FOL 2018 Calendar Contest Underway!

Photo courtesy of Jeremy Read

Calling all photographers, amateur to professional, the Friends of the Wells Branch Library is holding its second annual contest searching for the 16 photos to grace their 2018 calendar.  Your photo could be a WINNER!!

Send in your photos of idyllic views, people, critters, activities, events – whatever you think best applies to the theme “Best of Wells Branch” to be included in our 15 month calendar for 2018.

Contest photos will be on display at the Library and in the Community Center during 4th Fest.  Stop by and vote for your favorites!

Complete rules and submission guidelines HERE.  Contest ends June 15, 2017.

Start getting your photos ready NOW!

Upcoming Events!

WB MUD Memorial Day Casino Night
Saturday, May 27 • 6:00-9:00pm
WB Rec. Center • 3000 Shoreline Drive

We have a winner!   It’s Wells Branch!  From 6-9pm, the MUD presents an adults-only evening of gaming for our residents ages 21 and up ONLY; IDs will be checked at the door.  Join your neighbors at 3000 Shoreline Drive as the MUD transforms the Recreation Center into a casino using professional tables and dealers.  Stick around following the gaming for more fun and the opportunity to “spend” your winnings on a variety of prizes. 


WB MUD Splash Day!
Sunday, May 28 • Noon-4:00pm
KF Pool • 2106 Klattenhoff Drive

Wells Branch is kicking off the summer with our third annual Splash Day at KF Pool, 2106 Klattenhoff Drive.  Come out from noon to 4 pm for swimming, pool games and water safety education.  Admission is free and the MUD will have giveaway items for children.


FOL Financial Foundations Session 4:
Family Law & Estate Planning (see article below)
Thursday, June 8 • 6:30pm
WB Community Center, 2106 Klattenhoff

7th Annual WB Garden Guild Tour

Saturday, May 20 • Meet at the Recreation Center 3000 Shoreline Drive at 8:45am to Carpool! Departing at 9 am.
Join us at 9am to sneak a peek behind the fences and see some of the best and most interesting gardens in Wells Branch.  Take a look at how neighbors are planting to create an oasis in the shade or a sunny paradise.  We’ll visit both vegetable and flower gardens and take away lots of great ideas.

  • Joan Mead |3600 Mocha Trail | Cozy backyard xeriscape with interesting lighting
  • Barbara Romero | 2440 Rick Whinery Drive | Low maintenance, peaceful and pretty
  • Jeaneane McNulty | 2207 Fuzz Fairway | Front yard with live oaks, turf-less water conscious with stone patio and paths, featuring rainwater harvesting and drip irrigation. Backyard is veggies, native plants and play areas
  • George and Wanda Holcombe |14900 Yellowleaf Trail | Butterfly garden
  • Marlene Counts | 14583 Robert I Walker | Informal English garden including stone path
  • Vicky Linsalata | 14975 Doria | Bird and butterfly friendly native plants
  • Donna Howe | 14979 Doria | Lovely, low maintenance garden
  • Wells Branch Elementary School 14650 Merrilltown Drive | Vegetable gardens
  • Jack and Mary Hendren | 14809 Jacks Pond Rd | Front yard is shade garden featuring rock pathway with native plants
  • Glen Garey and Noe Gonzales | 14925 Jacks Pond Rd | Large, peaceful yard where they will offer some light refreshments; tea, lemonade, small sandwiches and some fruit.

Download the WB Garden Guild Tour 2017 Map HERE.

For a printable list, click HERE.

FOL Financial Foundations Sessions

Basic Investment Strategies for Long Term Financial Goals
Tuesday, May 23 • 6:30pm
WB Community Center, 2106 Klattenhoff

Family Law & Estate Planning
Thursday, June 8 • 6:30pm
WB Community Center, 2106 Klattenhoff

Join us for the final two FOL adult educational programs in the Financial Foundations series.  The main target phrase that has emerged from this educational series is: “Failing to plan now for the future, leads to a plan that fails later when you need it the most.”

As highlighted in the earlier sessions.  The main focus of this program is to educate all age groups on the foundations of personal finance and how to maximize your resources.  Nothing will be sold.  This is a FREE workshop, offered to the entire Wells Branch community. Light refreshments will be provided. Continue reading FOL Financial Foundations Sessions 4 & 5

WB Photo Club to Host “Camera Basics”

The WB Photo Club has had several requests for classes on “Camera Basics”.  In JUNE and JULY the WB Photo Club will host two “Camera Basics” sessions.  While all sessions are open to the entire WB community we are going reach out in several directions so kids and adults can attend these sessions.  Think of these meetings as summer camp for photography.  WB Photo Club meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Camera Basics Classes will be held on:
June 13 & July 11
6:30 – 8:00pm
WB Rec Center | Rm. 101 | 3000 Shoreline Drive

The June class will include the following topics:

  • The Exposure Triangle
  • Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority modes
  • Exposure compensation and why exposure matters
  • A short discussion on composition (just an introduction, there will be more in July)
Bring your ideas, questions and cameras to class.  We’ll include some hands-on activities and review some sample work.

Remember, everyone is welcome and you do not need expensive equipment, any camera will do–even cell phones.

Take a break this summer and learn something new or just help share the hobby!

Attn:  RRISD Parents & Taxpayers!

The WBNA hosted a brief informational presentation on the Round Rock School District’s current bond proposals up for consideration in the May 6 election on Tuesday, April 25.  Here’s the link to the recording:  https://www.facebook.com/205101652856649/videos/1541236522576482/

Early voting continues through next Tuesday, May 2 with the general election on Saturday, May 6.  Please see the article below for polling places in Wells Branch.  We encourage you to seek information from every source, ask questions and make informed decisions.  Your vote is your voice!

A PAC has formed in support of the bonds (you’ve probably gotten the mailer) and parents have created a campaign to fight the bonds (in their current form).  In the interest of providing our residents with as much information as possible, here are links to each of their sites.  PLEASE research all sides and most importantly, VOTE! 

Pro Bond PAC:
Website:  ClassroomsForKids.org
Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/classroomsforkids/

Against Bond Groups:
Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/notthisbond/

Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/RoundRockParentsAndTaxpayers/

To view the District’s Bond Presentation, please visit:  bond.roundrockisd.org/.

Attn:  Pflugerville ISD Parents & Taxpayers – Candidate Info HERE!

If you missed the opportunity to attend the Candidate Forum for the PfISD School Board, we have all the links right here for you to view both forums and access the candidates websites.

PfCONA PfISD Candidate Forum from April 19 here:
https://www.facebook.com/PfCONA/videos/1698926296791320/

Trailer Park Show with PfISD Candidates from April 24:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0gAuCTId_8&feature=youtu.beite: 

Find out more with these links to the candidates individual websites/Facebook pages:

Place 2 – Special Election (1 year unexpired term)

Place 6 – General Election (3 year term)

Place 7 – General Election (3 year term)