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A Historic Inauguration Day

Over 2 million people are expected to be in Washington D. C. to watch in person as the 44th President of the United States is sworn in on Tuesday, January 20, 2009. If the bone chilling weather ..
(January 21, 2009)
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The Small Town of Bastrop, Texas

Bastrop is a wonderful “little" city to live in. Nestled in the middle of the “Lost Pines" it makes a beautiful place to live and it is convenient to Austin- Bergstrom Airport, Austin and .
(January 13, 2009)
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Could the Skyrocketing Gas Prices of 2008 Happen Again?

Oil, like cotton or coffee, is traded on the commodities future market, usually having minimal effect on the average American. This type of trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange was started ..
(January 13, 2009)
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The City of Leander, Texas

Leander is the name of one of the small communities in the northwestern area of central Texas near Lake Travis and the Highland Lakes. Leander was actually originally called Bagdad, and it was ..
(December 14, 2008)
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Festive Holiday Outings

The holidays are a time for celebration, but it can be a stressful time, too. Decking the halls and all the other preparations for the festivities can start to feel less than jolly. Take a little ..
(December 14, 2008)
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State Parks at Christmas Time

Nothing can be more beautiful than Christmas at a state park, and there are plenty in and around the Austin area. Visiting a state park at Christmas time is a spectacular site. It's wide open space ..
(December 11, 2008)
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The Lake Travis Community of Jonestown

Jonestown is a small community on the north shore of Lake Travis where inhabitants can enjoy all of the advantages of small town living but still be a short drive from a large metropolitan area such ..
(December 10, 2008)
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Mortgage Rates Drop Again to Near Record Lows

Last week 30 year rates were at 5.53. At that point those were the 5th lowest rates we have seen in the last 30 years. This week we saw rates drop again to 5.47. Now rates are third lowest we have ..
(December 11, 2008)
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Outlook is Hopeful For Home Buyers

There is a plan in the works to lower the rate on 30-year home mortgages to 4.5 percent, a number not seen in decades for home loans. The plan by the Treasury Department to help the hurting housing ..
(December 11, 2008)
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The Mortgage Meltdown Could Get Messier

Foreclosure, a word rarely heard in the media before 2007, is now a term used almost daily in the news. Millions of Americans are losing their homes as the country falls deeper into recession. The ..
(December 14, 2008)
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Recession? Depression? Deflation? The ABC's of the Economic ..

News of the economy is inescapable these days and most of it is bad news. The economy dominates the headlines, the evening news and our daily conversations. Sorting out what all the terms mean and ..
(November 24, 2008)
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Johnson City, Texas

Johnson City is a Texas Hill Country town 48 miles west of Austin and 60 miles north of San Antonio. Johnson City is 25 miles south of the Highland Lakes community of Marble Falls and 30 miles east ..
(November 09, 2008)
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Round Rock, Texas

Round Rock, Texas was founded around the year 1851 on the banks of a local creek called Brushy Creek, and the city was named for a large, circular rock which was situated in the middle of the creek. ..
(November 06, 2008)
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Swimming Holes Around Austin

Trying to come up with things to do with out of town visitors in the height of summer? The Austin area offers a wide variety of activities to entertain even the most difficult audience. During the ..
(October 28, 2008)
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The Recent Introduction of Raspberry Ants to Texas

It's been years since the red imported fire ant first made an appearance, and the situation is still not entirely under control. Now a new species has arrived. They are known as `crazy raspberry ..
(October 28, 2008)
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The Village of Salado

The village of Salado, between Austin and Waco on Interstate 35, is a very historic community that emphasizes an interest in the arts, education, natural beauty and scenic attractions. The longest ..
(October 23, 2008)
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Mortgage Interest Rates Tumble After Fast Rise

So I imagine many people are breathing a sigh of relief this week. Last week mortgage rates made one of the largest one week jumps in the last 20 years. 30 year rates rose from 5.94 to 6.46 for over ..
(October 23, 2008)
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Austin Originals - Primizie Osteria

Austin, Texas, is well known for its exceptional restaurants, catering to all tastes, budgets and timeframes. If you're looking for some specific culinary treat at any given time, odds are, you'll ..
(October 03, 2008)
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Mustang Ridge Near Austin

The small city of Mustang Ridge was incorporated in 1985 by Alton Brooks Laws Jr. and Charles Laws, and Alton Brooks Laws was also the first mayor of the city, as well as municipal judge. There are ..
(October 08, 2008)
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In a Week of Historic Changes Mortgage Interest Rates Hold Even

In a week of historic changes in the US financial markets mortgage interest rates held pretty much even across the board. With the market making the largest one day drop in decades and also one of ..
(October 04, 2008)
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Could the 700 Billion Bailout Mean No Change in the Housing ..

The general arguments concerning the bailout have gone something along the lines of: Anti Bailout : “The taxpayers should not have to foot a 700 billion dollar bill to bail out Wall Street" Pro .
(October 03, 2008)
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Austin Area Restaurants With Patio Dining

One of the most attractive parts about life in Austin is our ability to be outdoors almost the entire year round. Austin's restaurants reflect this outdoorsy aesthetic, with many of them providing ..
(September 18, 2008)
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Cycling in Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas, has always boasted a highly active populace, and is often listed among the nation's healthiest and most active cities. Cycling plays a huge role in this fitness-focused city, with an ..
(September 22, 2008)
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Mortgage Interest Rates Drop Over Half a Point in Just Two ..

If you have been hoping interest rates would drop your prayers have been answered. Interest rates plummeted over half a point last week falling from 6.35 to 5.78. The last time mortgage interest ..
(September 18, 2008)
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Five Tips For Shopping on a Budget

Sticking to a budget is hard enough, but malls, outlets and grocery stores don't make it any easier; with countless promotions, sales, and strategically-placed impulse-buy items, it's easy to get ..
(September 22, 2008)
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