Matthew McConaughey says he won’t run for Texas governor
Actor Matthew McConaughey on Sunday removed himself from consideration as a potential candidate for governor after months of toying with a campaign.In a video posted to his Twitter account, McConaughe[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Beto O’Rourke on Matthew McConaughey: “I don’t know how he feels about any of the issues”
In a Texas Tribune Festival interview, the former member of Congress discussed the fight for voting rights, his takeaways from his last two runs for office and speculation about his becoming a candidate for governor.
TribCast: Weighing whether the Legislature will expand Medicaid and if voters would elect Matthew McConaughey
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Poet Amanda Gorman revisits inaugural triumph with Oprah
In this combination photo, Oprah Winfrey, left, attends the premiere of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" on April 18, 2017, in New York and Amanda Gorman attends Porter's 3rd annual Incredible Women Gala on Oct. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. Gorman revisits her inaugural poem that wowed observers, among them Oprah Winfrey, in the Apple TV+ series "The Oprah Conversation." (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, left, and Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – Amanda Gorman revisits her inauguration day poetry reading that wowed observers, among them Oprah Winfrey, in the Apple TV+ series “The Oprah Conversation.”The 23-year-old Gorman “stepped into a moment in history with enormous grace and dignity,” Winfrey said in a statement. The first National Youth Poet Laureate and the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history, Gorman recited “The Hill We Climb” for the Jan. 20 swearing-in ceremony for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Others who have been interviewed for “The Oprah Conversation” include former President Barack Obama, Matthew McConaughey, Stevie Wonder and author Ibram X. Kendi.
Matthew McConaughey speaks about ending the mask mandate in Texas
Cooper Neill/Getty ImagesTexas native, Matthew McConaughey, spoke about his benefit concert to help Texans due to the winter storm and his views on Governor Greg Abbott ending the mask mandate in Texas last week on CBS This Morning. McConaughey described that he was "a little dumbfounded by the decision" and how he did not understand Abbott's reasons to "pull the mask mandate," according to the video on CBS This Morning.mysanantonio.com
WATCH: Matthew McConaughey holds virtual concert to raise funds for Texans impacted by winter storm
AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 07: Matthew McConaughey watches player warmups before the game between the Texas Longhorns and the LSU Tigers at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 7, 2019 in Austin, Texas. Actor and Texas native Matthew McConaughey is hosting a virtual concert, titled “We’re Texas,” at 7 p.m., Sunday, to benefit those affected by Winter Storm Uri through the Just Keep Livin Foundation’s Texas Relief Fund. I’m Matthew McConaughey hailing from Austin, Texas and together #WereTexas. Join me and so many talented folks from Texas on Sunday, 3/21 at 7pm CT. Head to my https://t.co/xm9l02GWxK Let's get Texas and Texans back on their feet again - giddy up to give back @jklivinfndn pic.twitter.com/VSoPe1ydwT — Matthew McConaughey (@McConaughey) March 20, 2021“A lot of Texans are hurting right now,” McConaughey said in a release. The ‘We’re Texas’ virtual event features an all-star lineup of Texas talent for a night to restore Texas.
Matthew McConaughey is flirting with a run for governor. But his politics remain a mystery.
The Austin-based actor Matthew McConaughey is again making headlines for flirting with a run for Texas governor — and this time he says he is serious about the possibility. And he has declined to say whether he would run as a Democrat, a Republican or something else. In the book, McConaughey did include a handful of glimpses at the politics he was around growing up. AdSome interviewers have specifically asked McConaughey if he would run as a Democrat or a Republican — or something else — and he has not played ball. In the same interview, McConaughey offered a more direct position on another hot-button issue — gun control — saying it is "too easy to get a gun sometimes, that there should be that background check."
