Austin, Texas, on the Colorado River

The city has a population of well over a half-million people, making it one of the 20 largest cities in the USA by population. Austin is the capital city of the state of Texas. An Austin car rental from CRX makes traveling to various musical events quite convenient.

The high-tech industry of Austin specializes in the manufacture of computers, including Dell Computers,and ranks high nationwide in generating patents for computer graphics and computers. The city was even voted number 3 on the "Most Wired Cities" list in 2002. The city covers a great deal of territory which can be best accessed with an Austin car rental from CRX.

Austin has been voted as one of the best places to live in 2001, and was also the site of filming for the movie Good Will Hunting, starring Matt Damon as a mathematically gifted janitor, the 1974 movie "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre", which had far fewer intellectual qualities, and the 2002 movie "The New Guy".

Locals of the city are known as Austinites. Well known Austinites have included Ethan Hawke (actor), Dabney Coleman (actor), O. Henry (writer), Michael Dell (founder of Dell Computer), and Michelle Shocked (musician). Michelle may sing about Anchorage, Alaska, but has these Southern roots.

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