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Blazer Tag | Austin, Texas

It’s unlike any laser tag. Walking into the face of laser assault to the senses. There are over 60 video games, air hockey tables, skeeball and all you can name. The newest addition to Blazer Tag is having an indoor … Continue reading

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Treaty Oak | Austin, Texas

The Treaty Oak is the last surviving member of the Council Oaks. Since the 1880s, the tree had been privately owned by the Caldwell family. In 1937 the City of Austin purchased the land for $1,000 and installed a plaque … Continue reading

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Row. Row. Row.

The 50-foot-tall structure  is composed of roughly 75 boats, suspended from a steel framework by a mass of cables. The sculpture, outside the Hackerman Building, looms over the corner of Speedway and 24th Street and features canoes jutting out at … Continue reading

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The Legend of Sirena

  I heard about the legend in Salado, Texas.  I missed it on my last road trip back in May 2011.  I didn’t remember if I ever saw the mermaid in the Salado creek then.  I investigated a little bit … Continue reading

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Sneakers Hanging on a Wire

I always thought that shoes are hanging on the wires were a cool fad until I learned something different. In many communities, one can see a pair of shoes swinging on power lines. This practice is called shoe tossing, and … Continue reading

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A Dime Wouldn’t Fit in My Front Pocket!

The Big Dime in the Box And in those miles and miles of Texas, a treasure of unusual town names…..this time, it’s Dime Box, Texas.  I am going to tell a little about the tiny central Texas town of Dime Box. … Continue reading

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Ding Dong, Ding Dong!

Ding Dong! A city in Texas! Woo-hoo! The story what happened to name the city: The town of Ding Dong was founded in the 1930s by a couple of settlers named Bert and Zulis Bell. The Bells ran a country … Continue reading

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