Matthew McConaughey says he "would be a fool not to" consider running for Texas governor
Matthew McConaughey is looking to help his home state of Texas in more ways than one. The unusual weather system left hundreds of thousands of Texas residents without power, heat or clean water for weeks. But the concert may just be one step in his plan to help Texas — the actor said he was also open to considering a run for state governor. The benefit is airing March 21 at 7 p.m. Central Texas time, and will be hosted by McConaughey himself. To learn about "We're Texas" and ways you can help, go to the Just Keep Livin' Foundation site, founded by Matthew and Camila McConaughey.cbsnews.com
Matthew McConaughey on "We're Texas" benefit concert, potential Texas governor run and COVID-19
Matthew McConaughey on "We're Texas" benefit concert, potential Texas governor run and COVID-19 Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey joins "CBS This Morning" to talk about "We're Texas," a virtual benefit to help out his native state of Texas after February's winter storm. Plus, the actor discusses a potential role in public office.cbsnews.com
Matthew McConaughey hosting virtual benefit concert for Texans affected by February freeze
click image Instagram / officiallymcconaugheyTexas native Matthew McConaughey has organized a virtual benefit concert to support Texans affected by February cold snapLone Star State native Matthew McConaughey has organized a virtual benefit concert dubbed We’re Texas to benefit residents affected by last month's devastating winter storms.“A lot of Texans are hurting right now,” the Oscar-winning actor said in a release. “After the disaster of the worst freeze here in over 70 years, so many are still without clean water, and unable to repair water damage that has made their homes unlivable. The We’re Texas virtual event features an all-star lineup of Texas talent for a night to restore Texas. It’s time.”McConaughey announced the March 21 concert amid building speculation that he'll run for governor. The fund provides support for people still lacking basic necessities as they try to recover from the storms.Proceeds from the We’re Texas concert will go to nonprofits including the Austin Disaster Relief Network, Meals on Wheels Central Texas, the St. Bernard Project and Salvation Army of Texas.sacurrent.com
Matthew McConaughey says he’s considering a run for Texas governor next year
FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2020, file photo, Matthew McConaughey attends A+E Network's "HISTORYTalks: Leadership and Legacy" in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)University of Texas professor and actor Matthew McConaughey says he is truly considering a run for Texas governor next year. What is my role, what is my category in this next chapter of life that I’m going into?” McConaughey said. It would be up to the people more than it would me.”Texas Governor Greg Abbott will be up for re-election next year. SA Live’s Jen Tobias-Struski interviewed McConaughey just last month to discuss his New York Times Best Seller, “Greenlights.” You can watch the full interview here.
As seen on SA Live - Friday, February 19, 2021
SAN ANTONIO – Today at 1 p.m., Texans helping Texans get through the cold snap, Smashin’ Crab for Lent, part two with Matthew McConaughey, and cold weather fashion and skin care. The power is back on for many and Jen is following the stories of San Antonio-area businesses helping each other out. AdDavid Elder takes us out to Smashin Crab for smashin’ good seafood options for Lent. Jen catches up with the A-list, Texas actor in an SA Live exclusive interview. Stream the show anytime from the KSAT TV app on Roku, Fire Stick, a smart TV or smartphone.
As seen on SA Live - Thursday, February 18, 2021
SAN ANTONIO – Today at 1 p.m., cold weather comfort food recipes you can make with leftovers or inexpensive ingredients, a seafood spot for Lent, Jen’s interview with Matthew McConaughey and more. Here’s where you can find important info:• SAWS customers urged to boil water before drinking• When is my power coming back on? Jen catches up with the A-list, Texas actor in an SA Live exclusive interview. ❄❄❄Tag us @saliveksat + watch today at 1 p.m. on @saliveksat for cold weather comfort food and more! pic.twitter.com/5wACdL765k — SA Live (@SALiveKSAT) February 18, 2021SA Live airs weekdays at 1 p.m. on KSAT 12.
Matthew McConaughey shares his family quarantine experience + his respect for Tom Brady
SAN ANTONIO – FAMILY LIFEIt’s been almost a year since the pandemic took over our country and all of us (including the movie stars we all love) have been forced to quarantine and social distance, that includes Matthew McConaughey. Matthew McConaughey's children took his magazine photos while they were in quarantine. “As long as she has a book to read and a cold glass of Kendall-Jackson (wine) at 5:30, she’s easy,” McConaughey said. Camila Alves McConaughey coloring Kay McConaughey's hair (Instagram)“Her and my wife have really struck up a nice friendship,” Matthew said. When asked if he had a pick for Sunday’s big game between The Buccaneers and the Chiefs, Matthew goes on to chat about his admiration for Tom Brady.
