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The Land of Abandoned Toys
posted by Shane on June 30th, 2014 8:05 PM
Howdy all - while we love all of the use the Garden Court gets, let's be sure to pick up after our kids. Consider it a teaching opportunity and a chance to keep all spaces - from our homes to our neighborhood - clean. If you've left something at the GC1, please stop by soon and retrieve it. Items abandoned in the GC will be placed for the next bulk pick-up, so we're not tripping over items or creating obstacles for the lawn care crew. Thanks!
Couple roaming looking for 'iPhone'
posted by gregg on June 22nd, 2014 12:08 PM
A couple just stopped by noting that they located their iPhone at my address. If you get this line too, consider it suspicious. In the Garden Court 1 area at current.
Update From Landscape Committee Nov 2013
posted by kim wine on November 8th, 2013 7:56 PM
I agree with Doug. They hacked the Garden Court trees during the oak wilt danger period and didn't come back and seal the cuts until a week later. They don't do the mulch correctly, etc.
Update From Landscape Committee Nov 2013
posted by dhs on November 8th, 2013 6:21 PM
That's not quite accurate. What the POA is considering is taking over the maintenance of our street trees, and charging us for it. But we would still own the trees and be responsible for replacing them if the maintenance was poorly done. And I"ve seen enough dead POA trees to believe that this is a bad deal.And keep in mind that one major reason we have so many sickly trees is because the POA didn't establish or enforce good planting standards to begin with. One of the presenters at earlier tree workshops at Mueller inspected several of the trees here and said they were poor quality trees ithat were mproperly planted - below grade, without soil remediation and with root-bound balls. The bubblers that were generally installed worsened this by encouraging shallow root growth.I think that perhaps the POA could offer this as an optional service, but those of us who care for our trees and the value and shade they will provide if properly cared for should be able to continue to do our own maintenance.Doug
Update From Landscape Committee Nov 2013
posted by ret1ree00 on November 8th, 2013 9:49 AM
First I want to thank everyone that participated in the recent survey regarding our POA Budget. The POA Board is considering our responses and will use this to make decisions regarding expenditures. I wanted to carry forward some of our landscape discussions this week. 1. Tree Workshop with Tim Brosnan, Arborist. We had 37 residents sign in and probably a few more that did not. The responses I have received have been that this was very helpful. Our notes will be published here and hopefully we will have additional summaries in the Front Porch Flyer and POA Newsletter. The POA board is considering the survey responses regarding the POA taking on pruning of the street trees in the 2014 Budget. 2. The POA will be replacing trees throughout the parks over the winter and along some trees. The die off has not been as severe this year in the parks and some trees to be replaced are still under warranty. 3. Efforts by the Friends of the Prairie (FOP) . Weed marking and removal continues. You may notice an number of sites where Johnson Grass has been sprayed and the FOP group has made target areas where perennial Ragweed was pulled. 4. The Habitat Challenge for 2013 is nearing it's end. We have had at least 10 residences certified as wildlife habitat this year. 5. The landscape company has been able to take care of a few trouble spots, most notably by the Hanger along the trail. Watering periods were reduced and some sprinkler heads moved. 6. The trails, as everyone probably knows, were heavily damaged by the recent rains and will be needing repair soon. 7. Budget Considerations for 2014. (a) POA Board is considering taking on pruning of all street trees. They already do this for the Row home and Garden Courts. (b) POA board is considering shade structures for the playscapes. They are looking at alternatives that would less costly and still meet both the need and safety and code issues. (c) The POA board is authorizing additional trash cans for the parks. Additional Trash cans will be placed in Lake Park and perhaps other key areas. I wanted to mention also there has been recent damage to our parks from someone driving into the parks and in the case of Lake Park cutting donuts in the basin. We spend a considerable amount of time and money cleaning up the paint and in this case repairing the grass. If you ever see vandalism please contact the police immediately. Call 911. Thanks Joe
Garden Court/GC I vehicle burglary from carport
posted by carablossom on November 3rd, 2013 5:40 PM
Just fyi, our SUV parked in our carport was stealthily burglarized last night after we returned from a quick out-of-town day trip. We figure that we may have accidentally left the car unlocked after getting the kiddos into bed, so at least there wasn't car damage -- Ours is the alley right next to Zach Scott, and my husband remembers seeing a red, old Jeep Cherokee cruising slowly really late in the night recently through the alley. Pair this with the Simond Ave carport burglary earlier reported today, and just be extra mindful. And we've also filed a police report -- has anyone had any luck with the police response after filing a report? I generally hate to be a "nuisance," but my previous experience in filing 2 reports with the APD leaves me less than confident that anything will actually happen unless I get actively involved, and I'm not too sure how to go about that. Don't get me wrong, I heart the APD, and as a former city prosecutor, 98% of the officers I've dealt with and whose work I've had the opportunity to observe are fantastic, we are darn lucky to have them. But man, being on the other end of crime and post-reporting hasn't lived up to the expectations set up by my previous work.
