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Volume 9, Number 2 Davenport Ranch Neighborhood Association

February 2013 www.DavenportRanch.org

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWSLETTER

Austin Newcomers Club February ANC Publicity Input

Austin Newcomers Club is dedicated to introducing new residents to Austin while extending a hand to make new acquaintances and join fun Interest Groups. This month our luncheon program will feature James L. Haley, a noted Texas author of nearly twenty books. He’ll speak about his newest book, THE TEXAS SUPREME COURT: A Narrative History, 1836-1986. One tale from the book: LAW & ORDER COMES TO TEXAS During the first court session in East Texas, one feudist who had been hauled in for trial thumped his Bowie knife into the judicial bench and declared, “This, sir, is the law in Shelby County!” Unfazed, Judge Robert M. Williamson leaned back, cocked his pistol, and said, “Well this, sir, is the constitution that overrules your law. Sit down.” What with feudists, Indian raids, Mexican invasions, high water, yellow fever, illiterate clerks, drunken juries, and people who thought they had a God-given right to do whatever they liked, it took a while for law to come to Texas. Come hear how it happened! The monthly luncheon will be held on Wednesday, February 20

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at Green Pastures restaurant, located at 811 West Live Oak in Austin. We get together at around 11:00 a.m. for a social hour with lunch at 12:00 noon. The luncheon is $20 per person; reservations are required, and payment must be received by Thursday, February 14. The club website is www.AustinNewcomers.com and the telephone number is (512) 314-5100. James L. Haley, author

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Davenport Ranch IMPORTANT NUMBERS

2012 DAVENPORT BOARD

DAVENPORT - CENTRAL WEST DISTRICT OF POLICE DEPT

President: Joe Thrash, Architectural Review...........jthrash@austin.rr.com Vice Presidents: Matt Matthews, Architectural Review..................................... .......................................................matt@mattmatthews.com John Soyring................................................john@soyring.net Larry Eisenberg................................ leisenberg@sbcglobal.net Nila Williams....................................nila@ameliabullock.com Treasurer: Don Neville..................................... dneville@reddwerks.com Secretary: Sybil Raney.......................................sybilraney@hotmail.com Association Manager Earline Wakefield............... earline.wakefield@goodwintx.com

NEW BAKER 4 DR SENIOR PATROL OFFICER Darrell Grayson .......................................... 512-947-5242 ..........................................Darrell.Grayson@ci.austin.tx.us EMERGENGY Police and Fire Emergencies.......................................... 9-1-1 Reports/Non-Emergencies................................................311 HOSPITALS South Austin Hospital (10 miles).................... 512-447-2211 901 W. Ben White Blvd Brackenridge hospital...................................... 512-324-7000 601 15th Street Seton Hospital (10.5 miles)............................. 512-324-1000 corner of 35th and Medical Pkwy - best choice for serious problems Children's Hospital of Austin (13 miles)......... 512-324-8000 I-35 and 15th Seton Northwest (10 miles)............................. 512-324-6000 11113 Research (183 N just past Braker) North Austin Hospital (8.5 miles)................... 512-901-1000 Mopac and Parmer Heart Hospital ............................................... 512-407-7000 3801 N. Lamar Urgent Care day and after hours: Austin Regional Clinic – FarWest.................... 512-346-6611 6835 Austin Center Blvd Poison Control............................................. 1-800-222-1222 ANIMAL CONTROL Envirocare Pest Control................................... 512-416-9191 Animal Pick up (dead animals) ...............................494-9400 Animal Control (pick up stray or injured)...............972-6060 Barking Dog ....................................................................311 UTILITIES Austin Energy Customer Service..................... 512-494-9400 Austin Water Utility........................................ 512-494-9400 Texas Gas Service Customer Service................ 800-700-2443 Time Warner Cable Customer Service............. 512-485-5555 Phone Payments.......................................... 512-485-6500 SBC 24-hr Info Line:................................... 1-888-294-8433 Residential Phone Ordering:..................... 1-800-464-7928 Residential Phone Repair:......................... 1-800-246-8464 MISCELLANEOUS Goodwin Management, Inc........................... 512- 502-7517 Abandoned Cars......................................................280-0075 Airport- A.B.I.A. Flight Info. .................................530-2242 Garbage Collection.................................................494-9400 Lost mailbox key, Jim Howe; jimhowe@cox.net......844-4222 Streetlight Problem .................................................505-7617 Street Signs: Bridge & Street, Sam West..................974-8775 Street Sign Replacement..........................................457-4885 Hazardous Waste ....................................................974-4343 2

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MANAGEMENT INFORMATION Goodwin Management, Inc 11149 Research, Suite 100 • Austin,Texas 78759-5227 Office 512 502-7526 • Cell: 512 470-5104 • Fax: 512 346-4873 PRESIDENT DAVENPORT RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD MASTER BOARD Meredith Landry...................................................tejas42@aol.com NEWSLETTER PUBLISHER Peel, Inc............................................................. 512-263-9181

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CHEERS for Children Wine, Bourbon and Food Tasting February 23, 2013 | 6:30pm – ? At Roger Beasley Maserati of Austin | 12925 Pond Springs Road, 78729 Benefiting Dell Children’s Medical Center Northwest Austin Circle of Friends presents our 14th Annual CHEERS for Children event benefiting Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. This exciting event, a premier wine, bourbon, and food tasting, will be held Saturday, February 23, 2013. Your are invited to join us for an exciting evening filled with premier wines, select bourbons, delicious cuisine from local restaurants, great live music, and a variety of fun and games - all included in the ticket price - as well as live and silent auctions with uniquely tempting items. And, held at a new venue this year, the Roger Beasley Maserati showroom in Northwest Austin is sure to add an extra level of excitement! All funds raised benefit Dell Children’s Medical Center and The Texas Child Study Center Endowment. Additionally, proceeds are 100% matched by a generous donor!

