Hop into Spring!
Saturday, March 28 • 10am-1pm • KF Park
Calling all dogs! Wells Branch MUD will hold its annual Dog Fair the first Saturday in April and you’re invited! Come and visit the many booths occupied by local veterinarians and other pet-oriented companies. Enroll your pooch to win prizes in one of the various free and fun competitions including Best Trick, Fastest Dog, Best Dressed, Dog & Owner Look-A-Like and our prestigious Wells Branch King and Queen contest. All dogs must be on a leash and under owner’s control at all times and must be current on their vaccinations. No aggressive dogs please.
New this year, Austin Animal Center will be offering FREE Pet ID tags and Animal Trustees of Austin will be on-site with $25 low-cost micro-chipping available (includes registration)! Chipping will be in the courtyard by the Community Center. All pets must be leashed or crated.
Saturday, March 28 • 9am-3pm • Live for More Center • 14735 Bratton Lane
Free Admission! Lots of great crafts by local vendors! Concession sales and silent auction benefit the Wells Branch Community Church youth group, “The Branch”.
Saturday, April 11 • 10am-1pm • 14611 Wells Port
Cleanup efforts will be from 10 am through 1 pm. Meet at the MUD Annex, 14611 Wells Port Drive. Volunteers from local neighborhood associations, civic organizations, businesses, industries, scout troops, youth groups, church groups, and other community organizations, as well as individual citizens, are welcome to participate. The Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off is part of the partnership between Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation. Participants will receive trash bags, volunteer giveaways, promotional items and more. Questions? Contact Katie Hutcheson at email@example.com.
April 18 • 7am-noon • WB Library • 15001 Wells Port
Come & see what treasures Wells Branch has to offer! Enjoy a visit with your neighbors and a hot cup of coffee as you peruse their offerings. 100 booths with over 60 vendors will be gathered for the annual FOL Garage Sale. Everyone will be there! Rent a space and sell your own treasures or donate those extra items to the FOL booth for our fundraiser. Space rentals may be made at wbfriends.org/events or at the circulation desk at the library. See insert for rental form. Concessions will be available for purchase courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Proceeds from concession sales and items sold in the FOL booth benefit library programs.
Saturday, April 25 • 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 of19th 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!
Saturday, May 2 • 9am-Noon • Mills Pond
Wells Branch MUD 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.
Travis County Community Development Block Grant Program Meeting
Thursday, March 26 • 7pm • WB Community Center
As a neighborhood association, we’re interested in how we can better serve our residents and increase community involvement from those living in our apartment communities as well as our single family homes. Wells Branch has several new apartment complexes that have opened recently or plan to open in the near future. As a group, we’ve been concerned about a lack of infrastructure and amenities where some of these apartments are located. We will be reaching out to the management teams for the 20+ complexes we have in our area and encouraging attendance at the upcoming CDBG meeting. We’d like for you to join us as well.
Every year, Travis County receives approximately $997,649 in federal funds from a program called the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funds housing, infrastructure and social services projects for residents with low and moderate income that live in the unincorporated areas of Travis County. Residents and non-profit agencies can help determine projects by providing project ideas and proposals. Travis County Health and Human Services will explain the CDBG program and provide our community paper copies of the Participation Form so that we may provide our comments and ideas to the Commissioners Court by March 31st.
Residents will have the opportunity to learn more about the program, present community needs and recommend projects for CDBG funds at the meeting. Please make time to attend.
To learn more about CDBG, take the survey online, or suggest a project, visit www.co.travis.tx.us/CDBG
Wells Branch Traffic and Safety Open Meeting
Traffic: Wells Branch and the surrounding area have experienced massive growth in the last few years. Some of this growth was actively challenged, but we did not have much of a voice in the decisions that were made. Now the Wells Branch MUD is looking at the traffic and safety concerns this growth has and will continue to create. The MUD Safety Committee is scheduled to meet with our county commissioner and other Travis County authorities to ensure they understand the magnitude of the impact to the community, to request impact studies and to brainstorm possible remedies. We want to hear the community’s specific concerns and ideas before the visit with Travis County.
Street & Sidewalk Maintenance: The committee will also take concerns that residents have about their specific street to Travis County. If you have a crumbling curb or pot hole, please document it with pictures and note the address closest to the problem. Include your contact information and send these digitally to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit the WB MUD website at wellsbranchmud.com.
Great jobs for college kids home for the summer!
The Wells Branch MUD is currently hiring for the following positions:
• Summer Day Camp Counselor
• Lead Summer Day Camp Counselor
Please visit the link below for detailed information on jobs available and the application process.