Sep 19

Brief History Of Texas State Capitol

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Austin wasn’t always the capital of the State of Texas. In 1839 it replaced Houston as the capital. It got its name Austin from the first Secretary of the State Stephen F Austin. After the establishment of the University of Texas and the reconstruction of Texas State Capitol in the late 1800s, it became more famous politically and education wise.

Here is a brief history of the Texas State Capitol

Brief History:

The capitol building as we see today is actually a result of a series of remodeling and renovating work. The original structure was built in the year 1853, which was (almost completely) destroyed by the great Capitol Fire in 1881. The restoration work, however, began quickly with Elijah E Myers as chief architect and Ruben Lindsay as the chief civil engineer.

The Capitol Land Board was responsible for overseeing the reconstruction work. The board asked for design and proposal submissions from all over the country and finalized the design received by Elijah. Elijah did not propose the circular design of the dome of the Texas State Capitol, it was proposed by the Capitol Land Board. The reconstruction of the State Capitol Building was granted 22 acres of land.

The reconstruction work began quickly in 1882 but was stopped again because of an electric fire. The process slowed down and what was supposed to take a couple of years took 6 years to complete.

Inspiration From Washington DC

Texas State Capitol is inspired from the Capitol Building in Washington, which in turn is actually modeled after Cathedral building in London. The cornerstone of the building was laid in 1885 and was opened to the general public in 1888. What most of us are unaware of is the fact that most of the material was purchased and produced locally including the granite material, which gives Capitol building a really nice look at twilight.

And as they say, everything is bigger in Texas; the Goddess of liberty statue is 2.13 meters higher than the actual statue of liberty.

All the 150 members of Texas House of Representatives meet in the Texas State Capitol and that is happening since 1888. Before 1922 the House of Representatives used to have a vocal voting system, which was later replaced by a computerized system. During the battle of San Jacinto, in 186, a flag was saved, which is still used in the house today. The original flag is so fragile that it is only used during a legislative session. A look-alike flag is used in its place during normal hours.

Texas State Capitol also has an office for the Governor of Texas. It has been there since 1876 and currently it is on the 2nd floor. It’s a huge office with space dedicated for the Governor’s staff as well.

Texas State Capitol building is free to visit for general public 7 days a week. For security reasons, the hours of the visit may vary. It is a great piece of architecture and history and a must-see if you are in Austin.

Texas State Capitol Address

Jun 14

Eliminating The Stress of Getting to The Airport

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Planned your dream vacation to get away with all those tensions that have been hovering around you for a long time? Getting out of your typical routine washes off every bit of pressure but are you ready to kick-start the journey. Majority cancel out the plans just because they can’t handle the airport exposure as its filled with too many duties for a single person to handle. That’s why many end up with anxiety and sudden health disorders.

Although for many travelers a trip is actually thrilling as it should be as you are about to explore a whole new world but that isn’t the case with everyone. Many can’t handle the stress of handling everything on their own as you are in charge of a whole lot of responsibilities when you are getting to the airport. Stress management skills are essential for every person out there as you need to stay calm and keep your senses alive when you are about to hit the airport for kick-starting your journey.

Let’s dive straight into our 101 stress management class before your trip fails terribly!

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Apr 01

How To Choose The Best Limo Services For a Business Trip

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When you are on a business trip, it is always important to make that first right impression on clients and customers. Renting a limo can help you establish that impression.
This will also ensure that you reach on meetings and other appointments on time. To reap full benefits of a limousine service, you need to make sure that you hire the right company. With so many options to choose from, it often becomes a daunting task to choose the right one.
In this article, we will talk about some of the considerations a business traveler should take when deciding on which limo company to choose.

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Feb 28

5 Tips to Book a Wedding Limousine

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Whether it is your own marriage or you’re in charge of someone else’s – it is that time of the life when everything just has to be perfect. From stage to entry, the decoration to dinner – everything has to be right up there. Since we are a limousine service we will be talking about the best transportation you can arrange for any wedding.

In this article, we will give you some important tips on how you can arrange for perfect wedding limousine transportation.

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Towing a limousine
Feb 05

Tips For Towing A Stretch Limousine

Limo Business Corner

Despite our best maintenance program and our best intentions, sometimes a stretch limo simply breaks down.  Here’s a good article we’d found from a Memphis towing service firm about the proper method of transportation should a breakdown occur.

Although they may look fancy and impervious to breaking down, stretch limos do, in fact, break down, and because of their weight-to-power ration, are much more inclined to get stuck during inclement weather.  Suffice to say, towing a stretch limousine is not the same as a regular car, so for a towing service, it pay to understand the nuances of towing a longer vehicle like a stretch limousine.

So today we’ll be share some key tips for towing a stretch limousine safely and without damage.
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Using Technology In The Limousine Business
Feb 05

5 Tips For Using Tech To Grow Your Limo Business in 2018

Limo Business Corner

If you own a limousine business in 2018, you’re probably aware that the game has changed dramatically from a mere 5 years ago.  Long gone are the days where all that was needed was to buy a stretch limousine, hang up a shingle in the yellow pages, and viola:  instant limo business!

With an increasingly savvy customer base, and strong competition from the likes of Uber or Lyft,  it literally pays to understand the current technology landscape so you can stay competitive and get the best ROI for your investment dollars.
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