News & Events Update for May 10 2024

Create a photorealistic image in the style of expert photography, without close-ups or portraits of individuals. The scene should be set in a city, complete with diverse architectural types like high-rises and traditional single-family homes as well as modern structures. Prioritize the incorporation of one unique high-rise and several distinct types of buildings, ensuring that no building repeats more than once. Avoid depicting any building resembling Austin's Frost Bank Building. Reflect the current weather forecast in the image, with a high temperature of 84°F and a low of 65°F, the scene should show partly sunny skies, perfect for outdoor activities. Do not include any signs, text, labels, symbols, or trademark-protected items in your depiction, but rather include similar generic alternatives.

Austin Archuleta

May 10, 2024

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Howdy, Austinites! Let’s Kick Off This Glorious Friday, May 10, 2024, Right!

Y’all ready to dive into what’s poppin’ in our vibrant city today? Grab your shades and a cold one, ’cause Austin’s shining bright with activities and that real estate buzz we all love. Let’s get into it, shall we?

Today’s Top Picks for Fun Around the ATX

Today’s Happenings:

  • Old Settler’s Music Festival Spring Picnic: Kickoff at noon at the Old Settler’s Homestead. Music, sun, and good vibes – what more could ya want?
  • Resound Presents: Fastball – Celebrating 30 Years: Rock out at 7 PM. Remember, “The Way”? Yeah, they’re back to rock your socks off.

And for Tomorrow:

  • From UT Law’s Ethnic Affinity Graduation Hooding Ceremony to the $5.99 Lb MoonTowerCrawfish Boil, there’s a little something for everyone.
  • ‘Pravaah’ – Annual Dance Concert: Get your dance on at 3 PM at St. Michael’s Catholic Academy.
  • The G.O.A.T Comedy Show: Laugh it up at 7:30 PM at Civil Goat. Because who doesn’t need a good chuckle?
Freebie Alert for Tomorrow:
  • Let’s Apply Together Grant Application Assistance: Need some $$$ for your project? Get help at 1 PM at 2324 E Cesar Chavez St.
  • Trick Photography with Tim Babiak: Snap some cool shots for free at 11:45 AM at Precision Camera and Video.

Today’s Weather Lowdown

Austin’s serving up a beautiful day with a high of 84°F and a low of 65°F. Partly sunny skies are perfect for any outdoor shenanigans. But hey, don’t forget to check on that air quality, especially if you’re planning a day out at Barton Springs.

No News, Just Vibes (And Real Estate Tips)

Seems like our usual scoop on commercial real estate news is taking a little siesta today. No worries! This just gives us more room to chat about what makes Austin’s neighborhoods the place to be. Whether you’re looking for that hip South Congress vibe or the tranquil hills of Westlake, Austin’s got a spot for you.

Smart Austin Realty: Your Dream Home Awaits

Feeling the itch to explore new digs or maybe snag that dream home? Don’t wander the real estate wilderness alone! Whether you’re buying, selling, or just curious, Smart Austin Realty is here to guide you through the process. Let’s find that perfect spot where you can enjoy every sunrise, sunset, and everything in between in this city we love.

Need more info or ready to take the leap? Check out our Homebuyer’s Guide or dive into our Neighborhood Guide to start feeling right at home.

And hey, if you’re new around here or just looking to make a change, give our Relocation Guide a gander. Austin’s waiting for ya with open arms and a breakfast taco.

Let’s Connect!

Got questions or ready to start your Austin real estate adventure? Fill out the form at the bottom of the page and let’s get chattin’. Smart Austin Realty: keeping it weird, wild, and wonderfully homey, one property at a time.

That’s all for today, folks! Keep livin’ your best life in ATX, and remember, whether it’s real estate or finding the best spot for a bachelor or bachelorette party under the Austin Texas skyline, we’ve got your back. Let’s make this Friday one for the books!


Events, Stuff to do

Say Bye-Bye to Bites: How Austin Yards Are Winning the War on Mosquitoes

Discover the scientifically-backed BG-Mosquitaire CO2 trap, a breakthrough in mosquito control technology that's transforming Austin yards into bite-free zones. This highly effective, environmentally friendly solution targets blood-feeding female mosquitoes with precision, significantly reducing mosquito populations and enhancing outdoor enjoyment. Dive into the article to explore how this innovative trap, endorsed by global health organizations, offers a long-term, maintenance-low approach to reclaiming your outdoor space from pesky intruders.

