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Matthew McConaughey is reportedly making calls as he considers a gubernatorial run, according to Politico. (Fanatics)

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.

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The hot housing market is cranking up down payments that can deter some from buying their first home. (Shutterstock)

Austin home buyers are facing yet another hurdle as they battle high prices and bidding wars to get their patch of land: buyers are having to put more down—in cash.

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The pandemic caused Austin rents to fall slightly, a rare dip amid a decade of rising prices. But the local rental market is recovering, according to the latest market report from ApartmentData.com. (Emma Freer/Austonia)

After a slight pandemic slump that was a rare boon to tenants, Austin's rental market has rebounded. Fueled by job growth, relocations and an increasingly pricey housing market, the average monthly rent in the Greater Austin area rose to $1,335 in April, exceeding pre-pandemic rates, according to the latest market report from ApartmentData.com.

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Tesla reported a successful, record-breaking first quarter during an investors earnings call on Monday. (Tesla)

Despite production delays and global supply chain issues, Tesla broke records during the first quarter of 2021, producing and delivering more vehicles than ever before, according to an investors earning call on Monday.

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