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              postcard Greetings from Austin, Capitol of Texas               official links

general links

a few important people

food & beverage
lodging
print & broadcast media
motion picture & TV industry

reading material & other media

nearby cities & towns





flag of the State of Texas        seal of the City of Austin, Texas [est. 1839]        flag of the City of Austin, Texas

Official Government Links & Info
The City of Austin, Texas was incorporated December 27, 1839; its land area is 271.8 square miles (704 km²)
at an elevation of 489 feet (149 meters); the population within the city limits is 790,500 (fourth-largest city in Texas)
and the metro area includes an estimated 1.7 million people.
One of Austin's nicknames is 'City of The Violet Crown' (since at least 1891).
Time zones in Texas are Central Time for most of the state, Mountain Time in the southwest 'tip'.

Official Website of The City of Austin, Texas
Austin, Texas entry at Wikipedia
Austin, Texas C.V.B.
Austin, Texas Film Commission
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Austin

General Links
Douglas Fairbanks Museum [est. 1998] in Austin, Texas
Long Center for the Performing Arts [opened 2002] in Austin, Texas
University of Texas at Austin [est. 1883]
Michener Center for Writers at University of Texas - Austin
Austin [TX] Community College District [est. 1973]
Sol Design Lab of Austin, Texas

http://www.austinist.com/
http://www.blantonmuseum.org/
Austin Lyric Opera (1996)
historic Congress Avenue
http://www.jblacks.com/
Woman's Exchange of Texas in Austin, Texas
Junior League of Austin, Inc
http://www.austinmodern.com/
http://www.ausbcomp.com/
Les Amis, AUSTIN
http://www.2ndstreetdistrict.com/
LBJ Library & Museum http://www.lbjlibrary.org/
Circuit of The Americas™ race course [opening Nov 2012] near Austin, Texas
The International Tap {Dancing} Association [] in Austin, Texas
Rowing Dock [est. 1999], 2418 Stratford Drive {on the Colorado River} in Austin, Texas

League of Conservation Voters [est. 1969] headquartered in Washington, DC - Texas Branch is based in Austin
Bullock Texas State History Museum [opened 2001], 1800 Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas
Writers’ League of Texas [est. 1981] based in Austin, Texas
HomeAway, Inc. vacation rentals based in Austin, Texas
Airbnb's '30 Things To Do in Austin' Page


A Few Important People
BLACK STAR: people who know Rick Perry say that he is even dumber than George Dubya Bush  Governor Rick Perry [Dec 2000-Dec 2013; GOP]
Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst [2003-2012; GOP]
U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison [June 1993-2012; GOP]
U.S. Senator John Cornyn III [since Dec 2002; GOP]
Congressman Michael T. McCaul [TX-10 since 2005; GOP]
Congressman Lamar S. Smith [TX-21 since 1987; GOP]
Congressman Lloyd Doggett [TX-10 1995-2004, TX-25 since 2005; Dem]
Congressman John R. Carter [TX-31 since 2003; GOP]
Mayor Lee Leffingwell [council June 2005, mayor June 2009]

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Afro-American polymath George Washington Carver [1864?-1943]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington_Carver
George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center in Austin, Texas

author Elizabeth Crook of Austin, Texas: browse books • official website

entrepreneur Liz Lambert & company Bunkhouse Management [est. 2006]
1930s-era Hotel San Josι [restored 1996], 1316 So. Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas
South By San Jose Music Festival [March 2015 = #18] in Austin, Texas
Jo's Coffee, 3 locations in Austin, Texas
Hotel Saint Cecilia [est. 2008], 112 Academy Drive in Austin, Texas
El Cosmico [est. 2009] vintage trailer, tepee & tent hotel in West Marfa, Texas
Hotel Havana [built 1914, restored 2009] on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas

actress-writer Joelle Pearson moved to Virginia

William Sydney Porter [1862-1910] {pen name O. Henry} Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

O. Henry Museum, 409 E. Fifth Street in Austin, Texas
"The O. Henry Home At Austin, Texas" [Amistad Press 1981 scarce] by Yolanda Carter

'tweenage' fashion designer Isabella Rose Taylor of Austin, Texas


Events in Austin, Texas
World Horror Convention 2011 in Austin, Texas
SXSW 91 (south by southwest music and media conference austin, texas) by south by southwest (1991)
South By San Jose Music Festival [March 2015 = #18] in Austin, Texas
Austin [TX] Film Festival [Oct]
Texas Book Festival [Oct 2010 = #15] in Austin, Texas
Austin [TX] Jewish Book Festival [Nov 2010 = #27]


Food & Beverage
Austin Cake Ball
Buenos Aires Cafe
http://www.thecarillonrestaurant.com/ The Carillion?
Clay Pit
http://www.continentalclub.com/Austin.html
Driskill 1886 Cafe & Bakery
http://www.driskillgrill.com/ The Driskill Hotel Grill
Eastside Cafe Menu Austin Texas
Eddie V's Prime Steakhouse
Garridos
Giannis Restaurant, 504 East 5th, Austin, Texas
http://www.haddingtonsrestaurant.com Haddington's
hot coffee, good food, cold beer, free wi-fi, movie screenings  Jo's Downtown, 242 W. Second Street in Austin, Texas
hot coffee, good food, cold beer, free wi-fi  Jo's On Congress, 1300 So. Congress Avenue in South Austin, Texas
Maggiano's Little Italy {chain}, 10910 Domain Drive in Austin, Texas
Mullberry
Parkside
Passion Cafe
Polkadots Cupcake factory
http://www.theranch616.com Ranch 616
http://www.roaringfork.com Roaring Fork
http://www.roaringforkaustin.com/ Roaring Fork Bistro & Saloon
Royers Round Top Cafe
http://www.ruthschris.com/ Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
Salt Lick BBQ
Scholz Garten [est. 1866] politico hangout in Austin
Top Notch Hamburgers http://www.topnotchaustin.com/
Truluck's Seafood Steak and Crab House


