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

TxDOT gives OHAN update on roads by Bobbie Jean Sawyer

OAK HILL - TxDOT and Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority staff updated the community on three prominent traffic projects— the Oak Hill Parkway project, SH 45 Southwest and Mopac South—at

A “fresh start” planned for SH45 SW project the Sept. 11 Oak Hill Association of Neighborhoods meeting at ACC Pinnacle. Mobility Authority public co-

ordinator Lynda Rife and project engineers Wade Strong and Jimmie Roberts presented information on upcoming community workshops

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and addressed questions regarding project costs and status. Oak Hill Parkway What’s new: The project to improve mobility at the ‘Y’ is set to undergo another round of community critique. A new concept, developed in conjunction with Fix 290, a grassroots community organization advocating an environmentally responsible solution to the congested ‘Y’ intersection, will be revealed during a workshop on Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. at Covington Middle School. Rife said the workshop would focus on the new alternative and concept changes made in light of community feedback. When: The public will have the opportunity to comment on all alternatives at an open house on

Mobility Authority public coordinator Lynda Rife at OHAN meeting. Oct. 22 at Covington Middle School at 5 p.m. “That’s where we’ll lay out all the alternatives. You’ll look at everything we’ve done to date and then comment on that,” Rife said. See TXDOT on p. 21

Neighborhood Watch program fights crime by Bobbie Jean Sawyer

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In the Barton Hills neighborhood, patrol cars roam the streets day and night as investigators keep a sharp eye on homes and property. Using nothing more than a cell phone, pen and clipboard and hours of dedication, neighborhood residents have significantly reduced the crime rate and built a community-wide safety network. On Sept. 26, John Luther, director of the Barton Hills Neighborhood Watch Program, along with the Travis County Precinct 3 Constable’s Office, will host a Neighborhood See NEIGHBORHOOD on p. 21

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Letter to the Editor “Oak Hill Parkway� design has evolved Dear Editor, Those of us who have been working over the past several years for a more community-friendly solution for Highway 290 West, appreciate the Gazette’s early coverage of a new alternative for traffic improvements in Oak Hill. The revised design came out of recent conversations between TxDOT/CTRMA engineers and Fix290 leaders, who were once regarded as the opposition. We have not seen the final drawing because it is under preparation by TxDOT engineers for presentation at a public meeting on Oct. 22, but we applaud the process.  Rules for the EIS study mandate require involvement of the community and consideration of multiple alternatives, tolled and nontolled. That is happening.  Toward the end of last week’s article, the Gazette reports critical comments on the parkway from a community member, identified as a retired engineer who drives through the Y on a daily basis. The

comments seem directed at textbook concepts comparing a parkway and a freeway rather than the current project, which has been dubbed the “Oak Hill Parkwayâ€? by community vote. The evolving design has gone far beyond the simple contrast between at-grade parkway and elevated freeway. TxDOT’s expertise and resources have allowed this to happen. Rather than following simple textbook concepts, Alternative F has design elements that specifically keep the traffic moving through the area effectively and still give access to local residents and businesses. Some of these were suggested by the community. It is important to know that the new alternative will move traffic through Oak Hill as quickly as any of the other designs.  Additionally, this design:  t)BT64JTQBSUJBMMZEFQSFTTFE under all major cross streets in a rolling profile, exactly like all of the other alternatives. t)BTBNPSFFÄ?DJFOUEFTJHOXFTU of The “Yâ€?. t1SPWJEFTHSFBUFSBDDFTTUIBOBOZ other alternative with a direct access to FM 1826 at the hospital and to

Now in its 17th year, the Oak Hill Gazette is locally owned and is published every other Thursday. With a circulation of 7.500, it is home delivered to over 5,000 homes in Southwest Austin and is sold in stands for 50¢. Publisher/Editor: Will Atkins Co-Publisher/Advertising: Penny Levers e-mail us:

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ACC. t)BTBDDFTTSBNQT NPSFUIBO the old “Flyover� design at the “Y.� t1SPWJEFTCFUUFSBDDFTTUPUXPQPJOUT at ACC than any other alternative. t)BTBNPEJĕFETVQFSTUSFFUJOTUFBE PG EJSFDU DPOOFDUJPO SBNQT BU 64 290 and SH 71 exactly like all of the other alternatives except the flyover alternative A   t)BTGPVSUXPXBZGSPOUBHFSPBET to facilitate access Please come out and look at the designs and compare them. Community members and TxDOT engineers have put a lot of time and energy into working toward a design that serves all stakeholders, those that live here, those that do business here, and those that want to pass through quickly.

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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. “CodeNEXT: Shaping the Austin We Imagine� Monday, Sept. 23: Bowie High School, 4103 W. Slaughter Lane, Tuesday, Sept. 24: Kealing Middle School, 1607 Pennsylvania Ave., Wednesday, Sept. 25: Lanier High School, 1201 Payton Gin Road, Austin All meetings 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The City of Austin seeks public input as it shapes land development regulations to ensure a compact and connected city. The Land Development Code Revision Advisory Group hosts listening sessions to gather community input and all meetings

will cover the same content. An approximately three-year project, CodeNEXT serves as the launch of an Imagine Austin priority program to revise the city’s development regulations and processes to promote a compact and connected city. To learn more about the listening sessions and the CodeNEXT initiative, visit Oak Hill Neighborhood Planning Contact Team Meeting September 25, 2013 at 6:30 pm ACC Pinnacle Campus, Room 1013 Elections for eight Board Members will be held.  OHNPCT General Members are eligible to serve on the Board.  Please contact OHNPCT at if you would like to serve on the Board.  Auditorium Shores Improvements Public Input Meeting Saturday, Sept. 28 at 11:00 am Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd. The Austin Parks and Recreation Department invites the community to the Auditorium Shores Improvements

Public Meeting #2. The meeting will include a discussion of best practices for off-leash area development with opportunities for public comment and a brief walking tour of the off-leash area to visualize some of the proposed improvements. The Department is primarily seeking input on proposed amenities for the new off-leash area at the Auditorium Shores site. The Parks and Recreation Department is working actively with C3 Presents , the organizer of the Austin City Limits Music Festival, and with the Austin Parks Foundation on a coordinated effort to develop a facilities and operational plan for Department’s major outdoor events venues, with emphasis upon Auditorium Shores. With the assistance of outside consultants, the team of C3 Presents, the Austin Parks Foundation and the Austin Parks and Recreation Department shall collaborate on improvements to Auditorium Shores. For more information, contact April Thedford, (512) 974-9408,

