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October 3, 2013 Volume 18, No. 19 Southwest Austin’s Community Newspaper Since 1995

New district map unites Oak Hill by Bobbie Jean Sawyer

AUSTIN - Fueled by an outpouring of responses from the Oak Hill community, the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (ICRC) introduced updated drafts of redistricting maps at a public work meeting on Saturday. The revised map encompasses all of what many consider to be Oak Hill in one district (District 8) and it includes a portion of Zilker Park and a neighborhood off of Stratford Drive north of Rollingwood. Rick Perkins, secretary of the Oak Hill Association of Neighborhoods (OHAN), said while he believes the Stratford Drive area is better suited for District 10, along with the homes

along Lady Bird Lake, and the Zilker Park precinct should be aligned with the 78704 residents of District 9, those changes can easily be made in the adjustment stage once the basic map is in place. Perkins said there’s a possibility the Lost Creek neighborhood could be included with Oak Hill in District 8 when that neighborhood is annexed into Austin next year. This, along with the possible addition of a precinct currently placed in the corner of District 5, could help bring the population of District 8 to the required range without including communities with differing interests. See NEW on page 21

New concept for 290 project gets support by Bobbie Jean Sawyer

Dusty Biscuit (Jerome Schoolar) works on getting the Fine Arts Farm ready to open.

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Emmy Award winning Biscuit Brothers to open ‘Fine Arts Farm’ in Oak Hill by Donna Marie Miller OAK HILL - Preschool age children will soon have a place in Oak Hill to sing, dance, act, and create arts and crafts in the new Fine Arts Farm designed by one of the Emmy Award-winning stars of The Biscuit Brothers television show.

Jerome “Dusty Biscuit” Schoolar said he anticipates a “soft” opening for the Biscuit Brothers Fine Arts Farm sometime in October at 6036 West US HWY 290. Meanwhile, tuition costs have yet to be decided. Schoolar took the project on personally by renovating the building

space he leased in June—doing most of the work himself. He completely gutted the inside of the site so that it no longer resembles the building that for years housed Oak Hill Liquor store and before that was a church. Meanwhile, snags in See BISCUIT on page 26

A new alternative concept for the Oak Hill Parkway project developed with input from Fix 290, a grassroots community organization, received support from 68 percent of approximately 50 voters in attendance at a Sept. 30 community meeting held at Covington Middle School. The concept, designated Concept F, was developed by TxDOT over the summer with help from key Fix 290 members, who expressed interest in a concept that reflected a parkway design with a lower, smaller concrete footprint. The concept will be listed along with twelve other alternatives to

be assessed and refined through public comment and engineer analysis. See CONCEPT on page 21

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Civic Agenda This space is reserved for information on civic happenings that occur in, or relate to the Southwest Austin area. To be included in the Civic Agenda, a meeting or event must relate to public policy. For other community events please see our community calendar on page 10. If you would like to be included, please e-mail editorial@ with the subject “Civic Agenda� and include details of your meeting or happening, along with any relevant agenda items. SH 45SW Open House Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 5 – 8 p.m. Bailey Middle School - Cafeteria 4020 Lost Oasis Hollow, Austin, 78739 The Texas Department of Transportation and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority have launched an environmental study for SH 45SW and are hosting an open house to get public input. Attendees can learn more about the SH 45SW Environmental Study, ask questions and submit official comments. No formal presentations will be given. Feel free to come and go at your convenience. Watershed Steward Workshop Oct. 11, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. LCRA Redbud Center, 3601 Lake Austin Blvd., Austin. This free workshop on water quality issues related to the Austin area is open to anyone interested in improving water quality in the Austin region and is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board in coordination with the LCRA. The workshop will include an overview of water quality and watershed management in Texas, but will primarily focus on water quality issues relating to the Colorado River, including current efforts to help improve and protect water in the area. The training will include a discussion of watershed systems, types and sources of water pollution, and ways to improve and protect water quality. There also will be a group discussion on community-driven watershed protection and management. This workshop is being held in conjunction with ongoing protection efforts in the Colorado River watershed. For more information and to preregister, go to Circle C Area Democrats Monday, October 14 6:30 p.m. Santa Rita Cantina, Slaughter at

Escarpment State Rep. Donna Howard will be the featured speaker. Rep. Howard represents House District 48, which includes portions of Southwest Austin. Oak Hill Parkway Open House Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 5 - 8 p.m. Covington Middle School Cafeteria 3700 Convict Hill Rd., Austin, 78749 The Texas Department of Transportation and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority are hosting an open house for the US 290/SH 71 West corridor between MoPac and RM 1826. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the Oak Hill Parkway Environmental Study, discuss alternative concepts being developed based on public input, review evaluation criteria and submit official comments. No formal presentations will be given. Attendees are invited to come and go at their convenience. Register for Neighborhood Habitat Challenge Through November 15, 2013 The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department invites the community to register for the annual Neighborhood Habitat Challenge. Every year the City of Austin and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) challenge its neighborhoods to make Austin a more wildlife friendly city. Neighborhood residents are encouraged to register their yards with the

National Wildlife Federation through November 15, 2013. The Community Wildlife Habitat project is part of the National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Wildlife Habitat™ program. These projects benefit the entire community through education, outreach and promoting the use of native plants and landscaping to develop natural habitats that attract wildlife and birds, use little or no fertilizer and require modest watering. The top three neighborhoods with the most registered habitats will receive public recognition and an award. For more information about Wildlife Austin, visit, or call (512) 978-2606. City posts Council Questions/Answers online for all to see If you have a question about an item on the City Council agenda, chances are a Council Member is asking the same question. The new “City Council Question and Answer Reportâ€? is now online and includes all Council Members’ questions with City staff responses for the public to see. Questions are posted when submitted.   As answers are developed, they also are placed online, allowing immediate access to up-to-date information. The question-and-answer process was developed to allow Council Members to reach out to City staff for clarification of Council agenda items. The report can be found at

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IMPROVING LOCAL MOBILITY The Texas Department of Transportation and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority have launched an environmental study for SH 45SW and are hosting an open house to get your input. The purpose of the open house is to gather public input regarding the scope of the environmental impact statement (EIS), present the draft Project Coordination Plan, and to discuss the project’s purpose and need. Information about the tentative schedule and the EIS process will also be presented.

SH 45SW Open House Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 5 – 8 p.m. Bailey Middle School - Cafeteria 4020 Lost Oasis Hollow, Austin, TX 78739 Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the SH 45SW Environmental Study, ask questions and submit official comments. No formal presentations will be given. Feel free to come and go at your convenience. If you have special communication or accommodation needs, please contact Stacey Benningfield at 512-832-7369.

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Bowie begins with a bee-yootiful performance at BOA Austin by Kim Walker The James Bowie High School Outdoor Performing Ensemble was named Grand Champions of the 2013 Bands of America (BOA) Austin Regional Marching Band Competition on Saturday, September 28 at Kelly Reaves Stadium in Round Rock. In its inaugural performance of the season, the band also received awards for Outstanding Visual Performance and Outstanding General Effect. Within their class (AAAA), they placed first and received awards for Outstanding Visual Performance and Outstanding General Effect. The band is under the direction of Kim Shuttlesworth, with assistance from Ryan Thomas, Stephen Howard and Amy Suggs. Director of the Color Guard is Joey Powell. The band’s 2013 show is “To B or Not to Bee,” music by Benjamin Britten, Bela Bartok, Samuel Barber, Ludwig van Beethoven, and The Beatles. The music was arranged by Ryan George, drill by Jeremy Hunt. A metal dome on wheels representing a bee hive in the production was designed and constructed by Jeff Hurr. When asked how it felt to win their first competition of the season, Director of Bands, Kim Shuttlesworth replied, “The students have been unbelievable this season with their work ethic. I cannot imagine working with a better set of students and parents. It was great to see them rewarded this early in the season. There is still more work to be done, but they are going to rise to the occasion.” Associate Director Stephen Howard said, “We’ll add about another minute of show through the season. It includes the Beatles material and a little bit more drill so it’s about a minute of show left.” About the first performance of the season, he said, “We were really proud of the kids’ performance and we really feel like they did their job on the field really well. We couldn’t ask for anything more than their best.” Shuttlesworth added, “We are very fortunate to have a great staff musically, visually, and administratively.


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ber of the drumline. “These students and directors put in so much time and effort,” she said. When you hear them play and see their drill, all of the carpooling, rehearsals … it is so worth it. The band program continues to get better every year, and the awards and accolades they receive can be attributed to their incredible work ethic. They are truly amazing.” Margaret Stark, mom of junior snare drummer, Summer, reflected, “When your child comes home exhausted, achy and hungry day after day because of their desire to participate in something as demanding Continued on p. 22


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You see them more and more these days: dead cars by the side of the road. Sure, the cops and the towing companies attempt due diligence, but they can’t keep up now. There are just too many croaked clunkers all over our highways and byways. I sat and thought about it the other day; you know what the proliferation of all of these deceased vehicles means, don’t you? That’s right, we’re all poor now. Well, 98.8 percent of us. It’s just like the canaries in the coalmine. Miners in our grandpappies’ day used canaries (those brave little birds) to make sure the air was breathable in their unbelievably dangerous underground offices. If Tweety Pie stopped singing and was suddenly on his back with his widdle feet in the air, it was time to haul out of there—the air had turned bad. Well, all those roadside stalled Chevys, puffing smoke with their widdle tires in the air—they’re today’s coalmine canaries. It ain’t good, folks. The air has turned bad. The simple reason for this phenomenon is that our economy is barely breathing. There’s no more economic oxygen. Prices for staples

such as groceries and gas are unac- there. And so, kaplunk. The trusty ceptably high; cost for basic medical old Ford keels over because its ficare is astronomical—and the whole nancially strapped owner couldn’t system of for-profit care is at the very afford to change the timing belt— least misguided (and at which, by the way, costs worst, utterly evil); wagapproximately a cool es are stagnant; and jobs grand including time are about as scarce as an and labor and all the untattooed NBA player. extra nebulous charges Add to this the fact that your friendly fix-it shop the stock market today always manages to throw goes haywire anytime in. a terrorist sneezes in Unfortunately, we can’t Yemen—and everyone’s really hightail it out of retirement account is this particular coalmine, somehow inextricably can we? And from all tied to the market—and appearances, it’s a damn you have all the makings deep mine. In many Roger White for a slippery slide right ways, it’s downright disback into 1929, only gusting. There truly is no perhaps worse. middle class anymore; Hence all the inert autos flounder- there are the mega-uber-wealthy, ing near parkways hither and yon. comprising less than 2 percent of It’s all about Maslow’s hierarchy of the population—and there are 250 needs, 21st-century style. People are million shades of poor in these barely keeping their heads above United States. The average corporate water. It’s all most of us can do to CEO income today is about $4,615 feed the family, pay the mortgage, per hour; minimum wage is $7.25, and keep the electricity on. An- according to the U.S. Bureau of cillary things, such as regular car Labor Statistics. maintenance, swiftly fall by the More and more of us are carrywayside when the money is just not ing four- and five-digit credit card balances and are using credit cards often to pay not for entertainment or the occasional luxury item but for groceries and monthly bills. In many cases, it’s unavoidable. My neighbor down the street recently posted on Facebook that her electricity bill for one month was more than $400—and her home is less than 1,900 square feet. AARP magazine noted that in 1963 a 49-ounce box of laundry detergent cost 69 cents; today, it costs $8.00. A movie ticket in 1963 was 86 cents; today, just under $10. Even adjusting for income, we’re much worse off now than we were 50 years ago. Boy, it’s getting tough to breathe in here. Keep your eyes on the roadside, people. The air has surely turned bad. Roger White is a freelance writer living in Austin, Texas, with his lovely wife, two precocious daughters, a very fat dachshund, and a self-absorbed cat. For further adventures, visit

