When’s there’s no sense of urgency …
And then there’s no water. An “after action” report was delivered by Austin Water. The response to conserve water back on October 21 — when severe flooding overwhelmed the city’s water-treatment systems — was not well received. The reduction in water usage only came after the boil water notice was issued. And then the run on bottled water began. Austin Water is looking at ways to prevent the need to issue a future water-boil order.
When you want to get connected …
Give me sidewalks with that. Done. This approved roadway — with sidewalks — will connect Bee Cave Parkway to Ladera Boulevard and help to reduce traffic in the area. We could all use a little traffic reduction.
When you do NOT want to get connected …
WTF is route F? Steiner Ranch residents are feeling like “bait and switch” after Travis County proposed a permanent road for an evacuation route. There’s only one way out of the Steiner Ranch neighborhood, and that dumps you on 620. Not a good plan when you’re trying to outrun a wildfire (like in 2011). Travis County has been working on an evacuation route for years. Progress is now slowing down, and an effort to get questions answered and people on the same page is underway.
When you win at the Alamodome …
Next up, NRG Stadium in Houston. Lake Travis faces the unbeaten Northshore in the Class 6A Division I state semifinal on Saturday. Go Cavs!
When you need serenity now …
When you’re short on time to be festive…
When you have plenty of time to be festive…
In case you missed it, we gave you a rundown of some of the best places in the nearby Texas Hill Country to enjoy a stroll under twinkly holiday lights.
When you want someone else to cook …
On Wednesday, LTL’s Cathy Hale gave you a glimpse of new dining options headed your way and a quick look at the restaurants newly opened — and opening — in and around the Lake Travis area.
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What to do if you’re out and about today and this weekend …
George DeVore, Appa-George-Ty at Poodies Roadhouse.
$tart-Up Kid’s Club at Lake Travis Community Library.
International School of Texas Holidazzle Performance at Hill Country Galleria.
Holiday Wine Walk at Hill Country Galleria.
Live Music at The Ginger Man Hill Country Galleria.
Book Club at Bee Cave Public Library.
Carl Hutchens at Grumpy’s.
Live Team Trivia at LT Corner Pub.
Friday, December 14
Toddler Tales Storytime at Bee Cave Public Library (10:30am, 11:15am)
Breathing Techniques at Lake Travis Community Library (noon)
Ribbon Cutting for Bahama Buck’s Bee Cave (noon-1pm)
Lago Vista Farmers Market at Lago Vista Village Shopping Center (2:30pm-6:30pm)
A Date with Nate at Family Business Beer Company (3:30pm-4:30pm)
Movie on the Lawn: The Polar Express at Hill Country Galleria (6-8pm)
Bad Lucy at Table 620 H-E-B Lakeway (6pm)
Hoppy Hour at Infamous Brewing Company (4pm-9pm)
Christine Renner at Hops & Thyme (7pm)
Tish & MizzBehavin Band at Grumpy’s Saloon (8:30pm)
Cold Snap at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7pm-10pm)
Karaoke with Raden Hughes at LT Corner Pub (9pm-1am)
Friday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood — The Greers (6pm), Zach Day (8pm), Emmerson Biggins (10:30pm)
Saturday, December 15
Half-Marathon & 10K at Spicewood Vineyards (8:30am-noon)
FREE Workout with Camp Gladiator at Hill Country Galleria (9am)
Last GOGA Goat Yoga of 2018 at Hill Country Galleria (9am-noon)
Christmas Stories from Japan at Lake Travis Community Library (10:30am)
Wags, Hope & Healing at Tomlison’s Feed Lakeway (noon-4pm)
Jon Parmentier at Oasis Texas Brewing Company (6pm)
Lone Star Holiday Market at Hill Country Galleria (4pm-9pm)
Christmas & Cuddles Dinner at Stone House Vineyards (7pm-9pm)
Holiday Concert with Texas KGB at Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery (3pm-10pm)
Rochelle & The Sidewinders at Table 620 H-E-B Lakeway (6pm)
Saturday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood with Robert Cline Jr (8pm), Joel Hofmann (10pm)
Tour & Tasting at Infamous Brewing Company (1pm-9pm)
Sunday, December 16
Extended Holiday Hours at Hill Country Galleria (noon-7pm)
BBQ + NFL Sunday Ticket at LT Corner Pub (noon)
Paint Night at We Olive & Wine Bar at Hill Country Galleria (1:30pm-4:30pm)
Stone Wheels at Oasis Texas Brewing Company (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 Tessy Lou & The Shotgun Stars (4pm), Gray Gregson (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)
Lucky’s Poker Club 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)
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
Now through December 24 – Photos with Santa at Hill Country Galleria
Now through December 23 – Extended Holiday Hours at Hill Country Galleria
Now through January 1 – Lakeway Trails of Lights at Lakeway Activity Center
December 17 – Lakeway City Council Meeting at Lakeway City Hall (6:30pm)
December 24 – Christmas Eve Hours at Hill Country Galleria, 9am-6pm
December 31 – New Year’s Eve Hours at Hill Country Galleria, 10am-6pm
January 15 – Lakeway Heritage Committee history series: Mansfield Dam at Lake Travis Community Library (7pm)
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