The Hill Country Science Mill is worth the trip to Johnson City

The Hill Country Science Mill in Johnson City is worth the drive | San Antonio Charter Moms

On Saturday, my kids and I drove to Johnson City for the grand opening of the Hill Country Science Mill, a new regional science center. We spent all day, and my kids were totally absorbed with playing and learning. We’ll definitely… Continue Reading

Marisa B. Perez sworn in for her second term on the Texas State Board of Education

On January 23, 2015, on the campus of IDEA Monterrey Park, County Judge Nelson Wolff administered the oath of office to Marisa B. Perez as she began her second term representing District 3 on the State Board of Education.

F.T. reviews "Spare Parts" movie: Arizona teenagers take on underwater robotics challenge

  Back in April 2005, my future brother-in-law passed me a copy of WIRED magazine with a cover story, La Vida Robot, about an unlikely set of underwater robotics engineers—Latino teenagers from a low-income high school in Phoenix—competing against elite universities in a NASA-sponsored contest.… Continue Reading

H-E-B Body Adventure: Be healthy and have fun at the Witte Museum

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UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. It’s the “Summer of the Body” at the Witte Museum, with two exhibits for your family to enjoy: the H-E-B Body Adventure and Grossology. We have a family membership to the Witte and visit regularly,… Continue Reading

[Interview] Johnathon Cruz, candidate for Southwest ISD school board

Newcomer Johnathon Cruz is running for the Southwest ISD Board of Trustees. As mentioned in this earlier post, two at-large seats on the Southwest ISD Board of Trustees are on the May 20, 2014 ballot, and current members Mike C. Frazier and Yolanda Garza-Lopez are running for reelection. The… Continue Reading

[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

Build It! event celebrates engineering at the Witte Museum

Engineers are usually sort of introverted, right? I should know, I’m married to an engineer and have many in my family tree. But when you get them talking about something they love, there’s no stopping them. That was true over… Continue Reading

[Alamo City Moms Blog] Science education for young children at the San Antonio Children’s Museum

STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is a hot topic these days. Teens can build interdisciplinary skills through competitions in robotics and cybersecurity, but what opportunities are there in San Antonio for younger children to get excited about science?… Continue Reading