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Community Information

Travis County, TX

Law Enforcement

  • Travis County Sheriff Office We are reaching out to the entire community to become a part of preventing crime and keeping the community safe

Hospitals

  • Austin State Hospital
  • Heart Hospital of Austin Heart Hospital of Austin is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
  • North Austin Medical Centre North Austin Medical Center proudly serves Austin and surrounding communities with an open medical staff with more than 950 physicians in a variety of specialties
  • St. David Health Care Partnership St. David's HealthCare provides quality, compassionate care through four comprehensive acute-care hospitals in Austin--St. David's Medical Center, North Austin Medical Center, South Austin Hospital, and Round Rock Medical Center as well as outpatient surgery centers, a rehabilitation center, a psychiatric facility and occupational health services
  • The SETON Healthcare Network The SETON Healthcare Network is the leading provider of healthcare services in Central Texas. SETON is a not-for-profit organization.
  • South Austin Hospital South Austin Hospital is a 200-bed acute care hospital dedicated to serving Austin and surrounding communities with advanced medical technology and a warm, personal approach to healthcare.
  • Surgicare of South Austin Surgicare of South Austin is a freestanding ambulatory surgery center offering a broad range of outpatient surgical procedures, giving the patient a high quality alternative to inpatient hopitalization.

Parks

  • Austin Parks and Recreation Department Austin Parks and Recreation Department has something for everyone!
  • Austin Zoo Austin Zoo is a rescue zoo and provides sanctuary to displaced animals from a variety of unfortunate and often neglectful situations.
  • Bright Leaf State Natural Area Bright Leaf State Natural Area is comprised of 217.27 acres donated to the State in 1995 by Georgia Lucas and is located in Central Austin and Travis County.
  • Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge When Spanish explorers first saw the terraced hills northwest of what is now Austin, Texas, they named the land Balcones. These limestone hills and spring fed canyons make up most of the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge
  • Barton Creek Greenbelt This popular Greenbelt park features 809 acres of sylvan streamside, lush riparian woodlands, limestone cliffs, splashing waterfalls, and perfect swimming holes along 7.9 miles of beautiful Barton Creek. Mountain bicyclists, hikers, runners, and rock climbers fill this immensely popular park on afternoons and weekends, yet strolling and birdwatching solitude is still possible on damp weekday mornings
  • Blunn Creek Nature Preserve Its 40 acres of streamside habitat, hackberry-elm woods, old persimmon trees, and mature oaks are good birdwatching habitat for wintering songbirds, on soils overlaying a 70-million-year-old Cretaceous coral reef and ancient volcanic ash deposits
  • Mount Bonnell Park Mount Bonnell provides an excellent introduction to the topography and terrain of Austin and the lakes region, and is a renowned picnic spot and romantic stroll.
  • Parks and Recreation Departments

Transportation

  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
  • Capital Metro We envision a multimodal transportation system which provides ease of mobility throughout the Austin Metropolitan area and which contributes to clean air and water, a sense of community, preservation and enhancement of all our neighborhood/business and activity centers, and which promotes healthy economic development.
  • The Capital Area Rural Transportation System CARTS delivers transportation tailored specifically for each of the one-hundred and twenty-three communities it serves. Service frequency in the various locales ranges from several times a day to once a month. Four inter-modal transit facilities combine a variety of transportation options including fixed route, commuter vans, inter-city, inter-stat motor coach passenger freight service, carpool, taxi and intra-county, inter-city and local paratransit services.
  • Austin Citizens for Personal Rapid Transit Austin Citizens for Personal Rapid Transit (ACPRT) is dedicated to promoting the design, installation, and operation of a Personal Rapid Transit system in the city of Austin, Texas and the surrounding area.
  • Austin - San Antonio Commuter Rail Feasibility Study
  • The Capital Area Transportation Coalition The Capital Area Transportation Coalition (CATC) is an organization of business and community leaders who seek to identify and implement mobility solutions for Austin and the Central Texas region.

Library

Entertainment

  • Austin Ice Bats The RollerBats return!
  • Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo
  • Austin Liryc Opera
  • Performing Art Centre Since 1981, the University of Texas at Austin Performing Arts Center has played host to the greatest performing artists in theater, music and dance to the thrill and delight of millions in Central Texas.
  • Paramount theatre & State Theatre Company
  • Ballet Austin Under the artistic leadership of Mr. Mills, Ballet Austin has emerged as one of the nation's premiere developing ballet organizations. In his inaugural season as artistic director he attracted attention from around the United States with his world-premiere production of Hamlet, hailed in Dance Magazine as "sleek and sophisticated."
  • Austin History Centre As the local history collection of the Austin Public Library, the Austin History Center provides the public with information about the history, current events, and activities of Austin and Travis County.
  • George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center The George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural center has the distinction of being the first African American neighborhood museum in the state of Texas.
  • Julia Butridge Gallery
Williamson County, TX

Hospitals

  • Johns Community Hospital Johns Community Hospital is a 58-bed general, acute-care hospital with 24-hour Emergency Room service. Radiology, Laboratory, Surgery, and Intensive/Cardiac Care Services are also ready to serve you around the clock.

