Republic – Southern Berm Work Continues

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These pictures are from Friday – SunGrow is finishing up the work to replace the southern berm with grass and removed a portion of the sidewalk along 4th St and moved the stone bollards.  This gives the Auction Oaks a little more breathing room. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” …

Republic Square from Above

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Cool shot from Greg Anderson from the 360 Condominiums.  You can see the work in action (southern berm now removed along 4th St in the right side of the picture.  About to get busier with the deck project starting soon on the left and soon the courthouse across San Antonio St on the left.

Police & Their Horses Visit Republic

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Three Police officers with their horses were out enjoying one of the fewer areas of green grass downtown this morning when we went to check the Republic Square project.  The horses were happily chomping away… Meanwhile, work continues on grading the former southern (4th St berm) in anticipation for installation of irrigation and grass sod. And our Contractor, SunGrow, is …

Thank you Woodmen of the World

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The Woodmen of the World are holding their national conference in Austin TX this year and this morning, we accepted a check for $7,000 for our about to start deck construction at Republic Square around the central Auction Oak.  Thanks so much to President and CEO Danny Cummins and Cris Hay-Merchant, Director of Branding for their generosity on behalf of …

Prelude Moves From Republic

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Today, the Parks and Recreation Construction Crew removed Prelude, the sculpture that was in the middle of the southern berm along 4th St at Republic.  The artwork was lent to the city in 1986 and was temporarily placed at Republic.  Its now on its way to a new garden area at University Medical Center at Brackenridge which is owned by …

Republic Square Press Event – 7/24/09 @ 9:30 am

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MEDIA ADVISORY July 23, 2009 CONTACT: Matt Curtis, 512-974-2043, 512-680-2509 WHAT: Mayor Lee Leffingwell announces last minute save for ‘Prelude’ a well-known Downtown public art piece. Until today ‘Prelude’ was scheduled to be shipped to a storage facility. Tomorrow morning, the art piece will be moved to University Medical Center Brackenridge after a brief press conference WHERE: Republic Square Park, …

7/17/09 Republic Update

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[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] The Sculpture Prelude is looking a bit lonely on the site of the former southern berm (the city is working with the owner who lent the sculpture back in 1986 to find a new home for …