The timeline below offers readers a look back at some of the biggest events Community Impact Newspaper reported from 2010 to now.
The Backyard opens on Bee Cave Parkway after moving from Hwy. 71, where it had closed in 2008. It closes in 2014.
Vandegrift High School opens in Four Points as does Four Points Middle School.
A wildfire sweeps through parts of Spicewood and Steiner Ranch during hot, dry conditions prompted by a worsening drought.
An economic study shows Lake Travis-related businesses were responsible for 2,000 jobs as three summers of low water levels continued.
Spicewood Beach runs out of water, prompting the Lower Colorado River Authority to truck in supplies for residents as Lake Travis water levels hit 38 percent capacity.
Serene Hills, a 300-home community, breaks ground in Lakeway.
Lakeway Regional Medical Center opens. The 275,400-square-foot, full-service hospital and emergency center changes ownership in late 2016 to become Baylor, Scott & White Medical Center-Lakeway.
Whole Foods Market opens at the Hill Country Galleria.
Moviehouse & Eatery opens to anchor the new Trails at 620 shopping center.
Bee Cave adopts home rule status allowing it to annex areas of its extraterritorial jurisdiction.
The city of Lakeway celebrates 50-year anniversary.
Vibra Healthcare takes over the vacant Lake Travis Specialty Hospital location in Lakeway.
LCRA cuts off water supply to downstream rice farmers due to ongoing drought in lakes Buchanan and Travis.
Lake Travis Middle School opens, highlighting ongoing area growth. In April, West Cypress Hills Elementary School breaks ground.
Historic rainfall brings up water levels at Lake Travis and renews hopes for an economic boost to the drought-ravaged area.
the Texas Department of Transportation launches its RM 620 Feasibility Study with a goal of recommending traffic congestion-relief options subject to funding.
Sonesta Bee Cave Austin hotel opens.
H-E-B Lakeway opens at the Oaks at Lakeway shopping center.
Lakeway Municipal Utility District offers 81 acres of surplus land near Oaks at Lakeway shopping center for sale.
The city of Austin formally annexes Lost Creek, a community of about 1,500 households located off Capital of Texas Highway and in Eanes ISD’s jurisdiction.
Bee Cave approves a 400-acre development agreement for the planned Sweetwater East community.
West Lake Hills and Rollingwood battle the spread of oak wilt, a fungal disease affecting oak trees.
TxDOT releases its RM 620 Improvement Study offering a range of improvement options for problem intersections.
Bee Cave releases an updated comprehensive plan for 2037.
Stratus Properties sells The Oaks at Lakeway shopping center, home to Lakeway’s H-E-B.
The Bee Caves Road widening project in West Lake Hills between Red Bud Lane and Walsh Tarlton Trail begins and is expected to be complete by summer 2019.
Lakeway voters approve a bond for a new police facility. The facility breaks ground in early 2018.
Bee Cave’s Gateway to Falconhead opens.
Hill Country Galleria celebrates 10 years.
The city of Austin formally annexes River Place.
The Hill Country Indoor sports complex opens in Bee Cave.
Bee Cave City Council votes to deny The Backyard redevelopment project.
Lakeway’s Zoning and Planning Commission votes down the City Center project on the MUD property, prompting the developer to rethink his vision for the land.
Funding is approved to widen the southern portion of RM 620 through Bee Cave and Lakeway and build a bypass from RM 620 to RM 2222.