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|Milwood Branch||12500 Amherst Dr.|
|Spicewood Springs Branch||8637 Spicewood Springs Rd.|
|North Village Branch||2139 West Anderson Ln.|
|Old Quarry Branch||7051 Village Center|
|Main Library||800 Guadalupe|
Balcones Woods is zoned for the following schools.
For school bus schedules call the Austin Independent School District Transportation Department at 414-1700.
|Davis Elementary (K - 5th )||5214 Duval Rd.||414-2580|
|Murchison Middle School (6th - 8th )||3700 North Hills||414-3254|
|Anderson High School (9th -12th )||8403 Mesa Dr||414-2538|
Balcones Woods is in the 228th precinct. Check the daily newspaper for the voting location.
Each resident must provide a mail box adjacent to the curb and free from obstruction for mail delivery. Nearby Post Offices are as follows:
|Balcones Branch Station 19000 Jollyville Road||800-275-8777|
|Bluebonnet Station W. Braker||800-275-8777|
|Northwest Station 2620 Anderson Ln.||800-275-8777|
Automobile And Bicycle Information
Texas Driver's License and Texas License Plates must be obtained within 30 days after moving to Texas (military excluded). Automobiles must be inspected once a year, and bicycles must also be registered.
|Driver's License Bureau:||6121 North Lamar Blvd.|
|License Plates:||County Court House, 10th & Guadalupe|
|Auto Inspections:||Many businesses close to Balcones Woods|
|Bicycle Registration:||Any fire station or bicycle shop|
|Nearest fire station:||Next to Davis Elementary.|
|License Plate Renewals:||Can be made at some banks, S&L's, H.E.B.'s, Wards or Sears.|
Garbage, Recycling & Yard Waste Pick-Up
Balcones Woods is scheduled for regular garbage, recycling, and yard waste pick-up at the curb on Wednesdays. The City of Austin provides each household with one official garbage cart. The city works on a "Pay as you throw" policy. If you have excess garbage that will not fit in your official cart, you can purchase stickers for any extra black bags you set at the curb. The cost of these stickers is $2.00 each. Stickers may be purchased at local grocery stores.
Garbage - Please do not place garbage carts at the curb before the pick-up day. Neither should they be allowed to sit at the curb after trash pick-up. Trash cans are not allowed to be stored where visible from the street. Twice a year, the city picks up bulk trash items. You will be notified of these times. Trash pick-up is a service for which you are billed monthly by the City of Austin on your utility bill.
Recycling - The city's curb-side recycling program picks up paper (newspaper, magazines, junk mail, computer paper etc.), metals (aluminum cans, steel, tin, etc.), glass, corrugated cardboard ( flattened), and plastic bottles (with #1 or #2 on the bottom), for recycling. Just leave these items at your curb, every other Wednesday, in the blue official recycling cart provided by the city. All are heartily encouraged to participate.
Yard Waste - The city will pick up yard waste on Wednesdays. You may place your yard waste in special brown paper bags sold at most grocery stores and hardware shops. You may also use plastic garbage cans (not the city issued cart) to put yard waste in, but they must not contain anything other than yard waste. Yard waste may not be placed in plastic bags.
|Apothecary 12 Oaks Pharmacy 11645 Angus Rd||345-1444|
|H.E.B. Superstore 10710 Research Blvd||794-8227|
|Randall's 10900 Research||338-2241|
|24 Hour Walgreens 11724 Research Blvd||250-2070|
Nearby Grocery Stores
|Albertson's 8716 Research Blvd||458-9233|
|H.E.B. 10710 Research Blvd.||794-8221|
|H.E.B. 12407 N. Mopac||339-1181|
|Whole Foods Market 9607 Research Blvd||345-5003|
|Randalls 10900 Research Blvd.||338-4250|