When you’re a real hero …
Many heroes of today are found online pulling off extreme sports in search of sponsors on YouTube and social media shares. They don’t have anything on our 41st President of the United States. George H.W. Bush became one of the youngest aviators in the U.S. Navy. During the attack of Pearl Harbor, he piloted a plane directly into Japanese antiaircraft fire. After taking on heavy fire, he and crew members were forced to exit the aircraft as it was going down. They popped open the door and jumped. George H.W. Bush hit his head on the tail of the plane. His parachute snagged the plane’s tail for a brief moment but managed to open only to set him down in an ocean full of enemy ships (and most likely a few sharks). He inflated a raft — puked his guts out — and paddled his ass off for a distant island hoping to avoid being captured by the enemy. A submarine was in the area and received the Mayday call when his plane went down. When the submarine surfaced nearby, Geroge H.W. Bush was relieved to see it was a U.S. submarine and climbed aboard. You’re a real hero George H.W. Bush (June 12, 1924 – November 30, 2018). CAVU
When you’re paid to win …
This is high school football in Texas. And when you’re the top paid high school football coach in Texas, you better win. Coach Hank Carter and the Lake Travis Cavaliers are 12-1 this season, 45-6 the past four seasons, ranked No. 10 in the state, and hoping to reach the state title game for a fourth consecutive year. Next up is the state quarterfinals and the battle against Converse Judson.
When you can’t get together …
We’ll see you at the Alamodome on Saturday. Westlake and Lake Travis will be part of a playoff tripleheader at the Alamodome in San Antonio, but can’t meet in the playoffs. Sad face.
When you’re about to get hangry …
Head to Bee Cave for dinner and dessert. Get your meat and potatoes — along with homemade beer bread — at the now open Saltgrass Steak House, Bee Cave location. The folks at Bahama Buck’s are hoping to make it a white Christmas when they open a Bee Cave location on December 11.
When everything is bigger in Texas …
And that includes holiday traditions. On Wednesday, LTL’s Cathy Hale gave you 8 Ways to Celebrate Christmas like a Real (Lake Travis Area) Texan. It’s time to get festive in the Texas Hill Country.
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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.
Live Music at The Ginger Man Hill Country Galleria.
Altstadt Brewery Pint Night at Hops & Thyme.
Carl Hutchens at Grumpy’s.
Live Music at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse.
Live Team Trivia at LT Corner Pub.
Friday, December 7
Toddler Tales Storytime at Bee Cave Public Library (10:30am, 11:15am)
Breathing Techniques at Lake Travis Community Library (noon)
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)
International School of Texas Holidazzle Performance at Hill Country Galleria (4pm)
Hoppy Hour at Infamous Brewing Company (4pm-9pm)
Christine Renner at Hops & Thyme (7pm)
Pajama Storytime at Hill Country Galleria (7pm)
Tommy Shane Steiner & Drew Womack at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (7pm)
Tish & MizzBehavin Band at Grumpy’s Saloon (8:30pm)
Self Righteous Brothers 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 — Ruby Dice (7:30pm), Carolyn Wonderland (9:30pm)
Saturday, December 8
Breakfast with Santa at Lakeway Activity Center
FREE Workout with Camp Gladiator at Hill Country Galleria (9am)
Christmas Stories from Japan at Lake Travis Community Library (10:30am)
Tween Holiday Party at Bee Cave Public Library at HCG (2pm-3pm)
Jon Parmentier at Oasis Texas Brewing Company (6pm)
Lone Star Holiday Market at Hill Country Galleria (4pm-9pm)
Bo Porter at Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery (2pm)
Rochelle & The Sidewinders at Table 620 H-E-B Lakeway (6pm)
Saturday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood with Carl Hutchens (10:30pm)
Tour & Tasting at Infamous Brewing Company (1pm-9pm)
Sunday, December 9
Extended Holiday Hours at Hill Country Galleria (noon-7pm)
Shelia Fox Art Reception at Lakeway Community Library (1:30pm-3pm)
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), Gary 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
December 13 – Holiday Wine Walk at Hill Country Galleria (5pm-9pm)
December 15 – Holiday Concert with Texas KGB at Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery (3pm-10pm)
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