• Oak Hill Parkway officials update OHAN
    News   //   July 12, 2017   // 0 Comments

    OHAN treasurer Alan Watts pointed out that historical growth in traffic counts at US 290 and William Cannon (1995-2015) have been 2.17 percent annually. He thinks road officials’ 2015-2045 estimates are wrong. by Ann Fowler OAK HILL -  Lynda Rife, public involvement consultant for Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA), told members of the Oak Hill Association of Neighborhoods (OH...

  • Zoning change sought for ‘Y’ complex, new restaurant planned
    News   //   July 12, 2017   // 0 Comments

    Michele Rogerson Lynch, director of land use and entitlements at Metcalfe Wolff Stuart & Williams by Ann Fowler OAK HILL -  Representatives of the 4.5-acre commercial property that currently houses the Goodwill at the ‘Y’ said owners would like to rezone the property from GR-CO-NP to GR-MU-CO-NP. In addition, they seek to change the floor-to-area ratio (FAR) from 0.21-to-1 to the more ty...

  • Officials to give update on Oak Hill Parkway
    News   //   May 11, 2017   // 0 Comments

    By Ann Fowler The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has scheduled an update workshop on May 23 for the proposed Oak Hill Parkway. The goal is to relieve traffic congestion along U.S. 290 West from MoPac through the ‘Y’ to FM 1826. TxDOT wants to create a tollway to do just that, with the project in the fifth year of an environmental impact study (EIS). At the meeting, official will ...

  • Local judge works to help truants
    Featured Post News   //   April 27, 2017   // 0 Comments

    by Ann Fowler Justice of the Peace Susan Steeg is passionate about reducing truancy in Travis County Precinct 3. In 2010 she established the first Juvenile Case Management Program in the county’s justice courts. Michael Gallardo is the program director. Such a program is a natural fit for Judge Steeg, whose job includes overseeing Truancy Court for students age 12 and above. She said contrib...

  • Local driving range to close May 14
    News   //   April 26, 2017   // 0 Comments

    by Ann Fowler The Oak Hill Golf Range, home to weekend linksmen for three decades, announced its plan to close on Sunday, May 14. Officials from Baylor Scott and White recently unveiled a proposal to purchase the property if they could get permits to build a 50-bed hospital. J. Michael Ussery owns the property. He told the Gazette in March that he has a letter of agreement to sell the pro...

  • 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   // 1 Comment

    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   // 1 Comment

    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 ...