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Looking for female primary care physician
posted by Lorrie on August 8th, 2014 12:40 PM
Thanks Cynthia, Stacy and Cyndy!I'm also looking for a new female physician since my wonderful Dr. Pugh went to a place that doesn't accept insurance.
Missing UPS delivery from last Monday
posted by Cynthia on January 25th, 2014 9:32 AM
I have been expecting a package that UPS tracking indicates was delivered last Monday. It's for Cynthia at 1941 Zach Scott. Just in case it was mis-delivered, I'm posting here. Please send a PM if you have it. I'll be glad to come by and pick it up. Otherwise, beware the package delivery problems are still going on.
For Sale - Triangular Sun Shade - $20
posted by Cynthia Danielson on January 6th, 2014 11:10 AM
I've been looking for one of these. Can you please email me your contact info? cyndanielson@msn.com thanks!Cynthia
Mueller Neighborhood Assn Meeting Minutes 7/20/2013
posted by Cynthia on July 21st, 2013 5:47 PM
MNA General Meeting July 20, 2013 Wildflower Terrace MNA Steering Committee Members present: Kathy Sokolic, Sandy Parks, Janeka Rector, David Neider, Kevin McGillicuddy, Dennis Mick, Corky Hilliard, James Nortey, Ani Colt, Kat Malcom, Cynthia Cammack MNA Steering Committee Members absent: Belinda Roberts, Grant Fisher 1. Introductions: Kathy Sokolic welcomed attendees 2. Treasurer's Report: Sandy Parks a. the MNA bank balance this morning, prior to the latest bank run, was a little less than $6300. b. Three big expenditures coming up: two Front Porch Flyer editions, Halloween carnival. c. 74 new and renewed members since June 10th; 337 existing members. 3. Presentation to Frost Bank: Kathy Sokolic Kathy thanked Frost for attending and contributing to neighborhood events and being so supportive of neighborhood, and presented a plaque in commemoration of the five year anniversary of the MNA savings account at Frost. Dena Holliday, VP, and Ken Gates, Sr VP at Frost represented Frost Bank. 4. Keep Austin Affordable: Frank Fernandez, Executive Director at Green Doors a. Gave brief overview of Keep Austin Affordable as a gathering of people concerned about high cost of housing in Austin. (Lives in Mueller.) Some points from presentation: • Austin needs 38,000 units for the 1 in 6 renters making below $25,000 that cannot afford Austin. They are either homeless, living in substandard conditions, doubled or quadrupled families in apartments, or paying too much and cutting other basics such as prescriptions or food. • Because of low unemployment, rental rates keep going up and Austin has gone from one of most affordable cities in Texas to one of most expensive. • Group's main focus: to get housing bonds back on ballot, hoping for November. $55 million bond was passed in 2006, but all those funds are spent or committed. Helped create over 3500 affordable homes of all kinds of housing. • Group advocates for another bond that size and members are out working to provide explanation to voters to about what bonds are for. b. Questions and Answers Q: What is tax implication of bond? A: Would not require tax increase; there is existing capacity within ad valorum tax rate Q: How does money go toward affordable housing and maintaining it? A: Every year city takes portion and creates an RFP for outside group to apply for funds. For example, if a group is developing an $8 million housing project, it could get a portion from these bond funds. To do so, group has to obligations to affordability, such as keeping units affordable for 99 years. Q: What are the demographics of the homeless population? A: In recent year, about 12,000 total, of which about 2000 were hildren, 10% veterans, 40% or so mothers and children. 80% are situationally homeless due to circumstances such as a lost job, medical situation, or domestic violence; they tend to get back into housing within 6 months or so. 20% are chronically homeless due to behavioral health or other issues; need services as well as housing. Q: What types of housing can the bond funds go to? A: City Council makes policy decisions. in last bond, 75% went to rental housing mostly to people making $25,000 or less. Smaller percentages went to repairs and affordable home ownership programs. Q: How many units can be generated with this amount? A: The last bond generated about 3500 - hoping for similar number this time. Noted that these kinds of programs are good for the local economy, creating jobs. Q: Where do other funds come from? A: Variety of sources, such as low income housing programs, banks, foundations, individuals. Audience comment: It's also important to emphasize programs and opportunities for behavioral health and other health issues that contribute to the homeless problem. New aid funds will provide some assistance. Q: Is money being spent on something else now that this would take the place of? A: Funds were not earmarked for something else and then shifted. Q: What is the elevator speech for people who insist homeless choose to be homeless? A: I struggle with this, too. Ask if they have ever been homeless. If they had been living in those conditions, might not say that. Many homeless people who do say so are mentally ill and might not be expressing that preference if well. Q: What does Green Doors do? A: We provide safe, affordable, quality housing as well as a food pantry, help with household setup. Also provide education on poverty and homelessness, for example, on veterans' issues. Veterans often end up homeless due to severe PTSD or traumatic brain injury. Q: If veterans are a core group, does specific amount of bond money go to veterans' initiatives? A: Bond funds do not have proportions specified for veterans. Green Doors and other programs do initiatives for veterans. c. Showed forms available for finding out more about Green Doors, volunteering, or donating. d. Kathy reinforced Mueller Redevelopment Vision and Goals. Noted that we will in August be bringing up to MNA members for a vote on whether or not we want MNA to formally support the bond. 5. 10-1 City Council: Steven Aleman, attorney and mediator, past chair of ANC, lives in nearby Chestnut neighborhood a. Highlights from presentation: In November 2012, the city had vote on charter amendments that resulted in a plan to divide city into ten sectors with one representative of each. In November 2014, voters will elect first council members on this plan. Independent Citizens' Redistricting Commission was a part of this proposition and has been put in place. This group is now planning drawing up of districts. First hearing in about a month in August. ANC interested in influencing commission to respect neighborhood lines, however can only influence them via writing that can be made public; cannot invite commissioners to neighborhood meetings. This makes field hearings more significant because they will be the only meeting opportunities. Charter amendment prohibits commission from using certain approaches, such as considering where candidates live, or lumping precincts together. Priority criteria include: plan must be "constitutional" - one person, one vote - or equivalent in size by population, maintain contiguous areas and neighborhood integrity. Neighborhood integrity includes common interests such as language, and resisting drawing lines along convenient geographic boundaries that could bisect neighborhoods. Commission will hold hearings across town before they can release a plan. Must also release a preliminary plan and hold available for 14 day period for public comment. ANC is requesting this period be extended to one month and is encouraging others to make same request. Commission will revise map to reflect public input and then vote on it. Nine of 14 commissioners must approve. Because of the recent Supreme Court decision, there will be no federal review, and this commission's vote is final. b. Questions and Answers Q: What is deadline for districts to be drawn? A: Now that federal pre-clearance is not required, commission could take till early 2014 to make decision. 6. New martial arts school - Nexus Tae Kwan Do: Brad Perkins from Windsor Park a. Opening up a martial arts business near Staples. Emphasized that martial arts play an important role in preventing bullying, and he works on school seminars and presentations to demonstrate this. Hoping to open by November. Will be offering adult and kids' classes as well as yoga, on weekdays and weekends. Twenty years of experience. 7. CASA Superheroes Run for Saturday, September 21st, 2013: Jennifer Lester, CASA events coordinator a. Provided background on Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Advocates focus on needs of children in the court system. One way CASA supports this work is with the Superheroes run. Route this year goes through Mueller on roads. Registration is open and anticipating sellout by mid-September. http://www.casasuperherorun.com/ Brings whole metropolitan area together against child abuse. Mueller will have a water stop to support along mile 2. Also need help with parking, guiding drivers into rows on dirt lot. b. Gave shout out to Frost Bank as a big supporter. 8. Announcements a. The next Social Hour is Wednesday, August 14th at the Mueller HEB, and children are welcome. The HOA will provide light appetizers (Kat) b. Music in the Park will be on Thursday, Sept 12th with Kent Mayhew performing at the amphitheater, 6:30 PM (Kat) c. RMMA PIAC (Rick Krivoniak, chair of the RMMA PIAC). Welcomed Corky Hilliard's reappointment to the PIAC. Announced the next meeting is August 13th at the Carver Library 9. Adjourned
