Lakeway is a city in Travis County, United States. The population was 11,391 at the 2010 census; the city is located next to Lake Travis. It is an exurb in Greater Austin. Lakeway is located at 30°21′55″N 97°58′34″W, 16 miles west of Austin. According to Lakeway's GIS Analyst, the city has a total area of 13.37 square miles, of which, 13.07 square miles of it is land and 0.3 square miles of it is water. The town of Lakeway was founded on the site of a 2,700-acre ranch owned by Houston oilman and rancher Jack Josey. In early 1962 three Houston business men associated with the Gulfmont Hotel Company-G. Flint Sawtelle, John H. Crooker, Jr. and Lee Blocker-obtained a sixty-day option to purchase the land and plan a hotel and resort community. The name Lakeway was a natural sequel to Gulfmont's Fairway Motor Hotel in McAllen, Texas, so named because it overlooked the fairway of a golf course. Construction of the hotel began in October 1962 and the grand opening was July 12, 1963. Around the same time the Lakeway Land Company was formed with Flint Sawtelle as president, for the development of real estate.
In July 1974 a substantial majority of resident and nonresident property owners voted to incorporate with the consent of the city of Austin, the 1,200-acre village of Lakeway resulted. As of the census of 2000, there were 8,002 people, 3,124 households, 2,496 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,379.4 people per square mile. There were 5,249 housing units at an average density of 1,119.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 92.4% White, 1% African American, 0.3% Native American, 3.2% Asian, % from other races, 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.3% of the population. There were 3,124 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.1% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.84. In the city, the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 3.5% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males. The median income for a household in the city was $86,862, the median income for a family was $94,266. Males had a median income of $70,211 versus $38,879 for females; the per capita income for the city was $45,765. About 1.8% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over. The City of Lakeway is served by the Lake Travis Independent School District. Three elementary schools, Lake Travis Elementary School, Lakeway Elementary School, Serene Hills Elementary School, serve sections of Lakeway. Two middle schools located in unincorporated areas outside of Lakeway, Hudson Bend Middle School and Lake Travis Middle School, take sections of Lakeway. All of Lakeway is zoned to Lake Travis High School. Prior to 2008 a section of land in the Lakeway city limits was zoned to Lake Pointe Elementary.
The Lake Travis Community Library in Lakeway serves the community. The building, with 11,000 square feet of space, is located in the Tuscan Village area, it opened in Lake Travis High School in 1985. Area voters approved the creation of the library district serving the library was created in May 2004. Haythem Dawlett donated the land for the library in March 2011, the library moved into the current location in February 2013; the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lakeway includes a 200,000-square-foot general hospital off Ranch Road 620. The 54-acre development will include: 244,000 square feet of medical office space a rehabilitation hospital with about 85 patient rooms for long-term acute care convalescence and full-service therapy an elder-care facility for 80 to 100 patients 30,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space an extended-stay hotel with 60 to 90 suites and structured parking surrounded by amenities such as trailsThe First Portion of the Medical Center that opened was the hospital, which opened in April 2012 with 100 beds.
The hospital will be able to expand to 200 beds. It will have an imaging center with CT scanner and X-ray machine, it will include facilities for cardiovascular treatment, pediatrics and gynecology, general surgery and dialysis, an infusion center. Lake Travis Rear Admiral Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. American astronaut, naval aviator, test pilot, businessman. In 1961 he became the first American to travel into space, in 1971 he walked on the Moon. James Richard "Ricky" Thompson Jr. perpetrator of the Murder of John Goosey and Stacy Barnett Nigel Glockler, drummer for the heavy metal band Saxon City of Lakeway City of Lakeway at the Wayback Machine Lakeway.com Directory Lakeway, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online
Republic of Texas
The Republic of Texas was a sovereign state in North America that existed from March 2, 1836, to February 19, 1846. It was bordered by Mexico to the west and southwest, the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast, the two U. S. states of Louisiana and Arkansas to the east and northeast, United States territories encompassing parts of the current U. S. states of Oklahoma, Colorado and New Mexico to the north and west. The citizens of the republic were known as Texians; the region of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas referred to as Mexican Texas declared its independence from Mexico during the Texas Revolution in 1836. The Texas war of independence ended on April 21, 1836, but Mexico refused to recognize the independence of the Republic of Texas, intermittent conflicts between the two states continued into the 1840s; the United States recognized the Republic of Texas in March 1837 but declined to annex the territory. The Republic-claimed borders were based upon the Treaties of Velasco between the newly created Texas Republic and Antonio López de Santa Anna of Mexico.
