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Dawson Neighborhood

Dawson Neighborhood’s Community Website

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sitebannerNeighbors, this is YOUR website! News, features and  announcements are submitted by you. DNO provides a representative picture and voice for the neighborhood in return. We’ve been bringing all our neighbors together, censorship-free since we launched on January 16, 2014!

This website provides all kinds of local civic information and occasional Dawson-specific news. Our more frequent posts on Facebook, G+, Twitter and other social networks have a wider scope – anything that might be of interest to our neighbors. Follow ’em all! Explore the menu bar at the top. Make a post in the Forum to discuss anything (it’s also a mailing list), and the Chat Room is for live group conversations. Click for more info about us: (more…)

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SANC & Durwood Senior Center Dec 2016

What’s New at the South Austin Neighborhood Center?

Hello all,

Here is the South Austin Neighborhood Center events information and Dove Springs Recreation Central Texas Food Bank events, please share with the community. Please call if you have any questions.

Thank you, Judy Alvarado, RN [click to email]

South Austin Neighborhood Center
2508 Durwood Street [click for map]
Austin, Texas 78704
512-972-6854

Download the SANC Newsletter (English & Spanish combined).

South Austin Neighborhood Center
2508 Durwood Street Austin, TX 78704,
Monday-Thursday 8:00 am – 6 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 12 noon,
Closed for lunch 12:30 to 1:30 pm
512-972-6840

 

Durwood Senior Center

(click the calendar to enlarge it, or download the .pdf HERE)

The Durwood Senior Center program includes the “SO60+ Social Group”. It is in the South Austin Neighborhood Center behind Gillis Park, 2508 Durwood Street. Click HERE for a Google Map.

Regular Events:

  • Mon-Fri 9:30 Daily Walk ‘n Talk around Gillis Park
  • Mon-Fri 11:45 Free Lunch is served!
  • Wednesdays 10:30: Loteria
  • Fridays 10:30: Bingo

Download the flyer to see Special Events This Month!

  • Holiday Party
  • Birthday Bingo
  • New Year’s Party

Closures This Month:

  • Mon 19th through Sun 26th Closed For the Holidays

Eligibility:

  • Anyone 60 and over can take part in the activities and free lunch. Reservations are not necessary, but the first day you attend, we have you fill out a form to register with us. The Manager will ensure that everyone gets a meal!

Contact:

  • 512-972-6891

In December We Celebrate Human Rights!

Read more about it on the flyer!

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SANC & Durwood Senior Center Nov 2016

What’s New at the South Austin Neighborhood Center?

Hello all,

Here is the South Austin Neighborhood Center events information and Dove Springs Recreation Central Texas Food Bank events, please share with the community. Please call if you have any questions.

Thank you, Judy Alvarado, RN [click to email]

South Austin Neighborhood Center
2508 Durwood Street [click for map]
Austin, Texas 78704
512-972-6854

Download the SANC Newsletter (English & Spanish combined).

South Austin Neighborhood Center
2508 Durwood Street Austin, TX 78704,
Monday-Thursday 8:00 am – 6 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 12 noon,
Closed for lunch 12:30 to 1:30 pm
512-972-6840

 

Durwood Senior Center

(click the calendar to enlarge it, or download the .pdf HERE)

The Durwood Senior Center program includes the “SO60+ Social Group”. It is in the South Austin Neighborhood Center behind Gillis Park, 2508 Durwood Street. Click HERE for a Google Map.

Regular Events:

  • Mon-Fri 9:30 Daily Walk ‘n Talk around Gillis Park
  • Mon-Fri 11:45 Free Lunch is served!
  • Wednesdays 10:30: Loteria
  • Fridays 10:30: Bingo

Download the flyer to see Special Events This Month!

Closures This Month:

  • Mon 10th – Columbus Day
  • Fri 11th – Veteran’s Day
  • Thu & Fri 24th-25th – Thanksgiving

Eligibility:

  • Anyone 60 and over can take part in the activities and free lunch. Reservations are not necessary, but the first day you attend, we have you fill out a form to register with us. The Manager will ensure that everyone gets a meal!

Contact:

  • 512-972-6891

November is Native American Heritage Month

Read more about it on the flyer!

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Halloween Carnival Block Party on Wilson 2016

Join Jonica Willingham, family and friends for a Halloween Block Party in the street!

