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UT vs. UTSA: 7 ways to watch Longhorn football this weekend

Enjoy seven tailgates and watch parties as UT takes on UTSA this Saturday. (Still Austin Whiskey/Facebook)

Orange and burnt orange will merge as I-35 neighbors UTSA take on the University of Texas in Austin at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The two UT affiliates will clash for the first time at the Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium, but the party is sure to be felt all around town.

Whether at a tailgate or watch party, here are the best ways to enjoy the gameday experience:

Texas Tailgarten at Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd.

UT's biggest and longest-running tailgate will be back in action at Scholz Biergarten on Saturday. Since 1866, they've brought the brews, food and Longhorn celebrations to Austinites of all crests and creeds, and they're not stopping now.

11:00 Opening

1:00-4:30 DJ Island Time

4:30-6:30 Live Music: Sparkle-Grass

Longhorn City Limits at the LBJ Lawn, 4801 La Crosse Avenue

The Longhorns' free alternative to Austin City Limits will see live performances from Misterwives and Jane Leo starting at 3 p.m. on the LBJ lawn. Presented by Still Austin Whiskey, the event will include whiskey and Tito's cocktails on tap, Stubb's BBQ and live football coverage before a Silent Disco post-game party.

Watch party at the Still Austin Whiskey Co. Tasting Room, 440 East Saint Elmo Road

Enjoy a Horns Up frozen cocktail and a premier game watching experience at Still Austin Whiskey's Tasting Room each gameday. Come a little early for a taste of their fifth anniversary party starting at 1 p.m. as well.

The Tavern, 922 W 12th St

With 30 TV's and a longtime history as a hub for football fans, The Tavern is one of Austin's premier sports bars. The bar offers beers, burgers and football events each weekend, so be sure to check out their Facebook for this weekend's event details.

Lavaca Street Bar, 405 Lavaca St

Downtown Austin sports bar Lavaca Street Bar claims to be a "UT Football headquarters." Home of the Turf N' Surf Po Boy, the bar offers sandwiches, beer and other gameday fare.

Little Woodrow's, 5425 Burnet Rd

One of four Little Woodrow's in town, the sports bar's Burnet location has become the Longhorn headquarters. Hook 'em at Woodrow's each game day with beer bucket specials and an extensive indoor/outdoor game watching experience.

SAM Services Tailgate Party, 161 E 16th St.

Just as they do each week, SAM Services will provide barbecue, brews and TVs for the game at 161 E 16th St. on Saturday. A $5 donation is recommended, and make sure to bring your own chair.


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The New York Stock Exchange temporarily halted trading in Twitter stock twice Tuesday, first because of a big price move and the second time for a news event, presumably the announcement of Musk's renewed offer.

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