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City pools reopen after winter storm
(Wally Gobetz)

The city has reopened the Barton Springs Pool after shutting it down during the winter storm.

Austinites can shake off their winter boots and take a dip at two reopened city pools, the city of Austin announced.


The Barton Springs Pool and Deep Eddy pool were shut down due to the winter storm, but both reopened as of today.

Barton Springs Pool went back into business Thursday morning and will have the following schedule through Sunday:

  • 5 a.m.-8 a.m. Swim at Your Own Risk
  • 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Guarded Swim
  • 6-10 p.m. Swim at Your Own Risk

After Sunday, the pool will go under regularly scheduled maintenance and close from Monday, March 1 to Friday, March 12. Reopening updates will be given on the pool's website.

Deep Eddy Pool will open for lap swim Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and resume regular operations except for on Friday, Feb. 27, Tuesday, March 2 and Tuesday, March 9, when it will be closed. The pool will have expanded hours as Barton Springs goes under maintenance.

Both pools will have free admission until further notice.

The city has not reopened Big Stacy, Bartholomew and Springwood pools due to structural and plumbing damage caused by the winter storm.

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

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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