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Steiner Ranch Market Update 1/15/2021

Steiner Ranch Market Update 1/15/2021

This week,  on 1/12/2021, for the first time ever, there were ZERO listings for sale in Steiner Ranch & River Dance.   I keep hearing people say that inventory was low throughout 2020 and is just getting worse, but is this true?  Not according to the data.  The...

Professional Movers Will Not Move Everything

It’s important to note in advance items that most professional movers will not move.  You must leave your home completely empty at closing and personal property left in the home can cause major issues at closing.  Never assume it’s ok to leave...

Sales Agent vs. Broker – Why You Should Use a Broker!

I just recently became a Texas Broker and was reminded of what happened when I got my California broker’s license 16 years ago – most people think all Realtors are Brokers.  The term “broker” is used by many to indicate anyone who sells homes.  This...

2019 Steiner Ranch Market Recap

SUPPLY & DEMAND It was another great year for Steiner Ranch Real Estate values, but extremely low inventory made it frustrating for buyers, including those wanting to move up within the neighborhood.  To put it into perspective, in 2019, 78732 had 403...

Refinancing? Dispelling Common Myths

“Refinancing” is a scary word for many people, but that shouldn’t be the case for you. For many homeowners, refinancing can not only lower your monthly payments and help with your monthly budget, but it can save you thousands of dollars in the long run. YOU’RE NOT TOO...
Investment Property Stats

Investment Property Stats

As someone who lists rental properties for lease and owns investment property in Steiner Ranch, I like to keep an eye on some key metrics in the rental market. I will keep them current here on this page on a monthly basis. If you own a rental property in Steiner...

2019 Property Tax Rates & Values

2019 Property Tax Rates & Values are out. If you haven’t received yours yet, you will soon or you can visit the TCAD website here and look up your address. ****If you bought/moved into your home in 2018, you have until April 30 (not end of May) to file for...

How to Choose a Buyer’s Agent

Last time I checked, there were over 11,000 real estate agents in just the Austin area.  Most people know dozens of agents and it can be hard to know who to choose.  Social media helps new and non-producing agents look like mega agents, creative language can...

Steiner Ranch HOA Transfer Fees

The Steiner Ranch HOA recently went under new management and they changed the structure of fees associated with selling a home in Steiner Ranch.  These are all addressed in  the HOA addendum of the purchase contract.  Please note that these fees are accurate today...

Earnest Money & Option Money

If you know me, you know that I am frequently frustrated with the lack of understanding of the real estate contract by other real estate agents.  Since it is literally THE FOUNDATION of what we do, it’s important to understand every paragraph yet most...

Vandegrift Band Mulch Fundraiser

It’s that time again!  The easiest possible way to get mulch – order it from the Vandegrift Band and have it delivered to your door!  Click here to order.  Deliveries will be made the weekend of 4/5.  Orders due by March 8. 

Common Misconception about the Seller Lease Back

When a seller needs to stay in the home their selling beyond the close date, a “Seller’s Residential Temporary Lease” form is used (more commonly referred to as a “Lease Back” allowing them to lease the property from the new owners for a...

The Risks of a Contingent Contract to Buyer & Seller

A contingency contract is when a buyer needs to sell their home in order to buy a new one.  This contingency allows them to cancel the purchase without a loss of earnest money if their current home doesn’t sell or doesn’t close.  There are a lot of risks to...

Elicia Gower Michaud Earns NAR Pricing Strategy Advisor

Elicia Gower Michaud with eXp Realty has earned the nationally recognized Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification. The National Association of REALTORS® offers the PSA certification to REALTORS® as determining property values depends more than ever on...

Upsizing Your Home

Unfortunately, our homes don’t always grow with us. What may have initially worked fine for a single person, a young couple’s starter home, or a family with a newborn can quickly become too small as families expand and multiple generations live under one roof....

Steiner Ranch Garage Sale & Goodwill Pick Up

With the garage sale being tomorrow (9/15/2018), I thought I’d share a few tips that I have been successful with the last few years:   Put prices on things. Things get hectic and it’s easier for people to make decisions when the price is clearly...

Rain, Rain and More Rain!

I was out running this morning and was surprised to see a lot of sprinklers on. According to LCRA, the Steiner area has gotten 6-8 inches of rain in the last 2 weeks with more to come so turn those sprinklers off to save some money (just set a reminder to turn them...

USPS Informed Delivery

If you’re like me and most people I know in Steiner Ranch, you only go to the mailbox when you are expecting something. Well I just discovered a cool new feature by the US Postal Service called Informed Delivery that sends you an email every morning with a...

Viper Baseball Honey Baked Ham Dinner Fundraiser

The Vandegrift High School Baseball Booster Club is already doing their Holiday Fund-Raiser.  Rather than do their usual Christmas Tree/Wreath Event, the baseball team is selling Honey Baked Hams & Turkeys for the Holidays.  We will...

Lake Austin Spa Upcoming Events

We are so lucky to have the Lake Austin Spa in the neighborhood and it looks like they have some really cool events coming up! Chefs Dinner at Lake Austin Spa Resort Sunday, April 2, 2017 – 7 pm at the Aster Cafe at the LakeHouse Spa. Enjoy a fun culinary evening...

Beware the Bradford Pear

Two weeks ago, I got a call from my tenants in Hancock Hill saying that part of our tree in the front yard had fallen in the middle of the night.  I couldn’t believe it when I went to look at it.  It was a huge tree and fell for seemingly no reason at...

Fireworks All Over Austin

Lots of great fireworks displays all over Austin.  Also, don’t forget about the UT Club fireworks which will be on July 2nd this year around 9:00 PM.  Click the graphic below to enlarge it.  Have a safe and happy 4th!      ...

One Year Anniversary of Hail Storm Approaching.

April 18, 2015 was the day of the big hail storm here in Steiner Ranch.  Many residents have already gotten new roofs.  What surprises me he how many people I talk to who haven’t even had their roof looked at.  Most insurance companies expect the...

2 Upcoming Halloween Events

It’s hard to believe Halloween is next month.  Hopefully that means we continue to enjoy these cooler temperatures (fingers crossed!!).  Mark your calendars for the following fun events! 6th Annual Steiner Ranch Pumpkin Patch Benefiting Dell...

Barre 3 Coming to Four Points!!!!!!!!

I could not be more excited to share this news!  A new barre studio, Barre 3 is opening in Four Points at the Trails at 620 (near the Moviehouse).  They are planning to open early 2016 and will have child care.  No more driving to the Hill Country...

Fundraiser Tonight for Steiner Mom, Alana Weston

There is a fundraiser tonight for Steiner Mom, Alana Weston, who is battling cancer, at the Town Square Community Center from 7 pm to 9:30 p.m.  There will be painting, photo booths, raffles and a silent auction with over 80 items! Each ticket is $10 and you have an...

Trunk or Treat This Sunday 10/26

The annual Steiner Ranch TRUNK OR TREAT IS THIS SUNDAY!!! 4-6pm, Towne Square. Grab your costumed-kiddos (10 and younger, please) and join us for an early evening of trunk or treating, games, activities, fun and prizes. Bring some money and enjoy dinner on...

Card My Yard

I was driving down my street the other day and saw this being installed on a neighbor’s lawn How cool is that??  Card My Yard is a new Steiner resident owned business that installs custom, personalized yard greetings.  They can help you celebrate a birthday,...

What’s Going in The Market Space?

As I was leaving Hecho En Mexico the other night, I noticed there was a crew in the old spot where “The Market” was doing build-out.  Anyone know what is going in that space?

Steiner Ranch ASK After School Bible Study

ASK is a group based experience to explore God for kids in Kindergarten to 5th grade.  Click on the graphic to watch an informational video on ASK to understand more about this ministry. The Steiner Ranch ASK program will be held on Tuesdays from 3:30pm to 5:00pm...

CPR & Defibrillator Training at Town Square

Every second counts ….Be prepared! HOPE4JD & VerdTek are hosting a CPR & Defibrillator training on Sunday, October 19th at The Town Square Community Center from 3:00 – 4:30 pm. The training is free. The cost to become certified thru the American Safety...

Club Mojo Sports Club Event for Steiner Dads

Club Mojo will be holding their inaugural  event on Saturday August 9th at Towne Square Community Center field. It is a morning of sports and fun games, just for dads. Breakfast and prizes will be included, and he will be one of 48 dads who are placed on teams of 4...

