neighborhoods http://kut.org en Austin Has $300K Available for Neighborhood Projects - Want to Build a Community Garden? http://kut.org/post/austin-has-300k-available-neighborhood-projects-want-build-community-garden <p>If you've ever taken a look around your neighborhood and had an idea for a project, this might be your chance to make it happen.</p><p>Right now,&nbsp;the City of Austin&nbsp;has <a href="http://austintexas.gov/neighborhoodpartnering">a little over $300,000 for projects</a> –&nbsp;and it wants to stretch this money even further by partnering with neighborhoods.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/151857578&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe> Thu, 29 May 2014 17:45:18 +0000 Joy Diaz 10513 at http://kut.org Austin Has $300K Available for Neighborhood Projects - Want to Build a Community Garden? MLK Day Cleanup Rids Flood-Stricken Onion Creek Park of Debris http://kut.org/post/mlk-day-cleanup-rids-flood-stricken-onion-creek-park-debris <p>The flood-stricken neighborhood of Onion Creek honored the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today by cleaning a community park that’s been covered with debris since last year’s Halloween flood.</p><p>Metallic doors, glass from broken windows, gas tanks were among the many items strewn about the park.&nbsp;Mary-Lee&nbsp;Plumb-Mentjes&nbsp;filled an entire bucket with broken glass. “I’ve always picked up trash,”&nbsp;Plumb-Mentjes&nbsp;said. “We’ve been given two hands [and] I feel we should use [them] when we see something,”</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F130514912&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 21:06:53 +0000 Joy Diaz 9594 at http://kut.org MLK Day Cleanup Rids Flood-Stricken Onion Creek Park of Debris Survey Asks Colony Park Residents What They Need from the Neighborhood http://kut.org/post/survey-asks-colony-park-residents-what-they-need-neighborhood <p>The southeast Austin neighborhood of <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=Colony+Park%2C+Austin%2C+TX&amp;data=!1m4!1m3!1d8334!2d-97.6336248!3d30.2970002!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x8644b7dd848089d3%3A0x68bd315c06662dd5!3m8!1m3!1d13779!2d-97.636034!3d30.298055!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!4m2!3d30.298014!4d-97.634469">Colony Park</a> is being re-imagined as a model civic space. And the city’s asking the neighborhood for input on the changes.</p><p>A door-to-door survey of Colony Park residents starts today. Through the middle of the month, volunteers hope to complete 450 surveys. That’s about 10 percent of the number of households in the five Colony Park census tracts.</p><p><a href="http://kut.org/post/colony-park-can-austin-transform-community-without-displacing-it">As KUT News previously reported</a>, a new master plan&nbsp;for the Colony Park neighborhood will use a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of&nbsp;<a href="http://hud.gov/">Housing and Urban Development</a> to remake the area. The city’s in the process of planning the use of 200-plus acres of vacant, Austin-owned land near Overton Elementary School.</p><p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 22:14:41 +0000 Carrie Powell 9112 at http://kut.org Survey Asks Colony Park Residents What They Need from the Neighborhood It's National Night Out in Austin http://kut.org/post/its-national-night-out-austin <p>Tonight will mark the 29th&nbsp;annual National Night Out. &nbsp;And all over Texas, citizens will be turning their porch light on and spending the evening meeting with neighbors, police officers and public safety responders.</p><p>National Night Out is designed to heighten crime prevention and awareness, strengthen neighborhood bonds and, most importantly, send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime.</p><p>Austin is marking National&nbsp;Night Out with an event at <a href="http://www.simon.com/mall/EventsDetails.aspx?id=1207&amp;oid=112126">The&nbsp;Domain</a> this evening. The event will start at 5 p.m. and representatives from the Austin Police Department, Travis County Sheriff’s Department and Austin Energy will be there to help educate people about crime prevention. Along with information, food and games will be available to help build the neighborly spirit.</p><p>Interested in learning more about National Night Out? You can visit the site for the <a href="http://www.nationaltownwatch.org/nno">National Association of Town Watch</a> or Austin Police's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.austintexas.gov/department/national-night-out">National Night Out page</a>.</p><p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 14:36:17 +0000 Hady Karl Mawajdeh 5218 at http://kut.org It's National Night Out in Austin Slideshow: Neighborhood Fourth of July Parade http://kut.org/post/slideshow-neighborhood-fourth-july-parade <p>While Austin doesn&rsquo;t hold a citywide Fourth of July parade, it&rsquo;s somewhat of a tradition for individual neighborhoods to hold their own Independence Day celebrations.&nbsp;</p><p>KUT News traveled to the <a href="http://www.delwood2.org/">Delwood II neighborhood</a> July 4th parade this morning. It&rsquo;s the 50th annual parade the neighbors have held (which they claim makes it the longest running neighborhood parade in the city.)</p><p> Wed, 04 Jul 2012 17:41:33 +0000 Joy Diaz & Wells Dunbar 4616 at http://kut.org Slideshow: Neighborhood Fourth of July Parade