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The City of
Lakeway and Progressive Waste Solutions continue to work with residents
to clean up debris from this weekend’s storm.…
CAMPO backs highway study for western
The City of Lakeway’s efforts to focus attention on transportation
needs in western Travis County gained ground in a recent deal with CAMPO
Will Conley, chairman of the Transportation Policy Board of the
Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, expressed his gratitude
at the board’s April 13 meeting to the City of Lakeway and Councilmember
Joe Bain for withdrawing its SH45W highway proposal from the CAMPO 2040
Regional Transportation Plan.
In appreciation for removing the proposed project, Conley announced
his plan to appoint a committee of CAMPO board members to focus strictly
on transportation issues in western Travis County.
Conley proposed that the committee be led jointly by Travis County
Commissioners Gerald Daugherty and Brigid Shea in addition to members
from Austin, Lakeway and other jurisdictions in western Travis County.
Western Travis County has many transportation needs that merit
special attention by CAMPO, Conley said.
CAMPO Executive Director Ashby Johnson told the board that he plans
to add a “subregional transportation study” of transportation issues in
western Travis County to the planning organization’s Unified Planning
Work Program that he will take to them later this year. Johnson said
that the subregional study can pick up where the Texas Department of
Transportation’s current RM 620 corridor study leaves off.
“The combination of the two studies should produce some viable
options for transportation improvements in the years to come,” Lakeway
City Manager Steve Jones said.
At that same meeting, the CAMPO Policy Board confirmed a proposal
by the Central Texas Regional Transportation Authority to add four new
express lanes to MoPac Expressway from First Street to Slaughter Lane.
“When completed, the new lanes should significantly reduce travel
times on MoPac for Lakeway residents who use the expressway,” Jones
City of Lakeway
1102 Lohmans Crossing, Lakeway, TX 78734
The City of Lakeway invites the public to learn more
about its arts district concept at a Town Hall Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
April 30. Because city staff anticipated a turnout that would exceed the
capacity of the council chambers at City Hall, we moved the venue to
Lakeway Activity Center from 6-8 p.m. April 30 and changed the format to
an open house.
All members of the public, including focus group participants, are
encouraged to attend to provide their input and learn more about the
If there is someone you know who was planning on attending the meeting ,
please pass this information on to him or her.
Lakeway seeks artists for Spring Fine
Lakeway Arts Committee is calling for local artists to display
their works in a Spring Fine Arts Show by registering from April 8
through May 9 at Lakeway Activity Center.
The show will provide a cost-effective venue for local area artists
to display and sell their fine art and allow the public to meet these
creative artists and get to know some of their background.
This free exhibition will feature fine art paintings, jewelry,
sculpture and pottery created by area artists from 1-5 p.m. May 16 at
Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek.
There is no fee for artists to display their art creations, but
they must come to the Activity Center to register their participation,
provide their contact information and obtain their display locations on
a “first come” basis.
Arts in the air at Lakeway’s Spring
Fine Arts Show
The Lakeway Arts Committee will sponsor a Spring Fine Arts Show from 1-5
p.m. May 16 at Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek.
The exhibition and sale will feature fine art paintings, pottery,
sculpture and jewelry created by local area artists.
Artists will display their fine art paintings in LAC Rooms A, B, C and
F. Fine jewelry, pottery and sculpture will be exhibited outside in the
center’s courtyard. Historic and classic fine art will be in Room D.
All fine art will be original and for sale, unless otherwise noted on
the piece of art. Checks or cash are preferred.
The LAC break room will be arranged to allow guests to bring their own
wine or champagne and their own glasses to enjoy while viewing and
shopping for art. Bottled water will be provided.
“Enjoy a pleasant Saturday afternoon in our mild Texas spring to view
and purchase fine art creations by our local artists and add a local
touch of Texas to your home,” Lakeway Arts Committee member Russ Block
For information, contact Block at
EARLY MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE FOR
to scheduling considerations, Lakeway’s annual Memorial Day Service will
be held on Friday, May 22, 2015, rather than the traditional last Monday
in the month of May. The service will begin at 11 a.m. at the Emmaus
Catholic Church, located at 1718 Lohmans Crossing Road in Lakeway. The
guest speaker will be retired U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant General Jeff
Howell, a resident of Bee Cave.
