Free forum to look at Central Texas growth
The Capital Area Council of Governments’ Sustainable Places Project is holding a free regional forum from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Thompson Conference Center, 2405 E. Campus Drive.
The forum will examine housing and real estate market trends in the area based on population and demographic projections for the next 20 years. Forum speakers include Arthur Nelson, presidential professor of city and metropolitan planning at the University of Utah, and Scott Polikov, a town planner, a news release said.
The regional Sustainable Places Project is working with demonstration sites in Elgin, Dripping Springs, Lockhart, Hutto and Austin.
Registration is required as seating is limited. RSVP to Ange Kogutz at email@example.com. For more information, go to www.capcog.org.
World-renowned composer Francisco Núñez invited Fullmore Middle School choir students to perform as a part of his composition Music for Treble Voices after hearing them perform at the Texas Music Educators Conference in Dallas earlier this year.
Choir Director Yvette Carrol accepted the invitation on the condition that all of her students have an equal chance to perform.
The school can only cover a portion of the trip’s estimated $45,000 cost, and the students may not have the economic resources to help pay for the trip since about 76 percent of Fullmore students come from economically disadvantaged communities, a news release said.
The students hope to raise enough money to attend four days of rehearsals in New York City before performing on Jan. 20. To help them cover travel expenses, go to www.fulmoresings.org/ sponsor.
The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce recognized Pflugerville school district Superintendent Charles Dupre as Superintendent of the Year at its annual State of Education luncheon.
Dupre received the recognition for his efforts to create a culture in Pflugerville schools where all students are encouraged to attend college, a news release said. He joined the Pflugerville school district as superintendent in 2006.
The Travis County Sheriff ’s Office Brown Santa Program is in need of donations to help more than 2,000 families this Christmas.
The program’s monetary donations are at their lowest while the applicants for holiday help from the program are at the highest level in program history, a news release said.
The Brown Santa program accepts donations of cash, non-perishable food items and new toys for children ages infant to 14.
Donations can be dropped off at the Brown Santa warehouse, 12317 Technology Blvd. Additional drop off locations can be found at www.BrownSanta.org.
Monetary donations can be mailed to Brown Santa, P.O. Box 207, Austin, Texas 78767-0207.