Whether you're buying into the American Dream or not, owning is better than renting. Don't be daunted by concepts of budgeting, insurance planning, or mortgage approvals; there's a free Community Credit and Home Ownership Fair, Sat, Jun 29, 10am - 3pm at Mendez Middle School, 5106 Village Square. 479-1500.
We promise more info on these folks later: The Wright Home is a new facility which was born of the generosity of St. George's Episcopal Church and the dutiful love of the HIV Wellness Center (HWC) which moved into the fully restored, 125-year-old farm house as a base of operations. The HWC offers holistic health therapies for folks with HIV, but, hush, we promised more on them later (see "About AIDS," p.83). In the meanwhile, enjoy their Open House, Sat, Jun 30, noon-3pm. 467-0088.
Helmet Laws Suck
A popular sentiment not just for the back of Hell's Angels jackets anymore! Don't give us any of that Gary-Busey grief. The man was not tooling around on a Schwinn Six. City Council mandated this goofy law and they can repeal it. What can you do? Citizens for Cycling Freedom has some wheely good ideas.302-0507, 467-9542, 320-0413 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blowed Up Real Good
Hey, we know we risk sounding like your mother or the City Council on a helmet bender; but sorry, we just must say it. Now, don't go getting all Libertarian on us, we know it's your god-given right to blow sh*t up, just like the natural-born juvenile delinquents that you are.
But we are in the middle of a Texas drought. Drought = Brush. Fireworks = Fire. Drought + Fireworks = Brushfires. Simple! Plus, the possession or use of fireworks in Austin could result in a $205 fine (How do they determine these wacky, random noodle slaps, anyway?).
Emergency operations must remain fully staffed, so the Austin Fire Department asks that you do not call 911 to report fireworks use. Use the special, sizzling hotline below, instead. Happy Fourth of July. 474-2211