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  • Friday, October 02, 2009

    Austin/Travis County, TX Focus

    Here are some biodiesel stations near Austin, TX. Biodiesel is less polluting and has a smaller carbon footprint than regular diesel, and is produced right here in the USA. Biodiesel can be used in almost any diesel engine. Up to B20 (a 20 percent blend) any diesel engine, whether car or 18 wheeler or whatever, can use it. Above B20 some older engines may have problems, but newer engines should be ok.

    DieselGreen Fuels: 5217 Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702, 512-247-3835. Offers B20 (good for any diesel engine) and B100 (OK for newer diesel engines). Open 9-5.

    El Sol Logistics: 1114 Regal Row, Austin, TX 78748, 512-563-8142. Offers B100 (OK for newer diesel engines). Open 9-5 M-F

    Oaxacan Tamaleo: 1634 Hwy 71, Cedar Creek, TX 78612, 512-289-9262. Offers B100 (OK for newer diesel engines). CLOSED MONDAYS

    Ecowise: 110 W. Elizabeth St. Austin, TX 78704, 512-326-4474. Offers B100 (OK for newer diesel engines). Open M-SU 10-7PM.


    EVENTS:

    This comes from the Travis County Democratic Party:

    Last Day to Register to Vote
    What: Last day to register for voting in the November 3rd election
    When: Monday, October 5, 2009


    Capital Area Asian American Democrats
    DATE: Tuesday, October 6, 2009
    TIME: 6:30pm Social 7:00pm Program begins
    LOCATION: First Chinese BBQ Restaurant, 10901 N Lamar
    The Capital Area Asian American Democrats

    Capital Area Progressive Democrats
    DATE: Tuesday, October 6, 2009
    TIME: 5:30pm
    LOCATION: AFL/CIO 1106 Lavaca
    Capital Area Progressive Democrats

    Capital City Young Democrats
    DATE: Wednesday, October 7, 2009
    TIME: 6:00 p.m.
    LOCATION: Carver Library, 1161 Angelina
    CONTACT: Ben Simnacher, 576-1679 or bsimnacher@gmail.com
    Our meetings are the the first Wednesday of every month.

    Capital Area Democratic Women Celebration of Champions
    DATE: Wednesday, October 7, 2009
    TIME: 6:00pm -8:00pm
    LOCATION: Mercury Hall, 615 Cardinal Lane
    INFO: CADW Honors Jane Hedepath, Becky Moeller and Crystal Viagran at the Celebrations of Champions Fundraiser.
    Sponsorships and Tickets are available. Pledges received prior to August 28th will be listed on the invitation. Contact cadw@cadw.com for Information

    South Austin Democrats Meeting
    DATE: Tuesday, October 13, 2009
    TIME: 5:30 PM
    LOCATION: Casa Garcia's Restaurant, 1000 S. Lamar
    CONTACT: Richard Arriola at 775-4154 or richard.arriola@sbcglobal.net
    You're invited to join the South Austin Democrats for their monthly meeting at Casa Garcia's Restaurant. 5:30 to eat and socialize, meeting begins at 6 PM.

    Lake Travis Democrats Meeting
    DATE: Tuesday, October 13, 2009
    TIME: 6:30 PM
    LOCATION: Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek Rd.
    CONTACT: Judy Donohue at 531-9804 or jdonohue@austin.rr.com
    You are invited to join the Lake Travis Democrats for their monthly meeting at the Lakeway Activity Center.

    http://laketravisdemocrats.org

    Black Austin Democrats
    DATE: Thursday, October 15, 2009
    TIME: 6:00 p.m.
    LOCATION: 1104 E 11th St, Victory Grill
    CONTACT: Natomi Austin at president@blackaustindemocrats.net
    Join the Black Austin Democrats at the Victory Grill for their monthly meeting

    Aids Walk Austin

    Chair Andy Brown would like to invite you to join him at the annual “AIDS Walk Austin” on Sunday, October 18th as we try to raise funds for prevention outreach and direct care for Central Texas citizens living with HIV or AIDS.

    Register to join the TCDP for the walk or donate to help our team raise funds for this great cause! There is no contribution requirement and please feel free to invite your friends and family to walk or donate to our team.

    Where: Austin City Hall Plaza
    301 W. Cesar Chavez Street (Between Guadalupe and Lavaca)
    Map: http://www.asaustin.org/site/PageNavigator/walk/walk_map
    When: Sunday, October 18
    Sign-In starts at 12:30 pm, and the opening ceremonies begin at 1:30 pm.
    Distance: The walk is almost 5k and should take under an hour to complete.

    Thank you for considering joining us for this worthy cause, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (512) 477-7500 or you can contact Laura Hernandez by e-mail at Laura@traviscountydemocrats.org.

    Monday, October 19: Early Voting Begins
    What: Early voting begins for the November 3rd election.


    Texans for Obama Meeting
    Event: Texans for Obama Meeting"
    Host: Texans for Obama
    Time: Tuesday, October 20, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Where: Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd
    2010 Texas Governor Democratic Candidate Tom Schieffer will be the featured speaker.

    Texas Environmental Democrats
    DATE: Tuesday, October 20, 2009
    TIME: 7:00pm
    LOCATION: Vinny's Italian Cafe, 1003 Barton Springs Rd

    Southwest Austin Democrats
    DATE:Wednesday, October 21, 2009
    TIME:6:30-8:30PM
    LOCATION:Will Hampton Public Library, 5125 Convict Hill
    CONTACT: email4swad@yahoo.com

    There has been a change in meeting day. All SWAD meetings will be on the third Wednesday of the month. Membership is open to all in Travis and Hays Counties.

    Central Austin Democrats
    DATE: Wednesday, October 21, 2009
    TIME: 6:15 PM
    LOCATION: New World Deli, 4101 Guadalupe #100
    CONTACT: Matt Curtis at 983-5347 or matt.curtis.austin@gmail.com

    Please join the Central Austin Democrats for their monthly meeting at New World Deli.

    Northeast Travis County Democrats
    TIME/DATE: October 27, 2009. 6:30pm Meet and Greet, 7:00pm Meeting starts
    PLACE: Travis County Community Center, 15822 Foothill Farms Loop, Pflugerville
    CONTACT: Dave Taylor at 844-1300 or mrdave9735@aol.com

    You are invited to join Northeast Travis County Democrats for their monthly meeting the last Tuesday of the month. The Community Center is located across FM 1825 from the Springhill Restaurant and behind the Lamb's Auto.

    October 27, 2009: Final Day to Apply for Ballot (by mail)
    What: Final day to apply for ballot by mail. (Received, not postmarked)
    For more information: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/index.shtml

    October 30, 2009: Final Day of Early Voting
    What: Final day of early voting.
    For more information: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/index.shtml

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