4:05 PM Jan 24, 2020 CST

Austin police chief doubles down: Cops will continue citing and, in some cases, arresting for pot possession despite City Council direction

The City Council decision does not change how the police department handles marijuana possession, according to the police chief.


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Doctors warn flu season has not yet peaked as flu type rates switch prominence

Local doctors continue to caution residents to get vaccinated against the flu as confirmed cases of both types of the flu have yet to peak, according to Austin Regional Clinic data.

Eanes ISD recognizes its 51 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

EISD stated nationwide, semifinalists represent less than 1% of U.S. high school seniors.



Modern Women's Health opens in Bee Cave

The Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony Feb. 6 to celebrate the practice’s second location.


City staff: Only 2% of new home construction in Austin over last 10 years was ‘missing-middle’ housing

City staff will release a new draft of the land development code and citywide zoning maps Jan. 31.


Wine, beer lounge Sloan + Parker celebrates 1-year anniversary

The lounge hosts a variety of classes and events, including live music and wine tastings.


Westlake's Salons by JC celebrates five years in Davenport Village

The Davenport Village salon houses makeup artists and hair stylists offering a variety of services.



Following the retirement announcement of Brad Lancaster, Lake Travis ISD begins search for a new superintendent

The board of trustees voted during a Jan. 22 special called meeting to enter into an agreement with a Thompson & Horton LLP to aid in the search process.


Vaping policy, new greenspace and a bond request coming into focus: Jan. 21 Lakeway City Council meeting breakdown

One of the more anticipated items of the Jan 21 Lakeway City Council meeting involved officials moving closer to what a May bond request will look like, but there were other marquee items on the agenda.


Mayor Sandy Cox delivers first State of Lakeway address of 2020

Topics included transportation projects and the city's comprehensive plan.




Report from bond advisory council, new city administrator, refusal of land use ordinance: A breakdown of the Jan. 22 West Lake Hills City Council meeting

The Jan. 22 West Lake Hills City Council meeting consisted of a final report from the city’s bond advisory committee, the swearing in of a new city administrator and an executive session regarding a proposed residential development.


Westlake Chamber of Commerce recognizes outstanding community members at the annual Westies

The 15th annual Westies will take place Feb. 28 at the Hotel Granduca.


Council members divided over hire of outside attorney in property protest rights lawsuit

Some City Council members said taxpayer dollars should not be used to fight taxpayer interests.


Lakeway's Castro's Bar & Grill unveils renovations, a slew of upgrades

Castro's Bar & Grill reopened its kitchen featuring an updated wine list, monthly events and more



Sanova Dermatology moving to new location on RM 620

The Sanova Dermatology practice in the Steiner Ranch area will be moving to a new location in the Quinlan Crossing center.


West Lake Hills bond advisory council provides final report on potential capital improvements bond

The potential capital improvements bond would include a list of roadway and drainage projects along with plans for a new municipal building


West Lake Hills City Council continues discussion on planned development at 110 Westlake Drive

City Council unanimously voted against a drainage design reimbursement agreement with the developers Legacy DCS.


Central Health will explore minimum wage bumps for its employees

The health care district is considering increasing its minimum wage to $15 per hour.



Residents invited to celebrate the 2019 state champion Westlake Chaparrals

The Westlake community can attend the Parade of Champions on Jan. 26.


Road improvements, shared-use path and justice center renovation included in Lakeway officials' May bond request list

Continuing a process that began in summer 2019, Lakeway officials and Transportation Steering Committee members continued clarifying which transportation and infrastructure projects to pursue ahead of a May bond proposal.


Lakeway officials accept donation of 68 acres of open space in Serene Hills development

Discussion around this donation took place during the Dec. 16 City Council meeting, at which the city elected to table the item for a later date, and officials revisited the matter during the Jan. 21 regular meeting.


Julie Oakley officially contracts to become city manager of Lakeway

Oakley's appointment fills the position vacated by Steve Jones, who resigned Sept. 19 of last year.



Lakeway officials vote to include vaping in city’s existing smoking ban

Following a robust discussion on the matter during a Jan. 13 special meeting, Lakeway officials voted to amend the city smoking ordinance to include a ban on the use of e-cigarettes in public places throughout the city.


Lakeway calls May 2 election

The election centers on council members Laurie Higginbotham, Louis Mastrangelo and Steve Smith, who will have each served one term, and per the city charter, are eligible to run for a second term.