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CONFIRMED: Austinite Hudson Card will take the reins as quarterback for Week 1 of Texas football

Hudson Card will be the starting quarterback for UT for Week 1. (UT)

Just as previous reports predicted, Austin native Hudson Card will be the starting quarterback for the long-awaited first week of Texas football, University of Texas head football coach Steve Sarkisian said on Monday.

Card will be the first starting quarterback since Sam Ehlinger's four-year reign came to a close as he takes to the field in front of a home crowd for the team's first game against the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns on Saturday.

While Card was confirmed as the first pick after months of competing with teammate Casey Thompson in training, Sarkisian said in a Monday press conference that Thompson "will get his opportunity" and likely see some playing time as well. Sarkisian and the team will reevaluate their quarterback decision after Saturday's game.

Card, a native Austinite, is a redshirt freshman who attended Lake Travis High School, earning All American and all-state honors before beginning his collegiate career at the University of Texas-El Paso. After throwing one incomplete pass and running twice for eight yards, Card transferred to UT-Austin where he served as a third-string quarterback.

Card was seen as a second choice for Thompson for much of the offseason after Thompson successfully filled in as a reliever for Ehlinger in the Alamo Bowl against Colorado. Card then came in as a third-string relief and completed one of two passes for five yards, running three yards in total.

Card will usher in the post-Ehlinger area after outshining competition in summer training. The redshirt freshman will debut alongside the new Texas team at Darrel K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4.


Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
Waterloo Greenway, Good Vibrations Installation

🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway