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Kerbey Lane Cafe debuts Akaushi beef and pork belly on new Fall Menu

Kerbey Lane Cafe is introducing locally-raised, internationally famous Akaushi beef with the debut of its new Fall Menu, now available at all seven locations through early 2017.

From just outside Austin in Harwood, Texas, Kerbey Lane’s new Akaushi beef comes from third generation cattle farmers at HeartBrand Ranch. The current herd, the largest in the United States, was raised from a small number of the “red cows” imported from Japan. The beef is natural-fed, hormone free, and richly marbled with tender and flavorful fat. Read more

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NBA star Kevin Durant gives back to IDEA Rundberg

Last week NBA All-Star Kevin Durant visited IDEA Rundberg Academy and College Prep in Austin, where BBVA Compass and the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation are building a $100,000 outdoor basketball court for the students as part of their “Build It and They Will Ball” charitable program. Durant brought news to the 400 IDEA students assembled in the school’s gymnasium that the court would be finished at month’s end, gave tips on how they can build their own bright future, and toured the court’s progress. Watch the KXAN-TV clip here, and check out photos from the event below.  Read more

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Houston Press reports: Major gift from Houston PetSet to help Emancipet open first brick-and-mortar clinic in Houston

A new $89,000 charitable gift from philanthropist Jan Duncan through Houston PetSet will help Emancipet, nonprofit provider of low-cost spay/neuter and other veterinary services, open its first brick-and-mortar nonprofit veterinary clinic in Houston’s East End. To read Craig Malisow’s excellent Houston Press story about the news, click hereRead more

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Austin American-Statesman covers IDEA Austin’s plans to establish nation’s first dedicated Pre-K through 12th health professions school

More big news for our client IDEA Public Schools Austin: they will have the first K-12 health professions school not just in Texas, but in the nation. Like all of IDEA’s schools, IDEA Comprehensive Health Professions will be free, open-enrollment by lottery, and will offer a college preparatory program. Read the Austin American-Statesman’s story by education reporter Melissa Taboda below, or click here.

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Freedom Solar prescribes dose of clean energy to Westlake Medical Center with solar installation

Our client Freedom Solar Power recently completed a 509-kilowatt rooftop solar array at Westlake Medical Center, an upscale 15-acre medical complex in the heart of Westlake Hills.

Designed and installed by Freedom Solar, Westlake Medical Center’s solar project is comprised of 1,566 solar panels and includes a visual monitoring system in the lobby that shows the energy savings in real time. The solar installation is expected to offset 12 percent of Westlake Medical’s energy needs, will pay for itself in less than five years, and will generate more than 689,533 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year. Read more

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Howl at the Moon Glow Fest, Sept. 3- 4 to benefit Emancipet Killeen

Family- and dog-friendly celebration at Killeen Rodeo grounds features canine dock diving competition, beach party, food trucks

Emancipet Killeen’s second annual Howl at the Moon Glow Fest will take place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3 and 4 at the Killeen Rodeo Grounds, 3201 South W.S. Young Drive. Tickets and advance purchase wristbands are available at http://emancipet.org/events/howl-at-the-moon/. Read more

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Freedom Solar ranks 338th in Inc. 500 fastest-growing companies

Our client Freedom Solar Power ranked 338th in Inc. Magazine’s top 500 fastest-growing private companies in America, putting them in the top 7 percent of the 2016 Inc. 5000 that was recently announced.

Freedom Solar achieved a mind-boggling 1,134 percent growth, with $15.9 million in revenue in the past three years. Only 33 Texas-based companies were ranked in Inc. Magazine’s top 500, and of those, only nine were headquartered in Austin. Read more

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ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot reveals 2016 logo and announces event registration!

ThunderCloud Subs has launched registration for the 26th annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot, and has revealed the 2016 winning artwork for the Thanksgiving Day tradition benefitting Caritas of Austin.

ThunderCloud selected Bastrop resident and mixed-media artist Rebecca Vick as the winner of the contest, and presented her with the prize: 365 vouchers for free ThunderCloud sandwiches! Read more

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Austin’s first family of lingerie featured in the Austin American-Statesman

Austin’s first family of lingerie have owned and operated Petticoat Fair for a half-century, serving women at all stages of life with expert fitting services and an incredible selection of intimate apparel. Check out the story by Michael Barnes and photos by Deborah Cannon in the Austin American-Statesman: http://atxne.ws/29TsV3H.

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Kerbey Lane Cafe’s ‘Cakes & Cash Drive’ to benefit Central Texas Food Bank, July 18-30

Kerbey Lane Cafe will host a “Cakes & Cash Drive” at all seven of its locations July 18-30, with all proceeds from its specialty pancakes benefitting Central Texas Food Bank.

Kerbey Lane serves three specialty pancakes each week, including one vegan and one gluten-free option. Customers will also be able to add a tax-free donation to the food bank to their check at the end of their meal (or make a cash contribution).   Read more