Ready, set, stay! Brenda Thompson Communications sponsors Emancipet’s Sit Stay Day

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. Brenda Thompson Communications is a proud sponsor of the annual fundraiser, which helps our nonprofit client Emancipet provide affordable, accessible spay/neuter services and veterinary care to pets in Central Texas and beyond. Read more

Kerbey Lane debuts new 2017 Spring Menu

Kerbey Lane Cafe’s new Spring Menu debuted yesterday and is available at all seven locations through mid-May. The Spring Menu has a handful of returning seasonal favorites, plus several new and reimagined items. See the full menu here. Read more

Low-cost vet care and spay/neuter services coming to northeast Philadelphia

Emancipet to open February 14  with funding support from PetSmart Charities®

Low-cost veterinary care is coming to northeast Philadelphia. Emancipet will open a low-cost pet health clinic on February 14 at 575 Adams Avenue. The new clinic will offer spay/neuter surgeries as well as vaccinations, microchips, monthly flea and heartworm prevention, puppy and kitten de-worming, and treatment for common conditions such as skin and ear infections. Read more

HRC Austin honoree, celebrity for 2017 Gala announced; event is Jan. 28

Theme ‘Equality Forward’ more relevant than ever

Celebrating its 22nd year, the Human Rights Campaign Austin’s annual Gala is one of the most successful in the country, raising record funding to support civil rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people. This year’s black-tie Gala will be held at the J.W. Marriott on Saturday, January 28, at 7 p.m., with approximately 700 people expected to attend. Read more

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