Fall is HERE!
Let’s Celebrate!!!

Live Music in the Park
Friday, October 14 • 6-8pm • Courtyard at KF Park

Wells Branch Recreation Department hosts this fall event filled with fun and live music entertainment.  Bring a lawn chair and a friend to enjoy the show!  In the event of rain, the concert will move inside the community center.

WBNA Pumpkin Patch
& Pumpkin Painting in the Park
Saturday, October 15 (Rain Date—October 22)

Pumpkin Patch!  Pick your pumpkin!  FREE!
10am-Noon in front of the Chuck Walters Pavilion at KF Park on Alpha Collier

Pumpkin Painting in the Park
10am-1pm inside the Chuck Walters Pavilion at KF Park
(enter from Alpha Collier)

Admission: 1 canned good or $1 donation to St. Andrew’s Food Pantry

Pumpkin Painting has been a WB tradition for more than a decade with real pumpkins of all shapes and sizes.  It’s always a lot of fun and you get to take home a pumpkin to decorate for Fall!

WBNA Halloween Costume Contest
Monday, October 31 • 6pm
WB Community Center Parking Lot • 2106 Klattenhoff Drive

Calling all princesses, monsters, super-heroes and other-worldly beasts!  We’ll be holding our annual costume contest on the Community Center steps beginning at 6pm sharp!  Check HERE for updates.

Trunk or Treat
Monday, October 31 • 6-8pm
WB Community Center Parking Lot • 2106 Klattenhoff Drive

Ghosts, Ghouls, and Goblins abound in the CC parking lot on Klattenhoff where there will be a multitude of scary treats for all your little monsters as the WB MUD Recreation Dept. hosts Halloween Trunk or Treat!  A plethora of enthusiastic community members will be on hand with candy.  If you’d like to decorate a car or truck please visit the WB MUD’s special events page for more information and to register your vehicle by October 24.

WB MUD Frontier Family Camp Out 2022
Saturday, November 5, 4pm—Sunday, November 6, 8am
Wells Branch Homestead at KF Park

Pitch your tent around the Homestead and enjoy an evening getting back to nature! Bring your family and unplug to enjoy the glow of the campfire while spending quality time with your loved ones. Wells Branch Recreation will have activities and crafts to keep all of our frontier campers entertained. Dinner and breakfast will be provided by the Wells Branch Recreation Department. The event will begin at 4pm on Saturday, November 5, and clear out will by 8am the following morning.  This event is free but will be limited to 30 families. Registration will be available beginning October 5 at wellsbranchmud.com.

WB MUD Bulk Trash Day
Saturday, November 12 • 8am-12pm • 13905 Thermal
Visit wellsbranchmud.com for details.

WB MUD Bingo Night
Wednesday, November 9 • 6:00-8:30pm
WB Rec Center • 3000 Shoreline Drive

Get your daubers ready — you’re in for a real treat! WB Rec Dept. is hosting Bingo Nights this winter. Grab your bingo buddy and lucky charm and join us at the Rec Center. The lucky winners will have a selection of gift cards to choose from. Light refreshments will be available at no cost. Bingo will begin at 6:30pm and prizes will wrap up around 8:30pm.

WB MUD Thanksgiving Potluck
Saturday, November 19 • 6-8pm
WB Rec. Ctr. • 3000 Shoreline Drive

Bring a covered dish or dessert to share with family, friends, and neighbors as we all gather for Thanksgiving dinner.  The turkey, ham, dressing, potatoes, bread, and beverages will be provided by the WB MUD.  Brown Santa barrels will be on-site so please bring a non-perishable food item and/or a new or gently used toy.

Join us for National Night Out –
America’s Night Out Against Crime

Tuesday, October 4 | 6-8pm | Chuck Walters Pavilion
at KF Park (enter park from Alpha Collier side)

Each year, the WBNA hosts National Night Out for the Wells Branch community.  Please join us for supper to visit with your neighbors and area first responders.  The WBNA will be serving up FREE hotdogs, sausage wraps, chips, and drinks!  Enjoy FREE Culver’s frozen custard provided by the Friends of Wells Branch Community Library and hear about all the exciting Fall programs the library has planned for Wells Branch.

Travis County Commissioner Jeff Travillion and distinguished members from the Travis County Sheriff’s Office, Pflugerville Fire Dept./Travis County ESD2 and Precinct 2 Constable’s Office will be on hand to visit with residents and answer questions.  Make plans to speak with local first responders and receive information on Neighborhood Watch and other programs available to residents.

Activities include: Prize drawings for home safety products throughout the evening, interactive tours of the Fire Safety House, a fire truck, and an ambulance hosted by Pflugerville Fire Department / ESD2.  The Wells Branch MUD will have representatives there with information on upcoming events and safety on the trails.  Plus, we’ll have folks on hand to register voters and share NOV 8 ballot information.

Meet with local law enforcement officers and politicians to see what you can do to help reduce the opportunities for crimes to occur in our neighborhood.  National Night Out’s purpose is to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts, build neighborhood spirit and strengthen our law enforcement-community partnership. Help send the message to criminals that Wells Branch is organized and fighting back.

Take a stand against crime.  Turn on your porch light and join your friends and neighbors at the park for food and fellowship.  If you have a local Neighborhood Watch group on your block, set a date after the event to meet your neighbors and discuss how you can make your homes and our community safer.  If you don’t have a group yet we’d like to encourage you to make plans to set up a new group.  We’re here to help!

We hope to see you at NNO!

WB Civics Club Tax Talk Follow-Up

by Jon Klekman & Ben Williams

Thanks to everyone who came to the Property Tax Discussion.

Thank you to Travis County Chief Appraiser Mayra Crigler for attending and lending her considerable expertise!

Thank you to Leslie Little with the Wells Branch Community Library for getting us set up, promoting us, and letting our meeting run WAY long!

And thanks to Vicky Linsalata, a Travis County ESD #17 Commissioner (one of our taxing entities!) for joining us.

Also, be on the lookout for announcements from local taxing entities about their proposed rates for 2023, and see how they affect you directly!

Click HERE for Ben Williams’ PDF presentation on Property Taxes and follow the link below to the Video Replay with Live Presentation Deck synced with Ben’s talk.

We are so grateful for the folks who attended in person, those who expressed interest in this program and to the folks in the neighborhood who want to engage and shape the dialogue with our local institutions.  I also need to mention that wonderful hosting and  support from our very own gem, Wells Branch Community Library.  We will also look to potentially live stream some of these in the future.

The next session will be held at the Library on Saturday, August 6; the topic is in formulation— stay tuned shortly for the blurb.

Link to Zoom Recording of Property Tax Talk (Wells Branch Civics Club)

We hope to see you there!  – Jon & Ben

Water Restrictions In Effect

Effective June 6, 2022, Wells Branch is under Stage 1 drought response water restrictions.

  • Residential
    • Hose-end Sprinklers – two days per week – midnight to 10 a.m. and/or 7 p.m. to midnight
      • Even address – Thursday, Sunday
      • Odd address – Wednesday, Saturday
    • Automatic Irrigation – one day per week – midnight to 8 a.m. and/or 7 p.m. to midnight (Residential customers may also water a second day with a hose-end sprinkler)
      • Even address – Thursday
      • Odd address – Wednesday
  • Commercial / Multi-family / Public Schools
    • Hose-end Sprinklers or Automatic Irrigation – one day per week – midnight to 8 a.m. and/or 7 p.m. to midnight
      • Even address – Tuesday
      • Odd address – Friday

Water waste is prohibited and can be enforced at all times. Continue reading Water Restrictions In Effect