7:00 p.m. Monday, December 17th
Southwest Church of Christ
Fellowship Hall
8900 Manchaca Rd. (Rear Entrance)

The December meeting is traditionally our Annual Holiday Party. We invite everyone to come and join us for food and fellowship plus a little business. COVNA will provide the food and beverages, we just ask you to bring lots of Holiday Cheer. Potluck dishes and homemade desserts are always welcome. I know we have a lot of good cooks in the neighborhood.

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It is time to show your support for the Castlewood—Oak Valley Neighborhood Association. Click here for a printable membership form. According to the by-laws, dues shall be payable at or before the second meeting of each calendar year.


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Dominic Chavez
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It's that time of year again—time to join your neighbors and friends and share the joy of the holiday season. Our annual party is scheduled for Monday, December 17th at 7:00 p.m. The Southwest Church of Christ will graciously host us in their cafeteria. The association will provide finger foods, deserts, and beverages. Additional holiday treats are always welcome, but it is your attendance that is most desired.

If you are willing to help set up and decorate for the evening, please call Dominic Chavez at 512-695-5457. And as always, we will have a short business meeting, to include electing COVNA officers for 2008. According to COVNA’s By-Laws we need to elect a President, Secretary, and Newsletter Editor, to take office in January 2008. Doug Tabony said that he would continue as our Newsletter Editor. Please come ready to nominate a candidate, or better yet, volunteer for either position.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our holiday affair.


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Attendees of the October meeting concerning improvements to Westgate Blvd and Davis Ln voted on the various options presented by the city. The percentages that the options garnered are listed below. Those with percentages below 5% are not listed. Please visit or refer to last month’s newsletter ( for all the options. The city website also lists all the comments from those attending the meeting.

16% - Option 1 -West Gate Blvd. – Cohoba Dr. to Cameron Loop (4-lane)
Current Recommendation: Construction of a 4-lane divided rdwy w/ bicycle lanes, sidewalk. Constructs the entire missing link between Cohoba and Cameron Loop. Adjacent to Cowan Elementary School; 200-300 feet from future curb.

7% - Options 5 -West Gate Blvd. – Davis Ln. to Cameron Loop
Change scope of the project to only construct this portion of West Gate now (and nothing south of Davis until later) as a 4-lane.

11% - Option 7 -Davis Ln. – Zeke Bend to 275’west of West Gate
If some, but not all, of Davis between Brodie and Manchaca is constructed, left turn lanes should be included at West Gate. Would include bicycle lanes, sidewalk. This could be a stand-alone option, or it could combine with either of the following two options.

29% - Options 8 -Davis Ln. – Brodie Ln. to 275’west of West Gate Blvd.
Construct all or part of this section as a 2-lane w/ center turn lane.

11% - Options 10 -Davis Ln. – Leo St. to Manchaca Rd.
Construct all or part of this section as a 2-lane w/ center turn.

14% - None of the above. Either “do not build” or an alternative not presented.



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The Texas Police Chiefs Association (TPCA) has partnered with a company that will provide a Web site where members of the general public can register an inventory of their valuable property, report property that has been stolen or check whether an item they are attempting to buy has been reported as stolen., a subsidiary of MyThings Inc., is collaborating with the TPCA, the Texas Department of Public Safety and more than 500 local Texas police departments and sheriff’s offices to make Texas stolen property files freely available to the general public at Already partnered with more than half the police forces in the United Kingdom and a number of international law enforcement organizations, Trace’s Texas project is its first law enforcement partnership in the United States.

The Trace online database includes all identifiable property reported stolen to the FBI by hundreds of Texas police agencies. Texans can access the Trace database, free of charge, to: research items before purchasing them to determine whether or not they are stolen, report recently stolen property to law enforcement, and create a secure, anonymous inventory of their valuable property that could aid in recovering the property if it is ever stolen.

Trace offers Texans a new method to fight theft-related crime,” said Chief Melvin Martin of the Abilene Police Department and president of the Texas Police Chiefs Association. “Having a single database of stolen items that all Texans – from recent crime victims, to eBay customers, to antique dealers and pawnbrokers – can access will help us identify and return stolen property. The holiday shopping season is beginning. Robberies and crimes often increase at that time. We are asking the public to help us fight crime by visiting

Founded and based in Europe, Trace chose Texas for its initial U.S. launch because of the state’s large number of property crimes and strong tradition of law enforcement.
We are honored to partner with Texas law enforcement,” said Ken Bouche, vice president of Trace. “There were nearly 1 million property crimes in Texas last year. was created to reclaim stolen property, and Trace is committed to helping Texans enjoy and take care of their belongings and get them back when they are stolen, as well as to prevent future criminal activity.”

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