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While vaccine and COVID sites remain closed, here's a list of services resuming

(Laura Figi/Austonia)

As sunny weather finally overtakes the record-breaking winter storm that shut down much of Austin, some services are beginning to reopen around the city. Others are closed Friday or through the weekend as thousands of Austinites continue to be without power or water and icy road conditions continue to impede travel.


Reopenings

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport resumed flights on Thursday afternoon after a two-day break due to inclement weather. However, passengers should verify their flight is not canceled with their individual airline.

Trash and recycling pickup resumes Friday, although delays may occur due to road conditions.

Capital Metro resumed extremely limited services Friday and will be missing several routes through Monday. The service is running until 9 p.m. on Friday at significantly limited service levels. All fares are suspended through Sunday in an effort to keep people safe and out of the cold, according to a statement. You can find routes operating here.

All Central Texas HEB stores continue to operate under limited hours, from noon to 5 p.m., through Friday. It has yet to announce weekend hours, but will update here.

The United States Postal Service has opened its retail and delivery units in Austin as of Thursday, but the business mail entry unit remains closed.

Continued closures

Austin and Eanes ISD canceled classes through Friday. Austin ISD continues to hold many of its campuses as warming centers.

The University of Texas at Austin and St. Edwards' University have canceled all classes, including online classes and events, at least through 8 a.m. on Monday.

Austin Community College has canceled all in-person and remote classes and work through Sunday.

Huston-Tillotson University has canceled all classes through Friday and will reopen its campus to staff on Monday.

Austin Public Health will keep closed all vaccination and testing sites on Friday and does not know when services will resume. Those who had scheduled appointments will receive cancellation emails or texts and will be contacted for rescheduling by APH.

UT Health Austin, the city's other vaccination hub, has also canceled vaccine appointments through Friday. Telehealth services are still available.

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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