TJ Lewis Toy Drive with Williamson County Brown Santa

Our 5th Annual Brown Santa Toy Drive is just around the corner! Each year, the community’s generosity has been overwhelming as we have collected toys for underprivileged kids in our area – there are many in need this year and we look forward to helping them this year with you!

To keep all the members of our community safe (and Santa!) this year, we are doing things a little differently. The toy drive will be a “drop-off” event with curb-side service. You can drop off your toy donations without leaving your vehicle and we will have individually wrapped Christmas cookies for you to enjoy! Santa will still be there to thank you for your donation and wish the kids and family a Merry Christmas!

The event will be Sunday, December 13th from 2-4 PM at 8650 Co Rd 110, Round Rock, TX 78665 in the parking lot of CrossWalk Church. We’ll have a drive-thru line all set up to make this as easy, safe and enjoyable as possible.

The Williamson County Brown Santa is requesting new, unopened and unwrapped toys, book, game or gift for the needy kids of Williamson County – we hope to see you there!

Event Details

  • Sunday, December 13, 2020, 2 pm – 4 pm
  • 8650 Co Rd 110, Round Rock, TX 78665 (CrossWalk Church)
  • Toy Donation Drop Off (new, unopened and unwrapped toys, books or games please!)
  • FREE Christmas Cookies!

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Brown Santa provides low income or poverty-stricken families with children 0-17 with toys, books and other items needed to make Christmas merrier and positively impact families.

Want to help but you can’t make the event? Contact us to drop your toys off early or you can donate financially at the Williamson County’s Brown Santa Website.

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Top Austin-Area Fall Festivals and Pumpkins Patches

With the weather turning a little cooler in Central Texas, the Fall is many people’s favorite time of year! Many local farms and event centers host annual fall festivals or pumpkin patch gatherings with a huge variety of games, activities and events. Check out some of the most popular events this Fall in the Austin area!

Fall Fest at Lone Oak Bar – Round Rock

Lone Oak Barn is hosting its first annual pumpkin patch & Fall Harvest Fest. Join us for a weekend of pickin’ pumpkins, live music, food trucks, local brews, a petting zoo, and lots of outdoor family fun. October 3rd & 4th, Saturday & Sunday from 10:00am-6:00pm. 1810 North Co Road 122, Round Rock, 78665, US

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Harvest of Fall Fun – Marble Falls

​The Harvest of Fall Fun at Sweet Berry Farm will take place over 60 acres and includes hay rides, pick-you-own flowers, pumpkin painting, pony rides, adult and kid corn mazes, and MORE! Monday, Tuesday,  Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 8:30 to 5:30; Sunday 11am to 5pm, closed Wednesdays. 1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls, TX 78654. 

Corn Maze

Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch – Bastrop

Barton Hill Farms, a picturesque family-owned farm, is hosting its Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch. Enjoy a day at the farm while you pick pumpkins, get lost and found in a 3.5 acre corn maze, take family photos under the cottonwood trees or relax by the Colorado river. They also recently added the Apfelwein & Biergarten! Open weekends October 3rd through November 15th. 1115 FM 969, Bastrop, TX 78602

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Fall Festival Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze – Georgetown

Hosted by Sweet Eats Fruit Farm, the Fall Festival Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze is already open! Live music, pony rides, giant petting zoo, hay and corn maze, apple slingshots are pipe races are just a few of the activities available to you. Open Fridays and Saturdays from September 19th through November 8th.  14400 E. State Highway 29 Georgetown, TX. 78626-2515

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Fall Fun at Elgin Christmas Tree Farm – Elgin

The Elgin Christmas Tree Farm has it’s Family Friendly Fall Fun event with a Crazy Maze, duck races, train ride, hay ride, picnic areas and pumpkin photo ops. Open October 3rd through November 1st, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Mondays-Thursdays, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm Fridays and Saturdays and 12:00 – 5:30 on Sundays. 120 Natures Wa, Elgin, TX 78621.

Petting Zoo

Fall Days at the Robinson Family Farm – Temple

Make memories with friends and family at the Robinson Family Farm Falls Days! With 20+ attractions, you will have plenty to keep you buys – corn cannons, live music, pumpkin barn, tug o war and the ball zone are just a few! Open Saturdays and Sundays, September 19th through November 1st, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. 3780 White Owl Lan, Temple, TX 76501.

