Category Archives: Neighborhood News

Town Hall with Travis County             Commissioner Brigid Shea

Thursday, October 19 • 7pm
WB Community Center • 2106 Klattenhoff Drive
 
Pct. 2 Travis County Commissioner Brigid Shea will be holding a Town Hall this Thursday, October 19, at 7pm in the Community Center on Klattenhoff for the purpose of discussing the upcoming bond election. The following link will take you to a wonderful interactive website where you can learn more than you’d ever want to know about the upcoming bonds and how they will impact you personally, as well as Wells Branch. Please visit https://www.traviscountytx.gov/cbac and bring any questions you may have to the meeting on Thursday.
 
If you just want the short version, Proposition A, the Roadway Capacity Projects Bond impacts Wells Branch by funding the completion of a four-lane divided roadway with bike lanes and sidewalks for Grand Avenue Parkway between Bratton Lane and Crissom Lane, plus the installation of two additional lanes to Grand Avenue Parkway from Crissom Lane to 350 feet north of Roller Crossing. This should help streamline traffic and alleviate many of the issues we’re seeing from increased flow on the narrower neighborhood streets as well as offering some relief to Wells Branch Parkway. Proposition A also contains several Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Improvements. Proposition B is all about Parks. For complete details on ALL the projects, please visit the website above.
 
There’s also a tax impact calculator available at the aforementioned link, however, most of the homes in Wells Branch (everything valued at $300k or less) will see an increase of less than $2 per month.
 
Election Info: Travis County will hold a bond election on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, in conjunction with the scheduled Texas constitutional amendment election. Early voting will begin on Monday, October 23rd, and end on Friday, November 3rd, 2017. For additional information about Early Voting or Election Day polling locations and hours, contact the Travis County Clerk’s Election Division at 512-854-4996 or visit Travis County’s website at https://www.traviscountytx.gov and look for the Elections link.

WBNA Pumpkin Patch
& Pumpkin Painting in the Park

Pumpkin Patch • Saturday, October 21 • 10am-1pm
Pick your pumpkin!  FREE!  In front of the Gazebo at KF Park
Pumpkin Painting at the Gazebo in KF Park
Admission: 1 canned good or $1 donation to St. Andrew’s Food Pantry

Pumpkin Painting has been a Wells Branch tradition for more than a decade with real pumpkins of all shapes and sizes.

Dianne Koehler, teacher & artist, will be supplying the brushes, set-ups and examples of what to paint on your pumpkin in case you need ideas.  It’s always a lot of fun and you get to take home a pumpkin to decorate for Fall!

EXTREME CLEAN

Saturday, October 14

Wells Branch Maintenance Yard • 13905 Thermal

*Extreme Clean is a joint endeavor brought to you by the WBNA and Wells Branch MUD.


Habitat for Humanity 8am-1pm


Easter Seals 8am-4pm


ATXHAW 8am-4pm

Accepting donations for those experiencing homelessness.  For a list of needed items, please visit:

http://www.austinhumanistsatwork.org/donate/


Austin Creative Reuse

To find out more about Austin Creative Reuse and what they accept in the form of donations, please visit their website at:

http://austincreativereuse.org


Pet Supplies for Austin Area Animal Rescues 8am-4pm


Bulk Trash Styrofoam Metal Drop Off 

Household Waste Collection

Batteries • Paint* • Antifreeze* ONLY

*MUST be in closed container.

8am-5pm

ATTENTION:  We cannot accept ANY TYPE of OIL (cooking or motor), car or boat batteries.

Batteries can be taken to CMC Metal Recycling 1704 Howard Lane M-F 8am-5pm.

Questions?  Call 512-656-0654.


ELECTRONICS RECYCLING* 8am-5pm

* We can ONLY ACCEPT the following items:

Computers  •  Laptops  •  Tablets  •  Computer Parts  •  Cell Phones  •  Wire (Extension Cords, Christmas Lights, Computer Cables)  •  Laptop Batteries  •  Lead Acid Batteries (Household Alkaline Batteries MUST be dropped at a different station)  •  Routers  •  DVRs  •  Cable Boxes  •  Flat Screen ONLY Monitors (Non Cracked)  •  Flat Screen ONLY TVs (Non Cracked)  •  GPS Systems

* We CANNOT ACCEPT the following items:

TVs  •  CRT Monitors  •  Printers  • Copiers  • Scanners  •  Radios  •  Stereos  •  Household Electronics (Microwaves, Coffeemakers, Toasters, Vacuums, etc.)

Questions?  Call 512-656-0654.  Text if you need us to save moving boxes; otherwise, they will be broken down and recycled.

Rescheduled for October 10!     National Night Out
America‘s Night Out Against Crime

Free Food • Great Company • Door Prizes!
Tuesday, October 10 • 6-8pm • Gazebo at KF Park

Join your Wells Branch neighbors for our night out against crime, Tuesday, October 10, from 6-8pm at the gazebo in Katherine Fleischer Park.  The WBNA will be serving up FREE hotdogs, sausage wraps, fruit & veggies, sodas and chips.  For dessert, we’ll have the Friends of the Library handing out Culver’s delicious frozen custard (while supplies last) at their table which just happens to feature their brand new 2018 Best of Wells Branch calendar.  And don’t forget the door prizes!

Distinguished guests from the Travis County Sheriff’s Office, ESD No. 2 Fire Dept. and Precinct 2 Constable’s Office will be on hand to visit with residents and answer questions.  Both children and adults will have the opportunity to talk with first responders, receive information on Neighborhood Watch and other programs available to residents, and tour the fire safety house and fire truck that ESD No. 2 will have onsite.  We may even get a peek at one the District’s new ambulances! Come find out what’s going on in our community and discuss with local law enforcement officers and politicians 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 come join your friends and neighbors at the park for food and fellowship.  If you have a Neighborhood Watch group on your block (or even if you don’t) we’d like to encourage you to come eat dinner with us, listen to the speakers, and then return home to your street and gather with your neighbors over dessert to discuss how you can make your homes and our community safer.

We hope to see you there!

FOL 6th Annual Huge Community Garage Sale!

Reserve your space at wbfriends.org for the FOL community garage sale Saturday, September 23rd from 7am to Noon in the WB Community Library parking lot, 15001 Wells Port Drive.

Sell your treasures!  Find NEW treasures!

Don’t want to be a seller?  You can donate any items you don’t need to the FOL booth; all proceeds go to library programs.

Whatever you choose, come have coffee with your neighbors and shop the many vendors all in one place!

The Best of Wells Branch!  Now on Sale!

Our 2018 Friends of the Library Calendar is on its way!  Sales start September 23 rd at the FOL Garage Sale.  Over 200 Wells Branch neighbors voted for their favorite photos at FourthFest.  Special thanks to volunteers Marie Streusand and Debbie and Tom Zimmer for their help on the 4th.  Come see if the photos you voted for are in the calendar!  After all, it is “The Best of Wells Branch!”