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.
The Austin City Limits Music Festival has released the daily lineup for this year's event for both Weekend One and Weekend Two.
The Austin City Limits Music Festival, according to a breakdown from Angelou Economics, generated more than $75,000 music fans per day last year while it was in town for 6 days across two weekends.
Work crews, Monday morning, were busy setting up Zilker Park for the upcoming ACL music festival.
If you're looking for a free and fun outing all you need to do is head out to Zilker Park for a classic production at the Zilker Theatre. FOX 7's Tania Ortega got a look.
If you were near Zilker Park Tuesday you may have seen crews working on the historic moon tower there.
Zilker Park staff is trying out a new idea to cut down on weekend traffic on Barton Springs Road.
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department has announced an effort to help prevent traffic congestion on Barton Springs Road.
It has been nearly a month since a dog was diagnosed with rabies and may have exposed a little boy.
The Texas Department of State Health Services is now getting involved in the rabies case at Zilker Park.
It's become a tradition for Austin residents, the ABC Zilker Kite Festival. Many thought it would be canceled due to the weather but instead, the weather actually helped.
Officials now know the number of people and pets who came in contact with the rabid dog who visited Zilker Park earlier this month.