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Update on Shoal Creek House Fire

Here's an update on the fire that occurred late last week at 6100 Shoal Creek. According to the Statesman article Michael Point was a tenant being evicted from the house and set it on fire. The story is “Austin man charged with arson in Shoal Creek...

Progress on Mopac repaving

Sent: Friday, July 23, 2010 9:28 AMSubject: LP 1 PFC Weekly Update 7-23-2010 Hello Kay, This week has been a little slow due to the equipment breakdown and the rain last night.  Next week will be paving southbound from 35th to Widnsor Road.  We will be finishing the...

Vacationing in Allandale!

by Tom Linehan

This summer you can  have your pick of vacation homes all around the world: Lake Tahoe, Vancouver, London, Vail, or Paris. You name it. How about Allandale? That's right. Allandale is home to a half a dozen vacation homes. They are referred to as vacation rental homes and it is a small growth industry. Typically, renting out summer vacation homes is something more commonly found in Europe or well-known vacation spots like Aspen or Vail or out at the lake. With the explosive growth of Austin's own HomeAway, the company that owns HomeAway.com, VRBO.com and VacationRentals.com, you are now finding vacation rental listings like the ones in Allandale with names like Hill House Allandale, or Halcyon House, or the Hancock Cottages in neighborhoods everywhere. 

ClayWays – Student Show and Sale

Saturday, July 31st5pm – 8:30pm Join us at ClayWays on Saturday, July 31st for fun, food and fundraising!  From 5-8:30pm students from ClayWays are donating their time and talent to raise funds to pay off the Mud Dauber mobile studio in support of Project...

HGTV is looking for First Time Homebuyers

I'm currently casting for HGTV's 9th season of “My First Place.” We're seeking first time homebuyers (and their agents) in the Austin area who might be interested in sharing  their home buying experience with HGTV and its audience. Click here...

Austin 3-1-1. Your All Day, any Day, Info Center

Austin 3-1-1. Your All Day, any
Day, Info Center
Perry Lowe,
Information Referral, Austin 3-1-1

If you have questions about or need
help with your City of Austin services, call Austin 3-1-1.
Ambassadors are available 24/7 including holidays to provide
information on City programs, events and enter service requests for a
variety of issues. Kind, courteous, customer service is the number
one goal of Austin 3-1-1. We are here to help!

Here are a few reasons to call:

  • Information on trash and recycling
    collection
  • Malfunctioning traffic lights
  • To report potholes
  • Information about City holidays and
    events
  • To report malfunction Street Lights
  • Information about street closures
  • Non-emergency police matters
  • To report animal issues
  • To report graffiti
  • To report Code Enforcement concerns