AUSTIN (KXAN) - The Capitol Christmas tree is in Austin Tuesday afternoon.
The tree landed in the Texas capital Monday, and for the second year in a row it came from North Texas.
The owners of Elves Christmas Tree Farm in Denison said Capitol officials were so impressed with last year's tree that they came back for another one.
"I got several calls and emails from people from the House and the area telling us that it was the prettiest tree they've ever had, so that was a great compliment coming from the people down in Austin," said Elves Christmas Tree Farm owner Marshall Cathey.
This year's tree is a 21-foot Virginia pine.
A special tree-lighting ceremony is set for Saturday at 7 p.m.
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.