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Archive for April, 2008

April 27, 2008

House Fire in River Heights Overlook

It occurred this morning at 6:45 AM and seemed to be caused by lightning. The house in on Country Trails Lane in the gated community of River Heights Overlook. Links here, here, here and here. More information when I get […]

April 23, 2008

Library near Steiner Ranch

I got a question from a reader about the public library that residents should use. It is not the City of Austin library system as we do not pay taxes there, although we can use it for sixty dollars a year. I thought it was the Lakeway Library system but this map says it is not. Any […]

April 22, 2008

Earth Day

Today is Earth Day and I am not going to say we should plant trees or sell our cars and buy Prius’ but… Here are some simple things I think we can do. Tomorrow take all those HEB plastic bags and turn in five of them for a green reusable bag. Start recycling if you don’t already. Here is a list of all things you can recycle with IESI our waste management provider. (IESI will collect and recycle aluminum and tin/steel cans, newsprint, #1 […]

April 21, 2008

Property Appraisals going up again???

I read this article in the statesman about property appraisals going up this year… I think with the recent mortgage crisis that started late last year, the values would be going down, but I guess not. Notices will be sent out this week, and you can find out for sure. Last year I used a service that appealed my property value for me. They reduced my assessment about 10% and the main thing is that I did not have to do anything. I know some […]

April 18, 2008

Freedom Boat Club – Open House

Got this email from Bill the owner of Freedom Boat Club Freedom Boat Club – Open House Member Preview No Boat Required; No Experience Needed; Hassles not Included. The Boat is waiting. Come visit us at our location in Steiner Ranch. We are located next to the Steiner Ranch Lake Club. You will get a chance to learn more about the club as well as see our fleet. In addition everyone that attends will be entered to win a 3-day pass to the club. […]

April 17, 2008

New Pet Sitter in Steiner Ranch

Got an email from Tim about a new pet sitting service. My wife, Chris Johnson, just started a pet sitting business geared specifically toward Steiner Ranch residents. As residents of Steiner over the past three years, it has been obvious that there are MANY, MANY pet lovers just like us in this wonderful neighborhood and this is a service that is drastically needed. There are certainly other companies that provide the service as well (although […]

April 11, 2008

Steiner Cares Update

Got an update from Tom Henry about some recent and upcoming projects of Steiner Cares The Steiner Cares Dress for Success Clothing Drive was a True Success! Our community came together for an overwhelming response. We are still receiving donations, but the latest totals are over 140 suits (many of which still had tags on them!) and more than 300 additional clothing items including dresses, blouses, shoes, make-up, and accessories. Items that […]

April 8, 2008

Spanish Workshop

I got this email from Carolina of Spanish Train. Dear Steiner Ranch neighbors and parents of young children; Spanish Train is a project that I have been working on for the past few months. It is an initiative to promote early Spanish learning. I am starting the first series of workshops on Wednesday April 16th at the Bella Mar Community Center at Steiner Ranch, at 10:30 am. This is a SR HOA sponsored workshop. MOTHER & CHILD 50-MINUTE […]

April 7, 2008

Lakeside Pizza and Grill: Review 2

Since there were a lot of comments on the blog about Lakeside Pizza and Grill the past couple of days. I wanted to put a post up about my most recent experience. We went this past Thursday and arrived at around 7. We wanted to sit outside but the hostess said it would take 40 minutes for them to unchain the tables and chairs. RANT ON If you don’t want to do it then just tell us… you don’t have to lie and say it will take 40 minutes. There are […]

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