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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Another Broward landfill to expand by 20 acres to meet increased demand

Sun Sentinel 18 May 2024
The county would expand by 10 acres now, at a cost of $1 million per acre, because a study showed the landfill only had four years left to add to it before running out of space, Notosha Austin, interim director of the county’s Solid Waste and Recycling Services, recently told county commissioners....

Texas leaders zero in on exploding hemp market

Odessa American 15 May 2024
Shayda Torabi, owner of Restart CBD, inside her store in Austin on May 9 ... If a patient in the medical marijuana program in El Paso doesn’t pick up an order, Richardson’s staff has to drive to that city and bring that order of medical grade cannabis product back to Austin — a huge expense as well as an enormous waste of staff resources, he said....

Austin artists create more than 80 runway looks from reused materials

Culture Map 30 Apr 2024
In a city that barely has seasons, Austin should be relatively free from the clothing waste that plagues the environment at the hands of fast fashion ... Local non-profit Austin Creative Reuse (ACR) has rounded up some eco-friendly designs to inspire Austinites to fight against this trend....

Hyliion and Victory Execute Letter of Intent to Deploy up to 10 KARNO(TM) Generators to ...

ACCESSWIRE 30 Apr 2024
AUSTIN, TX / ACCESSWIRE / April 30, 2024 / Victory Clean Energy Inc ... Headquartered in Austin, Texas, and with research and development in Cincinnati, Ohio, Hyliion is initially targeting the commercial and waste management industries with a locally deployable generator that can offer prime power as well as energy arbitrage opportunities....