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About burlyheights

C. Forrest is a longtime resident of Burleson Heights.

Pond cleanup at Mabel Davis Park on July 29

Volunteers will show Mabel Davis Park some love this month during a cleanup organized by Keep Austin Beautiful (KAB) and the Country Club Creek Trail (CCCT) group. Organizers will supply tools, supplies, drinks, snacks and gloves. If you’d like to join … Continue reading

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District 3 newsletter outlines plans for quarter-cent transportation fund

The Burleson Heights area has another great way to learn about city issues important to residents. The District 3 newsletter from City Council member Sabino “Pio” Renteria includes a roundup of city issues and a calendar of council, city committee and other public … Continue reading

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Trash talk: Bulk collection the last week in July

Coming up the week of July 27, Austin Resource Recovery will collect items that are too big to fit in trash and recycling bins. Place items for pickup at the curb by 6:30 a.m. on Monday that week, divided into … Continue reading

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House concert on May 9 benefits Community First! Village

Neighbors, friends and families will gather Saturday afternoon at the Princeton Palace, home of two longtime Austin musicians, for a free four-hour house concert and potluck. The event is a celebration of our neighborhood spirit and the memory of Monty Goff, … Continue reading

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City considers closing Mabel Davis, Metz pools for season

Water leaks and a lifeguard shortage have prompted the Austin Parks and Recreation Department to delay the opening of city pools, limit operating hours and consider closing two pools for the season, residents learned in an April 28 Austin Monitor story. Two-thirds … Continue reading

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F1 weekend brings out cyclists, volunteers for third year

Earlier this month, some hardy F1 spectators rolled through Burleson Heights and past Austin’s heavy traffic by cycling to the U.S. Grand Prix. And for the third year in a row, area residents and trail supporters hosted a rest stop to help at a bike crossing … Continue reading

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Google Fiber coming to South, Southeast Austin in December

Google Inc. announced this week that it will start signing up Austin customers for its ultra-fast broadband service in December. A map of  the first service area includes the Burleson Heights and Burleson-Parker neighborhoods. The 1-gigabit Google Fiber service would be about 100 … Continue reading

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Oct. 7 Is National Night Out

Mark your calendars for National Night Out, an annual event that promotes neighbors knowing neighbors and working together to prevent crime. This year the Burleson Heights and Burleson Parker neighborhoods will celebrate on Oct. 7. Turn on your porch lights, … Continue reading

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Todd Lane construction begins

A major improvement project on Todd Lane got its start on Sept. 15, and will transform a heavily traveled narrow road into a wider, safer street designed to handle automobile, bus, bicycle and pedestrian traffic. Southbound traffic is being detoured onto Woodward Street … Continue reading

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City Council, mayoral candidate forums coming up

Austinites will have the opportunity to get to know their City Council and mayoral candidates better in the coming weeks in several series of debates. Coming up first is Ballot Boxing, a series of candidate forums sponsored by The Austin Chronicle, The … Continue reading

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