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The Word from Oak Hill Mike Jasper The word from Oak Hill is... Burger. As in Your Mom’s Burger Bar, which recently opened (quietly) at the shopping center on the corner of William Cannon and Hwy. 290, where the old Vietnamese restaurant used to be. You’re going to hear about this place quite a bit in this column, because I like the food, I like the vibe, and I like the people. It reminds me of something I used to know, something I used to remember. Austin. Real Austin. True, we have some real Austin here already. Like JAK’s, Evangeline’s, Strange Brew and Tucci’s Subs. But Your Mom’s is a different part of real Austin. This is the Black Triangle ‘90s real Austin, ala Camino’s and Emo’s and Lovejoy’s. And if you don’t know what I’m talking about, that’s okay. The good news? Owners Ryan Blackmore and Rudy Morales know what I’m talking about, and that’s why they’re intent on making Your Mom’s the hub of the (new and improved… my parentheses) Oak Hill. Case in point. I now have a place to play my acoustic guitar and sing my songs, and already have gigged there, albeit by horning in on Charlie Garcia’s gig (he’s a great musician) a few weeks back. Just playing for the vibe, for the BYOB beers, for the sound. Like the old days. Like the real days. Like nowadays, if you want.

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out for his arrest in relation to the recent home burglaries up and down and off of Abilene Trail. If you see this suspect, call 911 immediately, stating you have seen this suspect, and that he is wanted by our district representatives. Also state your location, direction of suspect’s travel, and take note to what he is wearing and doing. DO NOT APPROACH!

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City seeks input for revising Land Development Code by Bobbie Jean Sawyer The city kicked off the next step in the Imagine Austin process last week with a series of community listening sessions to gather citizen input on CodeNEXT, the process of revising the city’s Land Development Code. The code, which shapes the city by determining the rules and procedures for land development, includes zoning, subdivision, site plan, building permit and inspection processes. The first session, hosted by the Land Development Code Revision Advisory Group, was held at Bowie High School on Sept. 23, and featured presentations from City Planning and Development Review Department staff, and members of Opticos Design, an urban design and architecture practice that helps develop zoning code updates across the country. Presentations were followed by table discussion, in which residents were able to provide feedback on the process. Attendees were also encouraged to indicate where they live, work and socialize via color-coded sticky notes placed on map displays. The following two sessions were held Sept. 24 at Kealing Middle School and Sept. 25 at Lanier High School. Dan Parolek, an architect and principal of Opticos Design, said the

community listening phase will be followed by a community character analysis, in which neighborhood plans and unique neighborhood characteristics will be assessed. Every step of the process will be aligned with the overall goals outlined in the Imagine Austin plan, Parolek said. “Different neighborhoods require different solutions,” said Parolek. “We’re looking at every place in Austin very carefully and thinking about which zoning tool would be the right tool to regulate each of these places.” Parolek said the objective of CodeNEXT is to develop a “simplified, streamlined and predictable” Land Development Code. While Parolek said revising the zoning code would not solve all of the city’s affordable housing woes, it could help eliminate many of the obstacles communities face when it comes to providing a variety of housing choices. Parolek addressed the issue of “middle housing” such as duplexes and four-plexes, which often trigger site plan reviews and additional costs for developers. “The zoning is not going to solve the affordable housing issue, but it’s one tool that should be part of the city’s strategy. One of the easiest things Continued on next page

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The Word from Oak Hill Continued from p. 5 You might want to pass this on to friends, family and neighbors in our area. This man is known to burglarize homes during broad daylight as well as during the middle

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of the night, even when people are home asleep with cars parked in the driveway. Make sure your home and cars are locked up tight. ••• This year’s National Night Out

lacked just about everything, but mainly Gary Hunt and Richard McCain. Didn’t get an email about it, didn’t see any fire trucks in the neighborhood, didn’t find any neighbors willing to talk to me. Except at HEB

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(hi Tony, sorry I scared the kid). I went out anyway, even though Rick the Realtor advised against it. “That’s not National Night Out, that’s just drunk in public.” Not until I finish my beer. Anyway, I walked up the hill west on Scenic Brook and saw nothing. Then I walked down South Brook on my way to the park and saw nothing again. Why am I walking, I thought as I got halfway down South Brook. I turned around and headed back home. I’ll just climb in my truck and drive around the neighborhood. As I reached my driveway, I realized, damn, I drank the entire beer. Great. Now I can’t drive. Whatever. It was better last year when Constable McCain hung out in his uniform and Gary threw the party on his front lawn. That get-together had everything—two gentlemen from Verona, a partridge

in a pear tree, Ann from across the street, a suction freak named Dyson, the last great line uttered by Sean Penn, and some guy named Stefon from SNL. And me. I was there. Yep, I was there all right. I think. But now, no one’s there. No one I could see in the neighborhood, anyway. The only one left on National Night Out is me wandering around with an Icehouse in my hand, and that’s not good since the full name of the event is National Night Out Against Crime. Guess I’ll just stay in from now on and take one for the team. ••• (Want your neighborhood association highlighted? Have a story you need to tell? Would you like to rat out a neighbor? If so, be sure to email me at and get the word out.)

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to do is to address the obstacles that are in place for a variety of different housing types,” Parolek said. “Rather than only looking at subsidized affordability, which means the government coming in or somebody coming in and actually paying for part of the housing, I think part of the strategy is affordability by design—enabling people to be able to buy into the market.” George Zapalac, division manager of the City’s Planning and Development Review Department, said the process serves to plan for future growth in a city that experiences a nearly constant population influx. “One of the goals of Imagine Austin was to look at where we develop and how we develop,” Zapalac said. “We’ve got to accommodate a large increase in our population in the coming years and so the principles of Imagine Austin were to try to accommodate that growth in a different pattern from the way we have in the past.” Zapalac said the “connected and

compact” goal of CodeNEXT is to reign in urban sprawl by building more compactly, and promoting fully integrated communities with all of the services, commercial facilities and recreation sites that people need close to home. Zapalac said the increase in housing cost has resulted in people being forced to live further away from the city and commute. “It’s a vicious trade off there. You have a cheaper house but you have to spend more time and money commuting,” Zapalac said. “In terms of affordability, you have to look at not only the cost of the housing itself, but also the transportation cost and other services and facilities that you need to survive.” Zapalac said revising the Land Development Code is one way to provide more economical housing options to Austinites. “What we’re hoping is that through our code we can look at better ways of building housing—of looking at different housing types that offer a Continued on page 23

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Gazette Sports: Austin • Bowie • Crockett

Bowie takes down Westlake by Patrick Olson

Quarterback Austin Eschenburg ran for a first down with a minute and a half remaining, and Bowie clinched their fifth straight victory Friday evening at Burger Stadium. “It’s only the third time in school history {that Bowie has beaten Westlake},” Eschenburg said after the 21-16 win over Westlake. “When you see Westlake on the schedule, it brings out the best.” With Clayton Law, Keith McAlonan, Antonio Tovar, Kyle Mealey and Caleb Teague blocking up front, Bowie took their first possession and marched 77 yards in six plays to score the game’s first touchdown. On second and four at the Westlake 38-yard line, Eschenburg connected with Ben Setterquist for six points, barely two minutes into the contest. The Bowie defense proceeded to force a three and out, and the Bulldog offense moved the ball again with runs from Cole Myers and receptions by Mac McGarah and Setterquist. A 13-yard rushing score by Eschenburg built Bowie a 14-0 lead after Connor Flanigan converted the extra point. In the second quarter, Eschenburg faked a handoff to Steve Johnson, before the junior running back ran a wheel route and reached out to snag a deep throw from the Bulldog quarterback in the end zone. Bowie led 21-7 at intermission, but Westlake fought back in the second half with a field goal and a bruising scoring jaunt by running back Alex Chavez. Bulldog linebacker A.J. Lionberger intercepted a Westlake (2-3, 0-1) pass to thwart a Chap drive, and the visitors threatened again later, but turned the ball over on downs. Facing a fourth and one at the Bowie 29-yard line, Eschenburg ran right for three yards to secure the victory. For the evening, the Bulldog field general ran for 76 yards on 17 carries. “We can make it! We can make it!!,” McGarah yelled in the huddle before the game’s most critical play. The towering, tough-as-nails Bulldog wide-out had five catches

Bowie 21, Westlake 16

Student Athlete Spotlight sponsored by Oak Hill Body & Paint

Kennedy Godsey by Patrick Olson Kennedy Godsey labors at the net for the Bowie volleyball team looking to consistently block opponent returns. Academically, she works diligently hoping to eventually pursue a law degree after graduation. “She’s a really hard worker,” coach Jason Landers said. “She works hard in the classroom and on the court.” Born in Austin, Kennedy enrolled at Kocurek Elementary, before moving up to Bailey Middle School where she played basketball, volleyball and ran Continued on page 17

Kennedy Godsey, Bowie

DJ Wilhite

by Patrick Olson Working at linebacker for the football team in the fall and playing outfield in the spring for the Crockett baseball team, DJ Wilhite’s competitiveness is evident the entire school year. “He’s a kid that is constantly working to improve, both in the classroom and on the field,” coach John Waugh said. “He’s never satisfied until he’s delivered his best.” Born in Missouri City near Houston, DJ moved to Austin at an early age and attended Pleasant Hill Elementary before advancing to Bedichek Middle School, where he also played basketball and ran track. Wil-

DJ Wilhite, Crockett hite earned a spot on the varsity football team as a sophomore and Continued on page 17



Family owned and operated since 1979 for 46 yards on the night. “We’ve been taking the ball down the field all night. We fought till we couldn’t fight anymore,” an exhausted McGarah said afterward. Bowie (5-0, 1-0)

visits Lake Travis (3-1, 1-0) Friday night in an extremely important encounter that could determine the district championship.

