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Lake Travis cities prep FY 2014-15 budgets

Lake Travis cities prep FY 2014-15 budgets

In the next few weeks cities in western Travis County will finalize their budgets for the coming fiscal year.

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Hill Country Galleria sold Sept. 12 to California State Teachers Retirement System.

Leslee Bassman

Hill Country Galleria sale pending to California investment group

The Hill Country Galleria was sold Sept. 12 by Real Estate Investment Trust Inc. to California State Teachers Retirement System, or CALSTRS, said Bee Cave Interim City Manager Travis Askey. more »

Sep 18, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

The LCRA rendering shows plans for a new Lane City reservoir, which is scheduled to be complete by 2017.

Courtesy Lower Colorado River Authority

LCRA proceeds with new reservoir, revised water management plan

A new reservoir similar to Lake Travis will be built along the Colorado River by 2017. more »

Sep 17, 2014 Central Austin (1 Comments)

The city of Lakeway is proposing to complete a loop around the city of Austin with an elevated toll road from the existing SH 45 to RR 620 near RR 2222. The route is subject to change.

Courtesy City of Lakeway

Lakeway requests funding from CAMPO for RR 620 toll road feasibility study

A request sent to the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization to fund a feasibility study on the proposed RR 620 elevated toll road has angered residents in the Senna Hills and Barton Creek West neighborhoods. more »

Sep 12, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake (3 Comments)

Lake Travis Fire Rescue firefighters repeated climbs to the top of the Hill Country Galleria's Garage A fourteen rounds on Sept. 11 to commemorate the loss of New York City first responders in 2011. The firefighters joined members of the Bee Cave Police Department and local Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives officers in the event.

Leslee Bassman

Lake Travis first responders honor 9/11 fallen heroes with inaugural event

Lake Travis Fire Rescue firefighters joined Bee Cave Police Department officers and local members of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in the area’s inaugural 9/11/01 Memorial Stair Climb. more »

Sep 11, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Davenport Ranch Neighborhood Association to hold candidate forum

The Davenport Ranch Neighborhood Association will hold a District 10 Austin City Council candidate forum Sept. 11 at the Austin Country Club Banquet Hall, 4408 Long Champ Drive, Austin, at 6:30 p.m. more »

Sep 10, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

LTISD looks at 21st century learning

Fridays have always been the same for the staff of Lake Travis ISD’s Curriculum and Instructional Services Department, said Becky Burnett, assistant superintendent for CIS. more »

Sep 10, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

LISD to file emergency access road documents

Proponents of an emergency access road behind Leander ISD’s Vandegrift High and Four Points Middle schools—at 9500–9700 McNeil Drive—will begin the formal process in mid-September to obtain a federal permit for the project. more »

Sep 10, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake (1 Comments)

A device attached to a fire hydrant in the Westlake area tests the hydrant’s gallons per minute water flow. The deadline for a November bond for WD10 passed and the district is considering a potential May bond.

Photo by Kyle Webb

November bond deadline passes for WD10

The Aug. 18 deadline to call for a November bond election came and went without Water District No. 10 officials calling an election. more »

Sep 10, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

LCRA delays revised water management plan

A long-term plan for keeping the Austin area’s primary water supply intact was introduced Aug. 15, but its approval remains uncertain. more »

Sep 10, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park could soon be the home of a pro-quality golf facility capable of hosting PGA Tour events.

Courtesy city of Austin

Austin targets PGA-quality golf course

City officials on Sept. 8 advanced efforts to build a PGA-quality golf course at Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park in East Austin where there are 735 acres long earmarked for golf use. more »

Sep 10, 2014 Central Austin (1 Comments)

Recycling center receives green light

Contractors working with Travis County Water Control and Improvements District 17 broke ground on the Lake Travis Regional Reuse and Recycling Center on Aug. 26, WCID 17 General Manager Debbie Gernes said. more »

Sep 10, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Leander ISD approves unchanged tax rate, bigger budget for 2014–15

For the third consecutive year the Leander ISD school board voted to keep a property tax rate of $1.51187 per $100 of valuation during its budget and tax rate hearing Aug. 28. more »

Sep 3, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander (3 Comments)

Salvato resigns as Bee Cave city manager

City Manager Frank Salvato announced his resignation Aug. 11 after nearly six years of serving the city of Bee Cave. more »

Sep 10, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Bee Cave Police Chief Gary Miller begins role following the retirement of Rusty Pancoast

Gary Miller assumed the duties of Bee Cave Police Chief Sept. 8 following the retirement of Rusty Pancoast. more »

Sep 10, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Touchstone begins as Lakeway city secretary

Jo Ann Touchstone began serving as city secretary for the city of Lakeway on Sept. 1. more »

Sep 10, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Luxury real estate firm Kuper Sotheby’s acquires Austin-based Amelia Bullock Realtors

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 »

Aug 15, 2014 Northwest Austin

Todd Radford

Photo by Leslee Bassman

A native of Colorado, Todd Radford said he became interested in a law enforcement career after an illness kept the former University of Texas track and field student-athlete out of competition.

Moviehouse & Eatery

Photo by Jennifer Curington

Moviehouse & Eatery opened two years ago in West Austin, and after building expansions and some early success, the movie theater company is ready to open two more locations.

Lee’s Almost By The Lake

Photo by Cara White Lowrimore

There is not much pretense at Lee’s Almost By The Lake, and owners John and Jeannie Gigliotti plan to keep it that way.


Photo courtesy Crackerdog

Austin resident Holly Eppes was at Lake Austin with her dog when she first saw the man she would marry—or rather, when she saw his dog, she said.

Election Guide 2014

A guide to November 2014 local elections.


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

Transportation Updates

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

Summer Day Trippin' Guide

Summer is almost over, but many Lake Travis–area residents are still looking for excursions close to home. There are several destinations to explore that are less than an hour away. Community Impact Newspaper has compiled some tourism, dining and shopping options for your next trip out of town. This guide is not comprehensive.

Recent Highlights

Pictures from area events, ceremonies and ribbon cuttings

Real Estate

Market data for Westlake, Lakeway, Bee Cave and Spicewood

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

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

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