7 Things Lake Travis and Westlake residents need to know about this week, March 13-17

Collection for hazardous household and automotive  products will take place Wednesday at the Lake Travis Regional Reuse and Recycling Center.

Collection for hazardous household and automotive products will take place Wednesday at the Lake Travis Regional Reuse and Recycling Center.

Spring break is this week for local school districts

Eanes, Lake Travis and Leander ISDs are observing spring break this week, March 13-17. Classes resume in all three districts March 20.

This week is Sunshine Week

From March 12-18, Community Impact Newspaper is celebrating Sunshine Week, by educating readers on what records are available to the public, how to request them and how to use public information.

Bee Cave City Council will meet Tuesday night

Bee Cave City Council meeting takes place on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Bee Cave City Hall, 4000 Galleria Parkway, Bee Cave.  The agenda includes amending the zoning for a tract off West Hwy. 71 adjacent to Spanish Oaks to single family rural residential and neighborhood service as well as a proposed declaration of the city's intent to annex about 500 acres off Hamilton Pool Road and about 340 acres off RR 620. The item regarding a zoning amendment for The Terrace's planned development district, off Bee Cave Parkway near RR 620, has been postponed to April 11.

WTCPUA will take up a request for additional service off Hamilton Pool Road at Thursday’s meeting

West Travis County Public Utility Agency meets on Thursday at 10 a.m. at Bee Cave City Hall, 4000 Galleria Parkway, Bee Cave. The agenda includes a service extension request by the developers of a 700-lot development off Hamilton Pool Road, as well as Lake Travis ISD to serve the district's Middle School No. 3.

The recycling center will have a collection event Wednesday

The Lake Travis Regional Reuse and Recycling Center, 3207 Neidhardt Drive, Austin, is collecting hazardous household cleaning, paint and automotive products during a free collection event Wednesday, 9 a.m.-noon. Services are available for residents of the cities of Lakeway and Bee Cave, Village of The Hills, and within the Hurst Creek Municipal Utility District, Lakeway Municipal Utility District, and Water Control and Improvement District No. 17.

Click here for  more information about what material can and cannot be collected.

South by Southwest Conferences & Festivals continue this week in downtown Austin

South by Southwest Conferences & Festivals resume activities around Austin this week with the film and interactive festivals continuing from the weekend, and the music component beginning Tuesday.

For information on unofficial SXSW events throughout the week, follow Community Impact Newspaper's non-comprehensive guide to events around the festival.

The Lakeway Swim Center will be closed for maintenance until April 2

From March 11-April 2, the Lakeway Swim Center will be closed due to maintenance on the lap pool, leisure pool and slides. The closure will affect those on the Lost Creek Aquatics Swim Team and those who participate in Lakeway water aerobics classes.


Austin, Travis County and Austin ISD officials gathered Sept. 24 to discuss local resilience planning. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin, Travis County, AISD look to build collaboration on community disaster hubs

The governments and school district are looking to grow a network of facilities that can provide resources to residents amid weather emergencies.

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Austin Public Health eyes possible shift to Stage 4 guidelines

Local health leaders said they want to see the current downward trend of COVID-19 hospitalizations persist before making any changes.

Kyle City Council voted 6-1 and approved the new citywide trail master plan that will utilize 2020 bond election funds for trails that will help connect Austin to San Antonio. (Courtesy Pexels)
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Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde said Sept. 23 though the district has been awarded emergency funding, it has only had access to a fraction of it. (Maggie Quinlan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin ISD superintendent lays out barriers to receiving emergency funding

Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde said while it seems that the district has received "millions and millions," it has been able to use a fraction of granted emergency funds.

Wayback Burgers specializes in cooked-to-order burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes. (Courtesy Wayback Burgers)
Wayback Burgers coming to Leander; former Round Rock Steak N' Shake to become Whataburger and more top Central Texas news

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

Kevin Foster, an Austin ISD board trustee, alerted the board Sept. 23 to his concern about a police response at LBJ Early College High School last week. (Maggie Quinlan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin ISD trustee questions police response after hoax 911 call

After a large police response to a falsely reported school shooting last week, one member of the Austin ISD board of trustees is concerned about police scaring students.

Several parents of New Caney ISD students spoke at the district's Sept. 20 board meetings about recent allegations that a student brought a firearm to Porter High School's Sept. 18 homecoming dance. NCISD Superintendent Matt Calvert stressed that no gunshots were fired at the event, and that the district is investigating the allegations. (Wesley Gardner/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI Nation roundup: Round Rock ISD trustees considered for censuring; New Caney ISD addresses allegations of student with gun at campus event and more top stories

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Sept. 23.

Flights between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and London-Heathrow will resume Oct. 13 for the first time in 17 months. (Courtesy Austin-Bergstrom International Airport)
British Airways to resume service from Austin to London in October

The flights will run three days per week and include COVID-19 safety measures for passengers.

The Austin metropolitan statistical area surpasses COVID-19 pandemic job losses. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin regains all pandemic job loss, San Antonio nearly misses top 10 best performing metros in the country

The Austin and San Antonio metropolitan statistical areas continue their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New pickleball league launches with inaugural tournament in Dripping Springs

A new pickleball league based in Austin is launching its inaugural season with a tournament in Dripping Springs later this fall.