When you spot a 50-foot long “Ole Hippie” in Lake Travis …
You might also see a UFO. And then again, you might be drunk on a boat.
When you like inflatables …
The floating water park and obstacle course on Lake Travis is back for a second season. Waterloo Adventures will open for the season on Friday, May 3. Don’t fall off and get eaten by “Ole Hippie.”
When your house has flooded nine times …
Lake Travis is 100% full. And when it rains as it did on Wednesday — and you live at Graveyard Point — you get concerned. Or you figure out how to get everything packed in about six hours, including the kitchen cabinets. Like this 83-year-old, who has owned his home at Graveyard Point for 46 years.
When you’d rather stay dry and play indoors …
Urban Air Adventure Park will open this fall in Bee Cave and has been voted the best place to take your energetic kids. It will also house a full-service cafe and a parent lounge (for working, napping, or catching up on Instagram).
When you’re reunited in middle school …
Rough Hollowers are frustrated. The proposed attendance zone realignments show the neighborhood kids would be divided between two Lake Travis elementary schools next fall. Superintendent Brad Lancaster said the feeder patterns would not change, so all the kids will be reunited in middle school at Lake Travis. Reunited and it feels so good.
When you’re the “highway of death” …
That’s what Spicewood residents are calling Highway 71. The road has seen nine deadly crashes between January 2017 and November of 2018. A meeting this past Saturday, organized by the nonprofit Safer71, was the first of five community meetings to discuss traffic issues and improvement proposals for the highway.
When you’ve got a golden arm …
Lake Travis senior Jimmy Lewis silenced the bats of District 25-6A baseball rival Hays in a 10-0 win at LT’s Cavalier Field. This was his second time pitching a no-hitter in April.
When you wanna rock the vote in Lakeway …
Early voting is taking place now through April 30. Voting day is May 4th. Get familiar with the ballot here.
When you have fantasies about Trader Joe’s …
On Wednesday, LTL’s Cathy Hale shared what’s headed our way to satisfy your hunger with a rundown of what’s newly open and what’s opening soon. From sweet and savory crêpes to pizza topped with BBQ to Muffalettas. But no Trader Joe’s?
When you add 145 people per day …
Austin is experiencing the fastest growth of any metro with at least 1 million residents. But not to worry, net migration averaged out to about 102 more people arriving per day than departing. Where are all these people coming from? Most of the people moving to Austin come from elsewhere in Texas; California is a distant No. 2.
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What to do if you’re out & about today and this weekend …
Start-Up Kids’ Club at Lake Travis Community Library.
Contracommon Drink & Draw at Hill Country Galleria.
Live Team Trivia at LT Corner Pub.
Sour Bridges at Mercer Street Dance Hall.
Open Mic Night with Douglas Clyde Martin at Gnarly Gar.
Alex Lopez at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse
The Love Sprockets & The AGT Project at Poodies Roadhouse in Spicewood.
Friday, April 26
Lululemon Run Club at Hill Country Galleria (9am)
End Game Art Fest at Flip N Art at Hill Country Galleria (starts at 7pm)
Geneology Series: Making Your Family Tree at Lake Travis Community Library (10:30am)
Lago Vista Farmers Market at Lago Vista Village Shopping Center (2:30pm-6:30pm)
Hoppy Hour at Infamous Brewing Company (4pm-9pm)
Live Music at Gnarly Gar (8pm)
Suede at The Oasis Starlight Terrace (7pm-10pm)
Customer Appreciation Party at Grumpy’s Saloon Lakeway (8:30pm-12:30am)
Uptown Drive at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (7pm)
Howlin’ Water Band at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7pm-10pm)
Karaoke with Raden Hughes at LT Corner Pub (9pm-1am)
Walt Wilkins & The Mistiqueros with Gene Reeves & Co. at Mercer Street Dance Hall in Dripping Springs (8:30pm)
Friday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood — The Greers (6pm), Graveltooth (8:30pm-12:30am)
Saturday, April 27
2019 Wilderness Run at Hamilton Greenbelt (8am registration)
FREE Workout with Camp Gladiator at Hill Country Galleria (10:30am)
Lake Travis SpringFest at Hill Country Galleria (starts at 11am)
Dads & Donuts at Lake Travis Community Library (2pm)
Model Home Grand Opening “Afternoon Vista” Soiree at Honey Creek (2pm-5pm)
Live Music at Gnarly Gar (8pm)
The Eggmen at The Oasis Starlight Terrace (7pm-10pm)
Trickshot at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (7pm)
Carl Hutchens Band at LT Corner Pub (8pm-11pm)
Open Mic with Douglas Clyde Martin at Gnarly Gar (7pm)
Ryan Kennedy & The Green River Revival at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7pm-10pm)
Kenny Orts at Mercer Street Dance Hall in Dripping Springs (8:30pm)
Saturday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood with Vinyl Flashback (5pm, private party), Leigh Rowman with the Paul Logan Band (8pm), Emmerson Biggins (10:30pm)
Live Music at Doc’s Fish Camp & Grill in Marble Falls (7pm-10pm)
Tour & Tasting at Infamous Brewing Company (1pm-9pm)
Sunday, April 28
Lake Travis High School Art Reception at Lake Travis Community Library (2pm-4pm)
Lake Fun & Safety Day at Lakeway City Park (2pm-4pm)
Sunday Matinee with Bob Appel at Mercer Street Dance Hall in Dripping Springs (3pm-6pm)
The Brew at The Oasis Starlight Terrace (7pm-10pm)
Shawn Mathews at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (noon-4pm)
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 Cafe Blue (11:30am-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 swing dance lessons (3pm), Tessy Lou & The Shotgun Stars (4pm), Anthony Wright Band (8pm)
Lone Star Farmers Market 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)
Cinemark $5 Tuesdays all day 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
May 3 – NFL Alumni Poker Tournament at Lakeway Resort (6pm-10pm)
May 11 – Lakeway’s Wildfire Ready Workday at Hamilton Greenbelt (8:30am-noon)
June 6 – Bellamy Brothers at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse