Emancipet to offer bi-weekly deals at Central Austin clinic during March

Emancipet, the nonprofit veterinary clinic on a mission to make high-quality vet care affordable and accessible to all pet owners, is running two promotions at its new Central Austin clinic throughout the month of March: “Tag It Tuesdays” with free pet ID tags and “Thrifty Thursdays” with free office visits for new clients (regularly $5). Read more

Freedom Solar travels to Haiti to install donated solar project for orphanage

Daunting challenges didn’t dissuade team from finishing project for lost, abandoned children

Freedom Solar Power recently installed an off-grid solar system for A Child’s Hope, an orphanage with Texas connections in La Montagne, Haiti that did not previously have electricity. The completed 20-kilowatt solar array and battery backup now provide a sustainable source of electricity that meets 100 percent of the orphanage’s electricity needs. Read more

Brenda Thompson Communications welcomes new client Belmont Village

Brenda Thompson Communications is the new public relations firm for the Austin-area locations of Belmont Village Senior Living, including Belmont Village Westlake Hills and Belmont Village Lakeway, opening this summer.

Based in Houston with 24 locations across seven states and one in Mexico City, Belmont Village is known for its high operating standards and innovations in senior living. Read more

The Trail Foundation to host three public events to celebrate its 15th anniversary

This year marks our client The Trail Foundation’s 15th anniversary of protecting and enhancing the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail, the 10-mile urban path and 199 acres of green space in the heart of Austin.

To celebrate, the organization will host three public events throughout the year− a TTF Birthday Party on April 7, Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run and Party on June 7, and Twilight on the Trail on October 28. Event details are outlined below, and of course the best way to keep up with TTF’s events and latest news is to sign up for the newsletter or follow them on Facebook! Read more

Client Freedom Solar is doing big things in West Texas

Headed to Marfa or West Texas anytime soon? Our client Freedom Solar recently completed several stellar new projects in the area, and they have many more in the works as well.

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Why staying in is the new going out: Emancipet’s Sit Stay Day

Emancipet’s popular Sit Stay Day allows Austinites to help provide care for pets in need by enjoying local treats in the comfort of their own home!

Each Valentine’s Day-inspired Sit Stay Day kit contains gourmet food and drink items, gift cards to local hot spots, assorted pet treats, and other goodies donated by Austin-area businesses that are assembled into 250 kits and delivered to Austin-area homes and offices on Friday, Feb. 9. Read more

Michael Barnes tells the story of The Trail Foundation’s legacy

It took vision, hard work, and political will to make Austin’s beloved Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail a reality. And for 15 years, The Trail Foundation has worked to enhance and preserve the heart and soul of Austin. Read more

ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot raises $325K in 2017; cumulative donation to Caritas reaches nearly $3.5 million

The owners of ThunderCloud Subs presented Caritas of Austin, a local nonprofit that works to prevent and end homelessness in Austin, with a check for $325,000, the proceeds raised at the 27th annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot held on Thanksgiving Day.

ThunderCloud donates all of the proceeds from the annual event directly to Caritas. This year’s donation brings the cumulative total raised for Caritas to nearly $3.5 million— $3,438,375 to be exact. Read more

The Trail Foundation announces 15 new projects for the next five years

State of the Trail previews TTF’s 15th anniversary in 2018

At The Trail Foundation’s annual State of the Trail address on Dec. 8, TTF’s executive director Heidi Anderson (formerly Cohn) announced 15 new projects in honor of TTF’s 15th anniversary next year. Slated for completion on the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail over the next five years, the projects range from new trailheads and bathrooms to new water access points and playgrounds.

To pay for the 15 projects, The Trail Foundation also announced the creation of the Canopy Fund, in which donations will be dedicated to finance the initial phases of each future project. Nine projects are on the east side of the Trail, four on the west, and two along the entirety of the 10-mile Trail. Read more

Freedom Solar completes new projects for iconic business Alamo Candy Company

Those sour green apple candies at San Antonio’s renowned Alamo Candy Company are getting a lot greener. Our client Freedom Solar Power recently designed and installed two new solar projects for Alamo Candy, one of the largest candy manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers in San Antonio.

Freedom Solar completed a 100.8-kilowatt solar array comprised of 280 panels on the rooftop of Alamo Candy’s popular retail shop at 2738 Blanco Rd. and an 86.4-kilowatt system comprised of 240 panels on the company’s office at 1149 W. Hildebrand Ave. Read more