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Everyone's invited to attend the Neighborhood Enhancement Team Phase II: Kickoff Event/Mini Resource Fair! Invite your family and friends!

The event includes a presentation by City of Austin staff, giveaways, information from City of Austin and outside partners, entertainment and food!

10am-11am presentation in the Barrington Elementary School gymnasium
10am-2pm resource fair and festivities outside on the covered blacktop

For questions about the NET Phase II kickoff event, contact:
Monica Guzmán, Community Engagement Specialist
monica.guzman@austintexas.gov or call at 512-974-2315.

For information about the Neighborhood Enhancement Team (NET) project visit:
http://austintexas.gov/department/neighborhood-enhancement-team

Todos están invitados a asistir al evento de Neighborhood Enhancement Team (NET) Fase II: Incio del Evento & Feria de Recursos! Invite a su familia y amigos!

El evento incluye una presentación de la Ciudad de Austin, regalos, informacion de la Ciudad de Austin y socios externos, entretenimiento y la comida!

10am-11am presentación en el gimnasio de la escuela primaria Barrington
10am-2pm feria de recursos y fiestas al aire libre en el asfalto cubierto

Si tiene preguntas sobre el evento de NET Fase II, puede contactar:
Monica Guzmán, Especialista de Participación de la Comunidad
monica.guzman@austintexas.gov o llame al 512-974-2315

Para información sobre el proyecto Neighborhood Enhancement Team (NET), visite el sitio web:
http://austintexas.gov/department/neighborhood-enhancement-team
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Everyone's invited to attend the Neighborhood Enhancement Team Phase II: Kickoff Event/Mini Resource Fair! Invite your family and friends! The event includes a presentation by City of Austin staff, giveaways, information from City of Austin and outside partners, entertainment and food!
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What would happen if the cities of the future were deeply and
comprehensively committed to freedom? The Slave-Free City Summit is the place where a growing tribe of individuals and organizations convene each year to explore questions like these.

Over the course of two days, Summit attendees will focus on the theme of "Intersections & Opportunities", with content about
Historical+Contemporary Slavery, Survivor Leadership, and the Future of the Movement/Innovation.

Keynote speakers include Kenneth B. Morris, Jr., Bradley Myles, Tina Frundt and Brooke Axtell.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1008460649219416/

You can see the complete info at www.sfcsummit.org

#SFCSummit16 #SlaveFreeCity #WeAreAllies


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I have addressed (previous) City Council about the Repeat Offender Program (ROP), as well as addressed Austin Code (and other stakeholders) during meetings/presentations.

While I can appreciate limitations on software, staff, etc because of a finite budget that doesn't excuse them from PRIORITIZING code violations! Properties allowed to decay, become unhealthy, unsafe/hazardous, are far more important than investigating STRs!

Sadly, my neighborhood, the Rundberg area as a whole, has plenty of code violations. When a property owner allows: walls/ceilings to sag, water/sewage leakage to continue risking mold/mildew, removes staircase railing, etc it means people's lives and well-being are at risk! Since when does protecting life n limb rank lower than grass that grows beyond 12" or vehicles parked in yards.*

I have seen dozens of homes, a few from the inside, and spoken with the tenants. Many were not even aware about Austin Code or how to file (anonymous) complaints, they didn't know/understand it's complaint driven. I have told and reminded Carl Smart, Director of Austin Code Department, they need to do OUTREACH (demos, table at events, etc) and it must be presented in the language(s) spoken by the residents.

*Did you know the "vehicles parked in yards" is not applicable city-wide? It's an optional code! Neighborhoods can opt-out/opt-in (same difference) .. Contact your neighborhood assn/neighborhood contact planning team to find out where your neighborhood stands.
There are thousands of rental properties in Austin – after all, most people who live in Austin rent – and of those thousands, there are more than two dozen
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North Austin Civic Assn (Rundberg area) family in need of assistance ...
Hello Facebook friends and family! Thanks so much in advance for taking the time to look at this and considering helping out! I am putting together this GoFundMe webpage to help out the Jimenez Family. As you may have already seen on the news, there was a fire in North Austin this past week. I wa...
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Austin City Council Member Greg Casar joins Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to talk about Casar’s first three months in office. Sponsored by Kerbey Lane. Show is embedded below.
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CITY OF AUSTIN
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Release Date: Dec. 22, 2014
Contact: Erica Leak 512-974-3100

DRAFT FAIR HOUSING ANALYSIS RELEASED
COMMENTS SOUGHT ON PROMOTING A FAIRER HOUSING MARKET IN AUSTIN

The City of Austin Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Office has released a draft Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI). This report is required as a recipient of federal entitlement funds by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and is recommended to be updated at least every five years.