As seen on SA Live - Friday, February 5, 2021
• The game 🏈 • The food 🍕 • The commercials 🖥 • The halftime show 🎙 Look for your answers from 1-2 p.m. today on KSAT 12 & KSAT.com! It’s a game day themed Get Fit Friday and Fiona is taking us to the next level with Joseph Brooks, of Next Level Personal Training. They’re going to take Mike through a fun workout-as-you-watch workout for the big game on Sunday. AdSA Live airs weekdays at 1 p.m. on KSAT 12. Stream the show anytime from the KSAT TV app on Roku, Fire Stick, a smart TV or smartphone.
Alright, alright, alright: Matthew McConaughey chats with Jen Tobias-Struski about new book, growing up in South Texas
SAN ANTONIO – You know the name and most of us know his Texas ties. “Born in Uvalde, raised in Longview, and went to school in Austin,” Academy Award-winning actor, Matthew McConaughey said, recalling his youth in South Texas during a chat with SA Live’s Jen Tobias-Struski. Ad“So I would have to get them pulled, and that was the road trip to San Antonio from Uvalde when I was a young kid,” McConaughey said. So I’d cry, but I’d get a yogurt on the way home.”McConaughey said he had tubes in his ears seven times. During the interview, McConaughey also talked about trying to get acting roles in San Antonio, and he recalled the story of what led to one of his most famous lines, “Alright, alright, alright,” from the movie “Dazed and Confused.”That story and the extended interview are in the video above.
As seen on SA Live - Thursday, February 4, 2021
SAN ANTONIO – Today at 1 p.m., Jen sits down with Matthew McConaughey for a one-on-one interview about his new book, movies and more. What’s your favorite Matthew McConaughey movie? 🌟 What's your favorite Matthew McConaughey movie? pic.twitter.com/PlPIKldVid — SA Live (@SALiveKSAT) February 4, 2021Have you read Matthew McConaughey’s new book, Greenlights? Jen catches up with the A-list, Texas actor in an SA Live exclusive interview.
Matthew McConaughey says he would consider running for office in Texas
AUSTIN – Celebrities running for office is a tale as old as time, but for the Austinite turned mascot and persona of the state, things may have just gotten a little more real for Matthew McConaughey. In a recent interview on Hugh Hewitt’s radio program, the actor did not rule out the possibility of running for office in the Lone Star State. On Tuesday, Hewitt asked McConaughey plainly if he would run for any political office in Texas. McConaughey said the country has to stabilize after a divisive election before he or anyone can point the country or state in the right direction. Or watch the second part of the interview with Hewitt in the player below:Related: Matthew McConaughey writing book based on life-changing adventures
Movie star Matthew McConaughey says he'd consider running for Texas Governor
Actor Matthew McConaughey might say "alright, alright, alright" to the prospect of serving as governor of his home state — assuming that's something Texans want. It would be up to the people more than it would me," the Uvalde native told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt this week when asked if he'd consider a run. "I would say this: Look, politics seems to be a broken business to me right now," thestar added. "Coming out of the election right now, we’ve got to stabilize," he said. "This country’s got to stabilize first before we start to say, 'OK, here’s how we’re marching out of this together, forward.'"sacurrent.com
Marshall remembers lives lost in worst US sports disaster
FILE - In this Nov. 15, 1970, file photo, a fireman looks over the wreckage of a plane in Kenova near Huntington, W.Va. Marshall will mark the 50th anniversary of the plane crash that killed all 75 aboard on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, on the campus in Huntington. (AP Photo/Henry Griffin, File)
Marshall remembers lives lost in worst US sports disaster
(AP Photo/Henry Griffin, File)HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University commemorated the 50th anniversary of one of the worst sports disasters in U.S. history Saturday, a plane crash that killed most of the football team. “This plaza and this fountain are the heart of Marshall University,” university President Jerome Gilbert said. The victims included 36 football players and 39 school administrators, coaches, fans, spouses and flight crew. Members of the current team also visited a nearby cemetery, where six players from the 1970 team whose bodies were never identified were buried. And on Saturday, the 16th-ranked football team won, defeating Middle Tennessee 42-14.
Marshall remembers worst US sports disaster 50 years later
Among the victims were 36 Marshall football players. In the first season after the crash, Marshall won just two games. The plane crash redefined comebacks and helped shape the identity of the public university that serves 13,000 students in Huntington. Everyone on board perished: 36 football players, 39 coaches, school administrators, community leaders, boosters and the flight crew. Those not on the Marshall plane have spent the last five decades dealing with heartache, self-doubt and unanswerable questions about why they were spared.
