Thursday, July 19, 2018
  • Austin Fire Department donates used equipment to LBJ Fire Academy
    News   //   October 12, 2017   // 0 Comments

    Left to right: Sarah McGee (LASA); Asst. Chief Richard Davis (AFD); Genoice Walker (LBJ); Asst. Chief Aaron Woolverton (AFD); Guadalupe Castaneda (LBJ); Asst. Chief Pablo Ruiz (AFD); Raavi Chokhawala (LASA). by Ann Fowler AUSTIN -  Students at the LBJ Fire Academy will make good use of $70,000 worth of equipment donated to it by the Austin Fire Department (AFD) on Sept. 15. Assistant Chie...

  • Democrats vie to unseat Workman
    News   //   October 12, 2017   // 0 Comments

    Candace Aylor and Vikki Goodwin.  photo: Ann Fowler by Ann Fowler OAK HILL -  More than a year before the election, four Democratic candidates for House District 47 participated in a candidate forum hosted by Our Revolution Central Texas, a group inspired by presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, with a stated goal of changing “American politics to make our political and economic systems onc...

  • Phase 2 of Violet Crown Trail is coming through Oak Hill area
    Featured Post News   //   October 12, 2017   // 0 Comments

      According to Janae Spence, the city project sponsor, the cost of this portion of Phase 2 is just over $1 million, including a parking area to be paved on the east side of Latta at Convict Hill (left). Completion is expected in spring of 2018. She spoke recently at the Will Hampton Library. - photo: Ann Fowler by Ann Fowler OAK HILL - City staff gave an update recently on a portion of Phase...

  • No animals left behind
    News Pets   //   September 12, 2017   // 0 Comments

    Coyote—a dog that has been afraid of people and had difficulty getting into the foster’s car.   by Ann Fowler AUSTIN -  In the last few decades, the status of pets has changed. They’ve gone from the barnyard in your grandparents’ day, to the backyard in your parent’s day, to the bedroom for many current pet owners. For many, pets are part of the family, so they were not going to be l...

  • Hurricane Harvey has local impact
    Featured Post News   //   September 12, 2017   // 0 Comments

    The Junior Teen Leadership at Small Middle School. story and photo by Ann Fowler OAK HILL -  Hurricane Harvey may be gone, but if Katrina is any indication, the impact will last for decades. From estimated sustained winds of 130 mph at landfall at Rockport, Texas, to nearly 50 inches of rain dumped on portions of the gulf coast, Texas was hit hard. According to AccuWeather, this storm may...

  • Oak Hill Parkway officials update OHAN
    News   //   July 12, 2017   // 0 Comments

    OHAN treasurer Alan Watts pointed out that historical growth in traffic counts at US 290 and William Cannon (1995-2015) have been 2.17 percent annually. He thinks road officials’ 2015-2045 estimates are wrong. by Ann Fowler OAK HILL -  Lynda Rife, public involvement consultant for Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA), told members of the Oak Hill Association of Neighborhoods (OH...

  • Zoning change sought for ‘Y’ complex, new restaurant planned
    News   //   July 12, 2017   // 0 Comments

    Michele Rogerson Lynch, director of land use and entitlements at Metcalfe Wolff Stuart & Williams by Ann Fowler OAK HILL -  Representatives of the 4.5-acre commercial property that currently houses the Goodwill at the ‘Y’ said owners would like to rezone the property from GR-CO-NP to GR-MU-CO-NP. In addition, they seek to change the floor-to-area ratio (FAR) from 0.21-to-1 to the more ty...

  • Officials to give update on Oak Hill Parkway
    News   //   May 11, 2017   // 0 Comments

    By Ann Fowler The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has scheduled an update workshop on May 23 for the proposed Oak Hill Parkway. The goal is to relieve traffic congestion along U.S. 290 West from MoPac through the ‘Y’ to FM 1826. TxDOT wants to create a tollway to do just that, with the project in the fifth year of an environmental impact study (EIS). At the meeting, official will ...

  • Local judge works to help truants
    Featured Post News   //   April 27, 2017   // 0 Comments

    by Ann Fowler Justice of the Peace Susan Steeg is passionate about reducing truancy in Travis County Precinct 3. In 2010 she established the first Juvenile Case Management Program in the county’s justice courts. Michael Gallardo is the program director. Such a program is a natural fit for Judge Steeg, whose job includes overseeing Truancy Court for students age 12 and above. She said contrib...

  • Local driving range to close May 14
    News   //   April 26, 2017   // 0 Comments

    by Ann Fowler The Oak Hill Golf Range, home to weekend linksmen for three decades, announced its plan to close on Sunday, May 14. Officials from Baylor Scott and White recently unveiled a proposal to purchase the property if they could get permits to build a 50-bed hospital. J. Michael Ussery owns the property. He told the Gazette in March that he has a letter of agreement to sell the pro...