• Meditation Flash Mob

    Allen Otto | Daily Texan Staff

    A woman meditates behind Whole Foods Market downtown. Austinites gathered for a meditation flash mob during rush hour traffic Thursday evening, in hopes of giving frustrated drivers a sense of peace.

  • Colorful Cattle Put Out To Pasture In Austin

     

     

     

     

    Ryan Edwards | Daily Texan Staff

    Last night 49 cattle were herded onto the backs of three flatbed trucks and dropped off across the Austin landscape. The installations were part of the international organization CowParade, an art installation in which artists use a fiberglass sculpture of a cow as a canvas. The pieces go through a selection process, which involves an application process. To date, some nearly 5,000 cattle have paraded across the world and in this year alone the organization has events planned in eight cities. By the end of August an additional 40 statues will be added to the exhibit. As part of a charitable aspect of the event, CowParade Austin has partnered with Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. At the end of the three-month public exhibit, about 50 of the best sculptures will be sold at a live auction benefiting the medical center. CowParade has raised more than $20 million for non-profit organizations worldwide.

    The Long Center hosted a public viewing of the cows the night before they were set to hit the streets. Participation at the event was aided by the fact that Michael Jackson’s jacket from the “Thriller” video was on display for partygoers to take pictures with. One lucky participant won a blank cow and will have the opportunity to work with an artist on the design of the piece. After the end of the event, volunteers quickly began preparing the cows for their migration throughout the city. Concrete bases were attached to each cow in assembly line fashion and placards were glued on. Each flatbed laden with an array of cattle turned heads as the team placed the statues around the city. The majority of the cows are concentrated in downtown Austin, however a few wandered as far north as highway 183. The cows will be on display until mid-October, when they will be auctioned off at The Driskill Hotel.

     

     

  • St. Edward's

    Allen Otto | Daily Texan Staff

    Lacy Johnson walks down the stairs in the Main Building at St. Edward’s University Tuesday afternoon.
     

  • Epsilon Beta, Austin Space Day, Oobleck, Secret Beach, Franklin Barbecue Line, Kyle Flea Market and Corner Tubes

    Chase Martinez | Daily Texan Staff

    Epsilon Beta alumni pour out of the Austin Convention Center after the 43rd Southwest Regional Conference ended.

    Chase Martinez | Daily Texan Staff

    Families explore the booths at Austin Space Day at the AT&T Conference Center. The event included a planetarium and a lecture from a former space shuttle astronaut.

    Chase Martinez | Daily Texan Staff

    Austin Space Day attendees help make obleck at the AT&T Conference Center. Oobleck is a non-Newtonian fluid that acts like a liquid if poured, but a solid when pressure is applied.

    Trent Lesikar | Daily Texan Staff

    Phoenix Muniz, 4, and her father, Manny, wade in the Colorado River at a spot on “Secret Beach” on the east side. Manny said this was their first time at the well-kept secret yet popular swimming hole.

    Erika Rich | Daily Texan Staff

    Harrison Blase, 3, plays on his father’s iPhone while waiting out the line at Franklin Barbecue on Saturday morning.

    Allen Otto | Daily Texan Staff

    Javier Aguilar re-organizes his stand at a flea market in Kyle, Texas, on Saturday afternoon.

    Allen Otto | Daily Texan Staff

    Greg Hatcher, the manager of a flea market in Kyle, watches the entrance to the building of his new company.

    Erika Rich | Daily Texan Staff

    An employee at Corner Tubes, a tubing rental store in New Braunfels, returns items to the back room Saturday afternoon.

  • Mamie Wilson Rowe Summer House

    Ryan Edwards | Daily Texan Staff

    Crystal Gutierrez carries 15-month-old Peyton Gutierrez on her shoulders as she walks past Mamie Wilson Rowe Summer House in Zilker Botanical Garden.

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