Lake Travis - Westlake

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Eanes ISD adopts $212M budget for FY 2022-23

The recapture payment for the district in fiscal year 2022-23 is expected to rise $22.2 million compared to FY 2021-22, while the basic allotment per pupil remains the same. 


‘The state's highest environmental honor’: Texas Environmental Excellence Awards return for 30th year

For the 30th year, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will honor people and groups for their achievements in environmental protection and preservation.



First presumptive case of monkeypox detected in Travis County

First presumptive case of monkeypox has been detected in Travis County.


U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade: What’s next for Texas?

Texas is one of 13 states with a "trigger law" that is set to take effect within 30 days and will effectively criminalize all abortions in Texas, unless someone's life is threatened if they remain pregnant.





Spicewood, Highland Lakes Lions Club to hold 4th of July parade

Entry is free; decorated bicycles, decorated floats, golf carts or ATVs, riding groups, antique or classic cars, walking groups and pets allowed


After Roe rollback, Austin City Council seeks to limit effects of Texas abortion law

Austin City Council could soon vote on a proposal to deprioritize local enforcement of Texas' six-week abortion ban.


Project Connect planners detail designs for Austin rail network's future subway stations

Project Connect's Orange and Blue lines will be accessible through several subway stations around downtown and south of Lady Bird Lake.


Austin Public Works to begin annual street repair season

Austin Public Works aims to repair 10% of Austin's streets this year.



Lake Travis restaurant Sundancer Grill reimagines lakeside dining

Situated in Lakeway at the Sail & Ski Yacht Club, Sundancer Grill is a lakeside restaurant aiming to turn the shores of Lake Travis into a culinary destination, part-owner Pete Clark said.


100 latest commercial projects filed for new construction, renovation in the Austin metro

From Round Rock to San Marcos, see the latest plans for new construction and renovations filed for restaurants, bars, residential communities and businesses.


10 commercial permits filed in the Lake Travis area, including new cycling, hot yoga studios

Check out construction plans for a new Flower Child restaurant and Lake Travis Surgery Center as well as renovations to multiple local businesses.


Lakeway passes revised home occupation ordinance, to revisit daycare rules

Council to discuss possible daycare home occupation ordinance in July



Public safety director: Law enforcement response to Uvalde shooting was ‘abject failure'

During a public Senate hearing regarding the shooting in Uvalde, Texas DPS Director Steven McCraw said law enforcement waited 74 minutes to neutralize the gunman while they "waited for a key that was never needed."


Austin's oldest grocery store reopens after pandemic closure

Established in 1909, Avenue B is the oldest grocery store and deli in Austin and has been owned and operated by Ross Mason for the past 35 years.


Austin City Hall notebook: Disaster guide and tool kit, the redevelopment of a property in east Austin and future St. John development

The City Council's June 16 meeting agenda addressed issues, including speed limits, disaster preparedness for Austinites and the redevelopment of properties all over the city.


Q&A: NAMI Central Texas program director speaks on pandemic and mental health

Rebecca Farrell sat down with Community Impact Newspaper to discuss the effects the pandemic had on mental illness across the country.



Austin Public Health expands COVID-19 vaccine offerings to children under 5

Children under 5 years old are now able to receive both Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines based on federal health agency recommendations.


Q&A: Local nonprofit discusses teen mental health stigma, warning signs

Amid a national mental health crisis, Engage & Heal Foundation President Amelia Floyd and board member Kathleen HassenFratz break down what to look for in teens and how to better support their mental health. 


Spicewood's Sandee Conroy uses bowls' vibrations to soothe souls

Deep vibrations offer entry into meditative state


City pushes ahead on takeover of Austin airport's South Terminal

Officials voted to begin eminent domain proceedings for the South Terminal property needed for the airport's expansion.



Southwestern Travis County Groundwater Conservation District declares severe drought

This declaration imposes new "usage reduction measures" for residential water use, such as only watering lawns or topping off pools every five to seven days.