The eastern boundary had been defined by the Adams–Onís Treaty of 1819 between the United States and Spain, which recognised the Sabine River as the eastern boundary of Spanish Texas and western boundary of the Missouri Territory. Under the Adams–Onís Treaty of 1819 the United States had renounced its claim to Spanish land to the east of the Rocky Mountains and to the north of the Rio Grande, which it claimed to have acquired as part of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803; the republic's southern and western boundary with Mexico was disputed throughout the republic's existence. Texas claimed the Rio Grande as its southern boundary, while Mexico insisted that the Nueces River was the boundary. Texas was annexed by the United States on December 29, 1845 and was admitted to the Union as the 28th state on that day, with the transfer of power from the Republic to the new state of Texas formally taking place on February 19, 1846. However, the United States again inherited the southern and western border dispute with Mexico, which became a trigger for the Mexican–American War.
Texas had been one of the Provincias Internas of New Spain, a region known historiographically as Spanish Texas. Though claimed by Spain, it was not formally colonized by them until competing French interests at Fort St. Louis encouraged Spain to establish permanent settlements in the area. Sporadic missionary incursions occurred into the area during the period from the 1690s–1710s, before the establishment of San Antonio as a permanent civilian settlement. Owing to the area's high Native American populations and its remoteness from the population centers of New Spain, Texas remained unsettled by Europeans, although Spain maintained a small military presence to protect Christian missionaries working among Native American tribes, to act as a buffer against the French in Louisiana and British North America. In 1762, France ceded to Spain most of its claims to the interior of North America, including its claim to Texas, as well as the vast interior that became Spanish Louisiana. During the years 1799 to 1803, the height of the Napoleonic Empire, Spain returned Louisiana back to France, which promptly sold the territory to the United States.
The status of Texas during these transfers was unclear and was not resolved until 1819, when the Adams–Onís Treaty ceded Spanish Florida to the United States, established a clear boundary between Texas and Louisiana. Starting in 1810, the territories of New Spain north of the Isthmus of Panama sought independence in the Mexican War of Independence. Many Americans fought on the side of Mexico against Spain in filibustering expeditions. One of these, the Gutiérrez–Magee Expedition consisted of a group of about 130 Americans under the leadership of Bernardo Gutiérrez de Lara. Gutierrez de Lara initiated Mexico's secession from Spain with efforts contributed by Augustus Magee. Bolstered by new recruits, led by Samuel Kemper, the expedition gained a series of victories against soldiers led by the Spanish governor, Manuel María de Salcedo, their victory at the Battle of Rosillo Creek convinced Salcedo to surrender on April 1, 1813. On April 6, 1813, the victorious Republican Army of the North drafted a constitution and declared the independent Republic of Texas, with Gutiérrez as its president.
Soon disillusioned with the Mexican leadership, the Americans under Kemper returned to the United States. The ephemeral Republic of Texas came to an end following the August 18, 1813 Battle of Medina, where the Spanish Army crushed the Republican Army of the North; the harsh reprisals against the Texas rebels created a deep distrust of the Royal Spanish authorities, veterans of the Battle of Medina became leaders of the Texas Revolution and signatories of the Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico 20 years later. Along with the rest of Mexico, Texas gained its independence from Spain in 1821 following the Treaty of Córdoba, the new Mexican state was organized under the Plan of Iguala, which created Mexico as a constitutional monarchy under its first Emperor Agustín de Iturbide. During the transition from a Spanish territory to part of the independent country of Mexico, Stephen F. Austin led a group of American settlers known as the Old Three Hundred, who negotiated the right to settle in Texas with the Spanish Royal governor of the territory.
