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???THE NEXT LAKEWAY PHONEBOOK COVER???
Civic Corporation is currently accepting photo submissions for the 2016
Lakeway Residents Directory cover. We hope you will submit your
favorite pictures of the Lakeway area. It can be pictures of a sunset
or sunrise, your favorite greenbelt trail, a landmark that is near and
dear to your heart, animals, Lake Travis, or just something beautiful in
the area. The important thing is that the pictures depict typical
"Lakeway." The pictures need to be portrait format to fit on our
cover. Submit in JPG format at 600 dpi or higher to
firstname.lastname@example.org. You may submit as many photos as you like. If
chosen your picture will be on the 2016 Lakeway phone book cover and you
will be recognized as the submitter. There is no compensation for the
winning photograph, just the recognition. Deadline for submissions is
September 30, 2015. See some examples of past covers below.
City of Lakeway to enforce
July 1, 2015, the City of Lakeway will end its grace period and start
enforcing its hands-free ordinance that applies to motor vehicle drivers
April 20 meeting, Lakeway City Council members amended the Lakeway
Municipal Code (Chapter 18, “Traffic and Vehicles) to prohibit the use
of hand-held cell phones and other mobile devices while operating a
motor vehicle or bicycle, effective immediately.
4th of July Parade Form
Lakeway police investigating new wave
The Lakeway Police Department is investigating several new cases
involving a recurring telephone and email scam.
Victims are contacted via phone call or email and told they have a
warrant for their arrest due to missing jury duty, have won a prize or a
family member has been arrested.
The suspects may identify themselves as an employee of the Travis
County Sheriff’s Office or another police agency.
In all cases, the suspects convince the victim to purchase a
“netSpend” Card, Green Dot Money Pak Reload Prepaid Card, Western Union,
Money Gram or wire money to another bank account and then call them back
with the processing number on back of the card.
The theft is often complete at that point, however in some cases
the suspect calls back and asks for additional funds. Lakeway detectives
are finding very little evidence to track the suspects. Phone numbers,
website, email addresses and other accounts are all disabled or
disconnected after short periods of time, making these cases very
difficult to investigate and prosecute.
“Government agencies will never insist you make a payment over the
phone or with a prepaid card,” Lakeway Police Chief Todd Radford said.
“A credible business should not ask for a prepaid card either. If
someone asks for one, you should hang up, block the number from your
phone and call 911 to make a report.”
Anyone who has information or who is a victim of this scam should call
Lakeway Police Department at 512-314-7590
4th of July Celebration will be bigger and better this year at the
city’s 40th annual Independence Day festivities on July 4.…
A few good men and women are needed to volunteer for the
City of Lakeway 4th of July Celebration on Saturday, July 4.…
Lakeway salutes retired brigadier general
as Fourth of July parade grand marshal
By Shelly Ansbach
At first glance, Ret. Brigadier Gen. Richard T. Drury, grand marshal of
the City of Lakeway’s Fourth of July parade on July 4, seems to be
reserved and guarded.
It is plain to see that Drury is a private person. The Lakeway resident
was reluctant to talk about himself and his career in the military. He
brought a copy of his biography from the United States Air Force to the
interview, laid it on my desk and said that everything I needed to know
was in the biography.
But I wanted to know more. I wanted to know how he felt about his 31 1/2
years in the Air Force, what drove him to join the military, and details
of his numerous combat missions. For a man who made brigadier general in
23 years, there was a lot to talk about.
General Drury was born in 1927 in Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and graduated
from high school at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, N.M.,
at age 16. Asked why he graduated high school at such a young age, he
nonchalantly replied with a smile and said, “I skipped a few grades.” He
grew up largely on military posts along the border with Mexico, and
followed his father’s footsteps into the military.
Drury joined the Merchant Marine in 1946 while waiting for his
appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. “One of my
overseas assignments in the Merchant Marine was to go to England and
bring back a boatload of war brides. Very interesting,” he said.
He survived that mission to graduate from West Point, serve more than 31
years in the Air Force, including flying combat missions in Korea and
Vietnam and earn a master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of
Drury returned to the United States in August 1969 to graduate from the
Air War College in 1970 and earn assignments to Washington, D.C., Dyess
Air Force Base in Texas and Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas.
