Category Archives: Media

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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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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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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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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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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Burglary video gets attention of KEYE

KEYE’s 10 p.m. news broadcast tonight will feature a live report and video of a recent burglary in Burleson Heights. Two surveillance cameras captured video of a man and a vehicle involved in a burglary just after 4 p.m. on July 12. … Continue reading

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Mabel Davis Park issue is front-page news

Today’s Austin American-Statesman has an article on page A1 about neighborhood reaction to a 1.6-acre fenced off-leash area (OLA) that has been proposed for Mabel Davis Park. Sarah Coppola’s article, Planned off-leash park runs afoul of neighbors, cites the need for dog parks in a … 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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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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Texas PBS show highlights invasive plants

Invasive plants have been a hot topic in Burleson Heights and Burleson-Parker lately, and episode #2024 of “Texas Parks and Wildlife” features a long segment on efforts to remove invasives in state and local parks across the state. Most of … Continue reading

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