When you like your low water crossing as is …
And you’re just trying to save the county some money. A Travis County study of high-priority stream crossings and passage of a $185 million bond package put the Great Divide low water crossing in Bee Cave on the radar for a bridge. Some say it’s necessary to protect against flooding. Others say not so much. A group of Homestead residents called Don’t Bridge the Great Divide started a neighborhood poll and numbers are shaping up to show most residents are against the proposed bridge.
When you don’t get reimbursed …
Unless you’re on the side that wins. A Travis County district judge granted a permanent injunction against the city of Lakeway so that it can’t reimburse Mayor Sandy Cox for her legal expenses from defending a lawsuit while she was a mayoral candidate. The judge also requires Lakeway to pay nearly $33,000 in attorney fees and costs to the winner of the lawsuit, Lakeway resident Tom Kilgore. Tom is taking heat for the suit but wanted to show the city of Lakeway that they need to follow the Texas Constitution.
When you don’t mess with Texas …
Two eighth-grade students at Hudson Bend Middle School in Lake Travis ISD are finalists for a statewide video contest that encourages conservation and environmental stewardship with the tagline “Take care of Texas; it’s the only one we’ve got.”
When you’re The Backyard …
When you’re a turophile …
Visit this farm in Dripping Springs and get cheesy.
A Thing to Know
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When people keep moving here …
2018 was the highest-grossing year on record for the Austin-Round Rock MSA (metropolitan statistical area).
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What to do if you’re out & about today and this weekend …
Tech Coach at Lake Travis Community Library.
Brown Bag Luncheon Concert at Lakeway Activity Center.
State of Lakeway Address at Lakeway City Hall.
Sofia Bubbles Happy Hour at Lakeway Resort & Spa.
Live Team Trivia at LT Corner Pub.
Colin Boutwell at Rock House Bar & Trailer Park.
George DeVore & Appa-George-Ty at Poodies Roadhouse in Spicewood.
Sophia Johnson at Mercer Street Dancehall in Dripping Springs.
Friday, January 25
Storytime at Cups & Cones in Steiner Ranch (10:30am-11:30am)
Jazz Duo Tommy Howard & Chris Jones at Lake Travis Community Library (4pm)
Lago Vista Farmers Market at Lago Vista Village Shopping Center (2:30pm-6:30pm)
Texas Wineries Showcase at Lakeway Resort & Spa (5pm)
Sydney Wright at Family Business Beer Company (6:30pm)
Spilled Whiskey at Grumpy’s Saloon Lakeway (8:30pm-12:30am)
Wilkinson’s Quartet at Oasis Texas Brewing Company (5pm-7pm)
Local Import at Rock House Bar & Trailer Park (8:30pm-11:30pm)
The 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 — Landon Bullard (8pm), Cornell Hurd (10pm)
Saturday, January 26
Lakeway Brush Recycling for LW residents only at Public Works 3303 Serene Hills Drive (8am-noon)
FREE Workout with Camp Gladiator at Hill Country Galleria (9am)
Dads & Donuts at Lake Travis Community Library (10:30am-11:30am)
Thundering Paws Animal Sanctuary at Tomlinson’s in Lakeway (11am-2pm)
Max Stalling with The Rewinders at Mercer Street Dancehall in Dripping Springs (Doors open 7pm)
Hoppy Hour at Infamous Brewing Company (4pm-9pm)
Howlin’ Waters at Rock House Bar & Trailer Park (8:30pm-11:30pm)
The Phantom Shakers at Oasis Texas Brewing Company (6pm-8pm)
Saturday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood with Electron Donors (8pm), Shelby Cheyenne (10:30pm)
Live Music at Doc’s Fish Camp & Grill in Marble Falls (7pm-10pm)
Tour & Tasting at Infamous Brewing Company (1pm-9pm)
Sunday, January 27
Local Author Discussion at Lake Travis Community Library (2pm)
BBQ + NFL Sunday Ticket at LT Corner Pub (noon)
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), Lucas Johnson (10pm)
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
Now through January 29 – Free art exhibit of Joan Lawson’s paintings at Lakeway City Hall Art Gallery, 1102 Lohmans Crossing (8am-5pm weekdays)
January 28 –Lakeway Arts Committee Regular Meeting at Lakeway City Hall (5:30pm)
February 1 – StoryWalk 2019 kicks off at Lakeway Activity Center (8am-5pm, through Feb. 14)
February 4 – CC4C’s Project Valentine Due Date at CC4C offices (11701 Bee Cave Road. Suite
February 7 – Brown Bag Lunch Concert with Lake Travis Fiddlers at Lakeway Activity Center (noon-1pm)
February 11 – Lakeway Big Band Bash at Lakeway Activity Center (doors open 7:30pm)
February 14 – Lakeway Building Commission Regular Meeting at Lakeway City Hall (9am-noon)
February 14 – Lakeway Wildlife Advisory Committee Meeting at Lakeway City Hall (6:30pm)
February 14 – Valentine’s Day Wine Walk at Hill Country Galleria (5pm-9pm)
February 16 – “Art in the HeART of Texas” at Spicewood Vineyards
February 23 – 11th Annual Pair It with the Claret at Spicewood Vineyards (1pm-5pm)
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