AUSTIN (KXAN) - Restaurants, bars, night clubs and hotels in downtown Austin filled up fast as people waited for the clock to strike midnight.
The second floor of the W Austin Hotel was packed. Around 500 tickets sold out to their New Year's Eve Coast to Coast themed party.
It is the first NYE's bash at the hotel because there was a wedding booked on the second floor last year.
The W has four rooms set up to coincide with four different time zones so partiers can ring in the New Year four times. There is a New York City, Austin, Arizona and Hollywood, California room
The Austin rock band Quiet Company took the stage in the Austin room at 10 p.m
Tickets were around $200 a person and packaged deals were offered to stay at the hotel.
Another big draw was country music legend Willie Nelson who performed Sunday and Monday night at Austin City Limits Live.
Sub-freezing temperatures and an approaching upper level disturbance could combine to produce some patchy freezing drizzle or sleet Saturday and early Sunday morning.
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Back in June, Governor Rick Perry signed a new law officially letting teachers and students use greetings such as "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Hannukah" in school, all without getting in any trouble.
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.
Sub-freezing temperatures will continue across much of Central Texas all day Saturday. A second disturbance associated with the winter storm that slammed Texas Thursday and Friday could lead to more freezing precipitation Saturday and …