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Room to grow

Thursday, April 25, 2013 | Dane Anderson

A dream of former Westbank Community Libraries director Beth Fox came true this spring when a community garden blossomed into reality.

Representative cites fire risk, elicits mixed opinions

Thursday, April 25, 2013 | Devin Monk

State Rep. Paul Workman’s HB 1858 that would allow a property owner to remove a tree based on potential fire risk without a notice or permit has some city leaders sharpening their axes.

Eanes school board approves salary increases

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | Dane Anderson

At a meeting Wednesday night, Eanes school board members approved 2013-14 employee contract renewals and nearly a million dollars in salary increases.

Schools, communities implement sweeping change during electronic era

Thursday, April 18, 2013 | Special to the Picayune | 9

Westlake High School sophomores Adrianne Matthews and Jun Jang study and eat in the school library last week.

Rollingwood hires new city manager

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | Dane Anderson

Rollingwood City Council members approved a contract for a new city manager Wednesday evening.

Battle worth fighting

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | Special to the Picayune

From left, Relay for Life/Westlake Committee members Scott Edel, Danny Wilbanks, Teresa Wilbanks and Jean Hendrix discuss final details for the event at a planning session April 9 at Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church.

Lawsuit filed on River Hills sports complex

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | Dane Anderson | 25

Conflict between property owners and organizers of a sports complex planned for River Hills Road reached a new level Friday when landowners filed a lawsuit against the Eanes school district and the Western Hills Little League.

Westlake Animal Hospital looks to redevelop

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | Special to the Picayune

Westlake Animal Hospital representatives discussed redeveloping its property to include updated kennel space, veterinary facilities and a park for dogs to run around in during the West Lake Hills City Council April 10 meeting.

Big day for native plants

Thursday, April 11, 2013 | Dane Anderson | 1

Commons Ford Ranch Metropolitan Park came alive Sunday as people from all around Austin showed up to help the Commons Ford Prairie Restoration Organization celebrate Big Day in the Park.

Water district says hydrant upgrades would cost millions

Thursday, April 11, 2013 | Staff Report

While West Lake Hills Mayor Dave Claunch and fire department officials insist that fire flows from hydrants in several areas of the city are not adequate to protect homes, it remains to be seen where funds will come from to improve the water system.

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