Last weekend I visited the 21st annual Austin Home & Garden Show at the Austin Convention Center. My last show had been over two years ago, so it was certainly past time to catch up on the latest home and garden trends.Continue reading
Along with many other cities around the country, a Families Belong Together Rally was held in Austin on June 30th. Our local rally took place on the south steps of the Texas State Capitol. The event was organized by the Children’s Defense Fund-Texas and sponsored by over 50 organizations, ranging from the Texas State Teacher’s Organization to Catholic Charities of Central Texas to the Sierra Club.
Austin’s annual MLK March began at the Martin Luther King, Jr. statue on the University of Texas campus. Since the weather was a bit chilly, my friends and I decided to join up with the march at the Texas State Capitol. We arrived early, so we walked around the back of the building and watched as the marchers arrived at the Capitol grounds around 10:15 AM.
Austin’s new Central Library is finally open…and it’s wonderful!
The Austin Firefighters Association held their annual 9/11 memorial service on Monday morning. Members of the Austin Fire Department along with local officials gathered at the Buford Tower on the north shore of Lady Bird Lake. A huge American flag was hoisted by Ladder Truck #1 on nearby Colorado Street.
Last week, Austin’s oldest and grandest hotel, The Driskill, invited the public to their 130th anniversary celebration. The hotel was built by Colonel Jesse Driskill at the corner of Sixth and Brazos Streets. The Driskill’s grand opening was on December 20, 1886. The property changed hands throughout the years and is currently owned by Hyatt Hotels.
Early voting in Texas started yesterday and continues through Friday, November 4. A list of polling places in Travis Country can be found here. Besides the Presidential race, there are lots of state and local contests. Austin residents must also consider Proposition 1, the City of Austin 2016 Mobility Bond, to fund transportation and mobility improvements.