4 things to know in Lake Travis and Westlake this week, Oct. 2-6

Sway is coming to West Lake Hills.

Sway is coming to West Lake Hills.

Start your week by catching up on recent news from the Lake Travis and Westlake area.

1. Bee Cave is going green-er
The city of Bee Cave has purchased about 44 acres of undeveloped land on Great Divide Drive south of the Field of Dreams sports complex, city staff confirmed to the Community Impact Newspaper.

The city has no current plan for this property, which takes in a section of Little Barton Creek, other than to preserve the land as open space, city officials said.

2. Tastes of Thai coming soon in West Lake Hills
Thai restaurant Sway will open a new location at 3437 Bee Cave Road, West Lake Hills, in March 2018 after a construction permit was granted by West Lake Hills City Council on Sept. 27.

With a first location at 1417 S. 1st St., Austin, the upscale restaurant offers modern Thai cuisine, drinks and desserts for lunch and dinner. Read more. 

3. Green light for Signal Hills development in Bee Cave
Bee Cave City Council Sept. 26 approved rezoning of a 94-acre parcel of agricultural land to allow for a low-density rural housing development off Hamilton Pool Road to be called Signal Hill Estates.

Council agreed to the development a month after finalizing the annexation one of the city’s last large lots.

4. Travis County adopts $1billion budget, lowers your tax rate
Commissioners adopted a $1.05 billion budget Tuesday morning along with a property tax rate of 36.90 cents per $100 of taxable home value.

“Over a four-year period the county has only increased taxes by 2.36 percent,” Jessica Rio, county executive for the county’s planning and budget office, said. “That is incredible.”

Read more.