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Library running out of reading room Architectural firm will offer possible solutions to severe space crunch. By Rachel Rice

The Bee Cave Public Library is weighing its options to expand, and the Lake Travis City Council has approved a contract with Pro-forma Architecture for design consultation services. Library director Barbara Hathaway said she’s been

‘When it’s busy in here, there are kids sitting on the floor working on homework and people sitting out in the atrium.’ Barbara Hathaway Library director

raising her concerns to the City Council about available space in the library, and the Council is finally hearing her pleas. She’s already moved shelves and tables around a

few times, she said, but is out of ideas. “We’re pretty much out of shelf space,” she said. “To put a new book on the shelf, we have to take an old one

off. We need more room for books, but the biggest problem is that we need more seating space. When it’s busy in here, there are kids sitting on the floor working on homework and people sitting out in the atrium to use our wireless because there’s no place else to sit.” Pro-forma Architecture has been brought on to brainstorm ways in which the library can expand, and the Council is open to ideas from moving furniture to knocking down walls, Councilwoman

Cara King said. Hathaway said the architects’ suggestions would only come after several months of research and consultation with city staff and community members. “They’ll look at the demographics in the city and the (extraterritorial jurisdiction) up and down Highway 71 and look at how many families are expected to move in and what that’s going to mean for the library in the coming years,” she said. Library continued on A5


Community celebrates golden anniversary ‘It was a unique community in that the people that moved here were mainly successful.’

Residents trace city’s founding back to the Lakeway Inn. By Rachel Rice

In the year of Lakeway’s 50th anniversary celebration, the city’s residents will recognize the rapid growth of a community that was a small, remote retirement community not so long ago. “One thing that’s interesting to me about the 50th anniversary is how far we’ve come with a volunteer spirit,” Mayor Dave DeOme said. “That’s really central to driving everything Lakeway has been over the last 50 years. There are so many people over the years that have volunteered their skills in very significant ways.” Lakeway’s 50th anniversary family celebration will be held noon to 3 p.m. on Oct. 5 at Lakeway Activity Center. The family celebration will feature games and a dunk tank, where residents will get the chance to dunk city officials such as DeOme and Police Chief Todd Radford. Tickets to the evening celebration, the Josey Ranch BBQ and Barn Dance, have all

been given out already. In 1861, when the settlement of Austin was in its infancy, John Lohmann moved 17 miles northwest of Austin and built himself a stone house and several tenant cabins, according to “Lakeway:



Bob Laws Longtime resident

LAKEWAY’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION When: Oct. 5, noon-3 p.m. Where: Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek Information: calendar The Hudson family — the namesake for Hudson’s Bend — were among the early settlers in the Lakeway area. AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN FILE PHOTO

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In the 1940s, Beaumont native Jack Josie purchased thousands of acres of land in the Hill Country alongside the newly created Lake Travis. Josie seized upon the opportunity to own so much “pretty lakefront proper-

ty” for $42 per acre, “Lakeway: The First 25 Years” said. Eventually, he owned 13,000 acres from Lake Austin to the Pedernales River. He subdivided his ranch land and sold the lots, taking the first major Anniversary continued on A7

Lake Travis grad starts travel company Paragon Expeditions emphasizes giving back to destinations.

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The first 25 Years,” a book published by the Lakeway Heritage Commission. Over the years, several families of German immigrants moved to the area. Finding the land arid, most of them began goat farming.

By Rachel Rice

Somewhere between boarding a boat in Nova Scotia and hiking up Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Lake Travis High School graduate Ryan Weaver and friend Tom McNally made up their minds to start a travel agency. Weaver, a former Lakeway resident who graduated from LTHS in 2007, had always wanted to travel the world. He was in his senior year at Texas State majoring in geography when he found out about a scholarship program called Semester at Sea. Entrants had to write an essay and then would be eligible to win the trip of a lifetime to travel to 15 different countries via ship. Weaver entered, demonstrated his enthusiasm for traveling and learning about different parts of the world, and won the scholarship in 2012. He met McNally aboard the cruise, and they became fast friends. “We were talking about our plans after graduation when he threw out the idea to start our own (travel) company,” Weaver said. “It basically started as an idea on

For more information on Paragon Expeditions, please visit exploreparagon. com, email info@ or call 1-888-996-3558.

the ship, and there were professors and students and lifelong learners that pay to travel with the students, and we met with them and started tossing around the idea of starting a company, and they gave us a lot of helpful advice.” The new business partners started Paragon Expeditions, a luxury travel agency that offers trips to exotic and remote locations in Patagonia, Peru and Tanzania, as well as other customizable journeys, where travelers can experience full cultural immersion with the locals and yet stay at five-star resorts. What makes Paragon stand out, however, is its philanthropic side. Ten percent of fees paid by travelers go directly to a local charity in the area they travel to. “Our goal is to create a more wholesome experience that’s not only more meaningful for travelers, but also has the opportunity to foster Travel continued on A5

Ryan Weaver takes photos of the landscape in Serengeti National Park during a 2010 trip in Tanzania. ERICH SCHLEGEL FOR LAKE TRAVIS VIEW

Ryan Weaver spends time with local children in a South African Township in 2012. CONTRIBUTED BY RYAN WEAVER



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Class teaches how to do yoga in your cubicle Techniques can ease eye strain and clear the brain. By Rachel Rice

Office drones and Internet addicts finally have a yoga class tailored to their needs, provided at the Lakeway Activity Center. Yoga for Geeks, created by yoga instructor Rena Smith, is designed to provide mental and phys-

ical reprieve for anyone who spends an inordinate amount of time hunched over a desk staring at a computer monitor. “I’m a semi-geek myself, and I spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen, so I know the strain that you can get in your neck and shoulders,” Smith said, “but I’ve been doing yoga for years, and it helps, after you’ve been crouched over a screen gazing at it all day long.”

THURSDAY NIGHTS AT CENTER The Yoga for Geeks class will be held Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. starting on Sept. 12 and ending Oct. 24, with no class on Oct. 3. The class costs $60 for members of Lakeway Activity Center and $70 for nonmembers. Children and spouses get $5 off. Attendees can be any age, though attendees under 13 years old must be accompanied by a parent.

Smith’s class, which meets once a week over the course of six weeks, is designed to teach at-

tendees how to use adapted yoga positions while they’re sitting in a chair at their desk. She

plans to set up desks and chairs in the classroom to simulate the work environment. “We’re adapting what we do on the mat in general yoga, (using) techniques which are meditative to ease eye strain while you’re looking at a computer all day long,” Smith said, “You can use meditative techniques to assist in clearing the brain to help focus on what you need to do.” The classes are non-

challenging, and Smith encourages attendees not to wear traditional yoga gear but to wear what they wear when sitting at their computers. “They should expect to take away some techniques both physical and mental to assist in enjoying their work on computers, and not feeling so crunched up and unfocused,” she said. Contact Rachel Rice at 512445-3809.

DIGEST Today-Sept. 17: Abstract paintings by Carl Smith will be on display from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at Lakeway City Hall, 1102 Lohmans Crossing Road. The art gallery is off the main lobby. This will be Smith’s first show in Lakeway of his latest abstract paintings. Based on landscapes of East and Central Texas, the paintings start from his childhood memories associated with that very specific environment. Inspired by artists Philip Trussell, Peter Maslow, and Brian Rutenberg, Smith creates abstract compositions that seek to embody structure, heat, and a need to draw with paint. He has studied art at Laguna Gloria Art School and Dougherty Art Center in Austin and with Linda Montignani and Trussell. To view more of his work, visit www. europeanechoes. Sept. 5: The Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, is launching the “Anywhere But Here” book club at 4:30 p.m. This new book club is open to ages 10 and up. Join us for our first

Self-help guru Sullins Stuart will speak at the Lake Travis Community Library on Tuesday.

Award-winning children’s musicians the Biscuit Brothers will play at the Lake Travis United Methodist Church on Saturday. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS

meeting to discuss Lisa McMann’s “The Unwanteds,” which is a riveting middle-grade dystopian novel that Kirkus Reviews calls “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.” Contact the library for information at 512263-2885 or visit Sept. 7: The Lake Travis United Methodist Church will host a free concert at 4 p.m. by award-winning children’s musicians the Biscuit Brothers. They are a mission-driven group introducing the arts and especially

music to children and families through their PBS show reaching 50 stations and through live performance. Come early at 3:30 p.m. for activities aimed at preschool and early elementary children. Refreshments, face painting, and a juggling act will keep the children amused in the cool of our Ministry Activities Building at 1502 RR 620 North. Tickets are available in the church office or by calling the church office at 512-266-9877. Sept. 7: A cavalcade of helicopters, police cars

and motorcycles, SWAT trucks, ambulances, fire trucks and more will converge for the fourth annual Lakeway Public Safety Day from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the LTISD Educational Development Center parking lot, 607 RR 620 N. Sept. 10: Do you desire to live in the now, but aren’t sure how? Spiritual teacher, therapist, and author Sullins Stuart will discuss key aspects of his spiritual self-help book “Living in Conscious Harmony: A Spiritual Guide to Being in the

Now” at the Lake Travis Community Library at 2 p.m. Stuart holds a master’s degree in counseling and has studied spirituality, philosophy and psychology for more than 20 years. He has lectured across the U.S. Contact the library for information at 263-2885 or visit Sept. 10: Ages 10 and up are invited to the Taste Buds cooking class at Lake Travis Community Library at 4 p.m. Learn a new hobby and make some tasty dishes. Please contact the library for information at 263-2885 or visit

Sept. 12: The Lakeway/ Lake Travis Rotarians kick off their annual Mercedes Car Raffle 6-8 p.m. at FORE restaurant, 900 Ranch Road 620 S. The raffle winner will receive a choice of a Mercedes C250 or GLK 350 plus a paid trip to Germany to pick up the car. For more information on the club, car raffle and sponsorship opportunities, visit www. RotaryClubofLakeway. com. Please contact Laura Mitchell via email at laura@ or 512-263-5833. Sept. 14: The Lakeway citywide indoor garage sale will take place from 8 a.m. to noon at Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek. The event is fun for collectors, families and bargain hunters. Find everything from children’s clothing, furniture and toys to housewares, collectibles, tools, furniture and more. Admission is free, but the activity center gladly accepts donations of nonperishable or canned food items in the lobby, which will be donated to local food banks and charities. Booth spaces are sold out. For more information, call 512-261-1010.