The Analysis of Impediments identifies barriers to fair housing in Austin, and potential strategies that can be undertaken to overcome these impediments. The purpose of this analysis is to help to make sure all Americans have equal access to the housing of their choice.

View the Report
The public is invited to review and comment on the Draft Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) until January 9, 2015. The draft will be available on the City’s web site at austintexas.gov/housing and at the following community locations:

* Austin Central Public Library, 800 Guadalupe St. (Central)
* East Austin Neighborhood Center, 211 Comal St. (East)
* Neighborhood Housing & Community Development Office, 1000 E. 11th St., Suite 200 (East)
* Rosewood-Zaragosa Neighborhood Center, 2800 Webberville Road (East)
* St. John's Neighborhood Center, 7500 Blessing Ave. (Northeast)
* AIDS Services of Austin, 7215 Cameron Road (North)
* Housing Authority of the City of Austin, 1124 S IH 35 (South)
* South Austin Neighborhood Center, 2508 Durwood St. (South)
* Pleasant Hill Library Branch, 211 East William Cannon Drive (South)

Comments
Written comments may be submitted until 5 p.m. on Friday, January 9, 2015. Please include a name, address, and phone number with the comments.

http://austintexas.gov/news/draft-fair-housing-analysis-released
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Vamos a apoyar los residentes en el Barrio de Georgia Acres! La comunidad ‪#‎Rundberg‬!

Condiciones que están siendo sometidos tienen un impacto negativo en su calidad de vida! No es saludable para los niños y sus familias!

Ante la amenaza de acciones legales cuando los propietarios están más interesados en hacer dinero!

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Let's support residents in the Georgian Acres Nghd! The #Rundberg community!

Conditions they are being subjected have negative impact on their quality of life! It's not healthy for the children and their families!

Threatened with legal action when property mgmt/owners are more interested in making money!
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All BBQ fans, AustinISD and Lanier Viking supporters, buy your tickets NOW!

Show your Viking spirit, support our student athletes!


Tickets are now on sale for the Lanier Vikings Annual Baseball Alumni Game & BBQ. BBQ plates can be purchased through our booster club for $10 and will help raise much needed funds to purchase equipment and support our players! Thanks for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you at the ballpark!

When: Feb. 20th – 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Where: Northwest Field – located on North Park Dr. off of Shoal Creek Blvd. between Anderson Ln. and Koenig Ln.

If you are interested in purchasing a ticket or are a Viking Baseball Alumni and would like more information please contact Coach Anderson.

Jacob.Anderson@Austinisd.org

http://laniersports.com/2016/02/08/baseball-alumni-game-bbq-feb-20th-2pm/
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Northwest Pony Field
6799 N Park Drive, Austin, TX 78757

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JOIN ME in signing petition, let's keep Sesame Street broadcasting publicly!!

While it may be true Sesame Street will still air on PBS, it will delayed by 9 months!

"They point out that the show will still be available on PBS for free, although the episodes shown on the public broadcaster will be delayed by nine months." -Fortune http://fortune.com/2015/08/14/sesame-street-hbo/


Why should priority go to HBO, clearly not a family or child-friendly channel! There is also the cost, having access too!
Why must low-income children/families continue to be subject to receiving "gently used" products/services? Why continue to be relegated to lesser status?

According to the Sesame Workshop "sesame workshop’s mission is to help kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder." Nowhere does it say their mission is to serve paying customers first or for them to get richer.
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While social change may be slow, we must be ever-vigilant in our fight for POSITIVE, EQUITABLE change!

