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Project Connect unveils north corridor area transit plan

Project Connect unveils north corridor area transit plan
The plan uses a number of new bus transit services in the area stretching broadly north of Austin to include Round Rock, Georgetown and Pflugerville. The corridor is one of the Austin region's fastest growing segments, with more than half of the …
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Frank L. Austin
He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Susan Austin of Crewe; his father, Frank T. Austin of Burlington; his mother, Elinor Vogt of Crewe; brothers, Edwin Austin and Russell Austin; his uncle, Harvey Frake; aunts, Norma Doty and Helen Reeves; his …
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Coachella’s young audience a marketers paradise

In response, researchers from The DEMAND Center, located at the University of Lancaster, have researched the dynamics of energy, mobility and demand, trying to understand this increase in international travel in view of its impact on energy demand .
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After discussions with groups of elderly people, their work emphasizes the importance of mass tourism and broader infrastructural changes that have made traveling abroad more convenient.

That is why exotic or exciting destinations are often found outside Europe, while European leisure travel can increasingly be regarded as ‘conventional’ and ‘easy’.

In this way, their research shows that this trend of more travel can not be explained solely by changes in changing amounts of disposable income after retirement.
Coachella's young audience a marketers paradise
INDIO, Calif. (AP) — When it first started in 1999, Coachella was a couple of stages and a dance tent. Tickets were $ 65. A few dusty stands sold hot dogs and Cokes. It was the end of grunge and the start of a new millennium, and it was all about the …
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This is not always true. Admittedly, some travel professionals charge costs, but not all. This is because some suppliers, such as airlines and some hotels, do not pay a commission or some of the suppliers have reduced the amount of commissions paid to the travel professional. To make ends meet, some travel professionals charge a fee. I ask for $ 50 per person for domestic flights and $ 100 for international airline reservations. I will also ask for compensation for hotels for the same reason or when I compile the different parts of the trip myself. When I book a cruise or a tour, I do not charge a fee because the seller pays me a commission. Remember, whether you use a travel professional or not, the commission is still paid because it is automatically included in the seller’s price. So why not use a travel professional and avoid the hassle and save your time?
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The rules for travel constantly change and it is the travel professional who is able to keep his customers on the right track.
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Did you know, for example, that you will need a passport in January 2016 to travel by plane inland? This is due to a law called the REAL ID Act. This requires that all travelers have an IDE identification that includes all these fields: full legal name, signature, date of birth, gender, unique identification number, a main address of the place of residence and a picture at the front of the applicant. Unfortunately, there are still a handful of conditions that are non-compliant. Do you know which states are compliant and which are not? Your travel professional does that. By the way, outright non-conforming states / territories are American Samoa, Louisiana and New Hampshire. The states of Minnesota and New York offer an optional Enhanced ID for a fee, so because it is optional, a large percentage of residents have none. Some states have requested additional extensions, but it is unclear whether they are granted. Currently only four states (Louisiana, Minnesota, New Hampshire and New York) and American Samoa are technically non-compliant.
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Also, we still do not know whether 1 January 2016 will be the date of the requirement or will be later? Because of this law, the processing time for the passport is influenced for everyone. All passports issued in 2006 to comply with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, which entered into force in 2007, are now expiring, creating a whole series of innovations. Therefore, because of these expansions in combination with the possible REAL ID enforcement, waiting times for passports are expected to increase further. As of 11 October, the current wait has already increased for a week longer than four to six weeks for standard passports and three weeks before accelerated. Personally accelerated can take up to eight days based on travel needs.
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Ultimately, the REAL ID law requires that all driving licenses issued by the government contain “machine-readable technology” or chips to protect us on the road and safely.

Passports are also recommended for cruises, just as they are required to fly outside the United States. The reason for this is that if you have to fly back from a foreign port to the United States, you have a passport for it. Just because you are on a cruise leaving a port in the United States, technically you are traveling internationally as soon as you board, as most ships are registered outside the United States!

A travel professional can help you determine if a visa is required to travel to your destination. If they are not sure, they know where to send you for that information and they will receive confirmation that you do or do not need one for the type of journey you are making. For example, for most cruises, if you leave a US port and return to the same US port, you probably do not need a visa to visit the ports. This is called a “closed loop” trip. But again, most cruises. Always check to see if one is needed.

“Banks and Wall Street are open from Monday to Friday until 4 pm, while cryptocurrency exchanges never close. The 24/7 opportunity to access and trade in digital currency is an important and often underestimated long-term advantage in space.” – Patrick Gray, CEO of HashChain Technology
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“By keeping US interest rates, this will certainly put downward pressure on gold and traditional safe-haven assets, and Crypto could be the only non-traditional investment that performs well in 2018/2019.” – Ray Youssef, CEO of Paxful

Tickets for Austin WEC, Tudor United Sports Car race go on sale
19-20 at the 3.4-mile Southeast Austin circuit. The Tudor United SportsCar Championship will hold a 2-hour, 45-minute race starting just after noon Sept. 20, while the World Endurance Championship, whose schedule includes the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans, …
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UT official: Maroon bluebonnets will not be plucked
AUSTIN — Officials at the University of Texas in Austin say they will not pluck the maroon bluebonnets that have mysteriously appeared in the shadow of the UT Tower. Previous reports circulated that university officials would pluck the maroon bluebonnets.
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Austin readies for MotoGP
AUSTIN – He's no Texan, but world champion motorcycle racer Marc Marquez couldn't feel more at home here if he were wearing a Stetson and cowboy boots. The young Spaniard, who won the MotoGP season title as a rookie last year, is again the rider to …
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Teens charged with arson in South Austin house fire
Two teens have been charged with arson after they set multiple fires inside a South Austin home in March, according to fire investigators. Investigators received a tip from an arson hot line through the state fire marshal's office about two weeks after …
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Austin Holford, suspect in Boulder baseball bat beating death, assaulted in
Austin Holford, suspect in Boulder baseball bat beating death, assaulted in jail, deputies say. TheDenverChannel.com Team. Apr 15, 2014. 2 days ago. Previous Next. Authorities say one of two teens accused of beating a Boulder man to death over an Xbox, …
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Marc Marquez on pole for today's MotoGP race at Austin