Wear your costume, bring some candy and enjoy lots of games.

When: Saturday, October 29, from Noon until 3:00 PM.

Where: 3001 Fontana Drive – held on Wilson St where it dead ends past the intersection of Wilson, Fontana and Sacramento. This is where the walking shortcut to El Paso is.

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SANC & Durwood Senior Center Oct 2016

What’s New at the South Austin Neighborhood Center?

Hello all,

Here is the South Austin Neighborhood Center events information and Dove Springs Recreation Central Texas Food Bank events, please share with the community. Please call if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Judy Alvarado, RN [click to email]
South Austin Neighborhood Center
2508 Durwood Street [click for map]
Austin, Texas 78704
512-972-6854

Download the SANC Newsletter (English & Spanish combined).

October 2016
South Austin Neighborhood Center
2508 Durwood Street
Austin, TX 78704,
Monday-Thursday 8:00 am – 6 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 12 noon,
Closed for lunch 12:30 to 1:30 pm
512-972-6840

 

Durwood Senior Center

(click the calendar to enlarge it, or download the .pdf HERE)

The Durwood Senior Center program includes the “SO60+ Social Group”. It is in the South Austin Neighborhood Center behind Gillis Park, 2508 Durwood Street. Click HERE for a Google Map.

Regular Events:

  • Mon-Fri 9:30 Daily Walk ‘n Talk around Gillis Park
  • Mon-Fri 11:45 Free Lunch is served!
  • Wednesdays 10:30: Loteria
  • Fridays 10:30: Bingo

Download the flyer to see Special Events This Month!

Closures This Month:

  • Mon 10th – Columbus Day

Eligibility:

  • Anyone 60 and over can take part in the activities and free lunch. Reservations are not necessary, but the first day you attend, we have you fill out a form to register with us. The Manager will ensure that everyone gets a meal!

Contact:

  • 512-972-6891

October is Polish American Heritage Month

Read more about it on the flyer!

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SRCC Opposes St. Ed’s Operations Building

Letter to St. Ed’s University by David Swann of Travis Heights:

Dear Mr. Burnotes: (pdf)

I received a mailed copy of your August 9 letter yesterday. The message is disturbing, and I wish to respond. In general, I believe the administration has lost its focus as an educational institution.  …

Editoral by Tina Buck, SRCC Communications:

We are asking for St. Edward’s to consider the long term effects on the tax supported infrastructure they depend on in our neighborhood. We oppose commercializing Sherwood Oaks by building a shipping and receiving dock fronting our street. This might be good for St. Edward’s business but it is not good for our neighborhood or our city.

In Austin (zip 78704), the median household income is $50,248. In Sherwood Oaks, the average property tax bill is $9000. Average rent in South Congress/Sherwood Oaks is $2000 a month. This is because property tax has shot up tremendously and that is passed on to renter. Sherwood Oaks neighbors pay a large part of their income in taxes in support of streets, water and drainage infrastructure that are being “repurposed” to support the profits of St. Edward’s, tax exempt business.St. Edward’s made a 26,000,000 profit last year but is tax exempt.

You can find pictures and links to news reports about the St. Ed’s construction project and our protest at this public facebook page: NO 2 St. Ed’s

Below is a summary of our interaction with St. Ed’s up until our meeting August 5th, at which time they merely reiterated their claim that this building will not create undue stress and traffic in the neighborhood. This is by Gretchen Otto, SRCC president: (more…)

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South Austin Neighborhood Center Sep 2016

What’s New at the South Austin Neighborhood Center?

Hello all,

Here is the South Austin Neighborhood Center events information and Dove Springs Recreation Central Texas Food Bank events, please share with the community. Please call if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Judy Alvarado, RN [click to email]
South Austin Neighborhood Center
2508 Durwood Street [click for map]
Austin, Texas 78704
512-972-6854

Download the SANC Newsletter (English & Spanish combined).

September 2016
South Austin Neighborhood Center
2508 Durwood Street
Austin, TX 78704,
Monday-Thursday 8:00 am – 6 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 12 noon,
Closed for lunch 12:30 to 1:30 pm
512-972-6840

 

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Durwood Senior Center Sep 2016

(click the calendar to enlarge it, or download the .pdf HERE)

The Durwood Senior Center program includes the “SO60+ Social Group”. It is in the South Austin Neighborhood Center behind Gillis Park, 2508 Durwood Street. Click HERE for a Google Map.

