by Debby Thompson, WBNA President & WB Neighborhood Watch Coordinator
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.
Thank you for taking the time to vote for your artwork preference to be located at Art at Bratton’s Edge. With an overwhelming majority, Brent Baggett’s “Eyes on the Future” has been selected by Wells Branch residents. This complex stainless steel sculpture will be installed on-site in time for the grand opening celebration and can be appreciated as a new perspective from different angles of the surrounding community.
Art at Bratton’s Edge should be complete by November 2016. The first tenants are expected to move in late October. The property began leasing in August and is currently 46% leased. They hope to have a grand opening celebration some time in mid-November and invite the Wells Branch community to join them. Tours of the property will be available.
Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar Training THIS Thursday, May 19!
It’s an election year and we need to get ALL of our Wells Branch neighbors registered! In order to accomplish this, we need volunteers. It only takes an hour of your time to get certified and you can be as involved (or uninvolved) as you’d like. Training enables you to be a resource to new neighbors, at community events, school, church, and social groups.
If you’d like to be a part of this effort (however big or small), we have a training session set for Thursday, May 19, at 6:30pm at the Rec. Center, 3000 Shoreline Drive. We need an approximate head count so that Travis County can bring adequate supplies. Please reserve your spot at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions? Call 512-656-0654.
Updates Coming Soon
Updates to all the construction pages are mentioned in the current newsletter. They will be coming this weekend so please check back. We apologize for the delay.
It’s My Park Day!
Saturday, March 5 • 9am-Noon
WB Disc Golf Course on Owen Tech
Come lend a hand! Volunteers will pick up litter, spread mulch around trees in the greenbelt to fight the effects of drought and soil compaction, remove invasive ligustrum, and they will plant several new trees purchased by the Wells Branch Disc Golf Club.
Over the past 3 years of working with Austin Parks Foundation on It’s My Park Day and National Public Lands Day, we’ve planted 40 trees in this area of the greenbelt. Come see how we’ve been Keeping Wells Branch Beautiful!