Barking dogs and the smell of decaying chicken parts led to complaints in two neighborhoods late last year that were featured in Statesman Watch. Several months later, there has been some progress in both places, though not enough to totally satisfy the neighbors.
In North Austin, neighbors Olga Campos Benz and Cathy Deslauriers went to court-ordered mediation after Benz filed a complaint about noisy dogs last fall in Austin Municipal Court.
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Residents of two Austin neighborhoods report some progress in resolving their disputes.