AUSTIN (KXAN) - There is still a possibility out-of-towners can find rooms in Austin for November's F1 weekend.
But it will cost them.
"They are willing to pay between $3,000 and $4,000 a night," said David Buttross, who is renting out his four-bedroom home during the entire race week.
There are plenty of Internet ads posted from people willing to rent their rooms out to race fans, but very few hotels from which to choose.
A search on Travelocity.com returned only a few vacancies for the Nov. 16 to Nov. 18 weekend. Most of them were at least $500 and are in outlying areas near Austin
Allandale Hotel Manager Bill Hale says Internet travel sites and the hotel industry keep a good gauge on what their rooms are worth.
"They all have their fingers on the pulse of how many rooms are available. If there are rooms available, it brings the price down a little bit," Hale said.
Many hotels say they reserved rooms to see just how high the market price went before they make them available to customers looking for last-minute hospitality.
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.