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Father and son face off as nationally-ranked Westlake shoots for Texas state championship Saturday
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Westlake High School football does it again, ranking No. 4 in MaxPreps' Top 25 rankings as the team prepares to face off against Southlake Carroll High School this weekend in the Texas 6A Division 1 title game.


Westlake is the highest-ranked out of four other Texas high schools on the list, followed by No. 7 North Shore High School in Houston, No. 9 Ryan High School in Denton and No. 10 Southlake Carroll High School in Southlake.

And in MaxPreps Texas rankings, Westlake is at the top after a five-point jump, followed by Carthage High School in second place after a one-point jump and Carroll in third, after an eight-point jump.

The announcement comes just days before Saturday's game, which is slated to be a more-than-interesting battle between Westlake and Southlake Carroll High School, but not for the obvious reason.

The game will be a showdown between Westlake Head Coach Todd Dodge and his son Riley Dodge, head football coach at Carroll, his alma mater. The game has been dubbed the "Dodge Bowl" in anticipation.

The two had already planned to face off against each other at the AT&T Stadium this season but the game was canceled due to COVID-19. It would have been the first time the two have ever competed against each other.

Now, the very same teams will meet for the 6A Division I state championship game after making it there fair and square. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m Saturday, Jan. 16. Either way, the Dodge family will get a win.

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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