A melting pot of artists

Spotlight on the ThunderCloud Subs crew in New Braunfels.

Artists come in many different guises, and we have more than our share of them at ThunderCloud Subs. All of our employees are sandwich artists, but we also employ a slew of other types of artists—musicians, writers, designers, painters, illustrators, photographers, filmmakers… you name it.

The team at the ThunderCloud store in New Braunfels is one of our most artistic and multi-talented ThunderCrews. Four gifted artists are part of the crew there: Johnny Duncan, Jay Rickard, Heather Jones, and Ria Kolsar.

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Houston celebrates Emancipet’s new clinic

Houston celebrates Emancipet’s new clinic

We’re positively ecstatic about Saturday’s grand opening of Emancipet, a low-cost spay/neuter clinic that also offers preventive veterinary services like vaccinations, microchipping, and heartworm meds, and which should help put a dent in Houston’s animal overpopulation problem.

The Houston City Council in March approved $260,000 in funding to bring the Austin-based Emancipet here, and the clinic is celebrating Saturday with a free, family-friendly event featuring refreshments, entertainment, and fun activities for kids. Mayor Annise Parker, City Council Members Robert Gallegos and Oliver Pennington, and Mayor Pro-Tem Ed Gonzalez will say a few words, and ASPCA President and CEO Matthew Bershadker will announce a major gift for the clinic.

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Millennial Mondays

In 2014 we started a weekly Facebook post series called #MillennialMonday, from the point of view of BTC’s account executive and token millennial, Allison Baron (me).

Millennials—also known as the Millennial Generation or Generation Y—often get a bad rap for being tech-obsessed and entitled. Instead of debunking the negative stereotypes associated with millennials, I decided to embrace them and poke some fun at myself. Read more

ThunderCloud Subs turns 40

ThunderCloud Subs, a Brenda Thompson Communications client since 2013, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. ThunderCloud was the first sub sandwich shop in Austin when it opened on Lavaca St. in 1975, and there were plenty of Austinites who didn’t know what a sub was. Today, ThunderCloud has 30 stores and each one has its own personality. Read more

CentraSight telescope implant for advanced macular degeneration makes front-page news

CentraSight telescope implant for advanced macular degeneration makes front-page news.

Device the size of a pea assists patients with macular degeneration.

Coney Dorough’s window on his world began to shut, bit by bit, about 17 years ago, when macular degeneration created a blind spot in the center of each eye. The blind spots grey, and Dorough was left with only peripheral vision. Read more

Elaine's Bourbon Buttermilk Pie

USA Today Travel named the Bourbon Buttermilk Pie at Elaine’s Pork and Pie one of the 30 must-try dishes in Austin.

Adventurous foodies aren’t just looking for a restaurant recommendation or a great bakery, they want to know exactly what to order where for a taste sensation unique to the place they’re visiting.

Foursquare’s “Tastes That Make the City” series provides just that, looking at user reviews that mention specific dishes to come up with a list of must-try foods. Previous lists covered New York and San Francisco, and new this month is Austin. Read more

Emancipet Coming to Houston

Emancipet is expanding to Houston, its first location outside Central Texas, thanks to a new partnership with the City of Houston.

Houston has a million stray pets wandering the streets. Today, the city has taken another step toward solving its stray pet overpopulation problem by bringing in the “big guns.”

Meet Emancipet, a non-profit group that has experience “fixing” problems like the one we have. “Emancipet will provide Read more