Parks

  • Enchanted Rock State Natural Area Enchanted Rock State Natural Area consists of 1643.5 acres on Big Sandy Creek, north of Fredericksburg, on the border between Gillespie and Llano Counties. It was acquired by warranty deed in 1978 by the Nature Conservancy of Texas, Inc., from the Moss family.
  • Hill Country State Natural Area Hill Country State Natural Area is located in Bandera and Medina Counties, 45 miles northwest of San Antonio. The 5369.8-acre site was acquired by gift and purchase in 1976 and was opened to the public in 1984.
  • South Llano River State Park

Library

  • Georgetown Public Library
  • Taylor Public Library The Taylor Public Library Public Access Computers are now available for use at the Old Taylor Middle School from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Use the east entrance at 8th and Fowzer Street and go to room 4 for the public access computers. Library Books are now available at Taylor City Hall, 400 Porter Street.

Entertainment

  • Taylor Rodeo Association
  • Georgetown Soccer Association
  • The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
  • The Wildflower Center Welcome to the wonderful world of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center! The Wildflower Center is a botanical garden in Austin, Texas, dedicated to native plants. Our vision for the future is to preserve and restore the natural beauty and biological richness of North America by inspiring people to love the land.
  • Vanishing Texas River Cruise Vanishing Texas River Cruise attracts visitors from around the world and is the premier ecological tour of Texas. The TEXAS EAGLE II is a 70 foot, 200 passenger vessel that has an enclosed all weather deck plus two observation decks allowing for year round tours. The tour begins and ends at the new docking facility designed especially for her at the Canyon of the Eagles Park Store.
Hays County, TX

Hospitals

Parks

  • Austin Wildlife Rescue
  • Bob Wentz Park At Windy Point
  • Mc Kinney Falls State Park
  • San Marcos Plaza Park
  • Windy Point Park
  • Bright Leaf State Natural Area Bright Leaf State Natural Area is comprised of 217.27 acres donated to the State in 1995 by Georgia Lucas and is located in Central Austin and Travis County. Bright Leaf is not open to the public at this time; however, those wishing to hike its trails are permitted to do so by appointment. Call the Natural Area and make an appointment to visit.
  • San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Four Spanish frontier missions, part of a colonization system that stretched across the Spanish Southwest in the 17th, 18th, 19th centuries, are preserved here. They include Missions San Jose, San Juan, Espada, and Concepcion. The park, containing many cultural sites along with some natural areas, was established in 1978. The park covers about 819 acres
  • Inks Lake State Park Inks Lake State Park is 1201 acres of recreational facilities adjacent to Inks Lake on the Colorado River in Burnet County. The park was acquired by deeds from the Lower Colorado River Authority and private owners in 1940 and was opened to the public in 1950. Inks Lake is located in the Highland Lakes chain (7 lakes) surrounded by granite hills. The water level of Inks Lake is usually unaffected by drought and is maintained at a normal level most of the time. During flooding situations, the lake level can rise as the flood waters are passed through Inks Lake to other lakes downstream.
  • Enchanted Rock State Natural Area Enchanted Rock State Natural Area consists of 1643.5 acres on Big Sandy Creek, north of Fredericksburg, on the border between Gillespie and Llano Counties. It was acquired by warranty deed in 1978 by the Nature Conservancy of Texas, Inc., from the Moss family.
  • Hill Country State Natural Area Hill Country State Natural Area is located in Bandera and Medina Counties, 45 miles northwest of San Antonio. The 5369.8-acre site was acquired by gift and purchase in 1976 and was opened to the public in 1984.

