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Home Prices in 78746 for May 2017

Median price for homes in Austin and Westlake’s desirable 78746 zip code reached $1,084,000 in May 2017, a 19.1 percent increase compared to May 2016. Average price saw a smaller increase – at only 0.1 percent – but a higher overall price at $1,204,642. Year to date the average price of a Westlake area home is $1,156,271, a 7.8 percent increase over this time period last year, and the median …

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Westlake Community Luncheon: When Should You Call 911?

The Westlake Hills Chamber of Commerce is hosting, “When Should You Call 911?” in June as part of its Westlake Community Luncheon series. The event will be held Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature Dr. Craig Boyle, an emergency medicine doctor affiliated with Central Texas Medical Center and practicing at Baylor Scott & White Lakeway. Boyle will discuss how individuals should handle emergencies …

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Westlake Win: Boys’ Golf Team Captures State Title

The Westlake High School Boys’ Golf Team captured the 2017 6A State Golf Championship, shooting a four under par 284 in the final round against Plano West, according to Golf Austin. Teammates Thomas Bockholt, Reid Davenport, Mathew Denton, Reese Ramsey, and Michael Rome won the title by seven shots. The Westlake team had a three-shot lead over Plano West going into the final round of play, when Westlake’s four under …

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Six Eanes ISD Schools Honored For High Achievement

The Educational Results Partnership and the Institute for Productivity in Education has named six schools in the Eanes Independent School District to the 2016 Texas Honor Roll. The elementary, middle, and high school campuses were chosen out of 727 public schools as high achievement leaders for student success. The honored campuses include Barton Creek Elementary, Bridge Point Elementary, Forest Trail Elementary, Hill Country Middle School, West Ridge Middle School, and …

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Eanes ISD Implements New GPA Policy

The Eanes Independent School District Board of Trustees implemented a new Grade Point Average policy for the Class of 2022, this year’s seventh graders. The change follows discussion at the March 7, 2017 and April 11, 2017 school board meetings, as well as recommendations from a focus group including an original GPA committee, teachers, department heads, a counselor, the Westlake High School principal, and parent stakeholders. The push for a …

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Eanes ISD to Curtail New Transfer Students

The Eanes Independent School District Board of Directors elected to disallow new, non-employee, out-of-district transfer applications for the 2017-18 school year at two campuses – Westlake High School and Hill Country Middle School. Other campuses, such as Cedar Creek Elementary School and Bridge Point Elementary School, have limited capacity for transfer students and will accept few to none in the coming year. The change follows concerns from parents and staff …

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Westlake High School Entrepreneurs Compete at Shark Tank Pitch Night

The Eanes Independent School District Westlake Incubator Program is hosting a “Shark Tank” Pitch night for Westlake High School students on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Westlake Community Performing Arts Center on Westbank Drive. The free and public event will feature over 150 students in the inaugural “Incubatoredu” class, an entrepreneurial class designed to be a rigorous introduction to the Lean Startup method. Throughout this school year, teams from …

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Eanes ISD Reviews Student Transfer Policy

The Eanes Independent School District Board of Directors is considering reducing the number of student transfers allowed into the district, following concerns expressed by parents about incoming students from outside the district. The issue was placed on the agenda at the April 2017 board meeting due to a large number of contacts from residents to the trustees, according to the Austin American-Statesman. The concern of most parents was that transfer …

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Eanes ISD GPA Focus Group Makes Recommendations

An Eanes Independent School District GPA Focus Group presented its recommendations at the March 2017 School Board meeting, after meeting three times to “determine how to reduce student stress by addressing issues related to the grade point averaging at Westlake High School,” according to an Eanes ISD release. The group was comprised of teachers, department heads, one school counselor, the Westlake High School Principal, parent stakeholders, and members of a …

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Rollingwood Bans Electronic Devices While Driving

The Rollingwood City Council approved a ban on the use of handheld electronic devices while driving and biking. The ordinance, passed and in effect on March 6, 2017, affects drivers and bicyclists within the city limits of Rollingwood. Nearby Austin, Bee Cave, Lakeway, and West Lake Hills have similar ordinances in place. The Rollingwood ordinance provides a more cohesive expectation for drivers who travel the area, crossing from Rollingwood into …