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Austin Oracle executive searching for love on new Bachelorette season

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Among the 35 men looking to win love on The Bachelorette is Austinite Zach Shallcross, a tech executive.

On the 19th season of The Bachelorette, two bachelorettes, Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia, will be searching for their match in the entirety of the season—a first for the franchise. Shallcross, 25, is the only Austinite competing this upcoming season, but other there are two other Texan suitors, including one from Houston and Lubbock.

Shallcross is a California Polytechnic State University alumnus, where he was on the football team. His LinkedIn says he is a senior cloud technology account executive at Oracle in Austin, where he has worked for more than two years.

Austin is no stranger to The Bachelor franchise; in 2019, Austinite Cam Ayala received the first rose from Bachelorette Hannah Young, Chef Page Pressley was on Claire Crawford's season in 2020, and three Austinites were on The Bachelorette in the fall.

The new season premieres July 11.


Pickleball gold rush links LeBron with Austin and a network of local investors like Brené Brown

King James

It's not on the level of LeBron signing with the Spurs, but who knows, maybe you'll see him at Guero's one day, having a Rob's Especial marg and a No. 1 dinner?

LeBron James, Draymond Green, Kevin Love, LeBron's business partner Maverick Carter, and a bunch of other sports-related investors are buying a Major League Pickleball expansion franchise.

Oddly, MLP teams aren't associated with places, so at this point it's just "an expansion team."

But Major League Pickelball is based in Austin, created, according to the Austin Business Journal, by Dreamland and Richard's Rainwater owner Steve Kuhn.

League investors include familiar Austin names like C3 Presents founders Charles Attal and Charlie Walker, Parsley Energy founder and partial Austin FC owner Brian Sheffield, Silicon Labs Chairman Nav Sooch, and pickleball enthusiast Brené Brown.

Fall camping: Camp Fimfo Waco offers one-of-a-kind experiences in the heart of Texas
Camp Fimfo Waco

Camp Fimfo Waco, a brand new camping resort, is kicking off football and fall camping season in style! With top-notch amenities, premium accommodations, and 10 weekends of fall fun, there’s no better place to have a fall camping getaway, especially if you’re a Baylor football fan!

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