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Happy Independence Day!
Friday, July 3, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano
Today, the Austin Monitor will join city of Austin administrative offices and other municipal facilities in observing Independence Day by publishing a lighter edition than usual. At the city, pools will remain open and garbage collection will remain on schedule, but City Council offices, the Small & Minority Business Resources Department’s office and Plan Room, the Entrepreneur Center and Business Solutions Center, the Austin History Center, Watershed Protection and Austin Utility Walk-In Payment Centers, all recreation and senior centers, all museums, all cultural arts centers, all nature centers and all botanical gardens will be closed. Additionally, Austin public libraries will be closed today, July 3, and Saturday, July 4. The Austin Animal Center will be closing early on the Fourth of July. Holiday hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Saturday, July 4, many downtown roads will be closed for the HEB Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks. To see a complete list of closures for this event and others, visit the city’s website.
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