Transportation

  • The Capital Area Rural Transportation System TheICapital Area Rural Transportation System, or CARTS, delivers transportation tailored specifically for each of the one-hundred and twenty-three communities it serves. Service frequency in the various locales ranges from several times a day to once a month. Four inter-modal transit facilities combine a variety of transportation options including fixed route, commuter vans, inter-city, inter-stat motor coach passenger freight service, carpool, taxi and intra-county, inter-city and local paratransit services.
  • San Marcos Transit (SMT) The San Marcos Transit--the "SMT"--is a fully accessible fixed route service provided by the Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) and the City of San Marcos for the community and visitors. SMT uses alternative fuel motorized trolleys and buses for its service.
  • TxTram Shuttle System The TxTram system is operated for students, faculty and staff, and is designed to alleviate campus parking and traffic congestion. The student fee is paid at registration. The system is in full operation on all scheduled class and final exam dates. No service is provided on weekends or official university holidays. There is limited in town (Apartment) service during the SUMMER MONTHS.
  • San Marcos Municipal Airport San Marcos Municipal Airport is centrally located near Interstate 35, just three miles from downtown San Marcos, Texas, 25 miles from the State Capitol of Austin and 45 miles from San Antonio. The airport is popular among pilots, with its four asphalt runways, each more than a mile in length and aligned in a way that virtually eliminates crosswind operations.
  • ASA (Austin San Antonio Intermunicipal Commuter Rail District) Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized...Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing asserting itself with ever growing insistency.Daniel Burnham, 1907Linking the Austin-San Antonio corridor via commuter rail has been under discussion for several years. It has always been envisioned that the existing Union Pacific freight line could be used as a shared corridor for passenger rail service in the early years of commuter operation.

Library

Entertainment

  • Starlight Symphony Orchestra A regional community orchestra for Wimberley, Driftwood, Dripping Springs, Oak Hill, Buda, Kyle, Lockhart, San Marcos, Canyon Lake, Blanco, Johnson City, and surrounding Central Texas communities.
  • HILL COUNTRY COMMUNITY BAND
  • LBJ Museum of San Marcos The museum is organized to promote, through the establishment and maintenance of a museum and allied projects, an educational program that will bring about a better understanding and appreciation of the life and times of our past president, Lyndon Baines Johnson.
  • Aquarena Center Aquarena Center is situated along the headwaters of the San Marcos River and provides the Austin and San Antonio area with the opportunity to discover a natural wonder created by the Edwards Aquifer, a major water resource for Central Texas.
  • Wonderworld Join the thousands of families who have experienced a fascinating and enriching tour of the Balcones Fault Line Cave at Wonder World Park in San Marcos.
  • The Central Texas Wing of the Commemorative Air Force The Commemorative Air Force is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, in flying condition, a complete collection of the combat aircraft flown by the Allies during World War II. The Central Texas (Centex) Wing of the Commemorative Air Force is located at the San Marcos Municipal Airport, in the only remaining 1943 vintage wooden hangar on the airport. Visitors are invited to tour the WW II Artifacts Exhibit and the display dedicated to the Doolittle Raiders. The Stokes Memorial Library contains the personal aircraft memorabilia collection of John Stokes, founder of the Centex Wing.
Bastrop County, TX

Hospitals

Parks

  • Bastrop State Park Bastrop State Park is 3503.7 total acres (land acreage, 3493; water acreage, 10); approximately 30 miles southeast of Austin in Bastrop County. It is the site of the famous "Lost Pines," an isolated timbered region of loblolly pine and hardwoods. The park was acquired by deeds from the city of Bastrop and private owners from 1933 to 1935; the park opened in 1937. Additional acreage was acquired in 1979.
  • Bright Leaf State Natural Area Ms. Georgia B. Lucas acquired the properties she called "Bright Leaf" in more than 30 separate transactions over many years. She built a home on Bright Leaf and visited it often to get away from her home in the central city. Towards the end of her life, she made arrangements to donate the property to the State and when she died on August 27, 1994, her will directed that the property should remain in a minimally developed state. The State of Texas accepted her gift on those terms.
  • Buescher State Park El Camino Real (King's/Royal Highway) once ran near the park, connecting San Antonio de Bexar with Spanish missions in East Texas and generally followed present-day Texas State Highway 21 and Old San Antonio Road. This park land was part of Austin's colonial grant, and the original park improvements were made by the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps). A scenic park road connects Buescher State Park with Bastrop State Park and travels through a part of the lovely lost pines, a remnant of what is thought to have once been an extensive pine-oak forest covering much of Central Texas, during the time Ice Age glaciers reigned to the north.
  • Lockhart State Park Lockhart State Park is 263.7 acres west of Lockhart in Caldwell County. The land was deeded by private owners between 1934 and 1937. The park was constructed by Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), between 1935 and 1938 and was opened as a state park in 1948.
  • McKinney Falls State Park McKinney Falls State Park in Travis County, in south Austin, is a 744.4-acre park acquired in 1970 from private donation and opened to the public in 1976. The headquarters of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are near this location.

Transportation

Library

  • Bastrop Public Library The mission of the Bastrop Public Library is to provide free and unrestricted access to informational, educational, cultural and recreational library materials and services in a clean, comfortable, secure environment for people of all ages.

Entertainment

  • Bastrop Opera House
  • ColoVista Country Club ColoVista Country Club is a golf course community where the Lost Pines meet the Colorado River. This magnificent area features a championship caliber 18-hole golf course that is consistently voted one of the best in Texas. Currently, it is open for daily fee play with plans to turn into a private facility. The southern mansion style clubhouse features 17,000 square feet of unparalleled charm and beauty that makes an excellent location for any meeting or dining event.
  • Kiwanis Club
  • Bastrop Kiwanis Art Guilt An association of artists which was formed for the mutual aid and promotion of artists in this community, and to encourage cultural interest and appreciation for fine art.
  • McKinney Roughs LCRA Preserve 1,100-acre nature preserve with hiking and equestrian trails along the Colorado River between Austin and Bastrop. The preserve contains more than 1.5 miles of river bank, three large box canyons and four ecosystems.
  • Bastrop County Historical Society Museum
  • Union Depot Museum Built in 1903 as a train depot, thanks to a 'union' effort of two independent railroads that operated in the area, facility was renovated in 2002. Permanent exhibit details town's history and development through transportation from the early 1900s. Museum also features rotating exhibits. Located at 14 Depot St. 512/285-2000. Donations accepted.
  • Railroad Historical Park and Museum
Blanco County, TX

Newspapers

Library

  • Blanco Library was established in 1938 by the Blanco Woman's Club. It has remained a private corporation sponsored by the club until February 2002 when, while still under sponsorship of the Club, it was formed into a Library District. As always, it continues to serve the City of Blanco and the surrounding community.

Hospitals

  • Central Texas Medical Center The mission of Central Texas Medical Center is to serve our fellow man and support the healing ministry of Jesus Christ through quality health care and services for the overall well-being of individuals and our community. We do this by blending the principles of Christianity and modern medicine. We strive to treat you and your loved ones as though you are family.

Entertainment

  • Blanco Classic Car Show is held every year on the Third Saturday in May, along the banks of the Blanco River, in Blanco State Park. "Walk-in" viewers enter free, otherwise, "Drive-in" guests pay the standard fee for the State Park. The weather is typically hot & sunny; there are plenty of "Classic Cars" to see, food, non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Benini Art Foundation & Sculpture Ranch
  • Blanco Lavender Festival The Blanco Lavender Festival is held in May each year. Tour seven local Lavender farms; cut your own blooms at many of the farms; and local lavender products are for sale.
  • Blanco State Park is a popular recreation area located along the banks of the scenic Blanco River. Recreation activities include fishing, boating, camping, hiking, and picnicking. Swimming, tubing, and canoeing are especially popular; seasonal equipment rentals are no longer available.
  • Eyfells and Eyfells
  • Kirchman Gallery
  • The Exotic Resort Zoo More than 1/2 of the wild animals in the park at one time or another were listed on the endangered animal lists and nearing extinction. Fortunately, because of zoos and animal parks like The Exotic Resort Zoo many are multiplying and will be around for our children and grandchildren to enjoy.
  • Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum
Comal County, TX

Parks

  • Friedrich Park
  • La Villita
  • Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch
  • Canyon Lake Nestled among steep and wooded hills, 8,240-acre Canyon Lake is one of the deepest and most scenic lakes in Texas. With 80 miles of shoreline and an average depth of 43-feet, Canyon Lake features eight public parks with excellent outdoor recreation opportunities.
  • Guadalupe River State Park The clear, inviting waters of the Guadalupe River, lined by lush woodlands and rugged limestone bluffs, make 1,938-acre Guadalupe River State Park a popular outdoor recreation area. Visitors to the park engage in a variety of outdoor activities, including swimming, tubing, tubing, canoeing, fishing, bicycling (on paved roads only), picnicking, camping and wildlife observation.

Law Enforcement

  • Comal County Clerk
  • Comal County Criminal District Attorney's Office Here you will find facts pertaining to the District Attorney's Office and useful links to governmental agencies as well as other resourceful information
  • Comal County Fire Marshal
  • Comal County Sheriff Office The Sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer for the county. He/She is responsible for operating the county jail and controlling all prisoners within the jail. It is the Sheriff's responsibility to investigate crimes, make arrests, serve writs, appoint deputies and maintain communications with municipal and state law enforcement operations within the county.

Library

  • New Braunfels Public Library The mission of the New Braunfels Public Library is to provide access to informational, educational, cultural and recreational library materials and services in a variety of formats and to be responsive to the public library needs of the community.

Entertainment

  • Circle Arts Theater
  • Comal County Fair
  • Landa Park
  • McKenna Children's Museum The McKenna Children's Museum is a learning environment for children and families which stimulates thought, inspires imagination, and prompts understanding through hands-on educational exhibits and programs which focus on fine arts, culture, history, science, technology, and health.
  • New Braunfels Art League
  • Sophienburg Museum & Archives The Sophienburg Museum relates the history through the display of artifacts and displays of early life in New Braunfels. The Sophienburg Archives preserves the written history of the area through thousands of collections of personal and public documents.
Montgomery County, TX
Community information is not available.
Burnet County, TX Caldwell County, TX
Community information is not available.