As the Uvalde community gathered for a vigil on Wednesday evening, Austinites had their own gathering to remember and mourn the 21 lives lost in the Texas school shooting.
Nineteen elementary-aged kids and two faculty members at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, a small town an hour and a half drive west of San Antonio, were killed by an 18-year-old gunman on Tuesday. It is the deadliest school shooting in the U.S. since Sandy Hook.
Austinites brought flowers, stuffed animals and signs to the steps of the Texas Capitol at 6 p.m. to give their respects to those who lost killed in the deadly shooting.
Photos of the victims stood on frames in front of the gates before they were moved to the Capitol steps.
Around 200 people showed up. Some held signs like this one that named all the victims.
Tears and hugs were shared among attendees as the steps filled with flowers.
Community members Dylan, Vianna, Chase Moore and Erika Martinez spoke at the vigil calling for action so a deadly shooting doesn't happen again. They read Facebook posts from the parents who lost a child in this shooting.
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There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.
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🗓 All weekend
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
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
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
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.
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