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Old 04-21-2008, 01:39 PM
 
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Hey Everyone,

I wanted to find out if it's just me or is this realy happening? Is the graffiti problem getting worse in South Austin? I live off of Slaughter Lane and I see Graffiti all over the place!!! It's really starting to get to me and something needs to be done. I live in a new neighborhood and some one spray painted the really nice rock work in the front of my sub-division so I called the sales office and they didn't even how about it. I was very surprised to hear this!!! No one thought to call the sales office and report it? There needs to be a police report and someone needs to come and clean it up. The longer it stays the worse it's going to get.

What do ya'll think?

Anyone having the same problem?

Thanks for listening

T
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Old 04-21-2008, 03:42 PM
 
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Well, be happy you didn't live there 15-20 years ago, when there were nothing but bikers, hillbillies, hookers, trailer parks, gangs, and drunks in South Austin. A little tagging is far better than what it once was. Sounds like kids having fun, but it could be a gang problem too. It very well could be an hispanic gang member from some of the hairier areas in south austin, which isn't completely gentrified yet, and actually shouldn't be, as a good mix of incomes makes areas more interesting and dynamic.
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Old 04-21-2008, 05:56 PM
 
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I kind like graffiti...sure, some of it is an eyesore, but some is incredible. I've seen some really nice art around the city since we've been here.

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I don't have any pictures from Austin, but can we really call this stuff ugly?


http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa317/UberPaint/grafitti.jpg (broken link)



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Old 04-21-2008, 06:04 PM
 
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Crime is on the rise in south austin. We lived off of 1626 near 35 and sold our last year after being robbed three times in 6 years. Had never been robbed before and I'm in my thirties. When the subprime market started moving into our neighborhood the yards went down hill, street racing, kids wandering at all hours. Good luck to you.
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Old 04-21-2008, 06:07 PM
 
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That is cool graffiti posted above!
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Old 04-21-2008, 06:11 PM
 
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That is cool graffiti posted above!
I'm partial to graffiti in general...but a lot of that was the work of Banksy in the UK. His art in amazing, you can check more out on his website or through photobucket and whatnot.
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Old 04-21-2008, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh--Home of the 6 time Super Bowl Champions!
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I'm partial to graffiti in general...but a lot of that was the work of Banksy in the UK. His art in amazing, you can check more out on his website or through photobucket and whatnot.
Thanks! I will.
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Old 04-21-2008, 07:33 PM
 
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Here's some city info on what to do when you spot graffiti:

City of Austin -

You should call 311 and report graffiti when you see it. It may be art to some, but when it's an unwanted "art" project on private property, it becomes a crime. Personally, I don't really have a big problem with it until it ends up on my fence or stop signs and the like. Art is one thing; tagging is another. Junk sprayed wherever is not art in my opinion.
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:24 PM
 
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Crime is on the rise in south austin. We lived off of 1626 near 35 and sold our last year after being robbed three times in 6 years. Had never been robbed before and I'm in my thirties. When the subprime market started moving into our neighborhood the yards went down hill, street racing, kids wandering at all hours. Good luck to you.
True, I've read about some bank robberies and such out there recently. That whole south area was bad up to the time they gentrified Travis Heights and SCONGRESS. It never was that great, even though lots of new developments have cropped up, along with rehabs. I think its simply that it's more in a transitional state than people have let on. AND, sure there are more robberies and break-ins now, because there are more people with more money in the area to steal from, along with more stores with more money to steal from.
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:39 PM
 
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When you say crime in south austin is on the rise, what area are you talking about? Right along I-35 like off William Cannon? Near Southpark Meadows? Or back up at Travis Heights? So Co? Or what?
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