Steiner Ranch SUP Now Offering SUP Pilates

Steiner Ranch SUP (Stand Up Paddle) is now offering Elite Core – Austin’s Only SUP Pilates Classes. Enjoy the challenge of mat based Pilates movements on a stand up paddle board in a dynamic setting. Control your CORE. Power your CORE. Challenge your CORE....

Know What’s on your Insurance “Credit Report”

My homeowner’s insurance just doubled for some reason so I started calling around for quotes.  Insurance companies pull a C.L.U.E. report that shows all claims related to you or your property.  I was surprised to learn that I had 2 open claims on a property I...

A Steiner Wedding

I love the Steiner Ranch community, and I love to support local. When I heard about our very own Elicia Gower  having an “All Steiner” wedding, I thought it was a wonderful celebration of our Steiner small businesses. If you know Elicia, you probably...

Free Moms & Tots Event 12/15

Bring your kids and get into the Christmas spirit join us for holiday carols at cups & cones and help us reach our charity goal on Dec 15th @ 5pm. A FREE SR mom and tots event. Fun activities include – cookie decorating, letters to Santa and Xmas greeting...

Uncorked Painting December Events

UnCorked Painting invites you to join us for the holidays! We have some fabulous events coming up in December – something for everyone in your family! For more information visit us on the web at www.uncorkedpainting.com. Here is our schedule of events for...

Steiner Ranch Elementary Students Rally Around Kindness

Steiner Ranch Elementary recently participated in Kindness Week.  Fourth- and fifth-grade students in C-Squared encouraged others to spread kindness and make new friends. Pictured here, students cheered for and greeted  other students as they entered the school.  Way...

Last Day to Register for Camping on the Ranch

The Steiner Ranch Social Committee is hosting Camping on the Ranch so you can spend the night with your kids for some great “Ranch Style” camping fun. When:  Saturday November 2nd 6:00pm Where:  Towne Square Community Fields Mark your calendars for Camping on the...

Ladies Night Out This Saturday

Ladies Night Out for Safe Place a Domestic Violence Shelter, is a fundraiser held by the Steiner Ranch Social Committee in which the sole purpose is to raise awareness of domestic violence and to help provided funding for the shelter.  This event is a fun filled...

Unique Home for Sale w/ Boat Garage!

I don’t usually post Real Estate stuff here in the blog (You can find that here, here, or here) but this is SUCH a unique home, I want to be absolutely sure it’s reaching the widest audience.  I’ve actually never seen a home with a custom 2 story...

Kids Night Camp 9/28

Kids Night Camp! on Saturday September 28 from 6pm-10pm at Bella Mar Community Center This camp is designed to allow Parents to go to a movie or out to dinner. While you are out, your child or children will be in good hands with Concordia students, playing, doing arts...

Girl Scout Sign-Up Tonight

Tonight (9/12) is the 2013-2014 Recruitment Rally for Girl Scouts who attend Steiner Ranch Elem., River Ridge Elem., Laura Bush Elem., or Canyon Ridge Middle.  It will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Towne Square Community Center.  For more information, email...

Tequila Festival 9/14 at Hecho En Mexico

Hecho En Mexico is celebrating Mexico’s Independence Day with Tequila week all week at their Steiner Location.  The Tequila Festival is this Saturday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

Leander ISD Introduces Text Message Notifications

Leander ISD is excited to announce the launch of a new service that will enhance communication by allowing us to deliver important information to you via SMS text messaging. This service is not intended to replace our existing means of communication – rather it...

Camp Gladiator Boot Camp – Win $10,000!

Camp Gladiator, my favorite Steiner Boot Camp (with other locations too) is celebrating their 5th birthday and 50th camp with an amazing offer – discounted camp prices AND the chance to win one of five $10,000 prizes!  See below for more info: $50 SEPTEMBER...

Steiner Sells is Moving!

From Tasha Thompson, creator if the wildly popular (and addicting) Facebook group, Steiner Sells: Dear Neighbors, Over the course of the last 9 months, managing Steiner Sells has been exciting, rewarding and sometimes, exhausting.  I am often asked “Why do you do...

Movies in the Park This Saturday, The Incredibles

The Steiner Ranch Movies in the Park last movie of the 2013 season “The Incredibles” is this Saturday at Bella Mar. The Movie starts at 8:30 so come out early to get the best seat in the park, make sure to register for the FREE iPad give away, and stop by...

Papa Murphy’s Opening at Four Points!

  Papa Murphy’s Newest Location in Four Points Centre Can “CREATE” More Than Just Pizza Papa Murphy’s supports Viper Band in 2-day kickoff event AUSTIN, TX – August 27th, 2013: Papa Murphy’s, the country’s largest and fastest growing take-and-bake pizza chain, is...

Pool Safety – Fence, Net, etc…

We recently bought a home in Steiner Ranch with a pool and we’re trying to figure out the best solution for pool safety.  The fence doesn’t look very nice and the net seems like a pain to put on and off, and they both seem very pricey for something we...

5/15/13 Meeting for New Road to Vandegrift

Show your support for the proposed additional access road from Vandegrift High School, Four Points Middle School and Monroe Stadium to River Place Boulevard. Make Your Voice Heard. On Wednesday, May 15 at 10:00 am, Leander ISD staff will present the proposed plan for...

LT United Methodist Garage Sale

United Methodist Women of Lake Travis United Methodist Church 1502 RR 620 North,  Austin Texas,  78734    512-266-9834 is having a GARAGE SALE in our Ministry Activities Center Friday, May 3 ,2013  7:30 AM – 7:00 PM Saturday  May 4, 2013  7:30 AM-12:00 noon...

New Urgent Care at River Place – Grand Opening Event

I think it’s awesome that we now have so many options for great medical care so close to Steiner Ranch.  In addition to the new hospital in Lakeway, Lakeway Regional Medical Center, the new Austin Diagnostic Clinic going in at Quinlan Crossings, we now have VIK...

We are praying for Boston

Folks, take a minute to pray for Boston today. If you are looking for ways to support those affected by this terrible tragedy, please be careful of what charity you lend your support. Lots of scams are already popping up from this (which is also quite sick), so it...

Steiner Ranch Referrals Visitors Day 4/23

Steiner Ranch Referrals, the ORIGINAL Four Points networking group, is having a visitor’s day on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at The Oasis from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. BNI is a business and professional networking organization whose primary purposes it to exchange...

Shedstreet – Steiner Ranch Rentals and Services

This is a really cool concept and Steiner Ranch is the only test market.  Buy, Sell, Lend and Borrow from your Steiner Ranch neighbors.  Here is some info from their site: ShedStreet is a place where neighbors can lend, borrow, buy and sell items with each other. You...

The View at Steiner Ranch

With Taylor Morrison almost done building here in Steiner Ranch, and resale inventory at an all time low, buyers don’t have a lot of options.  You may remember me posting a while back about The View at Steiner Ranch, 20 new units that were to be built on Steiner...

Randalls Gas Station Coming to Steiner Ranch

Just learned today that we’re getting a Randalls gas station soon.  They’re already clearing the space over behind Chase bank.  You can actually save a lot on gas with their points system.   Here’s a trick I use – You always get 2 points for...

Menchies is Open

Menchies is Open – and with that I’d like to say that I hope we all don’t forget about Cups and Cones.  I know they are different concepts, but they were our original ice cream shop. As much as I LOVE the black forrest ice blended at the Coffee Bean,...

Summer Child Care – CCOA Camp: Amazing Race

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that my kids went to the Children’s Center of Austin until they started Kindergarten at Laura Bush this year, and I LOVE the school! Looking around for what to do with them over the summer, I was SO EXCITED to...

Happy Steiner Valentine!

Guys – Your ladies would love to get one of these blissful arrangements. Blissful Blooms is a floral studio owned and operated by local Steiner Rancher, Cindy Jordan. Her work is not only delightful, but also brilliantly creative. Excuse the pun, but these are...

Community Blood Drive

The Hill Country Bible Church Community Impact group will be holding a blood drive this Sunday, February 10, 2013 at Laura Bush Elementary School.   Buses will be on campus from 9:30am – 12:30pm.  Walk-ins are welcome, but register in advance to avoid waiting at...

