Community news: Meeting on Wednesday for Metz-Sanchez-Zavala project


The city of Austin will host a career expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Palmer Events Center.

Wimberley to host a meeting Wednesday to kick off the Central Wimberley Wastewater Project Collection System.



Metz-Sanchez-Zavala meeting set

The Austin school district will host a public meeting on the Metz-Sanchez-Zavala Modernization Project from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Martin Middle School, 1601 Haskell St.

The project, focused on East Austin campuses and part of the district’s 2017 bond, will construct a single, modernized elementary school at the Metz, Sanchez or Zavala campus site.

Families will have an opportunity to participate in a gallery walk to learn more about the project and the district’s 2017 bond. Experts will be available to answer questions, and participants can sign up for public comment, which will occur toward the end of the meeting.

Dinner, child care and Spanish interpretation will be provided.

— American-Statesman staff


Career expo Wednesday

The city of Austin will host a career expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road.

This year’s theme, “Ignite a Network of Possibilities,” is intended to help the event build a stronger community by providing opportunities for Austin-area residents to find jobs.

Participants will have opportunities to meet face-to-face with company representatives from public agencies, as well as private employers, and temporary staffing agencies. Attendees are encouraged to bring copies of their résumé.

There are 88 employers registered to attend the event, including private employers, state agencies, higher education, technical schools, temporary agencies, smaller businesses with skilled labor and customer service job openings and city of Austin departments.

Preregistration for attendees and a complete list of employers is available at

— American-Statesman staff


HUB Vendor Fair on Wednesday

The sixth annual Historically Underutilized Businesses Vendor Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus, Commons Learning Center, 10100 Burnet Road.

Various state agencies and universities will be available to women, service-disabled veterans and minority-owned businesses so they may learn about state business needs and networking with state government purchasers.

HUB vendors will have an opportunity to better understand the purchasing requirements of state agencies, advantages of HUB certification and resources in building relationships.

Educational workshops will include “Communicating with Your Client,” “Construction and University Panels” and “Environmental Quality” hosted by various agency personnel.

Admission and parking are free for participants who register by emailing

— American-Statesman staff



Fireworks fundraiser Friday

The American Legion Graham D. Luhn Post 39 will host a fundraiser from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Texas Beer Company, 201 N. Main St., to raise funds for the Fourth of July fireworks show.

The American Legion was selected to be the sponsor for the Taylor Fourth of July celebration.

Donations can also be made directly at

— American-Statesman staff



Flood mitigation meeting set

City of San Marcos engineers will host a public meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins St., to gather comments on proposed infrastructure projects that are being considered for flood mitigation on the Blanco River.

The city received federal disaster recovery funds for the Blanco Riverine Flood Mitigation project. Previous studies have identified several options to prevent flooding from the Blanco River when it overtops its banks.

City engineers will give a brief presentation with the opportunity for attendees to visit with consultants and staff to give comments, ask questions and express concerns. Maps of the Blanco River area will be available for participants to identify specific locations of interest or concern.

— American-Statesman staff


Meeting on wastewater project

The city of Wimberley will host a public information meeting to kick off the Central Wimberley Wastewater Project Collection System at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Wimberley Community Center, 14068 Ranch Road 12.

The purpose of the meeting is to review the collection system part of wastewater project and the projected timeline for construction. This meeting will be an information session; questions can be submitted in writing during the program and city administrator Shawn Cox will provide answers after the meeting.

The groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the beginning of the project will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Cypress Creek Nature Trail Park on Old Kyle Road.

— American-Statesman staff

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