Monday, September 30, 2013

More Parties on Tuesday

That's right . . . we are having more Block Parties in Gracywoods for National Night Out.

Here is the latest list of Block Parties:

Neighborhood Night Out Block parties throughout the hood - 7-8:30p

Address  / Hosts
12025 Cherie Drive / Donna Berrasn
11900 Cherie Drive / Judy and Robert Morgan
1106 Gemini Drive / Dale Sellers
1208 Gemini Drive / Randy Ortega
1706 Pheasant Roost / Cristy Able
11403 Charolais Cove / Deborah Samoson
1802 Rainy Meadows / Mary and Kelly Rudig
1708 Kimmerling Lane / Trish Karli
12014 Lincolnshire Drive / Gregg Bennett
11714 Barchetta / Susan Wampler / Tina Kubiceck
1425 Gorham / Kelly and Nicole Alberda
840 N. Bend Drive / John & Aileen

We also have a party for Chelsea Row HOA on Norwegian Woods and one for Quail Hollow at Parkfield @ Kramer (10807 Burnwood Drive).

See you there ! ! !


You are invited . . .

Tuesday, October 1st from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m

Please make plans to stop by one of the following addresses below for our annual Neighborhood Night Out "Block Parties". We will be easy to find, since we'll be hanging around the driveway and front yards.

It is easy to participate . . . just stop by and say Hi.  You will feel safer getting to know your neighbors and letting them know you live here too.

We need everyone to participate in our neighborhood crime watch, and the first step is to get to know who lives next door and on your street.  Come by on Tuesday night and meet your Crime Watch volunteers.  Get valuable information on how to prevent crime and keep your family and property safe.

An aware neighborhood is a safe neighborhood.  Vigilence is our first line of defense against crime.  AND IT WORKS ! ! !

Another important reason to attend our annual National Night Out block parties is that we become a friendlier neighborhood.  We meet people like us, and other interesting people with talents, skills and knowledge that we need and can enrich our lives.  We make new friends and form a stronger community.

The Gracywoods Neighborhood Association is proud to support this proven national formula of making communities safer and stronger.  Please take a few minutes and stop by to meet us and your neighbors.

Thanks for helping us keep the neighborhood safe!

Gracywoods 2013 Block Parties

Party Location                               Hosts

12025 Cherie Drive                Donna Berrasn
11900 Cherie Drive                Judy and Robert Morgan
1208 Gemini Drive                 Randy Ortega
1106 Gemini Drive                 Dale Sellers
1706 Pheasant Roost            Cristy Able
11403 Charolais Cove            Deborah Samoson
1802 Rainy Meadows             Mary and Kelly Rudig
1708 Kimmerling Lane           Trish Karli
12014 Lincolnshire Drive        Gregg Bennett

P.S.  Each host will be coordinating their own party activities and many are having Pot-Lucks receptions.Cookies, treats and snacks are always welcomed, but not required.  If you have a dietary condition or limitation please bring a your own beverages or snacks. Children are welcome to attend with adults.  Please do not bring your pets, as some residents have allergies. Thank you!

Please register on our new website to receive block specific information soon!


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Oct. 1, 2013 - National Night Out

Gracywoods Neighborhood Activities
Each year, GWNA helps residents come together at "Block Parties" throughout our neighborhood.  The goal is to help neighbors get to know each other and watch out for each other.  To do this, we encourage each street to host a block party.

What is a Block Party?
A simple gathering of neighbors in someone's drive way or front yard. 
GWNA will provide crime watch materials and help you contact your neighbors.  We will also give the host of the party $15 for party supplies.  All you have to do is sign up to be a Block Party host, by sending us an email to:

Where will my Block Party be?
We hope each street will have its own party, and we will publish a list of all the block parties a week before the event.

In the meantime, please find your street on this list, and let us know if you would like to host the block party.  Send us an email to register your block party to:

You can also read more about Austin's Neighborhood Night Out activities and register your block party with the City of Austin.  This makes your party eligible for goodies and even a visit for our area police representative and fire department.  (To have the fire trucks visit your party, you must register before Sept. 13, 2013.)

or download a NNO brochure at:

Gracywoods Neighborhood Streets

(We need a Block Party Host for each of these streets
not in BOLD)

