Welcome to the South River City Citizens!

Our next meeting will be our annual potluck and elections on TUESDAY, March 5th at 6:00 pm (meeting begins at 7:30) at Life in the City United Methodist Church (formerly Grace UMC) at 205 East Monroe St. All are welcome! Interested in updates from SRCC? Sign up for our Monthly Update emails to get updates on local events and key issues. Want to be a voting member? Click here for  membership details .

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Winter 2019 SRCC Newsletter

The Winter 2019 edition of the SRCC Newsletter has been printed and delivery is underway. You can also get a head start on reading it here.

Complete delivery of the paper newsletter to thousands of homes takes a few weeks. If it’s been a while and you have not received your copy, please contact Dan Fredine at vicepresident@srccatx.org.

A huge thanks to all the volunteers (area coordinators and block captains) needed in order to hand-distribute our newsletter! For many of our residents, this is still the only way for them to stay informed on what’s going on in our area.

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Big Changes from Sidewalks to IH35 Access

The short “sidewalk to nowhere” at the west end of St. Edwards Drive in front of the university’s shipping/receiving facility is being extended thanks to taxpayer dollars. The Capital Improvement Project (CIP) will build a new sidewalk to join the existing sidewalk three blocks east of Eastside Dr. The new sidewalk will connect to the sidewalk in front of the Holy Cross Brothers residence across from the Blunn Creek Nature Preserve.

As part of this project, a sidewalk will also be installed in the near future on Carnarvon Lane.  These projects, while paid for by tax dollars, also benefit the university whose overflow parking onto Sherwood Oaks streets in recent years has increased since the school began charging students, faculty and staff to park on campus. Why pay to park when you can park for free in the neighborhood?

And, at the east end of St. Edwards Dr., TXDOT has delivered its long promised correction to the southbound IH35 entrance ramp. The ramp was built at a right angle to St. Edwards Dr. when the HWY. 71/290 flyover was built. According to the Transportation Criteria Manual, the location of the old entrance ramp was too close to the flyover entrance causing very dangerous merging.

The new entrance ramp will be further north and according to TXDOT, better aligned with the new exit ramp north of Oltorf. To access the new southbound IH35 entrance ramp, Sherwood Oaks neighbors will need to go to Oltorf.  The right turn lane onto the southbound frontage road at Oltorf has returned after TXDOT consultants heard complaints from SRCC members at its December meeting. While the reconfigured frontage road at St. Edwards Dr. limits neighbors’ easy access to 71/290, the lack of access has already proven to reduce traffic cutting through Sherwood Oaks streets from S. Congress to IH35. YAY!

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TSD Pancake Breakfast

Texas School for the Deaf is hosting an all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast fundraiser, honoring the members of Austin Sertoma.

Full Breakfast – Live Music – Door Prizes
Saturday, February 2, 2019 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Texas School for the Deaf cafeteria
1102 South Congress Avenue
Tickets are $6

To commemorate its long time partnership, Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) honors the Austin Sertoma Club’s loyal support of TSD faculty and student programs. Proceeds will go to extend support for TSD scholarships and the student/faculty programs that Sertoma has long been passionate about.
Activities include door prizes, fishing pond, appearance by Miss Teen Texas, Ashley Vazquez, live music with Gary Knippa & Friends, and a performance by Ballet Folklorico.

About the School for the Deaf:
The Texas School for the Deaf is the oldest continuously operating public school in Texas. Educating deaf and hard of hearing students of Texas since 1856, the campus also provides outreach and educational resources for students, their families and professionals in the field throughout the state of Texas. With educational excellence and a strong belief in a culture and community at TSD, students form a unique identity based on their individual strengths and talents. TSD is an environment where students learn, grow, and belong. For more information about the Texas School for the Deaf, visit http://www.tsd.state.tx.us/.

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SRCC General Membership Meeting Agenda – February 2019

SRCC GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING  (www.srccatx.org)

Monday, February 4, 2019     7:15 PM

LIFE IN THE CITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (formerly Grace UMC)

205 E. MONROE, AUSTIN, TEXAS

AGENDA

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SRCC EC Meeting Minutes – Jan. 2019

Minutes
SRCC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
MONDAY, January 21, 2019 6:30 PM
Opal Divine’s Austin Grill (Best Western Hotel)
2200 S IH 35 Frontage Rd, AUSTIN, TEXAS

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