City Council meetings and other things to do in Lake Travis/Westlake this week, July 10-13

West Lake Hills City Council brought the topic of a bond to fund capital improvement projects back up at Tuesday's meeting.

West Lake Hills City Council brought the topic of a bond to fund capital improvement projects back up at Tuesday's meeting.

Lake Travis/Westlake residents can attend local City Council meetings, an educational library event and concerts this week.


Bee Cave City Council workshop meeting

Bee Cave City Council will discuss the city's strategic plans, projects and priorities including its hike and bike trails, traffic, hotel occupancy tax and budget. 5 p.m. Free. 4000 Galleria Parkway, Bee Cave. 512-767-6600.

Lakeway Big Band Bash

The Lakeway Big Band Bash features the Republic of Texas Band. Guests can bring their own snacks and drinks. 7:30 p.m. Free, donations encouraged. Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway. 512-261-1010.


Westlake chamber luncheon

The Westlake Chamber of Commerce hosts a business builder lunch at Texas Land & Cattle. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $25 (general admission), $20 (member price). Texas Land & Cattle, 1101 S. MoPac, Austin. 512-327-3088.

Bee Cave City Council meeting

Bee Cave City Council will consider a site development plan and final plat for the Hillside at Spanish Oaks as well as select a chairperson and vice chairperson for the city's Planning and Zoning Commission. 6 p.m. Free. 4000 Galleria Parkway, Bee Cave. 512-767-6600.


WORTH THE TRIP: Food and wine workshop

Central Market Cooking School offers a class teaching guests how to make various dishes to pair with different wines. 6:30 p.m. $45. Central Market Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, Austin.

West Lake Hills City Council meeting

City Council will receive an update regarding a study of city facilities. The study could outline projects that might be included in a future city bond program. 7:05 p.m. Free. Council Chamber, Municipal Building, 911 Westlake Drive, West Lake Hills. 512-327-3628.


Dinosaurs at Lake Travis library

Paleontologist and animal behaviorist “Dinosaur George” presents two shows about his studies at Lake Travis Public Library. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Free. 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin. 512-263-2885.

Listen to music at Mercer Street Dance Hall

Country music singer-songwriter Tracie Lynn performs a free show. 18+. 8 p.m. Free. Mercer Street Dancehall, 332 Mercer Street, Dripping Springs. 512-858-4314.


A Capital Metro employee who worked as a bus mechanic has died after testing positive for the coronavirus. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Bee Cave City Council met during a special meeting April 3. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Bee Cave Sonesta Austin Hotel owner Adrian Overstreet, pictured at a 2019 Bee Cave City Council meeting, helped author a plan to help local small business owners navigate federal assistance amid the COVID-19 crisis. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Officials endorse Bee Cave Chamber plan for small business assistance

Bee Cave City Council formally adopted a plan from the Bee Cave City Council regarding the utilization of city library staff to help small business owners.

(Graphic illustration courtesy Jay Jones/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The Eanes ISD board of trustees met virtually March 31 to take action on a number of agenda items, including bond projects and the May 2 election. (Courtesy Eanes ISD)
Bond projects, COVID-19, trustee election and more discussed during Eanes ISD March 31 board meeting

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CraigO's Pizza & Pastaria owner Andrew Rincon (right), volunteer Mark Crowell (left) and a team of several other people helped feed dozens of at-risk families in the Lake Travis community April 2. (Courtesy Mason Culp)
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Economic relief options for small business owners include the Small Business Administration's Economic Injury Disaster Loan. (Community Impact Newspaper Staff)
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A recent string of incidents where Zoom meetings have been “hacked” has put the future viability of teleconferencing security in doubt. (Courtesy Pixabay)
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St. David's HealthCare has temporarily consolidated services provided by St. David's Surgical Hospital, St. David's Emergency Center—Bee Cave and St. David's Emergency Center—Cedar Park. (Evan Marczynski/Community Impact Newspaper)
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St. David’s Emergency Center locations in Bee Cave and Cedar Park temporarily closed April 1.

Molly May, the department’s executive director, spoke during the March 31 virtual board meeting, confirming that the special education department has developed its own remote teaching and learning plan. (Courtesy Eanes ISD)
Despite district closures remote services continue for students with disabilities at Eanes ISD

May stated that EISD has implemented telehealth practices and is continuing to offer physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, counseling and adapted physical education, all using a remote platform.

Austin and Travis County's orders went into place March 25 and require residents to stay home for everything but essential travel. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
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