Following a distinguished military career, Howell was senior vice
president with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He
later served as the Director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center until
October 2005; he then joined the UT-Austin LBJ School faculty in
collaboration with the City of Lakeway, the Lakeway Heritage Commission,
the Lohmann’s Crossing Chapter of the Daughters of the American
Revolution, and the Lake Travis Standing Military Committee, music for
the service this year will be provided by the Lakeway Sing-Along
vocalists and musicians.
Questions regarding the Memorial Day service should be directed to the
Lakeway Heritage Center at 512-608-9533, or emailed to
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.
Lakeway Sing Along Presents “It’s A Small World”
Wanna get away? Join Lakeway
Sing Along for a musical travelogue of five continents and over 20
countries as they present their 15th annual Spring Show “It’s
A Small World” April 23, 24 and 25 at the Lakeway Activity
Center. Expect to hear familiar songs from far-off places, along with
the usual fun and frivolity.
“It’s A Small World” is a
dinner show – BYOB of course; tickets are $30 and can be purchased at
the Lakeway Activity Center (LAC members starting 3/23; others 3/30).
Tables of 10 are available. Doors open at 6 PM; dinner served at 6:30
with the show following. All three performances typically sell out
quickly, so make your reservations early!
For more information, call the
Lakeway Activity Center at 512-261-1010, and be sure to view the
Photo Caption: Judy Walker, Diana
Angelo and Judie Brecht in costume for “Cedars of Lebanon”
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Lakeway Residents Directory
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If you would like to
submit or change your information for the 2016 resident section,
you may do so by sending your information to:
Lakeway Civic Corporation
1102 Lohmans Crossing, Lakeway, TX 78734
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Phone / Fax (512) 261-5203
Please, include your name (as you would like it listed), full
address (yes, your zip code...we have several)
Only Lakeway and The
Hills Residents Can Be Listed.
(This includes Lakeway,
its ETJs and The Hills. )
No minors, please.
Deadline for 2016 resident entries and
advertising purchases is August 13, 2015
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
Tuens 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
May 23, 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.
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SIGN UP TODAY!!!
Ms. Suzanne is back and kid’s LOVE her art classes!! This incredible
program is designed for kids 3-5 years of age. Kids will really get into
their projects and express their creativity and artistic individuality!
Each class will have a different project consisting of a variety of
colors and 2D or 3D creations. ALL SUPPLIES ARE INCLUDED, students are
encouraged to use their imagination and bring their energy for these
fun-filled classes. $130 Member / $145 Non-Member
We are a few below the
minimum, so call and sign up today (and
please let your friends know)! There are two classes to choose:
Tuesdays, 11am-12pm –April 21-May 26
Fridays, 9am-10am – April 24-May 29
NEXT SESSION STARTS MONDAY… REGISTER NOW!
(7 yrs & up) Students learn the basics of the three swords used in the
Olympics. Skills in attacking and defending, footwork, blade work,
agility, balance, strategy, sportsmanship and the rules of the game are
all part of this fun and world popular sport! ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED!
Students MUST wear long comfortable pants, athletic shoes and t-shirt.
Instructor: Prevost d' Armes Coach Murray with years of experience
opening and running fencing programs and competitions (even has had his
previous students compete in the Olympics). Adults are welcome to
participate in this class as students will be separated by age and skill
level. Not sure? Come and “try before you buy”. MUST RSVP to ensure
space availability. 512-261-1010 Mondays, April 20-June 1st,
5:30pm-6:30pm. $130 Member / $150 Non-Member
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!!
Don’ forget, this Saturday (April 18th) is the always popular
Indoor City Wide Garage Sale at Lakeway Activity Center – 105 Cross
Creek. No admission, but we do collect non-perishable food items which
will be donated to local charities. Please help us help our neighbors
in need. The garage sale is from 8am-12pm and you really will be amazed
at treasures you will discover! The
following sale is scheduled for June 20; Members can purchase booths for
$25 on Monday April 20th; Non-Members booth price is $35 and
can sign up beginning May 4th.
go to our website:
for additional information or call us at 512-261-1010.
