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3/20/2014 6:50:00 PM
LAKE TRAVIS, Texas (KXAN) — A plan to help Central Texans get through the region’s prolonged drought could end up costing residents more money. The Lower Colorado River Authority unanimously approved spending $17 million Wednesday on the…

3/20/2014 5:46:00 PM
Culture Map Austin
On March 18, an SMU student was found dead in her off-campus apartment. Hannah Catherine Moss, 20, was a member of the track and field team and sophomore communications major. An Austin native, Moss graduated from Lake Travis High School in 2012…

3/19/2014 8:23:00 PM
AUSTIN -- The Lower Colorado River Authority is moving ahead with a new reservoir. It's a plan they say will make a big difference in our region's water supply. "Right now as you know we are in a serious drought, one of the most serious droughts…

3/18/2014 5:01:00 PM
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Even after a handful of “ice days” since the beginning of 2014, Central Texas rain gauges remain alarmingly empty – and the drought’s impact on the Highland Lakes is growing more severe. The LCRA released new aerial…

3/17/2014 2:03:00 PM
DeJesus took measurements and photos and a fin clip from the fish for genetic testing, and the whole crew drove to Cabela's Sporting Goods in Buda, the closest place they could find with a certified scale. On the scales, the 17.25-inch fish weighed 3.71…

3/12/2014 4:21:00 PM
Several residents in a Lakeway neighborhood are being asked to evacuate their homes as Lake Travis firefighters battle a brush ... The wind advisory ends at 5 p.m. According to the Austin Fire Department, a fire that destroyed a shed on East…

3/12/2014 8:49:00 AM
Community Impact Newspaper
All areas in Lake Travis are on track for an increase in home sales in 2014 as compared with 2013, Realty Austin Lake Travis Market Manager Jolene Weinstein said during the Jan. 15 Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce Economic Forecast Luncheon…

3/11/2014 3:44:00 PM
AUSTIN (KXAN) — The ongoing drought that has gripped Central Texas for four years could come to an end within a year. As of Tuesday afternoon, the elevation of the water level on Lake Travis stands at 627.73 feet - nearly 43 feet below the…

3/6/2014 7:39:00 AM
Community Impact Newspaper
The Lakeway Zoning and Planning Commission voted 4-2 March 5 to recommend a special use permit for Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers restaurant and drive-thru at the northwest corner of S. RR 620 and Medical Parkway on the Lakeway Medical Village…

3/1/2014 8:09:00 AM
Kxan Blog
Due to exceptionally low water levels in ... or a leaking faucet. Operate a permanently installed irrigation system with a broken head, one that is out of adjustment and the arc of the spray head is over a street or parking lot, or a…

2/28/2014 9:42:00 AM
Climate Central
informing residents about how much water they should put on their lawns while taking into account the week’s weather forecasts, he said. Austin is quickly catching up. Since 2006, the city has seen a 13 percent decrease in its average per-capita water…

2/26/2014 3:51:00 PM
Austin City Council members will conduct a public hearing Feb. 27 to consider approval of a site plan for a single- and multi-family residential housing project at 9512 RR 2222 near McNeil Drive. According to the agenda, council members will…

2/26/2014 1:20:00 PM
On Feb. 18 Lakeway City Council approved a proposed timeline to annex approximately 315 acres near Hwy. 71 at Bee Creek Road. The project was first presented to council members on Jan. 21 by Lakeway Deputy City Manager Chessie Zimmerman…

2/25/2014 9:54:00 AM
KEYE Austin
Divers have recovered the body of a man who fell off a dock at Lake Travis Saturday. The Travis County Sheriff's Office says a caller saw a person fishing on a dock who fell into Lake Travis near Whippoorwill Trail on the north shore near Arkansas Bend Park…

2/24/2014 1:57:00 PM
KEYE Austin
UPDATE: Divers stopped their search on Monday at around 3:30 p.m. Nothing was found. The Travis County Sheriff's Office says the search will resume at 7 a.m. on Tuesday. Crews continue to search for a person that fell from a dock into Lake Travis Saturday…

2/24/2014 12:56:00 PM
KEYE Austin
Crews continue to search for a person that fell from a dock into Lake Travis Saturday night. The Travis County Sheriff's Office says near midnight on Saturday they received a call of a person fishing on a dock that fell into Lake Travis near the 17500…

2/23/2014 2:50:00 PM
The dive team started the search at daylight Sunday morning ... a person had been on the dock but were unable to locate a person and are still trying to figure out who went missing. Divers have suspended their search efforts Sunday and will…

2/23/2014 10:02:00 AM
KEYE Austin
Multiple agencies are deploying air and water units to look for a person who has possibly drowned. Travis County officials state that at approximately 11:30 p.m. Saturday night a call was received of a person fishing on a dock that fell into…

2/20/2014 7:10:00 PM
LAKE TRAVIS (KXAN) — An armored boat carrying cannons and lurking on the waters of Lake Travis will soon be history. Nolan Charlson was enjoying his last day on the ironclad gunboat he built. He’ll be tearing it down on Friday. “There was…

