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Austin is a city that is located in the southwestern region of Texas. It is home to over 790,000 people, which makes it the 14th most populous city in the United States. Austin is also the fourth-largest city in Texas in terms of population. It was first incorporated as a city in year 1839. Residents of Austin are often referred to as Austinites.
Austin experienced a drought from October 2010 to September 2011. It was the least amount of rainfall that the city had since the 1950s. Meteorologists stated that the drought was a result of La Nina. They also predicted that the effects of the drought would be long lasting.
Austin has a humid subtropical climate. This means that it has mild winters and very hot, humid summers. It is estimated that 60 percent of the days in Texas are sunny. The average temp in the summertime is 95 degrees Fahrenheit, and the average temp in the wintertime is around 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Snowfall and tornadoes are rare occurrences in this city. Severe thunderstorms are not uncommon in Austin.
Even though Austin has the 16th highest illiteracy rate in the United States, it is known for having one of the best education systems in the country. In fact, it was voted the number one college town in the United States by the travel channel. It is estimated that 43 percent of Austin residents who are over the age of 25 have a bachelor's degree. Sixteen percent of residents have a graduate degree. This is higher than the national average for other cities.
Austin is home to the University of Texas at Austin. In 2010, the school ranked number 45 on the list of National Universities by the U.S. News and Report. University of Texas at Austin has over 38,000 undergraduate students and 12,000 graduate students. Business, law and engineering are a few of the many programs at this school that have received high rankings. Austin Community College, The Art Institute of Austin and Austin Graduate School of Theology, Texas A and M University and Texas State University are some of the other schools that can be found in this city.
One of the many things that attract many visitors to Austin is its clean air policy. Smoking is forbidden in all restaurants and public places in this city.
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The airport's parallel runways are named for two distinguished politicians. On April 15, 1999, the Austin City Council dedicated the West Runway to the late President Lyndon Baines Johnson, and the East Runway to former Congressman J. J. "Jake" Pickle
Where the city straddles the Colorado River, 2 dams mark the upstream and downstream ends of Town Lake, the focus of outdoor activity in downtown Austin
There's something for everyone in Downtown Austin — fine dining, live music, art, museums, theater, nightlife, the great outdoors and wildlife. Most attractions are within walking distance or you can hop on one of the green 'Dillo trolleys — they're free!.
The Austin Convention Center, a premier facility located in the heart of the capital city's downtown business district, has emerged as a leader in the convention and meeting industry.
The seating capacity of The Dell Diamond is 8,722 fixed seats with room for more than 3,000 more on the grass berm beyond the outfield wall that spreads from foul pole to foul pole.
As Texas Football moves into the 21st century, Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium continues to evolve as a state-of-the-art facility at the forefront of college football.
Since 1977, the Frank Erwin Center has fulfilled its mission of serving the greater Austin area with the most spectacular live entertainment.
At the edge of the university campus in downtown Austin, the new museum complex frames dramatic views of the State Capitol to the south and the university to the north, building a gateway between the university and the city.