I-35/Rundberg Anti-Crime Event - Aug 3rd

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Since: Jun 07

Austin, TX

#1 Jun 23, 2007
Hey y'all,

Just wanted to get out the word that North Creek/Georgian Acres Neighborhood Association (NCGANA) is asking everyone for help. You may or may not be familiar with Austin's eyesore -the crime ridden area at I-35 and Rundberg. For the past few years, APD and the community in this area have been engaged in a head on battle to try to clean up the drugs and prostitution in this area. Despite their heroic efforts, there is still a HUGE problem in this area and frankly, it is going to take many, many more resources to get this area cleaned up.

On August 3rd at 7pm, NCGANA is having a walk to bring attention to this area. APD will be present and has given this event their blessings. The walk will be about a 1.5 miles and they are asking for anyone who loves Austin and hates crime to please show up. If there is a big enough turn out, maybe the City and County will finally pull in the resources that are needed to get this area cleaned up.

Our neighborhood association, Gracywoods, has pledged to help. If you have questions, please post them here or send an email to info@gracywoods.org and we will get you in touch with NCGANA

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has – Margaret Mead

“missing daughter in the atx”

Since: Dec 06

austin

#2 Jun 23, 2007
Great idea, do a search on Roxanne Paltauf, she disappeared in that area also rapes and murders of other woman like Loretta Roberts,RIP
Directions and times

Austin, TX

#3 Jul 25, 2007
This event will be from 7pm till 10pm, Friday, August 3rd. Also, I am told APD will be serving food.

We'll meet next to the Conoco Station at 310 E Rundberg Ln Austin, TX 78753 (Rundberg Lane at North Creek, between IH 35 and N Lamar Blvd)

Please Note: Traffic patterns affected, I suggest you come up N Lamar or Georgian and park near Rundberg or park off Rundberg east of IH35

“missing daughter in the atx”

Since: Dec 06

austin

#4 Jul 26, 2007
Rain or shine?
Directions and times wrote:
This event will be from 7pm till 10pm, Friday, August 3rd. Also, I am told APD will be serving food.
We'll meet next to the Conoco Station at 310 E Rundberg Ln Austin, TX 78753 (Rundberg Lane at North Creek, between IH 35 and N Lamar Blvd)
Please Note: Traffic patterns affected, I suggest you come up N Lamar or Georgian and park near Rundberg or park off Rundberg east of IH35
Alan

Austin, TX

#5 Jul 27, 2007
Rain?? what makes you think it could ever rain in sunny Austin? Bring an umbrella :-)
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Memo from APD:

I’m sending this information, hoping not to miss anyone who may have an interest in the quality of life in what we call the North Central Area Command. The North Austin Coalition of Neighborhoods has worked tirelessly to promote and hold this event. The officers in our command will be providing security, traffic control, information booths, and food. This is the first time in my 26 years that a coalition of neighborhoods has conducted an outreach such as this. Rundberg lane and the criminals that work and live there do have an impact on every neighborhood in this community. I ask, if you’re able, to come by and participate in this walk. Parking will be at Barrington Elementary and Hollywood Video. Please contact any of the DRs or me if you have any questions about the location, route, map or have any other questions.

A Night without Crime on Rundberg

Proposal: the North Austin Coalition of Neighborhoods (NACN), which represents over 70,000 residents in our command, has requested that we support them in what they are calling a “Night without Crime on Rundberg”.

Problem statement: This coalition of the 8 largest and most active associations in our command, have recognized that Rundberg is the gateway into our community. Unfortunately, it is a source of violent crime, prostitution, and the drug trade. While police are very active in this area, making numerous arrests and networking with the community, Rundberg continues to be a dangerous place, highlighted by a recent homicide in a local convenience store.

Action Plan: The coalition wants to have a walk down Rundberg in the area between IH 35 and Lamar. They are pledging walkers from all of the associations, several churches, schools, and local businesses to demonstrate that residents will no longer tolerate crime and the devastating effect it is having on their quality of life. They want to support and encourage the Police and Code Enforcement in their attempts to combat crime and urban decay in the community.

· The event will occur on 8-3-07, between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

· There is a vacant lot near North Creek and Rundberg. Residents want to use this as a staging area for walkers, information booths, displays, barbeque and beverages. Residents have secured permission from the property owner.

· Residents have secured commitments from local businesses for donations to include food, beverages, and funding.

· The current estimate of participants is from 150 to 300 people. The coalition requests that the NCAC provide traffic and crowd support.

This community has suffered from the stifling affect of crime on and around Rundberg. Their outcry and willingness to hold such an event may be the very thing this neighborhood needs restore hope and order for years to come. I am recommending that our command embrace this proposal and support the residents in their request for assistance.
RJMurphy54

North Richland Hills, TX

#6 Aug 6, 2007
Unfortunately, I missed the march last Friday, but I would like to volunteer my help in any way. I live in this area and after the march, there was a homicide at apts. close by. Last night approx. 12:30 a.m. a person was seen casually siting in a neighbor's lawn chair on the side of their house smoking what appeared to be a crackpipe! Several houses are up for sale on my block and I recently tried to sell my house but given the negative attention of this neighborhood, it's no surprise my house did not sell.
My heart goes out to those families who have been victimized by the criminals in this area.
RundbergAddict

Austin, TX

#7 Jan 6, 2013
Does anybody want to know what living 4 nights on the streets of Rundberg and I-35 are like?
Karl

Cedar Creek, TX

#8 Jan 23, 2013
yes, I'm sure we'd still like to know how things are going in this area. What is your experience lately?

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