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 …

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Lake Travis: Holding Steady after a Wet Spring and Summer

Now that Lake Travis has been holding steady for a couple of months at a nearly full depth, let’s put into perspective the massive shift the lake has seen this year, preceded by years of near historic drought levels. Even though August is typically one of the driest months for Central Texas, heavy rains resulted in an increase in lake levels, with both Lake Travis and Buchanan nearly full and …

Brian Talley & KVUE News on how rainy weather benefits Lake Travis homeowners

Our very own Brian Talley was featured on KVUE news on 8/22/16 in their story entitled “Realtor: Rainy weather benefits Lake Travis homeowners“. Sales for waterfront homes on Lake Travis are on track this year to have almost doubled compared to the lows of 2014 and 2009. Here are some other stats that Brian Talley came up with regarding waterfront sales on Lake Travis looking back over the last 10 …

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Birdies by the Lake Golf Tournament

The Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce will host the 15th Annual Birdies by the Lake Golf Tournament on October 12, 2016 from 10:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. Presented by Frost Bank, the event will be held at The Hills Country Club Flintrock Falls golf course, in the heart of the Texas hill country near Lake Travis. The scenic golf course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus II. The scramble …

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Lake Travis Real Estate: Affordability and Good Schools

Regent Property Group broker Brian Talley said Lakeway and Bee Cave are popular choices for homebuyers due to their relative affordability and because of their zoning for the Lake Travis Independent School District. In a Community Impact article, Talley said homebuyers looking in Lakeway can find solid options in the $300,000-$400,000 price range, both in the home resale market and in new construction. He said homes constantly are going on …

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Ribbon Cutting for Lakeway New Home Builder

Ash Creek Homes will host a ribbon cutting celebration for its new model home in the community of Serene Hills in Lakeway, off of Highway 71 and Serene Hills Drive. The event will be held July 19, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, and the celebration will include light refreshments. Ash Creek will offer homes on 23 home sites throughout the Los Senderos section of Serene …

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Party Boat on Lake Travis? Make Sure Your Ride Is Legal

Thinking about joining a party boat this holiday weekend on Lake Travis? A recent KXAN story reports that some Lake Travis party boat operators are breaking the law and not following the rules party boat operators are required to follow. The story said that last month, a group of paying customers was left high and dry – and without a boat party – when the Travis County Game Warden caught …

TexARTS Presents My Way, a Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra

Lakeway’s TexARTS is opening its 2016-2017 Professional Series with “My Way,” a Tribute to Frank Sinatra. The show will run July 15-24 at the Kam and James Morris Theatre at Lohman’s Spur and Highway 620. According to the TexARTS website, the musical includes songs, dances, and humorous stories of Frank Sinatra’s over 50-year career and is a “celebration of an American icon that takes the audience from the swinging era, …

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Texas Home Sales Jump, Inventory at All-Time Low

Texas home sales rose 7.8% in the first quarter of 2016, compared to the same quarter of 2015, and months of inventory fell to an all-time low of 2.8 months, a decline of 0.6 months from the first quarter of 2015, according to the 2016-Q1 Texas Quarterly Housing Report released by the Texas Association of REALTORS®. Home prices also rose, with the median sales price increasing 5.4% year-over-year to $195,000. “The Texas …

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Lake Travis is Back!

The Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce is proudly displaying a new image with the slogan: Lake Travis is Back! After several years of low water levels, Lake Travis now officially is full. Lake Travis has hovered over 681 feet – its full mark – for the past 30 days, even with the Lower Colorado River Authority opening floodgates at Mansfield Dam to relieve some of the additional inflow and storage. …