Burn ban extended again Severe drought pushes it to at least Sept. 25. By Lake Travis View Staff

The Travis County Commissioners Court voted last week to continue the burn ban, prohibiting outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of the county due to extremely dry conditions. The burn ban expires on Sept. 25 unless further action is taken by the court or fire marshal prior to that date. “Unfortunately, Travis County is in a severe drought and (has been) in the high fire-danger category,” said Travis County

Fire Marshal Hershel Lee. The Keetch-Byram Drought Index measures moisture in the top eight inches of the soil and ranges from 0, indicating the wettest conditions, to 800, for the driest conditions. “We are currently at 619 KBDI,” Lee said. “The small amounts of rain we have received have not significantly changed our drought status, and vegetation is very dry.” This ban on outdoor burning does not affect a prescribed burn under the supervision of a prescription burn manager. It also does not affect outdoor hot work when done under the guidelines established by the Travis County Fire Marshal’s

Office. Prescription burn managers and those in need of outdoor hot work permits must contact the Travis County Fire Marshal’s Office or the fire department in whose jurisdiction the work will be done. Barbecuing in Travis County parks and parks managed by the county is allowed as long as the fire is within a closeable container or a container with a lid. You should also have water nearby in case the fire spreads. Call 911 immediately if a fire gets out of control. If you have questions about the burn ban, call the Fire Marshal’s Office at 512-854-4621 or contacts a local fire department.

Kicking up their heels The Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce welcomed West Austin Dance Academy with a ribbon cutting on Aug. 29. WADA’s owner and director, Amy Swift-Reynolds, and the entire staff are known for giving quality training at all ages and levels. WADA is also “where the passion of dance begins with technique,” said Swift-Reynolds. West Austin Dance Academy is at 12918 Shops Parkway, Suite 500, in the Shops at the Galleria in Bee Cave. The phone number is 512-263-2277. For more information about the studio, visit its website at CONTRIBUTED PHOTO


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Check out library video on West Cypress Hill has impact of drunken driving new principal in place Municipal Court donates 3 copies of victim’s story.

Richards has spent more than 20 years as an educator.

By Lake Travis View Staff

Lakeway Municipal Court recently donated three award-winning Texas Department of Transportation media packets “Before and After: Jacqueline Saburido” to Lake Travis Community Library for the public to check out. Lakeway Judge Kevin Madison has 10 years of experience as a firefighter/EMT and has seen firsthand the tragedy of teen fatalities. Madison encourages parents to watch this video with their teen drivers and to discuss the dangers of impaired driving as well as the dangers of distracted driving. Jacqui Saburido, a University of Texas student from Venezuela, was riding home with some classmates from a birthday party Sept. 19, 1999, when Reginald Stephey, an 18-year-old Lake Travis High School student, was on his way home after reportedly drinking beers with his friends at a party. On FM 2222 near Four Points, Stephey’s vehicle veered into the car Saburido was riding in and killed two of her friends instantly and injured two others. A fire started in the car, but Saburido’s seat pinned her feet, which trapped inside until firefighters arrived to put out the fire. They cut her from the car and airlifted her to a burn unit in a Galveston hospital. She suffered secondand third-degree burns to more than 60 percent of her body but survived

By Hannah Neumann Lake Travis View Contributing Writer

Lakeway Municipal Court Judge Kevin Madison presents Lake Travis Community Library director Morgan McMillian with a “Before and After: Jacqueline Saburido” media packet the court recently donated for the public to check out. COURTESY OF CITY OF LAKEWAY

despite her doctor’s expectations. All of her fingers had to be amputated, but there was enough bone left on her thumb to construct an opposable thumb. She lost her hair, ears, nose, lips, left eyelid and much of her vision. She has undergone more than 40 operations since the crash, including cornea transplants, which have restored her left eye. Stephey was convicted on two counts of intoxicated manslaughter in June 2001. He was sentenced to two concurrent seven-year prison sentences inside Huntsville Unit and fined $20,000. Stephey served eight years in prison. High school teachers started using Saburido’s story as a teaching tool in Texas health classes, a judge in Australia sentenced drunken drivers to watch videos featuring Saburido, and a state trooper in Florida taped Saburido’s poster to the inside of his patrol cars so her burned face stared back at drunken-driving

suspects. In 2003, Saburido told her story on the Oprah Winfrey Show. So powerful was Saburido’s appearance that it was replayed on Winfrey’s 20th anniversary show in 2005. Janet Lea, senior vice-president of Sherry Matthews Advocacy Marketing, which put together the “Before and After: Jessica Saburido” TxDOT campaign featuring Saburido, estimates as many as a billion people have seen Saburido’s story. “Her story has touched the world,” said Laura Dean-Mooney, national president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. “She is known everywhere you go. … I think she has one of the most impactful stories anywhere.” Now, parents in the Lake Travis community may check out this powerful video packet and watch it with their children who are young drivers and use this powerful video as a starting point to discuss the dangers of impaired driving.

West Cypress Hill Elementary, which is the newest school in the district and is scheduled to open in August 2014, will be run by veteran principal Julie Richards. Richards is new to Lake Travis but has taught in schools around the country for more than 16 years. She has spent the past six years as a principal. Richards says she pursued a career in education because she knew that it was a profession where she could use her creativity and empathy to relate to students, and help them experience success. “My driving goal as a principal is to ensure that all of the students in my school get the highest quality education possible,” Richards said. “One of the most important things I do is to work with teachers to help them grow instructionally and be better equipped to meet all of their students’ needs. I also work with parents to facilitate communication so we can be a strong decision-making team.” Richards has earned a master’s degree in curriculum Webster University with an emphasis in educational technology and an additional 90 graduate hours. After graduate school, she went through a library media and educational technology master’s program to become certified as a library media spe-

Julie Richards is the new West Cypress Hill principal.

cialists EC-grade 12, then through an educational leadership program to become certified as a building administrator EC-12. Although Richards has only lived in Texas for a year, she had no difficulty in choosing a school district to work for. “During the last year in which I have been in Texas, I have quickly learned that Lake Travis ISD creates success for its students,” Richards said. “I came to LTISD because of the opportunity to open a new elementary school and because I love being a part of an organiza-

tion that does things right. Since I have joined LTISD, I have been pleasantly surprised by the warmth and caring from all district staff, from the superintendent on down and from the community.” While Richards’ job has many dimensions, her primary goal is to provide a safe place for students to flourish. “My philosophy in teaching is that all children can be successful, and that it is our responsibility as educators to meet them where they are, and do whatever is necessary to take them as far as they can go toward having many opportunities as adult citizens,” Richards said. “West Cypress Hills Elementary will continue in the rich traditions of this very successful district. I look forward to meeting the students and families.”



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TxDOT seeking input on low-cost road fixes Ed Sterling

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Concerns over the state’s upkeep of paved roads in oil and gas production and exploration zones in South Texas and West Texas emerged and have continued since July, during the second special session of the 83rd Texas Legislature. Legislators from affected districts expressed alarm over a Texas Department of Transportation plan to patch crumbling pavement with gravel instead of ordering higher-quality road maintenance and repair. On Aug. 28, TxDOT announced a 60-day period for counties “to review plans to convert damaged roads to high-end unpaved roads in the state’s energy-producing areas before proceeding with the work” and during that evaluation, the agency would “not move forward on converting other damaged roads unless there is an immediate safety concern.” “We believe our plan to potentially convert 83 miles of significantly damaged roads in the energy sector is the safe and sensible solution with TxDOT’s available funding,” TxDOT Executive Director Phil Wilson said. “At some point, when drilling activity has subsided and more funding is available, we plan to rebuild these roads to paved farm-to-market levels.” TxDOT is planning town hall meetings on the topic with legislators, local elected officials, property owners and communities.

Laws take effect Sept. 1

The Texas Department of Public Safety on Aug. 29 publicized a list of some of the new laws to take effect Sept. 1. Here are short notes on just a few of them: HB 347 expands current limitations on cell phone use in an active school-crossing zone to include the property of a pub-


A sign on Falcon Point Boulevard, posted just in front of Kelly Lane Middle School, warns of a No Cell Phone Zone in a school zone in Pflugerville. A new statewide law went into effect Sept. 1 that prohibited the use of cell phones in school zones.

lic elementary, middle or junior high school for which a local authority has designated a school-crossing zone. HB 1174 increases minimum fines for the misdemeanor offense of passing a stopped school bus loading or unloading children. The minimum fine increases from $200 to $500 and the maximum fine increases from $1,000 to $1,250. SB 181, a law that took effect on May 24, allows a motor vehicle operator the option of using a wireless communication device (such as a cell phone) to display motor proof of insurance information as evidence of financial responsibility. SB 510 expands the state’s Move Over/Slow Down law by requiring drivers to move over or slow down, depending on the roadway, when approaching a stationary Texas Department of Transportation vehicle with its lights activated and not separated from the roadway by a traffic-control device. HB 625 clarifies that the penalty for operating a vehicle on a public highway without displaying the two license plates assigned to the vehicle is a misdemeanor offense punishable by a fine not to exceed $200.

SB 275 increases the penalty for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in the death of a person and failing to render aid from a third-degree felony to a second-degree felony.

