Late parks advocate recognized with Lifetime Achievement Award
The City of Lakeway bestowed a rare Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously on Nov. 29 to former Councilmember and Parks and Recreation committee member George Blume.
At the city's Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, Lakeway Mayor Sandy Cox singled out Blume's vision to create Lakeway City Park, which will reach its 25th anniversary next spring.
He also served on Lakeway City Council and held leadership roles with the Friends of the Parks, Lakeway Arts Committee, and Lake Travis Arts League. Receiving the award were Blume's wife, Faye, and son, George Blume III.
City honors Volunteer of Year,
Unsung Hero for contributions
Lakeway Mayor Sandy Cox presented two more volunteer awards at the appreciation dinner.
The mayor honored Mike Boston, left, with the Volunteer of the Year award for his efforts on the community's Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies.
She also recognized Mike "Mikey" Stevenson, right, for his 12 years of volunteerism at the Lakeway Activity Center and his time helping other local organizations.
Agencies join to solicit feedback
on transportation, connectivity
The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization gathered feedback for its 2045 Transportation Plan and Regional Arterials Plan on Nov. 28 at Lake Travis Community Library.
CAMPO is collecting input from the six-county region its serves, and will share a draft arterials plan in early 2019.
Lakeway City Council will host a work session with CAMPO and TxDOT at 2 p.m. Dec. 17 at Lakeway City Hall that is open to the public.
The public asked, and Lakeway Building Development Services (BDS) listened.
In addition to the Public Notices webpage they have maintained since 2012, city building officials will now notify the public about upcoming development projects or items by:
  • Creating an email list to alert subscribers to public notices;
  • Posting public notices on the city's Facebook page;
  • Including more descriptions in notification letters; and,
  • Posting signs (with the property owners' consent) on properties for items requiring public notice.
The City of Lakeway will start its holiday season a little earlier this year with its annual Lights On! from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 30 in the parking lot of Lakeway City Hall, 1102 Lohmans Crossing.
The free event kicks off the beginning of the holiday season in Lakeway with the first lighting of the Trail of Lights behind City Hall. Santa, Mrs. Claus and Rudolph’s arrival will signal the start to the evening’s festivities quickly followed by Santa “plugging in” the Trail of Lights display. Santa and Mrs. Claus will then visit with children. Guests may enjoy some hot chocolate and marshmallow roasting and donate non-perishable food items.
2 and 4:30 p.m., Dec. 2
9:15 a.m., Dec. 5