Lake Travis Community Library
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Artist Donna Overly will exhibit her paintings
and poetry during the month of March at the Lake Travis
Community Library. Initially drawn to creative expression
through watercolor, Donna was eventually led to pursue a Studio
Art degree at the University of Texas in the early 2000s. Since
graduating from UT in 2005, she has been actively working to
promote art in the Greater Austin Area.
Donna Overly’s artwork in acrylics, pastels and
watercolor, as well as the poetry that inspired them, will be on
display at the Lake Travis Community Library through the month
of March. Overly will be available for questions and discussion
of her work at a reception on Saturday, March 7th from 1:30 p.m.
to 3 p.m. The public is invited to attend....read
Lake Travis Community Library Offers April Programs
Travis Community Library offers dozens of fun and educational
programs during the month of April. Do you want to learn how to
Facetime on your iPad and iPhone? Are you suddenly single and in
need of a survival kit to get you through the transition? Are
you interested in Texans participation in the American Civil
War? Do you have questions about Social Security? Have
you thought about the goals you would like to accomplish in
retirement? Do you like to shop for inexpensive books? In
addition to our regular weekly programs, the library will hold
the following special events in April:...read
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Lake Travis Community Library has recently launched the new
program 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. The program is part of
a national campaign that aims to set a foundation for education
and life-long reading skills. Studies have shown that families
who start reading aloud to their children at birth help to
strengthen language skills and build vocabulary - two important
tools for beginning to learn.
“We have hundreds of children attend our story
times and programs at the library every week, but we want to
encourage reading at home as well,” said Lake Travis Community
Library Director Morgan McMillian. “1,000 Books Before
Kindergarten is a great way to encourage and reward early
readers. We know that strong language and literacy skills pay
off later in life!”
LeAnna Hart recently registered her son, three
year old Cash, in the program.
"We are a library
family. In our house, we always say that we love to read because
it’s good for the brain,” said LeAnna Hart. “And more than that,
reading is an important developmental life skill that I want my
children to learn early."
Children who are not yet in kindergarten and their parents can
simply keep track of how many books they read and earn prizes
for every 100-book milestone. The books can be read together or
individually, listened to on audiobook or at a story time, read
online, and the same book can read multiple times. Informational
fliers and logs are available in the Children’s Room. Prizes
include stickers, a Sonic ice cream cone, a library tote bag, a
free book, a library picture frame, and a t-shirt. Register at
the library anytime to participate.
The 1,000 Books
Foundation, which initiated the program in 2013, is a nonprofit
public charity with a mission “to promote reading to newborns,
infants, and toddlers and to encourage parent and child bonding
“We want to
encourage children to be lifelong learners and readers,” said
McMillian. “The 1,000 Books program is designed to engage and
motivate families while building bright futures for our youngest
generation. Our expert librarians are always available to help
with book recommendations. While 1,000 books may seem daunting,
reading only three books a day will result in a total of 1,095
books read in a year.”
Please contact the library for more information
at 263-2885 or visit www.laketravislibrary.org. All library
programs are free and open to the public.
Artist Judie Bordic will exhibit her work at the
Lake Travis Community Library during the month of May. Bordic
grew up in eastern Pennsylvania and moved to the Houston area in
the 1970s. She completed her nursing education with an MSN at
the University of Texas Health Science Center – Houston. Around
this time, she also began to pursue an interest in drawing and
painting. As she developed her technique, she explored fiber
arts, watercolor, acrylic and oil painting as well as marbling
and mixed-media. After much experimenting with various art
forms, she became fascinated with Chinese calligraphy and
watercolor. Chinese painting and calligraphy distinguish
themselves from other cultural arts because they emphasize
motion and are charged with dynamic life. This vibrant and
nature based process became her primary focus and passion, which
is often evident in her mixed-media pieces as well.
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