A massive expanse of land on the northern outskirts of Austin has hit the market, offering local wildlife, central proximity and 1,469 acres to sprawl out on.
The Pecan Ranch, located between Georgetown and Killeen in Williamson County, hit the market on Tuesday for a cool $25,000 per acre or $36.72 million, according to a report from Mansion Global. It is the largest parcel to go on the market in the area in recent years.
The nearly 1,500-acre ranch is located far north in Jarrell. (MapRight)
The listing is zoned for agricultural use and has “long-term investment potential” as it is “ideal for a large master-planned community.” The ranch has remained in the same family for decades, allowing it to flourish with flora and fauna—you’ll find whitetail deer, coyotes, wild hogs, turkey, bobcats, wintering waterfowl, creeks that run through and plenty of mature oak trees.
The large swath of land is growing increasingly rare in and around booming Austin—according to the Austin Economic Development Corporation, Williamson County is the 12th fastest growing county in the nation.
Yet, the “diverse and magnificent” ranch is still secluded—the listing says the ranch sits 45 minutes from downtown, 25 minutes from Georgetown or Temple and 10 minutes away from I-35.
“With the national influx of companies such as Tesla and Samsung moving to the north and east outskirts of Austin, the surrounding counties have experienced tremendous growth,” West and Swope Ranches partner Louie Swope said in a statement.
The listing is held by San Antonio-based West and Swope Ranches.
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.