January 24, 2013 Volume 18, No. 2 Southwest Austin’s Community Newspaper Since 1995
CTRMA seeks input on evironmental concerns by Bobbie Jean Sawyer
OAK HILL - The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) will continue seeking community input on the Oak Hill Parkway project—a potential redesign of the ‘Y’ in Oak Hill—during a Jan. 31 environmental workshop meeting at 6 p.m. at the ACC Pinnacle campus on the 10th floor.
The workshop will focus on environmental concerns over the potential project. Community members who have been active in environmental issues and have previously attended meetings on the project are encouraged to attend. Steve Pustelnyk, director of com-
munications for the CTRMA, said environmental concerns laid out in a series of upcoming workshops would help shape the Oak Hill Parkway project as it progresses. “What we’re trying to do now is get a little bit more into the detail of the environmental issues and
concerns in the Oak Hill area so that when we move forward with the environmental study we can make sure there are no surprises along the way,” Pustelnyk said. “We’re really trying to get with the folks who are very familiar and very interested in that part of the community to un-
Tree talk and Walk
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by Tony Tucci OAK HILL - Austinites who want to learn more about native plants and trees—and have fun doing it—can head for the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s Tree Talk Winter Walk Saturday, Jan. 26. “It’s a great way to get people outdoors in January when they might not think of winter events,” said Alice Nance, education manager for the See TREE on page 27
by Bobbie Jean Sawyer
OAK HILL -The bumper to bumper traffic that plagues drivers at the ‘Y’ can make you late for work and drain your patience; but there’s a much more severe impact the congested roadway has on Oak Hill residents: air pollution. Chris Kite, a member of the air quality division of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), presented facts on the environmental impact of vehicle emissions at the monthly Oak Hill Association of Neighborhoods (OHAN) meeting held Wednesday, January 9th. Kite said while Austin’s air quality status, based on the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), See BAD AIR on page 7
derstand what things we should be looking out for and considering as we move through the developments of the alternatives for the process.” Pustelnyk said he anticipates an attendance of about 20 to 30 community members. The workshop will include brief See CTRMA on page 9
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Guest Conductor David Mairs led the Austin Symphony in a concert at Austin High on Friday, January 18. He delighted students by linking classical music with today’s popular music. Story on p. 16
Tree Talk Winter Walk Jan. 26
APD forum: heroes, crime and a new Commander by Travis Atkins
AUSTIN - The Austin Police Department Region 4, South/Southwest Austin Commander’s Forum last week gave citizens a chance to catch up with their district representative, learn about programs,
recognize outstanding citizens and voice concerns. In addition, a new Region 4 Commander was introduced. Lieutenant Todd Gage will officially be the new Region 4 Commander for South/Southwest Austin at the
end of January. He takes over for Jason Dusterhoft, who only held the position for three months, and then was reassigned to the downtown sector by Police Chief Art Acevedo. Gage has been with APD for 20 years and has been on patrol for the
last 10 years. “I’m going to be the new commander at the end of the month, so that’s good and bad,” Gage said. “For one, you’re going to get a rookie commander, but hopefully I bring some new ideas and things of that
nature and some energy to try to help with the problems that we all have here.” During the forum, officers honored Southwest Austin citizens who went out of their way to help stop See APD on page 22
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Rotary-sponsored Oak Hill Elementary club cleans up road by Kay Landry Last year the Student Council at Oak Hill Elementary also became the EarlyAct Club, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Austin-Oak Hill. Members still belong to the Student Council, the purpose of which is to help govern the school. When they added on the EarlyAct Club, they took additional responsibilities in that they would create and implement projects that would make the school, community and world a better place. The Oak Hill Student Council/EarlyAct Club has accomplished much in a short time. On Saturday morning, January 12, many members of the club brought their siblings and their parents to clean up Patton Ranch Road. The Oak Hill Elementary School PTA liaison, Geeta Suggs (mother of the EarlyAct club president, Kael) showed up early to distribute plastic gloves and garbage bags. EarlyAct sponsors from the school included Candi Caporal, and from the Austin-Oak Hill Rotary, Tom Cripps and Ron and Kay Landry. In just a few minutes, students were on the road picking up trash. Amazed at what he was seeing, one student kept a mental tally of the different items that his group had picked up: soda cans, beer cans and bottles, Styrofoam cups and straws, paper and plastic bags, a cap, the sole of a shoe, raw chicken, and more. When a sponsor suggested that the fines for littering be increased, the EarlyActors agreed. At times it was a disgusting job especially as the rain began to drizzle making the task more difficult, but students participated enthusiastically. Understanding the size and difficulty of the job, a resident stopped to tell students how much she appreciated the work they were doing. The next project of the EarlyActors is to implement a grant sponsored by the Rotary Club to send books and supplies to Libraries of Love in Uganda, Africa. The purpose of the grant is to promote literacy throughout the world. Fifth graders at Oak Hill Elementary School will have the opportunity to earn a Webster’s International Atlas by
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Undaunted by the drizzle, members of the EarlyAct Club took on the task of cleaning up Patton Ranch Road. Next on their agenda is sending books and supplies to children in Uganda. Photo by Ron Landry reading to others. In order to earn money to support a portion of the project, students and parents will partner with Rotarians to hold a Book Fair at Barnes & Noble (5601 Brodie Lane, Ste 300) on February 8, 9, and 10. Change and checks along with hardback used books in good condition will be collected at the Oak Hill Elementary School and Barnes & Noble. All help from the community will be greatly appreciated.
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it should be called juniper fever, but I facial covering primarily used by guess that doesn’t have the right ring bird flu victims and bank robbers, to it. I used to wonder why I never you know it’s cedar fever season. really took to gin as a I really hate this time cocktail ingredient— of year. now I suppose I know. The weather guys aren’t Gin’s chief ingredient— much help, either. They juniper juice—is my seem to take particuarch enemy. lar delight in pointing Every January, like out every year how the clockwork, 93.7 perinsidious explosions cent of my days are filled of lime-colored pollen with sneezing, itching, dust created by these evil running, snorting, wipevergreens can be seen ing, weeping, draining from space. Every time misery. My eyes mutate I hear that snide meteinto puffy, sightless orological tidbit, I wish Roger White slits. My nose becomes a I was in space, orbiting fleshy faucet. Until I receive my an- miles high over the terrible clouds nual double-shot in the posterior, by of congestion. Yes, I’d be floating which I am pumped full of enough weightless, drinking Tang, and steroids to win at least a couple of laughing at the zillions of juniper Tours de France, I have the unhappy spores, trying vainly to reach me. choice of either sequestering myself And I suppose because I’m in space, indoors like a hanky-clutching I’d be an astronaut, which would be bubble boy or ingesting enough really cool. Wait, where were we? decongestants to tranquilize a sperm Oh, yes. Cedar fever. It’s not any whale. Snotty or sleepy—those are fun for those around me, either. my alternatives. The noises I make whilst suffering Yes, when you see me wearing the from this dastardly winter devil have been likened by family, friends, and coworkers to everything from a cow pulling its hoof out of the mud to a garbage disposal attempting to grind up peanut butter. It ain’t pretty. It’s gotten so bad in recent years that I decided to petition the State Legislature for some sort of relief. As of yet, my dutiful lawmakers have failed to respond, so I have now turned to the governor’s office, looking for a proclamation outlawing juniper germination or perhaps the establishment of Planned Pollenhood or something. Unfortunately for me and those of my ilk, our governor is staunch in his right-to-rhinitis views. So I see little hope of a reprieve from the executive branch. Ooh, I said branch. I suppose the only way for me to find shelter from this seasonal snot storm is to move away for a couple of months out of the year. So how about this: I’m offering a trade—anyone POWER OF COMMUNITY living in Micronesia, Kaua’i, or the
I hate this time of year. Absolutely despise it. Might even throw in the word “loathe.” It’s not just because half the trees and plants across the landscape are now dead and brown, looking more like bare nerve endings protruding from the ground than blossoming flora. It’s not just because Christmas has come and gone and yet again Santa did not see fit to deliver my red Carrera 911. And it’s not just because the Dallas Cowboys again found new and innovative ways to underperform their way right out of the playoff picture for another season. (Oh, look, another Romo interception!) No, the principal reason I hate this time of year is because of the frenetic over-pollinating behavior of the Central Texas area’s most evil living thing—the lovely juniper bush, or Juniperus ashei, as the ancient Latin allergy sufferers called it. As afflictions go, cedar fever ranks somewhere near the bubonic plague or the heartbreak of psoriasis in my book. It’s not even labeled correctly;
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there, in my opinion. The word from Oak Hill is... Mari will be missed. jobs. ttt It’s that time of year when both Austin Open Air Market started Loew’s and The Home Depot are a new Open Air Market in Oak hiring for seasonal jobs, especially Hill last Saturday at the old Wyatt’s in outside garden, but nearly every- Nursery location, 6300 Hwy. 71, where else in the store as well. between Austin Pizza Garden and In the interest of full disclosure, Patton Ranch Road. Loew’s is an advertiser with the The market was formerly at the Gazette and I work Gateway Shopping part time at The Home Center. Depot in Dripping Open from 10 a.m. to Springs, so…I have 6 p.m. every Saturday, lots of inside inforit’s a Farmer’s Market mation. that also includes arts First, both companies and crafts vendors hire every spring. Secas well as live music. ond, while the focus The owner plans to is usually on outside add picnic tables and garden, both stores food vendors some get a rush of business time in the future. The Mike Jasper in plumbing, flooring, entrance to the parking electrical and even appliances. area is on Patton Ranch Road. Finally, although the people hired For more information, see austiduring this time period are consid- nopenairmarket.com. ered temporary, the good ones will ttt be asked to stay on permanently, Austin finally has a world beat usually part time. But these part- festival, which kind of makes sense time jobs can lead to full-time jobs. to me. After all, the Austin area has If you’re interested, check out almost every other kind of music fesLoews.com and thehomedepot.com tival, from blues to Cajun to Celtic. for more info. Called WobeonFest (aka Austin ttt World Music Festival), it will take Just in case people missed this, place downtown at the Emma S. Mari Spacek retired from the Postal Barrientos Mexican American Annex. The new owner will be Jose Cultural Center for its inaugural Ancer, and he comes with Mari’s full run, April 6-7. endorsement. If you ask me, it should outgrow Back when I used to buy and sell on that venue pretty quickly. eBay a bit, I went to the Postal An“It’s high time Austin had its own nex nearly once a week to send out World Music festival,” said Jakes my sold items, usually professional Srinivasan, WobeonFest producer audio devices. Mari and the other and an Austin world musician himgirls who worked there were always self. “Our city’s existing festival base friendly, courteous, occasionally is terrific, but doesn’t adequately funny (that was usually my job) represent the multi-cultural musical and made the place feel more like a tastes of this community. I’m hoping social center than a staid business. WobeonFest will begin to change I always sent out things toward the that dynamic and bring a diverse end of the day, so I was never in a fan base here from all over Texas rush and had time to hangout. They and elsewhere.” should have opened a Starbuck’s An outdoor stage will feature
This Old Spouse Continued from p. 4 Sandals Resort in Negril, Jamaica, can reside rent-free for the months of January and February in my lovely Austin home if I can live in yours during the same time period. Amenities included, just please feed the dog and the kids.
