Significant projects in the Lake Travis area are moving right along in 2019. Some pretty easily. Others have had a less than perfect journey. Plus, we’ve discovered a few happy surprises along the way! And we’re probably in for a few more. That said, here’s a quick look at where they are now:
If the words “artisan cheese” make your mouth water, you’ll be happy to know there’s an award-winning cheesemaker right here in the Lake Travis area who’s dedicated to the live local mantra.
Pure Luck Farm and Dairy is a fully operating farm located on five acres of certified organic land in Dripping Springs, Texas. They specialize in handmade artisan goat cheese and certified organic culinary herbs.
While the farm itself is closed to the public — because there’s lots of work to be done — they offer workshops and tours, so you can learn how to make cultured butter or cheese.
Plus, there’s some goat cuddling!
Traffic and safety woes in the Lake Travis area, as well as the surrounding Texas Hill Country, continue to be a top concern in 2019. Last year, it seemed like road enhancements were visible all along the 23.2-mile stretch of 620, from SH 71 in Bee Cave to I-35 in Round Rock.
But, of course, there’s a lot more on the way. Today TxDOT broke ground on the road widening project for 2222 from Ribelin Ranch Drive to Bonaventure Drive.
What’s next? We checked in with the Texas Department of Transportation to get a better idea of what’s happening on our roadways.
Speaking of road widening, remember the 620 widening project slated for 2022? We’re another year closer. Yikes! What does it all mean? Let’s take a look.
If you haven’t heard, there’s a third middle school under construction in western Travis County — Bee Cave Middle School (BCMS). It’s undoubtedly buzz-worthy in the Lake Travis area.
The new school is near Vail Divide and Highway 71 — just a few miles away from Lake Travis Middle School — and it’s expected to be open and student-ready for the 2019/2020 school year.
You can see the campus taking shape with each passing day. We anticipate the goings-on at BCMS will be a hot topic in 2019, so here’s a quick overview to keep you up-to-speed.
‘Twas days before Christmas, when all through the formerly organized house,
every child was stirring, hopefully without louse — yes, tea tree oil works.
SUVs were swerving in the Target parking lot without care,
in hopes the discounted Nintendo Switch still would be there.
Shoppers were frantic, in need of anti-anxiety meds,
while visions of Happy Hour cocktails danced in their heads.
And Mama in her Lululemon with her rose gold yoga mat,
got stuck in line at JuiceLand, so she scrolled Insta and sat.
Mama took a moment to check her holiday card list,
fearing there was a friend she might’ve missed.