HEB Center in Lakeway Sells

The HEB-anchored The Oaks at Lakeway shopping center in Lakeway has been sold, according to ReBusiness. Stratus Properties Inc., which owned 100 percent of the property, sold the 236,739-square-foot retail center to FHF I Oaks at Lakeway LLC for a cash price of $114 million. The center, which holds Twin Liquors, Torchy’s Tacos, MAD Greens, Hat Creek Burgers, and High Five, among other retailers and services, originally was acquired and …

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Large Housing Development Coming to Lake Travis Area

One of the largest housing developments in recent years is planned for the Lake Travis area. The master-planned community of Thomas Ranch will include approximately 3,300 homes and apartments, as well as a hotel and spa, a town center with boutiques and cafes, and ample outdoor and natural surroundings. Planned for a 1,676 acre area in Travis County and a 546 acre area in Burnet County, the property roughly spans north …

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Lake Travis TexARTS Presents The Marvelous Wonderettes

The non-profit organization TexARTS presents The Marvelous Wonderettes February 17 through February 26 at the Kam and James Morris Theatre. An off-Broadway hit set at the 1958 Springfield High School prom, this family friendly show includes over 30 classic ’50s and ’60s hits, such as “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” “It’s My Party,” “Stupid Cupid,” and “Lipstick on Your Collar.” The show follows the lives of Betty …

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Lake Travis SpringFest 2017

Mark your calendars now for the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce’s SpringFest 2017! The date has been set for “the BIGGEST time in the smallest town” as Saturday, April 29, 2017. The 10th annual SpringFest will be held at the Hill Country Galleria in Bee Cave, Texas. An outdoor festival, the event will run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. throughout the grounds of the outdoor shopping center. The SpringFest …

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Hill Country Bargain? Texas Land Prices Changing Slowly

Thinking about purchasing a weekend home in the Texas Hill Country? Or maybe moving away from the city to your own countryside homestead? You may have land value pricing on your side. Land values for large parcels of land have been growing at a slower pace than most city properties across the state, according to a Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University report. In the second quarter of 2016, …

Holiday Events in the Lake Travis Area

Lights On! Holiday Celebration Kick off the holiday season in Lakeway with the annual Lights On! Holiday Celebration marking the first lighting of the Trail of Lights in the parking lot behind Lakeway City Hall. Set for Friday, December 2, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., “Santa, Mrs. Claus and Rudolph will be nearby to ‘plug in’ the Trail of Lights display and to speak to all of the good little boys and girls …

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2017 Lake Travis Economic Forecast

The Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Lake Travis Economic Forecast luncheon on January 18, 2017 at the Sonesta Hotel in Bee Cave. The event provides firsthand information to attendees on the growth and development expected for the South Lake Travis area in the coming year. Speakers for the event include Lake Travis Independent School District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brad Lancaster, City of Lakeway City Manager …

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Median Home Price in Lakeway over $400k

The Austin Board of Realtors® September 2016 housing data as released by Clarus MarketMetrics® on the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University website shows that the median home price in Lakeway topped $400,000 in September 2016, for a median price of $430,000. This is decrease in median price of 2.5 percent, however, compared to September 2015. Total sales were up 13.6 percent, for a total of 25 home sales in …

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LCRA Invites Homeowners to Sign Up for Flood Gate Alerts

The Lower Colorado River Authority is inviting those along the Highland Lakes to sign up for alerts notifying them of flood gate operations at LCRA dams along and near the lower Colorado River. Subscribers will receive the messages via text, email, and/or a phone call once flood operations are underway or imminent. The free Floodgate Operations Notification Service for Central Texas includes the Buchanan, Inks, Starcke, Wirtz, Mansfield, and Tom …

Twenty Three Leander ISD Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Twenty three students in the Leander Independent School District have been named as Semifinalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program, an honor based on their performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. National Merit Semifinalists represent less than one percent of high school seniors in the United States. “On behalf of Leander ISD, I congratulate these students for earning this prestigious honor,” said Leander ISD Superintendent Dan …