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MARY LYNNE GIBBS Broker, ABR, CLHMS, CRB, CRS, e-Pro, GRI Keller Williams Realty – Lake Travis 512.431.2403 | AustinLuxuryBroker@gmail.com | AustinLuxuryBroker.com

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Breaking new ground! Lake Views from the highest elevation in Lakeway!

We’re pleased to announce that lots in Las Colinas del Lago have sold so quickly that construction has just broken ground late Oct 2017. With only 12 lots remaining in our final subdivision, you too can live on the tallest peak in Lakeway overlooking Lake Travis! Las Colinas del Lago features award winning luxury home builders such as Seven Custom Homes with home prices starting at 1.2 million. Lots range from 0.6 to 2.5 acres featuring many with over 130 feet of frontage. www.serene-hills.com/del-lago

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Video fly over of lots at http://vtour.realtour.biz/SereneHillsLotsPhase4W/Austin/TX

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4200 Cypress Canyon Trail – Hill Country with Contemporary Flair, German Style Stone Construction fronting Lick Creek. 2.97 acres includes 3 BR 3 BA, Flex Space, Green House, Producing Vineyards, Raised Garden, Specimen Fruit Trees, Chicken Coop. An additional 2.69 additional acres available as well. Offered at $918,000

1006 Moonlight Bay – Stunning home on 2 lots totaling 6 acres in The Coves on Lake Travis, Main Floor offers Master Suite, Office Study, Gourmet Kitchen, Dining, Great Room. Upper floor offers 2 BR / 2BA + Observatory / Bonus Room. Lap Pool, Lake & Hill Country Views. 2 Boat Slips as HOA Marina Convey. Offered at $979,000

21605 Hwy 71 West, 10+ Unrestricted Commercial Acres. Area of Rapid Growth, Topography allows multiple options, 3 platted Lots. Near LTISD Middle & Elementary Schoold, The possibilities are endless. Current Lease conveys for immediate income. $1,525,000.

1116 Starlight Canyon – Remarkable 20 acres includes 11 fully platted Lots ranging from 1.15 ac – 2.8 acres, Water & Sewer available, Gated Entry, 100% Fenced, all Lots back to a 15 acre Greenbelt, located within walking distance to Barton Creek Lakeside – an Omni owned Golf Course Country Club- membership offerings include Golf, Tennis, Dining, Fitness Facility. Offered at $1,485,000

Joni Langle

REALTOR®

512-413-2712 jonilangle.com Texas Monthly 5-Star Professional 2012–2016


A Movie Inspired Boutique with Classic Southern Charm! We are more than a gift shop Our purpose is to find opportunities to ‘give back’. Many of our vendors were selected because of their story of making a difference and impacting lives. Other vendors have great entrepreneurial success stories. We look forward to sharing these stories with you... and the products they represent.

Your Purveyors of Southern Charm 2127 Lohmans Crossing Rd, Suite 306 Lakeway, Texas 78734 (Across RR 620 from Randall’s, near Flores Restaurant)

512-300-0536 www.SteelMagnoliaMarketplace.com info@steelmagnoliamarketplace.com


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The property information herein is derived from various sources that may not be limited to county records and the Multiple Listing Service and it may include approximations. Although the information is believed to be accurate, it is not warranted and you should not rely upon it without personal verification. Not intended as a solicitation if your property is already listed by another broker. Real estate agents affiliated with Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS® are independent contractor agents and are not employees of the Company. ©2017 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Operated by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker, the Coldwell Banker logo, Coldwell Banker Previews International and the Previews logo are registered and unregistered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC.

the lake for a swim or to take out the boat. There is tram alsodown a walking pathfortoa swim a separate private to the lake or to take lake view deck at the water’s edge. out the boat. There is also a walking pathHome to a sepis conveniently located on the North Eastarate lake view deck at the water’s edge. Home is ern edge of Lakeway, TX., and adjacent to conveniently located on the North Eastern edge of Commanders Point Sailing Marina as well TX., and adjacent to Commanders Point asLakeway, Mansfield Dam State Park. Only minutes Marina asGalleria, well as Mansfield Dam State Park. toSailing Hill Country Lakeway and Four Only minutes to Hill Country Galleria, Lakeway Points shopping and dining, multiple golfand Four Points shopping and dining, multiple courses, exemplary Lake Travis schools, andgolf courses, exemplary Lake Travis and & easy easy access to TX 71, RR 620,schools, RM 2222, Loop 360. access to TX 71, RR 620, RM 2222, & Loop 360.

Jacquelyn Foreman REALTOR®, GRI, CNE, CLHMS 512.554.8298 jforeman@cbunited.com ForemanHomes.com Awarded #1 Coldwell Banker Agent in Austin


STEINER RANCH STEAKHOUSE “A level above the rest”

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Enjoy our creative menu, extraordinary wine selection, live music and stunning views.

Mon-Sat Open at 4:00 Sunday Brunch Open at 10:00 Happy Hour Every Day of the Week 4:00-6:30 Half Price Burgers Every Monday in the bar, patio and lounge

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Where Total Joint Replacement Meets Totally Reimagined Care At Muve Health, we think differently about patient care delivery. Experience a new kind of Total Joint Replacement program that is centered around one thing: You.

Muve Health offers a reimagined, patient-centric approach to Total Joint Replacement. Through a hyper-specialized focus on joint replacement, a commitment to personalized patient care and education, and cutting-edge design, Muve’s innovative program raises the bar for your Total Joint Replacement experience.

The Muve Lakeway center partners with affiliated independent physicians Dr. David Dodgin and Dr. E. Matthew Heinrich. To learn more about Muve Lakeway and the Muve Health program, visit www.muvehealth.com/lakeway *Muve health does not provide professional services. Professional services are provided through independent corporations.

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L A K E WAY V E T E R I N A R Y C L I N I C

Any Time at All, All You Have to Do Is Call! Put your paws together for After-hours/On Call Care! Now Lakeway Veterinary Clinic is available to your pet 24/7. Call our after-hours line at 512-263-5864, and we’ll answer questions and treat your pet. We are striving to provide the Lakeway community with the utmost in 24/7 Veterinary Services in a cost effective manner.

Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Tooth decay is linked to systemic disease, in people and in our furry friends! Bad teeth can contribute to respiratory, cardio, kidney and liver problems. That’s why Lakeway Veterinary Clinic has once again joined forces with Caring for Cambodia to help impoverished children and our community pets to keep their teeth—and their entire bodies—strong! Throughout February’s Pet Dental Health Month, any client who brings a new toothbrush to the Clinic will receive a free pet dental evaluation and $60 off a teeth cleaning. It’s a great deal, for the kids and for your furry companion! Caring for Cambodia is an Austin-based nonprofit that provides education and basic healthcare for 6,700 children in 21 schools and provides 25,000 toothbrushes each year. With your help, Lakeway Veterinary Clinic can provide a crucial contribution. To learn more, go to CaringforCambodia.org.

Lakeway Vet Clinic Dr. Rand Doyle | Dr. Rafael Seda Lozada | Dr. Heidi Moore | Dr. Lyanne Mockler 1003 RR 620 S., Austin, TX 78734 | 512-263-2134 | www.lakewayvet.com Monday – Friday: 8am – 6pm | Saturday: 8am – 4pm | Sunday: 10am – 4pm


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8408 Lime Creek Road | $1,475,000

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Waterways Magazine

Spring 2018

604 Peterson Lane; Lakeway, TX 78734 waterwaysmag@gmail.com www.waterwaysmagazine.com Editor/PublishEr: Cathie Parssinen 512.785.6313 Art dirEctor: Sheila Parr AdvErtising rEPrEsEntAtivE: Brooke Toeller 512.808.7115 waterwaysmagsales@gmail.com Contributors

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EditoriAl: Mark Austin, Sally Austin, Emily Ergas, Cathie Parssinen, Brooke Stevenson PhotogrAPhy: Adobe Modern Homes, Josh Brewster Photography, Ryan Farnau, Brandi Nellis, Jessica Pages, Cathie Parssinen, Patti Pieszchala, Tyler Schmitt, courtesy of Andy Roddick Foundation; Brooke Stevenson

Cover Photo by Haley Plotkin

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Over nearly two decades, our covers have featured business owners, sports figures, musicians and a multitude of ordinary people experiencing the extraordinary pleasures of the lakeside lifestyle. Some of Waterways covers, such as this one, have also been connected to nonprofit causes or events. Photographer Haley Plotkin captures this celebratory moment as celebrity dancer Javier Aguirre and his pro-partner Azucena Perez were crowned 2017 Dancing with the Stars winners. Read more about the 11th annual event that benefits the Center for Child Protection on page 16.

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16 ABOUT THE COVER 24 NEW BUSINESS PROFILES 26 CELEBRITIES BOWL AT HIGH 5 28 HEALTH & WELLNESS 34 2017 SAFE GALA

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The Finest Lake Travis has to Offer!

Belvedere, 18029 Flagler Dr. 1.23 acres, 5081 sq. ft., 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, 3 living, pool, backs to nature preserve. Offered at 1,400,000

The Coves at Lakeway, 701 Hurst Creek Rd. HOA day dock for 23 homes, walk to city park. Offered at 860,000

Falconhead West, 16212 Zagros Way. 1 story, 3431 sq. ft. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 living, 3 car garage, backs to green area. Offered at 605,000

Falconhead West, 1605 Maritime Alps Way. 4288 sq. ft. 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 4 living,3 car garage, low tax rate. Offered at 600,000

Tammy Templin

RealtorÂŽ 512-796-5559 tammy@tammytemplin.com www.tammytamplin.com

Global Luxury Property Specialists, serving Lake Travis area


ABOUT THE COVER

Celebrity dancer Mark Pollard with pro-partner Katrina Repkai

Celebrity dancer Tracey Marshall and her professional partner Travis Herman were awarded second runner-up.

DANCING with the Stars Austin STORY AND PHOTOS BY CATHIE PARSSINEN

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ORE THAN 1,000 people gathered in the JW Marriott Grand Ballroom for the 11th Annual Dancing with the Stars Austin on Dec. 2nd, presented by Lexus of Austin & Lakeway. Glitz, glitter and glamour provided an electric charge to the atmosphere, as guests awaited the beginning of the highly-anticipated program of dancing competitions between teams that paired prominent Austin celebrities with professional dancers. The room was

Larry and Jayne Richardson

Creative Director Glenn Ball is honored for his choreography, guiding the 2017 dancers through their first and last steps.

Emcees Lance Avery Morgan, Holly Mills-Gardner Hema and Anil Venkatrao

Celebrity dancer Laila Scott with pro-partner Tommy Schwegmann

Celebrity dancer Tobie Funte with pro-partner David Miller Pro-partner Sheven Kekoolani with Celebrity dancer Shonnery Pettit

Judges Kell Cahoon, a screen writer and producer of USA Network’s Psych; Quita Culpepper, an anchor at KVUE and one of Austin’s most celebrated journalists; and Ed Clements, an award-winning talk show host at KLBJ-AM who served as judge for the 11th time

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Front row: Sean Parsons, Dina Morris, Claire Hoverman, Christi Bosco, Cassandra Stokes Back row: Stacey Gesinger, Jill Stanley, Barton Bryan, Darcy McGillicuddy, Tiffni Menendez, Janelle Forteza


Ford Smith, Rebecca and Bryan Hardeman Pro-partner Sarah Berens with Celebrity dancer Barton Bryan People’s Choice Winners for 2017: Celebrity dancer Javier Aguirre with pro-partner Azucena Perez

Pro-partner Lisa Vargas with Celebrity dancer Nate Boyer

First Runner-up went to Celebrity dancer Trey Reynolds with pro-partner Sarah Vasilasi

CELEBRITY DANCER JAVIER AQUIRRE AND PRO-PARTNER AZUCENA PEREZ TAKE HOME THE GLITTER BALL not only filled with anticipation…it was also filled with love and money…love for the young Travis county victims of abuse and money totaling over 1.6 million dollars that would be pledged this night by generous patrons to the Center for Child Protection that serves the daunting needs of these children. Emcees Holly Mills-Gardner and Lance Avery Morgan wrapped up the show with the announcement of the winner of the 26th Annual Luxury Car Raffle, a Event Co-chair Francie Little

Venus and Bill Stawn

J. Gordon and Charmaine McGill

Rady Prunoiu, Olivia Sone, Emily Hendrikso, Andrew Phillip Bill and Jennifer Stephens, Bill Marshall

Frances Netherton, Lindsay and Ford Smith

RK and Erin Johnston, past People’s Choice DWTS winner

Grant and Barbara Foster, Bill Schneider

Michelle Wilson, Hellen Martin

Michael Waite, Marianna Dydek-Waite

Celebrity dancer Tammy Buckman with pro-partner Randy Ferguson

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DWTS 2017 Winners: Pro-partner Azucena Perez with Celebrity Dancer Javier Aguirre triumpantly hold the prize—the 2017 Glitter Ball

2017 Lexus RX 350, donated generously by Lexus of Austin & Lakeway; the winner of the $2,500 H-E-B gift card, and the winner of two roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines. Not to be intimidated by the skills of either celebrities or pros, guests took center stage on the dance floor for an afterparty with music from DJ Chicken George.

ABOUT THE CENTER FOR CHILD PROTECTION The Center for Child Protection is a nationally accredited children’s advocacy center and the only nonprofit in Travis County involved in the investigation and prosecution of crimes against children. For more than 25 years, the Center has been the first stop for children in Travis County who are suspected victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse and for children who have witnessed a violent crime. The Center is a child-friendly, specially-equipped facility where children go for recorded forensic interviews, medical exams, counseling and intervention. All services are provided to children and their protective caregivers free of charge and are available in English and Spanish. In 2016, the Center conducted forensic interviews for 1,235 children, provided 5,297 services to children and 5,008 services to adults.

A San Antonio native and an Aggie undergrad who completed his medical training at UT Southwestern in Dallas, Dr. Javier Aguirre is a member of Austin Area Obstetrics, Gynecology and Fertility. He embraced the opportunity to spread awareness of the mission of the CCP and was honored by the privilege of Dancing with the Stars.

CCP CEO Michael Torres, Tana Willianson, President of the Board of Directors; Salsa Sponsor

Vicki Roberts, representing presenting sponsor Lexus of Austin and Lakeway, holds high her bid card, Jeff Nash

Alejandra Ballesteros, Matthew Soule

For more information, visit www.centerforchildprotection.org. Celebrity dancer Tracey Marshall and her professional partner Travis Herman were awarded second runner-up.

Clifton and Cindy Lind

Powell and Jodie Thompson

Chris and Ally Johnson Dan Morrison, Megan Bentzin, Joanie Schoener Bentzin, John Haines, Debbie Tate, CCP’s Director of Development & Community Relations

CCP’s Founding CEO Sandra Martin; Past Board President, Mary Wilbur

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YOUR LAKE TRAVIS REAL ESTATE EXPERTS FOR OVER 35 YEARS COMMERCIAL • RESIDENTIAL • WATERFRONT • FARM & RANCH

SOLD! Kidd Ln. Lake Travis- SOLD! 3302 Blue Jay, Lake Austin- JUST LISTED! Oasis RV Resort-

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SEAN CAIN

Broker Associate ® TommyJCain@gmail.com

Realtor ® Sean.Cain@cbunited.com

512.517.4429

512.921.4431

SeanCain.cbintouch.com TommyJoeCain.com Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS ® Lakeway Office 2501 Ranch Rd 620 S. Ste 120, Lakeway, TX 78738 © 2016 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Coldwell Banker is a registered service mark licensed to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. An Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Housing Opportunity. Operated by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Real estate agents affiliated with Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS® are independent contractor agents and are not employees of the Company.

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK SERVING LAKE TRAVIS SINCE 1999

Be-YOU-tiful! Lakeway Commons Shopping Center 900 RR 620 S, #A104, Lakeway, TX 78734 512-263-7611 | www.spaatthelake.com A full-service salon and spa offering an extensive menu of services for hair, nails, skin, microblading, lashes and massage.


COMING SOON TO LAKEWAY! Contact Joe Greer • jgreer@garagesoftexas.com


10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Please join us in celebrating our 10-Year Anniversary at our Customer Appreciation Open House on Saturday, March 24th from 2:00–7:00pm! Live cooking demonstrations, refreshments, and giveaways every hour.

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• Music • Food & Drinks • Kid and Dog friendly • Views, Games, 15 acres • Something for everyone!

Ask for Iron Wolf at Local Restaurants & Bars Whiskey • Vodka Rum • Gin

Wed / Thurs 12–3pm Friday 4–7pm Saturday 12pm–8pm Sunday 12pm–6pm 101 County Road 409 | Spicewood, Texas | 512-970-3203 | www.ironwolfranch.com


For All Things Real Estate

Melissa Mandry CNE, CLHMS, GRI, MBA

LAKE TRAVIS 1921 Lohman’s Crossing Ste. 100, Austin, Texas 78734

Direct: 512-296-4714 MelissaMandry@gmail.com MelissaMandryRealEstate.com License #614968

Thomas Bertin

Residential Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS# 1186641

Cell: 512 484-2290 Direct: 512 592-5400 | Fax: 888-415-3493 thomas.bertin@benchmark.us www.benchmark.us

Ark-La-Tex Financial Services, LLC | NMLS# 2143 3429 Executive Center Drive #200, Austin, TX 78731


BUSINESS: New and waiting to welcome you! IRON WOLF RANCH & DISTILLERY Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery was just a dream 3.5 years ago but has recently opened its doors for business. This “framily” business, located in Spicewood Texas, is locally owned and operated and began as the vision of Lakeway/ Spicewood founders Lester Singleton, Jordan and Glenda Watters and Randy Aylieff. Jordan, Glenda and Lester are family that relocated to the Lakeway area in 1989 and are proud to call the Lake Travis Hill Country home, raising families here in the Lake Travis ISD. Randy and his wife Jan are Texas born and raised Austin natives living in Lake Travis as well. The Iron Wolf business leverages the diverse yet complimentary experience of the team – including decades of beer and spirits sales and marketing, media and marketing, business management, along with advanced degrees in engineering and chemistry. The Iron Wolf vision includes producing unique spirits at a compelling hill country venue, wrapped in an edgy and bold brand. Iron Wolf spirits are truly distinctive! From the unique custom bottle to the range of high quality products, all are offered at surprisingly reasonable prices. The current lineup includes Vodka, Gin, Rum, flavored vodkas and whiskeys… truly something for everyone! The products are now being promoted in local bars, restaurants and liquor stores… starting with their popular “Hotscotch” and “Iron Hot” flavored whiskeys. The Iron Wolf brand is one-of-a-kind. The striking wolf eyes command attention on promotional apparel and are especially compelling on the metal bottle labels. They chose the wolf not only because they have one (“Luna,” a Siberian Gray Wolf) but also because the attributes of the wolf include loyalty, strong social relationships and promote the inclusive bonds of the pack to the greater wolf family. The wolf is the embodiment of the Iron Wolf Ranch mantra… Edgy and Bold, Wild and Free! Located on 15 acres with large oaks and elevated views of the Texas Hill

STEEL MAGNOLIA MARKETPLACE Steel Magnolia Marketplace is what happens when East meets West…TEXAS, that is. Linda Harman and Janey Richardson, two women who love classic Southern Charm, collide in Austin and retail vibes begin to flow. Both have husbands who know just how to let the ladies dream their dream…that’s what Southern Gentlemen do! Linda and family had a “head start” by opening “The Shops on Llano” in Fredericksburg. There she learned the business, got a valuable “baptism by fire” experience (that’s what we call it in West Texas), and an itch for retail! After moving back to Lakeway, Linda left the Shop for several years, but the “itch for retail” and her entrepreneurial spirit remained. Along comes her friend Janey Richardson, a resident of Spicewood and a corporate (Xerox) retiree, whose friendliness and love of people made for a fun “what if” conversation. Brainstorming over a glass of wine (that’s what Southern Ladies do!) showed them that they were destined to open a business together… and Janey’s Classy Consignments and Linda’s Bella Vita Boutique were ready to put Spicewood on the retail map! They opened, and The Shops of Spicewood became THE gathering place in the area! Girlfriends came in and met other girlfriends, and long-term friendships developed and the business flourished. Then after 1 ½ years, they had an offer to buy the business…which wasn’t even for sale! Never known to ignore an opportunity, they went for it! Life marched on for several months, and then they both got the “retail itch” again! Hey, Janey, “Wanna open another Shop?” Wow! “Yes, let’s do it!” So, Steel Magnolia Marketplace opened December 1, 2017, and Linda Harman and Janey Richardson became Lakeway’s “Purveyors of Southern Charm!”

Randy Aylieff, Jordan Watters, Glenda Watters, Lester Singleton Sponsors at Operation Warriors Path Gala

Country, Iron Wolf Ranch is a great destination to bring your “pack” and enjoy tasty spirits, expansive decks, fire pit, 9-hole disc golf, bocce ball, games, live music and catered food on the weekends. Iron Wolf is both family and dog friendly, with a fun area for kids to play and walking paths for guests and pooches. There is a bold vision for the expansion of the site, including plans for many buildings to support the growing community with private and business events, music/concerts and eventually weddings. Iron Wolf is located one mile off Hwy 71 just past Opie’s/Spicewood store to the left on CR408. All in all, Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery is a “must see, must taste” experience. Bring your pack soon to enjoy the “Bold Spirits, Texas Attitude”! 101 County Road 409, Spicewood, Texas 512-970-3203 www.ironwolfranch.com

Their purpose is to find opportunities to ‘give back’. Many of their vendors were selected because of their story of making a difference and impacting lives. Other vendors have great entrepreneurial success stories. Linda and Janey look forward to sharing these stories with you... and the products they represent. They offer “lovelies” in many areas: Wedding, Baby, Home Décor, Travel, Stationery, Jewelry, Bath Linda Harman, Janey Richardson and Body and Candles. The Marketplace is a “Movie Inspired Boutique” with Classic Southern Charm. The movie Steel Magnolias depicts perfectly who Janey and Linda are: women who honor friendship, strength and perseverance to get through the rough times, and to rejoice during the happy ones, all the while supporting each other. Their goal is just that: helping others through the products they sell and by extending a hand of friendship. These two ladies from opposite sides of Texas are making their mark in Lakeway and remembering their “Southern Gentlemen” who are watching from above… perhaps shaking their heads but not surprised at all. 2127 Lohmans Crossing Rd, Suite 306, Lakeway, Texas 512-300-0536 www.SteelMagnoliaMarketplace.com


Both Johnson and Williams played for the UT Longhorns in the early 2000’s and were touted as part of the most talented team of incoming receivers in school history. Johnson went on to play for the Denver Broncos and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Williams was one of the most decorated wide receivers in Longhorn history and was nicknamed “The Legend.” He later played pro for the Detroit Lions, the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears and, in 2013 was inducted into the UT’s Hall of Honor. Johnson and Williams co-own RDUB Spirits and Johnson also operates a youth football camp.

The River Ridge Elementary School Team: back row: Jennifer Passi, Shelley Roberts, Principal middle: River Ridge Elementary Asst. Principal, Gareth Cook, Tracey Thornton, Jennifer Sims, Cory Redding, Paul Smith, Performing Arts teacher; front: Victoria Arevalo, Melissa Arnold, Jodie Pickin Aaron Ross, famed University of Texas Longhorn who, along with his wife, celebrated sprinter Sanya Richardson, earned six national championships in their days as student-athletes at UT. Ross was drafted by the NY Giants in the first round and went on to win two Super Bowl rings for the Giants. He also played for the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns.

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The team from Tiff’s Treats with celebrity bowler Aaron Ross: Rachel Romeo, TJ Fleming, Addie Tarver, Nick Smith surround Aaron Ross Ryan Nunez, record-setting running back, jumps on the back of Shawn Rogers, former UT defensive tackle and a veteran pro footballer

Roger Clemens racked up accolades as an American baseball pitcher who played 24 seasons in Major League Baseball for four teams. Clemens was one of the most dominant pitchers in major league history, tallying 354 wins, a 3.12 earned run average (ERA), and 4,672 strikeouts, the third-most all time. An 11-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion, he won seven Cy Young Awards during his career, more than any other pitcher in history. Shawn Rogers was an outstanding defensive tackle for the UT Longhorns and was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2001. He also played for the Cleveland Browns, the New Orleans Saints and the NY Giants. Ryan Nunez was a 5A record setting running back for Westlake High School and former UT Longhorn.

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Gabrielle Johnson, center, is flanked by her husband BJ Johnson and Roy Williams

Celebrities Bowl at High 5 for the Cory Redding Scholarship Foundation STORY AND PHOTOS BY CATHIE PARSSINEN

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ORY REDDING played football at North Shore High School in Houston. In his senior year in 1999, he was named USA Today’s Defensive Player of the Year and was a consensus All-American choice. He also excelled in track and field, winning the state Class 5A title in the discus as a junior and senior (career best toss of 193’9”). He was a standout UT Longhorn defensive end who subsequently had an illustrious career in the NFL for the Detroit Lions, the Seattle Seahawks, the Baltimore Ravens, the Indianapolis Colts and the Arizona Cardinals. With the opportunities presented to him to pursue a career in pro-bowl, he put his degree on hold but never lost his passion and commitment to education. In 2012 he and his wife, Priscilla, made a $100,000 donation to the University of Texas at Austin to endow the Cory and Priscilla Redding Family Scholarship. The endowment offers financial assistance to incoming first-year students to pursue majors in the College of Education. The first two students were accepted in 2013 and graduated in May, 2017. Cory Redding also finished up his degree and walked with the same graduates endowed by his Foundation. The Foundation looks for high school graduates from Cory’s high school, North Shore, but has opened the pool of applicants up to other Houston area high school graduates, and across the country as well. To date, nine students have been awarded scholarships, with three more slated to receive their degrees in May 2018. The Reddings continue their financial support for the Scholarship Foundation, hoping to increase the number and level of support for future students. An army of sports glitterati responded to the Redding’s invitation to participate in a Celebrity Bowling Tournament to support the Scholarship Foundation at High 5 in Lyle Sendlein played in 50 games while at Texas, and Lakeway. Some of them are he started in his final 26 games. He was a two-time featured here! all-conference performer as center in the Big 12. He started for the 2005 National Championship team and helped the Longhorns set an NCAA single-season record with 652 total points scored and a UT singleseason record with 6,657 total offensive yards. He subsequently signed with the Arizona Cardinals.

Kasey Studdard helped anchor the offensive line for the Longhorns in 2006 and went on to help win the national championship against USC at the Rose Bowl. Studdard garnered second team All Big 12 honors for his performance. In his final year at Texas, he started all 13 games and was voted team captain by his teammates. Studdard was drafted by the Houston Texans in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL Draft.

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During Dusty Renfro’s four years as a Longhorn Linebacker, he racked up not only a long list of collegiate athletic awards (2-Time GTE Academic All-American Linebacker, 2-Time Mike Campbell Defensive MVP, 3-Time Academic All-Big XII Linebacker, Texas Longhorns Team Captain and Texas Longhorns Defensive MVP All-Big XII Linebacker, to name only a few) but also an impressive array of academic honors. He was a GTE Academic All-American Linebacker, Lan Hewlett Award for Academic Excellence, Burger King Scholar Athlete, Phillips 66 Big XII Classroom Champion, SWC President’s List, UT Athletic Department Provost Award, SWC Champions 1995, SWC Academic Honor Roll and was named to the UT Dean’s List four times. A true scholar athlete, Renfro went on to play for three years in the NFL. A Lifetime Longhorn, he was recognized by the National Football Foundation with the Young American Award last May.

River Ridge Elementary teacher, Jodie Pickin; Doug English

In his final season as a Longhorn, former UT defensive tackle Doug English (1972-74) earned All-America honors after helping lead UT to an 8-4 record, a second-place finish in the Southwest Conference (5-2) and a berth in the Gator Bowl against No. 6 Auburn. Following the year, he was named the Longhorns’ Most Valuable Player. The Dallas native was then drafted in the second round of the 1975 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. English went on to have an illustrious 11-year professional career from 197585 in which he was a four-time Pro Bowl selection.

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2017 SAFE Gala “MY HEART IS IN HAVANA!” Patrick and Kathy Terry, 2016 Guardian Award Recipients

STORY AND PHOTOS BY CATHIE PARSSINEN

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N NOVEMBER 4th, SAFE, a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace, presented its annual gala, A Night in Havana. Although the Hyatt Regency couldn’t quite reproduce the crumbling colonial architecture and cobblestone streets, and the colorful food and flower stalls were absent, there was a sense of 1930s and ‘40s Havana, a hot destination for American celebrities, pleasure seekers and even mobsters who gravitated to Havana for the gambling, fine dining and especially for the fine drinking, illegal in the U.S. during the prohibition era. Board Chair and Emcee Michael Simons spoke passionately about the need to change American male culture and about the growing threat of the sex trade in Austin that increasingly targets

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Erin and Brian Williams

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foster kids and at-risk youth, a vulnerable population at risk of manipulation. Generous guests rose to the occasion and helped to raise $1,028,000 for the children and families in SAFE’S CARE, putting this Gala in the record books for the amount of donations and pledges secured. The bidding on live auction items was positively dizzying, reaching unheard of heights for several items! Attorney Ann Benolken was honored Chelsea Gray, Taylor Pohler, Matt and Sara VanBergen as the 2017 Guardian Award Recipient. Ann earned her law degree and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas, Austin. She currently serves as General Counsel of Seton Healthcare. She has served on several community boards, including Austin Children’s Shelter, SAFE and CASA. She is also a founding member of Women of Hope, a philanthropic group that advocates for abused and neglected children and youth served Bailey Hill, William Hairston, Jay and Kelley Lamy by Austin Children’s Shelter. She has been included in the Best Lawyers in America since 2012. SAFE has been named one of the nation’s top 50 “Best Nonprofits to Work For” in 2017, ranking 21st overall and 2nd in the large organizations category (250+ employees).

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Friends toast Michele Gary (far right) on her winning bid for the live auction item Love Uchiko, a private dinner for 10 featuring the contemporary Japanese cuisine of Executive Chef Tyson Cole!

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Christopher Born, President of Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas

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MAGINE” was the theme of the 2017 Dell Children’s Gala, presented by the Nyle Maxwell Family of Dealerships at the Austin Convention Center’s Grand Ballroom on January 27th. The imaginative centerpieces provided by David Kurio Designs and the lighting, video and audio effects engineered by Ilios Lighting Designs transformed the Grand Ballroom into a space of magic and intimacy. Some things simply defy the imagination. They range across the spectrum of life experience and include moments that offer intense joy and, at the other end, moments of horror and grief. In a nightmarish sequence of events on Father’s Day, Blake and Jennifer Bertling’s three children and one of their friends were driving with the Bertling children’s grandmother when they were involved in a gruesome car accident. The wreckage was so severe that the EMS team at first thought that all passengers had perished. The Bertling’s daughter, 7-year old Bethany, 12-year old Tristan Gonzales and 77-year old Ann Bertling died at the scene.

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Nyle and Nancy Maxwell, Presenting Sponsors from the Nyle Maxwell Family of Dealerships

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Working feverishly, first responders found 10-year old Christian and five-year old Landon Bertling still alive but with unimaginable traumatic injuries. Christian suffered an internal decapitation. With the exception of the spinal cord, all the ligaments and associated structures in the neck that attach the skull to the spine had been severed, although his head was still attached to his body. Landon’s internal injuries included a ruptured stomach, multiple lacerations to the liver, a crushed spleen, bruising and hematoma of the bowel, a broken scapula and both clavicles, broken ribs and fractures to the pelvis. He also had a hole in his heart. There was physical pain and emotional grief beyond measure. Onstage in the Ballroom that evening, Blake and Jennifer Bertling, with Christian and Landon and first responders by their sides, recounted their story and their heartfelt thanks to Dell Children’s Hospital for the life-saving treatment their boys received. “Imagine the difference you can make in the life of a child.” This was the theme of the evening, and guests let their imaginations and their bids soar, raising an astonishing $1.6 million, showing once again just how much this city believes in and supports Dell Children’s Medical Center and the children they serve.

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ACK THE BLUE Gala was the title of the 8th Annual Lakeway Police Foundation Gala, hosted at the Lakeway Resort and Spa. Presented by Lexus of Lakeway, this annual benefit provides a critical source of funding, outside the City of Lakeway’s budget, to support the officers that protect and serve the Lakeway community. This year’s gala was one of the most successful ever, raising $78,000 and included the live auction item of an adorable German Shepard puppy donated by Lakeway Veterinary Clinic! Winning bidders were David Lyne and Amber Hart Lyne. In the last year, funds raised have helped family members of officers killed in the line of duty. The state of Texas lost 11 officers last year. Police run into gunfire as civilians run to take cover, and Lakeway is the city that gives more to families of deceased officers than any other city in the state of Texas. Mike Olsen was honored at the Gala as the 2017 Lakeway Police Department Employee of the Year. To donate to the Lakeway Police Foundation, visit www.lakewaypolicefoundation.org Paul and Jeanne Beavers

