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UT quarterback Sam Ehlinger gets picked up by Colts in NFL draft

(Sam Ehlinger/Twitter)

Longhorns football four-year starter Sam Ehlinger is off to the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts as the 218th overall draft pick.


He follows in the footsteps of childhood role model Colt McCoy, who was the last drafted player from the University of Texas in 2010. The former UT quarterback will likely compete for a backup role as the Colts acquired quarterback Carson Wentz.

The 22 year old was born to two UT alumni, where he grew up dreaming of playing with UT. The past four years he started in 43 of his 46 games and was captain for two season.

Stats: Ehlinger completed 62.5% of his passes for 11,436 yards, 94 touchdowns and 27 interceptions.

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1923 Lake Austin mansion demolition request pitting preservationists and some neighbors against owner and city preservation office
Austin Monitor

By Jonathan Lee

The Planning Commission was split Tuesday on whether to help save an eclectic lakefront estate from demolition by zoning it historic amid concerns over tax breaks and the likelihood that a previous owner participated in segregation as a business owner.

The property in question, known as the Delisle House, is located at 2002 Scenic Drive in Tarrytown. The main house, with Spanish and Modern influences, was built in 1923 by Raymond Delisle, an optician. A Gothic Revival accessory apartment was built in 1946. The current owner applied to demolish the structures in order to build a new home.'

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Freaky Floats and other Austin food & drink news
Austin Motel

What's new in Austin food & drink this week:

  • Nau's Enfield Drug closing after losing their lease. Did McGuire Moorman Lambert buy the building, with its vintage soda fountain?
  • Nixta Taqueria Chef Edgar Rico named to Time Magazine's Time 100 Next influencer list, after winning a James Beard Award earlier this year.
  • Question: From what BBQ joint did pescatarian Harry Styles order food this week?
  • Austin Motel is opening the pool and pool bar Wednesday nights in October for Freaky Floats.
  • Vincent's on the Lake closing due to "economic conditions and low water levels [at Lake Travis]."
  • Cenote has closed its Windsor Park location. The East Cesar Chavez location remains open.
  • The Steeping Room on N. Lamar has closed.
  • Local startup It's Skinnyscored new financing for its gluten-free pasta business.
  • P. Terry's opened a new location in Kyle, at 18940 IH-35.