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Arts & Entertainment Ongoing Events

in a round robin, open mic atmosphere following the featured preSundays sentation. On the third Thursday of every month. Free. Food pantry doLive Jazz Brunch- 10am-2pm. nations are welcomed. 7pm at New Nutty Brown Cafe, 12225 Hwy. 290 Life Lutheran Church, 120 Frog W., 78737. 301-4648. www.nuttyPond Lane in Dripping Springs. For more info call 858-2024. Tessy Lou Williams & The Shotgun Stars- 3pm at Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood. No cover.

Mondays Charles Thibodeaux and the Austin Cajun Aces- 6:30pm at Evangeline Cafe, 8106 Brodie Lane. 282-2586. Texas Songwriters Showcase - 6:30pm Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood. No cover.

Tuesdays Kem Watts - 4pm Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood. 264-03183 Brennen Leigh - 7pm at Evangeline Cafe, 8106 Brodie Lane. 282-2586.

Wednesdays No Bad Days Open Mic - 7pm at Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood.

Third Thursday at The Blantonfree evening of art and activities. 5-9pm at Blanton Museum, Brazos and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Fridays Friday night Dance Club- w/ Western bands and a Pot Luck break. 7:30pm-10pm at South Austin Activity Center, 3911 Manchaca RD, Austin. $4.50.


New Events September 25 - November 3 Les Miserables - I Dreamed A Dream...experience the international musical phenomenon Les Mis Mis, up-close and personal, in the intimate Topfer Theatre! Zach Scott 202 South Lamar - (512) 476-0541

Open Mic Night- at Nutty Brown Cafe, 12225 W Highway 290, Free. Thursdays KGSR Unplugged At The Grove -every Thursday evening through Sept 6th. Join KGSR every Thursday for 23 consecutive weeks at Shady Grove on Barton Springs Road for one of Austin’s longest running free concert series.

Tony Harrisson / Dance Lessons / Jesse Dayton- 6pm - 9:15pm / 9:15pm at the Broken Spoke, 3201 S. Lamar. 442-6189. Open Mic with your host, Garett Endres. Starts at 9pm every Thursday 290 West Club 12013 W Hwy 290 “Thirsty Thursday” gatheringPoems and songs will be shared

Austin City Limits Music Festival - 2 Weekends of Music and Austin Grown Fun! 2100 Barton Springs Rd (512) 505-4483 for complete lineup of events. October 4 - October 13 Dial “M” for Murder - Oct. 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12 at 8pm. and Oct. 6, 12, 13 at 2pm. B. Iden Payne Theatre (300 E. 23rd St.), located in the F. Loren Winship Drama Building, (512) 477-6060

Ongoing Events South Austin Mystery Book Club - 7:30 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, at the Sunset Valley Barnes & Noble on Brodie Ln. Our April 16th book is Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn. If you have questions please email

Stephen Wade - doors @ 7pm 8pm Austin Friends of Traditional Music To host a very special musical experience Featuring author, musician, and 2013-Grammy nominee for a Concert presentation/ book-signing at Violins Etc, 6013 Burnet Road 512-786-6048 www. Thursday, October 10 Bo Burnham - 7pm This new show combines music, stand-up and theater in a way that hasn’t been seen before. Paramount (512) 474-1221 Friday, October 11

September 26 - October 6

Museum - Thurs. - Sat. evenings 50+ Singles Dance- 7:30-9:45 @7:30pm & Sun. @ 2pm Obie Live Music. Senior Activity Center award winner Tina Howe sets her 29th & Lamar. 2874 Shoal Crest. effervescent comedy on closing day at a contemporary art exhibition called “The Broken Silence.” Trivia Night - Wednesdays at WaFeaturing Equity guests Babs terloo Ice House, Southpark MeadGeorge, Jarrett King and David ows, 9600 South I-35 Service Rd. Stahl. Mary Moody Northen TheSB, Suite D-100. 512-301-1007. waatre located on the St. Edward’s University Campus 3001 South Congress 512-448-8400 The Peacemakers- 10pm at Evangeline Cafe, 8106 Brodie Lane. October 4 - 6 & October 11 - 13 282-2586.

Karaoke- at Boomerz Nightclub, 6148 Hwy 290 W.. 892-3373.

Tuesday, October 8

Community Clubs & Events

Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Very Special Guest - 8pm (doors @7pm) Glenn Theater at The Backyard 13801 Bee Cave Parkway 512-651-5033 Fri. & Sat. Ocober 11 - 12 Cho-Liang Lin - 8pm The Austin Symphony Orchestra presents violin great, Cho-Liang Lin. Mr. Lin will be performing Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 63. The evening will open with Mark Wilson’s Meteora and conclude with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64. The Long Center 701 W. Riverside Drive (512) 457-5100 October 12 - December 1 The 39th Texas Renaissance Festival - The Texas Renaissance Festival is an interactive theme park that embraces different eras, including the 16th century and beyond. The 55-acre theater is filled with live entertainment, food, fun and professional actors who stay true to character for the entire eight weekends. For more information on the Texas Renaissance Festival please visit,

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 / 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. 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. 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 at noon on the first three Mondays of the month at Mandola’s Italian Market, 4301 W. Wm. Cannon. More info at 288-8487 See www. for other activities and events. Circle C Area Democrats - 6:308:30pm at Santa Rita in the Escarpment Village. Meets on second Mondays of month. For infor Toastmasters Groups - Build leadership and communication skills in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Visitors welcome. Tejas Toastmasters: 288-7808/ 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 / 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. 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. 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 - Elections for eight Board Members will be held on September 25, 2013. The elections will be held at the ACC Pinnacle Campus, room 1013 at 6:30 pm. OHNPCT General Members are eligible to serve on the Board. Meets fourth Wednesday of the month at the ACC Pinnacle Campus, 10th Floor Board Room. 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 first Thursday of every month. For more info, email 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, 1pm - 4pm at South Austin Senior Activity Center, 3911 Manchaca Rd. Free. Meets on third Wednesday of the month. For more info call Mary at 280-8661. OHBPA Meeting - (Oak Hill Business Professionals Association). Meets every first Thursday of the month from 11:30am-1pm at Mandola’s Italian Market, 4301 W. Wm. Cannon $15. 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.. 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. 288-0574. South Austin Lions Club -Meets every second and fourth Thursday 6pm – 7pm Premier High School at Travis 1211 E. Oltorf On the campus of Travis High School, follow Premier sign as you enter driveway, veer right.

New Events Saturday, October 5 21st Annual Capital City Marching Festival - Performing at Halftime Crockett and LBJ High Schools Toney Burger Stadium3200 Jones Road “Know Your Allies: Beneficial Insects.” - 9am. Controlling pests in your garden. The Natural Gardener 8648 Old Bee Caves Rd. 512-2886113 AISD Hosts Environmental Stewardship Conference - 11:30am - 3pm TFollowing the conference, join the kid-friendly Small Middle School Greenfest, which features live music, food and a showcase of AISD’s green schools. $10, Small Middle School, 4801 Monterey Oaks Blvd Sat. & Sun., October 5 & 6 Wildflower Center Fall Plant Sale - More than 300 native species will be available. Enjoy guided hikes at 11 a.m., 1 and 2 p.m., expert advice, story time, book signings and more. LBJ Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. plantsale. Wednesday, October 9 The Arc of the Capital Area’s 14th Annual Building Bridges Art Celebration & Auction - 5:30pm Live and silent auctions featuring more than 130 original pieces of art and nearly 100 local business packages. Hilton-Austin 500 East 4th Street Cocktail Attire 512.476.7044 ext.206 October 10 - November 21 A Matter of Balance - Thursdays 10am - 12pm A program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Seton Southwest Medical Center 7900 RM 1826 Call 512324-9000 ext. 89109 to register. Sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area FREE

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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. Free Introduction to Dance Class - for adults and teens. Every Saturday at 11am at Tapestry Dance Company & Academy, Western Trails Blvd., Austin. www. 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 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. . 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. 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 . 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. 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 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@

New Events Saturday, October 19 Heart & Sole Epilepsy Walk/5K The race will begin at 8:00 a.m. with a pre-event rally complete with face painting, light refreshments and a dove release ceremony. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome, with registration fees ranging from $15 - $35 Lakeway at the Rough Hollow Welcome Center. Donkey & Doggie Dash 5K Friday 10/18 Packet Pickup and late registration at Hill Country Running Company Lamar/Downtown location- 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.Saturday Race Day Late registration available at Doc’s (race site) - 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Post race finish party will have breakfast food from Doc’s Backyard. There will be adult beverages from Thirsty Planet, and the canines will have plenty of treats as well! www.donkeydash. com Doc’s Backyard 5202 Brodie Ln.

Arts & Entertainment cont. New Events

Sunday, October 6

Thursday, October 3

Gospel Brunch w/ The Purgatory Players - 11am Strange Brew 5326 Manchaca Rd 512-8287636

Liz Morphis - 7pm Evangeline Cafe 8106 Brodie Lane 512. 2822586 Marshall Ford Swing Band Satellite Bistro & Bar 5900 Slaughter Ln #400 288-9994 Bus Stop Stallions - 6:30pm Central Market 4477 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-899-4300 Friday, October 4 Two Tons of Steel - 9:30pm Broken Spoke 3201 South Lamar 442-6189 Texas Skyz - 7pm Hill’s Cafe 4700 South Congress 851.9300 Brady Beal - 8pm $10 South Austin Moonlighters 10:30pm $10 Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood. 264-0318

Kids Calendar

Silvie Rider Young - 7pm Satellite Bistro & Bar 5900 Slaughter Ln #400 288-9994

cluded with regular Zoo admission. 10808 Rawhide Trail, Austin 78736. For additional information, call 512288-1490 or visit www.austinzoo. org.

