COVID-19 Update
There was another uptick in cases and hospitalizations this week. There are currently 143 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 in the Central Texas region, up from 118 reported last week. The number of daily hospitalizations on a seven-day average in our five-county area is at about 28, up from closer to 22 reported last week. Click here for more details on hospitalizations.

There have been a total of 33,960 cumulative COVID-19 cases reported in Travis County. That number is up by 1,212 compared to this time last week, 805 the week before that, and 616 the week before that one. It's estimated there are 1,585 active cases in the county, which is up from 1,089 reported last week. For the three zip codes associated with Lakeway (78734, 78738, 78669) there have been 760 cases identified to date, which is up by 33 compared to the same time last week, and 26 comparing with the week before that one. Click here to review the COVID-19 case dashboard, which includes an interactive map to see cases by your zip code.

Travis County does continue with Stage 3 guidelines, which includes keeping gatherings to no more than 10 individuals, and wearing a proper face covering in public. Also, please continue to social/physical distance between individuals not in your household, and wash your hands regularly. Thank you for continuing to follow these guidelines during this unusual time.

Veteran's Day Video Tribute
Veteran's Day was this past Wednesday, November 11, when we honor all military veterans. A special Veteran's Day video tribute was released that day on the city's website, and includes special interviews with several Lakeway WWII veterans sharing their experiences before, during and after that war. It also features an introduction by Major General (R), USAF, Rod Kelly, patriotic music by the Lakeway Sing Along, color guard presentation by the Lakeway and Bee Cave Police Departments, and Pledge of Allegiance by Nancy Forage with the Lohmann's Ford Chapter of the NSDAR. The five military veterans included in the video served in WWII, and some additionally served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Click here to watch the special video presentation.
'Tis The Season For Giving
Join the City of Lakeway to help fight against local hunger this holiday season. The Holiday Food Drive will take place from now until December 15 at the Lakeway Activity Center (105 Cross Creek). Any canned and non-perishable food item will be collected, along with water, juices, rice, and oatmeal. You can drop off those items during normal operating hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday thru Friday).

Additionally, The Lakeway Parks & Recreation Department, along with the Lakeway Sing Along are teaming up again for LTlov's Green Santa Toy Drive starting next Tuesday (November 17). Bring a new unwrapped gift suitable for a girl or boy up to 17 years old to one of two drop-off boxes at the Lakeway Activity Center (105 Cross Creek) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or the upcoming Trail of Lights starting November 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The drive will run through December 6. Cash or check donations also accepted. Call us at (512) 261-1010 for more information or if you have any questions.
NEW: Jingle Bell Express Next Week

Santa and Mrs. Claus are planning to make an appearance next Friday (November 20) at the Lakeway Activity Center for a special drive-thru holiday celebration! The Jingle Bell Express will be a special holiday service where your family will drive through the Lakeway Activity Center (105 Cross Creek) parking lot to different stations collecting holiday treats, before ending with a drive thru visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus! The event will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. that evening, which is also the first night for the Trail of Lights at City Hall! Click here for more information.
NEW: Library Reading Challenge

The Lake Travis Community Library is hosting a Holiday Reading Challenge for the remainder of the year. If the community collectively reads 100,000 minutes, the Friends of the Library will donate $1,000 to LTlov's Green Santa program. The challenge is recorded through Beanstack, and it's suggested individuals read about 1,000 minutes (or about 20 minutes each day) to help collectively reach the goal. This will not only give an opportunity to read your favorite book, but also help assist neighbors in need this holiday season. Click here for more information.
Monday, Nov. 16 @ 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 20 @ 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 21 @ 8 a.m.