The fight must go on! La lucha sigue!

http://lubbockonline.com/filed-online/2015-07-05/wrong-side-history-or-not-history-shows-texas-slow-social-change#.VZrdxPlVikp
AUSTIN - Since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, Texas and a few other (mostly Southern) states have reminded the nation that social change doesn't come easy. The strong opposition to the gay marriage ruling - mainly from Gov.
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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 11:00am
Help decide the winner of the AARC’s second annual Battle of the Asian Food Trucks, with our theme ingredient coconut! Plus, cultural performances, kids’ activities, games, educational food booths, artisan marketplace, community outreach fair, heritage showcases and more! Free admission and activities. $20 tasting ballots for Food Truck Battle. Additional food and items available for sale. AARC Ballroom, Great Lawn
Help decide the winner of the AARC’s second annual Battle of the Asian Food Trucks, with our theme ingredient coconut! Plus, cultural performances, kids’ activities, games, educational food booths, artisan marketplace, community outreach fair, heritage showcases and more! Free admission and activities. $20 tasting ballots for Food Truck Battle. Additional food and items available for sale. AARC Ballroom, Great Lawn
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The Internet Must Go

Excellent mockumentary about how and why Internet service providers such as Verizon, AT&T, Time Warner and Comcast are pushing to eliminate or suppress the net neutrality.

Over the years they've spent billions to build the pipes and towers that bring Americans the Internet. Today they face a crisis, there's just too much traffic. (Un)fortunately they have a solution - the Internet as it exists today must go.

Instead of everything going at the same speed, the way it does now, they will create a fast lane and the slow lane on the Internet. Giant companies who can pay them more will be in the fast lane where will be easier for people to find them. Everyone else can take the slow road. They'll also create innovative new ways to charge Internet users for the sites they want.

What's stopping them? Well you've probably heard a lot of hype about net neutrality and keeping the Internet open. What do those buzz words really mean? On an open Internet they're supposed to treat everything equally whether it is profitable for them are not. This stands in the way of their freedom to make the money they think they deserve, but the public wants the Internet to stay open.

That's why they need a market researcher (John Wooley) to get out there and talk to people and help them figure out how to sell their new vision so they can eliminate net neutrality and reach their maximum profit potential.

Basically is the way the Internet's been since the beginning. You wanna get FOX news and you wanna get a friend's blog at the exact same speed. And what certain Internet service providers have talked about now is charging for faster lane and the only people that could really pay for the faster lane would be corporations.

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/internet-must-go/
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to be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting. -e.e. cummings

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Native Austinite. Well educated.. Always learning more in my own way. Strong-willed and opinionated. Avid reader. Love to laugh..

I believe in making a difference. I believe in making myself a better person.. in my own eyes, not the eyes of society.

Mainstream society, and the social mores that it professes to hold as "normal," "average," etc. is all hogwash as far as I'm concerned.

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I want my life to have more highs than lows, cherishing fond memories with warmth, learning from less pleasant memories, and making a positive difference in the world.. preferably on and with the next generation. So long as I know I made a difference, my name doesn't have to be "attached" to whatever it is I do.

Whether I believe in the Afterlife is irrelevant, what matters is what I do now.

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  • St. Edward's University - Austin
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I love the place! After only 2-3 visits two waiters already knew iced tea is my "signature" drink; when they see me drinking coffee, they ask "No tea?" I also get a smile and wave from them every time I see them! As for the food .. OMG! I love the carne asada, tacos, enchiladas camarones .. I was a little disappointed with menudo, but will give it another chance .. not fair to use 40+ yrs @ Joe's Bakery as a comparison + I didn't order extra meat like I do at Joe's. It's a great place .. clean, friendly, and often packed!! I also like seeing it frequented by the neighbors not the hipster types.
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Public - a year ago
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Love their whole wheat crusts! If only wasn't so pricey.
Public - 2 years ago
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I often wondered if it's part of (belongs with) other Austin Pizza locations .. is soo much better, infinite possibilities, not your "pizza joint" atmosphere either .. I even <3 the building! Need to make time to go there again, if only wasn't so far away.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Tacos definitely a thumbs down.. names more exciting than flavor. Far as I'm concerned, their fare went up in flames.
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Although it's been a few years since I've been there, I was never disappointed. Liked their specials and their pepperoni pizza always a favorite! Pepperoni seems to have kick to taste that no other pizza biz has.
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AMAZING! Great concept, allowing for 24hrs of speed-fundraising! Incredible when can be accomplished!
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I love the culture-inspired paintings! Takes me back to my vacations in the Yucatan Peninsula & Mexico City DF!! Oaxacan cafe is aromatic, bold yet strangely relaxing too. Great food and reasonable prices.
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