YOUR KEY TO THE CITY

US Facts       Footsteps of History       It Happened Here      
Mottos, Slogans and Nicknames       Noted Notables


Home     SEARCH THE INTERNET



Welcome To KEY TO THE CITY's Page For
Austin
Travis County, Texas

ZipCodes
78701, 78702, 78703, 78704, 78705, 78717, 78719, 78721, 78722, 78723, 78724, 78725, 78726, 78727, 78728, 78729, 78730, 78731, 78732, 78733, 78735, 78736, 78737, 78738, 78739, 78741, 78742, 78744, 78745, 78748, 78749, 78750, 78751, 78752, 78753, 78754, 78756, 78757, 78758, 78759

Motto
"Live Music Capital of the World"
"City of the Violet Crown"



Page Contents for Austin, Texas

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

Geography

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Community news

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Austin is approximately 656,562 (2000), 790390 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 217,054 (1990), 324892 (2010).
The amount of land area in Austin is 564.039 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Austin is 232 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 17.833 sq kilometers.
The distance from Austin to Washington DC is 1347 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is miles. (as the crow flies)
Austin is positioned 30.30 degrees north of the equator and 97.75 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Austin average annual rainfall is 32 inches per year
Austin average temperature is 68 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 58 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 79 degrees F.

Location

in central Texas.
Return to Index

Geography


varied. The highest point in the area is Mt. Bonnel at 785 feet above sea level.
Return to Index

Climate


temperate. There are usually about 300 days of beautiful sunshine in Austin each year.
Return to Index

History & History Related Items

A history page for Austin.
Named for Stephen F. Austin, the "Father of Texas," the Austin area was founded when five scouts went out looking for a new capital city for the Republic of Texas. They chose an area on the north bank of the Colorado River. At the time they surveyed the area, a few families lived in a settlement called Waterloo. The city was "official" when the archives and the furniture of the Republic were moved to Austin from Houston around September 1, 1839.
Return to Index

The founding of Austin

1838


Attractions

See Austin Attractions

Contact the Austin Visitor's Center for more information about Austin.
Return to Index


Austin City Government

City of Austin
P.O.Box 1088
Austin, TX 78767
Phone: (512) 499-2000
To contact the city via e-mail, go to this Form response page

Austin City Clerk
124 W 8th St # 116
Austin, TX 78701-2302
Phone: 512-499-2210



Affordable Housing in Austin
This site provides information about low-income housing available from government agencies and charitable organizations in Austin.

Austin Historical Events

1956
Coach Darrell Royal
Excerpt from http://www.darrellroyal.org/ for the entire article, see the website

Royal’s Record
Career Record at Texas: 167-45-5
Career Bowl Record: 8-7-1
National Champs: 1963,69,70
SWC Champs: 1959,61,62,63, 68,69,70,71,72,73,75

The man who led The University of Texas Longhorns to three National Championships and continues to remain the state of Texas' most legendary football coach -- Darrell Royal!

In 1956 Coach Royal became head coach of the Texas Longhorns bringing his folksy sense of humor called "Royalisms" and an innovative style of football that produced almost instant success.

As an innovator, Royal is credited with two major changes in collegiate football, the "flip-flop" and the famed wishbone formation backfield.

Royal assumed the dual role of athletics director and head football coach in 1962, positions he held for 14 years. After retiring from football, Royal accepted his present position of special assistant to the president on athletic programs.

A native of Southwest Oklahoma, Royal began his life in football as a high school star in the early 1940s. He was an all-American quarterback at the University of Oklahoma. He served as head coach at Mississippi State University and the University of Washington.

He took Texas from a 1 - 9 season in 1956 to a 6-3-1 finish in 1957. A trip to the Sugar Bowl started the Longhorns on the first of 16 bowl appearances they would make over the next 20 years. Under Royal's leadership, Texas won three national championships and 11 Southwest Conference championships.

In his more than 20 years as head coach, Royal's Longhorns carried the best record in the nation over that period. They finished in the top 10 nationally 11 times, and he coached 77 all-Southwest Conference players and 26 all-Americans.

Born July 6, 1924, Darrell K. Royal has a middle initial but no middle name. The "K" is in honor of his mother, Katy, who died when he was an infant. She succumbed to cancer, but because of the taboo then surrounding the disease, Royal was led to believe until he was grown that she had died giving birth to him.

When Royal started as a tailback for his hometown high school in 1941, he weighed only 124 pounds. During his first season at UT, he made an estimated $ 17,000 a year. A native of Hollis, Oklahoma, Royal was made an honorary Texan by the Texas House of Representatives after his first UT season.
Submitted by Kelly Fox

Austin Chamber

Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
111 Congress Ave # 10
Austin, TX 78701-4043
Phone: 512-478-9383


Capital City Chamber-Commerce
5407 N I H 35 # 304
Austin, TX 78723-2438
Phone: 512-459-1181


Chamber Of Commerce
101 E 3rd St
Austin, TX 78701-4031
Phone: 512-251-7799


Chamber Of Commerce
3036 S 1st St # 100
Austin, TX 78704-6382
Phone: 512-462-3883


Chamber Of Commerce
2507 Howard Ln
Austin, TX 78728-7102
Phone: 512-388-7550


Chamber Of Commerce
801 Ranch Road 620 S
Austin, TX 78734-5315
Phone: 512-263-3188


Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce
823 Congress Ave # 1330
Austin, TX 78701-2429
Phone: 512-476-7502


Texas Association Of Business
1209 Nueces St
Austin, TX 78701-1719
Phone: 512-477-6721

Austin Community News

Austin Texas - 15 Jun 2015 - Officer throws Women To Ground After Stopping Her For Speeding The lady, who is black, was approached by the officer after she had pulled into a parking space at some business. Evidently the officer wanted to cite her for driving 15 miles over the speed limit. The officer approached the lady soon after she got out of her car, and politely asked her to get back in her car(3 times) so he could cite her for speeding. The lady hesitantly partially complied while talking to him. It's hard to tell for sure, from the officers dash cam video, but it appears she didn't get all of the way back in the drivers seat. After the lady sat down the officer calmly talked to her about the citation. Then the officer says something about getting in the car so he could shut the door. He repeated the "command" twice then after a second abruptly grabbed the lady, where she was sitting. She started yelling and resisting the officer. The officer soon pulled her out of the car while she was still resisting, while he yelled three times to stop resisting. Just before the officer's final effort to pull her from the car he made a call on his radio, using the microphone on his uniform. After forcefully pulling the lady from the car(with her still resisting) he flung her around and down to the ground while trying to subdue her, she was violently resisting most of the time. It took the officer over a minute to handcuff the lady even though he must of weighed at least 75 pounds more than her. The officer didn't use any abusive language or physical abuse(such as hitting). It was much like a wrestling match. Once the officer subdued the lady he returned to his calm demeanor, while she kept resisting, but to a lesser degree. A second officer then took her to the police station.

One of the odd things about this incident was that, even though the officer appeared to use excessive force, the lady apparently didn't make a stink about it later. As a matter of fact, even though the whole thing was recorded on the police car video cam, it was a whole year before the incident came to the attention of the Police Chief. At the time of the incident lower level authorities had given the first officer informal discipline and counseling.

Just yesterday (Thursday, 22 Jul 2016) the police Chief apologized saying his "heart was sickened by the arrest". He also pledged a series of administrative investigations. The Chief also said the manner in which the lady was treated was not consistent with the departments expectations.

A second officer(the one that took the lady to the police station) is also in trouble because his car video cam recorded a conversation he had with the speeding suspect. In a calm manner the two talked about race relations, the officer made a statement that people might be afraid of Blacks because of violent tendencies. He admitted that he wasn't sure of that and that he couldn't prove it. His statement was in response to the ladies question "Why are so many people afraid of black people?". The Police Chief said the officers statement indicates a racist mindset. However the Chief said he would defer final judgment of the intent of the officer until after an administrative investigation.

Both officers have now (22 Jul 2016) been taken off of law enforcement duties and an administrative investigation will take place into past conduct. In addition a criminal investigation will take place and the District Attorney will decide if charges will be made.

Austin Community Events

Events in Austin

Austin Organizations

Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
111 Congress Ave # 10
Austin, TX 78701-4043
Phone: 512-478-9383


Capital City Chamber-Commerce
5407 N I H 35 # 304
Austin, TX 78723-2438
Phone: 512-459-1181


Chamber Of Commerce
101 E 3rd St
Austin, TX 78701-4031
Phone: 512-251-7799


Chamber Of Commerce
3036 S 1st St # 100
Austin, TX 78704-6382
Phone: 512-462-3883


Chamber Of Commerce
2507 Howard Ln
Austin, TX 78728-7102
Phone: 512-388-7550


Chamber Of Commerce
801 Ranch Road 620 S
Austin, TX 78734-5315
Phone: 512-263-3188


Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce
823 Congress Ave # 1330
Austin, TX 78701-2429
Phone: 512-476-7502


Texas Association Of Business
1209 Nueces St
Austin, TX 78701-1719
Phone: 512-477-6721

Austin Libraries

Austin Public Library

Austin Public Library
800 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78701-2314
Phone: 512-499-7300



Lyndon Baines Johnson Library
2313 Red River St
Austin, TX 78705-5702
Phone: 512-916-5137

Austin Schools

High School Sports page for Austin


Austin Independent School District
1111 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78703-5300
Phone: 512-414-1700



HIGHER EDUCATION


University of Texas at Austin

University of Texas Sports



St. Edwards University


Concordia University


Austin Community College


Some of the other Higher Education facilities in Austin are:
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest Austin

Miscellany

Austin is in the Central time zone. It's area code is 512.


The population of Austin was:
1990 - 548,000
2000 - 656,562

Austin is the second fastest growing city in the United States and the 16 largest city in the country. (2002)



There are 2,705 square miles in metro areas and 232 square miles within the city limits


Austin has the largest urban bat population in North America. From spring through fall up to 1.5 million Mexican free-trail bats fly at night.

Contribute information for this community or any other community on the Key To TheCity website

Be sure to include the name of the community and its state when contacting Key to the City as you are NOT directly contacting this community.

Thanks for visiting Key to the City. Come back again! Soon!

The information on Key to the City is from multiple sources including government, commerce, libraries, individuals and organizations. There is no guarantee of the accuracy or timeliness of the information presented on these pages, therefore, please use at your own risk.



Search Key to the City
Custom Search
or Search anywhere on the Web
Custom Search