Texas Best - Swimmin' Hole (Texas Country Reporter)
Cool off in the place you named Texas Best swimmin' hole. To cast your vote for the Texas Best polls visit
1. Barton Springs Pool (Austin)
2. Garner State Park (Concan)
3. Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve (Dripping Springs)
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TCR #1306, 09-08-2012
Austin, Texas Travel Guide - Must-See Attractions
Austin is the capital of Texas and the seat of Travis County. Located in Central Texas and the American Southwest, it is the 11th-largest city in the United States of America and the fourth-largest city in state of Texas. It was the third-fastest-growing large city in the nation from 2000 to 2006. Austin is also the second largest state capital in the United States.
The most important places to visit in Austin are: Texas State Capitol, Bob Bullock Story of Texas Museum, Texas Governor's Mansion, Austin Zoo, Longhorn Caverns, Austin Children's Museum, Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Colony, Austin Steam Train, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and many more.
If you want to save time and money, the most important Austin travel tip is to compare prices before booking a hotel room or a flight. You can do this for free on a site that searches through hundreds of other travel websites in real time for the best travel deals available.
Driving Downtown - Austin Main Street 4K - Texas USA
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Driving Downtown Streets - Congress Avenue - Austin Texas USA - Episode 41.
Starting Point: Congress Avenue - .
Congress Avenue is a major thoroughfare in Austin, Texas. The street is a six-lane, tree lined avenue that cuts through the middle of the city from far south Austin and goes over Lady Bird Lake leading to the Texas State Capitol in the heart of Downtown. Congress Avenue south of Lady Bird Lake is known as South Congress, often abbreviated to SoCo, and is an increasingly popular shopping and rental district. It passes the historic Travis Heights neighborhood, the Texas School for the Deaf, and St. Edward's University as it passes south out of town.
South by Southwest (abbreviated as SXSW) is an annual conglomerate of film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences that take place in mid-March in Austin, Texas, United States. It began in 1987, and has continued to grow in both scope and size every year. In 2011, the conference lasted for 10 days with SXSW Interactive lasting for 5 days, Music for 6 days, and Film running concurrently for 9 days.
Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. Austin is the 11th-most populated city in the U.S and the 4th-most populated city in Texas. It is the fastest growing of the 50 largest US cities and the second largest capital city after Phoenix, Arizona. As of June 1, 2016, Austin had a population of 931,830 (U.S. Census Bureau estimate). Located in Central Texas in the foothills of Texas Hill Country, the city is home to numerous lakes, rivers, and waterways including Lady Bird Lake, Barton Springs, McKinney Falls, the Colorado River, Lake Travis, and Lake Walter E. Long. It is cultural and economic center of the Austin–Round Rock metropolitan area, which had an estimated population of 2,010,860 as of June 1, 2016.
In the 1830s pioneers began to settle the area in central Austin along the Colorado River. In 1839, the site was officially chosen to replace Houston as the new capital of the Republic of Texas and was incorporated under the name Waterloo. Shortly thereafter, the name was changed to Austin in honor of Stephen F. Austin, the Father of Texas and the republic's first secretary of state. The city subsequently grew throughout the 19th century and became a center for government and education with the construction of the Texas State Capitol and the University of Texas at Austin. After a lull in growth from the Great Depression, Austin resumed its development into a major city and, by the 1980s, it emerged as a center for technology and business. A number of Fortune 500 companies have headquarters or regional offices in Austin including Advanced Micro Devices, Apple Inc., ARM Holdings, Cisco, eBay, General Motors, Google, IBM, Intel, Texas Instruments, 3M, Oracle Corporation and Whole Foods Market. Dell's worldwide headquarters is located in nearby Round Rock, a suburb of Austin.
