AUSTIN (KXAN) - Now here's a city policy that has gone completely off the tracks.
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department on Thursday was forced to suspend operations of the Zilker Zephyr, the little locomotive that traverses the park for which it is named.
The department said that during some construction work at the park, a heavy vehicle drove over the train tunnel. That caused some cracking, which could have inflicted structural damage.
And that will keep the Zephyr derailed until further notice.
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.