COVID-19 Update
Yesterday, Mayor Cox gave an update on the current state of COVID-19 in the Lakeway area. Click here to watch that video. The number of cases have started to level off in Travis County, along with hospitalizations. The seven-day moving average for COVID-19 hospital admissions went from close to 70 this time last week, to just under 60 as of the most recent update. There are currently 438 individuals hospitalized in a five-county area (including Travis County). That number is down compared with the same time last week when hospitalizations were at 458. However, Travis County does remain in Stage 4 in regards to Austin Public Health's risk-based guidelines.

Travis County extended the Order related to notices to vacate and evictions earlier this week. The Order prohibits the issuance of Notices to Vacate and removal of property. The Order is now extended through September 30. Click here to review that Order. Additionally, Austin Public Health has updated emergency rules for child care programs in Travis County. Click here to review those rules.

There have now been a total of 18,939 cumulative COVID-19 cases in Travis County. That number is up by 1,956 compared to this same time last week, 3,119 the week before that, and 3,169 the week before that one. While overall Travis County numbers have started to decline, the number of cases in the Lake Travis area have gone up slightly over the last few weeks. For the three zip codes associated with Lakeway (78734, 78738, 78669), there have been 356 cases identified to date, which is up by 74 compared to the same time last week, and up by 53 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.

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.

Charter Amendments Going To Voters
At Monday evening's City Council meeting, Councilmembers voted to formally call an election this November for possible amendments to the city's Charter. A Charter Review Committee has been working the first part of 2020 to come up with revision recommendations. Based on that input, earlier in the month, Councilmembers voted to move forward with sections of the Charter that could be revised and brought to the voters. There will be more details released about the 7 propositions on the ballot in the coming weeks.
Virtual Fishing Derby In Full Swing
July is National Park & Recreation Month, and what better way to celebrate with your family and the City of Lakeway's Parks & Recreation Department than with a virtual Fishing Derby! The competition runs for another week, so you still have some time. Grab your rod and reel, and those in your immediate household, and try your skills on Lake Travis or another local body of water. Then, take a timestamped picture of your fish with a measuring device and send it to us at Prizes will be awarded for biggest, smallest and most unique catch. Entries must be received by noon on Sunday, August 2. Winners will be announced the next day. Click here for details and information about getting a fishing license, along with important information about Texas fishing regulations. Good luck!

NEW: Captain Celebrates 25 Years

Captain David Crowder celebrated a quarter century of service with the Lakeway Police Department this week. Captain Crowder is second in command of our police force. He also oversees the city's emergency management efforts, along with the planning of important community programs such as Public Safety Day and National Night Out. Congratulations Captain on your 25 years of service with Lakeway!
NEW: Free Brush Recycling Saturday

Residents will be able to take advantage of free brush recycling this Saturday at the Public Works Department (3303 Serene Hills Drive). This includes brush, shrubs, palm fronds, leaves and tree trimmings, including oak trimmings. Lumber, pallets, scrap metal and other solid waste such as construction materials will not be accepted. One pick up load per resident. Contractors will not be able to deliver for residents. Click here for more details.
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY (July 19 - July 25):
  • 306: Constantine I is proclaimed Roman Emperor
  • 1553: Mary I of England replaces Lady Jane Grey as Queen of England
  • 1567: Mary, Queen of Scots abdicates, replaced by 1 yr. old son (James IV)
  • 1783: American Revolutionary War ends with preliminary peace agreement
  • 1829: William Austin Burt patents the typographer, a precursor the typewriter
  • 1840: Province of Canada created by the Act of Union
  • 1868: Wyoming territory established
  • 1894: First ever motor race held in France between the cities of Paris and Rouen
  • 1903: Ford Motor Company sells and ships its first automobile
  • 1946: Atomic bomb test donates underwater in the lagoon of Bikini Atoll
  • 1962: Jackie Robinson, 1st African American inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1968: First International Special Olympics held at Soldier Field in Chicago
  • 1969: Neil Armstrong & Buzz Aldrin Become First Men To Walk on Moon
  • 1977: World's first Global Positioning System (GPS) signal transmitted
  • 1983: World's lowest temperature recorded in Antarctica (-128.6F)
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