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The Word from Oak Hill Mike Jasper The word from Oak Hill is... over. Even though it’s only late September, the college football season is essentially over for me and other Longhorns fans. Yes, I know this isn’t a sports column, but I can’t resist a comment or two because Texas is just that bad. Why can’t we get a Johnny Manziel? Watching A&M lose last week was much more fun and exciting than watching the Longhorns win against New Mexico State. (Although, make no mistake about it, Texas owns New Mexico State.) And why are we stuck with David Ash? He’s no Johnny Football, more like Johnny Fumble. Besides, he looks like Conan O’Brien, if Conan was on steroids and bleached blond by the sun. Listening to us lose to Ole Miss was the worst. That’s right, listening, because I don’t get the Longhorns Network. Do you know how involved you have to be to listen to a football game on the radio? And then to listen to your team lose? It’s a commitment, almost a sacrifice. What? I can get the Longhorns Network for free on Time Warner extended cable? Channel 444 or 1593 in HD? Never mind. ••• Nate Rosenberg, a teacher at Small Middle School, tells me it’s time for the second-annual Small Green Fest, and it’s exactly what you think it is—a festival to promote environmental awareness and action. The festival is the main fundraiser for Small Green Academy, a program for sixth to eighth graders that centers on environmental issues and education. This year’s fest will feature: • A native plant sale • Vendors of all kinds • Live music • Door prizes • Arts & crafts And this year for the first time ever, Small Middle School will host the first annual AISD Environmental Stewardship 2013 Conference and Workshop. The conference will take place the same day as the festival, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For the cost of a $10 wristband you can join in on this fun and charitable event. Small Green Fest

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takes place Saturday Oct. 5, 3 to 7 Besides putting on shows, his p.m. at Small Middle School, 4801 Magic’s Museum (also a good name) Monterey Oaks Blvd. will feature tricks and illusions from ••• Harry Houdini, Harry Blackstone, Are you in the medical David Copperfield and profession? Do you play other magicians of bygone violin, clarinet, trumpet eras. or any other orchestral Can’t wait. instrument? If so, you ••• might want to try out for Last weekend, a friend the new Central Texas of mine introduced me to Medical Orchestra, the Aviation American gin. sister orchestra to the (Motto: “It gets you high.” 16-year-old Balcones Just kidding.) Mike Jasper Community Orchestra. I’m a beer drinker, but It’s mission—described mainly a drinker, so almost at the CTMO website at ctmorches- anything from Pinot Grigio to—is to provide Central Texas mon rum works for me. Medical Professionals musical perBut this stuff is smooth. Very formance outlets and to raise funds smooth. by those performances to support I wanted to learn more about this local health-related nonprofit or- gin, so I looked up the website and ganizations. discovered it’s made in Portland, According to a press release from Oregon. I also learned the Aviation Balcones Community Orchestra name comes from the cocktail of President Libby Bryer, the first the same name, a concoction of concert will take place at LifeAustin gin, maraschino liqueur, and freshly Church, the 68-acre megachurch squeezed lemon juice, invented by at 8901 West Hwy. 71 in Oak Hill. barman Hugo Ensslin at New York’s But she doesn’t say when that Hotel Wallick almost a century ago. concert will take place. There’s more. And the website says the first Aviation gin is owned by House concert will take place Oct. 26, but Spirits Distillery and internationit doesn’t say where. Continued on p. 8 I’d like to make a leap of faith and say the concert is at LifeAustin Church on Oct. 26, but I don’t roll that way. Great, now I have to make phone calls. Let’s see if I can sort this out by the next issue. That being said, any musician/ medical professional interested in joining the Central Texas Medical Orchestra should contact Dr. Robert Radmer at I’m pretty sure the email address is correct. ••• John Magic says he’s looking to get his magic museum and theatre up and running by mid-October or W/ this ad. Not to be early November at the latest. We ran into each other at The Home Depot and he showed me some photos of new laminate flooring he had just installed. Magic’s Magic Theatre (I don’t know if that’s the name, but it’s a good one) is located on Fitzhugh Road near the Stunt Ranch. Magic—who worked as a caterer to the stars back in Hollywood back in the day—says this facility will be the culmination of a lifelong dream.


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by the dollars we receive from the value of new construction calculated Two of the most important powers at the effective tax rate (for this year of your Commissioners Court that that would be about $5.6 million). In February I VOTED NO on our affect all Travis County taxpayers are: (1) set the County’s property tax Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Guidelines rate, and (2) approve the County’s because those guidelines allowed a budget. August and September are tax rate at 3% above the effective tax the two busiest months for us as rate. On September 24th I WILL we look at the preliminary budget, VOTE NO on the tax increases conduct budget hearings on addi- associated with the proposed FY 2014 tax rate and budget. tional budget requests, If we are genuinely and make changes to the committed to keep the tax proposed budget during burden on our citizens as “mark-up”. We’ve gone low as possible, we must through all that for revise our budgeting prothis year, and now we’ll cess to require less spendact on the tax rate and ing in many areas. That budget on Tuesday, way we can have sufficient September 24th. funds for true necessiMy actions and votes ties without continuing during this process have to raise taxes. I know been consistent with the Gerald Daugherty there’ll be times when principle that “we take no more money from Travis County we’ll have to spend extra dollars in taxpayers than we did the previous certain areas. I’m willing to do that year”. I want to protect taxpayers by for truly needed items, but we can taxing them at the EFFECTIVE TAX only do that if we are extra vigilant RATE. This is what I said I would with each year’s budget and get our do when I ran again, and what I will on-going spending under control. Our preliminary budget started continue to do in my efforts to control County spending and lighten with a 3% increase this year. By the tax burden on taxpayers. I’m doing that, we sent the message only willing to increase the budget that no reductions in spending were

required. Then, we allow budget markups to add more dollars. We need to have the mindset to require more efficient operations and less spending. Without the conviction to change this process, we are destined to increase spending every year and further burden our taxpayers. The Commissioners Court needs to be willing to send all departments this message: “This is all the money we have to spend, find ways to craft your department’s budget within the available dollars, truly prioritize your spending so that you’re only spending what is absolutely necessary, and remember… it’s not our money, it’s the taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars that they’ve entrusted to us”. I think every department and branch of our County organization should be forced to “scrub” their budget, to make those hard decisions on where to spend a finite amount of money. Just like our taxpayers have to budget within their “means”, we at Travis County must learn to budget within our “means”. After all, our “means” is taken from those taxpayers, and we can’t continue to take more and Continued on page 22

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Your water supply in danger by Karen Huber, former Pct. 3 in aquifers, generally extracted County Commissioner through wells and by state law, is Are you worried about your water owned by the individual property supply? Some communities have owner above it. Surface water already lost water sources and are is stored in lakes and rivers and resorting to alternative means to by law is owned by the people of keep water flowing to their citizens. Texas for the benefit of the public Worrying, however, good. Aquifers primaris not enough. The ily receive water from State Water Plan gives rain soaking into the priority to conservation ground. Historically, as the quickest, most aquifers yielded a goodcost effective way to inly bit of groundwater to crease the future water surface water through supply. Urban water springs flowing into use for landscaping is streams that feed our extremely high rangrivers and lakes, even ing from 30% to over during droughts. And 50%. So landscaping in extreme droughts could be your place some surface water can to start helping out. even drain back into a Karen Huber Many are turning to diminished aquifer. well water (groundwater) thinking Outside of cities, most residences it a readily available water source. and some communities rely on wells. Myths abound in this thinking and Some believe there are long-lived understanding “water” complexities supplies of groundwater. Scientific will help sort this out. data indicates otherwise for western So you don’t have a well and you Travis County. Trinity aquifer wells say, “this article isn’t for me”? Please in central Texas have had documentread on. We all use groundwater ed problems for decades. As new whether we know it or not. Many residences are built, more wells are believe groundwater is unrelated to drilled and more water removed. surface water but actually they are More “straws” means less spring interconnected. Perhaps lending water to supply creeks running into to the confusion, Texas categorizes the lakes. Many have either quit surface and groundwater differently. flowing or only flow intermittently Groundwater is stored underground when it rains. The average inflows

