Boater Roger Weil liked the buzz at last Sunday’s grand opening of the Crosswater Yacht Club on Lake Travis. While the lake’s water level continues to fall to historical lows, he sees the new $7 million marina as a sign of better things to come.
“The lake is back,” he said. “It speaks to the resiliency of people. Aggressive investors see this is a long-term deal and that things will turn around.”
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The Austin Police Department’s Highway Enforcement and Lake Patrol Units plan to announce Thursday a personal watercraft ban on Lake Austin for Memorial Day weekend. The department is also announcing a Driving and Boating While Intoxicated (DWI/BWI) No Refusal initiative for the holiday weekend.
During a no-refusal effort, police seek search warrants for suspected drunken drivers who refuse a breath or blood test. A judge is on call to quickly sign such requests from officers.