Capitol Christmas

Capitol Christmas

Celebrate the start of your holiday season in downtown Austin at the 25th annual Downtown Holiday Stroll and KUT / KUTX Holiday Sing-Along on Sat., Dec. 7. The free festivities kick off at 5 p.m. with live music, a holiday market, photos with Santa, kids play area,...
2018 Young Writers Contest Winners

2018 Young Writers Contest Winners

Young Writers Contest WinnersWe are happy to congratulate the following young writers for submitting the winning entries in our annual Young Writers Contest. This year’s theme was “If Kids Ruled the World,” and we received a flurry of richly creative and diverse...
Don’t Let Bed Bugs Become Part of Your Summer Travel

Don’t Let Bed Bugs Become Part of Your Summer Travel

Summer is here, and the travel session is in full swing. We love the idea of family trips. The fun, the memories, the souvenirs, and … bed bugs? WHAT?! If there’s any souvenir we do NOT want coming home with us after our trips this summer, it’s BED BUGS! Those pesky...

N.Y.O.S.

12301 N Lamar Blvd A, Austin, TX 78753 We educate the whole student. We foster a collegial Pre-K – 12 program that challenges each learner with rigorous academics, innovative strategies and expectations for civic engagement. Website 512-...

Dr. Rachel Kowert Answers Our Questions

AF: How long have you been a writer? I have been creative writing my whole life, but I published my first scientific writing in 2012. AF: What inspired you to write this book? Over the last 10 years, we have learned a lot about the physical, social and psychological...

Cynthia Leitich Smith Answers Our Questions

AF: How long have you been a writer? The long answer is since second grade. I dictated a poem for my teacher to my mother that was read over the school intercom—my first audio production. By sixth grade, I had a column, Dear Gabby, in Mr. Rideout’s...

Rene S. Perez Answers Our Questions

AF: How long have you been a writer? I’ve been writing since I was in early middle school. It started as me writing little poems in notebooks and later expanded to me writing prose. For most of that time, we didn’t have a computer at home, and even when we...

Katherine Catmull Answers Our Questions

AF: How long have you been a writer? All my life in some ways, but only seriously (beginning as an arts journalist and playwright) since 1999. AF: What inspired you to write this book? Many different things converged: a game I made for my young niece, in which she...

Lindsey Lane Answers Our Questions

AF: How long have you been a writer? I’ve been a writer my whole life. I knew I always wanted to write. Always. From the very beginning when I would sit in my high chair at the dining room table where everyone was much older than me. I watched them. Studied them,...

Christina Soontornvat Answers Our Questions

AF: How long have you been a writer? Even though I’ve always loved reading and telling stories, I didn’t seriously start writing children’s books until about 10 years ago. I always thought that writers were born with a “gift” to write,...

Donna Janell Bowman Answers Our Questions

AF: How long have you been a writer? I’ve been a writer at heart since I was old enough to climb a tree with a spiral notebook and pencil in hand. I grew up on a ranch with lots of animals and related chores, very few television channels, no neighbors, and an...
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