Upcoming MUD Events

Dice (2)Memorial Day Casino Night
Saturday, May 23 • 6-9pm
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 Shorecardsline 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.
New this year: Venture Crew 1409 will be providing childcare on-site for donations.

lifesaverSplash Day!CANCELLED!
Sunday, May 24 • Noon-4pm
KF Pool • 2106 Klattenhoff Drive
Free entry to the pool! Lots of fun giveaway items! Learn about safety in, on or around water! Along with learning stations, there will be fun and safe pool games supervised by the lifeguards in the pool/diving well. Burgers, hot dogs, sausage wraps, chips, sodas, water and Powerade will be sold by the Wells Branch MUD Armada Swim Team so come hungry!

pizza-sliceTeen Pool Parties!
June 13 | 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 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.

ticketsMovies in the Park
June 6 • Big Hero Six | July 11 • Paddington | August 8 • Maleficent
Wells Branch MUD presents Movies in the Park at Katherine Fleischer Park. Admission is 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.

Wells Branch Garden Guild Tour • Saturday, May 16

1459996_676464325816740_5210458711229334784_nThis year’s Garden tour will include all types of gardens “in progress” Wells Branch has seen a surge in gardening and water conservation. Join us to take a look at a few. Look for signs in the yards on Saturday.

  • 8:45-9:00 Meet at Rec Center Parking Lot • 3000 shoreline
  • 9:05-9:30 Parker & Celeste Richardson • 2109 Nathan Dr
  • 9:35-10:00 Chandra Patel • 2409 Rick Whinery Dr
  • 10:05-10:30 Rachel LeBansky • 14904 Yellowleaf Trl
  • 10:35-11 Dianne Koehler • 14909 Alpha Collier11209695_676464242483415_3726786229301138149_n
  • 11:05-11:30 Elaine & David Betterton • 14939 Doria
     Vicky Linsalata • 14975 Doria Drive
  • 11:35-12 Tracy Simon • 15036 Babbling Brook Dr.
  • 12:05 WBE school garden and orchard– patio tomato plants available in the greenhouse $1-2.

Click HERE for Tour Map

Inspiring Hope for those with RA and other Autoimmune Diseases

Friends-of-the-Wells-Branch-Library-Logo-(Outlines)-(extra-large)Autoimmune diseases are on the rise. The Friends of the Wells Branch Community Library is proud to sponsor this event.

Think powerfully … Think positively … As if every moment depends on it. Because it does. This the wisdom of Lora Tucker Kaasch, who will present her message of hope in honor of Arthritis Awareness Month.  Attendees will receive a copy of Lora’s eBook “Thrive with RA: Build Momentum and Create a Life You Love,” which is applicable to almost every chronic illness.  Having a positive mindset as well as nutrition and fitness tips will be introduced. Lora will also share her patient checklist which includes important questions to ask the doctor to ensure having an active role in the health care process.

This free program will take place at the Wells Branch Library, 15001 Wells Port on May 31 at 3:30pm.  Use this link to register: http://hopewithra.eventbrite.com

Hope to see you there!

URGENT! ACTION NEEDED on ANNEXATION BILL!

Dear Wells Branch Friends and Neighbors,

Tomorrow (Monday May 11) the Texas House is expected to vote on House Bill (HB) 2221. This would be the first major change to Texas annexation law in over a decade. I encourage you to take 5 minutes tomorrow morning to call Rep. Celia Israel’s office at (512) 463-0821 and let her know that she should vote in favor of it.

Suggested Call Script:
You: Hi, I’m (your name) and I’m a constituent in Wells Branch. Is Representative Israel going to vote in favor of HB 2221 relating to Annexation?
Staffer: Something like… Rep. Israel is still investigating.
You: Please encourage Representative Israel to vote in favor of HB 2221.
Staffer: Can I get your name, phone number, and address?
You: (provide the info)

If we can get 25-50 people to call in, that will influence how she will vote.

