Travis County judge prohibits car washing services until Feb. 25

Travis County Judge Andy Brown has issued an order prohibiting vehicle washing services until Thursday, Feb. 25 due to the low water supply in the county.

Judge Brown is also calling for Travis County residents to conserve water as much as possible.


“We’re working across the county to ensure water is restored to all of our residents,” said Brown. “That is why we’re asking businesses to put their car washing services on hold until we can get this critical water supply to our entire community.” 

Austin Water reminded customers earlier Saturday that

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Austin Water Orders Ban On Car Washing, Outdoor Water Use

People who wash their cars or add water to a pool may be subject to a $250 fine under emergency water restrictions issued by Austin Water on Saturday.

The utility had asked customers to conserve water so it can shore up reservoirs depleted due to the extreme weather. A minimum amount of storage is needed to build water pressure for the entire system and get water back to customers.

Austin Water said the restrictions are also needed to ensure water is available for hospitals, fire departments and power plants.

In a statement announcing the restrictions, the utility said it had learned of “unneighborly water use” in the community.

Under the order, all outdoor water use is prohibited. Customers may not:

  • Use water for irrigation or testing of irrigation equipment
  • Wash vehicles, including at commercial car wash facilities
  • Wash pavement or other surfaces
  • Add water to a pool or spa
  • Conduct
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Classic car found days after it was stolen in the Biltmore area; theft caught on surveillance camera

With the Barrett-Jackson car auction coming up, classic cars might be on a lot of people’s minds, but a Phoenix man’s antique vehicle got a little too much attention recently, with someone boosting a Phoenix man’s classic Camaro, and the incident was all caught on camera.

The car stolen was a red 1968 Chevrolet Camaro. It’s a classic car can turn heads, and it was stolen from the owner’s apartment garage, near 3rd Street and Roosevelt in Phoenix.

The owner provided us with video and photos of the person they believe stole the car. The owner did not want to be identified, because they did not

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Quick Quack Car Wash grand opening in Victorville to include fundraiser for High Desert family

A nearly 20-foot-tall inflatable duck named “Quackals” stands along Palmdale Road in Victorville heralding the opening of the new Quick Quack Car Wash.

Quick Quick officials told the Daily Press the company’s first Victor Valley location had a soft opening on Feb. 2, with a grand opening celebration this week that includes free car washes, prize giveaways and a fundraiser for 22-year-old Marcus Hilton, who lives in Victorville and has cerebral palsy.

During the fundraiser, scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, instead of charging for car washes, the Victorville location will ask customers for donations.

Every donation raised for Hilton will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Quick Quack, Shannon Gauthier, Quick Quack marketing leader for Southern California, said.

“All the funds raised will go directly to the Hilton family,” Gauthier said. “We’re hoping to see a big turnout by people coming out to help Marcus.”

The Hiltons are members of

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Austin Water emergency use restrictions lifted Wednesday; Travis County judge lifts car wash ban

Austin Water’s emergency use restrictions were lifted on Wednesday morning.

AUSTIN, Texas — Travis County Judge Andy Brown had previously issued an order banning car wash services until Thursday, Feb. 25, because of low water supply throughout Travis County. Judge Brown rescinded that order on Feb. 24. The original ban came as Austin Water had issued emergency water use restrictions prohibiting outdoor water use.

On Tuesday, Austin Water said the water restrictions would be lifted on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 8 a.m.

Brown had asked for residents across the county to conserve water as much as possible.

“We’re working across the county to ensure water is restored to all of our residents,” said Brown. “That is

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6 car auctions in metro Phoenix including Barrett-Jackson gear up for Arizona Car Week

As if visitors need another reason to head to the Phoenix area in winter, Arizona Car Week is about to get underway.

Six auction houses across metro Phoenix collector selling cars and auto memorabilia are back this year after scaling back or delaying last year’s auctions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They include Barrett-Jackson, Russo and Steele, Bonhams, Gooding & Co., RM Sotheby’s and Worldwide Auctioneers.

Only Gooding & Co. has opted to do its auction online only.

Barrett-Jackson, the Valley’s biggest car auction, opens at WestWorld of Scottsdale on Jan. 22 and will auction more than 1,800 vehicles starting the week of Jan. 24.

Here’s where to get a look at or buy some premium rides during Arizona Car Week.


Barrett-Jackson got started on a dirt lot next to the Safari Resort in Scottsdale in 1971. They planned to celebrate the 50th anniversary in big style, but

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