I really, really hate this time of year. Roger White is a freelance writer living in Oak Hill with his lovely wife, two precocious daughters, a very fat dachshund, and a self-absorbed cat. For further adventures, visit oldspouse.wordpress.com.
acts headlined by Angelique Kidjo (Benin) and Collie Buddz (Bermuda). Other major acts include Sauti Sol (Kenya), and Dubtonic Kru (Jamaica). Festival organizers plan to announce a fuller lineup in coming weeks. The festival will be co-hosted by The United Way for Greater Austin and will receive a portion of the proceeds. “We are delighted to be working with WobeonFest,” said Debbie Bresette, President of United Way for Greater Austin. “The festival provides an excellent vehicle to bring greater awareness of the issues faced by our diverse community, and to raise additional resources to help us serve its needs.” Tickets are on sale now and through February. For more information, go to wobeonfest.com ttt And now we go from world beat to Cajun beat. If you want to hear Continued on page 8
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Bad air at Oak Hill ‘Y’ a topic at OHAN Continued from p. 1 is “on the cusp” of reaching non-attainment, it’s not beyond hope. A city’s attainment status is based on the levels of pollutants such as carbon monoxide, lead, nitrogen dioxide and ground level ozone in an area. Kite said ozone, created by a combination of nitrogen oxide (NOx), volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and sunlight, is the biggest threat to Austin’s attainment status. Nitrogen oxide, which is primarily caused by humans, comes from car engines and industrial stacks, while volatile organic compounds are naturally emitted from vegetation. Nitrogen oxide is the largest contributing factor to ozone, Kite said. “We can’t control the weather,” Kite said. “But we can control the precursors and try to understand them.” Kite said the EPA won’t make new attainment designations for at least three years. “Their plan is to revisit the standard this year and next and see if it needs to be tightened up and then go to 2016 to make the designations based on the full two years of data available,” Kite said. Despite public perception, Kite said, overall, air quality is getting better. According to a study using the Motor Vehicle Emissions Simulator (MOVES), newer vehicles produce significantly less pollutants. A car that was manufactured in 2000 produces over 1.75 grams of nitrogen
oxide per mile, while a 2012 model produces under .25 grams per mile. The performance of new models is projected to increase steadily each year up to 2030. “Every single day, week, month, old cars die out completely and every single day new ones are purchased,” Kite said. “Those new ones are so much cleaner than the old ones.” Kite said improvements in vehicle manufacturing point to continued improvement in air quality over time. But with a variety of vehicle models on the road and stop and go traffic, with roads at full capacity in the Oak Hill area, emissions remain a threat to air quality, according to Rick Perkins. Perkins is an OHAN officer and board member on the Clean Air Force of Central Texas, a non-governmental organization devoted to coordinating air quality planning, educating the public on air quality issues and managing air quality improvement programs. Perkins said it’s congested roadways, such as the ‘Y’, that do the most damage to the environment. “Right now there’s only one road to get through the ‘Y’ unless we cut through all these back roads. Big trucks aren’t going to do that and you don’t want them to do that,” Perkins said. “So they’re all stuck in traffic and they’re giving off the worst emissions they could possibly be giving off.” Perkins said due to the inefficiency of vehicle engines, idling cars produce a variety of harmful pollutants. “We’re not only talking about NOx.
We’re talking about NOx, carbon monoxides, VOCs and particulates. All that pollution is increased when you’re below 45 miles per hour,” Perkins said. “Vehicles are not designed to idle; they’re designed to operate and to go somewhere.” According to a 2008 Austin Area Emissions Inventory, on-road mobile vehicles are responsible for 54 percent of nitrogen oxide emissions. The Clean Air Force of Central Texas reports that high concentrations of ground level ozone, primarily caused by cars and trucks, can cause several health issues, such as headaches, nausea, eye and throat irritation and lung damage. The ‘Y’ intersection’s location along the pathway to the Hill Country and beyond means traffic—and pollution—will only increase overtime, Perkins said. “People tend to forget that this road, Highway 290 West, is Austin’s connection to going to Interstate 10. That means going to El Paso, Fort Stockton, Los Angeles, Phoenix,” Perkins said. “A lot of people are moving through here and, in the future, more people will. We have more people and more people are going places.” Perkins said he believes the answer to Oak Hill’s traffic problem is a freeway, complete with high-occupancy vehicle lanes for carpoolers and buses. In addition to providing convenience for commuters and limiting air pollution, Perkins said a new roadway would improve water quality by allowing for more controlled
runoff by filtering water before it flows into a stream. “A freeway will help us in two ways: water quality and air quality,” Perkins said. “If you’re into clean air and clean water then you should support a new roadway.” However, not everyone is in agreement that a new roadway is the best solution. Dick Kallerman, a Save Our Springs Alliance board member who has served as transportation chair for the Austin Sierra Club for 25 years, said promoting alternative transportation solutions such as carpool lanes, is more viable and environmentally-friendly. “The Sierra Club’s position and my position is to provide alternative means of transportation,” Kallerman said. “We think that’s the way to solve congestion. Give people alternatives. People won’t sit in traffic for an awful long time. It’s painful. It’s expensive. If you give them another way to get from A to B that’s convenient and cheaper, they’ll do it.” Kallerman said making public transportation more convenient and efficient is another way to limit congestion. “Buses are often times stuck in traffic—just like cars. If we could set it up so that buses had their own lane and wouldn’t be stuck in traffic, buses would be filled with people and those people wouldn’t be driving on congested highways.” Kallerman said he believes the ‘Y’ would be better served with similar alternatives, such as the in-progress continuous flow intersections, than
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The Christmas season may be over, but the spirit of giving still thrives. Some readers will remember a feature in The Gazette about local citizens, with the cooperation of the Oak Hill VFW, doing a re-hab of a house for a disabled veteran. A number of local residents and suppliers made contributions of funds, materials and labor to make a cottage livable for the vet. Major changes were made, including ramps for a wheelchair, a new roof and floors, plumbing and electrical improvements, and more. However, the bathroom was not completed and as a consequence, the disabled veteran has extreme difficulty in getting to his shower. There is not enough room for his wheelchair and even to fit himself into the shower. Therefore, a group of Oak Hill folks, along with some VFW members, have initiated a project to upgrade the bathroom. Some have contributed their labor and others are seeking materials. However, there is a shortfall of funds needed to purchase a shower-stall and relocate some plumbing. The total funds required are about $5000. Susan Nelms, of United Lending, heard about the problem and mentioned it at her office, the week after Christmas. Within 48 hours, employees contributed more than $1200â€”and this during the time when money can be tight for many of us. It was an incredible outpouring of compassion and holiday spirit. The project is in process and
contributions are still welcome. If anyone would like to contribute, please send your donation to VFW Post 4443, 7614 Thomas Springs Rd., Austin 78736. ttt TSA to Make Unclaimed Clothing Available to Needy Veterans On January 14, the President signed into law H.R. 6328, the â€œClothe a Homeless Hero Act,â€? which requires the Department of Homeland Securityâ€™s Transportation Security Administration to make every reasonable effort to transfer unclaimed clothing recovered at airport security checkpoints to local veteransâ€™ organizations or other local charitable organizations for distribution to homeless or needy veterans and veteransâ€™ families. For Oak Hill citizens who wish to donate clothing, you may bring bundles to the Oak Hill VFW on Thomas Springs Rd. Education Available for Military Spouses This year military spouses wonâ€™t have to put off their careers because of location or a busy schedule. Hundreds of schools offer online classes that can be taken anytime from anywhere. Plus, eligible Service members may transfer unused benefits to their spouse or dependents. Search web site http://edu.military.com/ gibill/?lpid=military-spouse-education for schools offering classes in a variety of disciplines such as Business Administration, Marketing, Education, Nursing, HR, and many others. ttt
The Word from Oak Hill Continued from p. 5 some good sounds from the latter, go check out my buddy Mark Viator Thursday night, Jan. 24 at Evangelineâ€™s over on Brodie from 7 to 9 p.m. The singer-songwriter/guitarist (who now plays a Collings) will be
Local Cub Scout Troop Miniature-car Racing Meet at the Oak Hill VFW This past weekend, members of Cub Scout Pack 445 held their annual miniature race car meet at VFW Post 4443. The competitors each entered a car that was carved and decorated and then raced, in competition. To qualify, each scout was given a piece of wood, about 10 inches long, with nails and wheels. The competitor was required to carve the car in any configuration he liked, attach the wheels and decorate the car. The cars were raced in a number of elimination events on a track designed for the dimensions of the carsâ€™ specifications. Within the coming months, notices will announce similar races to be held at the Oak Hill VFW as part of the VFWâ€™s Independence Day celebration. Details will be available soon. Thought for the day - When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to your youth, think of Algebra. Mike Jordan served in the Marine Corps and has written for Florida Today as well as The Gazette. This column is a collection of local news information both for and about military veteransâ€™ activities and items of interest. Material comes from veterans themselves, local VFW Posts, American Legion Posts and information submitted from various sources. To supply information for this column or for any questions, send an email to email@example.com.