Former athletes, sports shows take lead on social justice
Former athletes have a pipeline to advance into sports media as commentators, and many popular shows feature a Black man or woman as a host. Instead, it turned into a forum for players to express their feelings about racial and social issues after practice was canceled. Brown added that athletes who speak out need to be articulate, informed and mindful that their words have staying power. For Rose, the era of athletes sticking to sports is over in part because President Donald Trump hasnt been shy about criticizing NBA and NFL players who disagree with him. If hes acknowledging NFL players who are kneeling and he says, They deserve to be fired, that now becomes a sports topic.
Dr. Anthony Fauci tells Matthew McConaughey sunlight kills COVID-19, gets candid in Q&A
SAN ANTONIO – The nation’s top infectious disease doctor told Texas actor Matthew McConaughey that sunlight kills COVID-19, among other scientific answers. “OK, true-false: Sunlight kills the virus?” McConaughey asked. Gina Raimondo, Fauci said school districts should find ways to offer outdoor activities as much as possible. That includes classes, recess and lunchtime, and windows on school buses should remain open as often as possible, Fauci said. Fauci also told the actor that learning about the virus remains a work-in-progress.
Spicoli to the rescue with 'Fast Times' virtual benefit
LOS ANGELES Spicoli is making a virtual return to Ridgemont High to raise money for a pair of non-profit groups. Sean Penn, a cast member in 1982's Fast Times at Ridgmont High," will be joined by Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and other stars in a socially distanced reading of the film's script. Penn is handing the role of stoner Jeff Spicoli over to another actor, with details about who's playing what part to be unveiled at next week's event. None of those actors, nor Roberts or Aniston, appeared in the original film. It will be available on Facebook Live and TikTok via COREs Facebook page, www.facebook.com/CoreResponse.
Matthew McConaughey writing book based on life-changing adventures
NEW YORK – Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey didn’t want to write an ordinary celebrity book. “This is not a traditional memoir, or an advice book, but rather a playbook based on adventures in my life,” McConaughey, 50, said in a statement about “Greenlights,” which comes out Oct. 20. “Adventures that have been significant, enlightening, and funny, sometimes because they were meant to be but mostly because they didn’t try to be.”Are you lit? info at https://t.co/WgBBklW8LD - On sale 10.20.20 pic.twitter.com/6rwwqPL7rq — Matthew McConaughey (@McConaughey) July 29, 2020According to Crown, which announced the book Wednesday, the actor known for films “Dallas Buyers Club” and “Magic Mike” will draw upon a diary he has kept for 35 years. “He found not only stories, questions, truths, and affirmations, but also a reliable theme,” Crown announced.
Russell Wilson, Tom Brady, Matthew McConaughey & More Memorable Moments from 2020 ESPYS
pic.twitter.com/ntJzgtkhMq ESPN (@espn) June 22, 2020Wilson, Bird and Rapinoe made it clear from the opening moments that this year's show wasn't going to shy away from addressing current events or getting political. pic.twitter.com/3pTJs1mDaW ESPN (@espn) June 22, 2020Tom Brady joined in the ESPYS' tribute to high school and college athletes who, due to the coronavirus outbreak, weren't able to play during their senior year. #ESPYS pic.twitter.com/EjQdm34ZjD ESPN (@espn) June 22, 2020"Courage is the kind of trait that comes with different looks," Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey said, while introducing the Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Kevin Love. pic.twitter.com/Fttyl8to0v ESPN (@espn) June 22, 2020A number of sports stars and celebrities came together to address the modern civil rights movement happening across the country and in the memory of George Floyd. RELATED CONTENT:How the 2020 ESPYS Will Honor Kobe BryantRussell Wilson, Megan Rapino and Sue Bird Will Host a Remote 2020 ESPYSSandra Bullock Presents U.S. Women's Soccer Team With Best Team Award at 2019 ESPYs
Matthew McConaughey discusses racism and white allergies in interview with former Longhorns star Emmanuel Acho
AUSTIN, Texas Actor Matthew McConaughey discussed race relations, prejudice and injustice in a lengthy interview with former Texas Longhorns and NFL star Emmanuel Acho. How can I do better as a white man? McConaughey asked Acho. You have to acknowledge that theres a problem, so that you can take more ownership for the problem, responded Acho. Theres certain just imported, obvious ways that we are prejudice that we dont even understand, said McConaughey. Acho said black women also receive similar back-handed compliments, which appear to be natural during a conversation.
