When you never forget …
Lake Travis firefighters and police came together for the sixth annual memorial stair climb to remember the fallen firefighters and police officers who died on 9/11. The team performed 14 up-and-down climbs and made the parking garage at the Hill Country Galleria equivalent to the 110-story World Trade Center towers.
When you exceed the limit, but you’re exempt …
Eighteen K-4 schools in the Leander Independent School District exceed the Texas cap class-size ratio of 22 students for every teacher in elementary schools. But LISD became a District of Innovation in 2018. And that means they can opt-out of certain state laws and regulations related to class sizes, teacher certification, start and end dates, student discipline, length of school days, and open bidding of district contracts. What would it take to bring K-4 down to 22:1 in all grade levels? Sixteen teachers and $960,000.
When you’re an asset …
You get a raise. Bee Cave City Manager Clint Garza is said to be a terrific asset to the city. His 20% pay raise is equal to $198,000 annually. The city also approved raises for other city employees and its associate judges increasing their pay from $57.50 an hour to $65 an hour.
When you’re world-class …
The former 3m campus — located at 2222 and River Place Blvd. — was purchased in February 2018 by World Class Capital and renamed Silicon Hills Campus LLC. The World Class Property is now facing foreclosure with the sale scheduled at the Travis County Courthouse on October 1. The properties parking lot is currently used as a cut-through by Vandegrift students that want to avoid the congested parking lot on 2222.
When you reach for a water bottle …
And accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake. You run into someone else’s garage in the Village of The Hills.
When you watch it wiggle and see it jiggle …
Ethyl Ambrosia has a tasting room located in Dripping Springs where you can sample an upscale iteration of the classic Jell-O shot. You can also have party packs of the gel shots delivered.
When you like a clean Lake Travis …
Join scuba divers and shoreline walkers on Sunday for the 25th Annual Lake Travis Cleanup. After the icky part, you get to party at The Oasis.
When you want to meet Smokey Bear …
You attend the 9th annual Public Safety Day on Saturday at Lake Travis Elementary School. Interact with first responders and learn more about their role in the community. You can also check out area patrol cars, motorcycle units, ladder trucks, ambulances, SWAT apparatus, wildfire mitigation equipment, patrol boats, horse patrols, K9 units, and the STAR Flight helicopter.
When it’s all about the mum …
It’s HoCo weekend in Lake Travis. Lake Travis High School will host its third home game in a row this Friday night with special halftime festivities and post-game band performance to celebrate homecoming. What’s up with those legendary Texas mums? We have answers.
When you’re all about previews …
On Wednesday, LTL’s Cathy Hale gave you the rundown of what’s opening when at Hill Country Galleria.
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What to do if you’re out & about today and this weekend …
Start-Up Kids Club at Lake Travis Community Library.
September Wine Walk at Hill Country Galleria.
Free classes at Barre3 all day at Hill Country Galleria.
Live Team Trivia at LT Corner Pub.
Bob Appell at Mercer Street Dance Hall.
Open Mic Night with Douglas Clyde Martin at Gnarly Gar.
Alex Lopez at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse.
Kevin Daniel Smith, The AGT Project, Jeremy Vasquez at Poodies Roadhouse in Spicewood.
Friday, September 13
Pop Up Pilates at Lake Travis Community Library (10:30am)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s Movie Showing at Lake Travis Library (1pm)
Lago Vista Farmers Market at Lago Vista Village Shopping Center (2:30pm-6:30pm)
Eddie Collins & Max Zimmet at Lake Travis Community Library (4pm-5pm)
Hoppy Hour at Infamous Brewing Company (4pm-9pm)
The Caravan Co-Op Grand Opening Party at Hill Country Galleria (5pm-8pm)
Saturday Night Concert Series at Hill Country Galleria with The Peterson Brothers (7pm-9pm)
Live Music at Gnarly Gar (8pm)
Dysfunkshun Junkshun in Starlight Terrace at The Oasis (7pm-10pm)
Drew Womack & Tommy Shane Steiner at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (7pm)
Caleb & The Homegrown Tomatoes at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7pm-10pm)
Karaoke with Raden Hughes at LT Corner Pub (9pm-1am)
The Jesse Stratton Band at Mercer Street Dance Hall in Dripping Springs (8:30pm)
Friday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood — Deanna Wheeler (8pm), Rye Mountain Revelry (10:30pm)
Saturday, September 14
FREE Workout with Camp Gladiator at Hill Country Galleria (9:00am)
Stories from Japan at Lake Travis Community Library (10:30am)
9th Annual Lake Travis Public Safety Day, Lake Travis Elementary School, 15303 Kollmeyer Drive (11am -3pm)
Mighty Pelicans in Starlight Terrace at The Oasis (7pm-10pm)
Jumpstart at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (7pm)
Weldon Henson at Mercer Street Dance Hall in Dripping Springs (8:30pm)
Open Mic with Douglas Clyde Martin at Gnarly Gar (7pm)
Saturday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood with Zach Day (8pm), Jeff Warren Johnston (10:30pm)
Live Music at Doc’s Fish Camp & Grill in Marble Falls (7pm-10pm)
Tour & Tasting at Infamous Brewing Company (1pm-9pm)
Sunday, September 15
Author David Bowles at Lake Travis Community Library (2pm)
Sunday on The Deck with Slidin’ By at Mercer Street Dance Hall in Dripping Springs (3pm-5pm)
Sunday Brunch at Cafe Blue (11am)
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)
The Brew in Starlight Terrace at The Oasis (7pm)
Sunday Live Music Lineup at Poodies Roadhouse in Spicewood with Tessy Lou & The Shotgun Stars (4pm), WC Edgar (8pm), Lucas Johnson (10pm)
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
Trivia Night every Tuesday at The Ginger Man 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
Tickets on sale now for the 20th season of Spicewood Arts Society events & performances
September 18 – LTISD State of the District Luncheon at Flintrock Falls (11am-1pm)
September 19 – Bellamy Brothers at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse
September 21 – Lakeway Community Blood Drive at Lakeway Activity Center (8am-noon)
October 1 – National Night Out! Stay tuned for details.
October 9 – 18th Annual LT Chamber of Commerce Birdies by the Lake Golf Tournament
October 16 – Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at Vintage Villas (11am-1pm)