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OMEN AUSTIN presented a series of preview parties hosted by generous Komen Austin donors in several communities. At an elegant party hosted presented by Steve and Anne Marie Pyle at The Frog Pad Kitchen & Bath Showroom, guests were treated to an exclusive dining experience created by Chef Goldie Radojevich, a James Beard nominee for Women in Culinary Excellence with an 18-year career as a renowned private Chef. As Executive Director Suzanne Stone revealed, “Last year 135 women found out they had breast cancer because of a mammogram funded by donations to Komen Austin. They now have a chance to fight this disease because of the investment so many people made. Without those funds, it’s likely those women wouldn’t have known about their cancer until it was too late.” Both Stone and Development Director Kelly Newberg shared personal stories of others served by Komen Austin. Courtney Urukalo spoke of her journey battling Lobular Breast Cancer. Instead of having clearly defined tumors, Lobular Breast Cancer presents with tiny tendrils of cancer that spread throughout the body and cannot be surgically removed. This form of breast cancer also does not respond to chemotherapy. Courtney considers herself a “Breast Cancer Thriver” and is hopeful that the drugs she takes will be successful. Susanne Stone also used the occasion to promote the 2018 Komen Gala, The Big Pink Give, to be held on April 6th at the Hotel Granduca, “The Big Pink Give is a twist on a traditional gala. At this event, donors have the opportunity not only to make a financial impact on the Austin community through their generosity but they will also have the chance to give once-in-a-lifetime experiences to breast cancer survivors, fighters, thrivers and their families.” For tickets visit komenaustin.org/events/bigpinkgive/

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FTER THE mix-and-mingle cocktail hour, the formal program opened with remarks by Breakthrough Board Member Hector Ruiz. Hector de Jesus Ruiz Cardenas is the chairman and CEO of Advanced Nanotechnology Solutions, Inc. and former CEO and executive chairman of the semiconductor company Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. He spoke eloquently of his singular, and most extraordinary, life story. He was born in the border town of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico and, as a youngster; he shined shoes in Mexico for six years. As a teenager, he walked across the border every day to attend high school in nearby Eagle Pass. He graduated valedictorian just three years after Brian and Carolyn DeRoeck beginning to learn English. Kelly and John Breedan, Event Host Committee Ruiz earned a B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. from Rice University. Armed with the power of these degrees, he launched his stellar career. In his remarks, he credits Abby Fleiss, Breakthrough’s Chief the support he received from Program Officer; Breakthrough students others and the fact that he Wilbur Jaimes and Lawrence Navarrete was blessed with an incredChris Carmouche, Tammy and Eddy Young Mina Mora, Cristian Palacios, Ricardo Apanco, Samantha Medrano, ible amount of good luck for Keilen Heacock, Sarah Sheppard his success. It was, however, incredibly difficult… “like threading a thousand needles in a row.” As he pondered the struggles of so many in our society who try, against daunting odds, to make their way, he has often wondered

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how his experience of “threading a thousand needles in a row” could be institutionalized. He emphatically believes that Breakthrough offers this institutional solution. In Central Texas, only 6% of middle school students from low-income communities earn a college degree. To combat this trend, Breakthrough makes a 12-year commitment to help these children become the first in their families to graduate from college. Through a combination of extended learning, comprehensive advising, mentorship and leadership experiences, Breakthrough is there, every step of the way, to ensure their students achieve the ultimate prize… a college degree. Breakthrough students are graduating from college at 5X the rate of their peers. “To everyone out there with dreams, here’s what I have to say: keep that fire burning. And to Breakthrough, my own, personal fire starter, thank you from the bottom of my heart.” These were the electrifying words spoken to 1,200 supporters of Breakthrough by Grecia Lopez, Junior at Texas Tech University and a Breakthrough student, as she detailed her Breakthrough journey at the Beat the Odds concert under the stars at Stubb’s BBQ featuring Country Music favorite Pat Green. According to Executive Director Michael Griffith, “Together, we raised more than $470,000 in sponsorships, ticket sales and donations—a new record for Breakthrough. Our work simply would not be possible without your support. Our hearts are filled with gratitude for our sponsors, especially AMD and Bank of America/U.S. Trust; event chairs, Amber Carden, Mary Garwood Yancy and Howard Yancy; the host committee; our wonderful emcee, Board Member Hector Ruiz, and everyone who attended, donated and shared in our celebration.”

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HIS YEAR marks the 10th Annual Austin Modern Home Tour, a showcase of spectacular examples of modern architecture, design, construction and decor throughout Austin neighborhoods. On Saturday, February 24th from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., meet the architects, builders and design professionals that conceptualized and executed the 12 homes selected this year. “Ten years ago, when I started the Modern Home Tour, there was almost no modern architecture at all in Austin,” says founder Krisstina Wise of GoodLife Luxury. “I reached out to six architects about the idea of a tour and that first year, we had almost 500 attendees, so we knew Austin was interested and wanted to learn more.” “We’ve seen our impact grow and now, around 1,500 people attend each year,” noted James Leasure, tour partner and producer. His company, Modern Architecture + Design Society, produces Modern Home Tours across the country that have garnered 9,000 visitors attending the annual tours to date.


