Lake Travis - Westlake

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1:02 AM Oct 3, 2019 CDT

Army Futures Command wants problems for soldiers to be solved at Texas university campuses

A new $130 million combat development complex in at Texas A&M’s campus in Bryan will break ground Oct. 12


Texas shoppers to save millions during tax-free weekend, Aug. 9-11

Editor's note: This post has been updated to clarify the 8.25% sales tax charge refers to the state and local charges.


Workforce issues within service industry remain unsolved in the Lake Travis area

It is an issue that Lake Travis-area officials, employees and business leaders have been confronting for several years, and it does not appear to be getting any better.



Texas shoppers pay no sales tax on emergency preparedness supplies this weekend, April 27-29

As hurricane season approaches in Texas, state Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced a statewide sales tax holiday this weekend, April 27-29, on emergency preparedness supplies.


Austin metro has sixth-highest concentration of STEM jobs in U.S., report says

Sitting behind metros such as San Francisco, Seattle and San Jose, and ahead of Denver and Boston, the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area has the sixth-highest concentration of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, jobs in the country, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Report shows charitable giving increased in 2018 among Central Texas businesses

Nearly 75% of Central Texas businesses supported local nonprofits in 2018.


Lakeway Resort and Spa granted HOT funds

The Lakeway City Council has approved $20,000 from its Hotel Occupancy Tax fund to go to the Lakeway Resort and Spa.



Lakeway continues agreement with water coalition

Lakeway City Council approved the renewal of an agreement with the Central Texas Water Coalition that has been in effect since 2013.


No minimum age: trends show young entrepreneurs on the rise in the Lake Travis-Westlake area

A group of businessmen sat in a conference room on a Wednesday afternoon in mid-February discussing complex issues—how to grow their mobile application user base, invested dollars remaining after product development 2.0 and the establishment of a legal component.


Worker retention, sign code main topics at Lakeway business roundtable

Attracting more entry-level employees, paying workers a living wage and making signage regulation consistent  were the marquee topics local business owners and aspiring Lakeway politicians discussed Feb. 15 at the Lakeway Activity Center.


New resort and cafe coming soon to Bee Caves Road

Vicki Bly was taking her daughter to school one morning when she saw a “For sale by owner” sign on the side of the road.