Watch: Austin videographer screens romantic proposal to girlfriend at Alamo Drafthouse

Grab some tissues and get ready for the waterworks because this Austin love story is incredibly romantic.

Videographer Zac Zlatic and baker Kelly Satterlee have been together since they were just 16 years old. Now, eight years later, Zlatic decided to pop the question — but he knew it had to be more than just your average proposal.

Photo via Zac Zlatick/YouTube
Photo via Zac Zlatick/YouTube

According to Fox 7 Austin, Zlatic took about five years worth of footage of his time spent with Satterlee and secretly edited it to create a movie about their relationship. She thought it was just a project he was working on titled “The Bear Thing.”

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Then, Zlatic rented out a theater room at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in July and invited friends and family to watch the proposal and video first-hand. He told Satterlee they were just going to a friend’s movie premiere.

Read: Austin Time Warner Cable News reporter gets on-air wedding proposal

They arrived late to an already-dark theater so Satterlee wouldn’t see who was in the audience. Right before his movie came on, he ducked out of the theater. And just a few minutes later, as his voice came on over the speakers and she saw her face on screen, she realized what was happening. Here’s the video documenting the entire evening:

Needless to say, she said yes. Excuse me while I go cry now.

WATCH: Austin fourth-grader is very excited to be back at school

Not every kid dreads going back to school. For Austin’s Kevin Rodriguez, “excited” doesn’t even cover it.

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The fourth-grader stopped to chat with FOX 7 before starting at Rodriguez Elementary earlier this week and, when asked why he was so excited to return to school, nearly immediately launched into an abridged version of his life plan. “Because I’m going to fourth grade, and after that I’m going to fifth, and I’m going to college.”

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Kevin’s more immediate concerns, like most kids his age, lie with making friends. “I’m hoping I can make more friends than just one,” he told FOX 7. He also expressed his frustration at his mom, who “thinks I’m a baby so I can’t walk to school sometimes.”

To all the kids returning to school this week, from the American-Statesman (and Kevin), “Hello students!”

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Tourism video from 1980s says Austin is ‘like Paris’

Austin touts itself as a lot of things. The “Live Music Capital of the World.” The home to Texas’ best barbecue. The hottest place on earth. But in the late 1980s, the city was claiming something even its biggest fans and longtime residents might struggle to substantiate.Capture

“Austin is like Paris,” a City of Austin video promoting tourism in 1987 asserts. The video immediately cuts to a scene of headband-ed individuals playing Frisbee as proof.

Although the surest and most obvious similarity between Austin and Paris is that they are both, in fact, cities, the video isn’t entirely off-base in claiming that each prioritizes “art, music and the pleasures of life.”

The video also claims that, “The spirit of the city is tended toward enjoying life more than building industrial empires.” Looking at you, Dallas.

Instead, with a nod to the slacker subculture, the video says Austin is more about “world-class lazing in the sun.”

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The entire video, which offers a look at what the city had to offer visitors before three-day ACL passes, proves entertaining. What’s a funny thing to hear in 2016? “Some of the most exciting new buildings of the 1980s…”

WATCH: What did a tour of UT look like in the 1980s?

The video was uploaded to the YouTube account of a successful Kickstarter campaign looking to make a documentary about “how public access TV helped shape the culture of Austin, one of America’s weirdest cities.” The film will be called “When We Were Live.” The project, led by local video producer John Spottswood Moore, earned $17,000 from 209 backers.

It might not be Paris, but we’ll always have Austin.

Texas country singer Coffey Anderson advises what to do if a cop stops you in viral video

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In the wake of recent shootings across the U.S., country singer Coffey Anderson posted a video on Facebook that quickly went viral last week advising what to do when an officer pulls you over.

Anderson, who is biracial and originally from Bangs, posted the video — which has been seen more than 31 million times — one day after a Minnesota officer fatally shot a black school cafeteria manager, Philando Castile, during a traffic stop. In the video, Anderson re-enacts a traffic stop and gives step-by-step instructions on how a driver should act  if they find themselves in that situation.

“Most of the time when we get pulled over, it’s a surprise, we’re not used to it,” he says. “It’s not something that happens everyday.”

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When a driver is pulled over, Anderson says they should completely turn off their car, make sure the radio volume is turned all the way down, face forward and keep both hands on the steering wheel with fingers pointing out. He also says drivers should keep their wallets and driver’s licenses in an easily accessible spot so that they can grab it before the officer approaches the window.

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“Do not sit on your wallet,” he says. “If you’re reaching down as he [the officer] walks up, you could be pulling a weapon, which could compromise his safety, which is going to make his adrenaline go up.”

Anderson says it’s important that it’s important to remember that at the end of the day, everyone just wants to get home safely.

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“I want to break the wall down between what we really don’t know about each other to what we can learn form each other,” he says. “So let’s make a simple protocol that can get you home safer on the police side and on our side.”

 

 

Watch: Texas news anchor caught mocking Hillary Clinton on air

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2011, file photo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton checks her Blackberry from a desk inside a C-17 military plane upon her departure from Malta, in the Mediterranean Sea, bound for Tripoli, Libya. The State Department is reopening an internal investigation of possible mishandling of classified information by Hillary Clinton and top aides. (AP Photo/Kevin Lamarque, Pool, File)
FILE – In this Oct. 18, 2011, file photo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton checks her Blackberry from a desk inside a C-17 military plane upon her departure from Malta, in the Mediterranean Sea, bound for Tripoli, Libya. The State Department is reopening an internal investigation of possible mishandling of classified information by Hillary Clinton and top aides. (AP Photo/Kevin Lamarque, Pool, File)

Oops. Although a major part of a news anchor’s profession is knowing when one is on and off air, they don’t always get it right.

