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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North Texas Republican files long-shot bill to dissolve city of Austin

Tyler Morning Telegraph 22 Nov 2022
DALLAS — A North Texas Republican is launching a fight to dissolve the city of Austin ... “This brazen attack on #LocalControl is not only an attempt to take away the will of the voters in Austin, but is a prime example of the waste of time and resources that occurs every session,” Bazaldua wrote....

Texas Lawmaker Wants GOP-Run Legislature to Control Progressive-Leaning Austin

truthout 22 Nov 2022
... with the District of Austin ... “This brazen attack on [local control] is not only an attempt to take away the will of the voters in Austin, but is a prime example of the waste of time and resources that occurs every session,” Dallas City Councilman Adam Bazaldua said....

Lakers romp against San Antonio behind Anthony Davis

Press Telegram 21 Nov 2022
20, 2022 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu) ... 20, 2022, in Los Angeles ... of ... But Austin Reaves made a solid case to remain a starter, scoring a season-high 21 points on 7 for 11 shooting, including three 3-pointers ... “Austin has been way more efficient in terms of not wasting any time, wasting any dribbles, just getting to it,” Ham said....

State rejects dangerous radioactivity at Andrews

Odessa American 17 Nov 2022
High-level nuclear waste is being stored on-site on the campuses of Texas A&M University in College Station and the University of Texas at Austin, the Reliant-NRG STP Nuclear Project adjacent to Matagorda Bay on the Gulf Coast and near Glen Rose 40 miles southwest of Fort Worth at the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant....

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