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AUSTIN, Texas

City of Austin Located just outside the Texas Hill Country, Austin is a powerhouse of venues and resources. Pop (2015): 932,830; Area: 298 sm

Austin is known for its casual and fun nature. Austin is not only the capital but is also the playground of Texas and the "Live Music Capital" with outstanding music and entertainment in the famous 6th Street district.

Situated at the center of the Lone Star State, it stands as the gateway to the Texas Hill Country and the Highland Lakes. Also see suburb Oak Hill, the western portion of which is in the Hill Country.

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City of Austin sealTEXAS STATE CAPITOL: AUSTIN, TEXAS

AUSTIN, CITY OF: www.austintexas.gov

AUSTIN, CITY OF, City Hall: 512-974-2000; 301 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78767. www.cityofaustin.org

AUSTIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: 512-478-9383
535 E 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701
Web: www.austinchamber.com
Email: State Capitol Building

AUSTIN CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU: 866-462-8784; 512-583-7206
301 Congress, Ste 200, Austin, TX 78701. http://austintexas.org

AUSTIN360.COM: www.austin360.com. "What Austin Does". Lots of info about this electric town.

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: 512-445-2911; 1005 La Posada Dr, Austin, TX 78752. www.bbb.org/central-texas

REAL AUSTIN TEXAS: www.real-austin-texas.com. Calendar of events and more.

AUSTIN WEATHER: Local Weather; Hill Country-wide Weather

AUSTIN ISD: www.austin.isd.tenet.edu

AUSTIN CHRONICLE: www.austinchronicle.com

AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT: www.austintexas.gov/department/police

AUSTIN BUCKET LIST: http://everythingaustinapartments.com/blog/?p=853Designed for a tourist looking to figure out the best way to spend a limited amount of time in Austin. A "Cliff Note’s" version of Austin.

AUSTIN SEARCH ENGINE: http://everythingaustinapartments.com/Guide-to-Austin.php This site only searches other sites about Austin, so no matter what you are looking for about Austin you know you will get a relevant answer.


AUSTIN AREA ATTRACTIONS


AUSTIN CHILDREN'S MUSEUM: 201 Colorado St, Austin. www.austinkids.org. Tue-Sat 10a-5p, Sun noon-5p. Fee required. "Cyberchase" allows children to use math and critical thinking skills.

AUSTIN FARMERS' MARKET: 512-236-0074; The Triangle, 46th at N Lamar Blvd and W Guadalupe streets. Sat 9a-1p, Wed 3-7p. Free. www.austinfarmersmarket.org

(THE) AUSTIN NATURE AND SCIENCE CENTER: 512-327-8181; 301 Nature Center Dr in Zilker Park. Mon-Sat 9a-5p, Sun noon-5p. Free. A "living museum" in Austin whose efforts are focused on the creative use of specifically planned interpretive exhibits, programs, collections, and trails. Nature exhibits such as Dino Pit and Zilker Nature Preserve. Center

AUSTIN ZOO: 512-288-1490; 10807 Rawhide Trail. Both adults and kids can enjoy the Hill Country setting and experience a close-up visit with animals from around the world. Austin zoo serves as a sanctuary for animal residents and visitors alike; providing an atmosphere for fun, living and learning. 10a-6p daily. Fee required. Zoo

BULLOCK TEXAS STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 512-936-8746; www.thestoryoftexas.com. MLK Blvd and N Congress Ave. Interactive and traveling exhibits and IMAX theater. Mon-Sat 9a-6p, Sun noon-6p. Fee required.

CAPITAL OF TEXAS ZOO: 512-303-6675; 376-A Jenkins Rd, Cedar Creek. For education and conservation. 10a-4p weekdays, 10a-5p weekends. Fee required. www.capitaloftexaszoo.org

LADY BIRD JOHNSON WILDFLOWER CENTER: Imagine a place where everything is in its place. A place where the gardens, trails, and architecture celebrate the natural and cultural heritage of the Texas Hill Country. A place where people reconnect with the land and learn to appreciate the natural beauty, economic value, and environmental necessity of native plants. This place is the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739. Center

LBJ LIBRARY & MUSEUM: 512-721-0200; 2313 Red River St. www.lbjlibrary.org. President LBJ's presidential library. 9a-5p daily. Free

RANSOM CENTER: 512-471-8944; 21st & Guadalupe streets. www.hrc.utexas.edu. Diverse collections of cultural material. Tue-Wed-Fri: 10a-5p, Thur 10a-7p, Sat-Sun noon-5p.

