Quite the literary delight: photo recap of the 2015 Texas Book Festival

The 20th anniversary Texas Book Festival wrapped up last weekend, and our minds are still swirling from all of the literary excitement, fan girl moments, epic discussions, authors, and unforgettable experiences. It was a tremendous weekend of readers, books, words, and pictures. Read more

Kerbey Lane Cafe’s Cakes for a Cure

You may have noticed some of your things turning pink over the past two weeks. That’s because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and our client Kerbey Lane Cafe is doing their part to help raise awareness and funds for the cause through its annual Cakes for a Cure.

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Meet our new intern, Erin Andary

A journalism-turned-PR major, Erin will be with us until she graduates this December. We’re excited to have Erin working with us. Get to know her through this brief Q&A.
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Media coverage roundup: the Texas Book Festival 2015 author lineup

In case you haven’t heard, we released the full author lineup for the 2015 Texas Book Festival last month. But instead of us blabbing on about how awesome this year’s Festival authors are (we might be a bit biased), we thought we’d round up some of the recent media coverage from the author announcement. Enjoy!

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Sustainable Food Center unveils fall cooking, gardening classes

Sustainable Food Center has released its new cooking and gardening class schedules, offered through its programs Grow Local and The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre®. All classes take place at SFC’s headquarters, 2921 E. 17th Street, Bldg. C.

From making your own traditional Italian gelato with Marco Silvestrini of Doce Nuve, to cooking quick, healthy Asian-inspired weeknight meals with Shefaly Ravula of Shef’s Kitchen, SFC’s cooking classes cover a broad range of food preparation methods and topics with something for every skill level, from beginner to master chef.

SFC’s Grow Local food gardening classes are sure to have something for everyone as well: compost techniques, introduction to food gardening, planning a successful fall garden, vegetable gardening in small spaces, caring for fruit trees, and much more.

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Calling all artists and runners!

25th annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot announces Art Contest, event registration

ThunderCloud Subs is launching its annual competition to design artwork for the 20,000-plus T-shirts and other materials for the 25th annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot. Registration opens today for the hugely popular Thanksgiving Day tradition, which has raised more than $2.5 million for Caritas of Austin.

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Texas Book Fest unveils 2015 poster and announces first set of featured authors

In honor of its 20th anniversary, the Texas Book Festival is announcing 20 authors who will be featured at this year’s Festival weekend, Oct. 17 and 18.

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Advice for intern candidates

By: Allison Baron

We’ve all had that gut-wrenching feeling when you realize you’ve made a mistake on a document just as you’re hitting the send button. Making a mistake on your cover letter or resume is a whole other enchilada.

Your cover letter and resume are supposed to show employers how well you express yourself, and showcase your qualifications and skills. A good cover letter and resume might earn you an interview. Typos or poor writing will disqualify you immediately from almost any position, and certainly for an internship at a public relations firm, where writing is an enormous part of what we do.

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BTC now accepting fall intern applications

We’re hiring a PR intern for the fall!

Here’s the 411: 

  • Approximately 10-15 hours per week
  • Prefer junior/senior public relations major who has had at least one other internship and/or office experience; however, will consider freshman/sophomore public relations majors with no prior internship experience
  • Location: Mueller/Hyde Park
  • Duration is through the end of fall semester; however, strong preference given to candidates who are available for spring semester as well
  • Prefer someone who can be available on a set weekly schedule
  • Some work can be done from home via email correspondence
  • Casual dress is fine 99 percent of the time
  • Must love dogs
  • Pay will be determined based on experience and on projects completed, and will be discussed during the initial interview
  • We obtain criminal background checks on finalists for this position

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New client: Kerbey Lane Cafe

We’re excited to welcome Kerbey Lane Cafe as our newest client.

Kerbey Lane Cafe is an Austin original that has been serving the community since 1980. The restaurant serves comfortable and casual, high-quality food with a Texas twist at reasonable prices.

There are seven locations around Austin, five of which are open 24/7. Kerbey Lane offers diners two seasonal menus, a Tomato Menu from April until October, and a Pumpkin Menu the remainder of the year. All of their beer and wine selections are priced at $3 at all times.

To learn more about Kerbey Lane Cafe, check out their website »

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