5 things to know in Lake Travis/Westlake this week, July 31-Aug. 2

Catch up on news from last week and look forward at the week ahead.

1. Annexation bill passes Texas Senate last Thursday

The Texas State Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would require voter approval before an unincorporated area—including the River Place Municipal Utility District—is annexed by a city. The bill was received by the Texas House of Representatives July 27. Read more here.

2. New development proposed for Hamilton Pool Road/Grumbles tract

A plan for a new neighborhood just off Hamilton Pool Road is under review by the city of Bee Cave, City Manager Travis Askey confirmed. According to the filing, the project will feature 61 single-family lots. Learn more here.

3. Lakeway residents gather yard brush this week

Lakeway residents are allowed to drop off a pickup truck’s worth of yard waste at the department’s facility—3303 Serene Hills Drive, Lakeway—without charge Saturday morning. Find out more here.

4. City of Rollingwood participates in National Night Out Tuesday

Law enforcement and neighborhoods across the country work together to promote partnerships in fighting crime during National Night Out. Rollingwood’s National Night Out features local and state police and fire agencies. 6-9 p.m. Free. Rollingwood Park, 403 Nixon Drive, Rollingwood. 512-328-1900. www.cityofrollingwood.com


5. WORTH THE TRIP: Hat Creek Burger Co. hosts jewelry show Wednesday

Hat Creek Burger Co. hosts a jewelry show featuring Kendra Scott’s Back to School collection. Kendra Scott donates 10 percent of sales—and Hat Creek Burger Co. matches the donation—to Thinkery children’s museum. 4-7 p.m. Hat Creek Burger Company, The Domain, 3210 Esperanza Crossing, Ste. 100, Austin. Free, $1 for wine and 10 percent off jewelry. 512-838-6224. Eventbrite page.