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Southwest Austin ‘competitive’ in midst of police department staffing shortage

Date: 7/24/2017 6:31:00 PM

The South Austin Patrol Bureau covers 80 square miles of south Austin, beginning at Lady Bird Lake down to Onion Creek and stretching from Oak Hill to Montopolis, Dixon said. Citywide response times have seen a negative increase compared to 2015

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Live And Sleep Music: 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Downtown Austin

Date: 7/24/2017 2:25:00 AM

While the place is not very wide, it is a walkable distance to many interesting spots, like the Paramount Theater, Lady Bird Lake and 6th Street, home of major music venues. The view of the Capitol and the information provided by the hosts allow you to

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Mediterranean home with inviting design style in Austin

Date: 7/21/2017 12:50:00 AM

The home is nestled in a luxury gated community, one of just four homesites that overlooks Lady Bird Lake. The property features rolling hills and mature trees, enjoying some of […] The post Mediterranean home with inviting design style in Austin

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A splashy history of Deep Eddy — the oldest swimming pool in Texas

Culture Map Austin

Date: 7/20/2017 12:18:00 PM

Next to the pool is Eilers Park, complete with a hike-and-bike trail connecting to Lady Bird Lake, a toddler play area, and barbecue grills. The most popular events at the pool coincide with the summer months. An inflatable movie screen plays family flicks

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End of Summer Bucket List

Date: 7/19/2017 12:38:00 PM

Call 972/567-7871. In Austin, the activity has exploded in popularity on Lady Bird Lake. Rent equipment at the Texas Rowing Center and paddle one-and-a-half miles upstream to explore scenic Red Bud Isle. Call 512/467-7799. Also, The Expedition School on

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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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