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Former Texas Longhorn's mansion  on the market for nearly $6M

(Sue Platt Platt/Keller Williams Realty/Realtor.com)

Former Texas Longhorns and Seattle Seahawks player Earl Thomas is selling his Austin home. Thomas's wife, Nina, filed for divorce a year ago, several months after she was arrested for allegedly pointing a gun at him when she says she found him in bed, naked, with several women and his brother at an Austin-area short term rental house.

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UT vs. UTSA: 7 ways to watch Longhorn football this weekend

Enjoy seven tailgates and watch parties as UT takes on UTSA this Saturday. (Still Austin Whiskey/Facebook)

Orange and burnt orange will merge as I-35 neighbors UTSA take on the University of Texas in Austin at 7 p.m. Saturday.

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Longhorns, lights and fests all over: Things to do in Austin this weekend

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center will light up 16 acres as part of the Field of Lights starting this weekend. (Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center/Facebook)

🗓 All weekend

🛍️ City-wide Vintage Sale
Bring your biggest bags and negotiation chops to the city’s biggest yearly vintage popup at Palmer Events Center. Since 1977, it's been a go-to for recyclers, bargain hunters, vintage store owners and more. An all-weekend pass is $8.


Saturday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.| 📍Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd

🌼 Field of Light

Starting this weekend, Austin’s Wildflower Center is teaming up with British artist Bruce Munro for a 16-acre display of 28,000 solar-powered lights, representing the “intersection of art, technology and nature.”

Thursday-Sunday, 6:15 p.m.-9:30 p.m.| 📍Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave

🎸 Eastside Kings Festival
Two days, 40 bands. The Eastside Kings Festival is dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of African American blues, jazz and gospel and will do so in style with a full-blown festival in East Austin. Wristbands are $25 per day.

8 p.m.-12 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday | 📍 12th and Chicon

🗓 Friday

🥟 Centroamericanto Fest
Grab a bite of El Salvadoran food, watch Central American films and stroll through vendor booths at the 14th annual fest. Musical guests include Sara Curruchich from Guatemala, Luis Pastor from Nicaragua and Mauricio Callejas from El Salvador.

Film Fest- 7 p.m. Friday, Music Fest- 5:30 p.m. Saturday | 📍 Mexican-American Cultural Center, 600 River St

🗓 Saturday

🏈 Texas vs. Alabama game and tailgate
Watch the Longhorns take on their toughest opponent yet in a home game against No.1 Alabama Saturday. If you’re an early bird, be sure to check out the tailgate before the game.

11 a.m. | 📍 Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, 2100 San Jacinto Blvd

Austin FC watch party
For those who want a double-dip on sports this Saturday—Austin FC supporters’ group Austin Anthem, will host a watch party filled with brews, bites and more at Ctelis Brewing.

7 p.m. | 📍 Celis Brewing, 10001 Metric Blvd

🗓 Sunday

🌶️ Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival
Test your taste buds at the Austin Chronicle’s 32nd annual Hot Sauce Festival. Featuring hot sauce samplers from 18 commercial bottlers, food trucks, live music from TC Superstar and more. Proceeds go to the Central Texas Food Bank.

7 p.m. | 📍 The Far Out Lounge, 8504 S Congress Ave