Marc Marquez on pole for today's MotoGP race at Austin
The Spaniard also paced this morning's warmup session ahead of the race, which begins at 3 p.m. ET and features a possibility for rain (check out the forecast from NBC's Austin affiliate, KXAN). Marquez's teammate at Repsol Honda, Dani Pedrosa, will …
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Rookies Austin Dillon, Kyle Larson continue to shine
Austin Dillon has quietly put together a solid start to the 2014 season, while fellow rookie Kyle Larson has had a little more flash to his first full Sprint Cup campaign. While it's still early, both rookies would make the Chase for the Sprint Cup if …
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Exxon CEO donates M for UT engineering complex expansion
The Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin has received a $ 5 million pledge from Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson and his wife, Renda, to help fund the school's new Engineering Education and …
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Vanessa Hudgens & Austin Butler Are Such a Cute Coachella Couple!
Vanessa Hudgens & Austin Butler Are Such a Cute Coachella Couple! Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler have such a spring in their step as they check out the musical acts at the 2014 Coachella Music Festival on Sunday afternoon (April 13) in Indio, Calif.
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Austin Mahone Finally Sets A Release Date For His First Full-Length Album
To properly support and promote the endeavor, Austin will embark on a tour across North America with a little help from Fifth Harmony and The Vamps. UK dates should arrive later this year. “Thank you for supporting me and sticking with me all this time.
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Austin Peay State University Women's Golf gets Third at Alabama Tri-Match

Austin Peay State University Women's Golf gets Third at Alabama Tri-Match
Huntsville, AL -Austin Peay State University women's golf team finished third out of three teams in a Saturday tri-match with Murray State and Belmont, played at the Highlands Course at Hampton Cove. Austin Peay Lady Govs Golf. (APSU Sports Information).
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Man shot in Austin
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. The shooting happened at 11:25 p.m. in the 4900 block of West Hubbard Street, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said. The man, 27, was standing outside when a …
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3 dead after suburban Kansas City shooting
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say three people have been shot and killed in suburban Kansas City. Overland Park Fire Department spokesman Jason Rhodes said Sunday afternoon that one person of interest is in custody. Rhodes said the …
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KOKE's Cole and Nassour launching new Austin radio station

KOKE's Cole and Nassour launching new Austin radio station
Details are few at this point but the new station will be known as Fringe Austin and is expected to launch in the coming weeks on a to-be-announced frequency. The biggest possible news, however, is that the station could conceivably be the long-rumored …
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Source: Redskins worked out Austin Collie
The Washington Redskins worked out veteran wide receiver Austin Collie, according to a league source. Collie caught four passes for 57 yards for the New England Patriots last season in the AFC championship game against the Denver Broncos. Collie, 28 …
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Austin Council Could Support Raising Minimum Wage
On Thursday, Austin City Council will consider throwing their support behind raising the minimum wage. The city joins a national conversation spearheaded by President Obama that has led to the minimum wage being raised to more than $ 10 in two states …
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Civil Rights Summit kicks off in Austin
Former President Jimmy Carter will be the keynote speaker on the first day of the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. The summit opens Tuesday and marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which …
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Body found following auto repair shop fire
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Police Department said it doesn't believe foul play was a factor in a deadly fire in Southwest Austin at a repair shop that went up in flames, but it's still under investigation. Once firefighters were able to tame the early …
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Two Austin officers suspended for neglect of duty that led to inmate's escape

Two Austin officers suspended for neglect of duty that led to inmate's escape
Two Austin police officers have been suspended from duty after a prisoner escaped from their custody last year, according to a disciplinary memo. The memo released Wednesday and signed by Police Chief Art Acevedo said that officers Leonard Wheeler …
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Water Use Sinking, Rates Rising: Austin Water officials agree something's got
Austin Water customers may see up to a 16.6% rate increase in 2015 as the utility grapples with continued income losses. Last week, David Anders, Austin Water's assistant director of finance and business services, laid out several budget scenarios and …
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Cultural Happenings April 7-April 13

Cultural Happenings April 7-April 13
This year's event features burlesque performers Perle Noir, the Stage Door Johnnies, Ray Gunn and Miss Toni Elling. Plus Austin's own Queens of the Tease: Coco Lectric, Ruby Joule and the Jigglewatts. Cora Vette will be returning for her 5th year as …
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Jimmy Carter speaks at Civil Rights Summit in Austin
AUSTIN — Former President Jimmy Carter was the keynote speaker on the first day of the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin. The summit opens Tuesday and marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which …
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Austin Energy: Most power outages restored
On Monday nearly 9,000 residents were without power caused by a storm. Austin Energy said crews were still making repairs Tuesday afternoon on a few outages caused by Tuesday's winds. The heavy winds and rain caused damage throughout the Travis …
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Data Foundry breaks ground on Houston data center
Austin-based Data Foundry will break ground on a 350,000-square-foot data center in the north Houston area of Greenspoint, according to the Houston Chronicle. According to the report, it is the second Houston data center built for Data Foundry but it's …
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