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Travis County plans for new growth

Travis County plans for new growth

According to proponents of Travis County’s Land, Water and Transportation Plan, or LWTP, the county is projected to grow to roughly 1.5 million people in the next 20 years, with many of them residing in unincorporated areas.

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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 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.


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 Central Austin 3 Comments

Residents to decide on $1 billion rail, road plan

Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell has said solving the region’s transportation crisis requires a big solution. more »

Oct 8, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake 1 Comments

City of Austin’s $1 billion rail/road bond would increase homeowners’ tax bills

Austin voters will decide on a $1 billion rail and road bond Nov. 4 that would raise homeowners’ taxes by hundreds of dollars. more »

Oct 8, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake 3 Comments

City of Lakeway pitches sports bond

On Nov. 4, Lakeway voters will decide the fate of a new youth sports complex estimated to cost between $9 million and $11 million at 4520 Bee Creek Road. more »

Oct 8, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

City Council passes deficit budget, keeps property tax rate

After working for several weeks to balance the budget, West Lake Hills City Council approved its budget for fiscal year 2014–15 with a deficit of more than $400,000 on Sept. 24. more »

Oct 8, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Volunteers with Project Mobility Project can use a smartphone app to take three photos of an illegally parked vehicle such as this one. Violators can then be ticketed or attend an educational class.

Photo courtesy Parking Mobility

Parking Mobility Project starts pilot program for Travis County Precinct 3

About six months after Parking Mobility Project Director Mack Marsh presented West Lake Hills City Council with an opportunity for citizens to take part in a deputization process to limit those who abuse handicap parking, he launched a pilot program. more »

Oct 8, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake 3 Comments

West Lake Hills board of adjustments approves permit for new area school

The West Lake Hills board of adjustments approved a special-use permit Sept. 10 for Fusion Academy and Learning Center at 4701 Bee Caves Road. more »

Oct 8, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Lakeway unveils new city logo and tagline

City Council unanimously approved a new logo and tagline for the city Sept. 22. more »

Oct 8, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Local nonprofit donates funds, school supplies to Lake Travis ISD students

Local nonprofit organization Lake Travis Labor of Love, or LTlov, collected and donated school supplies as well as more than $2,700 to Lake Travis Elementary School and Lake Travis High School. more »

Oct 8, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Abercorn International School opens new STEM facility for start of year

Abercorn International School opened its new science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, facility with the start of the new school year. more »

Oct 8, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

City denies rezoning of development

Despite being recommended by the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission, Lakeway City Council denied developer Ross Frie’s request Sept. 15 to rezone the proposed Enclave at Lakeway Oaks. more »

Oct 8, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Westlake-area neighborhood gets county approval

Scenic View, a high-end subdivision near Westlake Drive and Capital of Texas Hwy., received approval from Travis County Commissioners Court on Aug. 19. more »

Oct 8, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Lakeway plans for gas station and convenience store

Lakeway city council approved a special-use permit Sept. 15 for a Circle K convenience store and gas station at 1303 N. RR 620 at Debba Drive in Lakeway. more »

Oct 8, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake 1 Comments

Austin Baptist Church set to expand

Staff at Austin Baptist Church, 7016 Ribelin Ranch Drive, Austin, anticipate breaking ground in the spring on two additional buildings at the Four Points campus, Executive Pastor David Procter said. more »

Oct 8, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

New residential community slated for 50-acre tract on RR 620

Homebuilder Taylor Morrison is set to develop a 140-site detached condominium residential community at 9100 N. RR 620, between RR 2222 and Anderson Mill Road, said Adib Khoury, vice president of land resources. more »

Oct 2, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

On Sept. 30, Concordia University Texas, together with their Texas Department of Transportation partner, unveiled a new program aimed at keeping college drivers safe—U in the Driver Seat.

Leslee Bassman

Concordia University unveils safety program aimed at impaired driving

Flanked by campus administrators and educators, a group of Concordia University Texas students presented a new program Sept. 30 to promote impaired driving awareness on the college campus. more »

Oct 1, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Hill Country Galleria sold Sept. 12 to California State Teachers Retirement System.

Leslee Bassman

Hill Country Galleria sold to California investment group

The Hill Country Galleria was sold Sept. 12 by Real Estate Investment Trust Inc. to California State Teachers Retirement System, or CALSTRS, said Bee Cave Interim City Manager Travis Askey. more »

Sep 18, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

The LCRA rendering shows plans for a new Lane City reservoir, which is scheduled to be complete by 2017.

Courtesy Lower Colorado River Authority

LCRA proceeds with new reservoir, revised water management plan

A new reservoir similar to Lake Travis will be built along the Colorado River by 2017. more »

Sep 17, 2014 Central Austin 1 Comments

Lakeway requests funding from CAMPO for RR 620 toll road feasibility study

A request sent to the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization to fund a feasibility study on the proposed RR 620 elevated toll road has angered residents in the Senna Hills and Barton Creek West neighborhoods. more »

Sep 12, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake 6 Comments

Connected 2014–15

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

Election Guide 2014

A guide to November 2014 local elections.

Texas Honey Ham

Photo by Cara White Lowrimore

The staff at Texas Honey Ham anticipated a decent crowd Sept. 6 when they reopened their Westlake restaurant after a fire forced a six-month closure.

The Midway Food Park

Photo by Joe Olivieri

In August 2013, Sarah Hannon opened The Midway Food Park, a food trailer park nestled in the rolling hills along Capital of Texas Highway.

Solid Rock Brewing

Photo by Jennifer Curington

In February 2011 three friends from church were sitting on a back porch when they hatched an idea to start their own brewing company.

Education Focus

Statistics and stories from area school districts.

Transportation Updates

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


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

Volunteer Guide

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

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