PSNA General Meetings
Next Meeting November 7 - Guest speaker - to be announced
Aug 1, 2017- Topics: Ergon Plant on Old Highway 20 update, Update on Travis County 2017 Citizen Bond Advisory Report, Learn about planned development and new businesses coming to Manor, Updates on Manor ISD campuses
May 2, 2017 - Guest speaker is Christine Canul, Senior Program Director at Keep Texas Beautiful, a nonprofit organization whose ission is to educate and engage Texans to improve their local environment. She wants to create a "Keep Manor Beautiful" affiliate and discuss implementation of some of the free programs KTB has available. From her experience, successful affiliates are made up of business, civic and government entities.
Feb 7, 2017 Guest speaker wasBethany Hebbard of Community First! Village, a 27-acre master planned community that provides affordable, permanent housing and a supportive community for disabled and chronically homeless in Central Texass. It is a mission of the Austin non-profit Mobile Loaves and Fishes. It is located south of the Travis County Expo Center at 9301 Hogeye Road. The goal of the community is to lift up homeless people off the streets and provide them shelter and the opportunity to revitalize their lives. Housing options include 120 micro houses, 100 RVs and 20 canvas-sided cottages. The site includes a chapel, kitchen, chicken coop, garden, beehives, and a medical facility.
Nov 1, 2016 Stefanie Lane - Watershed Protection Dept - City of Austin Assessing Creeks of the Blackland Prairie.
Aug 2, 2016 Danny Burnett, representing Dwyer Realty gave us an update on the proposed Lagos subdivision that encompasses a large area that takes in FM 973 and Blake Manor Road.
May 4, 2016 Morgan Cotton - Travis County Public Works Director - road updates
Beverly Silas & Julie Hastings - Beverly Silas & Associates - Taylor Lane updates
Roy Knight - Manor ISD Superintendent - 2016 Bond election set for Sat. May 7
William "Pat" McCord - Republican nominee - Travis County Precinct One Commissioner
Election of PSNA Officers for 2016-2017 - we'll take nominations from the floor the night of the meeting
Feb 2, 2016 Dr. Malcolm Brown, "Lockwood Gardens". Development of extensive wildflower fields and multiple gardens on Lockwood Road.
Nov 2, 2015 Judge Bob Perkins, History of Menchaca (not Manchack!).
Aug 4, 2015 James Govea, Residential Project Manager for Texas Solar Power Company. He explained how home solar arrays can benefit us, their costs, local rebates and federal tax credits, and answered installation questions.
May 5, 2015 Have you ever heard of Fort Webber? Historical information will be presented by guest speaker Claud Bramblett - Professor Emeritus - UT Anthropology (and local Manor resident). Claud has done research on archives dating back to pre-Stephen F. Austin days.
Feb 3, 2015 The meeting was cancelled due to weather. Speaker rescheduled for May 5.
Dec 2, 2014 Christmas sing-along and holiday desserts. Bring an unwrapped gift to donate to the Brown Santa program sponsored by Travis Co Sheriff's Department. We will also have special animals on display - llamas owned by Sharon and Claud Bramblett and Truffle the miniature horse owned by Maura Phelan.
Aug 5, 2014 Terri Myers is a former teacher who founded Preservation Central, Inc. and who does research and assessments of sites for historic significance to aid in preservation, historical designation, and general documentation. She lives in Travis County and has recommended that Manor be designated a "historic district", which was the reason for Manor Historic Resources Survey.
May 6, 2014, Tara Wells, Lower Colorado River Authority; Lori Sellers and Sean Henry of Central Texas Specialty Growers; and Dan Arrigona, Executive Director of Finance for Manor ISD, PSNA Officer Election for 2014-15
Get the facts about the drought: People are talking about the drought, but do they have the facts? A presentation about the drought from Tara Wells of the Lower Colorado River Authority will cover:
Ms. Wells is interim manager of LCRA’s communications department. Her professional experience includes nine years in various employee communications roles and three years as the senior communications specialist assigned to interpret and clearly communicate sensitive, complex and technical information related to LCRA’s wholesale power business.
Get the lowdown on the new organic farm on Hog Eye Rd: Many members asked about the new-fangled farm in our neighborhood on Hog Eye Rd. Lori Sellers and Sean Henry of Central Texas Specialty Growers will tell us all about it and talk about “How to Grow Organics”.
Get answers to questions about the Manor ISD bond proposal: Dan Arrigona, Executive Director of Finance for Manor ISD will answer questions and explain how passage of the bond is not expected to increase the tax rate.
February 4, 2014, PSNA member Greg Pearson, President, and Steve Oleson, Vice President,
Texas Hawking Association, one of the largest hawking associations in North America.
November 5, 2013, Guest Speaker: Ryan Smith - Emergency Services District #12
August 6, 2013 Crowe's Nest Farm - Guest Speaker: Dick Peterson - "Rainwater Harvesting for Landscape Irrigation"
May 7, 2013 - Maura Phelan, Attorney at Law and long-time PSNA member discussed "How to Protect your Property Values". Two handouts were provided: Environmental Resources and Pollicing Resources.
Feb 5, 2013 - Speaker did not attend due to a family emergency.
Oct 2, 2012 - National Night Out. PSNA hosted a picnic at East Metro Park pavillion.
Aug 13, 2012 - Two staff members, representing Chief Ryan Smith of Travis Co. ESD#12 (Fire Dept), demonstrated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) procedures and automated external defibrillator (AED) function. These two methods can be used by good Samaritans to save lives. A question and answer period followed. A second speaker discussed the Manor toll road.
May 14, 2012 - Meet the candidates for Travis County Commissioner, Precinct 1. Each candidate will speak briefly, and there will be ample opportunity for questions to all of them.
Feb 13, 2012 - City of Manor's Mayor Jeff Turner and City Manager Steven Shanks will let us know about what's going on in Manor. Specifically they'll discuss the topics below, followed by a Q and A session:
- Growth plans (including commercial development and expansion of city limits)
For a summary of the meeting and videos go to The Blackland Reporter.
Nov 14, 2012 Crowe's Nest Farm - two speakers. See recap of the meeting on The Blackland Reporter.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - Celebrate National Night Out with PSNA at 6:00pm at East Metro Park
Monday, August 8, 2011 Crowes Nest Farm - Travis County Master Gardner Ed Parken, presented a program on rainwater harvesting then answered questions and answers.
Monday, May 9, 2011 Crowes Nest Farm - Several owners of local home based businesses unique to our neighborhood will speak for 10 min each. They will have tables set up with literature, pictures and/or samples for members to view prior to the meeting. Speakers will answer questions at their individual tables after the meeting has concluded.
Monday, February 14, 2011 Crowes Nest Farm - two speakers
Monday, November 8, 2010 Crowes Nest Farm - Austin-Bastrop River Corridor Partnership. 7:00 pm
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - PSNA hosts National Night Out. 6:00 pm
Saturday, September 11 : Man Eating Bugs!
Monday, August 9, 2010 - Emergency Preparedness
May 10, 2010 - Introduction to Bee Keeping; Election of New PSNA Officers
February 8, 2010 - Gardening Tips; Census Information
October 1, 2009 - Town Hall Meeting - Austin Energy Solar Plant to be built in PSNA area.
May 12, 2009 - Transportation
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