City meetings, Birds Barbershop and back to school: 5 things to know in Lake Travis-Westlake this week, Jan. 8-12

Birds Barbershop's new West Lake Hills location opened Jan. 8.

Birds Barbershop's new West Lake Hills location opened Jan. 8.

Look ahead at meetings scheduled for this week and look back at some of the most recent headlines from the Lake Travis-Westlake area.

1. Bee Cave P&Z meets this afternoon; City Council meets tomorrow
The Bee Cave Planning and Zoning Commission meets today at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 4000 Galleria Parkway, Bee Cave, and will discuss a plan submitted for the Juniper Trace Office and a site plan amendment for a McDonald’s at 12514 W. Hwy. 71, Bee Cave.

Bee Cave City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday and is scheduled to call a May general election for mayor and two council positions, according to the meeting’s agenda.

2. Birds Barbershop opened today in West Lake Hills
Birds Barbershop opened a location at 3736 Bee Caves Road, Ste. 2, West Lake Hills, on Monday, marking the local chain’s 10th shop and ninth in the Austin area. Read here for more information.

3. Students return to school Tuesday after winter break
Eanes ISD and Lake Travis ISD students resume class Tuesday after an over two-week winter break. Drivers should anticipate seeing buses on the road and increased traffic near schools.

4. We Are Blood is in critical need of Type O blood
We Are Blood is experiencing a critical blood shortage and is in need of donations, especially types O negative and O positive blood, according to organization officials. Learn how to donate here.

5. West Lake Hills City Council will discuss 110 Westlake Drive at its meeting Wednesday
According to the meeting agenda, council will discuss the review process for evaluating proposals for 110 Westlake Drive. Council meets at 7:05 p.m. at 911 Westlake Drive, West Lake Hills.


Austin, Travis County and Austin ISD officials gathered Sept. 24 to discuss local resilience planning. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin, Travis County, AISD look to build collaboration on community disaster hubs

The governments and school district are looking to grow a network of facilities that can provide resources to residents amid weather emergencies.

Screen shot of Desmar Walkes speaking at a press conference
Austin Public Health eyes possible shift to Stage 4 guidelines

Local health leaders said they want to see the current downward trend of COVID-19 hospitalizations persist before making any changes.

Kyle City Council voted 6-1 and approved the new citywide trail master plan that will utilize 2020 bond election funds for trails that will help connect Austin to San Antonio. (Courtesy Pexels)
CI Nation roundup: Perfect Game coming to Cedar Park; Kyle City Council approves trail master plan to connect Austin to San Antonio and more top stories

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Sept. 24.

Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde said Sept. 23 though the district has been awarded emergency funding, it has only had access to a fraction of it. (Maggie Quinlan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin ISD superintendent lays out barriers to receiving emergency funding

Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde said while it seems that the district has received "millions and millions," it has been able to use a fraction of granted emergency funds.

Kevin Foster, an Austin ISD board trustee, alerted the board Sept. 23 to his concern about a police response at LBJ Early College High School last week. (Maggie Quinlan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin ISD trustee questions police response after hoax 911 call

After a large police response to a falsely reported school shooting last week, one member of the Austin ISD board of trustees is concerned about police scaring students.

Several parents of New Caney ISD students spoke at the district's Sept. 20 board meetings about recent allegations that a student brought a firearm to Porter High School's Sept. 18 homecoming dance. NCISD Superintendent Matt Calvert stressed that no gunshots were fired at the event, and that the district is investigating the allegations. (Wesley Gardner/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI Nation roundup: Round Rock ISD trustees considered for censuring; New Caney ISD addresses allegations of student with gun at campus event and more top stories

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Sept. 23.

Flights between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and London-Heathrow will resume Oct. 13 for the first time in 17 months. (Courtesy Austin-Bergstrom International Airport)
British Airways to resume service from Austin to London in October

The flights will run three days per week and include COVID-19 safety measures for passengers.

The Austin metropolitan statistical area surpasses COVID-19 pandemic job losses. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin regains all pandemic job loss, San Antonio nearly misses top 10 best performing metros in the country

The Austin and San Antonio metropolitan statistical areas continue their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Major League PIckleball
New pickleball league launches with inaugural tournament in Dripping Springs

A new pickleball league based in Austin is launching its inaugural season with a tournament in Dripping Springs later this fall.

Apricot Lane Boutique offers clothing for women of all ages. (Courtesy Anne Burnett)
Clothing boutique now open in Bee Cave

Apricot Lane clothing store managed by mother-daughter team