Aarp chapter holds monthly meeting
AARP Austin Chapter No. 108 will hold its monthly meeting from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Thursday at the Senior Activity Center, 2874 Shoal Crest Avenue. Anyone 50 or older is welcome to attend, and AARP membership is not required.
For more information, call Dora Fowler at 929-0888 or email dafowler@mygrande. net.
The Simpson United Methodist Church is hosting a town hall meeting on reducing crime and violence in the Travis County/Austin area.
The event is scheduled from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Jan. 5 at 1709 E. 12th St. with the Travis County Sheriff’s Office/Travis County Services presenting the program.
For more information, email Mike Manor with the Travis County sheriff’s office at mike. firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the New Year holiday approaching, the City of Lakeway is reminding residents that fireworks are prohibited within the city limits. This includes sale, use display, or possession of fireworks unless approved by the City Council. To report the use of fireworks or for additional information, contact the Lakeway Police Department at 512-314-7590. inspected by a certified technician from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the station located at 3048 Steiner Ranch Blvd. in Austin. The inspections are provided by Texans in Motion at Scott and White Healthcare, which is funded in part by the Texas Department of Transportation.
Inspections are conducted by appointment only. Call 512336-3423 to make an appointment.
The Texas Department of Transportation is reminding Texans to catch a sober ride home as part of their New Year’s celebrations with its Holiday Person Appointed to Stay Sober campaign.
Last December, 2,462 alcohol-related traffic crashes occurred in Texas, resulting in 842 serious injuries and 78 fatalities, according to Department of Transportation data.
The Texas Hospitality Association is assisting TxDOT in spreading the message about having a “Holiday P.A.S.S.” by distributing sober driver “gift certificates” and other materials in some Texas stores where alcohol is sold.
For tips on planning for sober rides home, visit the Holiday P.A.S.S. Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ txdot. The page also has recipes for non-alcoholic drinks created by Rob Pate, owner of restaurants Péché and Cherry Street in Austin.
Waste Management is offering free tree recycling at the Austin Community Landfill until Jan. 12. The landfill located on U.S. 290 East is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is closed on Sundays.