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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Despite a 2-0 deficit, there was a pot of gold for Austin FC after all as it celebrated its annual Pride Night with rainbows and a 2-2 comeback draw to FC Dallas Saturday night.
After three FC Dallas losses last season, the Dallas derby draw marks the first time Austin FC has tied against its Copa Texas rival. Austin continues to edge over FC Dallas as it sits at 3rd in the MLS West.
Here are the biggest takeaways from the match:
A somber start
Decked out in colorful hues for LBGTQ+ Pride, Verde fans started the match on a somber note as they held up banners to take a stand against gun violence before the match.
As the national anthem began, fans held up banners with the names of each child that was killed in the Uvalde school shooting and a plea to "end gun violence."
The supporters' section was also dotted with Pride flags and a "Bans off Our Bodies" banner in protest of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
FC Dallas earns a 2-0 lead
That sober tone continued onto the pitch. With midfielder Daniel Pereira's absence due to a red card, the Verde and Black lost two goals to FC Dallas by the 70th minute of play.
FC Dallas played it sneaky for the first half of the match, giving Austin FC plenty of room to hold possession as it waited to strike on a Verde error. That mentality proved dangerous for Austin as Dallas' Paul Arriola took advantage of Brad Stuver's deflection to score the first goal of the night in the 57th minute of play.
Dallas struck once more as Brandon Servant pushed past the Verde line to score the second goal of the match.
Austin FC strikes back
But energy quickly returned to Austin's favor thanks to Designated Player Sebastian Driussi, who scooted past several FC Dallas defenders alongside Moussa Djitte to snag an unlikely first goal for Austin.
A full Verde comeback
Austin's subs proved deadly as momentum returned to the home team toward the end of the match. A well-placed cross from Nick Lima—and a diving header from a fresh-legged Danny Hoesen—helped the team secure the draw with a second Verde goal in the 84th minute of play.
Hoesen, who was Austin's first starting striker last season, has now scored two goals with the team after a yearlong injury stuck him on the bench.
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Hours following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that guaranteed a constitutional right to an abortion, on Friday, about 1,000 people gathered in Republic Square with signs calling for change.
The rally, organized by the group Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights Texas, started at the federal courthouse on Republic Square on Friday at 5 p.m. before the crowd marched to the Texas Capitol. More protests are expected to ensue over the weekend.
People showed up with all types of signs like Mindy Moffa holding up, "Keep your filthy laws off my silky drawers."
Austin joined cities across the country that saw protests for a women's right to an abortion after the ruling.
According to a recent UT poll, 78% of Texas voters support abortion access in most cases.
Sabrina Talghade and Sofia Pellegrini held up signs directed at Texas laws. A Texas trigger law will ban all abortions from the moment of fertilization, starting 30 days after the ruling. When state legislators passed the trigger law last summer, it also passed laws for more protection of firearms, including the right to open carry without a permit.
Lili Enthal of Austin yells as around 1,000 Texans marched to the Texas Capitol.
From the Texas Capitol, Zoe Webb lets her voice be heard against the Supreme Court ruling.
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