He continued to climb the ranks in the Air Force with roles as director
of international staff on the Inter-American Defense Board in
Washington, D.C., vice commander of the 22nd Air Force at Travis Air
Force Base in California and commander of U.S. Forces and the 1605th Air
Base Wing in Azores where his most memorable experience was a 7.2
earthquake on New Year’s Day in 1980.
Drury’s military decorations and awards include two Distinguished
Service Medals, Distinguished Flying Cross, Legion of Merit with two oak
leaf clusters, Bronze Star Medal and various others.
After he retired from the United States Air Force on Jan. 1, 1982, he
taught in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at UT Austin, retiring
from there in 1995 as associate chairman and senior lecturer.
He married Marie in 1987, and they will celebrate their 28th wedding
anniversary in July. They have a combined family of two sons, three
daughters, numerous grand-children and three great-grandchildren.
Drury’s record of service has lasted well into his retirement.
He, former Lakeway mayor Charles Edwards and retired Navy captain Mike
Boston, are working with Lake Travis High School principal Kim Brents to
promote student interest in forming a Junior ROTC unit at the high
This year’s grand marshal also has volunteered for a number of Lakeway
activities, including eight years on the City of Lakeway Ethics
Committee with the last four years as chairman. He also serves as a
Lakeway City Hall volunteer and as a member of Friends of the Park.
“I can think of no finer individual to serve as this year’s grand
marshal than General Drury,” said Andra Dearing, Lakeway Parks and
Recreation director and 4th of July Celebration chairwoman.
Lakeway’s Fourth of July Parade is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. July 4
starting at Live Oak Driving Range, traveling down Lakeway Drive and
ending at Cross Creek. Following the parade, Drury will be the guest
speaker at the Pageantry of Flags at 10:30 a.m. at Lakeway Activity
Center, 105 Cross Creek.
World is Lakeway seashell collector’s oyster
An ocean of passion is evident in Ronald Carter’s seashell
collection on display through June 29 at Lakeway Activity Center.
Carter has been an avid amateur seashell collector or
“conchologist” for nearly 60 years.
The Lakeway resident’s interest began at the age of 7, in
Pittsburgh of all places. In 1957, his mother brought him a small
souvenir box of shells from a trip to Florida. Although living nowhere
near the ocean, his passion and interest in shells was firmly set that
day and continued to grow as he read books on seashells and visited
museums. The annual family vacation at Sea Isle, N.J., gave him the
opportunity to practice his shell collecting hobby.
Carter’s fascination with shells never went away. His collection
continued to grow over the years as he bought and traded shells to
include those of great rarity, beauty and interest. He now has an
assortment of several thousand shells representing a portion of the
100,000-plus species known to exist in the world.
His passion in this field led him to volunteer as a docent in the
malacology department of the Houston Museum of Natural Science. There he
had the opportunity to introduce many children to the world of exotic
shells through the use of thought-provoking stories.
After more than 40 years of work in the Houston area oil and gas
industry, Carter is semi-retired. He and his wife, Beverly, reside in
Lakeway and enjoy their boat on the lake whenever possible. Both of
their grown children and four grandchildren live in the Austin area.
The additional time he has now is used to fully embrace this
fulfilling hobby. He hopes to make travel plans to exotic locations and
expand his collection even more.
Lakeway Activity Center is at 105 Cross Creek. The display is
available for viewing from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
For information, call 512-261-1010.
Summer fun heats up screens at Lakeway
The lights of Hollywood will
shine on Lakeway this summer for the city’s annual Movies in the Park
and Dive-In Movies series.
Beginning in June, the City of
Lakeway Parks and Recreation Department will host the free Movies in the
Park on Friday evenings at Lakeway City Park, 502 Hurst Creek Road, and
Dive-In Movies at Lakeway Swim Center, 3103 Lakeway Blvd. All movies are
rated G or PG.
“We invite Lakeway residents
to enjoy one of the best deals in town for family entertainment at our
summer movies series,” Lakeway Parks and Recreation Director Andra
Dearing said. “Watching a movie outdoors at the park or pool is an
experience you won’t want to miss this summer.”
