And like that – boom! – It’s May. Wasn’t it just March? Was April only one week long? Yikes.
Lake Travis ISD and Leander ISD parents know what happens towards the end of May. School is out. It’s time for summer fun with your children at home all day, every day. Every single day. All day long.
But before that happens, Lake Travis has many weeks in May with lots of different activities and events. That’s why we’re doing a sneak peek of what’s shaking in the Lake Travis area this month.
If the vote’s rocking, don’t come knocking
Sadly, the vote is not being rocked at all in Lakeway. Neighbors have taken to the Nextdoor website to share some dismal early voting stats. According to one Lakeway resident, this is tracking to be a very low voting turnout – “worse than the last two May elections.”
As of a post published earlier this week, less than 10% of eligible voters in Lakeway had participated in early voting. Historically speaking, spring voter turnout is low, but not this low. May 2018 had 2,250 voters in early voting. May 2017 had 2,517 early voters. There are about 13,000 registered voters in Lakeway.
Some residents believe a spring vote is silly and voting should take place in November only. Others blamed voter suppression. Others blamed a lack of signage. There was talk of the “Lakeway Elite” – huh? – That sounds like the name of a new reality show on Bravo. Our favorite comment was “Whatever happened to PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY? We are adults; if you see hundreds of political signs everywhere, it might indicate an election soon!”
Yaaasss. Adults vote. That’s just what we do. So get out there and do your job, Lakeway. You’re voting on City Council seats and the Mayor. The general election is Saturday, May 4th.
Last month of live music at The Galleria
For those of you that keep thinking you can catch live music at the plaza next weekend, you’re going to run out of weekends. There are five shows left in the Saturday Night Concert Series at Hill Country Galleria. The last show is on June 1. The lineup for May is excellent, so why not squeeze in some jams before the hot weather is upon us.
May 4 – Two Tons of Steel – Two Tons of Steel is a San Antonio-based group that packed the small bars and local hangouts and quickly became the Alamo City’s most-loved band, earning them a spot on the cover of Billboard Magazine in 1996. It was the beginning of a twenty-year journey for Geil and the 4-piece ensemble.
May 11 – Chubby Knuckle Choir – The Chubby Knuckle Choir officially formed in 2009 in Bastrop, Texas, a town which each band member has called home at one time or another. The members come from varying musical and geographical backgrounds with a result that’s a freewheeling live sound that blends country, bluegrass, R&B and swamp blues.
May 18 – Mayeux & Broussard – Mayeux was born in Monroe, Louisiana, and raised in the Texas Hill Country. A far-out front-porch philosopher with a lazy drawl. And there’s Broussard, who hails from the Gulf Coast refinery town of Port Arthur, TX. A well-honed musician with serious guitar chops, Broussard grew up on blues, jazz, and his Grandma’s zydeco records.
May 25 – Dale Watson – Dale Watson is an Austin-based honky-tonker who carries on in the tradition of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson with his “Ameripolitan” brand of American roots music. A veteran touring artist and consummate entertainer, he is on the road more than 300 days a year.
June 1 – Dawn & Hawkes – The last Saturday night concert of the season will feature Dawn & Hawkes. Dawn & Hawkes initial duo effort, Golden Heart, climbed to No. 25 in Billboard’s Folk chart, landed at No. 2 in iTunes singer-songwriter albums and kicked off a whirlwind of cross-country touring and co-writing.
Don’t forget about your dear old mom
Mother’s Day is May 12, so you’ve got plenty of time to plan something beautiful. How about a Mom’s Day brunch! We’ll keep you posted on all of the Lake Travis area spots serving special brunches for mama, so stay tuned for more info in our Weekend Roundups.