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Coach Honeycutt dies

An article posted on statesman.com Saturday morning reported that Pat Honeycutt, longtime coach of McCallum High School, died Friday night. Coach Honeycutt has coached a number of family members of Allandale residents over the years. He will be sorely missed. Here is...

Capital MetroRail Open Houses

Capital Metro welcomes you to five open houses at stations along the MetroRail line this February. Come see the train, pick up a schedule, learn to use the new ticket vending machines, and get all of your questions answered about riding the train.


The open houses are free, come-and-go events, open to the public. Except for the Leander open house, parking will be limited. Riding the bus or carpooling is encouraged.


Sign Language interpreters for the Deaf will be available, and other reasonable accommodations can be requested at least three days in advance by contacting Nancy Crowther at (512) 389-7583 or nancy.crowther@capmetro.org.


Capital MetroRail Open Houses:

Leander Station – Saturday, Feb. 7 

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Hwy 183 north of FM 2243

Austin Energy Interactive Town Hall Meeting

Austin Energy will be holding the 6th in a series on Town Hall Meetings related to the Draft resource plan. (See austinsmartenergy.com ) on Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 at 6:30pm. It will be held in the Council Chambers at City Hall at 301 W. Second St.   If you are...

H-E-B RESPONDS – EXPANSION A POSSIBILITY

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Leslie Lockett, Director of Public Affairs for the regional H-E-B office returned my call Friday afternoon after two attempts to contact her earlier in the week. She said H-E-B is exploring their options with regard to expanding the Allandale store but no decision has been made. "H-E-B will make a formal announcement when a
decision has been made." As for now, they are only in the exploration stage. She did confirm there is a serious interest in it but there are a number of considerations. It takes awhile to get the design work done and determine the project costs. Like everyone else they are cautious about taking on any construction with the current state of the economy. H-E-B will also have to work through an agreement with the landlord to move forward on an expansion.

Burger Stands

Hil-Bert's Burgers closed on Lamar south of 35th back in September after 35 years to make way for a P. Terry's Burgers. Some may think that's bold of the new kid in town. Hil-Berts has a good reputation. Hil-Berts is not going away though. They will be...

HEB at Allandale Village Expanding?

HEB at Allandale Village is expanding. At least that is according to big hot pink and green signs in the window of Kids n Kats that say: “Due to HEB's expansion plans we're moving Jan 31”.  There is also a big moving sale sign hanging along the...
Good Turnout for Tree Planting

Good Turnout for Tree Planting

The turn-out for the tree planting along Northcross Drive on Saturday was great — I estimate 40-50 people total showed up to help (total of Crestview and Allandale volunteers).  All volunteers worked on both sections — both on St. Joseph (the continuation...