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Austin man who fell asleep in stolen truck bed safely located
Police have not been able to contact Balderas Garcia since the incident. (Austin Police Department)

Austin Police found 22-year-old Luis Balderas Garcia, an Austinite who fell asleep in the bed of a truck before it was stolen and driven away. Given the circumstances surrounding his disappearance, police believed he could be in danger, but he was found safe in Round Rock on Sunday.


According to the report, Balderas Garcia had been seen last exiting Club Lobos, 9601 North I-35, at 5:37 a.m. Sunday where he got into the bed of a truck and fell asleep. Police say the truck was stolen while Balderas Garcia slept. He was reported missing around 11 a.m.

Police have not released any more information regarding the stolen truck or if they are still looking for suspects.

Since his disappearance, police were "concerned for his well-being" since they were not been able to get in contact with Balderas Garcia.

Balderas Garcia is described as Hispanic, 5'10", 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black and blue T-shirt, red baseball cap, black jeans and black boots.

The truck was described as a gray 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup, license plate number PNF8971. The truck has chrome wheels and door handles, a front windshield decal that reads "Gonzales" and decals that read "Anthrax" on both sides.

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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