MNA February 5, 2020 Steering Committee Minutes

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

Location: HEB Community Room @ 1801 E 51st Street Time: 7PM to 9PM Attending:  John Wooding, Chair; Bart Jacob; Taylor Youngblood; Preston Tyree, Chair Ex Oficio; Ed Dorn; Ted Herr; Alison Raffalovich, Secretary; Marta White; Richard Carr, Vice Chair; Bart Glaser; John Reese Thomas, Treasurer. Items: 1.       Greetings and Pleasantries [John W] 2.       Approval of Previous MNA Meeting Minutes [Alison Raffalovich] – These have …

MNA General Meeting Minutes, January 18, 2020

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

Seton Administrative Building, 1345 Philomena Street 10:05 – Meeting Called to Order – John Wooding, President               Attendance ≈ 58 members Introduce members of the Steering Committee – John Treasurer’s Report – John Reese Thomas, Treasurer                              Frost Checking Account:                                            Beginning Balance:         $6,489.99                                            Total Revenues:              $225.00                                            Total Expenses:               $1,048.91                                            Ending Balance:               $5,666.08 POA Update               The …

MNA T-Shirts for Sale

Bill Kirwin Article, Front Porch Flyer

Show your pride in our Mueller Neighborhood Association (MNA) by purchasing a Mueller Neighborhood T-shirt. They are available in various styles and sizes from toddler/youth through adult, and colors including navy, white, grey, and light blue. Adult shirts are $15 (+$2/$3 for 2XL/3XL) and toddler/youth shirts are $10. Shirts may be purchased at MNA meetings and at the Fall Festival …

Mueller Neighborhood Association General Meeting Minutes, September 21, 2019

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

Location: Seton Office Annex  About 65 in attendance Time: 9:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. Items: Welcome visitors and members, Preston Tyree Approval of previous meeting minutes, Alison Raffalovich Treasurer’s Report, Penny Brandt – We are looking for someone who has experience handling money who might be interested in serving as Treasurer in 2020.  There aren’t a lot of transactions but …

Beyond the TLAs: Your Neighbors in Action through MNA Committees

Bill Kirwin Article, Front Porch Flyer

By Alison Raffalovich Through this on-going series, I’ll take you on a brief spin through the various committees of the Mueller Neighborhood Association and introduce you to some key volunteers in each – in the hope that YOU’LL be inspired to get involved! Steering Committee These 13 people oversee the MNA overall with general oversight, goals and direction, creating and …

Mueller Lake Park

July 3, 2019 MNA Steering Committee Minutes

MNA Secretary Article, Front Porch Flyer, Mueller Neighborhood Association

Location: Aldrich 51 Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 Time: 7 pm to 8:30 pm In attendance:  Preston Tyree and John Wooding, Co-chairs; Lila Valencia, Chair Ex Oficio; Richard Carr, Vice Chair; Penny Brandt, Treasurer; Alison Raffalovich, Secretary; Bill Kirwin; Dan Updegrove; Bart Glaser; Maria Salas; Suzanne O’Malley. Not attending:  Bart Jacob; Joan Quenan; April Geruso. Items: Greetings and pleasantries [John …

MNA General Meeting Minutes, June 15, 2019

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

▸     9:45 | Social Time ▸     10:05 | Welcome | Preston Tyree, Co-Chair Austin Energy expects to break ground this year on a new headquarters to house 850 employees on the 3.3 acre tract behind Texas Mutual Insurance.  They have not yet determined exactly which commercial tenants will occupy the ground floor. They have reached out to MNA Steering Committee …

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 Pecan Street – Suzanne Russo, CEO: Unlocking the Energy-Water Nexus. Pecan Street is a 501c3 with headquarters located on Antone …

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 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 …

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 …


Memories of Mueller: Tale of the Monarch

Vicky Bergin Article

On a Saturday in the middle of October, my husband and I walked out of the Mosaic garage gate, intending to “pole” (vigorously walk with the use of two nordic poles) to Paco’s Tacos for our usual Sunday breakfast. We turned left on Ragsdale until we got to the park, then turned right and started poling along the sidewalk that …

Audomaro Castro

A Family Shares Paella

Helen Marak Walker Article

Mueller social media offers many occasions for “uber” neighborly connections that are in keeping with the lore and legend of the Mueller community experience. It was one such posting that especially highlighted “radical Mueller hospitality” and exemplified just one way in which our Muellertopia neighbors promote community. Last June, Veronica Castro de Barrera posted something extraordinary. With a simple affirmative …