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Homework for Eanes ISD Parents

Parents of students in the Eanes Independent School District are being encouraged to participate in two monthly book studies designed to help improve their parenting and relating skills. The studies include Brene Brown’s, The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting, and Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish’s, How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk. For The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting, parents will meet at the Laura Bush …

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2018 Eanes Education Foundation Gala

The 2018 Eanes Education Foundation Gala will be held Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the JW Marriott Austin. This popular annual event is held to benefit the Eanes Education Foundation, which funds 50 teacher and staff positions in the Eanes Independent School District. With a slogan of “Funding the Gap between Adequate and Excellent,” EEF has granted over $16.5 million to fund more than 320 teachers since 2004. According to …

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Westlake Westies Nominations Announced

The Westlake Chamber of Commerce has released nominations for its annual Westlake Westies awards luncheon. Since 2005, the organization has recognized Westlake community members who have served the area. The event will be held Friday, February 16, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hotel Granduca on Capital of Texas Highway.  It will be emceed by Ron Oliveira with Keynote Speaker Colt McCoy. Nominated for Citizen of the Year …

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Westlake Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Wonderfest

The Westlake Hills Chamber of Commerce celebrated its annual Wonderfest community and family event this December at Westlake High School. The popular Christmas-themed event collected enough donated coats and blankets for Mobile Loaves & Fishes to fill a Pinkberry yogurt van. “The turnout keeps getting bigger and bigger,” said Regent Property Group real estate agent Page Oliver about the successful community event. “Wonderfest is a fun way to showcase local …

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Eanes ISD Approves Employee Pay Raises

The Eanes Independent School District voted almost unanimously at a recent meeting to approve a three percent pay raise for all of its employees. The move follows successful voter approval of the Penny Swap and Drop proposal on the November 2017 community-wide election ballot. The proposal effectively swapped district monies in order to allocate more usable funds to Eanes ISD without increasing the tax rate. The raise will go into …

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Austin’s Most Charitable Zip Codes

Esri Data ranked the most charitable zip codes in Austin, Texas, with 78746 coming in tops across the area. Compiled by the Austin Business Journal, the rankings are reflective of cash donations that were given in 2017 up to November 2017, and the formula included dividing total charitable contributions by the number of households in each zip code.   The zip code of 78746 contributed $10,807,059 to charitable organizations, with …

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Wonderfest in Westlake

The first cold front of the season has rolled in, and just in time to start planning for Westlake’s Wonderfest! Wonderfest is an annual community Christmas event sponsored by the Westlake Hills Chamber of Commerce. This year’s Westlake Wonderfest will be held Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Westlake High School. Christmas-themed activities for the family friendly event include a visit by Santa in a …

Understanding Eanes ISD’s Penny Swap & Drop

Westlake Hills residents will be voting November 7, 2017 on Eanes Independent School District’s proposed “Penny Swap & Drop,” promoted as a means to both maximize local dollars and add new money to the district’s operating budget. This action would result in $3 million more staying in the community—while also lowering the tax rate. The goal, according to the district, is to provide additional financial resources to help with budget …

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Bee Cave Road Construction Update

The Texas Department of Transportation released additional information this month on the status of ongoing construction along RM 2244, also known as Bee Cave Road, a main thoroughfare of the Westlake and Lake Austin areas. The update alerted residents and commuters that TxDOT crews are removing and trimming trees on the first 300 feet of Buckeye Trail, in order to prepare for the installation of a new and upgraded waterline. …

West Lake Hills 2017 National Night Out

Join in the fun, and meet the first responders who serve the West Lake community! The City of West Lake Hills Police Department will host the 2017 National Night Out on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Village at Westlake at 701 Capital of Texas Highway. Members of the entire West Lake Hills community are invited to attend this family friendly event, which is designed …