Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer Opportunity

Does your family enjoy the summer tradition of the Zilker Hillside Theatre?  Here’s your chance to see a great show and help out at the same time. Austin Allies seeks volunteers to help set up the VIP area prior to the performances of Disney’s “Newsies” on August 4,...
New Book

New Book

Local author and teacher Nicholas Solis has published a new bilingual picture book, “My Town Mi Pueblo,” about two cousins from opposite sides of the US/Mexico border who visit each other’s towns and delight in their similarities and differences. Each spread features...
Young Scientists

Young Scientists

Recently, 3M and Discovery Education announced the finalists of the 2022 3M Young Scientist Challenge, a nationwide middle school science competition. The finalists include Asvini Thivakaran, a student from Cedar Valley Middle School in the Round Rock Independent...
Teen Leaders

Teen Leaders

The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB MACC) celebrated the fifth anniversary of their Teen Leadership Program, Caminos (“pathways”). Graduates of the 2022 program celebrated several accomplishments over the past year. Highlights include the...
Free Museum Admission

Free Museum Admission

The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum will offer free exhibit admission to military families all summer. The museum will participate in the Blue Star Museums program, which provides free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families...
New Picture Books

New Picture Books

Local author Carmen Oliver has two new books coming out this fall. In “The Twilight Library,” illustrated by Miren Asiain Lora, the Night Librarian transports forest bugs and animals to the land of imagination with her magical tales. “Building an Orchestra of Hope:...
Round Rock ISD Recognized

Round Rock ISD Recognized

Round Rock ISD has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation. The recognition comes from the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation for the district’s outstanding commitment to music education. To qualify for the Best...
Former Longhorn Gives Back

Former Longhorn Gives Back

Derrick Johnson (DJ), a former Texas Longhorn and Kansas City Chiefs linebacker, has returned to Austin to give back to his community through the creation of the nonprofit Defend the Dream Foundation. Through partnerships with Austin Ed Fund (Austin ISD’s nonprofit...
Double Scouting Awards

Double Scouting Awards

Tina Carter is one of the first girls to earn both the Girl Scout Gold Award and Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Eagle Rank. Congratulations, Tina! This local Austinite has enjoyed scouting since kindergarten. Starting as a Girl Scout, she worked her way up to earn Girl...
Award for Serving Others

Award for Serving Others

Betty Richardson, Austin Family magazine’s longtime “Family Matters” columnist, recently earned the Service Above Self Rotary International Award. In the history of the local district, which includes over 50 clubs, only three women have ever received the award. Betty...
Teaming Up To Provide Meals

Teaming Up To Provide Meals

No Kid Hungry Texas and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area unveiled a new refrigerated box truck that will help provide nutritious meals for families. The truck, made possible by a grant from No Kid Hungry, will help provide after-school suppers and snacks for...
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