As we head into the year-end holidays, Austin faces the ominous challenge of rising COVID cases. To avoid another spike like we had this summer, Emergency Rules have been extended. More importantly, we’ve all got to pull together to lessen our risk. On top of all this? We are inRead More →

How is the Quarter Cent Fund solving traffic and safety issues in District 6? The Quarter Cent Fund is an inter-local agreement between City of Austin and Capital Metro to fund regional mobility and transportation projects. Each Austin City Council district received $1.5 million of the fund to address thoseRead More →

ECONOMIC RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYEES On the WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS site:• WFS Job Seekers assistance site for workers whose employment has been disrupted by economic changes On the TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION site:• Unemployment Benefits To apply, please visit here More JOB SEARCH sites• WorkInTexas.com The state’s job search website.• Capital Area Career Centers MISCELLANEOUS ASSISTANCE • The COA COVID-19: Community Resources & Available Services page includes resourcesRead More →

As you fight back that feeling of helplessness and wonder how you can help, consider checking out these groups with some D6 connections: ACAN CAN! Please consider donating to Austin Chinese American Network (ACAN). Check out their Facebook page to see the amazing work they’ve been doing to get local folks fed. COARead More →

On July 2, 2020 the Texas Governor finally issued a statewide mask order.The Austin-Travis “Stay Home” orders until August 15, 2020 have been updated to reflect this. WARN CENTRAL TEXAS WarnCentralTexas is a free emergency alert system for updates during disasters. Sign up online to allow direct emergency alerts via phone, text, orRead More →

ADOPTED UNANIMOUSLY ON THE DAIS Item 23 Presented and passed unanimously at the May 7 Austin City Council Meeting to create relief programs to be administered by external “Administering Organizations” (not the city):The CLEAR Fund: Commercial Loans for Economic Assistance & Recovery $11M Economic injury loans, grants, and technical assistance for localRead More →

FOOD SECURITY & SUSTENANCE AUNT BERTHA SOCIAL CARE NETWORKThe Aunt Bertha Social Care Network is a national network that connects people with social services and programs and has just launched a COVID-19 -specific page, Find Help to link folks to resources to find food assistance, pay bills, and other free or reduced costRead More →

Photo: Dennis Murphy/Flickr Creative Commons Part Three of a Three-Part Series by District 6 neighbors Dave Marshall and Nancy Bain How to respond to foxes in your neighborhood – suggestions from the Austin Animal Center Here is some information from Adrienne Clark, Animal Protection Officer–Wildlife, Austin Animal Center. Adrienne encouragesRead More →

Photo: austintexas.gov Part Two of a Three-Part Series by District 6 neighbors Dave Marshall and Nancy Bain A few years ago, one of our Canyon Creek residents, Nancy Bain, had an encounter with a fox near her home. Her experience, shared here, illustrates the predicament that many homeowners face andRead More →