Lake Travis - Westlake

Stay informed about the latest local news in Lake Travis and Westlake, including LTISD and EISD coverage, the real estate market, and news from Austin City Hall.

5:34 PM Aug 11, 2022 CDT

Leander ISD students score the same or higher on STAAR tests than state average in 2022

See how students at every campus in the district scored on the 2021-22 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness.


28th annual Lake Travis Cleanup to be held Sept. 11

Volunteer registration for the event is now open.


Leander ISD Clothes Closet to host free giveaway Aug. 13

The giveaway open to all students in LISD's district will be held in the northern and southern parts of the district.



Sandeez Hamburger Hut in Lakeway closing Aug. 13

Founded in 1979, the local family-owned establishment has served up burgers and hand-cut fries to the community for over 40 years. 


Multiple improvements recommended for Austin Police Department's sexual assault investigations

The proposals were released ahead of an in-depth report covering years of Austin police work with sexual assault cases.


Registration now open for Lakeway Community Blood Drive

The drive will be held at the Lakeway Activity Center on Sept. 17. 


Bee Cave council selects firm to transform Brown Property

Rialto Studio has 24 years of experience in landscape architecture.



Austin ISD Board of Trustees to decide whether $2.25B bond package will go to voters in November

Months of work from the AISD administration, community and bond steering committee is set to culminate Aug. 11 at the district's board meeting.


Council continues push for higher living wage in Austin as budget talks continue

City officials voted in favor of rolling out a $22-per-hour living wage this spring.


Record percentage of Texas teachers considering quitting, survey shows

Texas educators reported declines in support from parents and state leaders during the pandemic, according to the Texas State Teachers Association.


Monkeypox declared a public health emergency in Travis County

As of Aug. 8, there are 68 confirmed cases in Travis County.



Ascent Pain Solutions now open in Austin

An interventional pain management specialist has opened two clinics in North and South Austin.


Luxury hair salon Volt Salons takes over Level 12 Salon in Bee Cave, Lakeway

The luxury hair salon specializes in hair extensions, color, cuts, treatments and stylings.


Texas health department accepting grant applications to expand access to health care

The grant will help health centers that serve underserved and uninsured Texans in areas with limited resources.


Austin health experts highlight need for education, vigilance around monkeypox amid testing backlog, vaccine scarcity

The Biden administration declared monkeypox a public health crisis on Aug. 4, following the same declaration from the World Health Organization a week prior.



Premier Martial Arts coming soon to Steiner Ranch

Premier Martial Arts is coming soon to Steiner Ranch.


Project Connect planners reviewing 'hard choices' for light rail rollout amid rising costs

Officials remain confident any changes to the transit system will not require additional taxes.


Lakeway City Council raises homestead exemption for those over age 65

With property values on the rise, Lakeway officials are hoping to give the age 65-plus population a small break on property taxes.


Hotel Granduca Austin to host Steak and Bourbon Long Table Dinner on Aug. 18

The hotel's signature restaurant, Visconti Ristorante & Bar, will present a multicourse meal with bacon-wrapped quail, Linz Heritage Angus ribeye, maple cinnamon cheesecake and more paired with bourbon. 



Austin ISD gauges community interest ahead of potential teacher housing bond

The bond dollars would be leveraged to build up to 1,000 homes that would be reserved for members of the district's 5,600 strong teaching staff.


Lakeway votes to add revised occupation ordinance for at-home day cares

In a divided vote, Lakeway City Council approved an ordinance for special use permits that would allow some day cares to operate in residential areas.


Texas extends emergency SNAP benefits through August

Texas will provide over $305.5 million in emergency benefits this month, which is expected to help 1.5 million households.