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September General Membership Meeting

The September 2015 General Membership Meeting will be held Tuesday, September 1, 2015, from 6:45pm to 9:00pm at Mathews School Cafeteria (906 West Lynn at West 9th).

The meeting will include a discussion with Officer Will Harvey, APD Central West District Representative; a presentaion of the new Civil and Family Courts Complex Bond Proposal; a discussion of The Stonewall development and the 1407 W. 5th Street project; and an update on the Lamar Beach Parkland Master Plan. And don't forget about the drawing for ACL weekend passes. The complete agenda is online in the current OWANA Owl newsletter.

August 2015 Zoning Report

The August Zoning Report is now available.

June 2015 Zoning Report

Starting this month, we will post the monthly Zoning Report online on the new Zoning page. The June report is now available.

July Steering Committee Meeting

The OWANA Steering Committee meeting will be held Monday, July 6, 2015, starting at 7:00pm at Pauline Brown/Clarksville Neighborhood Center (1807 W. 11th St). Agenda items include a discussion of the Castle Hill Local Historic District, The Stonewall Project, and the Pressler Extention Project. OWANA committees will also provide updates. Download the full meeting agenda. The meeting is open to all interested OWANA members.

June General Membership Meeting

The June 2015 General Membership Meeting will be held Tuesday, June 2, 2015, from 6:45pm to 9:00pm at Mathews School Cafeteria (906 West Lynn at West 9th).

Agenda items include a discussion of The Stonewall development and the 1407 W. 5th Street project, along with an update on the Pressler Extension Project. The complete agenda is online in the current OWANA Owl newsletter.

May Steering Committee Meeting

The OWANA Steering Committee meeting will be held Monday, May 4, 2015, starting at 7:00pm at Pauline Brown/Clarksville Neighborhood Center (1807 W. 11th St). Agenda items include a discussion of the Armstrong-Odem Property, 1411 W. 6th Street, and the Pressler Extention Project. OWANA committees will also provide updates. Download the full meeting agenda. The meeting is open to all interested OWANA members.

April Steering Committee Meeting

The OWANA Steering Committee meeting will be held Monday, April 6, 2015, starting at 7:00pm at Pauline Brown/Clarksville Neighborhood Center (1807 W. 11th St). Agenda items include a discussion of the Mopac Managed Lanes and OWANA committee updates. Download the full meeting agenda. The meeting is open to all interested OWANA members.

March General Membership Meeting

The March 2015 General Membership Meeting will be held Tuesday, March 3, 2015, from 6:45pm to 9:00pm at Mathews School Cafeteria (906 West Lynn at West 9th).

Agenda items include the election of the 2015 Steering Committee, discussion of a rezoning request for the AT&T property, and discussion of upcoming improvements for West Austin Park. The complete agenda is online in the current OWANA Owl newsletter.

February Steering Committee Meeting

The OWANA Steering Committee meeting will be held Monday, February 2, 2015, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Pauline Brown/Clarksville Neighborhood Center (1807 W. 11th St). Agenda items include a discussion of 1210 Castle Hill Street, discussion of the MoPac Managed Lanes construction, and other committee updates. Download the full meeting agenda. The meeting is open to all interested OWANA members.

Volunteers to Enhance Pease Park on Park Clean-Up Day

Saturday, February 7, 2015, from 9am to noon

The University of Texas co-ed service organization, Absolute Texxas, will spread Dillo Dirt donated by the City of Austin as part of the Pease Park Conservancy’s ongoing effort to maintain and enhance the natural beauty of historic Pease Park. These university volunteers will also perform other tasks to enhance the park in preparation for spring. Other volunteers are invited to participate and help prepare the park for the spring season.

Refreshments and Conservancy t-shirts will be available to all volunteers in appreciation for their service. Volunteers should meet at the picnic tables located at 1100 Kingsbury St.

Volunteers to Ready Pease Park for Spring on Dillo Dirt Day

Sunday, February 1, 2015, from 10am to 1pm

Two University of Texas service organizations, the Texas Wranglers and the Texas Darlins, will spread Dillo Dirt donated by the City of Austin as part of the Pease Park Conservancy’s ongoing effort to maintain and enhance the natural beauty of historic Pease Park. These university volunteers will also assist in repairing damage from last September’s flooding and removing invasive species in the park. Other volunteers are invited to participate and help prepare the park for the spring season.

Volunteers to meet at the picnic tables located at 1100 Kingsbury St. Refreshments and Conservancy t-shirts will be available to all volunteers in appreciation for their service.

January Steering Committee Meeting

The next Steering Committee meeting will be held Monday, January 5, 2015, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Pauline Brown/Clarksville Neighborhood Center (1807 W. 11th St.). Agenda items include the election of Steering Committee officers, a discussion on the MoPac Managed Lanes and Pressler Street Extension, and other committee updates. Download the full meeting agenda. The meeting is open to all interested OWANA members.

3rd Annual Neighborhood Caroling Event

Sunday, December 14, 6pm
Historic Haskell House
1703 Waterston

Special visit from Santa and his helper!

Please join us for the third annual Neighborhood Caroling Event co-sponsored by the CCDC and the OWANA. We will meet at the Historic Haskell House at 6 pm where we will warm up our voices. We’ll then walk to a few stops in the neighborhood. Refreshments provided. Donations requested for Haskell House preservation.

December General Membership Meeting

The December 2014 General Membership Meeting will be held Tuesday, December 2, 2014, from 6:45pm to 9:00pm at Mathews School Cafeteria (906 West Lynn at West 9th).

Agenda items include the election of the 2015 Steering Committee, discussion of a rezoning request for the AT&T property, and discussion of upcoming improvements for West Austin Park. The complete agenda is online in the current OWANA Owl newsletter.

Pease Park Conservancy Fall Gala Fundraiser

The Pease Park Conservancy will hold its sixth annual Fall Gala fundraiser from 6:00 to 9:00pm, on Thursday, October 23, 2014, at the landmark Caswell House, 1404 West Avenue. The event will feature live jazz music by the Liz Morphis Trio and food by 34th Street Catering. Tickets are $75.00 per person and $125.00 per couple. They can be purchased either at the door or online.

For more information about the Pease Park Conservancy, please visit www.peasepark.org.

Pease Park Master Plan Update

The Pease Park Conservancy, in close partnership with City of Austin’s Parks & Recreation Department (PARD), has released the final draft of the Master Plan for Pease Park and an adjoining section of the Shoal Creek Greenbelt north of the park.

The final draft proposal is currently set for presentation to the Austin City Council on October 16, 2014. Prior to this meeting, several municipal commissions and committees will make recommendations with respect to the Master Plan, including the Austin Parks & Recreation Board.

The Master Plan provides a long-range vision for this historic green space in central Austin. "The draft Master Plan not only preserves and protects the natural environment of the area, it also dares to dream," said Andrew Gill, the Conservancy’s executive director.

Among other things, the conceptual blueprint includes an expanded shade canopy, including the conservancy of existing legacy trees and the planting of new trees; the renovation of the preserved 1920s-era Tudor Cottage as a multi-purpose public meeting space; the addition of new shaded shelters and bathrooms; an improved and expanded trail system; the addition of new pedestrian bridges; and the creation of welcoming gateways to access the park.

Public input into the development of the Master Plan began in the fall of 2013. “During this process, we heard from over a thousand Austin residents,“ said Gill. “It's critical that the people of Austin continue to voice their support for the Master Plan, particularly when the City Council considers the matter in mid-October.”

To date, the Conservancy has received several letters in support of the Master Plan from neighborhood associations, community leaders, and the Austin Parks Foundation, among others.

Interested persons may review the final draft of the Pease Park Master Plan report and its appendices on the City of Austin website.

October Steering Committee Meeting

The next Steering Committee meeting will be held Monday, October 6, 2014, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Pauline Brown/Clarksville Neighborhood Center (1807 W. 11th St.). Agenda items include a presentation on the 5th Street AT&T property, discussions of 1631 Palma Plaza, and 1117 Enfield Road, and other committee updates. The meeting is open to all interested OWANA members.

September General Membership Meeting

The September 2014 General Membership Meeting will be held Tuesday, September 2, 2014, from 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM at Mathews School Cafeteria (906 West Lynn at West 9th).

Agenda items include discussion of a rezoning request for the AT&T property, rezoning of the 710 Augusta, and an update on the neighborhood plan. The complete agenda is online in the current OWANA Owl newsletter.

June General Membership Meeting

The June 2014 General Membership Meeting will be held Tuesday, June 3, 2014, from 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM at Mathews School Cafeteria (906 West Lynn at West 9th).

Agenda items include discussion of the Town Lake Animal Center, an update on the Lamar Beach Parkland Master Plan, and information about the Art in Public Places project for the Pressler Extension. The complete agenda is online in the current OWANA Owl newsletter.

March General Membership Meeting

The March 2014 General Membership Meeting will be held Tuesday, March 4, 2014, from 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM at Mathews School Cafeteria (906 West Lynn at West 9th).

Agenda items include the information from CapMetro and the Mopac constructino project and presentations about the Armstrong-Odom property and 501 Oakland. The complete agenda is online in the current OWANA Owl newsletter.

December General Membership Meeting

Posted Saturday, November 23, 2013

The December 2013 General Membership Meeting will be held Tuesday, December 3, 2013, from 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM at Mathews School Cafeteria (906 West Lynn at West 9th).

Agenda items include the election of the 2014 Steering Committee members, a Cap Metro Presentation, and discussions of the Pressler Street Extension Project, the Nightcap Dessert Lounge at 1401 W. 6th St., and the MoPac Managed Lane Project.

December 2013 OWANA Owl Newsletter

Posted Saturday, November 23, 2013

Read or download the PDF version of the December 2013 newsletter.

