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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.
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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