Lake Travis ISD Earns AP Honor Roll Distinction

Lake Travis Independent School District has earned placement on the College Board’s 2017 AP® District Honor Roll, an award based on increasing the number of students taking Advanced Placement courses in high school and in increasing or maintaining scores for those final placement exams. Data for this year’s award was based on the years of 2015 to 2017, but Lake Travis ISD has earned this distinction every year since 2013. …

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2018 Lake Travis Economic Forecast Luncheon

The Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 2018 Lake Travis Economic Forecast luncheon on January 17, 2018. The annual forecasting event is designed to provide firsthand information about expected growth and development in the South Lake Travis area. This year’s event will include presentations from representatives from area cities, the Lake Travis Independent School District, the real estate industry, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. The event …

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LTISD Voters Approve School Tax Bond

Voters in the Lake Travis Independent School District approved a $253 million bond referendum and Tax Ratification Election by large margins, measures that will help construct new schools and increase available revenue for the district. “We are fortunate to live in a community where residents are passionate about and committed to supporting one of the state’s premier public school systems,” said LTISD Superintendent Dr. Brad Lancaster. The bond measure passed …

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Lake Travis Chamber Awards

The Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Achievement Awards and Holiday Party on December 13, 2017. Award categories include Golden Apple Award, First Time Entrepreneur, Indie Award, Business of the Year, Citizen/Volunteer of Year, and Ambassador of Year. Nominations will be accepted until December 1, 2017, and winners are chosen based on their qualifications for the award, rather than by popular vote. Business of the Year is …

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 …