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The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation contributed over $35 million to help add to the Community First! Village. (Community First! Village/Facebook)

It's the most (philanthropic) time of the year, and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation added to Central Texas' $100 million Giving Tuesday donations by promising a $38 million commitment towards combatting homelessness in Austin.

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Austin roots band Black Pumas are one of six Austin-tied nominees for this year's Grammy Awards. (Black Pumas/Twitter)

Six artists with Austin ties, including Willie Nelson and Black Pumas, were nominated for this year's Grammy Awards, which will be released in the 64th rendition of the show on Jan. 31.

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Silicon Hills is a former nickname for Austin that soon fell out of favor. (Laura Figi/Austonia)

The Austin tech scene continues to explode— the city is a leader in crypto, Oracle and Tesla are relocating from California, and accelerators like Capital Factory continue to foster growth.

Before transplant Elon Musk dubbed the city a "boomtown," a nickname had already emerged: "Silicon Hills". But the name, a mesh of the Bay Area's "Silicon Valley" moniker and a reference to West Austin's Hill Country landscape—hasn't sat well with some.

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Matthew McConaughey could still be eyeing a bid for governor, and a recent poll indicates he's still got a shot. (PAN Photo Agency/Shutterstock)

Time's ticking for Austinite and Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey to announce his bid for Texas governor, but if he wanted it, he could still have a shot, according to a November poll by the University of Texas and Dallas Morning News.

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