Monthly Archives: March 2012

Take a walk, remove an invasive plant

The fields of bastard cabbage around Austin might seem too daunting to remove, but Joan Singh, Parks Grounds Manager for the Austin Parks and Recreation Department, has a suggestion. If you’re using a park like Mabel Davis anyway, take a … Continue reading

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Native wildflowers smothered in yellow

There’s a pretty plant blooming all over Austin, but don’t be fooled by its good looks. Underneath its veil of yellow flowers is a killer. An invasive plant called Rapistrum rugosum (aka bastard cabbage, turnip weed or Mediterranean mustard) has taken … Continue reading

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Rains relieve drought in Southeast Austin

A wet winter has brought an end to the drought in southern Travis County, including the Burleson Heights and Burleson-Parker neighborhoods. According to an update to the U.S. Drought Monitor this week, our area is now classified as abnormally dry, four drought stages better … Continue reading

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Brush collection begins April 2

The city will collect large brush in our area starting April 2. Have brush out by 6:30 a.m., and observe the following guidelines: Stack unbound brush along the curb. The pile should be in one row no more than 4 … Continue reading

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Open house March 20 on East Riverside Corridor Master Plan

The city will hold its second open house next week to discuss housing and transportation plans for the East Riverside Corridor (ERC). Find out how public input from the October 2011 meeting has been incorporated into plans to improve mobility … Continue reading

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Planning Commission hearing on Carlson Drive postponed to April 10

The Planning Commission hearing of Edgewick condominiums’ request to block public access to Carlson Drive has been postponed for a second time. It now is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at the City Council chambers in City Hall, … Continue reading

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Off leash area at Mabel Davis Park approved

The Austin Parks and Recreation Board approved new off leash areas (OLAs) at Mabel Davis Park and Yett Creek Park at their meeting on Feb. 28. Ordinarily when a city board or commission votes on a project, it makes a recommendation, and … Continue reading

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