We are thrilled to have three of our clients win their categories at the Austin Under 40 Awards on Saturday: Amy Mills of Emancipet, Mason Ayer of Kerbey Lane Cafe, and Larkin Tackett of IDEA Public Schools. To find out the other winners, read the Austin Business Journal’s article about the awards. Read more
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
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.