5511 Avenue H / Newcastle Homes Photos by Jessica Pages

“We are really starting to help our fellow Austin residents not just to ‘see’ modern but also to truly understand that modern is more than a narrow style of architecture,” adds Leasure. Designed by the Michael Hsu Office of Architecture and built by Adobe Modern Homes, one sculptural modern-style condominium seeks to provide a solution to the “Missing Middle” in Austin—small and mid-sized multi-family residential buildings in the highly-coveted Zilker neighborhood. To embody the spirit of South Austin, natural materials were utilized for custom steel shelves and a stove hood, leather cabinet pulls, and honed marble countertops that extend from the kitchen to master bathroom. Natural light plays a huge part in the design as do floor-to-ceiling custom steel windows and a 20-foot sliding door that opens the West wall to a private courtyard. Nicknamed the sideSTEP House, another home on the tour takes the challenge of designing within the existing environment seriously by side-stepping a Live Oak tree in the home’s courtyard and packing major style and performance into a modest footprint.

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4115 Avenue A / Design Hound Photos by Ryan Farnau

From Newcastle Homes and Matt Fajkus Architecture, this Energy Star 3.0 certified home features an 18-SEER Nest controlled premium Bosch HVAC system, foam insulation beneath a standing seam metal roof and an intelligent floor plan with multi-purpose rooms designed to maximize the functionality of every space. Bright and airy, the interiors are thoughtfully connected with the outdoors and balance light and flow with privacy and definition of spaces. Soaring ceilings and expansive panes of high performance windows and sliders give way to the integrated feeling of indoor-outdoor living. Some homes needed to adhere to stringent guidelines such as the Design Hound home in Hyde Park. The homeowners looked to Design Hound to create space for their growing family with a first and second floor addition to a historic home built in 1927.

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1009 Gaston Avenue / Cornerstone Architects Photos by Jessica Pages

The team made several concise choices including maintaining the original design of the front façade by growing the footprint backwards, locating the first floor living and dining rooms and second floor bedrooms at the rear and mimicking the window spacing of the surrounding historic homes on the north and east side additions. The result is a thoroughly modern home that retains respect for the history of the original structure. A sloping lot and an unsightly neighboring building presented some challenges for Cornerstone Architects’ home along Shoal Creek. To take advantage of the right-toleft slope, the garage was designed on the lower level while extending the main level above to maximize the views and light. A large, protected oak allowed for a private courtyard off the master suite and a mid-level courtyard terracing down to the pool. This contemporary, multi-level home provides a tranquil treehouse effect near the heart of downtown Austin. As for the future of the Austin Modern Home Tour, Leasure says, “Our primary goal every year is to expand on our unofficial theme of ‘Experience, Educate, & Explore,’ to provide not only a fun day of seeing bleeding-edge architecture and design but also to provide valuable insight on what it means to live in Austin today.” “Modern was such a novelty, but now it’s the standard,” Wise says. “I think as the tour continues, you’ll see more technology incorporated into the design. Just as technology is evolving and pushing the edge, so should modern architecture.”

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HE EVENING began with a sunset cocktail reception on the outdoor patio of the Austin City Limits Moody Theater and transitioned inside to an elegant dinner and program that included several powerful testimonials about how the Andy Roddick Foundation (ARF) has an impact throughout many East Austin communities. The exciting live auction included items such as a trip to New York City for a VIP experience to the Broadway production of Hamilton, a private, in-home dinner for 12 personally catered by Uchi owner Chef Tyson Cole, and a round of golf at Spanish Oaks Village with 2017 Masters winner Sergio Garcia. All brought in generous bids ranging in the tens of thousands of dollars. Musical guest Jake Owen and his 6-piece band capped the evening by taking to the stage with their Florida roots-reggae infused country sound. The crowd of 1,500 was quickly out of their chairs, dancing between the tables, and singing along. The 15-song setlist included crowd favorites like “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” and “American Country Love Song,” along with several unexpected, but warmly embraced, covers such as Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire and “Let’s Talk Dirty in Hawaiian” by John Prine. Roddick began ARF in 2000 and stays motivated by realizing parents are better able to provide financially by being able to work a few more hours a day, knowing their children are in a safe and enriching environment. “So, it’s not just the kid; it’s the entire family. That’s the part that’s become a lot more real since I’ve become a father.”


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N NOVEMBER 13th 2017, Kele Roberson won the Lynn Seymour Award for Expressive Dance at the Royal Ballet of London, England. The Award was established by the late Nina Finburgh in honor of Lynn Seymour, one of the Royal Ballet’s most celebrated dramatic ballerinas. The award debuted in 2000 and was originally judged by Seymour herself. To compete for the Award, 2nd year students were invited to perform a solo of their choosing, prepared on their own and without any coaching. When explaining why he chose his performance piece, Kele said “I immediately thought of Vater, as it demonstrates a ceaseless exploration of identity and search for belonging. The choreography of this piece is very different from my comfortable way of moving, so it required a lot of personal exploration on how I would communicate its message to the audience”. Dame Monica Mason and Kevin O’Hare, former and current Director’s of the Royal Ballet, presided as judges for the event. Mr. O’Hare called this his “favorite competition of the year”. Dance Institute director, Linda Holland, visited the Royal Ballet shortly after the win in November. “It is an honor and dream for me to have a student at the Royal Ballet. I was thrilled to be able to watch class and meet Kele’s Instructors. After class, Mr. Lewis, one of Kele’s instructors, shared how well Kele was doing in his classical work and included an assessment of the amazing talent Kele exhibited in contemporary”. This was no surprise for Holland since Dance Institute excels in offering training in classical ballet as well as contemporary, jazz, tap and ballroom. When asked how DI’s year was going, Holland replied, “We are having a very successful year! We are currently working very hard to prepare for Youth America Grand Prix in February. We will be competing in both classical and contemporary choreography.” YAGP provides an unparalleled opportunity for dancers to win scholarships to the top ballet schools and companies in the world. Kele Roberson’s 2017 YAGP Gran Prix win opened the doors for his acceptance to the Royal Ballet in London.


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