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Elon Musk reportedly bringing new Australian actress girlfriend to Austin turf


After his split with singer Grimes last year, it appears Elon Musk has a new romance with Australian actress Natasha Bassett.

About a week ago, the pair was seen exiting his private jet in Los Angeles, California.

But the Tesla CEO has also been wooing Bassett around the capital city where the newest Tesla Gigafactory is. According to an unnamed source who spoke to Hollywood Life, she joined him on back and forth work trips to Austin.

Bassett, 24, is known for playing Britney Spears in the Lifetime biopic Britney Ever After. She also has a role in the upcoming Elvis Presley biopic as girlfriend Dixie Locke.

Musk and Grimes called it quits a few months after the birth of their son, X Æ A-Xii. According to Hollywood Life’s source, Musk and Bassett started dating a while after “but it was very casual.”

Then the two noticed they had a real connection, with the source describing it as “unbelievable chemistry.”

Musk has talked about his love life to Rolling Stone, saying he prefers long-term relationships.

“If I’m not in love, if I’m not with a long-term companion, I cannot be happy… going to sleep alone kills me,” he’d said.


Austin's airport consumer satisfaction drops from a year ago, below Texas peers

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Flyers are less satisfied with the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport than a year ago, a new study shows.

Research firm J.D. Power placed ABIA at No. 15 on a list ranking overall customer satisfaction at large airports, a slip from last year’s spot at No. 7. Other Texas airports secured rankings ahead of Austin, with Dallas Love Field at third, Houston Hobby at eight, and San Antonio International Airport at ninth.

Dallas/Ft. Worth ranked eight in the "mega airport" category.

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1923 Lake Austin mansion demolition request pitting preservationists and some neighbors against owner and city preservation office
Austin Monitor

By Jonathan Lee

The Planning Commission was split Tuesday on whether to help save an eclectic lakefront estate from demolition by zoning it historic amid concerns over tax breaks and the likelihood that a previous owner participated in segregation as a business owner.

The property in question, known as the Delisle House, is located at 2002 Scenic Drive in Tarrytown. The main house, with Spanish and Modern influences, was built in 1923 by Raymond Delisle, an optician. A Gothic Revival accessory apartment was built in 1946. The current owner applied to demolish the structures in order to build a new home.'

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