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When We Throw A Parade

Congress Closed for Parade, Naaman Esquivel, Daily TexanOn Friday evening, there will be a parade celebrating Lance Armstrong’s sixth Tour de France victory. The parade, being held on Congress Ave south of the Capitol, will tangle up downtown traffic for more than just Friday. Parking along Congress has been blocked north of Sixth Street since yesterday morning. Congress between 11th and 9th, with respective cross-streets, have been closed since yesterday evening. That closure will extend to 6th-8th Street today at 3:30 p.m. The remainder of Congress, and crossstreets, will close tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. to prepare for the 7 p.m. parade.

The early closure is to allow for the construction of a stage on Congress for preformances by the Steve Miller Band and Robert Earl Keen. With a backdrop of the Capitol, Austinites will do what Austinites do best: party.
The streets will reopen at various times through Saturday, according to a City of Austin press release.

As I rode by it today, I’m looking forward to the parade. I’ve been in parades in Wichita Falls, but nothing close to what Friday will be like. I haven’t posted nearly as much lately because I’m being slammed by tests. Nonetheless, the itch to post still got to me.

By Brandon Kraft

My life is an open-source book.

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