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Austin Public Library Debuts new eCard

Austin Public Library now offers an eCard, which provides Austin residents 18 years and older access to the electronic resources available in the Virtual Library. The eCard is intended to help homebound adults and busy Austinites access the library’s collection of electronic books, audio, music, and magazines without having to visit a library branch in person. 

The eCard will give you 24/7 access to the Virtual Library:

  • Explore and use the Library's electronic resources, including articles and databases
  • Download and stream eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, and movies to your device anytime, anywhere.

To receive an eCard number, residents need to bring a valid photo ID and proof of their current address to an APL branch. Those with APL cards have access to the Virtual Library. Click here to apply online.

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Exciting News from your Travis Country Realtor!

We have exciting news for all of our Travis Country residents and friends! We are growing and adding to our Loyalty and Rewards program monthly and don't want you to miss out. Cain Club is our way of giving back to our clients, neighbors, and friends by showing our gratitude for the continued support. 

Check out this quick video to get the scoop on our amazing program, and then head to Cain Club to get started TODAY! 

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Museum Family-Fun for FREE

Austin has a variety of awesome museums where you can explore Texas history, browse amazing art collections, try hands-on science activities — and so much more. The best news is that you can visit almost all of our area museums for free! You just need to know when to go. Luckily, Do512 has compiled a list of the best times to check out the museums in Austin! Thanks, Do512!

— Blanton Museum of Art

Free Admission: Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; plus extended hours ’til 9 p.m. every third Thursday of the month

— Bullock Texas State History Museum
Free Admission: The First Sunday of every month, 12 – 5 p.m.

— The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria
Free Admission: Tuesdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; also free drop-in tours at 1 p.m. the first Sunday of every month.

— The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center
Free Admission: Tuesdays, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; also free drop-in tours at 1 p.m. the first Sunday of every month.

— Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
Free Admission: daily from June 1- August 31, 2017; as well as Family...

Barton Creek Greenbelt

Although there are many greenbelts in the Austin area, there is one, in particular, that is an obvious crowd favorite. Barton Creek Greenbelt is so beloved by the locals, that it is commonly referred to as "the Greenbelt." Located in Central-South Austin the Barton Creek Greenbelt features 12.68 miles of gorgeous trails and is considered one of the top hiking trails in Texas. 

Barton Creek comes with lots of exciting activities and sites for the whole family to enjoy. Spend your weekend's mountain biking,  rock climbing in the limestone bluffs, and swimming in the creeks. Get the family out of the house and enjoy a day with nature, at this beloved greenbelt!

Public Access Points 

  • Trail Head - 2201 Barton Springs Road
  • Spyglass Access - 1601 Spyglass Dr. 
  • Barton Hills Acess- 2010 Homedale Dr.
  • Gus Fruh Access- 2642 Bartin Hills Dr.
  • Loop 360 Access - 3755-B Capital of Texas HWY (Loop 360)
  • Gaines/ Twin Falls Access - 3918 S. Mopac Expy
  • Trails End - 1710 Camp Craft Road

Tips and Tricks

  • Keep your pups on a leash at all times.
  • There are no restrooms, water fountains, or trashcans on the trails.
  • Bring Water and dispose of trash at the access point entrances.

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Contribute to an amazing cause and earn Cain Keys!

Happy Friday, Travis Country residents! We hope you are staying warm in the craziness of this winter season. Snow days must mean that you've had extra time to log into Cain Club and earn some Cain Keys to go towards some amazing prizes! #Score

One of our favorite Cain Club activities is the ability to make a donation to Cain Cares and earn points! It rewards you for giving back to such a great cause.  Cain Cares gives us the opportunity to help when help is needed the most. Join us in our mission to give back. 

Donate to Cain Cares through our Loyalty Rewards program and receive 25 points for every $50 donated! Not a member? No problem, sign up TODAY and start earning your points towards our awesome prizes!

Give and then receive! 

With Gratitude,

The Cain Team


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The Cain Team Awarded 2017 Neighborhood Favorite

The Cain Team is excited to announce an addition to our awards and honors, the 2017 Neighborhood Favorite award courtesy of Nextdoor.  In addition to being your Travis Country neighbor, we take pride in being Austin's Most Trusted Home Buying and Home Selling team. To continue to provide world-class home buying and home selling service we are eager to hear feedback on your experience. We appreciate everyone who takes the time to review us and would like to offer an incentive to do so!

For every review completed, receive points on our Loyalty and Rewards membership program, Cain Club! It's simple, just log in to your account, follow the link to the review site, complete the review, and we will award your points upon confirming the review. 

