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Entries from June 28th, 2009

Austin American Statesman article: “Brackenridge plans may strain nearby streets”

June 28th, 2009
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Austin American Statesman article explains how Brackenridge plans may strain nearby streets by adding 13,000 residents to Tarrytown likely to put thousands of extra cars on already-crowded roads. For more details, go to http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/2009/06/28/0628bracktranspo.html

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Large Brush Collection

June 25th, 2009
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[ July 13, 2009; 6:30 am; ] On Monday, July 13, the City will have its Large Brush Collection day.

Branches over 3 inches in diameter and up to 15 feet long are collected on this day if placed at the curb in front of your house by 6:30 a.m.

Large brush should be stacked, unbound, in one row along the curb with the [...]

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Austin Energy Power Saver Volunteer Program

June 24th, 2009
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Sign up for Austin Energy’s “Power Save Volunteer” program to help reduce peak demand during summer months…

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Austin Energy Tree Trimming/Pruning/Removal

June 24th, 2009
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As detailed in the June 16, 2009 letter from Austin Energy posted at www.westaustinng.com/AustinEnergyLetterJune162009.pdf, Austin Energy will be pruning and removing trees in our neighborhood near power lines “to ensure the safety of our customers and maintain reliable electric service.”  Before any tree work is done, property owners will be notified beginning in late June, [...]

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UT Survey on Vehicle Ownership Choices and Preferences

June 23rd, 2009
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Graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin have designed a survey to help explore Austinites’ current vehicle ownership choices and preferences for future vehicles, under various energy policies and vehicle technologies.  This work is done as a public service and has received UT’s Internal Review Board approval. 
The survey is located at http://vehiclesurvey.engr.utexas.edu/, and [...]

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Local Historic District Workgroup Meeting June 25 at 6:30 pm

June 23rd, 2009
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[ June 25, 2009; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. July 14, 2009; 12:00 am; ]
The next meeting of the Local Historic District Workgroup will be on Thursday, June 25 at 6:30 at the Carver Library, Room 1 at 1161 Angelina St..  Steve Sadowsky will be giving guidance on conducting neighborhood surveys.  The meeting will start promptly at 6:30, as the library closes at 8:00.  
Also, please know that the preservation [...]

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Unfinished Land Use Issues from CWACNPA Neighborhood Planning Process

June 23rd, 2009
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[ July 7, 2009; 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. ] The next Central West Austin Land Use workshop will occur on Tuesday, July 7th, 2009, and will the discuss some previously discussed areas where we were not able to reach consensus and agreed to take them back to a future meeting.

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Animal Protection

June 22nd, 2009
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AUSTIN LOST PETS www.austinlostpets.com/ is the premier Website for listing and locating lost pets in the Austin and Central Texas area.
Saving and Adopt www.austinpetsalive.org
 
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www.ci.austin.tx.us/health/animal_services.htm
What’s New
Cat Adoption Summer
TLAC is offering reduced fees for all Cats all summer! Yes, now through Sunday, September 6 (Labor Day weekend) approved adopters can introduce a kitten to [...]

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Austin Kids Guide

June 17th, 2009
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As we enter the Fall see information on activities for kids visit www.austinkidsguide.com/
A Halloween approaches, check out this site to find the nearest pumpkin patch!  www.pumpkinpatchesandmore.org

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Camps and Activities

June 2nd, 2009
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During the long hot summer, see these sites for indoor/outdoor activities for the kids!
www.austinkidsguide.com/
www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Guides/SummerCamps
www.waya.org/
www.mayfieldpark.org/
www.theatreactionproject.org/

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