Lost wristlet/coin purse
posted by carablossom on September 8th, 2013 10:04 AM
I lost my coin purse/wristlet and phone yesterday afternoon between Scales, Camacho, and Zach Scott to Airport Blvd (basically the perimeter of Garden Court I to our neighborhood exit) -- please PM me if you come across it. Thanks!
donate school supplies!!
posted by kim wine on August 10th, 2013 6:59 PM
Someone asked where I live, and I have 2 citiCite logins, 1 of which I don't remember, so I can't reply to the message individually.4116 Scales, the red house in the Garden Court between Scales and Camacho, between Zach Scott and McCloskey. There is a tub with a light green lid on my porch. I have fewer donations than in previous years, and there are more of us, so I hope to see more this weekend. Thanks to all who have donated!!
First ever, maybe annual block party for the newest section of Mueller
posted by Katie Tackett on May 14th, 2013 3:34 PM
As Paggi Park isn't officially open (despite the Opening April 2013 sign), the first ever, maybe annual block party for the newest section (McBee/Ruiz/Page/Mattie/Robert Browning) is moving to the Garden Court on Ruiz. We hope to see you there at 4:30 on Sunday, May 19th. Please bring snacks and/or drinks to share!
May 2013 AISD Bond election-Saturday!
posted by kim wine on May 10th, 2013 4:55 PM
Please vote, then come join us for a little post election get together at 4116 Scales (Garden Court 1) from 2 to 5pm. My sons asked if they are invited despite not being old enough to vote. Yes, children of all ages are welcome.
May 2013 AISD Bond-website updated
posted by kim wine on April 17th, 2013 8:21 PM
We will be having an election day "I voted" party in GC1 (the Garden Court between Scales and Camacho). I wlll post more details later, but if you vote early, be sure to save your "I voted" sticker as your ticket to the party. has been updated with more info on the May 11 AISD Bond election.
2013 Super Bowl Party
posted by aaron on January 27th, 2013 8:45 AM
The 2013 Super Bowl, well, sounds super! In honor of the Harbowl of this year's teams of SF and Baltimore or maybe in honor of the fun and funny commercials they do every year, we'll be hosting a Super Bowl party in GC1 (garden court between Scales and Camacho). Once again, I'll make a bunch of hot dogs and you can bring your beverages and a chair(or whatever else you want) and watch the Super bowl outside on the HD projection with a bunch of family friendly neighbors. My early weather center is putting the Super Bowl at 71 degrees and sunny. The Super Bowl is Sunday Feb 3rd at 5pm-ish Aaron
Winner of the 2012 Mueller Holiday Block Contest
posted by Drew on January 11th, 2013 11:22 PM
Each year, the Front Porch Flyer newsletter recognizes the Mueller neighborhood block with the most holiday spirit. This is a block competition, not an individual competition, so you need to get with your neighbors to show the rest of Mueller why your block has the most holiday cheer. The winning block has a photo published in the Front Porch Flyer. Prior winning blocks include Lawless, the southern end of Berkman, and Cal Rodgers. For 2012, the winner is Gochman Street! Strong participation from several neighbors, along with whimsical decorations like the Christmas pigs and geese, helped make Gochman a place of grand holiday cheer. Other notably decorated streets include the western end of Antone and "upper Camacho," as well as Garden Court 2. Congrats to the winner, and we look forward to your holiday cheer next year! -The Front Porch Flyer team
what are the Residential Modification Guidelines?
posted by dhs on January 9th, 2013 5:15 PM
The relevant section from the modification regulations is:"Each lot is limited by ordinance to a maximum percentage ofimpervious cover. Improvements on Yard Homes and Garden CourtHouse lots shall not exceed the maximum 75% impervious cover.Row and Shop House lots shall not exceed a maximum imperviouscover of 95%."The wording of the first section is a bit ambiguous, but I believe that it says that the impervious cover on your lot (house, garage, sidewalk, ...) cannot exceed 75% for yard homes and 95% for row homes.So using me as an example:** my house/porch is 46x30** my garage/driveway/breezeway is 27x22** my sidewalk is 4x37So the total of impervious cover as constructed is ~2100 sq ft. My lot is 90x37 or 3330 sq ft, so I currently have about 63% impervious cover. 75% impervious cover would be ~2500 sq ft, so I can add about 400 sq ft of impervious cover and stay within the rules.You only need to have your changes reviewed if they are publicly visible.Doug
what are the Residential Modification Guidelines?
