MNA Steering Committee Minutes, March 6, 2019

MNA Secretary Front Porch Flyer

Location: Aldrich 51 @ 2604 Aldrich Street Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Time: 7PM to 9PM In attendance:  John Wooding and Ty Preston, Co-chairs; Penny Brandt, Treasurer; Alison Raffalovich, Secretary; Bill Kirwin; Dan Updegrove; Bart Jacob; Bart Glaser; Suzanne O’Malley; Joan Quenan Not present: Richard Carr, Vice Chair; April Geruso, Maria Salas Items: Greetings and pleasantries [John & Preston] Approval …

MNA General Meeting Minutes, February 16, 2019

MNA Secretary Article, Front Porch Flyer, Meeting Minutes

Location: Seton Administrative Building Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019 Time: 10AM to 11AM, ~50 attendees Items: *Snacks & Socializing (15 mins)                                                                                                                             Call to Order [John] Notice of previous general meeting minutes [Alison Raffalovich] – have been posted on Mueller Neighborhood.org Pecan Street – Suzanne Russo, CEO: Unlocking the Energy-Water Nexus. Pecan Street is a 501c3 with headquarters located on Antone …

MNA Steering Committee Minutes, February 6, 2019

MNA Secretary Front Porch Flyer

MNA Steering Committee Location: Aldrich 51 @ 2604 Aldrich Street Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Time: 7PM to 9PM Attending: John Wooding and Preston (“Ty”) Tyree, Co-chairs; Lila Valencia, Chair Ex Oficio; Penny Brandt, Treasurer; Richard Carr, Vice Chair; Alison Raffalovich, Secretary; Bill Kirwin, Suzanne O’Malley, Bart Jacob, Bart Glaser, Joan Quenan Guests: Dennis Mick, Ani Colt, Luke Downs, Angela McPherson …

Rathgeber Village.

Rathgeber Village: Everyday Heroes in Mueller

Susan Egan Article, Front Porch Flyer

The journey of four non-profit organizations toward new, permanent homes began with Dick Rathgeber’s caring for other humans, his vision, and his ability to make things happen. Rathgeber Village sits near the intersection of Zach Scott Street and Manor Road, at the far east end of the Mueller neighborhood. The 17.6-acre plot of land was donated to the Austin Community …

Zach Scott Re-Design. Image credited to Preston Tyree.

What’s Up with Zach Scott Street?

Andrew Clements Article, Front Porch Flyer

(SEE BELOW FOR Latest Project Update) Mueller residents experienced the gravel going down on Zach Scott Street, west of Berkman to Airport Boulevard (wasn’t that a fun phase?).  Then a new coat of asphalt but no traffic lane striping or other markings yet. Just what is up? Well, it started with a notice from the City of Austin Transportation Department …

Antone Wins 2018 Holiday Block Contest

Drew Harris Article, Front Porch Flyer

Each year, The Front Porch Flyer recognizes the Mueller neighborhood block with the most holiday spirit. This is a block competition, not based on individual houses.  We hope to encourage neighbors to work together to bring the biggest, brightest holiday cheer, for the joy of the entire Mueller neighborhood.   This year the 1900 block of Antone Street (the block …

2019 NOEL Tower Photo by Woody Lauland

Mueller Ten Years Later:  Reflections on a Holiday Tradition

Dusty Harshman Article, Front Porch Flyer

In this series, Mueller Ten Years Later, we’ll take a look at our neighborhood’s early history and the ways we’ve evolved over our first ten years. In the December 26, 2006 issue of the Austin Chronicle, urban historian Katherine Gregor described the upcoming transition of Mueller from an airport to a neighborhood. She commented about her drive down Manor Road: …

2018 MNA Fall Festival Wrap-Up

Evan McClendon Front Porch Flyer, Photo Essay

The Mueller Neighborhood Association’s Annual Fall Festival on November 10th was an event to remember.  Each year local businesses and members of the community come together at John Gaines Park to celebrate the fall and build community.  This year’s Festival was presented by our neighborhood sponsors and featured live music by The Paul Klemperer Band, Colleen’s “Berry Good Punch” made …

The Front Porch Flyer Returns to Print in 2019

Front Porch Flyer Staff Front Porch Flyer

The Mueller Neighborhood Association (MNA) is happy to announce that the Front Porch Flyer (FPF) will return to print as a monthly newsletter for Mueller neighbors in January 2019. In partnership with Peel, Inc., who will handle all layout and distribution, the new, full-color FPF will deliver to all known multi-family and single-family addresses (renters and owners) as the neighborhood …

