When you don’t have an upside …
In less than a year, the population of zebra mussels in Lake Travis has boomed and found its way downstream to Lake Austin.
When you’re young, and your boat has big speakers …
Forget you zebra mussels. This Lake Travis homeowner said one of the biggest issues some lake residents are facing is boaters blasting loud, offensive music in the evenings. And the second issue is boaters not respecting those safety buoys or properties along the lake.
“It tends to be the younger crowd that does this,” Kiel said. “But if they’re going to spend the summer doing this, then I’m going to call my congressman about improving those state laws.”
When you get stranded on a sandbar …
This happened at the Low Water Crossing on Lake Austin when the — dam is opening — warning sirens didn’t go off. Oh, wait … LCRA does not sound warning sirens for routine operations such as hydroelectric releases that happen almost daily, and sometimes several times a day.
When the deer are on your side …
This Lakeway woman is facing criminal mischief and harassment charges, months after her cell phone video of deer stuck in a trap went viral.
When you moved here for the heat …
On Wednesday, LTL’s Cathy Hale shared 10 Lake Travis Area Swimming Spots, along with where you daredevils can jump off a cliff into Lake Travis.
What not to eat when it’s hot …
Real Texans know this isn’t a refreshing summertime treat.
For when you need more closet space …
Lake Travis Lifestyle, together with Todd Hower Realty, will help you save money when you sell and make money when you buy.
Check out this featured property if you’re looking for a gated community with a private golf course.
What to do if you’re out and about today and this weekend …
Story Time at Bee Cave Library.
Dinosaur George at Lake Travis Community Library.
Brandon Taylor and Joe Martyn Ricke are playing at Poodies Roadhouse.
Carl Hutchens is performing at Grumpy’s.
Tommy Shane Steiner & Drew Womack are playing at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse.
Trivia Night at Gnarly Gar.
Ready Betty at The Oasis (Starlight Terrace)
Friday, June 8
Storytime at Bee Cave Library at Hill Country Galleria (10:30am, 11:15am)
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)
Date Night at Color Me Mine at Hill Country Galleria
Dive-In Movie: Jumangi at Lakeway Swim Park (8:30pm)
Celebrate Your Graduate at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (reservations required)
Sonny Wolf at Grumpy’s Saloon (9:30pm-1am)
Christine Renner at 827Ray’s Kitchen + Cellar (7:30pm-10:30pm)
Stymie & Tex Tubbs, Weak Knights at Gnarly Gar (5pm)
Matt Wilson Band at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (7:30pm-11:30pm)
Soul Shaker at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7:30pm-10:30pm)
Karaoke with Raden Hughes at LT Corner Pub (9pm-1am)
Friday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood — Peterson Brothers (8pm), Adam Johnson (10:30pm)
Saturday, June 9
Free Workout with Camp Gladiator at Hill Country Galleria (9am)
Lunch & Learn with Freedom Solar Power at Hill Country Galleria (11:45am-1pm)
Lego Robotics at Lake Travis Community Library (2pm)
Patrick Fleming at Hops & Thyme (6:30pm-9pm)
Saturday Night Concert Series with Texas Tycoons at Hill Country Galleria (7pm-9pm)
Jumpstart at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (6:30pm-10:30pm)
Moonlight Boulevard at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7pm-10pm)
Jennifer B & The Groove at Gnarly Gar (8pm)
Ricke Brothers at LT Corner Pub (8:30pm-11:30pm)
Saturday Night Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood with Erin O’Dowd (6pm), Audrey Malone Band (8pm), Emmerson Biggins (10:30pm)
Tour & Tasting at Infamous Brewing Company (1pm-9pm)
Sunday, June 10
Arts Committee Concert Series at Lakeway Activity Center (4pm-5pm)
Sunday Asado at El Gaucho Winery
Sunday Brunch at The Gingerman (11:30am-3pm)
Live music from Brandon Alan at The Ginger Man (4pm-7pm)
Sunday Brunch at Chisos Grill (11am-3pm)
Sunday Brunch at Cafe Blue (11:30am-3pm)
Sunday Brunch at Sundancer Grill (9am-3pm)
Sunday Brunch at Lucy’s on the Lake (10am-3pm)
Sunday Brunch at The Gnarly Gar with acoustics from Kayla Outlaw (noon)
Sunday Brunch at Table 620 at H-E-B Lakeway (10am)
Sunday Funday with Shawn Mathews at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (noon-4pm)
DJ Mixer Rogers at Oasis Texas Brewing Company (5pm)
Sunday Live Music Lineup at Poodies Roadhouse in Spicewood with Jeff Warren Johnson (4pm), Audrey Malone & Howdy (7:30pm), BB Morse Friends & Family (10pm)
Sunday Brunch at Table 620 H-E-B Lakeway with Brian Wolff Duo (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)
The Brew at The Oasis (7pm-10pm)
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)
Get out of town
The 14th Annual Blanco Lavender Festival is where you can visit local lavender farms, get horticulture tips on growing and using lavender, beekeeping & more. There will be live music in Bindseil Park, along with tasty bites, local wine and local beer.
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
June 14 – June Wine Walk at Hill Country Galleria (5pm-9pm)
June 15 – August 4 – Jaws on the Water returns to Volente Beach Resort Friday and Saturday nights
June 16 – Kindnesspalooza at Hill Country Galleria (noon-4pm)
June 17 – Father’s Day Concert with The Vintage 15 at Hill Country Galleria (4pm-6pm)
June 17 — Father’s Day Lunch & Dinner at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (reservations required)
June 22 — The 5th Annual Hill Country Food Truck Festival in Luckenbach, TX
July 4 — July 4th Celebration: Parade, Pageantry of the Flags & Swim Park in Lakeway
July 4 — July 4th Celebration at Hill Country Galleria
Photo credit: Cathy Hale