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Capital of Texas Hwy. office space snagged

Capital of Texas Hwy. office space snagged

Recent commercial property construction along Capital of Texas Hwy. is one indication West Austin is no longer just a collection of wooded Hill Country neighborhoods.

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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

Developers and school districts building symbiotic relationship

School districts have always relied upon the kindness of strangers. more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

Leslee Bassman

West TravCo to receive RR 620 roadway projects—no toll road for now

If all goes according to plan, western Travis County is slated to receive urban transit and roadway transportation projects that planners hope will help alleviate traffic issues anticipated to plague the area in the year 2040. more »

Dec 9, 2014 12:01 PM Lake Travis | Westlake

High Pointe Village progress awaits RR 620 bypass road study from TxDOT

Although site plans for commercial development High Pointe Village, 6701 N. RR 620, Austin, were approved in 2012, owner Nancy Bui said further progress on the project may wait until the Texas Department of Transportation completes a planning study. more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

Park at Bee Cave plans cleared for development at Hwy. 71 and RR 620

More than a decade after creation, proposed site plans for the 16.8-acre Park at Bee Cave development were approved Oct. 28 by Bee Cave City Council. more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

Lakeway Medical Village lands two hotel tenants

The Lakeway Medical Village is set to add new hotels—La Quinta and Marriott—to its list of tenants, said Joel Canfield, vice president of business development at KGP Holdings, the project’s developer. more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

Lakeway Visitors Commission gives OK for performing arts center study

The Lakeway Visitors Commission recommended a $58,600 contract Nov. 10 with consultant Janis Barlow and Associates for a study to determine the resources needed to bring a performing arts center to the city. more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

River Place residents oppose water rates

River Place residents presented a petition with about 360 signatures to the Public Utility Commission of Texas on Dec. 3 opposing the city of Austin’s water rates, claiming the rates are too high. more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

Rollingwood meets with city of Austin, TxDOT about Trail of Lights traffic near city roads

With concerns about the safety and efficiency of the city of Austin’s traffic plan for the Austin Trail of Lights, which runs from Dec. 7–21, Rollingwood city staff met with city of Austin officials Dec. 2. more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

Clay Johnston, The University of Texas Dell Medical School inaugural dean, spoke Dec. 4 at The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce's Economic Outlook event.

Joe Lanane

Experts forecast future of Austin’s innovation economy

Austin’s economic future rests on how much the city is willing to innovate, various experts revealed Dec. 4 during the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce’s annual Economic Outlook event. more »

Dec 4, 2014 3:37 PM Central Austin

Courtesy Judge Samuel T. Biscoe

Retiring Travis County Judge Samuel T. Biscoe cites county growth and complexity as concerns during tenure on Commissioners Court

Following 25 years on the dais of the Travis County Commissioners Court, Judge Samuel T. Biscoe is set to retire Dec. 31. more »

Dec 4, 2014 2:40 PM Lake Travis | Westlake

Developer pitches senior living project to Lakeway City Council

A developer is wanting Lakeway City Council to consider amending the city's municipal code to allow a senior living project on an 8-acre tract of land located off RR 620. more »

Nov 18, 2014 5:07 PM Lake Travis | Westlake

A 1968 city of Austin rendering of a proposed golf course on Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park land serves as one visual aid during a Nov. 17 open house that allowed the public to provide input about a proposed East Austin golf course. Kevin Gomillion, golf division manager for the city's Parks and Recreation Department, speaks with members of the public nearby the exhibit.

Joe Lanane

Pro golf course proposal seeks final council approval Nov. 20

Developers of a proposed pro-quality golf course facility and city of Austin park officials were on hand Nov. 17 to answer questions about the East Austin project, which could gain final City Council approval Nov. 20. more »

Nov 18, 2014 11:10 AM Central Austin

ACC bans e-cigs effective Jan. 5

The Austin Community College District board of trustees voted Nov. 17 to ban the use of electronic cigarettes on all ACC properties. more »

Nov 19, 2014 1:21 PM Central Austin

Election Guide 2014

A guide to November 2014 local elections.


Photo by David Weaver

When Westlake resident Alyson Eberole scouted local baby food aisles in search of fresh food for her 6-month-old daughter, she said she was alarmed by the shelf life—often a year or more—of the products she found.


Photo by Jennifer Curington

Dalia Alfandary, who said she has traveled the world since she first started making jewelry at age 7, has found a home in Bee Cave.

Nola Kitchen

Photo by David Weaver

When he is at his Steiner Ranch home cooking for his family, chef Mike Thompson said he likes to make Italian and Chinese food—pasta, wontons, stir-fry and egg rolls—all made from scratch.

360 Tree Decorating

The origin of tree decorating along Capital of Texas Hwy. from Spicewood Springs Road to RR 2222 is a mysterious one at best. But self-proclaimed expert and Austin native Amy Pownall, who runs the website, says the origins date back to 1988.

Gift Guide

Unique and local gifts in the Lake Travis and Westlake area.

Volunteer Guide

Discover ways to get involved in local nonprofits and give back to your community

Transportation Updates

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


A close look at the Proposed The Backyard and The Terrace projects in Bee Cave.

Recent Highlights

Pictures from area events, ceremonies and ribbon cuttings

Real Estate

Market data for Westlake, Lakeway, Bee Cave and Spicewood

Connected 2014–15

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

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