Top-Ranking Elementary Schools

Both Canyon Creek and Cactus Ranch elementary schools in Round Rock ISD earned top honors in the state by ranking in the top 10 list of Texas elementary schools by U.S. News & World Report’s first-ever ranking of elementary campuses. Canyon Creek ranked seven and...

Turkey Trot

Registration is now open for the 31st Annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot, benefiting Caritas of Austin. The event features a five-mile run, one-mile walk and Stepping Stone School Kids K as well as a kids activity tent, live music, vendor booths, raffle prizes and...

Scholarship Announced

  St. David’s Foundation honors the legacy of Dr. W. Neal Kocurek with a scholarship program in his name to support Central Texas students pursuing health-related studies at Texas colleges and universities. A civic and corporate leader, Dr. Kocurek was known for...

Art Installation Honors Austinites

  Austin Public Library and Library Foundation presented the permanent art installation “Legends Mosaics: Austin’s Courageous Female Leaders of Color” outside the Austin Central Public Library. Six commemorative mosaic portraits honor important women in the...

Children’s Album Release Party

Austin singer-songwriter Jenn Hartmann Luck will release her new album “Raise Your Voices” on November 12. The album is a collection of songs that celebrate kids who are changing the world. Luck’s new record features eight children from the Austin area. The official...

It’s Turkey Call Time

Photo opp with kids, live turkeys, turkey mascots kick off 31st annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot month Thurs., Nov. 4, 10:30 a.m.   WHAT Dressed for the season in handmade turkey hats, 35 four- and five-year-old kids will “call” two live turkeys, meet...

It’s My Park Day

The Grammy-winning, nine-piece Latin funk band Grupo Fantasma will headline this year’s Breakthrough Benefit Concert. Breakthrough Central Texas is a nonprofit that creates a path to college for students from under-resourced communities. Starting in sixth grade, the...
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Gifting Experiences

Gifting Experiences

Last year, I decided to do something a little different for the holidays. I asked everyone on my side of the family to give my children experiences instead of toys. At the time, we had our house listed for sale, and I could not handle the thought of more “stuff” to be...

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Holiday Helpers: Volunteering as a Family

Holiday Helpers: Volunteering as a Family

Holiday Helpers: Volunteering as a Family Wish lists. Homemade cookies. Gift buying. Tree decorating. Party planning. The holidays are a busy time, filled with traditions. Why not make family volunteering one of them? As you celebrate the spirit of the season, you...

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Mastering Mealtime

Mastering Mealtime

Rushing home from an exhausting day, the last thing on your mind is cooking a healthy dinner for your family. The kids are hungry, the baby is crying, it’s already 5:30 p.m. and you have nothing planned for dinner. Desperate for a quick solution, you use the...

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Synergy Dance
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Sweaty Christmas

Sweaty Christmas

Years ago, I wrote a book for kids called “Sweaty Christmas.” It’s hard to believe, but that white...

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Happy Turkeys

Happy Turkeys

Every Thanksgiving we point our headlights west. Leaving chic espresso shops behind, we speed past...

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Planet Denial

Planet Denial

  Fun fact. When Texans move back home after living abroad (abroad meaning anywhere but...

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