Mueller Neighborhood Association General Meeting Minutes 6/15/2013
posted by Cynthia on June 22nd, 2013 9:31 AM
The Mueller Neighborhood Association is a non-profit, non-partisan organization within which the residents of the neighborhood can promote their common interests with regard to preserving and enhancing the quality of life, safety, residential characteristics, and property values of their neighborhood in particular, and in all neighborhoods generally. Meeting minutes and association information are posted at http://www.citicite.com/mueller/index.php?module=Pages&op=view&title=Mueller_Neighborhood_Association ************************************************* Mueller Neighborhood Association General Meeting Minutes June 15, 2013 Wildflower Terrace Room MNA Steering Committee Members present: Kathy Sokolic, Sandy Parks, Janeka Rector, Ani Colt, David Neider, Kevin McGillicuddy, Dennis Mick, Grant Fisher, Kat Malcom, Cynthia Cammack MNA Steering Committee Members absent: Belinda Roberts, Corky Hilliard, James Nortey 1. Greetings and Pleasantries: Kathy a. "Brief Meet & Greet" : Neighbors were invited to introduce themselves to others they'd not met before. b. Kathy thanked Steering Committee for work done so far and introduced them. 2. Treasurer's Report: Sandy a. Sandy reported the MNA financial state is very well. Reported she went through books and has discovered that July 15th is the organization's 5 year anniversary, a historic milestone. 3. Subcommittee Reports: a. Rail Subcommittee: Janeka Janeka is keeping up with urban rail expansion. She reported that the mayor says we should expect a vote next May if there's a bond. The mayor is intent on leasing the airport to make this possible. Although a large number of people want rail to go through Mueller, there are groups that want the rail to go along Lamar. Janeka and volunteers working with her will continue to attend meetings with the Mueller group to keep focus here at Mueller. See Janeka after the meeting for more information or to get involved. PROJECT CONNECT meeting: June 25, 2013, 5 to 8 PM, Dobie Middle School, 1200 East Rundberg Lane - Please attend if possible. b. Kathy displayed Mueller Redevelopment Vision and Goals. c. Community Enhancement Subcommittee: Dave Dave reviewed the Kerbey Lane Eat-in event, the first in an effort to focus local businesses on residents' desire to have them here and on our potential support. 119 people showed up at Kerbey Lane. Similar events are being planned for the future. Dave reviewed tenets of the sub-committee and relevant events. There will be a town center meeting at his house, work on redesign of the community website. Kathy explained we are planning a lot of meetings, but the goal is to get more people involved in neighborhood projects. She asked for a show of hands of block captains. She explained that Kevin will be taking over block captain organization duties from Dennis, and at the Monday, June 24th block captain meeting, there will be discussion of what tasks group wants to do and how to proceed with block captains. We asked for people from new areas of the neighborhood to attend if they're interested in getting this started on their block. Current block captains are encouraged to attend. 4. Announcements: Kat invited all to Mueller July 4 parade, sponsored each year by MNA and one event membership dues support. She described parade route and said that group will stage parade at 9:30 at Lake Park by the restrooms; neighbors can join as participants or spectators. Ice cream will be served at Ella Wooten, and the event ends with a pool party. She reminded us that no food or drink is permitted in the pool, and that no lifeguard is on duty before 1 PM. Kat also explained there is a social hour each quarter. The next meeting is scheduled for August 14 at the new HEB. Children are invited to this event, and there will be a table with activities for them. Kathy reminded attendees of how to join MNA and the cost - $5 yearly dues. Renewals are in December/January time frame. Dues provide Front Porch Flyer, sponsor parade, used for neighborhood activities and projects. Dennis passed out forms to those interested. 5. Sustainable Food Center (SFC): Simone Benz Simone presented the SFC mission and went through a presentation to introduce SFC. Highlights from the presentation: · Grow Local -community and school gardens · Farm Direct - food sharing and distribution to link producers and consumers, four farmers' markets · The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegra - cooking classes and nutrition education on available and local foods · 4 Farmers' Markets - Triangle, MLK MetroRail, Sunset Valley, Downtown · Double Dollar Incentive Program - matching for WIC and SNAP benefits to increase fresh food purchasing power · SFC has moved to a new location near MLK market. They now have conference and teaching facilities, gardens, and cooking facilities. Simone stated that the center and its mission fits into the East Austin revitalization part of MNA's vision. 6. HEB Update: Marty Garcia, Steve Buxton, LaSean Hockenhull The group provided a presentation with a sneak peak of the store and management staff. Discussed their director roles and areas of accountability. All three have experience in HEB east side and other stores and will have a team of 30 working with them at this store. Highlights of presentation: · This store is the first to offer the Community Coordinator role, not a typical role for HEB. It was developed based on active input from neighborhoods in this area that asked for a staff person whose job was to act as a contact for neighborhood residents. The role is currently held by Calah Peace, but she has been promoted, and someone else will replace her in coming weeks. · Slides of the Community Room and information about how to reserve it was presented. It is available for 501(c)3 groups. Meetings must be nonpolitical, nonreligious, charge no admission. No alcohol or outside food/drink are permitted. The room is fully outfitted with tables chairs, a dry erase board, TV monitor, etc. They will probably ask for a deposit just to limit no-shows but haven't decided on the policy yet. · They gave an overview of the store facilities and features. It is the greenest store HEB has ever designed, and is anticipated to meet at least the LEED Silver rating, hoping for platinum rating. It's also anticipated to exceed the AEGB 4 rating. All cold food items are behind lightweight frameless glass doors. There is natural and LED lighting, designed to maintain even lighting at all times. Lights automatically turn down or off when not needed. The entire roof will be devoted to solar power generation. Native landscaping has been sourced from within 100 miles of store, to ensure suitability, and there are reclaimed water and other water-saving features. · The store has 65 bike rack spots with tool kits, 2 EV charge stations, and is near bus routes. · Cafe Mueller is the first HEB full-blown restaurant open for lunch and dinner and will feature craft brews, wine, beer, and a menu to include barbecue, Asian, bistro items. It will have its own entrance. Live music will be featured with a schedule influenced by neighborhood preferences. Cafe hours are set for 10 AM - 10 PM for start. · 100% of the staff is hired and in training at other stores. July 26 is the opening date. It was changed to accommodate a couple of construction issues that don't yet meet expectations. Q&A - answers included: There will be a full pharmacy with 2 drive-up windows. It will be a one-level market with easier access for handicapped. It is bigger than the Hancock store. It will have an ATM but no leased spaces to other businesses. It will run the same weekly promotions as Hancock; Springdale store will become part of same ad zone. It will order top-of-line produce but will have affordable price leader options as well. This store has all demographics and will need a variety of options. It will have a Blooms for floral and gift items. Bike racks will be located across front and side of store on restaurant side. There will be 8 gas pumps - will open July 19 There will be fresh options, including a juice bar, fresh guacamole and salsa. At 6 AM coffee will be available. They have made an effort to stock gluten-free products and options in restaurant and in store. No floor plan is available until the store is open. It will have a large organic selection. There will be 4 express lanes, no self-checkouts. They are planning a Thursday morning senior coffee. They will have a full-service butcher center, and tortilla machine for flour tortillas. Security will be provided as Segway security with energy-efficient vehicles; parking lot security will be in uniform. Pharmacy hours are 9 AM - 9 PM, 10-5 on Sunday. Bike riders will need to go through the parking lot. Catellus has list of the smaller businesses planned for the strip center. Store hours will be 6 AM-midnight.