Regular Events:

  • Mon-Fri 9:30 Daily Walk ‘n Talk around Gillis Park
  • Mon-Fri 11:45 Free Lunch is served!
  • Wednesdays 10:30: Loteria
  • Fridays 10:30: Bingo

Download the flyer to see Special Events This Month!

Closures This Month:

  • None!

Eligibility:

  • Anyone 60 and over can take part in the activities and free lunch. Reservations are not necessary, but the first day you attend, we have you fill out a form to register with us. The Manager will ensure that everyone gets a meal!

Contact:

  • 512-972-6891

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month

Read more about it on the flyer!

 

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Buzz Mill Pulls Out of Pickle Road

Despite construction being practically complete, Buzz Mill will not be opening it’s second 24-hour coffee and dining spot at 111 Pickle Road. This 15,000 square-foot space overlooks Dawson Neighborhood’s Alpine Pond, just West of South Congress Avenue. It would have joined Infinite Monkey Theorem urban winery and Crux Climbing Center on the same 2-acre lot.

Owner Jason Sabala told Culturemap news site that an unsatisfactory relationship with the landlord resulted in further obstacles with the City in getting the cafe opened.

Buzz Mill continues to operate it’s original location, and is bringing a coffee shop to San Marcos, and another in Louisiana. Their management are behind the conversion of Midway Field House into popular music venue, Grizzly Hall.

Jason Sabala and associates continue to search for a new South Austin location to open Austin Buzz Mill #2.

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Neighborhood Newsletter Aug 2016

Image: Newsletter (click to download)

Click the image to download the latest Newsletter. Visit the download page for our Archives of over a hundred old Neighborhood Newsletters, Minutes, Meeting Summaries, Agendas, By-Laws and more.

This is literally the tract sheet put out by the legacy Dawson Neighborhood Association (DNA) 6x or less a year. It is the only published record of the activities and decisions they and the Dawson Neighborhood Plan Contact Team (DNPCT) made SEVEN to EIGHT WEEKS AGO. On the front side you will find the sparse Draft Agenda, and on the reverse side, you will find the heavily-abridged Draft Minutes. There are no alternate sources for this information, other than attending meetings and taking your own notes.

It will be delivered door-to-door later, probably the day before the upcoming meeting. If you think about the problems with this timing, you’re probably not cool with it either.

We’ve been working hard to cast sunlight into this reluctant and exclusive pair of organizations, so we reproduce the newsletter to those who have little hope of receiving a copy directly. Check out previous month’s newsletter posts for more points and unresolved issues regarding the DNA Newsletter, and how they’ve fought to prevent improvements requested by our neighbors.

For a fuller picture of what is going on in Dawson Neighborhood, keep your eye on DawsonNeighborhood.org, subscribe to the email list, and follow our many social media accounts! And of course, this is YOUR neighborhood website, friends! Send us your news tips, announcements and editorials any time for instant publication!

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South Austin Neighborhood Center Aug 2016

What’s New at the South Austin Neighborhood Center?

Hello all,

Here is the South Austin Neighborhood Center events information and Dove Springs Recreation Central Texas Food Bank events, please share with the community. Please call if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Judy Alvarado, RN [click to email]
South Austin Neighborhood Center
2508 Durwood Street [click for map]
Austin, Texas 78704
512-972-6854

Download the SANC Newsletter (English & Spanish combined).

August 2016
South Austin Neighborhood Center
2508 Durwood Street
Austin, TX 78704,
Monday-Thursday 8:00 am – 6 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 12 noon,
Closed for lunch 12:30 to 1:30 pm
512-972-6840

Central Texas Food Bank Fresh Foods for Families Event: Tuesday, Aug 16th, fruits and vegetables for the community. Please sign up at 9:00 a.m., please bring your grocery bags. Fresh Foods for Families event is every third Tuesday of the month.

Central Texas Food Bank Healthy Options Program for the Elderly (HOPE): Thursday, Aug 11th, at 9:00 a.m. Packaged food for individuals 55 years of age and up. To register for HOPE program please call 512-972-6840 for appointment. Please bring your grocery bags.
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