AUSTIN (KXAN) - A graduate student from the University of Texas is getting a great start on his career. Jared Hall won 5 times in a row on Jeopardy. Unfortunately he lost his sixth appearance on Friday.
Still, the global policy graduate student walks away earning $161,000 on the game show.
Before the show aired, Hall told KXAN he was a bit nervous before the show tapings began.
"Definitely when you're walking up onto the stage you can feel your heart pumping," said Hall. "Once I was up there playing the game, having a good time. I got in a zone."
Hall said he plans to use his winnings to pay off his student loans, travel, and donate to charity.
“I just feel incredibly privileged to have had the opportunity to play a game that so many people enjoy so much,” said Hall. “Through some strange combination of luck and my own innate nerdiness, I was able to succeed beyond my wildest expectations. That’s a feeling I’ll never forget.”
After three months of sitting in the middle of Lady Bird Lake, the art installation known as the "Thirst Tree" is being taken down.
This Round Rock home has a holiday twist with an intense light display synced to the popular "Ylvis" song about the fox, only this time "The Grinch" is up to his old antics -- stealing the show and a couple of smiles here and there.
You've seen the light displays everywhere at this point, and this one comes from a home very familiar to being a bright night light.
Some parents have raised concerns that a lockdown drill at an Austin school surprised and unnecessarily scared children and teachers.
The Austin-Travis County 911 call system returned to normal operations Monday after experiencing a disruption for several hours.
Austin drivers may soon face a two and half hour drive to from downtown to Round Rock, at least according to some experts.