The Word from Oak Hill Continued on from p. 5 ally-renowned mixologist Ryan Magarian, making it the first partnership ever between a distillery and a bartender. Besides gin, House Spirits Distillery also makes Westward Oregon Straight Malt Whiskey, Volstead Vodka (an ironic tribute to the father of Prohibition) and Krogstad Aquavit. Beats me on the last one. Sounds like a Marx Brothers routine. Groucho: Ah, Krogstad Aquavit. Chico: Ah, naw, you no gotta quit. As I meandered through the House Spirits Distillery website, I found

an item that definitely lifted my own spirits. “[House Spirits Distillery] is independently operated and co-owned by NFL legend Joe Montana…” See how it is with me? I may not have Johnny Football, but I’ve got Joe Montana and his gin, so I’ll be okay from now to the final BCS bowl. ••• (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.)

into the Highland lakes over the past five years are the lowest they have ever been. So don’t assume groundwater is a viable additional water source in our area. It has been tapped, and in the case of Western Travis County, it is over-tapped and that impacts all of our water sources. Using groundwater and surface water judiciously is important to our water supplies. Think about how you can landscape with less water. Don’t drill a well just to water your landscape and help educate your friends and neighbors about this.

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Caroline Phillips by Patrick Olson Working at libero, Caroline Phillips intends to help lead the Austin High volleyball team to the playoffs. “She gives her heart to the team,” Lady Maroons coach Marie Putman said. “She doesn’t take a break mentally or physically.” Despite dropping a 26-28, 25-22, 16-25, 21-25 decision to open district at Anderson last Friday, Phillips displays confidence in her crew. “We have good chemistry on the court, but we go through a lull,” the senior co-captain said. “We Continued on page 26

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Dawgs win a thriller over Dragons by Patrick Olson Connor Flanigan’s field goal with less than a minute remaining kept Bowie undefeated in 2013. The Bulldog offense continued to excel, as quarterback Austin Eschenburg threw for 225 yards and three touchdowns. Cole Myers added another rushing touchdown, finishing with 86 yards on 13 carries, while receiver Mac McGarah snagged a pair of

Bowie 32, Round Rock 29 scoring receptions. After McGarah bravely fielded a slowly bouncing punt and aggressively ran forward, before being tackled, Eschenburg immediately hit the senior wideout in stride on first down for a long scoring strike. With Bowie in front 7-0, the

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Academically, Preston Oliver works diligently to be in the top ten percent of his class. On the football field, he provides athleticism and solid coverage ability at the corner position on defense. “He is a character kid,” said head football coach/athletic coordinator Jeff Ables. “He does a good job in the classroom and on the field. He’s doing well at corner.” A native of Austin, Preston attended Baranoff Elementary, before moving up to Bailey Middle School where he also played basketball and ran track. After Continued on page 26

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Trailer Food Tuesdays - 5pm 9pm Sample the delicious food trucks of Austin in one easy location. The Texas Eastside Kings will be playing at the Long Center 701 W. Riverside Drive (512) 457-5100

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

Third Thursday at The Blantonfree evening of art and activities. September 25 - November 3 5-9pm at Blanton Museum, Brazos and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Les Miserables - Topfer Theatreat Zach 202 South Lamar 512 0541 Fridays Friday night Dance Club- w/ Thursday, September 26 Western bands and a Pot Luck break. 7:30pm-10pm at South Austin Activity Center, 3911 Manchaca RD, Austin. $4.50.


New Events Fri., Sept 21 - Sat., Sept 22 Russell Brand - 8pm Live Nation presents “Messiah Complex” Stateside at the Paramount (512) 474-1221

Brennen Leigh - 7pm at Evangeline Cafe, 8106 Brodie Lane. 282-2586.


September 26 - October 6

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

Museum - Thurs. - Sat. evenings @7:30pm & Sun. @ 2pm Obie award winner Tina Howe sets her effervescent comedy on closing day at a contemporary art exhibition called “The Broken Silence.” Featuring Equity guests Babs George, Jarrett King and David Stahl. Mary Moody Northen Theatre located on the St. Edward’s University Campus 3001 South Congress 512-448-8400

Menopause The Musical, September - Sat 8pm Sun 3pm Set 50+ Singles Dance- 7:30-9:45 in a department store, where four Live Music. Senior Activity Center women with seemingly nothing in 29th & Lamar. 2874 Shoal Crest. common but a black lace bra meet by chance at a lingerie sale. The Long Center 701 W. Riverside (512) Trivia Night - Wednesdays at Wa457-5100 terloo Ice House, Southpark Meadows, 9600 South I-35 Service Rd. Friday, September 20 SB, Suite D-100. 512-301-1007. Vincent Mantsoe & Dance Theatre X - 8pm McCullough Theatre The Peacemakers- 10pm at Evan2375 Robert Dedman Dr. texasgeline Cafe, 8106 Brodie Lane. (512) 477-6060 282-2586. $32 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. Karaoke- at Boomerz Nightclub, 6148 Hwy 290 W.. 892-3373. 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

Thurs., Sept. 26 & Fri., Sept. 27

Sunday, September 22

Calypso Boogie Benefit - 6:30 - 9:30 Benefit to fund low-income kids’ tuition scholarships for free Steelband classes and transportation. * Cecil Francis (Steelpan) & Floyd Domino (Keyboards) DuoBeto Y Los Farelanes Extreme Tropical Hat Contest Fajitas & Treatas & Margarita & Rum Cocktail Specials Hills Cafe’s 4700 South Congress

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

Stephen Lynch - 8pm presented by Live Nation & Moontower Comedy Stateside at the Paramount (512) 474-1221

Austin Museum Day - Provides families with a unique opportunity to access the dynamic museum community including local exhibits and activities at over 40 participating institutions at no charge!

Community Clubs & Events

Mark Morris Dance Group - 8pm Pianists Anton Nel and Colin Fowler, and progressive New York orchestra The Knights join MMDG for two performances of Morris’ celebrated evening-length piece Mozart Dances. Bass Concert Hall 2375 Robert Dedman Dr. (512) 477-6060 Fri., Sept. 27 & Sat., Sept. 28 Leon Fleisher with the Austin Symphony Orchestra - 8pm Performances of works by Weber, Prokofiev and Wagner. Dell Hall, Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Dr. 476-6064 x 213

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.

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.

New Events August 31 - December 8 Natural Patterns - Visitors can enjoy vibrant watercolor and lithograph images by Billy Hassell and lifelike metal wildflower arrangements of fellow Texan Charles Allen. McDermott Learning Center at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center 4801 La Crosse Ave 512.232.0100 or visit

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.

