Lake Travis | Westlake

Travel options limited in western corridor

Travel options limited in western corridor

With recent increases in employment opportunities and development along Loop 360, the time is right to support mass- transit use in the western corridor of Travis County, said Jeb Boyt, chairman of Alliance for Public Transportation.

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Hays County Judge Dr. Bert Cobb (left) and Williamson County Judge Dan Gattis lead an April 14 discussion on a proposal for a regional water board.

Leslee Bassman

Central Texas county commissioners discuss regional water plan

Hays County and Williamson County Commissioners Courts hosted a meeting April 14 with representatives from Travis County and other state and local agencies to discuss the viability of forming a regional utility development corporation. more »

Apr 16, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Hotel Granduca Austin begins construction on Tuscan-style hotel

Construction began April 9 on Hotel Granduca Austin, a luxury Tuscan-style hotel located at the northwest corner of Bee Caves Road and Capital of Texas Hwy. The 194-room hotel build is scheduled for completion in late 2015. more »

Apr 10, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Proposed residential community on West Austin Athletic Club site, 1024 Patterson Road, Austin

David Weekley Homes

New residential enclave slated for West Austin Athletic Club site

Known for its summer and year-round swim and tennis programs, the West Austin Athletic Club, 1024 Patterson Road, Austin, is set to close in September if the property’s buyer receives site plan approval for a new residential project on the site. more »

Apr 9, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Local ESDs contemplate viability

A few emergency services districts in Travis County are struggling to make ends meet, and some fire chiefs in western Travis County are considering options for the future of area fire protection. more »

Apr 9, 2014 , Lake Travis | Westlake

LCRA discusses rate increases for all water customers

With lakes Travis and Buchanan at near-historic lows, residents from Travis County and surrounding areas packed Bee Cave’s City Hall on April 3 to discuss proposed raw water rate increases with Lower Colorado River Authority staffers. more »

Apr 9, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake (2 Comments)

Al Cowan, left, and Clint Sayers, former members of the Eanes ISD board of trustees, speak during a news conference April 3 in opposition of the May 10 bond referendum. The bond calls for $89.5 million in funds.

Photo by Kyle Webb

Area residents form political action committee to oppose Eanes ISD bond

Former Eanes ISD board of trustees members Al Cowan and Clint Sayers formed a political action committee, or PAC, on April 3 to oppose the $89.5 million bond on the May 10 ballot. more »

Apr 9, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake (1 Comments)

Affordable housing slated near RR 620 with limited mass transit options

On March 20, Austin City Council approved support for tax credits to a developer for construction of an affordable housing complex at 11108 and 11300 Zimmerman Lane. more »

Apr 9, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Lakeway to get natural gas options

In an area historically serviced by propane or electric providers, some Lakeway residents may soon have a third option for utilities. more »

Apr 9, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Condos proposed in Lakehurst subdivision

City of Lakeway and Travis County officials are reviewing plans for The Summit at Lake Travis Condominiums, 150 new single-family residences in the Lakehurst subdivision. more »

Apr 9, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Demand leads to more preschool and day care facilities in Lake Travis area

With six day care or preschool facilities proposed or under construction, young families in the western Travis County region will have a variety of options to meet their child care needs. more »

Apr 9, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Kollmeyer Drive set as dividing line

On April 2, the Lakeway Zoning and Planning Commission agreed to recommend that City Council pass an amendment to the city’s comprehensive plan restricting C-2 zoning, or commercial light industrial uses, to the area north of Kollmeyer Drive. more »

Apr 9, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake (1 Comments)

LTW From the Editor–April 2014

When I was a senior in college I made ends meet by working as a nanny for a family in Iowa City during the afternoons and working as a disc jockey in local bars at night. more »

Apr 9, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Tina Cannon (left) addresses supporters at her campaign kickoff party April 4 at Hula Hut.

Amy Denney

First two District 10 candidates step into race for Austin City Council

Mandy Dealey and Tina Cannon are the first two residents to step into the running for the District 10 seat on Austin City Council. more »

Apr 8, 2014 Northwest Austin

Courtesy Matt Stillwell

Third District 6 candidate announces campaign for City Council

Northwest Austin resident Matt Stillwell, who ran against state Rep. Tony Dale in 2012 for the District 136 seat, is now running for the District 6 spot on Austin City Council. more »

Apr 8, 2014 Northwest Austin (2 Comments)

Eanes ISD superintendent Nola Wellman greets the public with her potential replacement, Tom Leonard. Leonard is the lone superintendent candidate to be voted on by the EISD board of trustees April 30.