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Tickets are available online for a discount until Feb. 21 or can be purchased at the door. For more information go to DellChildrensCircleofFriends.org (listed under “upcoming events”). Or contact Karen Peoples, Chairman NWA COF, at klpeoples@austin.rr.com or (512) 563-2927. The Texas Child Study Center, the mental health program at DCMC, is a collaboration between Dell Children’s and The University of Texas which treats children and adolescents with emotional, developmental and behavioral challenges. With your support, this facility will develop disease-specific evaluative and interventional programs to address disorders such as eating and anxiety, as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, depression, and other mental health issues.

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THE PERFECT "SOMETHING SWEET"

For Your Sweetheart White Raspberry Cake

Ingredients: • 2 egg whites • 4 t baking powder • 1 C milk • 1 1/2 C sugar • 3 t vanilla • 1 t salt • 3 C cake flour, sifted • 12 T unsalted butter Directions:  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Prepare 2, 9 inch round cake pans by buttering and flouring or line with parchment paper. In a small bowl, combine egg whites, 1/4 C milk and vanilla.   Mix and set aside.   In large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt and beat on low speed until incorporated.   Add the butter and remaining milk to the dry ingredients and mix on low speed until moistened.   Increase speed and gradually add the egg white mixture (in 3 batches), beating well after each addition.   Pour into pans and bake 30 minutes until top springs back when lightly touched.

Buttercream Frosting

Ingredients: • 2 C shortening cream • 8 T butter • 2 t raspberry extract • 1/3 C heavy whipping • 8 C powdered sugar Directions:   In mixer beat shortening and butter until light and fluffy.   Add the cream and raspberry extract and mix well.   Add 1/2 powdered sugar and beat for 5 minutes.  Add remaining sugar and continue to beat.  If it is too thick, add a bit more cream.   For the fluffiest buttercream, beat for an additional 5 minutes or longer.

To assemble:   Cut each cooled cake in half to form 2 layers.   I put a dollop of buttercream down on my patter first, to secure the first layer.   Top with raspberry jam then add another cake layer, topping with buttercream.   Add another cake layer, repeat with raspberry jam and add last cake layer.   Tint the remaining buttercream frosting if you want to get a soft pink color and frost entire cake.   I embellished with edible pearls and piped icing.

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Heart Healthy Lifestyles By: Concentra Urgent Care

Approximately every 60 seconds, an American will die from a coronary event. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), an estimated 71 million Americans have some form of heart disease, the most common being high blood pressure. And most of these problems are self-created by poor lifestyle choices. WHAT CAN YOU DO TO LIVE HEART HEALTHY? THE AHA RECOMMENDS:

• Eating a healthy diet • Lean, skinless meats and poultry • Fat-free, 1% fat, and low-fat dairy products • Avoid foods containing partially hydrogenated vegetable oil or added sugars • Avoid foods high in dietary cholesterol • Prepare foods without added salt, saturated fat, and trans fat • Exercising regularly • 20-to-60 minutes per day, 3-to-5 times per week • Avoiding tobacco products and tobacco smoke • Limiting your alcohol intake • Women: 1 drink per day (maximum) • Men: 2 drinks per day (maximum) In addition to poor lifestyle choices, heredity plays a factor in

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heart disease, too. It is therefore important to know your family history to help identify familial risk factors and help prevent the development of certain familial illnesses. WHAT SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN A FAMILY HISTORY?

• Any known congenital or hereditary disorders • Major illnesses • Chronic ailments or risk factors • Smoking • Obesity • Alcohol problems • The cause and age of death of any deceased relatives • Childhood conditions • Major illnesses • Vaccinations • Surgeries • Treatments, especially those involving radiation

For more information on living a heart healthy lifestyle, you can contact your health care provider or visit the American Heart Association’s Web site at www.AmericanHeart.org.

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Davenport Ranch Headaches Submitted by Dr. Jeff Echols

I’ve been treating headaches for over 25 years and I believe they are very misunderstood by the general public. It’s only human nature to have a reason for why something is occurring, so when people get a headache they usually try to determine the reason for their headache. Some of the reasons I hear are quite amusing. “My husband gives me a headache, …my boss, …my kids.” “I sit at a computer all day and THAT is the reason I have a headache.”Sometimes people think that headaches are just normal and everyone gets them. I can assure you that headaches are not normal. Headaches are a sign that there is something wrong. Just like all symptoms are signs that something is wrong. Headaches can be caused by a lot of different things. They can be caused by exotic and dangerous things like a brain tumor, but more often they are caused by common things. The most common reason is pressure on the nerves of the neck that radiate back into the head. When the bones of the spine are misaligned it will put pressure on the delicate nerves that exit the spine. This will in turn cause the muscles of the neck and shoulders to become tight and develop knots in them You can actually reach up and feel the knots in your muscles. These knots are not normal and are a sign of spinal misalignment and soft tissue damage. Once the spinal misalignments are corrected the muscles relax more and the headaches are gone. Just for fun, I sometimes ask a headache patient when was the last they had a headache, once they have had their spine corrected. They will usually say something like “Gosh I haven’t had a headache in months”. I will ask them if they got divorced and they will look at me funny and say “NO, why?” You said your husband was the cause of your headaches! “Oh I guess I was wrong!” So headaches are not normal, but are very common. They’re usually caused by nerve pressure built up in the neck which causes tight muscles in the neck and shoulders. They can usually be corrected with gentle chiropractic therapy. You should get this checked even if the headaches are mild because if the bones of the spine are misaligned it will cause arthritic changes to form in the bones of the spine which will limit your ability to move and bend as well as other difficulties. Be proactive about your health.

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