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CTRMA seeks input on evironmental concerns Continued from p. 1
presentations by environmental experts on topics such as water quality and vegetation in the Oak Hill area, followed by an opportunity for attendees to share their thoughts on local environmental matters, Pustelnyk said. The first open house meeting on the Oak Hill Parkway project was held in November of last year, allowing attendees to interact with TxDOT and Mobility Authority staff, express concerns and provide feedback to be considered in future community meetings on the project. Pustelnyk said next week’s environmental workshop is a continuation of the conversational approach.
“It’s going to be a very interactive process,” Pustelnyk said. “We’re still in a listening phase. So we’re going to provide basic information that we’ve already acquired from past work and current work related to the environment in that area and then we’re going to ask folks for their input regarding those issues.” Pustelnyk said while Williamson Creek and heritage trees are major points of concern, there are several other factors that have to be considered throughout the environmental impact study process. “There are cultural things such as cemeteries and schools; any sort of facilities could be negatively impacted by a major project. We take
all of those into account,” Pustelnyk said. “It’s actually far more than just the obvious things like water quality and trees.” Pustelnyk said ideas gathered from the workshop would be considered for use in possible community enhancement projects, such as concepts garnered from the 2011 Green Mobility Project, which included urban parkland and enhanced aesthetic and landscaping features in Oak Hill.
“Elements that come out of the environmental workshop that might be applicable to the project enhancement team could be brought to that group in the future. Everything we do in these work groups could lead to elements that might be considered a project enhancement,” Pustelnyk said. Those interested in getting involved in the Oak Hill Parkway project and tracking its progress will have plenty of opportunities, Pustelnyk said.
“We’re going to have a series of these workshops on various issues for the next two to three months and then we anticipate having another broad open house, where we’ll probably start to roll out some of the early alternatives in the late spring or early summer,” Pustelnyk said. “So by mid-year, folks will have the opportunity to see what some of the preliminary ideas and alternatives are—to start looking at mobility improvements in the area.”
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Arts & Entertainment Ongoing Events
“Thirsty Thursday” gatheringPoems and songs will be shared Sundays in a round robin, open mic atmosphere following the featured preLive Jazz Brunch- 10am-2pm. sentation. On the third Thursday of Nutty Brown Cafe, 12225 Hwy. 290 every month. Free. Food pantry doW., 78737. 301-4648. www.nuttynations are welcomed. 7pm at New brown.com. Life Lutheran Church, 120 Frog Pond Lane in Dripping Springs. For Tessy Lou Williams & The Shotgun more info call 858-2024. Stars- 3pm at Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., Third Thursday at The BlantonSpicewood. No cover. free evening of art and activities. 5-9pm at Blanton Museum, Brazos Mondays and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Charles Thibodeaux and the blantonmuseum.org/. Austin Cajun Aces- 6:30pm at Evangeline Cafe, 8106 Brodie Fridays Lane. 282-2586. Friday night Dance Club- w/ Western bands and a Pot Luck Texas Songwriters Showcase break. 7:30pm-10pm at South - 6:30pm Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Austin Activity Center, 3911 Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., SpiceManchaca RD, Austin. $4.50. wood. No cover. Saturdays Tuesdays Arena Rock Sing A-long - 10pm Kem Watts - 4pm Poodie’s Hilltop The screenings on August 16th and Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., 23rd will feature a special pre-show Spicewood. 264-03183 performance of Queen’s Bohemian Brennen Leigh -7pm at Rhapsody by Ruby Rico ProducEvangeline Cafe, 8106 Brodie tions. at the Alamo Draft House on Slaughter Lane Lane. 282-2586. Open Mic Night with Jon Burkland- 6-9pm at Hill’s Cafe, 4700 S. Congress, 78745. 8519300.
Wednesdays No Bad Days Open Mic - 7pm at Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood.
New Events January 10 - March 10 TRU - 8pm Sundays @2:30pm Greater Tuna star Jaston Williams inhabits Truman Capote in a virtuoso performance of the charming, acerbic, fragile and enigmatic writer. Zach Theater Whisenhunt Stage 202 South Lamar 476-0541
50+ Singles Dance- 7:30-9:45 Live Music. Senior Activity Center January 16 - February 10 29th & Lamar. 2874 Shoal Crest. www.fiftyplusdanceaustin.com Trivia Night - Wednesdays at Waterloo Ice House, Southpark Meadows, 9600 South I-35 Service Rd. SB, Suite D-100. 512-301-1007. waterlooicehouse.com.
The Peacemakers- 10pm at Evangeline Cafe, 8106 Brodie Lane. The Lion King - Tuesday–Fri282-2586. day at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm. & 8 pm; Sunday at 1pm. & 6:30pm. Open Mic Night- at Nutty Brown Additional matinee performance Cafe, 12225 W Highway 290, Free. Thursday, January 17 at 1pm. Bass Concert Hall 2350 Robert Dedman Thursdays Drive for Tickets: 477-6060 or onKGSR Unplugged At The Grove line at Texasperformingarts.org -every Thursday evening through Sept 6th. Join KGSR every Thurs- January 23 - February 17 day for 23 consecutive weeks at Shady Grove on Barton Springs 33 Variations - Wednesday Road for one of Austin’s longest Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at running free concert series. 2:30 pm Dramatic play about Beethoven ZACH’s new Topfer Karaoke- at Boomerz Nightclub, Theatre, 202 South Lamar Blvd. 6148 Hwy 290 W.. 892-3373. Tickets call 512-476-0541 ext. 1 or www.zachtheatre.org. Tony Harrisson / Dance Lessons / Jesse Dayton- 6pm / 9:15pm / Saturday, January 26 9:15pm at the Broken Spoke, 3201 S. Lamar. 442-6189. Lisa Lampanelli - Doors 7pm “Comedy’s Lovable Queen of Open Mic with your host, GaMean” The Paramount Theatre rett Endres. Starts at 9pm every 472.5470 email@example.com Thursday 290 West Club 12013 W Hwy 290 Sunday, January 27
Silver Thistle Pipes and Drums Burn’s Supper - 5pm to 8pm (doors open at 4:30) It’s an evening filled with music, poetry, speeches, songs, dance, and traditional supper fare. Sherlock’s Baker Street Pub, 9012 Research Blvd. $35 per person (children 12 and under $15) Meal is included in the ticket price, cash bar available.
An Evening with Cesar Millan: The Dog Whisperer - doors 6:30 The Paramount Theatre 472.5470 firstname.lastname@example.org Choose ticket type “APA/AAC” when selecting seats and $5 of each ticket goes to Austin Pets Alive! and Austin Animal Center! Mondays, Jan 28th & Feb 4th Texas Performing Arts presents eighth blackbird - 8pm McCullough Theatre 2350 Robert Dedman Dr Tickets online at texasperformingarts.org, or by calling 477-6060 Thursday, January 31 “The Best of RiffTrax Live: Plan 9 from Outer Space” - 7:30pm Join comedians Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett as they fire their patented wisecracking commentary on these gold standards of bad movies. Arbor Cinema @ Great Hills 9828 Great Hills Trail www.FathomEvents.com January 31st – February 3rd & February 7th – 10th
Hairspray the Musical - Running two weekends at the Bowie High School Theater: Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7 pm followed by a matinee performance on Sunday at 2 pm. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. 4103 West Slaughter Lane. For more information, contact the Starlight Theatre Company at 414-2343. Saturday, February 2 The Midwinter Festival - 12:30pm - 10pm People who like great traditional music performed by talented musicians donating their talent to benefit AFTM and to support traditional music and dance. Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd Details at www.aftm.us
Community Clubs & Events Ongoing Events
Sahaja Yoga Meditation - Free and open to all. Ongoing programs every Saturday. Austin Recreation Center, 1301 Shoal Creek Blvd. For information call 828.0129 or visit austinsahajayoga.org. 11am12pm.
Senior Luncheon Program - Seniors (over 60) meet at 8656 Hwy. 71 W, Bldg A, next to JP bldg every Tues, Wed and Thurs from 10am2pm. Transportation available. Call 512-854-2138 for more info.
