Accepting Applications for the 2020 Lakeway Citizens Police Academy
Classes begin next month and there's still a chance to participate! The Lakeway Citizens Police Academy program is a 30-hour block of instruction designed to give the public a working knowledge of law enforcement and the department’s policies and operational practices. The academy will meet once a week for 12 weeks to cover a wide range of topics related to police work.

2020 class will begin on February 25, 2020. Classes will be held every Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.in the training room at the new police station (1941 Lohmans Crossing Rd.). If you are interested in applying, please click on the following link:  CPA Application 2020. Y ou may also  PRINT  out the application and email to LauraRodriguez@lakeway-tx.gov or mail to the Lakeway Police Department at 1941 Lohman's Crossing Rd., Lakeway, TX 78734 (attention: Laura Rodriguez). Click here for more details.
Smoking Ordinance Now Includes Vaping
The City of Lakeway recently revamped the smoking ordinance to now including vaping. This was a unanimous decision made by City Council at the Regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, January 21. The sections of our ordinance pertaining to smoking in the City of Lakeway now includes vaping products. For details regarding ordinances within Lakeway related to smoking, please visit our Code of Ordinances page on our website, or click here . You can also watch the decision in the City Council meeting video . This was an item initially discussed by Mayor Pro Tem Higginbotham who has been working closely with Lake Travis High School on creating a campaign to educate students on the dangers of using vaping products. 
Free Tax Help at the Lake Travis Community Library
It's just about tax season! Receive free tax help from IRS certified tax preparers provided by the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. This program will be available every Monday starting in February from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. through April 13 at the Lake Travis Community Library (1938 Lohman's Crossing Rd.). There are no income restrictions, but this service is not available for small businesses or individuals/families with rental property or complex investments. Sign-up is first come, first served at the circulation desk.

For more information, including a detailed list of documents to bring with you, click here.
NEW: Traffic Safety Program for Young Adults Comes to Lakeway

For this first time in the Lake Travis area, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lakeway will be hosting the RED (Reality Education for Drivers) program at their facility located at 100 Medical Parkway. RED is a traffic program for teens and young adults (age 25 and under) designed to help them become safer drivers. It focuses on driving safe (no texting and driving), driving sober (no drinking and driving) and driving secure (always buckle up). This one day class is taught by hospital staff and runs approximately four hours in length. The program also includes a tour of the trauma unit of the hospital. Classes will be held three times this year: Saturday, February 8; Monday, June 15; and Saturday, August 22. The program is free and open to the public, but early registration is required. 

To learn more and to register for a class, please visit the event page.
NEW: YMSL Volunteers Honored by Mayor

At Tuesday night’s City Council meeting (January 21, 2020), the Young Men’s Service League (YMSL) Cavalier’s Chapter was honored with a proclamation from the Mayor announcing Tuesday, January 21, 2020 as "Young Men’s Service League Cavalier’s Chapter Day." The proclamation came about from the group’s volunteer efforts to help clean up downed and dead tree limbs and brush from Hamilton Greenbelt. The group of young men, ages 14 to 18, along with their mothers spent four days with Lake Travis Fire Rescue and the City Forester in late 2019 to remove seventeen tons of logs and dead brush in an effort to reduce the fuel load in the greenbelt, and help prevent the spread of wildfires. The project was part of the group’s "Ultimate Gift." 

Click here for more on the story and to learn more about YMSL.
Saturday, Jan. 25 @ 8:00 a.m.
Thursday, Jan. 30 @ 6:00 p.m.