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Rollingwood Roundup: Oak Wilt and Planting Bluebonnets

From the City of Rollingwood, we have two reminders/announcements for residents – an announcement on the prevention of Oak Wilt and an invitation to help beautify the city: Reminder about Oak Wilt Ordinance The cutting of Oak trees is prohibited in Rollingwood from February 1 to June 30, due to the City Ordinance Sec. 8.06.006: Oak Wilt Ordinance. This ordinance prohibits the cutting of Oak trees during this period each …

Westie Winners 2017

Westlake Westie Winners Announced

The annual Westlake Hills Westie Awards were held at the Hotel Granduca on February 3, 2017, with winners of the awards announced at the luncheon. Created by the Westlake Hills Chamber of Commerce, the awards honor the “best and brightest members of our community for their efforts over the past year,” focusing on community, philanthropic, and economic impact in the Westlake area. Here are this year’s winners of the 2017 …

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25th Anniversary: 2017 Eanes Education Foundation Gala

The 2017 Eanes Education Foundation Gala will be held Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to midnight at the JW Marriott Lone Star Ballroom. The gala’s 25th anniversary, the event will include cocktails, dinner, dancing, silent auctions, games, cake, and champagne – as well as support for the Eanes Education Foundation. Presented by Lexus of Austin, the gala is open to EEF supporters from each Eanes Independent School District …

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Rollingwood Lower Park Re-Opens

On January 26, 2017, the City of Rollingwood reported that Rollingwood Lower Park has re-opened, following maintenance that spanned back to early November 2016. During the maintenance period, the lower park, playscape, and pavilion were closed as repairs were made to a rock wall that had become unstable. Repairs were expected to be completed by the end of December, but the playscape in the upper Rollingwood Park area, near the …

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Eanes ISD and Its Nine Campuses Excel in State Accountability Ratings

All nine Eanes Independent School District campuses and the District as a whole achieved the Texas Education Agency’s highest accountability rating of “Met Standard.” The District earned a score of 96, with a target score of 60 and a statewide average of 75. Seven campuses also received Distinction Designations for specific accountability measures. Distinctions were awarded to schools that ranked in the top quartile of their comparison group. Campuses that …

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Eanes ISD District and Campuses Earn State and National Rankings

The Eanes Independent School District and all of its nine schools earned state and national rankings in the latest report by Niche. The District earned recognition as the top district in the state for the third year in a row. Valley View Elementary ranked first in the state among elementary schools and 36th in the nation, and West Ridge Middle School ranked first in the state among middle schools and …

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Eanes Board Votes Down New Westlake High School GPA System

The Eanes Independent School District Board of Trustees voted down proposed changes to Westlake High School’s Grade Point Average system during a December 13, 2016 Open Forum, after a year of work by a GPA weighting committee made up of teachers, parents, administrators, and students. Instead, the divided Board left the current system intact and directed the District to start a new committee in 2017 to further discuss and consider …

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Bee Cave Road Construction Begins

An official groundbreaking for Bee Cave Road construction was held recently, the start of a multi-year plan to improve mobility and safety along this prime traffic corridor in West Lake Hills. The three-mile project will cost $29 million and will include adding a center-turn lane between Redbud Trail and Walsh Tarlton Lane and creating shoulders and sidewalks where possible. Bee Cave Road, in its current form, originally was constructed in …

Westlake Westie Finalists Announced

Finalists for the annual Westlake Hills Westie Awards were announced at the recent holiday festival Wonderfest. The Westies, created by the Westlake Hills Chamber of Commerce, are intended to honor the “best and brightest members of our community for their efforts over the past year.” The awards are focused on community and philanthropic impact in the Westlake area, as well as economic impact. Residents may vote on the finalists through …

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Parts of Rollingwood Park Closed for Maintenance

The lower park, playscape, and pavilion in Rollingwood Park are closed for maintenance, as construction is underway to make repairs to a wall near the lower playscape. Construction began November 9, 2016 and is expected to continue through the end of December 2016, weather-dependent. The rock wall in the lower park had become unstable, and this construction will allow for its repair to improve the safety of this area. The …