After 20 years as a two-stage outdoor music venue on the edge of the Hill Country, The Backyard at Bee Cave may be growing.more »
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The Concordia University System has named the Rev. Dr. Dean O. Wenthe as its next president. Wenthe will lead 10 colleges and universities belonging to the higher education system including the Austin location. more »
The Lakeway Zoning and Planning Commission voted 4-2 March 5 to recommend a special use permit for Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers restaurant and drive-thru at the northwest corner of S. RR 620 and Medical Parkway in Lakeway. more »
On Feb. 28, Councilwoman Zelda Auslander withdrew her candidacy from the May election for the Bee Cave City Council. more »
The Emmitt Smith Golf Challenge, a series of regional events at top-rated golf courses from January through April, will make a stop March 3 at The Hills of Lakeway golf course, 26 Club Estates Parkway, Austin. more »
Austin City Council members will conduct a public hearing Feb. 27 to consider approval of a site plan for a single family and multi-family residential housing project at 9512 RR 2222, near McNeil Drive. more »
After hearing a wide range of recommendations for emergency drought relief, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality opted to instead set its own standards for managing Highland Lakes water during this looming drought. more »
Emergency drought relief could come at a level closer to the city of Austin's liking after two judges recommended Feb. 21 that Texas Commission on Environmental Quality increase standards before allowing Highland Lakes water to be released downstream more »
Hudson Bend Middle School was one of eight Texas middle schools named a "School to Watch" in 2014 as part of a recognition program developed by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform. more »
For years, Lakeway residents Steve Jones, Stephen McCarthy and Curt Webber enjoyed home brewing on weekends and sharing the fruits of their passion with friends. more »
Westlake High School’s cheer team took top honors at the 2014 National High School Championships, posting its second consecutive win in the event’s Super Varsity Division 1 category—for schools with more than 1,600 enrolled students. more »
Lake Travis Fire Lt. Rachel Zambrano will coach and monitor five firefighters from across the nation as they run the Austin Marathon in full firefighter gear Feb. 16. more »
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has delayed authorization of a proposed emergency drought order intended to protect Austin's water supply until at least Feb. 21. more »
After collecting a single-day area record of $2.79 million in charitable donations in 2013, Amplify Austin has set a more ambitious goal this year. more »
Lake Travis Specialty Hospital, vacant since its 2011 completion, is now leased to Vibra Healthcare. more »
Houston-based Rockspring Capital is planning a retail build on a 22.5-acre site on West Hwy. 71, about 2 miles west of the Hill Country Galleria in Bee Cave, said spokesman Sylvester Palacios Jr. of Pierpont Communications Inc. more »
Robert Meisel, West Lake Hills associate judge, and Parking Mobility Project Director Mack Marsh spoke to City Council on Jan. 8 about the implementation of a deputization process to limit those who abuse handicap parking. more »
Lakeway Deputy City Manager Chessie Zimmerman presented a plan to annex about 315 acres near Hwy. 71 at Bee Creek Road and along Flint Rock Road and Clara Van to Lakeway City Council during its Jan. 21 meeting. more »
The city of Rollingwood is on pace to see its highest-grossing sales tax revenue in at least the past six fiscal years, according to data from City Administrator Charles Winfield. more »
The Shops at Boulder, a proposed 9,000-square-foot retail and office center at 10200 Boulder Lane at RR 620 in Austin is scheduled to open at the end of August, said Hunington Properties Broker Evan Dyer, an agent for the tract. more »
Rollingwood Detective Joel Martin has been patrolling the streets for a few years, but at the end of 2013 he decided something needed to be done about the number of people disobeying traffic laws in school zones. more »
Healthcare Directory 2013
Find providers in your area and recent health care news
Photo courtesy Iteris Inc.
Most drivers on West Hwy. 71 or RR 620 are probably unaware that a box located a few feet above their car roof sensed the vehicle’s presence and provided a green light for safe travel.
Photo by Kyle Webb
When John Mann and Joe Dondero were enrolled at the U.S. Naval Academy, the duo knew they wanted to enter the workforce together.
A guide to Bee Cave, Four Points, Lake Travis, Rollingwood, Spicewood and West Lake Hills
Hudson’s on the Bend
Photo by Marcus Funk
In 1985, Westlake restaurateur Jeffrey Blank said he had a dream to cook the “wild and unusual” flavors of the Texas Hill Country in a unique and savory way.
Electric Vehicle Guide
Austin Energy began its Plug-In Electric Vehicle Program in 2008 and now has 122 stations at 64 area locations.
A Glimmer of Hope
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After hearing about the Ethiopian famine in the 1980s, Donna Berber said she was shaken to the core.
Volunteer Guide 2013
Discover ways to get involved in local nonprofits and give back to your community
Photo by Leslee Bassman
As last year’s classic car sales approached $8 billion worldwide, the Discovery Channel decided to take a calculated risk on a new series featuring RR 620 Motoreum classic car center dealers Antonio Brunet and Yusuf Johnson.