posted by lilyrose on January 9th, 2013 7:26 AM
if you have an account at - wait, actually, you don't even need an account - I was going to say the modification guidelines were in an overall documents section somewhere, but it looks like the main page has a link to the modifications process on the lefthand menu, and that section includes a link directly to the modifications guidelines. as for impervious cover, however, if you don't see it in the modifications guidelines, I *think* that impervious cover requirements for different lot types are in the Mueller Design Book, which (without looking for exactly where) should be available at I believe it does vary depending on garden court home, yard home, row home, etc. (but is specific to Mueller lots, not standard city impervious cover).I think that whether or not a wooden deck counts as pervious *is* according the city code, however, and I don't know for sure without looking. although I think it is probably one of those materials that gets partial credit, so to speak, maybe considered something like 50% impervious cover.Jennifer Harvey/Alliance can probably help with some or all of that.
Cars broken into-
posted by caren zysk on December 27th, 2012 3:09 PM
Wanted all to be aware that I work as on call nurse coming and going at all hrs sometimes. Last night I arrived home and let my dogs out. As I brought them back in a young man entered the Garden Court and walked with intent the sidewalk in front of my house. He stood in front of me looking. I asked if he needed something and he replied no and just stood. I shut my door quickly and called APD. I have been many places in this town at wee hrs but never felt as threatened as I did last night. I mad two calls to APD and my son made one. The police found the man. APD told me he was intoxicated and was house sitting for his parents. He had keys to their house and they took him home. Just thought neighborhood should be aware. My son watched this guy go up the alley and into fences in backyards. APD seemed I waved. I felt very frightened. I have done overnight home patient visits for years including allies in east Austin. I am not easily frightened. I was very frightened last night.
Traffic operations: signage and alley traffic flow
posted by Ms Ice Monkey on December 5th, 2012 9:11 AM
We're on a straight-shot alley with no T and would definitely like two-way flow, though I understand the reservations of those along more complex alleys. The no parking signs are useful in some places but a bit of a no brainer in others. They seem unnecessary in the alleys, for instance, but may be helpful at the bump outs. I've seen people parked along the bump out by the Garden Court 1, even with the signage.
2nd annual Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Special
posted by mrs aaron on November 22nd, 2012 1:12 PM
If you aren't going to Grandma's condominium, come join us for toast, popcorn, pretzels, jelly beans and pink lemonade! Friday, Nov. 23 at 1:00pm in Garden Court 1 (between Scales and Camacho) adults byob and a chair
Let's celebrate Democracy
posted by aaron on October 29th, 2012 8:51 PM
Four score and seven years ago was 1925 and I wasn't born yet and Lincoln's speech wasn't about anything to do with the general election of a presidential candidate, but that doesn't mean we can't as a neighborhood of red and blue get together Tuesday, November 6th and celebrate democracy, apple pie and just neighborly love. Yes, that's right, its time for our second election party in the Garden Court 1 as we watch the returns on the big screen and have food and drink. Bring a chair, a beverage, or a bite to eat. Bring a few extra to share with your neighbors and celebrate this glorious time in our lives where companies and super pacs can be heard in two distinct voices as we narrow down the list of candidates to one supreme ruler. Bonus points for anyone who dresses up patriotic. Or as Jason Patric. Or as a patriotic Jason Patric. It doesn't even matter if you dress up at all. If you are new to the hood, please do show up. Garden Court 1 is between Scales and Camacho. Just look for the 10 foot HD tv screen. Unlike the rest of America, this is a bi-partisan effort. Republicans, Democrats, Independents and Whigs are all invited in civil rest.
Mueller Community Lights of Love 5K - INITIAL GOALS MET!
posted by bpkramer on October 29th, 2012 8:57 AM
We have hit our initial target of 50 members and have well surpassed our financial goal of $1000. So now it's time to think big! I'd like to shoot for 140 members of the Mueller Community Team - that's about 10% of the number of residences we have in the community. Kids, dogs, and wheelchairs are all most welcome! Come on, Mosaic! Sign up, Wildflower Terrace! Garden Courts, you know who you are!
