Welcome to the Neighborhood!

Ray of Hope, by Siv Manda

Ray of Hope, by Siv Manda

We're so glad you're here!

Pond Reflections, by Siv Manda

Pond Reflections, by Siv Manda

Have a look around...

Redbuds in Bloom, by George Holcombe

Redbuds in Bloom, by George Holcombe

You’ll find our site filled with information about Wells Branch, it’s programs and events, ways to meet your neighbors and how to stay safe.

A Spot of Color, by Debby Thompson

A Spot of Color, by Debby Thompson

Most articles have a place for your comments and we want to hear them!

Ducks on Pond, by George Holcombe

Ducks on Pond, by George Holcombe

This site is for everyone in Wells Branch.

Swimming Lessons, by Debby Thompson

Swimming Lessons, by Debby Thompson

Let us know what you think and what you’d like to see in your website.

Light Up the Sky, by George Holcombe

Light Up the Sky, by George Holcombe

And, what you want and need from your neighborhood association.

Summertime, by George Holcombe

Summertime, by George Holcombe

We're here to serve the community.

Sunshine, by Debby Thompson

Sunshine, by Debby Thompson

Thoughts? Ideas? Suggestions?

The Quiet after the Storm, by Siv Manda

The Quiet after the Storm, by Siv Manda

Our "Contact Us" page is under "About WBNA" - We look forward to hearing from you!

Cypress Ablaze, by Siv Manda

Cypress Ablaze, by Siv Manda

And remember…

Snowy Day, by Donna Howe

Snowy Day, by Donna Howe

Together, we ALL make Wells Branch GREAT!

Spring Events in Wells Branch!

by Debby Thompson | 04/04/2014

Easter BunnyAnnual WBNA Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 19, 10:30am • Homestead at KF Park

Join your friends, neighbors and The Easter Bunny, himself, as Wells Branch welcomes Spring with the annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Homestead.  “Hunts” will be by age group and begin at 10:30am.  Come early and visit with the Easter Bunny or have fun at our craft table.  Bring your basket – We hope to see you there!

Easter Egg Hunt RULES:

Those of you who’ve attended our hunts in the past know we have very few rules, but we do ask parents to follow those rules and be courteous  and respectful of your neighbors so that all of our children enjoy the hunt.

Age Groups:

 0-3 yrs

*Only 1 parent per child in egg hunting area

*Watch out for potential choking hazards

4-6 yrs • 7-9 yrs • 10-12 yrs

*No parents allowed in egg hunting area

Please be on time as the Egg Hunt goes quickly!  We will have eggs for everyone, but we want your child/children to be able to participate in the hunt.  Check all eggs for prizes.  Plastic eggs may be recycled with the WBNA.

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As always, admission to the Easter Egg Hunt is completely FREE.  However, the WBNA will have collection bins available for donations to the St. Andrews Food Pantry if you’d like to bring a canned good to share.  We know it will be appreciated!

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HomesteadPioneer Festival

Saturday, April 26 • Noon-5pm • WB Homestead

One of our Wells Branch traditions, the annual Pioneer Festival celebrates Texas history by offering a window to our past.  Pioneer Fest is centered around the historic Wells Branch Homestead, the 1850s-era cabin in Katherine Fleischer Park. and features fun and educational activities throughout the day so each of us may experience the history of 19th Century Texas.  Demonstrations include rope making, corn husk doll making, syrup making and butter churning, just to name a few.  If you would like to volunteer or have a craft or activity from that period for demonstration, call the MUD office at 251-9814.  This event is hosted by the MUD with just about every single community service group participating – a TRUE community event!

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kid fishSpring Youth Fishing Tournament

Saturday, May 3 • 9am-Noon • Mills Pond

Wells Branch hosts its spring youth fishing tournament for ages 17 and under from 9 a.m. to noon at Mills Pond. Enrollment into the tournament is free for all youth, with trophies and prizes being awarded at the end. A rod and reel will be provided for those anglers who would like to borrow one. All state fishing regulations apply.

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Spring Events in Wells Branch!

by Debby Thompson | 04/04/2014

Easter BunnyAnnual WBNA Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 19, 10:30am • Homestead at KF Park

Join your friends, neighbors and The Easter Bunny, himself, as Wells Branch welcomes Spring with the annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Homestead.  “Hunts” will be by age group and begin at 10:30am.  Come early and visit with the Easter Bunny or have fun at our craft table.  Bring your basket – We hope to see you there!

Easter Egg Hunt RULES:

Those of you who’ve attended our hunts in the past know we have very few rules, but we do ask parents to follow those rules and be courteous  and respectful of your neighbors so that all of our children enjoy the hunt.

