Austin, Texas

Second capitol building in Austin
Austin as seen from space, 2020
One of the 15 remaining moonlight towers in Austin
The 2011 Texas drought dried up many of central Texas' waterways. This boat was left to sit in the middle of what is normally a branch of Lake Travis, part of the Colorado River.
Austin covered in snow on February 15, 2021. Photo from ESA.
Map of racial distribution in Austin, 2010 U.S. census. Each dot is 25 people:
Downtown Austin from Congress Avenue Bridge, with Texas State Capitol in background, 2012
Museum of the Weird on Sixth Street
The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, located on Lady Bird Lake at 600 River Street
Austin, Texas average monthly rent
Sixth Street on a weekend night
A food truck trailer park in South Austin
2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival with view of stages and Downtown Austin
The State Theater and Paramount Theatre on Congress Avenue in Downtown Austin
View of Austin Central Library from César Chávez Street
The Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library on the University of Texas campus in Austin
The HOPE Outdoor Gallery, overlooked by the historic Texas Military Academy building, the oldest standing educational building in Texas
H-E-B Center stadium located in Cedar Park, Texas
Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail along Lady Bird Lake
Sculpture Falls along the Barton Creek Greenbelt
Austin's Deep Eddy Pool is the oldest man-made pool in Texas.
Hamilton Pool Preserve
View of the Colorado River from Covert Park at Mount Bonnell
Austin City Hall
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin Community College
St. Edward's University
The Pennybacker Bridge is the signature element of Loop 360 in the Texas Hill Country.
Interchange of Interstate 35 and State Highway 45
The Barbara Jordan Terminal at Austin–Bergstrom International Airport
Amtrak's Texas Eagle stops in Austin twice daily
Capital MetroRail train at Downtown Station
The Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge over the Colorado River
Sister city monument in Austin commemorating the relationship with Saltillo

Capital city of the U.S. state of Texas, as well as the seat and largest city of Travis County, with portions extending into Hays and Williamson counties.

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Downtown Austin

The Austin skyline in 2011
Local businesses and recreational venues like 6th Street often are next door to office buildings.
Austin Central Fire Station 1
Heman Marion Sweatt Travis County Courthouse in Austin
The Texas State Capitol
Whole Foods Market headquarters
Rio Grande Campus of Austin Community College, formerly Austin High School and John T. Allan Junior High School.
The Austin Museum of Art – Downtown
Located at 719 Congress Avenue near the capitol building, the State Theater was built in 1935; it was the first theater constructed specifically for the airing of films.
The Austonian
360 Condominiums
Frost Bank Tower
One American Center
One Congress Plaza
Bank of America Center
Chase Tower
100 Congress
Dobie Center
301 Congress
Westgate Tower
William Clements State Office Building
The former Consulate-General of Mexico in Austin

Downtown Austin is the central business district of Austin, Texas.


State in the South Central region of the United States.

Early Native American tribal territories
Nicolas de La Fora's 1771 map of the northern frontier of New Spain clearly shows the Provincia de los Tejas.
Stephen F. Austin was the first American empresario given permission to operate a colony within Mexican Texas.
Mexico in 1824. Coahuila y Tejas is the northeasternmost state.
Surrender of Santa Anna. Painting by William Henry Huddle, 1886.
The Republic of Texas with present-day borders superimposed
Captain Charles A. May's squadron of the 2nd Dragoons slashes through the Mexican Army lines. Resaca de la Palma, Texas, May 1846
Spindletop, the first major oil gusher
Sam Rayburn Reservoir
Texas Hill Country
Steinhagen Reservoir
Palo Duro Canyon
Franklin Mountains State Park
Big Bend National Park
Köppen climate types in Texas
Colonia in the Rio Grande Valley near the Mexico–United States border
A geomap depicting income by county as of 2014
Cotton modules after harvest in West Texas
An oil well
Brazos Wind Farm
Electronic Data Systems headquarters in Plano
Astronaut training at the Johnson Space Center in Houston
The Alamo is one of the most recognized symbols of Texas.
Big Tex presided over every Texas State Fair since 1952 until it was destroyed by a fire in 2012. Since then a new Big Tex was created.
The University of Texas at Austin
University of Houston
Texas A&M University
Rice University
The Texas Medical Center in Houston
The High Five Interchange in Dallas
"Welcome to Texas" sign
Terminal D at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Terminal E at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston
Port of Houston along the Houston Ship Channel
The Texas State Capitol at night
Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas, 36th president of the United States
George W. Bush of Texas, 43rd president of the United States
AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys
Playoff game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Lakers in 2007

Other major cities include Austin, the second most populous state capital in the U.S., and El Paso.

