Second Annual Ney Day Saturday, May 3

COME CELEBRATE Elisabet Ney, her art and her legacy, with music, art, performances, hands on activities and more! ALL FREE

Featuring live music from SeVana Marimba, Rosie Flores, Jennifer Cook, Yes Ma'am Brass Band, and Fiddlisa and Friends!

Activities include trapeze, hula hoopers, clay and limestone sculpting, food trucks, jugglers, technology activities, bookmaking, and more! A highlight is a spray-paint art performance. Booths from GirlStart, Girls' Rock Camp, Austin Bookmakers Guild, The South Austin Museum of Popular Culture, The Museum of Natural and Artificial Ephemerata, Amy’s Ice Cream, UT Press, the Asian American Resource Center, the George
Washington Carver Center, and more!

Presented with assistance from Texas Folklife and support from Texas Commission on the Arts

SECOND ANNUAL NEY DAY! Saturday May 3 from noon to 5PM!

Free! Come see it!!/events/1496304067259705/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Hancock Spring Native Plant Swap Saturday, May 3rd

Hancock Native Plant Swap - free event

Who: You, this event thrives with your participation.
What: Bring any plants* that do well here but are not invasive**, you get to take that many plants home.  You'll also get a free 6-pack of milkweed.
Where: Mother's Cafe & Garden  4215 Duval Street, 78751

Attached is a picture of a small sampling of plants that I have so far for the swap: Fall Aster, American Elderberry, Mexican Feathergrass, Skullcap, Cowpen Daisy, LOTS of milkweed to be given away to swap participants (will send pics of milkweed seedlings later).

More at

Spread the word...the more people that know about it, the more great plants to choose from!

Hancock resident
NWF Habitat Steward

Agenda for the March 19 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

Hancock Neighborhood Association Meeting
Wednesday, March 19th
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Hancock Recreation Center

Voting Item on agenda. 2014 HNA Membership Dues- $5.00 per household
(Only members in good standing are entitled to vote in HNA meetings.)


  1. APD District Representatives
    Officers Josh Metteauer and Gary Griffin
    Meet your officers, updates, and feedback
  2. Voting Item Related to Perry Estate:
    Zoning changes were approved by Council and a Declaration of Restrictive Covenant drawn from the Zoning and Development Standards negotiated by the HNA Special Committee has been filed, but without HNA named as a party to the Declaration. Zoning changes and the standards in the Restrictive Covenant are final.The vote is to have membership approval to advance the process of adding HNA as a party to the Declaration of Restrictive Covenant, which will allow the HNA to enforce compliance to the terms of the Declaration.
  3. Historical Marker for Hancock Golf Course
    Update and approval of funds
  4. CodeNext: What’s the impact on Neighborhoods?
    Presentation by Jeff Jack
  5. Reports by Officers and Committees
  6. Adjourn

Agenda for the January 15 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

Hancock Neighborhood Association Meeting
Wednesday, January 15th
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Hancock Recreation Center

2014 HNA Membership Dues Collected; $5.00 per household
(Only members in good standing are entitled to vote in HNA meetings.)


  1. Capital Metro Presentation
    Willie Cecil
    Proposed transit solutions for Austin’s central corridor presentation and opportunity for neighborhood questions and input: the Hancock hub; bus or rail; possible routes
  2. Announcement:
    APD District Representative for Hancock
  3. Voting Item—Election of HNA Officers:
    • Secretary: open
    • Treasurer: Bruce Fairchild
    • Vice President: David Yeager
    • President: Carolyn Palaima
  4. Reports and Announcements by HNA committees
  5. Adjourn

Updated: Agenda for the November 20 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

Hancock Neighborhood Association Meeting
Wednesday, November 20th
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Hancock Recreation Center

(Updated Monday, November 18)

  1. Mueller Local Business Committee Presentation
    David Neider
  2. Resolution on Ariel Advertising
    Mary Sanger
    Motion: The Hancock Neighborhood Association implores the City Council to ask the FAA to stop aerial advertising over the Central Austin neighborhoods. Low flying planes circling these neighborhoods for four to
    six hours on weekend day pose a safety risk to residents. In addition, the constant and loud noise from these planes scare our children, is an intrusion into our daily lives, prevents us from enjoying the day,
    and a form of harassment.
  3. Netiquette for Yahoo Group
    David Yeager
  4. Update on Hancock Golf Course Public Engagement Action Plan
    Carolyn Palaima
  5. Newsletter Committee Volunteer Status
    Kathleen Strong
  6. Nominations for January Election of HNA Officers
  7. Announcements:
    Welcome to the Neighborhood Flier
  8. Reports and Announcements by HNA committees
  9. Adjourn

Agenda for the September 18th Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

Hancock Neighborhood Association Meeting
Wednesday, September 18th
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Hancock Recreation Center


  1. Hyde Park Plaza Project Presentation and Discussion
    Bick Brown
    Commercial use of the property
  2. Hyde Park Market, 45th and Duval Presentation
    Tony Hooman
    Vote on Support: Zoning change to have beer taps in the store to allow customers to purchase growlers for home consumption, and onsite small beer garden
  3. HNA Parks and Green Spaces Committee
    Vote on Approval: Resolution to Council Concerning Hancock Golf Course
    • Hancock Trail Pedestrian Bridges Cost
    • Mitigation from staging at 38th & Red River triangle
  4. Committee Activations:
    • Historic Preservation Committee
    • Neighborhood Outreach Committee
    • Special Committee to Redraft Bylaws
  5. Reports and Announcements by HNA committees
  6. Adjourn

Fall Hancock Native Plant Swap - September 28th at dawn

Hello.  This weekend Mother's Cafe & Garden confirmed that we can have the Fall Hancock Native Plant Swap in their parking lot.

