This month, Ellen Balthasar will present “First, There was a School”. This talk will highlight the major evolutions of education in the Eanes area, from its beginnings in 1872 through the opening of Westlake High School 50 years ago.

On the second Monday of each month, join fellow history buffs in learning about, sharing, and celebrating the heritage of the Eanes area!

Would you like to know how a Mexican faith healer changed the land use in these rugged hills? Can you name the act of outrageous generosity that created a permanent home for the Eanes School? Do you live in the Westbank neighborhood that has materials recycled from the Texas Capitol fire of 1881?

Questions? Contact Colleen Cunningham at or Ellen Balthazar at