Saturday, September 21

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

Austin Museum Day at Wildflower Center - 9am - 5pm Family garden presentations, talks and kids activities including children’s book signings. Wildflower seeds on sale all day! 4801 LaCrosse Ave. More information at or call 512.232.0100

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 Lions Club Meeting - 6pm You’ve seen a well-trained dog guide a person who is blind but have you ever wondered how it all begins? Here’s your chance to learn just that! Charlotte Simpson, Orientation & Mobility specialist at Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center in Austin, will be our guest speaker. Premier High School at Travis 1211 E. Oltorf

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

Zilker Botanical Garden Open House - 10am - 1pm Featured events include Garden Tours, Plant Clinic, Flower Arranging Demonstrations, Growing Culinary Herbs and more... Zilker Botanical Garden 2220 Barton Springs Rd. (512) 4778672 Sunday, September 22

Thursday, September 26

Saturday, September 28 City of Sunset Valley WorldFest - 4pm - 8:30pm featuring music, dance and food of Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil. The event will take place on the grounds of City Hall, located at 3205 Jones Rd. (512) 892-1383 Information Fair for Adults with Special Needs - 9am - 2pm The event will feature expert speakers & an exhibit hall of service providers geared to the special needs community. The event is free and open to the public. Marbridge Community Ranch at 2310 Bliss Spillar Rd. 512-282-1144

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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, September 21 CASA Superhero Run - 7 am – Registration, Check-In (T-Shirt and Bib Pick-Up), Costume Contest and Superhero Activities. Mueller Lake Park & Hangar - 4550 Mueller Blvd. Fri., Sept 27 - Sun., Sept 29 Renewable Energy Roundup Green Living Fair - You can see the latest in eco-friendly technologies. Learn how to save and create your own energy. Attend informative talks by the experts. MarketPlaatz 100 East Main Street Fredericksburg or call 830-997-2350 for more details 30th Annual Fall Pecan Street Festival - The Festival is great for families and offers everything from interactive workshops for kids, to a petting zoo, face painting, magicians, and festival-inspired rides. - Downtown Sixth Street

Kids Calendar Ongoing Events

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

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 materiFriday, September 20 als needed. 512-495-9224 / www. O’Henry Round Up - 6pm - 9pm The 2013 annual carnival, Round At Austin Children’s Museum: Up, is open to all ages so round up Community Night - Come out and your friends and family and plan play EVERY Wednesday night at to join us! Please check out www. 5pm and enjoy exhibits, storytime and a variety of hands-on activities. for more information! 2610 West Themed stories, songs,d activities. 10th Street Tuesday - Saturday: 11am, 1pm & 3pm. Baby Bloomers- Every Mon.. Saturday, September 21 For kids 3 & under & their caregivers. Storytimes 9:30 & 11am; Singa-long 10:30am at Austin Children’s Museum, 201 Colorado St.. 4722499 / Storytime - Tuesdays & Wednesdays at the Hampton Library, 5125 Convict Hill Rd. Toddler at 10:15 Libbie’s Annual Birthday Bash am, Preschool (ages 3-5) at 11am. - 10am - 2pm obstacle course, vel892-6680. cro wall, enchanted fairy forest and Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary superhero recruiting station, live - Join us in making Animal Enrich- kid’s entertainment, and a dance ment (toys for animals) every Mon- party, too! A wonderful cake by day and Wednesday at 11:30am in Bountiful Bakery and Café, Amy’s the Picnic Grove and Story Time Ice Creams and macaroni and on Tuesdays and Thursdays at cheese! The Loving Libbie Memo11:15am and 1:15pm in the Peacock Barn. Both activities are in- rial Foundation provides relief to

Arts & Entertainment cont. New Events Thursday, September 19 Danny Britt - 7pm Evangeline Cafe 8106 Brodie Lane 512. 2822586 The Texas KGB - 6pm Billy Bacon and the Forbidden Pigs - 9pm Canvas People - 11pm Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood. 26403183

Son Y No Son - 6:30pm Central Market 4477 S. Lamar Blvd. 512899-4300 T Jarrod Bonta Trio - 7pm Satellite Bistro & Bar 5900 Slaughter Ln #400 288-9994 The Eggmen - 7pm Nutty BrownCafe 12225 Highway 290 West 512-301-4648 $7 cover Sunday, September 22

Friday, September 20 Eleven Hundred Springs9:30pm Broken Spoke 3201 South Lamar 442-6189 Silo Road - 7pm Hill’s Cafe 4700 South Congress 851.9300 Jump Star - 7pm “A very good cover band” Senor Buddy’s 8600 Hwy 290 West (512) 288-0437 Charlie Pierce - 4pm Korsack - 8pm $7 Kem Watts 11pm $7 Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood. 264-0318

Central Texas children with cancer. Austin Ridge Bible Church, 9300 Bee Cave Rd. $10

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

Saturday, September 28

Cold Steel Revolver - 7pm at the Nutty Brown Cafe 12225 Highway 290 West 512-301-4648 Free

Dale Watson - 9:30pm Broken Spoke 3201 South Lamar 4426189 Cary Windham - 7pm Hill’s Cafe 4700 South Congress 851.9300 The Nowhere Man Unplugged - 7pm Senor Buddy’s 8600 Hwy 290 West (512) 288-0437 Wally West and Them Lostbound Souls - 7pm Nutty Brown Cafe 12225 Highway 290 West 512-301-4648 Free

Soul Wagon - Satellite Bistro & Bar 5900 Slaughter Ln #400 2889994 Jimmy Lee - 6:30pm Stop in for the Beer Tasting at “Brewniversity” Central Market 4477 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-899-4300

Friday, September 27

The Swing Demons - 7pm Satellite Bistro & Bar 5900 Slaughter Ln #400 288-9994 Gospel Brunch w/ The Purgatory Players - 11am Strange Brew 5326 Manchaca Rd 512-8287636 Monday, September 23 Texas Songwriters Showcase WC Jameson hosts Greg Whitfield - 8pm Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood. 264-03183 Tuesday, September 24 Dime Store Poets - 7pm Evangeline Cafe 8106 Brodie Lane 512. 282-2586

Charlie Peirce - 4pm Dickie Lee Erwin - 8:30pm $7 Zak Perry Band - 10:30 $10 Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood. 264-03183 Rumbullion - 6:30pm Central Market 4477 S. Lamar Blvd. 512899-4300 Saturday, September 28 Kurt Grein - 7pm Hill’s Cafe 4700 South Congress 851.9300 Billy Mata - 9:30pm Broken Spoke 3201 South Lamar 442-6189

Alissa Beyer & Ryan Todd - 4pm Justin Bailey - 6:30pm Blake Henley - 830pm Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood. 264-0318 HAAM Benefit Day - with The Kimbles - 5% of sales go to benefit HAAM! - Satellite Bistro & Bar 5900 Slaughter Ln #400 288-9994 Wednesday, September 25 Rick McRae - 7pm Evangeline Cafe 8106 Brodie Lane 512. 2822586

Day Out With Thomas - 8:30am - 7pm Children and their families can take a 25 min. ride with Thomas the Tank Engine and meet Sir Toppam Hatt, Controller of the Railway. Storytelling & hands on Arts and Crafts. Burnet Comm. Center 401 E. Jackson St 866-468-7630 Fall Fest Pioneer Days - 10am 4pm Meet trade demonstrators, eat festive foods cooked over the campfire, listen to music, play pioneer games, and even ride in a covered wagon. Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead, located in Founders Park in Dripping Springs. Address is 570 Founders Park Road, just off Ranch Road 12, headed north from Hwy 290. 512- 858-2030

