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Texas Heritage Travel Guide

Welcome to Texas. Everything is bigger and better here, even the history! Come explore the thousands of historical, cultural, and natural treasures in the Lone Star State. We want to enrich your life through history, one visit at a time.

Texas Heritage Travel Guide

Experience the vastness and wonder of the Lone Star State with the Texas Historical Commission’s Texas Heritage Travel Guide. Encompassing all 10 Texas Heritage Trail Regions, this statewide guide highlights historic destinations that tell the real stories of Texas. From beautifully restored courthouses to historic frontier forts, use this guide as a starting point for your next adventure and immerse yourself in the captivating story of Texas.

Download the free guide (PDF) and map (PDF) or request a printed copy.

THC Historic Sites in Texas

Touring UT

University of Texas CAMPUS TOURS

Walking Tours

Orange Tower next to the moonProspective freshman and transfer students: Campus Visits andResidence Hall Tours

Prospective graduate and international students, non-college bound groups and individuals:Visitor Center

Little Longhorns: Go on a Scavenger Hunt campus tour and explore the “Forty Acres of Fun.” When you finish your adventure, be sure to check theScavenger Hunt answer key.

Can’t make it to campus for a scheduled visit? Try the self-guidedwalking tour (PDF) and the self-guided diversity tour (PDF).Download Adobe Reader.

Other Guided

Tower Observation Deck Tours
Take a special guided tour around the observation deck of the university’s landmark Tower and explore the architecture, interior and more.

Explore UT: The Biggest Open House in Texas!
Explore UT is an annual event for the people of Texas to discover the treasures throughout the campus. Through tours, lectures, performances, demonstrations and other activities, explorers of all ages are invited to make themselves at home, discover something new and have a lot of fun.

Self-Guided

Landmarks
Landmarks brings the finest works of public art to the main campus in order to support the university as a leading research institution, enhance its aesthetic character and provide a source of civic pride and welfare.

Walking the Forty Acres: Building Stones Precambrian to Pleistocene
By S.P. Ellison and Joseph J. Jones.

Walking the Forty Acres: Waller Creek Wilderness Trails and Adjuncts
By S.P. Ellison, Joseph J. Jones and Keith Young.

Look Around virtual campus tour

Virtual Tours

Look Around
Get a new perspective on The University of Texas at Austin campus and learn more about the history and traditions of the university. The Look Around virtual tour provides a 360-degree view from a dozen of the most compelling sites on campus. Just click and drag your cursor on each image, and you will unlock a panoramic vista from iconic locations such as the Tower, Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium and the West Mall. Start your Look Around interactive tour.

Scenes from the Top
Take a virtual guided tour around the observation deck of the university’s Tower.

Life in Austin

Living at The University of Texas at Austin goes hand-in-hand with exploring the city of Austin. Read about what life in Austin offers Longhorns.

Tour de France 2011

Why does it not surprise me that Alexandre Vinokourov (“Vino” “the flying forehead”) made a big move in today’s stage of the Tour de France? He’s always been a favorite of mine, second only to Thor Hushovd the Norwegian who has been in the yellow Jersey for several days now.

With Contador so far out of the standings, the Schleck boys have a real shot at it. I think Cadel Evans, Andy S and Frank S will be on the podium. Maybe that’s just wishfulness but it could happen.

My del.icio.us bookmarks for April 11th through September 17th

These are my links for April 11th through September 17th:

