Austin, Texas

Austin (i/ˈɒstɪn, ˈɔː-/) is the capital of the US state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. Located in Central Texas, Austin is the 11th-most populous city in the United States and the fourth-most populous city in Texas. It is the fastest growing of the largest 50 US cities. Austin is also the second largest state capital in the United States, after Phoenix, Arizona. As of July 1, 2014, Austin had a population of 912,791 (U.S. Census Bureau estimate). The city is the cultural and economic center of the Austin–Round Rock metropolitan area, which had an estimated population of 1,943,299 as of July 1, 2014.

In the 1830s, pioneers began to settle the area in central Austin along the Colorado River. After Republic of Texas Vice President Mirabeau B. Lamar visited the area during a buffalo-hunting expedition between 1837 and 1838, he proposed that the republic's capital, then located in Houston, be relocated to the area situated on the north bank of the Colorado River near the present-day Congress Avenue Bridge. In 1839, the site was officially chosen as the republic's new capital (the republic's seventh and final location) and was incorporated under the name Waterloo. Shortly thereafter, the name was changed to Austin in honor of Stephen F. Austin, the "Father of Texas" and the republic's first secretary of state.

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Watch: A UT-Austin researcher explains the role his lab played in several leading COVID-19 vaccines

The Bryan Eagle 20 Nov 2020
Lead researchers at the University of Texas at Austin wasted little time at the end of last year crafting the first 3D atomic scale of the part of the coronavirus that attaches to and infects human cells ... University of Texas at Austin has been a financial supporter of The Texas ......

Collins inks four in 2021 signing class

Bowling Green Daily News 14 Nov 2020
Western Kentucky women’s basketball coach Greg Collins signed four student-athletes in the Class of 2021 this week. The signees include Mace Blevins, Jaylin Foster, Mya Meredith and Jenna Walker. “This is a special group,” Collins said in a news release ... Their grit ... Steele High School in Austin, Texas, has wasted no time making an impression ... ....

Movies on TV this week: ‘Pulp Fiction’; ‘Goldfinger’ and more

The Los Angeles Times 13 Nov 2020
Movies on TV Nov ... 4 p.m ... Assorted teens waste another day of school before getting down to wasting summer in 1976 Austin, Texas ... Austin ... Miyagi and his student open a bonsai-tree shop, then fight thugs sent by a millionaire toxic-waste dumper ... Last Action Hero (1993) ★★ Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austin O’Brien ... Swallow (2019) Haley Bennett, Austin Stowell ... ....

Racers open with Brescia, KWC before daunting December

The Paducah Sun 10 Nov 2020
Finally ... 25) and Kentucky Wesleyan (Nov ... Dec ... On Dec. 8 at the CFSB Center, the Racers and Austin Peay waste little time reintroducing what’s been a scintillating rivalry — as guys like Tevin Brown, KJ Williams and Demond Robinson will face off against pre-season “OVC Player of the YearTerry Taylor and fellow OVC first-teamer Jordyn Adams. Dec ... Dec ... ....

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