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New Austinite Joe Rogan visits the Governor's Mansion
(Greg Abbott/Twitter)

Joe Rogan made news when he moved his home base from California to Austin back in July, and the brand-new resident has certainly made his presence known in the Texas capital since.

Rogan, who is best-known for hosting the multimillion dollar "Joe Rogan Experience" podcast, was pictured visiting Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in his home Thursday.

Abbott welcomed Rogan with a tweet, saying the new Texan "fits right in."

Rogan, who flies out different guests for his podcast, has featured several Austin celebrities since moving, including Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

The podcaster recently canceled a host of planned podcasts due to one of his producers contracting COVID-19. The show's schedule has since resumed.

Only one question remains: Why have the rest of us never been invited?

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Rebecca Phillips, a longtime northwest Austin resident, has been following pageantry for years. At 51 years old, she's stepping into the world of glitz and glamour as she was crowned Mrs. Heart of Texas Plus America in March and will be competing in the national competition next month.

When she's not practicing her best walk, Phillips works in marketing for a major tech firm in Austin. In the Mrs. Plus America pageant, she is able to represent a platform. Her personal platform is "robots and rhinestones," where she focuses on empowering young women in STEM.

"My road to pageantry is just a comma, not a period... My platform will live on well beyond if I decide to stop doing pageantry," Phillips told Austonia.