Mueller Team Lights of Love 5K Update - INITIAL GOALS MET!!
posted by bpkramer on October 28th, 2012 10:25 AM
We have hit our initial target of 50 members and have well surpassed our financial goal of $1000. So now it's time to think big! I'd like to shoot for 140 members of the Mueller Community Team - that's about 10% of the number of residences we have in the community. Come on, Mosaic! Sign up Wildflower Terrace! Garden Courts, you know who you are!
lost package
posted by MaryOnCamacho on October 27th, 2012 1:40 PM
Hello all, I recently moved out of Garden Court 1, and even more recently ordered some merchandise online that was sent to my old address on Camacho. Shipper says it was delivered Tuesday to 4121 Camacho and left on the front porch. However, the people who live there now haven't seen it. Has anyone gotten a box from Rue La La mistakenly delivered to them? If so please send me a message. Thanks!
posted by dhs on October 25th, 2012 10:50 PM
I'm in the process of replacing my windows and can tell you what I've learned. Most of the window glass is made by either Cardinal or PPG, and so windows are distinguished mostly by the framing material - usually wood, fiberglass, aluminum or vinyl - and the quality of manufacture. And a given window can use 2 or three panes of glass, tempered glass, laminated glass, and tinted or obscured glass.The choice of framing materials and manufacturer, as well as the choice of glass, determines the quality of the window in terms of reliability, thermal and acoustic transfer, and light wave transmission.In *general*:aluminum and fiberglass have better structural/reliability properties than wood or vinyl;wood windows require more maintenance;wood costs more than fiberglass which costs more than aluminum or vinyl;aluminum allows thinner frames than fiberglass which allows thinner frames than wood or vinyl - this may or may not be better looking;wood and vinyl and fiberglass have better thermal properties than aluminum, although aluminum windows can be improved with a thermal break (a coupling material that doesn't transfer heat);tinted or obscured glass can limit heat wave transmission but with some degree of visible light filtering as well;wood and vinyl have the best acoustic properties, but most of the sound transmission characteristics of the window depend on the glass used; sound filtering is better with more panes, thicker panes, panes with different thicknesses, laminated panes, tempered panes, and more air space.As to why a Mueller resident would replace windows, I can also speak to that. I'm really not sure what kind of window requirements that Catellus had for the first or second phase, but they weren't very good. I think they required tinting, and maybe gas-filled windows. But in this climate, thermal transfer is much more important than heat wave transfer, and neither tinting nor argon helps much there. If Catellus was going to mandate aluminum windows, they should have required a thermal break. I think that Standard Pacific and Streetman did have this kind of window, and probably the garden court homes do too, but the windows used on my Weekley home are fairly cheap, and do a poor job at limiting both thermal and acoustic transmission.Doug
posted by Rick Krivoniak on October 25th, 2012 11:15 AM
I'm wondering why a Mueller resident is replacing windows - even crappy aluminum windows from the 60's usually lasted at least 30 years. I don't have any personal experience with vinyl windows, but the price and thermal properties are good. I'd probably be wary of placing them on a southern or western exposure where they got a lot of direct sunlight and UV exposure. I believe vinyl was used in the first phase of Mueller yard & garden courts homes, but some concern by the fire department's inspectors led that practice to be discontinued in later phases. I've done a few window replacements in rental units around town, but to match windows I wasn't replacing, I used aluminum, and have been very happy with the new windows, done by Advanced Exteriors.
Friends of Patterson Park meeting
posted by danx111 on October 7th, 2012 6:52 PM
Friends of Patterson Park will be having its bimonthly meeting this coming Monday at 7:00 PM at The Vortex on Manor Rd. Topics for discussion: - Community Garden update - Picnic table mosaics - Luminarias on the trail in December The Patterson Park Community Garden Task Force will also be hosting an informal gathering at the proposed community garden site in Patterson Park (just next to the volleyball court and south of the skate spot) at 3:00 PM on Sunday, Oct. 14 to bring the community up to speed on where things are at in the process and to answer any questions regarding the community garden proposal.
We need your help to send AISD a message!
