Austin Completely Booked

Austin Completely Booked

Join us for Austin Completely Booked, your summer learning experience! The Austin Public Library wants you to read, explore, and create with us this summer! Reading and learning are important all year, but in the summer it is especially important to be an active...
Mindcraft Build Challenge

Mindcraft Build Challenge

Minecraft Education, working with C40 (a global network of mayors taking action to confront the climate crisis), invited three cities from around the world to participate in a Minecraft Build Challenge. Austin was one of the three chosen. The challenge will provide...
“The Bad Guys”

“The Bad Guys”

Rated PG Starring Sam Rockwell, Marc Maron, Awkwafina, Craig Robinson, Anthony Ramos, Zazie Beetz, Richard Ayoade, Alex Borstein Critical Rating: 3½ of 5 Austin Family Family-Friendly Rating: 4½ of 5   DreamWorks Animation’s “The Bad Guys” offers something...
New Aquatics Center Opens

New Aquatics Center Opens

Eanes ISD has opened a new Aquatics Center adjacent to the Westlake Athletic Community Center (WACC). The facility was built with funds from the district’s 2019 bond program, finalizing a decades-long push for a school district pool.  The pool will be used by the...
Cómo Afrontar las Burlas

Cómo Afrontar las Burlas

P: Nuestra hija Gretje llegó a casa de la escuela llorando porque los niños le habían dicho cosas feas. Ahora ya no disfruta ir a la escuela. Gretje cuenta que los niños se burlan de su nombre y del hecho de que nació en otro país. Se burlan del yeso que tiene en su...
What’s SUP: Paddling on Lady Bird Lake

What’s SUP: Paddling on Lady Bird Lake

Each month, topics in this column alternate between cool, new places to go and a family-friendly thing to do at home. This month, we take you out on the water for some paddling action. You’ve seen them out there, dotting the water anytime you cross Lady Bird Lake on a...
Dawg Digs

Dawg Digs

She starts at the foot of the bed. Nighttime. The hubs and I are enjoying our evening ritual of quiet solitude surrounded by piles of books, notebooks, and of course, her snoring in a neat lump near our toes. Everyone’s content, especially our third baby –...
Cómo Afrontar las Burlas

Tackling Teasing

Q.   Our daughter Gretje came home from school crying because kids had said mean things to her. Now she doesn’t enjoy school anymore. Gretje reports that kids make fun of her name and the fact that she was born in another country. They make fun of a cast she has on...
Money-Wise Kids: There’s an App for That

Money-Wise Kids: There’s an App for That

When I was a kid, learning about finances was limited to doing chores for an allowance and then saving it in a piggy bank. When I was a bit older, I got to open an account at the bank, but that was the big time. My lack of financial wherewithal showed when I went off...
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