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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Schools Nationwide Can Now Apply to Receive a Bulk Milk Grant

ACCESSWIRE 22 Apr 2024
... of school food waste ... "We have seen success in reducing milk and packaging waste since transitioning to bulk milk at pilot sites," said Austin Independent School District's Food Service Director Ryan Mikolaycik, whose Texas district was awarded Bulk Milk grants for three schools....
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Person sleeping in dumpster in downtown Austin injured after being emptied into garbage truck

Austin American-Statesman 15 Apr 2024
... Austin was possibly seriously injured in the early hours of Monday morning after a garbage collection truck came and emptied the waste bin into the truck....
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Nurses told me it looked like I’d had a heart attack. Then they admitted the truth

Metro UK 11 Apr 2024
Jacob was getting dizzy and fainting (Picture. Jacob Hawley). If your health is like a car, the NHS is a body shop ... Unfortunately, I learned this reality all too well recently ... Jacob Hawley) ... Do you have a story you’d like to share? Get in touch by emailing jess.austin@metro.co.uk ... CBD products ‘a waste of money’ and could be dangerous, experts warn ... .......
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Total solar eclipse: Watch live as the moon completely covers the sun

Canoe 08 Apr 2024
We apologize, but this video has failed to load. Try refreshing your browser, or ... to 4 p.m ... Watching solar eclipse from Toronto is a waste of time ... But it will take a sudden outburst of dust and gas to see this so-called devil comet without a telescope, according to Anita Cochran of the University of Texas at Austin. But don’t waste time looking for it....
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Orioles Triple-A affiliate Norfolk Tides’ incredible start to season, by the numbers

Baltimore Sun 06 Apr 2024
During the Orioles’ rebuild, fans often found solace in the success of the organization’s minor league teams ... 12.1 ... 26 ... 1.299 ... All five prospects either have big league experience or appear to be ready for the show, and they didn’t waste any time proving it in Triple-A. Related Articles ... Orioles outfielder Austin Hays has played 500 games ... 7 ... 12 and 43 ... ....
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What to know about Monday's total solar eclipse in US, Mexico and Canada

Naharnet 05 Apr 2024
North America is on the verge of another masking of the sun ... states, before exiting over Canada ... in 2017 ... It all depends on the weather, of course ... But it will take a sudden outburst of dust and gas to see this so-called devil comet without a telescope, according to Anita Cochran of the University of Texas at Austin. But don't waste time looking for it....
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What to know about next week’s total solar eclipse

Republican American 02 Apr 2024
North America is on the verge of another masking of the sun ... states, before exiting over Canada ... in 2017 ... What’s the eclipse path? ... But it will take a sudden outburst of dust and gas to see this so-called devil comet without a telescope, according to Anita Cochran of the University of Texas at Austin. But don’t waste time looking for it ... ....
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What to know about next week's total solar eclipse in the US, Mexico and Canada

Phys Dot Org 02 Apr 2024
North America is on the verge of another masking of the sun ... states, before exiting over Canada ... in 2017 ... It all depends on the weather, of course ... But it will take a sudden outburst of dust and gas to see this so-called devil comet without a telescope, according to Anita Cochran of the University of Texas at Austin. But don't waste time looking for it....
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Solar Eclipse 2024: What to know about next week's Total Solar Eclipse in the US, ...

Hindustan Times 02 Apr 2024
North America is on the verge of another masking of the Sun ... Solar Eclipse 2024. This year's first Solar Eclipse is on April 8 ... (LM Otero/AP) ... But it will take a sudden outburst of dust and gas to see this so-called devil comet without a telescope, according to Anita Cochran of the University of Texas at Austin. But don't waste time looking for it ... .......
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