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HRC Austin honoree, celebrity for 2017 Gala announced; event is Jan. 28

Theme ‘Equality Forward’ more relevant than ever

Celebrating its 22nd year, the Human Rights Campaign Austin’s annual Gala is one of the most successful in the country, raising record funding to support civil rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people. This year’s black-tie Gala will be held at the J.W. Marriott on Saturday, January 28, at 7 p.m., with approximately 700 people expected to attend. Read more

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Priscilla Cortez named to lead Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas

Business and community leader and advocate Priscilla Guajardo Cortez has been selected to lead Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas, which helps low-income individuals access the civil justice system by providing volunteer attorneys who donate legal advice and representation. In 2016 alone, the 35-year-old organization provided legal services valued at nearly $5 million to more than 7,000 clients, thanks to its 600 volunteer attorneys. Read more

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Ready, set, stay! Pet lovers and foodies support Emancipet by staying home, enjoying local treats

Emancipet’s Sit Stay Day is a popular Valentine’s Day-inspired fundraiser that lets pets and their humans stay in and enjoy homegrown Austin treats while raising money for pets in need, and it will return for its seventh year on Feb. 10. Read more

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Jurassic Car Wash offers public service members free washes on second Tuesdays of each month

Free washes for police Jan. 10, firefighters Feb. 14, teachers March 14

Jurassic Car Wash, an animatronic dinosaur-themed premium automatic and self-service car wash in the heart of South Austin is inviting different groups of public service members to receive a free car wash on the second Tuesday of every month throughout 2017.  Read more