Monday, December 15, 2008

2009 Distinguished Dinner and Speaker Series - Lakeway, Texas

Limited to 200 Subscribers.
Doors Open at 5:30 pm, Dinner is served at 6:00 pm and the Speaker is introduced at 7:00pm.
$75 per person for Lakeway Activity Center Members and $ 85 for Non-Members.
The Dinners are BYOB.

January 18, 2009 - Dr. James C. Pennebaker
Chairman of the Psychology Department at U.T. His title is "What Our Words Say to Us." He plans to ask us "Do our words really mean what we say?"

February 15, 2009 - David Ansel
One of Austin's most unique businessmen. His title is "A Fairly Accurate History of the Soup Peddler: An Old-Fashioned Modern Day Success Story." He went from a high tech cubicle to become a bicycle entrepreneur - and found success!

March 15, 2009 - Dr. Steve Fought
Recently retired Air Force Lt. Colonel. His title is "What Can the U.S. Defense Department Anticipate Under the New Administration?" As the former Dean of the Air Force War College, he will give an expert's insight.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Brown Bag Luncheon Concerts 2009 - City of Lakeway, Texas

Jan. 8: Slim Richey & The Jitterbug Vipers
Eclectic Music

Jan. 15: Klondike Steadman & Soprano (TBD)
Classical Guitar with vocalist

Jan. 22: Kay & Friends
Kay Rivers Quartet—Cabaret Music

Jan. 29: Mady Kaye, Vocals, & Eddie Hobizal, Piano
Tribute to Johnny Mercer (his 100th birthday)

Feb. 5: Robert Skiles, Piano
“The Noble Grapes”, a tribute to wine with tasting

Feb. 12: Susan Ohlrich, Vocal & Nancy Nichols, piano
Valentine Show

Feb. 19: Wand’ring Minstrels
Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s Emissaries

Feb. 26: The Class Act with Bill Gainer, vocals & piano
Frolicking group of dancers & cabaret songs

Saturday, December 13, 2008

New Years Eve in Lakeway Texas

You’ll get the red Carpet treatment with this year’s New Years Eve Party.

“Hollywood Glamour” is the theme, so dust off your top hat and gloves or get your vintage gown and get ready for an evening filled with “Rat Pack” style music performed by Dave Cummings Band with Barbara Calderaro.

Relive yesteryear with songs from the Hollywood era with a few holiday surprises. Dinner, music, party favors and decorations are provided, bring your friends and neighbors for an enjoyable evening close to home. Come to Old Hollywood without leaving Lakeway!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Fireworks Prohibited in Lakeway Texas

The sale, use, display, or possession of fireworks, except when approved by the City Council, is prohibited within the city limits of Lakeway. Call 314.7590 or 314.7500 for clarification or for more information.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Support the Lake Travis Thrift Shop

We accept gently used, clean items of clothing, house wares, furniture, etc.

The shop runs on 100% volunteer power. Join our team.

Our inventory changes daily so you never know what treasures you’ll find!

Run by Ladies of Charity.
All proceeds go to: Lake Travis Crisis Ministries, Community Health Care Clinic, Caritas, Salvation Army, and various other charities.

New Location: 1508 RR 620S (in Jack Brown Cleaners Center)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Texas Hangs on to No. 1 With Tough Win Over OSU

Texas overcomes late mistakes by Colt McCoy, hangs on to No. 1 with tough 28-24 win over OSU
The Associated Press

Whew! Top-ranked Texas was put to its toughest test yet and came through unbeaten. Looking more vulnerable than any other time this season, the Longhorns needed a big defensive stand in the fourth quarter to overcome a pair of late mistakes by Colt McCoy and hang on for a tough 28-24 win over No. 7 Oklahoma State.

Their reward is another week at No. 1 and yet another huge Big 12 South division game next weekend at No. 8 Texas Tech.

McCoy, who passed for 391 yards and two touchdowns, threw a rare interception that set up a field goal as Oklahoma State pulled within 28-24, then fumbled on the Cowboys' 10 with just over five minutes left when Texas could have put the game away.

But the defense, pushed around by Oklahoma State's punishing rushing attack and big tight end Brandon Pettigrew all day, made a huge stand. The Longhorns stopped the Cowboys on fourth down at their own 30. Texas drove the ball to the Oklahoma State 1 before turning the ball over on downs with 33 seconds left.

It still wasn't quite over. The Cowboys used four plays to get to midfield before a final desperation pass fell just short of the end zone as time expired.

The Longhorns (8-0, 4-0 Big 12) got their third straight win over a ranked opponent, and it was the toughest by far.

McCoy finished was 38 of 45 passing and ran for a touchdown. Kendall Hunter, the Big 12's leading rusher, led the Cowboys (7-1, 3-1) with 161 yards against the nation's No. 2 rush defense.

Texas has won 11 in in a row over Oklahoma State, including several big rallies in recent years. This time, it was Texas hanging on at the end. Three times the Longhorns built 14-point leads but it never felt safe.

The Cowboys, with 56 players from Texas on their roster and eager for payback and a chance to get in the national title chase, kept pounding Texas with Hunter and Pettigrew, who kept bursting through holes in the line of scrimmage and bouncing off tacklers.

McCoy threw touchdown passes of 14 yards to Jordan Shipley and 17 yards to Quan Cosby, both in the first half. The pass to Cosby, just over the outstretched fingertips of safety Jacob Lacey, put Texas up 21-7 late in the second quarter before OSU answered with a 9-yard scoring pass from Zac Robinson to Bo Bowling just before halftime.

Texas went up 28-14 when McCoy ran 3 yards for a TD midway through the third. The score came two plays after McCoy threw a pass that was picked off inside the 10 but the play was nullified by a personal foul when linebacker Andre Sexton hit the quarterback in the face.

The Cowboys kept coming back. Hunter ripped the Longhorns for huge yards and Keith Toston cut the lead to 28-21 with a 1-yard run.

McCoy then made another big mistake and this time it counted. Trying to beat a blitz, McCoy lofted a soft deep pass toward Cosby and this time Lacey grabbed it. A 39-yard field goal by Dan Bailey cut the lead to 28-24 with 13 minutes to play.

Texas then used a 15-play drive to the OSU 10 that ate up 7:31 before McCoy, swamped by three defenders, dropped the ball for his second turnover.

Two quick plays moved the ball to the 31 before Texas ended the drive by sacking Robinson and dropping receiver Dez Bryant for a loss on fourth down.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Overheard at The Wine Trader

Honestly I wasn’t trying to ease-drop… just wanted to have a nice glass of wine. But the volume of the vistors to this lovely wine bar was growing throughout the evening, so I’ll just have to share.

Seems Wine Trader visitors are tired of Bush getting blamed “for all the crap”. According to an unnamed grop of wine tasters… Clinton’s administration started loosening the reigns of home mortgage lending. He (Clinton) should have been impeached. Now the media is applauding him as some kind of hero. Did everyone forget Lewinski? He should be ashamed of himself.

Oh... and if you happened to be trying to lose weight, there was a spirited conversation about MonaVie…a delicious and energizing blend of Brazilian acia berry. Supposed to be one of nature's top superfoods.