Tickets are on sale for Tesla Con Texas, an event Tesla enthusiasts are hosting alongside the April 7 grand opening of the gigafactory in southeast Travis County.
The Tesla Owners Club Austin announced last month that the event will be held April 5-8. The main event will be from noon to 6 p.m. April 8 with tickets on sale for that day at $20 a person. It has marketed it as the “biggest Tesla Fan event ever.”
The festivities include speakers sharing their favorite Tesla stories and profits benefiting Mobile Loaves and Fishes, a group working to mitigate homelessness in Austin. An outdoor area will host food trucks and exhibitors. Speakers include Tesla enthusiasts and content creators Sandy Munro, Kim Paquette, Eliena Sherriff, Farzad Mesbahi, Kristen Netten.
Speakers include Tesla community leaders and organizers as they share their favorite Tesla stories, answer questions, and support the Mobile Loaves and Fishes “COMMUNITY FIRST!” Village! @live_munro, @kimpaquette , @esherifftv, @farzyness, @RealLifeStarman, @Kristennettenpic.twitter.com/3rowtuVX5I
— Tesla Owners Club Austin (@AustinTeslaClub) March 17, 2022
Tickets can be bought on the Tesla Con website. The events will be held at the Concourse Project by the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, about 8 miles from the gigafactory.
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Austin police are investigating the killing of Moriah "Mo" Wilson after she was found with gunshot wounds inside an Austin home.
Wilson, a gravel and mountain bike racer, was visiting Austin from Colorado in preparation for the Gravel Locos race on Saturday taking place in Hico, a small town 2 hours from Austin.
On Wednesday, her roommate came home and found Wilson unresponsive with "a lot of blood near her,” police said. It is now being investigated as a suspicious death. No further information on the suspect or motive behind the killing are available at this time.
Wilson recently had become a full-time biker after winning a slew of races in the past year.
Some of your favorite Instagram filters can’t be used in Texas anymore and Austinites are sounding off on social media.
Meta, Facebook and Instagram’s parent company, announced on Wednesday that certain filters would no longer be available in Texas.
The change is a result of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit against Meta, alleging the company uses facial recognition technology that violates laws in Texas. A release from Meta says it stopped using facial recognition tech in November 2021 and denies Paxton’s allegations.
Some Austinites bemoaned the shift, saying some of their favorite filters were now unavailable.
This was my FAVORITE filter on @instagram and they done removed it cause I’m in Texas ! Like wowwwwww pic.twitter.com/uX60hdIC0Q
— Pinkyy Montana (@inkstar_pinkyy) May 11, 2022
i heard that instagram filters got banned in texas? what the actual fuck y’all better give me my favorite filter back
— lia 🤍 (@liatootrill) May 11, 2022
loved this stupid filter sm i hate texas pic.twitter.com/DXr9mmUc64
— birthday boy jeno 🎂 (@beabtox) May 12, 2022
But more often than not, locals joked about the ban.
Texas women seeing the filter ban on IG pic.twitter.com/yDMcP3Qtsr
— Christian (Anabolic) Flores (@christian_flo24) May 11, 2022
So, the state of Texas has banned filter use on IG? THE END IS NEAR. 😂
— THE FRANCHISE! Франшиза (@NYCFranchise718) May 12, 2022
And some in-between chose to show off some natural beauty.
I live in Texas, but no filter needed. 😉 pic.twitter.com/A6teRgYMKn
— bad and bruja (@starseedmami) May 11, 2022
filter, no filter..texas women still reign supreme.
— 🎍 (@_sixile) May 11, 2022
Finally, some are trying to cash in on the opportunity.
Texas IG users- if you want to filter your picture cashapp me $1.50 $ErvnYng
— Gemini (@ervn_y) May 11, 2022
Meta said it plans to create an opt-in system for both Texas and Illinois residents, who are facing the same issues.