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.
By Patrick Svitek
Beto O'Rourke caused a dramatic scene on Wednesday when he angrily confronted Gov. Greg Abbott at his news conference about the Uvalde school shooting, yelling, "This is on you."
After Abbott was done giving his initial remarks, O'Rourke approached the stage and told Abbott he was "doing nothing" to combat gun violence. He said the Uvalde massacre, in which a gunman killed 19 children and two adults, was "totally predictable."
Some of the Republican officials onstage with Abbott quickly denounced O'Rourke, telling him to go away. Another man onstage used expletives to criticize O'Rourke for interrupting the event. O'Rourke was eventually escorted away amid the unruly scene.
“I can’t believe that you’re a sick son of a bitch that would come to a deal like this to make a political issue,” Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin told O'Rourke at one point.
Nineteen kids and two adults are dead after a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas—a small town an hour and a half west of San Antonio—on Tuesday afternoon.
Gov. Greg Abbott said the suspect, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, is believed to have been killed by the police. The Uvalde Police Department said the shooting began at 11:43 a.m. Tuesday.
“What happened in Uvalde is a horrific tragedy that cannot be tolerated in the state of Texas,” Abbott said. “He shot and killed—horrifically, incomprehensibly.”
Texans are grieving for the victims of this senseless crime & for the community of Uvalde.
Cecilia & I mourn this horrific loss & urge all Texans to come together.
I've instructed @TxDPS & Texas Rangers to work with local law enforcement to fully investigate this crime. pic.twitter.com/Yjwi8tDT1v
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) May 24, 2022
According to University Health Hospital officials, a 66-year-old woman and 10-year-old girl arrived in critical condition. Uvalde Memorial Hospital reportedly received 13 children for treatment and two individuals who were already deceased. At the time, it was believed 14 had died in this shooting.
The shooter prompted a lockdown at the elementary school of just under 550 students, with San Antonio Police sending SWAT, and Eagle chopper and Crime Scene Investigators.
According to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, President Joe Biden has been briefed on the tragedy and “His prayers are with the families impacted by this awful event, and he will speak this evening when he arrives back at the White House.”
At 21 deaths, it is the deadliest school shooting in Texas and one of the deadliest in the U.S. since 26 at Sandy Hook Elementary lost their lives. This is the U.S.'s 213th mass shooting of 2022.