Austin's Sister City in Mexico
Austin's oldest sister city...
Saltillo and Austin share a unique history as the two capitals of Texas. Saltillo was the capital when Texas belonged to the Mexican state Coahuila, before Austin became the capital of the Republic of Texas. Austin and Saltillo have been Sister Cities since 1968.
The Austin-Saltillo Sister City Committee consists of 22 Members and is headed by Nicholas Barreiro.
about the importance of sister cities by Saltillo's mayor Isidro Lopez
Founded in 1577, Saltillo takes pride in its Spanish Colonial architecture, famous tile and serape blankets.This city of over 700,000 people also boasts a growing heavy industrial base. The Wall Street Journal has called the area a "mini-Detroit."