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Neighborhood Newsletter April 2016

Please forward this post to any and all neighbors who might be interested. The printed edition is only delivered to a select few!

Click here to visit the download page for the April 2016 Neighborhood Newsletter and browse our Archives of almost a hundred old Neighborhood Newsletters, Minutes, Meeting Summaries, Agendas, By-Laws and more!

Starting a couple of years ago, we had a secret squirrel smuggle the Draft Newsletter to us electronically before official printing and distribution, so we could provide it to all neighbors and give everyone more time to read it. Since then, the Newsletter Editor has begun to post it online as much as a week in advance of Meetings. This month, it came out just four days in advance. (more…)

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President Obama Visits Dawson Neighborhood Torchy’s Tacos

Torchys-adPresident Barak Obama lunched at the original Torchy’s Tacos location on South 1st Street, which is here in our very own Dawson Neighborhood! He and Mayor Steve Adler ordered at least 3 tacos, one each of the Democrat, Republican and Independent. Tweets posted say that President Obama remarked that the Mayor was a “cheap date”.

Torchy’s has been central Texas’s worst-kept secret for long enough. Welcome to the world stage, guys!

Joshua Fechter reports here with more pictures and tweets.

Pics and Presidential Motorcade passing Dawson Elementary.

KVUE Reports.

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Dawson Honors APD Chief Slain in 1928

88 years ago, on October 9, 1928, Austin Police Chief James Littlepage was shot by a mass murderer he was pursuing for killing two women on Elizabeth Street. Littlepage died of two shotgun blasts. The killer continued on to Newton Street where he killed once more, and then committed suicide before he could be apprehended.

Today, The Austin Police Officer Memorial Project placed a gray granite marker at Trinity Abundant Life Church, 412 Cumberland Road, near the spot where he died. Please view the touching dedication ceremony below:

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DNA & DNPCT Officers of 2016

On Monday, December 14th, 2015 the Dawson Neighborhood Association (founded in 1994) held the 21st Annual Officer Elections. The Dawson Neighborhood Plan Contact Team (founded in 2003 as DNPT) also held the 12th Annual Board Member Elections. Learn more about them from the candidate bio page.

DNA Executive Committee

(1-year terms, Dec 14, 2015 to Dec 12, 2016)

President W. Elliot Kimber Programmer emailphone
Vice-President Chad S. Cosper Marketing Mgr emailphone
Secretary Julia A. Kimber Teaching Asst. emailphone
Newsletter Editor David M. Haun Jewelry Artist emailphone


Continuing (2-year terms, Dec 8, 2014 through Dec 12, 2016)

  Board Member Marisa Fushille Russian Teacher emailphone
Board Member Chad S. Cosper Marketing Mgr. emailphone
Board Member Sostenes Palomo Flooring Cont. emailphone

Re-Elected (2-year terms, Dec 14, 2015 through Dec 11, 2017)

Board Member Peter A. Davis LEED PM emailphone
2016 Chair Martin J. Harris Photographer? emailphone
Board Member Julia A. Kimber Teaching Asst. emailphone
Board Member Donna M. Knapp Retired? emailphone

New (2-year terms, Dec 14, 2015 through Dec 11, 2017)

2016 Vice-Chair
Greg Anderson  AHFH Ops Dir  emailphone
2016 Secretary
Omar Rivera Rental Mgr emailphone

Per By-Laws

  • (5A) …New board members’ terms shall begin at the end of the December regular meeting at which they are elected.
  • (10A) At the next Regular Meeting on Feb 8, 2016, DNPCT’s Board Members shall hold an election to appoint Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary for the new year.
  • (4H) The DNPCT Secretary and two DNPCT board members selected by the Secretary shall maintain the membership roster and keep a written record of membership decisions.

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