Entries by Brenda Thompson

13 war veterans to have portraits presented at Belmont Village

Thirteen veterans of WWII and other historic wars will be presented with their portraits taken as part of the American Heroes: Portraits of Service project for Belmont Village Senior Living in West Lake Hills. Nationally recognized photographer and author Tom Sanders  took the portraits and collected the stories of these veteran residents last month, and will be on […]

Merick Strategies’ Bernstein Mass included in Austin Chronicle Top 10 list

In another accolade for Merick Strategies’ unprecedented, beyond-expectations production of Bernstein100Austin—the groundbreaking Austin production of Leonard Bernstein’s MASS: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers—Austin Chronicle arts critic Robert Faires has named the production one of his Top 10 Dance and Classical Joys of 2018.

ThunderCloud Subs gives largest donation ever to Caritas of Austin from Turkey Trot proceeds

The owners of ThunderCloud Subs presented the largest single donation ever from the proceeds of the ThunderCloud Subs TurkeyTrot—$350,000—to Caritas of Austin just before Christmas. ThunderCloud has now raised nearly $3.8 million over the Trot’s 28-year history. Austin’s favorite Thanksgiving Day tradition, the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot is the largest five-mile run in Texas. More […]

Freedom Solar launches Texas’ first solar financing vehicle

Freedom Solar Financial Services LLC, the first solar financial vehicle of its kind in Texas, has raised an initial round of $7.5 million in funding to finance commercial solar projects. Financing through Freedom allows companies to finance up to 70 percent of the cost of an entire solar installation and ensures that an investment in […]

Emancipet returns from second Spayathon for Puerto Rico trip

Emancipet just returned from their second trip to Puerto Rico to provide much-needed medical care and spay/neuter services as part of #SpayathonforPR. The trip was a huge, record-breaking success; the team spayed/neutered 1,137 animals in just 7 days in challenging conditions. They’re heading back in February for the third of what will be four trips, to […]

Emancipet featured on ‘My Cat From Hell’ TV show

Emancipet, the nonprofit on a mission to make veterinary care affordable and accessible for all pet owners, was featured on “Cat Daddy” Jackson Galaxy’s television show My Cat From Hell on Animal Planet on Oct. 20. If you missed it, click here to stream the full episode. The episode was shot in Philadelphia, where Emancipet has a clinic, […]

Bernstein100Austin gives grants to 31 nonprofit collaborators

Merick Strategies-produced production of MASS the largest arts event in Austin history The unprecedented, beyond-expectations success of Bernstein100Austin, the groundbreaking Austin production of Leonard Bernstein’s MASS: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers more than two years in the making, has made it possible for the producers to give grants from the proceeds to […]