Hey, LTL family! Just an FYI that we will be off for the holidays. We will be returning with a new 2020 edition of LTL Weekly on January 9th. Enjoy the break & happy holidays. Ok, let’s get into it.
When you can’t stop moving to Texas from California …
It can’t be the weather. Or the beaches. So why are Californians moving to Texas at such a rapid pace? The low cost of living and no state income tax explains it. Texas took second place on the podium for most popular destination states to move to in 2018. A whopping 564,000 movers chose the Lone Star State to call home. 15%, or roughly 86,000, of total movers, came from The Golden State. Approximately 6%, or 34,000, chose Travis County as their landing spot. It raises a few questions. How long will the Texas lifestyle stay affordable? What other implications will that have on infrastructure, development, real estate, and the economy? Well, at least they’ll be able to enjoy the same great Mexican food!
When the Lake Travis Quarterback lineage continues …
It’s official. Hudson Card, starting quarterback for the Lake Travis Cavaliers, has officially signed with the Texas Longhorns. Moreover, Card received offers from Alabama and Ohio State, but there was only one destination on his mind. This puts Card in good company since he is following the Bakers, Brewers, Baldwins, and Gilberts that came before him. Hudson is already texting his former Westlake-rival-turned-teammate, Sam Ehlinger, about navigating UT as a QB. He will fit in nicely there.
When artificial intelligence actually creates jobs?
Sense Corp., a data and artificial intelligence consulting company, is relocating its headquarters from St. Louis to Austin. More specifically, they are landing at 2500 Bee Cave Rd. The move will create 200 new jobs and $80 million in investments over the next five years in Texas. Maybe the robots won’t steal your job just yet?
When the Mayor of Bee Cave gets a better job …
In October, Monty Parker announced he wouldn’t run for a second term. But according to his social media post on December 16th, he has now decided to resign. The reason? He’s accepted a new job opportunity requiring his full attention. His resignation went into effect on Monday at 5pm. As a result, Mayor Pro Tem Bill Goodwin will serve as acting mayor until the May 2020 election.
Oh deer …
There’s an overpopulation crisis in Lakeway, but not with people. There are too many Bambis. As a result, Lakeway City Council was in session until 1:10am on Tuesday to discuss the ongoing deer overpopulation problem. Deer trapping is still suspended until costs can be clarified. In the meantime, a motion was approved for a permit to trap, transport, and translocate. The eventual goal would be to move the deer to West Texas as a way to limit overpopulation in Lakeway.
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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.
Jules Design Bar One Year Anniversary Party at Hill Country Galleria.
Thursday at Mercer with The Porch Turtles at Mercer Street Dance Hall.
Open Mic Night with Douglas Clyde Martin at Gnarly Gar.
Customer Appreciation Party, Kevin Daniel Smith, The AGT Project at Poodies Roadhouse in Spicewood.
Friday, December 20
Classic Car Show at Sandeez Hamburger Hut (11:30am)
Family Movie: Elf at Lake Travis Community Library (1pm)
Jonas Alvarez Holiday Concert at Lake Travis Library (4pm)
Evening Out Wine Tasting at Castro’s Bar & Grill (7pm )
Joelton Mayfield Band at Woody’s Tavern & Grill (7pm-11pm)
Dale Watson at Mercer Street Dance Hall (8:30pm)
Lago Vista Farmers Market at Lago Vista City Hall (2:30pm-6:30pm)
Jay Webber Acoustic Groove Holidays at Jules Design Bar at HCG (7pm-10pm)
Photos with Santa at Hill Country Galleria (4pm-8pm)
Holiday Village at Hill Country Galleria (4pm-8pm)
Hoppy Hour at Infamous Brewing Company (4pm-9pm)
Tacky Sweater Party w/ Texas KGB 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 — Ricke Brothers (8pm), Paul Logan Band (10:30pm)
Saturday, December 21
Camp Gladiator FREE Workout at Hill Country Galleria (9am)
Photos with Santa at Hill Country Galleria (noon-8pm)
Holiday Village at Hill Country Galleria (noon-8pm)
Capital City Flute Trio Performance at Central Plaza at Hill Country Galleria (noon-1pm)
Andrea Marie at Jules Design Bar in HCG (7pm)
Alyssa Paige at Woody’s Tavern & Grill (7:30pm-10:30pm)
John Parmentier at Hops & Thyme (6pm-9pm)
Asleep at The Wheel at Mercer Street Dance Hall in Dripping Springs (8:30pm)
Saturday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood with Robert Cline Junior (8pm), Chocktaw Wildfire (10:30pm)
Tour & Tasting at Infamous Brewing Company (1pm-9pm)
Sunday, December 22
Merry Little Christmas Brunch at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (9am-3pm)
Photos with Santa at HCG Holiday Village (noon-6pm)
Holiday Village at Hill Country Galleria (2pm-6pm)
Claire Wernli Performance at Hill Country Galleria (4pm-6pm)
Benji Lamar at Jules Design Bar in Hill Country Galleria (4pm-7pm)
Sunday Matinee with Bob Appel at Mercer Street Dance Hall in Dripping Springs (3pm-6pm)
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 23 – Capital City Flute Trio, Austin Carolers & Claire Wernli perform at Hill Country Galleria (starts at noon)
December 24-25 – City of Lakeway offices closed
December 24-26 – Lake Travis Library Closed
December 24 – Hill Country Galleria Holiday Hours (9am-6pm)
December 25 – Hill Country Galleria is closed on Christmas Day
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)
January 17 – Sarah Grace & The Soul performs at Spicewood Vineyards (tickets on sale)