AUSTIN (KXAN) - Some wacky fun is about to kick off in the capital city. This weekend -- the organizers of Fun Fun Fun Fest will stage its second annual Aqua Olympics.
Fun Fun Fun Fest is held in November, so this event basks in the heat of the summer.
The games include all sorts of unique activities -- like a tug-of-war pull across the lake with Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell and Councilman Mike Martinez, music and dancing.
They also have Austin's first-ever "Taco Cannon." It's like the kind seen at a pro-sports game.
This cannon is extra special, according to organizers.
"It is a giant 750-pound Gatling gun -like contraption," said Matt Mandrella with Transmission Events. "We will be shooting tacos into our fans. One fan is going to catch a taco that has a magic golden ticket in it. That golden ticket will get you a three-day pass to Fun Fun Fun Fest."
The Aqua Olympics happens Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St. on Lady Bird Lake.
More than 100 trees covered in lights now shine bright throughout Zilker Park. The Trail of Lights is open for another season.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside of a vehicle which lost control during the icy conditions, DPS said.
Travis County non-profit Center for Child Protection will benefit next March from an all day fundraiser at the Circuit of the Americas that will see plenty of donors racing on the track.
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg heads to court this week as a defendant in a civil trial that could oust her from office.
Santa visited Austin early on Sunday, joining hundreds of motorcyclists for their annual Toy Run.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.