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All the News that Fits February 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

Whoa, February has slipped by. Rumor has it that Covid has caused local or more misc. areas to experience time warps-time going reeeeally sloooow or realfast!
But onward!
Late breaking news from BCNA:
paul strange via groups.io
to BCNAForum@groups
Due to Covid-19, the Steering Committee voted to go from a bi-monthly meeting schedule to quarterly. Our next virtual meeting will be Tuesday, March 9.
Hope to see you there.

Our latest Bulletin HERE:
Note that Bulletin will be published on a quarterly basis to match General Association Meetings.

Plenty of news out there Covid, AISD, Politics-Federal, State and CoA. The later may be worth keeping up with-May ballot will contain some items worth considering.
All the rest is covered in multiple media outlets so anything happening locally, let us know.
Last note: heavy weather here this week, so stay safe and enjoy Valentines Day-good time to snuggle up with your honey!


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:
BCNA General Association Meeting:
2ndTuesday, Quarterly
BCNA Steering Committee Meeting:
1st Monday, each month
Unless moved for holidays
BCNA Zoning Committee Meeting:
3rd Monday each month
Meetings at 6:45pm

All the News that Fits January 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
Happy New Year neighbors, and hopes for a better 2021!

Hello neighbors–The Steering Committee Meeting of the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association , was held Monday, January 4 Blog Info below.
New neighborhood volunteers were introduced and we need to give them thanks along with others signing up for another “tour of duty”.
Meeting was held via Zoom.

A couple of notes:
SUFFRAGE NOW: A 19th Amendment Centennial Exhibition at the Elisabet Ney Museum
On August 18, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified, giving women in the US the right to vote.
Accessible through at least January 31, 2021
http://theney.org/

A look at the past that is still an ongoing issue.
Origins of a Green Identity Dives into the Growth of a Community
Austin Chronicle article HERE
Origins of a Green Identity: Austin’s Conservation Pioneers
is available to stream via www.austinpbs.org.
https://www.pbs.org/video/origins-of-a-green-identity-73yqcb/

Hot off the press is the December/January Bouldin Bulletin.
The same good stuff you might have read while drinking a cup of coffee —but in digital form. HERE: http://www.bouldincreek.org/wp-content/uploads/2020-12-Dec-Bouldin-Bulletin.pdf
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.

A couple of links from Aaron Scrugs-our new VP – Neighborhood Issues
“The incredible animals of bouldin” HERE
Also “What’s Hot in Austin” 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
From slavery to women’s rights!
http://theney.org/

For fun in troubled times-some drawings from former neighbor Kate Morter done in April while “sheltered in” in Tucson. A group of artists challenged each other to drawing a day for the month-with humor!
More on https://www.instagram.com/starfleetrebel/
Thanks to Kate Morter for:
“Quarantines No Joke”
https://www.bouldincreek.org/quarantine-kate/
“Six Feet of Distance”
https://www.bouldincreek.org/six-feet-of-distance-kate/
“Virtual-Meeting-Etiquette”
https://www.bouldincreek.org/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
PALMER AUDITORIUM

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
Held via Zoom for now.

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.

All the News that Fits September 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 September 2020
August-some call this “the dog days of summer”, September not much better!
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.

Algae along Lady Bird Lake– keep your dogs safe! 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. 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!

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.
(Only took another 50 years!)

City of Austin-Garbage, Recycle and and Reuse Drop-off Center
Sep 01, 2020 10:19 am
AUSTIN, TX – Austin Resource Recovery (ARR), a department of the City of Austin, will resume normal service for extra bags of trash placed outside of customer’s carts.
A recent vote from Council removed the fee waiver effective Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. Customers may purchase excess garbage stickers from local grocery stores for $4 each plus tax; otherwise, they will be charged $9.60 plus tax for each additional bag set out with their trash cart.
Extra recycling is always collected at no additional charge and can be placed in a cardboard box or other reusable containers next to their blue cart for collection.
ARR reminds curbside customers to continue to bag and tie their trash to keep the material contained. Recycling should be loose and dry in their blue carts, and please consider using a BPI-certified compostable bags or paper bags for composting collection.
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.

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.
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?

Zoom meetings-Thanks to Kate Morter “Virtual-Meeting-Etiquette”.