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East Austin WOW Houses: Great Locations And Charming Floor Plans


Date: 1/20/2018 12:06:00 AM

For more information and photos, click here. AUSTIN, TX -- This charming East Austin home in a perfect location offers easy access to the best Austin has to offer including Lady Bird Lake and the trendiest restaurants and shops in the area. With amazing

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FotoATX: Pics and the City

Austin Chronicle

Date: 1/17/2018 10:07:00 PM

Click! Downtown's skyline under a full moon, the reflections of the lighted towers bending in the waters of Lady Bird Lake. Click! Michelle Moore, owner of the Beauty Parlor, styling the hair of one of her regulars just days before the Eastside salon

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Number of possible MLS stadium sites narrows as favorite emerges


Date: 1/17/2018 8:17:00 PM

That means three possible sites remain: Butler Shores at Town Lake Metro Park/Toomey Fields — currently baseball fields that line Barton Creek and Lady Bird Lake in south Austin Guerrero Metro Park — currently baseball fields east of South Pleasant

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Austinite's guide to the perfect weekend in Mexico City

Culture Map Austin

Date: 1/17/2018 12:01:00 AM

Here’s what you should do while you’re there. If you like kayaking on Lady Bird Lake, you’ll like: Floating along the canals of Xochimilco On the southeastern edge of Mexico City lies a stunning sight: Xochimilco, a historic borough that’s home to

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WEATHER UPDATE: Hard freeze warning in effect till noon Wednesday


Date: 1/16/2018 7:19:00 PM

10:55 a.m. update: Snow flurries are being reported across Travis County, including near Sunset Valley, Shady Hollow to the south, in north-central Austin and at the downtown offices of the American-Statesman on the shore of Lady Bird Lake. Sleet shifting

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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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