ut: University of Texas ranked #1 Public University in America - 05/11/16 09:59 AM
According to Niche the University of Texas is ranked as #1 Public University in America out of 100 Universities! Way to go Longhorns!!
1,713 colleges were looked at by Niche to compile its rankings. They took into account such factors as “the strength of the academic program, the aptitude of professors, the quality of campus amenities, and the general character of student life as well as student reviews. They covered a wide scope to determine the top 2016 Top Public Universities.  It’s important the top universities provide a good value for in-state students and offer an exceptional college experience.
Texas finished ahead of … (12 comments)

ut: Tiff's Treats ~ Warm Cookie Delivery Company in Austin - 01/13/16 12:05 PM
If you’ve never indulged in a warm cookie from Tiff’s Treats you are missing out on a real treat! The smell is intoxicating and they simply melt in your mouth! I guarantee you won’t be able to have just one! Chocolate chip, peanut butter, sugar, cinnamon..they are all mouth watering good .
In 1999 Leon and Tiffany Chen started their Warm - Cookie Delivery Company when they were sophomores at the University of Texas, baking cookies out of Leon’s oven in his apartment! Don’t you love the entrepreneurial spirit of our UT students! Just look at a few companies created while students … (20 comments)

ut: Serendipity Sundays ~ A song for you! - 08/06/15 02:19 PM
Handsome Hudson likes the sound of music!  Hudson proudly can sing "The Eyes of Texas", the official alma mater of the University of Texas.  He just might be strumming the music to sing with the lyrics (or not):
The Eyes of  Texas are upon you,
All the livelong day.
The Eyes of Texas are upon you,
You cannot get away.
Do not think you can escape them
At night or early in the morn --
The Eyes of Texas are upon you
'Til Gabriel blows his horn.
I think he is confused...he is wearing a Clemson shirt ♥.

ut: What drives the Austin economy? - 07/29/15 02:08 PM
 What drives the Austin economy?
Some feel job creation is driving the Austin economy. Others feel it is the real estate sector made up of both owners and renters. It’s a combination of both….a catch 22. Austin’s illustrious job creation is fueling a strong demand for homes and apartments. It does not appear this is going to let up any time soon!
Large business is offering good paying jobs as their companies expand. They are bringing in newcomers to Austin at an alarming rate. Lower wage workers can readily find jobs as restaurants and entrepreneurs open local business ventures. Many UT students … (20 comments)

ut: Saturday Shots ~ Perfect day to cut out early & hit a UT Baseball game - 04/22/15 01:29 PM
Perfect day to cut out early and hit a UT baseball game
Some days it seems the right thing to do...the weather is awesome...you have a touch of spring fever and you hear the calling to take me to a ball game!  Handsome Hudson's daddy loves to spend time with his son so he felt it was a good day for both of them to cut out early and hit a UT baseball game!
Yummm...nothing like a good Chicago dog while watching baseball!!

ut: You might be from Texas "IF"... - 04/13/15 09:24 AM
You might be from Texas “IF” you know:

* Texas is the only state to enter the United States by a joint resolution treaty rather than territorial annexation.
* 3 former Presidents of the United States hail from Texas..Lyndon B. Johnson, George Bush and George W. Bush.
* The dome of the capitol building in Austin towers seven feet higher than the nation’s capitol in Washington!
* The 825,000 acre King Ranch in South Texas is larger than the state of Rhode Island.
* Dr. Pepper was “invented” in Waco Texas in 1885 and is the oldest of the major brands of soft drinks in the … (31 comments)

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:


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