Fridays, January 18 - March 1
Conversation Cafe - Drop in for open, public dialogue on a variety of topics. Every third Saturday from 10:30am-11:30am at the Hampton Branch of the Austin Public Library at Oak Hill, 5125 Convict Hill Rd.. Free and open to the public. 512974-9900 / cityofaustin.org/library. Classes and meditation - with Western Buddhist nun, Gen Kelsang Ingchug. Every Sunday at 9:30am at Chittamani Buddhist Center, 1918 Bissel Lane, 78745. Everyone welcome. Spiritual counselling by appointment. Call for free brochure. 916-4444. meditationinaustin.org. Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas Chapter - Meets monthly on the second Sunday of the month at 2pm at the Westlake Barnes & Noble bookstore, corner of Loop 360 and Bee Cave Road,. www. hotxsinc.org. VFW Post 4443 meeting - Meets on first Tues. of month from 7-8:30pm at 7614 Thomas Springs Road in Oak Hill. Members and potential members are encouraged to be there around 6pm to gather for dinner. There is no cost. The Oak Hill Rotary Club - meets every Thurs. at noon at Cannoli Joe’s, 4715 Hwy. 290 Wes. More info at 288-8487/ oakhillrotary.org. Circle C Area Democrats - 6:308:30pm at Santa Rita in the Escarpment Village. Meets on second Mondays of month. For infor mation:circlecareademocrats.org. Toastmasters Groups - Build leadership and communication skills in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Visitors welcome. Tejas Toastmasters: 288-7808/ tejastoastmasters.org. Meets every Mon. at 6 pm at IHOP, 1101 S. Mopac. South Austin Toastmasters: meets first and third Tuesday at noon at ACC South Austin Campus, 1820 W. Stassney Lane. Phone 443-7110 or 288-7808. Oak Hill Toastmasters: meet every Thursday from 6:45-8pm at Western Hills Church of Christ, 6211 Parkwood Drive. Open to ages 18 & up. 956-494-4809 / oakhill.freetoasthost.biz for more info. Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group- 2nd Wednesday of the month at noon at Arveda Alzheimer’s Family Care, 11013 Signal Hill Drive, 78737. Anyone caring for a loved-one with dementia and needing support is invited. RSVP to 512-637-5400 and feel free to bring your own lunch. www.arve-
The South Austin Christian Women’s Club - sponsors a luncheon with an entertaining program every second Wednesday of the month from 11:30-1pm at Onion Creek Club. For info / reservations and free child care please call 288-4033. Oak Hill Neighborhood Planning Contact Team - meets fourth Wednesday of the month at the ACC Pinnacle Campus, 10th Floor Board Room. www.ohnpct.org. MOMS Club of Austin - Southwest Oaks - Social and support group for stay-at-home moms and their children. Meet new friends, and enjoy a guest speaker. Monthly meeting at Oak Hill United Methodist Church, 7815 W Hwy 290. 10am on the last Thursday of every month. For more info, email email@example.com. Southwest Networking Group (SWING) - meets for breakfast at Waterloo Ice House, Slaughter Ln. & Escarpment Blvd., 9600 Escarpment Blvd.. 8-9:30am. Bring business cards. For more info call 482-9026 or 921-4901. Thursdays. South Austin AARP Chapter 2426 - Tom Bauer will talk about leadership styles and best practices, 9:30-11:30am at South Austin Senior Activity Center, 3911 Manchaca Rd. Free. Meets on third Thursdays of the month. For more info call Mary at 280-8661. www. southaustinaarp.org. OHPEN Meeting - (Oak Hill Planning and Environmental Network). 7pm at ACC Pinnacle, 10th floor boardroom. All welcome. Every month on second Thursday. For more info call Beki at 658-2599.. OHBPA Meeting - (Oak Hill Business Professionals Association). Meets every first Thursday of the month from 11:30am-1pm at Jack Allen’s Kitchen, 7720 US Hwy 71 West, Austin. $15. ohbpa.org.
First Austin Marriage Course - 6 - 9pm The cost is $150 per couple and includes meals and course materials. Participation is limited to 25 couples, so please register by calling 512-476-2625 before January 11. Free child care and activities will be provided for children with reservations. Learn more about First Austin at www.fbcaustin.org Saturday, January 26 MomCom Life - 9am to 5pm Post conference cocktails at 5pm connect, share your stories, meet intriguing friends and learn more about yourself and about other women like you. It’s for entrepreneurial moms, wanna-be entrepreneurial moms, and working moms. The Oasis overlooking Lake Travis momcomaustin.com $89 - $129 FREE Hearing Health Seminar - 8:30 - 11am Do you have questions about hearing loss? Are you struggling with your hearing aids and need a new solution? Attend this free educational seminar to learn how advanced hearing solutions may be able to activate your hearing and your life. Renaissance Austin 9721 Arboretum Boulevard Saturday, February 2 6th Annual Austin Modern Home Tour - 11am - 6pm Tix $25 in advance at http://www.modernhometouraustin.com Tickets will also be available at all properties for $30 the day of the tour. Children under 12 are free. Heart screenings for students ages 14 through 18 - 8am - noon An EKG and echocardiogram, which take about five minutes each, are non-invasive and painless screening tools. Results of the screenings will be reviewed by a cardiologist immediately after the tests are administered. Heart Hospital of Austin is located at 3801 North Lamar Blvd. Appointments are required. 478.3627 HeartHospitalofAustin.com for more information. FREE
Retired Austin Travelers - a group for people who love to travel. Regular meetings are held the second Wednesday of odd-numbered months, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM,in the Oak Hill Library at 5124 Convict Hill Road.. ratsonline.org. Creative Arts Society - Meets on first Wed. of month (except Jan.,July, Aug.) at ACC Pinnacle, 10th floor, faculty lounge. 6pm networking. 7pm program. All artists and art enthusiasts are welcome. www.creativeartssociety.org 288-0574.
Free Day of Dance - 10am - 2pm Over 100 free dance classes will be offered all over town in a variety of social and ballroom dance styles including Salsa, Swing, Two Step, Waltz, Tango and more. For a schedule of free classes visit www. freedayofdance.com, call 512-3399391
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Outdoors & Fitness Ongoing Events Farmer’s Market at Sunset Valley - Locally grown fresh produce at Tony Burger Center, 3200 Jones Rd. Saturdays from 9am-1pm. www.sfcfarmersmarket.org. Free Introduction to Dance Class - for adults and teens. Every Saturday at 11am at Tapestry Dance Company & Academy, Western Trails Blvd., Austin. www. tapestry.org. Docent Tours of AMOA - Each Saturday and Sunday 1pm Docent-led tours of the recently restored 1916 Driscoll Villa, the intimate art exhibition Laguna Gloria Grounded and the historic gardens overlooking Lake Austin. at Austin Museum of Art, 823 Congress Ave. 512-495-9224 / www.amoa.org. Texas Outdoor Women’s Network - Open to women of all ages interested in outdoor activities. fishing, kayaking, camping, hiking and more! No experience required. Free monthly meetings on fourth Tuesday of each month at 6pm at the LCRA Red Bud Complex, 3601 Lake Austin Blvd. . www.townaustin.org. Hill Country Outdoors- “Austin’s Most Active Outdoor, Sport and
Social Club” Specializing in adventure with outdoor events such as hiking, camping, biking, road trips and rafting. www.hillcountryoutdoors.com. Westcave Preserve public weekend tours- Sats. and Sundays, 10am., noon, 2pm & 4, $5 adult/$2 child/$15 family. One mile hike into the canyon & back. Kids welcome w/ adult. No pets. For more info call (830)825-3442 westcave.org . Guided Hike - Second Saturday & second Sunday of each month at 9am at Bright Leaf Natural Area, 4400 Crestway Dr., Austin. Hikes are usually 4 miles long and last about 2 hours. Wear sturdy shoes and bring your own water. www. brightleaf.org Boot Camp Workout - At 9am every Saturday, our expert coaches will lead you through a muscle toning, fat burning, FREE 45 minute boot camp class! Bring your ten closest friends and jump start your weekend. Mills Elementary School 1-877-801-8171, extension 710 Nature Hike at McKinney State Falls - Free interpretive hikes to discover the diverse range of flora and fauna that can be seen at McKinney Falls. Hikes are offered the 2nd & 4th Saturday of each
Second Saturdays are for Families - $7 per family; $5 Member families. Noon-4pm at Austin Museum of Art, 823 Congress Ave. Please RSVP to akichorowsky@ amoa.org to give an idea of materials needed. 512-495-9224 / www. amoa.org.
