Lake Travis School District Tax Vote

The Lake Travis Independent School District triggered an election for November 7, 2017 following the school board’s approval of a new tax rate. In August, the board adopted a total tax rate of $1.4275 per $100 of assessed property valuation in order to fund the district’s 2017-2018 budget. State law requires a school district to hold a tax ratification election when a tax rate increase is proposed. In this case, …

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Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce Luncheon: Tourism and Development

The Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce’s next speaker luncheon will feature a presentation by Larry McManus with the Community Relations Division of Governor Greg Abbott’s Economic Development and Tourism Business Assistance Office. McManus will be providing an overview of economic development and tourism in Texas and how this relates to Lake Travis area development and tourism. According to the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce, McManus assists “economic development partners and …

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Annual Lake Travis Clean-Up Hauls Tons of Garbage

The annual Lake Travis Cleanup resulted in tons of garbage being pulled from the bottom of Lake Travis and from Travis County parks around the lake. As Texas’ largest scuba diving and shoreline cleanup, the community-wide event of more than two decades draws many area dive and shoreline volunteers who collect an average of five tons of trash each year. According to KXAN, eight dive groups participated in this year’s …

Lakeway Women’s Club Hosts Boot, Scoot, and Boogie

The Lakeway Women’s Club is hosting Boot, Scoot, and Boogie, a Fall kick-off event, on October 1, 2017. The event will be held at the Lakeway Activity Center from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Lohman’s Crossing Band will provide music, and It’s All Good Barbecue will provide a barbecue dinner. The event is BYOB, and tickets are $36 per person. Interested in joining the group? The Lakeway Women’s Club holds …

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Invasive Zebra Mussels Found in Lake Travis

The invasive and destructive Zebra mussels species was found in Lake Travis in June 2017 and in Lake Austin in August 2017. This follows their discovery in nearby Canyon Lake also in June 2017. This species of mussels poses a “danger to lake ecosystems, utilities, and infrastructure,” according to the Lower Colorado River Authority. According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, biologists “found several size classes of adult and …

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Peninsula at Rough Hollow Hosts Record-breaking Parade of Homes Tour

The Peninsula at Rough Hollow, the most exclusive enclave in the master-planned community of Rough Hollow on Lake Travis, had a record Home Builders Association of Greater Austin Parade of Homes™ Tour this spring, with over 9,000 attendees. “We are thrilled with the success of this year’s Parade of Homes™ and are excited for the continued momentum to sell out these incredible custom homes and homesites,” said Legend Communities Founder and Principal Haythem Dawlett. “This …

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Record Home Sales at The Reserve at Lake Travis

The Reserve at Lake Travis experienced record-breaking sales in 2016, with $30 million in home closings at the luxury master planned community on Lake Travis. Representatives say the surge is the largest they’ve seen since the mid-2000s and can be credited in part to near-full lake levels. “Interest has increased dramatically since the lake levels have come up, and now all of our RLT properties have appreciated in value over …

Lake Travis ISD: State of the District

Mark your calendars now for this fall when the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce hosts Lake Travis Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Brad Lancaster for a “State of the District” luncheon. The event will be held September 20, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sonesta Hotel at 12525 Bee Cave Parkway in Bee Cave. Tickets are $40 for members of the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce and …

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Texas Job Creation Higher than National Rate

The annual growth rate of Texas jobs was 1.9 percent in February 2017, compared to a national employment growth rate of 1.6 percent, according to the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University’s Monthly Review of the Texas Economy, compiled by Ali Anari. This growth translated into an additional 222,400 nonagricultural jobs in Texas from February 2016 to February 2017. In nongovernment jobs, Texas added 189,200 jobs for an annual …

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Lakeway’s Sing Along Prepares for Spring Show: It’s a Musical

Lakeway’s Sing Along, a group of almost 100 Lakeway area residents who enjoy singing and performing, is preparing for its 2017 Spring performance. “It’s a Musical” will be held April 27-29, 2017 at the Lakeway Activity Center at 105 Cross Creek, with pre-show entertainment by the Lohman’s Crossing Band. Reservations for the dinner and show combination will be accepted starting March 30, 2017 and can be made by calling the …