ut: Historic Aldridge Place in Austin, Texas 78754 - 10/03/14 02:47 PM
Historic Aldridge Place in Austin, Texas 78754
Austin has so many charming communities and one of them is called “Aldridge Place” and it’s located in the center of Austin, Texas. In the early 1910’s this community was touted as the first premier development in Austin. Many of Austin’s most prominent residents resided in the neighborhood.
I love driving through Aldridge Place today because it’s been able to maintain a unique blend of old Austin. Its tree line streets and exotic landscape oozes such character! There is a wonderful blend of distinctive styles and sizes. Some majestic houses hold historic … (10 comments)

ut: 50th Anniversary Signing of the Civil Rights Act Austin TX LBJ Library - 03/28/14 08:08 AM
50th Anniversary Signing of the Civil Rights Act Austin TX LBJ Library
April in Austin will kick off an important event celebrating and honoring the 50th Anniversary Signing of the Civil Rights Act. The LBJ Library is the fitting location as former Southern President LBJ embodied the US civil rights evolution.
In December of 1972 LBJ hosted a Civil Rights Symposium in the LBJ Library on the UT campus. LBJ was able to sooth the flaring tempers that flew from the racial tensions, using his power and talents demonstrated in 1964 when he steered the bill’s passage through the … (17 comments)

ut: "Foodie Fridays" in Austin ~ 11-8-13 - 11/06/13 09:58 AM
“Foodie Fridays” in Austin

This weekend is going to be perfect “check out Austin” weather.  So, why not take advantage of it and head to the UT area and check out this deli on West Campus? You won't be disappointed I promise you! Chill Out..enjoy a relaxed informal setting and experience something new!
FRICANO’S DELI           http://www.fricanosdeli.com/     

Paul Fricano opened his Deli in 2006 just north of the UT campus.  When he opened the deli, it was with the intention of serving good food prepared fresh daily in … (14 comments)

ut: TREPAC & ABOR Joined Forces with PT50~Update on Austin Medical School - 09/19/13 12:51 PM
PT 50, TREPAC and ABOR joined forces and welcomed Senator Kirk Watson from Austin at the Headliners Club this morning. Welcomed by an enthusiastic crowd of PT 50 Realtors and vendors he spoke at length about the birth and ongoing progress in the much discussed hospital district and formation of the Medical School, to be built on the campus of the University of Texas.
Senator Watson enumerated about using a new playbook to acquire a Medical School at the University of Texas. It did not include relying on the state for funds.
In two years from his “10 goals … (9 comments)

ut: September 2013 Austin TX Events ~ Here is what is going on! - 09/01/13 11:47 AM
 September 2013 Austin TX Events~Here is what is going on!
It's Labor Day week-end and September is here with quite a lineup of events!! UT is playing their first game of the season in Austin.

September One the Backstreet Boys will be playing at the Cedar Park Center in all their glory! ACL Live has several cool events scheduled like Chris Isaak on September 4, The Wiggles: Taking Off!! World Tour on the 15th and the Steve Miller Band on the 26th! Don’t miss the Old Pecan Street Festival on September 28th and 29th!  If you’re interested in hearing … (13 comments)

ut: Why did Austin win the bid for ESPN's X Games? - 07/20/13 05:59 AM
The big news this week is Austin’s winning bid for ESPN’s X Games!

If you haven’t been out to the Circuit Of The Americas yet – where a majority of the events will be held – you may be surprised to see it’s surrounded by more than 1600 acres, including a park area and amphitheater, with great potential to deliver a “festival feel”.

At this spring’s Platinum Top 50’s Thinkers and Doers I also learned that COTA actually chose to locate in Austin due to its proximity to the NAFTA corridor and the … (16 comments)

ut: Austin, TX: UT ranked in top 50 Universities in the World - 08/22/12 04:20 AM
We know the University of Texas is something special, but, now let the rankings speak for itself!  The University of Texas has ranked among the top 50 schools in the Center for World Class Universities 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities.  UT ranked #35 on the list and was ranked 5th in the subject category of engineering, technology and computer science.Other Texas Universities that made the list are the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas at #48, Rice University at #91 and Texas A&M University at #93.The list was based on a number of criteria including: the number of alumni and … (8 comments)

ut: A new app ~ beDJ ~ Only in Austin - 05/17/12 12:55 PM
This time a quintet of UT students founded another young Austin based company called Symplexum LLC. They have developed a smartphone application designed to connect to venues with visitors via music criticism. The app is called beDJ and it is intended to give users a method of rating music in public spaces while providing the owners of such venues with customer analytics.
This sounds like a natural for Austin, Texas ..the live music capital!
This app is aimed at the vendors (bars, stores, restaurants etc. ) to provide something to engage the customer! If the venue can entice the customer to … (16 comments)

ut: Looking To Find Something To Do ~ Austin, Texas - 02/12/12 04:21 PM
 Looking To Find Something To Do ~ Austin, TexasThere is always something to do in Austin.  Alamo Title created a wonderful marketing piece concerning Austin's Best Attractions.  But, if one of these doesn't stir you to action check out Austin's attractions at: AustinWebPage.com.
P.S. Did you know that Bloomberg Business Week has ranked Austin as one of the best places to live?