Colton Fox (Callahan Divide) & Garrett (Belle Plain Revival) - 7pm at the Nutty Brown Cafe 12225 Highway 290 West 512301-4648 Free

Ongoing Events

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@ New Events to give an idea of materiOctober 4 - 6 & October 11 - 13 als needed. 512-495-9224 / www. Austin Kiddie Limits - 11am 4:30pm daily AKL presented by At Austin Children’s Museum: Rosetta Stone is family-friendly fun Community Night - Come out and for all! It’s chock-full of rockin’ good play EVERY Wednesday night at stuff guaranteed to make kids of 5pm and enjoy exhibits, storytime all ages move, groove, and singand a variety of hands-on activities. along. Kids under 10 free with parThemed stories, songs,d activities. Tuesday - Saturday: 11am, 1pm & ents. Zilker Park 512.974.6700 3pm. Baby Bloomers- Every Mon.. For kids 3 & under & their caregivers. Storytimes 9:30 & 11am; Singa-long 10:30am at Austin Children’s Museum, 201 Colorado St.. 4722499 /

October 12 - October 20

Texas Music Showcase George Ensle hosts Shad Blair - 8pm Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W Spicewood. 264-03183 Tuesday, October 8 Chip Doland - 7pm Evangeline Cafe 8106 Brodie Lane 512. 2822586 Moonfly - 6pm Tommy Elskes8:30pm Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood. 264-0318 Durawa - 8:30pm Strange Brew 5326 Manchaca Rd 512-8287636 $5

Henry and Mudge - 12pm Moving from the city to a new house in the country can be tough. Just ask Henry, who can’t find a playmate in his new neighborhood! Luckily, he’s got Mudge, a great big, 182-pound canine buddy. 7701 Bee Caves Road

Bobby Mack - 8pm $10 Harry Bodine - 10:30pm $10 Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., 264-03183 Kinky Friedman - 8:30pm Strange Brew 5326 Manchaca Rd 512-828-7636 $15 Akina Adderley - 6:30pm Central Market 4477 S. Lamar Blvd. 512899-4300 Free Night Train with Courtney McAdams - 7pm Satellite Bistro & Bar 5900 Slaughter Ln #400 2889994

Lone Star Swing - 6:30pm Central Market 4477 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-899-4300 Saturday, October 12 Silo Road - 7pm Hill’s Cafe 4700 South Congress 851.9300

Danny Britt - 7pm Evangeline Cafe 8106 Brodie Lane 512. 2822586

Alvin Crow - 9:30pm Broken Spoke 3201 South Lamar 4426189

Chaparral w/ Jeff Hughes - 9pm Broken Spoke 3201 South Lamar 442-6189

Ryan Mars Band - 9pm $7 Grant Farm - 11:55pm $7 Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood. 264-03183

Thursday, October 10 T Jarrod Bonta Trio - 7pm Evangeline Cafe 8106 Brodie Lane 512. 282-2586 Sunset Valley Boys - 6pm Broken Spoke 3201 South Lamar 442-6189

Will Taylor and Strings Attached - 10pm Strange Brew 5326 Manchaca Rd 512-828-7636 $15

Possum Posse - 8pm Hill’s Cafe 4700 South Congress 851.9300

John Napier Band - 8pm $10 David Grissom - 10pm $10 Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood. 264-03183

Wednesday, October 9

Paul Klemperer & Manteca Beat - 7pm Satellite Bistro & Bar 5900 Slaughter Ln #400 288-9994

Bruce Robison - 9:30pm Broken Spoke 3201 South Lamar 4426189

The Boy who Loved Monsters and the Girl who Loved Peas Lakeway’s 50th Birthday Party - Tickets for public performances 12pm - 3pm games such as a bean may be purchased at the Long bag toss, moonwalk, football toss, Center 3M Box Office (701 W. Rivdunk tank & hula hoop contest. erside Dr.), by calling (512) 474Face painting, crafts and storytell- 5664 (LONG) or online. ing. Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek Road Free Saturday, October 12

Boo at the Zoo - 7pm - 8:45pm on

Monday, October 7

Saturday, October 5

Saturday, October 5

Storytime - Tuesdays & Wednesdays at the Hampton Library, 5125 Convict Hill Rd. Toddler at 10:15 am, Preschool (ages 3-5) at 11am. October 11 - October 26 892-6680. Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary - Join us in making Animal Enrichment (toys for animals) every Monday and Wednesday at 11:30am in the Picnic Grove and Story Time on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:15am and 1:15pm in the Peacock Barn. Both activities are in-

select days. Haunted Train Ride and Haunted House to benefit rescued animals. Bring your flashlight to view the animals and join in on the adventure. 512-288-1490 to purchase tickets. Austin Zoo 10808 Rawhide Trail

T Jarrod Bonta Trio - 7pm Satellite Bistro & Bar 5900 Slaughter Ln #400 288-9994

The Musician’s Woodshed 7pm at the Nutty Brown Cafe 12225 Highway 290 West 512301-4648 Free Jimmy and the Mustangs 8:30pm Broken Spoke 3201 South Lamar 442-6189 Mente Clara - 6:30pm Satellite Bistro & Bar 5900 Slaughter Ln #400 288-9994 The Kim Kafka Trio - 6:30pm Mimi’s Cafe 12613 Galleria Circle 263-9731 Friday, October 11 Will Sexton & Amy LaVere Band - 10pm Evangeline Cafe 8106 Brodie Lane 512. 282-2586 Eleven Hundred Springs 9:30pm Broken Spoke 3201 South Lamar 442-6189

Sunday, October 13 Gospel Brunch w/ The Purgatory Players - 11am Strange Brew 5326 Manchaca Rd 512-8287636 Monday, October 14 Texas Songwriters Showcase WC Jamison hosts Buddy Case - 8pm Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood. 264-03183 Hot Nut Riveters - 7pm Strange Brew 5326 Manchaca Rd 512828-7636 strangebrewloungeside. com $5

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Car Review

2014 Mazda6i Touring By T. Q. Jones

In the early days of the auto industry it was common for engineers to work separately. That is, the chassis designers worked on the chassis, the stylists worked on the looks, and the bean counters told everybody how much, or how little, they could spend. Up in the main offices of the corporations the same thing went on. Executives kept to their offices and there was not a lot of contact or discussion among them. It resulted in what came to be called “over the wall” design: a designer would theoretically do his part and then toss the info over the wall to the next guy so he could design his part. The results were often about as silly as you’d expect.  One favorite was the hood deign for one of the General Motors models in the late1950s.  The stylists were enamored with the long narrow noses on mid-50s Ferraris and Jaguars and designed a similar hood for a new GM model.  Unfortunately, that design would have forced me-

chanics to change spark plugs through the wheel wells, as the narrow opening would have kept them from reaching the spark plugs on V-8 engines through the hood. What’s spooky is that the stylists nearly won the argument… At the same time, the auto makers in Europe were building what eventually came to be called sports sedans but were known as either “touring or grand touring” cars in those days.  (We’ve always thought the name was the European males’ way of getting mama to let them buy a hot rod; we in America were using the argument that a 427-cubic inch V-8 was safer because you could get out of the way of an accident quicker.) The touring and grand touring cars made more sense, but primarily due to the fact that fuel prices and taxes were so high elsewhere in the world, as were fuel taxes and “penalty taxes.”  What’s a penalty tax?  One American took the family’s Dodge Caravan minivan to Europe when the family moved to Switzerland and discovered it cost some $1,500 to register it.  Per year.

The overall result in Europe was for the auto makers to build relatively small, relatively light vehicles and then put a larger engine in it, but not too large. For T. Q. Jones perspective, consider that the Volkswagen beetle was not and is not a small car; it’s a midsize car. And, as it happens, so is this week’s test car, though it’s a mid-size by American standards. And, it’s a touring car, a touring car in the best sense of the word. The kind of touring car that built the reputation of touring and grand touring cars in the years from 1945 on into the 1970s.  It’s fast, but it isn’t a gas guzzler, it’s stable, but it isn’t a hot rod.  Well, not too much of one, anyway. A pal of ours who works for the Mazda dealership bought one of the first of these new, not just new for it’s a 2014 model, but new in design. 

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The Kia Sorento is a good ride with plenty of power and all the inside gadgets everyone wants. Skyactiv technology, Mazda’s code for “everything in this design complements everything else in the design.” It’s built to do what touring cars have always done; carry a reasonable load of passengers and stuff at a speed perhaps a bit higher that you would find comfortable in most other cars and certainly not in most SUVs or minivans. The new 2014 Mazda6 Touring is full of surprises, at least if you are used to “touring”and “grand touring” just being catch phrases describing an upgraded radio package. Not this time.  The suspension is independent front and rear and features stabilizer bars front and rear as well.  It also has a pretty good powerplant, a turbocharged  DOHC four cylinder that puts out 184 horsepower pulling


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through a smooth six-speed manual transmission. Two big surprises: the price, a neat $25, 010 (prices start at just over $20,000). But at that 25 grand, our test car had all the usual hot stuff inside, including things like a rear-view camera.  Another shock was the performance coupled with the fuel economy.  It’s rated at 25 miles per gallon in the city and at a surprising 37-mpg on the highway, and we averaged 28.5 overall for a week of a mix of highway and city driving (no bumper to bumper). We’ve driven a number of mid-size cars over the past several years, and many offer a good combination of equipment and reasonable price that make for a comfortable family car.  This new, and remember it’s really new, Mazda tops them all.



