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Westlake High School Entrepreneurs Compete at Shark Tank Pitch Night

The Eanes Independent School District Westlake Incubator Program is hosting a “Shark Tank” Pitch night for Westlake High School students on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Westlake Community Performing Arts Center on Westbank Drive. The free and public event will feature over 150 students in the inaugural “Incubatoredu” class, an entrepreneurial class designed to be a rigorous introduction to the Lean Startup method. Throughout this school year, teams from …

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Eanes ISD Reviews Student Transfer Policy

The Eanes Independent School District Board of Directors is considering reducing the number of student transfers allowed into the district, following concerns expressed by parents about incoming students from outside the district. The issue was placed on the agenda at the April 2017 board meeting due to a large number of contacts from residents to the trustees, according to the Austin American-Statesman. The concern of most parents was that transfer …

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Eanes ISD GPA Focus Group Makes Recommendations

An Eanes Independent School District GPA Focus Group presented its recommendations at the March 2017 School Board meeting, after meeting three times to “determine how to reduce student stress by addressing issues related to the grade point averaging at Westlake High School,” according to an Eanes ISD release. The group was comprised of teachers, department heads, one school counselor, the Westlake High School Principal, parent stakeholders, and members of a …

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Rollingwood Bans Electronic Devices While Driving

The Rollingwood City Council approved a ban on the use of handheld electronic devices while driving and biking. The ordinance, passed and in effect on March 6, 2017, affects drivers and bicyclists within the city limits of Rollingwood. Nearby Austin, Bee Cave, Lakeway, and West Lake Hills have similar ordinances in place. The Rollingwood ordinance provides a more cohesive expectation for drivers who travel the area, crossing from Rollingwood into …

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Rollingwood Women’s Club 5K Fun Run

The Rollingwood Women’s Club is sponsoring a 5K Fun Run, Life Is Good in the Wood, on April 28, 2017 at 6 p.m. at Rollingwood Park. Online registration is open until April 23 for the annual event, which had over 350 participants in 2016. The run “is always a huge success in its goal to emphasize fun, fitness, family and friends,” according to event materials. Funds raised from the 5K …

Ribbon Cutting for New Westlake Seton Express Care

The Westlake Hills Chamber of Commerce invites area residents to a Ribbon Cutting for Seton Family of Doctors Plus Express Care, a new clinic located at 701 S. Capital of Texas Highway in the Village at Westlake. The ribbon cutting celebration will be held Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., with the ribbon cutting at 6 p.m. Attendees will be invited to tour the new facility …

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Westlake Neighborhoods Set for Improved Fire Hydrant Flow

The Water Control and Improvement District 10 broke ground in January 2017 on projects that are designed to increase water capacity and pressure, according to a Community Impact article. The projects are part of a $46 million bond package that residents passed in May 2015. In addition to the City of Westlake Hills, WCID 10 serves the areas in and around Rob Roy, Camelot, and Westwood off Bee Caves Road. Many …

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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 …

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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 …