Free Enviro Composter
posted by lonjee11 on April 1st, 2013 10:52 AM
Hi Cynthia, is the composter still available? Thanks,Jon Lee
Steering Committee election results!
posted by Betsy on January 26th, 2013 12:07 PM
The following members comprise the 2013 MNA Steering Committee, as elected this morning: Cynthia Cammack Ani Colt Grant Fisher Corky Hilliard Kathleen ‘kat’ Malcom Kevin McGillicuddy Dennis Mick David Neider James Nortey Sandy Parks Janeka Rector Belinda Roberts Kathy Sokolic The new Steering Committee met after the general meeting, with 2 members absent, and elected the following officers: Chair - Kathy Sokolic Vice-Chair - Grant Fisher Secretary - Cynthia Cammack Treasurer - Sandy Parks Congratulations to all and a hearty thank-you to the outgoing Steering Committee members! Betsy
MNA Steering Conmmittee reposting entire document
posted by Bobby Gierisch on January 11th, 2013 1:30 PM
THIS IS A RE-POSTING OF THE ONE ABOVE, WITH TWO CHANGES. FIRST, THERE ARE NOW JUST 13 CANDIDATES FOR THE 13 POSITIONS; AND SECOND, I'VE ATTEMPTED TO REFORMAT SO THAT EACH CANDIDATE'S STATEMENT IS SEPARATED FROM THE OTHERS, MAKING IT EASIER TO READ ... sometimes our formatting dreams don't pan out, so here's hoping Mueller Neighborhood AssociationSteering Committee ElectionThere are 13 positions on the Steering Committee of the Mueller Neighborhood Association. Members are elected for one-year terms and may be re-elected, but they may serve no more than three consecutive terms. The election will take place at the MNA monthly meeting at 10am on January 26 in Room 108 of the SEDL Building at 4700 Mueller Boulevard.You must be a resident and MNA member in good standing to serve on the steering committee.You must also be a resident and MNA member for at least two weeks prior to the election (by January 12) in order to vote. Residents who paid MNA dues anytime during 2012 are members in good standing. If you need to become a member, visit: http://www.citicite.com/mueller/index.php?module=Pages&op=view&title=Mueller_Neighborhood_AssociationBelow are short “statements of interest” from 13 residents nominated for election. Those currently serving on the steering committee (incumbents) are denoted with (I). Additional nominations may be made at any time, including nominations from the floor at the MNA meeting. However, nominations must be received by January 12 to have a statement of interest printed and be included on the printed ballot.For additional information, contact any member of the Nominations Committee: Bobby Gierisch, Millie Hayes, Betsy Hilton, Ann Jerome or Jerry Perkins.MNA Steering Committee NomineesStatements of InterestCynthia Cammack We moved to Mueller during its first year, in August 2008, and live on Zach Scott in the first block of houses off Airport. It's been exciting to watch the community grow and see the principles of good urban design at work. Mueller is proof that planning and teamwork make a difference in the quality of neighborhood life. The Mueller Neighborhood Association provides a forum for the entire neighborhood to continue to build community, to understand issues and share information affecting residents, and to weigh in with a voice when residents need or want that. This is especially important as the neighborhood grows, and more systematic efforts are needed to get input from all. I'd welcome the opportunity to be a part of this effort. I bring professional experience with education, communication, and contract/project management that I believe can help support the work of the group. Equally as important, I bring a sincere desire to work for a neighborly quality of life.Ani ColtHi, I’m Ani Colt. After 30 some years in the northeast, I visited Mueller the Christmas of 2011. My daughter lives in Windsor Park and she and her partner brought me over to lure me to Austin. When I got back to Connecticut, I read about the vision of Mueller on the internet and found Wildflower Terrace. Bullseye. Because of my long desire to help create what I call intentional community, I got it all together and moved in April, 2012. Since getting here, I’m helping start a Time Xchange at Wildflower Terrace and have lead one of our monthly literary salons to introduce the book I published in 2011. In addition, I have taken a rep position with Go Local Austin. Attracting and supporting local businesses can help Mueller’s unique potential and serve our residents.My previous career consulting big food and beverage companies develop new products helped me gain a keen understand of the importance of listening to people. Serving on the MNA Steering Committee offers the opportunity to utilize my decades of experience. If elected, I intend to help implement the visions and economic realities that have brought us to share this growing neighborhood and evolving multi-faceted community.Grant FisherI am interesting on serving on the Mueller Neighborhood Association (MNA) Steering Committee to help provide a better neighborhood for the Mueller residents. As a pioneer resident and a founding member of the MNA, I have worked on neighborhood issues since the inception of the MNA. I served as Chair of the MNA for the first three years, and recently I am serving as one of the ANC delegates from Mueller. I look forward to being able to work with the MNA on neighborhood and local issues, and hope to continue my service.Corky Hilliard (I).I won the lottery and became a Mueller Pioneer in 2008. This past year I have served on the MNA Steering committee and am asking to continue my involvement. I have worked for the past 5 years on issues important to Mueller residents and community. I was honored to have been the first Mueller resident appointed to the Mueller Commission (PIAC) and served there for almost 3 years. While serving on the PIAC I worked to open the Hangar for resident use, the substation/golf course upgrades, and increasing the resident voice on the city commission. I have been involved in several Mueller initiatives and the Pecan Street Project. Austin community involvements have included board positions with SafePlace, the Austin Film Society, and currently the ECHO board which advocates for ending homelessness. My business is focused on strategic planning, executive leadership and community building. I advocate those ideals in my Mueller community work. I'm asking for your support to continue my work on the MNA Steering Committee providing a strong voice for resident involvement.Kathleen ‘kat’ MalcomHello neighbors! My name is Kathleen ‘kat’ Malcom and I live on Camacho St. I began stalking the Mueller development in 2006 before the streets were installed, and met several of my current neighbors back then, as we shared our passion for shaping Mueller. I received my Pioneer lottery number in 2007, and built my home here in 2008. The Mueller community has exceeded my expectations, and in return I enjoy contributing to its well-being. I became the Upper Camacho Block Captain in 2009, and have previously served two years on the MNA Steering Committee, where I chaired the Block Captain committee. I have also been a member of the POA Resident’s Activity Committee for the last three years, and I created the Mueller Boomer Baby Social Club in 2009 which is thriving today. I would be happy to join the MNA Steering Committee in 2013. My goal is to extend Mueller’s visibility and engagement within our adjacent neighborhoods, and for Mueller to become a contributing member of the East Austin community. Thanks!Kevin McGillicuddy (I)My wife Tish and I have