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1 City (1990 pop. 21,907), seat of Mower co., SE Minn., on the Cedar River, near the Iowa line; inc. 1868. The commercial and industrial center of a rich farm region, it is noted as home to the Hormel meatpacking company, whose Spam Town museum draws tourists. There is light manufacturing. 2 City (1990 pop. 465,622), state capital and seat of Travis co., S central Tex., on the Colorado River at the Balcones Escarpment; inc. 1839. Austin is the commercial heart of a large ranching, poultry, dairy, cotton, and grain-producing area. It is also a major convention city and an educational center—the main campus of the Univ. of Texas, St. Edward's Univ., and Huston-Tillotson Univ. are there. The presence of the Univ. of Texas has helped Austin and its suburbs to attract and develop a complex of high-technology research and development firms, and the area is now a leading computer hardware and software producer. Other manufactures include jewelry, medical equipment, consumer goods, electronics, and wood products. Defense industries are also important.

The site was selected in 1839 for the capital of the new Texas republic and named in honor of Stephen F. AustinAustin, Stephen Fuller,
1793–1836, American leader of colonization in Texas, known as the Father of Texas, b. Wythe co., Va.; son of Moses Austin. He grew up in Missouri, studied at Transylvania Univ.
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. In 1870, Austin was made the permanent state capital. Power and flood control projects on the Colorado River (beginning in the 1930s) and World War II spurred industrial growth. The massive capitol (completed 1888), set on a hill, is the most prominent of many state buildings. Also here are the governor's mansion (1856), the old French embassy (1840; dating from the republic), and the house in which O. HenryO. Henry,
pseud. of William Sydney Porter,
1862–1910, American short-story writer, b. Greensboro, N.C. He went to Texas in 1882 and worked at various jobs—as teller in an Austin bank (1891–94) and as a newspaperman for the Houston Post.
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 lived. In recent decades Austin has become a country and popular music mecca and a film industry center. In the hills outside the city are Barton Springs and other scenic and recreational areas; the National Wildflower Research Center is nearby. The former Bergstrom Air Force Base is now site of an international airport.

Austin

 

a city in the southern USA, capital of the state of Texas. Population, 251,800 (1970). An important commercial and industrial center, producing radio equipment, scientific research equipment, chemicals, foodstuffs, furniture, and construction materials. There is a university in Austin.

Austin

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1. Herbert, 1st Baron. 1866--1941, British automobile engineer, who founded the Austin Motor Company
2. John. 1790--1859, British jurist, whose book The Province of Jurisprudence Determined (1832) greatly influenced legal theory and the English legal system
3. J(ohn) L(angshaw) ('l[+ae][ng]$%:). 1911--60, English philosopher, whose lectures Sense and Sensibilia and How to do Things with Words were published posthumously in 1962

Austin

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a city in central Texas, on the Colorado River: state capital since 1845. Pop.: 672 011 (2003 est.)
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Common sense--and basic physics laws--tells Austin that when he hits the cue ball with his pool stick, the ball will roll forward.
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During a merger, it's important that the risk manager from the acquiring company confer with his counterpart to determine the other company's perception of risk, what model they have been using, whether they have a more conservative posture toward limits and retained losses, and if" they have identified and dealt well with all their exposures, said Austin, now principal and consultant at Austin & Stanovich Risk Managers LLC, Douglas, Mass.
No matter the genre, his ballets maintain a strong emotional integrity," said Gina Patterson, a Ballet Austin dancer who has worked with Mills since 1988.
In the cultural annals of the twentieth century, Austin is celebrated for two ventures in the performing arts.
Community Health Centers with Austin Hospital nominees on their Boards of Management.
Since its inception, Austin Corporate Properties has established itself as one of the preeminent providers of realty services, including brokerage, consulting, building, financing, leasing, and sales.
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For his final show, which was held April 13-14, Santos organized some of his favorite companies and performers from past festivals, including Ballet Austin, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, Houston Ballet, Lisa Giobbi Movement Theater, Mark Dendy Dance and Theater, Parsons Dance Company, Sharir + Bustamante Danceworks, Tapestry Dance Company, Tina Marsh and Sally Jacques, and Zachary Scott Theatre Center.

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