Elon Musk made an appearance at Charro Days, a pre-Lenten celebration in Brownsville, Texas, where he was seen walking through crowds with his youngest son, X Æ A-XII, and chomping down on espiropapa.
As reported by Valley Central, Musk bit right into the fried potato spiral on a stick (commonly eaten with an approach from the sides) and “seemed to contemplate the flavor.” Memes quickly surfaced of his form while eating followed.
i hope the person who filmed elon musk violating a spiropapa in brownsville had a great weekend :)pic.twitter.com/PCiLXRIcXs— Cat Cardenas (@Cat Cardenas) 1646080855
Musk’s attendance came after the invitation of South Texas community leaders as SpaceX is in nearby Boca Chica, Texas. While there, people clamored to take photos and greet him. He also met with Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr.
According to the Brownsville Herald, the SpaceX founder had a fun time at Sombrero Fest, a Charro Days event featuring music and games.
“I’d say he was surprised at the response and wanted to make sure that his son wasn’t overwhelmed, but I think he did enjoy it,” Trevino told the paper. While Trevino mentioned the interactions were positive, it was a rare openly public appearance for Musk, who is typically tight on his privacy and security.
It could be a similar sight in Austin come April 7 as Musk plans on holding a grand opening party for the Tesla Gigafactory in southeast Travis County. Music, food and games are expected on site of the factory.
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Austin police are investigating the killing of Moriah "Mo" Wilson after she was found with gunshot wounds inside an Austin home.
Wilson, a gravel and mountain bike racer, was visiting Austin from Colorado in preparation for the Gravel Locos race on Saturday taking place in Hico, a small town 2 hours from Austin.
On Wednesday, her roommate came home and found Wilson unresponsive with "a lot of blood near her,” police said. It is now being investigated as a suspicious death. No further information on the suspect or motive behind the killing are available at this time.
Wilson recently had become a full-time biker after winning a slew of races in the past year.
Some of your favorite Instagram filters can’t be used in Texas anymore and Austinites are sounding off on social media.
Meta, Facebook and Instagram’s parent company, announced on Wednesday that certain filters would no longer be available in Texas.
The change is a result of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit against Meta, alleging the company uses facial recognition technology that violates laws in Texas. A release from Meta says it stopped using facial recognition tech in November 2021 and denies Paxton’s allegations.
Some Austinites bemoaned the shift, saying some of their favorite filters were now unavailable.
This was my FAVORITE filter on @instagram and they done removed it cause I’m in Texas ! Like wowwwwww pic.twitter.com/uX60hdIC0Q
— Pinkyy Montana (@inkstar_pinkyy) May 11, 2022
i heard that instagram filters got banned in texas? what the actual fuck y’all better give me my favorite filter back
— lia 🤍 (@liatootrill) May 11, 2022
loved this stupid filter sm i hate texas pic.twitter.com/DXr9mmUc64
— birthday boy jeno 🎂 (@beabtox) May 12, 2022
But more often than not, locals joked about the ban.
Texas women seeing the filter ban on IG pic.twitter.com/yDMcP3Qtsr
— Christian (Anabolic) Flores (@christian_flo24) May 11, 2022
So, the state of Texas has banned filter use on IG? THE END IS NEAR. 😂
— THE FRANCHISE! Франшиза (@NYCFranchise718) May 12, 2022
And some in-between chose to show off some natural beauty.
I live in Texas, but no filter needed. 😉 pic.twitter.com/A6teRgYMKn
— bad and bruja (@starseedmami) May 11, 2022
filter, no filter..texas women still reign supreme.
— 🎍 (@_sixile) May 11, 2022
Finally, some are trying to cash in on the opportunity.
Texas IG users- if you want to filter your picture cashapp me $1.50 $ErvnYng
— Gemini (@ervn_y) May 11, 2022
Meta said it plans to create an opt-in system for both Texas and Illinois residents, who are facing the same issues.