been residents at Mueller (living on Pinckney St.) since the Spring of 2009 and have lived in Austin since 1975. As a recovering lawyer, I work in the insurance claims business. I greatly enjoy living at Mueller and am standing for election for a second year on the Steering Committee so that I can continue contributing to the life of this great community.Dennis Mick (I)I retired in 2008 after a career in advertising and public relations for large companies. Carole and I sold our suburban house and moved to Mueller (4305 Scales) the following year, and we are so happy with that decision. We significantly reduced our carbon footprint but enlarged our social circle. We are involved in a number of Mueller activities, and love the direction of the neighborhood and the involvement of many of our neighbors. I have served on the Steering Committee of the MNA for two years.David NeiderI’m originally from Urbana Illinois where I grew up and went to college. After graduating I moved to Austin because I liked the city and I had a job lined up at Dell. I have been living in Austin and working for Dell for the past ~12 years. I currently work as a quality engineer, outside of work I enjoy local live music, playing basketball and classic cars.I became interested in moving to Mueller prior to ground breaking and entered myself into the Mueller pioneer lottery. I choose not to build at that time and later moved to Mueller as a renter in August 2011. I moved in to a Mueller House in April of this year. Since ~June I have been serving as the Mueller House Block Captain. I’m interested in serving on the MNA board as I’m interested in finding ways to make our neighborhood a better place to live including: influencing new development, finding ways to build community and keeping our neighborhood safe. Dave Neider 2012 Simond Unit D.James NorteyHello neighbors! My name is James Nortey and I am excited for the chance to join the Mueller Neighborhood Association (“MNA”) Steering Committee (“SC”). I am a young attorney at Andrews Kurth LLP. I’ve lived in Mueller as a tenant in the Mosaic apartments at 4600 Mueller Blvd. for 13 months and have been a member of MNA for almost a year. In this capacity I’ve served as a member of the MNA External Relations Committee. I am currently in the process of purchasing a home in Mueller that will be complete in mid-2013.I am eager to join the SC because I am passionate about community engagement, the development of our neighborhood, and strategic planning and growth based on new urbanism principles. As a member of the SC I intend to listen to the concerns of my fellow neighbors and be a voice for tenants and young professionals in Mueller. My top priorities are: 1) Building and maintaining positive relations with other East Austin neighborhoods; 2) Advocate for affordable housing options in Mueller; and 3) Help make Mueller the most walkable and most livable neighborhood in Austin.Sandy ParksJuly 9, 2008 I made one of the best decisions of my life. That day I signed a contract to build a DW row house on Zach Scott in the new Mueller neighborhood. I had lived and worked in Boise, Idaho for the past 28 years, but came to visit family in Austin two-three times a year. After the airport was moved to Bergstrom, I would drive by the “old airport site” to see what was happening, and I kept up with the Mueller project updates online. I had lived in Austin in the 60s as a UT student, and again in the 70s, with a very young family. Austin was to be my retirement home. I just made the decision a little sooner than I expected.For the past 3 ½ years I have been “commuting” to my CPA practice in Boise. I recently retired, and Austin is home full time now. My retirement goals include learning and relearning all things Texas, participating in the Austin community, understanding our unique Mueller community issues, and becoming involved. Since 2009, I have been a member of the POA budget committee. I am truly in awe of the Mueller pioneers, and all the Mueller residents, who have devoted so much time, thought, and energy into making this a truly unique and wonderful neighborhood……thank you!!Janeka RectorMy name is Janeka Rector and I am thrilled to be nominated to serve this amazing community. As a new resident, I hope to bring a fresh perspective and genuine enthusiasm to the Committee. I will be moving into the new phase on McBee Street in mid-January. See you soon!Belinda RobertsI have lived in Mueller since 2009. We are the house with the monkey on Gochman Street. Over the past few years, I have become pretty involved with our neighborhood. With the help of other parents and Mueller neighbors, I have helped put on many family friendly events including the Halloween Carnival and Mueller Egg Scramble. Through these events, I have gotten to know so many families and individuals who live in our unique neighborhood. What I found is that many of my neighbors have lots of questions about what is going on. I like to help answer these questions or provide information to help the dialogue and there is no better way to do this than to be involved. Outside of our neighborhood, I am an active CASA volunteer. I sit on the boards of the East Communities YMCA and St. George's Episcopal School. Additionally, I raise money for the Austin Children's Shelter by serving on the committee that hosts the annual New Wave Ball. I am attorney by training but currently put my "evil powers" to good use in a strictly volunteer setting. I'd like serve our neighborhood better by serving on the Mueller Neighborhood Steering Committee for 2013.Kathy Sokolic (I)Kathy is currently serving as Vice Chair of the Steering Committee. Kathy is involved in many aspects of Mueller, from volunteering at the Egg Scramble to helping with the Front Porch Flyer. Kathy has worked hard to extend MNA membership throughout this vibrant and diverse community and increase participation in MNA events and programs. She believes in working with everyone from Catellus to the City of Austin to the surrounding neighborhoods to achieve the long-term goals of Mueller. On top of these efforts, she’s passionate about bringing and keeping the people of Mueller together.Kathy would be thrilled to be able to serve her third term on Steering Committee and thanks you for your vote!Diana “Dee Dee” WalkerI am very flattered to be considered for a position on the Mueller Neighborhood Association Steering Committee. As the property manager of Wildflower Terrace and a resident, my interest and concerns are two fold. I have always been an active participant in local affairs. I have been an active member of the Austin Apartment Association, serving as committee chair, board of directors, and executive committee. I have served on the Home Owners Association of my last single-family home. Member of the Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce and Faith in Action-Senior Access Advisory Board. I learned early in life that you more you give, the better your return!Serving on the numerous committees, boards and other groups provided great experience in achieving compromise solutions with "win-win" outcomes. The diverse population of Wildflower Terrace strengthens my ability to communicate to individuals from all walks of life. Part of my work history prior to Wildflower Terrace included other new construction developments, giving me experience in zoning variance issues and neighborhood opposition to the planned building. I look forward to offering my experience and service to this amazing community.
