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Former Austin High QB Charles Wright could start for the Longhorns on Saturday against UTSA

Texas is going deeper into the QB depth chart after Saturday's tough home loss to Alabama left Quinn Ewers with a shoulder sprain and his backup Hudson Card with a right ankle sprain. Ewers is said to be week-to-week and Card day-to-day.

Next up, at third string, is Austin's Charles Wright. Wright ran the first team offense in practice early this week, according to Justin Wells of Inside Texas. Coach Steve Sarkisian wouldn't comment on that, but said that Wright was "next man up" during the Alabama game, when it wasn't clear Card could continue.

Wright was recruited by former coach Tom Herman, who said he expected him to be a starter someday. Wright decommitted from Iowa State to join the Longhorns.

He's played in two games, Texas Tech last year and Louisiana-Monroe in the opening game of this season. Wright has not yet thrown a pass in a game.

Who's behind Wright? That would be freshman QB Cole Lourd, and another Austinite, former Hyde Park QB Ben Ballard.


Airport braces for high traffic this month with ACL and F1 drawing in travelers

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With major entertainment events slated for October, the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is gearing up for a busy month.

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With deposition and trial looming, Elon Musk has offered $44B for Twitter, again

Elon Musk has proposed once again to buy Twitter for $54.20 a share.

The news that Musk is offering to carry on with the $44 billion buyout was first reported by Bloomberg. Now, a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission shows Musk made the proposal in a letter to the tech giant on Monday.

The New York Stock Exchange temporarily halted trading in Twitter stock twice Tuesday, first because of a big price move and the second time for a news event, presumably the announcement of Musk's renewed offer.

While the per share offer price on this latest proposal remains the same as the original offer, it’s unclear if Musk has made other term changes or if Twitter would reject it. According to other reports, a deal could be reached this week.

The stock closed at $52.00/share Tuesday, indicating market uncertainty around the $54.20 offer.

After Musk informed Twitter of plans to terminate the original agreement in July, Twitter sued. A trial has been expected in Delaware Chancery Court on Oct. 17.

With the proposition of a buyout on the table again, it revives the question of whether Musk might move Twitter from San Francisco to Central Texas.

He’s done so with some of his other companies. Tesla’s headquarters in southeast Travis County had its grand opening earlier this year and tunneling business The Boring Company moved to Pflugerville. At least two other Musk companies, SpaceX and Neuralink, have a Central Texas presence without being headquartered here.

Technology journalist Nilay Patel this afternoon voiced concerns that owning Twitter and Tesla together could be problematic for Musk, as his Tesla manufacturing facilities in Germany and China are both in countries that have disputes with Twitter over content moderation and censorship.

Telsa shares fell after the Twitter news became public, before rallying to close up, at $249.44.