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Lake Austin Spa Resort Celebrates 20th Anniversary

From its humble start in 1997 to its incarnation as the number one destination spa in the United States, 40-room Lake Austin Spa Resort endures, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with new programs and new services. Twenty new spa treatments have been added, services that are offered at the 25,000 square-foot LakeHouse Spa, which was added to the property in 2004. Expanded directions include energy work and vibrational healing, …

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LCRA Lowers Lake Austin 10 Feet

The Lower Colorado River Authority has lowered Lake Austin by about 10 feet for dock repairs and other maintenance. The drawdowns began on January 2, 2017, with low lake levels expected for about six weeks and lake refills expected to begin the week of February 2, 2017. Normal water levels are expected by February 13, 2017. Lake LBJ also is down for repairs and maintenance, with a four foot decrease. …

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Lake Austin Spa Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Lake Austin Spa is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a new program, Aster After Dark, which will include a variety of events for February and March 2017. The events, which are open to the public, will be held in the evenings at the Aster Café or at the LakeHouse Spa Salon. First up is the Life of Joan Rivers Wine and Cheese Chat on February 10 with guest New York …

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Mozart’s Holiday Lights Tradition Begins Its New Season

The Mozart’s Coffee Roasters Holiday Light Show has kicked off its 2016 holiday season! A perennial favorite with Austinites and even visitors, the light show season began a few days before Thanksgiving and will run until the first week of January, until January 8. Other than upcoming closures on Christmas Eve night and Christmas Day, the show will run nightly each hour from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. The twelve-minute, …

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Lake Austin to be Lowered in 2017

Lake Austin and Lake LBJ will be lowered temporarily in 2017 to allow for property repairs and to kill invasive plants, according to the Austin American-Statesman. The Lower Colorado River Authority will lower the water level in both lakes about four feet from January 2 to February 13, 2017. The planned drop in lake level will allow property owners along the lakes to make repairs to their boat docks, shore …

Westlake High

Twenty Nine Westlake High School Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Twenty nine seniors at Westlake High School in the Eanes Independent School District have been named Semifinalists in the 2016-2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. Less than one percent of high school seniors achieved this honor. Finalists will be chosen from this group, based on SAT scores, recommendation from the high school principal, and overall high school academic record. Finalists will be named in February 2017, and those students will compete …

West Lake Hills

West Lake Hills and Rollingwood Named Best Texas Cities to Raise a Family

West Lake Hills is the best city in Texas to raise a family, and Rollingwood Hills is the second best city, according to Niche.com’s 2016 Best Places to Raise a Family in Texas ranking report. The report is meant to help families measure the appeal of areas based on factors such as quality of local schools, safety, affordability, and access to family amenities. West Lake Hills received a public schools …

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Corporate Retreats Get a Makeover at Lake Austin Spa Resort

Long gone is a corporate retreat comprised of conference tables laden with water pitchers, coffee, and doughnuts. Today’s retreats transcend these ideas to promote creativity, scenery, and activity as a means to corporate bonding and brainstorming. This summer, the Lake Austin Spa Resort added more than 30 new teambuilding activities to its curriculum, as part of a new series called “The Ripple Effect.” Activities include Kayak Relays, Stand Up Paddleboard …

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Independence Day Celebrations at Hill Country Galleria

Celebrate Independence Day at the Hill Country Galleria with “the best firework show in Central Texas” and live music from Vallejo and KP and the Boom Boom. Emceed by Sun Radio 100.1FM, the Hill Country Galleria will host an Independence Day Celebration at its Amphitheater on Monday, July 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. A complimentary face painter will be on hand for kids, and the young at heart …

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Lake Austin and Lady Bird Lake Reopened

Austin Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr has lifted a ban on all boating and watercraft on Lake Austin and Lady Bird Lake. The ban was in effect over much of the weekend due to large amounts of rain entering the lakes, as well as recent inflows from Mansfield Dam. Debris and the resulting high and swift waters made navigating conditions on Lake Austin and Lady Bird Lake unsafe. The ban …