Williamson County, Texas

County in the U.S. state of Texas.

Confederate statue at Williamson County courthouse
A part of Courthouse Square in Georgetown
This Clovis point is from a period of habitation of about 11,200 years ago.
Williamson County Precinct Map – Image courtesy of the Williamson County Commissioners Court
Sun City Texas pool at one of several recreation centers
Cotton bolls ready for harvest
Williamson County's only "full-service" hotel, with ballrooms and dining and executive meeting rooms, is the Austin North Marriott located in the La Frontera portion of Round Rock.
Williamson County flag – Image courtesy of the Williamson County Commissioner's Court
The original Chainsaw Massacre movie house was moved in 1993 and restored to become a restaurant at The Antlers Hotel in Kingsland

Williamson County's fast growth rate is due in large part to its location immediately north of Austin coupled with Austin's rapid expansion northward; Austin's city limits cross into Williamson County.

Colorado River (Texas)

Approximately 862 mi long river in the U.S. state of Texas.

Oblique air photo of the Colorado River where it crosses from Colorado County into Wharton County near Nada.
Pennybacker Bridge crossing the Lake Austin portion of the Colorado River
The Colorado River {{convert|5|mi|0|abbr=on}} from its source along the Caprock Escarpment, the border of Dawson and Borden County.
Colorado River under the Regency Suspension Bridge on the border of Mills and San Saba County
Scenic view of Colorado River meandering under a bridge overpass under State Highway 60 in Wharton
Scene on the Colorado River, Austin, Texas (postcard, {{circa|1907}})
A historical marker on US 90A between Eagle Lake and Altair explains the difficulty of navigating the lower Colorado River in the 1800s.
Old postcard of Bull Creek in Austin
Colorado River east of Columbus, Texas
Water reflections on sculpture falls

It flows generally southeast from Dawson County through Ballinger, Marble Falls, Lago Vista, Austin, Bastrop, Smithville, La Grange, Columbus, Wharton, and Bay City, before emptying into the Gulf of Mexico at Matagorda Bay.

South by Southwest

The official logo for SXSW since 2017
A view of 6th Street in downtown Austin, Texas, during SXSW 2013
SXSW employee giving an introduction of the event at a community meetup.
The mobile app, Foursquare, was launched at SXSW 2009.
Conan O'Brien promoting Conan O'Brien Can't Stop at SXSW 2011
Crayon Pop filming "Can't Stop Crayon Pop" for Funny or Die before K-Pop Night Out at SXSW
IGN's Laura Prudom (far left) hosts a panel at 2018's South by Southwest convention discussing Superman's eightieth anniversary and the release of Action Comics #1000, with (left to right): Dan Jurgens, Jim Lee, Frank Miller, and Brian Michael Bendis.

South by Southwest, abbreviated as SXSW and colloquially referred to as South By, is an annual conglomeration of parallel film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences organized jointly that take place in mid-March in Austin, Texas, United States.

Interstate 35

Major Interstate Highway in the central United States.

I-35 starts at this traffic signal in Laredo, Texas
I-35 in Goldsby, Oklahoma, at milemarker 102
A view from the I-35 portion of the Kansas Turnpike, between mileposts 29 and 30
Bond Bridge carries I-35 in Kansas City
I-35 in Iowa, near exit 182. The town of Swaledale is about 1 mi to the east.
I-35's northern terminus is at this intersection with London Road (MN 61) in Duluth, Minnesota, with Lake Superior in the background.
I-29 and I-35

In addition to the Dallas–Fort Worth and Minneapolis–Saint Paul areas, the major cities that I-35 also connects to include (from south to north) San Antonio, Texas; Austin, Texas; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Wichita, Kansas; Kansas City, Missouri; and Des Moines, Iowa.

