Winter weather, MLK day and local meetings: 6 things to know this week in Lake Travis-Westlake, Jan. 15-19

Winter weather is in the Central Texas forecast this week. Local school districts have canceled classes for Jan. 16.

Winter weather is in the Central Texas forecast this week. Local school districts have canceled classes for Jan. 16.

Start your week with a look at what's ahead and some of our latest headlines in Lake Travis-Westlake Jan. 15-19.

1. Local schools are closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. day
Eanes, Lake Travis and Leander ISDs are closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. day. Classes are scheduled to resume Tuesday.

2. A winter storm watch is in effect through Tuesday
The National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio issued a winter storm watch for much of Central Texas including Travis, Williamson, Burnet and Blanco counties.

A cold front will move through the area Monday night lowering temperatures into the 20s and could bring a wintry mix of precipitation, including rain, sleet and snow, according to the weather alert issued at 2:45 p.m. Jan. 14.

According to the alert, travel impacts such as road closures and traffic accidents are possible starting Monday night and through Tuesday evening.

3. A town hall meeting is set for Feb. 18 in West Lake Hills
At its meeting Jan. 10, council set a town hall meeting for residents will be able to voice their opinions regarding proposals for 110 Westlake Drive for Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. More information about the meeting can be found here.

4. Bee Cave City Council agreed to bury power lines last week
Bee Cave City Council on Jan. 9 voted unanimously to bury power lines Austin Energy wants to run along a section of Bee Cave Parkway, from west of the Tordera Road entrance to the Ladera community to west of the city’s Central Park. The plan, subject to a negotiated deal with the utility, will involve paying back about $1.325 million of the total $2 million estimated cost over time. The deal would have to still get the nod from Austin City Council. Learn more about the plan here.

5. Lakeway City Council will discuss improvements to RM 620 Tuesday
Council will discuss a resolution supporting the Texas Department of Transportation’s design and plans to improve RM 620 in the Lakeway area Tuesday night. Council meets at 1102 Lohmans Crossing Road, Lakeway, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting agenda can be found on the city’s website.

6. Rollingwood City Council meets Wednesday for the first time this year
Council will meet for the first time in 2018 Wednesday at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 403 Nixon Drive, Rollingwood. The meeting agenda can be found here.


The widening project is on track to finish this fall and the bypass project by early next year. (Courtesy Texas Department of Transportation)
TxDOT projects near RM 2222 and RM 620 intersection approaching completion after delay

The southbound bypass lane connecting the two roads is on track to be complete later this fall, weather permitting. The northbound bypass lane opened over the summer.

Owners Billy-Joe and Suzanne Hunt opened The Gramercy in October 2020. (Photos by Greg Perliski/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Gramercy: Lakeway restaurant brings style of the big-city lounge to the Hill Country

Diners can choose from a variety of classic cocktails and entrees.

The Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission considered a finalized draft of an updated map for Austin's 10 City Council districts Sept. 15. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
UPDATED: Draft map of Austin's redrawn City Council boundaries ready for community review

Volunteer city redistricting commissioners have unanimously passed an initial outline to update all 10 City Council districts set to go into effect next year.

Bee Cave City Council adopted a $10.92 million budget Sept 14. (Greg Perliski/Community Impact Newspaper)
Bee Cave City Council adopts FY 2021-22 budget

Sales taxes represent the largest revenue source for the city of Bee Cave.

The low-water crossing at Great Divide Drive was flooded by Little Barton Creek in May 2019. Following council action Sept. 14, city staff will now work with an engineering firm to finalize a bridge design. (Courtesy James Cooke)
Bee Cave City Council votes to hire engineering firm to design Great Divide Drive bridge crossing

Bridge construction would not begin until after public input and completed design.

The city Music Commission met Sept. 13 to consider final outlines for the Live Music Fund Event Program and Austin Music Disaster Relief Fund 3.0.
Austin moving closer to sending out millions for live music events, musician recovery

Two upcoming city funding opportunities are being designed to support music industry events and provide emergency stabilization for those in the music sector.

Photo of county commissioners and community nonprofit leaders at a press conference
Travis County commits $110 million in federal funding to combat homelessness

The allocation will fund 2,000 supportive housing units.

The court denied a motion for a preliminary injunction to stop construction of the Oak Hill Parkway on Sept. 13. (Courtesy Falcon Sky Photography)
Judge denies effort to stop Oak Hill Parkway construction

Judge Robert Pitman found that TxDOT did not violate the federal environmental review process.

Lakeway City Council is discussing the extension of Main Street to Lohmans Crossing with both Legend Communities and Stratus Properties. Main Street currently ends at Medical Drive near the H-E-B. (Courtesy Falcon Sky Photography)
Developer of The Square at Lohmans plans to pursue new zoning

Legend Communities plans to build mix of housing, retail and office structures at Lohmans Crossing and Wingreen Loop.

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