MNA Steering Conmmittee reposting entire document
posted by danx11 on January 11th, 2013 10:31 AM
Mueller Neighborhood Association Steering Committee Election There are 13 positions on the Steering Committee of the Mueller Neighborhood Association. Members are elected for one-year terms and may be re-elected, but they may serve no more than three consecutive terms. The election will take place at the MNA monthly meeting at 10am on January 26 in Room 108 of the SEDL Building at 4700 Mueller Boulevard. You must be a resident and MNA member in good standing to serve on the steering committee. You must also be a resident and MNA member for at least two weeks prior to the election (by January 12) in order to vote. Residents who paid MNA dues anytime during 2012 are members in good standing. If you need to become a member, visit: http://www.citicite.com/mueller/index.php?module=Pages&op=view&title=Mueller_Neighborhood_Association Below are short “statements of interest” from 14 residents nominated for election. Those currently serving on the steering committee (incumbents) are denoted with (I). Additional nominations may be made at any time, including nominations from the floor at the MNA meeting. However, nominations must be received by January 12 to have a statement of interest printed and be included on the printed ballot. For additional information, contact any member of the Nominations Committee: Bobby Gierisch, Millie Hayes, Betsy Hilton, Ann Jerome or Jerry Perkins. MNA Steering Committee Nominees Statements of Interest Cynthia Cammack. We moved to Mueller during its first year, in August 2008, and live on Zach Scott in the first block of houses off Airport. It's been exciting to watch the community grow and see the principles of good urban design at work. Mueller is proof that planning and teamwork make a difference in the quality of neighborhood life. The Mueller Neighborhood Association provides a forum for the entire neighborhood to continue to build community, to understand issues and share information affecting residents, and to weigh in with a voice when residents need or want that. This is especially important as the neighborhood grows, and more systematic efforts are needed to get input from all. I'd welcome the opportunity to be a part of this effort. I bring professional experience with education, communication, and contract/project management that I believe can help support the work of the group. Equally as important, I bring a sincere desire to work for a neighborly quality of life. Ani Colt. Hi, I’m Ani Colt. After 30 some years in the northeast, I visited Mueller the Christmas of 2011. My daughter lives in Windsor Park and she and her partner brought me over to lure me to Austin. When I got back to Connecticut, I read about the vision of Mueller on the internet and found Wildflower Terrace. Bullseye. Because of my long desire to help create what I call intentional community, I got it all together and moved in April, 2012. Since getting here, I’m helping start a Time Xchange at Wildflower Terrace and have lead one of our monthly literary salons to introduce the book I published in 2011. In addition, I have taken a rep position with Go Local Austin. Attracting and supporting local businesses can help Mueller’s unique potential and serve our residents. My previous career consulting big food and beverage companies develop new products helped me gain a keen understand of the importance of listening to people. Serving on the MNA Steering Committee offers the opportunity to utilize my decades of experience. If elected, I intend to help implement the visions and economic realities that have brought us to share this growing neighborhood and evolving multi-faceted community. Grant Fisher. I am interesting on serving on the Mueller Neighborhood Association (MNA) Steering Committee to help provide a better neighborhood for the Mueller residents. As a pioneer resident and a founding member of the MNA, I have worked on neighborhood issues since the inception of the MNA. I served as Chair of the MNA for the first three years, and recently I am serving as one of the ANC delegates from Mueller. I look forward to being able to work with the MNA on neighborhood and local issues, and hope to continue my service. Corky Hilliard (I). I won the lottery and became a Mueller Pioneer in 2008. This past year I have served on the MNA Steering committee and am asking to continue my involvement. I have worked for the past 5 years on issues important to Mueller residents and community. I was honored to have been the first Mueller resident appointed to the Mueller Commission (PIAC) and served there for almost 3 years. While serving on the PIAC I worked to open the Hangar for resident use, the substation/golf course upgrades, and increasing the resident voice on the city commission. I have been involved in several Mueller initiatives and the Pecan Street Project. Austin community involvements have included board positions with SafePlace, the Austin Film Society, and currently the ECHO board which advocates for ending homelessness. My business is focused on strategic planning, executive leadership and community building. I advocate those ideals in my Mueller community work. I'm asking for your support to continue my work on the MNA Steering Committee providing a strong voice for resident involvement. Kathleen ‘kat’ Malcom. Hello neighbors! My name is Kathleen ‘kat’ Malcom and I live on Camacho St. I began stalking the Mueller development in 2006 before the streets were installed, and met several of my current neighbors back then, as we shared our passion for shaping Mueller. I received my Pioneer lottery number in 2007, and built my home here in 2008. The Mueller community has exceeded my expectations, and in return I enjoy contributing to its well-being. I became the Upper Camacho Block Captain in 2009, and have previously served two years on the MNA Steering Committee, where I chaired the Block Captain committee. I have also been a member of the POA Resident’s Activity Committee for the last three years, and I created the Mueller Boomer Baby Social Club in 2009 which is thriving today. I would be happy to join the MNA Steering Committee in 2013. My goal is to extend Mueller’s visibility and engagement within our adjacent neighborhoods, and for Mueller to become a contributing member of the East Austin community. Thanks! Kevin McGillicuddy (I). My wife Tish and I have been residents at Mueller (living on Pinckney St.) since the Spring of 2009 and have lived in Austin since 1975. As a recovering lawyer, I work in the insurance claims business. I greatly enjoy living at Mueller and am standing for election for a second year on the Steering Committee so that I can continue contributing to the life of this great community. Dennis Mick (I). I retired in 2008 after a career in advertising and public relations for large companies. Carole and I sold our suburban house and moved to Mueller (4305 Scales) the following year, and we are so happy with that decision. We significantly reduced our carbon footprint but enlarged our social circle. We are involved in a number of Mueller activities, and love the direction of the neighborhood and the involvement of many of our neighbors. I have served on the Steering Committee of the MNA for two years. David Neider. I’m originally