Volume 1, Number 1 
August 2009 
Austin in August                
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The Carvajal Group 
August in Austin 
Noteworthy events in August
*Summer vacation days are numbered for Austin area students as classes begin at the end of August.  First day of classes for Austin ISD students will be August 24th while Round Rock ISD will head back to school August 25th.  University of Texas students will head back to class August 26th.  Don't miss tax free weekend August 21-23rd before heading back to school!
*The Trail Foundation will host the annual Margarita Moonlight Run on August 7th beginning at sunset.  The 5k run will kick off at sunset complete with glow necklaces and bracelets immediately followed by margaritas and dinner by Maudie's on the beautiful front lawn of the American Legion Hall on Veterans Drive.  Visit  http://www.runtex.com/web/2-1980.asp for more information and to register.
*Outdoor Yoga at Butler Park (Robert E. Lee side of Barton Springs Pool) continues through August, weeknights 6-7 pm and weekends 11am-12, by donation.
*The Bob Dylan Show will feature Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp, and Willie Nelson August 4th at The Dell Diamond, tickets and additional information at http://www.bobdylan.com/#/tour.
*Austin Farmer's Market features fresh produce and meats from local farmers, fresh and local cheeses, soaps, baked goods, pasta, herbs and much more!  Downtown at Guadalupe and 4th street at Republic Park 9 am-1 pm and Wednesdays at the Triangle 4 pm-8 pm.  More information at
*The Music Man will be running at the Zilker Park Theatre through August 15th, the play starts at dusk Thursday-Sunday every week, free admision and $3/car parking.  Bring your blanket and grab a spot on the lawn for the show.  More information at http://www.zilker.org/.
* The last Blues on the Green for this summer will be on August 15th at Waterloo Park and will feature Papa Mali.  Music starts at 7:30, additional information about Blues on the Green as well as other KGSR events  at http://www.kgsr.com/events/brieflistings.aspx.

Austin Economy Snapshot 

Austin poised for fastest recovery

From now until the end of 2010, the Austin economy is projected to grow by $5 billion. That, coupled with relatively subdued unemployment, has the Texas Capital poised for the quickest economic rebound in the nation, according to Forbes.com.
Overall, many economists expect the national economy to return to growth later in 2009, perhaps as soon as this summer. But, as the Forbes writers point out, that won't be the case everywhere. While some cities are positioned for a quick rebound, others face a slow crawl to recovery that could take years.
Texas cities such as Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and McAllen are in a good position, Forbes' analysis found. That's due in part to the fact that Texas did not see the massive real estate bubble that formed in states like California, Nevada and Florida.
To determine the 10 cities that look best poised for recovery, Forbes examined estimates from data provider Moody's Economy.com of the projected gross domestic product of metropolitan areas across the U.S., as well as unemployment figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and home prices, incomes and affordability data from the National Association of Home Builders.
The analysis shows the importance of a city's economic make-up. In essence, the more diverse the industry base is in a particular city, the better off that city is when it comes to quick recovery.
The top five cities for recovery, in order, are Austin; Fayetteville, Ark.; Boulder, Colo.; Huntsville, Ala.; and San Antonio.
Article Link Here: http://austin.bizjournals.com/austin/stories/2009/07/20/daily35.html

utstadiumTAILGATE TIME!!!
Carvajal Group Tailgate 
Join the Carvajal Group September 5th at MLK and Brazos in the Bob Bullock Museum parking lot for the first of our annual tailgates!  The Longhorns will kick off the 2009-2010 football season at the DKR Memorial Stadium at 6 p.m. against University of Louisiana-Monroe.  RSVP to cgtailgate@gmail.com for food, spirits, and a great time!  
Texas Football schedule:
Sept. 5
   La.-Monroe        6 p.m.
Sept. 12 Wyoming           2:30 p.m. 
Sept. 19 Texas Tech        7 p.m. 
Sept. 26 UTEP                 2:30 p.m.
Oct. 10   Colorado           TBA
Oct. 17   Oklahoma          11 a.m.
Oct. 24   Missouri             TBA
Oct. 31   Oklahoma State  TBA
Nov. 7    UCF                   TBA
Nov. 14  Baylor                TBA
Nov. 21  Kansas               TBA
Nov. 26  Texas A&M          7 p.m.
Log onto University of Texas Football Website for up to date information regarding kickoff times and broadcasting information

Eats in Austin
Favorite Restaurant Suggestions from our Agents:
La Cocina de Consuelo located at 4516 Burnet near the corner of Burnet and 45th, great breakfast and lunch specials, family owned and run, reminds me of my days in Guadalajara in the kitchen of my host Senora Rosa, delicioso! Visit  http://www.consueloskitchen.com/ for menu and hours-Ashley
New restaurant addition Garridos, at 360 Nueces and 3rd under the 360 Condominiums, is worth trying out with affordable menu items that don't disappoint.  Great location, fair prices, and a beautiful outdoor terrace overlooking Shoal Creek...kinda feels like vacation! 
http://www.garridosaustin.com/ for menu and hours-Taylor
The Belmont has an awesome and overlooked daily happy hour with $3 wells and $5 appetizers including mussels, steak quesadillas, sliders, calamari and more...music too!  http://www.thebelmontaustin.com/ for additional information-Steven
Aquarelle French Restaurant, located right off the beaten path of West 6th at 606 Rio Grande, is another great Happy Hour spot with half price bar menu items...try the deep fried Sausage meatballs handmade daily http://www.aquarellerestaurant.com/ for hours and menu-Jonas