  • [via Mattters] Springnet 361- Gary Vaynerchuk in Austin – 1 of 9 – Gary Vee in Austin part 1 of 9
  • Drink Pink Campaign – See a video with Megan Scheibe on http://springnet.blip.tv – it’s a two part series.
  • Big Ass Twitter Happy Hour (#BATHH) – Lani Rosales hosts, great event
  • happy hour at Texas Coworking – Jacqueline’s doing it again
  • Springnet 227 – SMCAustin – Brian Massey, Melanie Wise, more – Austin, Texas Social Media Club met at Bazaarvoice on 5/18/10 and http://spring.net asked Melanie Wise @mwise1, Brian Massey, Amy Lemen, and “B” the question “What did you learn at Austin Social Media Clubs session on Social Media and Higher Education?” Brian Massey is well known as the “Conversion Scientist” and Melanie Wise is looking for a marketing position. Hire her!
  • Springnet 227 – SMCAustin – Brian Massey, Melanie Wise, more – Austin, Texas Social Media Club met at Bazaarvoice on 5/18/10 and http://spring.net asked Melanie Wise @mwise1, Brian Massey, Amy Lemen, and “B” the question “What did you learn at Austin Social Media Clubs session on Social Media and Higher Education?” Brian Massey is well known as the “Conversion Scientist” and Melanie Wise is looking for a marketing position. Hire her!
  • Springnet 227 – SMCAustin – Brian Massey, Melanie Wise, more – Austin, Texas Social Media Club met at Bazaarvoice on 5/18/10 and http://spring.net asked Melanie Wise @mwise1, Brian Massey, Amy Lemen, and “B” the question “What did you learn at Austin Social Media Clubs session on Social Media and Higher Education?” Brian Massey is well known as the “Conversion Scientist” and Melanie Wise is looking for a marketing position. Hire her!
  • Springnet 227 – SMCAustin – Brian Massey, Melanie Wise, more – Austin, Texas Social Media Club met at Bazaarvoice on 5/18/10 and http://spring.net asked Melanie Wise @mwise1, Brian Massey, Amy Lemen, and “B” the question “What did you learn at Austin Social Media Clubs session on Social Media and Higher Education?” Brian Massey is well known as the “Conversion Scientist” and Melanie Wise is looking for a marketing position. Hire her!
  • Springnet 227 – SMCAustin – Brian Massey, Melanie Wise, more – Austin, Texas Social Media Club met at Bazaarvoice on 5/18/10 and http://spring.net asked Melanie Wise @mwise1, Brian Massey, Amy Lemen, and “B” the question “What did you learn at Austin Social Media Clubs session on Social Media and Higher Education?” Brian Massey is well known as the “Conversion Scientist” and Melanie Wise is looking for a marketing position. Hire her!
  • Trapped in Big Bend canyon, Austinite fights to survive – story of survival in the South Texas desert
  • Run Ricky Run – Ricky Williams reveals himself in documentary – My video and article about Ricky Williams documentary “Run Ricky Run” at the Bob Bullock Texas History Museum on Friday, April 30, 2010. Ricky dropped out of football to study Ayervedic medicine and yoga in Grass Valley, CA but now he’s returned to football and moving back to Austin.
  • How hard is it for an intelligent person to get a job in Austin, Texas?
  • How hard is it for an intelligent person to get a job in Austin, Texas? – JacquelinesLife talks to the Examiner at the Social Media Lunch put on by Adomatica and Calendars.com
  • Texas Coworking interviews Kristin Diable – interview with a great new singer at SXSW
  • http://blip.tv/file/3298000 – @laniar talks about social media and building your own social network with her husband Benn Rosales. http://twitter.com/laniar This video can also be seen on http://spring.net
  • Texas Coworking celebrates Boagworld 200 Friday 4 am! – Texas Coworking Video Conference Event: Boagworld 200.