September 2012 OWANA Owl Newsletter

Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Read or download the PDF version of the September 2012 newsletter.

OWANA Owl Newsletters

The OWANA Owl newsletter is published quarterly.

2015 Steering Committee Members

  • Paul Seals, Chair
  • Kevin O'Hanlon, Vice-Chair
  • Joey Kazzoun, Treasurer
  • Judy Alexander
  • Daniel Armendariz
  • Janice Burckhardt
  • Christy Butler
  • Liz Fischer
  • Jason Laturner
  • Tom Person
  • Chris Rankin
  • Kevin Sims
  • Terry Snider

Thank you to all of OWANA's Business Members

Austin Fine Properties

1201 Baylor St

512-477-8884

www.austinfineproperties.com

Café Josie

1200 West 6th St

512-322-9226

www.cafejosie.com

Castle Hill Fitness

1112 North Lamar Blvd

512-478-4567

www.castlehillfitness.com

Cipollina West Austin Bistro

1213 West Lynn St

512-477-5211

www.cipollina-austin.com

Cover 3 Downtown

1717 West 6th St #210R

512-982-1550

www.cover-3.com

El Interior

1009 West Lynn St

512-474-8680

www.elinterior.com

Food 4 Fitness Café

1112 North Lamar Blvd

512-472-1674

www.foodforfitnesscafe.com

Fresh Plus

1221 West Lynn St

512-477-5574

www.freshplusaustin.com

Galaxy Café

1000 West Lynn St

512-478-3434

www.galaxycafeaustin.com

Gentry Custom Frames

1200 West 5th St

512-495-9009

www.gentrycustomframes.com

Griffith Properties

1206 West 6th St

512-474-7784

Jaguar Land Rover Austin

1515 West 5th St

512-744-0351

www.landroveraustin.com

Jeffrey's Restaurant & Bar

1204 West Lynn St

512-477-5584

www.jeffreysofaustin.com

Joseph & Williams Management

524 North Lamar Blvd

512-477-1277

Leslie Fossler Interiors

404 Baylor St

512-474-0768

www.lfiaustin.com

Moreland Properties

1804 West 6th St

512-480-0844

www.moreland.com/agents/kim-collins/

Nick Deaver Architect

606 Highland Ave

512-494-9808

www.nickdeaver.com

Rogue Running

410 Pressler St

512-373-8704

www.roguerunning.com

Salon Muse

1013 West Lynn St

512-474-5545

www.salonmuse.com

Texas Rowing Center

1541 West Cesar Chavez St

512-467-7799

www.texasrowingcenter.com

The Flower Studio

1406 West 6th St

512.236.0916

www.cobyneal.com

Thundercloud Subs Licensing

1102 West 6th St

512-479-8805

www.thundercloud.com

Whole Earth Provision Company

1010 West 11th St

512-476-4811

www.wholeearthprovision.com

Zocalo Café

1110 West Lynn St

512-472-8226

www.zocalocafe.com

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Individual Memberships

OWANA is open to all with an interest in the Old West Austin area. All members receive the quarterly newsletter, the OWANA Owl.

There are three types of individual memberships:

  • $20 for one year
  • $50 for three years

You can join or renew online, or you can do it by mail. Questions? Contact George Warmingham, OWANA Membership Chair.

One-Year Membership

Individual membership dues are $20 a year. Memberships of residents within the OWANA area bring voting rights to two household individuals.

Three-Year Membership

Save some money and get a three-year membership for $50. Memberships of residents within the OWANA area bring voting rights to two household individuals.

Five-Year Membership

Save even more money and get a five-year membership for $80. Memberships of residents within the OWANA area bring voting rights to two household individuals.

Join By Mail

Complete the individual membership form [pdf] and mail it to:
OWANA
P.O. Box 2724
Austin, TX 78768-2724

Business Memberships

Becoming an OWANA Business Member shows support for preserving the vitality and character of the neighborhood that is shared by individual OWANA members and can benefit your business with advertising in the OWANA Owl newsletter.

Business Membership levels and benefits are outlined in the OWANA Business Member Application [pdf].

To join, complete the application form [pdf] and mail it to:
OWANA
P.O. Box 2724
Austin, TX 78768-2724

Questions? Contact George Warmingham, OWANA Membership Chair.

OWANA thanks all its business members for their continued support.

Join the OWANA E-Mail List

Keep up with your neighbors on the OWANA E-Mail List. Sign up through Yahoo! Groups. (OWANA membership is not required.)

Make A Donation

Donations can be made online:

Or by mail:
OWANA
P.O. Box 2724
Austin, TX 78768-2724

Documents

General Membership Meeting Minutes

The quarterly General Membership meetings are held the first Tuesday of March, June, September, and December.

Steering Committee Meeting Minutes

The Steering Committee generally meets the first Monday of each month when General Membership meetings are not held (i.e., March, June, September, December).