Ed chief notes anniversary

Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams on Aug. 28, the 50th anniversary of the historic civil rights “March on Washington,” emphasized the continued importance of closing the achievement gap among all students in Texas. Among points Williams made was this: “Education continues to be the great equalizer. And in a state where the majority of our students are now Hispanic or African-American, closing the achievement gap takes on increasing significance for the future prosperity of Texas. “It is the reason I purposely chose to make that factor a major component of our state’s new accountability system. The results of this year’s ratings as well as recently announced numbers on graduation rates and ACT scores show that Texas

‘We believe our plan to potentially convert 83 miles of significantly damaged roads in the energy sector is the safe and sensible solution with TxDOT’s available funding. At some point, when drilling activity has subsided and more funding is available, we plan to rebuild these roads to paved farm-to-market levels.’ Phil Wilson TxDOT executive director

has made tremendous strides.”

State’s notes sell well

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs on Aug. 27 announced the sale of some $7.2 billion in state Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes, continuing an annual practice begun in 1987 under the direction of then-Comptroller Bob Bullock. Money from the sale helps fund public school payments early in the fiscal year and manage cash flow between the start

of the fiscal year and the arrival of tax revenues later in the year, Combs said. “TRANs” sold at this sale received an interest rate of 0.201 percent, a historic low rate for the state’s one-year notes, Combs said. “The best ratings from Wall Street ratings firms and strong demand for Texas notes helped drive down the borrowing cost,” she said, adding that buyers bid about $16.7 billion, more than twice the amount offered for sale.

Council’s been busy since approval of home rule charter

Caroline Murphy The Bee Line

On May 11, the registered voters in Bee Cave overwhelmingly approved the home rule charter and voted in three new council members: Michelle Bliss, Kara King and Paul Kline. With this historic vote, the city moved

from a Type A general law form of government to home rule status. In the 90 days since the election, the City Council has expanded its power to regulate public nuisances within 5,000 feet of the corporate limits and has begun to annex property within the extraterritorial jurisdiction along state highways in order to establish land use, particularly for undeveloped property that is not already grandfathered or vested for a particular use. Also within the 90 days, the City Council has held several workshops and has prioritized key projects for next year’s budget, which was ap-

proved in August and begins Oct. 1. A firm has been selected to do a master plan of city hall with a focus on improving the space utilization and services provided by the library. The city’s comprehensive master plan is due to be updated, and the council is in the process of selecting a firm to assist with that process. Part of that update will include a citizen’s survey. In addition, the council is working with the Bee Cave Economic Development Corporation to improve hike-andbike trail connectivity to the Bee Cave Central Park as well as to relocate the dog park to a location within the main area of Central Park close to

the parking lot and restroom facilities. Looming questions facing city leaders include how to count senior independent and assisted living centers in the ratio of multifamily to single family residences. The citizens have made it clear to the City Council they are not in favor of any more multifamily apartments in Bee Cave. However, senior independent living or assisted living centers are needed and do not have the same impact on our schools or traffic as the traditional multifamily apartment complex. Opinions on this subject will be explored in the Citizens Survey and addressed in the comprehensive

master plan update. Due to the sudden and unexpected resignation of newly elected City Council member Paul Kline, the Council will consider an appointment to fill his seat until a special election can be held in May 2014. Consideration of this appointment will be on the Sept. 10 agenda. Please feel free to contact me or any of the elected officials or staff at the city of Bee Cave, or visit our website at The City Council meets at Bee Cave City Hall at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. The public is welcome to attend.

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Theater troupe announces fall musical ‘Side by Side By Sondheim’ set for Nov. 7-9 at center. By Lake Travis View Staff

The Lakeway Players theater troupe has cast its fall musical, “Side

By Side By Sondheim,” which will be presented at the Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, on Nov. 7-9. The play is a revue of the early shows of Stephen Sondheim, including narration on specifics about the

various shows and fascinating facts about them. Music from shows such as “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” “Gypsy,” “Company,” “Anyone Can Whistle,” “West Side Story” and “Follies” will

be included in the play. The cast includes veteran Lakeway Players Linda Bradshaw, Annette Brown, Barbara Calderaro, Lee Dilday, Mark King, Theresa Lingren, Brandy Meeks, Cathy Rose, and Bill Walker. This year’s

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benevolent cross-cultural relationships,” Weaver said. “We don’t want to just say, ‘Here are the sites, hi and bye,’ we want travelers to really get to immerse with the local people and give back along the way and experience the locals embracing them in their country.” Local philanthropic efforts include preserving the musical traditions of the Q’eros Quechua in Peru and helping to protect the beautiful landscapes of Patagonia. Weaver said he and McNally want to be the best in the luxury travel industry when it comes to ethics and sustainability. “We look into the backgrounds of the hotels we use to make sure they’re doing cool things in local areas,” Weaver said. “And in terms of service providers, we do a background check to make sure they have good reputations, and we have that sustainable component in every facet of what we do ... we’re not cutting corners.” Though the agency is hardly past being a year old, Weaver, 23, and McNally, 22, have already found investors for Par-

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King is also concerned about the layout of the library and space for events, though she has some additional concerns. “My biggest thing is that I don’t like that the bathrooms are outside the library,” she said. “The kids have to share the bathrooms with the people coming from the courthouse, and that doesn’t seem very safe to me.” The cost of the research and design consultation from the Dallas-based architecture firm is $58,640 plus travel expenses not to exceed $6,600, City Manager Frank Salvato said. Once the contract is finalized, which city staff hopes to accomplish within the week, Pro-forma Architecture tentatively plans to have its first meetings with staff in mid-September. King said Pro-forma was chosen out of the 11 firms that applied for the job because of their ability to adapt to the constraints given to them.

Ryan Weaver explored ancient ruins on a recent trip to Machu Picchu. RYAN WEAVER / LAKE TRAVIS VIEW

agon. McNally, a finance major from Bentley University in Massachusetts, takes care of the financial aspect of the agency. McNally said he and Weaver are still trying to find the best way to lend their

philanthropic efforts to the people of Tanzania. “There’s still a couple of different options we’re looking into,” he said. “The water there is incredibly dirty, and it’s not just the people; their

“They knew how to be creative with the things they were given, and the suggestions they had weren’t huge, radical changes that were going to cost a whole lot of money,” she said. “They seemed efficient and creative.” Hathaway said she is eager to see the library grow with the expanding population and interest-

ed to hear feedback from library patrons. “I’m gratified the city recognizes the strains we’re under,” she said, “and I hope the community will turn out for the public meetings and let us know what their needs are and what they’d like to see in the future.” Contact Rachel Rice at 512445-3809.

newcomers include Linda Durkin, a veteran actress and director who came to Austin from Chicago in 2000, and Rudy Roberson, a Broadway actor, singer, dancer and teacher, who was with the touring cast of “The Lion King.”

Completing the ensemble are Director Cathy Rose, Musical Director Barbara Calderaro, Assistant Director Anita Mapes, Stage Manager Austin Nichols and accompanist Nancy Nichols Newton.

whole livestock depends on that water. Once it’s contaminated, the livestock die out, so their monetary benefits are gone, and then their food is gone. It’s a horrible situation, and we really want to narrow it down to an organization that benefits the people.” Currently, Weaver is living in San Marcos and plans to move back to the Austin area in December. Weaver hopes to diversify Paragon Expeditions’ offerings in the future and is looking at a Canadian arctic trip or a venture to Machu Picchu

as potential additions to their list of travel locations. But he and McNally agree that they’d rather keep the list of locations short and do them well rather than have a long list of less-than-ideal experiences. “We had gone through a lot of different names to figure out what we liked the best,” McNally said. “Then we came across ‘Paragon,’ which means something perfect, and that’s what we strive for.” Contact Rachel Rice at 512445-3809.



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Fire Department looking for Explorers Open house on Sept. 10 to showcase program. Staff Report

The Pedernales Fire Department will host an open house and training program for potential volunteer firefighters Sept. 10 that will include EMS lessons, including basic procedures such as checking blood pressure. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS

The Pedernales Fire Department Station 1 will kick off its 2013-14 open house program Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. at 801 Bee Creek Road. A presentation intended for young men and women 14 years old and have completed the eighth grade or 15 to 20 years old will explain the program and feature interactive demonstrations, including hose handling, gear and a smokehouse drill. Explorers will be put through a fast-paced learning program to enable them to do ridealongs with emergency responders. Information also will be available at a Spicewood VFD Demolition Derby on Sept. 7 at the Spicewood VFD Firehall Field, 9805 Hwy 71 East. Participants at PFD are issued gear and will learn everything from fighting fires, rappelling, EMS, working motor vehicle accidents and everything in between. Youth wanting to pursue a career in firefighting, EMS or the medical field will find this program especially beneficial, but everyone will benefit from the skills taught. The PFD post also participates in fun outings ranging from high-adventure camping to attending National Exploring Conferences. Contact Ed Allen at 512-9122502.

