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City of Austin

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Nickname: Live Music Capital of the World[1] , The ATX[2]
Location in the state of Texas
Location in the state of Texas
Coordinates: 30°16′2″N 97°45′50″W / 30.26722, -97.76389
Country United States
State Texas
County Travis
Williamson
Hays
Settled 1835
Incorporated December 27, 1839
Government
 - Type Manager-Council
 - Mayor Will Wynn
 - City Manager Marc Ott
Area
 - City 296.25 sq mi (767.28 km²)
 - Land 251.5 sq mi (651.4 km²)
 - Water 6.9 sq mi (17.9 km²)
 - Metro 4,285.7 sq mi (11,099.91 km²)
Elevation 489 ft (149 m)
Population (2006)[3]
 - City 709,893
 - Density 2,396.3/sq mi (925.21/km²)
 - Metro 1,593,565
 - Demonym Austinite
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 78701-78705, 78708-78728, 78730-78739, 78741-78742, 78744-78769
Area code(s) 512
FIPS code 48-05000[4]
GNIS feature ID 1384879[5]
Website: www.cityofaustin.org

Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. Situated in Central Texas, it is the fourth-largest city in Texas and the 16th-largest in the United States of America, as well as the third fastest growing large city in the nation from 2000 to 2006.[6] As of the 2006 U.S. Census estimate, Austin has a population of 709,893.[3] The city is the cultural and economic center of the Greater Austin metropolitan area with a population of about 1.6 million people. Image File history File linksMetadata Austin_skyline. ... // A nickname is a name of an entity or thing that is not its proper name. ... Image File history File links TXMap-doton-Austin. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... 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Austin was selected as the No. 1 Best Big City in "Best Places to Live" by Money magazine in 2006, and the "Greenest City in America" by MSN. [7][8] Also, according to CNN Headline News and travel and leisure Austin ranks #2 on the list of cities with the best people referring to the personalities and attributes of the citizens. [9] Austin was also voted America's #1 College Town by the Travel Channel.[citation needed] Austin was ranked the 5th safest city in part because annually, there are fewer than 3 people murdered per 100,000 people.[10][11] Money is a Time Warner financial magazine. ... The Earth Day flag includes a NASA photo. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ...


Residents of Austin are known as "Austinites," and include a mix of university professors, students, politicians, lobbyists, musicians, state employees, high-tech workers, blue-collar workers, and white-collar workers. The main campus of the University of Texas is located in Austin. The city is home to enough large sites of major technology corporations to have earned it the nickname "Silicon Hills." Austin's official slogan promotes the city as "The Live Music Capital of the World", a reference to its status as home to many musicians and music venues.[1][2] In recent years, many Austinites have also adopted the unofficial slogan "Keep Austin Weird"; this refers partly to the eclectic and progressive lifestyle of many Austin residents, but is also the slogan for a campaign to preserve smaller local businesses and resist excessive commercialization. A professor is a senior teacher and researcher, usually in a college or university. ... A politician is an individual involved in politics, sometimes this may include political scientists. ... Lobbying is the practice of private advocacy with the goal of influencing a governing body, in order to ensure that an individuals or organizations point of view is represented in the government. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... A blue-collar worker is a member of the working class who performs manual labor and earns an hourly wage. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... University of Texas redirects here. ... Keep Austin Weird is the slogan adopted by the Austin Independent Business Alliance to promote small businesses in Austin, Texas. ...

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History

Prior to the arrival of settlers from the United States, the area that later became Austin was inhabited by a variety of nomadic Native American tribes, including the Tonkawa tribe, the Comanches, and the Lipan Apaches.[12] The recorded history of Austin, Texas began with the first permanent settlement of the area in 1835. ... Image File history File links Merge-arrow. ... The recorded history of Austin, Texas began with the first permanent settlement of the area in 1835. ... Stephen F. Austin Image taken from http://www. ... Stephen F. Austin Image taken from http://www. ... Stephen F. Austin Stephen Fuller Austin (November 3, 1793 – December 27, 1836), known as the Father of Texas led the second and ultimately successful colonization of the region by the United States. ... Communities of nomadic people move from place to place, rather than settling down in one location. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States and their history after European contact, chiefly in what is now the United States. ... Seal of the Tonkawa Tribe of Oklahoma Tonkawa The Tonkawa are a people native to central Texas, speaking the Tonkawa language. ... For other uses, see Comanche (disambiguation). ... Lipan Apache are also known as Nde buffalo hunters, called by anthropologists and historians for many years as Eastern Apache, Apache de los Llanos, Lipan, Ipande, and other names. ...


Edward Burleson laid out the town of Waterloo in the mid-1830s. In 1838 Mirabeau Lamar, vice-president of the Republic of Texas, visited Waterloo, where he stayed with one of the earliest settlers, Jacob Harrell. Lamar was elected president shortly thereafter. When the Texas Congress formed a commission to seek a site for a new capital to be named Austin, Lamar advised the commissioners to investigate Waterloo, which was then indeed chosen. In May 1839 Lamar's designated government agent Edwin Waller organized and led a workforce of about 200 men from Houston to Waterloo to construct the new city. Edward Burleson (December 15, 1798–December 26, 1851) was a soldier, general, and statesman in the state of Missouri, the Republic of Texas, and later the U.S. state of Texas. ... Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar (August 16, 1798 - December 19, 1859) was the third president of the Republic of Texas. ... Judge Edwin Waller (November 4, 1800-January 3, 1881) was an entrepreneur, signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, the first mayor of Austin, Texas and the designer of its downtown grid plan. ... Houston redirects here. ...


At first, the new capital thrived. By the early 1840s the population stood at about 850 people. But when Lamar's political enemy Sam Houston regained the presidency in 1841, he used two Mexican army incursions to San Antonio as an excuse to move the government to Washington (now known as Washington-on-the-Brazos). Within months Austin's population had shrunk to about 200, and many Texans assumed that the city would die. Remaining Austin residents responded to the threat by forcibly keeping the national archives in their city in defiance of President Houston's attempts to bring them to Washington. Washington-on-the-Brazos was a settlement along the Brazos River in Texas, then part of Mexico, which was the site of the Convention of 1836 and the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence. ...


Anson Jones became president in 1844. The following year he called a convention in Austin to discuss annexation to the United States as well as to consider a new constitution. Once annexation became official, delegates wrote a new state constitution in which Austin was again named the seat of government. Anson Jones (January 20, 1798 – January 9, 1858) was a doctor, businessman, congressman, and the last president of the Republic of Texas, sometimes called the Architect of Annexation. ...


The Texas State Capitol was completed in 1888 advertised as the 7th largest building in the world. Funded by the famous XIT Ranch, the building still remains part of the Austin skyline. The state capitol is smaller than the United States Capitol in total gross square footage, but is actually 15 feet taller than its Washington D.C. counterpart. The Capitol Building is brilliantly illuminated at night The Texas State Capitol, located in Austin, Texas, is the fourth building to serve as the seat of Texas government. ... The XIT Ranch was a cattle ranch in the Panhandle of Texas which operated from 1885 to 1912. ... The United States Capitol is the capitol building that serves as the seat of government for the United States Congress, the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United...


In September of 1881, Austin public schools held their first classes. The same year, Huston-Tillotson College opened its doors. The University of Texas at Austin held its first classes in 1883. Huston-Tillotson University is a historically black university in Austin, Texas. ... University of Texas redirects here. ...


In the 1950s, Austin's first research labs and think tanks were built. As Austin's economy prospered, several movie theaters, public pools, and a local library system were opened.


The Austin music scene began attracting national attention in the 1970s with artists such as Willie Nelson and venues such as the Armadillo World Headquarters. Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. ... The Armadillo World Headquarters (usually called simply The Armadillo) was the premiere music hall and entertainment center in Austin, Texas between 1970 and 1980. ...


Today, Austin is known as much for its cultural life as its high-tech innovations. The same success that has gained the city a national reputation has brought with it many difficult choices as the city struggles to grow in sustainable ways.[13]


Geography

Hill Country
Hill Country

Austin is located at 30°16′N 97°45′W / 30.267, -97.75 [14] and is approximately 541 feet (165 m) above sea level. According to the 2000 census, the city has a total area of 258.4 square miles (669 km²). 251.5 square miles (651 km²) of it is land and 6.9 square miles (18 km²) (2.67%) is water. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3072x2304, 2010 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3072x2304, 2010 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


Austin is situated on the Colorado River, with three man-made (artificial) lakes wholly within the city limits: Lady Bird Lake, Lake Austin, and Lake Walter E. Long. Additionally, the foot of Lake Travis, including Mansfield Dam, is located within the city's limits. Lady Bird Lake, Lake Austin, and Lake Travis are each on the Colorado River. The city is also situated on the Balcones Fault, which, in much of Austin, runs roughly the same route as Loop 1 (Mopac Expressway). The eastern part of the city is relatively flat, whereas the western part and western suburbs consist of scenic rolling hills on the edge of the Texas Hill Country. Because the hills to the west are primarily limestone rock with a thin covering of topsoil, portions of the city are frequently subjected to flash floods from the runoff caused by thunderstorms. To help control this runoff and to generate hydroelectric power, the Lower Colorado River Authority operates a series of dams that form the Texas Highland Lakes. The lakes also provide venues for boating, swimming, and other forms of recreation within several parks located on the lake shores. Map of the Colorado River and associated watershed. ... Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake) is a reservoir on the Colorado River in downtown Austin, Texas, in the United States. ... Part of Lake Austin as seen from Mount Bonnell. ... Lake Walter E. Long is a power plant cooling reservoir on Decker Creek in Austin, Texas, USA. The reservoir was officially impounded in 1967, and serves to provide water for turbines used in the production of electricity from petroleum-based fuels. ... Lake Travis is an artificial lake on the Colorado River in central Texas in the United States. ... Mansfield Dam Mansfield Dam is a dam located at 30. ... The Balcones Fault is a zone of normal faulting in Texas (USA) that runs approximately from the southwest part of the state to the north central region. ... State Highway Loop 1 is a controlled-access highway which provides access to the west side of Austin, Texas. ... The Texas Hill Country, as seen from near Interstate 10. ... For other uses, see Limestone (disambiguation). ... The Lower Colorado River Authority or LCRA was formed in 1934 by the Texas legislature. ... The Texas Highland Lakes are a chain of man-made lakes formed by several dams on the Texas Colorado River, which winds Southeast from its headwaters near the border of Texas and New Mexico through Central Texas to the Gulf of Mexico. ...


