AUSTIN (KXAN) - H-E-B has kicked off a fund-raising drive this weekend to provide support for the return of the Trail of Lights.
This weekend, area stores and Central Market locations will give Central Texans a chance to donate in increments of $1, $3 and $5, on top of their grocery bill, to the Trail of Lights fund.
Small trail displays will be at the Hancock Center and Circle C H-E-B locations for taking holiday pictures. The Hancock location display and pictures will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Circle C location display and pictures will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The 2012 Trail of Lights will be "powered" by H-E-B and will open on Sunday, Dec. 16, for an eight-day run. The event will be a partnership with the RunTex Carrozza Foundation and Forefront Austin.
RunTex CEO, Paul Carrozza told KXAN, "We're really excited with our presenting sponsor, H-E-B, they've opened up their doors this weekend to bring awareness back to the community that the trail of lights is back and as we're saying Light It Up Austin."
The freezing and near-freezing rain that swooped into Central Texas overnight prompted numerous school closings and delays and made for a harrowing morning commute on Friday.
The Round Rock-based computer giant, Dell Inc., is offering some workers voluntary buyouts as it seeks to trim costs and boost productivity.
The Austin Humane Society reopened to the public Friday after closing its doors for six weeks.
A Lago Vista couple faces child endangerment charges after authorities found their home covered in feces and garbage.
It's the first criminal charge following a yearlong criminal investigation into the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
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