More information is available at and on Facebook at or via email at Exploring@


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Band members of the week The Lake Travis High School Cavalier Band has announced its members and section of the week as selected during the Lake Travis vs. Converse Judson football game Friday at Cavalier Stadium. The section of the week is clarinets. CONTRIBUTED

Word’s out on one-time getaway Anniversary continued from A1

step toward subdivisions being built in Lakeway. The real beginning of the city of Lakeway, however, rests with the construction and opening of the Lakeway Inn in 1963. Three Houston businessmen — John Crooker, Flint Sawtelle and Lee Blocker — partnered together to buy a tract of land from Josie at the end of Lohmans Road overlooking the water. The men envisioned a lakefront getaway, where the biggest names in Texas would come to see and be seen. They dubbed the hotel the Lakeway Inn because of the beautiful lakefront views. Simultaneously, the partners used the adjacent land to develop a community near the lake, building model homes and platting out lots. Though publications in Dallas and Houston lauded the inn and the surrounding community as a lakefront getaway, residents in Austin thought the location was too remote to travel to on weekends. Former Lakeway mayor and Lakeway Heritage Commission chairman Steve Swan said his parents moved to the area in the 1970s. “It was pretty remote due to lack or roads,” Swan said. “You had to drive across the dam and worry about losing your side mirrors since F.M. 620 was a two-lane road.” The founders of the community worked hard to get a golf course, tennis court and other amenities to draw buyers. Low lake levels allowed the developers to be able to gather truckloads of perfect topsoil from the lake bed for the golf course, saving money. Shortly thereafter, the volunteer fire department was formed in 1968 and housed its first fire truck in the same facility where golf maintenance equipment was stored. Most early residents were drawn by the inexpensive land, although it was “a good poke” to find a doctor or get groceries, Swan said. The developers convinced or pushed their friends to buy lots. Many big names in Texas owned land in Lakeway during that time, Swan said, from “astronauts to actors.” A majority of them, however, never came out to the land and eventually sold their lots. Longtime Lakeway resident and a Valero gas station owner Bob Laws said he and his wife bought their lot in Lakeway in 1968, when he was just start-


Anna Reinke, a Lohman descendant known as “Lakeway Anna,” lived in this Austin trolley car from 1942 to shortly before her death in 1971.


An early promotion for Lakeway advertised the area as a retirement community and vacation destination.

ing to build a career with IBM. “There were maybe 200 homes at the time,” Laws said. “There were four or five of us young couples with children. It was mainly retired people from Houston. ... It was a unique community in that the people that moved here were mainly successful. That was very impressive to me, and I tried to observe and learn from them.” Laws and his wife were invited to many a cocktail party or dance at the Lakeway Inn, and he reminisced for the days when his family would sit on a blanket in their front yard and chat with their neighbors as they passed by. As the community grew, Swan said big projects like the city park were highly contentious because Lakeway residents typically tried to con-

serve city funds. “We didn’t borrow money,” Swan said. “The city is a study on how to build a city without building up a huge debt. It’s all sales tax and property tax. If the residents want something, every once in a while they’re going to get it. The park was a huge fight and a close vote, but of course now we don’t know what we’d do without it.” Mike Boston, the city archivist at the Lakeway Heritage Center, said he’s been in the city long enough to watch it develop. “When I went out here, I thought, ‘What a well-kept secret,’ “ Boston said. “When my wife drove from Round Rock to here, there wouldn’t be another car on the road. Now the word’s got out, and there’s the hospital here now and the wonderful police department and exemplary school system.” Though the community has developed a great deal and is no longer so remote, DeOme said some things never change, like the pride Lakeway residents take in their community. “From the standpoint of volunteerism, it hasn’t changed at all,” DeOme said. “We keep getting new people that realize a lot of the qualities they see living here are a direct result of being involved, and they get involved. One of my responsibilities is keeping the volunteer positions filled, and I don’t have much problem doing that.” Contact Rachel Rice at 512-4453809.

This photo of Lakeway Inn was used in the 1960s to promote the hot spot.



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Faith leads young author down career path Novel only the first of many, says 16-year-old. By Hannah Neumann Lake Travis View Contributing Writer

At a very young age, a homeschooled Lake Travis resident has accomplished something that many don’t accomplish until their late adulthood, if ever at all. Sixteen-year-old Shelby Gruber began writing her fictional novel, “Whirlwind,” at 11, after a spiritual journey awakened a message in her soul that she believed needed to be shared with the world. “After I was baptized, I felt a call from God to write ‘Whirlwind’ and begun my mission at once,” Gruber said. “Most of the book is not from personal experience, but there are pieces from our family history. I also drew on experiences my mom went through on her journey to God.” The book follows a young girl through a

series of hardships and struggles and depicts the way that finding Jesus Christ and spirituality gave her hope and reason for survival in a time where neither seemed obtainable. “It’s about a girl who always wanted her family to be close but ended up losing her father and mother,” Gruber said. “Through many hardships and struggles, she finally surrenders to the one who desperately loves her. God had different plans for her.” Gruber strongly stresses the importance of voicing one’s thoughts and offers advice to the world through writing. “The main message of the book is to help others who can’t seem to let go,” Gruber said, “No matter how young, old or inexperienced one might be, I encourage everyone to pursue their dreams. The world needs to hear what you have to say.” Shelby’s parents,

who help foster a homeschooling environment aimed at freedom and thriving in areas of passion, are extremely proud of their daughter’s perseverance and dedication. “She inspires me with her commitment to persevere and see her work to completion,” said David Gruber, Shelby’s father. “I am happy for her because she has found her passion and knows what she wants to do at such a young age.” Shelby began writing poetry as a young child, before she began focusing primarily on the Christian genre, leading to the start of “Whirlwind” five years ago. “Friends and family have encouraged me to continue writing so they can enjoy my next piece of work,” Gruber said. “I have already started my next book, and I plan on writing and publishing novels for the rest of my life.”

Shelby Gruber, a 16-year-old Lake Travis area resident, began writing her recently published novel when she was 11. CONTRIBUTED

‘No matter how young, old or inexperienced one might be, I encourage everyone to pursue their dreams. The world needs to hear what you have to say.’ Shelby Gruber

Cavalettes of the week The Lake Travis High School Cavalettes have announced the Cavalettes of the Week as selected during the Lake Travis vs. Converse Judson varsity football game Friday at Cavalier Stadium. The honorees include (from left): Rachel Wyatt, Miss High Kick; Mackenzie Phillips, Spirit Cavalette; and Jamie Gibbs, Cavalette of the Week. CONTRIBUTED

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Walk-on wins battle of ex-Cavs’ QBs Mayfield leads Texas Tech over SMU, fellow Lake Travis grad Gilbert. By Kirk Bohls DALLAS — Lake Travis High School’s season opener was against Converse Judson on Friday night, but you wouldn’t have been blamed if you thought it was in Dallas, judging by the rosters at the Texas Tech-SMU football game. The only difference was no state title was on the line for the quarterbacks at Ford Stadium. If it had been, SMU’s Gar-

rett Gilbert and Texas Tech’s Baker Mayfield would have been the two you’d have wanted in your huddle because they combined for three of Lake Travis’ unprecedented five consecutive state championships. And Michael Brewer — the presumed Red Raiders starter — won a pair as well. Brewer is out with a stress fracture of a vertebra. He sees a Dallas back specialist on Sept. 9 to see when he might resume practicing. He’d better hurry back. There might not be a job to step into, the way Mayfield played in his collegiate debut. He showed star quality in completing 43 of 60 passes

for 413 yards without an interception. Throwing for four touchdowns and running for a fifth on a nifty 11-yard dash, Mayfield won the game 41-23 with pinpoint accuracy and more moxie than someone his age should have in Texas Tech’s wide-open spread offense. And he may have won over the hearts of Red Raiders fans with a poised performance in what is believed to be the first time a true freshman walkon has ever started a season opener at quarterback for a BCS school. The 6-foot-2-inch, 220-pound rookie might not have been vintage Kliff Bohls continued on B6

Texas Tech quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) and SMU quarterback Garrett Gilbert (11) greet each other after an NCAA college football game Aug. 30 in Dallas. Texas Tech won 41-23. LM OTERO / ASSOCIATED PRESS


QB shows heart, guts in opener Cavs’

defense a bright spot

De Lira didn’t win in his first Lake Travis start, but showed potential. By Michael Adams

Dominic De Lira knows what it means to be a Lake Travis High School quarterback. There’s no need to remind him. The junior made his first varsity start Friday night in Lake Travis’ 25-19 loss to Converse Judson. If the heart and guts De Lira showed was any indication of what the next two seasons for Quarterback High will entail, Cavalier Nation, you have your man. The legacy at Lake Travis leaves some big shoes to fill. Baker Mayfield, De Lira’s predecessor, made that apparent Friday night when he made things interesting at Texas Tech with a 413-yard, four touchdown performance in his first collegiate start as a walk-on true freshmen. Mayfield did so with Michael Brewer, Garrett Gilbert and Collin Lagasse watching — all former Lake Travis quarterbacks. De Lira wasn’t flashy by any means. He only had four passes completed for more than 10 yards and only one went for more than 20 yards — a 22-yard pass to Shaun Nixon late in the fourth quarter. De Lira was 22-of-32 for just 147 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. That’s kind of a rough day for a quarterback with a tremendous amount of pressure. But let us look at the things De Lira did well.

Despite opener loss, Cavs clamped down on Judson’s offense. By Jay Plotkin For Lake Travis View

Lake Travis High School’s Dominic De Lira (4) scrambles to escape pressure applied by Converse Judson’s Dionta Humphrey early in the second quarter Friday. JAY PLOTKIN / FOR THE LAKE TRAVIS VIEW

De Lira completed 69 percent of his attempts. Most coaches would call that a good day. And if Nixon wouldn’t have been called out of bounds on that 22-yards reception, De Lira would have completed a 65-yard touchdown pass that would have likely won the game for Lake Travis, thus completing his heroic comeback attempt. But, De Lira didn’t get his hero’s storyline this time. On 4th-and-11 on the Judson 34-yard-line, De Lira was





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Lake Travis High School’s 2013 season opener left much to be desired — especially in the win column. But Friday’s 25-19 loss to Converse Judson wasn’t without bright spots. The Rockets soared to a 2510 lead in the second quarter by taking advantage of some crucial mistakes by the Lake Travis defense. By halftime, the Rockets had gained 207 yards on 36 plays, and three of their four touchdowns came on drives that started inside Lake Travis territory, two inside the Cavalier 30. “We didn’t make the tackle a couple of times, and there were several instances where we just needed to do our assignments,” Cavaliers coach Hank Carter said afterward of his team’s slow start. “We want to give Judson credit. They had a good game plan for us and executed, but at the same time, as bad as we played, we think we should have won the game.” One score came on a quarterback keeper. Another came on a trick play where the Defense continued on B3