Earl Poole Ball - 6:30pm Central Market 4477 S. Lamar Blvd. 512899-4300 Free

Janice Maynard *CD Release* - 9pm Broken Spoke 3201 South Lamar 442-6189

Saturday, September 21

Thursday, September 26

The Derailers - 9:30pm Broken Spoke 3201 South Lamar 4426189

Cleve and Sweet Mary - 7pm Evangeline Cafe 8106 Brodie Lane 512. 282-2586

Brian Turner Band - 7pm Hill’s Cafe 4700 South Congress 851.9300

Amada Pena’s 70th Birthday w/ Pauline Reese & Chris Wall and many guests - 9pm Broken Spoke 3201 South Lamar 4426189

Texas Skyz - 8pm $7 Dickie Lee Erwin - 11:30pm $7 Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., 264-03183 Vu Doodes - 7pm Senor Buddy’s 8600 Hwy 290 West (512) 2880437

Robin Wiley - 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

Susan Arbuckle- 7pm Senor Buddy’s 8600 Hwy 290 West (512) 288-0437 $10 Bonnie Bishop Benefit - 7:30pm $25 Owen Temple - 11pm $10 Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood. 26403183 Duane Carter Trio - 7pm Satellite Bistro & Bar 5900 Slaughter Ln #400 288-9994 Austin Meade - 7pm at the Nutty Brown Cafe 12225 Highway 290 West 512-301-4648 Free Sunday, September 29 Gospel Brunch with “The Cracker Box” - 12pm - 2pm Maria’s Taco Express 2529 South Lamar Boulevard 444-0261

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Musical theater

The Book of Mormon is coming to Austin Performances are October 1-13 at UT’s Bass Concert Hall The producers of the national tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, and Lexus Broadway in Austin at Texas Performing Arts announced tickets are available by visiting, by phone at (512) 477-6060 or Bass Concert Hall box office, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. Group orders of 15 or more may be placed by calling (877) 275-3804 or email Austin. groups@broadwayacrossamerica. com. THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics

by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the landmark animated series, “South Park.” Tony Award-winner Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q. The musical is choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker. THE BOOK OF MORMON is the winner of nine Tony Awards, inContinued on page 22

THE BOOK OF MORMON is the winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book.

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Special Fall Advertising Section

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

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sets family flooring business apart 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.

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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ProTect Painters specializes in exterior house painting

Since opening his ProTect Painters business in 2009, Dan Schaeffer has provided the Austin community with affordable, top-quality painting services. ProTect Painters is a professional painting contractor franchise which specializes in exterior house painting, as well as commercial painting projects. “The ProTect Painters franchise model was one that truly appealed to me,” said UT MBA grad Schaeffer. “A fresh coat of paint is something that every home eventually needs and painting can be an extremely time-consuming task for homeowners. I liked that ProTect Painters offered a business model that makes sense. ” Specializing in residential and commercial exterior and interior painting, Dan Schaeffer

and his painting crews at Protect Painters offer the latest in environmentally friendly products. ProTect Painters provides local homeowners and businesses with highly-skilled, trustworthy, and fully insured painting professionals who provide superior craftsmanship. Mix in unparalleled customer service and a stress-free home improvement experience and you have a winning formula. “As Austin continues to grow, I believe the demand for professional painting services will remain high. I oversee all my jobs from start to finish and my painting crews mirror my level of dedication to quality and service. That has helped us tremendously so far and will continue to drive the business forward,” says Schaeffer.

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Fall is a good time to get your herb garden started The ornamental value of herbs enables them to be used in flower beds, borders, rock gardens, or corner plantings. Some herbs are annuals while others are perennial or come up year after year. You can locate annual herbs in your annual flower garden or vegetable garden. The perennial herbs should be located at the side of the garden where they won’t interfere with next year’s soil preparation. Care for the herb garden will be similar to your vegetable or flower garden. Select a sunny, well-drained location. Apply a slow-release fertilizer at the rate of 2 pounds per 100 square feet. Water as necessary during dry periods. Generally, you need about one inch of water per week, if not supplied by natural rainfall. A mulch will help conserve soil moisture and reduce weed growth as well. The mints prefer moist soil so they will require more frequent watering. Annual and biennial herbs can be established by planting the seed directly in the garden or starting seeds indoors for later transplanting to the garden. You can save seed produced by the herb plants for next year’s crop or obtain seed from your local garden center or seed catalog. Some herb seeds such as dill, anise, caraway, or coriander can be used for flavorings. Perennial herbs can be propagated by cuttings or by division. Divide plants every 3 to 4 years in the early spring. The plants should be dug up and cut into several sections. You can also cut 4 to 6 inch sections of the stem and root these by placing the cuttings in moist sand in a shady area. In 4 to 8 weeks, roots should form on these cuttings. Herbs such as sage, winter savory, and thyme can be propagated by cuttings. Chives, lovage, and tarragon can be propagated by division of the roots or crowns. Leaves of many herbs such as parsley and chives can be harvested for fresh seasonings. On these plants you can gradually remove some of the leaves as you need them. Don’t remove all the foliage at one time. These plants will produce over a long period of time if they are cared for well. On rosemary and thyme, clip the tops when the plants are in full

bloom. Usually, leaves and flowers are harvested together. Basil, fennel, mint, sage, summer savory, sweet marjoram, tarragon, and winter savory are harvested just before the plant starts to bloom. Chervil and parsley leaves can be cut and dried anytime. Lovage leaves should be harvested early during the first flush of growth. After harvesting, hang the herbs in loosely tied bundles in a well-ventilated room. You can also spread the branches on a screen, cheesecloth, or hardware cloth. For herbs where leaves only are needed, the leaves can be spread on flat trays. Keep dust off the herbs by a cloth or similar protective cover that will allow moisture to pass through. Many of the herbs we grow today are from the Mediterranean region of the world and thus hot, dry summer weather suits them

perfectly. All too often gardeners lose herbs because they don’t have good enough drainage (they really do best in a raised bed) or because they don’t have them in the right exposure. Most require sun. The mints and a few other herbs will grow well in shade or partial shade. Following is a list and description of some commonly used, adapted herbs for this area: BASIL - This is one of the easiest of all herbs to grow. It is a rather strong herb, but one that is delightful when chopped fine and mixed with butter. In addition to the standard green forms, there’s a purple-leafed basil and a lemon-scented basil. Basil is quite tender so at the first sign of frost you can expect to lose it. CAMOMILE - This herb makes one of the best of all herbal teas. There are two varieties. English

and German camomile. The dried blossoms of either can be used to make tea. You’ll need to experiment with the amount you want to use, but try pouring boiling water over about one tablespoon for each cup desired and then filter this through

a tea strainer after it has steeped for about 10 to 15 minutes. CATNIP - Is an interesting herb to grow, especially if you have cats. The cats like to roll all over the catnip