Residents of Austin are known as Austinites. They include a diverse mix of government employees, college students, musicians, high-tech workers, blue-collar workers, and businesspeople. The city's official slogan promotes Austin as The Live Music Capital of the World, a reference to the many musicians and live music venues within the city, as well as the long-running PBS TV concert series Austin City Limits. The city also adopted Silicon Hills as a nickname in the 1990s due to a rapid influx of technology and development companies. In recent years, some Austinites have also adopted the unofficial slogan Keep Austin Weird, which refers to the desire to protect small, unique, and local businesses from being overrun by large corporations. In the late 1800s, Austin was known as the City of the Violet Crown because of the colorful glow of light across the hills just after sunset. Even today, many Austin businesses use the term Violet Crown in their name. Austin is known as a clean-air city for the city's stringent no-smoking ordinances that apply to all public places and buildings, including restaurants and bars. The FBI ranked Austin as the second-safest major city in the U.S. for the year 2012.
Located in the Texas Hill Country just 17 miles south of Austin along the I-35 corridor. Discover a vibrant downtown of unique restaurants and shops mixed with the intricate architecture of historic homes that juxtapose a rich history.
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Exploring the Texas State Park System (original film) - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]
Exploring the Texas State Park System (1970s)
Take a trip back in time and visit some of your Texas state parks. This historical black & white film produced in the 1970s, shows people doing the same activities that you can do today in the state parks. Only the clothes and the cars are a bit different.
Local Business in Austin
Austin's a special place, and it's because of the community members like Courtney Bianchi of Whiskey & Pearls and small local business owners like Heath Speakman of SprATX. Meet the movers and makers who are keeping Austin bright, bold and beautiful.
PBS SHOW Blanco Restoration, Helicopter Heroes & a Mentored Hunt, #2722
Program 2722. Air dates March 10-16, 2019 & September 8-14, 2019
Blanco River Restoration, Helicopter Heroes & a Mentored Hunt
Blanco River Restoration
Massive floods in 2015 destroyed much of the natural habitat along the Blanco River. Texas Parks and Wildlife biologists have been working with landowners along the river to help re-establish trees and grasses, and by educating locals about the importance of managing healthy river ecosystems that are more resilient to the effects of flooding.
Parks & Wildlife People: Helicopter Search & Rescue Team
When Hurricane Harvey stranded coastal residents, the Texas Game Warden helicopter crew helped rescue hundreds from the flood waters.
A Mentored Hunt
Getting youth started in the heritage of hunting is great but what if you are an adult who’s interested in taking up the sport? Texas Parks and Wildlife now has “mentored hunts” to give grownups a taste of the outdoors from field to table.
The Fighting Moorhens
Common moorhens fight for their rights, and territory, at Brazos Bend State Park. It’s part dance, part boxing match.
Flying the Franklins
Take to the skies and fly with the birds at Franklin Mountains State Park. With the right wind and a perfect place to launch this state park is prime territory when it comes to Paragliding.
Postcard From Texas
Summer evenings are a magical time at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge.
The Ultimate Texan Retreat in Spicewood, Texas
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This custom estate is the ultimate retreat for the true Texan or Texan at heart! Fashioned after the historic Alamo outside, the interior is rustic elegance, with expansive views of Lake Travis and the Hill Country. An open floor plan offers generous living spaces, indoors & out, including a screened porch and media room/theater. Huge gourmet kitchen with 2 large islands and spacious granite counter tops. Guest quarters are above the 4 car garage with separate entry. Includes boat slip with tram access.
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Barton Springs Pool, Austin, TX - The Daytripper
Chet visits Barton Springs Pool, a man-made swimming pool located in Zilker Park in Austin, Texas.
Hotel Ella in Austin TX
Prices: . . . . . . . .. .. ... . .. .. .. Hotel Ella 1900 Rio Grande Street Austin TX 78705 In downtown Austin, just a 5 minute walk from the University of Texas at Austin, this artistic boutique hotel is styled with elegance. Guests can enjoy a sophisticated dining experience at Goodall's Kitchen & Bar, which features global cuisine with a seasonal menu. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. A flat-panel cable TV is provided in each room at Hotel Ella. There is also a refrigerator. The private bathrooms come with a hairdryer and a bathrobe. Evening cocktails are available at the poolside bar. Hotel Ella's spacious meeting facilities can be reserved for business events and wedding activities. A spa service is also offered. The hotel is a 5-minute drive from 6th Street Entertainment District. The Texas State Capitol is 1 mile away.