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These days everyone wants to live in Austin, and the city has no shortage of modern homes on the market. If you are dreaming about a home with a sleek design that often includes big glass windows, a modern home is right up your alley.
Here are seven modern homes on the market.
Location: 4016 Diligence Dr.
A short drive from Mount Bonnell, this four bedroom, four bath West Austin home has all the finishing touches that make modern homes so desirable. View it here.
Location: 2010 Wright St.
Perfect for hosting guests, this Zilker gem has a detached guest house. With four bedrooms and four baths, this is the perfect home for a family. Nearby, you'll find Alamo Drafthouse, Merit Coffee and Uchi. View it here.
Location: 2211 E. 5th St.
This home is newly built, resembling the style of the trendy Holly area. It has three bedrooms and three baths. This home has the big glass windows you expected when looking at modern homes. View it here.
Location: 2300 Bridle Path
One of the few homes built in the 1950s that is still around, this three bedroom home has the charm of an earlier era. It also offers a quick drive to a relaxing day at Lake Austin. View it here.
Location: 1611 Collier St.
While it may be a new build, this Zilker treasure calls back to mid-century architecture. The expansive windows create a beautiful view of the yard from the kitchen sink. It has three bedrooms and three baths. View it here.
Location: 1820 Kenwood Ave.
This Travis Heights home harkens back to a different decade with its subtle use of brick. It has three bedrooms, three baths. View it here.
Location: 1904 Paramount Ave.
This beautiful midcentury modern home features a pool, stunning bathroom tile and huge sliding glass doors exiting the kitchen. Not to mention easy access to South Lamar and Zilker Park. It has three bedrooms and three baths. View it here.
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Matthew McConaughey is reportedly weighing a run for Texas governor in 2022.
The Austin resident and Oscar winner has been "quietly making calls to influential people in Texas political circles, including a deep-pocketed moderate Republican and energy CEO" as he decides whether to run, according to Politico.
McConaughey said a gubernatorial run is "a true consideration" while on a March episode of Houston's "The Balanced Voice" podcast.
Although most political strategists doubt McConaughey's commitment and viability as a candidate, some are still intrigued by the possibility.
"I find it improbable, but it's not out of the question," Karl Rove, a top Republican strategist with a long history in Austin, told the political news site. He added that the big question is whether McConaughey would run as a Republican, a Democrat or an independent.
Brendan Steinhauser, an Austin-based GOP strategist, told Politico he's surprised McConaughey isn't being taken more seriously. "Celebrity in this country counts for a lot," he said. "It's not like some C-list actor no one likes. He has an appeal."
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott plans to run for a third term and remains popular among Republican voters, 77% of whom approve of his performance as of April, according to the Texas Politics Project.
Some strategists believe an independent McConaughey run would benefit Abbott. But a recent poll from The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler found that McConaughey would beat Abbott, 45% to 33%, with 22% opting for someone else.
Mimi Swartz, an executive editor at Texas Monthly, mulled a McConaughey run in a recent opinion essay from the New York Times. "Texas may not be ready for a philosopher king as a candidate, much less governor," she wrote. "May the best man win, man."
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Some JuiceLand production facility workers and storefront employees are organizing to demand a wage increases, better working conditions (including air conditioning in the warehouse) and pay transparency, among other asks. They are also calling on staff to strike and customers to boycott the Austin-based company until their demands are met.
JuiceLand responded on Saturday. "We are listening," the company wrote on their Instagram story. "JuiceLand crew now makes guaranteed $15 an hour or more companywide."
JuiceLand, which was founded in 2001 by Matt Shook and now has 35 locations in Austin, Houston and Dallas, acknowledged the rising cost of living across Texas and the added stress of the pandemic in an email to employees on Saturday, part of which @juicelandworkersrights shared on social media. "There's no denying that times are tough and financial security means more now than ever," the company wrote.
Organized JuiceLand workers rejected this proposal, according to a recent post on the @juicelandworkersrights Instagram account, and reiterated their demands.
"Cost of living in Austin is rising exponentially and will only continue to get worse with the tech boom," the post read. "$15 is barely a sustainable living."