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!


Monday, July 2, 2012

July Meeting Cancelled - come to our 4th of July Parade instead

The general GWNA business meeting for July 3th has been cancelled.

Instead, we would like everyone to come out and join us for our annual 4th of July Parade on Wednesday morning.

It is a simple gathering in the North Star Greenbelt.  We meet to pay tribute to our freedom, march through the park (5 minutes) and gather for iced watermelons, cupcakes and friendship with our neighbors.

Please bring your children, family and neighbors for our GWNA 4th of July celebration - and make a new friend.  (See details in the post below.)


Monday, June 18, 2012

Annual 4th of July Parade

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Gracywoods Neighborhood Association will be hosting our annual 4th of July parade.

We will gather starting at 8:30 a.m. at the water fountain on Bittern Hollow and the parade through the Greenbelt will start at 9:00 a.m. (Wednesday, July 4th)

(see map:

We will be serving iced watermelon and continue our annual tradition with our cupcake contest.  (Bring your best recipe of decorated cupcakes for the contest and to share.)

Kids (of all ages) bring your bikes, trikes, scooters and wagons decorated in red-white and blue, for our patriotic ride in the park - and to compete for best decorated non-motorized vehicles. (or come early and we'll help you decorate your ride.)

Prizes: Win prizes for decorated bikes and trikes and the cupcake contest.

VOLUNTEERS:  We need a few volunteers to help out with this event.  Anyone play a drum or flute?  We need a musician to lead the parade - or to entertain us afterwards.  We also need small prizes to be donated for the contests.  ($10 gift cards to local merchants are ideal.)  Volunteers are needed to help with the decorating and festivities.  If you have would like to volunteer or donate, please contact:  Bill Glass: 836-3330 or

Make plans to join us for annual neighborhood 4th of July Parade . . . bring a lawn chair and a friend!

Francoise Luca
VP, Gracywoods Neighborhood Association


Sunday, June 3, 2012

June 2012 GWNA Monthly Meeting

June 2012 Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ - Chapel
11908 North Lamar Boulevard
(just north of Ross' Cafe)
Join us for a panel discussion with local realtors on how to improve your home's resell value.
Come learn what home improvements project have the best return on your investment.
Bring your neighbors and find out about all the activities going on in Gracywoods.
Topics to be discussed:
Panel discussion:  How to improve your home's resell value
Crime Watch - Summer Safety Tips
4th of July Parade
GWNA area activities


Thursday, May 3, 2012

Bond Forum - tonight

Bond Forum
Thursday, May 3rd, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 Lanier High School Cafeteria
1201 Payton Gin Road
park on west side of cafeteria and enter on that side

We hope you will try to make the Bond Task Force community meeting that will take place at Lanier High School tonight, May 3, 6:30-8:30PM.

This will be one of the last times citizens can communicate with the Citizen Bond Election Advisory Task Force members before they make their final recommendations to the City Council in May.

North Austin neighborhood leaders have been working hard to convince the Bond Task Force members how much we need transportation and mobility improvements in the N. Lamar/Burnet Rd. corridors.  As of right now, the BTF members have recommended $34,200,000 for Phase 1 N. Lamar & Burnet Rd. corridor improvements.  That's a great start, and we don't want them to reduce that amount in their final recommendations!

So, please come out and tell the Task Force members how much we need those transportation and mobility improvements.


Monday, April 30, 2012

APD Commander's Forum - May 1st

Austin Police Dept.
Commander's Forum
Tuesday, May 1st

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 – 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Parmer Woods 12429 Scofield Farms Dr
(at Parmer Lane East of Metric)

Special Guest:
Chief of Police, Art Acevedo
GWNA & NACN is asking people to take the time to come, meet and thank our officers who serve in North Austin. We will also have a rare visit from Chief Acevedo who will be the guest speaker at Tuesday's event.
Come out and show your support for North Austin Police officers.  The Commander's Forum is the A.P.D. open house and report to the community.  Our patrol officers need to know what concerns you have.  An active and engaged community is a safer community!
We also want to show our appreciation for our North Austin Police Officers.  Fallen, Officer Padron served at the Lamplight substation, so many of our officers knew him and these officers need to know that we love and support them too!
Police cannot accept gifts, so we are asking you bring a thank you card, or drawings from your kids, or a plate of homemade cookies.
Join us for this quarterly event.  Meet the patrol offices and the supervisors that protect North Austin.  Bring your questions and concerns!
This Tuesday
Commanders' Forum will be held at:
Parmer Woods Nursing Home - 12429 Scofield Farms Dr
(at Parmer Lane East of Metric)
Please invite your neighbors and friends
to attend this important meeting. . . and to VOTE.