Coming to San Antonio Book Festival: Chris Barton (author) and Don Tate (illustrator) of "The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch"

In the back matter of The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch, illustrator Don Tate charmingly confesses: I’m ashamed to admit that before illustrating The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch, I wasn’t very knowledgeable about Reconstruction. Reconstruction is the era… Continue Reading

CLOSED [Giveaway] Talking about Constitution Day, September 17, with City Councilman Ron Nirenberg

Constitution Day celebrates the anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787. I’ve written before about how to order your own pocket U.S. Constitution. Today, in honor of Constitution Day, I am giving away two books… Continue Reading

Mind and body: athletics at Great Hearts Monte Vista

When I was a student at a large, public high school in San Antonio, it seemed like there was an unbridgeable cultural divide between the jocks and the nerds. Then, when I went to college, at Trinity University, I sat… Continue Reading

Summer escape: Fairytale Fiesta exhibit at the Witte Museum

How will you escape the heat this summer? Two of my favorite ways are swimming in the pool and going to air-conditioned museums. The Witte Museum has plenty of air conditioning, as well as free covered parking in the shady Brackenridge Park garage. And, to… Continue Reading

Corazones Maravillosos: Great Hearts Monte Vista sesión de puertas abiertas

  Reporte previo en inglés. Mil gracias a la traductora Laura Gruber de Lactancia-Latina.com. Great Hearts Monte Vista, el primer campus de Great Hearts Texas, tuvo una sesión de puertas abiertas el 27 de marzo, 2014. Esta sesión fue un paso importante… Continue Reading

Building a school community: notes from the Great Hearts Monte Vista open house

Great Hearts Monte Vista, the first campus of Great Hearts Texas, held an open house on March 27, 2014. The open house was an important step in the process of building a community around the new school. 

[Alamo City Moms Blog] Briscoe Western Art Museum and Alien Worlds and Androids at the Witte Museum

This month, I have two new posts at Alamo City Moms Blog: reviews of the Briscoe Western Art Museum and the new Alien Worlds and Androids exhibit at the Witte Museum. “The Briscoe Western Art Museum: Continuing the Rodeo Spirit”, Inga Cotton, Alamo City… Continue Reading

CLOSED [Giveaway] Create the school you want: Homeschooling

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Last night’s fortune cookie said, “Don’t pursue happiness—create it.” How timely. My friends and I are stressing out about charter school lotteries, as discussed in yesterday’s post. We are making backup plans and talking about… Continue Reading

Constitution Day is September 17: Get your own pocket Constitution!

Note: In honor of Constitution Day, September 17, I am re-sharing this earlier post from February 4, 2013. Also: Observe Constitution Day with the San Antonio Public Library Foundation‘s Great Books seminar, “A Conversation with the Constitution,” at 6 p.m. tonight at… Continue Reading