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Animal Trustees of Austin now part of Emancipet

Emancipet to fully incorporate ATA’s staff, facility, and programs

Animal Trustees of Austin is now officially part of Emancipet, and the merged organization will be even greater than the sum of its parts, serving more Austin-area people and pets with safe, affordable, and compassionate veterinary services. Read more

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Kerbey Lane debuts new Spring Menu!

Austin’s favorite cafe adds third seasonal menu for 2016

Kerbey Lane Cafe has added a new seasonal menu to its 2016 repertoire! The Spring Menu debuted Feb. 11 and is available at all seven locations until early May.

Kerbey Lane’s Spring Menu features innovative new recipes, twists on old classics, and of course, Kerbey’s seasonal pancake selection. Here are 12 new dishes from the new Spring Menu to give you a taste of what’s to come. Read more

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ThunderCloud Subs employee spotlight: Nathan Wolfers’ funky tie-dye art

Tie-dye master, family man, and manager of ThunderCloud’s Georgetown location Nathan Wolfers is taking the neighborhood sub shop’s funk-a-delic vibes to the next level with his brilliant tie-dye art.

He made the massive wall of tie-dye curtains at the Georgetown store with six separate panels, each 10 feet tall, and all done by hand. The project took him about 20 hours to complete. And if you’ve ever seen a tie-dye ThunderCloud T-shirt around town or on one of our employees at your neighborhood shop, it’s Nathan’s handwork. He uses a stencil to screen-print the logo on the shirts and then dyes each one by hand so they’re all slightly different. Read more

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Texas Book Festival announces new literary director

6P_TexasBookFestJulieHighResFinal0201-1The Texas Book Festival has named a new literary director. Julie Wernersbach, who served as marketing director of the largest independent bookstore in Texas for the past five years, will start her new job as the Festival’s literary director later this month.

Wernersbach will be responsible for creating and implementing the TBF’s year-round literary programming including the annual Festival, which is one of the largest and most prestigious book festivals in the country and is held each fall at the State Capitol in downtown Austin.

At BookPeople, Wernersbach plans more than 300 author events each year and oversees public relations, marketing, website, and social media strategies. Working closely with publishers, Wernersbach has planned events featuring Elvis Costello, Jimmy Carter, Jonathan Franzen, Isabel Allende, Stephen King, Donna Tartt, Lena Dunham, and many others. Read more