• President’sMessage by Holly Reed PreservingBlackHistoryinAustin February is Black History Month, and we are honored and privileged to have a nationally recognized Civil Rights Landmark in our West Austin Neighborhood Group area. The Lions Municipal Golf Course (MUNY) was the first public golf course in the southern United States to become integrated. And this was a […]

  • The West Austin Neighborhood Group supports the preservation of the entire 141 acres and all 18 holes of Lions Municipal Golf Course (MUNY) as a historic public golf course and open green space. We are working with the Muny Conservancy and Save Historic Muny District to preserve MUNY in perpetuity, for the citizens of Austin […]

  • The Forever Green Tournament was held on Sept. 15th at the historic Lions Municipal Golf Course. This beloved annual tournament benefits the Muny Conservancy and its mission to Save Muny for Good! The 4 person scramble with 8 AM and 1 PM shotgun starts was followed by a party with BBQ dinner and music at at […]

  • Travis County is conducting a survey for how to proceed in the sale or lease of its Palm School site. In various resolutions and planning documents over the past several years, the City of Austin has consistently expressed interest in coordinating with Travis County to preserve Palm School as a public space, particularly because of […]

  • THESE ARE THE GOOD OLD DAYS By: Cathy Kyle Austin is always best the day you move there. After that, it’s all downhill. Or at least, that’s the way it seems sometimes. You hear folks giving directions according to “where the Stallion used to be” or reminiscing about that great band they heard for the […]

  • TROWEL & ERROR! On April 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Mayfield Park will host Trowel & Error, the Spring event that annually attracts gardeners from all over Central Texas to hear experts give time-tested tips for beautiful gardens. Although lectures begin at 10:00, the event “opens” at 9:30 for those early birds who […]

  • Explore the Landscape Legacy of Austin on November 21-22 with a tour of Austin’s historic landscapes, including not only the historic Mayfield Park and Lion’s Municipal Golf Course in our neighborhood, but 25 other significant parks, open spaces, and historic landscapes.  Join The Cultural Landscape Foundation, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department, and local partners […]

  • Noel Bridges, a new Save Muny volunteer, has put together statements from the Mayoral Candidates and the District 10 Candidates about Lions Municipal Golf Course.  (She contacted all the campaigns and asked them to send statements re Saving Muny – and she got a very good response!!!)   Please check it out — http://www.savemuny.com/vote-to-save-muny-2014.html

  • Ed Wendler, “I’m a NIMBY and proud – how about rest of Austin?”

  • Dear Friends of Mount Bonnell, The the West Point Society of Central Texas is sponsoring our 11th major clean-up of one of Austin’s most cherished landmarks, the Mount Bonnell Fall Clean-up in conjunction with the Austin Parks Foundation and National Public Lands Day. Come out to “the top of Austin” and give your energies to […]