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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Potomac pitchers combine on 3-hitter to blank Woodpeckers, 3-0

Fayetteville Observer 16 Jul 2019
Monday. Jul 15, 2019 at 11.08 PM. The old baseball adage that good pitching will beat good hitting rang true Monday evening at Segra Stadium.   ... Cate (2-2) walked one and struck out five in his first outing against Fayetteville this season ... The offensive failure wasted a strong pitching performance by Woodpeckers' starter Austin Hansen (2-2) ... ....

Exciting night of racing in Rapids

Hibbing Daily Tribune 12 Jul 2019
When the flag dropped, Carlson took the lead, Salin and Kevin Burdick battled for second, Doug Koski raced in fourth, and Austin Niemeyer raced in fifth. Burdick took a low pass on Salin for second, then wasted no time to take another pass low on Carlson for the lead with a couple laps to go....

These Austin restaurants are finding delicious ways to battle waste

Culture Map 10 Jul 2019
Battling food waste isn’t a new issue in Austin restaurants ... Foreign & Domestic is just one of the Austin hospitality players that is looking to minimize food waste and repurpose ingredients that would’ve once been destined for the trash can or compost bin ... The culture shift is ultimately a boon to Austin diners....

Austin expands curbside compost program to another 53,000 homes, will complete rollout in 2020

Community Impact Newspaper 10 Jul 2019
The city of Austin will expand its program that collects compost materials from residents’ homes in September ... “As we expand this program to more customers, we keep more compostable material out of area landfills and make larger strides toward achieving Austin’s Zero Waste goal.”....

Council to consider loosening chicken restrictions

The Edmond Sun 09 Jul 2019
The council heard from area residents for and against the plan at its June 24 meeting and will reconsider the idea at its July 22 meeting ... “It takes 10 large chickens to produce the same amount of waste as a medium-sized dog ... “The city of Austin pays residents $75 to put up a coop and keep chickens because of the landfill waste that it will reduce ... ....

Giants reap the benefits from outfield changes, Slater crushes Padres in season debut

East Bay Times 02 Jul 2019
The Giants average 8.6 batted balls of at least 95 miles per hour per game, but an outfield that featured Slater in right, slugger Tyler Austin in left and the club’s home run leader, Kevin Pillar, in center wasted little time proving it was better equipped to face the Padres this time around....

SF Giants outfielders slug the team past Padres in blowout

Dothan Eagle 02 Jul 2019
The Giants average 8.6 batted balls of at least 95 miles per hour per game, but an outfield that featured Slater in right, slugger Tyler Austin in left and the club’s home run leader, Kevin Pillar, in center wasted little time proving it was better equipped to face the Padres this time around....

To-do list: Local events South Austin residents can enjoy in July 2019

Community Impact Newspaper 30 Jun 2019
Opportunities abound for fireworks and other 4th of July staples in Austin ... Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co ... Oltorf St., Austin ... Austin Recycles sponsors the Zero Waste Block Leader Orientation at the Twin Oaks Austin Public Library Branch. Learn about Austin’s zero-waste goals and become a green community leader....

April Austin seeks help to fight MS so she can raise autistic son

Belleville Independent 27 Jun 2019
April Austin wants to go to Mexico for a treatment to help her fight multiple sclerosis so she will be able to continue to raise her 13-year-old, non-verbal, autistic son Jacob. Austin, 33, who lives in Harbour Club apartments with Jacob has been a Belleville-area resident since 2011....

Mountaineers coast to third straight victory

Times Argus 25 Jun 2019
Vermont also registered double-digit hits for the third game in a row to prevail at Goodall Park in New England Collegiate Baseball League action ... The Mountaineers wasted no time getting on the board as the Mainers gave up hits to Austin Gauthier and Curtis Robison before a Corey DiLoreto at-bat with one out allowed Gauthier to score ... today ... .......

County board ponders budget

The Yadkin Ripple 06 Jun 2019
“The county’s not going broke,” said Chairman Kevin Austin ... Austin said the board may have to take a really hard look at a reevaluation going forward ... “We’ve gone through some changes in leadership in solid waste,” said Austin ... solid waste sites....

Homelessness surges, and a tax for schools fails — shame on L.A.

The Los Angeles Times 05 Jun 2019
Advertisement ... I worked for LAUSD for 27 years and saw firsthand the misuse and waste of funds ... LAUSD wasted taxpayer money by holding a special election just for a single ballot measure. Another waste was when Supt. Austin Beutner sent property owners information on how seniors could apply for a tax exemption, even before knowing the election results....

Box Office: 'Booksmart' Gambles With Wide Release and Stumbles

The Hollywood Reporter 29 May 2019
While Booksmart could have been held for a fall release, it was coming off of a strong premiere at SXSW, where the film received unanimous praise from critics, and left Austin with a rare 99 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Annapurna did not want to waste that word-of-mouth, and ......

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