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Formula One’s Next Generation of Engineers Race for Their Own World Title

Date: 10/24/2016 7:56:00 AM

New world race car champions were crowned in Austin this week and it was decided miles away from the Circuit of the Americas at the Hyatt Regency on Lady Bird Lake. High school-aged kids from 23 countries came to Austin this week to compete in the F1 In

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BoA votes to protect ‘compatibility to nothing’

Date: 10/23/2016 10:27:00 PM

It extends south of Lady Bird Lake, approximately bounded by the Union Pacific Railway to the southeast/south, Barton Skyway to the south, Rabb Road and Robert E Lee Road to the west and Lady Bird Lake to the north

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6 Superb HomeAway Vacation Rentals For Austin’s Music-Loving Guests

Date: 10/22/2016 9:49:00 AM

It's just a walk away from Lady Bird Lake, or, as locals call it, Town Lake. This is the location of the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival's largest live stage, which holds 3 days of concerts for charities. This convenient location makes it an ideal place

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Beers: New ideas are needed to break traffic gridlock

Date: 10/22/2016 1:15:00 AM

For instance, plans for South MoPac include a double-decked bridge over Lady Bird Lake. This structure would inflict noise, traffic and visual impacts on downtown; Austin High School; Zilker Park; Butler Hike & Bike Trail; and historic Central Austin

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Downtown Austin hot spot named one of the world's best hotels

Culture Map Austin

Date: 10/22/2016 1:12:00 AM

"This downtown Austin hot spot gets votes for good reason: There's its prime location, of course, just minutes from the Blanton Museum of Art, Lady Bird Lake, and several hundred music venues — but what’s inside is also worth mentioning," says Condé

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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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