Matthew McConaughey is delivering 110,000 masks to rural Texas hospitals
Texas – Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camila Alves are delivering 110,000 masks to hospitals in rural Texas, according to a Twitter post from the actor. McConaughey tweeted a photo of himself and his wife with a truckload of masks around 7 p.m. Thursday thanking Lincoln Motor Company for donating the masks. Thanks to @LincolnMotorCo for donating 110 thousand masks – me and @iamcamilaalves hitting the road to get em to rural hospitals in need across Texas pic.twitter.com/ztlSh7IpjO — Matthew McConaughey (@McConaughey) May 22, 2020This isn’t the only time McConaughey has supported community relief efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. He hosted a virtual bingo game for a senior living facility in April and Alves posted some of the interaction on Instagram. Matthew McConaughey says ‘partisan politics’ is ‘false,’ gives commencement speech on ‘GMA’
Matthew McConaughey says ‘partisan politics’ is ‘false,’ gives commencement speech on ‘GMA’
SAN ANTONIO – Texas icon Matthew McConaughey wants people to know that it would be a lot cooler if we stayed united during the coronavirus crisis. The actor appeared on “Good Morning America" Friday to promote his “this is about US” PSA as well as give a virtual commencement address to the Urban Assembly School for Emergency Management graduating class. “And that’s all false.”Watch Cardi B’s and Matthew McConaughey’s Speeches to Graduating Class While in Quarantine“America right now, our purpose is not an ‘us versus them’ politically partisan fight.”Every graduation needs a commencement speaker and what better one than Matthew @McConaughey? The Oscar-winner gives an inspiring commencement speech to class of 2020 and shows that everything is going to be alright, alright, alright. pic.twitter.com/KgGZY2FJ3V — Good Morning America (@GMA) May 15, 2020The Academy Award-winning actor went on to give words of encouragement to the graduates, saying “you chose to do something with real and necessary purpose.”McConaughey has remained outspoken about social distancing and safety during the pandemic.
San Antonio ISD Teacher, Boerne ISD Win H-E-B Education Awards
Graebner Elementary School teacher Gerardo Villegas Juarez was the only San Antonio educator to win one of the individual prizes. After being told he would win $5,000 for himself and $5,000 for his school in the San Antonio Independent School District, Juarez said he didnt have a speech prepared. The fifth grade teacher won in the Rising Star category, designated for teachers who have taught 10 years or fewer in the classroom. Ive only been teaching for four years and I am already sold on this whole system and the importance of what this is.Boerne Independent School District was named the best small school district, winning a $50,000 prize. H-E-B officials also announced Dallas ISD won the best large school district prize, and the board of Mission Consolidated Independent School District was named the states best school board.therivardreport.com
‘We’ve got more livin’ to do’: Matthew McConaughey shows how to make face mask with bandana, coffee filter
SAN ANTONIO – Texas actor Matthew McConaughey, err “Bobby Bandito” in his latest PSA, gave a useful tip on how to stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic. “Remember, stay at home, but if you got to go, strap it on like so,” he said. See the actor’s tutorial in his Instagram video below:McConaughey has been working with the City of Austin to release videos urging people to practice social distancing. “The virus doesn’t spread unless we spread it to each other” McConaughey, the “Minister of Culture" for UT and the city, said in the PSA. As of Monday, Texas has more than 13,800 cases of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, resulting in 286 deaths, according to Gov.
