1:00 PM Nov 14, 2019 CST

City Council green lights $8 million Rodeway Inn plan for homeless shelter transition, vows to address crime in the area

South Austin neighbors raised concerns that criminal activity in the area will put homeless individuals who enter the shelter at risk.


3:14 PM Nov 13, 2019 CST

Land development code rewrite heads to City Council for final approval, marking home stretch of nearly 7-year process

Austin's long-awaited land development code rewrite is heading to City Council for final approval.

Open house on wildlife in Lakeway educates and seeks input from residents

The city is working to gather input on a way forward as a deadline approaches.




Acknowledging expanded risk, Austin moves to prohibit additional density in city’s flood-prone areas

A recent federal flood risk study found Austin's flood risk to be significantly higher than previously understood.


Three businesses coming to or now open at the Hill Country Galleria

Runaway Luna Lifestyle and more are projected to open the Hill Country Galleria.


Ladies of Charity Lake Travis Thrift Shop holds groundbreaking for new location

Ladies of Charity Lake Travis held its groundbreaking event Thursday, Nov. 14, at the site of its new thrift shop location at 440 Medical Parkway Drive, Lakeway.



Mirabelle Spa opens in Lakeway

Mirabelle face, body and skin spa opens a new Lakeway location.


14-year-old Lakeway resident launches cosmetics company

Lady Caroline Cosmetics feautres organic, vegan and crulety free skincare products


West Lake Hills receives planning excellence award

West Lake Hills' Zonning and Planning Comission is recognized for its excellence in professional planning.


Central Texas transportation agencies investing millions in I-35 for new lanes, intersection improvements aimed at aiding mobility

About 20 miles of I-35 through Central Texas will see an infusion of $400 million in state and federal funding to add one to two additional lanes in an effort to improve mobility.



The Wayback Cafe and Cottages celebrates one-year anniversary in Bee Cave

Bee Cave's The Wayback Cafe & Cottages will celebrate its anniversary with a tree lighting event.


Bee Cave scraps agreement to implement $1 million branding campaign, votes in favor of $500,000 plan

City Council voted to authorize an agreement with the PR Boutique and Tradecraft Inc., firms that will implement a comprehensive branding campaign for Bee Cave.


Austin's The Tennis Shop welcomes new owner

Macon Schoonmaker was announced as the new owner of The Tennis Shop Nov. 1


Bee Cave regulates use of city’s rights of way

Bee Cave officials established an application and approval process for use of its rights-of-ways during the Nov. 12 regular city council meeting.



New child day care facility, Bee Cave Early Learning Center, could be coming to location off Hwy. 71

The Bee Cave Early Learning Center will be located at 15054 Hwy. 71 next to Bee Cave Self Storage, and is planned to be a 10,000 square foot one-story daycare facility with an additional 4,399 square feet of outdoor playground area.


Lakeway discusses land-use map at joint council/zoning and planning meeting

Officials in Lakeway came away from a first glimpse at the city's future land use map knowing they want more specificity when they see a subsequent draft, possibly next month.


Comprehensive plan update shows Lakeway officials must plan against overall slowdown in revenue over next 20 years

As Lakeway's remaining undeveloped land is built out over the next 20 years, new projections show a natural corresponding slowdown in revenue.


Amy's Ice Creams will relocate within Hill Country Galleria

Austin-based, Amy's Ice Creams will relocate to a temporay food truck in the Hill Country Galleria



Travis County intergovernmental relations officer announces retirement, triggers "aggressive" hiring schedule

Deece Eckstein, Travis County's inaugural intergovernmental relations officer, will retire at the end of the year.


Austin no longer pursuing homeless shelter off Ben White with pivot to hotel purchase

Austin will no longer pursue the controversial purchase of a South Austin tract to use for a new homeless shelter.


City may buy Rodeway Inn in South Austin, renovate property to house homeless

The city is considering adding $8 million to its fiscal year 2019-20 budget to accommodate the purchase.


Artemis Mediterranean Grill opens in Bee Cave

Artemis Mediterranean Grill opened its first Texas location in Bee Cave on Sept. 16.



Westbank Dry Cleaners relocates to a temporary location in West Lake Hills

Due to a recent accident, Westbank Dry Cleaners relocated to a new temporary location inside the Westbank Market.


Serene Hills offers scenic amenities through Lakeway's countryside

Serene Hills is a custom home community in Lakeway that was initially developed in 2010.