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As the premier Austin ShoreTel provider, Inflow Communications understands that your customers demand more from technology than ever before. To be successful, your unified communications must meet the demands of your business, so it makes sense to choose the award-winning team at Inflow as your trusted Austin ShoreTel vendor.

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Austin Tidbits

Austin, Texas is located in central Travis County on Interstate Highway 35 on the Colorado. Austin is the capital of Texas, and home of the University of Texas at Austin. It is also located at the eastern edge of the Edwards Plateau and the Hill Country. In 1839, Austin was established by the three-year-old Republic of Texas, to serve as its permanent capital, An Anglo-American named Stephen F. Austin is the namesake of the community. Also in 1839, The Texas Congress appointed a location selection commission to select a location on the western frontier. In 1838, a president named Mirabeau B. Lamar, who was a proponent of expansion westward, visited the sparsely settled region.

President Lamar was impressed with its abundance of natural resources, healthfulness, promise as an economic center, central location in the Texas Territory, and beauty. The commission bought some 7,735 acres next to the Colorado River, which was comprised of the small settlement of Waterloo and adjoining properties. Political opposition made the early years of Austin, very precarious ones, since the remoteness of the region from centers of population centers made the location vulnerable to attacks by Indians as well as by Mexican troops, and this displeased many Texans, including Sam Houston.

Two surveyors named Charles Schoolfield and L. J. Pilie, working under the direct of a man named Edwin Waller, who was appointed by President Lamar to lay out the new settlement, and then to plan and build Austin. They selected a 640-acre location that fronted the Colorado River and was situated between Shoal Creek to the west and Walter Creek to the west, out of the 7,735 acres available. The plan was a grid that was fourteen blocks square that extended north from the Colorado River to Capital Square, and bisected by Congress Avenue. Mr. Waller elected to use temporary locations for the temporary government buildings because he was determined to have Austin ready by the time the Texas Congress convened in 1839. The one-story frame capitol was set back from Congress Avenue on a hill at what is currently at the intersection of Eighth and Colorado Streets. Later that same year, the first auction of lots in the settlement took place.

Then President Lamar arrived, and the offices of the government were opened for business. The first newspaper, named the Austin City Gazette made its first appearance and the Presbyterians organized the first church. The year 1839 also brought the incorporation of Austin and Congress convened in later that same year. Mr. Waller was elected to be the first Mayor of the new community in 1840. That same year the population of Austin was 856 people, which included diplomatic representatives from the U.S., England, and France, as well as 145 slaves.

After originally thriving, in 1842, Austin experienced darkest period in its history. The successor to President Lamar was Sam Houston, who ordered that the national archives be relocated to Houston on order to keep them safe, after 1842, when the troops from Mexico captured San Antonio. However, the resident of Austin refused to give up the archives because they were sure that the removal of the military service records, property, financial and diplomatic records of the republic was tantamount to selecting a new capital.

Houston relocated the government anyway, first to Houston and then sometime later to Washington-on-the-Brazos, which, until 1845, remained the seat of government. Although the archives remained in Austin. In 1842, when Houston sent some armed men to seize the General Land Office records, they were foiled by the residents of Travis and Austin County in an incident that came to be known as the Archive War. However, Austin languished, being deprived of its political function.

From 1842 through 1845 the population of Austin decreased to less than 200 people. In addition, the buildings in Austin deteriorated. However, a constitutional convention meeting in Austin approved the annexation of Texas to the U.S. and appointed Austin as the state capital until 1850, at which time the voters of Texas were to express their preference in a general election, during the summer of 1845. In 1845, after resuming its role as the seat of government, in 1846, Austin officially became the state capital.

Gradually, Austin recovered and by 1850 its population had increased to 854 people, 225 of whom were one free African American and 225 slaves. Some 48% of family heads in Austin owned slaves. After its decisive triumph in the 1850 election to determine the site of the state capital for the next 20 years, the community experienced a period of accelerated growth. For the first time the government built permanent buildings, that, in 1853, included new capitol building, located at the head of Congress Avenue. In 1856, the Governor's Mansion was completed.

Sate-run asylums for the mentally ill, blind, and deaf were constructed on the outskirts of the community. Congregations of Catholics, Presbyterians, Methodists, Episcopalians, and Baptists built their permanent church buildings. The population of Austin had increased to 3,546 people by 1860, of which 12 were free African Americans and 1,019 were slaves. That same year, some 35% of family heads in Austin owned slaves.

Between 1861 and 1865, life in Austin was dominated by the Civil War. However, the Unionist sentiment declined significantly once the war started. Approximately 600 Travis and Austin County men had become part of some 12 volunteer companies that served the Confederacy in 1862. The Austin-based Tom Green Rifles served with Hood's Texas Brigade in Virginia. The residents of Austin followed with particular interest about any news with regard to the successive thrusts by the Union towards Texas. However, the community was never threatened directly. Much the same as other towns, Austin experienced the decimation of its fighting men, spiraling inflation, and severe shortages of products.