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    Lions Municipal Golf Course Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony (October 28, 2009, at 10 a.m.)

    October 19th, 2009
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    A Dedication Ceremony for the Lions Municipal Golf Course Historical Marker will be held On Wednesday, October 28, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Lions Municipal Golf Course. The Dedication Ceremony is open to the public, and there will be refreshments after the dedication…

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    City of Austin Comprehensive Plan Being Created — Get Involved!

    October 19th, 2009
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    The City of Austin is creating a new Comprehensive Plan for Austin which will set forth the city’s policies for growth and development. Find additional information at http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/compplan.

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    WANG’s Position Statement for Brackenridge Tract

    September 29th, 2009
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    On August 25, 2008, WANG announced its Position Statement on the possible development of the Brackenridge Tract. The statement sets forth a number of general and tract-specific propositions to reflect neighborhood input and concerns about the development of this incredible asset, and urges the University to weigh any financial opportunity from the Tract against any adverse impact that it might have on West Austin and its citizens.

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    Faculty panel calling for environmental campus at Brackenridge tract

    September 21st, 2009
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    A UT panel of faculty members is recommending transforming the University of Texas’ Brackenridge tract into an environmental science campus which would enhance an existing biological field laboratory by housing the university’s extensive plant and natural history collections, currently stored on the main campus, in a new science center that would serve as a museum, a research center and a public outreach site. Additional space on the 350-acre tract would be set aside for a technology transfer center, where researchers could work on biofuels, biotech, clean energy, environmentally friendly architecture and other initiatives with a goal of moving breakthroughs at the lab bench into the marketplace.

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    WANG Press Release Concerning CR&P Planning Suggestions for Brackenridge Tract

    July 1st, 2009
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    July 1, 2009 Statement by August W. Harris III, President, West Austin Neighborhood Group (WANG): West Austin Neighborhood Group Deplores Brackenridge Tract Planners’ Suggestions and Continues to Seek Best Use for Core Suburban Spaces

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    Austin American Statesman article: “Brackenridge plans may strain nearby streets”

    June 28th, 2009
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    Austin American Statesman article explains how Brackenridge plans may strain nearby streets by adding 13,000 residents to Tarrytown likely to put thousands of extra cars on already-crowded roads. For more details, go to http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/2009/06/28/0628bracktranspo.html

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