bhe-eagleCalling all Graduating Seniors!!!

If you have a 3.0 or above, attended Barton Hills Elementary for at least two consecutive years, and plan on pursuing a higher level of education after High School, you can apply for the Nick Akery Scholarship. The PTA awards this $1000.00 scholarship in honor of a much beloved former Principal.

The application can be found at the BHEPTA website,, or you may contact Sharon K. Davis-Peurrung for more information at

Application deadline is April 29, 2016.



View/download proposal details: Barton Hills Robert E Lee to Barton Skyway Email Notification

We have the opportunity to make it better.
Come give your input on Barton Hills Drive (from Robert E. Lee to Barton Skyway)
Tuesday, March 8th
6-7 PM
Barton Hills Elementary Cafeteria

Barton Hills Drive is scheduled for routine street maintenance (resurfacing). By coordinating with this resurfacing, the Austin Transportation Department (ATD) has the opportunity to modify the street striping with little to no effect on project cost and duration. ATD is assessing restriping options that could improve safety and mobility for all road users.

There is some additional funding for the project (thank you Council Member Kitchen) that could add planters or enhanced crosswalks.

Your input matters.

Melissa Hawthorne
1403 Foxwood Cove
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 560-0044

From: Welch, Elizabeth []
Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2016 4:41 PM
Subject: Barton Hills Drive (Robert E Lee to Barton Skyway) – New Lane Configuration Proposed


You are receiving this email because you are listed as a neighborhood association or other stakeholder in the area of Barton Hills Drive from Robert E. Lee to Barton Skyway in Austin, TX.  Please see the attached document regarding potential modifications to the on-street parking and street striping in this area. If your organization has an email list or bulletin, please distribute the attached information about the proposed project and public open house meeting.

Please feel free to contact me with questions/comments.


Lizzie Welch
Active Transportation
City of Austin Transportation Department

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The following information was provided to our neighborhood association by the Austin Parks and Recreation Department Office of Special Events in preparation for the annual Zilker Kite Festival scheduled for Sunday, March 6:

2016 Parking Packet
2016 Neighborhood Summary
2016 Kite Fest Map

Web Links

Event Details and Closure Periods

Zilker Park Open Areas And Barton Spring Pool Details

  • Barton Springs Pool IS closed for spring cleaning, and will be closed during this event.
  • Zilker Park – open at all times on both sides of the park. Bike/pedestrian access only during event times.
  • Zilker Park – open on the north side up until approximately 2 pm on Saturday for load-in purposes. Thepark grounds are still open; users should park on the south side and use the pedestrian crosswalk. Lou Neff will be dedicated at that time to festival traffic for load in purposes.


  • Auditorium Shores, Shores off-leash area and Butler Park will be open at all times for park users.

Dedicated Neighborhood ROVING Patrol

APD officers have been scheduled for dedicated neighborhood ticketing/enforcement. Please call 311 as noted below to have a request sent over in real time to the event site.

Neighborhood Call-In Line: 311

The city has enhanced the way we are using 311. 311 will be sending all traffic/parking and sound complaints immediately to the event site City contacts in real time. Please have vehicle make/model and street address ready to report parking violations.

Parking Restrictions

  • NO PARKING SIGNAGE will be installed due to the increase in restricted parking areas, as well as allowing for time for corrections prior to the event commencing.
  • These signs are valid upon installation, PLEASE ADHERE TO THE SIGNAGE.

HELPFUL TIP:  Want to save parking near your house?  Put your vehicle curbside, in the unsigned area of the road!  Remember to face the correct direction of travel!  Then your guests can use your driveway!

General Violations

Examples of what to call in:

  • Parking within 30′ of the approach to a stop sign.
  • Parking or blocking within 15′ of a fire hydrant.
  • Parking left wheel to curb. (cars parked facing against traffic).
  • If a car blocks YOUR Some neighbors may permit people to block their OWN driveway.
  • Illegal vending/sales questions in the immediate festival area.

Bike Parking / Shuttles

  • Bike to the event – bike rack is located at the rugby field.
  • Parking at the park is NOT encouraged. It is limited and fills very early in the morning. Parking is $5/car – credit or coins ONLY
  • EXTENSIVE illegal parking/towing patrols operate in the area neighborhoods.

Free parking is available at shuttle sites:

  • Downtown at the State parking lots at 1604 Colorado Street.
  • South at the Toney Burger Activity Center at 3200 Jones Road
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