Gov. Greg Abbott and Elon Musk pose with uniquely Texas hand gesture

Hook ‘em horns is hand signal for University of Texas at Austin

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Tesla CEO Elon Musk (KSAT)

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Tesla CEO Elon Musk were smiling big this week and for good reason.

Tesla Inc. is set to open a massive auto plant near Austin which is expected to bring 5,000 workers to the area.

Abbott posted a photo on Wednesday of the pair posing with the hook ‘em horns hand gesture and thanked Musk for embracing our great state.

For anyone that doesn’t know - hook ‘em horns is the hand signal for the University of Texas at Austin, which Abbott previously attended.

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“It’s been fun to get to know you. Welcome to Texas,” Abbott seemingly said to Musk in a Facebook post.

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Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.