    At 200 E 6th Street 301 (third floor), Austin, TX, 78701. http://texascoworking.com

    Friday Feb 12, 2010 starting at 4 am till 4 pm with Happy Hour after at BD Rileys pub downstairs from Tex

  • Google Sidewiki is PR Game Changer | PR Blog News – Here?s how Google spins it: What if everyone, from a local expert to a renowned doctor, had an easy way of sharing their insights with you about any page on the web? What if you could add your own insights for others who are passing through? In other words – what if Google can turn everybody into a content producer and then rank and control all that content?
  • Cool Powerful Women Video – test video
  • Coworking / FrontPage
  • We strike water! | Bastrop Builder and Community – Click To Play Jimmy’s Well Service of Bastrop, Texasbrought theirwater drilling rigto our land at 1191 Shiloh Road, Cedar Creek, TX 78612
  • The Spring Virtual Community (new!) discussions and talk about Jane Austen, Colin Firth, movies, tv, sports, politics, news, radio, Austin, Texas – Social networking hub based in Austin, Texas. Web developer, Web host, video production, social network badges, forums or bbs system (one of the nets earliest), Paul Terry Walhus Owner/CEO, coworking facilities in Austin
  • TweetGrid Twitter Search Widget – Goal: To make a simple, elegant, highly-flexible, drop-in twitter search widget that anyone can use on their website/blog/profile/whatever.
  • Become a Producer | channelaustin – Any resident of Austin is eligible to obtain a Producer ID, enroll in low-cost training workshops, become certified to check out equipment and produce programs for television.
  • Spanning Sync 3 – Sync iCal with Google Calendar, Sync Address Book with Google Contacts – Spanning Sync 3 is the one app that syncs both iCal with Google Calendar and Address Book with Google Contacts. It gives you even better control over how your information syncs, and is now up to 10x faster!
  • Google Sync on your mobile phone – Using your iPhone’s native calendar, you can now access multiple Google calendars, and be alerted for upcoming appointments with sound or vibration.
  • Official Google Blog: Went Walkabout. Brought back Google Wave. – A “wave” is equal parts conversation and document, where people can communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.
  • Austin TX Twestival 2009 – I attended the Austin Twestival and helped Kathy Mandlestein, Director or Worldwide Marketing for IBM, with a live stream athttp://justin.tv/austintexas . . . you can see the interview clips there with some of Austin’s most fascinating peeps/
  • WordPress ? Arras Theme Free WordPress Themes – Magazine-styled theme with tons of features. Ready for alternate styles. Includes featured posts slideshow, different post layouts, multi-tabbed sidebar, custom single meta fields for reviews and many other customisable features.
  • StatusNet ? Open Source microblogging service – # Keep your brand on your own domain
    # Integrate with Twitter and Facebook
    # Promote your own Web presence
  • Aardvark – Aardvark’s advice is always current, obtained on the fly from those we trust, like friends, but whose collective expertise far exceeds that of the relatively few people we happen to know personally… a great fountain of hitherto untapped information.
    ? Randall Stross, New York Times
  • Spring Blog Blog Archive Social Media Breakfast at Statesman video – You can find the full one hour video of the Social Media breakfast at MySpace, Blip.tv and Veoh . . . feel free to use the embed code on these pages if you want to use this on your blog or website, and rate it and review it if you like. You can see the 6 clips starting here: YouTube, Yahoo, MySpace, Metacafe, DailyMotion, Blip.tv and Veoh
  • Texas Longhorns football practice – Texas Longhorns football practice
  • /SAbackchan – Mark Lightin’ “Rizzn” Hopkins wrote an incredible piece about how wordpress might be the natural successor to twitter, facebook and friendfeed and one of the reasons is this sabackchan theme which his organization uses for their “backchannel”
  • What are the people of the NY Times saying on Twitter? – What are the people of the NY Times saying on Twitter?
  • denius fields google maps – Google Maps – Where the Longhorns practice early in the morning and other points of interest on a map of the University of Texas
  • SocialToo – Your Companion to the Social Web! – SocialToo can help you be a social networking power user. Keep your follower lists in sync across networks, and learn more about your relationships. Send surveys to your followers and more! To get you started or log in, please connect with us through Twitter or Facebook:
