Engage: News & Updates

“Reflections of Cultural Heritage: A Juneteenth Celebration Event Video (June 2016)

 In celebration of historical Texas history, the Austin Revitalization Authority hosted “Reflections of Cultural Heritage: a Juneteenth Celebration”. This event was an exhibition focusing on the artistic work of East Austin artists. Brian Joseph, aka “Bydeeman,” lent his expertise in curating to the art exhibition and successfully made the show a true reflection of Juneteenth Cultural Heritage.
Artists work will be on display through October 31, 2016 and all in the community are welcome to stop by the ARA offices to view the pieces.
Special thanks to all those who attended the festivities and we look forward to seeing more artists work in the upcoming November Art Exhibition.

Please click the image below to view the video from the artist showcase.

Background Pic for Artist Booklet 2

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Property Tax Town Hall Meeting Event Video (May 2016)

The Austin Revitalization Authority, in partnership with many local organizations hosted a town hall meeting to discuss property tax issues that affect the community. This event was moderated by Council Member Ora Houston and participants had the opportunity to take part in a question and answer session as well as receive one-on-one counseling with the Travis County Tax Office representatives.

Special thanks to Council Member Ora Houston, Travis County Tax Office, Austin Board of Realtors, Law Offices of Vivian Ross-Bennett, and the Travis County Appraisal District for their support.

Please click the image below to view the event video.

Main Pic

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Property Tax Town Hall Meeting Informational Video (May 2016)

The Austin Revitalization Authority hosted a town hall meeting to discuss property tax issues that affect the community. This event was moderated by Council Member Ora Houston and participants had the opportunity to take part in a question and answer session as well as receive one-on-one counseling with the Travis County Tax Office representatives.

Please click the image below to view the power point informational video.

 

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COA Career Fest (April 2016)

The ARA was proud to take part in attending the Austin youth Council Career Fest in April 2016. Over 1, 000 summer internships/jobs are available for Summer 2016. For more information on all that the ARA is doing in the community, please click the image below.

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ARA Open House and Artist Showcase (January 2016)

Artists from all over the East Austin joined the Austin Revitalization Authority in sharing their artistic works of art with the community. Please stop by the ARA offices at 1154 Lydia St., Suite 200, Austin, TX. 78702 from now through June 2016 to view all the artwork.
Please click the image below to view the video from the artist showcase.
ARA Artist Showcase & Open House
Artwork By: Marcellus Sapenter

Travis Country Negro Agricultural Extension Office Renovation ( Herman Schieffer House/East Room)

ARA has completed the process of rehabilitating the 1,400 square foot building, which is eligible for historic designation by the City of Austin and the National Register of Historic Places for use as executive-suite style office space.

Please click the image below to view more of the work we are doing.
Ribbon Cutting cermony for the Herman Schieffer House
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Herman Schieffer House

InTown Groundbreaking

The Austin Revitalization Authority took part in the Groundbreaking Ceremony for INTOWN Homes- a property that will assist in the housing needs of the community.

Please click the image below to view more of the work we are doing throughout the east Austin community.
InTown Groundbreaking Ceremony

Chief Michael McDonald Retirement Reception

 To view the video from this remarkable event, click the image below.

Michael McDonald Retirement Celebration

Marc of Distinction

Did you miss our Marc of Distinction event for City Manager Marc Ott? Click the picture to see the video from the event.

Marc of Distinction Event