COVID-19 Update
The number of new cases in Travis County and hospitalizations in Central Texas have both declined slightly since the same time last week. There is an average of around 33 daily hospitalizations over a seven-day period in the region (compared to around 36 this time last week). The county currently does remain in Stage 4 at this time even though average hospitalizations are at the upper end of what could trigger Stage 3. Click here to learn more about the five stages and risk-based guidelines. There are currently 274 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 in our five-county area, down from 313 last week. Click here to review the latest information on hospitalizations.

There have now been a total of 23,718 cumulative COVID-19 cases in Travis County. That number is up by 1,462 compared to this same time last week, 1,791 the week before that, and 1,526 the week before that one. It's estimated there are around 903 active COVID-19 positive cases in the county according to the state dashboard. For the three zip codes associated with Lakeway (78734, 78738, 78669), there have been 451 cases identified to date, which is up by 30 compared to the same time last week, and up by 29 comparing with the week before that. Click here for more details and to view the tracking tool, which includes an interactive map to see cases by your zip code.

While there have been improvements in the county, please continue to wash your hands regularly, practice physical/social distancing, and wear a proper face covering in public. Thank you for helping keep our community safe during this difficult and unusual time.

Swim Center Operations Extended
The Swim Center will extend operating days for the summer season through the end of September. Typically, with the start of school, the Swim Center closes in mid-August. The Swim Center extended operations include Water Aerobics, the Lap Pool and Masters Class. The Leisure Pool will be open on limited days after the Labor Day weekend. Additionally, the Leisure Pool may have certain features closed like the slides and lilies. The Swim Center may also close for inclement weather, scheduled maintenance and health/safety concerns. Currently, the Swim Center is open to a limited 50% capacity, and enhanced health and safety protocols. Click here for details on the revised summer schedule. Click here for more information on the Swim Center.
City Council To Discuss Budget & Tax Rate Monday
City Council will meet in regular session through video conference on Monday, August 17 starting at 6:30 p.m. This meeting will focus on the upcoming FY 2021 budget and discussions on the tax rate. If you're interested in participating in the meeting, there will be instructions on how to sign up in the agenda which will be posted later this afternoon. Click here to visit the agenda center. If you'd like to watch the meeting Monday evening, you can bookmark the video center page by clicking here.
NEW: Virtual Park Game Launches

The City of Lakeway Parks & Recreation Department has launched another virtual game for families to participate in over the next few weeks. This is more of a scavenger hunt and word game organized by our new Events Coordinator, Valerie Welch (pictured above). Throughout our area parks, Valerie has placed letters to the alphabet (A through Z) in several locations with numbers included. Print one of our forms from this link below or take a snapshot of the letter you find, then fill in the form with the proper letter associated with the proper number to uncover the secret phrase. If you figure it out, email our parks department and you could win a prize! Click here for more information, including helpful guide maps and the submission form.
NEW: Blood Drive Returns September

The Lakeway Community Blood Drive will return in September utilizing the same health and safety protocols put in place for the past few blood drives. The past three blood drives, which have taken place during the pandemic, have been successful with above average donations. However, more life saving blood is still needed. This drive will take place on Saturday, September 19 at 8 a.m. and run through noon at the Activity Center. Registration is required. There will be no walk-ins accepted at this event. If you're interested in participating, please register by visiting and searching for Group Code A197. You can also email the organizers directly at Thank you for your continued support!
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY (August 9 - 15):
  • 48BC: Julius Caesar defeats Pompey at Pharsalus
  • 1099: Last engagement of the First Crusade
  • 1173: Construction of Leaning Tower of Pisa begins; takes 2 centuries to complete
  • 1821: Missouri admitted as 24th U.S. State
  • 1824: The Smithsonian Institution is charted by U.S. Congress
  • 1842: U.S/Canadian Border established east of the Rocky Mountains
  • 1851: Isaac Singer granted patent for the sewing machine
  • 1898: Annexation ceremony takes place in Hawaii transferring sovereignty to U.S.
  • 1914: Panama Canal opens to traffic
  • 1918: Women enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps for the first time
  • 1929: Babe Ruth becomes first baseball player to hit 500 home runs
  • 1935: Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Social Security Act
  • 1935: Will Rogers and Wiley Post killed in aircraft accident in Alaska
  • 1939: The Wizard of Oz Premieres in L.A.
  • 1942: System patented that would become basis for wireless communication
  • 1944: Smokey Bear featured for first time by U.S. Forest Service
  • 1945: Nagasaki devastated and thousands killed by atomic bomb, 'Fat Man'
  • 1959: Founding of the American Football League
  • 1960: Echo 1A, NASA's first communication satellite launched
  • 1961: Construction of Berlin Wall begins, separating eastern & western Berlin
  • 1965: Malaysia expels Singapore; only country to gain independence 'unwillingly'
  • 1969: The Woodstock Music and Art Fair opens in upstate New York
  • 1974: V.P. Gerald Ford becomes President following resignation of Richard Nixon
  • 1988: President Ronald Reagan signs Civil Liberties Act of 1988
  • 1990: Sue, the largest, most complete T. Rex skeleton discovered in South Dakota
  • 1990: The Magellan space probe reaches Venus
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