4 points for bottlenecks, 0 for Austin traffic …
We all know the spot — the infamous 620/2222 bottleneck. Traffic congestion and wait time have grown 40% each year at the Four Points intersection and only getting worse. TxDOT has finally decided to break new ground on a bypass road connecting 620 to 2222. It will be located about a mile north of Steiner Ranch Blvd. The problem? Because of construction, it will probably get worse before it gets better. The project will cost around $16 million and take about a year.
I’ll have a double QB combo with wins, hold the losses …
Lake Travis Highschool has always nurtured great quarterbacks. This year is no different for Coach Hank Carter. His starter, Hudson Card, is one of the top prospects in the state and a future Texas Longhorn. Unfortunately, a toe injury knocked him out for 6-weeks, but Carter didn’t panic. He knew his backup, Nate Yarnell, would carry the team. And Nate did, for six straight wins while Hudson healed up. Upon Card’s alley-like return to the ring, he threw for 3 TDs & a rushing touchdown for a win over Judson. Now they’re looking ahead to get sweet revenge against North Shore. If you remember, this was the same team that knocked them out of the playoffs last year.
When you want to cross the street without drowning …
The infamous Great Divide Drive in Bee Cave neighborhood, The Homestead, is getting one step closer to safety. During the December 10th Bee Cave City Council meeting, officials awarded a contract to conduct an engineering and planning study for the low-water crossing.
When you want to do yoga, but also pet baby goats …
Bee Cavers probably know the studio well. It began when Rachel Phillips discovered her mother-in-law raised Pygmy Nigerian Dwarf goats. For that reason, she urged her husband to help her start a “goga” (goat & yoga) studio. What began as a Hurricane Harvey charity project turned into a thriving business that’s “bleeting” in the money. You can get your goga on twice this Saturday, December 14th at 10 & 11am. And for an extra $10, you make all your social media friends jealous with a baby goat photoshoot. Nothing like one-upping your family’s Christmas cards over the holidays, right?
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What to do if you’re out & about today and this weekend …
Photos with Santa at Hill Country Galleria.
Holiday Village at Hill Country Galleria.
Holiday Wine Walk at Hill Country Galleria.
Pilates & Private Shopping at Athleta in Hill Country Galleria.
Regents High School Chamber Choir at Hill Country Galleria.
Lakeway Wildlife Advisory Committee Meeting at Lakeway City Hall.
Painted Wine Glasses Class at Backroads 2 Oz Bee Cave.
Start-Up Kids Club at Lake Travis Community Library.
Thursday at Mercer with Bob Appel at Mercer Street Dance Hall.
Open Mic Night with Douglas Clyde Martin at Gnarly Gar.
Kevin Daniel Smith, The AGT Project at Poodies Roadhouse in Spicewood.
Friday, December 13
Classic Car Show at Sandeez Hamburger Hut (11:30am)
Public Engagement Advisory Meeting at Lakeway City Hall (1pm-3:30pm)
Bob Schneider Senior at Lake Travis Community Library (4pm)
Evening Out Wine Tasting at Castro’s Bar & Grill (7pm )
Lago Vista Farmers Market at Lago Vista City Hall (2:30pm-6:30pm)
Photos with Santa at Hill Country Galleria (4pm-8pm)
Holiday Village at Hill Country Galleria (4pm-8pm)
International School of Texas Holidazzle Performance at Central Plaza (4pm-5pm)
Hoppy Hour at Infamous Brewing Company (4pm-9pm)
Dog Day at Backroads 2 Oz at Hill Country Galleria (10:30am-7:30pm)
Shawn Mathews at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (6pm-9pm)
Karaoke with Raden Hughes at LT Corner Pub (9pm-1am)
Friday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood — Vinyl Flashback (8pm)
Saturday, December 14
Hot Chocolate & Marshmallows Run at Rough Hollow (8am)
Camp Gladiator FREE Workout at Hill Country Galleria (9am)
Holiday GOGA Goat Yoga at Hill Country Galleria (10am)
Come & Go Crafts at Lake Travis Community Library (1pm-3pm)
Photos with Santa at Hill Country Galleria (noon-8pm)
Holiday Village at Hill Country Galleria (noon-8pm)
The Austin Carolers Performance at Central Plaza at Hill Country Galleria (noon-1pm)
Holiday Beer Tasting at The Ginger Man Hill Country Galleria (3pm)
Darrell Goldman at Mercer Street Dance Hall in Dripping Springs (8:30pm)
Saturday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood with Cornell Hurd (10pm)
Tour & Tasting at Infamous Brewing Company (1pm-9pm)
Sunday, December 15
Lululemon In-Store Yoga at Hill Country Galleria (10am-11am)
Photos with Santa at HCG Holiday Village (noon-6pm)
Holiday Village at Hill Country Galleria (2pm-6pm)
Body Lab’s Christmas Spectacular Performance at Hill Country Galleria (4pm-5pm)
Benji Lamar at Jules Design Bar in Hill Country Galleria (4pm)
Sunday on the Deck with George Carver at Mercer Street Dance Hall in Dripping Springs (3pm-5pm)
Sunday Brunch at Cafe Blue (11am)
Sunday Brunch at The Ginger Man (11:30am-3pm)
Sunday Brunch at Gnarly Gar (noon)
Sunday Brunch at Chisos Grill (11am-3pm)
Sunday Brunch at Lucy’s on the Lake (10am-3pm)
Sunday Brunch at Table 620 at H-E-B Lakeway (10am)
Sunday Live Music Lineup at Poodies Roadhouse in Spicewood with Tessy Lou & The Shotgun Stars (4pm), Jeremy Vasquez (7:30pm), Lucas Johnson (10pm)
Lago Vista Farmers Market at Lago Vista City Hall (noon-4pm)
Lone Star Farmers Market at noon at Hill Country Galleria (10am-2pm)
Pedernales Farmer’s Market at Apis Restaurant parking lot (9am-2pm)
Tasting Room at Jester King Brewery (noon-9pm)
Tour & Tasting at Infamous Brewing Company (noon-6pm)
Tasting Room at Spicewood Vineyards (noon-5pm)
Tasting Room at El Gaucho Winery (12:30pm-7pm)
Local Hero Sunday at High 5 — a free hour of bowling and other discounts for military and veterans (with ID), police, fire & rescue (after 6pm)
Trivia Night every Tuesday at The Ginger Man at Hill Country Galleria.
Wine Down Wednesday at Cafe Blue at Hill Country Galleria (all day)
Trivia & Taco Tuesday every Tuesday night at Table 620 H-E-B Lakeway (6:30pm)
Traditional Irish Music every Tuesday night at LT Corner Pub (7pm)
Whiskey Wednesday every Wednesday at Table 620 H-E-B Lakeway (6pm)
Karaoke with Raden Hughes at LT Corner Pub every Wednesday night (8pm)
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
Tickets on sale now for the 20th season of Spicewood Arts Society events & performances
Now thru January 1, 2020 – Lakeway Trail of Lights at Lakeway Activity Center (6pm-midnight)
December 16 – Regents 5th & 6th Grade Choir Performance at Hill Country Galleria (6pm-7pm)
December 16 – Lakeway City Council Regular Meeting at Lakeway City Hall (6:30pm)
December 22 – Merry Little Christmas Brunch at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (9am-3pm)
December 29 – 2020 New Year Brunch Buffet at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (9am-3pm)
December 31 – New Year’s Eve at The Oasis (tickets on sale)