lake travis austin tx: 5008 McIntyre Circle - Austin TX 78734 - For Sale - Travis Landing - 09/25/14 06:05 AM
I have a great new listing in Travis Landing, overlooking the main water basin of Lake Travis. It's the highest property in the area, and the views are worth $5,000,000 on their own, and you're in luck because the seller is offering this house for a mere $1M in order for the buyer to enjoy the views and do a little work to the house to bring it up to its full potential.

There is a Negative Edge Pool in the back of the house that is overlooking Lake Travis.
There is a Grotto-Style pool in … (1 comments)

lake travis austin tx: Island on Lake Travis - Lago Vista TX - Short Sale - First Floor Unit with a View - 12/09/11 03:59 AM
Short Sale potential at The Island on Lake Travis condominiums in Lago Vista TX.

Great unit, completely updated and what a fantastic VIEW!

The Balcony is large with great entertainment possibilities. Overlooking the Pedernales River and Pace Bend Park and Bee Creek in Spicewood. How relaxing your morning coffe or evening beverage could be.

This is a one bedroom unit on the First Floor with Hardwood floors, granite counters, and black appliances - stove, microwave, & dishwasher. Plantation Shutters bring a lot of style to this unit. 

There are several things to do … (5 comments)

lake travis austin tx: Rain in Austin TX - Lake Travis Water Levels not Really Changed - 12/05/11 08:25 AM
We just had 3 consequetive days of rain.  Good, right? Yes, very good, as we're in a horrible drought here in Austin TX.  However, I'm very disappointed. Before the rain started, we were at 626.36 feet in Lake Travis. Three days later, we're only at 626.74 feet.
I expected it to be up a heck of a lot more than that. We're trying to move up from the third lowest water levels in history. I know the ground needs a lot of water, and much of it got soaked in, but I expected more run-off and also more of the water … (8 comments)

lake travis austin tx: Lake Austin - Summer isn't Over in Austin TX - Boat Broke Down - Sea Tow to the Rescue - 09/26/11 06:23 AM
Summer decided to make another appearance here in Austin TX as we hit Triple Digits again this weekend.  I had this brilliant idea to go to Lake Austin because why would many people be out on the water after Labor Day?? 

Wow!  We were so totally and completely wrong!  There were so many boats on the water, it was hard to do much of anything. I took one short set of wakeboarding on my new CWB Edge Wakeboard Bindings, Mike did one set on the Wakeskate, and the rest was playing around on the tube with friends, and showing them … (9 comments)

lake travis austin tx: Lake Austin - Wakeboarding Pictures - 09/16/11 03:53 AM
Lake Austin is a constant level lake, so even though Austin TX is having a very bad drought right now, there is still water in the lake. We usually go to Lake Travis, but all the boat ramps on Lake Travis are closed because the water is low there. Lake Austin is really just a "river", but history calls it a lake.
We finally had a cold front yesterday. It was only 96 degrees instead of 105, so we took a lunch break and headed out. I had not been on the boat since I was 7 months pregnant with … (6 comments)

lake travis austin tx: Lake Travis Community Library - City of Lakeway - Dancing with the Stars Gala - 09/15/11 09:14 AM
The City of Lakeway's Lake Travis Community Library is hosting its own 2011 Dancing with the Stars Gala at the World of Tennis on Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 6:30pm. This dance competition will feature several different styles of dancing, so it should be entertaining.  What do you get for your $100 per person?  You get Dinner, a Silent Auction, Dancing, Entertainment, and a Cash bar! If you're interested in attending, or would like to make a tax-free donation, contact Sue Ann Anderson at 512-261-9123 or Sharon Rogers at 512-261-9704.  You can make your checks out to the Lake Travis Community … (0 comments)

lake travis austin tx: St David's Emergency Center - First 24 Hour ER in Lake Travis Area - Bee Cave TX - 09/10/11 01:48 AM
St. David's 24 hour Emergency Center has opened at the Hill Country Galleria in Bee Cave TX. This is the first ER in the Lake Travis area. The Lake Travis area, for many years, was considered a vacation place, a place for second homes and retirees. 
Now, there are thousands of families in the Lake Travis Austin TX area, and the medical field is finally catching up.  As the retirees get older, things could happen and an ER is essential, as well as kids getting rough and injured and needing a place to go. Prior to St. David's opening last month, … (4 comments)

