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    Crash History Survey

    October 3rd, 2011
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    As graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin, we are conducting a research study to explore motor vehicle crash histories of Austin area residents.  Motor vehicle crashes pose a serious threat to the wellbeing of any community: on average, one Texas citizen is killed in a motor vehicle collision about every 3 hours.  Furthermore, one […]

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    Typhus Information

    July 12th, 2011
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    Typhus has recently been reported in our area.   As new information is made available, we will post it here. Typhus illness has been in the Austin area since 2008. Typhus symptoms are high fever, headache, body aches and pains and, in some cases, a rash. This disease is transmitted from infected fleas and is not […]

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    Tarrytown Neighborhood Meeting – Tarrytown Park Traffic

    January 23rd, 2011
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    Dear Neighbors, It is time to participate in the next step of the process to change Tarrytown Neighborhood Park: When: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 6:00 P.M. Where: Tarrytown Neighborhood Park Purpose: A walk through of the proposed site Decide whether to adopt the new proposed designs (sent to you on 12/30/2011) Next Steps: IF ADOPTED: […]

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    Brrrr! Freeze Reminders

    December 4th, 2009
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    The first of the freezing temperatures have descended upon Austin.  Remember PLANTS, PETS and PIPES!! Here are a few helpful tips to protect your property: Before Freezing Weather  •       Wrap all exposed pipes located outside or in unheated areas of the home. •       Remove garden hoses from outside faucets. Insulate outside faucets with Styrofoam cover, […]

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    No Lake Austin Lowering in January

    December 4th, 2009
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    Due to current drought conditions, Lake Austin will not be lowered this winter as originally planned. The City of Austin submitted a drawdown request to the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) in October, hoping that fall rains would increase water storage in lakes Travis and Buchanan and allow for an effective drawdown. However, as of […]

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    Crime and Safety Seminary (2009)

    September 16th, 2009
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    Crime and safety information from WANG’s Crime and Safety Seminar, including presentations by APD representatives concerning crime prevention, as well as information from local security companies and products for protecting your home.

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    2009 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

    April 30th, 2009
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    A public meeting at Howson Branch Library has been scheduled on April 28, 2009 to get input from West Austin on the 2009 Hazard Mitigation Plan update. Residents are encouraged to attend and share their concerns for potential hazards and ideas for mitigation in their neighborhoods and in Austin at large.

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