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45th St Project Update

Date: June 29, 2005
Subject: 45th St Reconstruction from Division to Airport – 6/29/05 Update

STREET RECONSTRUCTION WORK The General Contractor should complete the first segment of street reconstruction between Bull Creek and Division (the entrance to Camp Mabry) by the end of this week and then move to the second and final segment of construction in this area.


BIG RED, Allandale’s Parade Fire Engine, has been given to the new Austin Firefighter’s Museum to be used for parades and fundraisers for the museum. She is being housed and work on at the Riverside Fire Station. The new museum is a neat place to visit:...

Tree Limbs and Power Lines

Hi Neighbors: The orange truck just pulled away from our house on 39 ½ St. after spending the day cutting our red oak and sycamore trees away from the power lines out front, and I wanted to share a little of what we learned from the process. Austin Energy employees...

Billy’s on Burnet – The Neighborhood Burger Joint

Billy’s on Burnet is the place to go when you’re looking for a good hamburger close by. Billys_on_burnetLocated on Hancock and Burnet, Billy’s is owned and run by Billy Forrester. He lives in Rosedale and after owning and operating various well known beer establishments for 25 years around town including Waterloo Brewing, Dog and Duck, Crown and Anchor and others, he decided to stay closer to home with his next venture.  (Here’s a great review of Billy’s done by the Austin Chronicle in the 7/29/05 issue.)

MoNAC – A Sound Idea

Keep current on the latest Mopac developments through the MoPac Neighborhood Associations Coalition (MoNAC). The association was set up to "work toward improving and maintaining the overall quality of the neighborhoods adjacent to MoPac."  Allandale is one of those neighborhoods as are 11 others. According to Kay Newell, ANA Board member, MoNAC recently set up a committee to work with TxDOT, et al on upcoming changes to MoPac and the sound walls.