6 Things to do in Lake Travis and Westlake this weekend, March 9-12

South By Southwest Conferences & Festivals begins this week.

South By Southwest Conferences & Festivals begins this week.

Thursday, March 9

March Wine Walk

The monthly wine walk at the Hill Country Galleria offers complimentary tastings at various stores, starting at Twin Liquors. Free. 5-9 p.m. Twin Liquors, 3925 Market St., Bee Cave. 512-263-0001. www.hillcountrygalleria.com

Friday, March 10

WORTH THE TRIP! South by Southwest Conferences & Festivals

Beginning Friday, South by Southwest Conferences & Festivals feature independent films, emerging technologies and live music. All day. $825-$1,650 for event passes (free events also available). Various venues throughout Austin. 512-467-7979. www.sxsw.com

Saturday, March 11

WORTH THE TRIP! Rodeo Austin March 11-25

Watch ProRodeo action and listen to music on the main stage from a different artist each night from March 11-25, including Dwight Yoakam, Elle King, Fitz and the Tantrums, and Kenny Rogers. Tickets start at $20. 9100 Decker Lake Road, Austin. 512-477-6060. www.RodeoAustin.com

TEXSAR prospective meeting

Texas Search and Rescue will host an informational meeting for citizens interested in joining its ranks. TEXSAR is a volunteer first responder organization focused on search and rescue, incident response and disaster response. Free. 9 a.m. Sunset Valley City Hall, 3205 Jones Road, Sunset Valley. 512-956- 6727. www.TEXSAR.org

Sunday, March 12

The Brew perform at The Oasis

Latin jazz band The Brew performs on the Starlight Terrace. The event also includes salsa lessons. Free. 7-10:30 p.m. The Oasis on Lake Travis, 6550 Comanche Trail, Austin. 512-266-2442. www.oasis-austin.com

ABC Kite Festival

Rescheduled from last weekend, the festival features food, vendors and the second annual MossFest concert. Competitions such as the most unusual kite contest and the inaugural Anteater Fun Run will take place. Proceeds benefit Communities In Schools of Central Texas as well as the Moss Pieratt Foundation. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road, Austin. 512-448-5483. www.abckitefestival.org


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.

How to watch, support Austin musicians on HAAM Day 2021

HAAM Day returns with more than 100 performances featuring local musicians scheduled throughout Sept. 14. Read here to see where to watch all of the sets.