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Lakeway paints picture of Hill Country art district

Lakeway paints picture of Hill Country art district

While living in Flower Mound for the past 21 years, Lynda Dickey said she used her fine-arts background to develop an art history program for kindergarteners.

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Courtesy Millie and Mox

Retail tenants close doors at Steiner Ranch shopping center

Children’s boutique Millie & Mox, 5145 N. 620, Ste. 110, Austin, will close its Quinlan Crossing Shopping Center location by August. However, Millie and Mox Schoolhouse will remain open under the ownership of Angela Hession. more »

Feb 27, 2015 2:10 PM Lake Travis | Westlake 1 Comments

Kelli Weldon

The Iguana Grill closes on Lake Travis

The Iguana Grill at 2900 N. RR 620, Austin, closed Feb. 15. more »

Feb 24, 2015 10:08 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

Local schools to delay opening by two hours Feb. 24

Austin, Dripping Springs, Pflugerville and Round Rock ISD schools will operate on a delayed opening schedule Tuesday, Feb. 24, according to their respective websites. more »

Feb 23, 2015 9:49 PM Austin Metro

Leslee Bassman

Lakeway contracts with public relations firm

The Lakeway City Council agreed Feb. 17 to a $15,000 contract with local public relations firm The Peters Group to begin the city's marketing program. The contract will begin March 1. more »

Feb 23, 2015 11:35 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

West Lake Hills selects new police chief

The West Lake Hills City Council announced a new police chief at its Feb. 22. Scott Gerdes will replace Cliff Spratlan, who retired in January after nearly 25 years with the West Lake Hills Police Department. more »

Feb 23, 2015 3:32 PM Lake Travis | Westlake

Featured speaker Don Hobbs gives a presentation to the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce Feb. 18 at the Lakeway Resort and Spa.

Kyle Webb

Lake Travis Chamber holds awards luncheon

The Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce held its Outstanding Achievement Awards luncheon Feb. 18 at the Lakeway Resort and Spa to honor several businesses and chamber members. more »

Feb 19, 2015 3:27 PM Lake Travis | Westlake

In addition to toll rebates, Carma is offering 30 days’ use of its Tesla Model S for one Carma member who tags #LoveMyCommute on Twitter or Facebook.

Photo by Emilie Lutostanski

Toll reimbursement program expands to all Central Texas roads

Carma, a transportation technology company that promotes carpooling, announced Feb. 10 that it will expand its toll reimbursement program to toll fares on all major Ausitn-area tollways through June 30. more »

Feb 11, 2015 3:32 PM Austin Metro

Eanes ISD board mulling May bond

Despite Westlake residents voting down an $89.5 million bond in 2014, the Eanes ISD board of trustees is considering asking voters again to approve a bond in May. more »

Feb 11, 2015 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake 1 Comments

Work continues on Oaks at Lakeway

The Oaks at Lakeway, a 90-acre downtown mixed-use project set to open on RR 620 in Lakeway, began preliminary work in early October. more »

Feb 11, 2015 12:00 AM , Lake Travis | Westlake 13 Comments

RR 620 Park & Ride lots proposed

Two Park & Ride centers—one each in the Four Points and Bee Cave areas. more »

Feb 11, 2015 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

The 50,000-pound floodgates are lifted up 1/8 of an inch at a time to remove and take six to eight months to repair.

Photo courtesy LCRA

LCRA begins decade-long, $10+ million rehab project on Mansfield Dam

The combined storage in lakes Buchanan and Travis sits at 698,913 acre-feet, about 35 percent of the full capacity, but the Lower Colorado River Authority is preparing Mansfield Dam and other dams of the Highland Lakes for flooding. more »

Feb 11, 2015 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake 1 Comments

Residents and local business owners listen to area experts talk about the state of the Lake Travis–area economy during the annual economic forecast held Jan. 21 at the Lakeway Resort & Spa.

