In 1827 Steven F. Austin was given a land grant from the Mexican government. In 1840 after Texas had gained its independence, the city of Waterloo was chosen as the site for the Texas capitol. Its name was changed to Austin and the surrounding area became Travis County in honor of William Barret Travis, the commander at the Battle of the Alamo. So it is only fitting that when President George W. Bush, then the Governor of Texas, was gifted a custom Clint Orms buckle. He chose a Travis, the county housing the Texas state government.
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