What is Impervious Cover and Why Do We Care?

Alison Raffalovich Front Porch Flyer

By Bill Kirwin, originally published in the August 2020 Front Porch Flyer print edition “Don’t it always seem to go That you don’t know what you’ve got Till it’s gone? They paved paradise And put up a parking lot” -Joni Mitchell Joni’s 1970 description of impervious cover in the song “Big Yellow Taxi” is much more eloquent than the following …

Mueller Pitches in During Winter Storm Uri

Alison Raffalovich Article, Front Porch Flyer

By Front Porch Flyer Staff in the April 2021 Front Porch Flyer print edition Winter Storm Uri came through Texas with a vengeance in February 2021. Weather forecasters predicted snow, ice, and a fierce cold that Central Texas has not experienced in a very long time.  What was not forecasted were the ramifications of freezing temperatures and their aftermath. Almost …

Building a Community that is Practicing Anti-Racism – Part III – MNA and Leaders Attend Anti-Racism Training

Alison Raffalovich Front Porch Flyer

By Koreena Malone , Chair, MNA Engagement and Inclusion Committee From the April 2021 Front Porch Flyer print edition Creating a loving and just neighborhood means that, as neighbors and leaders, we need to understand the differences between anti-racism, diversity, inclusion, and implicit-bias training and use language consistent with anti-racism work.  Anti-racism is a personal and societal standpoint that opposes racism …

Photo Request: Yard Sale

Taylor Youngblood Front Porch Flyer, Photo Essay

We are looking for photos and stories from the Mueller Neighborhood Yard Sale to feature in the June Front Porch Flyer. If you are interested, please email [email protected] the photos, the photographer’s name and captions for the images by May 8. A short story about the experience in the photo(s) is encouraged and may be featured as well! You are …

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. …

MNA Steering Committee Minutes 03.03.21

MNA Secretary Front Porch Flyer

Mueller Neighborhood Steering Committee, March 3, 2021Location: Telemeeting (viaZoom)Time: 7:00 pmDate: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 • Attendees: Taylor Youngblood, Damaris Nicholson, Koreena Malone, Ted Herr, Dusty Harshman, Dale Cannedy-Azim; David Neider; Jason Sears; Pat Disanza; Laurene Jacob; Marta WhiteTreasurer Report- John Thomas• Provided update on profit/loss from January 2021-March 3, 2021• Received contributions and new donor from 5 Point Paint …

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, …