Lake Travis - Westlake

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5:05 AM Apr 25, 2022 CDT

Council gives Austin Water $1.4M budget boost for staff, tech in response to February treatment breakdown

Officials chose the operational support instead of offering a billing credit to customers affected by the citywide boil-water notice.


Q&A: Meet the candidates running for Lake Travis ISD Board of Trustees

Six candidates will face off in the May 7 election for three seats on the Lake Travis ISD Board of Trustees. …


Q&A: Meet the candidates running for Eanes ISD Board of Trustees

Five candidates are vying for places 6 and 7 on the Eanes ISD Board of Trustees in the May 7 election.



CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Village within expansive Fields development in Frisco to feature 5-star Ritz-Carlton Hotel; Voodoo Doughnut coming soon to Cypress and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of April 22.


Austin's Ukrainian community to host cultural event April 23 supporting relief efforts

The event will be held at Windy Point Park from 4-9 p.m., featuring several Ukrainian cultural and recreational activities for families to enjoy. 


Eanes ISD candidate forum is available to view

Tickets are sold out, but a Q&A will be broadcast online.


After a pandemic pause, local evictions on the rise as rental market strains remain

Following the end of local and federal eviction protections, the number of filings are ticking back up



Austin City Hall notebook: Council delays guaranteed income pilot, OKs tenant protection and COVID-19 testing for cats

Council's April 21 meeting also saw the postponement of an update to the city's vertical mixed-use development program.


Officials ask Capital Metro to improve healthy food access, awareness in Austin's food deserts

A council resolution passed April 21 aims to address food insecurity in Austin.


CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Construction to start on Magnolia Village retail center May 2; Stranger Things Store to open in Grapevine Mills and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of April 21.


Q&A: Meet the candidates running for Bee Cave mayor

For the May 7 election, incumbent Kara King will be up against John Colman, who previously worked in the financial industry.



Q&A: Meet the candidates for Lakeway City Council

For the Lakeway City Council election, incumbents Louis Mastrangelo and Steve Smith will be up against competitive intelligence professional Kelly Brynteson, retired law mediator Nina Davis, civil litigation attorney Connie Ditto and Jennifer Szimanski, a former police officer that now works in public affairs.


Lawmakers, industry members tout Austin's growing presence in semiconductor sector

A federal bill aimed at boosting semiconductor research and production could benefit Austin-area companies and universities.


Austin on track to double number of 911 calls diverted for mental health response in 2022

The city's mental health option for 911 calls has been selected thousands of times since it became available.




Q&A: Meet the candidates for West Lake Hills mayor

Incumbent Linda Anthony will face off against attorney Jeff Taylor in the May 7 election for West Lake Hills mayor.


West Lake Hills to hold separate election for mayor 

Residents wishing to vote for mayor along with other positions, such as school board candidates, must visit both the West Lake Hills polling station at city hall and a polling station held by Travis County. 


Bee Cave Friends of the Park to host Earth Day festivities April 23

Activities include a fun run, a scavenger hunt and yoga.


Austin-based student housing developer American Campus Communities announces sale to Blackstone in $12.8B deal

American Campus Communities Inc.'s local portfolio includes more than a dozen housing complexes around the West Campus area.



CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: 5 businesses and restaurants coming to Keller, Fort Worth; Happy Goat Retreat now open in Willis and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of April 19.


Amazon launching new payment method at Austin-area Whole Foods Markets

Customers at Whole Foods Markets in Central Texas will soon be able to pay for their groceries with a scan of their hand.