Our new neighborhood handbook includes a wealth of helpful information, including the history of Barton Hills, tips on tree care, healthy landscape practices, dealing with foundation problems, zoning and building permit information, and much more.

Find out how to get one for your new neighbor (and one for you, too) here.

The new Barton Hill Neighborhood Handbook includes a fascinating chapter on the history of our treasured neighborhood, authored by Dick Kallerman. We’ve published this chapter online for your reading enjoyment, along with an original newspaper ad from 1956 which proclaimed Barton Hills as “the world’s largest air-conditioned subdivision.”

 

February 7 Workday Report

We had our day in the sun!

1) the community service kids moved lots of BIG stones (one estimated at 1200 lbs.!) to create edging for our “native revegetation” bed at the trailhead, and for a large stone safety step at the bottom of the trail;

2) 16 cubic yards of planting soil was wheelbarrowed from the street to the new planting bed & spread;

3) 10 cubic yards of topmulch was wheelbarrowed from the street to the new planting bed & spread;

4) 21 native trees were planted along the top entry trail and in the new planting bed;

5) some of our collected native seeds were planted in the new amended planting beds;

6) mounds and piles of nandina and ligustrum were extracted and now serve as erosion filters along the steep hillside trail;

7) the trailhead was weeded and the stone edging was repaired;

8) the ligustrum and chinaberry stumps in the revegetation bed were treated with “stump remover” to keep them from resprouting (the Parks Dept. provided crew to remove the tangle of large ligustrum and chinaberry trees to make room for our revegetation project – last Tuesday the area looked a bit like a war zone);

9) trash was collected on the upper hillside, along the trail, and in the lower creek bed;

You are invited to visit the trail to meet our newly planted tree friends: mountain laurel, montezuma cypress, mexican buckeye, wafer ash, golden leadball, eastern red cedar, burr oak, and lacey oak.

Glee Ingram

 

Barton Hills Elementary Grocery Cards

Barton Hills Elementary PTA is selling Gift Cards to HEB/Central Market, and Randall’s! We are inviting our neighbors to join in and support Barton Hills Elementary.

Here is how it works: You purchase a gift card to HEB/Central Market and/or Randall’s from the Barton Hills PTA. You pay the face value for the card. Barton Hills PTA then purchases the cards at a 5% discount. They mail the cards to our school and you pick them up there. They are as good as cash, they do not expire, and come in $100 increments.

This is an ongoing program – each month you can purchase your gift card through the school. For more information, or to purchase your grocery cards, contact PTA President Karen Dulaney Smith at 707-8610, or email her at .

 
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