Family Readathon

BookSpring and The Library Foundation are combining forces again to present their annual Family Readathon. Anyone who loves to read and wants to help improve children’s literacy is welcometo join in the fun. During February, kids, adults, families and schools can...

Local Schools Compete at State Level

Competing against the best in Texas, Round Rock ISD’s Cedar Ridge High School marching band earned seventh place in the 6A division during the University Interscholastic League State Marching Band Contest. The competition was held at the Alamodome in San Antonio. The...

New Pool Facility Coming

Nitro swimming, which provides swim lessons and competitive swim lessons, is expanding south of Austin near Kyle and Buda. Work begins this year on a 40,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility. The plan is to have swimmers in the water by September. The new Nitro...

Texas Bar Association Supports Youth Program

Youth and Government is a nationwide YMCA program held each fall. It culminates with a conference that brings students of diverse backgrounds and a variety of opinions together to give them a platform to raise their voices,collaborate and build skills to shape our...

School Groundbreaking

  St. Austin Catholic Parish broke ground on a redevelopment project of the entire church campus. The project will include new buildings for St. Austin’s award-winning school with state-of-the-art classrooms and a greater emphasis on STEM education through the...

Pen Pal Project

The U.S. Postal Service is teaming up with We Are Teachers to introduce the USPS Pen Pal Project, a free educational program for third to fifth grade students.   The project will provide 25,000 classrooms across the country the opportunity to partner with matched...

Local High Schools Rank High in the Nation

According to the U.S. News & World Report, of 17,857 high schools in all 50 states, three area schools ranked in the top 100 best public high schools in Texas and in the top 500 in the nation.   Two schools in Austin ISD made the top 100 list. Liberal Arts...
2022 Summer Camp

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Generation Alpha

Generation Alpha

. Did you have a Speak & Spell? I got one after seeing it in the movie “E.T.” and I was obsessed, especially with its version of hangman: Mystery Word! I showed a Speak & Spell to my Generation Alpha sons recently and you’d think I’d shown them an artifact...

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Gifting Experiences

Gifting Experiences

Last year, I decided to do something a little different for the holidays. I asked everyone on my side of the family to give my children experiences instead of toys. At the time, we had our house listed for sale, and I could not handle the thought of more “stuff” to be...

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Holiday Helpers: Volunteering as a Family

Holiday Helpers: Volunteering as a Family

Holiday Helpers: Volunteering as a Family Wish lists. Homemade cookies. Gift buying. Tree decorating. Party planning. The holidays are a busy time, filled with traditions. Why not make family volunteering one of them? As you celebrate the spirit of the season, you...

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I Hate January

I Hate January

As much as I love the holidays, I loathe January with equal fervor. Some months remind you of...

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Sweaty Christmas

Sweaty Christmas

Years ago, I wrote a book for kids called “Sweaty Christmas.” It’s hard to believe, but that white...

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Happy Turkeys

Happy Turkeys

Every Thanksgiving we point our headlights west. Leaving chic espresso shops behind, we speed past...

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Planet Denial

Planet Denial

  Fun fact. When Texans move back home after living abroad (abroad meaning anywhere but...

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