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    present-day Austin was inhabited by a mixture of Tonkawa, Comanche, and Lipan Apache Indians, who fished and hunted along the creeks, including present-day Barton Springs. The first documented permanent settlement of current day Austin occurred in 1835. Anglo American settlers began arriving in the area, when Texas was still part of Mexico. They founded the village of Waterloo in 1837, along the banks of the Colorado River. According to local folk tales, Stephen F. Austin, the "father of Texas", negotiated

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    The city of Austin became the capital of Texas in 1838 when two of Sam Houston’s protégés James Collingsworth and Peter Grayson ran against his nemesis Mirabeau B. Lamar. (Lomax paragraph 3, 2013) It didn’t become official till 1846 when it officially became a capitol. I think Austin was chosen as the capital over more thriving cities because of how the story of Stephen F. Austin actions against the Mexican government. He represented a huge part of the Texas Anglo population at the time as well

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    1. When did Austin become the capital of Texas? Why do you think it was chosen as the capital over more thriving cities? In the 1830s, the pioneers started to stay in the central Austin territory, near The Colorado River. Later Mirabeau B. Lamar, the Vice President of the Republic of Texas, stayed around the central Austin area during a buffalo hunting excursion, he suggested that the republic’s capital could be shifted there at the central Austin then called Waterloo in 1839. This site was on the

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    crossing on the river known as Marshall Ford. Marshall Ford Dam was completed in 1941 through the collaboration of the United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) and the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) of Texas. The original purpose of the dam was to prevent floods from devastating Austin, TX. The capital city had substandard heavy damage from previous floods since its establishment in 1846. Soon bureaucrats came together to create the Colorado River Project, wanting to create a series of dams

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    I am elated to celebrate Texas Independence Day by preparing my response to your call for the Project Director who will help make your beautiful dream a tangible reality, here in the heart of Texas. With broad and deep experience in bringing visions to life through my unique ability to direct the path of projects, I am confident that my record of delivering award-winning results will be well worth your time to review. After spending the last year patiently watching for a visionary project to appear

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    Indiana is a beautiful state located in the Great Lakes and Midwestern areas of North America. The state has Indianapolis as its capital, which is the largest city in Indiana. The state has abundant work force who are satisfied with job opportunities offered by various industries such as the Iron and Steel manufacturing, producing medical devices and pharmaceuticals, electrical equipment, automobiles, rubber, petroleum and coal products, chemical products and transportation. Popular companies that

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    Affirmative Action is Necessary

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    simply, affirmative action affects everyone's lives. This has become particularly evident during this past year in the state of Texas, and more specifically in the city of Austin, due to the recent ruling in an affirmative action lawsuit. The ramifications of the decision of this case have effectively destroyed all affirmative action plans created by universities in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Thus these states are on the brink of re-creating a segregated society, in which minorities are forced

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    The Unknown Gunman

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    existed. His brain had been altered, not by drugs or any other means that he could control. Charles Whitman had a brain tumor. The person that was Charles Whitman struggled and lost a battle that he had no chance of winning. After being killed by Austin Police Forces, Whitman’s autopsy revealed that he had a small tumor the about the size of a small marble “In the middle part of the brain…in the white matter below the gray center thalamus” (McCoy 2). This tumor was not only affecting the thalamus

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    Texas Conventions

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    The state of Texas has some of the most prestigious and accommodating conventions. Texas is the constituent state of the United States of America, lying in the southcentral United States. It is bounded on the north by Oklahoma, on the east by Arkansas and Louisiana, on the southeast by the Gulf of Mexico, on the southwest by Mexico, and on the west by New Mexico. Texas is the largest of the U.S. states besides Alaska. It is both diverse in population and rich in natural resources. Being the capital

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    American’s economic freedom creates an environment that allows citizens to pursue their interests and achieve greater prosperity. This freedom gives each citizen great power and potential. Without it, they could lose their rights to life liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. An individual who utilized his economic freedom and his right to an education was Michael Dell. America’s unique economic freedoms give citizens the opportunity to educate oneself in fields they are interested in, utilize America’s

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