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October 12, 2018
by Susan Nilsson-Weiskott

Diabetes is a disease that affects millions of Americans and people world wide, including children as well as adults. Internationally, Lions clubs have taken the challenge to help understand, prevent and cure this debilitating disease.

The Lago Vista and Point Venture Lions Clubs are co-sponsoring an event, the Walk to Cure Diabetes. Unlike other such events, participation is free and soliciting donations from people is not requested. All expenses are being paid by the Lions and remaining funds will be given, along with any other voluntary donations, to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the premier organization supporting Type 1 diabetes research, working to treat, cure and prevent diabetes.

The Lions Walk will take place on November 4 from 1-3 p.m. at the Lago Vista High School stadium. All ages and abilities are welcome. Participants will be invited to complete a true/false quiz regarding both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, with assistance from eight children and teens who have Type 1 and adults with Type 2. Those with complete and correct quizzes will be entered in a drawing for prizes.

Those joining us are welcome to walk as much or as little as they wish; learning is the most important goal. Information about diabetes and food choices will be available.

All remaining funds and any donations will be sent to JDRF and a giant check carried by Lions in the November 11 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation One Walk in Austin.

Join us for a fun, active and educational event for everyone that offers prizes and helps to stop diabetes!


October 12, 2018

St. Mary's, Our Lady of the Lake, will celebrate their annual Oktoberfest Saturday, October 13, from 10-3 and will provide food and fun for the whole family.




October 10, 2018

From ESD 1's Facebook page:

"It come with great pride and honor to announce that Chief Norman has been elected 3rd Vice President to the Texas Fire Chiefs Association!

Here’s how it works. First, you receive a nomination from your peers (in this case, fellow Chiefs). Next, a statewide election is held with each department getting one vote. Finally, once elected to the 3rd VP, the office is assumed January 1st, then you move up through the chairs each year. In 2020, Chief Norman will be 2nd VP, in 2021 he will 1st VP, and in 2022, Chief Norman will be the President of the Texas Fire Chiefs Association!

We are very proud of our leadership here at ESD 1! Thank you for representing our department so well Chief Norman, and congratulations on this monumental achievement!"


October 9, 2018

Normand Henry Lambert, Sr. (Storman Normand) of Lago Vista, Texas, passed away September 22, 2018, at the age of 77. He was born to parents Ernest Lambert Sr. and Cecille Lambert on April 3, 1941, in Dracut, Massachusetts.

Normand served in the Navy and was also owner of Normand Lambert Framing. He was a devoted husband and father. He was a hard worker and enjoyed staying busy. In his free time, he loved to ride motorcycles, tinkering with his car and other projects at his home.

Normand is survived by his wife, Janice Lambert; children, Tracey Lambert, Kim Hebert, Jay Bannister, Kerri Lambert, Randy Bannister, Normand Lambert Jr., and Beau Lambert; brother, Joseph Lambert, 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and his beloved dog Harley.

A Celebration of Life will be held on October 12, 2018, at 3:00 p.m., at the K-Oaks Clubhouse, 7000 Bar-K Ranch Road, Lago Vista, TX, 78645.



October 4, 2018
by Anne Ochoa

“Updates and Candidates” is the topic of the next Democratic Meet & Greet, to be held on Sunday October 14th starting at 4:00 p.m. in the Bluebonnet Room of the Lago Vista POA Activity Center, 2601 American Drive, Lago Vista.

As always, the meeting will begin with a chance to engage with peers over beverages and appetizers, followed by our speakers. First, Bruce Elfant – Travis County Tax Assessor Collector and Voter Registrar. Elfant’s office has trained more than 4,000 volunteer deputy registrars who speak 61 different languages and represent 252 civic, religious and political organizations. Next we will hear from Miguel Suazo – Democratic Candidate for Texas Land Commissioner. The Texas General Land Office serves the schoolchildren, veterans, and the environment of Texas, and oversees disaster preparedness and recovery.

Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir, up for reelection in November, will also be speaking. DeBeauvoir has just announced the purchase of a new voting system which will incorporate an auditable paper trail for the Travis County elections. It’s expected to be in place for the November 2019 election.

Following a short break, candidates for Lago Vista City Council will take the podium: Place 2 Kevin Sullivan and Don Barthlow; Place 4: Timothy Collins and Selima Harbison; Place 6: Frank Robbins and Darnell Powell. Each candidate will have five minutes to speak and answer questions. Everyone is invited to stay after the meeting and mingle.

The next quarterly Meet & Greet will be on January 13, 2019. All Democrats, Independents, and interested parties are invited to attend these meetings. For more information about our Club or the November elections, or to become a volunteer, please go to www.northshoredemocrats.org or https://facebook.com/northshoredemocrats or email


October 5, 2018

From the City of Lago Vista:

"The City of Lago Vista is excited to announce the upcoming General Election on November 6, 2018. For this election, City Council places 2, 4, and 6 will be on the ballot. We encourage everyone to cast your vote and to let your voice be heard.

We would also like to remind everyone that the City has a standard within our City Code that should be adhered to for everyone concerning political signs.

• Our code states that all signs, including political signs, are prohibited in public rights-of-way. Signs must be placed on private property, with the permission of the owner.

• Political signs shall be limited in size to 36 square feet and 8 feet in height.

• Political signs shall be removed no later than ten days following the closing of polls for the specific election.

If you have any questions concerning political signs, please contact Roy Jambor at 512.267.1155."