A new master plan for the Mexican-American Cultural Center and 4 other things Central Austinites should know this week, June 12-18

The Mexican American Cultural Center hosts a Day of the Dead celebration this weekend.

The Mexican American Cultural Center hosts a Day of the Dead celebration this weekend.

Here's what you need to know to start your week in Central Austin:

1. Community development plan being updated

The city of Austin's Neighborhood Housing and Community Development department is updating its annual action plan that outlines community needs, resources, and priorities and proposed activities. These community activities are funded through four U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) entitlement grants. Citizens can weigh in on the action plan until June 26 on the city's website and at two public hearings:

  • Tuesday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m. before the Community Development Commission meeting held at the Austin Energy Town Lake Center, 721 Barton Springs Road

  • Thursday, June 15 at 4 p.m. before the Austin City Council meeting at Austin City Hall, City Council Chambers, 301 W. Second St.


2. Hyde Park Bar & Grill offers scholarships

Hyde Park Bar & Grill is offering $1,000 scholarships to 2017 high school graduates who submit an essay answering one of the following questions: "What ‘authentic Austin’ experience have you had that has shaped you into the person you are today?” or “Austin comes of age: What will keep Austin authentic in the coming decade?” Entrants must be 2017 high school graduates and must be attending a college, university, trade school or technical school. Full details on the scholarship can be found here.

3. Rosewood Pool closed 

Rosewood Pool, located at North Pleasant Valley Road and Rosewood Avenue, will be closed until June 17 for unexpected maintenance. Paint from the bottom of the pool is causing the pool water to cloud, resulting in poor visibility for the lifeguards, according to a news release.

4. City launches new June music series

The City of Austin Economic Development Department has partnered with Visit Austin, the city's marketing entity, to present the Daybird Music Series. The concert series aims to promote and create live music experiences during earlier afternoon hours for visitors and locals, according to a news release. It will feature 38 performances from local musicians at five of Austin’s live music venues, including 3ten ACL Live, Speakeasy and Antones. All events are free and held from 1-5 p.m. every Saturday in June.

5. MACC seeks public feedback

The Mexican-American Cultural Center is updating its master plan and wants public input into how the MACC will look in the future. The first community meeting will be held this Saturday at the MACC, located at 600 Red River St., from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
By Marie Albiges
Marie Albiges was the editor for the San Marcos, Buda and Kyle edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She covered San Marcos City Council, San Marcos CISD and Hays County Commissioners Court. Marie previously reported for the Central Austin edition. Marie moved to Austin from Williamsburg, Va. in 2016 and was born in France. She has since moved on from Community Impact in May 2018.


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