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Two clients win Austin ‘Best of the Best’ Awards; three are finalists

The Austin American-Statesman announced the winners of its inaugural “Best of the Best” Awards, and we’re thrilled to announce two of our clients won first place in their categories. Congratulations Dr. Michael C. Bell, DDS, PC on winning Best Dentist, and to ThunderCloud Subs on winning Best Sandwich Shop!

We’d also like to commend our clients who were selected as top three finalists for the Best of the Best Awards including Belmont Village Senior Living (nominated for Best Assisted Living Facility and Best Retirement Community), Emancipet (nominated for Best Veterinarian), and The Trail Foundation (nominated for Best Nonprofit).

To read the Austin American-Statesman insert listing the winners and nominees in each category, go to http://statesmanmedia.com/epaper/bestofthebest/2018/. Photos from the event can also be viewed at https://www.statesman.com/photogallery/TX/20180928/NEWS/928009997/PH/1. Read more

Emancipet CEO praised as visionary speaker by Austin-American Statesman

“One speaker in town who could give (Evan) Smith or (Lawrence) Wright a run for their money is Amy Mills, CEO of Emancipet, an Austin nonprofit that provides free or low-cost spay, neutering and veterinary care at seven clinics in four cities,” said Micheal Barnes, Austin American-Statesman social columnist, in his latest Out & About column.

His recap of Emancipet’s 19th anniversary luncheon and CEO Amy Mills’ visionary keynote speech is copied below, and you can read the full original version of the article on the Statesman’s website here.

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The Trail Foundation breaks ground on new Trail Bridge at Congress

A big thank you to Fit City columnist Pamela LeBlanc and the Austin American-Statesman for this story on The Trail Foundation‘s much-anticipated and needed Trail Bridge at Congress Avenue, scheduled for completion this summer. The story appeared on the front page of the Metro & State section, and the entire article can be read online here.

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New Belmont Village Lakeway opening this summer

Opening this summer, the new Belmont Village Senior Living in Lakeway will offer assisted living, memory care and independent living, says the Austin American-Statesman. Scroll down to read the entire article by Gary Dinges, or view the original article on the Statesman’s website by clicking here.

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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

The Trail Foundation’s executive director Heidi Cohn featured in the Austin American-Statesman

Heidi Cohn, executive director of The Trail Foundation as of June, was recently featured in a stellar article by the Austin American-Statesman’s fitness and outdoors reporter Pam LeBlanc! The story is copied below, and you can also read the original article on the Statesman’s website by clicking hereRead more

The Trail Foundation appoints new executive director

Our client The Trail Foundation, the nonprofit organization that works to protect and enhance the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail, the 10-mile path through the heart of Austin, has named a new executive director.  Read more

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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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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Emancipet’s Amy Mills featured in the Austin American-Statesman

Amy Mills, CEO of Emancipet, is taking the mission of building humane communities nationwide. Read the Austin American-Statesman‘s terrific story by Michael Barnes with photos by Ralph Barrera: http://atxne.ws/293R7PyRead more