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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Konawaena dominates once again, beats Waiakea 77-7

West Hawaii Today 02 Oct 2023
Konawaena's Austin Takaki (right, green) lines up to play defensive back against Waiakea on Friday night at Julian R ... Wildcats quarterback Keoki Alani finished 216 passing yards and four touchdown throws — two to receiver Zedekiah Anahu-Ambrosio and one apiece to wideouts Abraham Ogata and Austin Takaki....

Emergency rule adopted, new surveillance zone created in Kimble County

Odessa American 29 Sep 2023
AUSTIN In response to a positive detection of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a deer breeding facility, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has adopted an emergency rule implementing a new surveillance zone in Kimble County ... Carcass movement restrictions also apply within the surveillance zone. a news release said ... .......

Galaxy rally late to earn tie with Austin FC

ABC7 25 Sep 2023
Once underway, Austin wasted little time in finding the net as Alex Ring took a pass from Emiliano Rigoni in the 11th minute and beat Galaxy goalkeeper Jonathan Bond to the bottom right corner. The Galaxy tied the match on a delayed penalty kick from Riqui Puig two minutes into first-half stoppage time after a foul by Austin's Julio Cascante....

Ten Alternative Women-Owned Stores in LA to Visit Right Now

LA Weekly 23 Sep 2023
Shopping online is easy, but the experience of walking into a store, especially a small independent one that’s been lovingly curated, stocked and decorated, will always be more special ... Jumpsuits, mini and maxi dresses, and hotpants to make Marcia Brady and Austin Powers drool are created with vintage deadstock and zero-waste recycled fabrics ... Email....

Meeting a need: Sen. Klobuchar helps secure $1.97M to help RCC meet workforce needs

Marietta Daily Journal 16 Sep 2023
Sep. 15—Not long after the college received just under $2 million in federal funding, advocated for by Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Riverland Community College didn't waste any time putting the money to good use. During a visit to the Austin campus ... ....

Austin investment for solid waste recycling

The Daily Telegraph Australia 16 Sep 2023
Austin is getting a big investment for a new solid waste recycling program from the EPA .......

Chronic Wasting Disease Detected in Kimble County Deer Breeding Facility

San Saba News 15 Sep 2023
Source. https.// Sick deer with CWD. AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) received confirmation of a case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a deer-breeding facility in Kimble County, marking the second such detection in a deer-breeding facility located in the county ... .......

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