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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.
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Austin, TX 78701-2302
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.
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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.
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