Matthew McConaughey Tweets DIY Facemask How-To in Role of Texas Outlaw Bobby Bandito
click image Twitter / McConaugheyYesterday, Matthew McConaughey posted an important erm, excuse me, let me check my notes.Ahem. Yesterday,posted an important announcement on Twitter Bandito, who possesses an uncanny resemblance to the Uvalde-born actor, took to the social media platform to share a DIY mask tutorial for all cowboys and cowgirls who lack face coverings. To follow it, all you need to do is raid the junk drawer for a bandana, a coffee filter and two rubber bands. "It's time for us to band together and see who can make the most badass bandito bandana, so we can beat the corona v, Bobby B. style," Bandito said in a self-assured drawl.Bobby B. You do you, just so long as you're playing it safe.sacurrent.com
Matthew McConaughey and wife Camila donate thousands of face masks to first responders in Austin
Matthew McConaughey and wife Camila donate thousands of face masks to first responders in AustinAcademy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camila showed their support for their city during the coronavirus pandemic by donating boxes of face masks to first responders in Austin on Friday, according to a Facebook post from the Austin Fire Department. less Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camila showed their support for their city during the coronavirus pandemic by donating boxes of face masks to first responders in Austin on Friday, ... more Photo: Facebook: Austin Fire Department Photo: Facebook: Austin Fire Department Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Matthew McConaughey and wife Camila donate thousands of face masks to first responders in Austin 1 / 1 Back to GalleryAcademy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camila showed their support for their city during the coronavirus pandemic by donating boxes of face masks to first responders in Austin on Friday, according to a Facebook post from the Austin Fire Department. The donation is part of the McConaugheys' commitment to gift 80,000 N-95 masks to healthcare workers, firefighters and police officers in Austin and Louisiana. The couple told Austin fire officials that the department will be receiving several thousands of masks very soon, the Facebook post said. Camila added in her post that it took her over two weeks to find the "right" organization she and Matthew could team up with.mysanantonio.com
McConaughey says stay home now, great things may lie ahead
NEW YORK – Matthew McConaughey has gone from advertising for going out and driving to selling people on staying home, and says that successfully navigating this crisis could bring great things from Hollywood and humanity. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death. McConaughey said that this worldwide crisis, like others before it, can help reflect what's good in people. “You see humanity acting and it's at its best in a lot of ways," he said. You see a lot of more compassion.”The 50-year-old actor is working on a book and teaching at the University of Texas.
Marshall-ECU game date moved, will honor 1970 crash victims
The schools were bonded forever when Marshall's chartered plane crashed while returning from a game at East Carolina on Nov. 14, 1970. The schools announced Thursday that the game originally set for Sept. 5 in Greenville now will be played Aug. 29. The schools were bonded forever when Marshall's chartered plane crashed while returning from a game at East Carolina on Nov. 14, 1970. “There is a special bond and indomitable spirit that exists between our communities, universities and football programs,” East Carolina athletic director Jon Gilbert said. “We are grateful to Jon Gilbert and everyone at East Carolina University for their efforts in making this schedule change come to fruition,” Marshall athletic director Mike Hamrick said.
McConaugheys visit leaves skeptics sputtering
The McConaugheys stuck with the crowd for the better part of an hour, reminiscing about their 16 years in Uvalde and answering questions from the audience. School district superintendent Hal Harrell told the McConaugheys that Kay had been his kindergarten teacher at St. Philips Episcopal School. Kay replied that Hal was a good student, and Matthew quipped that his mother was not a real teacher. But the McConaugheys clearly love Uvalde and their connection to the people and places that have left them with scores of indelible memories. So many successful people came and learned and left this town and went out and kicked ass, Rooster said.uvaldeleadernews.com
CHDI, Amys Attic win chamber business awards
Julye KeebleStaff writerUsing a gavel deemed unbreakable, which once belonged to former Vice President John Nance Garner and was on loan from the University of Texas-Austins Briscoe Center, outgoing board president John Dodson opened a meeting of the Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce Friday night during the annual banquet and awards ceremony. When were talking about centennial, were talking about connections. In 1920, a group of businessmen got together to promote the business of their community and 100 years later, look what thats grown into. It is my hope and my belief we will continue this legacy and keep these connections growing. Its been an honor, Dodson said.uvaldeleadernews.com
Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department, Neutze lauded for contributions