Albury Cove
Charolais Dr.
Cherie Dr.
Circle Bend
Doonesbury Cove
Doonesbury Dr
Drayton Dr.
Elvas Way
Fruitwood Place
Garnaas Dr.
Gemini Dr.
Gold Wing
Golden Pheasant Dr.
Gorham St.
Gracy Dr.
Gracy Farms Lane
Heatherglen Lane
Hidden Qual Dr.
Holstein Dr.
Huntridge Dr.
Jersey Dr.
Kimmerling Lane
Knollpark Circle
Lance Way
Lincolnshire Dr.
Meadowfire Dr.
Mederas Dr.
Morning Quail Dr.
North Bend
Norwegian Woods
Orbit Rd
Pearwood Place
Pheasant Roost
Prairie Hen Cove
Prairie Hen Lane
Prairie Knoll Court
Ptarmigan Dr.
Quail Pass
Rainy Meadow Dr.
Rickem Cove
Rosethorn Dr.
Ruffed Grouse
Snow Finch Rd.
Snow Goose Rd.
Sterlinghill Dr.
Sunhillow Bend
Swearingen Dr.
W. Braker
Wiginton Dr.
Woodwind Lane

Please consider hosting a party.  It can be a pot-luck party with a theme, or just an informal gathering.  Contact us for more information and ideas at:

Why is National Night Out important?
National Night Out is designed to:
  1. Heighten crime prevention awareness
  2. Generate support for crime watch efforts
  3. Strengthen neighborhood spirit
  4. Improve police community relations
  5. Let criminals know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back

Neighborhood Registration

We want to connect you
with the neighbors on your street!
To do this we are updating our website
and our neighborhood list.
Please visit:

To register with us.

We will then be better able to send you
Crime Watch Alerts
and information specific to your street.

While you are at this link -
check out our new website. 
It is under construction and
will be in full swing soon.

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We are now on
Like Us.
Post pictures. Invite friends,
and chat with us.

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Vandalism at St. Albert

This weekend St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, on Metric Blvd. was vandalized.

This hateful and disrespectful behavior can not be tolerated in our neighborhoods.

Please report all suspicious activities to the police.

Francoise Luca
VP, Gracywoods Neighborhood Association


Monday, April 1, 2013

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Join us for our our April meeting of
Gracywoods Neighborhood Association
Tuesday, April 2nd @ 7:00 p.m.
(@ Brentwood Church of Christ on Lamar)

Please attend for updates on the following topics:
  • Tree Trimming
  • Median Beautification
  • 10-1 Redistricting
  • NxNA Garden Tour
and more . . .


Monday, March 4, 2013

Important Neighborhood Meeting

Tuesday, March 5th @ 7:00 p.m.
The Gracywoods Neighborhood Association will host our March monthly meeting -
at Brentwood Church of Christ in the Chapel) North of Ross' on North Lamar

Special guest: Austin Energy to discuss the trimming and possible removal of 7 of the 64 remaining trees in the North Star Greenbelt.

Please come and ask your questions about the trees, the power lines and raising the towers carrying those lines.

Thank you.


Monday, February 4, 2013

February Meeting

Join us
for our February Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, February 5, 2012
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ
in the Chapel
11908 North Lamar Boulevard
(just north of Ross' Cafe)

Election of Officers 2013
It's My Park Day
Hike & Bike Trail


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Please Attend:

Special Town Hall Meeting on 10-1 Districting - Jan 21st!
The 10-1 plan means the north end of town will be split into 3 districts.
Which means we need to decide where to go next and we need to do that as a community.
North Austin Coalition of Neighborhoods is inviting
every neighborhood,
every organization, and
every business
that is north of 2222 to come and help us start a dialogue about the future of our end of town!
January 21, 2013
Parish Hall - St. Albert Catholic Church
12041 Bittern Hollow, Austin, TX 78758
Please come and please share this meeting with friends and neighbors!
more info:
City Auditor seeks public input
on 10-ONE redistricting process documents
The draft documents available:
Comments accepted by email:
phone: (512) 974-2805
mail: Office of the Auditor,
10-ONE Process, 301 W. Second St., Austin, Texas 78701


Monday, October 22, 2012

Early Voting

Please VOTE

Early voting begins today.
October 22 - November 2

To preview the ballot visit:

For early voting locations in Austin please visit:

The closest one to Gracywoods is at:
10900-D Research Boulevard @ Braker (on 183/Research and Braker)
Mon – Sat 8 am – 6 pm,
Sun Noon – 6 pm

Please vote.

If you need a ride for early voting, please email us. 
Gracywoods Neighborhood Association will be offering FREE rides to Randalls on Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning, or by appointment. To schedule a ride, please email us at:

Francoise Luca
VP, Gracywoods Neighborhood Association


Sunday, September 30, 2012

2012 National Night Out in Gracywoods

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012
On Tuesday night, Neighborhoods throughout Austin join together to:
  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
  • Generate support and participation in crime prevention efforts
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community relations
  • Send the message that your neighborhood is a safe place to live
In Gracywoods, we will have several block parties to encourage residents to meet each other.  Please find a block party new you.

