President-Elect Barack Obama, back when he was simple ol' Sen. Obama, Feb. 22, 2007 (Photo by Jana Birchum)
It's been a long time since Sen. Barack Obama first came to Austin as a political figure for the 2006 Texas Book Festival. Now it's Inauguration Day for President-Elect Obama, and there's some bottles getting cracked open all over town.
There's be a whole host of inaugural watch parties today (see our calendar calendar listings here, but probably none more deserved than that for Texans for Obama, who return to the site of their first ever volunteer meeting, Scholz Garten, at 10am. For those that want to see the inauguration on a really big screen, there's watch parties at the Alamo Village and Alamo South Lamar, complete with special inaugural brunch menu.
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