by Julye Keeble, staff writerA local businessman who gives back to Uvalde, and a group of volunteers who have saved countless lives were honored Friday night when the Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated 100 years of service with a dinner and awards ceremony, having opened its doors in 1920. Surprise guest speakers Uvalde-born Matthew McConaughey and his brother, Mike Rooster McConaughey and their mother, Kay, delighted the crown with anecdotes from their time in Uvalde. Local businessman Jimmy Neutze was named Uvaldean of the Year, while the entire Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department was recognized as volunteer of the year. The awards were given at the Uvalde County Event Center at the Fairplex. The theme for the black tie optional formal event was Through The Decades.uvaldeleadernews.com
McConaugheys delight crowd with Uvalde memories
Family matriarch Kay McConaughey was as outspoken as her son Mike, better known as Rooster, recalling adventures the family had during a 16-year residence in Uvalde. Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Hal Harrell received a round of applause when he told of attending the McConaugheys farewell party on Getty Street. A former kindergarten student of Kays You were a good student, Kay said, as Rooster added, She still talks about you Harrell said Matthew socked him in the stomach during the festivities. Dont tell on him. Hes moms favorite, Harrell recalled McConaughey brother Pat, not present Friday, advising him after the assault.uvaldeleadernews.com
The film of the decade is one from the stars
To pick one out of the literally dozens of candidates for the best movie of the decade is no easy feat and is sure to be met with opposition (especially my choice.) Before jumping directly into the story, its important to note the director behind Interstellar, Christopher Nolan. But Nolans creativity peaks in Interstellar.When Earth begins to run out resources, humanity looks to the stars for the solution. And that dualism between emotion and rational purpose is something that we do not see in most films of the modern-day. Interstellar may not be the best movie since 2010 to most, but its ability to spark curiosity and innate the explorative nature of the human race was unparalleled throughout the rest of the decade.trinitonian.com
Matthew McConaughey Joins Instagram on His 50th Birthday -- Check Out His First Post
Just a few weeks after Jennifer Aniston joined the social media platform, Matthew McConaughey decided he wanted to see what all the fuss was about. While Aniston waited a few months after her 50th birthday to join Instagram, the Oscar winner activated his account the day he turned the big 5-0! For his Instagram description, McConaughey calls himself: "Husband. Skipping photos and going right to a video, McConaughey captioned his first post: "Officially McConaughey." McConaughey tells his fans that he hopes the messages he puts on Instagram will inspire and make his followers think.
Matthew McConaughey helps prepare meals for firefighters in California
LOS ANGELES (CNN) - Matthew McConaughey is putting his barbecue skills to good use. The actor, together with disaster relief organization Operation BBQ Relief and volunteers from Wild Turkey Bourbon, prepared 800 turkey dinners for firefighters in Los Angeles battling wildfires Friday. The team prepared an additional 800 dinners for local homeless shelters. McConaughey is the creative director of Wild Turkey. McConaughey and his team originally planned to be in Los Angeles for National First Responder's Day, hosting an event to honor those involved in last year's Woolsey Fires.
Matthew McConaughey Navigates London's Criminal Underworld in 'The Gentlemen' Trailer
Matthew McConaughey and director Guy Ritchie have a new rock 'em, sock 'em crime caper on the way in the new year. On Wednesday, the first trailer was released for The Gentlemen, a star-studded film that explores London's seedy underbelly, with its tongue firmly tucked in its cheek. McConaughey plays Mickey Pearson, an American who has made a fortune selling cannabis in the U.K. The clip also features tons and tons of gunplay from Golding, Hunnam and Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery. That doesn't include McConaughey at one point ducking down in the back of a car as its riddled with bullets.
McConaughey joins the faculty at the University of Texas in Austin
AUSTIN, Texas (CNN) - This fall, award winning actor Matthew McConaughey will take on a new role: professor at the University of Texas at Austin. McConaughey, who graduated from UT in 1993, will be a "professor of practice" at the Moody College of Communication as faculty in the Department of Radio-Television-Film, according to a university news release. "We are proud to welcome Professor McConaughey to officially join our world-class faculty," said Moody College Dean Jay Bernhardt. McConaughey and faculty member and director Scott Rice have been co-teaching the Script to Screen film production class, but now the actor's name is solely on the syllabus. Working in the classroom with these students gives me a chance to prepare them," McConaughey said.
Matthew McConaughey officially a film professor at UT Austin
AUSTIN - That's Professor McConaughey now. After being a guest instructor at the University of Texas at Austin in the past, actor Matthew McConaughey has been appointed "professor of practice" for the university's Moody College of Communications. McConaughey earned a film degree from UT Austin, so it makes sense why the famous actor would want to give back to students by sharing his expertise in the film world. For his new class, McConaughey will be teaching his upcoming film "The Gentlemen" and his movie "Mud." While we doubt McConaughey will start every class with his iconic catchphrase "Alright, alright, alright," we are jealous of the lucky students who will learn invaluable lessons from such a force in Hollywood.