The Movies in the Park lineup
for 2015 is:
The Boxtrolls –
Big Hero 6 –
July 24; and,
Strange Magic –
The Lakeway Heritage Center is
soliciting annual submissions for the names of past and present local
veterans to be engraved on the Heritage Park Spirit of Freedom Monument.
The acceptance of applications will close on Friday, August 14, 2015.
Basic eligibility includes having lived within the city limits, or
within Lakeway’s extra-territorial jurisdiction. Military service
requires that the veteran served on no less than 90-days active-duty,
and received an honorable discharge within the following dates* for the
respective periods of armed conflict:
WORLD WAR II- December 7, 1941-December 31, 1946.
KOREA- June 27, 1950-January 31, 1955.
VIETNAM- August 5, 1964 (in-country Feb. 28, 1961)-May 7, 1975.
PERSIAN GULF- August 2, 1990-April 6, 1991.
GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR- September 11, 2001-present.
*Authorized dates determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
for related federal benefits.
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Big Band Era!
2nd Monday of the Month
Join us for music of the Big Band Era! Enjoy a
free concert by the 17-piece Republic of Texas Big Band and dance to the
Tunes of yesteryear.
Bring your own refreshments
as no food or drink items will be severed during the show. At the
Lakeway Activity Center (512-216-1010)
Monday of the month.
Sponsored by the Arts
Committee of Lakeway
The Lakeway Civic Corporation will hold the first
Lakeway Community Blood Drive of 2015 on Saturday, January 17. The
drive will be held at the Lakeway Activity Center from 8 to 12.
Lakeway has been the top producing community drive in the 10 county
service area for the last 6 years. The local agency which supplies
all of the blood for the area is The Blood Center of Central Texas.
All blood collected stays in our service area. In 2014, over 445
units of blood were collected at the Lakeway Drives. In November, 84
donors signed in and 83 units of blood were collected.
To donate, you can make an appointment by going online to
inyourhands.org and follow the instructions. You can call or email
Searcy Willis (the Lakeway Coordinator) at 512-261-9055 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk-ins are always welcome but may take
longer as appointments are given a priority. For eligibility
questions, call, 512-206-1108.
2015 Scheduled Blood Drives
July 25, Sept
19, Nov 21
8 a.m. to noon
Searcy Willis, 512-261-9055 or
"The January 17 blood drive netted 75
units of blood. Helpers were Bob & Caroline Morse, Pricilla Bangs,
Collene Devere, Sharon Markham and Deane Willis. Thanks to the
Lakeway Civic Corporation for sponsoring the Blood Drive," Searcy
Women's Club of Greater Lakeway
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 Clayton
Meetings: The 4th Monday of the month from September through May (except
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.
Women's Club of Greater
Lakeway for monthly calendar and more
Meets every Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. in the
All residents are welcome.
for monthly calendar.
Lakeway Area Arts Calendar
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Keep up with the City of Lakeway
LAC events complete information as
of June 10....read
Lakeway Activity Center Events as of
By member request, we have just added the Texas P&R Boaters Education
class! Anyone born after August 1993 is required to be certified in
order to operate a personal watercraft, a 14 foot boat or larger and a
boat of 15hp or more. Lake Travis water level is up and more people
will be on it this summer; please help keep your loved ones safe and
sign them (and yourself) up today! Boaters insurance discounts are
available by taking this class (call you individual insurance agent for
details). Class is held Friday June 26, 9am-5pm $20 Members (13-18
years will require parents signature to attend). Space is limited, so
call us today 512-261-1010 and register with your MasterCard, Visa,
American Express or Discover.
HELP!!! Mad Science is new this year! We are so excited to have them
here as they were voted 2014’s Austin Family Favorite! They just
informed me they need to have their minimum met by this Friday!!! I
know it’s hard to plan so far in advance but if you are going to sign up
for this course, please do so now. We already are halfway to the class
minimum but definitely need your help to get this first time class at
our center off the ground. Kids get to perform hands on scientific
experiments, build and assemble projects and really have a lot of fun.
