When the road you travel needs more friends in high places …
TxDOT declined to ask for money to help widen northern RM 620 from Mansfield Dam to U.S. 183. Apparently what the winding, congested highway in western Travis County needs, at least the part of it north of Mansfield Dam, is more friends in high places.
This will give you more time to get to know the nine drivers you’ll meet at 620 & 2222.
When it’s too close to call …
Politics will get exciting in Lakeway when you vote for a new mayor and two new city council members in a few weeks — it could result in Lakeway’s first-ever runoff election.
When you need a name and a mascot …
The Lake Travis school district is taking suggestions for a name and mascot for its new middle school. The public survey, available on each campus website and ltisdschools.org, is open through May 8.
Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do when they come for you …
When you complete one of the most sought-after programs in Lakeway, you’ll learn everything from weather spotting to what it’s like to approach a vehicle on a traffic stop. Plus you’re eligible to join the Lakeway Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni.
Why UT fans may be cheering for OU on Sunday … no, seriously
The biggest football rivals may find a common bond this weekend as the Lake Travis Football Booster Club welcome Baker Mayfield back to Lake Travis to celebrate his 2017 Heisman Trophy. Baker played football for your LT Cavs and graduated from LTHS in 2013. As a senior playing for the Oklahoma Sooners, he was the proud recipient of the prestigious Heisman Trophy last year.
Make it out to the LT Heisman Celebration at Hill Country Galleria Pavilion on Sunday at 2pm. The event will include special performances by the Lake Travis High School Cavalier Band Drum Line, Cavalettes, Cheer and the Lake Travis Fiddlers.
Another former Lake Travis athlete …
This former Lake Travis golfer has been named to the USA Team for the 2018 Curtis Cup Match. You go girl!
Lake Travis supports its autistic community …
In honor of Autism Awareness Month, on Wednesday, LTL’s Cathy Hale introduced you to Cultivate Behavioral Health & Education, a local business that’s making great strides in supporting Lake Travis’ autistic community. Cultivate offers ABA therapy and was recently accredited as a top behavioral service provider in the country.
When your pet needs a lounge …
This doggy daycare with luxury suites near Steiner Ranch is scheduled to open on June 1st. Your four-legged family members can enjoy upscale, salon-style, cage-free grooming. Woof.
It’s a bird; it’s a plane, it’s a fox on your roof …
Just when you think you’ve seen every critter scenario in the Lake Travis area, a new one reveals itself. Evidently, it’s not that uncommon to find a fox hanging out on your roof. Word has it that grey foxes are good at climbing, so they can climb trees to access your roof. What are they doing up there? Either resting or searching for other little animals (AKA snacks) that may already be up there.
When it’s time to find a new place to live …
Save a bunch of money. This local real estate company helps you sell your home within your preferred time frame — and for the highest sale price — without requiring you to pay a commission based listing agent. Schedule an appointment. *
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What to do if you’re out and about tonight …
George DeVore, Nick & Paige and The Mismatch are playing at Poodies Roadhouse.
Grouchy Like Riley is playing Mercer Street Dance Hall.
Carl Hutchens is performing at Grumpy’s.
Tommy Shane Steiner & Drew Womack are playing at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse.
Learn how to hula hoop, spin poi, juggle and more at Flowjam at Crystal Creek Distillery.
Have a great weekend, and we’ll catch you next week!
Friday, April 20
Musicians Woodshed Live Session at Lake Travis Community Library (4:30pm)
Lago Vista Farmers Market at Lago Vista Village Shopping Center (2:30pm-6:30pm)
Hoppy Hour at Infamous Brewing Company (4pm-9pm)
Quintessa Wine Dinner at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (6:30pm reception, 7pm dinner)
Doug the Songman at 827Ray’s Kitchen + Cellar (7:30pm)
Dysfunkshun Junkshun (Starlight Terrace) at The Oasis (7pm-10pm)
Cade Mower at Oasis Texas Brewing Company (6:30pm-8:30pm)
Texas Unlimited Band at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse
Pearl Snaps at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7:30pm-10:30pm)
Spilled Whiskey at Grumpy’s (9:30pm-1:30am)
Karaoke with Raden Hughes at LT Corner Pub (9pm-1am)
Friday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood — Spicewood All-Stars (8pm), Howlin’ Waters (10:30pm)
Saturday, April 21
Bow Wow Reading at Lake Travis Community Library (10:30am)
Saturday Morning Live! at Bee Cave Public Library (10:30am)
Monarch Suzuki Academy Choir Performance at Hill Country Galleria (1pm-2pm)
Saturday Night Concert Series with Jeff Plankenhorn at Hill Country Galleria (7pm-9pm)
Hot Pickin’ 57’s at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7pm-10pm)
Jul & The Chrome Wheels at Grumpy’s (9:30pm-1:30am)
Jay Webber Band at LT Corner Pub (8:30pm-11:30pm)
The Mighty Pelicans (Beau’s Backyard) at The Oasis (7pm-10pm)
Matt Wilson Band at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse
Saturday Night Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood with Jeff Warren Johnston with Ben Balmer (8pm), Braydon Zink (10:30pm)
Weldon Henson at Mercer Street Dance Hall (8:30pm)
Chris Hoff at Crystal Creek Distillery in Spicewood (8pm-11pm)
Tour & Tasting at Infamous Brewing Company (1pm-9pm)
Sunday, April 22
LT Heisman Trophy Celebration for Baker Mayfield at Hill Country Galleria Pavilion (2pm)
Sunday Funday with Shawn Mathews at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (noon-4pm)
Sunday Live Music Lineup at Poodies Roadhouse in Spicewood with Aaron McDonnell (4pm), Gray Gregson (8pm)
The Brew at The Oasis (7pm-10pm)
Sunday Brunch at Table 620 H-E-B Lakeway (10am-2pm)
Lone Star Farmers Market at the Shops at the 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)
Poker Night at Grumpy’s (4:30pm-8pm)
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)
Get out of town
If you aren’t familiar with the term “glamping,” you can find out what it’s all about this weekend, because Austin’s first glamping property is opening in Hudson Bend. Planet Rock was excavated and designed with natural rock walkways, huge fire pit, outdoor plumbing, and amenities galore.
Planet Rock is kicking off the fun with a Get Your Rock On community party on Saturday, April 21 from noon-7pm. Live music, food trucks, craft beer, local spirits and more.
Cinemark $5 Tuesdays all day at Hill Country Galleria
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)
Every 2nd Tuesday of the month is FREE Juice & Yoga. Join Bodhi Yoga + Juiceland in the greenspace next to Cho Sushi Lakeway. (7pm)
Save the date
April 27-30 — Austin Food & Wine Festival 2018 (tix on sale)
April 28 — 11th Annual SpringFest at Hill Country Galleria (11am-7pm)
April 28 — National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day at Lakeway Justice Center (10am-2pm)
May 4 — Second Line Jazz Band at Lakeway Activity Center (7:30pm)
May 13 — Mother’s Day Brunch at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (tix on sale)
May 14 — Big Band Bash at Lakeway Activity Center (7:30pm)
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Photo credit: Cathy Hale