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Bull Creek Wastewater Improvements Project Update

BRH-Garver, the contractor for the Bull Creek Wastewater Improvements
Project (which is part of a larger project called the Gaston/Bull
Creek/W. 25th wastewater improvements project) is beginning
construction activities within the next week in the Finley, Oakmont and
Bull Creek Road area. The contractor will begin installation of new
sewer lines on Finley and will continue to Oakmont and then to Bull
Creek Road. Please see attached map.

Home Security Seminar

The district representatives will be hosting a home security seminar onFebuary 7th from 6:30 pm to 8:00pm at the Hyde park United MethodistChurch in the Fellowship Hall. We will be discussing how to make you home less attractive to theburglars that seem to be...

Shred your identity

Shred Day 2008

Saturday, April 19, 2008, 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Austin High Parking Lot, 1715 W. Cesar Chavez

With the increased awareness of identity theft, it’s important to dispose of personal records carefully.  To highlight this, the Association of Records Managers and Administrators and the City of Austin is sponsoring a Free event to help individuals and families with:
    * Home records management
    * Identity theft protection
    * Recycling

McNairs Appliances now known as KIVA: Where Dreams Come True

C Yang

Almost seventy years ago, right around the start of WWII and when Austin’s population was just over 100,000, Fred McNairs’ grandfather, a banker from Kansas City, MO, moved to Texas for its climate and growth. After a short stop of six months in San Antonio, Fred Ruegg bought into the only available appliance franchise at the time in Austin, Norge, and opened a store on the west side of the 500 block of Congress. The store was moved in the years to follow to West Fifth Street and then to a third location at 904 Lamar. 

Shoal Creek Wastewater Rehab Project

The city is lining the sewer pipe running down Shoal Creek Blvd with pipe. This is why you’re seeing crew trucks along Shoal Creek. The long pieces of plastic pipe like the one in the photo to the left in the creek is part of the project (read the details)....

Help Solve this crime

Police are searching for three men suspected of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl near Burnet Road and Koenig Lane. The girl was kidnapped in the HEB parking lot at Koenig and Burnet on January 10th.  Police are looking for witnesses....

Crime in Allandale – What the Numbers and the Neighbors are Telling Us

submitted by Tom Linehan

The number of reported crimes in Allandale in 2007 was down 2% from
2006. That’s little comfort to the neighborhood. Ask anyone and they
will tell you crime, specifically burglary, is a problem in Allandale.
Thieves are kicking down doors in broad daylight and breaking into cars
at night.

Pulling from the Austin Police Department’s online crime database,
“Crime Report Viewer,” the total number of incidents in 2007 was 1,232
compared to 1,258 in 2006. As always, stealing from cars, “Burglary of
Vehicles,” accounted for the largest number of incidents (148 incidents
in 2007). “Theft” was the second most common reported crime (125
incidents), and “Burglary of Residence” ranked number nine on the list
with a total of 33 reported incidents in the neighborhood in 2007.

Upgrade of Great Northern Detention Pond in the Works

Stephanie Lott
Public Information
Specialist Senior
City of Austin

The City of Austin is planning to upgrade the detention pond at 6900 Great Northern Boulevard to improve the safety of the structure as required by state law. This pond controls flood waters that flow into Shoal Creek during severe storms, and it reduces the risk of flooding for many homes along the creek in the Allandale Neighborhood.