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PHOTOS: Austin doctors mourn the loss of Dr. Lindley Johnson
(Christa McWhirter)

In white coats, local physicians gathered in front of Children's Medical Group Wednesday evening to remember the late Dr. Katherine Lindley Dodson, who was killed as a hostage in a murder-suicide inside the medical office the night before.

Christa McWhirter

Throughout the day Wednesday, patients and families who knew Dr. Dodson dropped off flowers at CMG. Some left signs and wrote with chalk on the sidewalk.

Christa McWhirter

By sunset, just before the start of the vigil for Dr. Dodson, the CMG sign was layered in flowers as more people stopped by to remember who she was and her work.

Christa McWhirter

At 6 p.m., at least 15 doctors in white coats stood outside CMG by the memorial to Dr. Dodson to pay their respects to the much-loved pediatrician.

Christa McWhirter

The evening was emotional for attendees. Dr. Renee Snyder and her colleague comforted each other at the vigil.

Christa McWhirter

The event was relatively informal as medical professionals arrived with their families to lay flowers and cards on the CMG sign and opted for personal conversation reminiscing about Dr. Dodson over speeches. One attendee placed speakers by the flowers to play some of Dr. Dodson's favorite songs.

Christa McWhirter

The doctors in attendance were from various practices across the city, such as US Acute Care Solutions, Snyder Dermatology, Ascension Seton and UT Health. Each knew Dr. Dodson in one way or another.

Christa McWhirter

As the sun completely set, the vigil came to an unofficial close.


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