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500 Austin residents without power as lights stay on for most in winter storm

In the downtown Seaholm District, the lights remain on Thursday morning as seen on the tree lights. (Laura Figi/Austonia)

Austin Energy is currently reporting 6 active outages, affecting 497 households as the frigid winter storm moved in overnight.

As temperatures dropped to below freezing, 99.90% of Austin Energy customers have power as of 1:24 p.m. To view a map of outages in the city, click here.

Over 1,000 residents in Windsor Park were without power at 8 a.m. and 281 Rollingwood residents were without power most of the morning, but have since had power restored. As of 11 a.m., there are about 70,000 power outages in the state.

Crews are working on local outages as they are primarily caused by ice on power lines or falling trees on power lines.

State leaders said earlier this week the state power grid was prepared for the storm and residents shouldn't expect rolling blackouts as seen last year in Winter Storm Uri.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 9 p.m. today, in which Austin can expect more rain, freezing rain and sleet.

This story is being updated periodically.


Pickleball gold rush links LeBron with Austin and a network of local investors like Brené Brown

King James

It's not on the level of LeBron signing with the Spurs, but who knows, maybe you'll see him at Guero's one day, having a Rob's Especial marg and a No. 1 dinner?

LeBron James, Draymond Green, Kevin Love, LeBron's business partner Maverick Carter, and a bunch of other sports-related investors are buying a Major League Pickleball expansion franchise.

Oddly, MLP teams aren't associated with places, so at this point it's just "an expansion team."

But Major League Pickelball is based in Austin, created, according to the Austin Business Journal, by Dreamland and Richard's Rainwater owner Steve Kuhn.

League investors include familiar Austin names like C3 Presents founders Charles Attal and Charlie Walker, Parsley Energy founder and partial Austin FC owner Brian Sheffield, Silicon Labs Chairman Nav Sooch, and pickleball enthusiast Brené Brown.

Fall camping: Camp Fimfo Waco offers one-of-a-kind experiences in the heart of Texas
Camp Fimfo Waco

Camp Fimfo Waco, a brand new camping resort, is kicking off football and fall camping season in style! With top-notch amenities, premium accommodations, and 10 weekends of fall fun, there’s no better place to have a fall camping getaway, especially if you’re a Baylor football fan!

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