Bee Cave Road Expansion to Break Ground Soon

The long-awaited project to expand Bee Cave Road (FM 2244) is slated to begin this spring. The Texas Department of Transportation will be adding a center turn lane on Bee Cave between Redbud Trail and Walsh Tarlton Lane, changing the popular thoroughfare from four lanes to five lanes. Leaders in Rollingwood and West Lake Hills have been working for years with TxDOT to acquire the rights of way necessary for …

Westlake Football Falls in State Championship

The Westlake High School Chaparrals lost the Class 6A Division I state championship in overtime to the Galena Park North Shore Mustangs. After a regulation score of 14-14, the Mustangs scored on a 25-yard drive to win the game at NRG Stadium in Houston 21-14. It is the second state title for the Mustangs, following a 2003 Class 5A Division I championship. The Westlake players enjoyed a spirited sendoff prior …

Eanes ISD School Times to Change in January

The Eanes Independent School District will be changing start and end times for some students after the winter break, beginning with the new semester in 2016. The changes are a result of the recently passed Texas House Bill 2610, which modifies the requirement that public school students receive at least 180 days of instruction to students receiving at least 75,600 minutes of instruction. To meet the new requirements, Eanes ISD …

Eanes ISD Named #2 School District in Nation

Niche named the Eanes Independent School District the second best district in the nation, based on comparisons of over 10,000 school districts. Factors weighed for the 2016 Best School Districts in America list included academics, teachers, extracurricular activities, sports, and parent/student surveys, among others. Academics were ranked the heaviest, at 50% of the total score. Here is how Eanes scored: Eanes ISD Scores Academics Grade: A+ Health & Safety Grade: …

Hill Country Galleria Set for Upgrade

The Hill Country Galleria shopping mall at Highway 71 and Bee Cave Road is set for a renovation and reorganization in 2016. In addition to the upgrades, Austin’s second H&M store will be opening at the popular Bee Cave mall. As part of the reorganization, the Austin American-Statesman reports that Backwoods, Chisos Grill, and Café Blue will relocate within the Hill Country Galleria. This is in order to create more …