Category Archives: Safety

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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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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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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Seminar: How to keep coyotes out of neighborhoods

South Austinites like to keep it weird, but when things get a little too wild, it’s time to call in an expert. Lynsey White Dasher, Director of Humane Wildlife Conflict Resolution for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), … Continue reading

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Cyclists take a break in Burleson Heights on way to F1

For the second year, a bike route to the U.S. Grand Prix made a path through our neighborhood, and area residents and trail supporters organized a rest stop to help at a bike crossing and to provide free water, snacks, … Continue reading

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Volunteers host rest stop in pocket park

Neighborhood volunteers have it made in the shade today and Sunday! They’re staffing a rest stop for cyclists who are on their way to the U.S. Grand Prix, the annual F1 races held at Circuit of the Americas in Southeast … Continue reading

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Southeast Austin hit hard by floods

Last month went down as Austin’s wettest October on record, ending in major flooding on Halloween morning that forced the evacuation of more than a thousand homes in Southeast Austin and Travis County. The Burleson Heights and Burleson-Parker neighborhoods made … Continue reading

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Seeking neighborhood volunteers for F1 weekend

Get ready for an influx of international visitors soon when our neighborhood is again part of the bicycle route to the U.S. Grand Prix. The pocket park between Pleasant Valley and Burleson roads is at the halfway point on the … Continue reading

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Restriping to begin soon on Burleson Road

Burleson Road is getting a facelift this week, starting with a resurfacing project that began on Monday. The City of Austin Public Works Department began laying down a new topping of tar and gravel on the portions of Burleson closest … Continue reading

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Better mobility coming to Todd Lane, Burleson Road

Clay Harris and Neil Kopper of the City of Austin Public Works Department talked with Burleson-area residents on Aug. 14 about upcoming projects to improve mobility for cars, bicycles and pedestrians on Todd Lane and Burleson Road. Todd Lane improvements Harris, the … Continue reading

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