Texas Hill Country

Geographic region of Central and South Texas, forming the southeast part of the Edwards Plateau.

As seen from near Interstate 10
View of the Texas Hill Country, from Garner State Park, located in Uvalde County
Another scene from near Garner State Park
Windmill in the Hill Country
House atop hill in Texas Hill Country north of Bandera
A view of the Texas Hill Country from a rural road in Hays County

Bound on the east by the Balcones Escarpment, the Hill Country reaches into the far northern portions of San Antonio and the western portions of Travis County including the cities of Austin and Lago Vista.

List of capitals in the United States

List of capital cities of the United States, including places that serve or have served as federal, state, insular area, territorial, colonial and Native American capitals.

States (highlighted in purple) whose capital city is also its most populous.
States (highlighted in blue) that have changed their capital city at least once.
The Second Continental Congress and the Congress of the Confederation met at Independence Hall at various times between 1775 and 1782.
Federal Hall in New York City, where the United States Congress convened for the first time under the United States Constitution in 1789.
The west front of the current United States Capitol.
The Navajo Nation Council Chamber in Window Rock, Arizona is the center of government for the Navajo Nation
The New Echota Council House (since reconstructed)
Stadt Huys, the original city hall of Albany, New York and meeting place of the Albany Congress in 1754.
The original of Todd's Bear Flag, photographed in 1890
Modern flag of the State of California
Richmond served as the second capital of the Confederate States of America. The city has been Virginia's capital since 1780.
St. Augustine served as Florida's capital from 1565 until the 1820s.

Austin, 1839–1845

Oracle Corporation

Larry Ellison, executive chairman of Oracle
Oracle Exadata and Exalogic
BMW Oracle Racing USA-71, at the German Sailing Grand Prix Kiel 2006. It was moored at Oracle headquarters in Redwood Shores, California until 2014.
300 Oracle Parkway in Redwood Shores.
Oracle Offices in Redwood Shores, with Oracle Plaza building in left foreground
Oracle Conference Center in Redwood Shores
Fountain in the Oracle lake, Redwood Shores
Oracle has a major business campus at Thames Valley Park in Reading in England
Oracle Aoyama Center Building, with Lexus International Gallery Aoyama
Oracle in Markham, Ontario

Oracle Corporation is an American multinational computer technology corporation headquartered in Austin, Texas.

Tesla, Inc.

The insignia of Tesla Motors as seen on a Tesla Roadster Sport, c. 2010.
First deliveries of Model S at the Tesla Factory in Fremont, California, in June 2012
Tesla Model S
Tesla Model X
Tesla Model 3
Tesla Model Y
Tesla Roadster prototype
Tesla Semi
Tesla Cybertruck
The original Roadster
Two Tesla Powerwall 2 home energy storage devices from Tesla Energy
Tesla Model S charging at a Supercharger station in Newark, Delaware
Tesla "Destination Charger" in North America
Robotic manufacturing of the Model S at the Tesla Factory in Fremont, California
The Tesla Patent Wall at its headquarters was removed after the company announced its patents are part of the open source movement.
Tesla vehicle chassis used in Model S and X, with the battery visible
Tesla Autopilot in operation
New Tesla Model S cars at the Tesla Factory in 2012
Giga Nevada in 2019
Gigafactory Texas Construction Southwest Corner February 2022
Tesla store in Tokyo, the first showroom in Japan
Panasonic Energy Company President Naoto Noguchi presented Tesla CTO JB Straubel with the first lithium-ion cells from Panasonic's facility in Suminoe-ku, Osaka, Japan, 2010.
The Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive used a Tesla-supplied battery pack
Toyota RAV4 EV, which used a Tesla-supplied battery and powertrain components

Tesla, Inc. ( or ) is an American automotive and clean energy company based in Austin, Texas.