Since Mexican independence had been ratified by Spain shortly thereafter, Austin traveled to Mexico City to secure the support of the new country for his right to settle. The establishment of Mexican Texas coincided with the Austin-led settleme
Elgin is a city in Bastrop and Travis Counties in the U. S. state of Texas. The population was 8,135 at the 2010 census; the city is a suburb of Austin, is part of the Greater Austin metropolitan area. Elgin is known as the Sausage Capital of Texas and the Brick Capital of the Southwest, due to the presence of three operating brickyards in the mid-20th century; the City of Elgin owes its existence to a major flood of the Colorado River in 1869. The railroad was to have run from McDade, 10 miles east of Elgin, southwest to the Colorado River at a point somewhere between Bastrop and Webberville to Austin following the river. In 1871, the Houston and Texas Central Railroad built through the area and established a flag stop called Glasscock named for George W. Glasscock, a local resident and Republic of Texas soldier who lived in the area in the 1830s. Glasscock was renamed on August 18, 1872, for Robert Morris Elgin, the railroad's land commissioner, following the practice of naming new railroad towns after officers of the company.
Elgin was established. The original plat placed the train depot in the center of a one-square-mile area. Elgin was incorporated, received a post office the following year, a Baptist Sunday school began meeting in a private home. Much of the town's early population was drawn from nearby Perryville, which the railroad had bypassed. Perryville, or Hogeye as it was nicknamed, was located 2.5 miles to the south. The town was known by three different names: the name Young's Settlement was chosen in honor of the Michael Young family; the post office was named Young's Settlement, the churches and Masonic Lodge carried the name Perryville. The name Hogeye was given to the stage stop at the Litton home where dances were held and, according to legend, the fiddler knew only one tune: "Hogeye", which he played over and over as the crowd danced on the puncheon floor. In 1879, Elgin was described as a "thriving depot town" of 400, it had a newspaper, a gin, a gristmill. Three years Methodists erected the first church building in town.
In 1884, Elgin had five general stores, two druggists, three cotton gins, a saloon. In 1885, a group of citizens met in Elgin to organize a new north-south railroad which would run from Taylor, the rail head for the Missouri and Texas Railroad 16 miles to the north, through Elgin to Bastrop, the county seat, 16 miles to the south; the Taylor and Bastrop Railroad was formed in 1886 and began building the line. That same year, the "Katy" continued the construction on to Houston. Thus, Elgin became the beneficiary of two major rail lines with eight passenger trains daily, adding to Elgin's business as a shipping point for cotton and livestock. By 1890, Elgin had a population of 1,100 and supported two hotels, a broom factory, two doctors, a dentist, the Elgin Courier newspaper; the next year oil was discovered 5 miles southeast of town. Coal proved better for the economy, when the large coal belt nearby was mined in the early 20th century, bringing Latin-Americans and African-Americans to the area.
The year 1900 resulted in a bumper crop of Elgin prospered. Elgin grew but through the 20th century, from 1,258 in 1904 to 4,846 in 1990; the city incorporated in 1901, electing Charles Gillespie, building contractor, as mayor, as well as J. D. Hemphill as marshal, W. E. McCullough, J. Wed Davis, Ed Lawhon, Max Hirach, F. S. Wade as aldermen. Local law enforcement was established to enforce newly established criminal codes. By 1910, Elgin was enjoying a period of great prosperity as families from out on the prairie and surrounding communities moved to town and built nice homes. By 1940, Elgin was the site of two big brick and tile plants. Elgin enterprise was stimulated during World War II by the proximity of the army training facility Camp Swift. A third brick company was established in the town in the mid-1950s, lured by the high-quality clay deposits in the area. In addition to the brick plants, a local sausage factory processed thousands of pounds of beef and pork a week. Five cotton gins and a cotton oil mill were in operation at the same time.
Other industries included grain processing and hydraulic press manufacturing. By the 1980s, proximity to Austin had begun to attract commuters to Elgin. In the mid-1980s, the Elgin Courier was still being published, the sausage had achieved wider fame, two brick and tile plants were still in operation. Elgin was the site of a furniture plant and a leather works; the Elgin Commercial Historic District includes 14 city blocks of commercial and industrial buildings. Most of these buildings are constructed of locally produced brick and were erected from 1872 to 1947; the Elgin Commercial Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996. Within the 14-block district, 67 buildings are considered contributing structures. A contributing structure is one. Southside includes Central Avenue C in the downtown district. Five buildings are under restoration in the Southside area. During the past 14 years, private property owners, business owners, the public sector have invested about $9 million in the downtown are
San Leanna, Texas
San Leanna is a village in Travis County, United States. The population was 497 at the 2010 census. San Leanna began as a subdivision in Travis County in the 1950s. In 1970 San Leanna incorporated with a mayor-alderman government. In 1974 San Leanna had 200 people. In 1988 San Leanna had 297 people. In 1990 the village had 325 people. San Leanna is located at 30°08′37″N 97°49′12″W, 10 miles south of downtown Austin. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2000, there were 384 people, 148 households, 117 families residing in the village; the population density was 998.2 people per square mile. There were 153 housing units at an average density of 397.7/sq mi. The racial makeup of the village was 90.62% White, 0.78% African American, 0.52% Asian, 5.73% from other races, 2.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.50% of the population. There were 148 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.9% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 20.9% were non-families.
16.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.90. In the village, the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 34.1% from 45 to 64, 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males. The median income for a household in the village was $65,893, the median income for a family was $69,688. Males had a median income of $43,929 versus $45,000 for females; the per capita income for the village was $26,929. About 1.7% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 65 or over. As of 2016 the mayor of San Leanna is Elizabeth A. Korts; the aldermen are Charlie Burks, Elaine Voeltz, Molly Quirk, Barbara Quarles, Fred Helmerichs.
Kathleen Lessing can be contacted for water connections. Mark Schumacher is the zoning chairperson. Byron Townsend is the water operator, Dane Avery is the arborist. San Leanna has a zoning ordinance governing usage of land. Manchaca Fire/ Rescue, headquartered in an unincorporated area of Travis County, provides San Leanna with fire protection; the community is within Travis County Precinct 3. San Leanna is located in District 47 of the Texas House of Representatives; as of 2016 Paul Workman represents the district. San Leanna is within District 25 of the Texas Senate; as of 2016 Donna Campbell represents the district. San Leanna is in Texas's 25th congressional district. San Leanna is within the Austin Independent School District. Residents are zoned to Menchaca Elementary School in unincorporated Travis County, Paredes Middle School in Austin, Akins High School in Austin. Menchaca Elementary School was built in 1977. Paredes Middle School opened in January 2000. Akins High School opened in August 2000.
Village of San Leanna Village of San Leanna San Leanna, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online
Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge
The Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge crosses over Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas. Before construction of the Longhorn Dam was completed in 1960, the bridge crossed the Colorado River from which Lady Bird Lake is impounded; the bridge was known as the Congress Avenue Bridge from the construction of the first span across the Colorado River at that location in the late 19th century until November 16, 2006, when the Austin City Council renamed the current bridge in honor of Ann W. Richards, the 45th Governor of Texas and a long-term resident of Austin; the bridge is a concrete arch bridge with three southbound and three northbound vehicle lanes and sidewalks on both sides of the bridge. The bridge is home to the world's largest urban bat colony; the first bridge across the Colorado River in this location was constructed in 1869 or 1871. The original structure was a pontoon toll bridge. In 1875, a new wooden toll bridge was constructed across the river. Bridge construction was finished at a cost of $80,000.
On one occasion, a herd of cattle caused a span 50 feet above the water to give way. Only a few cattle were rescued. On January 22, 1884, a modern iron bridge funded by private interests was opened at a cost of $74,000. There were sufficient spans to allow for the highest stage of overflow; the bridge was designed and built by engineer C. Q. Horton; the bridge was purchased by the Travis County Road and Bridge Co. and the City of Austin on June 18, 1886. By 1891, the Travis County Road and Bridge Co. refused to care for the bridge, Travis County Commissioners negotiated an agreement whereby the City of Austin assumed complete control of the operation of the bridge. The city was forced to repair the bridge in 1892 and again in 1897, when the city paid half the cost for reflooring, a task that took until 1901 to complete; the bridge was repainted in 1902. By 1908, traffic across the bridge had increased to the point. Plans for a new concrete arch bridge were drawn. Tall, 18 FT. Roadway, Bridge Piers are 45 FT. above ground.
Will be built by King Bridge Co. of Ohio. Strength: 2,000 LBS per FT. – But was built four times as strong". The new bridge was opened on April 4, 1910, at a final cost of $208,950.10. Sections of the old iron bridge were used in 1915 and 1922 to rebuild the bridge at nearby Moore's Crossing; the bridge was rehabilitated in 1980. On November 16, 2006, the Austin City Council renamed the structure the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge at its weekly meeting. Richards was a part-time Austin resident and former Travis County Commissioner. Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge is home to the world's largest urban bat colony, composed of Mexican free-tailed bats; the bats reside beneath the road deck in gaps between the concrete component structures. They are migratory, spending their summers in the winters in Mexico. According to Bat Conservation International, between 750,000 and 1.5 million bats reside underneath the bridge each summer. Since Austin's human population is about 900,000, there are sometimes more bats than people in Austin during summer.
The nightly emergence of the bats from underneath the bridge at dusk, their flight across Lady Bird Lake to the east, to feed themselves, attract as many as 100,000 tourists annually. Tourists can see the bats from the sides of the river and from boats. A study made in 1999 by Dr. Gail R. Ryser and Roxana Popovici concludes that the economic impact of the bats to Austin city is $7.9 million each year. Today, businesses are using the bats as a symbol for Austin. A project, called "Bats and Bridges", has been put in place by the Texas Department of Transportation, in cooperation with BCI, to study the best way to make bridges habitable for bats; the Austin Ice Bats minor-league hockey team was named after the bridge's bats. The song "Bats" by Kimya Dawson and rapper Aesop Rock was inspired by the immense number of bats that reside under the bridge. Congress Avenue South Congress List of crossings of the Colorado River Congress Avenue Bridge and its bats at BatCon South Congress Avenue Bridge at Bridges & Tunnels Austin Bat Watching Guide by Merlin Tuttle at AustinBats.org
Handbook of Texas
The Handbook of Texas is a comprehensive encyclopedia of Texas geography and historical persons published by the Texas State Historical Association. The original Handbook was the brainchild of TSHA President Walter Prescott Webb of The University of Texas history department, it was published as a two-volume set in 1952, with a supplemental volume published in 1976. In 1996, the New Handbook of Texas was published, expanding the encyclopedia to six volumes and over 23,000 articles. In 1999, the Handbook of Texas Online went live with the complete text of the print edition, all corrections incorporated into the handbook's second printing, about 400 articles not included in the print edition due to space limitations; the handbook continues to be updated online, contains over 25,000 articles. The online version includes entries on general topics, such as "Texas since World War II", biographies such as notable Texans Samuel Houston and W. D. Twichell, ranches such as the Matador, geographical entries such as "Waco, Texas".
