Mighty Mujer Triathlon held at Lakeway City Park and 4 other recent events in West Travis County

Athlete Lisa Thomas crosses the finish line June 13 at the Mighty Mujer Triathlon held at Lakeway City Park. The all-female race is one of four held nationwide to introduce women to triathlon and active lifestyles. (Courtesy Mighty Mujer Triathlon)
Athlete Lisa Thomas crosses the finish line June 13 at the Mighty Mujer Triathlon held at Lakeway City Park. The all-female race is one of four held nationwide to introduce women to triathlon and active lifestyles. (Courtesy Mighty Mujer Triathlon)

Athlete Lisa Thomas crosses the finish line June 13 at the Mighty Mujer Triathlon held at Lakeway City Park. The all-female race is one of four held nationwide to introduce women to triathlon and active lifestyles. (Courtesy Mighty Mujer Triathlon)

Mighty Mujer Triathlon held in Lakeway

Athlete Lisa Thomas crosses the finish line June 13 at the Mighty Mujer Triathlon held at Lakeway City Park. The all-female race is one of four held nationwide to introduce women to triathlon and active lifestyles. (Courtesy Mighty Mujer Triathlon)

Millions raised for Eanes ISD teachers

The Eanes Education Foundation presented its annual grant to the district during a June 22 board meeting. The nonprofit this year raised $2.55 million to fund teacher positions. (Courtesy Eanes ISD)

Lone Star Farmers Market held at the Galleria


Shoppers browse vendor booths June 27 at the Lone Star Farmers Market held at the Hill Country Galleria. The market is held each Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Greg Perliski/Community Impact Newspaper)

Zilker Theatre comes to Bee Cave

Jacob Foster, scenic charge artist for Zilker Theatre Productions, prepares the set June 27 for the upcoming production of "Little Shop of Horrors" to be held at the Hill Country Galleria. Shows will be free from July 9-Aug.14. Reservations are required via the theater's website. (Greg Perliski/Community Impact Newspaper)

Austin Sol calls Westlake home

A Westlake crowd cheers on the home team, the Austin Sol, during a recent match against the Dallas Roughnecks at Westlake Chaparral Stadium. The Austin Sol is part of the West Division of the American Ultimate Disc League. (Greg Perliski/Community Impact Newspaper)
By Greg Perliski

Editor, Lake Travis/Westlake & Northwest Austin

Greg joined Community Impact as an editor in November 2020. In the communities he covers, Greg reports on local government, transportation, real estate development and business. He has written for newspapers, online publications and corporate communications teams. Greg earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin.



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