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Herbs, continued as well as any surrounding plants, so you’ll probably find it’s best to grow this herb in a hanging basket. Although it is sometimes used to make a hot tea, catnip’s main attribute seems to be known only by cats. COMFREY - C omfrey is a rank-growing herb with large “donkey-ear� leaves that remind one of green sandpaper. It has been promoted as being high in protein and an excellent foodstuff, but unfortunately, it’s hard to find a suitable way to eat it. It is widely used as a tea made either from the leaves or from the roots. LEMON BALM - Is a member of the mint family and it can be a very rank growing plant. The leaves have a strong lemon odor and make a delightful tea or they can be used to flavor regular teas. Because of its extreme vigor, it’s probably best to grow this plant in a confined bed area or in containers. MARJORAM and OREGANO - These herbs are quite similar, although marjoram is considered the milder of the two. They’re both easy to grow and can be used year round. Except in an extreme winter, they look better in the fall and winter than in mid-summer when the growth begins to slow. Oregano is the familiar herb in pizzas and one plant would make a lot of pizzas. MINTS - There are many mints. Spearmint is one of the most popular and the easiest to grow. Peppermint is more difficult to grow. There’s a pineapple mint, an apple mint, an orange mint (this is so vigorous it soon becomes a weed) and many variations of these basic fragrances. All mints appreciate moisture and do best where they get afternoon shade. A good place to plant spearmint is at the base of a downspout. ROSEMARY - Rosemary comes in many forms from a bush that grows up to four feet tall to a low-growing groundcover variety. The fragrance is rather strong but rosemary is typically used with many meat dishes, especially chicken. One good idea is to use a cut sprig of rosemary to dip into barbecue sauce and then brush it on chicken. CHIVES - Smallest member of the onion family. Chives are easily grown from seed or transplants. Use any way you would onions. Perfect topping with sour cream for baked potatoes. Add to cottage cheese,

omelets, sauces, and garnish for almost any dish. CORIANDER - Also known as Cilantro or Chinese Parsley. Well known in this area for the use of the leaves in Mexican cooking. Always available in the produce section. Leaves have a very strong “clean� flavor. Use only young leaves, the older ones are too strong. The seeds have a flavor similar to orange and are used in pastries, sausage, cooked fruit, and are an important ingredient in pickling spice and curry powder. Easily grown from seed and can sometimes be found growing wild in this area. Sow seeds every few weeks to have a steady supply of young leaves. DILL - One of the easiest herbs to grow from seed. Will easily become a weed if seed heads are allowed to dry on the plant. Use in pickling, add to cottage or cream cheese, most vegetables, fish, and the dried seed can be added to bread dough for a caraway-like flavor. Add to vinegar used to make salad dressings. The large green caterpillars that love to eat dill will turn into swallowtail butterflies, so plant enough for you and them. PARSLEY - Without a doubt the most used and least eaten herb in the world. Millions of pounds are used to garnish everything and promptly thrown away. A shame because parsley is loaded with vitamins and minerals. Parsley comes in two forms, the flat leaved or Italian parsley, and the curled or French parsley. There are many hybrids of each available as seeds or transplants. Seed is slow to germinate, but worth the wait. Parsley can have

problems with root maggots in this area. Parsley is a biennial, producing leaves the first year and flowers the next. Not only is parsley a garnish for any dish, it is excellent dipped in a batter and deep fried. Brown with butter and garlic for a sauce to baste grilled meats. SAGE - This is another herb that doubles as a durable landscape plant in this area. Very drought resistant; it can be killed by overwatering. Sage is best started from transplants or cuttings, but can be started from seed. There are many varieties of sage available, including Garden, Golden, Blue, Pineapple, Tri-color, and Clary. All can be used in cooking. Sage leaves should always be dried before using. Sage is a must in stuffing for poultry. Roast it with pork, add to butter and saute chicken in it. Goes well in egg and cheese dishes. Dried leaves will keep their flavor for years. THYME - With over 400 species available, this herb is another valuable plant to use in beds, rock gardens and as landscape accents. Varieties available locally include Common, Woolly, “Mother-ofThyme�, Lemon, English, Silver, and Golden. Thyme goes well in most meat dishes, poultry, fish, soups and vegetable dishes. Add a pinch of thyme to a tablespoon of honey and add to drained cooked carrots and onions. Thyme is a key herb used to make Cajun gumbo. Thyme, along with Sage, Rosemary, Marjoram, and Oregano should be considered the basics of every herb garden.

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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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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”

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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


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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:

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When asked about price and funding options for a potential Oak Hill Parkway project, project leader Wade Strong said that while price is not an immediate consideration, tolling is a viable option. “Funding is certainly an issue,” said Strong, Chief Operating Officer at Rodriguez Transportation Group. “In order to get a project constructed within the next five to ten years, tolling is probably going to be the answer. If the community and folks in the Austin area decide they don’t want a toll road, it’s going to be a long time before it’s constructed unless funds are found by some other means. That’s just the reality.” Mopac South What’s new: Jimmie Roberts, an engineer with Jacobs Engineering who’s leading the Mopac South project, said improvements for the stretch of road from Ladybird Lake to Slaughter include two separate projects. The first project involves improvements at two intersections: Mopac and Slaughter Lane and Mopac and La Crosse Avenue. “What we’re looking at doing there is just making some operational improvements— some safety improve-

“In order to get a project constructed within the next five to ten years, tolling is probably going to be the answer. – Wade Strong, project engineer ments to help those intersections flow a little bit better than they do now,” Roberts said. When: Citizens can provide feedback on the two intersections on Oct. 24 at the Parkside Village commercial center. From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mobility Authority staff will be present at a tent and table setup to discuss the project and collect community responses. The larger Mopac South project stretches 8.2 miles, from just north of Ladybird Lake to Slaughter Lane. Roberts said the project team will be doing alternatives analysis and considering the use of a variety of mobility improvements, ranging from general purpose lanes to high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes and express lanes. “We’re looking at a wide spectrum of options for improving mobility in that eight mile section of Mopac South,” Robert said. An open house on the larger Mopac

South project (from Cesar Chavez to Slaughter) will take place on Nov. 7 at Bowie High at 5 p.m. SH 45 Southwest What’s new: The controversial SH 45 Southwest, a proposed 3.6 mile stretch of road to connect Mopac with FM 1626, will be back in the spotlight for an upcoming open house. When: Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. at Bailey Middle School. Similar to the Oak Hill Parkway events, the meeting will focus on gathering input on solutions for the project. Despite the roadway’s long and rocky history, Strong said the community meeting represents a fresh start for the project. “We just want to meet with the public for the first time and kick that project off,” Strong said. “We’re not coming in with any preconceived notion of what the project should be.”

