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The Bohls neighborhood is located north of Pecan Street and east of Old Hutto Road in Pflugerville. Just to the north of the neighborhood is Heritage Park, a city park.

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Are you well-versed in comment etiquette? (via WordPress.com News)

This is a Reblog.

Are you well-versed in comment etiquette? Which comment would you rather receive? "Great post! Check out my blog at someblog.wordpress.com." or "Well said! I know exactly what you mean about X, and I'm glad that I'm not the only one who thinks so. I would even say that A, B, C! Your candor is greatly appreciated." The second one, of course. Why? For one thing, it follows the etiquette guidelines below. But even more importantly, it was written with the intent to forge a relationship, not … Read More

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Solar Technology Incubator

A resolution stating that the City of Pflugerville supports the creation of a Solar Technology Incubator will be considered at a special Pflugerville City Council meeting at the Justice Center at 6:45 PM on Thursday, February 17, 2011.

The incubator will be located at the Pflugerville Solar Farm according to the resolution.

But here is recently expressed skepticism about the existence of some benefits claimed for the kind of green technology exemplified by the Pflugerville Solar Farm:

Green Smoke Screen: Supporters of ‘green energy’ like to say it will create more jobs. They’re wrong” by Bjørn Lomborg, Slate, February 13, 2011.

Nuclear energy possibility:

Nuclear power needs to be in Austin’s clean energy mix” by Juan Garza, Austin American- Statesman, February 14, 2011.

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FCC and the Internet, 12/20/2010

The FCC will be taking a vote tomorrow. See

The FCC’s Threat to Internet Freedom” by Robert M. McDowell, The Wall Street Journal, December 19, 2010.

More about this:

F.C.C. Is Set to Regulate Net Access” by Brian Stelter, The New York Times, December 20. 2010.

And:

FCC to Vote on Internet Regulation Plan Despite Economic Warnings” FoxNews.com, December 20, 2010.

Added later:

Hands off tomorrow’s Internet” by Meredeth Attwell Baker, The Washington Post, December 21, 2010.

FCC Internet Grab a Christmas Nightmare” by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Real Clear Politics, December 21, 2010.

FCC Posts Net Neutrality Rules” by Peter Pachal, PC, December 23, 2010.

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Transportation Bond Package

A 90 million dollar transportation and mobility bond proposition is coming up for a vote in Austin.

More information is available at “COST Recommends No Vote on Austin ‘Mobility’ Bond (Proposition 1)” in Jim Skaggs’ Transportation Comments, October 4, 2010.

Still more about the bond proposition is presented in “Coalition recommends ‘no’ vote on Prop. 1” by Steve Alberts, KVUE.com, October 5, 2010.

The Coalition is the Coalition on Sustainable Transportation (COST).

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Smart Growth is Not Green. Low Density Housing Better for Your Health and the Environment. (via Smart Growth USA)

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Smart Growth is Not Green.  Low Density Housing Better for Your Health and the Environment. (Under construction.)  Look at the photo above, and think about the neighborhood that you grew up in.  Large shade trees, a nice backyard for baseball, and a large vegetable garden with fruit trees.  Wild birds, raccoons, and perhaps even deer, hawks, and eagles.   Bicycle and pedestrian friendly streets, with low traffic and low air pollution; no worries about asthma attacks while cycling or jogging. Let's compare the places of our childhoods to … Read More

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Comprehensive Plan for Austin

A survey has been posted online for obtaining input for the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan.

A response to the four proposed scenarios found in the survey has been written in a column entitled “Hold that elevator: I want to imagine future Austin, too” by Ed Wendler, Jr., Austin American-Statesman, September 30, 2010.

More:

Comp Plan Combo Platter” by Nora Ankrum, The Austin Chronicle, October 1, 2010.

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Subsidies for Development

If Pflugerville will be considering subsidies to support more development, then perhaps the downsides of providing subsidies should be evaluated along with the benefits.

This video (O’Toole on WaterWalk) takes note of some downsides.

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