ut: Colt McCoy Still Wows Long Horn Fans - 06/23/11 07:07 AM
Saturday, June 18th, 2011 Colt McCoy made a signing appearance at the "Academy" in NW Austin.  Colt took the Longhorns to the Rose Bowl in 2005 claiming the National Championship!  Now the quarterback for the Cleveland Browns...he is not forgotten!  Every fan tried to secure an event pass which were passed out starting at 10am!  The signing took place from 12-1pm and was limited to the first 250 fans!  Geno made the mistake of stopping in to pick something up...walking in not knowing this event was in progress he almost found himself jostled back out the front door of the store!  

ut: Austin Texas Education Accolades - 06/11/11 08:45 AM
Austin Texas Education AccoladesAlamo Title just released a great new marketing piece called "Austin Accolades".I love their marketing pieces because they offer information that is crucial in explaining why Austin is different from the rest of the country.  Factoids are important as Austin is growing at a spectacular rate of growth. Austin possesses an infrastructure that is ready to sustain local business.  In 2010 over 18 companies moved offices or headquarters to Austin.  This translates to record breaking relocation business.Undergraduate and graduate education in Austin is impressive!  Of course, UT tops the chart but you can't say enough about Austin Community … (11 comments)

ut: Austin Community College - Austin, Texas Sets Enrollment Record - 10/26/10 01:38 PM
Austin Community College - Austin, Texas Sets Enrollment RecordWow...the fall of 2010 Austin Community College saw a 10% jump in its credit student enrollment, setting a new record.  The total credit enrollments peaked at 44,100 spread throughout its 8 campuses.
Last fall enrollment was 40,248 students.  The Northridge campus has the highest ACC enrollment with 10,219 students.ACC also has an additional 15,000 students enrolled in non-credit courses. There are 235 degrees and certificates offered plus a wide range of other educational choices to meet the needs of residents and employers in an eight county service area.ACC is the leading source … (8 comments)

ut: NW Austin, TX: Newly Listed Home For Sale - Open House Sunday, Oct.24th 2-4pm - 12004 Montclair Bend Austin, TX 78732 in Steiner Ranch - 10/18/10 06:53 PM
NW Austin, TX: Newly Listed Home For Sale - Open House Sunday, Oct.24th 2-4pm - 12004 Montclair Bend Austin, TX 78732 in Steiner Ranch                                                                                                                                          www.12004montclairbend.com
Come and preview this newly listed home at 12004 Montclair Bend at our open house this Sunday, Oct. 24th from 2-4pm … (2 comments)

ut: Westwood HS and UT Football ~ Life Lessons Learned Early - 08/27/10 08:00 AM
Westwood High School and The University of Texas Football
Here in Austin football triggers high emotion! Beginning with the little ones on up to High School and onto College, football is a main stay diet for Austinites.  Life lessons are learned early while leadership is developed through the great sport of football.  
To get a feel for the passion Texas experiences check out this moving video:
For those of you wanting to be a part of the experience check out the following Westwood HS and The Univ. of Texas game schedules to put on your calendar:



ut: Your Ideas Matter - 03/08/10 11:31 AM

Our major universities are fighting struggles never before encountered due to the economic times we live in.  Bill Powers Jr., the current President of the University of Texas, realizes in these challenging times they must do more with fewer resources and understands sharing ideas is invaluable in shaping the future of UT.   They just launched a new program for University of Texas students, alumni, and friends to promote creative problem-solving on the campus.  The Ideas of Texas gives an opportunity to contribute ideas to enhance teaching, research, student life, and the alumni experience, increase … (0 comments)

ut: In Canyon Creek ~ Round One ~ Chicken vs. Penguin - 02/23/10 12:37 PM
A UT graduate won the jackpot in a contest sponsored by Nikon for his short video "Chicken vs. Penguin." 
Mark Slavnic beat out 1,200 other entries with this funny and sweetly innocent clip and won the $100,000 price!!  What's really cool is a CanyonCreek resident, A.J. Genzlinger who is a senior at Westwood High School was one of the actors in the film.  A.J. believed in the film and worked for free but that will change according to Marko as he shows his appreciation for A.J.'s faith in the project. 
Check out this entertaining video:

ut: Neflex Of Online TextBook Rental ~ Delivering The Goods - 02/01/10 05:20 PM

I was at a mail center the other day and saw a young lady with a big orange box mailing something and she was mailing it free!  I asked her what Chegg.com was on the big orange box...something new at UT?
She rents her text books for her classes at the University of Texas for usually half the retail value.  When she is done she ships the books back in the orange box provided by Chegg for free!
Chegg.com came online in 2007 and has rented more than 2 million books to 6,400 schools!  The company has a Facebook … (6 comments)

ut: Ten Common Contract Mistakes - 01/08/10 04:43 PM
The Austin Realtor Magazine just showed up in our mail.  I always like to read the Legal Topics because they cover some pretty relevant topics.  Don R. Hancock is a partner in Hancock & McGill, L.L.P., attorneys at law, in Austin and usually writes the articles.  He received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University in 1968 and his J.D. degree from the University of Texas Law School in 1971.  Hancock has practiced real estate law in Austin since receiving his law license.  He is extremely knowledgeable and a character to boot!
Don reviews on a regular basis a substantial … (14 comments)

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