Youth in Government

Seven Austin area students in YMCA Texas Youth and Government (TXYG), a civics education program for middle- and high-schoolers, represented Texas on a national stage at the Conference on National Affairs (CONA) hosted at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black...

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Back to School Program

Community resource Manos de Cristo is gearing up for its annual Back to School program and is asking for volunteers and supporters. Every year, the organization helps over 2,000 Central Texas children entering grades pre-K through 5 with school supplies and clothing....

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Barbecue Showcase

Grill masters from four popular barbecue regions -- including Central Texas -- will be featured on a new season of Chopped Grill Masters on The Food Network. The show premiers on July 31, 2018, and over five episodes, grill masters from Missouri, North Carolina,...

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AISD Summer Theater

For the third year, Austin ISD will present its summer theater shows with a district-wide cast and crew. The summer program features students from throughout AISD as actors, dancers and tech crew, and is directed by a team of AISD teachers. The experience gives...

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Rubber Duck Race

The fifth annual Austin Duck Derby will be held on August 4, 2018. Benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Austin Area, the free event will take place on Lady Bird Lake and on the grassy area next to the Austin American-Statesman building. Along with live music and...

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Ice Cream for Charity

In celebration of National Ice Cream Month during July, Lick Honest Ice Creams is hosting its Cones for A Cause campaign to support families with hospitalized children that rely on Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas. Throughout July, Lick Honest Ice...

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Young Shakespeare

Austin's teen Shakespeare company, Young Shakespeare, delivers its 10th season with Hamlet. Featuring teen actors and a female lead, the classic tragedy runs Thursdays through Sundays, June 14 – 24, 2018, at Richard Garriott de Cayeux's outdoor Curtain Theater. Shows...

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Call for Art

The Price Center in San Marcos is seeking original artworks from local artists of all ages for an upcoming Community Art Show titled “San Marvelous.” Work selected for the show will hang in the Center from early August through September. “San Marcos has so many...

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Educational Grants

The Austin Ed Fund recently hosted a reception honoring teachers from 23 different campuses who won innovative grants from Austin Ed Fund -- totaling $110,615 -- to turn their projects from idea into reality. Projects focused on whole child every child, literacy and...

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Water Safety

As more Texans swim and boat this summer to beat the heat, officials at Austin Public Health remind everyone to stay safe from the risk of injury and drowning. Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the US, according to the...

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Top Schools

Children at Risk has announced its rankings for public schools in Texas. The organization researched and ranked 65 public high schools, 103 middle schools and 280 elementary schools from seven area counties in the Austin area. The top high school is LASA High School...

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Extreme Heat Warning

Austin Public Health has issued recommendations on how to reduce the risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke this summer. Stay in shaded areas and avoid the sun. Wear light clothing and a hat. Never leave another person or an animal in a closed, parked vehicle. Drink...

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