This incredible unedited photo was sent to us by Braden Frame with Lake Travis Fire Fighters. They currently have eight fire fighters dispatched to Houston to aid in Harvey relief efforts. In order for the RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) to get where it needed to be, they had to drive a convoy of fire trucks through the deep floodwaters under an ominous sky.
Lake Travis fire trucks have now been dispatched to put out the fires in Crosby. You can follow their amazing journey here.
This is just one of the thousands of images of bravery we have seen in the aftermath of Harvey. Yesterday we shared stories about Lake Travis area residents who are lending a hand in the relief effort. More and more Lake Travis businesses are joining the fight to rebuild and recover.
Lake Travis resident Michelle Webb, a dance teacher at Hudson Bend Middle School and owner of Bowblicious Designs has created custom #TexasStrong tees that she’s selling with proceeds to benefit Harvey victims. (You may remember her name from our article about the Kilgore Rangerettes.) Scroll down to see pics in the “Harvey relief efforts in Lake Travis” section.
Mayor Alder is giving Austinites a chance to help out from their own homes by building ‘Welcome Kits’ for evacuees. As of Thursday morning, JJ Watt’s Houston relief effort has reached and surpassed its astounding $10 million goal. It’s still climbing. Just wow.
Putting Harvey’s rain into perspective: The amount of rain that fell during Harvey could fill Lake Travis to capacity a little over 54 times!
Enjoy your long Labor Day weekend and thank you for everything you do, Lake Travis. Big state. Biggest hearts.
Friday, September 1
Lago Vista Farmers Market at the Lago Vista Village Shopping Center (2:30pm-6:30pm)
Hoppy Hour at Infamous Brewing Company (4pm-9pm)
Jagged Luck at Gnarly Gar (8:30pm)
Lucas Johnson at The Oasis (7pm)
Pictures at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (7pm)
Rat Ranch at Ernie’s on the Lake (8pm)
Karaoke with Raden Hughes at LT Corner Pub (9pm-1am)
Friday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood — Brandon Taylor (6pm), Carl Hutchens (8pm)
Fabulous Chevelles at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7:30pm)
Saturday, September 2
Tour & Tasting at Infamous Brewing Company (1pm-9pm)
Saturday Night Concert Series returns to Hill Country Galleria (7pm-9pm)
Bourbon Legend at Gnarly Gar (8:30pm)
Sophisticates at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (7pm)
Andrea Marie and the Magnolia Band at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7pm)
Carl Hutchens Band with special guest Floyd Domino at LT Corner Pub (8:30pm-11:30pm)
Morningstar at Rumi’s Tavern in Jonestown (9pm)
Andrea Marie at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7pm)
Saturday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood — Dallas Burrow (8pm), Jamie Hanks & Two Timin’ Country (10:30pm)
Sunday, September 3
Tasting Room at Spicewood Vineyards (noon-5pm)
Tasting Room at El Gaucho Winery (12:30pm-7pm)
Sunday Brunch at Table 620 H-E-B Lakeway (10am)
Beach Bash with LC Rocks at Beachside Billy’s at Volente Beach (7pm)
Macy Dot at Angel’s Icehouse (6pm-8pm) with tips going to Harvey relief efforts
American Gypsy Band at Gnarly Gar (8pm)
The Brew at The Oasis (7pm)
Local Hero Sunday at High 5 — Free hour of bowling and other discounts for military and veterans (with ID), police, fire & rescue (after 6pm)
Lone Star Farmers Market in the Shops at the Galleria (10am-2pm)
Tour & Tasting at Infamous Brewing Company (noon-6pm)
Sunday Live Music Lineup Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood — Tessy Lou & The Shotgun Stars (4pm), Audrey Malone Band (7:30pm)
Get out of town
Head out to Dripping Springs and join Treaty Oak Brewing & Distilling for a 4-day Hurricane Harvey Relief Party & Benefit. Treaty Oak will donate a percentage of proceeds from the entire weekend to the Central Texas Food Bank, SPCA of Texas and the Texas Diaper Bank Hurricane Harvey Relief Funds. Enjoy live music each day:
Friday, Sept. 1 — Selmer’s Arch (5pm-8pm)
Saturday, Sept. 2 — Bob Appel (5pm-8pm)
Sunday, Sept. 3 — Guy Forsyth Gospel Brunch (2pm-5pm)
Monday, Sept. 4 — Silas Lowe (2pm-5pm)
Cash donations will be collected on-site conveniently at any cash register, and will be donated to the Central Texas Food Bank, SPCA of Texas and the Texas Diaper Bank Hurricane Harvey Relief Funds. They’re partnering with Hope Family Thrift Store to collect necessary supplies (a list of requested items is on their FB event page). Waterloo Sparkling Water will be on sale, and all proceeds from water sales will be donated to the Central Texas Food Bank.
Those who make donations will be entered into a raffle to win a Treaty Oak Gift Basket!
Harvey relief efforts in Lake Travis
Give a gift of relief and show your Texas pride with these locally designed tees by Lake Travis resident Michelle Webb of Bowlicious Designs who is donating proceeds (minus shipping costs) to Harvey victims.
Learning Express Toys of Bee Cave is having a Toy Drive for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Please drop off your new condition toys (no toys with lots of small pieces such as puzzles, Legos etc.).
Beach to Beach Benefit Weekend at Volente Beach with 50% of all revenue this weekend going to Port Aransas and Rockport communities
Pure Barre Lakeway is hosting a day of free, donation-based classes to raise funds for Hurricane Harvey relief on Wednesday, September 6. All class proceeds, as well as 15% off all retail proceeds that day will be donated
Tomlinson’s Feed is accepting donations for Harvey relief efforts, Tomlinson’s will MATCH all gifts up to $10,000.
Apis will be giving out $25 dollar gift cards in exchange for physical donations of specific items or cash donations ($10 or more) for displaced hurricane survivors. All cash and physical donations will be sent directly to relief efforts. There will be a limit of one gift card per person. (September 1st and 2nd)
Local drop-off locations for non-perishable items:
The Oasis is accepting donations every day at host stand or gift shop (11:30am-8:00pm)
The Lakeway Church is accepting donations
Lake Hills Church is accepting donations
Crosswater Yacht Club with help from TTZ (Texas Tournament Zone)
The Hills (residents can drop off items at Lohmans & Club Estates guard entrances and The Village offices)
Dripping Springs High School will be holding community-wide collection drives
Karaoke with Raden Hughes at LT Corner Pub every Wednesday night (8pm-midnight)
Texas Songwriters Showcase every Monday at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood (6:30pm)
Preschool Story Time at Lake Travis Community Library every Monday (10:30am)
Save the date
Saturday, September 9 — Ride for the Badge hosted by Lakeway Police Foundation and Blue Knights of Texas Chapter XIII (check-in starts at 8am)
Sunday, September 17 — CC4C is hosting their annual ‘Run to Uplift‘ at Hill Country Galleria (9am-noon)
Saturday, September 23 – Lakeway Citywide Garage Sale at Lakeway Activity Center (8am-noon)
September 30 – Sip, Slide & Song Festival at Volente Beach with live music, craft cocktails & water fun