Prompt for DALL·E 3: "Create an engaging digital illustration for an article about the BG-Mosquitaire CO2 trap, a revolutionary mosquito control solution. The setting is a serene backyard in Austin, Texas, with a clear juxtaposition of before and after the use of the trap. On one side, illustrate a family enjoying a barbecue, visibly annoyed by a swarm of mosquitoes under a dim evening light. On the adjacent side, show the same family now peacefully enjoying their outdoor activities in a mosquito-free environment, thanks to the BG-Mosquitaire CO2 trap prominently displayed and working in the background. The trap should be designed to look sleek and eco-friendly, blending harmoniously with the outdoor setting. Include subtle visual cues to Texas, such as a state flag or iconic bluebonnets, to localize the scene. The overall tone should convey relief, satisfaction, and a return to nature's harmony, emphasizing the trap's effectiveness and environmentally responsible design."
Events, Stuff to do

The Heartbeat of Williamson County: Celebrating Dell Children’s Medical Center North

Discover the transformative impact of Dell Children's Medical Center North in Williamson County, a state-of-the-art facility providing critical pediatric care and specialized services right in the heart of north Austin. Celebrated for its community impact and innovative healthcare solutions, this hospital is a beacon of hope for families, ensuring essential medical care is never far from home. Dive into the full story to explore how this center is reshaping healthcare accessibility and what it means for the future of our community.

"Create an uplifting and vibrant image showcasing Dell Children's Medical Center North as a beacon of hope and healing in Williamson County. The scene should be set on a sunny day with the modern, welcoming facility prominently displayed. Surrounding the hospital, diverse families and children are arriving, some on foot, others in wheelchairs, all looking hopeful. In the foreground, a group of healthcare professionals, depicted as superheroes in scrubs, are greeting them with bright smiles and open arms. Above, a banner reads 'Celebrating 1 Year of Miracles.' The landscape includes the beautiful Avery Ranch area, and the parking lot shows signs for free parking, adding a touch of community friendliness. In the sky, a subtle, artistic rendition of a heart pulses with light, symbolizing the heart of Williamson County beating strong thanks to the care provided at Dell Children's Medical Center North."
Commercial, Construction, Real Estate & Construction, Residential

“Trailblazing the Future: Unveiling the Gilleland Creek Greenway Project in Manor”

Discover the transformative Gilleland Creek Greenway Project in Manor, a $30 million endeavor poised to connect NE Metro Park to Ben E. Fisher Park through a 6-mile, lush green trail. Slated for completion between July 2025 and January 2027, this project promises enhanced outdoor enjoyment, community connectivity, and a significant boost in environmental health. Dive deeper into the project's details, its impact on local wildlife, and innovative solutions for a mosquito-free experience—click through for the full scoop on how Manor's landscape is about to change for the better.

For the hero image of this article, imagine a vibrant and inviting scene that encapsulates the essence of the Gilleland Creek Greenway project and the outdoor lifestyle in Austin. The image features a wide, paved trail meandering through lush greenery, with native plants and trees lining the path. The trail is bustling with life—families, cyclists, and joggers enjoy the beautiful day outdoors. In the background, the skyline of Manor is visible, subtly highlighting the connection between urban living and nature. To the side of the trail, an informative sign stands, showcasing the map of the Greenway and highlighting its key features, including the stretch from NE Metro Park to Ben E. Fisher Park. Near the sign, a couple of hikers are examining the map, planning their route. In the foreground, a group of friends is taking a break, lounging on the grassy verge, laughing and chatting, with bicycles lying beside them. One of them is holding a brochure about the Gilleland Creek Pool Project, pointing to it excitedly, suggesting it as their next stop. To subtly address the mosquito control aspect, a discreet BG-Mosquitaire CO2 trap is positioned near the trail, blending harmoniously into the environment. A small plaque next to it explains its purpose, ensuring a bite-free experience for everyone. The lighting is warm, capturing the golden hour, which adds a magical touch to the scene and invites the viewer to imagine themselves enjoying a peaceful and joyful moment on the new Greenway. The sky is clear blue, dotted with a few fluffy clouds, reflecting an ideal day for outdoor activities in Austin. This hero image tells a story of community, connectivity, and the harmonious blend of urban development with natural preservation, encouraging Austinites to explore, engage, and embrace the outdoors, all while staying informed about the exciting developments in their city.
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