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Austin #6 City to Launch a Career

Austin is the sixth best city in the United States in which to launch a career, according to a Realtor.com article, Work Hard, Play Hard! The article was based on information from Realtor.com®’s data team that showed the “most affordable metros where entry-level workers can build long-term careers.” The report considered data such as job and business growth, median salary of the top 25 percent of all earners, a “resident …

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Austin Man Commutes to Work across Lake Austin

When Westlake Dermatology’s Chief Operating Officer Jason Dzubinski discovered inflatable kayaks, he switched his morning commute. Instead of driving four miles from his Westlake home to his office, he began kayaking across Lake Austin and hiking his way in to work, according to a feature piece by Kris Betts on KVUE. Now, instead of sitting in congested traffic, Dzubinski enjoys the open skies and waters of Lake Austin several times …

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The Floating Flamingo: 2017 Lake Austin Boat Cruise

The Westlake Hills Chamber of Commerce will host “The Floating Flamingo,” its 2017 Lake Austin Boat Cruise, on Thursday, April 27, 2017 on Lake Austin in West Austin. The cruise will depart from Walsh Landing (Oyster’s Landing Marina,) off of Lake Austin Boulevard in Tarrytown, and includes food, drink, and entertainment. Food includes homemade gumbo and handcrafted pizzas “whipped up by funny man Jimmy Tibbs.” The event runs from 5:30 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …