AUSTIN (KXAN) - Austin's gift-giving organizations will hold an emergency meeting Wednesday. Blue Santa, Brown Santa and the Christmas Bureau of Austin work together to help thousands of children every holiday season.
This year, there's someone fairly new in charge of the Christmas Bureau of Austin.
He said he's behind when it comes to planning, and he's not the only one concerned about what that will mean for local children in need.
For two decades, Alma Cruz was the face and spirit of the Christmas Bureau of Austin and Travis County, a locally run charity that helped hundreds of families and thousands of children in need.
Until now, local charities that work with the bureau hadn't heard from him. He says he got a late start this year, because he was out of the country for a family emergency.
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.