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.more »
Lake Travis | Westlake
A long-term plan for keeping the Austin area’s primary water supply intact was introduced August 15 but its approval remains uncertain. more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Rollingwood City Council voted to increase city water and wastewater rates by 10 percent across the board at its regular meeting July 30. more »
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 »
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 »
Jessica Brown was named the principal of Cedar Creek Elementary School by Eanes ISD Superintendent Nola Wellman on June 25. more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Stories from higher education facilities in the Lake Travis/Westlake area.
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.
Q&A with new Bee Cave Elementary School Principal Deanna McParland
Updates on major transportation projects in the Lake Travis/Westlake area.
Find providers in your area and recent health care news
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.
Pictures from area events, ceremonies and ribbon cuttings
Market data for Westlake, Lakeway, Bee Cave and Spicewood
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.
Discover ways to get involved in local nonprofits and give back to your community