2/20/2014 5:03:00 PM
Austin American-Statesman
On behalf of the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and staff, I would like to invite any business not currently a member to come see what the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce is about and how we can benefit your business…

2/20/2014 4:36:00 AM
Community leaders from Cedar Park and Leander testified at a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality hearing Wednesday, Feb. 12, to express their support for a Lower Colorado River Authority request to withhold water from downstream farmers if…

2/18/2014 11:58:00 AM
For years, Lakeway residents Steve Jones, Stephen McCarthy and Curt Webber enjoyed home brewing on weekends and sharing the fruits of their passion with friends. On Jan. 22, the men, together with their wives, signed their first beer sales…

2/13/2014 4:21:00 PM
It's hard to believe it's been a little more than two years since wildfires hit Pedernales Bend in September 2011. Today, it's hard to tell what happened until you spot a charred stump. "This entire area was completely just gray, barren ash…

2/13/2014 3:17:00 PM
Lake Travis Fire Lt. Rachel Zambrano will coach and monitor five firefighters from across the nation as they run the Austin Marathon in full firefighter gear Feb. 16. The firefighters are running to raise funds for cancer research and for…

2/12/2014 4:16:00 PM
AUSTIN -- In the most recent aerial video provided by the Lower Colorado River Authority, not much has changed at Lake Travis. The shoreline is still very much exposed. Right now, Austin is in Stage 2 water restrictions, which limits watering to…

2/12/2014 7:23:00 AM
Increased traffic and the Central Texas drought are at the forefront of issues ... Jolene Weinstein, Lake Travis Realty Austin Market Manager, said the growth in Texas’ population stems from job availability, lower housing costs, lack of…

2/12/2014 5:11:00 AM
Anchorage Daily News
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2/11/2014 6:50:00 PM
KEYE Austin
A former firefighter has been convicted by a Travis County jury of killing of his girlfriend and dumping her body in Lake Travis. Joe Carr, 30, was found guilty of murder for the death of 22-year-old Veronica Navarro. Authorities found the body…

2/11/2014 12:58:00 PM
Colorado County Citizen
Due to LCRA’s 2010 Water Management Plan, the emergency trigger level, which is the level of water needed in Lake Travis and Buchanan before water will be released downstream to rice farmers, was set at 600,000 feet. Two years ago, an LCRA order approved…

2/8/2014 7:50:00 AM
Lake Travis Fire Rescue was dispatched to the scene shortly before 2:00 a.m. Saturday. Two people made it out of the house safely, and firefighters rescued three cats inside. Fire crews found a large fire in the garage when they arrived…

2/6/2014 5:52:00 AM
The Business Journal
The former Uncle Billy’s Brew & Que on Lake Travis has transformed into two new businesses: Oasis Texas Brewing Company and The Mansfield, a 16,000-square-foot premium event space. After acquiring the property last summer following Uncle Billy…

2/5/2014 8:16:00 PM
KEYE Austin
A Lakeway home in west Travis County was destroyed Wednesday night by a fire. It started at around 7:15 p.m. in the 100 block of Morning Cloud Street. According Lake Travis Fire and Rescue Chief Robert Abbott, the two-story home had flames…

2/5/2014 4:37:00 PM
Carr is accused of killing Veronica Navarro. In July 2011, workers repairing a dock on Lake Travis found her body just a few feet offshore, wrapped in a tent and weighed down by a paint can. Carr sat expressionless in a black suit as his former…

1/30/2014 1:13:00 PM
KEYE Austin
The United States Drought Monitor released its latest report today. It shows much of Texas as normal or just abnormally dry. Parts of the Panhandle and parts of west central Texas are in extreme or exceptional drought. Right now about eight…

1/23/2014 11:27:00 AM
No one was injured, but three dogs were lost in the fire. North Lake Travis fire crews had to haul water in since there are no fire hydrants in the area. The fire marshal is on the scene talking to witnesses…

1/18/2014 5:34:00 AM
"The Highland Lakes, didn't see nearly as much rain ... According to the LCRA, Central Texas is in its seventh year of a historic drought. Lakes Travis and Buchanan are the source of water for more than one million Central Texans, businesses…

1/15/2014 7:13:00 PM
KEYE Austin
For customers other than Austin, the LCRA projects rates could go up 18% next year and be 66% higher than they are now by 2019. But folks we spoke with today say it's not a good time for a utility rate hike. Laura Talley told us, "You know with the new…

1/14/2014 8:53:00 PM
"Sometimes island," which is normally covered by water, was a full time island on ... rate increase is necessary because Lake Travis and Lake Buchanan are constantly being pushed to lower levels due to frequent drought and a growing population…

1/10/2014 5:36:00 AM
The Business Journal
Charlotte-based Crescent Communities says it has purchased 500 acres of land in Leander, Texas, with plans to build a 1,250-home ... a new community in Oak Point near Dallas and The Groves in Houston. Leander, situated northwest of Austin…

1/9/2014 12:28:00 PM
The Business Journal
North Carolina-based Crescent Communities said it has purchased 500 acres of land in Leander and will build a 1,250-home master-planned community. The name of the Leander project was not disclosed. The sale of the property, which is located near U.S…

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