$5 Kids Movies at Galaxy over Winter Break

The Galaxy at the Trails movie theater will be showing the best of 2013 kids movies over Winter Break.  Next Monday through Wednesday (Feb. 4-6) , they will be showing: Brave Ice Age Continental Drift Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted The Lorax Journey 2: The...

New Spanish Immersion School in Lakeway

A new Spanish Immersion School has just opened its third location in Lakeway. They would like to invite Steiner Ranch families to visit.  They care for children age 3 months to elementary and are open Monday – Friday from 7am to 6pm. They have open houses...

Steiner Entrepreneur opens IQuest

From the Four Points News: Steiner Ranch entrepreneur Iris Wong is opening the IQuest Global Enrichment Center at Quinlan Crossing to help better prepared young people for the future. “Many parents realize that in order to succeed …in today’s knowledge-based...

Run the Ranch 5k & Kids Run – March 2

RUN THE RANCH 5K & KIDS FUN RUN March 2 | 9 am – Noon About This Event Runners and walkers of all ages are invited to join the 2013 Run the Ranch 5K and Kids Fun Run. The race takes place in the Steiner Ranch community. Participants will enjoy a fun-filled...

New Steiner Dentist – Quinlan Park Dental

I feel that a lot of businesses look at our demographic here in Steiner Ranch and open up shop expecting us to come spend our money just because we have it.  I believe this is why so many businesses have failed here (that and the astronomical commercial lease rates,...

Pigtails and Crewcuts Has Closed

This breaks my heart – not just because I know the owners, but because I’ve been taking my kids there since their very first haircut. It is just a neat place and the haircuts were always great. See below from Pigtails and Crewcuts: To our loyal customers...

Sushi for You, Sushi for Me!

I went into Cho the other day to get a few gift certificates for clients.  I asked for two $100 gift certificates.  When he came back with the gift certificates, he handed me an additional one for $40 for myself! From now through the end of the year, for every $50 you...

Central Texas Water Coalition

I’m sure you’ve noticed the “sometimes islands” are becoming the “always islands.”  Lake Travis is low and we’re just not getting the rain needed to bring it back.  Cutting off the flow to the rice farmers for the first time...

Donate Halloween Candy to Troops

Ready to get rid of the Halloween Candy??? Laura Edwards Mills is collecting it for our troops – right here in Steiner Ranch!  From Laura: Drop off at 120 piedmont hills pass anytime before Monday morning and I will ship to Marine and Air Force friends in...

Vandegrift Vipers Football Tickets

I’ve been wanting to take my kids to a Vandegrift Football game all year but wasn’t really sure how it all works.  It’s pretty easy and I was able to purchase tickets online and print at home.  Click Here for the link to purchase.   Anyone have any...

In Home iPhone Repair

Last week I shattered the front screen of my iPhone while on vacation.  Looking online I found a few places up on 183 that would fix it, but I was concerned about leaving my phone somewhere for a few hours.  I didn’t just not want to be without it, I was also...

Holiday Photos – Specials for Steiner Residents

Last year I got the most wonderful Santa photos taken of my twins by former Steiner Ranch Resident, Teresa Knoop-Troullier.  Since she only does these Santa sessions once or twice a season, I thought I’d give you plenty of time to get on her schedule! You can...

Four Points Homework Help

Four Points Homework Help is a new service provided by Vandegrift High School students that are members of the National Honor Society and P.A.L.S. (Peer Assisted Leadership).   They are offering free homework help for students in the Leander School District living in...

4 Weeks of Boot Camp– Only $4

A few weeks back I posted a Groupon for Camp Gladiator Boot Camp.  I purchased that Groupon and have been loving Camp Gladiator for the past four weeks!!    It’s an awesome, fun workout that meets 4 times a week in Steiner Ranch, but there are locations all over...

Christmas Lights

I can’t believe there are only 87 days until Christmas!  I’ve been promising my kids for years that we’d put Christmas lights up, but I can’t stand messy lights (which is what they’d look like if I did it!).  Does anyone have any good...

Vandegrift Homecoming and Flash Mob!

VANDEGRIFT HOMECOMING 2012 IS THIS WEEK! PARADE, PEP RALLY AND FIREWORKS SHOW TOMORROW! All parents, students and LISD Community members are invited to celebrate the 2012 Vandegrift HS Homecoming.  See our school website for up-to-date event information and plan to...

Kawa Sushi and La Fuentes – New Steiner Restaurants

My plan was to review both restaurants for you, but I couldn’t get in to La Fuentes last Friday night.  I was surprised to see the parking lot completely full at 5:20 p.m.  We walked in and were ignored by all 3 hostesses.  When we finally approached them, they...

School / Club / Charity Fundraising

It’s that time of year again when everyone is selling something for their scout troop, sports team, church group, etc… Living in a neighborhood like Steiner Ranch, where we all know SO man families, it can be hard – you want to help everyone, and you...

Hydrilla in Lake Austin

If you do anything in or on Lake Austin, I’m sure you share my frustration with the Hydrilla that has been growing out of control for the past two summers.  It gets tangled in the prop when boating, creates a “hydrilla island” that’s close to...

Longhorn Network & U-Verse in Steiner

It was announced today that the Longhorn Network will now be included in the channel line-up for AT&T Uverse subscribers.  I’ve already seen a half a dozen threads on Facebook from people inquiring about the service in Steiner.  I’ve had Uverse in my...

Steiner Eye Care Now Open

I just visited Steiner Eye Care to get a new contact prescription and I can see! That might seem like a no-brainer, but my visit to a different Dr. in the Four Points area had me squinting for the past 6 months in ill-fitting contacts that were not the right...

Back to School Mimosas For Moms

The first day of school can be an emotional day filled with tears or cheers. So stop by Point of Origin in Lakeway for some retail therapy and mimosas. We love this idea!! Are you a new mom in town? Not familar with Point Of Origin? Check out their website here. Post...

Girl Scout Registraton Open

The following registrations will be held for the 2012-2013 school year: Girls zoned in the Steiner Ranch Elem., Laura Bush Elem., River Ridge Elem., and Canyon Ridge Middle School can register on Wednesday August 29, 6:30-8 p.m. at the Towne Square Community Center...

Kawa Asian Kitchen Soft Opening

Kawa Asian Kitchen will have their “soft opening” tomorrow (8/20)  in the old Fion space (Right Next Door to the Donut Hole), opening at 11:00 a.m.  I haven’t seen a lot of information, but they do have a Facebook page.  Looks like they will serve...

La Bella Nails at Quinlan Crossing

Last week I decided to check out the newest nail salon in Steiner, La Bella Nails.  The place is gorgeous and tranquil – more like a day spa than a “neighborhood nail shop.”  Prices are on par with Kim Nails and Glamour Nails, but a much better...

Concert In The Park Tonight

Tonight from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. , on the Field at the Corner of Country Trails Lane and Quinlan Park, will be the 5th Annual Steiner Ranch Concert in the Park featuring the band Dark Blonde.  Parking for the event will be along Country Trails Lane and at Laura Bush...

Follow us on Facebook

Like our Page on Facebook and share with your friends!  Every 50 Likes we get, We will give away a gift certificate to a local Steiner Business to one of our Fans!  

Vandegrift Band Marches Through Steiner Tomorrow 8/18

The Vandegrift Marching Band will be marching from  John Simpson Park (starting at 9 a.m.) all the way to Towne Square.   They will be marching for 3 hours and playing such tunes as: Fight for VHS, We’ll Never Walk Alone, Magnificent Seven, Shorts, Moves Like...

Absolute K and other Solicitors

There is no soliciting in Steiner Ranch – or so says the big green sign at the entrance of the neighborhood.  Unfortunately, business don’t read this, or they just don’t care.  It seems like lately I get a knock at my door 3-4 nights a week –...

Steiner Ranch Salad Delivery

From Steiner Resident,  Lisa Clover: I have been having fun creating and delivering salads to you. This will be the fourth week of salads.  For August, I would like to rotate in some of your favorites, so feel free to let me know what you would like to see on the menu...

Another Succesful 4th of July Parade!

Thanks so much to the Steiner Ranch Moms and Tots Group and Cups and Cones for the generous sponsorship of another awesome 4th of July parade.  Steiner Residents decorated their bikes, strollers, wagons, etc… and took to the streets to celebrate the 4th of...

