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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 February 2021 Front Porch Flyer  Part I – Background, how did we get here? As a Community Organizer, in order to develop a strategy for action, you have to identify the critical issues and determine the causes or correlations to that issue. When evaluating Mueller’s overt and covert racial …

Letter from the Chair

Alison Raffalovich Article, Front Porch Flyer

By Taylor Youngblood, from the February 2021 print Front Porch Flyer Dear Neighbors, I’m so excited to get to work with all of you this year as 2021 Chair of the MNA. We have a great group of Steering Committee members and an amazing network of committee chairs, volunteers, and neighbors. I’m grateful to previous Steering Committee members and volunteers …

MNA General Meeting Minutes, December 19, 2020

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Location: Telemeeting (via Zoom) Time: 10 a.m. Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2020 Items: 1.       Greetings and Pleasantries  – John Wooding 2.      Sponsor Recognition – John. John recognized and thanked the 2020 MNA Sponsors: Neighborhood Navigator – Annual Investment of $2,500 – H-E-B – Ascension – Google Fiber First Class Partner – Annual Investment of $1,000 – Kathy Sokolic – Realty Austin– DMA Companies Social Butterfly –  Annual Investment of …

Mueller Neighborhood Association Steering Committee Meeting Minutes, December 2, 2020

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Location: Virtual meeting via Zoom Time: 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Attending: John Wooding, Chair; John Thomas, Treasurer; Alison Raffalovich, Secretary; Bart Glaser; Bart Jacob; Koreena Malone; Taylor Youngblood; Ted Herr; Marta White; Preston Tyreel, Chair Ex Oficio. Incoming Steering Committee attendees include Damaris Nicholson; Pat DiSanza, Dale Cannedy-Azim; Sarah Roper-Coleman; Jason Sears.   Guests: Andrew Clements and Kathy Sokolic. Items: …

Mueller Neighborhood Association General Meeting Minutes, November 21, 2020

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Location: Telemeeting (via Zoom) Time: 10 a.m. Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2020 Items: 1.       Greetings and Pleasantries  – John Wooding 2.      Treasurer’s report – John Thomas – People can pay dues now and be credited for all of 2021, so neighbors are encouraged to join or renew. For the year to date, we have a net profit of a little over $3,000. …

MNA Steering Committee Minutes, November 4, 2020

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

Location: Telemeeting (via Zoom) Time: 7 to 8 p.m. In attendance – John Wooding, chair; Richard Carr, vice chair; John Reese Thomas, Treasurer; Alison Raffalovich, Secretary; Bart Glaser; Marta White; Ted Herr; Koreena Malone, Taylor Youngblood and Preston Tyree, chair ex oficio.  Not attending: Ed Dorn. Location: (Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/94234413954) Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 Items: 1.       Greetings and Pleasantries  – …

Mueller Neighborhood Association October 17, 2020 General Meeting Minutes

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Location: Virtual Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020 Time: Whenever you want to view our new virtual format minutes! MNA Steering Committee Chair John Wooding shared the following message to share the virtual October MNA General Meeting, and you can find links to the videos of each segment below. Dear Neighbors, Since we’re still unable to meet in person, I’ve kept …

Mueller Neighborhood Association Steering Committee Minutes, October 7, 2020

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

Location: Telemeeting (via Zoom) Time: 7 to 8:25 p.m. In attendance – John Wooding, chair; Richard Carr, vice chair; John Reese Thomas, Treasurer; Alison Raffalovich, Secretary; Bart Glaser; Marta White; Ted Herr; Koreena Malone and Preston Tyree, chair ex officio.  Not attending – Ed Dorn, Taylor Youngblood. 1.      Greetings and Pleasantries [John] 2.      Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes [Alison Raffalovich] – These …