Many Texas scholars and professors, such as Robert A. Calvert and Art Martinez de Vara, have contributed to the Handbook. Texas State Historical Association Handbook of Texas 1952 2 volume edition at HathiTrust
Lago Vista, Texas
Lago Vista is a town in Travis County, United States. Located in the Texas Hill Country, the population was 6,041 at the 2010 census. Lago Vista is located on the north shore of Lake Travis, 20 miles northwest of Austin. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.2 square miles, of which, 14.6 square miles of it is land and 0.6 square miles of it is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 4,507 people, 1,944 households, 1,364 families residing in the city; the population density was 517.3 people per square mile. There were 2,155 housing units at an average density of 247.4/sq mi. The racial makeup of the city was 94.01% White, 0.84% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 2.44% from other races, 1.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.88% of the population. There were 1,944 households out of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.6% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.8% were non-families.
24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.73. In the city, the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, 20.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males. The median income for a household in the city was $79,658, the median income for a family was $72,114. Males had a median income of $56,550 versus $44,929 for females; the per capita income for the city was $75,438. About 2.1% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and 1.1% of those age 65 or over. Lago Vista was incorporated in 1984 with a council-manager system of local government; the seven members serve two-year terms. The mayor and council places one and five are elected in odd years.
Council members places two,four and six are elected in years. The current city manager is Josh Ray; as of November 15, 2018, Lago Vista City Council members include: Mayor Ed Tidwell Place 1 David Williams Mayor Pro-Tem Place 2 Don Barthlow Place 3 Arch Davila Place 4 Timothy J. Collins Place 5 Dick Weatherly Place 6 Frank RobbinsLago Vista is represented in Texas House of Representatives by Democrat Vikki Goodwin. In the State Senate, the city is represented by Democrat Kirk Watson. Fire services are provided by Travis County Emergency Services District 1. Ambulance services are provided by Travis County Emergency Services District 7. Police services are provided by Travis County Sheriff's Office. TCESD1 and TCESD7 are overlapping districts; the United States Postal Service operates the Lago Vista branch through the Leander Post Office. Lago Vista is served by the Lago Vista Independent School District. Darren Webb is the district's superintendent. FM 1431 is an east-west route connecting Cedar Park.
The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority is a transportation provider based in Austin, Texas. Capital Metro has feeder routes that are local bus services between a neighborhood and a major transfer point for connecting service. Route 214 serves Lago Vista to Lakeline Station. Local fares apply. Rusty Allen Airport is a municipal airport on the northern edge of the city and is the second airport in Travis County behind Austin–Bergstrom International Airport. Lago Vista has a private single runway airport which, for the month of September 2005, was the center of operations for relief flights for victims of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and Mississippi. Small planes from across the USA, Mexico, landed at Lago Vista's Rusty Allen Airport to pick up essential supplies which were directed to outlying communities not being served by government agency relief efforts. Lago Vista was the only General Aviation Center airport in the country to support such flights. An arrest made in 1997 by a Lago Vista Police Department officer was at the center of a 2001 United States Supreme Court decision, Atwater v City of Lago Vista.
In the decision, justices held that the Fourth Amendment of the U. S. Constitution did not prohibit a warrantless arrest for a minor offense. March: La Primavera Lago Vista Bike Race, 2015 Video March: Lago Vista Players April: Hill Country Singers April: Balcones Songbird Festival May: Lago Fest July: Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks October: National Night Out and Trunk-or-Treat November: Hill Country Singers December: City Christmas Tree Lighting Lago Vista, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online Lago Vista Area Chamber of Commerce City of Lago Vista Lago Vista Public Library Rusty Allen Airport Travis County Emergency Service District #1 County Fire/Ambulance Travis County Commissioner Precinct Three, Gerald Daugherty Capitol Area Council of Governments