A popular Central Texas waterpark whose season last summer was one of the casualties of the new coronavirus, which put the brakes on the rollout of millions of dollars of upgrades and additions, is setting some time aside this weekend to meet some special needs.
A woman who moved 2,000 miles to Central Texas with her husband and two children to open a small shop, then closed it as business boomed to move 2,000 miles back home to spend more time with the kids, has made the move again and is set to reopen soon in a new location.
An employee of Chip and Joanna Gaines’ coffee shop was shocked when she realized she was face-to-face with her favorite child actor from her favorite childhood film, “The Sandlot,” which was released almost 30 years ago.
Staff members at a Central Texas hospital clinic, forced to don face masks in the age of COVID-19, struggled to communicate with a friendly hearing-impaired courier who could no longer read their lips until they took it upon themselves to find a solution.
A webcam captured the reaction of a Central Texas seventh grader who admits he “was in shock for a little bit” after he spelled neurasthenia correctly to advance to the semi-finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
More than a few kids in Central Texas, around the state and beyond go to bed clutching a stuffed bear or a doll or perhaps a unicorn or a dog, thanks to a disabled veteran and his wife whose mission is to bring smiles to young faces.
- A local middle school student who opened a business at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic says business is booming and he hopes his young entrepreneurial spirit will inspire other youth to dream big.
Central Texas residents can test their limits on an “American Ninja Warrior” obstacle course and in the process, help raise funds for a local nonprofit that helps children who face real limitations in their lives.
A teenager with Down syndrome whom just about everyone in town knows said yes to a creative prom invitation and ended up on the arm of the prom queen, and then wept as the crowd in the stands cheered when he walked onto the field with his high school classmates on graduation day.
A Central Texas high school graduate who’s headed to college on a football scholarship, and a local high school freshman with Down syndrome, share an improbable friendship that transcends age, race and ability.