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Eanes ISD Considers “Penny Swap & Drop”

The Eanes Independent School District Board of Trustees is asking community members to consider what it is calling a “Penny Swap & Drop,” a plan to move around pennies from the budget to give the district more flexibility. The potential move is on the November 7, 2017 election ballot. The Penny Swap & Drop would allow the district to take two pennies from the debt budget and move it to …

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Call for Westlake Westies Nominations

The Westlake Hills Chamber of Commerce is issuing a call for nominations for its annual Westlake Hills Westies awards. The awards have been in place since 2008 and recognize “outstanding members of our community who have made extraordinary contributions in community service,” according to the Westlake Hills Chamber of Commerce website. The Westlake Hills Chamber also includes businesses in the city of Rollingwood. The upcoming awards celebration will be held …

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15th Annual Westlake Golf Classic

The 15th annual Westlake Golf Classic will be held Monday, October 2, 2017 at Falconhead Golf Club. The popular event is a fundraiser for the Westlake Chamber of Commerce that provides resources for numerous functions of the business networking organization, including workshops for professional development, speakers for luncheons and other events, and community outreach programs. The event itself is billed as a chance to mobilize “local businesses to connect with …

Westlake Private School One of 2018’s Best in Texas

St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Westlake is the fifth best private high school in Texas, according to 2018 rankings by Niche, an online rankings site. St. Stephen’s is near Capital of Texas Highway and Westlake’s Davenport Ranch and Rob Roy neighborhoods. It has almost 700 students in grades six through 12. The school scored an overall ranking of A Plus, with A Plus rankings in academics, teachers, college prep, and …

Eanes ISD Superintendent Expects Magical School Year

As the 2017-18 school year begins, Eanes Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Tom Leonard issued an uplifting message for students, parents, and teachers, which he originally published as a letter in the Westlake Picayune and as a press release from Eanes ISD. Leonard, who is beginning his fourth year as superintendent, said, “I have never been more excited about the possibilities for a school year.” Here are some of the …

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Shepherd Mountain Property in West Austin Purchased

Austinites Jonathan and Kirsten Coon have purchased a 145-acre undeveloped piece of land just west of Capital of Texas Highway and Pennybacker Bridge on a bluff on Shepherd Mountain. They plan to develop the property into a residential community, according to the Austin American-Statesman as reported by the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. Coon, the founder of 1-800 Contacts, told the Statesman that he plans to build a …

The Backyard Breaks Ground in Bee Cave

The Backyard, a 50-acre concert and entertainment venue in Bee Cave, Texas on Bee Cave Parkway between RR 620 and West SH 71, celebrated a ceremonial groundbreaking recently, a public step toward its upcoming construction. The facility will include two live music venues, a hotel, restaurants and bars, parks, and then also private condominiums and townhomes, office space including a music recording studio, and two data centers. The ceremonial groundbreaking was …

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Westlake Community Luncheon: Westlake Football’s Coach Dodge

The Westlake Hills Chamber of Commerce will host Westlake High School Athletic Director and Football Coach Todd Dodge at August’s Westlake Community Luncheon. The event theme is “The Motivation behind the Determination.” The Westlake Community Luncheon will be held August 15, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Barton Creek Country Club at 8212 Barton Club Drive. The luncheon is by reservation only, with all reservations due the …

Davenport Ranch Office on Track to Open Summer 2018

A Class A office building is on schedule to open the summer of 2018 outside of the Davenport Ranch subdivision at 6001 Bold Ruler Way. The approximately 34,000 square foot building will be called Davenport 360 and will also hold a 41,000-sf garage with 107 spaces, plus up to 25 surface parking spots, according to Community Impact Newspaper as reported by the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. The …

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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 …