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Help wanted in western TravCo

Help wanted in western TravCo

When owner Mike Herman held a job fair for his new Hill Country Galleria restaurant, Hasler Brothers Steakhouse, in June, only seven people showed up at the dusty construction site for an interview.

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Decision delayed on LCRA revised water management plan

A long-term plan for keeping the Austin area’s primary water supply intact was introduced August 15 but its approval remains uncertain. more »

Aug 20, 2014 Central Austin

Luxury real estate firm Kuper Sotheby’s acquires Austin-based Amelia Bullock Realtors

On Aug. 12, Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty announced the acquisition of Austin-based Amelia Bullock Realtors as well as ABR’s merger with Capital City Sotheby’s International Realty. more »

Aug 15, 2014 Northwest Austin

Water district eyeing $52 million-plus bond

With recent prolonged drought conditions and a high risk of area wildfires, Water District No. 10, which serves the city of West Lake Hills along with neighborhoods Rob Roy and Camelot, is considering a $52 million-plus bond for the November ballot. more »

Aug 13, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Officials discuss addition of general homestead property tax exemption

After hearing recent concerns from homeowners of a dramatic rise in their property taxes, Austin City Council reviewed a local general homestead exemption Aug. 5 as a possible relief measure for homeowners. more »

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New Lake Austin rules make waves

Following a yearlong task force review with multiple public hearings, Lake Austin homeowners now have new rules designed to modernize old ordinances and preserve the lake and its shoreline. more »

Aug 13, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Lake Travis ISD prepares for transportation changes in coming school year

As the 2014–15 school year approaches, Lake Travis ISD officials are preparing for changes to the way traffic flows to the new Lake Travis Middle School and the 2015–16 addition of the Lake Travis High School annex. more »

Aug 13, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Rollingwood City Council increases water, wastewater rates 10 percent

Rollingwood City Council voted to increase city water and wastewater rates by 10 percent across the board at its regular meeting July 30. more »

Aug 13, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Bee Cave council seeks input on proposed studio projects

Bee Cave City Council enlisted the help of television and film professionals to determine the viability of the entertainment industry in Central Texas before reviewing zoning applications for two development district proposals more »

Aug 13, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Developer proposes Lost Creek multi-use project

Development assessment plans for the Marshall Tract, a roughly 37-acre parcel located within the city of Austin at the edge of the Lost Creek neighborhood, will be filed by mid-August by the tract’s developer more »

Aug 13, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Eanes ISD board approves budget for FY 2014–15

The Eanes ISD board of trustees unanimously approved the district’s fiscal year 2014–15 budget at its June 25 meeting. more »

Aug 13, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Children At Risk ranks Austin–area schools

Children At Risk, a nonprofit that aims to improve the quality of life for children throughout Texas. more »

Aug 13, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Bee Cave considers redesign

Architecture and design consultants Jeff Bulla and Maureen Arndt presented conceptual design plans for a $2.43 million City Hall and library space renovation to Bee Cave City Council members on June 24. more »

Aug 13, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Jessica Brown named new Cedar Creek Elementary School principal

Jessica Brown was named the principal of Cedar Creek Elementary School by Eanes ISD Superintendent Nola Wellman on June 25. more »

Aug 13, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Rollingwood passes golf cart ordinance

A golf cart ordinance crafted by Alderman Amy Patillo and Police Chief Dayne Pryor passed 2-1 at the June 30 Rollingwood City Council meeting—Alderman Joe Basham voted against. more »

Aug 13, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Spicewood area student awarded scholarship

Spicewood resident Keeley Cooper received a $1,000 scholarship July 9 through the Kohl’s Cares scholarship program. more »

Aug 13, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Lake Travis Rotary Club awards nine scholarships to Lake Travis seniors

The Lake Travis Rotary Club awarded nine Lake Travis High School graduating seniors with a total of $20,000 in scholarships July 24 to be used for their higher-education expenses, said Laura Mitchell, president of the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce. more »

Aug 13, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

After-school program to be added by school

Young People’s Workshop, 3640 Bee Caves Road, West Lake Hills, will add an after-school program at 3636 Bee Caves Road, West Lake Hills on Aug. 31. more »

Aug 13, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

TxDOT seeks feedback on 2040 long-range plan

Residents are invited to an Aug. 5 meeting to weigh in on the Texas Transportation Plan 2040 to define the Texas Department of Transportation’s multimodal goals. more »

Aug 5, 2014 Northwest Austin

Lakeway Regional Medical Center announces new CEO

Susan MacLeod was announced as the new CEO for Lakeway Regional Medical Center by the LRMC board of managers on Aug. 4. more »

Aug 4, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Vibra Healthcare plans to develop the empty Lake Travis Specialty Hospital into a physical rehabilitation hospital designed for patient stays averaging 10 to 20 days, said Mike Soisson, Vibra Healthcare senior vice president.

Photo by Leslee Bassman

Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Lake Travis set to open Oct. 1

Lakeway’s first acute medical rehabilitation hospital plans to open Oct. 1 at 2000 Medical Drive, Lakeway, CEO Deborah Hopps said during Lakeway City Council’s July 21 meeting. more »

Jul 22, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Spicewood VFD and EMS, Burnet County ESD No. 9 agree to service contract

Burnet County Emergency Services District No. 9, formed in November, agreed July 9 to supplement Spicewood VFD and EMS costs in exchange for the department providing fire protection and first responder services to the area. more »

Jul 22, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

School in the Hills to open expanded River Place site

School in the Hills, a private Montessori program located in Steiner Ranch, will open a second location in June at a new commercial development, Riverplace Station, 10819 RR 2222, in Austin, Head of School Alicia Marker said. more »

Jul 10, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Blue Matrix Labs

Photo by Jennifer Curington

Two years ago Kendall Harter decided to embrace his inner child and create Blue Matrix Labs in Bee Cave.

The Recording Conservatory of Austin

Photo by Cara White Lowrimore

The Recording Conservatory of Austin occupies an enviable slice of Austin real estate.

Nik’s Kitchen + Bar

Photo by Cara White Lowrimore

When Kirby and Kathy Walker opened Nik’s Kitchen + Bar in the Four Points area almost two years ago, they already knew a thing or two about the restaurant business.

Deanna McParland

Q&A with new Bee Cave Elementary School Principal Deanna McParland

Transportation Updates

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

Outdoor Dining Guide

With summer arriving, many local restaurant patios will begin to fill up with diners looking to enjoy the Central Texas weather. We have compiled a list of outdoor dining establishments in the Lake Travis and Westlake area.

Swimming Holes

A guide to Austin-area swimming holes.

Summer Camp guide 2014

A list of some area summer camps for 2014

Recent Highlights

Pictures from area events, ceremonies and ribbon cuttings

Real Estate

Market data for Westlake, Lakeway, Bee Cave and Spicewood

Connected 2013–14

A guide to Bee Cave, Four Points, Lake Travis, Rollingwood, Spicewood and West Lake Hills

Electric Vehicle Guide

Austin Energy began its Plug-In Electric Vehicle Program in 2008 and now has 122 stations at 64 area locations.

Volunteer Guide

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

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