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Special Fall Advertising Section

Design center will offer customers Opening November 2013 in Oak Hill one-stopshoppingwhenremodeling A new Homeowners Design Center is coming to Southwest Austin. Texas Home and Floors is a locally owned Homeowner Showroom with a wide array of homeowner products and services including flooring, (hardwood, tile, stone, and carpet) cabinets, granite, plumbing fixtures, glass shower enclosures, lighting, and ceiling fans. “Homeowners will be able to select interior and exterior paint, faux finishing, custom windows, roofing, siding, as well as just about anything else they can dream of, including the kitchen sink,” said owner Clint Tomlinson. Texas Home and Floors will install or build the project for the customer. The homeowner will be able to select a full kitchen, bath, home addition, or remodel to their home from the showroom. “What is great about Texas Home and Floors is the 30 years of experience in full service flooring and construction services which enables us to complete all your projects with ‘one stop shopping’ convenience,” Tomlinson continued. Texas Home and Floors is a new concept store which allows homeowners to really see what their project might look like in the real world. There will be large samples to review and a designer to help put the final touches on any project. Brent Bitner is coming on board as General Manager of Texas Home and Floors. He has worked in the flooring business his entire life, starting with his father’s flooring company in west Texas until he moved to Austin in 1994. Brent has worked with several successful flooring companies in the Austin area and is excited to be a part of the Texas Home and

Floors team. Clint Tomlinson has been in the Austin area since 1985 and has completed a large selection of new homes, additions, kitchen and bath remodels, flooring, and whole house remodels Clint Tomlinson from start to finish. He had worked in his family’s construction business with his father while growing up in the Houston area. Tomlinson has a degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and is a lifelong Texan. Tomlinson has owned a number of successful businesses including Technical Scouts, a technical recruiting company, and Canyon Creek Construction, a full service General Contractor specializing in home construction, remodels, and flooring. He considers the new retail store to be a natural progression in his career in construction, allowing his clients to see and feel the products being considered for their projects. Texas Home and Floors will be located at 6705 Highway 290 West in the Oak Hill Centre on the corner of William Cannon and 290. Tomlinson expects to complete construction buildout and open for business in early November with a Grand Opening scheduled for January 2014. Please welcome them to the Oak Hill area by stopping by for a visit.

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Updating your sprinkler system can save you big on water bills Many years ago Jim Hickman’s favorite English teacher at Austin High School, Warner Dahlberg, used to warn him that he would end up digging ditches. As owner of Aqua Systems, a full service irrigation and landscaping company, Hickman is proud to say that he has been digging ditches for the past 27 years. Hickman is no longer the sole salesperson, installer, designer and repairman. These days, wife Nancy, and son-in-law Cody Roquette help run Aqua Systems. And with recent technological advances, there is a lot more to the irrigation business these days than digging ditches. “In the last five years, the irrigation systems have gotten a lot greener,” explained Hickman. “We use a lot more drip systems, especially in flower beds, the spray nozzles are much more efficient, plus the controllers are greener.” The new “smart” controllers can now take into account historical weather data and patterns, compare them with current onsite conditions and will adjust run time and frequency accordingly. The most advanced systems even take into account future weather forecasts. “For instance,” explained Roquette, “if there was a 50% chance of rain in the next couple of days, your system may not come on at all.” The controller can also be monitored from any device with internet access. The installer will enter in plant types, degree of shade, soil type and slope and with this information, the controller will adjust the irrigation to avoid wasting water through run-off or over watering. If there is a broken head or pipe, flow sensors can detect that, the zone will be shut off and

an email will be sent out informing the owner. “Most residential and commercial sprinkler systems in Central Texas do not yet have smart controllers,” said Nancy Hickman. “ but the savings from lower water bills add up so quickly, it is hard to believe they won’t soon be the standard.” Roquette estimates a savings of up to 40% with the lower end smart controllers, and 60% with the high end controllers. With prices starting at around $500, customers are seeing a return on investment in as little as a few months. Additional water savings will be had by converting beds to drip irrigation and changing existing nozzles to multi-projection ones. As further enticement, the City of Austin provides rebates to consumers for making these upgrades. “We had one customer who was irrigating just a portion of his yard and we put in a smart controller, converted his flower beds to drip irrigation and his grass zones to high-efficiency nozzles, AND added three times the area, and his water bills were still cut in half,” said Roquette. Aqua Systems will audit consumer’s sprinkler systems for a refundable $30. They can help you understand the city rebates and also give you a good idea of how quickly an updated system will pay for itself with lower water bills. “We are dedicated to the smart use of water,” said Hickman. “Our systems are green because they use less of this precious natural resource; they are green because they actually keep your landscape greener; and, they are green because they help you keep more green in your pocket.”

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Knowledge, service and hard work Gary Raesz Custom Floors sets family flooring business apart

Serving the greater Austin area since 1976

Gary Raesz Custom Floors is a family business that offers a wide selection of hardwood, stone, limestone, marble and carpeting from some of the top manufacturers in the industry. Their showroom at 7500 Highway 71West near the “Y” in Oak Hill is fully furnished with samples of all manner of flooring and eco-friendly flooring options. “Anything you are looking for in the area of residential and commercial flooring, we can accommodate,” Raesz says. Raesz’s business offers full service to their customers, with a knowledgable sales staff to help the client select the best flooring for their projects and professional installers who will complete the project expertly and on time. “Our craftsmen are considerate and timely and know that their main priority is having a finished product that meets or exceeds your expectations,” says Raesz.

Gary Raesz has been putting the floor underneath the feet of Austinites for 37 years and in recent years sons GW and Cody have teamed up to follow in his footsteps. Raesz attributes his longevity in a profession that has seen many others come and go to discipline. “You have to roll up your sleeves and take care of your business, or else someone else will,” he explains. Raesz’s company has put in the floors for some of the swankiest homes, businesses, and high-rise properties and in the Austin area, but Raesz’s niche encompasses more than just the high-end. “We do the big house, little house, tree house, doll house, and give you a sample for your outhouse,” he says. Gary Raesz Custom Floors’ showroom is open every weekday from 8 am to 5 pm and by appointments on Saturdays.

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A&M Agrilife Extension publishes handy guide to plant diseases by Kathleen Phillips COLLEGE STATION — Yellow spots on leaves, deformed growth, rotted roots. All can spell disaster for the gardener anticipating a bountiful basket of tasty produce at harvest. But a handy book that will fit in a pocket could help growers get a handle on key diseases before they cut into yields, according to lead author Dr. Joe Masabni, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service vegetable specialist at College Station. “The pocket guide is an idea I’ve had for a while,” Masabni said. “I thought it would be a useful tool to carry in a pocket, with photos and specific information on the most common diseases of the most common fruit

and vegetable crops in Texas.” Masabni said the pocket guide is designed for growers, home gardeners and Master Gardeners – anyone who attempts to raise vegetables, whether in pots or on larger acreages. The durable, 3×4 inch spiral-bound guide has photos of diseased plants along with easyto-read information in English and Spanish on the name of the disease, cause, symptoms and control. There are more than 100 pages describing 50 diseases on 14 commonly grown fruits and vegetables. Users will learn what to look for and how to control disease problems on numerous vegetables, including beans, cantaloupe, sweet corn, cucumber, mustard greens, okra,

The Natural Gardener remains Austin’s favorite gardening store The Natural Gardener is well known in Austin for being the original supplier of organic products, native, and well adapted plants, bulk compost, soils, and mulches, and the place to go for well-researched gardening information. They are currently celebrating winning Best Gardening Store in the 2013 Austin Chronicle’s Reader’s Poll, for the eleventh time.  What a wonderful way to highlight its twenty-year anniversary of operation in its Old Bee Caves Road location!  The Natural Gardener is also known for its free classes that they host most Saturday mornings (excluding the spring months of March through May). Their classes cover a wide array of subjects all related to growing organically and living sustainably in Central Texas. Certified as a NWF (National Wildlife Federation) Wildlife Habitat, the display and educational gardens at the store have been featured in Texas Highways, Herb Companion, and Fine Gardening magazines.  Most recently, The Natural Gardener will be featured on PBS’s TV show Growing A Greener World. John Dromgoole, owner of The Natural Gardener Nursery in Oak Hill, has been deeply involved in the advancement of organic gardening and environmental issues for over 30 years. John was the originator of the City of Austin’s Chemical Clean-up Day, which has become an annual event and has now established a permanent drop-off site. He was also a co-author on the Texas Department of Agriculture’s original task force to establish standards for organic certification of farms in Texas. In 2002, John was awarded the Dennis Hobbs Individual Achievement Award by Keep Austin Beautiful for his contribution to many different non-profit groups and schools; and has been the recipient

of numerous environmental conservations and gardening industry awards over the years. If you would like to learn more about organic gardening techniques, then be sure to visit The Natural Gardener. Plan to spend at least an hour

there wandering through the nursery and the grounds. You might even want to bring a carrot or two to feed the donkeys.  And, if you happen to be listening to the radio on the weekends, you can catch John on the air on KLBJ AM 590, every Saturday and Sunday morning.  John has been the host of Gardening Naturally for 33 years, a question and answer radio program that focuses on the organic technique for gardeners. He is also the co-host of Backyard Basics on KLRU TV’s weekly show Central Texas Gardener and the Weekend Gardener on KXAN TV’s Saturday First Cast. They offer a weekly email newsletter that keeps their customers up to date on new plants arriving in the nursery, new items in the store, and their weekly sales and class schedule. Be sure to sign up on their website at

onion, black-eyed peas, peppers, Irish potatoes, spinach, squash, tomatoes and watermelon, Masabni noted. Masabni collaborated with Dr. Thomas Isakeit, Agrilife Extension plant pathologist in College Station, whose expertise on plant disease yielded the photographs depicting the most common diseases. Isakeit’s graduate student, David Laughlin, translated the information into Spanish. The guide was published by a grant from Texas A&M AgriLife Communications and can be ordered at the AgriLife Bookstore: www.agrilifebookVelvety yellow spots on the undersides of leaves for $10. indicate bean rust. (Photo courtesy of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service).

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Kristy Krueger of Forward-WithLove found her new calling in life after her father died 8 years ago. “He was a child of the depression and he never threw anything away,” she said. She was left to sort out a 30’x40’ storage barn filled to the rafters with a lifetime of possessions. Her organizational skills that she had used in business management and in coordinating car and truck shows came in handy with sorting out her father’s possessions and it started her on the path she is on today helping others de-clutter their lives. “A lot of people are just overwhelmed with all their stuff. We come in with a different perspective,” says Kreuger of herself and her associates. “We help them sort things into categories and get things organized to either keep, throw away, sell or give away.” Forward-WithLove helps clients who are looking to move or downsize, or who may just need to organize a closet, garage or office, etc. Kreuger also helps stage homes to make them more appealing to buyers. Because she is compassionate and non-judgemental she has been especially helpful to those who could be classified as hoarders. “I build a trust with my clients and we go at a pace that they can handle,” she says. Many of Kristy’s clients end up donating household items to a battered women’s shelter because she has come to recognize that it is easier for them to get rid of possessions if they know that they are going to a good cause. Kreuger understands that most people need to pace themselves when they get down to the business of de-cluttering and she won’t push people to go faster than is comfortable for them. She also works within each person’s budget which could mean as few as a couple of hours per

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week to as much as full time. Kreuger will come and do a free consultation with anyKristy Kreuger one who might be ready to de-clutter their life. Her services include putting systems into place that will keep her clients oragnized. For more information, check out her website at “You will be amazed at how free you feel once the disorder is gone!” she promises.

