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Keep Austin Free: Things to do around Austin for no cost

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Looking for things to spend your time doing in Austin? Well, here are 12 free activities you can do with family, friends and pets all around the capital city of Texas. 1)Take your pets to the Barton Springs dog park and you too can go for a dip! With a waterfall and beautiful view, it’s…

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Running on empty?: Texas gas prices rise in wake of Hurricane Harvey

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A gas pump at the Gulf Oil station on Manor Rd on Sep. 11. You may have noticed over the last week lines of cars waiting to fill up their tanks at gas stations. Or empty fill up stations with plastic covering the gas pumps. Since Hurricane Harvey hit the gulf coast, Texas gas prices…

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Austin in transit: How Austin’s rapid growth may be at the expense of long term residents

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In 2016, Austin is a mere 40,000 people below the 1 million population mark, and it’s starting to show. From traffic, to schools, to businesses, Austin is changing. Over the next school year our investigative team will show where, when, and how Austin has developed over the past ten years, and predicted developments of the…

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On taco tours and loquat trees: My Texan revelation

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In true Austin, Texas fashion, the front door of my house is painted a fading red. Made of hearty old stones, the house has two dormer windows, faces the east, and sits on what is essentially one giant, overgrown vegetable garden. To the left of the red door is a message engraved in the crumbling…

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Protecting frail populations

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There’s a little dirt road just south of Blanco, nestled between Comfort and Canyon Lake, with a strict speed limit of 10 miles per hour. Drivers who frequent the road know that this is a precaution taken in case an African lion should amble into the street. At the end of that lane lies a sweeping…

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