Petsen$e Grand Opening Sat. July 14th

There’s a new pet supplies store, Petsen$e opening in the Four Points Home Depot Shopping Center (where the old West Marine was).  On Saturday, July 14th, at 9 a.m. they will have Free Pet Nail Trimming from 9 am to Noon FREE Pet Photography from 9 am to Noon by...

Concert in the Park – Looking for Sponsors

This years concert n the park will be Saturday, August 18th, 6-9 pm featuring the band Dark Blonde.  Sponsorship registration is now open.  Note that registration is open only to Steiner Ranch residents and/or owners of Steiner Ranch / Four Points Brick & Mortar...

Help Support Boy Scout Troop 410 go to the Swiss Alps

Boy Scout Troop 410 is a local group, proud of their 50+ year heritage in Austin.  They currently meet the 4th Tuesday of every month, 7:00 – 8:30 PM at Highland Park Baptist Church located at 5206 Balcones Dr. across from the Fire Station.  14 Scouts (Age 14+) and 6...

Four Hands Home Warehouse Sale

Not exactly Steiner Related, but since so many Steiner residents shop at Four Hands Home and look forward to their Warehouse sales,  thought I’d let everyone know they have one coming up on June 21st.

Missing Vandegrift Teens

Reposted from the Four Points News:  Ryan Jeffrey Williams’ mother Relee Krause, was shocked by her son’s disappearance on May 18 and she wants to know that her son is okay. At the time he fled the area, Williams was a Vandegrift High School junior. He and girlfriend...

Solar Panels

I’ve noticed a lot of people putting up solar panels in Steiner Ranch.  I think they are an excellent investment if you plan to stay in your house for a while.  However, I can’t believe some people are putting them on the FRONT of their homes.  It’s...

Laura Bush at Laura Bush Elementary

Former First Lady Laura Bush was at Laura Bush Elementary today to celebrate it’s 10th Anniversary.  Sadly  didn’t get to attend as my kids won’t start Kindergarten until the fall.  Did any of our readers go?  How was it?  I did notice a LOT of extra...

Movies in the Park Coming Up!

3 Upcoming Movies in the Park in Steiner Ranch. June 16th, 8:30 p.m., Puss In Boots, Bella Mar Community Center July 21st, 8:30 p.m., Hugo, Towne Square Community Center August 11th, 8:30 p.m., Zookeeper, Towne Square Community Center

Whole Foods or Trader Joes at Trails at 620

Dear Friends and Neighbors, You may have already seen the petition circling Facebook asking for a  Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s to be built at the new  Trails at 620 development     near Grandview Hills neighborhood.  Started by a couple of Grandview  Hills...

Great News Regardng Proposed Storage Facility

MU-14 rezoning passes by consent agenda last night; recommendation includes negotiated revisions to ease fears of Steiner Ranch residents LESLEE BASSMAN, Four Points News MU 14 Investments’ (Taylor Woodrow Communities) request for rezoning the Steiner Ranch tract...

Summer Nanny Available

Looking for help with the kids this summer?  My sister, Sarah Gower is coming to Steiner Ranch for the summer and looking for work.  She has been an elementary school teacher for the past 4 years and is currently the Primary Reading Resource teacher at Reddick...

FAQ – What do you want to know?

I’m adding a FAQ section to the blog.  What do you want to know? What DID you want to know that you already found the answer to that you think others might want to know too?  Anything Steiner related.

Chuys Steiner Ranch

I’d been hearing rumors and rumblings on Facebook about a Chuys opening at the front of the neighborhood, but I just saw a tiny sign by Randalls as I was heading back into Steiner.  Either someone is playing a very elaborate April Fools Joke on us or we’re...

Steiner Ranch Real Estate Market Update

According to the Austin Board of Realtors MLS, there are currently only 95 Active lsitings in Steiner Ranch with 43 under contract.  In the past 90 days, an astounding 47 homes have closed.  Of these 47 homes, the sales prices have ranged from 7.41% under ORIGINAL...

Steiner Ranch Resident Owns “Green” Auto Repair Shop

I have been taking my cars to QualTech Automotive (formerly Kurts Autoworks) for years because quite frankly – they’re the best – HONEST, knowledgable, and locally owned.   I recently learned some things about their shop that made me love them even...

Local Spinning Classes?

I just got this question from a reader: We are relatively new to Steiner and was wondering if anyone knew where to find a nearby spinning class?  (Most I’ve come across seem to be in central part of town…too far from Steiner) Anyone know the answer? ...

32 Cent Brisket from Rudys

On March 2nd from 2pm-4pm, Rudy’s is dropping their prices to 32 cents for a quarter pound brisket (one per person) in support of our brave volunteer firefighters who played a significant role in stopping the wildfires that spread throughout parts of our lovely...

Quinlan Park to Be Widened

A two-lane road leading to River Ridge Elementary School in Steiner Ranch will be widened to include a center turn lane. Travis County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to approve using up to $500,000 in savings from a 2001 bond project for the road work. It...

PointAustin.com

Check out this great new blog by Steiner Residents Heather Chapman and Val Olivas.  I enjoy their reading their unique writing styles and personal take on all things Four Points. www.PointAusin.com  

Suelo Nuevo Closed

It would appear that Suelo Nuevo has shut it doors.  I had been hearing rumors for a while that they were facing a huge Federal tax lien.  I’ve also heard that there’s another Italian restaurant coming.  I always thought Tutto Gusto was the best one, just...

Shop N Swap 512

There’s a new Facebook group for people who love the idea of Craigslist and consignment shops but wish it was more localized.  Shop N Swap 512 is a place for local Moms –  North Austin, Cedar Park, Lakeway, Steiner Ranch, Riverplace, 360/2222 to feel safe...

Steiner Ranch Referrals Networking Group Has Open Spots

The Steiner Ranch Referrals BNI Networking group has some open spots for local businesses.  BNI is the largest networking organization of its type in the world.  The Steiner Ranch Referrals is the ORIGINAL networking group in the Four Points area and the members have...

Going out This Weekend?

I just heard about this service and think it sounds awesome!  It’s expensive to get a cab from downtown and always such a hassle to get your car the next day…not to mention it’s always a little worrisome leaving it there.  Several people have...

Don’t Get Burned By Firewood

Some interesting information shared with me by my friend, Jeanette Petten, owner of Texas Tree Tamers.  For those of you lucky enough to have a wood burning fireplace in Steiner: Winter is here, and if you own a wood-burning fireplace, chances are you’re looking...

Gorgeous Home for Rent in Headlands

Absolutely One-of-A-Kind Property in Steiner Ranch. Located at the End of a Flat Cul-De-Sac, Backing to Greenbelt, this Extensively Landscaped Backyard is 100% Private & Serene. Oversized 3 Car Garage has 2 30 feet deep bays + an extra and built-in cabinets....

Bikes 4 Kids From Kids

Last year you were nice enough to help me get the word out about my Bikes 4 Kids From Kids program and our community was able to give 25 gently used bikes to kids via the YMCA of East Austin!  I’m doing the donation drive again this year and was hoping you could...

Christmas Lights

Every night my kids want me to drive them around and look at Christmas lights.  It doesn’t seem like there are as many this year, but I wanted to share some of our favorite streets for anyone else who enjoys this.  Summer Vista is by far the most decorated...

Steiner Ranch Rebuilding

Great Article Today via the Statesman Nearly three months after wildfires swept through Steiner Ranch, life is starting to go back to normal, even though there are still 23 scarred plots of land where homes once stood not a house is rebuilt yet. On Sept. 4, wildfires...

Ice Skating & More at Oasis, TX

There’s a new Ice Skating Rink at Oasis, TX (Also known as new mega-complex where the Oasis restaurant is).  It’s to the right of the Oasis, under Uncle Billys BBQ.  We went up there last night to check it out.  It’s $10 + tax to skate, which...

Chefalicious Hospitality

Holiday’s stressing you out? Let Chef Reneé and the team at Chefalicious Hospitality make you look like a star! Order your holiday pies and cakes now! Homemade desserts baked fresh by our Chef and delivered to you just in time for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Holiday’s...

Steiner Ranch Traffic

According to the TxDot Website, construction will be done tomorrow by 4 p.m.  Not sure If I believe it, but I think we’re close.  For more information, visit the TX Dot Road Conditions Website. Also, as i was coming into the neighborhood, I noticed a VERY long...

