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"Walker" reboot renewed for season 2
(The CW)

More filming of "Supernatural" star Jared Padalecki can be expected to happen in Austin as The CW's "Walker" is back and kicking in high gear with the renewal of season two.


The reboot of popular 90's crime series "Walker, Texas Ranger" took the world by storm with its premiere having The CW's highest viewership in over two years. With viewership so high, it is no surprise that the series has been renewed for season two.

"Walker" began filming in Austin this past October after the Austin City Council approved the incentive agreement which allows filming of the series in town until April 2021. The series has since released two episodes with five total in season one.

In the series, Padalecki plays the role of Cordell Walker, a widower and veteran Texas Ranger with two children who moves to Austin after working undercover. The series follows Walker as he reconnects with his family while investigating the suspicious death of his wife, played by Padalecki's off-camera wife, Genevieve Padalecki.

"[I am] Grateful for the support from our friends at The CW, our crew, cast & most especially y'all for the tremendous support," Padelecki tweeted on Wednesday afternoon after the announcement of the season two renewal.

Padalecki, who is no stranger to Texas love, is a native to San Antonio and an Austin resident. Padalecki and his family have been frequently spotted around town, from the Austin City Limits music festival to 6th Street.

"Walker" airs on The CW channel at 7 p.m. Thursdays, so saddle up and enjoy the last three episodes of season one.

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Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
Waterloo Greenway, Good Vibrations Installation


🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway