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Lake Travis | Westlake November 2012

The proposed Bee Cave sculpture park would consist of both permanent and temporary art pieces.

Photo courtesy Bee Cave Arts Fou

Proposed sculpture park receives support from Bee Cave City Council

With the aim of bringing some soul to the city, Bee Cave City Council voiced initial backing for creating a sculpture park. more »

Nov 8, 2012 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

As of Oct. 30, LRMC has performed 20 open-heart surgeries and delivered about 100 babies since opening.

Photo courtesy Lakeway Regional

Lakeway Regional Medical Center exceeds original expectations, benefits local economy, officials say

After more than eight months of operation, Lakeway Regional Medical Center has performed better than officials expected. more »

Nov 8, 2012 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

Eanes ISD: Eliminating class rank for most students is paying off

With a higher percentage of Westlake High School seniors being admitted to The University of Texas and Texas A&M for the 2012–13 school year, Eanes ISD officials say the decision to eliminate class ranking two years ago has seemingly paid off. more »

Nov 8, 2012 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

Owner of Authenticity Gallery Mary Ober (right) and her longtime assistant, Erin De Leon, have a passion for art.

Photo by Courtney Griffin

Authenticity Gallery

Authenticity Gallery, an art shop that specializes in local art, opened on South Congress Avenue in 2006 and moved to the Hill Country Galleria last June. more »

Nov 8, 2012 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

Rollingwood City Council adopts lower wastewater rates

Rollingwood City Council unanimously approved lowering the wastewater base rate at its Oct. 17 meeting. more »

Nov 8, 2012 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

General Manager’s note — November 2012

The constant stream of holiday treats, baked goods, party fare and cold-weather comfort food that warms my heart but changes my dress size is finally here. more »

Nov 8, 2012 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

The Lake Travis Cavaliers captured the 4A D1 state championship in 2010 (pictured) as part of the team’s record-breaking run.

Photo by Michele Wu

Capturing ‘Greatness’

When the Lake Travis football team won its unprecedented fifth consecutive state championship in 2011, TV sportscaster Jeff Power was there to capture it with a video camera. more »

Nov 8, 2012 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

Executive Chef Casey Simmons says the restaurant uses the freshest ingredients available.

Photo by Gene Davis

The Grille at Rough Hollow

There are not many restaurants where beach-bums eat at a table next to executives. more »

Nov 8, 2012 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

West Lake Hills City Council pushes for better fire flow

In fall 2011, after wildfires ripped through Steiner Ranch, West Lake Hills Mayor Dave Claunch and City Administrator Robert Wood met to discuss water pressure and flow rates for fire hydrants throughout the city. more »

Nov 8, 2012 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

Veteran Jan Willoughby spends time bonding with a young horse on a ranch near Spicewood.

Photo by Kyle Webb

The Joyful Horse Project

When Jan Willoughby returned to the United States after a back injury sustained during her deployment in Afghanistan, she was lost. more »

Nov 8, 2012 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

Finley’s Barber Shop barber Jamika Alexander uses clippers to cut Will Pond’s hair. Finley’s caters to men only and offers a variety of hair care options.

Photo by Kyle Webb

Finley’s Barber Shop

For Darren Peterson, grooming has always been something special, something in which he could lose himself. more »

Nov 8, 2012 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

New food trailers roll into Lake Travis area

What helped keep Austin weird is now helping feed Lake Travis and Westlake-area residents. more »

Nov 8, 2012 12:00 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

Travis County Commissioners Court supports 2013 emergency drought order

During its Oct. 30 meeting, the Travis County Commissioners Court urged water authorities to enact an emergency drought order for 2013. more »

Oct 30, 2012 12:00 AM , Southwest Austin

Phil Wilson, executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation, was one of the speakers during the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of Transportation address Oct. 10.

Photo by Lyndsey Taylor

Collaboration key to relieving congestion in Central Texas

With declining funding sources, transportation organizations and government entities are looking at how they can pool resources to improve congestion. more »

Oct 25, 2012 7:00 AM Northwest Austin

City of Austin and Travis County share costs to create regional wildfire plan

During its Oct. 9 meeting, the Travis County Commissioners Court approved $100,000 in county funds toward the creation of a regional Community Wildfire Protection Plan. more »

Oct 25, 2012 12:00 AM Southwest Austin

Owners of old Backyard at Bee Cave seek second life for former venue

The owners are renovating the 1.7-acre site and hope to have work done by the end of the year. more »

Oct 22, 2012 11:57 AM Lake Travis | Westlake

Lakeway Boulevard median trail to be extended

After saying that the original trail section has been more successful than imagined, Lakeway City Council on Oct. 15 approved funding for the second phase of the Lakeway Boulevard median trail. more »

Oct 17, 2012 2:03 PM Lake Travis | Westlake

Travis County approves contract with HID Global Corp.

During its Oct. 9 meeting, the Travis County Commissioners Court approved an economic incentive deal with HID Global Corp. to bring 276 jobs to the county. more »

Oct 10, 2012 12:00 AM Southwest Austin 1 Comments