Lake Travis level continues
to rise, but at a slower pace
Flooding continues to occur in lower lying neighborhoods in the Lakeway area as the lake continues to rise.
LCRA expects the lake to rise to 705-710 feet msl by Friday. They are closely monitoring flows throughout the Highland Lakes chain to determine when/if other floodgates will be opened in Mansfield Dam. The Hill Country is expecting 1"-4" of rain over the next 24-48 hours.
The City of Lakeway has worked with our community partners to prepare responses in case conditions worsen. Please monitor the city's flood update webpage for the latest information on closures, resources, and news.
"It is heartbreaking to see our neighbors and businesses devastated by this flood, but it is wonderful to see the outpouring of support from our community as we help those in need," Lakeway Mayor Sandy Cox said.
Engagement committee
presents survey report
Lakeway City Council reviewed the results of the community survey at its Oct. 15 meeting.
Top responding demographics were Full-Time Employed and Retired citizens.
The highest-ranking communication preferences were email and the city website. This newsletter was in the top five methods with mixed results for social media platforms.
Sixty-three percent of respondents desire a downtown center, and the most desired community amenities include green space, outdoor festivals, town square, and outdoor athletic.
For more details, please review the full report.
The survey information will be used by multiple city committees as they build out their plans for the future.
Stay tuned for more surveys, work sessions, and town halls.
Early voting begins Monday
for City Council election
Early voting is from Oct. 22 through Nov. 2 in the City of Lakeway special election to fill two seats on City Council.
Glenda Foreman Engert, Betty Haley, Laurie Higginbotham, Louis Mastrangelo, and Wendi Severance are vying for 18-month terms on the council. The top two vote-getters will be elected.
Election Day is Nov. 6.
“A Symphony of Horror” will feature the Lake Travis High School Chamber Orchestra performing to the 1922 film classic “Nosferatu” at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5. Popcorn and drinks will be available to purchase at the movie.
Wear your best vampire costume for the contest. Enjoy prizes and more.
For information, call the Activity Center at 512-261-1010.
Charlotte Hodges, center, Lakeway's new director of Building and Development Services, enjoyed representing the city as a judge at Baylor Scott & White-Lakeway’s Chili Cookoff on Wednesday.
Before Hodges began with the city two weeks ago, she served as the planning director for the City of Copperas Cove. Prior to that, she was the downtown project manager for revitalization and senior planner at the City of Killeen.
Welcome to Lakeway, Charlotte!