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About burlyheights

C. Forrest is a longtime resident of Burleson Heights.

Survey will help city prioritize projects in our neighborhoods

In 2006, area residents helped decide what our neighborhood would be like in the future by working with the city on the East Riverside/Oltorf Combined (EROC) Neighborhood Plan. Now the city would like your help prioritizing the projects that were recommended during … Continue reading

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Meet your City Council candidates tonight

Burleson Heights is hosting an informal meeting with the candidates for the newly created District 3 City Council seat. Under the 10-1 plan approved by Austin voters in 2012, Austin will be divided into 10 districts, each represented by one … Continue reading

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Bulk collection next week

Coming up the week of July 28, the Austin Resource Recovery department 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, divided into … Continue reading

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Google Fiber permits hint at first “fiberhoods”

It’s been more than a year since Google Inc. announced plans to bring Google Fiber to Austin, leading neighborhoods to wonder which would be the first to get the ultra-fast broadband service. But ever since the company allowed potential customers … Continue reading

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Fireworks safety for the Fourth of July

As the Independence Day holiday gets closer, here are some safe ways to have a blast. Get ideas for fun things to do on the holiday from Austin 360, the Austin American-Statesman, the Austin Visitor Center, do512 and CultureMap Austin. … Continue reading

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New York Times travels I-35 in search of immigration stories

Reporter Damien Cave and photographer Todd Heisler are traversing the U.S. on Interstate 35, one of the nation’s main pathways to a new life for immigrants. As they search for America’s melting pots or unassimilated areas along the route, where … Continue reading

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Clean Sweep coming up on April 12

Neighborhood volunteers made a big impact in area parks during It’s My Park Day last month, and this weekend we have another chance to make Austin a better place during Clean Sweep. Clean Sweep is Keep Austin Beautiful’s annual volunteer … Continue reading

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Large brush collection starts April 7

The city will collect large brush in our area during the week of April 7. Set brush out by 6:30 a.m. Monday, and observe the following guidelines: Stack unbound brush along the curb in one row no more than 4 … Continue reading

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Volunteers give area parks a makeover

Dozens of volunteers came out on a misty Saturday morning to donate sweat equity to Southeast Austin parks. They were part of It’s My Park Day, a citywide project coordinated by the nonprofit Austin Parks Foundation, which provided supplies and … Continue reading

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Volunteer to improve an area park on It’s My Park Day

The biggest volunteer project of the year returns to area parks on March 1 for It’s My Park Day. Organized by the Austin Parks Foundation, this annual event mobilizes an army of volunteers across the city, who put in as … Continue reading

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