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Lake Travis | Westlake February 2012

Lakeway medical center campus takes shape

James Kerby of Phin-Ker Ventures, the developer of the property surrounding the Lakeway Regional Medical Center, shared his vision in January for what he says could become one of the nation’s premier medical campuses. more »

Feb 17, 2012 12:00 PM Lake Travis | Westlake

Owner Reina Morris, a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, came to Texas in 1997. After she graduated from the Texas Culinary Academy in 2004, she opened her first Buenos Aires Café in Austin in 2005.

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Buenos Aires Café

Reina Morris, owner of Buenos Aires Café at 13500 Galleria Circle in Bee Cave, has received several requests to bring her Argentinean-themed restaurant to other areas of the country, such as New York City and Houston. more »

Feb 17, 2012 11:15 AM Lake Travis | Westlake 1 Comments

Sen. Kirk Watson (left) and LCRA Chair Tim Timmerman look on as Bee Cave Mayor Caroline Murphy (from left), West Travis County Municipal Utility District No. 3 President Robert Salgo and LCRA General Manager Becky Motal sign an agreement for LCRA to sell its wastewater system to the West Travis County Public Utility Agency on Jan. 17.

Photo by Tiffany Young

LCRA sells water/wastewater system to public utility agency

On Jan. 17, after about a year of negotiations, the Lower Colorado River Authority signed an agreement with the West Travis County Public Utility Agency to sell its West Travis County Regional Water and Wastewater systems. more »

Feb 17, 2012 11:15 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

Rollingwood takes measures to slow vehicles near park

At a special-called meeting Jan. 11, the Rollingwood City Council held a public hearing on the possibility of changing the speed limit from 30 miles per hour to a citywide speed limit of 25 miles per hour. more »

Feb 17, 2012 10:20 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

A rendering of the proposed sculpture garden for the City of Bee Cave shows what the foundation envisions.

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Bee Cave Arts Foundation

Some residents of Bee Cave are looking to give people another reason to enjoy or visit the area by enhancing its visual arts scene. more »

Feb 17, 2012 10:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake 1 Comments

SXSW catches on to Austin's 'growth' trend

One of the fastest-growing festivals in the world will set up shop in Austin in March, attracting thousands of visitors to Austin’s central core. more »

Feb 17, 2012 9:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

Dallas Gorman (left) and Sharon Miller worked together to redesign the Lakeway Activity Center.

Photo by Gene Davis

Lakeway Activity Center gets a makeover by local design business

What started as a plan to get a new couch and a few chairs for the Lakeway Activity Center ended as a fully redesigned space that annually serves tens of thousands of residents. more »

Feb 17, 2012 8:30 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

Lake Travis Economic Forecast shows positive growth for tax revenues

he Lake Travis area can expect similar growth in retail, development and real estate in 2012 to what it saw in 2011, according to speakers at the economic forecast luncheon held by the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 18. more »

Feb 17, 2012 8:30 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

The Seedling Truck co-owner Dan Stacy makes dishes with local, fresh and organic ingredients.

Photo by Tiffany Young

The Seedling Truck

Fresh, seasonal food has hit the road with a new food truck from the brains behind a West Lake Hills–based catering company. more »

Feb 17, 2012 7:30 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

Alex Gosch (left), public relations coordinator for Austin Families for Families, accepts the Shining Star award from Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board Robert Stubbs.

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Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce Gala

At the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce 20th Annual Community Awards Gala on Feb. 4 at the Lakeway Resort and Spa, presented by Prosperity Bank, trophies were awarded to businesses and individual chamber members for their service to the community. more »

Feb 17, 2012 6:30 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

 Bee Cave’s Hill Country Galleria, which holds events such as SpringFest and concerts in the park, is nearing capacity. The latest to sign a retail  lease is Soma Intimates, Ste. S-135, which caters to women’s clothing and undergarment needs.

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Bee Cave News — February 2012

Bee Cave City Council approved storefront elevations for Soma Intimates, located in the Hill Country Galleria at 12700 Hill Country Blvd, Ste. S-135 at its Jan. 24 City Council meeting. more »

Feb 17, 2012 6:10 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

Federal court rejects attorney general’s proposed maps

The U.S. District Court in San Antonio rejected interim redistricting maps proposed by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Feb. 6 as the deadline to reach a compromise in time to preserve the April 3 deadline passed. more »

Feb 17, 2012 5:04 AM Georgetown

Market Data for Lake Travis and Westlake — February 2012

This includes recent housing market data for the Lake Travis/Westlake area. more »

Feb 17, 2012 5:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

Rob Roy | 78746 – 78733

Rob Roy, in West Austin, is a neighborhood that has grown into six separate subdivisions: Rob Roy, Rob Roy on the Canyon, Rob Roy on the Creek, Rob Roy on the Lake, Rob Roy Rim and Rob Roy West. more »

Feb 17, 2012 4:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

Channel One reporter Shelby Hollida (middle) covered the Prideaux sisters, Rebecca (left) and Catherine Anne (right), and their T-shirt drive for the school news program.

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Westlake High T-Shirt drive benefits refugees

Two Westlake High School students finished a school effort Jan. 12 that brought in more than 1,200 T-shirts that will help refugee women living in Austin. more »

Feb 17, 2012 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

General Manager's Note — February 2012

In a dorm room on The University of Texas campus many years ago, several of us coeds got together one night to discuss the dismal meal selection in our dorm cafeteria. more »

Feb 17, 2012 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

West Lake Hills News — February 2012

Blue Dahlia Bistro, a French-style bistro with a location in East Austin, is scheduled to open another location at 3663 Bee Caves Road, Ste. 4-A, in early April. The European-style bistro will have 114 seats, 50 of which will be outside. more »

Feb 17, 2012 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

Master of ceremonies news anchor for KEYE Ron Oliveira (left) and Westlake Chamber President Greg Morrison (right), congratulate the 2011 Member of the Year, Tim Coffey, with Edward Jones Investments.

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Westlake Chamber of Commerce Gala

At the Westlake Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Awards Gala on Feb. 7 at the Austin Country Club, chamber members enjoyed dinner, dancing and casino games as part of an annual celebration. more »

Feb 17, 2012 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

Lakeway News — February 2012

In January, Lakeway City Council approved of selling a portion of Rebel Park that is generally submerged by Lake Travis and in Rebel Cove to adjacent landowners for $70,000, subject to voter approval. more »

Feb 17, 2012 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

Nitro Swimming Owner Mike Koleber has a passion for teaching and training people to swim.

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Nitro Swimming

Nitro Swimming might not have become the two huge swim centers in Bee Cave and Cedar Park that they are today had there been many indoor swim centers when Mike and Tracy Koleber moved to the Austin area around 2000. more »

Feb 17, 2012 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake