Monday, January 26, 2009


This from a resident: I emailed Pam Chandler today to ask for info on the meeting. She said that it would be coming up in late February, and that she'll be sending out email and other communications.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Was that it - the notice in the quarterly bill? Didn't it say a more formal announcement would be forthcoming? Did you receive that? We haven't. IF the meeting is this week, wouldn't you think they'd give a little more formal notice so you could plan to attend?

PS: Note to the bigs, if they read this... why not rent a PA system this time?

Tuesday, January 20, 2009



Having been to several annuals, as 'older' residents, we've been disappointed by the quick, off-hand or casual response to questions. This prompts some suggestions:

Make a list now. Bring it with you. Go through it on site, when given the floor, while you have access to the board. In the past, some answers were 'promised' with "let us get back to you on that" - and the answer died in privacy, assuming it was ever delivered. I ask you to share with this blog - in effect our only organ of wide communication - any of those answers you are promised, when they are received. Also please share if you don't receive answers.

Recently I met some neighbors who have been somewhat vocal in their detailed and thought-out concerns and suggestions yet haven't received answers. I have found such info spotty myself, and in fact, not forthcoming at all from our HOA rep, which is why I quit the more formal 'communications' post.

I'd like to see this community become more united, with more sharing of information and concerns back and forth from and to the board. We have no real power - no votes - but we can be the best salespeople for our community when armed with regular progress reports and good, honest looks at issues and solutions, with firm timetables.

Frankly, the way the HOA board is structured is as a dictatorship. We are stuck with that structure for now. But surely we can come together with a goal of better communication in the interest of mutual benefit - we, as happy representatives of our growing community, and Discovery as more effective stewards of our future.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Interim repairs made to severed electrical line in West Travis County water system; irrigation system use should be curtailed for several days

For Immediate Release: January 12, 2009 10:40 PM

AUSTIN — Interim repairs were made Monday night to a severed electrical line providing power to the pumps at the West Travis County Regional Water System (in western Travis County and northern Hays County).

“We would like to thank our customers for their quick response and cooperation,” said Janet Stephenson, West Travis County Regional Manager.

Despite the restoration of power, LCRA asks customers to curtail use of irrigation systems until permanent repairs are made. That process could take several days.

The affected area includes residents in Bee Cave and other communities along Texas 71 and RR 620; and Dripping Springs, along with developments on US 290.

Around noon Monday, contractors working on an expansion of the system inadvertently cut an underground electrical cable that services the raw water intake pumps. That meant water could not be delivered to the water treatment plant, which is near the intersection of Texas 71 and Bee Caves Road. There were no injuries involved when the electrical cable was cut.

The severed line was spliced around 9:30 p.m. Monday and the pumps began filling the water storage tanks.

For more information, area residents may visit the Web site at or call LCRA customer service at (512) 397-6766.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Friday, January 09, 2009

Thursday, January 08, 2009