posted by mrs aaron on September 24th, 2012 9:11 PM
Alrighty everyone! I have been slacking on my nagging job, but we really need those handwritten letters to the Trustees of the AISD School Board. I had hoped to turn them in tonight, but we don't have the quantity needed to make an impression. Please take 5 minutes to write your letter and another 5 minutes to drop it off at 4116 Scales, the red house in the Garden Court between Scales and Camacho and McCloskey and Zach Scott. The letter's salutation should be to the Trustees. See below for further guidance. If you know me, you know I will keep badgering you to do this. [:wink:]The Mueller neighborhood hopes to send a simple message to the Austin Independent School District. The message: “Mueller families proudly attend AISD schools in large numbers.” AISD seems confused. At a recent meeting regarding Austin’s next school-building bond, an AISD staffer suggested that Mueller’s students were all attending private school. This statement was generally regarded as fact, and several heads around the room nodded in agreement. There is a major misconception that our neighborhood is detached from our neighborhood public schools. This could not be further from the truth. The civic nature of our parents extends deeply into AISD schools, and we hope a letter-writing campaign restores this truth.Our hope is that you would hand-write a short letter telling your family’s story. After signing your letter, simply return it to Kim Wine’s porch at 4116 Scales (red house in the Garden Court near the corner of Littlefield and Camacho). We’ll take care of making copies and hand-delivering them to AISD’s central office and the Board of Trustees. Here are a few ideas that you may wish to include in your letter.• Please consider telling your personal story on why you are proud to send your children to an AISD school.• According to a recent poll of parents in Mueller, 78% of school-aged children are attending AISD public schools, 9% are attending charter schools, 9% are attending private schools, and 4% are homeschooling. AISD schools attended include Maplewood Elementary, Ridgetop Elementary, Lee Elementary Kealing Middle School, Fulmore Middle School, McCallum High School, and LASA. Future phases of our neighborhood will track to Blanton Elementary, Pearce Middle School, and Reagan High School.• Mueller parents participate heavily in AISD Campus Advisory Councils and hold several leadership positions in local Parent Teacher Associations. • Mueller parents have been deeply involved in volunteerism within AISD schools. This includes: o Serving as mentors and classroom coaches in many east Austin AISD schools with Austin Partners in Education, Communities in Schools, and the Seedling Foundationo Starting a food pantry at Maplewood Elementary o Tending to school gardens at Maplewood and Ridgetopo Writing grant applications that earned AISD significant statewide recognition.• Mueller neighbors rallied around Maplewood Elementary to earn $5,000 from Kleenex and $500 from Target in high-profile national Facebook contests. In both cases, Maplewood was the highest ranked school in Austin. Thanks again for telling your story,Kim Wine and Dusty Harshman
Mueller Farmers' Market: Begins Sunday September 9!
posted by Betsy on August 23rd, 2012 4:49 PM
Woohoo!!! more details from Brian's press release - Mueller Farmers' Market Set to Open Sunday, September 9700-acre Sustainable Community Welcomes Public to New Sunday Farmers' Market Featuring Over 40 Texas VendorsAustin mixed-use urban village Mueller and are collaborating to bring a new farmers’ market to East Austin. The Mueller Farmers' Market will launch on Sunday, September 9 at Mueller's historic Browning Hangar off Airport Boulevard. Over 40 Texas vendors will sell local seasonal produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods and specialty foods every Sunday from 10 AM to 2 PM.Opening day at Mueller Farmers' Market will feature a variety of celebratory promotions, including cooking demonstrations by local chefs, live local music from The Inheritance and free yoga courtesy of East Side Yoga. The family-friendly market will also offer a farm animal petting zoo including "Oreo" the Texas longhorn, pony rides, storytelling from Be Groovy, Be Green and face painting as part of the kick off event."We are so happy to bring the Mueller and surrounding communities neighborhoods their owna farmers' market worthy of their culinary and local sensibilities," said proprietor Carla Jenkins. "The vision of our nonprofit is to bring together the community to learn about fresh, local foods and nutrition as well as afford our central Texas farmers direct to consumer sales opportunities. Without this community support, many small farmers would have to give up farming and farmland.”Jenkins added, “When visiting Mueller, you'll see people walking, biking, pushing strollers and walking their dogs on the trails. We can hardly wait to see these same people walking and biking to their new farmers' market each Sunday. And, Mueller is just two miles from the University and three miles from downtown Austin, making the Mueller Farmers’ Market a convenient location for Central Austin folks to also take part."