Because I’m an optimist (some people think the glass is half full, other people are half loaded), I have been able to find the bright side of the federal government gridlock that spawned sequestration and shutdown.
We’ve reaped the benefit of it right here in Austin, Texas, as have the out-of-towners who have visited one of our town’s best tourist attractions.
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The fees that go into effect Tuesday at the LBJ Presidential Library:
Seniors (age 62 and up): $5
Children 13-17: $5
College students: $3
No admission charge for children 12 and under, active military, UT students and staff, student groups with reservations, members of Friends of the LBJ Library and Future Forum membership groups.
Admission is free to all on: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Aug. 27th (LBJ’s birthday), Presidents Day, Veterans Day, Austin Museum Day, Explore UT days