We are so thankful for an amazing year of serving our clients, neighbors, and friends. We look forward to serving you all in 2018 also. As always, if you or anyone you know has any real estate related questions, we are always a phone call away. Have a blessed Tuesday! 

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Austin NYE Events for the Whole Family!

2017 was one for the books for our Travis Country family, as we loved spending tons of neighborhood events and activities with all of you. We are sure that 2018 will only get better! Ring in the New Year with these family-friendly events!  

Austin’s New Year 2018 @ Vic Mathias Shores
Dec. 31, 3 – 10:30 p.m.
Ring in the New Year with a free, fun and family-friendly celebration at Vic Mathias Shores with four stages, 22 local and regional bands, food trucks, kid’s activities and multiple art installations. The New Year’s Eve event, hosted by the City of Austin, kicks off at 3 p.m. culminating with a fireworks extravaganza at 10 p.m.

Noon Year’s Eve Balloon Drop & Bubble Wrap Stomp @ Thinkery
Dec. 31, balloon drops at 12 p.m. & 2 p.m.
Head to Thinkery for the second annual Noon Year’s Eve Balloon Drop & Bubble Wrap Stomp! Ring in 2018 a wee bit early with winter crafts, “snowball” fights, special performances and TWO separate balloon drops (12 p.m. and 2 p.m.). Why wait until midnight? The countdown to noon is on! Click here for additional details and tickets.

New Year’s Eve Party @ ...

Travis Country Christmas

Christmas is our favorite time of year, as everyone is in such a joyous and giving spirit. The holidays truly bring people together and we love getting to show our appreciation and share the spirit with our neighbors. 

The Cain Team is extremely honored to have the opportunity to showcase our love for this community by decorating the Travis Country entrance sign. Being Travis Country residents is very dear to our heart and we enjoy sharing it with all of you. We hope our piece of Christmas cheer brings you joy everytime you enter Travis Country. We wish you a Merry Christmas!

- The Cain Team

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Santa's Winter Wonderland Recap!

A huge thank you to all our clients, past clients, and Travis Country neighbors for joining us this past Saturday for our Annual photos with Santa event! A holly jolly time was had by all, accompanied by tons of festive ornament designing and delicious cupcake decorating! Be sure to take a look at our video compilation of the holiday festivities.

We enjoyed kicking off the holiday season with you all, and look forward to seeing you next year! 

Santa's Winter Wonderland 2017

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Santa Clause is Coming to Travis Country!

Hello, neighbor! It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year! Come celebrate the holidays with the Cain Team at our Annual Holiday in the Park event December 2nd from 12pm-5pm at the Travis Country HOA building located at 4504 Travis Country Circle. Santa is coming to Travis Country and he is ready to spread Christmas cheer! Avoid the chaos of the mall, bring your kiddos to take photos with Santa, enjoy yummy snacks and complete crafts and activities at Santa’s workshop!

Pets are also welcome for photos with Santa, the reindeers have promised to share their treats! We look forward to seeing you and your family for a day full of Christmas glee!

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Travis Country Open House

Join us for an Open House in Travis Country this Saturday, November 18th from 1-4 PM!

$749,997 | 4,238 Sq.Ft. | 5 Beds | 4 Baths

Spacious two-story estate on an over-sized lot in Travis Country! The master leads to the backyard and contains a large soaking tub and a separate walk-in shower. The open floor plan allows for easy interactions between the kitchen, living area, and dining room. Bonus rooms have the ability to be turned into a game room or at-home office. The detached garage has the capacity for up to 3 cars. The community has amazing amenities, is situated next to Barton Creek greenbelt and award-winning schools!

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Travis Country Times Coloring Contest Winner

Congratulations to our Travis Country Times Coloring Contest winner, Zoe!! Zoe stopped in to say Hi to our team and to pick up the prize for her amazing 'Back to School' coloring entry! Enjoy your Toys-R-Us gift card and congratulations, Zoe!

Be sure to be on the lookout for the next issue of Travis Country Times. Thank you to everyone that submitted their artwork, and we look forward to seeing more next month!

If you haven’t received your issue of the Travis Country Times, please fill out this contact form and let us know that you’d like to get this month’s issue sent to your home. We will contact you to arrange delivery.

   

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Don't Miss the Travis Country Boo Bash!

We LOVE spending time and getting to know our neighbors, join us this Sunday for the Travis Country Boo Bash! The Travis Country Social Committee is putting together this great event for the whole family to enjoy. 

