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Hyatt Regency Austin

Date: 1/18/2017 5:50:00 PM

Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding. Set on the shore of Lady Bird Lake, this centrally-located downtown Austin hotel is adjacent to the famous "Bat Bridge." Guests are within walking distance of the entertainment districts

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Man Reportedly Jumping Across Path Of Bus In South Austin Survives Impact


Date: 1/16/2017 9:52:00 PM

The male victim in his 30s was hit by the bus at 88 Congress Ave. noth of Lady Bird Lake over the weekend. SOUTH AUSTIN, TX — The injuries sustained by a pedestrian hit by a bus this past weekend are not considered to be life-threatening, medics said

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Man injured after jumping in front of Downtown Austin bus


Date: 1/13/2017 9:22:00 PM

It happened at approximately 7:45 p.m. on Congress Avenue just north of Lady Bird Lake. Austin-Travis County EMS transported the man to University Medical Center Brackenride with serious, but not expected to be life-threatening, injuries. Further details

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Buying Downtown? Here’s what it will cost you

Date: 1/13/2017 12:46:00 AM

Downtown Austin is generally considered to range from East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Lady Bird Lake (north to south), with the eastern and western boundaries being I-35 and North Lamar Boulevard, respectively. 2010 Lavaca Street #3701 Moreland

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Profusion of haute hotels in Austin sets a new bar for guests

The Business Journal

Date: 1/12/2017 8:07:00 PM

Remember when TGI Fridays was one of the most popular hotel restaurants in Austin? Poised on the edge of Lady Bird Lake, TGI Fridays was a family-friendly option tucked into the back of the Radisson hotel. Nachos, burgers and chicken fingers were in ample

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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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