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Dog Talk: It’s That Time of the Year Again

By Cheryl Silver

This is the time of the year when
people start thinking about getting a puppy or adult dog as a present
for a child or other family member. Try as I might, few people
listen when I urge them to not get a dog as a present for anybody
and, to certainly avoid doing it at holiday time when everyone is
busy, households are full of activity and objects that can lead to
problems, such as Christmas trees, presents, candy, extra electric
cords, etc. are everywhere.

Report on Tuesday’s Commander’s Forum

wanted to fill everyone in on the Commander's Forum last night.
Handouts were available on burglary prevention, code enforcement,
maps of Baker 1 and 2 which are areas within Central West Command,
and area crime statistics for 1/08-12/08. In the crime stats sheet,
Allandale was listed as having 35 burglary of residence, 35 burglary
of non-residence, 132 burglary of vehicle, 61 crimes of mischief, and
13 instances of graffiti. 

West recent initiatives have included targeting day time curfew to
keep kids at school and away from places like Highland Mall where
thefts have occurred, Operation Serenity (to keep noise down
throughout Central West Command), and Operation Peter Piper (to clean
up Guadalupe). There has also been a recent 

Wastewater Averaging Begins

The city conducts its wastewater averaging during the winter months. Usage during these months determines what appears on your bill for the subsequent 12 months. You can find out more about how the City's wastewater averaging works and what you can do to lower you...

Commander’s Forum Tonight

Austin Police Department Central West Area Command You are cordially invited to attend our Commander's Forum.  We want to share information and discuss those issues and concerns that are important to you.  Our desire is to open lines of communication...

Sarah Pierce and Friends Concert in the Park

Sometimes everything just comes together. Sunday, December 7th, 2008 at Northwest Park was one of those days. For a late Fall afternoon, the weather was perfect. The sun was out, there was a slight breeze and the temperature was in the comfortable 70s. Friends and...