The swap will be from from dawn to 9:30am.

Bring native plants (please mark them with name and any helpful information).
Take home the same number of other people's plants.

This is the fourth swap and people from all over Austin are turning out.  
There is great participation from Central and North Central neighborhoods.
We also always find one or more new gardeners who we are able to set up with native plants.

If you have some native plants that are doing very well in your yard and reproducing everywhere, we need those plants at the swap. 
Please bring as many as you possibly can.  We can come help you get them into pots!


  • Be a Donor:  Contact me if you want to help the cause for native plants but have something else to do the day of the swap.  We can come to your house with all the supplies and very carefully pot up the
    plants you want to share with others.
  • Be a Digger: Volunteer to be available to dig up donor plants in your neighborhood.
  • Be a Promoter: Distribute flyers in your neighborhood to gardens that have lovely plants you'd like to see in other yards (flyers provided).

Get your baby natives ready!  

The swap is most successful when a lot of people participate, please tell your friends, family, acquaintances, and strangers about it!

Thank you!

Carleen Edgar
NWF Habitat Steward
Hanock resident

Agenda for the July 17th Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

Hancock Neighborhood Association Meeting
Wednesday, July 17th
7:00 pm – 8:30pm
Hancock Recreation Center


  1. Hyde Park Market, 45th and Duval
    Tony Hooman, owner
    Request for Support: Zoning variance to have beer taps in the store to allow customers to purchase growlers for home consumption.
    Additional Item: Possibility of small beer garden.
  2. Residential Permit Parking for Park Blvd, between Duval and Barrow
    Laura McAfee, presenter
  3. Hancock Trail Update and Approval of Expenditure:
    Next segment, bridge, and maintenance.
    Expenditure: To furnish and install a 2 rail fence system along the drop off on the 38th Street or south side of the trail around Hancock Golf Course.
  4. Approval of Resolution to Increase PARD funding:
    Vote to approve resolution to increase Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) budget to be submitted to the Mayor and Council as part of the Great Austin Parks coalition.
  5. CANPAC Vacancy:
    Nominations and vote to fill HNA CANPAC position vacated by Mike Hirsch.
  6. Updates:
    • Harris Avenue Duplexes
    • Rental Registration Resolution
    • HNA Bylaws
  7. Reports and Announcements by HNA committees
  8. Adjourn

4th of July Neighborhood Parade and Picnic!!

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On Thursday, July 4th at 10:00 am, the third annual 4th of July Parade and Picnic will be presented by the Hancock Neighborhood Association. Please join us for a fun-filled morning with Cupcake the Clown, Austin Fire Dept's Engine 3, and the Austin Police Department!!

In an effort to keep the cost down, each year we ask for help pulling the event together. If you plan to attend, please consider lending a hand to help make this a fun event for all of our families.

WISH LIST: (AKA: please bring them if you can!!)

* Folding Tables
* Trash Cans,
* Watermelon (already sliced even better!)
* Desserts like apple pie or cookies

We will also need volunteers to help set up, break down or prepare in the days before. Your help would be greatly appreciated. If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, please contact Melissa Linden at mkalinden (at)

All families and pets are invited to participate in the parade or to cheer on the participants along the route. The parade route will begin at the Lee Elementary School parking lot on Harris Avenue and travel west on Harris Avenue, north on Woodrow Street, west on Texas Avenue, south on Montrose, and then follow Harris Avenue back to Lee Elementary. At the school we will enjoy watermelon, lemonade, cold water, entertainment for the kids and more! Cupcake the Clown is confirmed to Face Paint and we have adjusted the time to 10AM in the hopes of having the #3 Fire Truck lead us out!!

Please dress up your pets, children, wagons, and bikes, bring a picnic and and join your neighbors in celebrating this festive occasion. We are planning to gather at 10, and parade at 10:30. Hope to see you then!

Happy 4th of July!!

Huffstickler Green Dedication on Saturday, May 4 at 10:30 am

The Hyde Park, Hancock, and North University Neighborhood Associations would like to invite you to attend the dedication of Huffstickler Green, honoring Albert Huffstickler (1929-2002).

The dedication will be held Saturday, May 4th at 10:30 am at the Green located on the northeast corner of 38th Street and Duval Street.

We will gather in gratitude for the new space created by the efforts of so many people and to honor Albert Huffstickler and his legacy of poetry. The Neighborhood Associations will note those who helped make this happen. Friends and fellow poets will share their memories and the poetry of our beloved Hyde Park poet.

Hope to see you there!

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