Wildfire Planning Group

Does anyone have the answers to theese questions: I read recently in the Statesman that a Wildfire Planning Group has been organized in Steiner Ranch.  We are seeking further information about the leaders, community organizers and activities for this group. The...

New Salon HUE looking for Local Artists

Trina, the owner of Steiner’s new salon, Hue, is looking for local artists to to display art on for sale by the artist.  She thought it might be a good way to promote another local business and brighten up her space at the same time.  The only requirement is...

Missing Dog – $2500 Reward

Female Boston Terrier missing from Arbor Lake Cove since 11/10/11.  Roxy is 15 lbs. and has different colored eyes.  She is microchipped.  If you’ve seen her or have any info, call Victoria at (650) 296-6976. More Info Here: Roxy-58771300[1]

“Black Friday” Today at Lakeway Hometown Sears Store

Just got this email from the owner, Greg White.  I have always gotten fantastic deals and customer service at this LOCALLY OWNED store in Lakeway – just across the Dam on the right. Up to 20% off all Kenmore appliances + and extra 5% off with your Sears card +...

Randy Ellis Memorial Service

Randy Ellis worked in almost every new phase of Steiner Ranch since the development started.  Anyone who had the pleasure of working with and getting to know him quickly learned to appreciate him for his sharp sense of humor, zest for life, positive attitude, and most...

Pictures with Santa

This is one of my FAVORITE photographers – former Steiner Ranch resident, Teresa Knoop-Troullier owner of Belle Rouge Photography.  She’s doing these amazing photos w/ Santa this Sat. only, so give her a call to set a time.   

Gas Leak on Quinlan Park

There is a gas leak on Quinlan Park at Steiner Ranch Blvd.  Kids have been evacuated to Laura Bush Elementary by bus.  If you have a child at Steiner Ranch, you should already have received a call.  You can go pick up your child at Laura Bush. Per the school’s...

Hue Salon

Hue Salon opened up last week and I missed the grand opening.  I’ve seen a lot of people going in and out over the weekend – anyone have any feedback.  They don’t have a website yet – just a FB page.

Community Meeting on Steiner Commercial Development

A Community Meeting to discuss pending commercial development in Steiner Ranch is set for Wed. Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s on the Lake Episcopal Church. Developers of the proposed Steiner Ranch Apartment project and the proposed storage facility will talk...

Viper Wrestling

I’ve had a few requests for information about Viper Wrestling.  Can anyone involved post a link or information about cost, etc…

Austin Energy

Posting from an email that is going around the neighborhood and FB: Austin Energy is planning a MAJOR INCREASE in residential electric rates beginning in January. Revenues collected from residential ratepayers will JUMP 23% all at once, and AE is promising to raise...

Volunteers Still Needed in Spicewood After Fires

Good morning,My name is Sarah Williams and I am the State VAL for the Travis County fires. I’m working very closely with the Spicewood residents to aid in the relief and recovery efforts in their part of the county and I was wondering if I could prevail upon you to...

Huge Networking Event at the Oasis 10/6 8 a.m.

BNI (Business Networking International) is the largest networking organization of its kind in the world, and we have two chapters currently looking to expand their membership; one in Steiner Ranch and one in Lakeway – both started by small business owners like...

Permission to Clean Up Greenbelt Behind Your Home

Permits are granted to clean up these areas only when a Modification Application and Greenbelt Addendum have been submitted for review and approval. Please submit these completed documents, a $500 refundable deposit check, a copy of your survey stating the distance to...

2nd Annual Steiner Ranch Pumpkin Patch

Come to the John Simpson Park on Sunday, October 16th from 11:00am – 5:00pm and pick-out your Halloween Pumpkin! Event hosted by the Four Points Chapter Circle of Friends.  All proceeds benefit Dell Children’s Medical Center.    Circle of Friends is a network of...

Hill Country Education Foundation

The Hill Country Education Foundation has launched their 2011-2012 membership drive to recruit families, individuals, students and faculty to their organization. Members of HCEF will help to support Four Points-area students achieve academic success in the areas of...

Help to Offer

Please comment here if you have help to Offer. Also, look at Help Needed Post to Respond Directly to People’s Needs.

Need Help

Please Post a Comment here if you NEED Help.  I will make a seperate Post for Help to Offer.

Trash Disposal

FYI regarding trash and cleaning out food-Austin Christian Fellowship will have huge dumpsters onsite in Riverplace if you need a place to take all your spoiled food.:) blessings and prayers for everyone!

Twin Lakes YMCA

The Twin Lakes YMCA is available for families who are affected by the fires for free showers or just down time. We are open from 5am to 10pm Monday-Friday. 7am to 6pm on Saturday and 12pm to 6pm on Sunday.

Dinner Tonight at Peace Lutheran Church 9/6/11

Peace Lutheran Church at 10625 RR 620, Austin 78726, is hosting a dinner for the community, especially those displaced by the fires tonight – 9/6/2011. Food will be served from 5-9pm. Congregation members & friends will be providing food in a pot luck/family...

Moving Help For Families With Damaged Homes

Copper Palm Moving is donating one of our moving trucks and a crew to help anyone that returns to find a partially damaged home and needs to remove belongings that can be saved. please email Blake@copperpalm.com or call 266-6900. Thanks to all the firefighters and...

Temporary Housing for Displaced Families

I have been contacted by numerous people offering reduced and/or free temporary housing for those displaced by the fires.  Contact me and I will put you in contact with them DIRECTLY.  Elicia Gower (512) 657-7510, Elicia@AustinRelocationResource.com.  Also, if you...

Steiner Ranch Fires

Sorry for the lack of updates on the fires – I am evacuated as well with limited information.  Most of my information is coming from Facebook, text messages, and the Steiner Ranch Social Committee Facebook page.  I have heard that klbjam.com is the best source...

Golf Carts in Steiner Ranch

I’ve had a few people ask me about the rules regarding golf carts in Steiner Ranch.  I see a lot more down by the lake (not technically Steiner), but see them from time to time cruising down the sidewalks on Quinlan Park or up near the shops.  There’s...

Steiner Ranch Cycling

Steiner Ranch Cycling is a loosely organized group of cyclist (road, mountain, or other) who enjoy rides between the lakes.     They welcome cyclists of all abilities and not just those who live in Steiner Ranch.  Most of their rides start and finish in the Steiner...

River Ridge Traffic Problems – Fox News

Apparently the traffic problems around River Ridge Elementary made Fox News last night: Some neighbors in who live near River Ridge Elementary School in West Austin are dealing with some traffic woes. Bumper to bumper traffic around 2:30 p.m. is blocking their...

WCID #17 Imposes Stage 2 Drought Contingency Plan

Beginning September 6th, continuing until further notice, Each user will now be required to ONLY water ONE DAY per week and perform all outdoor water activities on the one day assigned, within the restricted hours and no overlapping of day. During this time, your...

Steiner Ranch Fall Garage Sale

It always seems like the Bi-Annual garage sale sneaks up on me and I don’t have time to get ready, so I thought I’d let you all know a month in advance that the sale is scheduled for September 24th, from 8 a.m. to Noon.  Happy Purging!   Here is a great...

New Sears Store in Lakeway

You may have seen the banner at the entrance of Steiner this weekend for the New Sears store in Lakeway.  I’ve been wondering about it for a while so I took the opportunity to stop in over the weekend.  I was pleasantly surprised to find out that it’s...

New Traffic Lights

By now, I’m sure you’ve noticed the two new seta of traffic lights in Steiner – one at Steiner Ranch/Quinlan Park (near Wag-A-Bag & UT Club) and the other at Country Trails/Quinlan Park.  I’m hoping they help the massive congestion that...

WCID #17 Outdoor Watering Restrictions Calendar

As I’m sure you know, we’re in a severe drought and WCID #17 has put us in Conservation Stage One.  I’ve seen quite a few doors with yellow “warning” signs on them for homeowners not following the watering restrictions, so here they are:...

Steiner Scrap-A-Thon

Steiner Scrapers will be dedicating hours of hard work and exceptional creativity at the Steiner Scrapers Scrapbooking Marathon! When: Friday, September 30th at 6:30pm to Sunday, October 2nd at 4:30pm  Cost: $75 for the entire weekend! Where: Towne Square Community...

