2015 Spring Hancock Native Plant Swap

Mother's Cafe & Garden just confirmed that we can have the Spring Plant Swap on April 18th, 7:30-9:30am.

The wet weather should make digging up baby plants easy next week!

If you've never been, here's how it works:

  • pot up and label some transplants, cuttings, or bring seeds
  • set them in the appropriate area: Sun, Shade, Part Sun/Shade, or Water
  • look around for plants that you would love to have
  • Take as many home as you brought

Many people just hang out the whole time talking about plants, helping others id mystery plants, and generally enjoying their coffee, free doughnut holes, and all things gardening.  Master Gardeners and NWF Habitat Stewards will also be there to assist with plant identification.

Our mission is to make all yards in our neighborhoods more beautiful and easier to maintain, while consuming less water...for free!  

The Hancock Native Plant Swap is now in its fourth year.
What do you think of the swap?  Is it a worthy cause?
If you think so, please come out with a plant or two to show your support.

Free doughnut holes, BYOC.   

Hope to see you there!  Please forward to people/groups that might be interested.

more info:  Hancock Native Plant Swap  "Like" us to get updates on plants that will be there.
No Fall swap this year, so don't miss this one!

Thank you to regular Hancock participants and a special thank you to Rosemary Vaughn, Hancock resident and Master Gardener, for always volunteering to assist.

Carleen Edgar
NWF Habitat Steward - Class of 2009
Hancock resident

Agenda for the March 2 HNA Zoning Committee Meeting

HNA Zoning Agenda

March 2, 2015

time: 6:45pm location: Hancock Rec Center basement


  • APPOINTMENT: new committee member-Hugh Bender
  • Consider zoning issues regarding 716 Harris: presenter - Mike Hebert
    discuss and identify any areas currently zoned GROUP HOME, CLASS I (GENERAL) : the use of a site for the provision of a family-based facility providing 24 hour care in a protected living arrangement for more than 6 but not more than 15 residents and not more than 3 supervisory personnel. This use includes foster homes, homes for the physically and mentally impaired, homes for the developmentally disabled, congregate living facilities for persons 60 years of age or older, maternity homes, emergency shelters for victims of crime, abuse, or neglect, and residential rehabilitation facilities for alcohol and chemical dependence
  • Neighborhood communication-Three minutes to address any zoning item not listed on the agenda
  • New Business-Future agenda items

Linda Guerrero

Agenda for the March 18 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

The next Hancock Neighborhood Association Meeting:
When: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Where: Hancock Recreation Center, entrance on East 41st


  1. Presentation by Jeff Jack on Code Next, the rewrite of Austin's Land Development Code. Jeff is an architect; a member of the Code Next Citizens Advisory Council; member of the Board of Adjustment; ad hoc member of Planning Commission
  2. Treasurer and Committee Reports
  3. General Discussion

There are no voting items for the meeting.
An invitation to attend our meeting and hear Jeff Jack's presentation has been sent to nearby neighborhood association members.

sent by Mary Sanger for Mark Harkrider

Waller Creek Clean-up Saturday, December 6, at 9:00 am

Waller Creek Clean-up

Saturday, December 6, at 9:00 am

Meet at 38th and Peck in the Hancock Golf Course


We will pick up trash along the creek banks.

An hour of your time would be a big help.


Hancock Neighborhood Association

Agenda for the November 19 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

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


  • Revision of HNA Bylaws
    Presenter: Mark Harkrider
  • I-35 Corridor Report
  • Nominations open for HNA officer positions and CANPAC representative
    President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Historian
  • Committee Reports and Announcements
  • Adjourn

HNA Special Meeting October 8th on Urban Rail

Hancock Neighborhood Association
Special Meeting on Urban Rail
Wednesday, October 8th
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Hancock Recreation Center

Proposed urban rail and potential impact on the Hancock neighborhood
Voting item:
HNA in favor or opposed to the proposed urban rail

The HNA Urban Rail Working Group made a report on findings to the HNA membership at the regular September 17 meeting. The HNA membership attending voted to hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday, October 8th to vote on a HNA position in favor or opposed to the proposed urban rail.

Report from the HNA Urban Rail Working Group with materials and links to information on the urban rail is on the Hancock Neighborhood Association at:

HNA Membership Dues = $5.00 per household and can be paid at the meeting. Only members in good standing are entitled to vote in HNA meetings.

Carolyn Palaima
HNA President

Agenda for the July 16 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

Hancock Neighborhood Association Meeting
Wednesday, July 16th
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Hancock Recreation Center


  • Major Developments in Our Area: Education and Transportation
    Presentations and Q&A
    • ACC at Highland Redevelopment Update
      By Brian Dolezal
    • TxDOT I-35 Corridor
      By TxDOT representatives
    • Project Connect (urban rail)
      By Willie Cecil, Cap Metro
  • Committee Reports and Announcements


Join Your Neighbors for the Annual 4th of July Parade and Picnic!

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Hancock Neighborhood Association will host its fourth annual 4th of July Parade and Picnic at 9:30 am on Friday, July 4th.

Please join us for a fun-filled morning with a family parade, fire truck and picnic!!

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! 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 9, and parade at 9:30. Hope to see you then!

Agenda for the June 11 Special Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

Hancock Neighborhood Association Special Meeting
Perry Estate Tract 3 Zoning Change Request
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
7:00pm at the Hancock Recreation Center

Agenda: HNA vote on support of the plan amendment and zoning change requests

Applications for a plan amendment and zoning change have been filed for the western portion of the Perry Estate property located at 710 East 41st Street. A City of Austin Public Engagement Meeting was held on May 21st followed by the HNA regular meeting. A quorum of the HNA was not in attendance to vote on support of the requested changes. An HNA Special Meeting is being held to vote in advance of the June 16th CANPAC meeting. Representatives from the Perry Estate will be in attendance to answer questions for those who did not attend the Public Engagement Meeting.

Zoning Change Request:
City of Austin reference:
NPA CASE NUMBER:  NPA-2014-0019.01

For more information on this case you can go to the city’s website at
The applicant has requested a change in the future land use map (FLUM) from CIVIC to HIGHER DENSITY SINGLE FAMILY.
The applicant has requested a change in zoning from SF-3-CO-NP (Family Residence—Conditional Overlay—Neighborhood Plan) to SF-6-CO-NP (Townhouse & Condominium Residence—Conditional Overlay—Neighborhood Plan) for single family residential, condominium residential and surface parking.

Note: The requests are consistent with the zoning designation in the Declaration of Restrictive Covenant on which HNA is the designee.


Agenda for the May 21 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

Hancock Neighborhood Association Meeting
Wednesday, May 21st
7:30pm – 9:00pm
Hancock Recreation Center

Please note time change to meeting start to allow for the Community Engagement meeting from 6:00 to 7:30pm at the Hancock Recreation Center.

The community engagement meeting will be led by the city to discuss the neighborhood plan amendment regarding Tract 3 of the Perry Estate

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


Linda Guerrero designated to chair meeting


  1. Speaker on Water Conservation COA staff Chris Charles
  2. Voting Item Related to Keasbey Street property: Request for support of variance to allow interior remodel
  3. Perry Estate for Discussion and possible action
  4. Announcements:
    • Call for officer nominations: VP stepped down
    • Secretary position unfilled
  5. Adjourn


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