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

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

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

2016 ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot raises $330,000 for Caritas!

The owners of ThunderCloud Subs presented Caritas of Austin, a local nonprofit that supports Austin’s working poor and homeless people, with a check for $330,000, the proceeds raised at the 26th annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot held on Thanksgiving Day. Read more

Freedom Solar Power and ABC Home & Commercial partner to bring electricity to Haitian orphanage

Freedom Solar Power and ABC Home & Commercial Services are teaming up to bring a 100 percent sustainable off-grid solar system to an orphanage in Haiti that currently does not have electricity. Read more

Emancipet Houston opens permanent location

Emancipet, Houston’s nonprofit low-cost veterinary clinic, opens its new brick and mortar site in the East End on Saturday, Dec. 3. The much-anticipated new clinic at 910 South Wayside Drive has greater capacity to serve pets and people than the clinic’s former home, a 48-foot customized trailer at Neighborhood Centers—Ripley House. Read more

Turkey Trot 2016

The 26th annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot is back Thanksgiving Day to benefit Caritas of Austin

The 26th annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot is back Thanksgiving Day to benefit Caritas of Austin

The ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot is a five-mile run, one-mile walk and Kids K held on Thanksgiving Day. All proceeds from the event benefit Caritas of Austin, and since it’s inception in 1990 the event has raised nearly $3 Million for Caritas. The 2016 ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot marks the 26th anniversary and owners expect over 20,000 people to attend.

Since 1975, ThunderCloud Subs has been Austin’s original neighborhood sub shop with a rich tradition of serving fresh, fast and healthy food in a comfortable atmosphere. ThunderCloud has 30 stores in Central Texas.

Caritas of Austin provides a service continuum for those experiencing poverty that begins with a safety net and links them to resources to achieve self-sufficiency. This year, Caritas will serve over 20,000 adults and children as Travis County’s largest source of non-governmental assistance for low-income families.

When:

Thanksgiving Morning – November 24, 2016- Rain or Shine!

  • Kids K: 8:15 AM
  • Timed 5 Mile: 9 AM
  • Untimed 5 Mile: 9:10 AM
  • 1 Mile Walk/Run: 9:20 AM

Where:

The Long Center
701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704

Registration Fees:

Nov 7 thru Nov 23:

  • Untimed 5-mile: $30
  • Timed 5-Mile: $35
  • 1-Mile Walk: $25
  • Stepping Stone Kids’ K: $10

Thanksgiving Day:

  • Untimed 5-mile: $35
  • Timed 5-Mile: $40
  • 1-Mile Walk: $30
  • Stepping Stone Kids’ K: $10

More info:

Sign Up

Turkey Trot Website

Remember to tag your photos and posts about the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot with #TCloudTrot. See you bright and early Thanksgiving morning.

 

Kerbey’s world-famous Queso now at Whole Foods!

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Hutto Ford dealership first in Texas to go solar

Two car dealerships in Hutto are seeing green, reducing their environmental footprint, and saving on energy costs thanks to recently completed rooftop solar arrays designed and installed by Texas-based Freedom Solar Power. Read more