Thursday, January 24
Dance Auditions for Interlochen Center for the Arts - 5pm - 6:30pm Dance students in grades 6-12 are invited to attend an open-call dance audition at Ballet Austin, 501 W. 3rd Street. Auditions will include ballet, pointe and modern technique. ParAt Austin Children’s Museum: ticipating students will be considCommunity Night - Come out and ered for admission to Interlochen’s play EVERY Wednesday night at world-renowned summer arts 5pm and enjoy exhibits, storytime program or fine arts boarding high and a variety of hands-on activities. school. Required audition dress for Themed stories, songs, and ac- girls is black leotards and pink tights. tivities. Tuesday - Saturday: 11am, Boys should wear white t-shirts and 1pm & 3pm. Baby Bloomers- Ev- black tights. Registration starts at ery Mon.. For kids 3 & under & 4:30 pm their caregivers. Storytimes 9:30 & 11am; Sing-a-long 10:30am at Aus- Saturday, January 26 tin Children’s Museum, 201 ColoFamily Day - 11am - 3pm rado St.. 472-2499 / ausinkids.org. Butterfly Celebrate Flight of the Butterflies in 3D with an afternoon of FREE famStorytime - Tuesdays & Wednes- ily activities. Learn about Central days at the Hampton Library, 5125 Texas flora that support butterflies, Convict Hill Rd. Toddler at 10:15 create beautiful monarch crafts, and am, Preschool (ages 3-5) at 11am. discover more about our winged friends. Texas State History Muse892-6680. wiredforyouth.co um 1800 N. Congress Ave. Alamo Kids Club - 10:45am On the last Saturday of the month, the Austin Family 15th Annual Camp - 10am - 5pm Have fun and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the Fair learn about summer and spring Austin Chronicle, Ain’t It Cool News camp options. Palmer Event Center, and Big Brothers Big Sisters put on 900 Barton Springs Rd. free screenings for children and Toy Joy provides super fun prizes! 1120 Saturday & Sunday, Jan 26 -27 South Lamar
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month starting at 10am from the Smith Visitors Center. Wear comfortable shoes, a hat, and bring water. Hikes last approximately 1.5 hours. Info contact: jeanneffia@ gmail.com
Saturday, January 26
Thursday, January 24
Alvin Crow - 9:30pm Broken Spoke, 3201 S. Lamar 442-6189
The Texas KGB - 8:30pm Jordann Mitchell - 11pm Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood. 264-03183
Saturday, January 26 Tree Talk Winter Walk - 9am - 5pm Enjoy a tree planting tutorial, tree identification tips and more during guided walks mid-day in the Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum At the Arboretum Tent area, purchase native trees and shrubs and Yan Lee’s tree drawings, learn to count tree rings and more. Kids’ activities include supervised tree climbs. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave 232.0100 or www.wildflower.org. Pruning Grape Vines - 10am Natural Gardener 8648 Old Bee Cave Road 288-6113 www.naturalgardeneraustin.com Friday, February 8 Stargazing at the Roughs - Learn about constellations, different types of stars, and every thing within the Milky Way. McKinney Roughs Nature Park, 1884 State Hwy 71 W, 78612, 512-303-5073. FREE
Kids Calendar Ongoing Events
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Mark Viator - 7pm Evangeline Cafe 8106 Brodie Lane 282-2586
Slim Bawb - 7pm Hills Cafe 4700 S. Congress 851.9300 Mark Allan Atwood - Live Recording Event with special Guests - Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood. 264-0318 Paula Maya Trio - 7pm Satellite Bistro & Bar 5900 Slaughter Ln #400 288-9994 Andy Bertelsen (from Texas Renegade) - Nutty Brown Cafe 12225 Hwy 290 West 301-4648
Soul Wagon - Satellite Bistro & Bar 5900 Slaughter Ln #400 2889994
Sons of Harry - 7pm Chisos Grill 12921 Hill Country Blvd, Suite D2130 263-7353 No Cover
Live at the Triails featuring Charlie Pierce - 6pm Arbor Trails Cafe 4301 W. William Cannon Bldg B, Ste 800 512.358.2460
Sunday, January 27
Sydney Sprague - 6pm Chisos Grill 12921 Hill Country Blvd, Suite D2-130 263-7353 No Cover The Kim Kafka Trio - 6:30pm Mimi’s Cafe 12613 Galleria Circle 263-9731 Friday, January 25 Modern Don Juans - 10pm Evangeline Cafe 8106 Brodie Lane 282-2586
Thursday, January 31 Choctaw Wildfire (Charlie Pierce Trio) - 10pm Evangeline Cafe 8106 Brodie Lane 282-2586 Tony Harrison - 6pm Broken Spoke, 3201 S. Lamar 442-6189 The Texas KGB - 8:30pm Jordann Mitchell - 11pm Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood. 264-03183 Soul Wagon - 7pm Satellite Bistro & Bar 5900 Slaughter Ln #400 288-9994 The Kim Kafka Trio - 6:30pm Mimi’s Cafe 12613 Galleria Circle 263-9731
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2013 Buick Regal GS By T. Q. Jones
running on E85 fuel. And, as they noted the average age of GS buyers In case you don’t think the car is 42, they are probably looking for a world is changing, this is the third younger market. Buick we’ve gotten for evaluation that While the car may seem pricey at came with a standard transmission. $38,785 for a mid-size car, most of Not a “tap stick” or “paddle stick” so which can be had for something in the you can manually shift an automatic mid-$30,000-range, this one comes to transmission, but a solid, stand-alone the table as both a fully equipped family six-speed manual transmission with a sedan and a very well-equipped Q-ship. clutch and a tight little shifter. Europeans have been driving cars In fact, this little bomb is very Eu- like this for years. Most folks over ropean, with the kind of equipment there can’t afford a car until they’re that turns a family sedan into a sports in their 20s, if not their 30s (and dad sedan, including an interactive drive isn’t about to turn them loose with control system with “sport” and “GS” his). Even then, they have to be careful modes. Dad can buy a family sedan with money, both to buy the car and to with all the comforts and still have afford gas for it. Or, most likely, diesel a hot rod in the driveway when he fuel. Laws restricting younger drivers wants to play. to diesels have led to the car makers Buick is serious about marketing building some seriously fast diesel-entheir wares as high-performance cars, gined cars and even some hybrids. touting the success of the GS in the (Audi has won LeMans several times 135-mph class in the Nevada Open in so-called “green” cars). Road Challenge with a second-place How do they do it? Mostly by finish and noting the award-winning thinking like hot-rodders: build it direct injection turbo charged engine lighter and put a more powerful engine is the first such beast to be capable of in it. Our Mechanical engineering
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Theater review: The Lion King
The Lion King comes roaring into the UT Bass Concert Hall by Ann Fowler
The Lion King, the touring version of Broadwayâ€™s all-time highest grossing show, is onstage now at UTâ€™s Bass Concert Hall. Based on the 1994 Disney animated film, the musical is still going strong in New York and around the world 15 years after its debut. Now Austinites can become part of the worldwide audienceâ€”45 million strongâ€”who have enjoyed this unique evening of entertainment. The performances are memorable, as are the songs (such as â€œCircle of Lifeâ€? and â€œHakuna Matata,â€? with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice), but as much a star of this show is the puppetry and costume design transforming the actors into the animals of the African savannah. Original Broadway director, costume and mask maker Julie Taymor is the genius behind the imaginative costumes that earned her a Tony award.
You might have seen the animated film, but if you havenâ€™t seen the musical, you ainâ€™t seen nothinâ€™ yet. The masks worn by some of the actors, including those portraying Mufasa and Scar, seemed to have lives of their own. At once the mask is above the actorâ€™s head, then it suddenly covers the actorâ€™s face as though to emphasize a line. The shadow puppets that appear from time to time are unusual and delightful. Buyi Zama opens the show as the mandrill Rafiki, chanting in Swahili to summon the animals to Pride Rock. Audience members of all ages â€˜oohâ€™ and â€˜aahâ€™ as a procession of animals, including a lumbering elephant and rhino, saunter down the aisle to the stage. Mufasa (Dionne Randolph) proudly introduces his newborn cub, Simba, to his subjects as his brother Scar (Derek Smith) laments that the cub has dashed his dream to succeed his brother to the throne.
Scar is able to slyly encourage the youthful Simba (played by either Zavion J. Hill or Adante Power) into dangerous situations. Zasu (Mark David Kaplan), the red-billed hornbill who serves as Mufasaâ€™s major domo and Simbaâ€™s sometime-guardian, can only do so much to protect the youngster. Ultimately Scarâ€™s machinations lead to Mufasaâ€™s death, but Simba believes he is to blame. Scar encourages the cub to run away, then sends his minion hyenas to kill him. Fortunately the lazy animals decide to take credit for doing the cubâ€™s demise, believing that his death in the jungle is a foregone conclusion. Comical friends Timon (a meerkat played by Nick Cordileone) and Pumbaa (a warthog played by Ben Lipitz) find the helpless Simba and adopt him as their friend, caring for him as he grows into a young lion (Jelani Remy). Wracked with guilt over the death of his father, Simba has no desire to return to his home; instead he adopts the motto of his two friends: Hakuna Matata (no worries). Things change when he runs into his childhood friend, Nala (Syndee
Buyi Zama as â€œRafikiâ€? in the opening number â€œThe Circle of Lifeâ€? from THE LION KING National Tour. ÂŠDisney. Photo: Joan Marcus. Winters), who has left her home in search of food. Under Scarâ€™s wasteful leadership, the pridelands have been overhunted; he lacked Mufasaâ€™s understanding of the Circle of Life. Now there is no food. Simba gets separate pushes from Nala and Rafiki, ultimately de-
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Gazette Sports: AVTUJOtBPXJFtCrockett Student Athlete Spotlight sponsored by Oak Hill Body & Paint Kendra King by Patrick Olson
With the Bowie girls’ basketball team headed back to the playoffs, Kendra King continues to provide offensive production for the Lady Dawgs. “Kendra gives everything she has on the court and in the classroom,” said coach Vickie Benson. “Her leadership encourages others around her to do the best they can as well.” A native of Austin, King attended Boone elementary before moving up to Kealing Middle School where she also played volleyball and ran track. Upon Continued on page 15
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Kendrick Price (#20) puts a shot up for Austin High in a losing effort to rival Bowie.
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Bowie wins a close one over Austin by Patrick Olson
The seventh district game brought good luck for the Bowie boys’ basketball team, after the Bulldogs experienced bad luck repeatedly in previous district encounters. “We’ve been close all year, but late in games we missed free throws and easy layups,” coach Celester Collier said after the Bulldogs beat the Maroons 43-40 at Burger Gym Tuesday evening. “Tonight we found a way to win.”
Bulldogs 43, Maroons 40
Austin High (18-8, 3-4) began the game with point guard Matt Jones connecting on four straight free throws. Jones joined Winzel Sterling, Tim Wright, Cole Carper and Dorian Parks in the starting lineup for the Maroons. Callaghan O’Reilly, Blake McMaude, Ryan Smith, Jake Walton and senior Zach Nunnery began the game for Bowie
(14-10, 1-6). Ryan Smith’s interior shot off the glass put the visiting Bulldogs in command 7-6. After Parks hit a free throw to tie the game, Austin High stepped up the pressure defensively. Bowie scored five consecutive points before Park drove inside for a basket. Bowie led 16-10 at the end of Continued on back page
by Patrick Olson As a power forward for the Crockett basketball team, Marcus Mayes must grab rebounds and score consistently in the front court. While operating as a defender on the football team, Mayes helped lead the brown and gold into the playoffs with sacks and multiple tackles for loss. “Marcus is one of the most respected young men I have ever coached,” Cougar basketball coach John Morgan said. “He is genuinely liked and respected by his peers and teachers.” Born in Austin, Marcus attended Pleasant Hill Elementary before progressing to Bedichek Middle Continued on page 15
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Desperately seeking their first district win while facing a despised rival, Westlake topped Austin High 49-46 Friday night. “They kept knocking down everything,” Maroon forward Cole Carper said. “We were playing catch up from the beginning.” The Chaps doubled up the visitors 14-7 as the first quarter expired. Led by junior point guard Matt Jones, Austin High (18-6, 2-2) got in gear offensively in the second
Westlake 49, Austin High 46 period. “In the first quarter, we were in a rush on offense,” Carper added. “Coach told us to calm down and ignore the crowd.” The Maroons sliced the Chap advantage down to 21-19 at intermission. Westlake (12-11, 1-3) guard Will Morse, who played with Carper on an AAU team early in his basketball career, kept pressuring Austin High in the third quarter, but the Maroons tied the contest entering the final period.