Austin is located at the intersection of four major ecological regions and is consequently mostly a temperate-to-hot green oasis but has some characteristics of the desert, the tropics, and a wetter climate. It is very diverse ecologically/biologically and the home of a variety of beautiful animals and plants, notably the wildflowers that blossom throughout the year but especially in the spring, including the popular bluebonnets, some planted in an effort by Lady Bird Johnson.

The view from Mount Bonnell
The view from Mount Bonnell

A popular point of prominence in Austin is Mount Bonnell. At about 780 feet (238 m) above sea level, it is a natural limestone formation overlooking Lake Austin on the Colorado River, about 200 feet (61 m) below its summit. From the observation deck, many homes are visible. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3072x2304, 2254 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3072x2304, 2254 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... An engraved rock at the top of Mount Bonnell. ... Part of Lake Austin as seen from Mount Bonnell. ...


The soils of Austin range from shallow gravelly clay loams over limestone in the western outskirts to deep fine sandy loams, silty clay loams, silty clays or clays in the city's eastern part. Some of the clays have pronounced shrink-swell properties and are difficult to work under most moisture conditions. Many of Austin's soils, especially the clay-rich types, are slightly to moderately alkaline and have free calcium carbonate. Calcium carbonate is a chemical compound, with the chemical formula CaCO3. ...

See also: List of Austin Neighborhoods
Downtown Austin from the summit of Mt. Bonnell. Photo by Keith Taillon.
Downtown Austin from the summit of Mt. Bonnell. Photo by Keith Taillon.

The following is a list of neighborhoods located in the city of Austin: Allandale Barton Hills Bouldin Creek Brentwood Clarksville Crestview French Place Hyde Park Oak Hill Old West Austin Soco Tarrytown Travis Heights Windsor Hills Zilker Rosewood About. ...

Climate

Austin has a humid subtropical climate, characterized by hot summers and mild winters.[15] On average, Austin receives 33.6 inches (853.4 mm) of rain per year, with most of the precipitation in the spring, and a secondary maximum in the fall.[16] During springtime, severe thunderstorms sometimes occur, though tornadoes are rare in the city. Austin is usually at least partially sunny. The humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) is a climate zone characterized by hot, humid summers and chilly to mild winters. ...


Austin summers are usually hot and humid, with average temperatures of approximately 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 Celsius) from June until September. Temperatures above 100 °F (38 °C) are common. The highest recorded temperature was 112 °F (44 °C) on September 5, 2000.[15][17][18] For the entire year there is an average of 111 days above 90 °F (32 °C) and 198 days above 80 °F (27 °C).[15] is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...


Winters in Austin are mild and dry. For the entire year, Austin averages 88 days below 45 °F (7 °C) and 24 days when the minimum temperature falls below freezing. The lowest recorded temperature was −2 °F (−19 °C) on January 31, 1949.[15] Snowfall is rare in Austin, but approximately biannually Austin may suffer an ice storm that freezes roads over and shuts down much of the city for 24 to 48 hours.[15] is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ice storm could refer to: A type of winter storm characterized by freezing rain. ...

Weather averages for Camp Mabry, Austin, Texas, USA
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 90 (32) 99 (37) 98 (37) 99 (37) 104 (40) 108 (42) 108 (42) 110 (43) 112 (44) 100 (38) 91 (33) 90 (32) 112 (44)
Average high °F (°C) 60 (16) 65 (18) 73 (23) 79 (26) 85 (29) 91 (33) 95 (35) 96 (36) 90 (32) 81 (27) 70 (21) 62 (17) 79 (26)
Average low °F (°C) 40 (4) 44 (7) 51 (11) 58 (14) 65 (18) 71 (22) 73 (23) 73 (23) 69 (21) 60 (16) 49 (9) 42 (6) 58 (14)
Record low °F (°C) -2 (-19) -1 (-18) 18 (-8) 30 (-1) 40 (4) 51 (11) 57 (14) 58 (14) 41 (5) 30 (-1) 20 (-7) 4 (-16) -2 (-19)
Precipitation inches (mm) 1.89 (48) 1.99 (50.5) 2.14 (54.4) 2.51 (63.8) 5.03 (127.8) 3.81 (96.8) 1.97 (50) 2.31 (58.7) 2.91 (73.9) 3.97 (100.8) 2.68 (68.1) 2.44 (62) 33.6 (853.4)
Source: NOAA [16]
Source #2: weather.com [18]
Table Note: Averages are from the 30 year average from 1971–2000 at Camp Mabry, and records are from Camp Mabry and from previous climate sites, spanning from 1897 to present.[16][18]

Camp Mabry is a military installation in Austin, Texas that houses the headquarters of the Texas Military Forces. ... Camp Mabry is a military installation in Austin, Texas that houses the headquarters of the Texas Military Forces. ...

Government and politics

Law and government

View of Downtown Austin and Texas State Capitol from south Congress Avenue
View of Downtown Austin and Texas State Capitol from south Congress Avenue

Austin is administered by a city council of seven members, each of them elected by the entire city. The council is composed of six council members, and by an elected mayor, accompanied by a hired city manager under the manager-council system of municipal governance. Council and mayoral elections are non-partisan, with a runoff in case there is no majority winner. Austin remains an anomaly among large Texas cities in that council members are elected on an "at large" basis by all voters, as opposed to elections by districts. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (768 × 1024 pixel, file size: 380 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Tim J. Patterson, ttp://www. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (768 × 1024 pixel, file size: 380 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Tim J. Patterson, ttp://www. ... The Capitol Building is brilliantly illuminated at night The Texas State Capitol, located in Austin, Texas, is the fourth building to serve as the seat of Texas government. ... Downtown Austin and the State Capitol as seen from the Congress Avenue Bridge over Town Lake. ... A city council is the most common style of legislative government in a city or town. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ... The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ...


The current mayor of Austin is Will Wynn. His second term ends in 2009. Will Wynn is the current mayor of Austin, Texas. ...


Austin is located in Travis County, Texas. Travis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. ...

See also: List of current and former capital cities in the United States

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Politics

The main political actors in Austin city politics are interest groups such as the pro-environmental Save Our Springs Alliance, Save Barton Creek Association, Equality TX, the Austin Police Association, and the Austin Business Council.[citation needed] Texas Democrats are very active here. Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ...


The controversy that dominated Austin politics during the 1990s was the conflict between environmentalists, strong in the city center, and advocates of urban growth, who tend to live in the outlying areas. The city council has in the past tried to mitigate the controversy by advocating smart growth, but growth and environmental protection are still the most divisive issues in city politics. Today conservatives in Austin argue that the city's various highway traffic problems are rooted in the denial of past highway/infrastructure development by political action committees who do not support highway expansion. Environmentalists counter that their efforts contributed to the city's large green spaces, which many Austinites enjoy. Progressives also maintain that unlike several other cities in Texas, Austin's smart growth policies have contributed to a rapidly-increasing population density in and around the downtown area. Bold textHello ... Smart growth is a concept and term used by those who seek to identify a set of policies governing transportation and land use planning policy for urban areas that benefits communities and preserves the natural environment. ...


Austin is well known as a center for liberal politics in a generally conservative state. Suburban neighborhoods in Austin, especially to the west and north, and several satellite municipalities, however, tend toward political conservatism. Modern liberalism in the United States is a form of liberalism that began in the United States in the last years of the 19th century and the early years of the 20th century. ... Conservatism is a term used to describe political philosophies that favor tradition and gradual change, where tradition refers to religious, cultural, or nationally defined beliefs and customs. ...


As a result of the major party realignment that began in the 1970s, central Austin became a stronghold of the Democratic Party while the suburbs tend to vote Republican. One consequence of this is that in the most recent redistricting plan, formulated by former U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay and enacted by the Republican-majority legislature, the central city has been split among multiple, sprawling districts. Opponents characterized the resulting districting layout as excessively partisan gerrymandering, and the plan was challenged in court on this basis by Democratic and minority activists; of note, the Supreme Court of the United States has never struck down a redistricting plan for being excessively partisan. The plan was subsequently upheld by a three-judge federal panel in late 2003, and on June 28, 2006, the matter was largely settled when the Supreme Court in a 7-2 decision upheld the entire congressional redistricting plan with the exception of a Hispanic-majority district in southwest Texas. This may later affect Austin's districting, as U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett's district was found not to be sufficiently compact to compensate for the reduced minority influence in the southwest district.[19] Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... GOP redirects here. ... Thomas Dale DeLay (born April 8, 1947) is a former member of the United States House of Representatives from Sugar Land, Texas. ... Redrawing electoral districts in this example creates a guaranteed 3-to-1 advantage for Party 1. ... The Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes colloquially referred to by the acronym SCOTUS[1]) is the highest judicial body in the United States and leads the federal judiciary. ... is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rep. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...


Overall, the city is a blend of downtown liberalism and suburban conservatism, but leans strongly to the political left. In 2003, the city adopted a resolution against the USA PATRIOT act which reaffirmed constitutionally guaranteed rights. In the 2004 presidential election, Senator John Kerry won a substantial majority of the votes in Travis County as illustrated in this pictorial of votes by county. Of Austin's six state legislative districts, three are strongly Democratic and three are swing districts all of which are held by Democrats. However, two of its three congressional districts are presently held by Republicans; this is largely due to the 2003 redistricting, which left downtown Austin without an exclusive congressional seat of its own. Travis County was also the only county in Texas to reject Texas Constitutional Amendment Proposition 2 — effectively outlawing gay marriage and status equal or similar to it — and did so by a wide margin (40% for, 60% against). This article needs cleanup. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ...

Vista of Austin's riverfront from Auditorium Shores Park.
Vista of Austin's riverfront from Auditorium Shores Park.

Austin is also an active area for the Libertarian Party. Although the Libertarians remain a third party, they occasionally garner substantial votes, and one of the past Libertarian presidential candidates, Michael Badnarik comes from Austin, while another, Ron Paul who ran for the 1988 presidential election as the Libertarian nominee, and for the Republican Party presidential nomination in 2008, and represented a congressional district that includes part of the greater Austin area. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1201x351, 339 KB) I am the photographer, and editor of the image. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1201x351, 339 KB) I am the photographer, and editor of the image. ... The Libertarian Party is a United States political party founded on December 11, 1971. ... Badnarik campaigning in July 2004. ... Ronald Ernest Ron Paul (b. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... GOP redirects here. ...


