Saturday, March 3, 2018

Art, Free Events, ZAPCO, CBC and More!

Another week has flown by.  A little cold, a little warm a little rain and a little sun - all in just a week.  It's Texas you know.  If you don't like the weather, wait a minute - it will change!

A long time resident and City icon, Bill Bergstrom passed away last week from complications of a broken hip.  He was 96 years young.  Visitation is Friday, March 16th from 5 - 7 p.m. at Weed-Corley-Fish Lakeway - funeral is Saturday at the Lakeway Church Saturday the 17th at 11 a.m.  My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

The Activity Center is keeping busy!  Here is a link to the current activities and information from Dallas Gorman.

We have new art at the City Hall - this set is by Sue Kemp.  Here is a link to more info.  Come by and enjoy it!  We have wonderful talent in Lakeway.

I still see folks all the time on their phones while driving - it's dangerous and is's against the law!  Here's a short ad I thought was educational.

ZAPCO will meet next week on Wednesday morning at 9:15, here is the agenda.  It will be a long and important meeting.  The major items will be items 12 and 13.  12 is a request for an impervious cover variance at the Lakeway Medical Village and 13 will be about the City Center PUD (MUD and Church property between Lohmans, Rolling Green and the Stratus property.  

If you would like the full packet, here's a link.

We have scheduled a second meeting for Thursday, March 15 at 6:00 p.m. to here PUD comments and more info.  Hopefully citizens will get the facts and can comment at one of these two meetings.

CBC will meet in regular session on Thursday, March 8 at City Hall - 9:00 a.m.  Here's a link to their agenda.

The Lakeway Arts Committee presents The New Horizons Band in a free concert from 4-5 p.m. on March 11 in the Activity Center Ballroom - this should be a great concert!

Don't forget the Republic of Texas Big Band Bash on Monday March 12, 8-10 p.m.  It's always a great time and also free!

The Eggstravaganza is another free fun event coming up at City Park on March 24th from 2-4 p.m.

March 21st is the next Recycling drop-off event from 9 a.m. until noon.  The center is at 3207 Neidhardt Dr., just off General Williamson behind Lake Travis Fire and Rescue station 601.

From the Chief:

LPD Officers conducted 243 traffic stops, responded to 8 alarm calls, handled 11 animal calls, responded to 8 collisions, answered 18 suspicious circumstances calls, and handled 148 other types of calls for service for a total of 428.

Routine traffic stops resulted in the following charges; Out of Jurisdiction Warrants X 3, Driving while license invalid X 1, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia X 3, and Public Intoxication X 1.

Officers were called to a RR 620 gas station and convenience store in reference to suspicious circumstances. After meeting with employees it was learned that an inspector had found what he believed to be credit card skimmers on four of the gas pumps. Detectives were called to the scene and are investigating this case. 

Officers responded to a Lido Street address in reference to a disturbance call. Upon arrival, officers learned that a husband and wife were involved in an argument. The argument was verbal only and the wife had left the residence. Officers were able to contact her by phone and confirmed that she was not harmed. No charges were filed in this case. 

Officers responded to a Seawind Street address in reference to a burglary of a residence call. Upon arrival, officers met with a property manager as well as with the housekeeper for the residence. It was learned when the housekeeper arrived, numerous household items were missing. Officers took a report about the missing items and this case will be forwarded to detectives for investigation.

Detectives were assigned to investigate a report of an Assault that occurred in the 900 block of RR620 South. According to the victim, a known associate assaulted her by grabbing her buttocks. Detectives were able to locate and fully identify the suspect in this case. Based on the evidence collected in during their investigation, Detectives issued the suspect a citation for Assault by Contact (Class C Misd.). 

Detectives were assigned to investigate a report of a Theft in the 200 block of RR620 South. According to the complainant, some unknown suspect(s) stole a utility trailer that was stored at this location. Detectives issued a bulletin which assisted in the recovery of the stolen vehicle by the Hays County Constables Office in the Dripping Springs, TX area. The trailer was processed for evidence and the results are pending.

Detectives were assigned to investigate a report of a Theft that occurred in 2016 in the 100 block of Burgess Cove. According to the victim, an unknown suspect stole several high-end and valuable watches from her residence while she was out of town. Detectives have since been able to identify the suspect and located the pawn shop where the watches were later sold. The case remains active. 

Citizen’s Police Academy held their second meeting this week. The topic was law enforcement's role in mental health, taught by Sgt. Jason Brown.  
Candidates, PLEASE keep your signs out of the Right of Way - I've noticed several banners that are in violation as well as many yard signs.  Be sure to get permission before you put a sign on someones property.

That's all for now - I'm sure there will be more soon.

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Have a GREAT weekend!

Joe Bain

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