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.

New Sponsor for the Champions Tour Golf Tournament

Austin based Triton Financial has announced that it will be the new sponsor of the Champions Tour golf tournament to be held at the Hills of Lakeway. Triton replaces Fed-Ex Kinkos which had been the sponsor the past six years.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Austin Real Estate Numbers for September Down

Residential sales (per units sold) in Austin are down but not bad compared to the past months. Lakeway sales are also down but only slightly.

The FHA down payment assistance program ended September 30th. FHA's down payment requirement may increase .5% or a total of 3.5% will be required as down payment when using this program.

September Real Estate Chart. The data used in this chart has been obtained from the Austin Board of Realtors and has not been confirmed nor verified. Keller Williams Realty is not responsible for the inaccuracy of this report.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Hospital pegged for Lakeway

$250M-plus investment to yield 3,000 new jobs

Austin Business Journal - by Kate Harrington ABJ Staff

A massive hospital development could soon break ground in Lakeway and bring about 3,000 jobs to the area when built out, making it the city's largest project yet.

The Lakeway Regional Medical Center development, going through permitting with plans to open the hospital in two to three years, would include a 200,000-square-foot general hospital off Ranch Road 620 that city officials say is planned as trauma level II. Those behind the plan say more than $250 million will be invested to make the proposal a reality. The 54-acre development will include:

244,000 square feet of medical office space
a rehabilitation hospital with about 85 patient rooms for long-term acute care, convalescence and full-service therapy
an elder-care facility for 80 to 100 patients
30,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space
an extended-stay hotel with 60 to 90 suites
and structured parking surrounded by amenities such as trails
According to the Lakeway Regional Medical Center development's Web site, the general hospital is planned to open with about 100 beds. One of the development's managing partners, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, says the hospital will be able to expand to 200 beds. It will have an imaging center with an MRI, CT scanner and X-ray machine; a 16-bed emergency room and heliport; lab services; and an outpatient clinic. It will also include facilities for cardiovascular treatment, orthopedics, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery, nephrology and dialysis, and an infusion center.

If it obtains a trauma level II designation, the new Lakeway hospital would be the second in the Austin area to do so; the other is the Seton Family of Hospitals' University Medical Center at Brackenridge.

Monday, July 7, 2008

General Manager Brett Huske
at Live at the Lake

General Manager of Lakeway Resort and Spa Brett Huske and Director of Sales and Marketing, Michael Swyney gear up for another big Sunday at Lakeway Resort and Spa!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Lakeway Picked to Honor U.S. Flag

The United States Flag of Honor will have come from the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University in College Station, where it's currently on public display. Lakeway, Texas, will be the first host of the day before the flag moves by motorcade to Houston, Texas. The City of Lakeway was selected by The Honor Network to host the United States Flag of Honor on the Fourth of July.

"This is a small community that united together to raise money to better the lives of U.S. war heroes," says Chris Heisler, president and CEO of The Honor Network. "A small local group in Lakeway spearheaded an effort to purchase iBOT Mobility Systems for wounded warriors."

The Patriot Fund in Lakeway teamed up with the 091 Foundation to obtain the iBOT Mobility Systems and change the lives of deserving servicemembers.

The flag will arrive July 3 at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport aboard an American Airlines jet. The aircraft will be met will full honors, as various Central Texas first responders greet the flight. The flag then will be presented ceremoniously to the Lakeway Police Department inside the airport terminal. A motorcade will escort the flag to a secure location. The Lakeway Police Department will host the United States Flag of Honor during Lakeway's annual Fourth of July festivities.

The United States Flag of Honor travels around the country to memorialize men and women in the armed forces, law enforcement and firefighting who have died in the line of duty. In saluting thousands of fallen heroes, the flag has been to a dozen states and the District of Columbia, as well as to U.S. combat zones in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait and Qatar.

The United States Flag of Honor was flying over the Texas Capitol during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Shortly afterward, Texas Gov. Rick Perry sent that American flag and a Texas state flag to New York City. What later became known as the United States Flag of Honor was presented to then-New York Gov. George Pataki at New York Police Department headquarters in recognition of police officers and firefighters who lost their lives in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The flag then was flown over Ground Zero at the World Trade Center site.

For more information about the United States Flag of Honor, visit

Note: The correct name of the flag is the United States Flag of Honor.

The Gourds at Lakeway Resort Today!

Don't miss The Gourds today performing at Lakeway Resort and Spa. Enjoy a cool one while lounging in the lakeside infinity pool. They are expecting a crowd so arrive early. Park off-site and take the hotel shuttle in. Doors open a4pm. Concert is from 6-8pm. Don't miss it!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

July 4th Celebration Lakeway Texas

Friday July 4th the day will begin at 8:30 am for the Parade that begins at Live Oak Driving Range and ends at the Lakeway Activity Center. 10:30 the Pageant will start inside the Activity Center. At 12:00 noon enjoy a picnic over at the Lakeway Swim Center. At 6:30 the Concert will take place at the Emmaus Church. Transportation will begin at 7:30 at the Lakeway Elementary School Parking Lot to the Lakeway City Park for the 9:30 Fireworks.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Live at the Lake - Lakeway Texas

Join 107.1 KGSR for the Live at the Lake Concert Series at Lakeway Resort and Spa! Free Shows on Sundays this summer, with gates opening at 4pm (no earlier!) and LIVE music from 6pm to 8pm in the evening! Bands play by a 3-tiered pool with a swim-up bar, overlooking Lake Travis!! Family friendly location - food and drink available on site. Enjoy Ravenswood Wine - $5 per glass!

Lakeway Resort & Spa is at 101 Lakeway Drive - take 620 to Lakeway Blvd, right on Lakeway Drive about 2 miles to the end. Venue phone number is 261-6600. It’s 18 miles northwest of downtown Austin - that’s just 5 songs away... Click here for a map.

Want to stay at Lakeway Resort and Spa? Check out these Lakeway Weekend Specials!

Lakeway Golf

The Lakeway Resort and Spa can arrange advance tee times at the most dynamic and coveted private golf courses in Central Texas. Each is unique in its own way, yet all offer fully stocked pro shops, snack bars, driving ranges, putting greens, rental clubs, gift certificates, beverages carts, and private or group lessons.
Golf Courses include Yaupon Course at Lakeway, Live Oak Golf Course at Lakeway, The Hills Course, Flintrock Falls Golf Course and Falconhead Golf Course.

Lakeway Resort and Spa

The Lakeway resort and Spa. Enjoy the serenity of Lake Travis and the Texas Hill Country. Just a few minutes from Austin, this Texas resort offers the ideal setting for company conferences, weddings, golf outings, family vacations or romantic getaways. Experience true Texas Hospitality in a resort setting, complete with a wide variety of recreational amenities, resort swimming pools and the delightful creations of Travis Restaurant & Bar. With a variety of accommodations and meeting rooms, Lakeway Inn Conference Resort is sure to be your Texas Destination.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Luxury Lakeside Condos at Lakeway Resort

Lakeway Resort and Spa’s newest partner is the nearby Marina Village at Lakeway Condominium complex. The Marina Village at Lakeway has recently completed construction on four of their seven condominium buildings going up on the
shores of south Lake Travis. With tenants already moving in, the Resort is offering both potential and current owners the opportunity to look at this lakeside luxury purchase as an investment.

The best of both worlds is available with the opt-in rental program that Lakeway Resort and Spa has developed for condominium buyers. The program is ideal for investors planning on utilizing the real estate for their vacation spot. When owners are not taking advantage of lakeside living, they can allow the space to be rented on their behalf as part of the Resort’s overall guestroom inventory. As an added benefit the Resort takes care of all sales, marketing, and promotion necessary to inform the public of the additional overnight options. In return, the owner is able to earn a portion of the revenue gained from the rental and enjoy the amenities offered by the Resort when they choose to stay near the lake.

Convenient access to the calming environment of San Saba Spa, the eclectic cuisine of
the Travis Restaurant, and the early morning espresso or cocktails at sunset on The Back Porch, are just some of the perks of living in the nearby condominiums. However, for owners and guests of the rental program the list does not end there.

Condo guests receive the full resort experience, complete with housekeeping services, room service, fitness center, and access to three outdoor pools, featuring adult swim-up bar and kids fun slide. Lakeway Resort and Spa even offers welcome packages to prepare the condominium kitchen for guest arrival and catering options for small event parties.

“It is a great opportunity,” says General Manager, Brett Huske. “Residents can take advantage of the entire resort experience while still maintaining their own space and sense of privacy.” In addition to the Resort’s many on-site amenities, residents have local access to the Clubs of Lakeway for golf recreation, the Lakeway Marina for water recreation rentals, and the boat launch.