AISD Fall Athletics

AISD Fall Athletics

  For parents and students curious about how sports will continue in Austin ISD this semester, the district says it plans to resume athletics on September 8, although it is monitoring the Coronavirus conditions daily. Social distancing and mask-wearing will be...
Texas Sales Tax Holiday is August 7-9

Texas Sales Tax Holiday is August 7-9

  Shoppers can save money on clothes and school supplies during the state’s sales tax holiday on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 7-9.   The law exempts sales tax on qualified items — such as clothing, footwear, school supplies, and backpacks — priced...
Heatstroke Facts and Prevention

Heatstroke Facts and Prevention

  What is Heatstroke? Heatstroke, also known as hyperthermia, is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths for children. It occurs when the body isn’t able to cool itself quickly enough and the body temperature rises to dangerous levels. Young...
McKinney Rough Nature Days

McKinney Rough Nature Days

We’ve got you covered with LCRA Parks Nature Days, a new half-day program at three LCRA parks in Bastrop County for groups of up to five people living in the same household. At least one participant must be 18 or older. ​ Small-group experiences are offered at...
Local Students Offering Free Tutoring

Local Students Offering Free Tutoring

When schools shut down because of COVID-19, many students struggled with the adapted learning. To help address this challenge, Alex Foote created an online tutoring service (which you can access here: thelearningrooms.weebly.com) that offers free online tutoring to...
Black-Owned Business: Caribreoso Fleur Boutique

Black-Owned Business: Caribreoso Fleur Boutique

Founded by Michael Cunningham, Caribreoso Flavour Boutique is an online shop featuring a unique blend of Caribbean, Creole and Southern-inspired organic and all-natural seasonings, sauces, marinades, and coffee. The products start with high quality organic dried...
Black-Owned Business: Wigglez-n-Gigglez

Black-Owned Business: Wigglez-n-Gigglez

Wigglez~N~Gigglez (WNG) was founded by mother and CEO Dani, who started with a love for creating fun, cute, original onesies for babies. WNG Baby Boutique targets busy moms who were looking for quick and unique baby shower gifts but had little time to create the...
Black-Owned Business: Brown Book Box

Black-Owned Business: Brown Book Box

The Brown Book Box was developed by Brytani and Darriana, two moms of color, as a passion project. The pair did not see characters that looked like them in the books they read at home or at school. As mothers and adults, they began to imagine a future where their...
Black-Owned Business: Barkin’ Bones Inn

Black-Owned Business: Barkin’ Bones Inn

In 2015, founder Candi Larue moved her small business to Hutto, TX and created a six-acre resort dedicated specifically to dogs. A sole proprietor, the business today is 100% referral-based, like the good old-fashion way. Candi says that her passion is caring for...
Black-Owned Business: Me and The Bees

Black-Owned Business: Me and The Bees

www.meandthebees.com When Mikaila Ulmer was just four years old, she was stung by two bees in the same week. Her parents encouraged her to do some research on the bees rather than being upset with them. Upon discovering the important role that bees play in our...
Playland Skate is Open and Safe

Playland Skate is Open and Safe

Playland Skate Center is open! We are cleaner and safer than before! We have changed many policies and have updated procedures to comply with CDC protocols, including being Goldshield Certified. Staff have been trained and briefed on all changes, and are here to...
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