Cavaliers fall to Dripping Springs in straight sets Lake Travis opens district play Sept. 13 at Del Valle. By Michael Adams

McNeil’s Hannah Weaver (4) tries to make a winning drive over Leah Mulkey (11) and Natasha VanStreepen (1) during the Cavaliers match over McNeil at Lake Travis on Tuesday night. PAUL BRICK / FOR THE LAKE TRAVIS VIEW

Dripping Springs High School, coming off a fourthplace finish at the Mizuno Texas Showdown in Smithson Valley, used their big three front line to make quick work of Lake Travis on Tuesday. The Tigers defeated Lake Travis 25-11, 26-24, 25-13 at Cavalier Gymnasium behind nine kills and and two blocks from sophomore middle blocker Morgan Greer. Olivia Thorpe led Lake Travis (17-10) offensively with eight

kills and 2.5 blocks, while Haley Mahlum was the defensive leader with 15 digs. The Cavaliers were coming off an 11th-place finish over the weekend at the Arlington Tournament. Friday, Lake Travis defeated North Crowley 25-21, 25-16 and Lake Ridge 25-16, 25-20 in the Cavaliers’ first two matches. Lake Travis then took Plano to three sets before falling 2325, 25-21, 16-25. Thorpe had 22 kills on the day with a high of nine in the loss to Plano. Setter Corey Cable had 67 assists in the three matches, and Mahlum had 39 digs to lead Lake Travis defensively. Saturday, Lake Travis lost to Colleyville Heritage in straight sets 25-21, 27-25.

Thorpe led the way again offensively with 11 kills, three aces and three blocks while Cable had 24 assists. The Cavaliers defeated McNeil 25-16, 25-23, 25-20 prior to traveling to Arlington to close out the tournament season. Thorpe had 11 kills while Cable had 35 assists. Sydney Lineberry led the defensive charge with 14 digs and also had two aces. Lake Travis will play Westwood Friday at Westwood High School and its final nondistrict game Sept. 10 at Georgetown. The Cavaliers open district play Sept. 13 at Del Valle. Contact Michael Adams at 512445-3682.



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Akins High School’s Teddy Lowery breaks out for a 55-yard touchdown run against the Crockett defense in the first quarter at Tony Burger Stadium. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICANSTATESMAN

Akins’ Lowery gets Eagles off to 1-0 start District goes 2-5 in opening week of football season.

Fenimore tossed his second score of the half on a 40-yarder to Josh Bishop.

Akins running back Teddy Lowery took a direct snap and rammed his way to a 3-yard touchdown run with 40.7 seconds to play Thursday night, lifting the Eagles to a 26-23 victory over Crockett in the seasonopening game for both teams at Burger Center. Lowery, a doeverything, two-way player, also scored on a 55-yard TD run in the first quarter, had a twopoint conversion run, ran for 135 yards on 16 carries and intercepted three passes. His final pick ended a last-ditch drive by Crockett.

Bowie 42, Pflugerville 14: Austin Eschenburg completed 15-of-22 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns while running for another pair as the Bulldogs (1-0) crushed the Panthers (01) at Burger Stadium. Cole Myers had nine carries for 85 yards and two TDs — a 20-yarder in the first quarter and an 8-yarder in the third. Bowie finished with 391 yards and scored five unanswered touchdowns. Pflugerville quarterback Zach Milner stopped the bleeding with a 25-yard TD pass midway through the fourth quarter. But the Bowie avalanche started in the second quarter after Eschenburg ran in a 3-yard touchdown with 11:27 remaining. The Bulldogs then recovered a fumble on Pflugerville’s first play of the next drive. Eschenburg added touchdown passes to Steve Johnson and Jake Walton for a 28-7 lead before halftime. Eschenburg’s last touchdown came in the third quarter on a 1-yard run, pushing Bowie’s lead to 42-7.

Westwood 42, Austin 13: Bear Fenimore’s three touchdowns and Sean Hoeferkamp’s two interceptions led the Warriors (1-0) over the Austin (0-1) at House Park.Fenimore completed 23-of-39 for 271 yards. Mason Bartek had three touchdowns, while compiling 110 total yards. Fenimore tossed a 40-yard TD strike to Travis Dale on the seventh play of the first drive for the Warriors. Bartek ran for a 1-yard TD run on the next possession after a Hoeferkamp pick. Deon Barnes’ 14-yard touchdown run cut the lead to 14-7 for Austin High at the end of the first quarter. Bartek ran for a 3-yard score in the middle of the second quarter.

McCallum 38, Anderson 23: It started with a long touchdown catch by Willie Mays and ended when defensive end Marquise King-Smith returned a fumble 24 yards for another score. McCallum utilized those big plays in a 170 scoring blitz during a 6-minute stretch of the first half in a 38-22 victory over Anderson in the 12th annual Taco Shack Bowl on Thursday night at House Park. Anderson’s only consistent offensive weapon was running back Chris Ortiz, who glided for 133 yards. He was rewarded for

Lowery, a doeverything, two-way player, also scored on a 55-yard TD run in the first quarter. his effort by scoring Anderson’s third touchdown of the period, a 19-yard burst up the middle that capped a 220 scoring binge by the Trojans. Seguin 35, Del Valle 34: Seguin held off a fourth-quarter comeback attempt by Del Valle to sneak out of Cardinal Stadium with a 35-34 win Friday. Del Valle quarterback Juan Padron had 194 total yards of offense and was 12-of-27 passing with 147 yards through the air. Cedar Park 43; Westlake 31: Cedar Park senior quarterback Nate Grimm had 345 yards of total offense as the Class 4A, No. 2 Timberwolves defeated Class 5A, No. 7 Westlake 43-31 Friday night at Gupton Stadium. Westlake cut Cedar Park’s lead to seven on a 72-yard pass from Jordan Severt to Sean Rollings late in the fourth quarter, but Grimm added the final strike with a 2-yard run to seal the win. Rollings had 130 yards on five catches for the Chaparrals and 57 yards on the ground. Westlake quarterback Jordan Severt was 9-of21 with 186 yards and two touchdowns. Judson 25, Lake Travis 19: Judson used an 18-point second quarter and held off Lake Travis’ comeback attempt to sneak away with a 25-19 win at Cavalier Stadium.

Bowie (1-0) at Westwood (1-0) Time: 7 p.m., Thursday Location: Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex Last year: Westwood 24, Bowie 7 Last week: Bowie def. Pflugerville; Westwood def. Austin Player to watch: Westwood QB Bear Feinmore Outlook: This is what we know: Both teams can score and combined for 84 points in their wins last week. The Bulldogs were a pretty even offensive team and had 391 yards of offense against a rebuilding Pflugerville team. Westwood, however, put up 300 yards through the air and will present a challenge to a Bowie defense that saw a predominantly running offense last week against Pflugerville. The key in this game is Westwood QB Bear Feinmore, who completed 35-of39 attempts last week. If Bowie can stop him, they can win. If they don’t, the Warriors move to 2-0. Prediction: Westwood by 14 Austin (0-1) at Pflugerville (0-1) Time: 7 p.m., Friday Location: Kuempel Stadium Last year: Pflugerville 34, Austin 14 Last week: Pflugerville lost to Bowie; Austin lost to Westwood Player to watch: Pflugerville RB Clarence Guidry Outlook: Both teams are looking to bounce back after embarrassing losses last week. Pflugerville RB/CB Clarence Guidry didn’t see many touches last week and was held to four carries for 28 yards. He was also ejected after a personal foul for targeting a Bowie receiver. The Panthers did produce 298 yards of offense by committee, and Caleb Horton had 64 yards on four catches. Austin will need to figure out its offense. The Maroons had eight players get receptions on a good day from Beau Kalbacher. Prediction: Pflugerville by 7 Lake Travis (0-1) at NB Canyon (1-0) Time: 7:30 p.m., Friday Location: Cougar Stadium Last year: Lake Travis 49, NB Canyon 7 Last week: Canyon def. Killeen; Lake Travis lost to Converse Judson Player to watch: Lake Travis RB Shaun Nixon Outlook: The Cavaliers are looking to rebound this week after a slow start last week. QB Dominic De Lira has shaken off the nerves from his first varsity start and the Lake Travis defense was impressive in the second half of last week’s loss, holding Judson to 36 yards of offense. The impact player of this game will be RB Shaun Nixon, who was held to 73 yards on 16 carries last week. Expect a big game from the Texas A&M recruit. That is, if that injury that kept him out of a few series last week doesn’t flare up again. Prediction: Lake Travis by 7 Akins (1-0) at McCallum (1-0) Time: 7:30 p.m., Friday Location: Burger Stadium Last year: McCallum 48, Akins 34 Last week: Akins def. Crockett; McCallum def. Anderson Player to watch: Akins ATH Teddy Lowery Outlook: For the first time in recent history, the Akins Eagles start a season 1-0. The Eagles have ATH Teddy Lowery to thank for that, who’s 255 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns, along with three interceptions, lifted Akins to a 26-23 over rival Crockett. But before fans expect big things from 15-5A’s resident doormat, this Akins team still has a long way to go. However, Akins enters this week’s game with a lot of confidence and will look to Lowery to provide some fireworks. The only problem is that McCallum is the team standing in the way of Akins and a 2-0 start. McCallum is coming off a win over its rival and will likely give Akins more problems than Crockett did. Prediction: McCallum by 7 Temple (1-0) at Westlake (0-1) Time: 7:30 p.m., Friday Location: Chaparral Stadium Last year: Temple 49, Westlake 42 Last week: Temple def. Round Rock; Westlake lost to Cedar Park Player to watch: Temple QB Chad President Outlook: The unthinkable for Westlake could happen Friday. Temple had 574 yards of offense last week and quarterback Chad President accounted for 461 of them. Yes, Temple’s offense is explosive as evident by its offensive production that put up 48 points against Round Rock last week. However, Temple’s defense gave up 42 points and 526 yards of offense. Look for Westlake’s defense to not allow President to duplicate his performance. Also look for Westlake QB Jordan Severt and the Chaparrals to have a big day. This game will come down to defenses and Westlake’s needs a statement game after

Westwood High School’s Nick Andress takes the ball out of the end zone against Austin at House Park Stadium on Friday night. Andress and the Warriors take on Bowie Friday. CONTRIBUTED BY JAMIE HARMS

DISTRICT 15-5A NOTES Standings District W-L 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Team Bowie Akins Anderson Austin Del Valle Lake Travis Westlake

Overall W-L 1-0 1-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1

Last week

This week

Akins 26, Crockett 23 McCallum 38, Anderson 22 Westwood 42, Austin 13 Bowie 42, Pflugerville 14 Seguin 35, Del Valle 34 Cedar Park 43, Westlake 31 Converse Judson 25, Lake Travis 19

Thursday Bowie at Westwood (7 p.m.) Friday Austin at Pflugerville (7 p.m.) Lake Travis at NB Canyon Akins at McCallum Temple at Westlake Hays at Anderson Connally at Del Valle

Player of the week Teddy Lowery, Akins: Lowery had 255 all-purpose yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions in Akins’ 26-23 win over Crockett, including a 55-yard punt return for a touchdown for the Eagles first score of the game.