lake travis austin tx: Lake Travis ISD Exemplary Rating - School Ratings for 2011-2012 - 08/10/11 01:20 PM
Lake Travis ISD keeps its EXEMPLARY rating for its second year in a row!! I knew my school taxes were paying for something!!
The Exemplary rating is the highest rating offered by the Texas Education Agency. How does the TEA determine the ratings? They use several different factors such as standardized test scores, graduation rates, drop out rates, and individual ethnic group performance.

The breakdown of the school ratings in Lake Travis ISD are easy to list as all but two scored Exemplary!Lake Travis High School - ExemplaryLake Travis Middle School - ExemplaryHudson Bend Middle School - RecognizedLake Travis … (2 comments)

lake travis austin tx: Lake Travis - Austin TX Weather Drought - 2009 vs 2011 Scary Pictures - 08/09/11 07:10 AM
Lake Travis - Austin TX Weather Drought - 2009 vs 2011 Look at these pictures of Lake Travis in Austin TX off Hudson Bend.  This is my in-laws "Waterfront" property.  We were there this weekend picking peaches. This is August 2011:
This is July 2009:
I find it odd that many people have made the comment, "This is so much worse than 2009!"  It is?  According to my pictures, which are scarily in almost the same spot and the docks from the neighbors across Lake Travis are also in about the same spot, it shows a good comparison.  In July 2009, … (13 comments)

lake travis austin tx: Breaking Records all over the Place - Austin TX Weather - 08/03/11 04:58 AM
It's heating up in Austin TX! Heating up? Isn't it already hot? How could it get any hotter? Did you see the forecast for this week?  Highs at 107 and 108, not including the heat index.  Cold front coming through next week to get down to 103-104...  It's H-O-T out there! Drink water!In Austin TX, we hit a record for July 2011.  For the entire month of July, it was the hottest month ever recorded with an average temperature of 89.7 degrees. The previous record was broken just two years ago in 2009 at 89.5 degrees.  Global warming??Here are some other … (8 comments)

lake travis austin tx: Austin TX Weather - Breaking a Triple Digit Record - 07/25/11 07:46 AM
Austin TX Weather is just plain H-O-T right now!  Today will be at least 105 degrees again and marks day 41 in triple digits...  all I can say is that I'm really happy that I was pregnant last summer and not this summer!! Back in 2009, we were about to break the all time record of 69 days in triple digits, but we only hit 68 days.  What a bummer.  I also wrote that I never want to try for that record again... Well, we only have 27 more days to go, and we are known to get triple digits into … (12 comments)

lake travis austin tx: Pace Bend Park - Pedernales River - Lake Travis - Triple Digit Temps - 06/22/11 05:48 AM
Pace Bend Park in Spicewood TX is a great place to spend those triple digit degree days!!  Pace Bend Park is off the Pedernales River that is a branch off from Lake Travis.  The water is pretty low right now, but that just meant we had to be careful about some of the old tree stumps sticking up on the beach.  This is a park where many people bring their trailers and RV's and camp over night. Some people just bring tents, but there is 1000s of acres of land for camping and such.  We have a Travis County annual pass, … (1 comments)

lake travis austin tx: Lake Travis ISD - Bee Cave Austin TX - Receives EXEMPLARY Rating - 07/30/10 03:07 AM
Lake Travis Independent School District has just announced that they received the highest honor a school district can receive in the state of Texas, Exemplary!!  Over the years, many of the schools within the district have been rated Exemplary, but the entire district as a whole has never received this honor until now.  Every single school in the entire district is rated as Exemplary except for two, and they are rated the second highest rating of Recognized.This is the main reason my family moved into the Lake Travis ISD, because the schools are very highly rated and the students are high-achievers.  … (5 comments)

lake travis austin tx: AquaPalooza 2010 Coming to Lake Travis Austin TX July 10 - Brad Paisley Headlines - 06/28/10 11:55 AM
Aquapalooza 2010 Lake Travis is in just 2 weeks. It's typically at the end of July, but they have decided to have the main event mid-July this year on Saturday July 10, 12-8pm.  You can get further information at the official website, as well as register your boat. Your boat is your ticket for this free event, so register here, and they say there will be no land entrance. Brad Paisley is the headliner and expected to bring in upwards of 30,000+ people! Here are some of the other activities going on. Where, specifically, is Aquapalooza Lake Travis? It's on Lake … (4 comments)

lake travis austin tx: Speechless Sunday - View from The Oasis at Lake Travis Austin TX - 03/07/10 01:43 PM
This is an actual house, not a hotel...

