Lakeway Historical Documents Now Online
The City of Lakeway Heritage Committee recently received the final version of a project that will help preserve Lakeway's history online. The Portal of Texas History is a project by the University of North Texas to document historical aspects of areas throughout Texas. Lakeway is now apart of those archives.

The historical portal features more than 150 documents related to Lakeway and the City's beginnings dating back to the early 1960s, including a newspaper article announcing the opening of the Lakeway Inn & Marina (now Lakeway Resort & Spa) in 1963. The portal also includes historical books on Lakeway, now in digital format, including "Lakeway: The First 25 Years & Earlier Times Around The Colorado River" by Byron D. Varner and "Lakeway: A Hill Country Community" by Lewis H. Carleson. The portal allows you to search the documents by year and title, as well as giving an overview of Lakeway's Heritage Committee and its formation to help preserve the history of Lakeway.

CLICK HERE to take a look at the history of Lakeway and view the digital historical archives. If you're interested in learning more about Lakeway's history, contact the Lakeway Heritage Center at (512) 608-9533.
Rhythm & Reels Tonight
Bring the family out to another enjoyable evening of Rhythm and Reels this evening. The event starts at 7 p.m. on the lower level of City Park (502 Hurst Creek Road) with food, treats and games for the entire family. Corn hole, giant jenga, spike ball, can jam, ladder ball and much more will be available. Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets to listen to the Stoney Gabel Band before an evening showing of The Princess Bride.

If you were able to attend the event last month, you might have had a chance to meet Patrick Renna (pictured left), star of the 90s classic The Sandlot, which played for families that evening. While we cannot guarantee a star from the movie The Princess Bride will be at the screening this evening, you still will never know what to expect at our great events by our parks & recreation team!

CLICK HERE for more details on Rhythm & Reels.
COVID-19 Update
The Central Texas Counties Vaccine Collaborative will again host multiple COVID-19 vaccine distribution events throughout the weekend. Anyone age 12 and above will qualify to get their first free dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. No appointments are necessary. There are two locations in the Austin area available until 8:30 p.m. this evening, several locations open in the Austin area tomorrow (Saturday), and an event at the Travis County Expo Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. CLICK HERE for the details.

A total of 85,787 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date in Travis County. There have been a total of 2,782 cases in the Lakeway area (zip codes 78734, 78738 and 78669) since the start of the pandemic (up 33 cases from the same time last week). There are currently 828 active cases at this time in Travis County (up from 394 last week) and 116 individuals hospitalized in the region (up from 74 last week). CLICK HERE to review the COVID-19 case dashboard. CLICK HERE for more details on hospitalizations.

NEW: Cool Arts Show & Tour

The annual Cool Arts Show and Studio Tour will take place on Saturday, August 21 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lakeway Activity Center, and a local home art studios tour at various households in Lakeway on August 21 and August 22 from noon to 6 p.m. There will be more than twenty talented artists participating in this annual event. Addresses for the studio tours will be available online the weekend of the event. Enjoy music by Christian Wiggs Trio at the Lakeway Activity Center. Plus, there will be room for young artists to explore and create their own work. The event is free and open to the public. CLICK HERE for more details.
NEW: Public Safety Day

Mark your calendars! Public Safety Day takes place Saturday, October, 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lake Travis Elementary School (15303 Kollmeyer Drive) in Lakeway. The event is hosted by the Lakeway Police Department, Lakeway Police Academy Alumni Association, Lake Travis Fire Rescue and Bee Cave Police Department. The event will feature live music, educational safety demonstrations from area law enforcement agencies, and a chance to explore some of the equipment public safety experts use to save lives. This is a free event. CLICK HERE for a glimpse of some of the past events.
Friday, July 16 @ 7 PM
Saturday, July 17 @ 8 AM
Sunday, July 18 @ 6 PM