Game balls Austin Eschenburg, QB, Bowie: Second-leading passer in 15-5A with 201 yards on 15-of-22 passing with 2 TDS. Lake Travis defense: Despite a rough first half, the Cavaliers defense held Judson scoreless and gave up only 36 yards in the second half. Sean Rollings, WR, Westlake: Top receiver in the district with 130 yards on 3 catches in Westlake’s loss to the defending Class 4A state champions.

Top performers PASSING Player, school K. Hill, Anderson A. Eschenburg, Bowie J. Severt, Westlake J. Padron, Del Valle D. De Lira, Lake Travis B. Kalbacher, Austin R. Medrano, Akins

C-A-I 12-30-0 15-22-0 9-21-0 12-27-1 22-32-0 13-22-0 6-16-1

YDS 218 201 186 147 147 147 106

TDs 2 2 2 2 1 1 1

RUSHING Player, school T. Lowery, Akins C. Ortiz, Anderson A. Wilson, Del Valle B. Slaughter, Westlake C. Myers, Bowie S. Nixon, Lake Travis D. Barnes, Austin

Att-Yds-TDs 16-135-2 52-133-1 12-99-2 6-84-1 9-85-2 16-73-1 19-63-1

RECEIVING Player, school S. Rollings, Westlake J. Walton, Bowie J. Evans, Del Valle J. Thomas, Akins Q. Reese, Austin J. Engling, Anderson S. Nixon, Lake Travis

Rec-Yds-TDs 5-130-1 7-98-1 3-66-2 3-60-1 4-58-0 1-47-1 5-39-0

TEAM OFFENSE School Anderson Westlake Bowie Akins Del Valle Austin Lake Travis

Yds 456 437 391 322 313 251 226

Pts 22 31 42 26 34 13 19

TEAM DEFENSE School Akins Lake Travis Bowie Del Valle Austin Anderson Westlake

Yds 173 271 298 359 359 422 442

Pts 23 25 14 35 42 38 43

giving up 43 points to Cedar Park last week. Prediction: Westlake by 7 Hays (1-0) at Anderson (0-1) Time: 7:30 p.m., Friday Location: House Park Last year: Hays 35, Anderson 7 Last week: Hays def. S.A. Burbank; Anderson lost to McCallum Player to watch: Hays RB Dylan Kasper Outlook: Hays seemed to respond well in first-year coach Neal LaHue’s system and put up 61 points against a team that was picked to finish last in its district. While Anderson isn’t picked to finish last in 15-5A, the Trojans are picked to finish near the bottom and shouldn’t give the Rebels any problems. Prediction: Hays by 21 Connally (0-1) at Del Valle (0-1) Time: 7:30 p.m., Friday

Location: Cardinal Stadium Last year: Connally 24, Del Valle 21 Last week: Connally lost to Leander; Del Valle lost to Seguin Player to watch: Del Valle RB Altany Wilson Outlook: It’s hard to pick against Del Valle this week despite its loss to Seguin last week at home. Connally got beat up last week in a 41-10 loss to Leander. The Cougars are obviously in a rebuilding year and do have the athletes to make this interesting. Connally couldn’t get its offense going against the Lions and Del Valle had the same struggles with Seguin, but RB Altany Wilson did show some brilliance in his 99 yards on 12 carries. Wilson should have a big game this week against the Cougars’ defense, so the money is on the Cardinals. Prediction: Del Valle by 14


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Shaun Nixon takes an early handoff from Dominic De Lira on Friday against Converse Judson at Cavalier Stadium. JAY PLOTKIN / FOR THE LAKE TRAVIS VIEW


Cavs offense struggles in loss to Judson Rockets zip past Lake Travis, which led in 2nd quarter. By Michael Adams LAKEWAY — Converse

Judson used an 18-point second quarter and held off Lake Travis’ comeback attempt to sneak away with a 25-19 win at Cavalier Stadium. Both teams combined for two points in the second half — a Lake Travis safety on Judson’s first possession of the half. Lake Travis’ defense rebounded from a dismal first half, allowing just 36 yards of offense in the second. Judson had 271 for the game. The rust was visible for the Cavaliers, but that didn’t keep the Cavaliers from showing some signs of brilliance. The Cavaliers (0-1) answered a Jo’Von Kyle touchdown with a 9-yard pass to Dominic Packer from Dominic De Lira with 6:01 left in the first half. The play was set up by a 81-yard kick return from Packer that started the Lake Travis drive from the Judson 19-yard-line. On the ensuing Judson possession, the Cavaliers’ Will Von Doersten picked off Judson quarterback Raylon Austin-Ramsey to set up Lake Travis’ offense on the Judson 26-yard-line. The Cavaliers couldn’t put the ball in the endzone, but did manage to take a 10-7 lead into the second quarter after a 23-yard field goal from Dylan Tracy with 3:10 left in the first quarter. But the Rocket offense struck quickly and often in the second quarter. Judson (1-0) took no time to retake the lead on a 25-yard run from Austin-Ramsey within the first two minutes of the second quarter, putting the Rockets up 13-10 after a failed two-point conversion attempt. The Cavaliers ran 10 offensive plays before a Shaun Nixon fumble set up the Rockets on the Lake Travis 30-yard-line. Judson’s offense used the opportunity to score 12 points in under a minute to take a 23-17 lead into the locker room at halftime.

Judson 25, Lake Travis 19

Judson 7 18 0 0 - 25 Lake Travis 10 7 2 0 - 19 Scoring summary First quarter J-Jo’Von Kyle 3 run (Colby Doyal kick) – 6:01 L-Dominic Packer 19 pass from Dominic De Lira (Dylan Tracy kick) – 4:53 L- Tracy 23 field goal – 3:10 Second quarter J – Rayjohn Austin-Ramsey 25 run (pass failed) – 10:47 J – Andre Wilson 29 pass from Raylon Austin-Ramsey (pass failed) – 4:06 J – Michael Akal 35 pass from Wilson (pass failed) – 3:24 L- Shaun Nixon 13 run (Tracy kick) – 1:07 Third quarter L- Safety Fourth quarter Team totals LJ First downs 14 8 Rushes-yards 36-79 34-97 Passing yards 147 174 C-A-I 22-33-2 10-19-1 Fumbles-lost 3-1 2-0 Penalties-yards 7-59 9-105 Punts-Avg. 9-30.1 8-38.6 Individual leaders Rushing LT: Shaun Nixon 16-73, Romey Kelso 10-36, Dominic De Lira 7(-23) J: Austin-Ramsay 13-31, Sanders 10-27 Passing LT: De Lira 22-32-2 147 J: Austin-Ramsay 9-18-1 139 Receiving LT: Dominic Packer 5-38, Nixon 5-39, Tyler Payne 2-13 J: Akal 2-64, Wilson 4-54

secondary lost containment on what looked to be a pass in the flat. A third score came on a quick pass following a Lake Travis fumble. At halftime, the Cavaliers regrouped and came out a much different and more resilient defense. “We talked about things as a secondary,” said senior cornerback Chayce Pannell. Led by Pannell, who was starting his first game on defense after playing receiver last year, and veterans Luke Hutton and Zach Davies, the Cavaliers put the clamps on Judson’s offense. In the second half, Judson gained just 52 yards, including only three yards rushing. “We can’t afford to bite on fakes, and we needed to do a better job con-

Zack Davies (10) and Michael Islava (9) chase after a Converse Judson ball carrier Friday at Cavalier Stadium. JAY PLOTKIN / FOR THE LAKE TRAVIS VIEW

verging on the ball,” Pannell said after the game. Pannell played his debut at cornerback like a grizzled veteran. He displayed the short memory required of a cornerback, bouncing back from getting beat for a fourth-quarter catch that put the Rockets at the Lake Travis 1-yard line. “When you play sec-

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picked off for the second time in Lake Travis’ final two possessions to seal the Rockets win. De Lira, however, was heroic. For a quarterback making his first varsity start under immense pressure to succeed and fast, De Lira did everything he could have done short of getting the last-minute touchdown to win the game. He overcame adversity. He made plays when

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Lake Travis High School’s Dominic De Lira looks for a receiver in Friday against Converse Judson. JAY PLOTKIN / FOR THE LAKE TRAVIS VIEW

needed. He had the Cavaliers in a position to win late in the game.

ondary, it’s just a matter of time before someone makes a play on you,” Carter said. “They’re going to throw darts all game long, and they’re going to get one to hit the bull’s-eye. They did on him and he’ll learn from that play. But he didn’t hang his head on it, and he was able to come back and make a play.”

