This Week in Texas: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Posted August 27, 2014 in The Mignon Memo

Ready or not, it’s back to school time!

BACK-TO-SCHOOL little boy

Things to study up on this week:

  • Speaker Joe Straus has appointed the following House members to the Texas Legislative Council: Representatives Dwayne Bohac (Houston), Travis Clardy (Nacogdoches), Helen Giddings (Dallas), Larry Phillips (Sherman), and Senfronia Thompson (Houston). Legislative Council assists the Legislature and related agencies with bill-drafting, research, publishing, document distribution, and technological support.


  • The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley has narrowed it down to 10 contenders in its search for a new mascot. How do you like the sound of the UT-RGV Mockingbirds? Bull Snakes? For a list of the 10 finalists, click here.


  • There’s always a new restaurant opening in Austin, but we can’t forget about the oldies, but goodies. Zagat has published its guide to 8 Classic Austin Dishes to Rediscover. Did your tried and true favorite make the list?


Only in Austin…

Mark the end of summer with a dip in Barton Springs Pool. The pool is fed by underground springs and averages a cool 68-70 degrees. It’s an Austin favorite of locals and visitors alike. The story is a five-year-old Robert Redford learned to swim at Barton Springs when he was visiting family in Austin. Maybe he’ll decide to visit when you do!

Barton Springs 2 Robert Redford swimming Barton Springs




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