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Reopening the State of Texas

Last week Governor Abbott announced the “Open Texas” initiative and which specific types of businesses could reopen if they followed specific health guidelines and wanted to resume business now. The Texas Department of State Health Services has published recommended health safety protocols for businesses by industry, as well as for individuals, customers, and employees returning to work. These can be found online at: https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/opentexas.aspx Repopulating the Complex The Open Texas initiative allows for opening office buildings at only 25% occupancy on [...]

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Neighborhood News May 11, 2020

Bullock Museum The Bullock Museum remains closed as staff plan carefully for a future reopening. Meanwhile, make plans to join “TEXAS HISTORY TUESDAYS: TEXAS HISTORY AND THE CIVIL WAR” an online program. The next livestreams will be on May 12 at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. A Museum Educator will lead the online programs. Read how to join the livestream programs here. Blanton Museum The Blanton Museum is still closed to the public. Visit the museum website for updates. Moody Center – on the [...]

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Neighborhood News, March 3, 2020

Bullock Museum Make your mark on Texas History at the Bullock Museum. The Texas Story Project is a living archive of the stories of Texans. Tell your real-life story with photos, audio files or video. Your contributions will be added to the ever-growing Texas Story Project collection. Ready to share? Here’s how. https://www.thestoryoftexas.com/discover/texas-story-project/get-started Blanton Museum of Art A new exhibit at the Blanton Museum of Art, opened this week called The Avant-garde Networks of Amauta: Argentina, Mexico and Peru in the 1920s. The exhibit [...]

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General Capitol Complex News, December 16, 2019

Looking for a unique holiday gift. Check out the Bullock Museum Store for seasonal gifts and year-round Texas themed gifts. The Blanton Museum of Art also has a museum shop with gifts for all ages, and weekend hours to accommodate your busy schedules. This time of year, there are many ways to give and give back. Participating in affiliate and rewards programs can benefit all sorts of your favorite causes and non-profits. For example, the Waterloo Greenway park has a webpage dedicated to [...]

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Special Invitation to Participate in a Mobility Commuter Study

Movability has partnered with Texas State University’s Translational Health Research Initiative to run a pilot study to gather information about how downtown employees get to and from work. The study’s goal is to understand the multi-modal commuting behaviors of those who live and work in the greater Austin area. This study will gather data about the number of downtown commuters and the transportation modes they use. Study results will be shared with entities like CAMPO, the City of Austin, [...]

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Construction Pours Begin Tonight

The cranes are onsite at 1801 Congress and the site is ready to receive concrete for the foundation. This week we are celebrating another construction milestone – the pouring of the foundation of the underground parking garage at 1801 Congress. The concrete pours will happen in stages. The first pour will be early Tuesday morning from 1:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Concrete trucks will enter the construction site from Brazos and 18th Street. The trucks will unload within the construction [...]

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