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Austin man last seen hiking at Mount Whitney safely found, transferred to medical care
Austinite Edward Lee Alderman was last seen on Thursday at 4 p.m. (National Park Service)

Austinite Edward Lee Alderman has been found alive after he was reported missing while climbing Mount Whitney in California, the tallest mountain in the contiguous U.S. Alderman had been missing since Thursday afternoon.


"We are thrilled and relieved to report that ground searchers successfully located missing hiker Edward Lee Alderman late this afternoon, in the vicinity of Timberline Lake, several miles west of the summit of Mount Whitney," a post on the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Facebook page said. "Mr. Alderman is reported to be alert, despite injuries, fatigue, and exposure to sub-freezing temperatures."

Alderman was found on Sunday evening when ground searchers were deployed—they had been delayed due to a winter storm, though helicopters searched the area in the meantime. Alderman was found with the help of nearby hikers who reported hearing a voice in the vicinity of Timberline Lake, several miles from the summit of Mount Whitney. He has been transferred to medical care.

NPS said Alderman set out for Mount Whitney early in the morning on Thursday, May 20. According to National Park Services, Alderman started his trip with a hiking partner with the intention to hike to the summit and descend Trail Camp that day. Alderman was reported missing Friday morning after the pair was separated on the way up to the summit.

"We are thrilled and relieved to report that Mr. Alderman is alive, safe, and on his way to definitive medical care," Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Incident Commander Dave Fox said. "With large numbers of people heading into the wilderness this summer, we urgently remind everyone to prepare carefully for their trips and understand that there are real risks out there. We know that Mr. Alderman and his loved ones have been through a lot in the last few days and we're so glad he's going home."

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Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
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🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway