Aarp chap­ter holds monthly meet­ing

Austin American-Statesman - - COMMUNITY NEWS - — Haleigh Svo­boda, amer­i­can-states­man Staff — Haleigh Svo­boda, amer­i­can-states­man Staff — Haleigh Svo­boda, amer­i­can-states­man Staff — Haleigh Svo­boda, amer­i­can-states­man Staff — Haleigh Svo­boda, amer­i­can-states­man Staff — Haleigh Svo­boda, amer­i­can-statesm

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.

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.face­ 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.

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