Keep Austin Beautiful

Keep Austin Beautiful will host its annual city-wide Clean Sweep event on Saturday, April 8. The event includes over 130 service projects in one day. Volunteers are still needed to help with the volunteer appreciation party at Huston-Tillotson University beginning at...

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Free Golfing

Kids across the nation are gaining accessibility to the game of golf, thanks to an alliance with Topgolf, the PGA TOUR and the LPGA. On March 19, junior golfers (ages 6-17) from The First Tee and LPGA-USGA Girls Golf enjoyed an afternoon of free game play, golf...

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Mrs. Texas America

Local mother and volunteer Stephanie Hopkins will represent Austin in competing for the title of Mrs. Texas America on May 5-6, 2017, in Corsicana, TX. Hopkins and her husband, Brett, have three sons, ages 9, 5 and 2. A survivor of domestic violence and family...

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Unclaimed Property

Williamson County residents may have money waiting for them in the state’s unclaimed property database, and they’ll have an opportunity to search for it at an upcoming event hosted by the Texas Comptroller’s office and Williamson County Clerk Nancy Rister. Comptroller...

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Public Television

KLRU has announced that on April 1, it will launch free, localized 24/7 children’s services including a new TV channel and live stream on digital platforms. The effort is KLRU’s latest initiative to support early learning in the community. KLRU will broadcast PBS Kids...

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Teen Arts Council

Beginning March 1, the ContemporaryAustin will be accepting applications for its Teen Council, a leadership arts program offering paid positions for 10 to 12 high school students (ages 15-18). The Teen Council serves as an advisory council to The Contemporary Austin...

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Special Olympics

The 2017 Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) winter games took place in Central Texas in February. More than 2,600 athletes from across the state competed in bowling, powerlifting and volleyball. Members of the UT Austin football and volleyball teams attended as special...

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Education Awards

Recently, several Central Texas educators were named finalists for H-E-B 2017 Excellence in Education awards. Officials from H-E-B informed each finalist by visiting the educators' schools and presenting each finalist with one check for personal use and one check for...

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Poster Contest

The City of Austin is kicking off its annual Flood Safety Poster Contest with the theme “Save Yourself! Turn Around – Don’t Drown.” Kids in grades 1 to 8 are welcome to enter and have a chance to win prizes including gift cards worth $25 to $100 or a ride on Lady Bird...

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Kindergarten Records

Parents of children entering school for the first time can order a certified birth certificate via the Texas.gov Online Vital Records Application. This official service, offered in conjunction with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), provides...

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Culinary Challenge

Round Rock High School's culinary team recently earned a chance to represent Texas in a national competition. In February, 35 high school teams gathered for a weekend contest at Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock as part of the Texas ProStart Invitational...

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Improving Education

Connecting with students isn’t just about producing good feelings. Researchers at UT Austin recently published the results of their study of black male teachers and students at the Manhood Development Program in Oakland, CA. Their goal was to figure out which...

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