Attention Wells Branch Birders –
Travis Audubon Society                         FREE Purple Martin Party

Saturday, July 18th 7:45-9:00pm
Capital Plaza Shopping Center
5451 N Interstate 35 Frontage Road
Austin, TX 78723

Meet at the Community Center on Klattenhoff at 7:15pm and leave by 7:30pm with those who want to ride together and/or follow along in their own car. OR…meet us at the Capital Plaza Shopping Center per your own schedule.

The Purple Martins are roosting in the Live Oaks near Shepler’s Western Wear. Enter the Plaza through the main entrance just before Target. At the stop sign, turn right or left and find a parking spot. The birds will come to roost in the Live Oaks along the main drive between the stop sign and the end of the drive.

Watch a hurricane of birds as hundreds of thousands of Purple Martins “swirl” into their roosting site at the Capital Plaza Shopping Center each evening. It’s better than the bats!

Binoculars are optional. Lawn chairs, cameras, and hats or umbrellas are highly recommended

We look forward to enjoying this amazing bird show together.

Wanda Holcombe & Sharon Richardson

If you have any questions: email or phone Wanda
512-619-3469 or

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Summer Events for Families & Teens

Teen Pool Parties!
July 17 | July 31 • 9pm-Midnight
KF Pool • 2106 Klattenhoff Drive
$3 with Rec. Tag | $5 without Rec. Tag
For the third year in a row, WB MUD will be hosting late night teen pool parties at the KF Pool with music & pool games setup. Pizza and Drinks will be provided. Parties are open to anyone between the ages of 12 and 16.

Movies in the Park
August 8 • Maleficent
Wells Branch MUD presents Movies in the Park at Katherine Fleischer Park. Admission isaIMG_0113 web free. Ice cream will be available for purchase from Cub Scout Pack 140 and Boy Scout Troop 1409 will be selling drinks. Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy these family events. Parking is limited so residents are encouraged to walk or ride a bike. Pre-movie activities start at 8pm with the movies beginning at dusk.

June 6th, the MUD featured Big Hero Six at Movies in the Park.  It was a HUGE success and a great kick off for summer!  For photos, click HERE.

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Guidelines:
This is a BOPA Collection ONLY. Please read carefully as you will not be allowed to leave anything not included on the approved list at the Maintenance Yard. Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please call me at 512-656-0654.

What we CAN accept at the Maintenance Yard (13905 Thermal) tomorrow:
• Batteries: Car, Boat, Motorcycle, ALL Household
• Oil: Motor oil, both used & new, oil filters
• Paint: ALL Paint (cans, bottles)
• Anti-freeze: Just what it says – ANTI-FREEZE only
• Cooking Oil

What we CANNOT accept at the Maintenance Yard (13905 Thermal) tomorrow:
• Automotive Fluids other than Anti-freeze
• Gasoline
• Diesel Fuel
• Fluorescent Bulbs (try Lowes, Home Depot, Target)
• Cleaners
• Photographic Chemicals
• Mercury
• Radioactive Materials
• Medical Waste
• Tires
• Explosive Materials
• Business Waste
• Fertilizers, Pesticides & Herbicides – take to Dianne’s for repurposing
• Pool Chemicals – take to Dianne’s for repurposing
• Spray Paint (spray cans can go into your curbside blue recycling bin or you may drop them off at Dianne Koehler’s house – see below)
• Paint Thinner – take to Dianne’s for repurposing

What you should take to Dianne Koehler (14909 Alpha Collier) for repurposing:
All items must be in original packaging with instructions on them. If bags are not sealed, please do so before dropping off. No leaking containers as Dianne’s garden is organic. Please stack with like products.
• Fertilizers • Pesticides • Herbicides • Pool Chemicals • Spray Paint & Thinners

Celebrate Independence Day the Wells Branch Way at 4th Fest!

