City of Austin working to secure contract to reopen Zilker Zephyr

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. 

Zilker Zephyr train operator calls it quits

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.

Zilker Holiday Tree lit up for the 53rd year

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.