AUSTIN (KXAN) - City leaders in Austin showed off their skills on the water on Thursday.
To celebrate the grand opening of the Waller Creek Boathouse members of the Austin City Council and city Parks Department learned how to row out on Lady Bird Lake.
A member of the rowing club says the Council members did well. He said it was good to see how their work has helped rowers in Austin.
"Waller creek is a huge investment in the city's future and a huge investment in the residents of austin," said J. Noel Kvale, rowing coach.
The boathouse is one part of the Waller Creek restoration project.
This weekend there will be plenty of events around the boathouse.
On Saturday, there will be a rowing regatta out on the lake, and on Sunday there will be an open 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 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.