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Found 3 blog entries for June 2016.

South Austin schoolsWith graduation rates at an all-time high and its high schools recognized as some of the best in central Texas, South Austin is a prized neighborhood for families seeking a well-rounded education for their children.

Highly rated Austin Independent School District (AISD)

South Austin is currently served by 13 schools, including two high schools, two middle schools, and nine elementary schools. These all fall within the highly rated Austin Independent School District (AISD).

The AISD is recognized state-wide as a model for urban public education. In 2015, 111 of the 130 schools that fall under the auspices of the AISD were awarded the highest "met standards" ranking by the Texas Education Agency.

The district also received the maximum number of…

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Eating out in AustinAustin may be the music capital of the world but the cuisine has to come in a sizzling second. Food trailers, famer's markets, and star-rated restaurants abound, on street corners, in urban parks, and atop gleaming skyscrapers with sweeping views of Tower Lake.

The big BBQ boogaloo

Although the honey-hickory scent of slow smoked ribs is no longer the only pungent aroma to assault the senses of salivating Austinites, barbecue joints with oak-fired smokers and grungy, tattooed pit masters still pull in the public in their droves.

That's because it's hard to beat authentic Texan fare like pulled pork, smoked brisket, and racks of ribs. You can get your BBQ fix directly from the fire pit, from weather-beaten trailers, or from the fabled Franklin…

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Austin activitiesWith its balmy climate, Austin rocks all year round. The city offers everything from fireworks, festivals, and real Texas rodeos to authentic pubs with well-rounded Texan beer, trendy bistros and laid back cafés specialising in healthy, homemade fare.

Here we provide an overview of just some of the key activities that keep Austin residents (and thousands of visitors) entertained year round.

What to do in Austin in the springtime

As the bluebonnets, Blackfoot daisies, and butterfly weeds burst out all over Hill Country, Austin shakes off the last of winter with a series of springtime festivals.

The four-day Euphoria Fest, featuringelectronica and hip hop, is one of the most popular music festivals in Texas. Attractions include a killer line-up,…

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