Print Partner Request for Proposal (RFP)

Dusty Harshman Front Porch Flyer

Background Founded in 2008, the Mueller Neighborhood Association (“MNA”) is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots organization with a focus on building community through education, conversation, and gatherings. The Front Porch Flyer (“FPF”) is the neighborhood association newsletter for the Mueller Neighborhood Association. The Front Porch Flyer was published as a print quarterly delivered by volunteers to neighborhood doorsteps and apartment lobbies …

Come Feast with the Mueller Supper Club

Jaime Safianow Front Porch Flyer

Hello, friends!  As a newer resident of Mueller, one thing that has impressed me is the sense of community.  All different walks of life are thriving in our neighborhood, and Mueller is a diverse area with different races and religions.  It’s a magical place and I feel lucky to live here.  I created what turned out to be a re-boot of …

City of Austin Composting comes to Mueller

Taylor Youngblood Front Porch Flyer

By now you’ve seen the green compost carts invading your alleys! That’s right, curbside composting is here in Mueller! Mueller is part of the City of Austin’s Austin Resource Recovery (ARR) Phase II Curbside Composting Collection program. This new phase added 38,000 new homes to the existing 52,000 already receiving the service. The composting program collects food scraps, yard trimmings, …

2018 Annual Fourth of July Parade and Festival

Kathy Sokolic and Woody Lauland Article, Front Porch Flyer, Photo Essay

Mueller’s 11th Annual Fourth of July Parade was another huge success! It was hot as usual, but this year we had a little relief with some cloud cover. Mueller Neighborhood Association Steering Committee members Bill Berman and Bill Kirwin planned the largest Fourth of July event to date! Before the parade, neighbors decorated bicycles with the promise of prizes and …

Community Through Diversity…an MNA Conversation

Dusty Harshman Front Porch Flyer

On May 19th, the Mueller Neighborhood Association hosted Austin Mayor Steve Adler and several Mueller neighbors for a conversation about fostering community in the aftermath of Austin’s recent bombings and the impact.  As the recent Honest Conversations: Race, History, and Culture in East Austin and other neighborhood discussions of the past, this conversation included neighbors honestly sharing about the challenges and …

MNA Steering Committee Minutes, May 2, 2018

MNA Secretary Front Porch Flyer, Meeting Minutes, Mueller Neighborhood Association

Mueller Neighborhood Association Steering Committee Meeting Location: Aldrich 51 Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Time: 7PM to 8:30 p.m. Officers present: Lila Valencia, Chair, Preston (Ty) Tyree, Vice Chair, Luke Downs, Treasurer   Members present:  Bill Berman, Joan Quenan, Dan Updegrove, Audrey Glaser, Ana Acosta, Bill Kirwin, Evan McLendon, Members absent: Alison Raffalovich, Secretary, Andrew Clements, Kathy Farley Guest(s):  Dennis …

2018 Mueller Egg Scramble

Woody Lauland Front Porch Flyer, Photo Essay

This year’s Mueller Egg Scramble was held on Saturday, March 31, at Ella Wooten Park.  In the weeks prior to the event, under the guidance of Egg Scramble organizers Richard Wood and Leila Melhem, volunteers from around the community filled eggs for the children in their families who would be participating and brought them to collection points.  On the morning …

Zach Scott Block Captains Woody Lauland, Anita Roberts, Katie Lauland, and Teddy Tierney

Third Annual Mueller Community Zach Scott Birthday Party

Woody Lauland Article, Front Porch Flyer

 Zachary Scott was born in Austin on February 21, 1914, the son of a wealthy doctor. After attending UT, he abandoned the idea of following in his father’s footsteps and decided to become an actor. He acted in local theater productions before being “discovered” and moving on to Broadway and Hollywood. Zach Scott was often cast as a suave villain …

Mueller Fall Festival Keeps the Beat!

Kathy Sokolic Front Porch Flyer, Photo Essay

The 2017 Mueller Neighborhood Fall Festival, sponsored by the Mueller Neighborhood Association and several local Mueller businesses, was a fun-filled family event!  Kids of all ages danced, frolicked and socialized to the sounds of The Michele Solberg Quartet.   John Gaines Park provided a wonderful backdrop to the music and entertainment for the whole neighborhood. Activities included face painting and hair chalking, a petting …