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Zilker Metropolitan Park (Austin, TX) - Zilker Park is a metropolitan park in the heart of Austin, TX, made up of 350 acres of land. It is noted for hosting the Austin City Limits Music Festival and crowds of up to 42,000 people. Some of it's main attractions are the Barton Springs Pool, Zilker Botanical Garden, and its numerous soccer and volleyball fields- not to mention it has a polo field.

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Miss Sweeney of Austin, Texas, who blazed onto the country music scene in 2010 and by 2013 was nominated as one of the industry's rising female stars, performed a few songs for the veterans and their families, as children danced and sang along in the crowd. (Khalid Naji-Allah/Special to The Washington Times)

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Rep. Larry Phillips, Sherman Republican, holds up the change position report with the errors used as a point of order to try to delay an open carry bill on the House floor Tuesday in Austin, Texas. (Associated Press)

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Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Billy Spears is reportedly being forced to undergo counseling after he posed for a photo with Snoop Dogg while working at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin. (Instagram/@snoopdogg)

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An activist lawyer has claimed responsibility for placing stickers that read "exclusively for white people" on several East Austin businesses in a controversial effort to shed light on gentrification. (KVUE)

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Miley Cyrus, left, joins Mike Will Made It onstage at the Fader Fort Presented by Converse during the SXSW Music Festival on Thursday, March 19, 2015 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP)

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United Therapeutics CEO Martine Rothblatt gives a keynote on "AI, Immortality and the Future of Selves" during the SXSW Interactive Festival on Saturday, March 14, 2015 in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett)

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A person wearing a rainbow-colored tie stands at the Texas Capitol steps Feb. 17, 2015, in Austin, Texas. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2015 file photo, Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses a joint session of the Texas Legislature in Austin, Texas. As they begin to shape their prospective bids for president, a group of ambitious Republican governors are eager to seize on voters’ contempt for that most dirty of political words: “Washington.” (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

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6. AUSTIN, TX - Texas Capitol through the south gate in Austin, Texas. The Texas Capitol in Austin opened in 1885, built from pink granite quarried in Texas Hill Country. The interior is filled with famous paintings and statues and the grounds are home to statues, a visitor center and the governor's mansion. It's one of a number of free things to see and do in Austin. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

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FILE - This Dec. 9, 2013 file photo shows theTexas Capitol through the south gate in Austin, Texas. The Texas Capitol in Austin opened in 1885, built from pink granite quarried in Texas Hill Country. The interior is filled with famous paintings and statues and the grounds are home to statues, a visitor center and the governor's mansion. It's one of a number of free things to see and do in Austin. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

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Pro-choice supporters, foreground, try to disrupt pro-life supporters as they march to the Texas Capitol during a Texas Rally for Life, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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In this Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 photo, Jon Rumion, background left, talks with Michael Cargill at Central Texas Gun Works, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, file) ** FILE **

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who is stepping down in January after 14 years in Austin, said that although voters sent a message of approval to GOP state leaders, the electorate's favor must nonetheless be earned. (Associated Press)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry, right, attorney David Botsford listen during a pretrial hearing on felony abuse of power charges in the 390th District Court at the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, in Austin, Texas. An Austin grand jury indicted Perry in August. The charges stem from his carrying out a threat to veto state funding for public corruption prosecutors. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner, Pool)

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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks Governor-elect Greg Abbott's victory celebration in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/The Daily Texan, Mengwen Cao)

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Lauren Koepp and Kara Smyth pose for a photo after casting their votes on Election Day early Tuesday morning, Nov. 4, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Tamir Kalifa)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry, right, arrives at the Blackwell Thurman Criminal Justice Center for booking, in Austin, Texas, in this Aug. 19, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

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An election official checks a voter's photo identification at an early voting polling site in Austin, Texas, on Feb. 26, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**