Two of the candidates for President in the 2004 race call Austin home. Michael Badnarik, mentioned above as the Libertarian Party candidate, and David Cobb of the Green Party both have lived in Austin. During the run up to the election in November, a presidential debate was held at the University of Texas student union involving the two minor party candidates. While the Commission on Presidential Debates only invites Democrats and Republicans to participate in televised debates, the debate at UT was open to all presidential candidates. David Cobb appealing for votes at the annual Fighting Bob Fest in Baraboo, Wisconsin, September 2004 David Keith Cobb (born December 24, 1962 in San Leon, Texas) is an American ex-lawyer and activist, and was the 2004 presidential candidate of the Green Party of the United States (GPUS). ... This article is about the American political party, Green Party. ... The University of Texas System comprises fifteen educational institutions in Texas, of which nine are general academic universities, and six are health institutions. ... The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) was established in 1987 to ensure that debates, as a permanent part of every general election, provide the best possible information to viewers and listeners. ...


Sister cities

List of sister cities of Austin, Texas, designated by Sister Cities International.[20] This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the different concept of physically neighbouring cities. ... Sister Cities International is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and fostering town twinning, especially between cities in the United States and cities in other countries. ...

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Economy

Southward view of downtown Austin from The Capitol Grounds on 11th Street.
Southward view of downtown Austin from The Capitol Grounds on 11th Street.

Thousands of graduates each year from the engineering and computer science programs at The University of Texas at Austin provide a steady source of employees that help to fuel Austin's technology and defense industry sectors. The metro Austin area has much lower housing costs than Silicon Valley, but much higher housing costs than many parts of rural Texas. As a result of the relatively high concentration of high-tech companies in the region, Austin was strongly affected by the dot-com boom in the late 1990s and subsequent bust. The general consensus is that high-tech recovery is proceeding rapidly. Austin's biggest employers include the State of Texas, The University of Texas, the SETON Healthcare Network, Dell, IBM and Freescale Semiconductor (spun off from Motorola in 2004). Other high-tech companies with operations in Austin include 3M Company, Apple Inc., Hewlett-Packard, AMD, Applied Materials, Cirrus Logic, Cisco, eBay/PayPal, Google, Hoover's, Inc., Intel, National Instruments, Samsung, Silicon Laboratories, Sun Microsystems and United Devices. The proliferation of technology companies has led to the region's nickname, "the Silicon Hills," and spurred development that greatly expanded the city to the north, south, east, and west. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 572 pixel Image in higher resolution (1202 × 860 pixel, file size: 441 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 572 pixel Image in higher resolution (1202 × 860 pixel, file size: 441 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... University of Texas redirects here. ... For the Nintendo 64 game, see Space Station Silicon Valley. ... The dot-com bubble was a speculative bubble covering roughly 1995–2001 during which stock markets in Western nations saw their value increase rapidly from growth in the new Internet sector and related fields. ... University of Texas redirects here. ... Dell Inc. ... For other uses, see IBM (disambiguation) and Big Blue. ... American corporation Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. ... Motorola Inc. ... This article is about the American company, for the Russian company involved in a pyramid scheme, see MMM (pyramid) 3M Company (NYSE: MMM) (originally Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company) is an American corporation with a worldwide presence that produces over 55,000 products, including adhesives, abrasives, laminates, electronic circuits and... Apple Inc. ... The Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ), commonly known as HP, is a very large, global company headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States. ... AMD redirects here. ... Applied Materials, Inc. ... Cirrus Logic NASDAQ: CRUS is a fabless semiconductor supplier specializing in analog, mixed-signal, and DSP chips. ... Cisco may refer to: Cisco Systems, a computer networking company Cisco IOS, an internet router operating system CISCO Security Private Limited, a security company in Singapore Commercial and Industrial Security Corporation, a statutory board in Singapore Abbreviation for San Francisco, California Cisco (wine) The Cisco Kid, a fictional character created... This article is about the online auction center. ... eBays North First Street satellite office campus (home to PayPals corporate headquarters) PayPal is an e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet. ... This article is about the corporation. ... Hoovers, Inc. ... Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC, SEHK: 4335), founded in 1968 as Integrated Electronics Corporation, is an American multinational corporation that is best known for designing and manufacturing microprocessors and specialized integrated circuits. ... The National Instruments Campus in Austin, Texas National Instruments, or NI (NASDAQ: NATI), is a producer of automated test equipment and virtual instrumentation software. ... Samsung Group is one of the largest South Korean business groupings. ... Silicon Laboratories is a fabless mixed-signal semiconductor company based in Austin, Texas. ... Sun Microsystems, Inc. ... United Devices, Inc. ...


In addition to global companies, Austin features a strong network of independent, locally-owned firms and organizations such as the Austin Independent Business Alliance. The success of these businesses reflects the high level of commitment by the citizens of Austin to preserving the unique spirit of the city, and has been tied to the "Keep Austin Weird" campaign. Small businesses from restaurants to clothing shops to salons to arts companies in Austin enjoy a lively existence gained by direct competition with large national and global rivals. The state government, non-profits, and schools (the university and colleges, preschool-12th grade) also provide many jobs. Whole Foods, a market/grocery store specializing in organic, local, and natural foods and other goods (now a corporation) started in and is based in Austin, and work in the food industry/farming/culinary arts also provides a surprisingly high amount of employment/income for many people. Austin Independent Business Alliance (AIBA) is an organization of independent, locally-owned firms in Austin, Texas composed of over 300 member businesses. ... Keep Austin Weird is the slogan adopted by the Austin Independent Business Alliance to promote small businesses in Austin, Texas. ... Whole foods are foods that are unprocessed and unrefined, or processed and refined as little as possible before being consumed. ...


Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 656,562 people, 265,649 households, and 141,590 families residing in the city (roughly comparable in size to San Francisco, Memphis, and Columbus). The population density was 2,610.4 people per square mile (1,007.9/km²). There were 276,842 housing units at an average density of 1,100.7/sq mi (425.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 65.36% White, 10.05% Black or African American, 4.72% Asian, 0.59% Native American, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 16.23% from other races. 2.99% were from two or more races. 30.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino, who can be of any race. 52.94% of the population were Whites of non-Hispanic ancestry. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... This article is about the city in California. ... City nickname: The River City or The Bluff City Location in the state of Tennessee County Shelby County, Tennessee Area  - Total  - Water 763. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country State Counties Franklin, Fairfield, Delaware Government  - Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area  - City 212. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... Actress Halle Berry was born to a white mother and a black father The terms multiracial and mixed-race describe people whose parents are not the same race, or the descendants of such mixed people. ... Hispanic Americans (Spanish: Hispano Americano) are Americans of Hispanic ethnicity who largely identify with the Hispanic cultural heritage. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 265,649 households out of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.1% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.7% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.14. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 16.6% from 18 to 24, 37.1% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, and 6.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 105.8 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $42,689, and the median income for a family was $54,091. Males had a median income of $35,545 vs. $30,046 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,163. About 9.1% of families and 14.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.5% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over. From the year 2000 to 2005, the median house price in Austin grew 34 percent. Per capita income means how much each individual receives, in monetary terms, of the yearly income generated in their country. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


According to the US Census Bureau, as of July 2007 the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Area had 1,598,161 people. It is one of the top 5 fastest growing metro areas in the nation. If combined with the population of the San Antonio metropolitan area (over 70 miles (113 km) to the southwest) the region is home to about 3.6 million people. Map of Texas highlighting the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area. ... The Alamo in San Antonio San Antonio is a city in the U.S. state of Texas. ...


Austin is consistently ranked among the three safest cities per capita of any size in many categories and for many reasons, especially because annually, per 100,000 people there are fewer than 5 people murdered.


Culture

The sights of Austin's nightlife on 6th Street.
The sights of Austin's nightlife on 6th Street.

As Austin's official slogan is The Live Music Capital of the World,[1][2] the city has a vibrant live music scene with more music venues per capita than any other U.S. city. Austin's music revolves around the many nightclubs on 6th Street and an annual film/music/multimedia festival known as South by Southwest. The city also has a burgeoning circle of live performance theater venues such as: Zachary Scott Theatre Center, Vortex Repertory Company, Salvage Vanguard Theater, Arts on Real, Scottish Rite Children's Theater, Hyde Park Theatre, and Esther's Follies, a comedy and magic show. The longest-running concert music program on American television, Austin City Limits, is videotaped on the University of Texas at Austin campus. Austin City Limits and Capital Sports & Entertainment run the Austin City Limits Music Festival, an annual music and art festival held at Zilker Park in Austin. The long-running outdoor musical, the Zilker Park Summer Musical, expects to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2008. The Urban Music Festival is held during the Texas Relays weekend every April. Other annual events include Eeyore's Birthday Party, Spamarama, and the Austin Reggae Festival in April and Carnaval in February. Halloween, St Patrick's Day, Independence Day, and Juneteenth (Emancipation Day) are all widely celebrated, in addition to two important Mexican holidays, May 5 (Cinco de Mayo) and September 16. Image File history File links Sixth Street in Austin, Texas File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Sixth Street in Austin, Texas File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Stevie Ray Vaughan statue on Austins Town Lake. ... Laser lights illuminate the dance floor at a Gatecrasher dance music event in Sheffield, England A nightclub (or night club or club) is a drinking, dancing, and entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark. ... 6th Street is a street in Austin, Texas. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... Look up Multimedia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Downtown Austin, Texas, where SXSW is held each spring Bloc Party performing at Stubbs BBQ in 2007 Carrie Rodriguez, a SXSW 2007 performer Morrissey at SXSW 2006 South by Southwest (SXSW) is a set of interactive, film, and music festivals and conferences that have taken place every spring in... Esthers Follies is a modern day vaudeville theater located on 6th Street in downtown Austin Texas USA. Acts range from magic, juggling, singing/dancing, to Saturday Night Live type of skits on current events. ... Stevie Ray Vaughan performing on Austin City Limits. ... University of Texas redirects here. ... The Austin City Limits Music Festival is an annual three-day music and art festival in Austin, Texass Zilker Park. ... Zilker Metropolitan Park is a recreational area in the heart of south Austin (near Barton Springs Pool and Lady Bird Lake) that comprises over 350 acres (1. ... Zilker Metropolitan Park is a recreational area in the heart of south Austin (near Barton Springs Pool and Lady Bird Lake) that comprises over 350 acres (1. ... The Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays are an annual track and field competition held at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas. ... The Eeyore of Liberty, a statue which combines The Statue of Liberty with Eeyore, frequently appears near the drum circles at this annual event. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... This article is about the holiday. ... St. ... Fourth of July redirects here. ... For other uses, see Juneteenth (disambiguation). ... Cinco de Mayo (5th of May in English) is primarily a regional and not an obligatory federal holiday in Mexico. ... Statue of Miguel Hidalgo in front of church, Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato The Grito de Dolores was the call for insurrection against the authorities of Mexico given by Miguel Hidalgo on September 16, 1810, in the town of Dolores, near Guanajuato. ...