Lodging
Stephen F. Austin Hotel in Austin Texas
historic 1886 Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas
Hotel Saint Cecilia [est. 2008], 112 Academy Drive in Austin, Texas
1930s-era Hotel San Josι [restored 1996], 1316 So. Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas
Marriott TownePlace Suites in Northwest Austin, Texas


Print & Broadcast & Online Media
daily Austin American-Statesman newspaper [est. 1871]
CultureMap Daily Digital Magazine for Austin, Texas

GOLD STAR: The Texas Observer - Sharp Reporting From The Strangest State In The Union  monthly Texas Observer Magazine [est. 1954] based in Austin, Texas            weekly Austin Chronicle newspaper [est. 1981]

television stations in Austin, Texas include: KLRU-TV, KTBC, KXAN-TV, KNVA, K09vr?, KVUE-TV
KEYE-TV 42 C.B.S. & Telemundo [est. 1982] in Austin, Texas

radio stations in Austin, Texas include: KBPA, KVRX, KTXX-fm, KGSR, KLBJ-fm, KLBJ-am, KOOP-fm, KUT, KAMX, KJCE,
KKMJ-fm, KFMK, KHFI-fm, KVET 1300, KWNX, KELG, KFON, KTXZ, KXXS, KRXT, KLGO, KTBC
KUT 90.5 http://www.kut.org/ Music, News, and NPR from Austin, Texas

Motion Picture & TV Industry
Texas Film Commission
Austin, Texas Film Commission
20-acre Austin Studios facility
The Texas Archive of the Moving Image [est. 2002] based in Austin, Texas

Austin [TX] Film Festival [Oct]            Spiderwood Studios [est. 2003], east of Austin, Texas            Polari Film Festival {formerly the Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival} [Oct 2013 = #26] in Austin, Texas            {mis-spelled} Capital City Black Film Festival [Sept 2013 = #1] in Austin, Texas

SXSW 91 (south by southwest music and media conference austin, texas) (1991)

Movie Theaters & Other Venues

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema chain [est. 1996], based in Austin, Texas
Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek

Regal Arbor Theater
Stephen F. Austin Theater
http://www.landmarktheatres.com/market/Austin/DobieTheatre.htm
The Hideout Theater
State Theatre & the Texas Spirit Theatre
Independent at 501
The Paramount Theatre
Rolling Roadshow {portable drive-in theater} based in Austin, Texas {defunct?}
Debra & Kevin Rollins Studio Theatre at The Long Center for the Performing Arts
4-screen Violet Crown Cinema and Bar & Cafe [open 2010], 434 W. Second Street in Austin, Texas

Reading Material & Other Media
browse Travel Books / U.S.A. / Texas at Amazon

Austin Monthly Magazine  "Austin Monthly" Magazine [est. 1992]
published by Open Sky Media
subscribe: 12 issues/year [USA only] for $14.95
magazine website

http://www.amazon.com/Austin-Images-America-Karen-Thompson/dp/0738508322/
http://www.amazon.com/Austin-Texas-Photographic-Tiffany-Hamburger/dp/1934907081/
http://www.amazon.com/Austin-Texas-Then-Now-Photography/dp/0976115204/
http://www.amazon.com/Austin-Texas-Travel-Guide-ebook/dp/B004NSUYHY/
http://www.amazon.com/Austin-TX-PHS-Postcard-History/dp/0738570672/
http://www.amazon.com/Celebrate-Austin-Country-Texas-Never-Looked/dp/B005KKW07G/
http://www.amazon.com/Celebrate-Austin-Texas-Country-Anniversary/dp/0982625405/
http://www.amazon.com/Celebrate-Austin-Texas-Hill-Country/dp/189352406X/
http://www.amazon.com/Chainsaws-Slackers-Spy-Kids-Filmmaking/dp/0292722435/
http://www.amazon.com/Experience-Austin-travel-guide-ebook/dp/B005EAJPSE/
http://www.amazon.com/Wilderness-Pioneer-Stephen-Austin-Texas/dp/1885777167/

"Slacker" [Orion Classics July 1991] /tt0102943/
A day among the social outcasts and misfits of Austin, Texas in 1990;
written & directed by & starring Richard Linklater

"Dirt Road To Psychedelia: Austin, Texas During the 1960s" [2007] /tt1554496/ directed by Scott Conn
http://www.amazon.com/Dirt-Psychedelia-Austin-During-1960s/dp/B0019HXO3S/


Nearby Cities & Towns
Austin, Texas is 77 miles east of Fredericksburg, Texas; 80 miles north & east of
San Antonio, Texas; and 165 miles west-northwest of Houston, Texas.
http://www.hillcountrygalleria.com/ in Bee Cave, Texas (near Austin)



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