7:00 p.m. Monday, December 19th
Southwest Church of Christ
Fellowship Hall
8900 Manchaca Rd.
(Rear Entrance)


December brings our Annual Holiday Party. We invite everyone, whether members or not, 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.

Great news! Dean Heddin has thrown his hat in the ring for the office of President. Come thank him for his willingness to serve in this capacity.

12/27/32 - Radio City Music Hall opens

12/29/1845 - Texas became 28th US state



It is time to show your support for the Castlewood—Oak Valley Neighborhood Association. A membership form is on the inside of the hard copy newsletter. You can print a membership form by clicking here. According to the by-laws, dues shall be payable at or before the February meeting of each calendar year.

Mark Tilley
Jennifer Rizkalla
Dan Anderson
Hal Ferguson
Doug Tabony
Doug DuBois
Dominic Chavez
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Secretary (282-1932)
Treasurer (282-0601)
Newsletter (280-4080)
ANC Delegate (292-9323)
Past President (695-5457)

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Happy Holidays!

After a long, hot, and dry summer, winter has finally come to COVNA. It has been great to feel the cooler temperatures and finally get some much needed rain. And I love seeing the lights and decorations going up on houses.

At this time of year, I know everyone is busy preparing for the holidays. Amid all the holiday festivities, COVNA will be having its annual holiday gathering on Monday, December 19 at 7pm. This is a great opportunity to see old friends and meet new ones. Plus, we will be electing new officers. Please join us and feel free to bring a dish to share if you like.

If you can't make the COVNA party, there are lots of other ways for you to connect with your neighbors. Visit our web site at Join the COVNA e-mail list by contacting Doug Tabony (click for email link). And the newest way to connect with COVNA is to join your neighbors at, a social network website (like Facebook with no ads and no games) that is set up just for the households within the COVNA boundaries. To check it out, just go to

I hope you and your families enjoy a wonderful holiday season. And keep an ear to the ground for COVNA activities coming in the new year.

37th street Christmas lights
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Tim Timmerman would have been 86 on the 23rd of November. He was married to his wife, Donnie, for over 50 years and had 3 children and 3 granddaughters. He lived in this neighborhood for more than 30 years. He was born in New Braunfels, Texas. He went to A&M and served in the Air Force. He was stationed in Europe during WW II and was wounded in Germany. He received a purple heart, a bronze star and many other commendations. He was a wonderful and generous neighbor. He loved to garden and loved figs. He was always kind and cheerful to me and my daughter. We will miss him terribly.

Faith Wallick


Those who take the time and effort ten times a year to deliver the COVNA newsletter door-to-door deserve our thanks. If you catch one in the act, thank them personally. A tip of the hat to those who deliver.

Lita Rosario
Mandy Colbert
Nancy Thibert
Dixie Briggs
LaVonne Falconieri
Mira Hill
Susan Maynard
Jessica DeLeon
Marilyn James
Frank de la Teja
Gene Hoes
Jerry Breshers
Ron Miller
Claudia Anderson

A special thanks to James & Kris Starr for counting out and distributing the bundles to the walkers.

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Conserve water in the winter months and see savings all year long!

Austin Water calculates wastewater costs based on the amount of water used during three winter billing periods. This year and in the future the average will be based on your water use for all three months. This means the highest month of the wastewater average period will NOT be dropped from the calculation. Those three periods occur between mid-November and mid-March. Because less outside water is used during these months, it’s a good measure of the volume flowing through your wastewater system. You can lower your wastewater costs for the next year by conserving water use during these billing periods.

To find ways to save water visit our Water Conservation web site at:


Hello everyone. What a wonderful year the school has had thus far. It is because of such a great community effort the school has been able to accomplish so much in the first half. Over $30,000 was raised at the fall carnival and almost $5,000 was raised at the recent book fair. It is such a great thing to be a part of a community that cares. I know we live in a neighborhood where we are blessed with a lot of retired and stay-at-home resident and if you want to get out of the house, perhaps for a few hours a week, Cowan Elementary is always in need of volunteers. There are tons of things to help with from library assistance to making copies to even helping out in the dining room; how fun is that! If you would like to help out, all you have to do is apply to volunteer using the AISD application form. You can get to it on line at:

I always enjoy interacting with the kids, they are a hoot! I am sure the time you find to help out will be worthwhile!

Happy Volunteering!

Jessica DeLeon

Smoky Mountain National Park