There is hope for those Oak Hill residents who would like to be in great shape before the temptations of the holiday season hit. Beginning Oct. 14, Greg Galindo of Good Fight Fitness (GFF) will be conducting an eight-week long Fitness Camp near the Y in Oak Hill. Galindo welcomes campers of all ages and fitness levels and will help with personalized goal setting and nutritional guidance. The camp will be held outside at the Scenic Brook Community Park & Garden, 7300 Oak Meadow Drive, located next to Child’s Way Creative Learning Center. Camp times will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at 7 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Campers can choose to participate in either morning or evening or both sessions. Most of us strive to live up to the

old adage, “it is better to give than to receive.” We also know that it’s not always easy to do. Galindo, an Oak Hill resident and personal trainer with over 10 years experience, has made it his business to help folks gain that good feeling by both giving and receiving. “My main objective for GFF is to provide the foundation for people to achieve their fitness goals and desires, while also helping to support their community,” said Galindo. For every fitness goal met, Good Fight Fitness will make a charitable donation to a non-profit organization, church, or local charity of each client’s or group’s choice. During his career in the fitness industry, Galindo has worked with clients of all ages and fitness levels, from high school and collegiate athletes to weekend warriors, to those

with no former fitness experience. “Greg is one of those rare people that you meet who really makes a difference,” said Jeri McDonald, a GFF client. “He is very encouraging and keeps my workouts interesting so I don’t get bored doing the same things all the time.” GFF’s personal training and fitness camps specialize in helping people and groups design workout regimens that provide total body fitness through functional, strength, and core-based exercise. All workouts aim to burn fat, build lean muscle, and improve overall performance. For more information about the fitness camp and to learn more about GFF, check out their website at or email Greg Galindo at goodfightfitness@

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Austin High Maroons win one then lose one by Patrick Olson

The Maroons recorded their first win of the season, defeating McNeil 28-13, then lost to Lake Travis 51-12 last Thursday at House Park. Austin High now has a week off and will return to action Friday, October 11th versus rival Bowie (5-0, 1-0) at Burger Stadium, with kick-off set for 7:30 pm. Austin High defenders Robert Navejas and Josh Christman set the tone early in the McNeil game, with solid tackles on the first Maverick possession. Led by sophomore signal caller Beau Kalbacher, the Maroons embarked on a five-play scoring drive that culminated with a 21-yard touchdown catch by Rudy Saenz. Finn Hockey’s extra point put

the home team on top 7-0. A nice run by Deon Barnes and a fine reception by Casey Schwertfeger moved the ball for the Maroons on their next possession. Schwertfeger then hauled in a third down scoring catch over the middle to extend the Austin High advantage. McNeil (1-4, 0-1) responded with a long scoring reception, but the Maroons led 14-7 at intermission. Kalbacher found Schwertfeger for another deep pass play in the third quarter, and runs by Johnny Walker moved the chains for the Maroons. Early in the fourth quarter, Schwertfeger made a phenomenal one-handed grab for a touchdown, as Kalbacher threw behind protection from linemen Avier Saldivar,

Student Athlete Spotlight Kennedy Godsey Continued from p. 9 track. During the spring, Godsey competes on the Bowie track team, where she broke the school female shot-put record as sophomore with a 38/3½” throw at a regional meet in Waco. Kennedy’s mother Tamela Saldana won a gold medal in track and field at the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984. Godsey also plays forward for the Lady Dawgs basketball team. “That’s my dominant sport,” she said. “I like them all, but that’s the one that gets adrenalin pumping for me.” Speech instructor Mrs. Brisco is Kennedy’s

DJ Wilhite

Continued from p. 9 made first team all-district as an outfielder during his junior year. His favorite academic accomplishment was making an excellent score of 29 on the ACT. English II instructor Ms. Barnard is Wilhite’s favorite teacher at Crockett. “If I need help with anything, she’s always there,” DJ added. Following a 44-6 loss to Dripping Springs, Wilhite aims to help lead the brown and gold to their first win of the year

favorite teacher at Bowie. “She taught my father,” the middle blocker added. “I actually got to learn from her and have fun at the same time.” Kennedy aims to provide leadership as the oldest junior on the Lady Dawgs. “I try to play a positive role for the team since we don’t have any seniors,” said Godsey. Her favorite athletic moment occurred last year when the Bowie girls’ basketball team advanced to the regional quarterfinals. Godsey and crew hosts Westlake on Friday, before entertaining Akins on Tuesday. Both matches are set to commence at 7:30 p.m.

Friday versus Travis. “My favorite athletic experience at Crockett was when I was a freshman and my brother RC was a senior offensive lineman,” DJ recalled. “We beat Travis 10-7.” DJ’s father, Robert Wilhite, consistently provides a positive influence for the Cougar defender. “He’s the reason I am who I am,” said DJ. “He’s watched every game I’ve played.” Following graduation, DJ would like to continue his athletic career in college and purse a degree in kinesiology.

Grayson Olguin, Daniel Laden, Andy Day and Ford Campbell. David Parson’s pick-six interception return for a score capped the scoring for Austin High (1-4, 0-1). Lake Travis (3-1, 1-0) jumped out to a 34-0 lead after the first quarter, as Cavalier running back Shaun Nixon showed why he will play for Texas A&M next year. The senior running back had a pair of rushing scores and a 76-yard punt return for a touchdown in the first period alone. Kalbacher sustained vicious hits from the Lake Travis defense, and John Albert Mansour took over at quarterback early in the game. River Beall caught a scoring strike from Mansour and Quincy Reese added a rushing touchdown to constitute the Maroon offensive production in the contest.

The Maroons were led by sophomore signal caller Beau Kalbacher (#14).

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ASSEMBLY OF GOD New Life Assembly of God 7612 Cooper Lane, Austin. 78745 (Between Wm. Cannon and Dittmar) Call: 445-5433 Pastor: Charlie Hilburn Sunday Services: Sunday School 9:30am; Worship & Children’s Church 10:30am; Prayer and Worship Service 6pm Wednesday Services: 7:00pm Kidtastic! * Missio Dei Youth Ministry * Adult Class connecting...growing...reaching

BAPTIST Bee Cave Baptist Church 13222 Hwy. 71W (at Hwy. 620) 263-5058 Pastor: Rev. Jim Roquemore Services: Sun. 10:45am & 6:30pm, Sunday School 9:30am Children’s church available Sun. am Wed. Prayer & Bible Study 7 pm First Baptist Church of Oak Hill 6907 Convict Hill Rd 78749 288-7570 Pastor: Rob Satterfield Services: Sun. 10:50am & 6:00pm Bible Study Sun. 9:30am Wednesday Prayer 6:45pm 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

BUDDHIST 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 1918 Bissel Lane, 78745 (off Manchaca) 512-916-4444 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., (512)301-3968

CATHOLIC St. Catherine of Siena 4800 Convict Hill Rd. 78749 892-2420 Pastor Rev. Patrick Coakley

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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

Western Hills Church of Christ 6211 Parkwood Drive 892-3532 Sunday Services:9am Bible Classes (all ages),10am Worship (with Children’s Church) Evening - groups & worship alternat-ing weeks Wednesday: 7pm Worship, classes for all ages, 6pm Meal together We have an inspiring and Bibli-cally rich worship service, a very active Youth Ministry and a growing Children’s Ministry! “We are... a place to believe, a place to belong, a place to call home”

COWBOY CHURCH Cowboy Church of the Hill Country 8305 Sharl Cove (slightly south of intersection of Loop 45 and Camp Ben McCulloch Road) 587-2242 Pastor: Jerry Kelley Services: Sunday 10 a.m. ChurchHC We do things the Cowboy way!

EPISCOPALIAN St. Alban’s Episcopal Church 11819 So. IH-35 (exit #223, FM 1327; take north access road 1.1 mile) 282-5631 Seeking the transformation of lives through sharing God’s love and grace Rector: The Rev. Margaret Waters Services: 9 a.m. Come & See! (Blended worship w/ sermon & Holy Eucharist) 10:00 a.m. Coffee Hour 10:15 a.m. Christian Formation for All Ages (Please go to the website for more details) 11:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II 12:45 p.m. Coffee Hour Children’s Chapel at both services, and professional nursery from 8:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Youth Group, Sundays 4-6 p.m. Bible Study, Thursdays 9:30-11 a.m. St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church 8724 Travis Hills Dr. 78735 (between Southwest Parkway and Old Bee Caves Road) 288-0128 Rector: The Rev. Bo Townsend Services: Holy Communion at 10am Sundays; Children’s Chapel at 10 am


ISLAM Masjid Ibrahim Islamic Center Religious Services/Youth & Children Activities 1701 W Ben White Blvd. Bldg. #3 512-693-2924 Friday Sermon @ 1:00 PM Mosque open 7 days for 5 daily prayers Check Mosque website for prayer timings and weekend programs Email:

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 Bethany Lutheran Church “Where Jesus Meets His Friends” 3701 West Slaughter Lane (next to Bowie High School) 292-8778 email: 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 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 You’re always welcome here. Mt. Olive Lutheran Church 10408 Hwy 290 West (4 miles from the “Y” in Oak Hill)

512-288-2370 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 Rev. Paul Kuehn, pastor Services: Sunday Worship— 9:30am Sunday School/Bible Classes for all ages, Sunday— 11:00am; Thursday Night Worship— 7:00 pm

METHODIST Oak Hill United Methodist Church 7815 Hwy. 290 W. 78736 288-3836 Rev. Jim Roberts, Rev. Pam Sheffield, and Rev. Stella Burkhalter Services: Sunday 8:45, 10 & 11:15am (Interpreted for the deaf at 11:15 service) Wednesday ReCharge service 6:15pm Sunday School: 10 & 11:15am Children’s Sunday School: 8:45, 10 & 11:15am Youth group: 5pm open hearts, open minds, open doors! Manchaca United Methodist Church Open hearts, Open minds, Open doors! 1011 FM 1626 (SE corner of FM 1626 & Manchaca Rd); office@; 512.282.7274 Pastors: Rev. Laura Adam, Rev. Tracey Beadle Sunday Schedule: 8:30 am – Traditional Worship with Communion in the Sanctuary. 9:45 am - Sunday School; adult, youth and children. 11:00 am - Traditional Worship and Hymns in the Sanctuary. 11 am - Life on the Road - Casual Praise Service in the Family Life Center. 4 pm - High school & Middle school youth programs including tutoring Wednesday Worship: 6:00 am Individual Prayer and Meditation with Communion

NON - DENOMINATIONAL 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. Austin Ridge Southwest 7416 Hwy 71 W, 78735 512-288-8000 Worship services: 9:15 and 11:00 Children’s Ministry: 9:15 and 11:00 Middle/High School 6 pm Unity Church of Austin 5501Hwy 290 West, 78735 (512) 892-3000 Rev. Analea Rawson Service 11:00 pm “Our God is love,our race is human and our religion is oneness.”