Age Groups:

 0-3 yrs

*Only 1 parent per child in egg hunting area

*Watch out for potential choking hazards

4-6 yrs • 7-9 yrs • 10-12 yrs

*No parents allowed in egg hunting area

Please be on time as the Egg Hunt goes quickly!  We will have eggs for everyone, but we want your child/children to be able to participate in the hunt.  Check all eggs for prizes.  Plastic eggs may be recycled with the WBNA.

food drive colorFood Bank Collection

As always, admission to the Easter Egg Hunt is completely FREE.  However, the WBNA will have collection bins available for donations to the St. Andrews Food Pantry if you’d like to bring a canned good to share.  We know it will be appreciated!

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HomesteadPioneer Festival

Saturday, April 26 • Noon-5pm • WB Homestead

One of our Wells Branch traditions, the annual Pioneer Festival celebrates Texas history by offering a window to our past.  Pioneer Fest is centered around the historic Wells Branch Homestead, the 1850s-era cabin in Katherine Fleischer Park. and features fun and educational activities throughout the day so each of us may experience the history of 19th Century Texas.  Demonstrations include rope making, corn husk doll making, syrup making and butter churning, just to name a few.  If you would like to volunteer or have a craft or activity from that period for demonstration, call the MUD office at 251-9814.  This event is hosted by the MUD with just about every single community service group participating – a TRUE community event!

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kid fishSpring Youth Fishing Tournament

Saturday, May 3 • 9am-Noon • Mills Pond

Wells Branch hosts its spring youth fishing tournament for ages 17 and under from 9 a.m. to noon at Mills Pond. Enrollment into the tournament is free for all youth, with trophies and prizes being awarded at the end. A rod and reel will be provided for those anglers who would like to borrow one. All state fishing regulations apply.

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E-cycling Available in WB!

by Debby Thompson | 04/04/2014

Global Environmental Services (GES) is proud to partner with the Wells Branch Neighborhood Association to manage electronic waste during the Keep Wells Branch Beautiful Trash Off.  Electronics collection will be at the MUD maintenance yard on Thermal from 8am-5pm on Saturday, April 12.

Since 2008, GES has been a leader in electronic asset and parts recovery, electronics recycling, secure data destruction and managed technology services.   All equipment is responsibly processed in their 56,000 sf warehouse at the corner of Bratton Lane and Long Vista, ensuring zero waste recycling.

The process begins by having each item categorized according to the particular requirements needed to follow. The first goal is to reuse a whole unit as long as the customers allow it.  If the item can be resold, GES may prepare the piece of equipment to ensure any existing data is destroyed.  GES does offer programs for Return on Investment to share revenue on some items and their exact methodology provides accurate and precise reporting, as well as verification certifications.

If the equipment cannot be salvaged in whole, it may be de-manufactured, using a process of manual dismantling. Individual parts will be tested and may be resold BAN E-Stewards approved downstream diligence.

GES has the “Gold Standard” in electronic recycling because it has invested in being certified to the strictest of standards in this industry (BAN e-Stewards, R2, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001); all verified by 3rd party auditors.  Holding these certifications ensures a fully transparent and compliant vertically integrated supply chain.

GES’s mission statement: ”Where State of the Art Quality, Commitment, and Concern for our Planet come together to reuse our resources and redirect existing products to help save our earth” says it all.

For additional information or to find out if a product is acceptable, please call Sandy Schutze at 512-545-0207.

APPROVED RECYCLING ITEMS FOR EVENT:

Computers – CPUs • CRT/LCD Monitors • Computer Peripherals • Keyboards • Printers • Circuit Boards • Fax Machines • Copiers • Hard Drives • Laptops • Televisions • VCRs • Stereos • Home & Office Phones/Systems • Cell Phones •Beepers & Pagers • GPS Devices • Digital Cameras •Microwave Ovens • Misc. Electronics

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Site PlanThe WBNA received notice February 18 of intent to build a small affordable housing complex on the five acre lot at the corner of Long Vista and Bratton Lane (across from Willow Bend Pool).

Everything is tentative at this point as they will not receive notice of approval or denial on funding before the end of July.  Sale of the property is contingent upon approval.

The developers have expressed a desire to work with the community and have requested a neighborhood meeting so that they may answer any questions you may have.  This meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, March 27, 7pm, at the Community Center.

I hope that each of you will bring your questions to the meeting along with a measure of restraint.  Please remember that it only takes one NIMBYist comment to discredit our entire neighborhood.  If approved, this development, its owners, and its residents will all be our neighbors.  Bridges burned now, may be very difficult to repair down the road.

You may download the developer’s information packet as well as their application for funding at: http://wbna.us/community/art-at-brattons-edge-affordable-housing-development/ 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have prior to the meeting.  I can be reached at 512-656-0654 or deborah_thompson@earthlink.net.

*NIMBY – Not In My Back Yard

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