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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U-Talk: Do you think it is important to vote? Why or why not?

Provo Daily Herald 27 Jun 2022
Brigham Tomco, Special to the Daily Herald. Connor Smith ...Yes ... There are so many of us that just one vote doesn’t matter.’ But if enough people collectively think that? That’s a lot of votes wasted. I think it’s very important that whoever is in office represents as much of the community as possible.” — Austin Rejcek, Provo ... Tyler Rowley ... Austin Rejcek....
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U.S. to send Ukraine another $1 billion in military aid, including more howitzers and rockets

Stars and Stripes 16 Jun 2022
The aid will come out of the approximately $11 billion that Congress assigned for military aid in its supplemental funding bill to support Ukraine’s defense against the Russian invasion, Austin said ... "We've gotten a lot done thus far, but we don't have any time to waste, so we're here to dig in our spurs,” Austin said....
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On the mic ... 'Baseball is life' ... The Bolts would grab a run back in the bottom half of the inning as outfielder Marco Dinges hit into a fielder’s choice that scored Austin Brinling. The Snappers wasted no time in extending the lead as they picked up two more runs in the fifth and four in the sixth with a grand-slam off the bat Zach Weaver ... start ... ....

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