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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! 

The holidays are right around the corner!  We hope you’ll join us in celebrating these wonderful Wells Branch traditions.  Reach out to the new folks so they feel welcome.  Take time to reconnect with family, friends and neighbors.  We look forward to seeing each of you at the festivities!

Light Up the Night at Luminary Fest
Friday & Saturday, December 9 & 10 • 6:00-9:00pm
Sponsored by WB MUD Parks & Rec. Dept.

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Let the Season Shine!

WBNA Holiday Home
Lighting Contest
Entry deadline: December 14  Judging: December 17-18

 

 

Get ready to SPARKLE! The WBNA is sponsoring the 2022 Wells Branch Holiday Lighting Contest.  We will host a Holiday Lights Trail Map which includes an online site to enter nominations.  Once entered, the site will be “pinned” on the map.  Please nominate as many addresses as you’d like at https://bit.ly/WBNAholidaylights to be added to our map.

The map will be updated as nominations arrive, it can be viewed and shared here:  https://bit.ly/WBNAholidaylightsmap

 

One grand prize will be awarded for each category.  The winners will have an “award sign” delivered to their home and displayed in their yard through the holidays. Continue reading Holiday Home Lighting Contest

WBNA 2023 Community Calendar Sales

Get yours TODAY!  The WBNA 2023 Community Calendar is on sale NOW!  There are several ways to purchase your new calendar.  You can purchase in person and we would love to visit with you!  Just stop by any of our “Pop-up Sales” locations:

WB Luminary Fest | Friday & Saturday, December 9 & 10 | 6-9pm
WB Community Center | 2106 Klattenhoff

Malone Coffee | 14735 Bratton Lane | Saturdays & Sundays | 9am-Noon

Wells Branch MUD Rec. Center | 3000 Shoreline Drive | Wednesdays | 4-7pm

Watch our website wbna.us, the WBNA Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/WBNA.WellsBranchNeighborhoodAssociation or the WB Google Group for upcoming locations.

Order here for local delivery!

Continue reading WBNA 2023 Community Calendar Winners

Upcoming Events

WB MUD Bulk Trash Days
Saturday, December 10 & Saturday, January 14
8am-12pm • 13905 Thermal

For more info, visit:  http://wellsbranchmud.com/services/bulk-other-items

Curbside Community Compost
and Holiday Tree Collection

December/January:  There will be no Curbside Community Compost pickup the week of December 26.  Regular weekly collection will resume on Monday, January 2.

Reminder: Natural holiday trees may be placed curbside for pickup during the regular weekly collection.  Please REMOVE ALL LIGHTS and DECORATIONS.

Holiday Gift Wrapping Workshop
Monday, December 12 • 6:30-8:00pm
WB Rec. Center • 3000 Shoreline Drive

Hosted by the WB MUD Rec. Dept.

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Holiday Safety Tips

With the bustle of the holidays just around the corner, make sure you’re taking every precaution possible to keep your home and family safe and secure.  We usually see an increase in opportunistic crime this time of year; please remain vigilant.

Keep your blinds and drapes closed when away, even if only for a short period of time.

Keep your house well lit at night (backyard included).  A motion sensor activated light is an inexpensive deterrent.

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Give the Gift of Holiday    Fire Safety

courtesy of ESD2/Pflugerville Fire

As you prepare to celebrate the upcoming holidays, Travis County Emergency Services District #2 (the Pflugerville Fire Department) encourages everyone in Wells Branch to put safety at the top of the gift list!  Thanksgiving is the #1 day of the year for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve.  Here’s what you can do to help keep your home a place of joy this holiday season: Continue reading Give the Gift of Holiday Fire Safety

Carbon Monoxide Safety

Travis County ESD No. 2 | info@pflugervillefire.org
Source: nfpa.org/education

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a gas.  It has no odor.  CO gas is poisonous.  It can make a person feel sick and can be deadly.  In the home, heating and cooking devices that burn fuel can be sources of carbon monoxide.  Continue reading Carbon Monoxide Safety

A Year-end Reminder:
WBNA 2023 Membership Dues are Due

As 2022 draws to a close, please take a minute and renew your WBNA commitment.  Your membership is an investment in our wonderful neighborhood.  All dues collected are returned directly into the community through our traditional events and educational programs.

As a reminder, the WBNA organization is a “labor of love” and operates through a network of dedicated volunteers.  Without that dedication, community support, and funds raised through dues and donations, the WBNA would cease to function.  Your membership in the WBNA is essentially your annual “pledge” to support this wonderful community as membership is voluntary.

Effective January 1, 2023 annual dues will be $25.00. If you renew or begin your 2023 membership by December 31, 2022 we will accept your dues at the current rate of $20.00.

WBNA Annual Meeting & Elections

February 23, 2023 | 6:30 pm
WB Community Center | 2106 Klattenhoff Drive

All Wells Branch residents (both in-district and out-of-district) are invited and encouraged to attend the 2023 general meeting. Your WBNA membership must be current in order to vote in the election or run for office. The membership form is available online HERE. It’s quick and easy! Please be sure and enter a valid email address.

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Winter Wastewater Averaging

Winter wastewater averaging occurs during the three-month billing period between Dec. 8, 2022 and March 8, 2023.  During this time, your average monthly water use will be used as your monthly wastewater usage for the next year.  Save water now, save money all year!

For water saving tips, visit:  http://wellsbranchmud.com/water-and-wastewater/billing/winter-averaging

Wells Branch MUD Updates

December/January Holiday Closures: 

The District Office, Recreation Center, and Parks & Facilities Yard will be closed Dec. 23-26 and Dec. 30-Jan. 2.

Willow Bend Pool will be closed Dec. 24-25 and Dec. 31-Jan. 1.  Regular hours of operation will be observed the rest of the month.  Contact WB MUD Customer Service with questions at 512-251-9814 or info@wellsbranchmud.com.

WB MUD Bulk Trash Days

Saturday, December 10 & Saturday, January 14
8am-12pm • 13905 Thermal
For more info, visit:  http://wellsbranchmud.com/services/bulk-other-items

Curbside Community Compost & Holiday Tree Collection

December/January:  There will be no Curbside Community Compost pickup the week of December 26.  Regular weekly collection will resume on Monday, January 2.

Reminder: Natural holiday trees may be placed curbside for pickup during the regular weekly collection.  Please REMOVE ALL LIGHTS and DECORATIONS.

 

WB MUD Trunk or Treat
& WBNA Costume Contest

It would be frightful if we didn’t thank the WB MUD and our community members for joining us at the 2022 WB Trunk-or-Treat Event.

The WBNA hosted a scary trunk photo op, while handing out ghoulish goodies!  A special thank you to Daniel and Sherrie White for helping to hand out candy!  Sherrie wowed the crowd with her period costume of a hand-sewn copy of Ann Boleyn’s wedding dress.

A very special shout out to Pam Wachholz, her daughter Bekah and her partner “Dr. Acrula” for serving as emcees and leading the costume contest. As always the contest was a real challenge to judge because all the kids looked amazing!  Congratulations to the winners!  See you next year!

Photo courtesy of Steph Davlantes