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Residential, commercial building booming on 620

Residential, commercial building booming on 620

With plans in the works for major projects in Bee Cave, Lakeway, Hudson Bend and Four Points, a wave of new construction along the RR 620 corridor during 2014 points to continued growth for the region in the coming year.

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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

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

Rep. Paul Workman (left), R-Austin, and Rep. Eddie Rodriguez spoke during the Jan. 14 Real Estate Council of Austin Ideas Forum at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Austin.

Joe Lanane

Austin-area state House Reps pitch transportation initiatives during RECA luncheon

Transportation issues made up the majority of the discussion during the Jan. 14 Real Estate Council of Austin Ideas Forum, which included guest speakers Texas House Reps. Eddie Rodriguez and Paul Workman. more »

Jan 14, 2015 2:02 PM Central Austin

Lakeway comes full circle with push for tourism, attractions

The city of Lakeway has gone through several iterations since the Lakeway Inn was constructed and plans for Lakeway’s development began in 1962, historian Mike Boston said. more »

Jan 14, 2015 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

The Eanes ISD board of trustees and private company Westlake Athletic Center LLP agreed to a deal that will result in the construction of a $5 million to $7 million multiuse facility on the Shriner tract adjacent to Westlake High School. The facility is expected to break ground in early 2015.

Source: Westlake Athletic Center LLP

Construction of Westlake Athletic & Community Center delayed

Construction of the Westlake Athletic & Community Center has been slowed by the permitting process, which is expected to be complete by the end of January, said Jeff Buch, Westlake Athletic Center LLP general manager. more »

Jan 13, 2015 4:17 PM Lake Travis | Westlake

Board President Barker Keith resigns from ESD No. 6

Barker Keith, who has served as president of Emergency Services District No. 6 board of commissioners for the past 6 years, resigned his position and requested not to be reappointed effective Jan. 5. more »

Jan 13, 2015 3:37 PM Lake Travis | Westlake

The Lakeway Resort and Spa was purchased at a July 3 foreclosure auction and is in the process of a $5 million to $6 million update.

Photo by Kyle Webb

Lakeway Resort and Spa sold

The Ashford Hospitality Trust purchased the Lakeway Resort and Spa, 101 Lakeway Drive, Lakeway, Jan. 12 for $33.5 million, according to a news release. more »

Jan 13, 2015 2:26 PM Lake Travis | Westlake

Parking Mobility Project hopes to know Travis County future soon

The Parking Mobility Project smartphone app is designed to document cases of people abusing handicapped parking. It has been active in Travis County’s Precinct 3 for the past six months. more »

Jan 13, 2015 1:00 PM Lake Travis | Westlake

Courtesy Suzanne Covert Photography

Orange Theory Fitness on its way to Lakeway

Fort Lauderdale-based workout studio Orangetheory Fitness will open in Lakeway in 2015, confirmed Stephanie Wang-Levy who owns the franchise with husband Ron Levy. more »

Jan 7, 2015 2:24 PM Lake Travis | Westlake

West Austin company files intention to lay off 65 workers

According to a government site requiring companies to provide advance notice of employee layoffs, West Austin’s 21CT Inc. filed notice on Dec. 18 that it will layoff 65 workers. more »

Dec 29, 2014 4:11 PM Lake Travis | Westlake

Officials urge caution during fireworks season

Earlier in December, Travis County Fire Marshal Hershel Lee told the Travis County Commissioners Court he did not expect the season to be drastically dangerous. more »

Dec 29, 2014 9:35 AM Southwest Austin

Child care center Children's Learning Adventure to anchor Phase 2 of Trails at 620

Child care center Children’s Learning Adventure will join Austin Regional Clinic to anchor Phase 2 of the Trails at 620, located at 8300 N. RR 620, Austin, this summer, a developer with the project said. more »

Dec 18, 2014 10:28 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

Environmental advocates and advocacy groups, such as the Lonestar chapter of Sierra Club, came out in support of the updates to Austin Energy's future plans on Dec. 11, but voiced opposition and concern to the possibility of creating a new natural gas plant.

Jennifer Curington

Austin Energy changes future plans for power plants, solar energy

After reaching a compromise with a local environmental group, Austin Energy has changed its long-term plan for future energy use. more »

Dec 17, 2014 10:55 AM Central Austin

Lakeway report: 800- to 900-seat performing arts center feasible

Following months of researching the performing arts sector in the Lakeway area and Austin, an 800- to 900-seat theater will best suit the region’s market, said Janis Barlow, consultant, during the Dec. 15 Lakeway Visitors Commission morning meeting. more »

Dec 15, 2014 3:37 PM Lake Travis | Westlake

Capital Metro and Whole Foods Market have partnered for the third annual Stuff the Bus food drive Dec. 12–14. It challenges Austin residents to donate enough nonperishable food items for 30,000 meals.

Amy Denney

Capital Metro, Whole Foods Market partner for third annual food drive Dec. 12–14

Capital Metro has raised the stakes for the third annual Stuff the Bus food drive Dec. 12–14 by challenging Austinites to donate enough items to fill two of its buses. more »

Dec 11, 2014 1:19 PM Northwest Austin

Leslee Bassman

Bee Cave clears way for movie studio, music venue, office districts

During the early hours of Dec. 10, Bee Cave City Council approved planned development districts for The Backyard at Bee Cave and Terrace at Bee Cave. more »

Dec 10, 2014 3:03 PM Lake Travis | Westlake

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