In May 2019 the Zilker Zephyr was taken out of commission after more than two decades. It made its final appearance in February 2020.
The Austin Parks Foundation is asking artists to submit designs for an outdoor mural that will be installed underneath the Barton Springs Road Bridge.
Friends and family of Omar Munguia and community members drove the route he took and visited the intersection where he was shot in November.
Austin Trail of Lights has just been included in USA TODAY’s 2020 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for Best Public Holiday Lights Display.
We won't be celebrating the holidays like we've done in the past but most annual holiday events are still going on in Central Texas with adjustments made to keep people safe during the pandemic.
The tree lighting ceremony has been an annual tradition in Austin for 54 years. This year was the first the tradition was carried out virtually due to COVID-19.
This year, instead of walking in Austin's version of a winter wonderland, visitors will be driving through the show.
The ceremony will be virtual this year, due to gathering restrictions, and will be streamed on Sunday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m.
The iconic and longest-running holiday tradition of its kind in Austin will be drive-thru only this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Austin Parks Foundation (APF) announced the seven finalists at its annual Party for the Parks on September 30 and possible names include The Armadillo Express and Edwina Justus.
The festival announced on Thursday that they will be commemorating the festival weekend with a special free broadcast on October 9-11, one of the originally scheduled weekends of the canceled 2020 festival.
The sight of barren tracks in Zilker Park is heartbreaking to those who used to enjoy the train that once rode along them.
Now a city council proposal directs the city manager to try and reach an agreement with the Austin Parks Foundation, which would be put in charge of finding a new vendor and overseeing operations.
Hundreds of people came to pay their final goodbyes to the beloved train.
"The perception and actions by the city prove that the small businesses in Austin and locally owned are not a priority."
For more than two decades the Zilker Zephyr offered children and families a 20-minute excursion in Zilker Park but a washout under some of the train tracks near the Zilker Park Great Lawn lead to collapse in contract talks between the operator and the city.
The operator stated on Facebook they wanted a new five-year contract, in order to recoup the costs. But it was claimed that the city countered with a three-year deal, including a possible two-year extension.
The Trail of Lights is one of Austin's most celebrated holiday traditions with 2019 marking its 55th return.
The tree stands at 155 feet tall and is made of 39 streamers. Each streamer holds 81-multicolored bulbs, totaling 3,309 shining lights. On top of the tree rests a double star measuring 10 feet from tip to tip.
Austin Energy crews worked on getting the 155-foot tall Zilker Holiday Tree ready for December's ceremony Wednesday. This year, most of the 39 strings of 81 red, yellow, green, and blue bulbs will be LEDs.