In hindsight, De Lira was everything Cavalier fans were hoping for. De Lira showed a great deal of heart after getting banged up by the Judson defense most of the game. He suffered an injury early in the third quarter after one of those hits and was visibly in a lot of pain after losing his top offensive weapon just a few plays before. Yet, it only took one offensive series for De Lira to shake off the injury and return to the game. Judson didn’t let up either, and De Lira kept taking hard shot after hard shot. Every time, he got back up and lined up under center. That, my friends, is heart. De Lira completed a



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Brandon Sanders scored on an 8-yard run and, after Judson recovered the onside kick, Austin-Ramsay found Michael Akal from the Lake Travis 35-yard-line two plays later. Lake Travis’ offense, which had 226 total yards, was held to just 109 in the first half. The Cavaliers’ attempt to come back faltered late in the fourth quarter as defense took over in the second half. Nixon nearly ran in a pass from De Lira late in the fourth quarter from the Lake Travis 35-yard line, but was called out of bounds at the Judson 43. De Lira, who was 23-of32 passing for 147 yards, couldn’t muster up the same magic, throwing his second interception of the game with a little more than a minute left. Both De Lira and Nixon left the game with injuries, but both returned. Nixon had 73 yards on 16 carries and led the Cavaliers in receiving with 39 yards on 5 catches. Despite losing, Lake Travis only allowed eight Judson first downs, bud did have three turnovers. The Cavaliers look to rebound next week when they travel to New Bruanfels to take on Canyon.

He provided the only points of the second half — a safety — when he flattened Judson receiver Andre Wilson in his own end zone early in the third quarter. He broke up two passes. And after getting beat on a post pattern that put Judson on the doorstep, he punctuated the ensuing goal-line stand by blocking Colby Doyal’s field goal try, leaving the Cavaliers in striking distance. Carter liked what he saw from the former receiver. “The more he plays, the more comfortable he’s going to get,” Carter said. “It was the first game he’s played corner and he did well, so I think he’ll continue to get better ... .” But afterward, Pannell didn’t revel in plaudits for a gutty performance. “I’d rather have a game where I didn’t make a block or a tackle that we won,” he said. If the loss left Pannell and his teammates seeing red, they’ll get a chance to make amends Friday at New Braunfels Canyon, playing ironically on the Cougars’ red turf field. Lake Travis topped Canyon 49-7 in 2012.

LAKE TRAVIS SPECIAL EDUCATION The Lake Travis Independent School District provides services to students with special needs attending public school and, at the discretion of the district, private or home school. This free appropriate public education (FAPE) is offered to eligible children 3 through 21 years of age who may have one or more disabilities, which may include, but are not limited to, intellectual disability, speech impairment, serious emotional disturbance, orthopedic impairment, autism, traumatic brain injury, other health impairment, specific learning disability, or multiple disabilities. Services for children who are deaf or blind or have a visual or auditory impairment may begin at birth. Call 512-533-6460 for information. EDUCACION ESPECIAL EN LAKE TRAVIS El Distrito Escolar Independiente de Lake Travis provee servicios a estudiantes con necesidades especiales que asisten a la escuela pública y, a la discreción del Distrito, escuela privada o reciben educación en el hogar. Esta educación pública apropiada y gratuita (FAPE) se ofrece a estudiantes elegibles desde 3 hasta 21 años de edad, que puedan tener una de las siguiente discapacidades: problemas de aprendizaje, impedimento del habla o lenguaje, impedimento ortopédico o de salud, trastornos emocionales, discapacidad intelectual, autismo, lesión cerebral traumática, otro impedimento de salud o discapacidades múltiples. Los servicios para niños sordos - ciegos o con un impedimento visual o auditivo, pueden empezar desde el nacimiento. Para más información, llame al 512-533-6460.

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Lake Travis ISD Public Notification of Nondiscrimination in Career and Technical Education Programs The Lake Travis Independent School District offers Career and Technical Education Programs in Agricultural Science, Career Preparation, Computer Technology, Engineering, Architecture, Business, Finance, Marketing and Health Science Technology. Admission to these programs is based on interests and aptitude, age appropriateness, and available class space. It is the policy of Lake Travis ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. The Lake Travis Independent School District operates all educational programs without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or any other basis prohibited by law. The District complies with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Lake Travis Independent School District will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs. For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact Holly Morris-Kuentz, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resource Services, at 3322 Ranch Road 620 South, Austin, TX 78738, (512) 533-6024. Lake Travis ISD Notificación Pública de No Discriminación en Programas de Educación Profesional y Técnica El Distrito Escolar Independiente de Lake Travis ofrece Programas de Educación Profesional y Técnica, en Ciencia Agrícola, Preparación de Carrera, Informática, Ingeniería, Arquitectura, Comercio, Finanza, Mercadería y Ciencias de la Salud Tecnología. El ingreso a estos programas se base en interés y aptitud pertenecería a la edad, y espacio disponible en la clase. Es norma de el Distrito Escolar Independiente de Lake Travis no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo o impedimento, en sus programas, servicios o actividades vocacionales, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derecho Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educaión, de 1972, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda. El Distrito Escolar Independiente de Lake Travis conduce todos los programas educativos sin discriminación por motivos de raza, color, religión, sexo, origen nacional, edad, impedimento o cualquier otro motivo que ley prohíbe. El distrito se conforma con Título VII de Acto de Derechos Civiles de 1964. Título IX de las Enmiendas Educativas de 1972, la ley sobre Estadounidenses Discapacitados, y sección 504 de la ley de Rehabilitación de 1973. El Distrito Escolar Independiente de Lake Travis tomará medidas para asegurar que la falta de aptitudes en hablar inglés no será una barrera a la admisión ni la participación en todos los programas educativos y vocacionales. Para información sobre sus derechos o procedimientos de quejas, favor de comunicarse con Holly Morris-Keuntz, Asistente del Superintendente de Recursos Humanos. 3322 Ranch Road 620 South, Austin, TX 78738, (512) 533-6024



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�������������������� Public Notification of Nondiscrimination The Lake Travis Independent School District operates all educational programs without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or any other basis prohibited by law. The District complies with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact Holly Morris-Kuentz, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resource Services, 3322 Ranch Road 620 South, Austin, TX 78738, (512) 533-6024. Notificación Pública de No Discriminación El Distrito Escolar Independiente de Lake Travis conduce todos los programas educativos sin discriminación por motivos de raza, color, religión, sexo, origen nacional, edad, impedimento o cualquier otro motivo que la ley prohibe. El Distrito se conforma con Título VII del Acto de Derechos Civiles de 1964, Título IX de las Enmiendas Educativas de 1972, la Ley sobre Estadounidenses Discapacitados, y Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973. Para información sobre sus derechos o procedimientos de quejas, favor de comunicarse con Holly Morris-Kuentz, Asistente del Superintendente de Recursos Humanos, 3322 Ranch Road 620 South, Austin, TX 78738, (512) 533-6024. NOTICE OF ORDER ESTABLISHING REVISED WATER CONSERVATION AND DROUGHT CONTINGENCY PLAN AND ORDER ADOPTING AND IMPLEMENTING SUPPLEMENTAL WATER CONSERVATION AND DROUGHT CONTINGENCY MEASURES TO THE RESIDENTS AND TAX PAYERS OF TRAVIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 12 AND TO ALL OTHER INTERESTED PERSONS: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Directors of Travis County Municipal Utility District No. 12 (the "District") adopted an Order Establishing Revised Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan on February 28, 2011 and adopted an Order Adopting and Implementing Supplemental Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Measures on August 27, 2013 (the "Orders"). Together the Orders implement a plan to conserve the available water supply and protect the integrity of the water supply facilities and regulate and restrict the delivery and consumption of water in the District. The provisions of the Orders constitute rules adopted under the authority set forth in Section 54.205, TEXAS WATER CODE. Any person who violates any provision of the Orders will be subject to the payment of a fine in an amount per violation that does not exceed the jurisdiction of justice court, as provided by Section 27.031, TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE, as permitted under Section 49.004, TEXAS WATER CODE. Each day of violation will constitute a separate offense. In addition, the offending party will be liable to the District for any costs incurred by the District in connection with any violation. If any person or entity violates any three provisions of the Orders or violates one provision three or more times, the District Manager or his/her designee may, following written notice, discontinue water service to the premises where the violations occurred. Service discontinued under such circumstances may be restored only upon payment of all fines established under Section 3.11 of the Order Establishing Revised Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan, a re connection charge of $100, and any other costs incurred by the District in discontinuing or re-initiating service. In addition, the violator must provide assurance, acceptable to the District Manager or his/her designee, that the violation will not be repeated. Compliance with the Orders may also be sought through injunctive relief in the district court. Full copies of these Orders are on file at the principal office of the District, located at Armbrust & Brown, PLLC, 100 Congress Avenue, Suite 1300, Austin, Texas, where they may be read by any interested person.






