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A new Austin tower could become the tallest building in Texas
(Paco Jones)

Austin's skyline is changing and growing upwards with a leaked new 74-story mixed-use building downtown that promises to be the tallest in the city, possibly even tallest in Texas, once it is completed.


On the corner of West Cesar Chavez and Red River Street, Lincoln Property Company and Kairoi Residential are developing what will be called "Waller Creek," a roughly 1,024 foot tall tower on the edge of Lady Bird Lake. The tower will qualify as a "supertall" skyscaper because it will be more than 984 feet.

Reports of the tower were first discovered by Towers, which saw renderings leaked by a user named Paco Jones on a Houston Architecture forum depicting a giant mixed-use building on land currently owned by WeWork. Seth Johnston, senior vice president for LPC's Austin office, confirmed with Towers that the posted details are "relatively accurate."

The tower will consist of a five-star hotel, 25 levels of office floors, 34 levels of residential space, and a parking garage with three underground levels and 12 above levels. The lot, which is on approximately three acres of land, is currently a parking lot and has been for around 20 years.


(Paco Jones)

The tower is poised to become the tallest skyscraper in Texas, followed by The Independent on 301 West Ave., lovingly known as "the Jenga Tower," which stands at 685 feet. The 6X Guadalupe, located on 400 West 6th St. and also by LPC and Kairoi, is next in line to be the tallest building, which will stand 845 feet once it is completed.

Currently, the tallest building in Texas is the JP Morgan Chase Tower, standing at 1,002 feet in Houston.

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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
Waterloo Greenway, Good Vibrations Installation


🗓 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