Mayor Dave DeOme renewed the city’s burn ban today that
prohibits outdoor burning in the city through March 22.…
Bee Creek Road construction to affect traffic
Travis County is alerting the public that the next phase of road
construction on Bee Creek Road will require traffic controls for
about five months.
The contractor has finished work on the signals at SH 71 and Bee
Creek Road and completed initial work on all culverts along Bee
Creek Road. Beginning Monday, Jan. 27, work will shift to the
east side of the road from SH 71 to north of the new Lake Travis
Near Highlands Boulevard Circle, work will occur on the west
side of the road. Temporary striping will be used to mark
driving lanes and one lane of traffic will be open in each
direction. Flaggers may be used as necessary to accommodate
delivery vehicles and construction activities.This traffic
control will remain in place for approximately 5 months.
Over the next five months the contractor anticipates work on:
• Installing signal foundations at the new school. Please note,
traffic signals are not part of this project, but the county is
installing the infrastructure during the construction, so they
can easily be added when needed;
• Installing utilities, storm water and drainage lines;
• Constructing the two east side lanes; and,
• Completing the retaining wall on the east side of the roadway.
“The schedule is subject to change due to weather and field
conditions,” said Tony Valdez, project manager for Travis
County. “Please use caution near all construction areas and
thank you for your patience and cooperation during this effort.”
January 30, 2014 Take Five
Classy, Sassy, Singers With Piano Accompanist
February 6, 2014 Ponty Bone and The Squeezetones
Lively Presentation of Cajun and Other Popular Music
February 13, 2014 AKA Show Group
Lakeway's Professional Song & Dance Group
Songs of the Past & Present
February 20, 2014 Robert "Beto" Skiles Quartet
Popular Songs with a Taste of Jazz
February 27, 2014 The Second Line Jazz Band
A Mardi Gras Celebration with
One of the Best Traditional Jazz Bands
Actually, the real reason for this column/ blog was
the fact that after the Homeowners News closed down,
I began to miss writing my monthly musings, and
since the HON was the victim of the upcoming
paperless society, I figured if I couldn’t beat ‘em,
I’d join ‘em. I’d go digital. And why not? I have
been an “online person” since the internet was
created. I have been an AOL customer since it was
AO.COM, because they hadn’t figured out yet what the
L it was all about.
THEY DON’T MAKE
IT ANY MORE
Am I a victim
of cosmic irony, i.e. Fate, when it comes to keeping
my favorite products on grocery store shelves? When
I find a product I really, really like, can’t do
without, within a few months to a year, they
discontinue it. I have even resorted to an ancient
Chinese philosophy I read about once. To keep the
gods from noticing a good rice crop, and snatching
it away in a moment of pique, the farmer would
loudly proclaim,” Bad Rice, Bad Rice.” Since the
gods were not terribly hard to fool, they would
assume the crop was bad, and that season the rice
farmer would enjoy a good rice harvest. (And maybe
even be put down for a government subsidy the next
The Women's Club of Greater Lakeway is open to all women living
within the City of Lakeway and The Hills.
Membership Dues: $30 year. For more information, contact Nancy
Meetings: The 4th Monday of the month from September
through May (except December)
at The Lakeway Resort and Spa.
Meeting-programs feature informative and entertaining speakers with
luncheon by reservation. Annually there is an October Style Show and a
March Dinner Dance.
Watercolors add splash of art to Lakeway City Hall
Local watercolor teacher Johnnie Fields continues to
imbue his students’ lives with color.
Several years ago, Fields began teaching watercolor at
Lakeway Activity Center, and he quickly discovered how
much he enjoys seeing others learn and develop as
Several of the painters who attended his most recent
class have their works on display from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mondays through Fridays Feb. 18 through March 27 at
Lakeway City Hall Art Gallery, 1102 Lohmans Crossing.
The Art Gallery is off the main lobby of City Hall.
Artists with paintings on display are: Linda Buikema,
Charlene Cooley, Diane Vercher, Shirley Camp, Jean
Durkee, Carolyn Wheat, Susan Empoliti, Rose Goodwin, Kay
Beasley, Diana Hall, Kas Maerz, Nona Maxwell and Liz
Other artists are Suzy Moore, Dorothy McDonald, Libby
Smith, Ed McQuillan, Cora Wagner, June Moore and Frank
While studying architecture at the University of Texas,
art was a yearly requirement for Fields, and he fell in
love with watercolor after only two semesters there.
For the last 25 years, he has devoted time to painting,
workshops, teaching and showing his work.
Because of his love for architecture and his fascination
with order and arrangement, most of his paintings
involve old buildings in a landscape setting---many of
the subjects are of places where he has traveled.
Fields is a founding member of the Lakeway painters, the
past president of Waterloo Watercolor group in Austin
and past president of the Odessa Art Association.
City of Lakeway
March at the Lakeway
This March, there is plenty to do at the Lakeway Activity Center!...read
The Lakeway Activity Center has added many new art classes in our
schedule this New Year! We are located at 105 Cross Creek in Lakeway
Texas. Call us at 512-261-1010 to reserve your spot over the phone with
your MasterCard, American Express or Visa. Don’t delay, seating is
limited! .....Read on.
The Lakeway Activity Center has art classes! From pencils
to collages and oils to watercolors, you will find a class that
is right for you. We are located at 105 Cross Creek in Lakeway
Texas. Take a look at some of these talented artists coming to
Lakeway soon! Call us at 512-261-1010 to reserve your spot over
the phone on your MasterCard, Visa or American Express. Don’t
delay, seating is limited! ...Read
Janet Sopp-Sims will show her
artwork at the Lake Travis Community Library in the month of
March. An artist’s reception will be held on Saturday, March
15th from 2:00pm to 3:30pm in the library meeting room.
Sopp-Sims has an undergraduate
degree in Art and Design from Columbus College in Columbus, Ohio
and a Fine Arts and Graphic Design degree from the San Francisco
School for Electronic Art. Sims reflects on the creative process
as an ongoing experimentation with various mediums, textures and
concepts in order to arrive at a fresh and dramatic final
product. Sopp-Sims defines her work as experimental abstract
realism. Intrigued and inspired by many different artistic
methods, she draws on her experience with glass blowing
techniques, photography, drawing and sketching as she considers
each painting. On her website, Sopp-Sims describes her subject
matter and process as a, "thematically complex still life…I
don’t use a grid, I use my eyes." An artist and teacher, Sopp-Sims
is also co-owner and Art Director of the Blue Day Studio in
A combination of new work will be
shown along with some older pieces which were most recently on
display in Manhattan in the summer of 2013. Please come join us and enjoy this thoughtful yet whimsical
art collection at the Lake Travis Community Library during the
month of March.
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