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The Board of Adjustment of the City of Rollingwood will hold a Public Hearing in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building, 403 Nixon Drive, at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, to consider the following: A request for a variance to the City of Rollingwood Zoning Code, Chapter 14, Section 14.02.210(c), regarding property locally known as Lot 9 Inwood Cove Subdivision & .9232A of Lot 9A The Groves of Rollingwood in Rollingwood, Texas. The variance is requested to allow construction into the setback line that is currently 15 feet in width along the south side property line of Lot 9. Anand M. Anbalagan, Owner. For information regarding this variance, please contact Rollingwood City Hall at 512-327-1838 or visit the city website at

PROPERTY: 507 Buckeye Trail, West Lake Hills, Texas PROPERTY LEGAL DESCRIPTION: 1.42 ACRES OF LAND OUT OF LOT 1, THE ALICE KEY CONFIRMING PLAT IN TRAVIS COUNTY, TEXAS, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 79, PAGE 149 OF THE TRAVIS COUNTY, TEXAS PLAT RECORDS; SAME BEING THAT CERTAIN TRACT AS DESCRIBED IN A DEED TO ALICE KEY, AS RECORDED IN VOLUME 4969, PAGE 1 OF THE TRAVIS COUNTY, TEXAS DEED RECORDS. According to the real property records of Travis County, you own the real property described in this notice. If you no longer own the property, you must execute an affidavit stating that you no longer own the property and stating the name and last known address of the person who acquired the property from you. The affidavit must be delivered in person or by certified mail return receipt requested, to this office no later than the 20th day after the date you received this notice. If you do not send the affidavit, it will be presumed that you own the property described in this notice. Please be advised that the Building Official of the City of West Lake Hills, Texas finds and determines that a building located on the above described property is substandard, unfit for human habitation and a public nuisance. The structure has been found to be structurally unsound, contaminated with mold and rodent infestation, rendering the building substandard or dangerous pursuant to the minimum standards for continued use and occupancy set forth in Chapter 22 of the West Lake Hills Code of Ordinances. A Public Hearing will be held on the date noted above before the West Lake Hills Municipal Court of Record No. 1 to determine whether the building/structure located at the above described property complies with the standards set out in the City's Code of Ordinances. According to law, the owner, lienholder, or mortgagee must submit at the hearing proof of the scope of any work that may be required to comply with the Code of Ordinances, City of West Lake Hills, and the time it will take to reasonably perform the work. If the building is found to be in violation of the minimum standards set forth in Chapter 22, Article 22.03, Unsafe Buildings, Code of Ordinances, City of West Lake Hills, the municipal court may order that the building be repaired, vacated, removed or demolished, secured, or the occupants relocated, by the owner, lienholder, or mortgagee within thirty days (30 days).

NOTICE OF ORDER ESTABLISHING REVISED WATER CONSERVATION AND DROUGHT CONTINGENCY PLAN AND ORDER ADOPTING AND IMPLEMENTING SUPPLEMENTAL WATER CONSERVATION AND DROUGHT CONTINGENCY MEASURES TO THE RESIDENTS AND TAX PAYERS OF TRAVIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 13 AND TO ALL OTHER INTERESTED PERSONS: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Directors of Travis County Municipal Utility District No. 13 (the "District") adopted an Order Establishing Revised Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan on February 28, 2011 and adopted an Order Adopting and Implementing Supplemental Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Measures on August 21, 2013 (the "Orders"). Together the Orders implement a plan to conserve the available water supply and protect the integrity of the water supply facilities and regulate and restrict the delivery and consumption of water in the District. The provisions of the Orders constitute rules adopted under the authority set forth in Section 54.205, TEXAS WATER CODE. Any person who violates any provision of the Orders will be subject to the payment of a fine in an amount per violation that does not exceed the jurisdiction of justice court, as provided by Section 27.031, TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE, as permitted under Section 49.004, TEXAS WATER CODE. Each day of violation will constitute a separate offense. In addition, the offending party will be liable to the District for any costs incurred by the District in connection with any violation. If any person or entity violates any three provisions of the Orders or violates one provision three or more times, the District Manager or his/her designee may, following written notice, discontinue water service to the premises where the violations occurred. Service discontinued under such circumstances may be restored only upon payment of all fines established under Section 3.11 of the Order Establishing Revised Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan, a re connection charge of $100, and any other costs incurred by the District in discontinuing or re-initiating service. In addition, the violator must provide assurance, acceptable to the District Manager or his/her designee, that the violation will not be repeated. Compliance with the Orders may also be sought through injunctive relief in the district court. Full copies of these Orders are on file at the principal office of the District, located at Armbrust & Brown, PLLC, 100 Congress Avenue, Suite 1300, Austin, Texas, where they may be read by any interested person.


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Cooler water in fall will trigger action all day Allen Christenson Lake Travis Lure

A successful angler must always determine the prime activity zone for black bass. This zone can change daily and is usually dependent on weather conditions. Our hot summer pattern will soon transition into the cooler fall pattern. We’ve had to finesse sluggish summer bass with slow falling Senko-style baits, bottom crawling plastic worms, and slow-popping surface lures. Cooler water in the fall will trigger all-day action

on a variety of reaction type baits, such as fast moving crank baits, spinner baits and buzz baits. The prime activity zone will almost always be located along wind blown banks. Wind churns and oxygenates the water. This activates the entire food chain, and the bass respond to this water current by feeding with gusto. Wind also decreases light penetration in our clear water and makes the angler’s presence more undetectable. This is especially important when trying to fool the bigger bass. Shallow running crank baits come on strong in late September. Brown orange crawfish patterns and chartreuse hues usually work best. White and chartreuse spinner baits with willow

leaf blades often produce fantastic action in October and November. Overcast, breezy days will always outproduce calm, sunny days. Bottom crawling plastic worms or drop shot rigs take center stage in bright, calm conditions. Green pumpkin and June bug are my favorite colors. Recently, our high pressure heat wave forces us to catch our bass real early from dawn to about 9 a.m. After that, the catfish action in deep water continues to entertain my clients using live night crawlers, Fish Bites and jigging spoons. The all-day action kicks in after mid-September as bass begin to fatten up for the winter. Good shallow action continues through November before most bass migrate to deeper structure.


Lake Travis High School’s Carli Knezevich hits a return Thursday, Aug. 29, in singles action during the Cavaliers match with Bowie. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY LAKE TRAVIS HIGH SCHOOL

Knezevich tops Bowie’s top player; boys seal win Lake Travis to host Westwood on Sept. 10, Klein on Sept. 20. From staff reports

Lake Travis head tennis coach Carol Creel was pleased with her doubles teams performance in a district match against Bowie on Aug. 29. Lake Travis’ swept the doubles points to jump out to a 7-0 lead over the Bulldogs, then got all six boys singles wins to cruise to a 15-4 win. Carli Knezevich took her girls singles match

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Kingsbury — the prolific Texas Tech passer and the Justin Bieber of college football head coaches, who was making his own debut as the Red Raiders boss — but Mayfield was more than good, even though he wasn’t on Tech’s campus until July 10. “Baker and Johnny Manziel have similar mentalities,” Kingsbury said. “Now, Johnny’s a phenom, but Baker has that same fearlessness and doesn’t get flustered. I saw the same look in Baker’s eyes.” He demonstrated a presence that Kingsbury noticed from the outset of fall drills. “It was obvious,” a Tech staffer said. “He’s got all the intangibles.” His tangibles weren’t bad either. Mayfield’s got it all. Well, except for a scholarship, and he might have one of those soon. He was snubbed by his favored TCU Horned Frogs, who will come to Lubbock on Sept. 12. He turned down offers from Rice, Florida Atlantic and Mike Leach’s Washing-

UP NEXT Westwood at Lake Travis, 4 p.m. Sept. 10 Klien at Lake Travis, 4 p.m. Sept. 20

6-1, 2-6, 10-7, and Raven Hampton picked up the only other girls singles match, a 8-6 decision. “Knezevich won an incredible three-set match against a player who is a four-star recruit and ranked No. 14 in the state,” Creel said.

ton State program, but he may have found a home in West Texas. Should Tech get by TCU, it could forge a 6-0 start before hitting a rough patch. Mayfield’s arm might not have been as strong as that of Gilbert, who completed one 51-yard streak route with a flick of his wrist, but he’s got composure and a swagger that Gilbert’s never had at the college level. Not to mention touch. Mayfield throws a pretty fade pass. Both relied heavily on short passes, but Gilbert was too often inaccurate when throwing on the run. Mayfield didn’t show an ounce of panic and will only get better with so many Tech weapons. He escaped pressure throughout, while Gilbert was harassed all night and sacked five times. Mayfield showed off his mobility but operated out of the shotgun, save for an occasional play under center, as when he ran in a 1-yard bootleg for a touchdown that was negated by a holding penalty. Gilbert ran for a score that did hold up. There were more former Lake Travis quarterbacks on hand at sold-out Ford Stadium than you could shake a spread offense playbook at. “It’s got to be some kind of record,” said Lake Travis head coach Hank Carter, who coached all of them. Brewer’s back injury created an opening for Mayfield, who produced a 25-2 record and threw

Knezevich and Remi Immler won their girls match 6-5, 6-3. Hampton and Mallory Fishman won their doubles match 6-3, 6-3. Jay Spiers, Davis Meyer, Tyler Wilkie, Kennan Dishman, Keaton Qualls and Tristan Wise all won their boys singles match. “Bowie is a very strong team this year, and we managed to come out ahead 7-0 after doubles play,” Creel said. “This has been our focus.” Lake Travis will host Westwood on Tuesday, Sept. 10, and Klein on Friday, Sept. 20. Both matches are at 4 p.m.

for more than 6,000 yards at Lake Travis. “No. 1, Baker thrives in the underdog role,” Carter said. “He was a late bloomer physically, so he had to develop all his other skills and his brain.” The fact he had to beat out 6-4 Davis Webb, a Kingsbury recruit who came to school at midterm and had all of spring to consume the Tech playbook, only fueled Mayfield. “He is a (competitive) dude,” Carter said. “I think he likes the fact people don’t give him credit. It’s the whole Tom Brady deal. Baker has that persona about him where he likes to prove everybody wrong.” Mayfield also has an advantage in that Lake Travis has borrowed liberally from the offense Texas Tech has run recently. Dominic Delira, Lake Travis’ current quarterback, could be the next to follow in the celebrated footsteps of what may be one of the greatest quarterback family trees in Texas high school history. “Yeah, I think so,” Carter said before Friday’s action. “He reminds me of Michael Brewer, but he hasn’t played a varsity game yet. But he’s been to (college) camps, so people know about him.” How could they not? He’s a Lake Travis quarterback. Contact Kirk Bohls at 512445-3772.

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