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ShareLunker in second year of revamped program

The Dallas Morning News

Date: 1/19/2019 5:27:00 PM

Fork was the overall leader last year leader with 73 entries, followed by Conroe (41), Athens (28), Sam Rayburn (21), O.H. Ivie (17), Gilmer (14), Sheldon (13), Lady Bird Lake (13), LBJ (12

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Swiftly changing South First Street is 'next frontier' in Austin's development boom

Austin American-Statesman

Date: 1/18/2019 8:23:00 AM

It has morphed into a predominantly commercial corridor that runs through the Bouldin Creek neighborhood, which stretches from south of Lady Bird Lake to Oltorf Street. Long home to a broad array of n

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New Data and Rules for Dockless Scooters

The Austin Chronicle

Date: 1/16/2019 10:04:00 PM

From now until September, you can scoot or e-bike on the Johnson Creek, Shoal Creek (south of 15th St.), and Northern and Southern Walnut Creek Trails, as well as on the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bi

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Jeff Ouradnik

Hospitality Net

Date: 1/16/2019 3:22:00 AM

Hyatt Regency Austin, located on the shores of Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin, has named Jeff Ouradnik as director of sales and marketing. Ouradnik joins the property from Hyatt Regency Lake Washin

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WATCH OUT, HIKERS: Make room for scooters, electric bikes on some Austin trails

Austin American-Statesman

Date: 1/15/2019 6:30:00 AM

Only electric bikes can be ridden along Lady Bird Lake on the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail and Boardwalk. Riders will have to obey a speed limit of 10 mph on the trails, city officials said

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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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