Photo by Leslee Bassman

Officials say Lake Travis economy expected to keep growing in 2015

The Lake Travis area will continue to see growth in its commercial and residential sectors in the coming year, according to Lakeway City Manager Steve Jones, Bee Cave Councilwoman Kara King and Realtor Doug Land. more »

Feb 11, 2015 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

Lakeway launches city’s first mobile app

Lakeway The city of Lakeway launched its first mobile application program Jan. 9, Communications Coordinator Devin Monk said. more »

Feb 11, 2015 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

Nashville-based company MedEquities Realty Trust Inc. purchased the outstanding loan for Lakeway Regional Medical Center in January, making MedEquities the landlord for the property.

Photo by Kyle Webb

Lakeway Regional Medical Center acquired by Nashville-based company

MedEquities Realty Trust Inc., a Nashville-based company that invests in a variety of health care property and health care–related real estate, purchased the outstanding mortgage loan for the Lakeway Regional Medical Center. more »

Feb 11, 2015 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

Courtesy MOD Pizza

MOD Pizza enters Central Texas restaurant market

Seattle-based pizza restaurant MOD Pizza will be opening six Austin-area locations by 2016, spokeswoman Charlotte Wayte said. more »

Feb 6, 2015 3:56 PM Lake Travis | Westlake

Korri Kezar

Longtime Lakeway Italian restaurant set for Bee Cave relocation

Italian restaurant Rocco’s Grill plans to relocate May 1 from 900 S. RR 620, Ste. A106, Lakeway, to the former Los Cucos restaurant site at 12432 Bee Caves Road, Bee Cave, owners Linda and Rocky Piazza said. more »

Feb 3, 2015 4:29 PM Lake Travis | Westlake

The map shows the route of Sunday's 3M Half Marathon, which is expected to draw more than 6,500 participants.

Courtesy 3M Half Marathon

Know what roads to avoid during Jan. 25 3M Half Marathon

The 21st annual 3M Half Marathon is set for Jan. 25, and event organizers are advising motorists to avoid certain roadways during the Sunday morning race. more »

Jan 23, 2015 4:47 PM Central Austin

West Lake Hills City Council discusses hands-free ordinance similar to Austin's

On the heels of the city of Austin's implementation of a hands-free ordinance the West Lake Hills City Council is discussing a similar restriction. more »

Jan 21, 2015 9:35 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

West Lake Hills City Council approves money for Legislative lobbyist

The West Lake Hills City Council agreed Jan. 14 to negotiate a $45,000 contract, or $4,500 a month from January through October, with Focused Advocacy for its legislative services. more »

Jan 20, 2015 11:33 AM Lake Travis | Westlake 1 Comments

Courtesy Sherwin-Williams, Hunington Properties

Sherwin-Williams Paints to open 5,000-square-foot store on RR 620

Sherwin-Williams Paint Company will open a 5,000-square-foot store in August or September at the northern end of The Shops at Boulder Lane. more »

Jan 19, 2015 12:17 PM Lake Travis | Westlake

Lagree Studio

Photo courtesy Lagree Studio

During the six days following its Jan. 10 opening, Lagree Studio owner and instructor Valentina Gaylord greeted more than 160 area residents looking to fulfill their 2015 fitness goals, Gaylord said.

Flores Mexican Restaurant

Photo by Joe Olivieri

Dec. 30 was the last day of business at Flores Mexican Restaurant’s Hwy. 290 location, and it was bittersweet for co-owner Maria Flores.

3 Threads/Scott Wynne

Photo by David Weaver

The Westlake gift store 3 Threads/Scott Wynne, known for its in-house monogramming, will be undergoing renovations in March.

American Campus Communities

Photo by David Weaver

As the CEO of American Campus Communities, Bill Bayless oversees a university housing development company that is publicly valued at $7.5 billion and provides housing to approximately 130,000 students.

Travis Askey

Photo by Leslee Bassman

No introductions were needed when Bee Cave City Council unanimously appointed Travis Askey as the new city manager Dec. 10.

Date Night Guide

Whether you are searching for a romantic spot to enjoy dinner, a quiet weekend getaway nearby, the perfect bouquet or an evening of entertainment, the Lake Travis and Westlake area has much to offer. Use this guide to plan the perfect date for you and your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, a special occasion or just a night out.

Transportation Updates

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

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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

Connected 2014–15

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

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