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Weekend weather: Sunny skies are here to stay

(Laura Figi/Austonia)

While it may not be the warm weather Texans are used to, the weather is taking a turn for the better this weekend with the last of a hard freeze warning lasting through 10 a.m.

A hard freeze warning went into effect Thursday night through this morning after the final wintry mix of the week swept over Texas. A hard freeze warning means temperatures reached sub-freezing temperatures causing further impact to plants and pipes. The Austin area saw up to three inches of new snowfall yesterday, according to the National Weather Service.

Sunny skies can be expected with gradually warmer temperatures the whole weekend. Friday the high for the day is 39 degrees with a low of 21 degrees. Saturday will see a high of 52 degrees and a low of 40, and Sunday will see a high of 61 degrees with a low of 35.


1923 Lake Austin mansion demolition request pitting preservationists and some neighbors against owner and city preservation office
Austin Monitor

By Jonathan Lee

The Planning Commission was split Tuesday on whether to help save an eclectic lakefront estate from demolition by zoning it historic amid concerns over tax breaks and the likelihood that a previous owner participated in segregation as a business owner.

The property in question, known as the Delisle House, is located at 2002 Scenic Drive in Tarrytown. The main house, with Spanish and Modern influences, was built in 1923 by Raymond Delisle, an optician. A Gothic Revival accessory apartment was built in 1946. The current owner applied to demolish the structures in order to build a new home.'

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Freaky Floats and other Austin food & drink news
Austin Motel

What's new in Austin food & drink this week:

  • Nau's Enfield Drug closing after losing their lease. Did McGuire Moorman Lambert buy the building, with its vintage soda fountain?
  • Nixta Taqueria Chef Edgar Rico named to Time Magazine's Time 100 Next influencer list, after winning a James Beard Award earlier this year.
  • Question: From what BBQ joint did pescatarian Harry Styles order food this week?
  • Austin Motel is opening the pool and pool bar Wednesday nights in October for Freaky Floats.
  • Vincent's on the Lake closing due to "economic conditions and low water levels [at Lake Travis]."
  • Cenote has closed its Windsor Park location. The East Cesar Chavez location remains open.
  • The Steeping Room on N. Lamar has closed.
  • Local startup It's Skinnyscored new financing for its gluten-free pasta business.
  • P. Terry's opened a new location in Kyle, at 18940 IH-35.