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Leafing through the tree ordinance

Leafing through the tree ordinance

For several months West Lake Hills City Council members Linda Anthony and David Moore have been meeting as a subcommittee to discuss potential changes to the West Lake Hills tree ordinance, which governs the removal of vegetation within the city.

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Developer pitches senior living project to Lakeway City Council

A developer is wanting Lakeway City Council to consider amending the city's municipal code to allow a senior living project on an 8-acre tract of land located off RR 620. more »

Nov 18, 2014 5:07 PM Lake Travis | Westlake

A 1968 city of Austin rendering of a proposed golf course on Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park land serves as one visual aid during a Nov. 17 open house that allowed the public to provide input about a proposed East Austin golf course. Kevin Gomillion, golf division manager for the city's Parks and Recreation Department, speaks with members of the public nearby the exhibit.

Joe Lanane

Pro golf course proposal seeks final council approval Nov. 20

Developers of a proposed pro-quality golf course facility and city of Austin park officials were on hand Nov. 17 to answer questions about the East Austin project, which could gain final City Council approval Nov. 20. more »

Nov 18, 2014 11:10 AM Central Austin

ACC bans e-cigs effective Jan. 5

The Austin Community College District board of trustees voted Nov. 17 to ban the use of electronic cigarettes on all ACC properties. more »

Nov 19, 2014 1:21 PM Central Austin

Low-density properties planned for annexation

Two Travis County cities—Austin and Bee Cave—are about to stretch their city limits a bit further to manage growth and add dollars to their tax bases. more »

Nov 12, 2014 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

Opposition increases against proposed RR 620 toll road in western TravCo

Tension is mounting between some residents and Lakeway city officials in western Travis County over a proposal to build a toll road as an alternative transportation route along the area’s congested main roadway—RR 620. more »

Nov 12, 2014 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

Bee Cave City Council to focus on connectivity

When Bee Cave homeowner Terri Mitchell wants to go for a bike ride, she said she is forced to load her bicycle in her car and drive to a traffic-free zone. more »

Nov 12, 2014 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

The Backyard, Terrace revised to meet city standards

Almost a year after presenting the idea of a movie studio, entertainment venue and residences coexisting on the same tract, The Backyard and Terrace projects are once again under the microscope. more »

Nov 12, 2014 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

On Nov. 20, Austin City Council will consider implementing a coyote conflict management plan that allows for the lethal removal of the animals under limited circumstances.

Photo courtesy Melody Lytle

Austin City Council to consider coyote conflict management policy approval

Although western Travis County homeowners have long heard the howls of nearby coyotes, residents may soon have a plan of action should they encounter the wild animals on their property. more »

Nov 12, 2014 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake 3 Comments

Lakeway explores feasibility of new location, building for Justice Center

The city of Lakeway hired architectural consultant Croslin Design Concepts on Oct. 20 to determine the feasibility and preliminary conceptual design of a new Justice Center at its existing site, 104 Cross Creek Drive, Lakeway. more »

Nov 12, 2014 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

Rollingwood City Council approves new playscape for Upper Park

City Council approved the creation of a new playscape in Upper Park at its regular meeting Oct. 15. more »

Nov 12, 2014 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

River Place requires golf cart drivers to have valid license

The River Place Homeowner’s Association board announced Oct. 17 that operators of a golf cart on River Place’s public streets must have a valid driver’s license, Vice President Wick Tobias said. more »

Nov 12, 2014 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

Leslee Bassman

New Bee Cave entertainment, dining venue strikes a chord with residents

Three years in the making, Hill Country Golf and Guitar, 15506 W. Hwy. 71, Bee Cave, officially opened its miniature golf course, live music stage and Six String Grill eatery on Nov. 8. more »

Nov 11, 2014 2:23 PM Lake Travis | Westlake

Former NSA director to speak at Lakeway Veterans Day ceremony

The city of Lakeway will have Ret. U.S. Navy Admiral Bobby R. Inman as the guest speaker for its Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11. more »

Nov 10, 2014 4:16 PM Lake Travis | Westlake

Austin City Council green lights new RR 620 mixed use development

Austin City Council approved rezoning a 25 acre tract on RR 620 at Buckner Road to allow its owner to develop the parcel into a residential neighborhood and retail center. more »

Oct 16, 2014 4:59 PM Lake Travis | Westlake

Austin City Council asked city staff to review existing regulations and any proposed code amendments that might allow for the development of more tiny homes.

Courtesy Austintinyhouse.com

Austin releases research on tiny homes

Responding to an Austin City Council resolution seeking more information about tiny homes, city staff released research Oct. 13 that outlines obstacles to building, parking and living in these single-family detached homes—usually on wheels. more »

Oct 14, 2014 2:22 PM Central Austin 3 Comments

Volunteer Guide

Discover ways to get involved in local nonprofits and give back to your community

Pinkberry

Photo by Cara White Lowrimore

Elisa and Kurt Pederson opened their first Pinkberry on Bee Cave Road in West Lake Hills in April 2013.

Kid-E-Shack

Photo by Jennifer Curington

Kid-E-Shack is an hourly child care service that allows parents to drop off their children—18 months old to 14 years old—without a reservation, though reservations are available for parents who prefer that option.

Chisos Grill

Photo by Joe Olivieri

Chisos Grill takes a fine dining, gluten-free approach to Southwestern cuisine, co-owner and Executive Chef Chad Jones said.

Gary Miller

Photo by Leslee Bassman

The McAllen native was officially sworn in as the city’s top law enforcement officer Sept. 9 following the retirement of Police Chief Rusty Pancoast.

Boot Campaign

Photo by Beth Wade

The Boot Campaign is encouraging civilians to put on their own pair of combat boots to support military service members.

Camping Guide

Parks within a few hours' drive of the Lake Travis/Westlake area offer multiple types of camping options.

Election Guide 2014

A guide to November 2014 local elections.

Transportation Updates

Updates on major transportation projects in the Lake Travis/Westlake area.

Close-up

A close look at the Proposed The Backyard and The Terrace projects in Bee Cave.

Recent Highlights

Pictures from area events, ceremonies and ribbon cuttings

Real Estate

Market data for Westlake, Lakeway, Bee Cave and Spicewood

Connected 2014–15

A guide to Bee Cave, Lakeway, Rollingwood, Spicewood and West Lake Hills in 2014

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