Steiner Ranch Concert in the Park

Save the Date- August 20, 2011 at the Towne Square Community Center According to SteinerRanchConcerts.com, there will be Jumpers, Face Painting, Games2U, Water Slide, and many more activities.  Food will be provided by local Four Points Restaurants.  Live music by Red...

Austin top city for young adults starting career

From the Austin Business Journal Austin is leading the way as the Southwest has become the new frontier for young Americans. The region offers the widest range of opportunities for men and women getting started in their careers, according to a new On Numbers report...

Which Boat Ramps Are Open?

LCRA – Open or closed?The Highland Lakes can greatly fluctuate during the year. So make sure you check the latest lake level data and the information below when planning a boat trip.  Checking the status of public boat ramps on the Highland Lakes has never been...

Trader Joes Looking for Space in Texas

From the Statesman: Specialty grocer Trader Joe’s Co. is looking at moving into Texas, company officials said Tuesday.In a statement, spokeswoman Alison Mochizuki said that Dallas “and frankly the entire state of Texas, is a place we’ve wanted to be for a long time.”...

The View at Steiner Ranch

From the website, www.ViewAtSteiner.com Unique, Luxury New Homes for Sale in Steiner Ranch We’re excited to introduce The View at Steiner Ranch – a new development in Steiner Ranch that offers you energy efficient, luxury homes with the benefits of a...

Chateau Dore Under Contract After 1918 Days

The 9.9 Million Dollar House on Selma Hughes Park (off Quinlan Park Rd) has finally gone under contract.  It’s been on the market for 1918 Days, starting out at $13,500,000 in March of 2007.  The property taxes in 2010 were a whopping $191,924!!  “Chateau...

SRROA Annual Meeting Tonight

The Steiner Ranch Residential Owners Association (SRROA) will hold its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 6:30pm in the Towne Square Community Center located at 12550 Country Trails Lane. The SRROA will be electing Three (3) new members to the Board of...

Car Decals and Child Safety

I see these decals on a lot of cars in Steiner and often wonder how many people even consider their children’s safety when advertising to the world their child’s name, age, hobbies, school, etc… A lot of people move to Steiner Ranch because it is...

It’s really happening..

If you’ve driven into the neighborhood from Lakeway in the past few days you’ve no doubt seen them clearing the space for the new Randalls development project.  Personally, now that I can SEE what is being cleared, I feel better about it.  If the...

Tips to Help Prevent Frozen Pipes

With so many people I know having had problems last week, and seeing plumbing trucks all over Steiner this week, I asked Mark Franz of Armadillo Roofing & Exteriors (General Contractor) for some tips to help prevent damage should we have another freeze this week. ...

John Simpson Pool Renovations

The Steiner Ranch John Simpson Pool and community center has been a main stay in the community for many years. If you have driven by lately you may have noticed that the pool is undergoing some major renovations. The park sits on a beautiful tract of land and is home...

Swim Lessons

Where to take swim lessons is a topic I hear brought up a lot. I’ve heard great things about Emler, but it’s a little pricey. Aquatots is another option, and I know some people who have done lessons at Lifetime Fitness, as well as private lessons in...

Backyard Playsets

Great info from Whitney from Adventures Outback. I’ve heard nothing but awesome things about this company and their playsets. They only do this sale once a year to get rid of their display models and overstocks, so it’s a great opportunity to save a lot on...

Steiner Ranch Primary Care

I have been a patient of Steiner Ranch Primary Care for quite a while now and was always very happy with their service and convenience. However, since the absence of Dr. Miller, things have gone downhill. I tried about a month ago to refill a recurring prescription...

Bikes4Kids From Kids

Did your kids get a new bike for Christmas and you’re not sure what to do with the old one?  Let Bikes4KidsFromKids.com give it to other kids in Austin!  I am 9 years old and got a new bike for Christmas and since all of the organized bike donations are before...

Cat found in Steiner Ranch

We found a beautiful black cat in our back yard the night of December 23rd.  We live in the Red Oak Valley Subdivision at the UT Golf Club.  Please contact Cindy if you have lost her.  281-799-0713 or cinco313@aol.com.  Attached is a picture if you can use...

Uncle Billy’s BBQ at the Oasis

Link to website here. Got a review from a reader. What do other people think of the place? I ate at the Barton Springs location and the food wasn’t that great. We are Steiner residents.  Tried Uncle Billy’s Brew and Que at the Oasis on Friday.  Early review –...

Review of Soleil

Soleil is a new restaurant in the Oasis Complex. More details are here and here. Also here is an anonymous review from one of our readers. My husband read in the Austin Business Journal that it opened yesterday and it so happened we had a date night, so we went.  We...

Suelo Nuevo Reviews

I have read some and they are not good. Will try and get some confirmation if the restaurant is being run by the people who use to run Thai Harmony. Add new reviews to this post.

Missing Cat

Lost Cat – REWARD Muffin is lost from Bloomfield Hills Lane She is microchipped, spayed and vaccinated 7-months old, black and grey tabby $250 Reward Please call (512) 517-6105

Johnson’s Backyard Garden CSA in Steiner Ranch

Was asked to post this… There is a pickup point in Steiner Ranch if you are interested. Check the website at http://www.jbgorganic.com/csa/ What is Community Supported Agriculture? Community Supported Agriculture is a direct partnership between the consumer and...

SCARE for a Cure

SCARE for a Cure is Austin’s only extreme interactive haunted adventure! Experience 45 minutes of spine-tingling thrills and chills as you and your friends try to cross the Zombie Wasteland and find a cure to save humanity.  Will you survive or become one of the...

New Trash and Recycling Provider in Steiner Ranch

With the input and help of the Steiner Ranch Facilities and Recycling Committees, we are proud to announce the arrival of a new company that will provide our trash and recycling services. Texas Disposal Systems (TDS) will assume all responsibilities for the Trash and...

Stroller Strides

Join Stroller Strides of Austin here in Steiner Ranch! We work out 5 days a week with our babies in tow! We are a Mommy and Baby fitness class with quite the social calendar as well. Check it out! Your first class is FREE! FMI: visit www.strollerstrides.net/austin or...

Thai Harmony Closing on 09/17/10

Putting this announcement on the main page. The Tutto Gusto/Quinlan Park Grill curse has hit again. I think the final nail in the coffin was Cho Sushi. I never thought this community could support two Asian restaurants. I went to Cho last week for dinner and there was...

Review of 1379 Family Sports Shop

Got this review from a long time reader. I just found out a bout a GREAT store I though I would share with everyone. It is called 1379 Family Sports Shop. You may know them as a Kid’s Triathlon Series Sponsor. The owners are former athletes (her # was 13, his...

Steiner Ranch Farmers Market – Sundays 9am to 1pm

Article Cut and Pasted from Hill Country News. Rick from Cups and Cones said they will have 4 vendors the next two Sundays. People waited in line to buy fresh produce at the opening of the new Farmers Market in Steiner Ranch on Sunday. Terry Bush of Bush Farms was one...

Aztex Camp Summer 2010

Got a fwd email from Anna Hughes (email ahughes@austinaztex.com) who works with the pro soccer team in Austin called the Aztec FC We had our first camp in Steiner Ranch over spring break and our happy to say it was a success! One reason our summer camp is so unique is...

More Randalls info

Got this from the Jody Zemel, someone in planning for the City of Austin. Thank you for your interest in this case and for all the comments that have been sent to the Case Manager on this project. The land owner has applied for an Administrative Site Plan to develop a...

Randall’s officially coming to Steiner Ranch

Link here PLEASANTON, Calif., May 19, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Property Development Centers (PDC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Safeway Inc., announced today that it plans to acquire nearly 61 acres in the Lake Travis area of Austin, Texas to develop a 163,027...

Wow! Post Garage Sale Donation Drive – HUGE SUCCESS

From Gene Arant in the forums… All I can say is, WOW! Steiner Ranch, you are awesome! The 1st semi-annual Post Garage Sale Drop-off/Donation Drive was an incredible success. The drop-off was to start @ 12:30 but when we arrived to get ready for our first...

Golf Tournament to Benefit Flipnastics

Golf Tournament to Benefit Flipnastics Level 5 Gymnasts When:        Monday, June 7th 12:30pm Registration – 2:00pm Shotgun Four Man Scramble Format Where:       Falconhead Golf Course Cost:          $100/single player $400/team ** includes Dinner OR $750...

