Mueller: One of the Fastest-Growing Areas in Austin

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By Lila Valencia The 2020 Census data are out and findings reveal incredible growth in our neighborhood. In the 2010 Census, Mueller was part of census tract 3.06 and had a population of 2,697. A census tract is a census geographic area containing between 1,200 and 8,000 residents and an ideal size of 4,000. When the population in a census …

AHFC Seeks Community Input on 3515 Manor Road Development 

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Project Information   The Austin Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) is repositioning a recently and soon-to-be acquired approximately three-acre property located at the corner of Manor Road and E.M. Franklin Avenue in Central East Austin for the development of affordable housing. AHFC is conducting three online community meetings to provide information on these developments to interested residents and explore community ideas regarding …

Join the Mueller Neighborhood Association (MNA)

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The MNA is an all-volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan organization that advocates for the Mueller neighborhood and focuses on building community. Playing a vital role in representing the interests of the neighborhood, the MNA strives for diversity and inclusion of all members of our community, residents and visitors alike. Joining the MNA is a good way to  find out what is happening …

MNA Steering Committee minutes 11/3/2021

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Mueller Neighborhood Association Steering Committee Meeting Date: November 3, 2021 Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Location: Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/92368025880?pwd=VzY2SnA0Vm1DTzJxL0plaXMzdnVSdz09 Meeting ID: 923 6802 5880 Passcode: 251297   Participants: John Thomas, Pat Disanza, Koreena Malone, Joshua Rudow, Jason Sears, Marta White, Laurene Jacob, John Wooding, Tedd Herr, Devon Darden, Joy Butler, Shelly Baldwin, Saamiya Seraj  Minutes – Laurene Jacob Approved …

Nominees Sought for MNA Steering Committee

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The Mueller Neighborhood Association is governed by a Steering Committee whose members are elected by the general membership in annual elections. New members will be elected in November 2021, and residents are invited to stand for election. The Steering Committee is the principal governing and policy-recommending body of the association. It consists of no more than 13 and no fewer …

Dining with the Dead – A Day of the Dead Cookbook

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By Marta White In 2016, Mariana and Ian McEnroe embarked on a singular idea: create a cookbook that celebrates the food of Día de Muertos (The Day of the Dead) along with its history, traditional Mexican cuisine, and its relationship to the culture of Mexico.  The fascinating evolution of Día de Muertos into the cultural folk tradition of today has …

How can I get plugged into the Mueller Community?

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By Susan Grant Palombo So maybe you are new to Mueller (like my husband and I are) and are looking to put that Austin state of mind to work, which is about neighbors helping neighbors. Here are five ways to get plugged into the larger community with a focus on Mueller and our nearby East Austin neighborhoods, learn about the city’s key …

Flying in the Time of COVID-19

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By Shawn Collins I fly pretty much every week. Back in March 2020 I flew in the first week of the month, and then not again until April 26, 2020. That was the longest stretch I can remember where I didn’t fly. When I finally returned to the airport several weeks later in the new, COVID-19 world, it was spooky, …

Zero Waste Quarterly Questions

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By Taylor Youngblood, Mueller Zero Waste Block Leader Hi everyone, your zero waste block leader here. I’m sharing the roundup of zero waste questions I’ve received over the last several months. Is anyone taking styrofoam to the Recycle & Reuse Drop-off Center? We haven’t reactivated the Mueller Recycling Group so if you have foam and want to see if anyone …

GOOD TO KNOW 

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ANIMAL EDITION Found a pet? Post a description and picture of the pet and the date and location found on Mueller Neighbors and Austin Lost and Pets Facebook page, Nextdoor.com, and Craigslist with the words “Found DOG” or “Found CAT” at the beginning of the post. Submit a Found Animal report by calling 3-1-1 or via the 3-1-1 app. This …

September 2021 Mueller Commission Update

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By Rick Krivoniak At the August 10th Mueller Commission meeting, staff shared information that the City and Austin Independent School District (AISD) have reached an agreement that will allow construction to start on the northeast middle school. Negotiations continue to reach a full solution for the land transfer, though the fall semester of 2023 will likely be the earliest possible …

Letter from the Chair

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Greetings everyone: Taylor Youngblood, our Chair, found it necessary to step down from the MNA Steering Committee, so I have agreed to serve as Chair until the end of the year.  I would not be able to do this without the support of the rest of our steering committee.  We are so fortunate to have such talented and hardworking neighbors …

Volunteer for the MNA

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Ted Herr Mueller Neighborhood Association Steering Committee (916) 202-3475 [email protected] I’m one of the people who volunteers to serve on the Mueller Neighborhood Association (MNA) Steering Committee.  I’m pleased to be associated with such a fine group of people. I love this neighborhood. It’s hard to imagine living anywhere else. I appreciate the robust discussions that have come up in …

September 2021 Mueller Update

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By Rick Krivoniak At the August 10th Mueller Commission meeting, staff shared information that the City and Austin Independent School District (AISD) have reached an agreement that will allow construction to start on the northeast middle school. Negotiations continue to find a full solution for the land transfer, though the fall semester of 2023 will likely be the earliest possible …

Steering Committee Minutes 9/1/2021

MNA Secretary Meeting Minutes, Mueller Neighborhood Association

Mueller Neighborhood Association Steering Committee Meeting, September 1, 2021 Date: September 1, 2021 Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Location: Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/92368025880?pwd=VzY2SnA0Vm1DTzJxL0plaXMzdnVSdz09 Meeting ID: 923 6802 5880 Passcode: 251297   Participants: John Thomas, Pat Disanza, Koreena Malone, Joshua Rudow, Jason Sears, Marta White, Laurene Jacob, John Wooding  Minutes – Laurene Jacob      Approved and posted on the MNA website. Financial …

Mueller Neighborhood Gets New Lower Speed Limits

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By Kathy Sokolic In September of 2016, my family suffered a tragic car crash here in Mueller that altered our lives forever, as well as the lives of those who witnessed it, and led me down the path of advocating for street safety. It’s kind of a weird use of your time – often no one seems to care about …

Mueller Annual 4th of July Parade

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The 2021 Annual 4th of July Parade in Mueller was a great success. Led by our local fire-fighting team in their biggest engine, residents followed along in decked-out bikes, their finest patriotic attire, and waving American flags.

Texas Farmers’ Market Moves to Branch Park

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The Texas Farmers’ Market has set up shop in its new home at and around the Branch Park Pavilion. City council members stood with staff to cut the ribbon, opening the newest addition to Mueller’s bustling Aldrich Street district. The Farmers’ Market is held every Sunday from 10 AM to 2 PM and has vendors selling everything from fresh produce …

Post-Covid Stress Disorder

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By Judith and Steve Katzman It’s being called Post-COVID Stress Disorder and mental health professionals are only beginning to see symptoms ranging from traumatic to less severe. Those who suffered from COVID-19 or lost loved ones, those who treated patients and witnessed intense suffering on a daily basis, those who were essential workers and put themselves at risk – those …

Capital City Village Supports Aging In Place

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By Helen M. Walker The silver tsunami is upon us as baby boomers are aging and retiring in droves. According to AARP roughly 10,000 people turn 65 every day. With this large baby boom cohort, and because so many people are living longer, the number of older adults will nearly double over the next several decades – representing more than …