Information on the bill:
HB 2221 would mandate that before a city (like Austin) could annex an area (like Wells Branch MUD), the residents of the area would have a vote. If a majority of people voting, voted in favor of annexation, then the city could annex the area. However, if a majority voted against annexation, then the city could not annex it (and they would have to wait at least a year before trying again). This gives the residents a voice. One of the main drivers for this bill is that San Antonio is currently trying to annex an area that has approximately 200,000 residents (http://www.ksat.com/content/pns/ksat/news/2014/11/13/annexation-could-put-city-as-nation-s-5th-largest.html).

More information on HB 2221 can be found at: http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=HB2221

Next Steps:
The House vote is an important step. After this, the companion Senate Bill (SB) 1639 will need to be voted on in the Senate’s Intergovernmental Relations committee.

By Wednesday May 13, also call the members of the Committee and ask them to make sure the Intergovernmental Relations Committee votes for SB 1639.
• Chair: Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr. (512) 463-0127
• Vice Chair: Sen. Paul Bettencourt (512) 463-0107
• Sen. Donna Campbell (512) 463-0125
• Sen. Sylvia Garcia (512) 463-0106
• Sen. José Menéndez (512) 463-0126
• Sen. Robert Nichols (512) 463-0103
• Sen. Larry Taylor (512) 463-0111

Suggested Call Script:
You: Hi, I’m (your name) and I’m asking that the Intergovernmental Relations Committee vote in favor of SB 1639. Will Senator (senator’s name) push to have the committee vote on it?
Staffer: We are still investigating. Can I get your name, phone number, and address?
You: (provide the info)

More information regarding SB 1639 can be found at: http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB1639

After the Senate Committee, then SB 1639 would go to the full senate.

Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions. Something similar has also been posted on the Google Group. Feel free to forward to other people as you see fit.

Thanks.
Joe Petronis
512-815-4366

Springtime Events in Wells Branch!

Upcoming Events –

2015 Disc Golf3rd Annual Wells Branch Disc Golf Tournament

Saturday, May 9 •  9am-2pm • WB Branch Disc Golf Course                    

You may arrive and tee off any time between 9:00am-2:00pm.  The Wells Branch Disc Golf Course is located on Owen Tech Blvd across the street from Whataburger. Parking is available along the street. Each participant will receive a disc golf disc with custom artwork (see attached photo) as part of their registration ($10 Pre-register or $15 On-site)

There will be door prizes and awards for winners of each division donated by our VERY generous sponsors
Branch BBQ (family pack full of tasty BBQ)
Thundercloud Subs ($5 off coupons) – Pflugerville location on Grand Avenue Pkwy. just east of I-35
Third Base Sports Bar (Coupons) North 183 by Anderson Mill Rd location
Wells Branch Disc Golf Club (various prizes donated by club members)

We are staggering the tee off times across several hours to avoid congestion on the course, and division winners will be contacted by telephone after the last group finishes. Prizes can be picked up at the end of the event or winners will be contacted to arrange prize pickup.

In this casual tournament, players will compete in age brackets with separate male and female divisions as defined by the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) rules. (Legend 70+, Senior Grandmasters: 60+, Grand Masters: 50+, Recreational: 20-49, Junior I: 17-19, Junior II: 14-16, Junior III: 11-13, Junior IV: 10 and under)

Pre-registration is only $10 and will be taken at the WB Recreation Center, located at 3000 Shoreline Dr.  You may also call to register at 251-9814 or email your registration request to rec@wellsbranchmud.com ~ Brian Litke

Eco Fair Flyer greenClick HERE to download coloring contest page.  Bring to Eco Fair for PRIZE!

Follow the links below for PHOTOS from 2015 Events –

Quarterly Extreme Clean • January 17, 2015

WB MUD Valentine’s Day Dance • February 14, 2015

WBNA Elected Official Reception • February 26, 2015

WB MUD St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Concert in the Park • March 17, 2015

WB MUD Dog Fair • March 28, 2015

WBNA Easter Bunny Photos • April 4, 2015

WBNA Easter Egg Hunt & Crafts in the Park • April 4, 2015

Extreme Clean Spring! • April 11, 2015

FOL Community Garage Sale • April 18, 2015

Homestead Pioneer Fest • April 25, 2015

WB MUD Spring Youth Fishing Tournament • May 2, 2015