Roll out the Red, White & Blue! If you haven’t decorated yet, you better get busy! Let’s show our Wells Branch Spirit. Hang your flags out NOW. Let everybody know that you’re ready to celebrate! Meet in front of the community center at 9:30am. The parade takes off at 10am. If you’ve never been to one of our parades before, then you should probably know we have decorated bikes, wagons, trailers, DOGS, KIDS, hats, motorcycles and floats. It’s a grand event! If you wish to include a float in this year’s parade, please contact the MUD Rec. Staff at 512- 251-9814.

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– Depart Community Center
– West on Klattenhoff
– Right on Alpha Collier
– Right on Fronia Woodward
– Right on Cervin Blvd.
– Right on Wells Port Dr.
– Right on Crystal Shore Dr.
– Right on Klattenhoff to KF Park

When the parade returns to the Community Center, we kick off a FULL day of events.

There’ll be children’s activities throughout the park from 11am-2pm and free admission to KF Pool with games there from 12-4pm. The Kiddy Train will be all revved up and giving rides and there’ll be balloon clowns, an adventure inflatable, and a new challenge course game from 11-3pm. Wells Branch Community Church will be in the courtyard from 11am-2pm with carnival games. Be sure and look for the dunk tank and capture a moment in the 4thFest photo booth. Cool off inside the CC and get your face painted by Dianne Koehler and crew, then visit the WBNA Silent Auction. ALL FOR FREE!!!

Live entertainment starts at 11am and goes through 5pm under the big tent with a magician, live music from Off the Record, a ventriloquist, and then MORE music! Throughout the day, concessions will be available from local restaurants and community service groups offering a variety of items to enjoy. For a complete list of entertainment and food, visit or

The Silent Auction is back this year and benefits the WBNA. Money raised from this event funds the Easter Egg Hunt, National Night Out, our participation in Halloween Trunk or Treat, Friday night at Luminary Fest and all of the educational and safety seminars we put on throughout the year. Come check out all the wonderful gift baskets and gift certificates donated by WB friends, neighbors and businesses and start placing your bids as soon as the parade returns. Contact Debbie Brown at 512-422-2372 or if you have an item or service you’d like to donate or if you’d like to volunteer at the Silent Auction. We can ALWAYS use a hand!

As the afternoon winds down, we hope you’ll join us as Wells Branch Celebrates Independence Day with a fireworks show to remember. The display will be fired over Willow Bend Pool at the corner of Sauls Drive and Bratton Lane beginning at 9:30pm. You can view the show anywhere along Shoreline Drive, Long Vista Drive, Bratton Lane and even Mills Pond. No parking or spectators will be allowed on Sauls Drive from Bratton Lane to Crissom Drive. Parking will be limited so we encourage residents to walk or bike utilizing the various bike lanes and hike and bike trail.

Come show your spirit, and remember – YOU make Wells Branch GREAT!

*Fireworks display is subject to change or cancellation depending on weather conditions so check our website for updates.

Hey Wonderful Neighbors of WB,

The WBNA has asked me to chair the Fourth Fest Silent Auction this year and, while it’s a huge undertaking, it’s for a great cause! This is the neighborhood association’s ONLY fundraiser and all the money raised goes back into the community for National Night Out, the Easter Egg Hunt, WBNA participation at Halloween and Luminary Fest, safety seminars and educational events.

We are in the final stretch, most of the work has been done,


We are seeking donations of merchandise, gift cards/certificates, theme baskets, services…. to auction. In return, you receive exposure for your business at the auction, a special “Thank You” section in the September issue of the WBNA Neighborhood News and on our website and Facebook page with links to your site.

All donations need to be in by June 30th so we can wrap baskets that night, get bid sheets printed, get the companies’ logos and donations printed and framed…etc. So much to do!

If you have items or services to donate, would like to volunteer to help collect items or services or if you are able to volunteer to work a few hours at the auction, please email me directly at Thank you in advance for helping to keep Wells Branch GREAT!

Debbie Brown

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