Saturday, September 1, 2018

Cavs Win!, Lawsuit Dismissed, Lake Info and More!

There's a couple of BIG news items this morning!  First is the Cavs won their opener - Lake Travis 35, Martin 14.  Congratulations on the first win of the year!

Travis County District Judge Tim Sulak dismissed Thomas Kilgore's lawsuit against the City of Lakeway with prejudice.  This means he cannot refile this case with Travis County.  Shortly after the ruling, Mr. Kilgore's attorney filed an emergency petition for a Writ of Mandamus in the Texas Supreme Court.  Here's a link to a definition of Mandamus.  This is a parallel to a lawsuit and writ filed by one of the mayoral candidates in May.  Although slightly different, the similarities are significant.  Here is a link to the filingHere's a link to the petition.  There is a September 4th deadline for the City to provide final ballot language to the secretary of state.

I had an interesting communication about some info I posted a few weeks ago.  A democratic campaign Consultant wanted to know if I had documentation on the information I posted.  I replied, Yes, the question you should ask him is if it's true.  If someone wants to see the documentation on tax liens or judgments, send me an email.  This is concerning from many angles.  Why is a democratic campaign consultant involved in our elections? Not a resident.  Lakeway's elections are supposed to be non-partisan!  We need folks that are interested in the welfare of our great city, not democrats or republicans that are trying to turn the area one color or another.  There are two candidates in my opinion on the ballot that fit that description.  I'll go into that in another post.

Water!  Well not much of it.  As of Friday the 31st Travis was at 654.39.  Still dropping about a foot a week.  We are now at 62% full.  Inflows to the Highland Lakes totaled about 61 acre feet.  Travis released 2,033 acre feet.  It's going to get worse if we keep releasing this amount without any inflows.  Maybe we should interrupt some of the water sent to interruptible  customers.  Just a thought. 

The Service League of Greater Lakeway is hosting a community training event on Sept. 21, 2018 from 1:30 - 3:00 PM at the Lake Travis Community Library.  They have a great staff of volunteers serving the community by providing free transportation to medical and other necessary appointments, arranging for the loan of medical equipment and minor handyman repairs.  They are looking for like-minded individuals to join their staff.  Show up and do something for the community!

Lakeway Prosecutor Amy McHugh was named Outstanding Prosecutor of the Year by the Texas Municipal Court Association.  Another great and well deserved award for our courts.  Seen at left is Judge Kevin Madison and Prosecutor Amy McHugh.

Lakeway is moving into the 21 Century.  they have received a grant for a charging station for electric vehicles that will be installed at the Lakeway Swim Center.  It will be interesting to see the usage reports in a year or so.

The Lakeway MUD will meet in Special Session Wednesday, Sept. 5, 9:30 AM at 1097 Lohmans  Crossing.  Here is that agenda.

Baylor Scott & White Lakeway is the first hospital in Texas to combine imaging and a robot for Parkinson surgery. It's called the  Deep Brain Stimulation System.  Here's a full report from KVUE.

Baylor Scott & White is also doing a seminar on Resolving Hip or Knee Pain.  Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6 PM.  RSVP 1.844.279.3627

The Balcones Community Orchestra will perform works of classical composers in a FREE concert from 4-5 PM September 23.  For more information call the Activity Center at 512-261-1010.

That's all for today.  New updates on pictures of the Police Facility at .  There is much more at .  I update the pictures as construction moves forward.

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Joe Bain

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