Have a blast with:

  • 2 bounce houses - one for 4&younger and one for those over 5yrs old
  • Halloween themed games and prizes for everyone
  • FREE Pizza from Double Dave's so don't worry about cooking dinner!
  • 5pm: annual costume contest. Be sure to dress up for the occasion - prizes are awarded for the best Halloween costumes by age group!

When: Sunday, October 29 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Where: Blue Valley Park - 4504 Travis Country Circle

The social committee is still in need of volunteers to make this event one for the books. If interested, please sign up at http://signup.com/go/MdqYFKd. If you are interested in volunteering for other TC events and would like to be added to the volunteer email list, contact the TC Social Committee at social@traviscountry.com.

We hope to see you and your family there for a spooky good time!

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Travis Country Halloween Movie Night!

The TC Social Committee is hosting a Halloween Movie night in Travis Country Circle!!  Come enjoy some Halloween spirit with a holiday classic and spooky cartoon for kids of all ages and then stay for a fun full-length movie!

Movies:
7:00 pm - Pizza delivered
7:30 pm - It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
8:00 pm - Scooby Doo, A Scooby-Doo Halloween episode
8:30 pm - Hocus Pocus (Common Sense Media review)

FREE Snacks and drinks starting at 7 p.m.

Be sure to bring blankets and possibly chairs (especially the short river chairs so you don't obstruct folks' views behind you) to spread out on the lawn behind the TC Office, outside the fence by the dive pool.

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24th Annual KW Citywide Food Drive Provides Meals for Central Texas Families

The annual Keller Williams Citywide food drive has once again proven itself a success in reaching out to the people of Central Texas. So far this year's event has produced over 11,000 meals for Central Texas families in need, and we are still counting! With combined efforts of both traditional and virtual efforts, KW agents and staff dedicated their time to make this annual event a wonderful success. 

The food drive is an effort of Keller Williams Austin with a goal to extend its culture of giving in the communities that it serves. Our very own Cain Team participated in the event, collecting canned food donations through the South Austin community. Our team is always humbled to be a part of such a great event and look forward to it each fall. Finding ways to give back to our community is something we are so passionate about.

Thank you to all the staff, agents and vendors that made this event such a success. We will see you next year!

Don't forget to claim your FREE Cain Keys for donating on our Loyalty and Rewards program, Cain Club. Use promo code: STOPHUNGER

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24th Annual KW Food Drive: Be On The Lookout!

Hey, Travis Country residents! We need your help!

Keller Williams Realty is committed to serving our community, and want to make a bigger impact with their annual food drive in 2017. Last year, the food drive created more than 14,700 meals for Central Texans in need. This year, they have set a goal of raising 16,000 meals for families. On October 14th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Keller Williams will be collecting food donations at Riverbend Church.

This Wednesday the Cain Team will be making its way through Travis Country distributing bags for donations. Our team will then be picking up the bags Saturday, October 14th and taken to Riverbend Church for you.  Help us reach the goal of raising 16,000 meals for families in need!

We look forward to seeing you!

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Travis Country National Night Out!

Travis Country is having their annual National Night Out! Join your neighbors Tuesday, October 10th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM for some great neighborhood fun!

National Night Out will consist of FREE pizza (while supplies last) and cold water. A bouncy house, sidewalk chalk, and other activities will be available for the kids.

Hilltop Basketball Court
4100 Travis Country Circle
Austin, TX 78735

"This is always the perfect event to get together, meet new neighbors, see old friends, and be reminded how great Travis Country is!"

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Travis Country Community Garage Sale

Time to clean out the old to make way for the new! 

The Travis Country Community Garage Sale is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24th, starting at 8:00 AM.  There will be an ad in the newspaper, TC Notes, as well as various social media outlets. The sale will have no set times and no registration is required for participation. See you there!

You may also visit the Travis Country community official Facebook page here
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Coloring Contest Winner: July/August 2017

Congratulations to our July - August coloring contest winner, Avery Mcfee. Avery received a $25 Toys R Us gift card. Congratulations Avery! 

This cute gang of critters was very popular, as we got tons of awesome submissions. Be sure to keep an eye out for our 'back to school' themed coloring contest next issue! Thank you to everyone that submitted their artwork, and we look forward to seeing more next month!

If you haven’t received your issue of the Southwest Austin Times, please fill out this contact form and let us know that you’d like to get this month’s issue sent to your home. We will contact you to arrange delivery.

  

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