June 22-26, 1:30pm-4:30pm $210 for Members / $230 Non-Members – Please
forward information to your friends…
Also, Young Rembrandts and the cooking camp for kids 7-9 years of age
needs 1 more student (additional information below) to make the
minimum. Is it your child? We have a few other classes mentioned below
close to the minimum, so look them over and call today and forward the
info to your friends with kids. Many times we will cancel a class and
then have people want to register the morning of the class. Instructors
have set a minimum in order to have time to get supplies and make the
class fun, so please sign up as soon as possible. 512-261-1010
If your teen wants to start babysitting this summer, we have the
American Red Cross Baby Sitter Training program coming up this
Saturday! This class prepares students with “how to” information on
diaper changing, infant care, toddler safety, first aid, cpr,
interviewing and more!
go to our website:
for additional information or call us at 512-261-1010.
Lake Travis Community Library
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Lake Travis Community Library Offers Programs All Summer
out for summer! Lake Travis Community Library can help you fill
your time with over 100 events during the annual Summer Reading
Program. In addition to our regular weekly programs, some
of the special events at the library in the month of June
During the month of July, the Lake Travis
Community Library will host
oil and pastel artist Linda
Wells in the
meeting room exhibit space. A life-long Texan, Linda and her
husband Fred have been residents of Lakeway since 1990. The love
of nature and nature’s beauty has been her constant inspiration.
The subtle colors and light of winter or the screaming vibrant
reds of autumn are a thrill to her. She enjoys painting “en
plein air,” outdoors on location, which allows her to get a
better sense and atmosphere of a scene than work from photos
alone. Although versatile and skilled in most media, Linda is
most comfortable with oils and pastels and moves back and forth
between the two.
Wells has spent almost 25 years as an artist and
illustrator, including nine years at the Texas Wildlife
Several of Linda’s paintings depicting scenes of Lakeway appear
in Lew Carlson’s book Lakeway: Hill Country Community. In
addition to her landscape work, she is also a skilled pet
portrait artist. You can see more of Linda’s work at the annual
Bunkhouse Gallery Show, the Austin Pastel Societies Annual
Juried Member Exhibition, and by appointment in her home/studio
overlooking Lake Travis in Lakeway. Her website wellsfineart.com
examples of her works and more information about the artist.
Please stop by the Lake Travis Community Library during the
month of July to see her work exhibited in the meeting room. An
artist’s reception will be held on
Sunday, July 12 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The Lake Travis Community Library will host an
exhibit by photographer Gabby Johnson this June. Gabby is
originally from Southern California, and while she misses being
close to the ocean, she loves her life in Lakeway. Gabby has
lived in the Texas Hill Country since 2001. When she’s not
taking pictures, she can be found working as the Concierge at
Brookdale (formerly called The Summit Lakeway). Gabby truly
enjoys the community connection working at Brookdale, saying,
“They are like a huge extension of my family and I particularly
enjoy taking photos of the Brookdale events.”
Photography has been Gabby’s passion since
childhood and she finds true inspiration in the natural beauty
of Austin and Lakeway. “It’s a rare day when I haven't taken a
picture of something or someone. Photography fills me with so
much joy and wonder,” said Gabby. “Nature is definitely my
favorite subject, but I have also enjoyed taking pictures of
animals and portraits of people too.”
While Gabby is still an amateur level
photographer, she is growing and developing her skill. Recently,
she has even placed in a few local art contests. Her photos
"Quite Time" tied for 2nd place and "Glory" tied for 3rd place
in the Lakeway Arts Committee's 11th Annual Photo Festival in
2012. In 2013, another image was selected for the Lakeway Golden
Anniversary calendar. Her image was featured in September that
year. Gabby’s pictures have twice been on display at Café Lago
and been included in a monthly art show of local artists at
Craigo's in Lakeway.
Gabby encourages everyone to stop by and enjoy
"The Beauty of Nature" – her photography show – at the Lake
Travis Community Library during the month of June. Her images
will be on display and for sale with a percentage of the
proceeds to be donated to the library.
An artist’s reception will be held on Saturday,
June 13th from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. All are invited to attend.
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