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Austin TX Real Estate and the surrounding areas of Lakeway, Bee Cave, West Lake Hills, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Spicewood, Circle-C, Steiner Ranch, and everywhere in between... Hill Country Austin TX Real Estate and beyond. Whether you're buying or selling an Austin home, I'll be with you every step of the way. 
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lake travis austin tx: Speechless Sunday - Lake Travis is a little dirty... - 02/21/10 07:21 AM
Since Lake Travis in Austin TX was very low for several months, now that we've gotten rain, look at what has washed into the water.

It's not all over, mainly at the Jonestown section of Lake Travis.  Even my daughter pointed at it and said, "icky!"
**Are You Packed Yet?** 

Donna Harris, REALTOR®RE/MAX Austin
Austin TX Real Estate and the surrounding areas of Lakeway, Bee Cave, West Lake Hills, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Spicewood, Circle-C, Steiner Ranch, and everywhere in between... Hill Country Austin TX Real Estate and beyond. Whether you're buying or selling an Austin home, I'll be … (10 comments)

lake travis austin tx: It's So Special to Receive a Thank You! - 02/12/10 05:23 AM
Ring Ring... Hello? Hi, Donna, you have some Flowers that were just delivered to you up here at the office. Flowers?  For me?  From Whom?  Is there a card? You want me to read the card? Well, They're not from my Husband, so yes, please read it... Back in August, I wrote a blog post about Flowers by Nancy, too, a local flower store in Lakeway TX.  When I moved here, to Falconhead West in Bee Cave TX, I was sent a welcome package with coupons for different things. One of the coupons was a house-warming plant from Flowers by Nancy, … (15 comments)

lake travis austin tx: Lake Travis - Austin TX - Two Year Drought is Over - 02/08/10 05:46 AM
Lake Travis Austin TX is currently ABOVE its average lake level!!  Austin TX, along with Central Texas Hill Country as a whole, has been in a two year drought.  Lake Travis sustained at the beginning, but the Summer of 2009 was hard.  By early September, this is what Lake Travis looked like at my family's cove.  Absolutely NO water, as levels were around 625 feet!

It is just a few months later, and as of this past weekend, Lake Travis is now over 670 feet!!  And the better news?  It's raining today, and will rain most of the week!!  This … (13 comments)

lake travis austin tx: AquaPalooza Coming to Lake Travis Austin TX July 2010 - 01/28/10 05:13 AM
AquaPalooza is coming to Lake Travis in Austin TX in July 2010.  No exact date has been set yet, but it's supposed to be one of the last two weekends in July.

What is AquaPalooza?  Aqua means Water.  AquaPalooza's debut was in 2006 and it's a huge, FREE, on-water celebration open to anyone who shows up.  Last year on Lake Martin in Alabama, with Alan Jackson as the headliner, there were 4000 boats and 35,000 people.  I saw Alan Jackson in concert in Dallas TX back in the Fall of 1994... yes, a loooonnnng time ago...Yes, Lake Travis was very … (9 comments)

lake travis austin tx: Blog Action Day - Climate Control - Makes me Wanna Live in a Bubble - 10/15/09 02:29 AM
Today is Blog Action Day.  This is the day every blogger across the world is supposed to write on the same topic.  This year's topic is Climate Control.
How is the climate effecting us or me personally?  This was the hottest summer ever recorded in Austin TX's history. Including the overnight hours, where it's supposed to be cooler weather, our temperatures averaged over 89 degrees.
We had 68 days over 100 degrees and most of those were at 106 and 107 degrees.  We were 1 day short of the record for 69 days over 100 degrees that was set way back … (7 comments)

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