Yes, it snows in Texas. Here’s proof, from Big Bend

You may have heard that it’s still winter in Texas. I say “heard” because the only indication of winter that most parts of Texas ever get during the colder months of the year is a few cold snaps and some allergy flare-ups.

But over the weekend at Big Bend National Park, it looked like a winter wonderland.

According to the San Antonio Express-News, the snow lasted from Friday night to mid-afternoon on Saturday. Jennette Jurado, public information officer for the park, which only sees snow three or four times a year, said it was a “rare and special” occasion.

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“It’s very exciting for us,” she said.

Other hikers and campers were enthusiastic about the snow, too. Check out these photos of the snow from this weekend:

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James Bond is in Austin, and he’s becoming quite the Texan

James Bond’s drink of choice is usually a martini, (shaken, not stirred), but when he comes to Austin, he prefers a Bloody Mary from Guero’s Taco Bar.

Pierce Brosnan has been filming a series for AMC in Central Texas this month, and in his downtime, he’s been exploring all the best that Austin and the surrounding areas has to offer.

According to his Instagram account, he’s been living it up on South Congress, at Guero’s:

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Sunday morning S. Congress …Austin … Great town

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And he got his Texas history on at the Bullock Texas State History Museum:

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Lone star

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And he even had time to play a round of golf at Barton Creek:

Brosnan is playing the lead in the upcoming AMC series “The Son,” a “multi-generational epic tale of the story of America’s birth as a superpower through the bloody rise and fall of one Texas family,” according to Deadline. The series is based on local author Philipp Meyer’s 2013 novel of the same name.  

Brosnan replaced “Jurassic Park“‘s Sam Neill, who was originally cast in the role.

“The Son” is scheduled to air on AMC in April 2017.

Kim Kardashian has dethroned Beyonce as most followed Instagram account

Rreality actor Kim Kardashian blows a kiss. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Rreality actor Kim Kardashian blows a kiss. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Kim Kardashian West dethroned Texas native Beyonce as Queen of Instagram on Monday.

Tech Insider released the official figures and confirmed that Kim K’s 44,005,604 followers indeed surpassed Beyonce’s 43,935,648.

A close examination of the two accounts also revealed that while the two women post similar content (namely – selfies and cute photos of their daughters), Kardashian West posts with a higher frequency than Beyonce, according to Tech Insider.

Additionally, the publication noted that Kardashian West’s photo captions are often longer and more personal, while Beyonce keeps her captions short and sweet, or sometimes forgoes them entirely.

The Kardashian/Jenner clan have a thing for ruling the square-shaped photo app. This summer, Kendall Jenner beat out Kardashian West for most liked ‘gram. Her heart hair selfie surpassed Kim and Kanye’s wedding photo with over 3 million likes in June.

Kardashian West is now triumphant again, but she might not be reigning Instagram for long – pop star Taylor Swift is currently boasting 43,533,226 followers.

The 13 best celebrity Independence Day photos

Taylor Swift (third from left) and friends jump for joy in this July 4th photo shared on the singer's Instagram account.
Taylor Swift (third from left) and friends jump for joy in this July 4th photo shared on the singer’s Instagram account.

Hollywood knows how to celebrate, and Independence Day is no exception. Stars from sea to shining sea partied it up in honor of America’s birthday, and many were happy to spread the cheer to social media.

Just in case you were too busy grilling hot dogs and watching fireworks to check your Instagram feed yesterday, we rounded up the best star-spangled celebrity ‘grams below:

Neil Patrick Harris posted this blurry but spirited picture of his kids, Harper and Gideon.

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The White House shared this sweet photo of the President and First Lady.

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Happy Fourth of July!

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Reese Witherspoon posted this snap of her very patriotic dog.

Kerry Washington also dressed up her puppy for July 4th.

Kate Hudson woke her neighbors with this soulful rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Taylor Swift provided photographic evidence that friend and English musician Ed Sheeran still wasn’t over the Revolutionary War…

Joe Jonas and a friend posed in a pair of patriotic PJ’s.

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Happy Fourth of July Kids

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Singer and actress Vanessa Hudgens enjoyed her holiday at the beautiful Monument Valley.

Caitlyn Jenner paid homage to the land of the free with this photo.

Miley Cyrus posted this silly ‘shop in preparation for Independence Day.

Jimmy Fallon had one sweet treat in mind to celebrate July 4th.

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Happy 4th of July!! #bombpops #favorite

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Actress Emma Roberts and her friends sported some spirited hair accessories for the occasion.

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Happy 4th 👽🇺🇸 @britelkin @kakeykake

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But the prize for most patriotism goes to Kim Kardashian-West in this red, white and blue get up.

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Happy 4th of July!!! 🇺🇸💥🎉

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To see how Central Texas celebrated July 4th, check out our gallery.

10 celebrities share their Father’s Day photos

Celebrities – they’re just like us! We post sweet Instagram shout-outs to our dads, and so do they. To commemorate the occasion, we rounded up ten of the most aww-worthy Father’s Day ‘grams:

First Lady Michelle Obama shared this awesome throwback of the President with their daughters Malia and Sasha.

“Les Miserables” actress Amanda Seyfried posted a throwback family photo with her dad.

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happy father's day #jackseyfried

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“Girls” writer Lena Dunham gave a shout-out to her dad for making a “pretty great” date for red carpet events.

Rapper Wiz Khalifa thanked his son Sebastian for “making me the man that I am.”

Kim Kardashian shared this sleepy shot of husband Kanye West taking a nap with their daughter North.

Justin Timberlake celebrated his first Father’s Day in style, complete with appropriate backside embroidery.

Kensington Palace posted a black and white shot of the Prince of Whales with his sons Prince William and Prince Harry.

“Wolverine” actor Hugh Jackman called his dad the hero in this sweet picture.

Kendall Jenner shared this home video still on her account, wishing Caitlyn Jenner a Happy Father’s Day.

Robert Downey Jr. told his followers, “Remember to hug your dad today, everyone – they’re probably the reason you’re so wonderfully weird.”