• Google Fiber is finally coming to Southwest Austin
    Featured Post News   //   July 22, 2016   // 0 Comments

    by Ann Fowler “We’ve got some exciting news: Fiber is coming to Southwest Austin in August.” That was the first line of an email sent this week by Google to local residents who had signed up to be notified of the local rollout of Google Fiber. More than three years after announcing it was bringing a speedy 1-gigabit Internet to Austin, Google Fiber is coming to Oak Hill. Well, parts of it, a...

  • Belterra Village is coming, Nutty Brown Café is going
    Featured Post News   //   June 23, 2016   // 0 Comments

    by Ann Fowler CEDAR VALLEY -  Soon, entertainment and dining choices may have Oak Hill residents heading west on Highway 290 West when Belterra Village opens in the fall of 2017. The development is being built by Crescent Communities and Endeavor Real Estate Group. The 90-acre complex, at the southeast corner of Highway 290 West and Nutty Brown Road, will include a 14-screen movie theater, S...

  • Changing the face of Oak Hill: Stratus entertainment district and re-vamped ‘Y’ center project slated
    Featured Post News   //   June 1, 2016   // 0 Comments

    by Ann Fowler OAK HILL -   Oak Hill residents may soon have more shopping, eating and movie-going choices when a long-time shopping center gets a facelift to attract both customers and new tenants, while a new development is coming soon to Southwest Parkway. Circle Drive resident Oscar Erlanson said any shopping area that keeps him out of the ‘Y’ intersection is good. He said, “The plain and...

  • Twelve-week mental health course slated for Oak Hill area
    News   //   May 18, 2016   // 0 Comments

    by Penny Levers OAK HILL - May is “Mental Health Month” and the Austin Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has a calendar of relevant events in the Austin area—and for the first time, in Oak Hill. From a screening of a movie about postpartum depression, to a live storytelling show, to a series of short documentaries from the Mental Health Channel made in partnership with K...

  • Possible SH45 Southwest delay is for the birds
    Featured Post News   //   May 18, 2016   // 0 Comments

    by Ann Fowler AUSTIN - A small central Texas songbird could possibly delay the planned construction of State Highway 45 Southwest (SH45SW). It seems appropriate that the bird, a golden-cheeked warbler, has as much drama in its past as SH45SW. City of Austin biologist Lisa O’Donnell was conducting a bird survey on a tract of city property in the vicinity of the proposed SH45SW toll road when ...

  • A new slogan for booming Dripping Springs: “The Wedding Capital of Texas”
    Featured Post News   //   May 9, 2016   // 0 Comments

    Patrick Rose presented maps showing explosive growth and development in Dripping Springs, with about 40 subdivisions at stages ranging from “Future Potential” to “Under Consideration” to “Approved” to “Under Construction”.  by Penny Levers OAK HILL -   Oak Hill residents have long made the move west to Dripping Springs when they were ready for a slower-paced, more rural lifestyle, but they ...

  • Police unveil new mental health crisis program
    News   //   February 9, 2016   // 0 Comments

    by Penny Levers AUSTIN -  At the January 21 Region 4 Quarterly Commander’s Forum, CIT Officer Randy Hunt unveiled a new Austin Police Department (APD) outreach program. Titled “Mental Health Crisis Planning: learning to recognize, prevent and prepare” the program is designed to help get the word out to the community on the best ways to deal with mental health crises that might require police...

  • Staggering onslaught of growth and development hitting Dripping Springs: a snapshot
    Featured Post News Uncategorized   //   January 8, 2016   // 3 Comments

    by Laurel Robertson To begin a New Year, let's take a sweeping, generalized and always-changing look at the staggering amount of growth/development occurring just over the Travis county line in Dripping Springs and its extra-territorial jurisdiction (ETJ). The small town (population 1,788) oversees a large ETJ (population approximately 30,000) and those numbers are guaranteed to climb precip...

  • Escape Room craze hits Austin—here’s your complete guide
    News   //   January 8, 2016   // 0 Comments

    You must escape in sixty minutes—or else—using only the wits of your group (as this group did). by Ann Fowler AUSTIN - Looking for something different to do with family or friends? If you enjoy challenges, solving puzzles and uncovering clues—all while the clock is ticking—you may enjoy the interactive adventure of an Escape Room. What is an Escape Room? For the most part, it is a room w...

  • LifeAustin amphitheater battle continues
    Featured Post News   //   January 8, 2016   // 0 Comments

    LifeAustin Church on Highway 71 in Oak Hill is making full use of its new 1,500-seat amphitheater—to the dismay of some of its neighbors. by Ann Fowler OAK HILL -  Lawyers continue to battle over a 1,500-seat amphitheater at LifeAustin Church on Highway 71 in Oak Hill. Those representing the neighborhoods of Covered Bridge and Hill Country Estates argue against the purpose of the facility an...