You are Not Alone – SAFEline

Alison Raffalovich Article, Front Porch Flyer

By Christine Langa from the September 2020 Front Porch Flyer print edition You are not alone. SAFE is an Austin nonprofit dedicated to stopping abuse for everyone. During this period of shelter-in-place, SAFE knows that home is not a safe place for everyone. If you are or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call or text 911.  If …

My Backyard Garden

Alison Raffalovich Front Porch Flyer

By Dan McAtee from the September 2020 Front Porch Flyer print edition You don’t need much space for vegetables. Laura Spoor and I have harvested lots of veggies from a few modest spots around our yard home. Two small areas next to the alley are dedicated to vegetables such as onions, garlic, and potatoes. These are also interspersed with other …

Our Garden Oasis

Alison Raffalovich Article, Front Porch Flyer

By Betsy Hilton, from the October 2020 Front Porch Flyer print edition Joe was designing our backyard garden before our house in Mueller was even built.  He had several different options sketched out, and when we moved we brought over 120 plants with us. Joe spent the first year watching the light in the yard and thinking about which design …

Stair Workout – Mueller Lake Park

Alison Raffalovich Article, Front Porch Flyer

By Fuerte Fitness from the November 2020 Front Porch Flyer print edition Need a little fitness motivation? Here’s Fuerte Fitness owner and Mueller resident, Ryan Parzick, with a great way to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather with a quick bodyweight stair workout at Mueller Lake Park. All of these exercises can be modified to fit your needs. Give …

New Northeast Middle School in Mueller

Alison Raffalovich Article, Front Porch Flyer

By Kathy Sokolic from the November 2020 Front Porch Flyer print edition Thanks to the 2017 Austin Independent School District’s (AISD) bond and Austinites voting in favor, there will be a new middle school in Mueller at the corner of Tilley and Zach Scott, just in time for the 2022 school year. The new middle school will provide a facility …

Meet Ocho – Mueller’s Newest Sculpture

Alison Raffalovich Article, Front Porch Flyer

By Front Porch Flyer staff from the November 2020 print edition What is the most exciting part about moving to Mueller for you? I’m excited about people discovering me on their own. I want families to be out for a leisurely bike ride or a stroll and come across my path. I don’t mind if they jump at the first …

Mueller Neighborhood

Mueller Commission Meets Tonight

Taylor Youngblood Front Porch Flyer

The Mueller Commission, also known as the Robert Mueller Municipal Airport PIAC, monthly meeting is scheduled tonight, Tuesday, March 9th at 6:00PM (Virtual). This commission chartered by the City of Austin monitors and oversees developments at Mueller. Commissioners are appointed by the Austin City Council. Agendas and minutes are posted at http://bit.ly/Mueller_Commission_Agendas. Meeting dates are posted at http://bit.ly/Mueller_Commission. The Mueller Commission meets the Second Tuesday of each month (except …

MNA Steering Committee Special Meeting, February 25, 2021

MNA Secretary Front Porch Flyer

MNA Steering Committee Special Meeting, February 25, 2021 MNA Special MeetingLocation: Telemeeting (ViaZoom)Time: 7:30 pmDate: Thursday, February 25, 2021 Attendees: Taylor Youngblood, John Thomas, Koreena Malone, Damaris Nicholson; Dale Cannedy, Ted Herr, Marta White, Pat DiSanza, Laurene Jacob, Jason Sears, Josh LudlowAgenda: Discuss Kensington’s request to become affordable housing. Koreena provided personal experience in living in an affordable housing unit …

December 2020 Mueller Commission Update

Alison Raffalovich Article, Front Porch Flyer

By Rick Krivoniak, Vice Chair, Robert Mueller Municipal Airport Plan Implementation Advisory Commission from the December 2020 Front Porch Flyer Mueller’s affordable housing program was on the agenda for November’s Commission meeting. The program is still very successful, though the pandemic has had an impact. A few families have required some financial assistance, and it’s anticipated that early 2021 may …

Mueller Restaurants Stay in Business While Helping Local Families

Alison Raffalovich Front Porch Flyer

By Lila Valencia, from the December 2020 Front Porch Flyer March 2020 brought record low unemployment and a nationwide economic boom. Locally, stages were being set for SXSW, Aldrich Street was bustling with patrons awaiting their restaurant reservation times, and AISD students were enjoying their Spring Break. All that changed on March 19th when Governor Abbott signed an executive order …

Patience 2021

Alison Raffalovich Article, Front Porch Flyer

By Judith and Steve Katzman, from the January 2021 Front Porch Flyer We want this to be over. We’re in a New Year. We’ve been adaptable enough and don’t feel like we’re asking too much. Pandemic fatigue kicked in long ago. While the vaccine is the light at the end of the tunnel, we are definitely still in the tunnel. …

Back to Normal?

Alison Raffalovich Article, Front Porch Flyer

by Judith and Steve Katzman From the March 2021 Front Porch Flyer print edition As Americans, we love our freedom. We all look forward to being free of masks, social distancing, and a virus that could outpace us. We want out of restrictions and confinement.  Ironically, confinement has expanded our space. In the quiet and absence of “normal” in 2020, …

Mueller’s Bike Lanes: Respect and Sharing

Alison Raffalovich Front Porch Flyer

By Andrew Clements, Co-Chair, Mueller Neighborhood Association Transportation & Urban Planning Committee (from the March 2021 print edition of the Front Porch Flyer) Mueller is fortunate in our opportunities for outdoor activity, including our parks, extensive sidewalk network, and dedicated bicycle lanes. Especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, a walk or bicycle ride around the neighborhood is a welcome relief, perhaps …

Building a Community that is Practicing Anti-Racism

Alison Raffalovich Article, Front Porch Flyer

By Koreena Malone  Chair, MNA Engagement and Inclusion Committee (from the March 2021 print edition of the Front Porch Flyer) Part II – Mueller and East Austin History As the neighborhood started to evolve, so did my conversations about Mueller’s long and underlying issues around both systemic and institutional racism. This means we needed to take a look about how …

Are You Ready to Scramble?

Alison Raffalovich Article, Front Porch Flyer

By Ted Herr from the March 2021 Front Porch Flyer print edition Hello Neighbors!  The Mueller Neighborhood Association Steering Committee will again be sponsoring small events on April 3 as socially distanced alternatives to the traditional egg scramble and community fair. The events lined up so far include: A window-based egg hunt in the style of the teddy bear hunt …

MNA Steering Committee Meeting Minutes January 6, 2021

MNA Secretary Front Porch Flyer

MNA Steering Committee Minutes, January 06, 2021Location: Telemeeting (via Zoom)Time: 10:00 amDate: Wednesday, January 06, 2021Present: Taylor Youngblood John Wooding John ThomasPat DiSanza Koreena Malone Marta WhiteTed Herr Josh Rudrow Dale Cannedy-AzimJason Sears Sarah- Roper-ColemanJohn Wooding Agenda Items:Welcome- Taylor YoungbloodMinutes from last meeting were approved and posted on the MNAwebsite- Damaris Nicholson* Budget Discussion- John Thomas provided comparison of profit/loss2019 …

The Pavilion at Branch Park

Alison Raffalovich Front Porch Flyer

By Dennis Mick, from the February 2021 Front Porch Flyer Nearing completion in Branch Park across the street from the Kerbey Lane Cafe, the event pavilion under construction will contain nearly 20,000 square feet and will serve a number of purposes including the home to the weekly Mueller Farmers’ Market. In addition, events such as corporate functions, craft shows, weddings, and …