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Matthew McConaughey talks to former Longhorn Emmanuel Acho.

Former Texas Longhorn Emmanuel Acho has moved from the football field to the internet and is now the host of "Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man." Here he is joined by fellow Austinite and Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey to talk about race, Black Lives Matter and the responsibility white people have to help address inequality in America.


Since George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer in May, widespread protests have brought the subject of America's racial injustices to the forefront of the national conversation.

Acho's show has taken off since it debuted a week ago. Episode 1 has already had over 485,000 views on YouTube and Acho's Twitter has become a place for thousands more to talk about their experiences. On "Good Morning America" this morning, Acho talked about the success of his videos, saying, "what it means is that hearts are open, minds are ready to be turned, lives are ready to be changed."

Acho announced this morning that he is leaving his position as a sports analyst at ESPN for a role at Fox Sports' "Speak for Yourself."

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The pre-renovated backyard of the Rogan house on Lake Austin.

Austin-based podcast host Joe Rogan, recently called one of the most influential media personalities in the country, paid at least $14.4 million for the luxury lake house he's now living in on Lake Austin, according to local real estate sources and a report by Variety magazine.
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(Tito's Handmade Vodka)

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz Tito's Handmade Vodka
  • 2 oz cloudy apple juice
  • 1/2 oz ginger syrup
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 4 ginger slices, muddled
Directions: Muddle ginger slices in a shaker. Add remaining ingredients and ice. Shake and strain into a glass over fresh ice. Garnish with an orange twist.

The Texas Longhorns will face off with the Texas Tech Raiders this Saturday.

On Saturday, the Longhorns will travel to Lubbock to face off against Texas Tech in the Big 12 season opener for both teams.

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The November election is among us and here's what you need to know about propositions on the ballot.

In addition to voting for president, members of Congress and Austin City Council this Nov. 3., local voters will find two propositions at the bottom of their ballot with both addressing mobility issues in the city of Austin.

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No city is perfect, but if we're just talking about looks, Austin—with its lush green nature spots and lakes—is pretty spectacular. Here's a look at what makes Austin the perfect place to "staycation."

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Brené Brown is on to her next project, a podcast signed with Spotify.

Author and University of Texas professor Brené Brown signed a deal with Spotify for the platform rights to her new podcast "Dare to Lead," available Oct. 19.

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Barton Springs pool will reopen on Saturday after being closed since late June due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Barton Springs and Deep Eddy pools will reopen this Saturday on a modified schedule after being closed for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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