  • louisgray.com: CrunchPad or Apple Tablet? Why I?m Leaning CrunchPad? – its industrial design mockups are equal to, if not better, than the ones I have seen allegedly from Apple so far. The CrunchPad also promises to be lower cost, and forces a new paradigm of being 100% a Web device
  • Mellow Johnny’s Tour de France watching party – Fans of Lance Armstrong watch the Mt Ventoux stage at Lance’s own Mellow Johnny’s bike shop on Fourth Street in Austin, TX. They applaud his third place finish in the 2009 Tour de France. More at http://touroftexas.com/blog/ and http://spring.net/blog/
  • Mellow Johnny’s Tour de France watching party – Fans of Lance Armstrong watch the Mt Ventoux stage at Lance’s own Mellow Johnny’s bike shop on Fourth Street in Austin, TX. They applaud his third place finish in the 2009 Tour de France. More at http://touroftexas.com/blog/ and http://spring.net/blog/ on yahoo video
  • Mellow Johnny’s Tour de France watching party – Fans of Lance Armstrong watch the Mt Ventoux stage at Lance’s own Mellow Johnny’s bike shop on Fourth Street in Austin, TX. They applaud his third place finish in the 2009 Tour de France. More at http://touroftexas.com/blog/ and http://spring.net/blog/
  • Baffle! inc. is_tree ? the function WordPress is missing (one of the many) – Thanks to the brilliant mind of Anthony Cole I figured out my own custom function, said ?is_tree($p_id)?. This checks to see if the current page is in the direct tree (child, grandchild, etc) of the post that has the ID of $pid.
  • feedly: a magazine-like start page – feedly weaves your favorite content into a fun, magazine-like start page.
    based on Google Reader and Twitter.
  • Incoming! for the iPhone – “Incoming!” can operate over Edge, 3G, and WiFi. It works by re-routing the call through the internet, converting your outgoing calls into incoming calls. You can connect other phones together, pick who’s phone will ring first, or if you want everyone’s phone to ring at the same time. You can also do instant 9-way conference calling on your iPhone making business meetings on the go a snap! Features include a visual favourites list, visual call history, built-in address book, and support for both PC and Mac.
  • ICSI Netalyzr – analyze your network connection, very detailed and comprehensive, web based
  • How to install the Windows 7 Release Candidate – Windows 7 Release Candidate: Installation instructions
  • Twitter Lists – twitter lists, resources and how tos
  • 10 Ways to Change the World Through Social Media – Our children will inherit a world profoundly changed by the combination of technology and humanity that is social media. They?ll take for granted that their voices can be heard and that a social movement can be launched from their laptop. And they?ll take for granted that they are connected and interconnected with hundreds of millions of people at any given moment.
  • Live social actions map | im doing my part.org – live twitter map of social actions around the world, a very useful toll for social activists who put on events like twestival
  • 8 Steps For Building Community On Twitter: Tips For Membership Organizations – Here?s a quick eight-step rundown of how to set up a Twitter account for your ?.org?. This isn?t the only way, of course. But if you are starting from scratch, this is what we?re finding works the best.
  • TwitterForBusyPeople – Friends At a Glance – twitter at a glance for busy people … great mouseover action

VIDEO: Social Media Karaoke ht…

VIDEO: Social Media Karaoke http://tmogul.com/tweet/uEaM2

wow article about @jacquelines…

wow article about @jacquelineslife is most popular on the Examiner http://ow.ly/1zoEl and just a bit of controversy too

cote follows @thatdutchguy and…

cote follows @thatdutchguy and I think he’s on to something. You might want to jump on the bandwagon.

Twitter Updates for 2010-03-26

  • rt @springnet blogged on http://spring.net about insanely brilliant new gmail social profile app / widget #rapportive & @whurley chaoticmoon #

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rt @springnet blogged on http://spring.net about insanely brilliant new gmail social profile app / widget #rapportive & @whurley chaoticmoon

Twitter Updates for 2010-03-16

  • Happening now! @silona ‘s #crisiscamp #texascoworking #sxsw #crisiscamplunch and we need speakers for global netcast? Come by and talk… #

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