Photo by Kyle Webb

Eanes ISD announces Dr. Tom Leonard as sole finalist for superintendent position

The Eanes ISD board of trustees announced Tom Leonard on April 8 as the only finalist for the superintendent of schools, replacing Dr. Nola Wellman, who will retire at the end of the school year. more »

Apr 8, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Courtesy TxDOT

Retired Marine general chosen as new TxDOT chief

Retired Gen. Joe Weber, a vice president at Texas A&M University, was selected April 4 as the new executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation. more »

Apr 7, 2014 Austin Metro

Updated: Leander ISD approves hazardous bus routes

The Leander ISD school board approved an updated list of hazardous bus routes April 17 which includes discontinuing bus service to three routes within two miles of Bush Elementary School and Cedar Park High School. more »

Apr 4, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

Plat change could make way for condominiums

A change by the Travis County Commissioners Court could lead to 150 new condominiums in the Lakehurst area. more »

Mar 31, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

West Lake Hills hires new city planner

Ashby Grundman was hired as the new West Lake Hills city planner March 24, replacing Davin Fillpot. more »

Mar 27, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Lake Travis High School DECA team advances to international competition

Lake Travis High School will send 16 students to Atlanta to participate in the 68th annual International Career Development Conference May 2–7. more »

Mar 27, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Lakeway makes progress on brand campaign, convention center proposal

On March 23, the Lakeway City Council and Lakeway Visitors Commission unanimously agreed to endorse a brand statement prepared by marketing firm Northstar Destination Strategies. more »

Mar 26, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

CAMPO asks public for input on regional transportation needs

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, which is responsible for coordinating regional transportation efforts, is hosting six public meetings to receive feedback about the public’s priorities. more »

Mar 21, 2014 Austin Metro

Courtesy Hill Country Education Foundation

Local donation supports LISD virtual library

Philip Jalufka, president of real estate consulting firm Legacy International, presented a $1,000 donation Feb. 21 to the Hill Country Education Foundation to support Leander ISD’s OverDrive, a virtual library that includes audiobooks and eBooks. more »

Mar 20, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Four Points affordable housing issue set for council approval

On March 20, Austin City Council will review a resolution to support tax credits to the developer of a proposed affordable housing project, Cardinal Point, at 11108 and 11300 Zimmerman Lane, Austin. more »

Mar 19, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Burn ban temporarily lifted in Travis County

On March 14, Travis County Judge Samuel Biscoe temporarily lifted a Feb. 18 burn ban in the county's unincorporated areas. more »

Mar 14, 2014 Austin Metro

Jay Wiley, an Anderson Mill resident, announced his candidacy for the District 6 seat on City Council March 6. His children are Anders (left) and Dyson and his wife is Sally Grogono-Wiley.

Jay Wiley

District 6 resident announces candidacy for Austin City Council

Anderson Mill resident Jay Wiley announced March 6 his candidacy to run for the District 6 seat on Austin City Council. more »

Mar 13, 2014 Northwest Austin (3 Comments)

KDRP

Photo by Kyle Webb

Local not-for-profit radio station KDRP held its Down South Festivus for the Rest of Us broadcast at the Strange Brew, El Mercado and Saxon showcases during the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference.

Finell Co.

Photo by Leslee Bassman

With product names such as Grip, Slide and Orb, Finell Co.’s line of contemporary, luxury household goods is anything but conventional.

The Iguana Grill

Photo by Kelli Weldon

The view from the patio at The Iguana Grill is something you have to see for yourself, according to Kevin Harney, general manager and partner of the restaurant located off RR 620.

All Things Wild Rehabilitation

Photo by Leslee Bassman

With more than 100 members, local nonprofit All Things Wild Rehabilitation is fund-raising to exchange its current system of treating wild animals in participants’ homes for a permanent Central Texas sanctuary.

SpringFest 2014

SpringFest kicks off its seventh year by extending festivities an additional day. The Lake Travis–area event takes place April 25–26 at the Backyard at Bee Cave.

Election Guide

A local guide to May 10 elections

Swimming Holes

A guide to Austin-area swimming holes.

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Pictures from area events, ceremonies and ribbon cuttings

Real Estate

Market data for Westlake, Lakeway, Bee Cave and Spicewood

Summer Camp guide 2014

A list of some area summer camps for 2014

Healthcare Directory

Find providers in your area and recent health care news

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

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