“This new farmers’ market is a welcome addition to the entire area,” said Greg Weaver, executive vice president of Catellus Development, the master developer of Mueller. “Having a central location in East Austin offering a variety of local growers is a great match for Mueller’s vision. This farmers’ market is certain to be a popular destination for all of Austin.”Join the Mueller Farmers' Market every Sunday for local and seasonal produce, meats, gulf seafood, farm eggs, chicken, lamb, beef, olive oil, wine, honey, dairy, bakery and artisan prepared foods from a variety of Texas vendors, including:Farmers and Ranchers:Countryside Farm (Cedar Creek, TX)Engel Farms (Fredericksburg, TX)Fresh Pastures Farm (Taylor, TX)Johnson's Backyard Garden (Austin, TX)Hairston Creek Farm (Burnet, TX)Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farm (Gonzales, TX)McCall Creek Farms / Itz Garden (Blanco, TX)McGreary Ranch (Hood County, TX) Microbial Earth (Austin, TX) OrganiCare Farms (Taylor, TX)Round Rock Honey (Round Rock, TX)RRR Farm (Bastrop, TX) Texas Hill Country Olive Company (Dripping Springs, TX) Winters Family Beef (Brady, TX)Food Artisans:Buddha's Brew Kombucha (Austin, TX)Cake and Spoon (Austin, TX) Granola Mama (Cedar Park, TX)Kala's Kusine (Austin, TX)LaLa's Lemonade (Austin, TX)Mom & Pops All Natural Frozen Pops (Austin, TX)Moonshine Sweet Tea (Lago Vista, TX)Pogue Mahone Pickles (Austin, TX)Poochie Trends Pet Boutique & Bakery (Leander, TX)Lamba's Royal Indian Food (Austin, TX)Sweetish Hill Bakery (Austin, TX)Tamale Place (Austin, TX)The Yogurt FactoryCheese Vendors:Dos Lunas Artisan Cheese (Austin, TX)Mill-King Market & Creamery (McGregor, TX)Pure Luck Dairy (Dripping Springs, TX) Specialty Vendors:East Austin Succulents (Austin, TX)Flat Creek Estate Winery & Vinyard (Marble Falls, TX)K&S Seafood (Austin, TX)Maria Rendez CottonSouth Austin People Soap (Austin, TX)Terra Wear (Austin, TX) Texas Sake Company (Austin, TX)Tiger's Eye JewelryThroughout the seasons, Mueller Farmers' Market will organize events to help increase access to fresh, locally grown food, promote neighborhood restaurants with local menu items and create an enjoyable, safe community event that brings people together. In addition, the market will bring music and family activities to each market day. Stay tuned to for Mueller Farmers' Market updates and breaking market news as well as via the market's Facebook and Twitter profiles: Texas Farmers' Market: F2M Texas is a non-profit corporation seeking to provide Texas farmers and ranchers with beneficial direct-marketing opportunities and provide citizens in Central Texas communities with a wide variety of locally-produced foods in convenient locations. In addition, the corporation seeks to educate the public about nutritional, economic, environmental, and social implications of eating seasonally and locally. In addition to the Mueller Farmers' Market, F2M Texas runs the Cedar Park Farmers Market, voted American Farmland Trust's "Favorite Farmers Market in Texas" in 2010 and named as one of the "Top 20 Favorite Large Farmers Markets in the U.S." in 2011.
Incoming Freshman Friend Finder
posted by Henry Vander Vennet on August 1st, 2012 8:46 PM
Hello, I am going to be a freshman at McCallum High School this year and I wanted to know if there was anybody else in Mueller that is going to be a freshman in high school, especially McCallum. I have lived in Mueller's Garden Court #2 for a while and I wanted to see if anyone wanted to meet before school starts. Maybe go to the pool or meet somewhere in the neighborhood. - Henry Vander Vennet
Missing orange tabby
posted by czinser on July 26th, 2012 8:45 AM
Hello all, Monsieur Marcel didn't come home last night and I wasn't able to find him this morning either. We live in Garden Court 2 off Zach Scott and Gochman. Attached is a photo of him with his favorite pair of red shoes...which are also missing ironically...He's wearing a very dapper orange plaid collar with his name and my phone number (512-633-3055). If you spot him please let me know! THANK YOU! Catherine 512-633-3055
moving boxes available
posted by MaryOnCamacho on July 23rd, 2012 6:41 PM
Still have boxes in the alley between Camacho and Scales behind Garden Court 1! Will put in recycling Wednesday if not gone by then.
London Olympic Opening Ceremonies.
posted by aaron on July 12th, 2012 10:48 PM
So roughly four years ago, I showed the opening ceremonies on the outdoor screen in GC1. I figure its a tradition now that leap year enthusiasts can love. Friday July 27th at dark, I'll show the Tivo'ed opening ceremonies. If I knew how to make fish and chips I would make some, but I'll probably just grill some hotdogs and sausages and call them bangers. If you want to show up and bring something, please do. We can even paint numbers on the kids and make them race around the GC while we gamble on them. Anyhow, I'm not gong to put too much thought into it, but we as a community should hang out and be Americans for a night. PS. If you are not an American, you are most welcome as well. The actual games do not start this night so we all can be friendly until the lawn bowling starts. Then its going to be like the revolutionary war all over. PPS. For our new neighbors, GC1 is the garden court between Scales and Camacho, just look for the big screen and the people milling about.
Found - Black Backpack sans explosives
posted by icemonkeyharvest on May 14th, 2012 9:13 PM
About 20 minutes ago, this pack was dumped in the alley of McCloskey and The Garden Court. It was completely empty and looks fairly new.