Take one Waco anchor with KWTX, for instance. It’s safe to assume he didn’t think his impression of Hillary Clinton, shrill voice included, saying, “Donald Trump,” was not going to being broadcasted live. The face of the anchor sitting next to him, who seems a little more aware of the situation, says it all.

Watch the full clip below:

Videos posted to social media capture chaos, confusion during Dallas shooting

Protestors react after shots were fired during a protest on Thursday, July 7, 2016 in Dallas. Snipers opened fire on police officers in the heart of Dallas during protests over two recent fatal police shootings of black men. (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
Protestors react after shots were fired during a protest on Thursday, July 7, 2016 in Dallas. Snipers opened fire on police officers in the heart of Dallas during protests over two recent fatal police shootings of black men. (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

In a scramble to grasp what was going on during last night’s Dallas shooting that left five police officers dead and another seven injured, many turned to social media. Twitter and Facebook feeds were rife with amateur videos, many captured on cell phones, by those who were in Downtown Dallas during the incident.

The videos offer a frightening array of perspectives of the chaos and confusion surrounding the scene.

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Visit the Dallas Morning News to see more videos captured by bystanders during last night’s shooting.

Watch: Chicken on the lam at Buc-ee’s successfully evades Texas police

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What does this chicken know that had him running from police Monday night? It will remain a mystery for now, as the fowl managed to successfully avoid being captured during a foot chase in a South Texas Buc-ee’s parking lot.

Officer Curtis Land of the Freeport Police Department couldn’t help but laugh as he pursued the feathered suspect in a video posted to the department’s Facebook. “I ain’t chasing a chicken,” Land can be heard saying as the chicken picks up speed. “I want to know where the dang chicken came from.”

Although Texas has been named “the state in which you’re most likely to be killed by animals,” it’s safe to say this chase was of low-risk. Officers lost track of the bird near a Church’s Chicken restaurant down the road.

Suspicious.

SEE: 5 times wild animals got loose in Central Texas

Watch raw footage from scene of Orlando nightclub shooting

The Associated Press has raw footage from the scene of a deadly shooting at an Orlando, Fla., gay nightclub. Shots can be heard in the video.

Watch it below. Warning: The footage may be disturbing.

WFTV, the American-Statesman’s sister TV station in Orlando, is also covering the aftermath of the early Sunday shooting at Pulse Orlando, which left 50 dead, according to officials. Originally, the death toll was reported as being close to 20. The station has also posted raw footage of the scene.

Screengrab via Facebook.com/WFTV
Screengrab via Facebook.com/wftv

READ: Terrorist ‘organized and well-prepared’ during Orlando nightclub shooting, official says

Among the footage posted by WFTV: a clip of multiple injured victims outside Pulse.

The station also has footage of patients being taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center after the shooting.

Aerial footage shows shattered glass and a bomb robot outside the club.

The station also posted closer footage of a bomb robot at the scene.

A gunman opened fire inside the nightclub around 2 a.m., according to police. In addition to those dead, 42 were injured, officials say. The club posted a warning on its Facebook page around that time, writing “Everyone get out of pulse and keep running.”

The suspect in the shooting has been identified as Omar Mateen of Port St. Lucie, Fla.

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Another Texas valedictorian reveals undocumented status same day as Mayte Lara’s viral tweet

 

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The same day that Crockett High School valedictorian Mayte Lara sent out a tweet revealing both her 4.5 GPA and undocumented status, another Texas high school valedictorian stood up in front of her graduating class and identified herself as “one of the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the shadows of the United States.”

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Larissa Martinez of McKinney Boyd High School outside of Dallas used her speech as an opportunity to deliver a series of “unexpected realities” about her situation to her peers. Although Martinez will be on her way to Yale in the fall, she is still in the process of becoming a U.S. citizen after fleeing her alcoholic father and moving to Texas from Mexico City with her mother six years ago.

“Despite not having internet, a washing machine or even my own bed, I always had knowledge at my fingertips,” Martinez said of school, which she called a “safe haven.”

Martinez also alluded to a certain Republican presidential candidate during her speech, saying, “America can be great again without the construction of a wall built on hatred and prejudice.”

Although she admitted to WFAA to feeling nervous about the speech right up until its delivery, she only takes a second to pause and breathe before saying, “After all these years I have finally mustered up the courage and stand before you to share a struggle that I’ve had to deal with each and everyday,” and revealing her status as an undocumented immigrant.

“I realized,” Martinez’s mother told WFAA, “Yeah, that’s what we are. That’s what you are. That’s your story.”

Martinez ended her speech by saying, “They told me I couldn’t. So, I did.” You can watch Martinez’s full speech, here.

READ: What people are saying about Crockett valedictorian Mayte Lara’s viral tweet

Texas horse plays dead, deserves an Oscar

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Pinto the horse plays dead in video that went viral. Photo courtesy of Mark N. Kelley/Facebook.

And the award for Best Fake Death goes to — drum roll please — Pinto the horse who plays dead from Kerens.

On Monday, Pinto’s owner Mark N. Kelley posted a video of the horse playing possum that quickly went viral. Currently, the video has more than 32 million views.

Kelley posted the video after some electrical contractors were working on his farm and saw Pinto lying on his back. They panicked thinking he was truly dead, one even claiming rigor mortis had already set in. But apparently, that’s just Pinto’s pastime. Kelley even said on Facebook that Pinto has been acting for years.

Hope to see your name in shining lights one day, Pinto.