program fights crime Continued from p. 1 Watch training program for those interested in starting a Neighborhood Watch program in their community. The training program will be held at 7 p.m. at 8656 Hwy. 71 West, Building A. The Barton Hills Neighborhood Watch Program began eight years ago when Luther, a longtime Barton Hills resident, noticed a rise in property crime in the area. “We became more surrounded by the city,” Luther said. “We noticed that our crime rate was beginning to rise to the point that people— like the weather—were always complaining about it and nothing happened.” Luther determined that the key to crime reduction in his neighborhood was to involve the neighborhood residents. “I began to map where crimes occurred in our neighborhood, specifically, on a large scale map, and began to notice patterns where things occurred. I thought ‘this is a problem and we just need a solution,’” Luther said. “Our neighbors themselves are the solution.” By recruiting neighbors to patrol

the streets in clearly marked Barton Hills Neighborhood Watch cars, Luther discovered that the community was able to be proactive in reporting and stopping crimes. Neighborhood Watch volunteers coordinate patrolling schedules to ensure that someone is watching the area while other residents have to be away from their homes. Luther said with about 25 volunteers, the Barton Hills Neighborhood Watch program is able to have someone on the street for five days a week during typical workday hours (8:30 a.m. to about 4 p.m.). “Our people, as neighborhood watch volunteers, know what they’re looking for,” Luther said. “They watch front doors to make sure that they’re closed. They look for garage doors open. They look for movement around the house. They look for strange cars. They know the neighborhood and when a strange car is there they’ll notice. If it becomes a suspicious car then they know how to report it.” Luther said criminals are deterred from entering a neighborhood that’s on alert. Continued on next page

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Neighborhood Watch program fights crime Continued from p. 21 “There’s a lot more of us than there are of them,” Luther said. “I think we’re a little wiser than they are and we’re certainly more dedicated.” Luther said the training program will offer advice on how to start a Neighborhood Watch program as well as insight into the operations of the award winning Barton Hills Neighborhood Watch, which received an award for Outstanding Crime Prevention Program by the Central Texas Crime Prevention Association and the Commander’s Commendation Award from the southwest division of the Austin Police Department. “We’ll also throw in some really interesting things that I’ve learned over the years,” Luther said. “We offer one segment on how to make your home more secure for less than one dollar.” Travis County Precinct 3 Constable Sally Hernandez said Neighborhood Watch programs are able to prevent crime by utilizing more manpower than the police department is able to provide. “There are more eyes and ears on the street. It also shows that the community doesn’t want to be a victim,” Hernandez said. “They’re going to be more proactive and I think that in itself discourages people from coming into the neighborhood to commit crimes.” Hernandez said these preventative programs teach citizens to look out for suspicious activity and avoid door-to-door scams.

“Unfortunately, most of the stories I know—coming from the (District Attorney’s) Office—are after the fact,” Hernandez said. “Now I can work on prevention, whereas before it was always prosecuting those who’d committed the crime.” Luther said making sure volunteers understand the safety precautions and rules of Neighborhood Watch is an integral part of the training process. Luther said through thorough training during orientation, volunteers are instructed not to be armed and not to leave their vehicle when patrolling. The training is focused on how to report to and work with the police. “If you’re unarmed and unable to get out of your car, then that cuts down on the possibility of you winding up in a situation that is dangerous,” Luther said. “It protects the community, it protects our neighborhood and it protects individuals. So we’re very adamant about that.” Potential volunteers undergo an interview process to ensure that they understand the purpose of Neighborhood Watch. “This is not a vigilante program. Neighborhood Watch does not take the law into its own hands,” Luther said. “They approach it systematically, not emotionally. We want to make sure everyone understands that.” Luther said he’s most proud of the community of volunteers that the Barton Hills Neighborhood Watch has built.

Commissioner’s Corner Continued from p. 7 more from them. We hear so much about “affordability” here in Austin and Travis County. A big portion of that is the increasing tax burden imposed on our residents by ALL of our taxing entities—including utility and other fees, sales taxes, property taxes, and assorted huge bond elections. We’ve seen newspaper editorials, guest editorials, and letters to the editor that call for all taxing entities to do their part to lessen the tax burden for all.

As the Austin American-Statesman calls for all taxing jurisdictions to lessen their tax burdens, who will take the lead? I say, let’s have Travis County be the one. For the last 10 years we’ve increased the General Fund an average 6.9% each year (averaging a $28.4 million increase each year). Take out FY 09 and FY 10 (when we were forced to hold the line during a recession), then our increase averaged 8.1% each year (averaging a $33.2 million increase each year). We need to take that FY 10 mentality (1.1% increase for a $4.9

Precinct 3 million increase). We need to show our taxpayers that we hear their plea, we know their plight, and that Travis County is willing to do its part to help alleviate their tax burden. To paraphrase an email from one of my constituents: “Take a bold step to provide relief for the taxpayers… send a signal to the City that it too can find ways to reduce their budget”. We need to send the following message to ALL the taxing jurisdictions: “Travis County is offering tax relief for our constituents, and we challenge you to do the same thing”.

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the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album; four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Musical, and the Drama League Award for Best Musical. THE BOOK OF MORMON features set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Brian Ronan. Orchestrations are by Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus. Music direction and vocal arrangements are by Stephen Oremus. For more information, visit www.

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Watershed Steward Workshop Oct. 11, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and police community partnerships; Creek Mall at 5 p.m. You will have a LCRA Redbud Center, 3601 Lake and (4) Send a message to criminals chance to meet specialized units such Austin Blvd. This free workshop on water quality letting them know neighborhoods are as K-9 and SWAT and the many first organized and fighting back. responders that serve our community.  issues related to the Austin area is open to anyone interested in improving wa  From 6pm to 10pm, residents are asked to lock their doors, turn on Oak Hill Business and Professional ter quality in the Austin region and is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife outside lights, and spend the evening Association monthly meeting with neighbors and Emergency Re- Thursday, October 5, 11:30 am -1 pm Extension Service and the Texas State sponders.  Many neighborhoods in Mandolaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian Market at Arbor Soil and Water Conservation Board in coordination with the LCRA. the county will be hosting a variety Trails, 4301 W. William Cannon The workshop will primarily focus of special events such as block parties, This monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s featured speaker is cookouts, parades, a visit from law en- David Tandy, CEO of Independence on water quality issues relating to the forcement, flashlight walks, contests, Title speaking on Economic update.. Colorado River, including current youth activities and anticrime rallies.  The public is invited and new mem- efforts to help improve and protect   Join the Sheriff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office for the Kick bers are always welcome. For more water in the area. The training will include a discussion of watershed Off party on October 1st at the Barton information, go to

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Dawgs win a thriller over Dragons Continued from p. 9 a short scoring run, before Dragon quarterback Collin Hinson sprinted across the goal line for a successful two-point conversion. Round Rock scored again with a long pass play on 3rd and 22 to move in front 15-7 at the half. McGarah caught his second touchdown after Eschenburg threw deep, behind the protection of offensive linemen Kyle Mealey, Caleb Teague, Keith McAlonan and Clayton Law.

Story sprinted up the middle and cruised over the goal line for an 8-yard touchdown, as Round Rock moved in front 22-14 with a subsequent successful two point conversion. Eschenburg’s physical run through the center of the Dragon defense gave Bowie a first down in the red zone. Johnson then took a quick toss from Eshenburg and dashed 19 yards down the sideline, putting the ball through the orange pylon for a Bulldog touchdown. Jake Walton’s


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reception from Eschenburg on the two-point play tied the game 22-22. Story broke five tackles on a jaunt to the 1-yard line, before darting over the goal line for his third score. Myers scored the final touchdowns for Bowie, and Flanigan added the extra point before the specialist iced the game with a 40-yard field goal. Round Rock made the kick easier after the Dragons were offsides on a 45-yard miss by the junior kicker. Bowie now hosts a talented San Antonio Roosevelt squad led by quarterback Jacob Preciado, who threw for four touchdowns and ran for another in a win over Stevens. Rough Rider cornerback/receiver Arrion Springs has a verbal commitment to attend Oregon.

