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City of Hutto, established in 1876
[Image from the Self-Paced Hippo Tour, Convention and Visitor's Bureau]
The town of Hutto was was established when the International and Great Northern Railroad was built three miles north of Shiloh, a small farming community near the crossroads of FM 135 and FM 139 on the north side of Brushy Creek. The railroad company purchased five acres of land for a designated station stop. This purchase created the town of Hutto.
City of Hutto, TX
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History: Hutto, TX - Official Website
Hutto was named for James Emory Hutto, born June 8, 1824, in Alabama, arriving in Texas in 1847 at the age of 23. Hutto served in the Confederate Army for three years and eventually became one of the most prosperous cattlemen in the county. He was made postmaster on June 27, 1877, when the Hutto post office opened.
Community Impact Newspaper [link to photo not working,10/22/15]
Hutto Independent School District
Home of the Hustlin’ Hippos. Moving forward...Reaching potential.
Hutto ISD, valuing the importance of learning, forms an educational partnership with the community to assist and empower all members to achieve their potential.
Round Rock Campus, Austin Community College
This campus, located at 4400 College Park Drive, Round Rock, TX 78665, is one of eleven campuses in the ACC District service area. Located on 84 acres in south-central Williamson County, the campus provides comprehensive higher education programs and services to more than 5,000 students."
Shaughnessy, Emilie. (2015, August 5). Hutto ISD emphasizes helping students prep for workforce, nontraditional post-grad plans
Community Impact Newspaper. "District officials are working to increase the number of students who pursue higher education, and have started to expand options for those who decide not to enroll in traditional four-year degree programs, said Shirley Reich, Hutto ISD college and career readiness coordinator."
The Hutto News
"The Hutto News is a free weekly newspaper, first published Aug. 4, 2003. Initially produced entirely by the staff of the Taylor Daily Press, The Hutto News now has a staff of one, in an office in the historic downtown district, who distributes the paper each Wednesday to every household in the community. "
Community Impact Newspaper
Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto local news.
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Henrietta the Hippo at Hutto High School
"Hutto is the only community in the United States to use the hippo as its mascot. There are several stories that explain how the hippopotamus became Hutto’s official mascot. In 2003, the Texas Legislature recognized Hutto as the 'Official Hippo Capital of Texas.'"
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