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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Movies on TV this week: ‘Gandhi’; ‘Forrest Gump’ and more

The Los Angeles Times 26 Feb 2021
Damage (2009) ★★★ Steve Austin, Walton Goggins ... Assorted teens waste another day of school before getting down to wasting summer in 1976 Austin, Texas ... Last Action Hero (1993) ★★ Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austin O’Brien ... Two goofy garbagemen find a politician’s corpse in a can, and a toxic-waste scheme behind it....

Cornyn Pledges to Help Texas Recover, Rebuild

Texas Border Business 24 Feb 2021
Texas Border Business. WASHINGTON – U.S ... Excerpts of Sen ... “The past year has dealt us a tough hand ... Cornyn’s office is helping connect constituents in need with local resources.As an example, his office helped prevent millions of dollars of COVID testing materials and pathology tests from going to waste at a large medical testing lab in Austin ... ....

Fort Bragg soldiers: PowerPoint not best way to present sexual assault and harassment topics to soldiers

Fayetteville Observer 24 Feb 2021
Vanessa Guillen. Guillen was last seen April 22 in a parking lot at Fort Hood ... One day after being sworn into office, new Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin issued a Jan ... “We all must do more, and we cannot be afraid to get creative,” Austin said ... Austin III (@SecDef) January 24, 2021. Leaders with the 18th Airborne Corps wasted no time ... Lt. Gen ... ....

More college students now eligible for food aid. Here's what you need to know.

Wooster Daily Record 20 Feb 2021
SNAP benefits are unique in that even if a college student is still considered a dependent or living at home with their parents, they're still eligible for benefits after turning 18, said Matt Austin, manager of Columbus State Community College's on-campus food pantry, the Mid-Ohio Market....

More than 14MILLION Texans affected by 'water issues' as Houston orders its 2.3 million residents ...

The Daily Mail 19 Feb 2021
In Austin, hospital staffers were forced to use trash bags to vacate waste from the toilets while not being able to wash their hands or take a shower because of a lack of water. Jesse Salazar carries away his container of water after filling it up at Meanwhile Brewing Company in Austin, Texas on Friday....

Austin tells NATO allies US is reengaged but warns of Russian threat

News-Press Now 17 Feb 2021
In his first appearance on the world stage meeting NATO allies, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin wasted no time telling them that the Trump era of strained relations is over ... Austin went beyond traditional issues emphasizing that NATO needs to protect supply chains and technologies from "strategic competitors," Kirby said....

Union athletes petition school, Liberty League to permit spring sports

The Daily Gazette 16 Feb 2021
Union College tennis players Austin (left) and Max Egna. Twin brothers Max and Austin Egna last took the court for the Union College men’s tennis team in the fall of their junior season — both were in singles action Oct ... “There’s just no time to waste,” Austin Egna said....

Athens Council set to vote on park restroom upgrades

The Daily Post-Athenian 12 Feb 2021
On Tuesday, the Council will consider an agreement with Wm. S ... “This will complete all of the outdoor restroom locks onto this system,” said Parks & Recreation Director Austin Fesmire on Monday. “It’s something that we’re automating to cut down on the waste of staff time to do something that we can handle electronically,” added City Manager C ... .......

Vaccines arrive in Central Texas hospitals, clinics and pharmacies thanks in part to research developed locally

Community Impact Newspaper 12 Feb 2021
Typically, it takes 12-18 months to develop a new vaccine, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. But vaccine researchers—including some in Austinwasted no time, kicking into high gear in January 2020, before the coronavirus ever reached the United States ... 14 ... 21 ... As of Feb....

Letterpress Play moves to South Congress, new location for Drinks Lounge and more South Austin business news

Community Impact Newspaper 11 Feb 2021
As You Are Acupuncture is slated to open two new locations March 1—in South Austin at 4403 Menchaca Road, Austin, and in North Austin at 4107 Medical Parkway, Ste. 100, Austin ... South Austin nonprofit The Human Potential Center will celebrate its 35th anniversary March 1 ... Congress Ave., Austin, on Feb ... 208, Austin ... Congress Ave., Austin, on Jan....

Derby Planners Move On Zoning Change For Casella

Caledonian Record 11 Feb 2021
DERBY — The Derby Planning Commission has voted to begin amending town zoning to allow for a recycling transfer station for Casella Waste ......

Sexual abuse is a deep-rooted issue in the US military. Survivors hope new Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin can change that.

The Times of India 07 Feb 2021
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has vowed to address the issue of sexual assault in the military.His ... Austin has wasted no time since his appointment....

Defense Secretary Austin orders one-day military ‘stand down’ for discussions on far-right extremism

The Grio 07 Feb 2021
Lloyd Austin, the first Black U.S ... The newly appointed Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin is wasting little time addressing issues of far-right extremism within the U.S ... Austin issued a on Friday, calling for a one-day “Stand-down to address Extremism in the Ranks.” ... Defense Secretary Austin cleans house at Pentagon over Trump appointments....