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Archive for August, 2008

August 22, 2008

Thai Harmony coming September 15th

We got about another three or four weeks. CK Viranam who is the executive chef at Thai Passion is opening this restaurant according to Hill Country News. Interesting items in the article are focus on “good food and good service” and that some of the dishes that he will be serving. I bet he will have to americanize the menu more after a few months. I don’t think it will hurt to add some sushi and some more popular Chinese dishes. As long as I […]

August 20, 2008

Water, Water, Water…

Read this article on the statesman about water usage. The average monthly usage is 8500 gallons. I checked my bills and I am around 6800 gallons per month… with a huge peak during the summer months. What is your usage? Are you much over the monthly usage? I think the monthly usage in WCID17 is much higher than 8500 gallons as the Austin average probably takes into account smaller homes and apartments. One other thing is do people really follow […]

August 15, 2008

Steiner Cares Clothing Drive Update

I got an update from Steiner Cares. We are very happy to announce that the Second Annual Steiner Cares Back-to-School Clothing Drive was a huge success! Over 3,300 clothing items were donated and distributed to the Leander Clothes Closet, the Austin Children’s Shelter, the Salvation Army’s Downtown Shelter for the homeless, and to the Austin Chapter for Dress for Success. Even more amazing than the large quantity of clothing was the high […]

August 14, 2008

Forum Roundup – Mid August

From time to time I will highlight some of the forum posts on the main blog. Here we go. 1. Need a personal assistant? Get in touch with Anna. 2. Want to join a carpool going downtown? Look at this post. They are going to 8th and San Jacinto. 3. Looking for a environmentally conscious house cleaner. Try out Aroma Chic Cleaning. 4. Need a 2001 Toyota Tundra or a Vintage Armoire? 5. Also a response to my post about test scores and teaching to […]

August 11, 2008

Looking for a Refrigerator

I am looking for a refrigerator. Nothing special just something we can use in our garage. Side by side. Looking to pay 200 bucks or so. I have been looking for the past week online and have had no luck, so resorting to posting it on the main page. Send an email to steinerranchinfo(at)gmail.com or click on the email address under the Contact Me on the right […]

August 8, 2008

New rash of Car Burglaries

From this link. There has been an increase in the number of night time burglaries of vehicles in the Steiner Ranch area. The majority of them have been unlocked vehicles parked outside and have had items in plain view stolen, such as Ipods and GPS systems. In a few of the cases entry has been gained by breaking a window or the sunroof. In many of the cases wallets and purses have been stolen from the vehicles. It is very important to always lock […]

August 6, 2008

Negativity, whiners, criticism…

I read a lot of comments in the comments section about how this blog is negative and is full of whiners and does not offer any constructive criticism. I disagree. I think there are certain anonymous people that put up a comment and say something stupid and snarky and leave. I call these comments drive-by comments. I think that is a vocal minority that can be controlled. If you see something that looks stupid tell me and I can delete the comment. […]

August 5, 2008

Back to three…

Last summer word came out that the Steiner Ranch Elementary went from an exemplary rating to a Recognized rating. We went down from three out of three schools in Steiner Ranch with the higest ratings to two. Well good news. I guess kids got much smarter than they were last year, or the test got easier, or teachers taught to the test. One of the three. I hope it was not the last two. The results of the whole state went up in general. You can […]

August 4, 2008

Not sure if its true… but the rumor is…

That Quinlan Park Grill will be turning into a thai place??? Read this comment. qpg employee // Aug 3, 2008 at 10:49 pm i find many of these things good suggestions. however, they will not matter much come this friday. the establishment has been sold to a thai food place. take this for better or for worse but i hope you are happy… Not sure if it is real or not. Can anyone […]

August 1, 2008

Traffic in Austin and how do you drive

Saw this article in the Statesman about traffic congestion being the #1 problem in Austin right now. I don’t know if this is the case, but it is an issue that affects a lot of people all over the city. Another good article in the Statesman (wow, two in one week!!) is about a new book out about driving habits. One interesting tidbit I am not sure I agree with is this. He starts, for example, by making a convincing case about why being a “late […]

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