Looking for a nanny share

We have a one year old son, and have a full time nanny that takes care of him 5 days a week. We are looking to share her time with another family that has a kid in a similar age group and needs child care full time. We are open to discussing times/days and other...

Yoga class in Steiner Ranch

YOGA WITH MANU When? Sundays 7-8 pm Where? Bella Mar Community Center12401, Bella Mar Trail, Austin TX 78738 How much? $28 pre-pay (Assuming 4 weeks in a month, no refunds, no carry forwards) or $10 drop-ins CLASS DESCRIPTION The mind-body is a sacred garment for the...

Steiner Ranch Annual Spring Clothing Drive

Steiner Ranch Annual Spring Clothing Drive April 2– 16, 2010 The Community of Steiner Ranch understands the importance of giving and supporting those who need a boost to enter or re-enter the workplace and now, more than ever the need is there. Once again, Steiner...

Jaws ‘N’ Paws Pet Sitting

Going on vacation for spring break? Maybe this summer? Need last minute care for your pet? Don’t stress your dog out boarding them at the vet when they can stay home or come to my house and be spoiled. Why make them stay in cages if they don’t have to?...

Rude Jogger

Hadn’t heard of this till the article in the statesman about it. Not that I run that much (if at all… I am more of a walker) but if she elbowed me I would run after her. It is a sad thing that we have people like that living in Steiner. Update: Another...

School in the Hills Blood Drive – March 5th

School in the Hills Blood Drive Date: Friday, March 5 Time: 9:00am-11:00am Sign up online:  www.inyourhands.org Sponsor Code: schoolinthehills Location: Parking Lot on the side of the building Contact: Martha Wantanabe, (512) 983-0456, mcw7509@sbcglobal.net Please eat...

Bake Sale to benefit Red Cross relief in Haiti

A friend and her neighbors (in Steiner) are organizing a bake sale to benefit the Red Cross relief in Haiti. If baking is your thing, you can donate goods or you can attend the bake sale to purchase donated items. Baked goods will be accepted this Friday > 4:00 pm....

Safety Pointers for Steiner Residents

There have been some recent incidents reported in the neighborhood involving attempted abductions (of women while running) and casing of homes.  Deputy Derrick Taylor of the Travis County Sheriff’s Community Outreach Department has agreed to make a presentation...

Ski Shores is closed?

According to the Folklore blog: • Closed: Ski Shores Waterfront Cafe, the 13-year fixture on Lake Austin at 2905 Pearce Road.

Cho Sushi Review

Cho Sushi opened up and me, the wife, and the 9.5 month old decided to check it out. We went during the happy hour and had the excellent garlic edamame. It was some of the best edamame that we have ever had. We then went to the sushi and had a couple of the happy hour...

Randalls coming to Steiner Ranch

That is the rumor going around. It would be the south-east corner of Quinlan and 620. I heard they are surveying some residents about what they think. If someone has their email or contact I can tell them about this blog and see if they can see comments here. My...

Four Points Tutoring

Four Points Tutoring is a professional tutoring agency with a staff of local educators who care about their students and are passionate about teaching.  We have what it takes to make a positive difference in your student’s academic career.  Tutors are carefully...

Post Mortem on Steiner/Quinlan Traffic Light

Do you think it helped or hurt? I think it has helped the overall traffic flow. I have not driven during the rush hour of school traffic, but getting in and out of Steiner has been much smoother. It takes the decision making process of “to go or not to go”...

TXDOT – RM2222/360 Project Update

From Carol who is in touch with the situation: The Bull Creek Bridge project has been funded, approved and in the schedule for years. It has been delayed because of a couple of bureaucratic hiccups between TxDOT and the City of Austin. The project was contracted in...

AT&T U-Verse, AT&T Cell Service and Jehovah Witness’

Smorgasbord Topic… All three are coming or supposedly getting better… I got the U-Verse sales pitch and decided to not go with it. I think it costs more than my current setup and while some things about it were better (free long distance, caller-ID, four...

New long term traffic issues to solve non-existent problem

I drive like maybe half of the people leaving Steiner down 2222 towards 360 and thanks to 2222/Lakewood this project. Details here and here. Picture below. First a warning from Mark about more traffic cops Just a warning – there has been an increase in traffic cops...

Free to a Good Home: Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier

Maggie has been with us for almost 9 years and she is getting grumpy in her old days. She’s in great shape and she doesn’t act old, but she is no longer fond of other dogs living in our home. She gets along great with other animals as long as they...

Four Points Youth Wrestling Club

Four Points Youth Wrestling Club (aka Viper Wrestling Club) Please join us for an informational session on the new Four Points Youth Wrestling Club Wrestling is a great sport for all kids. It is one of the fastest growing sports in central Texas. It is a great sport...

Strong Mamas

STRONG MAMAS™,   THE #1 FITNESS PROGRAM FOR MOMS AND KIDS COMES TO Austin! Austin, TX (November 3, 2009):   The Better Class of Austin is proud to announce that Strong Mamas – the #1 fitness Program for Moms and Kids – is coming to Austin on Tuesday,...

Organic Produce Pick-up in Steiner

Accepting New CSA Members Join Johnson Backyard Garden CSA (Community Supported Agriculture program) and get your vegetables straight from a local organic farm. ? Eat healthfully all season with a box full of delicious vegetables, fruit, and herbs each week from...

Tutoring II

Science& Math Tutoring @ Steiner Ranch: • Small groups • One-on-One by Highly qualified and Experienced Tutors (19 years) College/High School: (General, AP,IB) Chemistry, Algebra 1& 2, Geometry, Physics, Calculus Middle/Elementary School: Basic Math, Pre-...

Tutoring

If you are looking for an excellent tutor with over 15 yrs experience and that always goes the extra mile, please consider Sylvia Farrar Tutoring. Sylvia is a Chemical Engineer with over 15 yrs in Education. She has helped 100’s of students in Algebra, Geometry,...

New Highland Lakes dance company is holding auditions

Gravity Dance, performance & competition dance team, is holding auditions Saturday, September 19, 2009, for male and female dancers ages 8 – 18 for ’09-’10 season. Auditions will  be held at Alisa’s Dance Academy, 2009 RR620 North, Suite 420, Austin, TX. Gravity...

The Trails at 620

Hopefully this will go better than High Pointe Village which is perpetually “about to start construction”. Looks like they want to have more restaurants and groceries. A large development planned along FM 620 in North Austin could bring more than 300,000...

Steiner In-Home Daycare

Steiner In-Home Daycare: Loving and patient child care with over 20 years of experience! Healthy Meals Provided Fun and Educational Activities Caring and Family Environment CPR and First Aid Certified Reasonable and Comparable Rates Multiple References Available...

SteinerPalooza Music Fest & Pool Party

The bands have all been booked and are furiously rehearsing for the big day. The roadies have begun checking the mics. Carpenters have begun work on the custom stage. You’ve heard your neighbors all talking about it, in eager anticipation of the exciting festivities...

Found Dog 8/27

Found:  sweet little black and white beagle-mix dog, she has little bit of brown on her face.  She is wearing a pink collar but with no tags.  Found in the morning of 8/27 on the Golden Gate block of Parkside in Steiner Ranch. She wont sit still long enough for me to...

Steiner Ranch Concert in the Park

I thought it was pretty awesome. I saw a bunch of people, the stage looked great, the music was better than I thought. The food stalls had really good fare. I opted for the chicken kebab’s at the Boar’s Head/Market stand. My wife had the ice cream. Seemed...

Annual Steiner Ranch Spring Clothing Drive Update

The Annual Steiner Ranch Spring Clothing Drive was a Huge Success! Once again, the residents of Steiner Ranch showed an overwhelming response to help others in our community. Over 2500 clothing items were donated to benefit Dress for Success Austin and the Arc of the...

Austin Toros Free Basketball Clinic Saturday 8/8

My birthday is this Saturday as well as this event below: The Austin Toros, the NBA Development League team owned by the San Antonio Spurs, are hosting a free basketball clinic for all Steiner Ranch kids, ages 6-13, at the Towne Center Community Center basketball...

What is wrong with these people?