Confirmed Block Parties  (Street / Host)
Heatherglen, Lochridge, Rainy Meadows, Prairie Knoll = *Hosted at: 1907 Rainy Meadows – by: Mary and Kelly Rudig,
Tallowfield, Golden Pheasant = *Hosted at: 11613 Tallowfield – by: Micah Erwin
Rosethorn, Snow Finch, Snow Goose = *Hosted at: 11918 Snow Goose, by: Pippa Lambert
Charolais, Guernsey, Holstein, Jersey = *Hosted at: 11403 Charolais Cove  by: Deborah Samoson
Parkfield = *Hosted at - 11600 Parkfield Dr, by: Melissa Crandall
Morning Quail, Ruffed Grouse, Hidden Quail = *Hosted at: 11610 Bittern Hollow,  by: Linda Messier
Pheasant Roost, Prairie Hen Cir, Prairie Hen Ln, Woodwind = *Hosted at: 1701 Pheasant Roost, by: Bill Glass
Kimmerling, Rickem, Braewood, Meadowfire = *Hosted at: 1708 Kimmerling Lane, by:Trish Karli
Cherie, Elvas, Lincolnshire, Garnaas = *Hosted at:  12014 Lincolnshire Drive, by; Gregg Bennett
Knoll Park Dr, Knoll Park Cir, Sterling Hill = *Hosted at: 11600 Knollpark Dr, by: Mary Herrold
Carshalton, Hyacinth, Doonesbury Cove, Doonesbury  - *Hosted at:  11831 Carshalton, Elaine St. Marie
Eubank = *Hosted at: 11822 Eubank Dr, by: Michael and Libby Weed
Gemini, Apollo, Austin Park= *Hosted at: 1106 Gemini Dr, by:  Dale Sellers
Titan, Space Lane, Circle Bend = *Hosted at: 11503 Circle Bend, by: Janet Fulk
Eubank, Satellite, Orbit, N Bend = *Hosted at: 840 North Bend, by:  Terry Rice
Silbury Dr, Huntridge Dr, Rebecca Dr = *Hosted at: 1012 Huntridge, by:  Linda Botello
Neighbors on these streets – please join a block party nearby.  (We do not have a block party host for your street.):
  • Drayton, Drayton Cir
  • Wiggington, Monica
  • Fruitwood, Pearwood, Golden Pheasant
  • Lance, Gorham, Gracy Dr.
  • Barchetta, Swearingen, Kathy Lynn
  • Minda Dr, Minda Cir.
What to bring to your block party:
Please bring a chair per person, your own water or drinks, bring a snack, side dish, cookies or a dessert to share, if your host is willing to grill, bring hot dogs or items to throw on the grill, and bug spray. Check with your host before bringing pets on a leash.)


(There will not be a GWNA Meeting this month.)


Friday, September 28, 2012

Saturday's Event POSTPONED

Austin's National Public Land Day activities have been postponed.

The official Austin workday celebrating National Public Land Day, has been postponed to Saturday, October 6th due to the high probability of rain this weekend.  The clean-up of the North Star Creek (at Parkfield) will now be held on Saturday, October 6th from 9a-12 noon.

The Watershed Protection Department and a core team of GWNA volunteers will go ahead and work this Saturday, September 28th on planting the 100 native saplings that were purchased for our riparian restoration project.  If you want to brave the weather, please join us at 9:00 a.m. at the Parkfield entrance of the North Star Creek.

Make plans to bring your family, kids and friends out on Oct. 6th to complete the weeding and clean-up of the North Star Creek.

For more information please contact us at:

For more information on the riparian restoration initiative visit:

Francoise Luca
VP, Gracywoods Neighborhood Association


Friday, August 31, 2012

September Meeting

Join us
for our September Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ
in the Chapel
11908 North Lamar Boulevard
(just north of Ross' Cafe)
Meeting Topics:

National Neighborhood Out - October 2, 2012
Sign up to host a block party - or find where your block party will be.
Join your neighbors for a casual get together, make new friends and learn how together we can keep our neighborhood safe.

Gracywoods Beautification
More details on our median project and how you can have input to what our neighborhood looks like.
Join us for as we review the plans for the median beautification project and discuss how we will partner with the City of Austin.
Other Agenda Topics
School Supply Drive
New GWNA website coming soon

See you there . . .


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

August GWNA Meeting - Tonight

Join us
for our August Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ
in the Chapel
11908 North Lamar Boulevard
(just north of Ross' Cafe)
Meeting Topics:
Gracywoods Beautification
We will discuss the details of  our median project and how you can have input to what our neighborhood looks like.
Join us for as we review the plans for the median beautification project and discuss how we will partner with the City of Austin.
Other Agenda Topics
School Supply Drive
New GWNA website coming soon
National Neighborhood Out - coming soon!