It's the holiday season, and while that means gifts and celebrations for many of us, some may be looking to take advantage of that holiday cheer. The Lakeway Police Department does not receive many reports of package thefts from porches, but that number has increased this year in Lakeway (from 7 reports in 2021 to 11 reports so far in 2022). It's important to follow some simple tips to help deter that type of criminal activity. That includes:
Making sure the delivery location is well-lit.
Requiring a signature for delivery.
Using a door bell camera or similar recording device.
Having the package delivered to a location you will be at, like your workplace.
Having your neighbors check in on your deliveries.
Package theft is a serious crime, and could result in jail time up to 20 years depending on the value and number of packages or pieces of mail stolen. For more tips on preventing package theft and for information on the Lakeway Police Department's House Watch Program, please CLICK HERE.
Tickets are now on sale for "A Night with the Austin Symphony Orchestra." This will be the third performance in the Lake Travis area featuring members of the Austin Symphony Orchestra and Lake Travis High School musicians. The performance will take place at the Lake Travis Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 7 p.m. Ticket sales start today (Friday, Dec. 16, 2022) so residents can take the opportunity to purchase tickets as a gift for a loved one. They make excellent stocking stuffers! Ticket prices range from $15 to $50 depending on your seating location, so it's a great opportunity to book tickets for your entire family. CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets today, and also for more information on the program, history of the collaboration and some comments from the participants. We hope you can join us this Spring!
The Lakeway Parks & Recreation Department will place a menorah near the intersection of Cross Creek and Lohmans Crossing Road (across from the Justice Complex) for the upcoming Hanukkah holiday. Local Jewish families will meet around 5:30 p.m. to light the menorah each of the eight nights of Hanukkah beginning this Sunday, Dec. 18. This will be the second year the City of Lakeway hosts a menorah lighting. If you're interested in participating, feel free to email us at [email protected].
Mayor Kilgore and Police Chief Koen joined other local leaders this week for a press conference and kick-off to the Special Olympics Texas Winter Games. The 2023 games will take place once again in the Lake Travis area in both the cities of Lakeway and Bee Cave from Feb. 16, 2023 through Feb. 19, 2023. Special guests at the press conference and for the games include WWE star 'The Undertaker' and actress Kelley Jakle from Pitch Perfect. This will be the second year the games take place in the area, and Lakeway is once again a proud sponsor and supporter of the event. CLICK HERE for more details.
New Year Swim
The Lakeway Swim Center will feature two New Years events on Friday, Dec. 30 starting at 9 a.m. The team at the Lakeway Swim Center invites your to the lap pool for the New Year Swim Challenge. Snacks and drinks will be provided for the event, but there are only a limited amount of slots available. Please call (512) 261-3000 to reserve your spot. You can also come that same time for the Polar Bear Plunge, which is a free event in our leisure pool. Take a ride down the slide into the waters below to wash off 2022. You'll also get to grab some hot cocoa and take a snapshot with the Lakeway Polar Bear. The first 20 guests will take home a FREE Lakeway towel as well. Early registration is encouraged. CLICK HERE to register and for more details.