Austinites take pride in eccentricities and celebrate differences and being different (in lifestyle, character, beliefs, etc.). Austin is the only major Texas city that has no ordinance against women appearing topfree in public. "Keep Austin Weird" has become a local motto in recent years, featured on innumerable bumper stickers and t-shirts. This motto has not only been used in promoting Austin's eccentricity and diversity, but is also meant to bolster support of local and independent businesses. The art that gave Austin its reputation for being weird is featured at the South Austin Museum of Popular Culture. Categories: Stub | Nudity | Social movements ... Keep Austin Weird is the slogan adopted by the Austin Independent Business Alliance to promote small businesses in Austin, Texas. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ...


According to the Nielsen Company, adults in Austin read and contribute to blogs more than those in any other U.S. metropolitan area.[21] The Nielsen Company is a global information and media company. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Austin is also home to the O. Henry House Museum. O. Henry lived in a house built in Austin in 1891. The O. Henry House Museum hosts the annual O. Henry Pun Off, which is a pun contest where the contestants exhibit amazing wit. Not to be confused with Oh Henry!. O. Henry is the pen name of American writer William Sydney Porter (September 11, 1862 – June 5, 1910). ...


Ballet Austin is the fourth largest ballet academy in the country.[22] Each year Ballet Austin's twenty member professional company performs ballets from a wide variety of choreographers, including their international award winning artistic director, Stephen Mills. Ballet Austin has traveled around the world performing in Europe, the Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), and New York City's Joyce Theatre. Ballet Austin is the fourth largest ballet company and academy in the world. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


Nationally known Austinites include Willie Nelson, Lance Armstrong, Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Kevin Costner, Richard Linklater, Robert Rodriguez, and Michael Dell. Other well-known Austinites can be found in the List of Austinites. Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. ... Lance Armstrong (born Lance Edward Gunderson on September 18, 1971) is a retired American professional road racing cyclist. ... Matthew David McConaughey (pronounced [1]; born November 4, 1969) is an American actor. ... Sandra Annette Bullock (born July 26, 1964) is a German-American film actress. ... Kevin Michael Costner (born January 18, 1955) is an Academy Award-winning American film actor, director and producer. ... Richard Rick Linklater (born July 30, 1961, in Houston, Texas) is an Academy Award nominated American film director and writer. ... For the American composer born 1946, see Robert Xavier Rodriguez. ... Michael Saul Dell (born February 23, 1965, in Houston, Texas) is an American businessman and the founder and CEO of Dell, Inc. ... Joe Ely in concert in Zilker Park Famous current and former Austin, Texas residents include: Harry Anderson — actor, comic, magician Wes Anderson — film director Clifford Antone — music impresario Lance Armstrong — cyclist Marcia Ball — musician Leila Bela - musician Angela Bettis — actress Louis Black — journalist Maya Bond - singer-songwriter Terry Bozzio — musician...


Media

2007Austin City Limits Music Festival with view of stages and Austin skyline.
2007Austin City Limits Music Festival with view of stages and Austin skyline.

Austin has been the location for a number of motion pictures, partly due to the influence of The University of Texas at Austin's Department of Radio-Television-Film. Films produced in Austin include Man of the House, Secondhand Lions, Waking Life, Spy Kids, Dazed and Confused, Office Space, The Life of David Gale, Miss Congeniality, Doubting Thomas, Slacker, Idiocracy, Road Trip, Blank Check, A Scanner Darkly,The Wendall Baker Story and most recently, Grindhouse and How To Eat Fried Worms. In order to draw future film projects to the area, the Austin Film Society has converted several airplane hangars from the former Mueller Airport into filmmaking center Austin Studios. Projects that have used facilities at Austin Studios include music videos by The Flaming Lips and feature films such as 25th Hour and Sin City. Austin also hosted the MTV series, The Real World: Austin in 2005. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Austin City Limits Music Festival is an annual three-day music and art festival in Austin, Texass Zilker Park. ... Man of the House is a 2005 comedy crime film starring Tommy Lee Jones as a Texas Ranger given the thankless task protecting a group of cheerleaders, who have witnessed a murder. ... Secondhand Lions is a 2003 American adventure/comedy film about a young boy who is sent to live with his two eccentric but mysterious great-uncles on a farm in Texas. ... Waking Life is a digitally rotoscoped and animated film, directed by Richard Linklater and made in 2001. ... Spy Kids is the first film of the Spy Kids trilogy. ... Dazed and Confused movie poster Dazed and Confused is a 1993 American movie written and directed by Richard Linklater. ... Office Space is an American comedy film written and directed by Mike Judge. ... The Life of David Gale is a 2003 motion picture that tells the fictional story of a philosophy professor, David Gale, who was dedicated to the abolition of the death penalty and who was sentenced to death for the rape and murder of a colleague and fellow abolitionist. ... The Incredulity of Saint Thomas by Caravaggio. ... Slacker (1991) is an American independent film directed by Richard Linklater. ... Idiocracy is a 2006 American dark comedy directed by Mike Judge, and starring Luke Wilson and Maya Rudolph. ... This article is about the film Road Trip. ... Blank Check is a 1994 Disney live action movie. ... A Scanner Darkly is a 2006 film by Richard Linklater starring Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Woody Harrelson, Robert Downey Jr. ... Exploitation films is a loosely defined term to describe a film genre that typically sacrifice the traditional notions of artistic merit for a more sensationalistic display, often featuring excessive sex, violence, and gore. ... How to Eat Fried Worms is a 2006 film based on the childrens book of the same name by Thomas Rockwell. ... The Austin Film Society (AFS) is a non-profit film society based in Austin, Texas. ... The Flaming Lips (formed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1983) is an American rock band. ... This article is about the film. ... Sin City is a 2005 film written, produced and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ...


Austin's main daily newspaper is the Austin American-Statesman. The Austin Chronicle is Austin's alternative weekly, while The Daily Texan is the student newspaper of the University of Texas. Austin also has smaller newspapers such as the Oak Hill Gazette, Austin Business Journal, and Texas Family Magazine. Texas Monthly, a major regional magazine, is also headquartered in Austin. The Austin American-Statesman is the major daily newspaper for Austin, the capital city of Texas. ... The Austin Chronicle is an alternative weekly newspaper published every Thursday in Austin, Texas, United States. ... Recent cover of Portland, Oregons Willamette Week An alternative weekly is a type of weekly newspaper that eschews comprehensive coverage of general news in favor of opinionated reviews and columns, investigations into edgy topics and magazine-style feature stories highlighting local people and culture. ... The Daily Texan is the student newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin. ... The University of Texas System comprises fifteen educational institutions in Texas, of which nine are general academic universities, and six are health institutions. ... Oak Hill Gazette is a lively weekly newspaper serving southwest Austin since 1995. ... Texas Monthly is a monthly American magazine published in Austin, Texas. ...


Austin hosts the annual Austin Film Festival, as well as the nationally acclaimed South by Southwest, which draw films of many different types from all over the world. In 2004 the city was first in Moviemaker Magazine's annual top ten cities to live and make movies. The 2007 South by Southwest festival included Pete Townshend, Iggy Pop, Tom Morello, and Rickie Lee Jones. The Austin Film Festival was started in 1994 in Austin, Texas and is the first organization of its kind to focus on the writer’s unique creative contribution to the film and television industries. ... Downtown Austin, Texas, where SXSW is held each spring Bloc Party performing at Stubbs BBQ in 2007 Carrie Rodriguez, a SXSW 2007 performer Morrissey at SXSW 2006 South by Southwest (SXSW) is a set of interactive, film, and music festivals and conferences that have taken place every spring in... Downtown Austin, Texas, where SXSW is held each spring Bloc Party performing at Stubbs BBQ in 2007 Carrie Rodriguez, a SXSW 2007 performer Morrissey at SXSW 2006 South by Southwest (SXSW) is a set of interactive, film, and music festivals and conferences that have taken place every spring in... Pete Townshend (born Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend on 19 May 1945 in Chiswick, London), is an award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, composer, and writer. ... James Newell Osterberg, Jr. ... Thomas Baptist Morello (born May 30, 1964) is a Grammy Award-winning American guitarist best known for his tenure with the bands Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, and as the acoustic artist The Nightwatchman, He was featured as one of 20 guitarists in Rolling Stone magazines The Top... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Austin also hosts the annual Austin City Limits Music Festival, based on its own Austin City Limits television show. The festival and television show alike attract musical artists from around the world. The Austin City Limits Music Festival is an annual three-day music and art festival in Austin, Texass Zilker Park. ... Stevie Ray Vaughan performing on Austin City Limits. ...


Local businesses and artists produce a lot of interesting handmade indie-fashion and organic-and-eco-friendly fashion, as can be seen on the 32nd street artist market, at festivals, and in many shops. Independent film is prominent in the city.


For a more complete list of Austin's various festivals, see the Wikitravel's Austin Travel Guide's Festivals list.


Theaters

Austin also has a strong theater culture, with dozens of itinerant and resident companies producing a wide variety of work. From Esther's Follies on East 6th Street to Zachary Scott on South Lamar Boulevard, live entertainment can be found around the city. Many, many other theater groups exist and often perform publicly, collaborating often with dance and music groups. Public art and performances of many kinds in the parts and on bridges is popular and it is easy to find a myriad of diverse and creative free productions. Esthers Follies is a modern day vaudeville theater located on 6th Street in downtown Austin Texas USA. Acts range from magic, juggling, singing/dancing, to Saturday Night Live type of skits on current events. ...


The Paramount Theatre opened in downtown Austin in 1915. Managing to escape destruction throughout the years, it contributes not only to Austin's theater culture, but also to its film culture, showing a variety of classic films throughout the summer. The summer program features a series of double features, often paired with vintage cartoons or serials to complete the retro feel. Gone With the Wind is always the last movie shown. The theater also hosts regional premieres, for films such as Miss Congeniality.[23] The Paramount Theatre is a live theatre venue/movie theatre located in downtown Austin, Texas, built in 1915. ...


In January 2007, Austin Lyric Opera hosted the American Premiere of the Philip Glass opera, Waiting for the Barbarians, an allegory of oppressor and oppressed based on the novel by John Maxwell Coetzee of South Africa. Coetzee, the Nobel Prize Winner for Literature in 2003, is a University of Texas at Austin graduate and former UT professor. Philip Glass (born January 31, 1937) is a three-times Academy Award-nominated American composer. ... Waiting for the Barbarians is a novel by the South African author J.M. Coetzee, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003. ... John Maxwell Coetzee (IPA pronunciation: ; born 9 February 1940), often called J.M. Coetzee, is a South African author (now living in Australia) and academic. ...


Sports

Austin is the largest city in the United States without a franchise in a major professional sports league. However, many Austinites enthusiastically support the University of Texas Longhorns' sports programs. The University of Texas football and baseball teams each won their respective national championships during the 2005-2006 seasons. Minor-league professional sports came to Austin in 1996, when the Austin Ice Bats began playing at the Travis County Expo Center. Since then, they have been joined by many other teams. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, located in Austin, Texas, is home to the University of Texas Longhorn football team. ... Head coach Mack Brown Ninth year, 93–22 Home stadium Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium Capacity 85,123 - grass Conference Big 12 - South First year 1893 Athletic director DeLoss Dodds Website mackbrown-texasfootball. ... Hook em Horns, the UT hand symbol and slogan The UT Tower lit in a special configuration in honor of the 2005 National Championship football team Texas Longhorn Athletics programs include the extramural and intramural sports teams of University of Texas at Austin. ... The NCAA Division I-A national football championship is the only Division I NCAA-sponsored sport without an organized tournament to determine its champion; in fact, while various other organizations (as described below) designate a national champion at the Division I level, the NCAA itself does not award a championship... Austin Ice Bats The Austin Ice Bats are a minor-league ice hockey team based in Austin, Texas, United States. ...


Known for its active outdoor culture, Austin is home to many rock-climbers, swimmers, divers, snorkelers, mountain bikers, cyclists, as the city's numerous trails, mild year-round climate and limestone rock formations support such outdoor activities. Cycling is popular partly due to an environmental awareness and also due to the popularity of Lance Armstrong. It is a city of volunteering, activism, intellectualism, charity, and giving to the community; the sense of community is strong and people participate in many events to help their neighbors and many causes. Lance Armstrong (born Lance Edward Gunderson on September 18, 1971) is a retired American professional road racing cyclist. ...

Minor-League professional sports teams
Club Sport Founded League Venue
Austin Ice Bats Hockey 1996 Central Hockey League Chaparral Ice
Round Rock Express Baseball 1999 Pacific Coast League Dell Diamond
Austin Aztex U23s Football (Soccer) 2008 Premier Development League Dragon Stadium
Austin Aztex Football (Soccer) 2009 United Soccer Leagues First Division
Austin Outlaws Football 2003 National Women's Football Association House Park
Austin Wranglers Arena Football 2004 Arena Football League 2 Frank Erwin Center
Austin Toros Basketball 2005 NBA D-League Austin Convention Center
Austin's Deep Eddy Pool is the oldest man-made pool in Texas
Austin's Deep Eddy Pool is the oldest man-made pool in Texas

In addition to team sports, the combined draws of the bicycle-friendly Texas Hill Country that begins in Northwest Austin, the centrally-located Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail, and local pools like Barton Springs make Austin the home of several endurance and multi-sport races and communities. The Capitol 10,000 is the largest 10 K race in Texas, and approximately fifth largest in the nation. The Austin Marathon has been run in the city every year since 1992. The Austin-founded American Swimming Association hosts an open water swimming event, the Academy Capital 2 K, and other closed-course, open water, and cable swim races around town. Austin is also the hometown of several cycling groups and the champion cyclist Lance Armstrong. Combining these three disciplines is a growing crop of triathlons, including the Capital of Texas Triathlon held every Memorial Day on and around Lady Bird Lake, Auditorium Shores, and downtown Austin. Austin Ice Bats The Austin Ice Bats are a minor-league ice hockey team based in Austin, Texas, United States. ... Hockey is any of a family of sports in which two teams compete by trying to maneuver a ball, or a hard, round disc called a puck, into the opponents net or goal, using a hockey stick. ... This article is about the current CHL. For earlier leagues also called the Central Hockey League, see Central Hockey League (disambiguation). ... Chaparral Ice is an ice skating arena located in Austin, Texas. ... Class-Level Triple-A (2005-Present) Double-A (2000-2004) Minor League affiliations Pacific Coast League (2005-Present) American Conference - South Division Texas League (2000-2004) Major League affiliation Houston Astros (2000-Present) Current uniform Name Round Rock Express (2000-Present) Ballpark Dell Diamond All Sports Stadium Minor League titles... This article is about the sport. ... The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. ... The Dell Diamond is the home stadium of the Round Rock Express, the AAA affiliate of the Houston Astros major league baseball team. ... Soccer redirects here. ... The USL Premier Development League (PDL) is the amateur league of the United Soccer Leagues in the United States and Canada. ... Soccer redirects here. ... The United Soccer Leagues First Division (often referred to as simply, USL-1) is a professional mens soccer league in North America. ... The Austin Outlaws are a football team in the National Womens Football Association. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The National Womens Football Association (NWFA) is a full-contact American football league for women. ... House Park is a 6,000-seat football stadium in Austin, Texas that is owned and operated by the Austin Independent School District. ... This article is about the current af2 team. ... Arena football is a sport invented by Jim Foster, a former executive of the United States Football League and the National Football League. ... af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football Leagues minor league, which started play in 2000. ... The Frank C. Erwin, Jr. ... The Austin Toros are a NBA Development League minor league basketball team based in Austin, Texas. ... This article is about the sport. ... The NBA Development League, or D-League, is the National Basketball Associations officially sponsored and operated developmental basketball organization. ... Austin Convention Center is a 3,200-seat multi-purpose arena in Austin, Texas. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 536 pixelsFull resolution (1936 × 1296 pixel, file size: 736 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Other versions No File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 536 pixelsFull resolution (1936 × 1296 pixel, file size: 736 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Other versions No File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Deep Eddy Pool in Austin, Texas. ... The Texas Hill Country, as seen from near Interstate 10. ... The Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail is the longest trail designed for non-motorized traffic maintained by the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department and watched after by a local non-profit named Town Lake Trail Foundation. ... The Barton Springs are four natural springs located on the grounds of Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. ... The Austin Marathon is an annual marathon held in Austin, Texas. ... This article is about the holiday in the United States. ... Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake) is a reservoir on the Colorado River in downtown Austin, Texas, in the United States. ...


Tourist attractions

Many of the tourists that visit Austin come for its vibrant nightlife; however, there are many other attractions in Austin, including the Texas Memorial Museum, the Blanton Museum of Art (opened in 2006), the galleries at the Harry Ransom Center, and the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum across the street (which opened in 2000). The Texas State Capitol itself is also a major tourist attraction. The Driskill Hotel built in 1886, located at 6th and Brazos, was finished just before the construction of the Capitol building. Sixth Street is a musical hub for the city but also includes annual festivals such as the Pecan Street Festival and Halloween night. A very strange and eccentric, unique Austin haven for weird arts such as fire-dancing and circus-like-acts is the Enchanted Forest, which hosts many outdoor art and performance events. The Austin City Limits Music Festival also brings many tourists from around the nation. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 528 pixel Image in higher resolution (2200 × 1452 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 528 pixel Image in higher resolution (2200 × 1452 pixel, file size: 1. ... The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, known locally as The Bob, is a museum owned by the State of Texas dedicated to telling The Story of Texas. ... Relief from western facade of the museum. ... Personification of Astrology by Giovanni Francesco Barbieri in the Blanton Museum The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, established in 1963 as the University Art Museum, is the art museum and research institution of The University of Texas at Austin. ... The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (usually shortened to HRHRC or just HRC) is an archive at the University of Texas at Austin, specializing in the collection of literary and other cultural artifacts from the United States and Europe. ... The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, known locally as The Bob, is a museum owned by the State of Texas dedicated to telling The Story of Texas. ... The Capitol Building is brilliantly illuminated at night The Texas State Capitol, located in Austin, Texas, is the fourth building to serve as the seat of Texas government. ... The Driskill Hotel, dedicated on December 29, 1886, is the oldest operating hotel in Austin, Texas and one of the best-known hotels in Texas generally. ... 6th Street is a street in Austin, Texas. ... The Pecan Street Festival is the common name for the Old Pecan Street Spring and Fall Arts Festival, a bi-annual public event held every spring and fall in Austin, Texas. ... The Austin City Limits Music Festival is an annual three-day music and art festival in Austin, Texass Zilker Park. ...


The Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge houses the world's largest urban population of Mexican free-tailed bats. Starting in late February, up to 1.5 million bats take up residence inside the bridge's expansion and contraction zones as well as in long horizontal grooves running the length of the bridge's underside, an environment ideally suited for raising their young. Every evening around sunset, the bats emerge in search of insects, an exit visible on weather radar. Watching the bat emergence is an event that is popular with locals and tourists, with more than 100,000 viewers per year. The bats migrate to Mexico each winter. Binomial name (I. Geoffroy, 1824) The Mexican Free-tailed Bat (Tadarida brasiliensis) is a medium sized bat. ...


Considering Austin's "Earth-friendly" persona, it is appropriate that the Austin Zoo, located in the Oak Hill neighborhood just north of US 290, is a rescue zoo that provides sanctuary to displaced animals from a variety of unfortunate and often neglectful situations. The Austin Zoo is a non-profit rescue zoo and animal sanctuary located in Austin, Texas. ...


Austin also has several well-known swimming locations. These include Deep Eddy Pool, Texas' oldest man-made swimming pool, and Barton Springs Pool, the nation's largest natural swimming pool in an urban area. Both are spring-fed and maintain a constant temperature of 69 degrees year-round -- swimming in Barton Springs at Christmas is an annual tradition for many Austinites. Hippie Hollow, a county park situated along Lake Travis, is the only officially sanctioned clothing-optional public park in Texas. Activities include rockclimbing, kayaking, swimming, exploring, and hiking along the greenbelt, a green, lush, long-spanning area that runs through the city. Hamilton Pool is a gorgeous and cool (temperature-wise) pool and wildlife park located about 30 minutes from the city and is strongly recommended by many locals. Deep Eddy Pool in Austin, Texas. ... Barton Springs Pool in Austin, Texas. ... Hippie Hollow Park (formerly known as McGregor Park and usually simply called Hippie Hollow) is a county park in central Texas located on the shore of Lake Travis northwest Austin. ...


Farmers markets are popular attractions, providing a variety of locally grown and often organic goods.


Architectural landmarks

A moonlight tower.
A moonlight tower.

Buildings that make up Austin's skyline are modest in height and somewhat spread out. The latter characteristic is due to a restriction that preserves the view of the Texas State Capitol building from various locations around Austin. This is according to the report produced by the Downtown Commission (June 2007). Downtown Development and Capitol View Corridors. The city's tallest building, 360 Condominiums, is under construction and topped out in late 2007. Austin's second tallest building and tallest completed structure, the Frost Bank Tower, opened in 2004 and stands at 515 feet (157 m) and is located at the corner of Congress Avenue and 4th Street. Austin is currently undergoing a skyscraper boom, which includes construction on the 360 Condominiums at 563 feet (172 m), the Austonian at 683 feet (208 m), and the T. Stacy Towers at 830 feet (253 m) and 420 feet (128 m) tall. By 2011, the Frost Bank Tower will be the only skyscraper built before 2005 to remain in the top ten tallest buildings in the city. Download high resolution version (163x720, 100 KB)The Zilker Park Moonlight Tower in 2005. ... Download high resolution version (163x720, 100 KB)The Zilker Park Moonlight Tower in 2005. ... The Capitol Building is brilliantly illuminated at night The Texas State Capitol, located in Austin, Texas, is the fourth building to serve as the seat of Texas government. ... The Austin 360 Condominiums Tower is a residential skyscraper currently under construction in Austin, Texas, United States. ... Frost Bank Tower is a skyscraper in Austin, Texas. ... Downtown Austin and the State Capitol as seen from the Congress Avenue Bridge over Town Lake. ...


The iconic Pennybacker Bridge, also known as the "360 Bridge", crosses Lake Austin to connect north and south Loop 360. The Pennybacker Bridge in Austin, Texas bridges Lake Austin to connect north and south Loop 360 highway, also known as the Capital of Texas Highway. ... Loop 360 is a scenic highway winding through the hills of West Austin. ...


At night, parts of Austin are lighted with "artificial moonlight." Several 165-foot moonlight towers, built in the late 19th century and recognized as historic landmarks, illuminate the central part of the city. Only 17 of the 31 original towers remain standing. The towers are featured in the film, Dazed and Confused. Austin's Zilker Park Tree is a Christmas display made of lights strung from the top of a Moonlight Tower in Zilker Park. The Zilker Tree is lit in December along with the "Trail of Lights," an Austin Christmas tradition. Moonlight tower in Austin, Texas. ... Dazed and Confused movie poster Dazed and Confused is a 1993 American movie written and directed by Richard Linklater. ... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... Zilker Metropolitan Park is a recreational area in the heart of south Austin (near Barton Springs Pool and Lady Bird Lake) that comprises over 350 acres (1. ...


Transportation

Night view of the Pennybacker Bridge on Loop 360 from a ledge on the side.
Night view of the Pennybacker Bridge on Loop 360 from a ledge on the side.
Interchange of Interstate 35 and State Highway 45.
Interchange of Interstate 35 and State Highway 45.

Central Austin is bracketed by Interstate 35 to the east and the Mopac Expressway to the west. U.S. Highway 183 runs from northwest to southeast, and State Highway 71 crosses southern part of the city from east to west, completing a rough "box" around the central and north-central city. Austin is the largest city in the United States to be served by only one Interstate Highway. The Pennybacker Bridge in Austin, Texas bridges Lake Austin to connect north and south Loop 360 highway, also known as the Capital of Texas Highway. ... Loop 360 is a scenic highway winding through the hills of West Austin. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x582, 169 KB) Summary Description: The interchange of IH-35 and Texas State Highway 45 under construction Source: Image taken by Larry D. Moore (User:Nv8200p) Date: October, 2005 Location: 30. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x582, 169 KB) Summary Description: The interchange of IH-35 and Texas State Highway 45 under construction Source: Image taken by Larry D. Moore (User:Nv8200p) Date: October, 2005 Location: 30. ... This Interstate Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Interstate Highways. ... This Texas State Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject Texas State Highways. ... Image File history File links Austin_Bergstorm_Entrance. ... Image File history File links Austin_Bergstorm_Entrance. ... Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (IATA: AUS, ICAO: KAUS, FAA LID: AUS) is a mixed-use commercial airport located five miles (8 km) southeast of the central business district of Austin, the capital of Texas. ... This Interstate Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Interstate Highways. ... A stretch of Loop 1 in Austin. ... State Highway 71 or SH 71 is a Texas state highway that runs 253 miles. ...


U.S. Highway 290 enters Austin from the east and merges into I-35. Its highway designation continues south on I-35 and then becomes part of Highway 71, continuing on to the west. Highway 290 becomes its own road again southwest of the city, when it splits from Highway 71 in a busy interchange in Oak Hill known as "The Y." Highway 71 continues as far west as Brady, TX, and Highway 290 continues west to intersect Interstate 10 near Junction. Interstate 35 continues south through San Antonio, TX, and continues to its culmination at Laredo, TX, which is on the Texas-Mexico border. Interstate 35 is the highway link to the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex in northern Texas. There are two links to Houston, TX (Highway 290 and State Highway 71/Interstate 10). Highway 183 leads northwest of Austin and is a route with other major highways to such cities as Abilene, San Angelo, Lubbock, Amarillo, Albuquerque and Denver. U.S. Highway 290 (or US 290) is an east-west highway entirely in Texas. ... Brady is a city located in McCulloch County, Texas. ... Interstate 10 in Texas, (abbreviated I-10 or IH-10), the major east-west Interstate Highway in the Southern United States, runs east from El Paso, Texas, near the border with New Mexico, through San Antonio and Houston to the border with Louisiana near Orange, Texas. ... The Alamo in San Antonio San Antonio is a city in the U.S. state of Texas. ... Laredo redirects here. ...


In the mid-1980s, Austin completed construction on Loop 360, a scenic highway that curves through the hill country from near the 71/Mopac interchange in the south to near the 183/Mopac interchange in the north. Loop 360 is a scenic highway winding through the hills of West Austin, Texas. ...


In November 2006, Austin opened the first segments of its first-ever tollway system: State Highway 130 runs from Georgetown, Hutto, Round Rock, Pflugerville, where it connects with 45, passes US 290 just between the city limits of Austin and Manor, extending around the east side of the city until it ends at 71 just east of the airport. The next segment will loop around the airport to the east and meet with US 183 south of Creedmoor, then the last few segments will continue southward until it reaches Interstate 10 in Seguin, east of San Antonio. State Highway 130, also known as Texas 130 and SH 130, is a new tollway under construction in a 89-mile corridor east of Austin, Texas. ... Georgetown is a city in Williamson County, Texas, United States. ... Hutto is a city located in Williamson County, Texas. ... “Round rock” redirects here. ... City Hall Pflugerville is a city located in Travis County, Texas. ... Manor is a city located in Travis County, Texas. ... Creedmoor is a city located in Travis County, Texas. ... Coat of Arms/Seal of Seguin Seguin (pronounced suh-GEEN) is a city located in Guadalupe County, Texas. ... San Antonio redirects here. ...


State Highway 45 runs east-west from just west of Highway 183 in Cedar Park to 130 inside Pflugerville (just south of Round Rock). From there it becomes 45 North/South and is cosigned with 130, currently where 130 ends. This Texas State Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject Texas State Highways. ... Cedar Park is a city located in Williamson County Texas. ... City Hall Pflugerville is a city located in Travis County, Texas. ...


The project also included a tolled extension to Mopac that allows direct access to I-35.


The 183A Toll Road opened March 2007, providing a tolled alternative to 183 through the cities of Leander and Cedar Park. Leander is a city located in Texas. ... Cedar Park is a city located in Williamson County Texas. ...


Remaining segments of 45 and 130 are scheduled for completion in 2007. A separate segment of 45 still under development (State Highway 45 SE) will eventually connect US 183/State Highway 130 to I-35, in south Austin.


Austin's airport is Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (IATA code AUS), located 5 miles (8 km) southeast of the city. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (IATA: AUS, ICAO: KAUS, FAA LID: AUS) is a mixed-use commercial airport located five miles (8 km) southeast of the central business district of Austin, the capital of Texas. ...

A Capital Metro bus designated as a shuttle bus for University of Texas at Austin students and staff.
A Capital Metro bus designated as a shuttle bus for University of Texas at Austin students and staff.

Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Capital Metro) provides public transportation to the city, primarily by bus. CapMet is planning to change some routes to "Rapid Lines". The lines will feature 60-ft long, train-like high-tech buses. This addition is going to be implemeted to help reduce congestion. Capital Metro also is building a commuter rail system that is scheduled for completion in fall 2008. The system was built on existing freight rail lines and will serve downtown Austin, East Austin, Northcentral Austin, Northwest Austin, and Leander in its first phase. Future expansion could include a line to Manor and another to Round Rock. Capital Metro is also looking into a circulator system of streetcars to connect most of Downtown, the University of Texas, and the 700-acre Mueller Airport Redevelopment. The streecar system would help connect the new rail line to key destinations in Central Austin. An Amtrak Texas Eagle station is located west of downtown. Segments of the Amtrak route between Austin and San Antonio are under evaluation for a future passenger rail corridor as an alternative to the traffic congestion of Interstate 35. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 837 KB) Summary Taken by WhisperToMe Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 837 KB) Summary Taken by WhisperToMe Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or Capital Metro, provides public transportation to the city of Austin, Texas, primarily by bus. ... University of Texas redirects here. ... Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or Capital Metro, provides public transportation to the city of Austin, Texas, primarily by bus. ... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ... Vermonter at the Brattleboro, Vermont, station, 18 March 2004. ... The Texas Eagle is a 1306-mile (2102 km) passenger train route operated by Amtrak in the central and western United States. ... The Austin Amtrak Station is located west of Lamar Boulevard and south of West 3rd Street, not far from downtown Austin and the Texas State Capitol Building. ...


Education

Researchers at Central Connecticut State University ranked Austin the 23rd most literate city in America for 2007.[24] It also was recently given the title of America's #1 College Town by the Travel Channel.[citation needed] Image File history File linksMetadata The_University_of_Texas_at_Austin_-_Littlefield_Fountain_and_Main_Building. ... Image File history File linksMetadata The_University_of_Texas_at_Austin_-_Littlefield_Fountain_and_Main_Building. ... University of Texas redirects here. ... 2006 NEC CHAMPS BABY! GO CCSU BLUE DEVILS WHOOO!!! Central Connecticut State University is a state university in New Britain, Connecticut. ... The Travel Channel is a cable television network that features documentaries and how-to shows related to travel and leisure around the United States and throughout the world. ...


Austin is home to The University of Texas at Austin, one of the largest universities in the country and the flagship institution of The University of Texas System. Other institutions of higher learning include Austin Community College, Concordia University, Huston-Tillotson University, St. Edward's University, the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, the Acton School of Business, Austin Graduate School of Theology, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and a branch of LeTourneau University. University of Texas redirects here. ... The University of Texas System comprises fifteen educational institutions in Texas, of which nine are general academic universities and six are health institutions. ... Austin Community College is a community college system consisting of seven campuses serving the central Texas city of Austin and counties of Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Caldwell, Blanco and Gillespie. ... Concordia University at Austin is an institution of higher education located in Austin, Texas affiliated with the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. ... Huston-Tillotson University is a historically black university in Austin, Texas. ... This article is about the university in Texas. ... The Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest is a seminary of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. ... Acton School of Business is a private business school in Austin, Texas, USA. The school was founded in 2003 by several successful entrepreneurs in Austin, notably Jeff Sandefer. ... Austin Graduate School of Theology, formerly known as Institute for Christian Studies, is located in Austin, Texas, in the United States of America. ... Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary is a Presbyterian seminary in Austin, Texas. ... LeTourneau University is a private, nondenominational Christian university located in Longview, Texas with flagship programs in engineering, aeronautical science, business and education. ...


Most of the city is covered by the Austin Independent School District. Parts of Austin are served by other districts, including Round Rock Independent School District, Pflugerville Independent School District, Leander Independent School District, Manor Independent School District, Del Valle Independent School District, Lake Travis Independent School District, and Eanes Independent School District. Private and alternative education institutions for children in preschool-12th grade include Garza (public), the Waldorf schools, The Griffin school,St. Stephen's Episcopal School (Austin, Texas), St. Mary's, St. Michael's Catholic Academy, St. Andrew's Episcopal School, St. Francis School, Trinity Episcopal School, Huntington-Surrey, and many Montessori schools. Liberal Arts and Science Academy of Austin at LBJ High School has been cited by magazines to be one of the best public high schools in the country[citation needed], and Kealing and Fulmore middle schools offer nationally-acclaimed magnet school programs[citation needed]. Austin Independent School District is a school district that is based in the city of Austin, Texas, United States. ... Round Rock Independent School District (RRISD) is a school district headquartered in the city of Round Rock, Texas, United States. ... Pflugerville Independent School District (PISD) is a public school district based in Pflugerville, Texas (USA). ... Leander Independent School District is a school district based in Leander, Texas (USA) and covering Leander, Cedar Park, Jonestown and Northwest Austin. ... Manor Independent School District is a public school district based in Manor, Texas (USA). ... Del Valle Independent School District is a public school district in southeastern Travis County, Texas. ... Lake Travis Independent School District is a public school district in western Travis County, Texas (USA). ... Eanes Independent School District (EISD) (pronounced EEN-ss) is a school district in West Lake Hills, Texas (USA), which is part of the Austin metropolitan area. ... St. ... The Liberal Arts and Science Academy of Austin is a specialized high school for students interested in liberal arts, science, and/or mathematics. ... In the U.S. system of education, a magnet school is a public school which offers innovative courses, specialized training, etc. ...


See also

Joe Ely in concert in Zilker Park Famous current and former Austin, Texas residents include: Harry Anderson — actor, comic, magician Wes Anderson — film director Clifford Antone — music impresario Lance Armstrong — cyclist Marcia Ball — musician Leila Bela - musician Angela Bettis — actress Louis Black — journalist Maya Bond - singer-songwriter Terry Bozzio — musician... Stevie Ray Vaughan statue on Austins Town Lake. ... This is a list of radio stations in Texas. ... The following is a list of mayors of Austin, Texas. ...

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Live Music Capital of the World. City of Austin. Retrieved on 2007-06-12.
  2. ^ a b c The ATX. ATX Fest. Retrieved on 2007-04-06.
  3. ^ a b Population Estimates for the 25 Largest U.S. Cities based on July 1, 2006 Population Estimates (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2007-06-28.
  4. ^ a b American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ US Board on Geographic Names. United States Geological Survey (2007-10-25). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ The fastest growing U.S. cities - Jun. 28, 2007
  7. ^ http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2006/top100/bigcities.html Money.cnn.com
  8. ^ http://cityguides.msn.com/citylife/greenarticle.aspx?cp-documentid=4848625 "The 10 Greenest Cities in America. " (MSN City Guide)
  9. ^ Best People in U.S. Cities. Travelandleisure.com and CNN Headline News (2007). Retrieved on 2008-04-07.
  10. ^ City Crime Rankings by Population Group. Morgan Quitno Press (2006). Retrieved on 2008-06-21.
  11. ^ Rank Order - Metro Area (PDF) 2. Morgan Quitno Press (2006). Retrieved on 2008-06-21.
  12. ^ What Native American tribe was most common in the area?. Austin City Connection. Retrieved on 2007-09-20.
  13. ^ The History of Austin last 5 paragraphs. Austin City Connection. Retrieved on 2007-12-28.
  14. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  15. ^ a b c d e Austin Weather & Climate. About.com. Retrieved on 2007-03-19.
  16. ^ a b c Austin Climate Summary. NOAA. Retrieved on 2006-07-13.
  17. ^ VERY HOT EARLY SEPTEMBER 2000 WEATHER. National Weather Service. Retrieved on 2007-03-19.
  18. ^ a b c MontAverages. Weather.com. Retrieved on 2006-07-13.
  19. ^ http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=ah1suoNgrH7g&refer=us
  20. ^ http://www.cityofaustin.org./siscity/ Austin Sister Cities - general information
  21. ^ The Nielsen Company Issues Top Ten U.S. Lists For 2007, from the Nielsen Company website
  22. ^ PRWeb (2006-10-06). "Ballet Austin Celebrates Golden 50th Anniversary Season". Press release. Retrieved on 2007-10-04.
  23. ^ http://www.austintheatre.org/site/PageServer?pagename=paramounttheatre
  24. ^ Central Connecticut State University study, accessed August 1, 2006

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Nature and environment

  • Hornsby Bend Bird Observatory
  • Bat Conservation International page on the Congress Avenue Bats
  • Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve

Photos

  • Historic photographs from the Austin History Center, hosted by the Portal to Texas History
  • AustinPostcard.com - Postcards, photographs and ephemera of historic significance to Austin
  • The Austin Map Project - "A communal effort to photographically document the beauty of Austin, Texas."
  • Urban Austin - Architecture and urban design in Austin

Statistics

  • Austin from the Handbook of Texas Online
  • Population Estimates for Metropolitan, Micropolitan, and Combined Statistical Areas
  • Austin House Statistics.
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Bonham is a city in Fannin County, Texas, United States. ... Boston is a town in the U.S. state of Texas, and is the county seat of Bowie County. ... Brackettville is a city in Kinney County, Texas, United States. ... Brady is a city in McCulloch County, Texas and the geographical center of the state. ... Breckenridge is a city in Stephens County, Texas, United States. ... Map of the city 1873 Brenham is a city situated in Central Texas in Washington County, Texas, United States, with a population of 13,507 according to the 2000 census. ... Brownfield is a city located in Terry County, Texas. ... Brownsville is the county seat of Cameron County, Texas, United States, the southernmost city in Texas. ... Brownwood aka The Wood is a city in the heart of Texas, United States and serves as the county seat of Brown CountyGR6. ... Bryan is a city in Brazos County, Texas, United States. ... Burnet is a city in Burnet County, Texas, United States. ... Caldwell is a city located in Burleson County, Texas. ... Cameron is a city located in Milam County, Texas. ... Canton is a city located in Van Zandt County, Texas, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 3,292. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Texas, USA Coordinates: County Randall Government  - Mayor Quinn Alexander Area  - City 4. ... Carrizo Springs is a city in Dimmit County, Texas, United States. ... Carthage is a city located in Panola County, Texas. ... Center is a city located in Shelby County, Texas. ... Centerville is a city located in Leon County, Texas. ... Channing is a city located in Hartley County, Texas. ... Childress is a city located in Childress County, Texas. ... Clarendon is a city located in Donley County, Texas. ... Clarksville is a city located in Red River County, Texas. ... Claude is a city located in Armstrong County, Texas. ... Cleburne is a city in Johnson County, Texas, United States. ... Coldspring is a city located in San Jacinto County, Texas. ... Coleman is a city located in Coleman County, Texas. ... Colorado City is a city in Mitchell County, Texas, United States. ... Columbus is a city located in Colorado County, Texas. ... Comanche is a city located in Comanche County, Texas. ... The city of Conroe is the county seatGR6 of Montgomery County in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area. ... Cooper is a city in Delta County, Texas, USA. The population was 2,150 at the 2000 census. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: , Country State Counties Nueces, San Patricio Government  - Mayor Henry Garrett Area  - City 460. ... Corsicana is a city in Navarro County, Texas, United States. ... Cotulla is a city located in La Salle County, Texas. ... Crane is a city that forms the county seat of Crane County, Texas. ... Crockett is a city in Houston County, Texas, in the United States. ... Crosbyton is a city located in Crosby County, Texas. ... Crowell is a city located in Foard County, Texas. ... Crystal City is a city in Zavala County, Texas, United States. ... Cuero is a city located in DeWitt County, Texas. ... Daingerfield is a town located in Morris County, Texas. ... Dalhart is the county seat of Dallam CountyGR6 in the U.S. state of Texas. ... For other uses, see Dallas (disambiguation). ... Del Rio is the county seat of Val Verde CountyGR6,United States. ... Motto: North of Ordinary Location within the state of Texas County Denton County Government  - Mayor Perry McNeill Area  - City 161. ... Dickens is a city located in Dickens County, Texas. ... Dimmitt is a city located in Castro County, Texas. ... Dumas is a city located in Moore County, Texas. ... Map of the city 1887 Eagle Pass is a city in Maverick County, Texas, United States. ... Eastland is a city located in Eastland County, Texas. ... Edinburg is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. ... El Paso redirects here. ... Eldorado is a city located in Schleicher County, Texas. ... Emory is a city in Rains County, Texas, United States. ... Fairfield is a city located in Freestone County, Texas. ... Falfurrias is a city located in Brooks County, Texas. ... Farwell is a city located in Parmer County, Texas. ... Floresville is a city located in Wilson County, Texas. ... Floydada is a city located in Floyd County, Texas. ... Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. ... Nickname: Motto: Where the West Begins Location of Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas Coordinates: , Country State Counties Tarrant, Denton Government  - Mayor Michael J. Moncrief Area  - City 298. ... Franklin is a city located in Robertson County, Texas. ... Fredericksburg is a city in Gillespie County, Texas, United States. ... Gail is an unincorporated town located in Borden County, Texas. ... Gainesville is a city in Cooke County, Texas, United States. ... Galveston redirects here. ... Garden City is a town located in Glasscock County, Texas. ... Gatesville is a city located in Coryell County, Texas. ... George West is a city located in Live Oak County, Texas. ... Georgetown is a city in Williamson County, Texas, United States. ... Giddings is a city located in Lee County, Texas. ... Gilmer is a city located in Upshur County, Texas. ... Downtown Glen Rose Glen Rose is a city in Somervell County, Texas, United States. ... Goldthwaite is a city located in Mills County, Texas, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 1,802. ... Goliad is a city in Goliad County, Texas, United States. ... Gonzales is a city located in Gonzales County, Texas. ... Graham is a city in Young County, Texas, USA. The population was 8,716 at the 2000 census. ... Granbury is a city in Hood County, Texas, in the United States. ... Flag of Greenville Greenville is a city in Hunt County, Texas, in the United States. ... Groesbeck is a city located in Limestone County, Texas. ... Groveton is a city located in Trinity County, Texas. ... Guthrie is a town in King County, Texas. ... Hallettsville is a city located in Lavaca County, Texas. ... Hamilton is a city located in Hamilton County, Texas. ... Haskell is a city located in Haskell County, Texas. ... Hebbronville is a census-designated place located in Jim Hogg County, Texas. ... Hemphill is a city located in Sabine County, Texas. ... Hempstead is a city located in Waller County, Texas. ... Henderson is a city located in Rusk County, Texas. ... Henrietta is a city in Clay County, Texas, United States. ... Hereford is a city located in Deaf Smith County, Texas. ... Hillsboro is a city in Hill County, Texas, United States. ... Hondo is a city located in Medina County, Texas. ... Houston redirects here. ... 66 Foot Tall Statue of Sam Houston in Huntsville, Texas. ... Jacksboro is a city located in Jack County, Texas. ... Jasper is a city in Jasper County, Texas, on U.S. highways 96 and 190, State Highway 63, and Sandy Creek in north central Jasper County. ... Jayton is a city located in Kent County, Texas. ... Jefferson is a city located in Marion County, Texas. ... Johnson City is a city located in Blanco County, Texas. ... Jourdanton is a city located in Atascosa County, Texas. ... Junction is a city located in Kimble County, Texas. ... Karnes City is a city located in Karnes County, Texas. ... Kaufman is a city in Kaufman County, Texas, USA. The population was 6,490 at the 2000 census. ... Kermit is a city in Winkler County, Texas, United States. ... Kerrville is a city in Kerr County, Texas, United States. ... Kingsville is a city in Kleberg County, Texas, United States. ... Kountze is a city located in Hardin County, Texas. ... La Grange is a city located in Fayette County, Texas. ... Lamesa is a city in Dawson County, Texas, United States. ... Lampasas is a city located in Lampasas County, Texas, United States. ... Nickname: Location of Laredo in Texas Coordinates: , Country State County Webb Settled 1755 Government  - Type Mayor / City Manager  - Mayor Raul G. Salinas  - City Manager Carlos R. Villarreal Area  - City 84. ... Leakey (pronounced LAY-key) is a city in Real County, Texas, United States. ... Levelland is a city located in Hockley County, Texas, in the United States. ... Liberty is the county seat of Liberty CountyGR6 located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area. ... Linden is a city located in Cass County, Texas. ... Lipscomb is a census-designated place located in Lipscomb County, Texas. ... Littlefield is a city located in Lamb County, Texas. ... Livingston is a town located in Polk County, Texas. ... Llano is a city located in Llano County, Texas. ... Lockhart is a city in Caldwell County, Texas, United States. ... Longview is a city in Texas, United States, located between Dallas, TX and Shreveport, LA. The population was 73,345 at the 2000 census, but a 2005 estimate placed the citys population at 75,609. ... “Lubbock” redirects here. ... Lufkin is a city in Angelina County, Texas, United States. ... Madisonville is a city located in Madison County, Texas. ... Hotel Paisano and the Presidio County courthouse View south from the county courthouse Marfa is a city located in the high desert of far West Texas. ... Marlin is a city located in Falls County, Texas. ... Marshall is a major city of the northeastern region of the U.S. state of Texas. ... Mason is a city located in Mason County, Texas. ... Matador is a town located in Motley County, Texas. ... McKinney is a city in Collin County, Texas (USA), the county seat and second in population to Plano. ... Memphis is a city in Hall County, Texas, in the United States. ... Menard is a city located in Menard County, Texas. ... Mentone is the only town in Loving County, Texas, United States, the least populous county in the U.S. As such it is, of course, the county seat. ... Meridian is a city in Bosque County, Texas, United States. ... Mertzon is a city in and the county seat of Irion County, Texas, United States. ... Miami is a city located in Roberts County, Texas. ... Nickname: Location within the state of Texas Coordinates: , Country State Counties Midland Government  - Mayor Mike Canon Area  - City 173. ... Monahans is a city in Texas, United States. ... Montague is a community in central Montague County, Texas. ... Morton is a city located in Cochran County, Texas. ... Mount Pleasant is a city located in Titus County, Texas. ... Mount Vernon is a town located in Franklin County, Texas. ... Muleshoe is a city located in Bailey County, Texas. ... Nacogdoches (pronounced ) is a city in Nacogdoches County, Texas, in the United States. ... Motto: friendship Coordinates: County Comal County Founded 1845 Government  - Mayor Bruce Boyer Area  - City 76. ... Newton is a city located in Newton County, Texas. ... Nickname: Location within the state of Texas Country State County Ector Government  - Mayor Larry Melton Area  - City 36. ... Orange is a city located in Orange County, Texas. ... Ozona is a census-designated place (CDP) in Crockett County, Texas, United States. ... Paducah is a town located in Cottle County, Texas. ... Paint Rock is a town located in Concho County, Texas. ... For other uses, see Palestine (disambiguation). ... Palo Pinto is an unincorporated town located in Palo Pinto County, Texas. ... Panhandle is a town located in Carson County, Texas. ... This article is about the city in Northeast Texas. ... Pearsall is a city located in Frio County, Texas. ... Pecos is a city located in Reeves County, Texas. ... Perryton is a city in Ochiltree County, Texas, United States. ... Pittsburg is a city located in Camp County, Texas. ... Plains is a town located in Yoakum County, Texas. ... Plainview is a city located in Hale County, Texas. ... Port Lavaca is a city located in Calhoun County, Texas. ... Garza County courthouse in Post, with a statue of C. W. Post in front. ... Quanah is a city located in Hardeman County, Texas, 192 miles (309 km) northwest of Fort Worth, Tx. ... Quitman is a city located in Wood County, Texas. ... Rankin is a city located in Upton County, Texas. ... Raymondville is a city located in Willacy County, Texas. ... Refugio is a town in Refugio County, Texas, United States. ... The city of Richmond is the county seat of Fort Bend CountyGR6 in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area. ... Rio Grande City is a city located in Starr County, Texas, United States. ... Robert Lee is a city located in Coke County, Texas. ... Roby is a city located in Fisher County, Texas. ... Rockport is a city in Aransas County, Texas, United States. ... Rocksprings is a town located in Edwards County, Texas. ... Rockwall is a city in Rockwall County, Texas, United States. ... Rusk is a city located in Cherokee County, Texas. ... San Angelo is a city in and the county seat of Tom Green CountyGR6, Texas, United States. ... San Antonio redirects here. ... San Augustine is a town located in San Augustine County, Texas. ... San Diego is a city located in Texas. ... Image:Marcos. ... San Saba is a town located in San Saba County, Texas. ... Sanderson is a census-designated place located in Terrell County, Texas. ... Sarita is a city located in Kenedy County, Texas. ... Coat of Arms/Seal of Seguin Seguin (pronounced suh-GEEN) is a city located in Guadalupe County, Texas. ... Seminole is a city in Gaines County, Texas, United States. ... Seymour is the county seat and only town in Baylor County, Texas, United StatesGR6. ... Sherman is a city in Grayson County, Texas, United States. ... Sierra Blanca is a census-designated place located in Hudspeth County, Texas, United States. ... Silverton is a city located in Briscoe County, Texas. ... Sinton is a city located in San Patricio County, Texas. ... Snyder is a city in Scurry County, Texas, United States. ... Sonora is a city in Sutton County, Texas, United States. ... Spearman is a city located in Hansford County, Texas. ... Stanton is a city located in Martin County, Texas. ... Stephenville, TX redirects here. ... Sterling City is a city located in Sterling County, Texas. ... Stinnett is a city located in Hutchinson County, Texas. ... Stratford is a city in Sherman County, Texas, United States. ... Sulphur Springs is a city located in Hopkins County, Texas. ... Sweetwater is a city in Nolan County, Texas, United States. ... Tahoka is a city located in Lynn County, Texas. ... Throckmorton is a town located in Throckmorton County, Texas. ... Categories: US geography stubs | McMullen County, Texas ... Tulia is a city in Swisher County, Texas, United States. ... Tyler is the county seat of Smith County in East Texas, United States. ... Uvalde is a city located in Uvalde County, Texas. ... Van Horn is a town located in Culberson County, Texas. ... Vega is a city located in Oldham County, Texas. ... Vernon is a city in Wilbarger County, Texas, United States. ... Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: , Country State County Victoria Government  - Mayor Will Armstrong Area  - Total 33. ... For the Branch Davidian siege in Waco, Texas, see Waco Siege. ... Weatherford is a city in Parker County, Texas, United States. ... Wellington is a city located in Collingsworth County, Texas. ... Wharton is a city in Wharton County, Texas, United States. ... Wheeler is a city located in Wheeler County, Texas. ... Wichita Falls is a city in the state of Texas and the county seat of Wichita County, Texas, United States. ... Woodville is a town located in Tyler County, Texas. ...

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