Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce Achievement Awards

The Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce hosted its 21st Outstanding Achievement Awards ceremony Jan. 31 at The Oasis, 6550 Comanche Trail, Austin. The event was sponsored by Prosperity Bank.

The annual event honors businesses, individuals, nonprofit organizations and other groups in the Lake Travis area.



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SpringFest 2020 will take place Oct. 17. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce announces new date for SpringFest 2020

Following a postponement due to the coronavirus, the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce announced a new date for SpringFest 2020.

Austin Public Health planning response in case of coronavirus hospitalization spike

As local health authorities monitor an upward trend in COVID-19 cases, they are bracing for a possible uptick in hospitalizations.

There have been 1,084 total coronavirus recoveries in Travis County as of May 27. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Travis County reports 73 new coronavirus cases May 27

There have been 1,084 total coronavirus recoveries in Travis County as well.

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar spoke to members of the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce on May 27 about what the state's post-pandemic economic turnaround might look like. (Screenshot of May 27 virtual luncheon)
Texas comptroller predicts slow, steady economic turnaround post-pandemic

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said the state entered the era of the coronavirus in a healthy financial situation, which bodes well for the future as reopening continues, but that Texans are not out of the woods yet.

Traffic on toll roads operated by the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority has steadily climbed over the last two months after nosediving in March. (Amy Denney/Community Impact Newspaper)
As economic restrictions loosen, some Central Texas toll roads are beginning to fill up with traffic

Traffic counts on roads operated by the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority have consistently climbed since early April.

Nursing facilities across Texas will be able to apply for federal funds to purchase devices to connect residents to friends and family. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Gov. Greg Abbott announces $3.6 million project to connect nursing home residents to families

Gov. Greg Abbott announced May 27 that $3.6 million will be provided to nursing facilities to purchase tablets, webcams and headphones to connect residents with family members.

Amie Gonser will open 620 Art Gallery & Studio in June as a fine art gallery and space for art education classes. (Courtesy Amie Gonser)
IMPACTS ROUNDUP: News on 20 Central Texas businesses and nonprofits

Read about Central Texas business news from Community Impact Newspaper's coverage this week.

Voters are encouraged to bring their own equipment in order to prevent catching or spreading coronavirus.(Graphic by Matthew T. Mills /Community Impact Newspaper)
State of Texas releases voter health checklist for polling stations in June and July

Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughs released a checklist May 26 for voters to follow to help prevent the spread of coronavirus at polls.

Trustees discussed several options for the 2020-21 school year during a May 26 meeting. (Courtesy Eanes ISD)
'It’s extremely difficult to solve a problem without knowing all of the variables': Eanes ISD officials discuss plans for 2020-21 school year

Several Eanes ISD parents submitted public comments for the May 26 regular board meeting, some asking the district to reopen schools and some requesting continued remote learning.

Eanes ISD Superintendent Tom Leonard announced updates on COVID-19 grants during a May 26 board meeting. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Eanes ISD receives $115K in federal funding for COVID-19 relief

The district has been granted $115,000 through the coronavirus relief bill and the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund.

The Eanes Education Foundation presented its annual donation to the district during a May 26 board meeting. (Courtesy Eanes ISD)
Eanes Education Foundation raises $2.65M in donations for district

The Eanes Education Foundation presented its annual donation to the district during a May 26 regular board meeting. Kathi Haralson, the nonprofit’s outgoing executive director, announced a $2.65 million donation for the 2020-21 school year.

On May 26, Bee Cave City Council approved changes to the development agreement for the 35-acre development known as The Backyard. (Rendering courtesy city of Bee Cave)
Bee Cave officials approve changes to large development known as The Backyard

Bee Cave City Council approved amendments on zoning and development standards for a roughly 35-acre planned development district known as The Backyard.