Category Archives: Neighborhood Safety

Travis County Sheriff’s Office Wells Branch Crime Initiative Town Hall Meeting

November 28 • 7pm
WB Community Center • 2106 Klattenhoff Drive

Join Captain Craig Smith for a Town Hall Meeting on November 28 for a discussion on Travis County’s ongoing crime initiative in Wells Branch.  Sheriff Hernandez and Travis County Commissioners Brigid Shea and Jeff Travillion will be in attendance as well.  Following Captain Smith’s presentation, the Captain, Sheriff, and Commissioners will be available to speak with residents.

Link to press conference courtesy of KXAN News: and their follow-up article:  Dozens arrested in crime initiative focused on Wells Branch area.

TCSO Public Safety Event!

The Travis County Sheriff’s Office will host a Public Safety Event on Sunday November 5th from 10am – 4pm. The event will be held at the Cinemark 20 (Tinseltown) parking lot in the 15400-blk of N IH 35. Representatives from various Law Enforcement and Public Safety groups will be on site to offer valuable safety information and services including:

  • TCSO Community Outreach – Providing Child ID Kits
  • Sheriff’s Combined Auto Theft Task Force – Providing Free VIN Etching (proof of insurance required)
  • TCSO Crisis Intervention Team – Providing information about emergency mental health care resources
  • TCSO Victim’s Services – Providing information and resources for victims of crime
  • TCSO Mascot – On site for fun photo opportunities

Bike & Trail Connectivity Meeting

Thursday, May 18 • 7pm
WB Community Center, 2106 Klattenhoff

The WBNA will be hosting a meeting coordinated by the Public Works division of the City of Austin to include the planners for COA urban trails, bike lanes, and sidewalks, as well as the corresponding Travis County departments as WB is in the COA ETJ.  There’ll be a presentation followed by a Q & A session with a basic overview of the current systems in place and what is planned (Urban Trails, Tier I & Tier II and forecast timeline for safe overall connectivity for Wells Branch and far North Austin, off road where possible.

Our neighborhood has invested heavily in our trail system, but the MUD can only affect trails within its boundaries; we’re isolated here and cannot easily and safely connect to any other trail system.  Coordination of central authorities (Travis County, COA, MUD) to develop plans to connect our neighborhood with other communities would be ideal.  As one resident put it, “I can ride my bike pretty much anywhere but the level of safety that I feel varies greatly depending on the infrastructure.  If I could ride with my boys up to train station SAFELY, we could get downtown and tool around the lake.  Same goes for getting to Walnut Creek.”

Our goal for this meeting is to find out, as residents in the ETJ, how can we impact the plan and where to start.  We look forward to learning more and hope you’ll join us! Continue reading Bike & Trail Connectivity Meeting