RENAISSANCE MARKET: 512-974-4038. At Public Square at 23rd and Guadalupe streets. 9a-7p daily. Free. Features handcrafted items. Special event on 23rd of every month. www.austinartistsmarket.com

SUNSET VALLEY FARMERS MARKET: Burger Center, 3200 Jones Rd, Sat 9a-1p. www.sunsetvalleyfarmersmarket.org

OTHER AUSTIN ATTRACTIONS: Barton Springs Pool; Governor's Mansion, Texas State Historical Museum, and THE University of Texas.


AUSTIN AREA HIGHER EDUCATION


AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE: 5930 512-223-4222; Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, TX 78752-4390. (12,819 students) www.austincc.edu

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY: 512-313-3000; 11400 Concordia University Dr, Austin, TX 78726. www.concordia.edu

SAINT EDWARD'S UNIVERSITY: ; 512-448-8400; 3001 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704. (2,870 students) www.stedwards.edu

SOUTH UNIVERSITY: 877-659-5706; 512-516-8800; 7700 W Parmer Ln, Building A, Ste A100, Austin, TX 78729. www.southuniversity.edu

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN: 512-475-7348; Austin, TX. (46,503 students) www.utexas.edu


AUSTIN AREA HOSPITALS & MEDICAL CENTERS


AUSTIN SURGICAL HOSPITAL: Profile Medical Servcies

BRACKENRIDGE HOSPITAL: Profile, Level II Trauma Center

HEART HOSPITAL OF AUSTIN: Profile

NORTH AUSTIN MEDICAL CENTER: Profile

SETON NORTHWEST HOSPITAL: Profile

SETON MEDICAL CENTER: Profile

SOUTH AUSTIN MEDICAL CENTER: Profile

ST. DAVID'S MEDICAL CENTER: St. David's Medical Center


PUBLIC SERVICES


Red Cross AMERICAN RED CROSS, Central Texas Chapter:
512-928-4271; 800-928-4271;
2218 Pershing Dr, Austin, TX 78723. www.centex.redcross.org. A humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross Movement, that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Serves Burnet, Hays, Llano, Travis & Williamson counties.

AUSTIN-BERGSTROM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (AUS): 512-369-7881; 5 mi SE of Austin; at Hwy 71 & 183 intersection. Airlines: American, Continental, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Northwest, Southwest United, US Airways. Non-Stop Service to 30 destinations. www.ci.austin.tx.us/austinairport; AirNav; Map

LVW LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS (US): Founded in 1919, the League is a non-partisan, trusted organization that works to promote active, informed participation of all citizens in their government. www.lwv.org. Note, coverage of local elections and candidates is available in a few League locations in the Hill Country, and these are shown at: www.lwvtexas.org. Also see our Portal's focus topic page: Hill Country Voters Guide, at: Guide. Also see our Portal's focus topic page: Hill Country Voters Guide, at: Guide
  • LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF TEXAS: 512-472-1100; 1212 Guadalupe St, #107, Austin, TX 78701-1800. Web; www.vote411.org
  • AUSTIN AREA: Web; Email. Contact: 512-451-6710, Stewart Snider, Judy Parken
Agrilife Exension Service TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE: http://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu. Mission is to improve the lives of people, businesses and communities across Texas and beyond through high quality, relevant education. See full Focus Topic Profile at: AgriLife
Local: Travis County, 512-854-9600; 1600-B Smith Rd, Austin, TX 78721. http://travis.agrilife.org, Email: travis-tx@tamu.edu
Texas Department Of Public Safety
TEXAS DEPT OF PUBLIC SAFETY (DPS): 512-424-2000; 5805 N Lamar, Austin, TX 78752. www.txdps.state.tx.us. Responsible for statewide law enforcement and vehicle regulation.
Local: 512-424-2600; 13730 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78750-1812

AUSTIN AREA MILITARY INSTALLATIONS


CAMP MABRY: Home of Texas Military Forces. US National Registry of Historic Places. Profile


TOUR SERVICES


AUSTIN ALOHA LIMOUSINE: 512-458-5466; www.austinalohalimo.com

BLUEBONNET LIMOUSINE SERVICE: Austin 512-420-0200; San Antonio: 210-697-7361; www.bluebonnetlimos.com

STAR SHUTTLE: 512-928-8896; Based in Austin but serves the Hill Country. Vehicles up through tour buses. www.starshuttle.com


MISCELLANEOUS GOODS & SERVICES


POLO TENNIS AND FITNESS CLUB: 512-858-0524, 14101 Canonade, Austin. PoloTennisClub.com

UT AUSTIN HOTELS: www.utaustinhotels.com Desc.A simple way to browse, shop, compare and book hotels near the University of Texas securely online!

WELCOME TO AUSTIN GUIDE: http://everythingaustinapartments.com/blog/?page_id=535. A one-stop shop for getting settled in the Austin area. It will help you find a place to live, a job, find something fun to do and figure out a way to get there.

FREE FUN IN AUSTIN: http://freefuninaustin.com


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