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Texan who smashed wild turtle to death with hammer sentenced to 4 yrs probation (GRAPHIC VIDEO)


Date: 4/22/2017 11:48:00 AM

Washington was caught on camera beating the creature repeatedly on the shore of Lady Bird Lake in Austin. The disgusting crime was captured on video by Geoffrey Frank, who posted the footage to his Facebook page. The video went viral soon after

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Date: 4/21/2017 9:43:00 PM

Located one block from Lady Bird Lake with panoramic views of Downtown Austin and Lady Bird Lake and immediate access to Austin’s Seaholm and 2nd Street Districts, this new community and is a perfect place to stay for any event in Austin, and features a

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These three Cap 10K runners will join the 400K club Sunday

Date: 4/21/2017 12:33:00 PM

“That one started at the Capitol and went onto the trails (by Lady Bird Lake). We were running single file with spectators on both sides yelling. The trails were so crowded I saw some runners slip into the water!” Scheibe didn’t think much about his

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A mellow vibe: PSW delivers Thornton Flats in South Austin

The Business Journal

Date: 4/20/2017 8:16:00 PM

Considering that some new luxury apartments downtown and close to Lady Bird Lake have breached the $3 mark, Thornton Flat’s pricing appears more palatable. Aside from the secluded, lush setting, Braybrook said the Thornton Flat units provide other

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Updated East Austin classic seeks $825K

Date: 4/20/2017 2:35:00 PM

The charming home is easily walkable to many of the area’s ever-growing attractions, including Lady Bird Lake and the Rainey Street entertainment area. Viewers from the street might be surprised to learn that the house has two stories, which looks like

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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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