Good to know. Any local recommendation for where to stay is appreciated.
You could stay at my place ... about a block from swim start ... but I'm out of town that weekend and I'm not sure my wife would appreciate that. :-)
Not knowing what has availability that weekend but if you're looking for something a bit cheaper than the hotels a few blocks from the transition area, I'd suggest going North a bit on the freeway. From south to north you've got the following:
Courtyard (west of freeway)
Drury Inn (west of freeway)
Holiday Inn (east of freeway)
Home 2 Suites (east of freeway)
Courtyard Suites (east of freeway)
La Quinta (west of freeway)
Days Inn (west of freeway)
Townplace Suites (west of freeway)
Springhill Suites (west of freeway)
That should get you started. Good luck finding something within your budget.
p.s. I keep telling myself that one of these days I'm going to make a IM Texas reference website for things like this (hotels, restaurants, pools, bike shops, etc.). Maybe someday if I retire.