Category: Community

    October 28th Community Input

    On Tuesday October 28th, El Buen Pastor Presbyterian Church is hosting a discussion of a proposed hotel development on Cesar Chavez from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

    Brian Carrico, the project developer, will present his project with proposed site plan and answer questions.

    Everyone from the community is invited to come ask questions or to make comments.


    Community Listening Session

    Tuesday October 28th 7:00-8:30 pm

    El Buen Pastor Presbyterian Church

    1200 Willow St. Austin, TX 78702


    Categories: Community, General

    Austin Parks Foundation Awards Grant for Improvements at Comal Park!

    We are pleased to announce that the East Cesar Chavez Planning Team has been awarded a $7,631 grant from Austin Parks Foundation to improve Comal Park. Big thanks to all of you who completed the park survey several months ago and Habitat for Humanity for its letter of support. Soon you will see new trash cans, two dog poop stations, more park benches, an additional grill and United Way’s Born Learning Trail. This trail will offer activities in English and Spanish to help promote literacy, as well as add some vibrant colors to the sidewalks in the park. Volunteer opportunities to come!

    Deep gratitude to Austin Parks Foundation for its commitment to the Austin community!

    Categories: Community, Education

    Comal Park – We need your input!

    Please take three minutes to complete this survey regarding Comal Park located on East 3rd and Comal Street. Our East Cesar Chavez Planning Team is going to begin working on a grant application through Austin Parks Foundation and The City of Austin and we want to make sure to include improvements that the community feels strongly about. Thank you for your time and participation!

    Click here to take survey

    Categories: Community, General

    2011 East Cesar Chavez Holiday Party!

    Another great holiday party has come and gone. It was encouraging
    to see so many new people share in the holiday cheer. We had residents,
    business owners, elected officials and other dignitaries joining in on the fun. Our
    unofficial count was about 110 guests. This would not have been possible if not
    for the generous donations from the businesses below. Please remember them in
    2012 when you are choosing where to spend your dollars. May you enjoy a
    prosperous new year!

    Austin Habitat for Humanity’s Restore


    East First Grocery

    HEB – Riverside and Pleasant Valley

    El Milagro

    Las Casuelas

    La Chapala

    Los Huaraches

    Qwik Stop

    Sabre Commercial, Inc.

    SunFlower Farmers Market

    Taxes, Impusetos y Mas

    Texas Coffee Traders


    Write by Night

    The East Cesar Chavez Neighborhood Needs Your Help!

    Austin Community Tree Program and the East Cesar Chavez Neighborhood are working together to increase the tree canopy by providing free trees. Click this link to learn more about the Austin Community Tree Program. If you have ever heard that “there’s no such thing as a free lunch”; the same goes for trees. We need volunteers to help us with this fantastic opportunity. Training will be provided. Please let us know if you can help out by clicking on the photo and completing the form. Thanks for helping to make our neighborhood a “cooler” place to live. Please contact Kathy McWhorter, 512-478-9478 for more details.

    Interested in Hosting a National Night Out Event on October 4th?

    Neighborhoods throughout Austin are invited to the 28th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday October 4, 2011.

    There are two parts to the annual event. From 5 to 7 p.m., there will be a Kick-Off Party at Mueller Master Community, 4550 Mueller Blvd., with FOOD, GAMES and CRIME PREVENTION INFORMATION. This is free and open to all Austinites.

    From 7 to 9 p.m., events such as cookouts, block parties and neighborhood walks will occur simultaneously throughout the City of Austin and nationwide. Citizens are asked to turn on their porch lights, lock their doors and spend the evening outside with their neighbors, City Council Members, police officers, firefighters, EMS paramedics and Code Compliance.

    National Night Out is designed to:

    1. Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness.
    2. Generate support and participation in crime efforts.
    3. Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community relations.

    Neighborhood applications are due September 16, 2011. Read the National Night Out Brochure for more information.

    Aviso en español


    East Cesar Chavez Neighborhood Business Mixer

    CTC Headquarters

    The next East Cesar Chavez Business Mixer has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 14th, 6:00PM at CTC Headquarters, 1102 East Cesar Chavez Street. There is a food trailer available and we are looking for donations for beer and wine. This is a family friendly event, so feel free to bring your kids. Up for discussion will be the application for an IBIZ District for a one mile stretch of East Cesar Chavez Street and the confirmation of your business contact information for our newly launched web site. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!