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Flooding at Barton Springs Pool leads to closure until further notice. (City of Austin)

Barton Springs Pool is once again open after being closed for five days following heavy rain and flooding on Oct. 14.

Austin Parks and Recreation closed the pool to address any damage from the rain.

For more information on pools around Austin, click here.

This post was updated on Oct. 19 after city officials announced the opening of the pool.



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(Tito's Handmade Vodka)


  • 1 1/2 oz Tito's Handmade Vodka
  • 2 oz orange juice
  • 2 oz lemonade
  • 1 orange wheel
Directions: Add all ingredients to a glass with ice. Garnish with a sunken orange wheel. Enjoy!


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