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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1A Iowa boys’ state wrestling results: Alburnett’s Tayten Coufal proves his passion for the sport

The Gazette Cedar Rapids 15 Feb 2024
14, 2024. (Savannah Blake/The Gazette) ... Not an ounce of sweat or a drop of blood is wasted when it pertains to wrestling. “It means a lot,” said Coufal, whose dad, Austin, wrestled for Cedar Rapids Prairie. “My dad wrestled a lot ... It’s fun.” ... 5 foe ... 14, 2024 ... Austin Etzel (Wilton), 11-4 ... Taite Peach (Iowa Valley) pinned Austin McMahan (North Mahaska), 3.36....

The Big Vinny V Show: TNA Impact with ABC vs. Grizzled Young Veterans

The Capital Journal 06 Feb 2024
Our main event sees TNA Tag Team Champions ABC (Chris Bey & Ace Austin) take on the Grizzled Young ... I explain how Austin has improved and also how the Veterans were so utterly wasted in WWE NXT....

Tesla sued by 25 California counties over hazardous waste handling

NBC Bay Area 01 Feb 2024
Tesla allegedly mishandled hazardous waste for years throughout the state of California according to a lawsuit filed by district attorneys in 25 counties there ... Although Tesla is now headquartered in Austin, Texas, it was previously headquartered in Palo Alto, California where it maintains its engineering headquarters....

Your Two Cents for Feb. 1

Rapid City Journal 01 Feb 2024
While she’s not perfect, appreciate what you have in Gov. Noem ... Daily fear of criminals with broken school systems controlled by Dem govs who don’t care about tax paying, law abiding citizens is a life wasted ... Secretary Of Defense General Loyd Austin for incompetency and being AWOL ... Spotify ... What a waste of taxpayer dollars by the lame duck governor....