Over the last decade Texas Hill Country wineries have come into their own through a heavy reliance on grapes that grow well in the Mediterranean. The Texas Hill Country Viticultural Area (the term for a designated wine grape-growing region) stretches for 15,000 square miles. At it’s heart, between Fredericksburg and Austin, wine Road 290 is…

Lake Travis’ most familiar landmark archipelago, Starnes Island, was simply a hill in Travis County until the early part of the 1940’s when Mansfield Dam was built on the Colorado River creating Lake Travis. Starnes is located in the Sandy Creek arm of the lake. The island is also know to some as Monkey Island,…

Lake Travis is an exciting destination for amateur and technical divers alike. Destination dives include the Shaker Plant, which was used to process the construction materials used to build the lake’s dam, with some features at recreational depths and others extending beyond 100 feet deep. In addition, there are walls and grottoes to explore, along…

When you visit Lake Travis you can sleep on land and play in the water, or you can go all the way and rent one of the lake’s great houseboats and take your entire Lake Travis experience on the water. Here is our list of The Best Lake Travis Houseboat Rentals. La Mala Houseboat Rental…

There’s nothing like a great Italian pie after a day on the lake. Here are our go to spots for the Best Pizza on Lake Travis. Tony C’s A few degrees above the rest. Enjoy Austin’s original coal fired, New York style pizza, Italian cuisine, great wine & a full bar in a fun modern…

The City of Lakeway Arts Committee hosts a series of lunchtime concerts to help citizens escape the winter doldrums. Every Thursday in January and February from noon – 1 p.m. at the Lakeway Activity Center Ballroom. Bring your lunch! Pack a lunch, bring a friend and come enjoy some excellent entertainment! No charge. Red Young…

Lake Travis Boat Parade North It’s that time again! Last year was such a success, and we think this year will be even bigger! Decorate your boat and meet us out front at Emerald Point Marina to do our parade of lights! Sea Tow will be leading so please follow us. We will meet back…

When and where to vote around the lake in 2020 HB 1888, signed into law in June 2020, banned the use of mobile polling places for early voting in Texas. Travis County has for the past several years operated dozens of temporary polling places at various times during the state’s two-week early voting window, opening…

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