Zach Velasquez (#22) fields a punt for the Bowie Bulldogs.

Gazette Student Athlete of the Week Continued from p. 9

Caroline Phillips

need to start really staying strong throughout the entire match.” Born in Austin, Phillips attended Casis Elementary before advancing to Kealing Magnet Program. Playing at the club level for Austin Juniors, Austin Performance and Texas Eclipse allowed Caroline to fine-tune her volleyball skills. She played on freshman and junior varsity squads at Austin High before moving up to the varsity club last

Preston Oliver

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playing on the freshman basketball team, Oliver began to focus on football and track. In the spring, he competes on the 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 relay teams, in addition to running in the 400-meter event. Presently, Oliver joins with Pedro Martinez, Joseph Lewright, Zach Velasquez and Tyler Walker to form an impressive defensive secondary for the Bulldogs. In a recent victory over Round Rock, Oliver blocked a field goal in the second quarter and

year. “As a libero, I’m kind of the quarterback of the defense,” she noted. “I go in for the middles and I’m all defense the whole game.” The eldest of two children born to Michael and Susan Phillips, Caroline has important advice for younger pupils aspiring to compete athletically at the high school level. “It takes a lot of commitment and passion,” said Caroline. “You have to have your heart in the sport and want it enough to keep your grades up.” In her spare time, Caroline enjoys watching her younger brother

Robert play football for the Maroons junior varsity contingent. Business Management instructor and varsity boys’ basketball assistant coach Woody Robinson is Caroline’s favorite teacher at Austin High. “He holds the spirit of Austin High,” Phillips noted. Following graduation, Caroline plans to attend college and pursue a degree in a mathematically oriented subject. Phillips and fellow captain Carly Johnson entertain Del Valle on Friday with the first serve set for 6:30 p.m.

repeatedly showcased strong cover skills on deep throws by the Dragon quarterback. Preston says he improved significantly as a cornerback over the summer at 7 on 7 games. The youngest of three children born to Rob and Debbie Oliver, Preston has twice been invited to a ceremony honoring the top ten percent of his class. Both of Preston’s older sisters were Silver Stars at Bowie. His favorite athletic experience occurred when he intercepted a pass and sprinted into the end zone during a playoff game versus Round Rock

last year. “Logan Martin had a pick six and two plays later I got a pick six,” he recalled. Contemporary Issues instructor Mr. Ellerbrock is Preston’s favorite teacher at Bowie. “He teaches you about life and gives you a different point of view in aspects of life,” the senior defender noted. Oliver practiced Monday in preparation for Bowie’s game Friday versus San Antonio Roosevelt. “We worked on getting their basic fundamental plays down and finding their tendencies,” Oliver said.

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Maroons still looking for first win by Patrick Olson

Following setbacks at Pflugerville and Cedar Ridge, the Austin High football team must rely on a young defense to notch that first win for the 2013 season. “We’re lacking depth in a lot of areas,” defensive coordinator Craig Charlton said before practice Tuesday. “We’ll also play really good, then let a big play occur. We are trying to be more consistent.” Led by sophomore quarterback Beau Kalbacher, Austin High hosts McNeil on Thursday at House Park, with kick off set for 7:30 p.m. The Maroons visited a motivated Pflugerville club after the Panthers were destroyed by Bowie in their opener. With Clarence Guidry and Jonathan Wallace pacing the ground game, Pflugerville ran for over 300 yards and dominated the line of scrimmage. Mason Choate scored a pair of rushing touchdowns and Deon Barnes added a score on the ground, but the Maroons encountered difficulty blocking for extra point attempts, as the Panthers prevailed 37-18. Cedar Ridge entertained Austin High on their homecoming, and

proceeded to record a 35-10 victory over the Maroons. Junior kicker Finn Hockey converted a field goal in the first half for the Maroons, but Raider quarterback Michael McCann threw for a pair of touchdowns en route to accumulating nearly 200 yards of aerial offense. Maroon cornerback Desmon Barrett must combine with safeties Chris Elizondo and Franklin Tirrell to limit Maverick signal caller Hayden Cooper’s success through the air. “Our safeties have got to play a big part in getting a win,” the coach added. On the defensive front, linemen Tyler Cole, Wyatt Simmons, Josh

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Quarterback Beau Kalbacher.

Crockett Cougars get ready for District play by Patrick Olson The Crockett football team built a 16-0 lead at Lockhart, before falling 17-16. Then Seguin came to town last Friday and departed with a 55-27 triumph over the brown and gold. “Our team is progressing well and competing hard,” said coach John Waugh. “I feel we are on the right track to open district play in two weeks. Many questions have been answered in respect to our quarterback and offensive line positions.” The Cougars venture south Friday to face Drippings Springs with kick off set for 7:30 p.m. Through three games, quarterback Zach Ochoa continues to improve, completing 67 percent of his throws for 493 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions. At running back, Justin Miller has 266 yards on 39 attempts with three scoring runs. Trevon Louis leads the team with

15 catches for 258 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Nikko Tamez found the end zone twice, with a total of 105 yards on seven grabs. Crockett averages 6.4 yards per offensive play. Defensively, Seth Riojas paces the club with 35 tackles and a pair of sacks. Jonathan Garcia snagged two interceptions and has 21 tackles. DJ Wilhite’s persistent attack mode has resulted in a fumble recovery and two blocked punts. Louis Sanchez paces the team with four tackles for loss. Garcia averages eight yards on punt returns. The Tigers feature quarterback TJ Coble and running back Bobby Credeur. After two defeats on the road to open the 2013 campaign, Dripping Springs returned home last Friday and slipped past Wimberley 41-36. Last year, the Tigers took down the Cougars 49-17 at Burger Stadium.

Christman and returning veteran Robert Navejas rotate in and out, but need to corral McNeil rusher Colton Russell. “Their running back is pretty good,” Charlton acknowledged. “They put him at quarterback sometimes for a zone read and sometimes at wide receiver. They try to get him the ball as much as possible.” At linebacker, Austin High features juniors Foster Keene and Patrick Dowell. The Maroons defeated the Mavericks last year 48-27.

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Austin High volleyball update by Patrick Olson Austin High suffered a 13-25, 20-25, 25-17, 21-25 defeat to New Braunfels Canyon in the Lady Maroonsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; next to last non-district encounter. Carly Johnson delivered 23 digs defensively, while Anna Carlson blasted 15 kills offensively. Setter Hannah Stinson had 39 assists while Breanna Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strong work at the net led to a block for the sophomore middle blocker. Caroline Phillips served an ace in the second game cutting the Canyon advantage to 24-19, before the visitors prevailed 25-20. Jackson displayed fast reflexes at the net flicking over a successful return that put Austin High on top 20-13 in the third game. Errant Canyon returns sealed the third game for the home team 25-17. The fourth game went back and forth with a block by Stinson tying it at 10-10. Phillips served another ace and the Maroons went in front before Canyon built a 20-17 lead. Another kill by Johnson and good instincts at the net from Stinson kept the contest close but kills by Madison Williams led to the Cougars winning the final game 25-21.

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