                                                                 Start your Spring cleaning and help us make the Becker Yard Sale (Benefiting the 5th grade) a huge success this year.

We need valuable items to reach our goal for this year’s field trip and we’re close, but we’re counting on this sale to make it.

Please see this poster

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and help us pass the word with your neighbors or friends who would like to donate items. And please invite them to come shop on Saturday, April 21 from 9am – 1pm. Stop by and have a taco or coffee with us, too. Bring the whole family for a great day. Fingers crossed the weather cooperates.

Donations will be accepted starting next week at the White House during drop off and pickup: 913 W. Milton St. 7:15-7:45 am and 2:45-3:15.

Events affecting the n’hood plus events of interest

Austin Reggae Festival – Friday April 20 – Sunday April 22nd

Expect heavy traffic in and around Auditorium Shores all three days

Barricades at Dawson, Bouldin, Gibson, Christopher Streets –                 Resident Access Only                                                                                                           (see PDF road closure document)

Barricades and APD Officers will be present for residential street closure.

More local events of interest:

Bike Night is a leisurely event for cyclists of all skill levels, from beginners to professionals.                                                                                     

Roberta Reed Crenshaw Overlook Dedication:       The Austin Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with Austin Parks Foundation, is holding an Overlook Dedication and Sign Unveiling for Roberta Reed Crenshaw on the North side of Lady Bird Lake on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm. The location is on the Southwest corner of Cesar Chavez and Congress Avenue.  [link]

Palmer Heavy Traffic For April:

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State calls on appeals court to take up Austin short-term rental case.  Story here:

You can have your Porch, and setbacks too …

Will be interesting to see how this plays out in practice.

The idea is that a house on a corner lot can’t easily have a wrap-around porch because of lot-size limitations, so now the encroachment into the front setback (an encroachment which everyone who’s ever enjoyed a conversation on a shady porch with a neighbor can probably support) can wrap around to the side setback as well, encouraging a more “connected” style of home much like the traditional homes of yore.

Overall this seems like a good thing. But “what defines a porch?” will likely become the question. What do you think?