from Urbana Illinois where I grew up and went to college. After graduating I moved to Austin because I liked the city and I had a job lined up at Dell. I have been living in Austin and working for Dell for the past ~12 years. I currently work as a quality engineer, outside of work I enjoy local live music, playing basketball and classic cars. I became interested in moving to Mueller prior to ground breaking and entered myself into the Mueller pioneer lottery. I choose not to build at that time and later moved to Mueller as a renter in August 2011. I moved in to a Mueller House in April of this year. Since ~June I have been serving as the Mueller House Block Captain. I’m interested in serving on the MNA board as I’m interested in finding ways to make our neighborhood a better place to live including: influencing new development, finding ways to build community and keeping our neighborhood safe. Dave Neider 2012 Simond Unit D. James Nortey. Hello neighbors! My name is James Nortey and I am excited for the chance to join the Mueller Neighborhood Association (“MNA”) Steering Committee (“SC”). I am a young attorney at Andrews Kurth LLP. I’ve lived in Mueller as a tenant in the Mosaic apartments at 4600 Mueller Blvd. for 13 months and have been a member of MNA for almost a year. In this capacity I’ve served as a member of the MNA External Relations Committee. I am currently in the process of purchasing a home in Mueller that will be complete in mid-2013. I am eager to join the SC because I am passionate about community engagement, the development of our neighborhood, and strategic planning and growth based on new urbanism principles. As a member of the SC I intend to listen to the concerns of my fellow neighbors and be a voice for tenants and young professionals in Mueller. My top priorities are: 1) Building and maintaining positive relations with other East Austin neighborhoods; 2) Advocate for affordable housing options in Mueller; and 3) Help make Mueller the most walkable and most livable neighborhood in Austin. Sandy Parks. July 9, 2008 I made one of the best decisions of my life. That day I signed a contract to build a DW row house on Zach Scott in the new Mueller neighborhood. I had lived and worked in Boise, Idaho for the past 28 years, but came to visit family in Austin two-three times a year. After the airport was moved to Bergstrom, I would drive by the “old airport site” to see what was happening, and I kept up with the Mueller project updates online. I had lived in Austin in the 60s as a UT student, and again in the 70s, with a very young family. Austin was to be my retirement home. I just made the decision a little sooner than I expected. For the past 3 ½ years I have been “commuting” to my CPA practice in Boise. I recently retired, and Austin is home full time now. My retirement goals include learning and relearning all things Texas, participating in the Austin community, understanding our unique Mueller community issues, and becoming involved. Since 2009, I have been a member of the POA budget committee. I am truly in awe of the Mueller pioneers, and all the Mueller residents, who have devoted so much time, thought, and energy into making this a truly unique and wonderful neighborhood……thank you!! Janeka Rector. My name is Janeka Rector and I am thrilled to be nominated to serve this amazing community. As a new resident, I hope to bring a fresh perspective and genuine enthusiasm to the Committee. I will be moving into the new phase on McBee Street in mid-January. See you soon! Belinda Roberts. I have lived in Mueller since 2009. We are the house with the monkey on Gochman Street. Over the past few years, I have become pretty involved with our neighborhood. With the help of other parents and Mueller neighbors, I have helped put on many family friendly events including the Halloween Carnival and Mueller Egg Scramble. Through these events, I have gotten to know so many families and individuals who live in our unique neighborhood. What I found is that many of my neighbors have lots of questions about what is going on. I like to help answer these questions or provide information to help the dialogue and there is no better way to do this than to be involved. Outside of our neighborhood, I am an active CASA volunteer. I sit on the boards of the East Communities YMCA and St. George's Episcopal School. Additionally, I raise money for the Austin Children's Shelter by serving on the committee that hosts the annual New Wave Ball. I am attorney by training but currently put my "evil powers" to good use in a strictly volunteer setting. I'd like serve our neighborhood better by serving on the Mueller Neighborhood Steering Committee for 2013. Kathy Sokolic (I). Kathy is currently serving as Vice Chair of the Steering Committee. Kathy is involved in many aspects of Mueller, from volunteering at the Egg Scramble to helping with the Front Porch Flyer. Kathy has worked hard to extend MNA membership throughout this vibrant and diverse community and increase participation in MNA events and programs. She believes in working with everyone from Catellus to the City of Austin to the surrounding neighborhoods to achieve the long-term goals of Mueller. On top of these efforts, she’s passionate about bringing and keeping the people of Mueller together. Kathy would be thrilled to be able to serve her third term on Steering Committee and thanks you for your vote! Diana “Dee Dee” Walker. I am very flattered to be considered for a position on the Mueller Neighborhood Association Steering Committee. As the property manager of Wildflower Terrace and a resident, my interest and concerns are two fold. I have always been an active participant in local affairs. I have been an active member of the Austin Apartment Association, serving as committee chair, board of directors, and executive committee. I have served on the Home Owners Association of my last single-family home. Member of the Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce and Faith in Action-Senior Access Advisory Board. I learned early in life that you more you give, the better your return! Serving on the numerous committees, boards and other groups provided great experience in achieving compromise solutions with "win-win" outcomes. The diverse population of Wildflower Terrace strengthens my ability to communicate to individuals from all walks of life. Part of my work history prior to Wildflower Terrace included other new construction developments, giving me experience in zoning variance issues and neighborhood opposition to the planned building. I look forward to offering my experience and service to this amazing community.
Mueller has a reputation for being AWESOME
posted by sloneycho on November 23rd, 2012 4:54 PM
I want my neighbors to tell me when my garage door is open. (Thanks, Cynthia!) I want my neighbors to wear funny t-shirts. (Thanks, Dan and Laura!) I don't want to step in dog poop. (Thanks, Charles!) I don't want to have to drive to get a drink. (Thanks, Ben and Andrew!)I want water balloons, and bouncy castles, and one-year-olds screaming "I love you, daddy" from the front porch at 8am. I want marriages and divorces and memorials and births.I got it all in just four short years at Mueller. I doubt I will find that again.-steve
Problems with Sony thermostats for Pecan Street Project?
