"Around midnight police were actually going into each yard, searching," said Justin Tyler who lives on the same block. "The canine dog and three other officers they searched my backyard."
Neighbors described low flying choppers, lots of sirens and police combing the area.
"I woke up to this and it was like a nightmare going on," she said. "It's like, 'is this for real'...it was very intense."
Mayra Perez lives across the street from where all the noise started.
Another neighbor says he poked his head out, but police told him to lock down his house.
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 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.
Austin Police confirm they have located an 82-year-old women who went missing last night.