International Mirth Month


4th Annual
Neighborhood Garage Sale

April 13th

It is time again for the neighborhood-wide garage sale.  Saturday, April 13th, has been set as the date for the sale.  This means you have about three weeks to get organized and prepare if you are going to participate. Contact Jennifer Rizkalla, 358-1610, with questions.

Things will work the same as last year: COVNA will take care of print advertising and placing signs around the neighborhood to draw in shoppers. Each home that wants to participate is responsible for conducting its own garage sale. Feel free to team up with friends and neighbors. The idea is to leverage the selling power of the neighborhood, increase the number of garage sale shoppers, and sell more stuff.

Advertise your individual garage sale on craigslist and mention that there
will be numerous others in the neighborhood.
If everyone does this it should generate a lot of interest.

3/25/13 Waffle Day


It’s still not too late to join COVNA
and be included in the Membership Directory.
Click Here for a membership form.

It’s always a good time to show your support
for the Castlewood-Oak Valley
Neighborhood Association.


Jennifer Rizkalla
Ron Mattison
Mark Tilley
Hal Ferguson
Doug Tabony
Karen Mattison
Mark Tilley

President (358-1610)
Vice President (282-2174)
Secretary (280-2572)
Treasurer (282-0601)
Newsletter (280-4080)
ANC Delegate (282-2174)
Past President (280-2572)

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Neighborhood Picnic-date TBA
September 16th
November 18th
Holiday Party - December 16th

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Texas Memorial Museum

A natural science museum with exhibits and programs based on its renowned research collection of more than 5.7 million specimens. Museum exhibits focus on three areas: gems and minerals, Texas wildlife, and fossils and dinosaurs. A number of unique features include an on-site working paleontologist preparing fossil specimens and answering questions from visitors, live-animal exhibits, and the country's first museum exhibit of immersive 3-D images of fossils.

2400 Trinity, 471-1604,

Admission: Free

Mon - Thu: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Sat: 10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Sun: 1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Wood Duck Diarama

Harry Ransom Center

The Harry Ransom Center houses one of the world's finest cultural archives with more than 45 million items, including extensive collections of rare books, manuscripts, photography, film, art and the performing arts. The Ransom Center Galleries offer diverse exhibitions from the Center's holdings, as well as a permanent display in the lobby that features a Gutenberg Bible and the first photograph ever taken.

21st and Guadalupe Street, 471-8944,

Admission: Free

Tue, Wed, Fri: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thu: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sat - Sun: Noon - 5:00 p.m.

Gutenberg Bible, 1544

Model of Motorcar #9, Norman Bel Geddes, ~1932
LBJ Library and Museum

"It's all here: the story of our time with the bark off. This Library will show the facts, not just the joy and triumphs, but the sorrow and failures, too." This is how Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th President of the United States, wanted the records of his life and his presidency to be viewed by the public. The LBJ Library and Museum takes visitors back in time through six decades of American history with emphasis on the turbulent 1960s. Visitors can see LBJ's 1968 Lincoln limousine, walk into a replica of the Oval Office, and marvel at the life and accomplishments of Lady Bird Johnson in the First Lady's Gallery.

2313 Red River Street, 721-0200,

Admission: Free

Mon - Sun: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Replica of Oval Office, LBJ's Tenure

Interior, LBJ's Limo

O. Henry Museum

Famous for the short story, "The Gift of the Magi," O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) lived in this 1881 Victorian cottage. His experiences as journalist, draftsman, bank teller, and with the Texas Rangers are reflected in his short stories. Memorabilia from the author's life in Austin furnish this National Literary Landmark.

36th Annual O. Henry Museum World Championship Pun-Off - May 18th.

409 E. 5th Street, 472-1903,

Admission: Free

Wed - Sun: Noon - 5:00 p.m.


Jazz Me Blues, 4th Annual Pun Off, 1980 - I'm on left

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Mt. Fuji, Japan