Monthly Archives: May 2012

Austin heading for an epic flea season

If there’s one good thing you can say about the record-setting drought in 2011, it’s that we didn’t have a flea problem. How times change. After a warm, wet winter, the fleas are back in force, making wildlife, pets and their … Continue reading

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Dog found in Mabel Davis Park

A pug mix followed a resident home from Mabel Davis Park on Wednesday. Do you know this sweet guy? If you know this dog or the owner, use the contact form to provide your name and how to reach you, and you’ll … Continue reading

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Urban rail plan would reach more parts of city

A proposed urban rail system would have another 10 miles of track and reach into more parts of the city under a plan offered by city transportation planners. The original plan proposed electric-powered rail on 16.5 miles of track from … Continue reading

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City election today

Polls are open in today’s mayoral and City Council election, and voting will continue until 7 p.m. Precincts in our neighborhoods have changed. Burleson Heights and Burleson-Parker now are divided into precincts 431 and 440. See a map that shows … Continue reading

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Final East Riverside Corridor article available for public review

The final piece of the Draft East Riverside Corridor (ERC) Regulating Plan is now available for review, according to Erica Leak of the City of Austin Planning & Development Review Department. The latest portion of the plan is the ERC Development … Continue reading

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Hearing on Carlson Drive faces another postponement

The Planning Commission hearing on Edgewick condominiums’ request to gate Carlson Drive might be delayed again. Wendy Rhoades, case manager, says city staff have requested a postponement from May 8 to May 22. Rhoades says that the city is interested … Continue reading

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Mabel Davis off-leash area update

Representatives of Austin’s Parks and Recreation Dept. (PARD) met at Mabel Davis Park on April 10 to talk with residents about a 1.6-acre fenced off-leash area (OLA) that has been proposed for the southwest corner of the park. This is … Continue reading

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Midnight Rodeo owner requests variance to open strip club

Rosemary Follis, who owns the nightclub Midnight Rodeo at 2201 E. Ben White Blvd., has requested a variance that would allow her to open a strip club there. The project requires a variance because, under the city’s Land Development Code, … Continue reading

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New neighborhood calendar available

I’ve created a new calendar that lists public and neighborhood events of interest to residents in the Burleson Heights and Burleson-Parker neighborhoods. We have a busy week ahead: APD’s monthly Commander’s Forum, the Planning Commission’s hearing of Edgewick condominiums’ request … Continue reading

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