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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 …

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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 …