Today in Texas History – April 1

From the Annals of the Small Towns –   In 1881, the town of Buda was formally established. The name is believed to have originated from the Spanish word viuda, meaning “widow.”  Here’s what Buda has to say for itself today:

Just 20 minutes south of Austin, off the beaten path, lies Buda, Texas — a friendly city with small town charm and big plans for the future that are equal parts pragmatic and idyllic. Steeped in area history, Buda holds fast to the values and rich potential that made it a choice location for the first settlers of the 1880s. The same qualities that made the city attractive in the past hold true today.

Safe, affordable, wholesome Buda is a city centered on community, an oasis of country calm at the edge of civilization, unspoiled by the pace of Austin and San Antonio’s big city ways. Put your feet up, and breathe easy — Buda’s city fathers have seen to it that its historic flavor, laid-back lifestyle, and family values will be protected and preserved for the next generation.

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