posted by GP on July 18th, 2012 10:42 AM
Cynthia,I would be happy to take a look at the thermostats installed. There is a calibration menu on the thermostats that allows you to fine-tune the temperature.I will PM you for details.Thanks,Grant
Guitar/bass/vocal coaching/drum lessons in Mueller!- $30/hour
posted by Jaybird3YC on May 28th, 2012 5:50 PM
Private music lessons in your home from a Mueller local! $30/hour in: guitar, bass guitar, vocal coaching and beginning trapset drumming (rock drumming). You or your child will receive tailored guidance, based on your interests and abilities. Live recording is often used as an instructional tool, and has been shown to provide strong results. Learn what is the most practical and relevant for you so you can pursue the music you want to! Jason currently teaches individual and group lessons at Austin Area Homeschooler's Association, Odyssey School, Maverick School and Red River Church. "Jason started teaching my daughter when she was 9 and it's amazing to see the progression over time. He is very patient with her and looks for ways to motivate her to bring out the potential he sees in her, which includes adding vocals and songs by artists she enjoys. Her lessons consist of guitar and voice which she eagerly looks forward to twice a week. " -Cherie Werner "Jason is a talented musician and a godly man. He has the ability and commitment to bring out the very best in his students. Our son, who is a senior in high school, is in his second year of Worship Team class with Jason. He also took private singing lessons from Jason." -John and Cynthia Lindsley "Jason has a great ability to connect w/ kids and impart his passion for guitar. " -Elizabeth Castiglioni "My son looks forward to every lesson with Jason. Jason is very good at keeping my son interested while learning even though my son just feels like he is having a good time. The best thing about getting to have Jason teach my son guitar is that he is someone that my son really admires and looks up to." -Rebecca Elias "Jason truly has the gift of teaching and his patience and encouragement to his students is a highly contributing factor to their success. He started teaching my son, Randy, several years ago after he had taken lessons with someone else. Randy was pretty much resigned to thinking he had learned all he could and didn't really want to start with another teacher. Jason was so encouraging and has really brought Randy to a new level of guitar playing, so much so that Randy really enjoys the learning process. He also teaches my other son, David, and David has excelled in guitar and bass. Jason also encourages his students to compose their own music and also record and mix their music." -Judy Mack "My son loves his drum lessons with Jason. Will has some learning disabilities and Jason handles this very well. He is teaching Will to record/produce his own music, as well as play bongos and conga. Will is having a blast!" -Suzanne Pierson "Jason is a one who has grown up before our eyes. His family and church community (Red River Church) have partnered with Hope Chapel for many years. We think Jason is one of the finest and we are honored to have him work with us." -Jack Dorman, Worship Pastor of Hope Chapel About Jason's involvement at N2Worship "On the way home last night [student] was the most excited I've seen her in a long time. You are doing a tremendous job of drawing her talents out of her." -Anonymous Parent of a Student
Don't forget electric mopeds as a local transportation option
posted by Cynthia Alexander on April 24th, 2012 8:01 AM
Where do we buy the electric mopeds? Cynthia
Photo Op for New Mueller Babies
posted by langhugh on March 4th, 2011 8:06 AM
Cynthia, I'll post to the Babysitting Co-Op and the Education Team Message boards as well. This could be a real landmark photo, similar to the kid shots Henning took at the first Emma Long Block Party in 2008. Dusty
Photo Op for New Mueller Babies
posted by langhugh on March 4th, 2011 8:06 AM
Cynthia, I'll post to the Babysitting Co-Op and the Education Team Message boards as well. This could be a real landmark photo, similar to the kid shots Henning took at the first Emma Long Block Party in 2008. Dusty
Photo Op for New Mueller Babies
posted by langhugh on March 4th, 2011 8:06 AM
Cynthia, I'll post to the Babysitting Co-Op and the Education Team Message boards as well. This could be a real landmark photo, similar to the kid shots Henning took at the first Emma Long Block Party in 2008. Dusty
Bugs and Critters are coming! Integrated Pest Management
posted by Cynthia on February 14th, 2011 10:00 AM
Hi everyone, The next presentation by Friends of the Mueller Prairie will feature Austin's IPM Coordinator, John Gleason, to talk to neighbors about Integrated Pest Management. John has extensive experience as a landscape architect and expert on the city's IPM, Grow Green, and Green Gardening programs. We are looking for a friendly living room for this meeting as nearby venues are booked. If you would be willing to host John and some neighborly types for discussion, please send me a message. Thanks! Cynthia on Zach Scott
Frozen pipes again in Weekly Mansfield master bath
posted by langhugh on February 3rd, 2011 8:55 AM
Sure, Cynthia...of our 8 (4 hot / 4 cold) water lines into the master bath, we have only lost one (hot water to bathtub). It happens to run on the outside of our northern wall open to the street, so that wall has bore the brunt of the windchill. To manage the other lines, I am running the water full-force for 30 seconds, 2-3 times a day to try and increase the temperature of the line above freezing for several hours.
House Cleaning
posted by Jamie Duke on December 14th, 2010 9:11 AM
Cynthia -- It's been a while since you posted this, so I wanted to check: Is Altagracia still cleaning your house? And if so, is she still available at the number you list?Thanks!Jamie on Antone
Mueller Tower circa 1961 Calling All Mueller Ladies [:wink:]
posted by doug on October 10th, 2010 3:23 PM
Great Cynthia, now we only need 13 more ladies. I know a great photographer! [:tonguerolleye:]
citiCite Mail Backlog
posted by Kevin Ludlow on July 8th, 2010 5:12 AM
Hi Cynthia,Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I've done a bunch of investigating and it does seem that some of our mail is not getting delivered.Please be sure that citicite.com is added to your 'accepted' list of domains.I'll keep you posted as we continue to examine reasons for this failure.-Kevin
Mueller Book Club good reads...April - September 2010
posted by queeneliz1 on February 24th, 2010 6:13 PM
Dear neighbors, We have a neighborhood book club on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 8-10pm. Last night we drew our next 6 months of book selections...Watch the Events page and join the Mueller Book Group under Groups for more information, or you can send me a private msg. April : The Help by Kathryn Stockett (leader Terese, host Shirley) May: Unaccustomed Earth byJhumpa Lahiri (leader Amy, host Anna) June: Leaving Cheyenne by Larry McMurtry (leader Ashley, host Carole) July: Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali (leader Cynthia, host Megan T.) August: Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (leader Karie, host Melanie) September: March by Geraldine Brooks (leader Erin, host Karie) Melanie
State Board of Education----vote!!
posted by dmick on February 15th, 2010 9:36 AM
Kim; I checked through an online district locator and, while we appear to be close to the boundary, it says that we're in SBOE district 10, currently represented by Cynthia Dunbar who's not running for reelection. Rebecca Osborne would make an excellent representative for our children. She's an experienced educator rather than a political ideologue.
Threadgill Neighbors; Finally here! Moving boxes, paper anyone?
posted by adaddona on December 31st, 2009 8:07 AM
Welcome to the neighborhood! We are at 1941 Zach Scott. My son Nick is a junior at LASA. I take him and Leo to school in the mornings, So Aaron is welcome to ride along. I will send you a PM with our contact info.art, cynthia, and nick
Rain Barrel Restrictions?
posted by Siebrise on November 16th, 2009 3:33 PM
Betsy's correct, Cynthia. If the barrel will be visible to the public, you must get prior approval (contact Jennifer).
House Cleaning
posted by Cynthia on November 16th, 2009 7:15 AM
Altagracia Martinez and her crew - with her for years - clean our house here and also cleaned the house we lived in over in Brentwood. Altagracia is terrific - dependable in her schedule, reasonably priced, always cheerful and energetic; she's pretty much saved us from divorce. Her number is 589-5400. Tell her Cynthia on Zach Scott recommended her to you.
