Category Archives: Garden & landscape

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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Large brush collection starts Oct. 7

The city will collect large brush in our area during the week of Oct. 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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Water conservation is focus of editorial, environmental directory

On Tuesday the Austin American-Statesman featured a guest editorial on water conservation by environmental writer and former Burleson Heights homeowner Paul Robbins, who also writes about water issues in the 2013 Austin Environmental Directory. An environmental activist and consumer advocate since … Continue reading

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Preservation work can begin on South Austin landmark

The City of Austin and a nonprofit foundation have signed an agreement to preserve a historic house at Riverside Drive and Interstate 35 and operate it as an events center. The 1922 Norwood House and surrounding grounds will be restored … Continue reading

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A look back at a year in the Hurly-Burly

The Hurly-Burly just wrapped up its first complete calendar year as a neighborhood resource, attracting 4,600 views! The five posts that drew the most visits were about a new pocket park on the grounds of a mansion torn down by developers, … Continue reading

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The lights of Burleson Heights

Happy holidays from the Burleson Heights and Burleson-Parker neighborhoods!

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Large brush collection week of Oct. 1

The city will collect large brush in our area starting Oct. 1. Set 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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Lawn watering schedule returns to once a week

Low water levels in Lake Travis and Lake Buchanan have once again triggered Stage 2 watering restrictions. Some kinds of watering are exempt from the restrictions, such as drip irrigation, watering by hand and watering trees with soaker hoses. See more … Continue reading

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Watch for fawns during spring

Burleson Heights added two new residents this spring: Fawns born in the yards along Princeton Drive! Perhaps not surprisingly, one yard that has been hosting a new white-tailed deer family is a certified wildlife habitat. But even if the National Wildlife Federation … Continue reading

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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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