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Old June 7th, 2006, 09:37 PM   #1
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Austin

AUSTINAUSTIN
The City of Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the county seat of Travis County. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, Austin has a population of 656,562 people, making it the fourth-largest city in Texas and the 16th largest in the United States. Situated in the region of Central Texas, the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area is one of the fastest-growing in the United States and is home to an estimated population of 1.4 million as of 2004. Residents of Austin are known as Austinites.
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Austin has been the location for a number of motion pictures, partly due to the influence of The University of Texas at Austin's outstanding Department of Radio-Television-Film. Films produced in Austin include Man of the House, Secondhand Lions, Waking Life, Spy Kids, Dazed and Confused, Office Space, The Life of David Gale, Miss Congeniality, Doubting Thomas and Slacker. In order to draw future film projects to the area, the Austin Film Society has converted several airplane hangars from the former Mueller Airport into the filmmaking center, Austin Studios. Projects that have used facilities at Austin Studios include music videos by The Flaming Lips, and feature films such as 25th Hour and Sin City. Austin also hosted the MTV series, The Real World: Austin in 2005.
Austin City Limits Music Festival with view of stages and Austin skyline.
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Austin City Limits Music Festival with view of stages and Austin skyline.

Austin hosts the annual Austin Film Festival, as well as South by Southwest, which draw films of many different types from all over the world. In 2004 the city was first in Moviemaker Magazine's annual top ten cities to live and make movies.

Austin also hosts the annual Austin City Limits Music Festival, which attracts musical artists from around the world. The 2005 festival included Oasis, Coldplay, and Franz Ferdinand.

Austin also has a strong theater culture, with dozens of itinerant and resident companies producing a wide variety of work. From Esther's Follies on E. 6th street to Zachary Scott on S. Lamar, live entertainment can be found around the city.
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Old June 8th, 2006, 05:20 AM   #2
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Thanks for the book report. Your next assignment is to compare and contrast in 500 words or less the differences between Houston and Dallas without pissing anyone off.
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Old June 8th, 2006, 05:32 AM   #3
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Thanks for the book report. Your next assignment is to compare and contrast in 500 words or less the differences between Houston and Dallas without pissing anyone off.

He did nothing wrong. You are an ass.

Thanks, Austin is a great city!!
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Old June 8th, 2006, 05:42 AM   #4
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austin's a great town.

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Old June 8th, 2006, 02:39 PM   #5
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He did nothing wrong. You are an ass.
Lighten up, Francis. It's called a joke. Look into it.

Austin is a great city. If I didn't live in Ft. Worth, Austin would be my first choice in Texas. It's a little too liberal for my tastes, but the funkiness of the city is so cool.

Keep Austin Weird!
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Old June 8th, 2006, 11:19 PM   #6
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My girlfriend lived in Austin before she moved to Lexington. She liked the city a lot. We may take a road trip there sometime.
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Old June 9th, 2006, 01:14 AM   #7
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So much for not pissing anyone off, and he hasn't even started the paper
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Old June 9th, 2006, 05:16 AM   #8
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i like austin, but i can do without virtually all of texas. there are way too many bible thumpers for my taste.
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Old June 9th, 2006, 06:09 AM   #9
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well those bible thumpers are saying the same thing about you
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Old June 9th, 2006, 08:23 AM   #10
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Austin is nice...I do like it, alot. We, in New Orleans, call it the second most "hip" town in the region, outside of us...
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Old June 9th, 2006, 11:53 PM   #11
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Austin's awesome. pound for pound, probably one of the best cities in the U.S. this thread however leaves much to be desired. thanks for the book report indeed, now how about taking some pics for us? that'd rule.

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Old June 10th, 2006, 04:43 AM   #12
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i like austin, but i can do without virtually all of texas. there are way too many bible thumpers for my taste.
Don't you wish Austin could secede and become part of California?
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well those bible thumpers are saying the same thing about you
But if Austin finds the people irrelevant, so do we with their opinions.
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Old June 10th, 2006, 05:21 AM   #13
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I'll tell you how to feel awesome in Austin...go to a UT Football game. Man...it's similar to being at an LSU game in Baton Rouge. It's alot of fun...I've done it several times.
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Old June 10th, 2006, 05:56 AM   #14
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fuck it. won't even acknowledge it.
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Old June 11th, 2006, 08:13 AM   #15
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Austin a nice city, but something I've never liked was their traffic. The highways are terrible. I can't remember a day when it wasn't a nightmare to drive from one side of the city to the other during rush hour. The city has been growing too fast outpacing highway construction. If this keeps up, Austin will significantly have less population increase than what people are projecting.
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Old June 20th, 2006, 05:39 AM   #16
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I havent been to Austin in years and I bet alot has changed since. Need to head up 290 soon.
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