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One more hard freeze to finish out the wintry week
(National Weather Service Austin/SanAntonio/Twitter)

Austinites will have to brace themselves for one more freezing night as temperatures dip into the 20s once more across Central Texas.

The National Weather Service has issued a Hard Freeze Warning for Central Texas on Friday night, meaning the blistering cold can return and refreeze leftover icy patches.


The warning comes as the city of Austin scrambles to get all of its customers power and water after a week of outages. As of 7 p.m. Friday, 15,000 are still without electricity for a final chilly night.

Those without power are also in for another challenge. The city of Austin is currently under a boil water effect, but some are unable to power a stove to begin with.

The city has said it will announce deliveries of safe drinking water and how they will distribute it on Friday night.

Meanwhile, as the city hunkers down for another night, the NWS said that icy patches can make travel hazardous once again.

Austinites are reminded to look out for the four Ps—People, Plants, Pets and Pipes—as the record-breaking winter storm comes to a close.

For those seeking shelter, some warming centers are still at limited capacity around the city for the night, including:

  • Del Valle High School, 5201 Ross Road, Del Valle, TX 78617
  • Mendez Middle School, 5106 Village Square, 78744
  • Reilly Elementary School, 405 Denson Drive, 78752

After Friday night, the wait for warmer days is finally over. Saturday will be sunny and reach highs in the 50s, while Sunday should never drop to freezing temperatures as highs rise into the 60s.

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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