Amid rumors of leaving the show, longtime "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" host Chris Harrison is moving to Austin.
Page Six first broke the news this week that Harrison is building a home in the Barton Creek area. In light of this news, fan theories from this summer regarding Harrison leaving the franchise have been brought back for many of the show's regular viewers.
So what is this about @chrisbharrison moving to Austin and possibly leaving ABC? No one can replace him🥺🥺🥺 #BachelorNation— Kaseba_Chibweth (@Kaseba_Chibweth) 1609305767.0
Gossip of his possible departure first came after he would missed several episodes this past season of "The Bachelorette" to see his son off to college in his hometown of Dallas; he was temporarily replaced by season 12 Bachelorette Jojo Fletcher. It marked the first time Harrison had missed any taping in his 20 years hosting the franchise, leading to the rumor he will be making his exit soon.
Despite the fear Bachelor Nation may lose its most prominent figure, Harrison has been very outspoken with his plans for the new season of "The Bachelor" and the rest of 2021.
It appears his move to the Lone Star State has quite a bit to do with the Dallas-based brewery, Steam Theory Brewing Company, he is an investor in. He follows various celebrities that are trading the bustling California life for the Hill Country like James Van Der Beek, Joe Rogan and possibly Elon Musk.
Former Bachelor contestant Nick Viall chimed in on Instagram to remind fans Chris Harrison can do his job from anywhere.
"Pretty sure he can do his job if he lived on Mars," he wrote. "Fear not Bachelor Nation. Daddy Harrison is going nowhere."
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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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