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Where to drink in Austin right now: 8 bars with unbelievable views

Culture Map Austin

Date: 5/24/2016 1:12:00 AM

Enjoy scenic sips at these hot spots with amazing vistas. This gorgeous hangout offers unparalleled views of Lady Bird Lake. Coffee and wine are the standouts here, but there is also a stellar selection of craft beer. Sandwiches, salads, and snacks fuel

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Club aims to bring back bats

The Cross Timbers Gazette

Date: 5/23/2016 9:46:00 PM

Austin’s bridge colony is over 1.5 million bats strong. Visitors to the capital come out on summer evenings to witness the flight of the bats across Lady Bird Lake. “The bridge needs to be one with a solid concrete deck, 10-feet above the ground or

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Erin Brockovich Sheds Light on Corpus Christi Water Crisis

Kiii3 News

Date: 5/22/2016 8:58:00 PM

AUSTIN (via KVUE) - Austin Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr ordered a ban on all commercial or navigational boating on Lake Austin and Lady Bird Lake through noon Monday. AUSTIN (via KVUE) - Austin Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr ordered a ban on all commercial or

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Trail Restroom is a public toilet with weathering steel walls


Date: 5/22/2016 5:29:00 PM

The Trail Restroom is the first new public toilet built in 30 years on the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail, a public park that follows the banks of the Colorado River in the south of the city. Austin-based Miro River Architects wanted the

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Boating ban lifted on Lake Austin, Lady Bird Lake


Date: 5/22/2016 1:05:00 PM

AUSTIN - Austin Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr has lifted a ban on all commercial and navigational boating on Lake Austin and Lady Bird Lake that was previously due to expire at noon on Monday. The ban was put in place due to large amounts of rain from storms

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• River: Colorado River (Texas)
• Surface Area: 416 Acres
• Maximum Depth: 18 feet
Lady Bird Lake, an artificial lake on the Colorado River, stretches more than five miles through the south side of Austin in Travis County (centered at 30°15' N, 97°43' W). Named Town Lake, it was formed in 1960 by the construction of Longhorn Dam and is owned and operated by the city of Austin in cooperation with the Lower Colorado River Authority. The surface area of the lake is 416 acres, and it is used primarily for flood control and recreation. Development near the lake has caused much outcry among those who believe that the area should be left as a "green belt" as originally planned. Located on the lake's shoreline are hotels and apartments, in addition to various civic and recreational buildings and parks, including the municipal auditorium and the Aqua Festival grounds. Auditorium Shores, a scenic part of the south riverbank, was designated a part of the city's beautification plans. The park features gardens, picnic grounds, and a hike and bike trail along the lake. After the death of former First Lady Claudia Alta Taylor (Lady Bird) Johnson, Austin changed the name from Town Lake to Lady Bird Lake in her honor.

"LADY BIRD LAKE," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed June 25, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Modified on January 31, 2012. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

Good bank access to Lady Bird Lake is available at Auditorium Shores and Festival Beach Park. Shoreline access is also available at Red Bud Island in the upper end of the reservoir near Tom Miller Dam. The Austin hike and bike trail circles almost the entire lower two thirds of the reservoir offering access to the bank. Unimproved boat ramps are located on the north shore at Festival Beach and behind the Holiday Inn Hotel west of I-35. One additional ramp for boats that can be carried is located across Stephen F. Austin Street from Austin High School.


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