Garden Court house for rent
posted by Vanessa Rodriguez on March 22nd, 2012 2:27 PM
Hi, i am interested in your home coming up for rent in June. Can you provide me with more info? Sq ft, Rent Amount, Deposit? Im curious to know the reason for your move as well? Your response is appreciated. Vanessa
Garden Court house for rent
posted by Susan B on March 20th, 2012 5:19 PM
Hi, all. My 3 bedroom, 2.5 house in Garden Court 1 will be coming up for rent in mid June. Please PM me if you have any questions or are interested. Susan
Don't Miss Out on the Family Fun in March at The Y!
posted by Matt Jarrell on March 13th, 2012 5:18 PM
Weekly YMCA/SFC Farmers' Market Grand Opening - March 20th! HEALTHY BEGINS HERE! Sustainable Food Center (SFC), a local non-profit with a mission of strengthening the local food system and improving access, will open a fourth year-round market on March 20th at East Communities YMCA. The new market, SFC Farmers' Market East, will operate weekly, on Tuesdays, from 10AM to 1PM. SFC Farmers' Market East will host at least 10 vegetable and fruits vendors, along with several ranchers and farmers who will bring meats, eggs, honey and dairy. In addition, the SFC Farmers' Market East will consist of farmers' market food vendors that sell breakfast foods such as tamales, tacos, and more. 'Double Dollar' incentive program is available for SNAP and WIC fruit and vegetable purchases. The GRAND OPENING on March 20, from 10am-1pm, will include grand opening ceremonies and special music, cooking and tasting, children's activities, YMCA activities, door prizes and giveaways. Come visit the newest local SFC Farmers' Market. ________________________________________ Plant your roots in our Community Garden! Learn how to grow food in your own backyard! Those who volunteer for the garden will receive the fruits (or vegetables in this case) of their labor. They will take home the food we grow as a community! The East Communities YMCA Community Garden is located near the outdoor basketball courts. Help us grow corn, beans, squash, greens, cucumbers, okra, tomato, pepper, lettuce and perhaps some watermelon! Mark your calendar! ECB Community Garden Work Day - Saturday March 17th Come help us install the spring garden on Saturday March 17th from 9AM to 11AM! We’ll be adding compost and transplanting starter plants as well as poking a few seeds in the ground! This event is fun for all ages! Contact Jenni Lafferty to sign up for volunteer opportunities like daily watering and occasional work days. You can reach her at"> ________________________________________ March Teen Night - This Saturday from 6PM to 9PM! FINALLY - A PLACE JUST FOR YOU! Join us THIS SATURDAY from 6PM to 9PM for Teen Night. The facility will be open for teens, aging from 12-18 ONLY! We will have basketball, a movie, XBOX Kinect, and the facility open just for you and your friends! $3 for Members / $5 for Participants.
Superbowl party
posted by aaron on January 25th, 2012 12:55 PM
As always, I'll be cooking up a bunch of sausages and hot dogs and showing the Superbowl on the outdoor movie screen in the GC1 (garden court 1 between Scales and Camacho). You should show up and watch either the game, the commercials or just laugh at the entire spectacle. If you want, you can bring a chair, beverage or a side. In fact, you can bring nothing but just show up and you'll still have a great time. See you Sunday Feb 5th around 5ish. At this point you can think how awesome it will be to watch the game with a lot of folks and just walk home when you want. Yea Mueller!
THREADGILL ST between Zach Scott and Camacho - road repairs
posted by danx111 on November 12th, 2011 10:23 AM
Upcoming Road Repairs – In an effort to support public works, we want you to know that City of Austin's Street & Bridge Division road repairs were delayed last week but they will start replacing 130’ of curb between Zach Scott and Camacho on MONDAY. Unfortunately we only have this general location at this time. If your property (or sideyard as a corner lot) fronts Threadgill between Zach Scott and Camacho (generally near and across from Garden Court 2) please turn off your irrigation on Sunday night. If at all possible, please lock up any dogs and leave fences unlocked so that City repair people can access your backyard in case of emergency. We will alert you as work progresses. Additional road repairs will follow and we will share those dates as soon as possible. Please pass along to neighbors who may not have seen POA notice
Personal history workshop for Boomer's
posted by Kathleen Malcom on October 5th, 2011 5:07 PM
Mueller Boomer's; Just a reminder that you still have time to sign up for this Saturday's free personal history workshop taught by Laura Atlas. The date is October 8th. from 10:00AM to 11:30AM. Laura has offered to do this at her home in Garden Court One, currently we have four enrolled. Please RSVP to: 432-5487 or
donations requested...
posted by kim wine on September 26th, 2011 8:45 PM
I'm in the Garden Court between Scales and Camacho, 4116, the house that is red on the bottom. Thanks!!Kim
Personal History Workshop for Boomer's
posted by Kathleen Malcom on September 21st, 2011 5:38 PM
Mueller Boomer's; Our very own Laura Atlas has offered to present a free personal history workshop to the Boomer's. The date is October 8th. From 10:00AM to 11:30AM. Laura has offered to do this at her home in Garden Court One, and if the demand is larger than we will locate a conference rom. Please RSVP to: 432-5487 or This is a wonderful opportunity to start some meaningful dialogue with our families. Thank you Laura!