Some links as backstory: First Second Last night the wife and the kiddo went downtown and we stopped by the food trailer area on South Congress and saw the original Hey Cupcake and Hudson’s on the Bend’s version of trailer food The Mighty Cone. Also during...

Delicato Closed

A couple of people sent me the information that Delicato closed. I guess business was not doing well. I guess they had some early start-up glitches that they could not overcome.

Proper window treatments

Is this summer heat bothering you and your furniture? Is your electric bill skyrocketing through the roof? It’s that time of the year to seriously think about getting the proper window treatments to keep out the harmful sun and heat. The proper window treatments,...

Male Boston terrier hit at Quinlan

Update: Dog is with owner and OK! Male boston terrier, hit around 9 pm at steiner ranch and quinnlan. No tags. Very exhausted, overheated, very sweet. Hopefully no serious injuries, very scared. Taken to the vet at 183 and burnet right now. Please call Victoria at...

AT&T U-Verse Van in Rio Mesa

I have seen it four or five times now always in the same spot near the entrance at Country Trails and Quinlan Park. I know U-Verse is in Bella Mar and the newer parts of Steiner, is Rio Mesa next?

Steiner Summer Concert in the Park – August 22nd

Mark your calenders now… On Saturday, August 22nd local businesses and organizations will host the 2nd annual Steiner Summer Concert in the Park. The event will be held at Towne Square from 5:30 to 9 and feature the band Lost in Austin. There will be activities...

Steiner Steakhouse Review from Austin360.com

Link here. I still have not been, yet… when we do go out we go by ourselves to Hudson’s or someplace more infant friendly. What do people think after more than half a year of the steakhouse being in business?

Stranger Danger

Update: Check the comments… it was kind of a false alarm, but still tell your kids to be wary of strangers. Got this post from an email: I am a Girl Scout Leader, a mother to 3 children, a substitute teacher and volunteer with LWBE, and a friend to many...

Use of Steiner Ranch Facilities Petition

Petition link here: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/SRfacilityuse Can you imagine our community without some of the groups that make it so desirable?  For example,  what would Steiner Ranch be like if there were no soccer or football teams using our fields, no...

Travis County Master Gardeners Association Events

Got this from Bonnie Martin the Education Co-Chair of the Travis County Master Gardeners Association Rainwater Harvesting for Your Garden Saturday, June 13, 2009 10am-Noon Riverplace Country Club 4207 River Place Blvd Austin TX 78730 Come enjoy a free seminar...

Ranch Record Changing publishers

Got this from Kelly Peel. The Steiner Ranch HOA, in Austin Texas has chosen Peel, Incorporated to produce their monthly newsletter the Ranch Record. Since 2006 Peel, Inc. has published The Star, a newsletter for the Steiner Ranch community, while the HOA has produced...

Your Pets and Heat Exhaustion

This came to me from a fellow Steiner Rancher… I’m glad she mentioned this because it’s very important!! It is getting to be that time of year where the extreme heats sets in and the Texas summer is in full swing. Please, please, please be *very*...

A Call for Steiner Ranch Bands & Musicians

Got this from Donny: Steiner Ranch HOA is currently looking for bands and musicians from within the community who are interested in performing at a fun music event later this summer.  This will be our own little SXSW or Austin City Limits festival, featuring the...

Pet Peeves during my commute

I was inspired by Heather’s post to talk about traffic and my general commute. I have a couple so here goes… 1. I live past the middle school so every day I have to negotiate traffic in that area. I have my ways. This does not increase traffic in the area,...

Stoplights in Steiner??

Anyone know anything about this? I’ve heard some rumors and I’ve been told they are redoing traffic counts to possibly put stoplights in Steiner. I’m not really sure how I feel about this…on one hand it would be nice because there are so many...

River Place Annexation

Two interesting articles 1 2 I looked at the tax rates on a Steiner Ranch home and see two WCID 17 entries which I assume is to pay down a MUD like River Place has. I wonder if that is the case and how long it will take to pay it off. If we do get annexed into the...

2009 Pet Adoptathon

Pet Adoptathon® is the world’s largest pet adoption event, with more than 700 hundred dogs, cats, puppies and kittens available for adoption in our Port Washington, NY shelter, and over 2,000 shelters participating in 26 countries worldwide. This year, North...

Two Fion Reviews…

Did not know that there will be another Fion in Bee Caves. One from Rob Balon… who for some reason seems to be the pre-eminent food critic in Austin. Another an older one from the Chronicle. I have still not eaten there… maybe some day...

Infant Childcare

As you know from my previous posts we had a son… now the fun task of finding daycare, nanny, in home daycare. If people have suggestions or comments please add it in the comments. Any and all suggestions are welcome.

TLAC Animal Cruelty Class

April 21st @ 6:30pm – TLAC Animal Cruelty Class: Developed in conjunction with the ASPCA, this Austin based Animal Cruelty Training is designed to teach participants how to identify and report animal cruelty.

Introduction to Heather our new Pet centric poster

So I’ve been asked to introduce myself to the blog before posting, so here we go 🙂 I’ve lived in Steiner Ranch for about a year and a half now so I guess you can consider me a newbie…I think most of us are. I’ve lived in Steiner Ranch as long...

Childbirth Classes and Birth Doula Services

Anjum asked me to post this for all those expectant families: I am a certified birth and post-partum doula and childbirth preparation educator. Childbirth Education ClassesI offer private (in-your-home), childbirth preparation education classes. Classes are usually 8...

Live Oak Community Montessori

Got this information from a friend, check out this Montessori which is close to Steiner Ranch. Located only 10 minutes from Steiner Ranch, Live Oak Community Montessori is a unique Austin Montessori offering a strong Montessori curriculum and nature immersion. For...

Steiner Ranch Spring Clothing Drive

Tom asked me to post this, its for a good cause: Doc here: Steiner Ranch Annual Spring Clothing Drive.doc Steiner Ranch Annual Spring Clothing Drive April 6 – 19, 2009 Last year, the Steiner Ranch Community helped Dress for Success clothes over 500 women (an increase...

Time Warner Sucks…

Read this link. So basically now that everyone is watching TV shows and movies (through Netflix) on the internet Time Warner wants to charge for how much bandwidth you use. If this goes in effect, I am seriously shopping for a new internet service. Hello AT&T...

Hiatus… where do we go from here?

As the loyal readers of this blog know, I have not made a post in a long while now about two months… a couple of reasons: work, snowball effect of not posting for a week (turns into another week… etc), and probably most importantly my wife gave birth to...

Rice: Thai and Sushi Bar

We went to Rice at Riverplace the other night after reading in the Four Points News that it was from the same owners of Thai Spice in Beecaves and Lakeway and since those are some of our favorite Thai Restaurants (others being Madam Maam’s and Thai Tara) we...

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays to everyone, have a <insert your December/January specific celebration> and hope next year is better than the year before.

Saheli

Got this from Laurence SAHELI Needs You! Greetings! SAHELI for Asian Families is a nonprofit organization based in Austin, Texas, that provides assistance to Asian families dealing with domestic violence and abuse. SAHELI helps and empowers Asian victims and survivors...

Link request, Comment Moderation, and User Registration

Couple of site news items. 1. Link Request: I want to create a list of blogs/websites of readers of this blog or that live in Steiner Ranch. So if you fall in that category send me an email or leave a comment on this post. I am not limiting this list, so if you own a...

Shooting at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse?!?!

UPDATE2: Better article from KXAN with some more details… looks like the suspect walked off the job last week and came back and shot a manger. UPDATE: Check this update from the Austin American Statesman with a suspect now named. Need more sources but a comment...

Steiner Ranch Steakhouse Reviews

Did anyone eat there yet? Put down a review in the comments to this post. Here is the website and a couple of reviews 1 2. Phone Number: (512) 381-0800 Also an article from Hill Country News. Steiner Steakhouse set to open Friday Email this story by Lynette Haaland,...

Solar Panel Questions

Bumping up from the forums. I see a few homes in Steiner that have installed them. Does anyone here have them? If so can you tell me a little about them? Costs, City and Fed incentives, and effectiveness.

Hudson’s on the Bend

My wife’s birthday was this past Thursday and we always drive past Hudson’s on the Bend and she always remarks that we have never been there. Well this past Thursday I corrected that. I was very skeptical going in thinking that what is the big deal…...