submitted by Tom Linehan
I first saw Orlando at Amy’s Ice Cream the night it opened in September. He was driving off on a burnt orange Vespa. It was easy to make the connection with Taco Shack because he had the Taco Shack logo emblazoned on the back of the Vespa (see Vespa in picture).
Orlando and Yoli Arriaga, long-term residents of Allandale, are the proud owners of the popular Taco Shack restaurants you see springing up around town. The first one opened up 9 years ago in 1996 on Medical Parkway, just south of 45th St.
Submitted by Kay Newell
MoPac Neighborhood Associations Coalition’s (MoNAC) Joyce Basciano, President called the meeting to order. Joyce asked for approval of the minutes from
moved to approve the minutes and Bill Woods seconded the motion. The membership voted in favor. Joyce then introduced the other MoNAC
officers present at the meeting – Art Arvarkin, VP and Kay Newell,
Secretary. Joyce thanked Marlene
Romanczak and Scott Archer for the refreshments.
Annual reports by attending Neighborhood Associations:
Allandale Neighborhood Association – Kay Newell &
Phyllis Brinkley – Curb Islands and working with APD to slow traffic on Shoal
Creek; Great Northern plantings by the City of Austin; working with the Parks
Foundation and the Cogburn Foundation to remove the ball moss from the oak
trees along Shoal Creek from 2222 to 45th, and to plant additional
trees in that area; and announced the new Allandale website – http://www.allandalereporter.org