Catch up on some of the Lake Travis and Westlake business we profiled in 2016

Eco Estate Jewelry offers custom design pieces as well as redesign and repair services.

Eco Estate Jewelry offers custom design pieces as well as redesign and repair services.

Here is an overview of some of the businesses we profiled in 2016, sorted by the monthly issue in which they were featured.


Lakeway Regional Medical Center
LRMC emphasizes brain, spine programs, adds cardiologists, earns stroke certification


Westlake recruiting firm focuses on connecting technology companies with local diverse talent

Card My Yard
Small business yields big-sized messages


Shilpa Rathi Lifestyle Boutique
East meet West with store’s natural home décor and fashion

Westbank Dry Cleaning
Company service helps teen girls in need


El Gaucho Winery
Argentine wine offered in Spicewood’s Hill Country setting


Rocks Premium Mixers
Locally created mixers shake up the area’s cocktail market


Austin Boat Concierge
Company offera a-la-carte services to Lake Austin and Lake Travis boaters

Doodlebug the Clown
Betsy Kempler reflects on years in the entertainment business


Five Star Jewelry Brokers & Gemologist
Locally-owned store celebrates 20 years serving Rollingwood-area customers

Moonshine Sweet Tea
Lago Vista native bottles family recipe


Thirsty Planet Brewing Co.
Southwest Austin brewery plans for expansion


Eco Estate Jewelry
Boutique gives vintage pieces and collections new life

Westlake company aims for pet nutrition


Peoples Pharmacy
Shops’ holistic approach to Rx has grown loyal customer base

The Natural Gardener
Local nursery and store offers classes, plants and gifts


Gatsby’s Menswear and Women’s Wear
Longtime Bee Cave shop opens second store at Barton Creek Square Mall

The Cake Plate
Westlake area bakery celebrates two decades of service
By Nicholas Cicale
Nick has been with Community Impact Newspaper since 2016, working with the Lake Travis-Westlake and Southwest Austin-Dripping Springs editions. He previously worked as a reporter in Minnesota and earned a degree from Florida State University.


Lakeway City Council approved zoning April 19 for a housing development at the intersection of Flint Rock Road and Wild Cherry Drive. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Zoning approved for housing development on Flint Rock Road

Lakeway City Council approved creation of a planned unit development for housing development.

Early voting for the May 1 election runs April 19-27. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Here’s a guide to casting your ballot in the Lake Travis-Westlake area

Texas kicked off early voting April 19 for the upcoming May 1 election. From local school board to mayoral races, Community Impact Newspaper compiled voting information for the Lake Travis-Westlake area.

Early voting for Travis County's May 1 local elections opened April 19. In this file photo, voters line up ahead of the 2020 primary elections at Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex in East Austin. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
More than 8,000 Travis County voters cast ballots on first day of early voting

Early voting for the county's May 1 election began April 19 and will run through April 27.

Austin Pedal Kayaks is now open in Lakeway. (Courtesy Austin Pedal Kayaks)
Austin Pedal Kayaks opens in March

The company offers watercraft rentals including paddleboards, single and double kayaks, and pedal kayaks.

The Delco Activity Center in Northeast Austin is one of the locations where residents can receive a COVID-19 vaccine. (Jack Flalger/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin vaccine updates: Demand slows as state begins marketing push

Appointments are beginning to go unfilled, and local health officials say demand has caught up to supply. All adults in the U.S. are now eligible to be vaccinated.

Blue Corn Harvest Leander is located at 11840 Hero Way W., Bldg. A, Leander. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Blue Corn Harvest opens in Leander; park, pizzeria launches social club and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.

Median home prices reflected a year-over-year increase in the Lake Travis-Westlake region in March. (Community Impact Newspaper Staff)
Housing inventory drops in Lake Travis-Westlake region as median prices continue rise

The median price of a home in the Austin area hit an all-time high of $425,000 in March as the region continues to surpass real estate records, according to the Austin Board of Realtors’ March Central Texas housing report released April 15.

Photo of people receiving vaccines in a gym
Austin Public Health lengthens windows for vaccine appointment signups

Residents age 18 and up can now sign up for appointments with APH any time from Saturday to Tuesday morning.

The Texas Department of Transportation has scheduled a nightly lane closure for RM 620 southbound motorists beginning April 18 through April 22. (Courtesy Fotolia)
TxDOT lane closure scheduled for RM 620 beginning April 18

The right lane of RM 620 southbound will be closed due to utility work.

Bee Cave council candidates attended an election forum April 15 that was sponsored by the Bee Cave Chamber of Commerce and moderated by Phyllis Campos, general manager of the Lake Travis-Westlake edition of Community Impact Newspaper. (Greg Perliski/Community Impact Newspaper)
Affordable housing, transportation challenges emerge as recurring issues at Bee Cave forum

A Q&A session highlighted candidate views on the challenges around housing and transportation for service workers in Bee Cave.

Jack Allen's Kitchen will be at 1345 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park. (Rendering courtesy Jack Allen's Kitchen)
7 restaurants coming to Cedar Park, Leander; new murals to go up in Georgetown and more top area news

Read the top business and community news from the Central Texas area from the past week.

The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations. (Courtesy Amazon)
Amazon begins rollout of statewide vaccination clinics for employees

The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations.