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The city was named after Stephen F. Austin, who is known as the "Father of Texas." The area was initially settled by pioneers who named it Waterloo and it was the capital of the Republic of Texas and Austin remains the capital to this day.

Population: 757688
Local Newspapers: Austin American-Statesman The Austin Chronicle
Local Sports Teams: Round Rock Express (PCL) Austin Toros (NBDL) Texas Longhorns
Local Colleges: University of Texas at Austin Concordia University Huston-Tillotson University St. Edward's University

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10 Frozen Cocktails to Drink Now in Austin

There was a time when frozen cocktails, from margaritas to daiquiris to pia coladas, were considered tacky and for beachside consumption only. Thankfully, we've all gotten over ourselves and can enjoy these boozy and icy libations at any number of upscale, landlocked bars and restaurants.

Point Austin: Awake in the Hurricane

We should all take a moment to give thanks that our new political masters Uber and Lyft will shortly return to Austin streets, free of the burdens of city regulations that their smaller and local competitors have found quite workable. And we should give thanks as well to the taxi-appers for their direct contributions to the local economy; having spent $10 million imposing a referendum on local voters last May which they lost handily they moved on to the greener pastures at the Capitol, where they dropped another $5 million on lobbyists eager to persuade legislators that while local laws might be reasonable for the little guys, megacorporations like Uber and Lyft can hardly be expected to condescend to such inconveniences.

United, American Airlines planes clip wings at Austin airport

A United Airlines plane and an American Airlines plane taxiing at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport have hit one another Wednesday night. The airport is waiting for the FAA to approve moving the planes back to the gates so the passengers of both flights can be unloaded.

Where to Work Out and Drink at the Same Time in Austin

Why drink and exercise separately when it's far more efficient to do them together? Luckily, several places around Austin have caught onto the detox/retox trend, offering workout classes with the opportunity to drink and socialize afterwards. While this may not be the most effective exercise strategy, it is certainly an economical one - classes range from free to $20, and include discounted or complimentary beverages.

Taiwan's Same-Sex Marriage Victory

Taiwan's constitutional court struck down Wednesday the island's definition of marriage as being only between a man and a woman, in a landmark ruling that could make it the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. The court's ruling gives Taiwan two years to either amend its Civil Code, which in its present form the court says violates people's constitutional rights to human dignity and equality under the law, or enact new legislation to address same-sex couples.

Barley Swine mastermind reveals East Austin restaurant and beer garden

Top Austin chef Bryce Gilmore is heading east with his next venture. He'll open Sour Duck Market at 1814 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. this winter.

How Roy Mullin Might Become the Patron Saint of Austin Theater

If you were casting the role of dashing leading man rushing to the rescue of Austin's theater scene, Roy Mullin could be the last person you'd consider. With his short-cropped gray hair, bookish glasses, and low-key voice that seems custom-built for NPR, the 61-year-old semi-retired financial adviser and sometime actor appears more middle-aged Clark Kent than Superman.

Six Ways to Have a Nostalgic Austin Summer Travel back to a simpler time

Austin has developed a lot of labels over the years. You'll hear that it's the live music capital of the world, that it's a pocket of blue in a sea of red, that it's "weird."

Assistant vice principal accused of choking child at North Austin roller...

An assistant vice principal in the Round Rock school district was arrested Monday after Austin police accused him of choking a stranger's child at a roller rink. Police say Chad Warren Sanders assaulted the 10-year-old at Playland Skate Center in North Austin on May 12 after the boy had asked if he could have some leftover food from a party, an arrest affidavit says.

High school student wins scholarship, gives it to cancer survivor

Texas high school student Chase Bradley wasn't just inspired to raise money for cancer research. He also donated his scholarship money to a fellow student who had recently overcome the disease.

IHeartMedia launches new Spanish top 40 station in Austin

A new Spanish contemporary hit radio station, TU 103.1 FM, launched today in Austin. The station, run by IHeartMedia Austin, will feature around the clock Spanish and English music from artists like Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, Nicky Jam, Shakira, and Mana.

Austin counterintelligence expert: Attack in Manchester is the new norm

The United States' top intelligence official says the U.S. government has not yet verified that the Islamic State group is responsible for the attack in Manchester, England, but called the deadly incident a reminder of how serious the terror threat remains. "This threat is real, it's not going away, and it needs significant attention," Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said during testimony Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

High-risk sex offender from Austin added to Most Wanted list

A high-risk sex offender from Austin who sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl is wanted for violating his probation. Everett Cole Rainey, 25, has been added to the Texas Department of Public Safety's 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list.

Stevie Wonder to play post-race closing concert at Austin Formula One Grand Prix

In case the announcement of Saturday night headliner Justin Timberlake back in March wasn't enough evidence that Circuit of the Americas is committed to making music a big draw at the Formula One Austin Grand Prix, today, race organizers announced a Sunday post-race concert headlined by R&B legend Stevie Wonder. The last time Wonder played Austin was in 2015, when his "Songs in the Key of Life" tour packed the Erwin Center.

8 riders rescued after coaster stops at Six Flags Over Texas

Emergency personnel rescued eight people from a new roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington after it stopped on an upper area of track. Officials say nobody was hurt.

Texas bathroom bill could expose secrets of transgender kids

In this May 3, 2017, photo, Benjamin Elder, of Friendswood, Texas, plays with a "fidget spinner" as he is interviewed. Ben's mother, Ann, said her son, an 11-year-old transgender boy who was born a female would be singled out for discrimination should state lawmakers pass "a bathroom bill."

Watch: Jimmy LaFave "Austin City Limits" episode from 1996

Before Monday night's taping of "Austin City Limits" by Seattle indie-folk band The Head and the Heart, the long-running TV program's executive producer Terry Lickona mentioned that staffers would soon be posting a half-hour segment of the show from 1996 featuring Austin singer-songwriter Jimmy LaFave, who died Sunday night of cancer. Shortly thereafter, the video turned up on the show's YouTube channel.

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