Westlake news, sports and photos

Westlake news, sports and photos

News from the Westbank area just west of downtown Austin, including the incorporated cities of Rollingwood and West Lake Hills, as well as the acclaimed Eanes Independent School District.

Police chief prepares to retire in January 2015

Police chief prepares to retire in January 2015

During his lifetime, West Lake Hills Police Chief Cliff Spratlan has been shot, knifed in the eye and was in a room where a gas fireplace exploded — although, this was all before he was an adult.

Driver, officer swept into Eanes Creek overnight

Update 3:30 p.m. Friday: Rollingwood Police Officer Josh Odom, 26, has just been released from the hospital, Police Chief Dayne Pryor said.

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ACN Series: Round We Go

ACN Series: Round We Go

In a six-part series, we explore disc golf courses in Central Texas.

Schools

Events

Neighborhoods serve up Independence Day celebrations

Neighborhoods serve up Independence Day celebrations

Three Westbank events offer residents options to celebrate Independence Day close to home on July Fourth. The Westlake Chamber of Commerce will present a Fourth of July celebration that kicks off the day with a 9 a.m. parade that begins and ends at the NorthStar Bank parking lot at the intersection of Bee Cave Road.

Business

Program offers opportunity to hone leadership skills

Program offers opportunity to hone leadership skills

Earlier this week, we celebrated Labor Day. According to the US Department of Labor, the holiday is a national tribute to the contributions all workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Opinion

Texas, Mexico exchange words over military force at border

While the governor and group of trade-with-Texas promoters were in Japan and China last week, the 13th anniversary of the “9-11” terrorist attacks on the United States was broadly observed.

ACN Series: Day Tripper

ACN series: Day Tripper

Andrea Wallace / LectroStudio

We profile noteworthy locations to visit – for food or fun – that you may not know much about in towns just outside of Austin.