The energetic Chaps coaxed Carper into his fifth foul with less than three minutes remaining, and Austin High began to foul late to try and get back in the game. Westlake converted at the charity stripe to seal the victory. Carper looks forward to the rematch with the Chaps at Roosevelt C. Nivins gymnasium on Tuesday, February 5th. “We’re gonna be ready for them next time,” he stated.
Student Athlete Spotlight: Kendra King Continued from p. 14
arriving at Bowie, Kendra focused exclusively on hoops, earning a spot on the varsity contingent as a sophomore. Her favorite athletic moment occurred last year versus Westlake. “The Chaps hit a three to tie it and Nah Jai (Taylor) took a shot and missed it,” said King. “I got the rebound, made the shot and we won!” IPC (Integrated Physics & Chem-
istry) instructor Ms. Harding is Kendra’s favorite teacher at Bowie. “She is always helpful,” the senior guard added. “She is really caring and she wants us all to succeed.” The younger of two girls born to Joe and Maria King, Kendra scored 23 points during a tough loss to Lubbock Coronado in the Georgetown Tournament. “The hard games we played earlier in the season are helping us get through tough teams
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in district,” she said. Kendra’s older sister Gina also played basketball at Bowie. The Lady Dawgs are off this Friday, but face a formidable foe in Akins next Tuesday. “They are physical and aggressive,” King admitted. “We lost to them earlier. We need to be focused and listen to what our coaches have been telling us because it works when we listen to our coaches.”
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Student Athlete Spotlight: Marcus Mayes Continued from p. 14
School where he also ran track. Following the basketball season, Mayes will return to the Cougar track and field contingent throwing the discus and shot put. He intends to compete with football teammate and earlier student athlete of the week Marcellus Henderson who hopes to earn a trip
to regionals and possibly state. “Back in middle school we were always neck and neck,” Mayes said. “I’m looking forward to this year.” English instructor Mr. Hillsman is Marcus’ favorite teacher at Crockett. “He is a big supporter of our teams,” the forward added. “He attends as many games as he can.” Scoring eleven points and snagging seven
rebounds, Mayes helped Crockett post a district victory over Lanier last week. The eldest of four children born to Marcus Sr. and Demetria Mayes, Marcus plans to practice diligently in preparation for this week’s road games at Travis and McCallum. “Rebounding,” he emphatically stated. “That’s our main focus.”
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Students treated to energizing ASO concert
story and photos by Joanne Foote Engaging many teenagers in classical music can be an arduous task. But last week during their recent concert at Austin High School, The Austin Symphony Orchestra was able to demonstrate the importance of musical accomplishments of the past, to present popular music, connecting the dots for many students. Last Friday, Austin High School students filed into the gymnasium for a special assembly. It began like most assemblies, with students finding their seats and asked to be on their best behavior. Assemblies often imply a chance to be out of class, a chance to sit with their friends, and for some brings boredom, but hope-
fully also a glimpse at something they haven’t seen or heard before. For many, the last seemed to be true on this day. The Austin Symphony Orchestra (ASO) treated students to a special concert, which is part of the 2013 High School Concert Tour of the Austin Symphony Orchestra called “Bringin’ It Your Way,” and is part of the James C. Armstrong Youth Education Endowment of the ASO. But still, you could read it in their eyes, “A symphony assembly? How long will this take? I hope it doesn’t put me to sleep!” The concert got under way as Emcee Marco Perella introduced the ASO and its guest conductor, David Mairs. After a brief introduction, Perella and Mairs jumped right into to
things, leading the audience in a discussion about a famous piece of music, Johann Strauss’ “On the Beautiful Blue Danube.” The symphony played the first well-known notes followed by an explanation about how popular music pulls from classical music. However, ASO went one step further, actively demonstrating the connection as Mairs broke into a song that the students could relate to, entitled, “Everybody Talks,” by Neon Trees. Everyone was caught by surprise at not only hearing the orchestra play a popular tune, but even more so at a singing maestro. Students rapidly joined in, singing, laughing and clapping. Now that Mairs had their attention, the show really began. “Many famous classical pieces were not originally that popular. But composers took what was perceived at the time as innovative and sometimes unpopular liberties with music. However, much of popular music can be traced to classical pieces, just by taking those familiar famous first notes and changing them around a Continued on next page
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Students treated to energizing ASO concert bit to make a new piece of music,” explained Mairs. “Another example of how music is built on some very basic notes is Stravinsky’s ‘Infernal Dance’ from Firebird Suite, which is a ballet based on an old folktale. He builds this piece from three notes—that’s it,” explained Perella. Perella guided the audience through another example of how a piece of music can be based on just a few notes “Here’s a composer that took four notes and made a variation on them,” Cue the orchestra who played Beethoven’s Fifth. “Does anyone know who this is?” asked Perella. Several students called out the correct answer. Perella continued, “Now, here is a different composer that took four notes, (as the orchestra played them slowly in the background), but in this case the artist decided to put the first two together then, the third and fourth together. The music develops from there,” he said. The Orchestra began to play the popular hit “Call Me Maybe,” by Carly Rae Jepsen. Students showed audible excitement at yet another tune in which they could relate. “Hey I just met you and this is crazy, but here’s my number, so call me maybe!” sang Perella, as the orchestra played. As part of the concert, ten Austin High Students were selected to join the symphony as they played, ‘Hoedown’ from Rodeo, by Aaron Copeland. Five students from the Austin High orchestra and the Austin High Band, respectively, were chosen to play with the ASO based on their achievements in district, region and/or state band. Mrs. Ana-Marie Solis has been the orchestra director at Austin high for eight years. “The symphony visits our school every other year—their goal is to visit all the Austin area high schools in a two-year period. It was very difficult to choose only five orchestra students to perform because we have so many talented kids. For many students, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend this type of event. And for the students performing, it is an
aspiration for them to continue music,” said Solis. Band member Nolan Read, a senior who plays trumpet, enjoyed his first experience with the ASO. ”This was the first time I have played with the symphony. It was a bit like being thrown into the fire—we only had one rehearsal together, but it was a great experience.” Jacob Hope, a junior at Austin High, plays the string bass in the orchestra. “This year, I made all region band, fourth chair, and was one chair away from making state. I also play with the Austin Youth Orchestra, and we played with the Austin Symphony at their winter concert, so I have performed with this group before. It is lot of fun.” “There are not a lot of bass players, and especially those that can play both electric and stand-up bass, which I do,” said Hope. “Right now I am part of a band called ‘The Bare Feat,’ which is a 9-member group that plays funk-rock-alternative music, for lack of a better classification! We play all original compositions and I plan to continue playing beyond high school.” Don Hill, Director of Public Relations with the ASO, said, “Austin High has always been one of our biggest concerts. They seem to have the whole school attend and the principal and music teachers really love when we are able to bring the orchestra to them. The High School Concert Tour has been a part of the ASO’s arsenal of youth education programs for over 30 years, and is welcomed by Austin ISD as an additional fine arts program they can help present to their students,” Each concert closes with a surprise spirit-filled finale, an orchestrated version of their high school fight song conducted by his or her own school’s music director. In this case, the guest conductor and Austin High student Myles Miller led the orchestra in the final song, the Austin High fight song, as the gym was filled with the rhythmic clapping by students who joined in. “The concerts this year were fantastic, and I believe the students really
loved them. We have been working more popular tunes into these concerts in recent years to show the kids how classical music is not just for the ‘old folks’ and how it has influenced the music that they are listening to today. “We were fortunate enough to bring the concerts to the students at Austin High, and we could not have asked for a warmer reception,” Hill added. This year the ASO brought the concert to the following Austin ISD high schools: Anderson, Austin, Bowie, Crockett, and LBJ. They also made their first appearance in the Round Rock School district at Cedar Ridge. The Austin Symphony Orchestra’s mission is to present its High School Concerts to provide quality educational programming and motivation for the student population of Central Texas. Whether they’re toddlers or graduates, students are constantly exposed to various musical programs featuring musicians of the ASO. The ASO hopes that its outstanding fusion of music, education, and students’ musical accomplishments will seduce ambitious musicians as well as give outstanding students the chance of a lifetime. Also featured in these concerts were performances by the teenage winners of the Austin Symphony Youth Awards and winning compositions of the ASO’s Young Composers Competition from around central Texas.
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Chittamani Buddhist Center Without Inner Peace, Outer Peace is Impossible. Classes and meditation currently on the 4 Noble Truths. Every Sunday 9:30am -11 am Everyone welcome www.MeditationInAustin.org 1918 Bissel Lane, 78745 (off Manchaca) 512-916-4444
St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church 8724 Travis Hills Dr. 78735 (between Southwest Parkway and Old Bee Caves Road) 288-0128 www.stchristopher.net Rector: The Rev. Bo Townsend Services: Holy Communion at 10am Sundays; Children’s Chapel at 10 am Christian Ed. 9am (Sept. 10-May 20) Seeking God’s Truth, Sharing God’s Love
Hill Country Baptist Church 6902 Scenic Brook Dr. 78736 Church office: 288-1372 Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Worship: 11 am Worship, Music & Prayer Visitors are welcome! Oak Hill Primitive Baptist Church 11408 Camp Ben McCulloch Rd. Pastor: Elder Richard Halbgewachs Church: 288-4994 Pastor: 894-4105 Services: Every Sun. 10:30am
Sitagu Buddha Vihara 9001 Honeycomb Dr. 78737 (4 miles west of the “Y”). We are a monastery, meditation center, community center, education center and home of a beautiful Burmese pagoda. Daily activities. sitagu.org/austin/, (512)301-3968 firstname.lastname@example.org.
