The Capitol City - Near the center of Texas, Austin is home to several peace groups and activities along with many statewide organizations. Throughout the year, the State Capitol is often the location for a variety of peace and social justice demonstrations and rallies.

Austin is the capital of the state of Texas and the and the 17th largest in the U.S. Austin was founded in 1835 and is situated on the Colorado River, with three lakes within the city limits. These lakes are all on the Colorado River and a source for electricity, water, and recreation.

Austin is an eclectic city with diverse cultures and a wide range businesses. It is home to several universities including the University of Texas. Austin is the self-proclaimed "live music capital of the world," with a vibrant live music scenes, and an active film industry. Known as "the Silicon Hills", Austin is also home to many hi-tech companies including: Dell, IBM, Motorola, AMD, Cirrus Logic, Apple Computer, and many game and software companies.

"A nation can only be free, happy, and great in proportion to the virtue and intelligence of the people." - Stephen F. Austin

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