Those of us on Twitter know the Twitterverse is a little bit of everything, from your friends' random thoughts to a source for instant news (@austonianews). But sometimes you just need a break from the alerts and political discussions.
Here are eight Austin Twitter accounts that will add a little fun to your timeline.
Austin's own Major League Soccer team's Twitter account has announcements and giveaways that has attracted almost 30,000 followers.
Keep up with all things Austin FC by following this account. And if you want more Austin FC, you might want to consider following local support groups like @LosVerdesATX, @AustinAnthem and @LaMurgaATX.
It's official. #AustinFC loans @10_dominguez94 to @ClubGuarani to join Rodney Redes for the remainder of 2020. https://t.co/pkpsNFASMZ— Austin FC (@Austin FC) 1598974696.0
Bringing you local brewery news, Craft Beer Austin has over 13,000 followers.
It releases weekly newsletters about the Austin beer scene, as well as posts about how to support local brewers.
🍺 Latest News & Events from Craft Beer Austin for 09/01/2020 🍻 - https://t.co/ziaQqIiWPF— 🍺 CraftBeerAustin.com🍺 (@🍺 CraftBeerAustin.com🍺) 1598979949.0
The famous El Arroyo sign is an Austin trademark. It's quirky messages on the sign are beloved by many and you can see the fun messages on the Tex-Mex restaurants Twitter daily.
The account has over 15,000 followers.
Today and every day. https://t.co/d1mabeSWrG— El Arroyo (@El Arroyo) 1599413305.0
A parody account of happenings in Austin, Evil Mopac has almost 20,000 followers.
Named after one of Austin's most disliked corridors, this account is worth the follow for a good laugh.
Austin on Labor Day during COVID... https://t.co/IuzXD7g093— Evil MoPac (@Evil MoPac) 1599496018.0
The only account on this list with an actual face, Austinite Matthew McConaughey had to be included on this list.
With over 2 million followers, McConaughey stays true to his roots and posts about Austin FC, the Texas Longhorns and new projects he is working on.
1st class or no class. wear a mask #hookem @utaustin @texaslonghorns @texasfootball https://t.co/h2wikL1vL5— Matthew McConaughey (@Matthew McConaughey) 1598446898.0
A blog that has grown to over 33,000 followers, Traces of Texas provides the rich history of Texas in its posts.
If you like history and love Texas, this account will sprinkle exactly that on your feed.
Reader George Hargrave shared this great Texas Ranger image. Says George "Texas Ranger Cpl. J. Walter Durbin (righ… https://t.co/6r2RHZXYio— Traces of Texas (@Traces of Texas) 1599503554.0
Just like the original Barstool Sports account, Barstool Hook 'Em brings you sports entertainment, but related to the University of Texas.
It has over 20,000 followers.
You and your roommates on the first day of classes 🤘 https://t.co/f0mjK7EG7K— Barstool Hook ‘Em (@Barstool Hook ‘Em) 1598469247.0
And last but not least, Yelp Austin provides business reviews from different people. It has over 11,000 followers.
You'll always know what local business you'll want to support by following this account.
"Awesome date idea! 512 Rage Room in #Kyle is taking all the right COVID precautions." Ashley and BF 'had a great t… https://t.co/eU7nyKlFcT— Yelp Austin (@Yelp Austin) 1599412971.0
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- San Marcos favorite Industry Burger opens "mid-October" on E. 5th, featuring "low key healthy" Texas fare.
- Still Austin Whiskey Co. introduces "The Artist," its new rye whiskey.
- Domain NORTHSIDE favorites Bakery Lorraine, Grimaldi's Pizzeria, Jeni's Ice Cream and Sprinkles released their fall flavors.
- Cinnaholic at The Arboretum opens Friday, October 14, serving "create your own" cinnamon rolls and other sweet treats.
- San Francisco's Marufuku Ramen opens next Wednesday, October 12, in the Mueller District.
- Carpenter Hotel announces its popup food truck, Lil Carpenter, open Fri-Sun both ACL weekends, serving what you want, early to late, coffee to donuts, to dogs/burgers/fries/beer.
With major entertainment events slated for October, the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is gearing up for a busy month.
Artists and music lovers are set to pack into Zilker Park for The Austin City Limits Music Festival in the coming two weekends. Following that, Formula One will bring racing fans to the Circuit of the Americas.
For those two events, the airport is anticipating high passenger days with 30,000 or more people departing flights.
ABIA recommends arriving at least two and a half hours in advance for domestic flights on those days. For ACL, it's expected on both Sundays of the festival along with the Monday and Tuesday after. The F1-driven high passenger days are expected on Oct. 20-21 and Oct. 23-26.
\u201c#AustinCityLimits visitors, you\u2019re in for a weird and wild ride \ud83e\udd18\u262e\ufe0f \n\nFlying in or out of our airport? We got firm and fun tips for you: https://t.co/RawVRalOXN\u201d— Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) (@Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)) 1664894083
F1, especially, could draw in loads of travelers as the three-day event saw 400,000 attendees last year. ABIA warns that highways leading to the airport may see even higher traffic than usual around the event and that travelers should plan their route accordingly.
Bailey Grimmett, a spokesperson for ABIA, said travel numbers come in 24 hours in advance. So, it's hard to predict if the airport will see travel volumes at the same levels that have happened around previous F1 races or if it'll top ACL's flight traffic.
Still, she says historical knowledge points to a chance for it.
“We've had that Monday after F1 break the record for single busiest in airport history," Grimmett said. "So context clues I would say yes, but I can't confirm that. But the historical background points to that."
In anticipation of the high volume of flyers, the airport received additional TSA officers for security screening through the end of October. To prepare even further, the Department of Aviation and partners hosted a job showcase and hiring fair to address the continued labor shortage the airport has experienced.
Relief from hectic travel days is on the horizon with November likely to see a slowdown.
"I don't anticipate it will be as busy as October just because we don't have as many events going on," Grimmett said. "Thanksgiving is kind of our primary holiday that we see a lot of passengers coming in and out of the airport."