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Fall Family Fun Days – Manor

Crowe’s Nest Farm is a 100-acre working farm in Manor with hundreds of domestic farm animals and is hosting its annual Fall Family Fun Days complete with hay rides, cow milking demonstrations, homemade food and animal shows! Saturdays and Sundays in October from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm and November 1st. 10300 Taylor Lane, Manor, TX, 78653

Do you have a special event you enjoy for during the Fall that we missed?! Comment below to share with us! Looking for special information on one of these events? Contact any of our awesome agents for answers and help!

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High School Football Schedules for Austin Area

Texas High School Football is finally back! In the next few weekends, many of our local teams will see their first action of the 2020 season. After weeks of practice and a monumental effort by all to stay safe during this COVID-19 crisis, kickoff is here! 

Using the links below, you can access the full season schedule for your favorite high school teams. 

Austin ISD High School Football Schedules

Akins High School

Anderson High School

Austin High School

Bowie High School

Crockett High School

Eastside Memorial High School

LBJ High School

McCallum High School

Travis High School

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Round Rock ISD High School Football Schedules

Cedar Ridge High School

McNeil High School

Round Rock High School

Stony Point High School

Westwood High School

Pflugerville ISD High School Football Schedules

Connally High School

Hendrickson High School

Pflugerville High School

Leander ISD High School Football Schedules

Cedar Park High School

Leander High School

Rouse High School

Vandegrift High School

Vista Ridge High School

Lake Travis ISD High School Football Schedules

Lake Travis High School

Eanes ISD High School Football Schedules

Westlake High School

Hays CISD High School Football Schedules

Hays High School

Lehman High School

Hutto ISD High School Football

Hutto High School

Manor High School Football Schedules

Manor High School

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April Things to Do – Social Distancing Edition!

This month’s “Activity and Events” post is unlike anything we’ve ever done before. It’s likely that none of us have ever lived through a period of bans and quarantining like we are now. For a social people, this is a huge challenge! With schools closing and kids quarantined with us, it complicates things even further. In this April Activities post, we are sharing our “Social Distancing Edition” – ideas, lists and inspiration for making the most of your time inside or separated from the crowds we normally interact with.

March - Kids Activities

125 Things to Do with Kids During the Quarantine

Perhaps the most comprehensive and interesting list we’ve seen put together presented by Stephanie Osmanksi with Parade. Avoid cabin fever with this (seemingly) exhaustive list of ideas! CLICK HERE for all 125…

April - Workout

FREE Online Workouts

Your daily workout routine is what keeps your straight. Add the social component of working out with and around familiar faces and the gym has immense value for many. The ban has stripped this from our daily lives but that doesn’t mean you can still sweat, tone and work out, sometimes still together! For the most comprehensive and helpful list we’ve found of FREE online workouts while your stuck inside, CLICK HERE…

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Harry Potter Digital Escape Room

This online experience puts your and your kids wizardly knowledge and memory to the ultimate Harry Potter test, using lessons, photos and clips from the Potter movies on your quest. The room was created by staff at the Peters Township Public Library in Pennsylvania and is free during the COVID-19 ban. To enter the experience, CLICK HERE…

April - Reading

Let a Celebrity Read Your Kid a Story

Storyline Online has partnered with many celebrities to have them record kids book readings for your family to enjoy! Stories are read by Oprah, Kevin Costner, Al Gore and Chris Pine to name a few. To watch and listed to these free videos, CLICK HERE…

April - Animals

Zoo and Wildlife Web Cams

While all of our zoos, aquariums and wildlife exhibits are closed, we can still see and enjoy watching these animals! The Houston Zoo, San Diego Zoo and National Zoo have great webcams to name a few. You can also see all of Explore.org’s wildlife webcams on their YouTube channel. For a list of even more webcams, CLICK HERE…

April - Weather

Learn about the Weather from a Local Meteorologist

Austin’s own Albert Ramon from KVUE has taken this down time as an opportunity to teach your kids about the weather! He has a number of lesson – with new ones added daily – on his Facebook page. To have your kids learn about the weather from Albert Ramon, CLICK HERE…