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TEA Awards Over $290 Million as Part of the Teacher Incentive Allotment

  The Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced over $290 million in Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) funds has been awarded to nearly 25,000 designated Texas teachers during the 2023-24 school year. These educators make up some of Texas’ best, and they work to...
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Swim Safety This Summer

  Leslie's Pool and Spa is joining forces with its water safety partner, Cullen Jones, four-time Olympic swimming medalist and the first African American swimmer to hold a world record. Together, they share valuable tips for pool owners and parents to help make...
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All Aboard the Zilker Eagle

  The Austin Parks Foundation announced on June 12th the return of the highly anticipated Zilker Eagle train. Presented by Cap Metro, the train departs from the train depot at 2131 1/2 William Barton Drive and will be open daily.   “We couldn’t be more...
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Award-Winning Austin Author

Stomping Grounds Press is pleased to announce that "Exploring Austin with Kids" by local Austin author Annette Lucksinger received silver in the 36th annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin AwardTM program’s travel category. The latest, updated edition of Exploring Austin with...
UTAX summer program

UATX Summer Program

This summer, the University of Austin introduces its undergraduate curriculum to high school students through a pre-college, immersive summer program. The program, “Life of the Mind: Summer Edition” is coming to Austin August 1-3 and will take place at the UATX...
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Teaching Kids to Save Lives

Teaching students CPR can save lives by filling our community with more bystanders ready to give the help needed to survive until first responders arrive.   Three Round Rock ISD schools, Chisholm Trail Middle School, Grisham Middle School and Hopewell Middle...

Summer Meal Service

Twelve Round Rock ISD campuses will provide children 18 years and younger and students with disabilities up to 21 years old with healthy, no-cost breakfast and lunch through Aug. 2nd.   Through funding made available by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s...
Summer Camp

Checkout the calendar to see what's coming up

Reggie Rap's Room
Karate Kid Birthday Party
Creator Camp


Boom! Five Great Firework Shows

Boom! Five Great Firework Shows

    July 4th celebrations wouldn’t be the same without the bright, glittering lights of fireworks against a night sky. However, lighting anything more than a simple sparkler inside the city limits is illegal, not to mention somewhat dangerous. Better to...

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Celebrating Dads, Austin Style

Celebrating Dads, Austin Style

    Father’s Day rolls around every year in June just as summer is getting started. If your family needs some fresh inspiration for celebrating the dad, grandpa or uncle in your life, here are some fun ideas that are tailor-made for Austinites. Car Wash for...

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Peaches, Whimsy & Wonder: Day Trips to Fun Events

Peaches, Whimsy & Wonder: Day Trips to Fun Events

Drive down I-35 or Mopac and you’ll see that Austin is growing and changing fast. According to the Business Journal, the Austin metro area (which includes suburbs like Round Rock and Georgetown) was the fastest-growing area in the country between 2020-22. With all the...

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Summer Fun Guide
Stepping Stone
Dance Discovery


Camp Eagle Summer Camp
Club SciKidz
Extend-A-Care Kids


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