Category: 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.

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    Leadership Team Additions. Welcome New Members!

    In May, we elected Ken Johnson, a serving nonprofit representative, as our new secretary. Contact Ken if you have items to add to our meeting agenda (see the Get Involved page for more information). Thank you for your service, Ken!

    We elected Pilar Sanchez as our new Sector 1 residential representative.  Pilar works for the Housing Authority of Austin and created an Eastside business development resource center, Emerging Enterprises, which provides classes, expert counseling, and or help writing business or marketing plans.   She’s responsible for auditing and evaluating all HACA programs.  Her entrepreneurial spirit and connections to the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and her role as chair for its Foundation helped her win the YWCA 2010 Woman of the Year “Leader of Promise Award.” Welcome to the team, Pilar!

    We have a new Donations Coordinator! Richard Roberts owns and operates a home-based business called Envios a Mexico in his historic home known as the Mooreland House.  (His home was recently featured on our 2011 Neighborhood Homes tour.) His primary work involves shipping packages to Mexico via  He has strong ties to our schools, shops, and neighbors who share his vision for saving the unique character of our neighborhood, especially our older buildings that create the feel of our commercial districts.  If you have donations that can be used for our special events, action projects or youth support programs, call Richard at 512-351-9436. Welcome, Richard!

    Current Team Openings

    We are actively recruiting a residential renter representative to join our Leadership Team. For more information, see the Current Team Openings page or contact Lori (512) 478-6770.

    Categories: General, Planning Team

    Keep calling 911

    If you see something odd, report it by calling 911 — not 311. Any crime in progress (even loud music) is a 911 call. The dispatcher will decide if your call should be transferred to 311. Reporting crime through 911 helps the City provide adequate police representation and other services for our area. Please keep calling 911!

    Categories: Crime and Safety, General