HINDU TEMPLE Shree Raseshwari Radha Rani Temple Radha Madhav Dham, 400 Barsana Road, Austin, Texas 78737 (FM 1826, 7 miles from 290 W) 288-7180 Sunday Services: 11:00am- 12:30pm; 7:30-9:30pm Visiting hours: 8:1510am & 3-5pm daily
LUTHERAN Abiding Love Lutheran Church 7210 Brush Country, 78749 892-4040 Sr. Pastor:Lynnae Sorensen Assoc. Pastor: Brad Highum Sunday Services: 8:30am and 11am Sunday School 9:45 am Children’s Center 892-2777 M-F, 7:00am-6:00pm Food Pantry-Monday, 1:30-3:30pm email@example.com www.abidinglove.org Bethany Lutheran Church “Where Jesus Meets His Friends” 3701 West Slaughter Lane (next to Bowie High School) 292-8778 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor: Rev. William B. Knippa Assoc. Pastor: Rev. Kevin D. Lentz Sun. Worship Services: 8am (Trad.) 9:30 & 11:00 am (Blended Traditional & Contemporary Music) 6:00 p.m. (Contemporary Praise) Sunday School & Bible Study: 9:30am Nursery During Services Bethany Preschool, Mon & Wed program, Tues & Thur program www.blcms.org Holy Cross Lutheran Church 4622 S. Lamar 892-0516 Rev. Magdalene Holm-Roesler, Pastor Services: 10:00 am Sunday Study Hour: 9:00 am Sunday Fellowship & Coffee after services Adult and Children’s Sun. School hclcaustin.org You’re always welcome here. Mt. Olive Lutheran Church 10408 Hwy 290 West (4 miles from the “Y” in Oak Hill) 512-288-2370 info@ConnectwithJesus.org www.Mt.OliveAustin.org Pastors: Paul Meyer and Ben Braun Services: 8 am traditional and 10:30 am contemporary. Education Hour: 9:15-10:15 am Preschool: 18 months to Pre-K, Preschool Phone: 512-288-2330 Full and part-time hours. Risen Savior Lutheran Church-WELS 2811 Aftonshire Way 78748 280-8282 or 280-8283
Rev. Paul Kuehn, pastor Services: Sunday Worship— 9:30am Sunday School/Bible Classes for all ages, Sunday— 11:00am; All facilities handicapped accessible. www.risensavior.cjb.net
METHODIST Berkeley United Methodist Church 2407 Berkeley Ave. (1 block north of W. Cannon between Westgate & Manchaca Rd.) 447-6633 www.berkeleyumc.org Rev. Jeanne Devine Services: 8:30am, 10:50am Sunday School: 9:40am (classes from nursery to retirees) Child Care Center 443-3509 Infants, toddlers, preschool and after-school care hrs: 7am to 6pm Oak Hill United Methodist Church 7815 Hwy. 290 W. 78736 288-3836 Rev. Jim Roberts, Rev. Pam Sheffield, and Rev. Stella Burkhalter Services: 8:45, 10 & 11:15am (Interpreted for the deaf at 11:15 service) Sunday School: 10 & 11:15am Children’s Sunday School: 8:45, 10 & 11:15am Youth group: 5pm www.oakhillumc.org open hearts, open minds, open doors!
NON - DENOMINATIONAL Cowboy Church of the Hill Country 8305 Sharl Cove (slightly south of intersection of Loop 45 and Camp Ben McCulloch Road) 587-2242 Services: Sunday 10 a.m. www.cowboychurchhc.org facebook.com/Cowboy ChurchHC email@example.com We do things the Cowboy way! LifeAustin 8901 W Hwy 71 78735 Phone: 512-220-6383 Lead Pastor: Randy Phillips Sun. Services: 9 am Celebration Service, 11 am Celebration Service Wed Services: 7 pm Life University, 7 pm Student Life LifeAustin is a Bible Church - a cosmopolitan community of healing and hope. We are all about connecting people to Christ and to each other. Southwest Hills Community Church 7416 Hwy 71 W, 78735 288-8000 Services: 9:30 and 11 am Children’s Ministry: 9:30 and 11 am CRAVE Ministry: Middle/High School 6 pm www.shcc.net firstname.lastname@example.org SHCC exists to create environments to help people Love God, fully Follow Christ and Serve Others
Unity Church of Austin 5501Hwy 290 West, 78735 (512) 892-3000 email@example.com Rev. Analea Rawson Service 11:00 pm “Our God is love,our race is human and our religion is oneness.” www.unitychurchaustin.org
ORTHODOX St. Sophia Orthodox Church 225 Rose Dr. in Dripping Springs Fr. Peter Smith, Pastor 512) 638-0721 / pcmsmith@hotmail. com (Fr. Peter’s email) www.stsophiachurch.us Services: Sundays- 8:45 a.m. Orthros (Matins) & 10:00 a.m. Divine LiturgyWednesdays- 7:00 p.m. Daily Vespers or other special services according to the season Saturdays- 5:45 pm. Ninth Hour & 6:00 pm Great Vespers and Confession Special feast day services as announced All services are in English and visitors are always welcome. The Orthodox Church is the original, historic, pre-denominational Church of the New Testament. Please join us for worship soon!
PRESBYTERIAN Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church 5226 W William Cannon 78749 Pastor Larry W. Coulter; Assoc. Pastors Michael Killeen, Britta Dukes Worship Schedule: 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. Shepherd of the Hills Brodie Campus at the corner of Brodie Ln. & Hewitt Ln. 12420 Hewitt Lane 78748 Ted Thulin, Campus Pastor Worship Schedule: 11:00 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Web site: www.shpc.org
UNITARIAN Wildflower Church A Unitarian Universalist Congregation Sunday Worship Services: 11:30 am 1314 E. Oltorf St., Austin 78704 Groups & classes for Adults & Children www.WildflowerChurch.org
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crime and/or assist citizens in their community. Among the award recipients was Daniele Gibbon. She was driving down Brodie Lane when she noticed a woman was swerving in and out of her lane and even into oncoming traffic. “What she found was an elderly female in the vehicle that was going into diabetic shock,” Sergeant Jamie Jobes said. “We were able to get EMS there and she basically saved this lady’s life.” Gibbon said the woman went from Brodie Lane to 1626, headed east and then went up the frontage road on I-35. “When she started to hit the top of the bridge, I basically ended up going and pulling up into the intersection to stop her,” Gibbon said. The woman was awake, but Gibbon said it was obvious she was having a medical issue because she did not seem to know what was going on or where she was. “I asked her if she knew her name,” Gibbon said. “She couldn’t even say yes or no, she had a blank stare. I just told her I was a nice person, I’m a mom of five, my husband’s a firefighter, I promise I’m a good person. I said ‘I’m going to reach into your car and turn your car off now.’ I put her car in park and took the keys.” Police and paramedics then arrived on scene to attend to the elderly woman. New District Rep Officer Jeffrey Binder was introduced as the new Oak Hill District Representative. Binder took over on December 31, 2012 for Officer Richard Paez who retired. He has worked in the area for nearly 14 years. Binder said there have not been any major crimes in Oak Hill since he took over. “At this point in time, the transient
issue, we’ve pretty much handled most of that,” Binder said. “Right now, you’ve seen a few burglaries out there. But burglaries are here and there. It’s an opportunistic thing.” Binder said they have seen fewer transients at the ‘Y’, but it is still an ongoing issue because they tend to shift around then return after getting ticketed or going to jail. The issue of door-to-door panhandling, where the solicitor is allegedly selling items such as magazines, was brought up by an audience member. No permit is currently required in order to sell door-to-door. “If they are just knocking on the door trying to deceive you into buying magazines, no, there’s nothing we can do about that,” Jobes said. “I have fought that battle. I have tried to get the city ordinance rewritten to give us more leverage and I was told by our legal department that it has gone to the Supreme Court, and we cannot make the solicitation ordinance any more strict than it already is.” Jobes said if they are being aggressive then by all means, give the police a call and they will go out and talk to them. Crime stats Property crime is the biggest crime issue in Southwest Austin, according to Jobes. Property crimes went up 5 percent in 2012 from 2011, but Jobes was content with that number, as 2011 had marked a six-year low. In 2012, there were 528 incidents of burglary, robbery or theft in the 78749 zip code, compared with 223 in the 78735 zip code, and 25 for the 78736 zip code. A comprehensive breakdown of crimes and statistics can be found at the Austin Police Department’s website, austintexas.gov. Bank robberies in South/Southwest Austin declined by 75 percent from 2011 to 2012, Gage pointed out. Jobes announced the police department is cracking down on
traffic violations, citing the fact that the number of tickets given the last two years has been on the decline. “Chief has asked us to step up our efforts, because fatality collisions are going up and traffic tickets are going down,” Jobes said. “So we need to work on that. That’s one of our areas of concern that we need to focus on this year.” Train the Trainer is an APD program where the department holds
meetings to teach neighborhoods how to set up a neighborhood watch program. These meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of every month from February through September. Jobes urged everyone in attendance to get to know their district representative because they are ‘your neighborhood cop.’ “In the old days we thought of them as the officer that you knew
worked your area and you knew them by name, they knew the residents in their area; they knew the crime trends because it was their neighborhood and they were very familiar with what was going on in their neighborhood,” Jobes said. “That is the idea of the District Rep. program. We want you to have a face and a name that you recognize as your police officer.”
