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Kerbey Lane’s Mason Ayer wins Best CEO award

Congratulations to our client, Kerbey Lane Cafe CEO Mason Ayer, who was honored as one of Central Texas’ top chief executive officers in the Austin Business Journal’s 2016 Best CEO awards last week! Read more

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Client Freedom Solar wins Greater Austin Business Award

Our client Freedom Solar Power has received the Austin Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Greater Austin Business Award for Environmental Responsibility and Sustainability in the medium-sized business category. Read more

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Kerbey Lane Cafe’s famous pink pancakes to benefit breast cancer charity this October

During October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Kerbey Lane Cafe will donate all of the proceeds from its specialty pancakes to Breast Cancer Resource Center of Texas, along with the proceeds from its limited edition “Cakes for a Cure” T-shirts. Read more

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Save the World Brewing, Freedom Solar Power team up to bring energy-efficient beer to Marble Falls

Brewery to celebrate second anniversary, new solar array at family-friendly event Sept. 24  

Save the World Brewing Co. will celebrate its second anniversary and the completion of its new rooftop solar array, designed and installed by Freedom Solar Power, at a family-friendly event on Saturday, Sept. 24, 1- 6 p.m. at the brewery and tasting room, 1510 Resource Parkway. Read more

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Kerbey Lane Cafe debuts Akaushi beef and pork belly on new Fall Menu

Kerbey Lane Cafe is introducing locally-raised, internationally famous Akaushi beef with the debut of its new Fall Menu, now available at all seven locations through early 2017.

From just outside Austin in Harwood, Texas, Kerbey Lane’s new Akaushi beef comes from third generation cattle farmers at HeartBrand Ranch. The current herd, the largest in the United States, was raised from a small number of the “red cows” imported from Japan. The beef is natural-fed, hormone free, and richly marbled with tender and flavorful fat. Read more

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NBA star Kevin Durant gives back to IDEA Rundberg

Last week NBA All-Star Kevin Durant visited IDEA Rundberg Academy and College Prep in Austin, where BBVA Compass and the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation are building a $100,000 outdoor basketball court for the students as part of their “Build It and They Will Ball” charitable program. Durant brought news to the 400 IDEA students assembled in the school’s gymnasium that the court would be finished at month’s end, gave tips on how they can build their own bright future, and toured the court’s progress. Watch the KXAN-TV clip here, and check out photos from the event below.  Read more

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Houston Press reports: Major gift from Houston PetSet to help Emancipet open first brick-and-mortar clinic in Houston

A new $89,000 charitable gift from philanthropist Jan Duncan through Houston PetSet will help Emancipet, nonprofit provider of low-cost spay/neuter and other veterinary services, open its first brick-and-mortar nonprofit veterinary clinic in Houston’s East End. To read Craig Malisow’s excellent Houston Press story about the news, click hereRead more

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Austin American-Statesman covers IDEA Austin’s plans to establish nation’s first dedicated Pre-K through 12th health professions school

More big news for our client IDEA Public Schools Austin: they will have the first K-12 health professions school not just in Texas, but in the nation. Like all of IDEA’s schools, IDEA Comprehensive Health Professions will be free, open-enrollment by lottery, and will offer a college preparatory program. Read the Austin American-Statesman’s story by education reporter Melissa Taboda below, or click here.

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Freedom Solar prescribes dose of clean energy to Westlake Medical Center with solar installation

Our client Freedom Solar Power recently completed a 509-kilowatt rooftop solar array at Westlake Medical Center, an upscale 15-acre medical complex in the heart of Westlake Hills.

Designed and installed by Freedom Solar, Westlake Medical Center’s solar project is comprised of 1,566 solar panels and includes a visual monitoring system in the lobby that shows the energy savings in real time. The solar installation is expected to offset 12 percent of Westlake Medical’s energy needs, will pay for itself in less than five years, and will generate more than 689,533 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year. Read more