Category Archives: Safety

Input sought for highway changes near airport

Highway planners are looking for Southeast Austin neighborhood representatives who are interested in serving on an advisory group on proposed changes to Texas State Highway 71. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority have … Continue reading

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Fireworks safety for the Fourth of July

As the Independence Day holiday gets closer, here’s a reminder about safe ways to celebrate. For a really big bang, check out the Austin Symphony concert and fireworks display at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Auditorium Shores. Fireworks will begin at … Continue reading

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Bridge could get better paths for cyclists, pedestrians

The City of Austin has worked hard to improve infrastructure that helps pedestrians and cyclists safely get around town, but some big gaps in the network remain. With a boardwalk trail that will bring more bike and foot traffic to … Continue reading

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Fireworks safety on New Year’s Eve

For many people, it wouldn’t be New Year’s Eve without fireworks. Even though New Year’s Eve has been a drizzly day, please be aware that Travis County is again in a severe drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. There … Continue reading

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Neighborhood volunteers greet Grand Prix bike commuters

Burleson Heights residents greeted cyclists on their way to the U.S. Grand Prix as they arrived at the Country Club Creek pocket park on Saturday morning. City Council member Chris Riley, representatives of Bike Austin and visitors from around the … Continue reading

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Your formula for surviving Formula One

At last count, Austin had a population of 790, 390, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Next week, expect that to grow by up to 300,000 as Formula One racing at the new Circuit of the Americas racetrack in Southeast … Continue reading

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2012 National Night Out on Oct. 2

On Tuesday the Burleson Heights and Burleson-Parker neighborhoods will be celebrating National Night Out, an annual event that promotes neighbors knowing neighbors and preventing crime. Turn on your porch lights, bring a flashlight and join your neighbors for an outdoor celebration … Continue reading

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Written statements about Carlson Drive issue needed

The request to gate Carlson Drive is still active, and the owners and developers of Edgewick condominiums have been working with the staff of the city’s Planning and Development Review Department to arrive at a viable solution. To recap, Carlson … 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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Fireworks safety for the Fourth of July

For many people, it wouldn’t be the Fourth of July without fireworks. But there are strict limits on fireworks inside the city limits and in Travis County parks, and our region is once again experiencing a drought, increasing the risk … Continue reading

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