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) 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:

UNITARIAN Wildflower Church A Unitarian Universalist Congregation

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New district map unites Oak Hill Continued from p. 1 Perkins said the similarities among Oak Hill neighborhoods have fused the various communities into a unified and close entity, in spite of their differences. “There’s all these issues that no matter which side you’re on we still have the commonality of having to deal with it.” Perkins said. “We’re just our own little world over here.” ICRC commission member Stefan Haag said the testimonies presented by citizens was an important factor in revising the original proposed map, which had most of Circle C in another district. “That’s really the reason for the whole commission and why it’s being drawn by a commission of citizens rather than politicians,” Haag said. “There is no doubt in my mind that their input was very helpful in terms of revising the map on Saturday.” The first draft of the map, which split Oak Hill into two districts, was presented at a Sept. 25 meeting and drew significant opposition from Oak Hill residents who emphasized

the importance of maintaining a connected community. Although the Oak Hill community dates back to the mid 1800’s, it has never been incorporated and has never had any kind of official boundaries. The area defined as Oak Hill in the latest map (which includes Circle C) corresponds roughly to the area the Oak Hill Gazette has covered as Oak Hill for nearly two decades, and is now also largely defined by the neighborhoods represented by OHAN. Ed Scruggs, a resident of Circle C, said keeping Oak Hill united in one district is a crucial element in finding a representative who understands the area. “When people think of 10-1, they think of electing someone that knows where the potholes are because they run over them every day. They think of someone who knows which parks need maintenance because their kids play in those parks. That’s what this is about, when you’re talking about giving voice to the voiceless. It’s that local connection,” Scruggs said. “Oak Hill together as

a community is a solid community. It’s an area where the people either rightly or wrongly feel that they have been bypassed over.” Valinda Bolton, an Oak Hill resident and former member of the Texas House of Representatives, said her time spent in the Texas legislature taught her the value of recognizing and understanding the unique characteristics of individual communities. Bolton said the original was inconsistent with Oak Hill’s needs and characteristics. “I learned a lot about the ways that they are the same but, more importantly for this discussion, the ways that they are different,” Bolton said. “One of the fundamental principles of districts is communities of interests and you’ve heard

a lot of people talk about that this evening. This [previous] proposal split communities of interests and reorganizes communities in kind of odd ways that aren’t consistent with communities of interests.” Haag said he valued the direct and respectful manner Oak Hill citizens presented their views. “I appreciate the Oak Hill interest in the map and also the way that they presented it. It was very positive in terms of helping us reach a determination or understanding their point of view,” Haag said. “They just pointed out Oak Hill is a very strong community, it has a lot of neighborhood associations and they wanted to be together. The positive way they presented it was very, very good.”

Maps and any material that emphasizes community desires are encouraged by the commission, Haag said. “Obviously all commissioners look at those maps as they’re presented. Those are taken into account,” Haag said. “They represent the thought and formulations of the people who are interested in the outcome and what the districts look like. They are important to us and we ask for those.” Perkins said that many of the things that have set Oak Hill apart from the rest of Austin will serve to define Oak Hill as its own unique community within a thriving district. “Now we have a chance to be a part of the city,” Perkins said. “All those things that kept us separate are now keeping us together.”

Concept F for 290 gains support Continued from p. 1 Wade Strong, an engineer with Rodriguez Transportation Group, said the concept favors local roads over continuous frontage roads. For example, with Concept F, drivers travelling from Convict Hill to William Cannon would have to get on the main lanes, rather than using a frontage road. “It’s different than the traditional freeway-type system you see in Texas,” Strong said. “Local access

is limited to more local-type roads rather than a frontage road system. That’s the big difference.” Local resident Bruce Melton, an engineer for Fix 290 who was influential in the development of Concept F, said bypassing frontage roads in favor of local roadways would prevent unnecessary spending. “They achieve specific goals versus just having the frontage road there because that’s the way we’ve always done it. That’s what we’re trying to

achieve with cost reduction,” Melton said. “Why build two roads when you only need one?” Melton said Concept F would also do more to keep the Oak Hill ecosystem intact. “Oak Hill is on the edge of an environmentally sensitive area,” Melton said. “The less impervious cover you’ve got, the less storm water pollution you create.” Continued on next page

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Concept F for 290 gains support Bowie Band - from p. 3 Continued from p. 21 Concept F: • Westbound mainlanes of U.S. 290 are depressed one level down below existing ground • Eastbound U.S. 290 lanes are at existing ground level • There’s a left hand exit ramp to SH- 71 and a bridge going over the westbound lanes • Main lanes tie into the existing section at Circle Drive • Includes a two-way road that connects El Rey all the way up to Scenic Brook instead of a frontage road continuing through in each direction • Includes a ramp that runs up the main lanes going east and a westbound exit from Scenic Brook • A two-way road connects at the hospital driveway and connects on to the east to Convict Hill Road • SH-71 is reconstructed similar to the other concepts, without direct connectors • William Cannon would go over the U.S. 290 main lanes. A bridge would be constructed over U.S. 290 and Williamson Creek • Includes a westbound exit that provides access to ACC as well as RM-1826

While the concept received significant support from voters, some residents voiced concern that the lack of a continuous frontage road would limit their neighborhood’s access to the highway. When asked if the speed of traffic flow will be hindered by the lack of frontage roads, Strong said highway travelers wouldn’t likely see a difference, but local commuters could be more impacted by traffic accidents.

“That’s the most important part of Oak Hill that people want to see remain and that would go away if we had 12 lanes.” — Bruce Melton “Local traffic could be somewhat encumbered at times. If there are accidents on the main lanes of 290, certainly you wouldn’t have the ability to use frontage roads to bypass that.” Melton said while he had hoped to see more depressed lanes in the final concept, the stretch of road between William Cannon and the ‘Y’ is essentially what Fix 290 wanted to see for the project. “It’s the part where the road is closest to Oak Hill,” Melton said. “That’s the most important part of Oak Hill that people want to see remain and that would go away if we had 12 lanes.” Fix 290 member Steve Beers said Concept F allows for further expansion if future community stakeholders deem it necessary, adding that building 50 years out for an uncertain future is impractical. “The right of way is still there if 10, 20 or 30 years from now they need still more expansion and they want continuous intersections,” Beers said. “A smarter first installment on this—that’s what’s most important.” Strong presented an update to Option 2, an alternative that provides a westbound U.S. 290 exit ramp to RM-1826. The concept will now include a braided ramp with an entrance to Austin Community College from SH-71. This concept

was developed with help from ACC stakeholders and is designed to provide better access to the college. Strong also introduced two new alternative concepts: Transportation System Management (TSM): low cost strategies that increase safety, reduce congestion and improve the traffic flow. Includes traffic signalization, incident management, bus pullouts and intersection improvements. This concept would not increase the overall capacity of U.S. 290. Transportation Demand Management (TDM): Includes managing or decreasing single-occupant traffic by increasing efficiency of transportation facilities, such as public transit, carpooling and HOV lanes. This concept would not increase the overall capacity of U.S. 290. TDM could be incorporated into any of the other concepts. The next Oak Hill Parkway open house will be held Oct. 22 at Covington Middle School from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. To see a full list of concepts and provide feedback, visit

as Bowie’s Band Program—it felt amazing to once again know that her efforts paid off with an enormous sense of pride and appreciation for the experience and memories!” Laurie DeLong, whose son, Jonathan, is a junior and plays the Tuba, notes, “As parents we see the exhaustion, dedication to the band as a whole, responsibility, ownership, the blisters and sore muscles. But they continue to push themselves to excel. The dedication that is inspired by Ms. Shuttlesworth is amazing! These young people aren’t marching just for themselves. They march for their band, parents and grandparents. What parent would not be thrilled with seeing their child’s band take the Regional Championship as a result of the hours of their single-minded dedication.” Daniel Sanchez attended the BOA Austin event. As a member of, Sanchez blogs about each and every band performance, giving positive comments on each creative show. Friends and family members that cannot attend band performances can go to to see how each band fared. Sanchez said of Bowie’s perfor-

mance, “That was a really good show. It was so powerful and ‘bumblingly’ graceful at the same time,” he said with a wink toward the “bee” theme. “All buzzing and all the drill moves that had “b” -- the letter b’s all over the place—just a really well designed show from beginning to end.” BOA classifies bands by student population, but uses a different grouping than the UIL. Bowie is a 5A school under the UIL classification. BOA classes are defined as follows: Class A, up to 600 students; Class AA, 6011225; Class AAA, 1226-1674; and Class AAAA, 1675 or more. For a complete listing of the results from the 2013 BOA Austin Regional Marching Band Competition, visit their web site: http://www.musicforall. org/resources/fall-results/2013/ austin-tx-2013-results. The Bowie Band has a long history of achievement in both University Interscholastic League (UIL) and BOA competitions. In 2012 the band tied for third place (fourth overall) at the UIL State Marching Contest. They placed third in Class AAAA and sixth Overall at the 2012 BOA Grand Nationals in Indianapolis.