Found dog on Zach Scott
posted by Cynthia on October 31st, 2009 5:02 PM
She looks like a German shepherd mix, about medium size. Wearing a colorful collar with a Halloween bow. No ID, just a rabies tag. Call us at 469-0152 if she's yours. --Cynthia
Hear from State Board of Education candidates
posted by Kathy Sokolic on September 29th, 2009 9:30 AM
Thanks for posting, Cynthia! A lot of people may not think this is such a big deal, but Texas is one of the largest purchasers of textbooks in the country, which means that publishers tend to print books that Texas decides on. So, what happens in Texas can affect students and curriculums around the country. If you've missed the news reports on the science curriculum debates, this article is a pretty good summary... As a scientist, this is pretty infuriating. I hope that everyone can make time for the forum and get involved. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/22/education/22texas.html
Hear from State Board of Education candidates
posted by Cynthia on September 28th, 2009 9:20 PM
I'm cross-posting this from my old neighborhood. They are hosting a forum for SBOE candidates, with questions from the floor. Thought this might interest some of you who have been working on education issues for Mueller. His message below: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our next State Board of Education forum is on Saturday, October 3, from 11:45am-1:15pm at the Yarborough branch library, here in Allandale (2200 Hancock Drive). I encourage you and your friends and neighbors, to attend. It's free, but democracy is not free, and you need to come to hear both Democrats, and perhaps the "socially conservative" currently incumbent Republican, as well. You will be hearing from candidates who wish to represent you, in your district, on the State Board of Education after the 2010 primary and the 2010 general election. This is a great opportunity for you to come, to use your own brains, and to make your own choices. After the candidates present, we will have unfiltered, and uncarded, questions from the floor. Because of the limits of time, we expect any question to be asked in less than a minute. The moderator, combined with my friend and neighbor Donna Beth McCormick, as timer, will work to keep questions short. The SBOE has 15 districts, and we've invited the expected major party candidates, Republicans and Democrats. SBOE-10 is much bigger than CD 10. There are 32 congressional districts in Texas, but only 15 districts for the State Board of Education. In each case, there are partisan nominations. SBOE-10 does not include any of Harris county, but it does include almost all the rest of CD 10, plus a lot of other territory as well, including all of that part of Travis county which is north of Town Lake, plus all of Williamson county. Candidates will file in December of this year, with the primaries to be in March, and the election in November, of 2010. At this point in time, it seems clear that two Republicans and two Democrats will run. All have been asked to participate. The two Democrats, Dr. Lorenzo Sadun, and Dr. Judy Jennings, have confirmed that they will participate. Republican incumbent, Mrs. Cynthia Dunbar, has been invited, but is not yet committed. The other Republican has declined, citing a schedule conflict, but may send a representative. A flyer with biographies provided by Mrs. Dunbar, Dr. Jennings, and Dr. Sadun, is below. Email me, if you want a printable, one-page Word, copy: keohane@... Also available, by request, is a one page fact sheet on the State Board of Education, which I wrote, and which has been vetted with three members of that board. One short email response was: "Good job. This is correct." The fact sheet describes powers, elections, etc. on the SBOE. It, like our biographical sheet, and all our forums, is non-partisan, although to get elected, would be members must run in party primaries. Please publicize this as you can, with everyone. The SBOE is important, and these forums help provide for an informed citizenry. The format will include short presentations from the candidates, then questions, at large, from the audience. The room holds 70 people, and we have yet to get over 50 in attendance. After the forum, many of us will go out to eat, "Dutch", at the Hangtown grill to continue the conversation. For any questions, contact me. --John Keohane keohane@... (512) 371-3853 State Board of Education Forums at Yarborough For Saturday October 3, 11:45-1:15 pm -Probable Candidates in SBOE-10 (This includes 59% of Travis County, which is that part north of the Colorado River, plus all of Williamson, Bastrop, Austin, Burleson, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Gonzales, Lavaca, Lee, Milam, Waller and Washington, counties, plus 87% of Fort Bend County and 19% of Brazoria County.)
Mueller Megawatt Q-n-A
posted by danx111 on September 2nd, 2009 12:14 PM
...and thanks to Art & Cynthia for hosting - that was a big crowd
calRodgersPopulation++
posted by sloneycho on July 12th, 2009 3:58 PM
Congratulations Cynthia and John Soliz on their new baby boy! Anthony Soliz was born Friday evening. Mother and son are both doing well.
Book Club tonight
posted by langhugh on May 26th, 2009 2:49 PM
Hey, I RSVP'd weeks ago, and I'm pretty much a dude. I'll be wearing my Malcolm Gladwell wig, getting ready to 'Outlier' the house down. As you could have probably guessed, I listened to the audiobook (smell and feel of the pages of a book hold no special place in my heart). The good news is that it came with an audio interview with Gladwell, and Cynthia asked me to bring it along. Thanks to the Book Club for offering us non-fiction fans a bone every once in awhile.
Voter Information
posted by dreuxl on September 16th, 2008 12:52 AM
Hello All, For the past few weekends I have been distributing voter registration applications in the neighborhood to those that have not change their residence to their Mueller address. Incase I missed you and want to register to vote you can go to: http://www.traviscountytax.org/goVoters.do The voter registration deadline is Monday, October 6, 2008. Early voting in person begins Monday, October 20 and ends Friday, October 31. Election Day Voting is Tuesday, November 4, 2008, at Messiah Lutheran Church 5701 Cameron Rd. ELECTORAL DISTRICTS FOR PRECINCT 135 U. S. Congress: District 25 - Lloyd Doggett Texas Senate: District 14 - Kirk Watson Texas House: District 46 - Dawnna Dukes State Board of Education: District 10 - Cynthia Thornton County Commission: Precinct 1 - Ron Davis Justice of the Peace: Precinct 5 - Herb Evans County Constable: Precinct 5 - Bruce Elfant School District: 52% AISD District 1 - Cheryl Bradley 48% AISD District 5 - Mark Williams Community College District: Austin Community College Municipality: City of Austin
Candidate Forum for Mueller - Feb 28
posted by bgierisch15 on February 25th, 2008 7:57 PM
Hooray for the block parties ... but a more immediate opportunity presents itself THIS THURSDAY, Feb 28. Letting our candidates know our interests BEFORE THEY ARE ELECTED is important. Come meet some neighbors, see the Film Studios and question our candidates. Mueller Neighborhoods Coalition Primary Election Social and Candidate Forum Thursday, Feb. 28 6 pm to 7:30 pm Austin Film Studios, Screening Room 1901 E. 51st St (just east of Berkman) Light refreshments will be provided! Volunteers to help the night of the event are welcome (call/email Jim)!! 6:00 Beat the traffic, nosh on snacks, mingle with neighbors 6:15 Introduction of State and Federal Elected Officials 6:30 District 46 Democratic Candidate Introductions and audience Q&A Rep. Dawnna Dukes Brian Thompson 7:10 Take a break! More noshing and mingling 7:30 Head home Early Voting period is Feb. 19 to Feb. 29!!!! Primary Day is Tuesday, March 4!! Also invited: US Representative Lloyd Doggett Texas Senator Kirk Watson Texas Board of Education Member Cynthia Dunbar District 46 Libertarian Candidate Michael Morgan For more information: Jim Walker, Mueller Neighborhoods Coalition 512 499-0526
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