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The Tribune India

Date: 4/25/2015 12:23:00 PM

Getting there: Austin is a two-hour drive from Houston. What to see/do: State Capitol building, Hope Outdoor gallery, Bats under Congress Avenue Bridge, Lady Bird Lake, St Mary’s Cathedral, Wildflower Centre. The best way to see Austin is to book a tour

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No. 12 Rowing wins Dale England Cup

The University Of TEXAS

Date: 4/25/2015 9:43:00 AM

The Longhorns won by open water in 6:52.7. Texas welcomes San Diego next Saturday (May 2) for a day of racing on Austin's Lady Bird Lake before competing at the two-day Big 12 Championship regatta (May 16-17) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The Big 12

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No. 12 Rowing posts convincing wins on day one of Dale England Cup

The University Of TEXAS

Date: 4/24/2015 7:31:00 PM

The V8+ will go off at 8 a.m. followed by the 2V8+ at 8:15 a.m. The V4+ will go off at 8:30 while the 2V4+ will commence at 8:45 a.m. Texas welcomes San Diego for a day of racing next weekend on Austin's Lady Bird Lake before competing at the two-day

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Tackling the Morning Jog on a Business Trip

NBC Chicago

Date: 4/24/2015 8:49:00 AM

"It's neat to see where you are." Other popular places for runs cited by business travelers include along Lake Michigan in Chicago, along the Charles River in Boston, around Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas, along the Seine in Paris, in London's Hyde Park

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Sabino "Pio" Renteria says 15 years ago, pizzas weren't delivered in East Austin neighborhood

Politi Fact

Date: 4/24/2015 8:42:00 AM

East Austin neighborhoods near downtown Austin north of Lady Bird Lake have gentrified rapidly, the Austin Chronicle noted in a recent cover story. "The lower Eastside is increasingly dotted with high-end restaurants and chic bars where homes once stood

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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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