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Great 13 12 11 10 8 7 6 5 3 2 47 49 6 45 41 4 26Shooting marbles Established community newsTHE STATE OF NEW MEXICO plant selection process. in the Resources TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENplease visitWork our Human webpage: ACROSS 46 47 48 Across Salt Lake City athlete STATE OF NEW MEXICO global leader power systems 27False show cation in McGregor, TX.- ofcovered! Baby/house/pet sitting25. TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENOak Hill Gazette Ju incomefacility potential for the right 29Biting DANT PATRICK MICHAEL SMITH the SWA in this state, located paper seeks experienced sales ...Oak Hill Gazette December 6 1- Motionless COUNTY OF BERNALILLO 16 15 14 at Texas State, so please call26. 1. Motionless sectors isPlease searching for Strong DANT PATRICK MICHAEL SMITH 52 51 50 49 48 Must have experience with NDT attuition 32One telling tales Call out and odd jobs. 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January 24-February 6, 2013
Bowie presents Hairspray the Musical Vehicle burglaries on the The 1950’s are out and change is in the air! Or is it Hairspray? Hairspray the Musical will run two weekends at the Bowie High School Theater: January 31-February 3 and February 7-10. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7pm followed by a matinee performance on Sunday at 2 pm. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. “It’s a story about finding out who you are and having a blast doing it,” say Taylor Wallace and Taylor Bryant who play the energetic Tracy Turnblad who has only one desire— to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed
from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her ‘do! Cortney Hall, who plays Motor Mouth Maybelle stated, “I think Hairspray is a fantastic show, that I am honored to be a part of.” Hairspray is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs. The Bowie High School Theatre is located at 4103 West Slaughter Lane. For more information and to get tickets, contact the Starlight Theatre Company at 414-2343.
TRAVIS COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG)
INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY NEEDS FORUMS IN FEBRUARY & MARCH 2013 Travis County invites the public to participate in community forums where residents will have an opportunity to present community needs and recommend projects for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for usage in the unincorporated areas of Travis County. The information collected in the forums will guide the selection of CDBG projects for the Program Year 2013 (October 2013 – September 2014). The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to benefit Travis County low- to moderate-income residents who live in the Village of Webberville or outside any other city limit. The program supports community development activities aimed at revitalizing neighborhoods, improving affordable housing options, and providing improved community facilities and services. For program year 2013, Travis County anticipates to receive an estimated $896,341. The forums will be held according to the following schedule:
TUESDAY th Feb. 19
FEBRUARY 2013 WEDNESDAY THURSDAY th st Feb. 20 Feb. 21
MARCH 2013 WEDNESDAY THURSDAY March 6th March 7th
Travis County Commissioners Courtroom (at Granger Building)
Westside Meeting Hall (Austin)
South Rural Community Center (Del Valle)
East Rural Community Center (Manor)
West Rural Community Center (Oak Hill)
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4501 FM 620 3518 FM 973 Austin, TX Del Valle, Texas 78732 78617
600 W. Carrie Manor St Manor, Texas 78653
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Beginning February 19, 2013, if you cannot attend any of the forums, you can participate by filling out a Participation Form found at the Travis County Website at www.co.travis.tx.us/CDBG/, at one of the seven Travis County Community Centers or by requesting that it be mailed to you by calling 512-854-3460. For additional information, contact the CDBG office at email@example.com or call 512-854-3460. To request that an American Sign Language or Spanish interpreter be present at any of the public hearings, please contact CDBG staff at least five business days in advance.
rise, APD offers tips The APD Burglary Unit has seen a citywide increase in Burglaries of Vehicles. The burglaries are occurring in residential driveways, apartment complex parking lots, fitness centers, restaurants, convenience stores, malls, and other parking areas. Thieves are breaking into vehicles where valuables (purses, wallets, phones, cash, credit cards, checkbooks, laptops, etc.) are left in plain view. In some cases, vehicles are left unlocked and thieves are simply opening doors and stealing whatever they can. Financial crimes such as identity theft and credit card abuse are then committed with some of the
stolen property. Citizens are asked to report any suspicious activity by dialing 911. APD reminds residents to protect their vehicles by taking precautions that will make them less of a target: · Lock Your Car · Park in well-lit areas · Don’t leave valuables in plain view · If you are going to hide valuables in trunks or rear compartments, try to do so before arriving at your destination. · Never leave your car running, even if you will only be gone for a minute.
PEC accepting nominations for Board of Director positions Eligible Pedernales Electric Cooperative members in PEC Board Districts 4 and 5 interested in running for a position on the Co-op’s Board of Directors now can obtain the petition forms needed to seek nomination. Petition forms and information are posted on PEC’s website at www. pec.coop/nomination. Members also may call 1-888-554-4732 or go to any PEC office to request the materials. The petition materials include instructions and forms for submitting background information, forms for collecting member signatures and maps showing PEC Board districts. Members seeking nomination for PEC director positions are required by Co-op bylaws to do so through a petition process. Verifiable signatures from at least 100 members who live within the director nominee’s Board district or have designated a voting residence within the district for which they are signing, are required for nomination. Members seeking nomination may obtain a list of members within their Board district by emailing openrecords@ peci.com or by calling 1-800-8684791, Ext. 5163. Completed petition materials must be received at PEC headquarters by the Secretary of the Board by 5 p.m. on April 8.
Director nominees have to maintain primary residence in the PEC Board district they wish to represent. PEC’s Board District 4 mostly includes parts of northern Hays County, southwestern Travis County and a small portion of southeastern Blanco County. District 5 consists of portions of 17 counties, including most of Blanco County and smaller portions of its bordering counties, as well as the Co-op’s western service area, which includes most of Kimble and Edwards counties and significant portions of surrounding counties. Directors are democratically elected by the PEC membership and are compensated. The Co-op has one director for each of its seven Board districts, and directors serve threeyear terms. After verifying petition signatures and nominees’ qualifications, the Board plans to consider at its April 15 meeting the inclusion of director candidates on the 2013 ballot, which will be mailed to members May 29. Members will be able to vote for director candidates by mail or online between May 29 and June 14, or in person at the Cooperative’s June 22 annual meeting in Kyle. Election winners will be announced near the conclusion of the meeting.
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Tree talk and Walk Continued from p. 1
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. â€œMore importantly, it teaches them about the different trees and shrubs and encourages them to buy native plants.â€? The free event will feature the sale of trees and plants grown at the centerâ€™s nursery. â€œThere will be 76 different species on sale,â€? said Nance. There also will be childrenâ€™s activities such as tree-climbing races and tree scavenger hunts, with native tree saplings for prizes. Children also will compete in building forts using natural materials such as fallen tree branches and limbs. The competitive tree events will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Professional arborists from They Might Be Monkeys will provide harnesses for kids to climb trees safely. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., children and adults can learn to count tree rings, make paper tree cookies and get information about bird nests, wildfire prevention and more. Guidance will be provided by TreeFolks, Texas Forest Service, Capital Area Master Naturalists and other educators. A fire will be built in a pit for roasting marshmallows. Throughout the day artist Yan Lee will sell his pen and ink drawings of famous and historic American trees. Artist Margie Crisp will sign her book, â€œRiver of Contrasts: The Texas Colorado,â€? from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. She also will lead a 10 a.m. hike during which she will talk about sketching trees. Sketching materials will be provided. Images from her book are on display in the McDermott Learning Center. Other events will include a tree identification talk by TreeFolks staff at 11 a.m.; an arboretum tour led by senior botanist Damon Waitt at 12 p.m.; a tree-planting demonstration by center horticulturist Elias Guerrero at 1 p.m., a talk on proper tree care by consulting arborist Don Gardner at 2 p.m., and an oak wilt identification walk with Chris Dolan from the City of Austin. The Tree Talk Winter Walk is the first event to be held at the wildflower centerâ€™s new Texas Arboretum, a 16-acre site dedicated to native plants and shrubs. The Arboretum is interspersed with paved walkways that are handicapped accessible. While still under development, the Arboretum eventually will have clones of historic Texas trees such as Austinâ€™s Treaty Oak.
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Bowie wins a close one Continued from p. 14
the first quarter. A pull up jumper by junior guard Kendrick Price put the Maroons in front 19-18. Austin High fouled Smith at the halftime buzzer and the senior guard nailed two shots from the charity stripe to give Bowie a 20-19 advantage at intermission. Nunnery scored a bucket in the paint to tie the game 27-27 in the third period. Jeremy Mantia’s three-pointer at the top of the key gave the home team a 30-28 lead heading into the fourth quarter. With six minutes remaining and the Maroons on top 34-28, Austin High coach Andy Dudney opted for a strategy that included extensive passing to preserve the lead. Cole Carper fouled out for the Maroons and Nunnery began to exploit the interior with quickness. “We got down by a couple but everybody was still believing,” Nunnery added.
“We made plays down the stretch.” Following a free throw by Nunnery to tie the game with two minutes remaining, Parks connected on a shot at the foul line to put Austin High in front 37-36. With a minute left in the game, point guard Liam O’Reilly brought the ball up the court for Bowie. Nunnery tied the game with another free throw before Mantia put the Maroons on top 3937 with two free throws. With 5.1 seconds remaining, Bowie fouled Parks and the 6’3” senior guard connected with a free throw giving Austin High a brief 40-39 lead. Smith then took an inbounds pass, dribbled down the court and drained an off balance shot off the glass to seal the victory with 0.3 seconds left. “We never gave up,” Liam O’Reilly said after the sophomore court general connected on a pair of free throws following a technical foul by Dudney.
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