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State GOP Election Night Party to be Held In Buda

Photo courtesy TDS website
A zebra at Texas Disposal Systems Exotic Game Ranch, where the Texas Republican Party is holding its election night watch party.

The Texas Republican Party just revealed the location of its election night celebration: the Texas Disposal Systems Exotic Game Ranch.

VictoryTexas 2010 and the Republican Party of Texas will host an election night watch party for statewide Republican candidates on the ballot, including Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, Attorney General Greg Abbott, Comptroller Susan Combs, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and Railroad Commissioner candidate David Porter, as well as U.S. Congressman Michael McCaul. Brad Dunn and Ellis County will provide music entertainment throughout the evening.

TDS owns a large slab of property in Buda. Part of it is used as a dump for the City of Austin. Another part is an 1175 acre ranch that is "home to more than 1,600 animals from over 50 different species," according to the ranch's website.

The place gets high accolades from the three people who wrote about it on the consumer review siteYelp. Each gave the exoctic game ranch five stars, with user Jacob R. urging people to visit.

If you ever have an excuse to go to an event here, take it because the place is amazing.  I saw alot of wild animals that are all roaming free.  In addition to the free range animals were some giraffes and other larger animals.  Closet thing Austin has to a real zoo.

A telephone operator at the ranch told KUT News that the dump is not visible from the ranch's event center.

Nathan Bernier is the transportation reporter at KUT. He covers the big projects that are reshaping how we get around Austin, like the I-35 overhaul, the airport's rapid growth and the multibillion dollar transit expansion Project Connect. He also focuses on the daily changes that affect how we walk, bike and drive around the city. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @KUTnathan.