Barbara Jordan Exhibit

A new exhibit at the Texas Capitol rotunda next month will celebrate Barbara Jordan's life as a leader and civil rights hero. Barbara Jordan, a Houston native, was a lawyer, professor and politician who served in the Texas Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives....

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Low-cost Health Checks

Registration is now underway for Central Texas Medical Center’s (CTMC) 33rd annual HealthCheck, Hays County’s largest health fair. The event will take place Tuesday, Apr. 23, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Embassy Suites in San Marcos. The event allows participants to...

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Chilly Hiking

The chilly start to the New Year did little to discourage the 3,938 visitors that hit the trail at a Texas State Park for a First Day Hike on Jan. 1. Texas Parks and Wildlife says it had the fourth highest participation in the country, with the largest number of parks...

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School Choice

National School Choice Week, founded to raise awareness about K-12 options, will take place Jan. 20-23. During that time, over 40,000 independently-planned events and activities will launch around the country. Schools, organizations and individuals plan to celebrate...

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Family Entertainment

High 5, a locally-owned family fun spot, recently opened a new location on Anderson Lane in north Austin. The entertainment center offers arcade games, bowling, karaoke, VR games and laser tag, plus classic American food with a gourmet twist. High 5's original...

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Entrepreneurs on TV

Austin entrepreneur Juls Bindi and her Idaho-based business partner Carolyn Shewfelt will soon appear on ABC's Shark Tank. During the episode, which premiers Jan. 27 at 8 p.m., the founders of ZuGoPet will pitch their product, the Rocketeer Pack, to five business...

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Charity Gala

Texas Oncology will present the 5th Annual Wonders & Worries Unmasked Gala on February 22 at the JW Marriot Austin. Taking on a Venetian carnival theme, participants are encouraged to wear masks. Proceeds will benefit Wonders & Worries, an Austin-based...

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Clean School Buses

Leander ISD rolled out 24 new buses in December, each equipped to run on a propane fuel system. The district, which has operated propane-fueled buses since 2008, used a $740,000 grant from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to purchase the buses, which...

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Forest Bathing

The YMCA’s Camp Moody recently hosted a series of events highlighting forest bathing and the work of Melanie Choukas-Bradley, a Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide and author of The Joy of Forest Bathing: Reconnect with Wild Places & Rejuvenate Your Life....

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Math Initiative

A new initiative from UT Austin aims to drastically improve students’ college readiness and success in mathematics. Supported through a $6.68 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Launch Years looks to align K-12 schools and higher education,...

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Baking Competition

The Food Network’s Kids Baking Championship returns on Jan. 7 with a dozen young bakers, including Madison Totaro, an 11-year-old from Austin. Hosts Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman guide the bakers through whipping up everything from brownies to tarts to see who...

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Safe Drivers

In December, volunteers from UPS brought driving education to young future drivers with the UPS Road Code program at the Gus Garcia YMLA Boys & Girls Club branch. At the event, teens tested their skills on a driving simulator and played road safety games designed...

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