cats in gardens
posted by C Williams on September 12th, 2011 12:03 PM
I don't understand the disconnect here. How is letting your cat poop in someones yard different from letting a dog? Cat poop can be hazardous ( This is not *just* a courtesy thing (but why isn't that enough?). My dogs are not large yet I always pick up after them and don't let them roam the neighborhood. It just seems the neighborly thing to do.
cats in gardens
posted by C Williams on September 12th, 2011 12:03 PM
I don't understand the disconnect here. How is letting your cat poop in someones yard different from letting a dog? Cat poop can be hazardous ( This is not *just* a courtesy thing (but why isn't that enough?). My dogs are not large yet I always pick up after them and don't let them roam the neighborhood. It just seems the neighborly thing to do.
Mail Theft
posted by mbe19 on September 10th, 2011 9:40 AM
Thanks for letting us know. This explains why I did not receive a check from a client. Sheesh. I have had more back luck with the Post Office delivery to the Garden Court boxes. Don't expect much for theft complaint. I did that this morning and all it was just a form that will then go to our local PO for follow-up!! The place that caused the problem!
School Supply Donation Drive
posted by kim wine on August 9th, 2011 3:51 PM
It is that time of year...back to school! And it is time to donate some school supplies to the nearby schools. This year, Maplewood is asking for pencil boxes and backpacks. I know HEB has some cool pencil boxes made of recycled materials. Backpacks with no cartoon or movie characters would be most appropriate. We also have a tradition of donating to Pearce Middle School. As soon as they call me back, I will post their wish-list. Please drop off these items, or $$ to go towards these items, to 4116 Scales Street (red house in Garden Court 1, between Zach Scott and McCloskey and Scales and Camacho). I will collect until Friday, August 19. PM me if you have questions. Thanks!!
Mueller Book Club - The Help movie, Aug. 10 and Water for Elephants discussion, Aug. 23
posted by queeneliz1 on August 9th, 2011 3:03 PM
Update on The Help movie: Mueller Book Club is going to Regal Gateway 16 at 183/360 for The Help, 7:10pm on Wed., August 10. We are meeting at my house 4116 Camacho ( across from garden court one) at 6:00 on Wed. My cell is 670-6343. Let me know if you want to join us (if you haven't already!). -Melanie
Garden Home Nomenclature opinion: Let's decide this Saturday!
posted by Millie Hayes on June 22nd, 2011 11:53 AM
As a new resident of the GC3/GH1, I am also wondering what we should be called! I've been hearing feedback from a few folks that we should be GC3, but we aren't a court. I'm liking the GH1 option. I'm thinking that the homes that are being built now, just south of GH1, would then be called GH2?Either way... The GC3/GH1 residents are planning an informal get-together this Saturday evening, June 25, at about 7:30. Current and future garden home residents, as well as our new neighbors, are welcome. We're asking that you bring a snack/appetizer/dish to share and provide your own beverages. (We'll have some on hand, but not enough if the whole neighborhood shows up!) We would love to see you there!
Short-term rental (room or garage apartment)?
posted by czinser on June 22nd, 2011 8:36 AM
Hello, I live in garden court 2 and have an extra bedroom and bathroom. The room has a bed and night stand but that's it...the rest of the house is fully furnished. My previous roommate paid $650. Let me know if you're interested.Catherine512-633-3055
Garden Home Nomenclature opinion: GC3 , GC4 or GH1 or something else?
posted by Katherine V. on June 18th, 2011 9:43 AM
How about GH1 starting on Antone, then going back toward Tom Miller? They are really Garden Homes, as opposed to Courts, so I think it makes sense.
Garden Home Nomenclature opinion: GC3 , GC4 or GH1 or something else?
posted by GarrethWilcock on June 16th, 2011 12:33 PM
So if the first garden court is GC1 and the second GC2, what are the two green spaces between the new David Weekley Garden Homes going to be called? GC3 and GC4? And how does this make the folks in the new Garden Homes facing Antone and Tom Miller feel? Disenfranchised? Un courted? Should all 6 rows of homes be GH1? The only reason this sprang to mind was that I did a little lemonade stand thing and ended up calling the location GC3, and didn't know how anyone else felt. cheers Garreth
Found: sock cap
posted by Ms Ice Monkey on May 4th, 2011 7:52 PM
We came home with a blue and white striped sock cap from the Garden Court movie night. Let me know if it's yours.
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