Join the Mueller Neighborhood Association (MNA)

Brian Gramling Front Porch Flyer

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. Being a member is a good way to learn about what is happening …

Steering Committee Mtg Minutes – 8/4/21

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

Mueller Neighborhood Association Steering Committee Meeting, August 4, 2021 Date: August 4, 2021 Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Zoom Meeting Participants: John Thomas, Dale Cannedy, Pat Disanza, Koreena Malone, Joshua Rudow, Jason Sears, Marta White, Laurene Jacob, Naiara Leite, Saamiya Seraj Financial Report- John Thomas We currently have 233 paid members Power point by John Thomas provided.  Audit committee …

Celebrating Eid in Mueller

Brian Gramling Front Porch Flyer

By Saamiya Seraj “By the way, Eid Mubarak!” my neighbor waved at me as we finished our conversation and were going our respective ways.  I paused for a second, taken aback by the fact that he knew it was Eid. I’m not sure what my expression looked like at the time, but I must have had the biggest grin on …

Which Would You Choose: Friendship, a Good Time, or Pétanque? 

Brian Gramling Front Porch Flyer

By Ted Herr What if you could have all three at the same time? Several times a week, a group of Mueller residents and their friends choose all three whenever they gather for a game of pétanque (pronounced “pay tonk”) at the Mueller Browning Hangar.   I had the opportunity to meet with four of them, including Mueller resident Gayla Slikas, …

How to Get to Q2 Stadium for Austin FC Matches

Brian Gramling Front Porch Flyer

By Shawn Collins Austin FC, the new Major League Soccer club in Austin, is finally playing at home at the soccer-specific Q2 Stadium near the Domain. The season started with eight games on the road as they completed the stadium, and now we’re in for a summer and fall of matches in Austin. In late May, Austin FC and Austin …

The Buy Nothing Project

Brian Gramling Front Porch Flyer

By Taylor Youngblood, Mueller Zero Waste Block Leader The Buy Nothing Project Mission: We offer people a way to give and receive, share, lend, and express gratitude through a worldwide network of hyper-local gift economies in which the true wealth is the web of connections formed between people who are real-life neighbors. ~From buynothingproject.org/about/mission-and-principles The Buy Nothing Project is a …

General Meeting Saturday

Taylor Youngblood Communications, Mueller Neighborhood Association

We hope to see tomorrow, Saturday at May’s General Meeting. The general meeting will be held live via Zoom on Saturday, May 15 at 10:00 AM. We’ll also be live on MNA Facebook. https://zoom.us/j/96072761148…Meeting ID: 960 7276 1148Passcode: 766787The agenda includes:Welcome Treasurer’s Report Mueller Commission/PIAC UpdatePOA Transition Committee updatePOA UpdateMNA Committee Update: HousingLocal Business Spotlight: Frost BankAging & Neighborhood

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 …

Election Day Today

Taylor Youngblood Communications, Mueller Neighborhood Association

Today, Saturday May 1, 2021 is election day. Polls are open until 7:00 p.m. tonight. There are several voting sites close by: https://countyclerk.traviscountytx.gov/elections/current-election.html. The League of Women Voters’ Voters Guide with links to English, Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese: https://lwvaustin.org/voter-guide/.

Project Connect: virtual meet 4/29

Taylor Youngblood Mueller Neighborhood Association

Austin has never before had a light rail station! The Orange and Blue Lines light rail will run through UT, downtown, and the capitol. CapMetro is excited to share with you what future stations could look like and how they would function. Join the last April live virtual meeting Thursday, April 29: 9 – 10:30 a.m.  Visit ProjectConnect.com/Get-Involved to learn more or call 512-904-0180 to register for a …

Last Day: Early Voting

Taylor Youngblood Communications, Mueller Neighborhood Association

Today is the last day for early voting in local elections. Polls are open until 7:00 p.m. tonight. There are no Mueller early voting locations but here is the list of sites: https://countyclerk.traviscountytx.gov/elections/current-election.html. The League of Women Voters’ Voters Guide with links to English, Spanish, Chinese and now Vietnamese: https://lwvaustin.org/voter-guide/. Saturday May 1, 2021 is local election day.

Lights Out, Texas

Taylor Youngblood Communications, Mueller Neighborhood Association

Each spring, nearly 2 billion birds migrate through Texas in one of the planet’s great wildlife spectacles. Unfortunately, since migratory birds often travel at night, artificial lighting can cause them to be disoriented and collide with buildings and homes. These avoidable collisions are responsible for killing up to 1 billion birds annually. The good news is that everyone can help. …

Donation Trucks Saturday

Taylor Youngblood Communications, Mueller Neighborhood Association

Donation trucks will be available in Mueller Saturday at two locations. If you haven’t been able to make a donation drop-off yourself, or schedule a pickup, you’ll have an opportunity Saturday April 24 after the Mueller Neighborhood Yard Sale. Donation trucks will be available from 12:00 – 1:00 PM after the event. Salvation Army will be at John Gaines Park …

Yard Sale Saturday

Taylor Youngblood Communications, Mueller Neighborhood Association

The Mueller Neighborhood yard sale is this Saturday April 24, 2021 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Neighbors will have items available for sale in front of homes, in the yards. Some apartment complexes may have items in a grassy area in front of or near the complex. There won’t be any sales in garages, alleys or parks. Please practice …

Early Voting Begins Today

Taylor Youngblood Communications, Mueller Neighborhood Association

Early voting for local elections starts today. Here is the League of Women Voters’ Voters Guide with links to English, Spanish and Chinese with Vietnamese coming soon: https://lwvaustin.org/voter-guide/. Early voting runs April 19-27, 2021 for the May 1, 2021 local elections. There are no Mueller early voting locations but here is the list of sites: https://countyclerk.traviscountytx.gov › …PDFTravis County Early …