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will look very familiar to fans of the show—in keeping with a barnyard theme complete with gingham curtains, rustic wood, and country bumpkin costumes. “They’re going to see Dusty Biscuit here every day,” Schoolar said. “They’ll see the ‘Big Book of Music.’ They’ll see all of the things they see on the TV show here.” The Biscuit Brothers’ show is reminiscent of such early children’s television programing as Howdy Doody, the Shari Lewis Show, and Captain Kangaroo of the 1950s and 60s, and it has been likened to a rural Sesame Street today. Dusty Biscuit and his sidekick, Buford Biscuit, dressed in blue jean coveralls, plaid flannel shirts, straw hats and boots create a visual representation of a simpler, pared down slice of wholesome American country life. “We made a very distinct effort to try to accomplish that. There’s no ‘wink-wink,’ no innuendos. It’s humor for all,” Schoolar said. “We absolutely try to be as wholesome and as genuine and as honest as we can.” Schoolar has served as producer of the TV show while performing alongside of its musical director, Allen Robertson “Buford Biscuit;” with appearances by Jill Leberknight, “Buttermilk Biscuit;” and writer/ director/puppeteer Damon Brown “Tiny Scarecrow;” as well as Ian Scott as “Old MacDonald.” The Biscuit Brothers’ nationally recognized cast has made hundreds of live performances at venues statewide while prerecording their programs since 2005 to feature voiceovers by famous local musicians such as Willie Nelson and others. Their half-hour syndicated show airs on PBS station affiliates nationwide, including Austin’s own KLRU every Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. The Biscuit Brothers have filmed primarily at Austin’s Pioneer Farm and features a mixture of live action singing and theater productions, puppetry, and animation graphics. Every episode has a theme and a storyline, with a musical element that runs as a thread connecting all its featured segments. “Like we might take ‘harmony.’ Of course musical harmony involves two people singing or playing different notes and creating the sonic sensation of harmony with chords.

Well also, we show an episode where Buford and Dusty had to accomplish a goal in harmony—as in to work together for an ultimate goal,” Schoolar said. Within each of the televised episodes the Biscuit Brothers also feature “the Instrument of the Day,” as professional musicians explain their instruments—everything from clarinets to dobros to sitars. They also feature “Crazy Classics;” the Biscuit Brothers take a sheet of classical music and put a zany spin on it. “The latter harkens back to our youth; we grew up at least listening to the classics through the cartoons—with Bugs Bunny and all of the Warner Brothers Looney Tunes, because those were their sound tracks,” Schoolar said. “Well, nowadays they (today’s cartoons) don’t offer a lot of that. So we want to make sure that in each episode of our show that we have some bit of classical music that kids can listen to. As they’re growing up, we want them to go—‘Wait, I know that song.’” From 1930 through the 1960s, Warner Brothers offered its classic soundtracks in both its Merrie Melodies and its Looney Tunes cartoons featuring the characters: Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote, the Road Runner, Foghorn Leghorn, Yosemite Sam, Pepe Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, Sylvester, Tweety Bird, Taz the Tazmanian Devil, and Marvin the Martian. “Bugs Bunny toured. They did a Bugs on Broadway tour just playing classical music, but that is something rarely done now. So we try to give a little bit of that style of presentation to the children,” he said. “We show the connection between music and the life around you. For example, we might use the word ‘conducting.’ You need a conductor to keep all of the elements in place within an orchestra. You also have to conduct yourself to work well with others.” The Biscuit Brothers hope to extend children’s interests beyond their elementary years, well into their secondary school careers as part of what Schoolar likes to refer to as “my bubble theory.” “It’s all about that bubble. At least here in Austin, there’s that one spring evening for your fifth grader going into middle school. Your student comes home and he or she has to bubble in his or her choice sheet for the next fall semester. I hope that because they explored fine arts as children here, they will give one bubble to the fine arts in middle

school,” he said. “Then hopefully, they’ll explore the fine arts in high school. I hope that someone in high school bubbles in orchestra or band. I hope someone bubbles in choir. For some of them, hopefully we’ll make the difference.” The interior lobby of the fine arts farm will feature an airy lobby and a central reception desk. Each of three classroom areas will feature a window or glass partition for adults to peak inside to view children’s activities. One classroom will feature a mini stage area, complete with ceiling floodlights and varnished wood paneling along the interior walls and on the floors. “I don’t plan to make the next American Idol singer or the next Broadway star or Academy Award winner,” Schoolar said. “I just want kids to enjoy the arts in a way that maybe they’ll continue it in some shape or form throughout their lives. Maybe they will continue the relationship with their families at home or with the city theater, or whatever.” The largest majority of younger children who enroll in the Fine Arts Farm classes will be pre-school age, but the facility promises something for everyone—young and old, he said. “If we can start them real early enjoying the arts, then they will follow through in elementary school, hopefully,” Schoolar said. “Fortunately the (TV) show is based around music—and music of course just gives us a huge broad range. We have all ages who enjoy the show. That’s why this facility will be for all ages, but I have a feeling that the majority of kids who come here will be within the ages of preschool up to maybe second grade.” One other classroom will feature an arts and crafts area and still another will provide a separate dance studio. Schoolar said he hasn’t decided yet whether any of the future Biscuit Brothers TV shows will be filmed on the site. “How much we plan to dress up the back has yet to be determined. We have camera angle issues. At Pioneer Farm you can move the camera around and you still just see the farm, but here if you turn the camera, you’ll see the YMCA (next door,)” he said. However, Schoolar plans to develop the back yard area behind the Fine Arts Farm. Children will be able to “shake their sillies out” in three outside areas yet to be developed: “Melody Gardens,” the “Canvas Corral,” and Continued on next page

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Biscuit Brothers to open‘Fine Arts Farm’ Continued from p. 26 the “Actors Acre.” “Melody Gardens,” will feature a series of little paths with bushes and trees decorated with instruments hanging in them for children to explore hands-on. “There will be tubas coming out of the ground, or a piccolo tree,” Schoolar said. “Kids will be able to go and touch instruments. It will be much like the Austin Symphony every year provides at Symphony Square for kids, where they have the instruments hanging from the trees. It will be very much like that.” Schoolar said whenever he and the other Biscuit Brothers cast members perform at music festivals, they provide a similar “instrument petting zoo” —for children to explore music by touch, or by playing it. “It’s a place where kids can actually hold a flute, or hold a trombone. They don’t have to bring their own,” Schoolar said. “If they want to bring their own, they’re more than welcome to, but they don’t have to. There will be plenty of things for them to explore here.” “Canvas Corral,” will resemble a horse corral, but will feature big slabs of cement with ornate frames around them on the ground and buckets filled with colored chalk that children will use to draw pictures. “Actors Acre,” will feature a little

amphitheater for the children’s outdoor concerts and theatrical performances. City code restricts the arts farm’s capacity to 30 students inside the facility at the same time. Schoolar hopes to provide a ten-to-one teacher ratio daily: with ten students enrolled in music, ten students in art class and ten students in a movement/dance class, each led by separate teachers. “We’ll rotate the children around (in the different classrooms and areas) to keep it lively,” Schoolar said. “I have a lot of great professionals who want to work here. I’m going to let them come to me and say ‘this is what I would like to do.’ If there is interest in that class, then I’ll let that determine what a class will be about. Classes will be determined by which teachers I hire and what they are truly passionate about—whether it’s music, or movement, or theater arts.” Schoolar said he envisions the art studio as a place where students “can get messy and play.” He envisions scheduling the children in eight-week fine arts sessions. Children may sign up for a class, for example, every Tuesday and Thursday for one hour each time. They may sign up for any one of the art, dance, theater, or music sessions. He hopes to squeeze in two eight-week sessions into his calendar before Austin public and private schools

break for the winter holidays. Schoolar said he hopes to offer an all-day holiday camp at the end of December through January at the Fine Arts Farm as well. Next semester, he hopes to schedule two separate eight-week sessions beginning in January, followed by summer camps starting in June. “We know that parents need somewhere to take their kids when school’s not in session,” he said. “So we will provide them a safe place to go, but here they’re getting so much more than just to sit here and watch Finding Nemo (on DVD.)” Additionally, Schoolar said the facility may meet the needs of Oak Hill families who home school their children. “Austin has a lot of home schooled kids and they’re organized. Hopefully I can provide fine arts for them,” Schoolar said. He said because the facility serves children, there will be only one entrance inside or out. “There will be a receptionist at the entrance at all times to welcome the kids and their parents and she’ll make sure that they leave with the same adult that they came with,” Schoolar said. Before starting the Biscuit Brothers, Schoolar previously worked Continued on next page

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Biscuit Bros. Continued from p. 27 for the City of Austin as the fine arts coordinator for the parks and recreation department at Dougherty Arts Center. He helped to create summer camp classes at the center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That really got me interested in thinking that we really need another facility like that,â&#x20AC;? Schoolar said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With the Biscuit Brothers, our show is pretty much about music education, but I want to have something where children can explore all the arts. They can explore theater, they can explore visual arts, dancing and music. They can have the opportunity to explore all of the elements. So thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the hope here to have art classes, workshops, production, all sorts of seasonal eventsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;all based around the arts.â&#x20AC;? He also hopes to provide fine arts field trips offered at no expense to Title 1 schools, for those students living in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods and at risk of failing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to get the Title 1 students out here and let them explore by rotating them through all of the elements of the fine arts in an hour and a half setting, like a field trip. Then they can be a part of arts education. Of course they can get it in Title 1 schools, but you can never get enough,â&#x20AC;? he said. Brown, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tiny Scarecrowâ&#x20AC;? writer/ director of the Biscuit Brothers TV Show fame, said Austin needs the facility. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am really glad that Jerome has this opportunity. Having an arts facility like this for families is something we

really need and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a project that is close to Jeromeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heart so I know heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll put a lot of that heart into it! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great extension of the work we founded with the Biscuit Brothers Live Concerts and TV show and it will be great to see the Biscuit Brand entertain and educate families in a different way through this Fine Arts Farm,â&#x20AC;? Brown said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am all for more Arts Farming. Being an arts farmer myselfâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;specializing in home-grown melodies and baby-baby grand pianosâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;I can say thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; more rewarding than planting the seeds of creativity and watching artistic expressions grow. But why only â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;fineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; arts? I think all arts are â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;fantasticâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; not just â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;fine!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; He should call it a Fantastic Arts Farm, IMHOâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; which stands for â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;in my hay-filled opinion.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Schoolar and Robertson met while working together on shows at Zachary Scott Theater in 2000. The concept for the Biscuit Brothers began as a spinoff from a special field trip program Zach Theater partnership offered with the public schools called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ei Ei O.â&#x20AC;? They bused 300 students to the theater at a time to hear a performer sing farm songs, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well, the guy who was going to sing farm songs had to bow out. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure if it was due to illness or some other commitment or what. Zachary Scott Theater folks called Allen (Robertson) in a panic saying â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Can you come and sing some farm songs to some kids next week?â&#x20AC;? Schoolar said. Robertson agreed, but he also enlisted Schoolarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s help. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We thought maybe we could





Brothers, reminded of the nursery rhyme, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Muffin Man.â&#x20AC;? They picked costumes that supported the farm theme. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If they had called and said they wanted to do a show called â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;To the Moon,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; then we might have been astronauts. It really was just that lucky happenstance that we were there.

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