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Free Self-Defense Classes for Women and Teenagers at UT Austin

In the last 2 years, Austin police have investigated several attacks on women who were running on or near popular Austin hike-and-bike trails close to downtown. Unfortunately, those types of attacks can happen to anyone, anywhere, and at any time.

The University of Texas at Austin Police Department is offering a free 12-hour basic physical defense class to provide women with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance. Read on for details.
By Birgit Sund on October 2, 2018

Look Before You Lock - Keeping Kids Safe in Hot Cars


Yay for warmer temperatures, but here's something to always keep in mind: even a cool spring or fall day isn’t safe for leaving a child inside a car. 

In 2016, Texas led the nation in the number of hot car infant deaths. 

This alarming trend has gone surprisingly unabated. Since 1990, over 600 children have died from overheating in a car. Yet it took Congress until June 2017 to introduce the Hot Cars Act that would require all cars to have back seat child detection technology. 

Until the bill is passed, the best we can do is to educate ourselves so our children don’t become one of the statistics. Here are some things to keep in mind as the temperature climbs toward the sweltering heat of summer.
By Birgit Sund on February 27, 2018

Haunted Houses In And Around Austin + Giveaway

It’s Spooktober! While you and your little ones might still enjoy hayrides, corn mazes, pumpkin painting, and scarecrow stuffing, your big kids might be demanding something more, let’s say, “challenging” or “sophisticated”. 

Well, here are a few ways to challenge them. Do you think they can handle them? If you're not too scared, read on...

By Birgit Sund on October 3, 2017

Free Water Park on Lake Travis - Limited Time Only

Glad we got your attention! LCRA just announced that effective at 8:30 p.m. today, Lake Travis will be closed to recreational boating.

And this is the reason why...

By Birgit Sund on June 6, 2016

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