Todd Ross Nienkerk

Speed traps for July 30-August 3

Speed traps (“traffic enforcement locations”) in Austin, Texas, for the week of July 30–August 3, 2007.

Hey, you skateboarding punks! Earn $5,000 for turning in your hooligan pal

Wells Fargo is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the apparent skateboarder who robbed the banking center at 5900 Airport Boulevard on Tuesday, July 10, at 1:41pm.

From the July 20 APD press release:

Speed traps for July 23-27

Speed traps (“traffic enforcement locations”) in Austin, Texas, for the week of July 23–27, 2007.

Speed traps for July 16-20

Speed traps (“traffic enforcement locations”) in Austin, Texas, for the week of July 16–20, 2007.

Just what the world needs…

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photo / CandyDirect.com 

Muddy Bears!

From CandyDirect.com:

Chocolate gummy bears! Gummy bears smothered in rich chocolate! They come in a cool theater size box. These wonderful chocolate gummy treats are great for kids.

Teach your kids to eat mud! Only $30.75 for 30 boxes!

Ghostland Observatory and the Decemberists play Austin City Limits this Tuesday

You can pick up tickets to see Aaron Behrens and Thomas Turner of Ghostland Observatory and the Decemberists tomorrow (Monday) beginning at 5pm outside KLRU headquarters (26th and Guadalupe on the UT campus). Show up early — tickets are limited!

Speed traps for July 9-13

Speed traps (“traffic enforcement locations”) in Austin, Texas, for the week of July 9–13, 2007.

Hong Kong celebrates its ten-year handover anniversary with compelling spam

On July 1, 1997, the British officially transferred the rule of Hong Kong to China. Exactly 10 years later, I received this excellent piece of spam:

Hello my friend!

I am ready to kill myself and eat my dog, if medicine prices here (http://[LINKREMOVED].hk) are bad.

Look, the site and call me 1-800 if its wrong..

My dog and I are still alive :)

July’s most important holidays

Ah, July — truly a storied month! To illustrate, I’ve scanned my apartment complex’s helpful and not-at-all-preschoolish newsletter.

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We begin the month with the passing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (which also happens to be “Halfway point of 2007”):

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Two days later, we celebrate “Rent is Late Office Closed” Day, otherwise known as Independence Day. The clip art reminds us to bring a drum:

Speed traps for July 2-6

Speed traps (“traffic enforcement locations”) in Austin, Texas, for the week of July 2–6, 2007.

Speed traps for June 25-29

Speed traps (“traffic enforcement locations”) in Austin, Texas, for the week of June 25–29, 2007.

Texas events calendar: major and unique events and festivals for 2007

A web-friendly version of the Texas events and festivals calendar published each year by the Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism.

Free VIN etching: more dates added

As previously reported, the Austin Police Department will etch your vehicle identification number (VIN) on your windows for FREE through June and July. Apparently it’s a huge success, as the APD doubled the remaining dates. Here’s an updated list:

  • June 21 (NEW) Federal Building, 300 East 9th Street, 10am to 1pm

Speed traps for June 18-22

Speed traps (“traffic enforcement locations”) in Austin, Texas, for the week of June 18–22, 2007.

Speed traps for June 11-15

Speed traps (“traffic enforcement locations”) in Austin, Texas, for the week of June 11–15, 2007.

Speed traps for June 4-8

Speed traps (“traffic enforcement locations”) in Austin, Texas, for the week of June 4–8, 2007.

Austin Police to offer free VIN etching

The Austin Police Department will etch your vehicle identification number (VIN) on your windows for FREE at various locations around Austin through June and July. Here’s the schedule:

  • June 9th Target at 6405 South I-35, 10am to 1pm
  • June 23rd Target at 11220 FM 2222, 10am to 1pm

Speed traps for May 28 - June 1

Speed traps (“traffic enforcement locations”) in Austin, Texas, for the week of May 28–June 1, 2007.