Ed Allen

Lake Travis View, Westlake Picayune editor

Ed Allen is the editor of the Lake Travis View and Westlake Picayune. He has served as a writer, photographer and sports editor during his 28-year career in the newspaper business and continues to dabble in all of the above. A native of Charleston, S.C., he is a 1983 graduate of the University of Texas with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

Latest from Ed Allen

Superintendent adds dash of Eanes plaudits to Rotary tax-swap luncheon
 Eanes school district Superintendent Tom Leonard has delivered dozens of presentations in recent months about the well-publicized tax ratification proposal, but he spiced up his latest version at the Westlake Rotary Club meeting Friday at Las Palomas restaurant with a dash of plaudits about the district. Leonard suggested Friday that Westlake...

Posted: 11 days ago

Eanes school district Superintendent Tom Leonard has delivered dozens of presentations in recent months about the well-publicized tax ratification proposal, but he spiced up his latest version at the Westlake Rotary Club meeting Friday at Las Palomas restaurant with a dash of plaudits about the district. Leonard suggested Friday that Westlake...
Students of historic Eanes rock schoolhouse during 1950s reunite
 Students who attended classes during the 1950s in the old rock school house on the Eanes Elementary School campus shared lively stories about the experience during a reunion Friday afternoon at West Lake Beach. George Cofer said his memories of attending the school in the 1950s was enjoying the undeveloped hills surrounding the scenic campus...

Posted: 17 days ago

Students who attended classes during the 1950s in the old rock school house on the Eanes Elementary School campus shared lively stories about the experience during a reunion Friday afternoon at West Lake Beach. George Cofer said his memories of attending the school in the 1950s was enjoying the undeveloped hills surrounding the scenic campus...
Longtime Rollingwood police chief resigns
 Longtime Rollingwood Police Department Chief Dayne Pryor on Wednesday night announced his retirement from law enforcement. Pryor said in a phone interview Thursday that he had been planning to retire soon and simply came to the conclusion that the timing was right. “It has been a part of my plan for about two years when I realized that...

6:05 PM Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017

Longtime Rollingwood Police Department Chief Dayne Pryor on Wednesday night announced his retirement from law enforcement. Pryor said in a phone interview Thursday that he had been planning to retire soon and simply came to the conclusion that the timing was right. “It has been a part of my plan for about two years when I realized that...
Residents ask council not to sell 110 Westlake Drive
 West Lake Hills residents voiced concerns about the proposed sale of an undeveloped 2.46-acre tract of city-owned land at 110 Westlake Drive during a town hall meeting Sunday at City Hall. Approximately 35 residents attended the meeting and about a dozen stepped up to the podium to speak during the meeting. Most favored the city leaving the...

3:25 PM Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

West Lake Hills residents voiced concerns about the proposed sale of an undeveloped 2.46-acre tract of city-owned land at 110 Westlake Drive during a town hall meeting Sunday at City Hall. Approximately 35 residents attended the meeting and about a dozen stepped up to the podium to speak during the meeting. Most favored the city leaving the...
Rollingwood budget calls for slight increase in taxes
 Rollingwood residents with an average valued home of approximately $1.1 million will pay more than $21 more per year in in total city taxes than last year based the City Council action at the Sept. 20 meeting. That action entailed the City Council approving the budget and the tax rate of 20.89 cents per $100 of property valuation, which is...

5:49 PM Friday, Sep. 29, 2017

Rollingwood residents with an average valued home of approximately $1.1 million will pay more than $21 more per year in in total city taxes than last year based the City Council action at the Sept. 20 meeting. That action entailed the City Council approving the budget and the tax rate of 20.89 cents per $100 of property valuation, which is...
National Night Out mixes family fun with safety
 Mix free food and gifts with crime prevention, and you have a sweet recipe for National Night Out from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Village at Westlake shopping center, 701 Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360). Pam Williams, administrative assistant for West Lake Hills Police, used that idea to coordinate last year’s successful event in the...

5:00 AM Wednesday, Sep. 27, 2017

Mix free food and gifts with crime prevention, and you have a sweet recipe for National Night Out from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Village at Westlake shopping center, 701 Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360). Pam Williams, administrative assistant for West Lake Hills Police, used that idea to coordinate last year’s successful event in the...
Lake Travis gets clean sweep
 The Lake Travis Cleanup Sunday morning featured educational demonstrations and approximately 450 volunteers that inlcuded 300 divers removing debris and lost items from the lake and its shorelines, according to Myrriah Gosset of Keep Austin Beautiful. Gosset said Tuesday that the total timated that 300 divers participated in the effort and...

3:28 PM Friday, Sep. 22, 2017

The Lake Travis Cleanup Sunday morning featured educational demonstrations and approximately 450 volunteers that inlcuded 300 divers removing debris and lost items from the lake and its shorelines, according to Myrriah Gosset of Keep Austin Beautiful. Gosset said Tuesday that the total timated that 300 divers participated in the effort and...
Mum is the profitable word for Westlake PTO fundraiser
 The 17th annual sale of mums for the Sept. 22 Westlake High School homecoming game to benefit the Parent Teacher Organization is on course to easily surpass last year’s net total of $30,000. Kathy Elswick, who has chaired the fundraiser for the last three years and helped with the event for eight years, said the event had humble yet...

10:27 PM Tuesday, Sep. 05, 2017

The 17th annual sale of mums for the Sept. 22 Westlake High School homecoming game to benefit the Parent Teacher Organization is on course to easily surpass last year’s net total of $30,000. Kathy Elswick, who has chaired the fundraiser for the last three years and helped with the event for eight years, said the event had humble yet...
Former C-5 Steakhouse, Mr. Cs owners to celebrate retirement, birthday
 Former owners of popular Westlake restaurants Mr. C’s and C-5 Steakhouse, Doyle and Laura Chapman are planning a two-faceted celebration from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Hill’s Café, 4700 S. Congress Ave. The event marks Doyle Chapman’s 80th birthday as well as the couple’s official retirement from operating...

5:00 PM Tuesday, Sep. 05, 2017

Former owners of popular Westlake restaurants Mr. C’s and C-5 Steakhouse, Doyle and Laura Chapman are planning a two-faceted celebration from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Hill’s Café, 4700 S. Congress Ave. The event marks Doyle Chapman’s 80th birthday as well as the couple’s official retirement from operating...
Popular gas station owner serves up good advice on temporary shortage
 Owner Randy Coe worked harder than ever directing traffic through his Rollingwood Shell Station at 2800 Bee Cave Road during the last two days since motorist began to panic upon hearing news of the possibility of a gas shortage due to Hurricane Harvey’s impact on refineries. “If we weren’t out here doing this [directing...

1:55 AM Saturday, Sep. 02, 2017

Owner Randy Coe worked harder than ever directing traffic through his Rollingwood Shell Station at 2800 Bee Cave Road during the last two days since motorist began to panic upon hearing news of the possibility of a gas shortage due to Hurricane Harvey’s impact on refineries. “If we weren’t out here doing this [directing...
Lake Travis official reports no significant storm-related calls
 Lake Travis area residents weathered the effects of Hurricane Harvey without making any significant weather-related calls for assistance from first-responders as of Monday morning, according Capt. Glenn Trubee of Lake Travis Fire Rescue. “We didn’t have any significant incidents in response to weather, other than a couple of trees...

9:18 PM Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017

Lake Travis area residents weathered the effects of Hurricane Harvey without making any significant weather-related calls for assistance from first-responders as of Monday morning, according Capt. Glenn Trubee of Lake Travis Fire Rescue. “We didn’t have any significant incidents in response to weather, other than a couple of trees...