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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Scientists uncover startling concentrations of pure DDT along seafloor off L.A. coast

Yahoo Daily News 23 Mar 2023
Then the shocking realization that the nation’s largest manufacturer of DDT had once used the ocean as a huge dumping ground — and that as many as half a million barrels of its acid waste had been poured straight into the water ... (Austin Straub / For The Times) ... (Austin Straub / For The Times)....

Local contractor seeks judgment in wrongful termination suit

The Bradford Era 20 Mar 2023
Austin reported the test results to PennDOT’s on-site representatives because he believed, in good faith, that PennDOT was wasting millions of dollars of taxpayer money to remove and transport groundwater which did not need to be removed or transported ... Austin has pled that when ......

OSU wrestling: Munoz advances to quarterfinals at NCAA Championships

Lebanon Express 17 Mar 2023
Trey Munoz — seeded fourth overall at 184 pounds — reached the quarterfinals to highlight the first day of action for the Oregon State wrestling team at the NCAA Championships ... People are also reading… ... Wanting to extend his time with the Beavers, Tanner Harvey wasted no time in getting on the board against West Virginia's Austin Cooley ... .......

US estimates ‘upwards’ of 100,000 Ukrainian soldiers killed – Politico

Russia Today 16 Mar 2023
Washington is concerned by Kiev’s dwindling supply of ammunition, air defenses and experienced troops, according to the outlet ... Speaking after Wednesday’s virtual meeting of the multinational Ukraine Defense Contact Group, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said, “Ukraine doesn’t have any time to waste.” ... READ MORE ... ....

‘Ukraine doesn’t have any time to waste’: U.S. races to prepare Kyiv for spring offensive

Politico 15 Mar 2023
DefenseUkraine doesn’t have any time to waste... Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin projected a sense of urgency on Wednesday after a virtual meeting of the multinational Ukraine Defense Contact Group, saying that “Ukraine doesn’t have any time to waste.”. “We have to deliver swiftly and fully on our promised commitments,” Austin said....

Michigan lawmakers seek hazardous waste notices as Ohio outlines shipment amounts

Hastings Tribune 11 Mar 2023
Approximately 440 tons out of 2,880 tons of solid waste was shipped to U.S ... They want to be notified of all movement of hazardous waste going forward, Miller said ... That's the main reason Wisconsin banned hazardous waste injection wells in the mid-1980s, said Brian Austin, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources source water protection coordinator....

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