When you have three days …
You enjoy your Memorial Day weekend. A big heartfelt thank you to all of the men and women who died serving our great country. It is a sacrifice we will always honor.
When you do Jell-O shots …
Don’t throw them in the lake when you’re finished. Divers with Lake Travis Scuba say people are thrashing Lake Travis, and it has become a never-ending process of picking up cans, lots of solo cups, lots of Jell-O shot cups, lids, and things that have no point in being down there. Don’t mess with Texas or Lake Travis.
When you should look before you leap …
It’s not just empty Jell-O shot cups. Sunken party barges, cars, houses, docks, and an old pecan orchard are some of the dangerous objects you’ll find lurking under the surface in Lake Travis. County officials want you to watch out for the underwater hazards. And if you’re thinking about being a drunk boater this weekend, you may want to reconsider. This Memorial Day Weekend, a judge will be stationed nearby, where he can issue — within minutes — blood search warrants for boaters suspected of being intoxicated.
When you live below a dam …
Across Texas, there are 1,263 high hazard dams according to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). It’s one of the reasons why Texas gets a “D” on the Infrastructure Report Cards. Let’s hope that Mansfield Dam (completed in 1941) isn’t on the high hazard list.
When you’re on third …
Brett Baty is the third baseman at Lake Travis High School and his name is on the list as one of the biggest bats in the 2019 MLB Draft. Go, Baty!
When you try to avoid portables …
You have to split up. The Lake Travis ISD realignment will divide the West Cypress Hills and Serene Hills Elementary School communities to create the new elementary school attendance zone. Parents from the Rough Hollow neighborhood are not ready for the break-up.
When you want visitors to spend the night …
Lakeway City Council awarded $50,000 to longtime performing arts venue TexArts and $40,000 to newcomer Lake Travis Film Festival for projects designed to “put heads in beds.”
When you’re portrayed as a less-than-safe county …
What ya’ gonna do when they come for you? You might find yourself in a conundrum like Williamson County. Then again, it is reality TV, so how can you say no.
When you have a four-legged friend …
There are lots of pet-friendly restaurants throughout the Texas Hill Country, so your favorite barkin’ best friend doesn’t have to miss out on the fun. On Wednesday, LTL’s Cathy Hale shared 5 Dog-Friendly Dining Spots in the Lake Travis Area.
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What to do if you’re out & about today and this weekend …
Tech Coach at Lake Travis Community Library.
Lakeway Arts Committee Meeting at Lakeway City Hall.
Live Team Trivia at LT Corner Pub.
The Rewinders at Mercer Street Dance Hall.
Open Mic Night with Douglas Clyde Martin at Gnarly Gar.
Live Music at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse.
Landon Bullard, The AGT Project at Poodies Roadhouse in Spicewood.
Friday, May 24
Geneology Series: New DNA Tools at Lake Travis Community Library (10:30am)
Memorial Day Ceremony at Emmaus Catholic Parish (11am)
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)
Dawn Maracle in Beau’s Backyard at The Oasis (7pm-10pm)
Brass Tax in Starlight Terrace at The Oasis (7pm-10pm)
Drew Womack & Tommy Shane Steiner at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (7pm)
Shelton Ray Band at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7pm-10pm)
Karaoke with Raden Hughes at LT Corner Pub (9pm-1am)
Ross Cooper with Wyatt Weaver Band at Mercer Street Dance Hall in Dripping Springs (8:30pm)
Friday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood — William Beckmann (8pm), Austones (10pm)
Saturday, May 25
FREE Workout with Camp Gladiator at Hill Country Galleria (9:00am)
Dads & Donuts at Lake Travis Community Library (10:30am)
Joey Kipfer at Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery (4pm-7pm)
Live Music at Gnarly Gar (8pm)
Time Warps at The Oasis Starlight Terrace (7pm-10pm)
Groove Knight at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (7pm)
Saturday Night Concert on the Lawn at Hill Country Galleria with Dale Watson (7pm-9pm)
Carl Hutchens Band at LT Corner Pub (8pm-11pm)
Open Mic with Douglas Clyde Martin at Gnarly Gar (7pm)
Clutch Kings at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7pm-10pm)
Homer Whisenant at Mercer Street Dance Hall in Dripping Springs (8pm)
Saturday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood with Jason Caraway with Charla Caraway (8pm), The Reverent Few (10:30pm)
Live Music at Doc’s Fish Camp & Grill in Marble Falls (7pm-10pm)
Tour & Tasting at Infamous Brewing Company (1pm-9pm)
Sunday, May 26
Multilingual Class at Lake Travis Community Library (1:15pm)
Sunday Matinee with Bob Appel at Mercer Street Dance Hall in Dripping Springs (3pm-6pm)
Madison Rodges at Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery (4pm-7pm)
The Brew at The Oasis on Lake Travis (7pm-10pm)
Sunday Brunch at Cafe Blue (11am)
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 lesson (3pm), Tessy Lou & The Shotgun Stars (4pm), Lucas Johnson (8pm)
Lone Star Farmers Market at noon 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 31 – First Annual “Family Reunion” festival at Family Business Beer Company
June 1 – Ranchin’ Graduation Lunch at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (reservations required)
June 3 – August 16 – Summer Camps at TexARTS (half & full day camps available)
June 6 – Bellamy Brothers at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (reservations required)
June 7 – Dive-In Movies kick-off at Lakeway Swim Park with Mary Poppins Returns (8:30pm-11pm)
June 10 – Big Band Bash at Lakeway Activity Center (8pm-10pm)
June 14-16 – Frozen, Jr. at TexARTS (tickets on sale no)
June 16 – Father’s Day Brunch at The Oasis (reservations required)