Kerbey Lane debuts new Spring Menu!

Austin’s favorite cafe adds third seasonal menu for 2016

Kerbey Lane Cafe has added a new seasonal menu to its 2016 repertoire! The Spring Menu debuted Feb. 11 and is available at all seven locations until early May.

Kerbey Lane’s Spring Menu features innovative new recipes, twists on old classics, and of course, Kerbey’s seasonal pancake selection. Here are 12 new dishes from the new Spring Menu to give you a taste of what’s to come. Read more

ThunderCloud Subs employee spotlight: Nathan Wolfers’ funky tie-dye art

Tie-dye master, family man, and manager of ThunderCloud’s Georgetown location Nathan Wolfers is taking the neighborhood sub shop’s funk-a-delic vibes to the next level with his brilliant tie-dye art.

He made the massive wall of tie-dye curtains at the Georgetown store with six separate panels, each 10 feet tall, and all done by hand. The project took him about 20 hours to complete. And if you’ve ever seen a tie-dye ThunderCloud T-shirt around town or on one of our employees at your neighborhood shop, it’s Nathan’s handwork. He uses a stencil to screen-print the logo on the shirts and then dyes each one by hand so they’re all slightly different. Read more

Texas Book Festival

Texas Book Festival announces new literary director

6P_TexasBookFestJulieHighResFinal0201-1The Texas Book Festival has named a new literary director. Julie Wernersbach, who served as marketing director of the largest independent bookstore in Texas for the past five years, will start her new job as the Festival’s literary director later this month.

Wernersbach will be responsible for creating and implementing the TBF’s year-round literary programming including the annual Festival, which is one of the largest and most prestigious book festivals in the country and is held each fall at the State Capitol in downtown Austin.

At BookPeople, Wernersbach plans more than 300 author events each year and oversees public relations, marketing, website, and social media strategies. Working closely with publishers, Wernersbach has planned events featuring Elvis Costello, Jimmy Carter, Jonathan Franzen, Isabel Allende, Stephen King, Donna Tartt, Lena Dunham, and many others. Read more

HRC Austin announces honorees for 2016 Gala 

Austin’s first transgender police officer Gregory Abbink to receive Visibility Award; Scandal’s Guillermo Diaz to be honored

Gregory AbbinkCelebrating its 21st year, the Human Rights Campaign Austin’s annual Gala has been one of the most successful in the country, raising record funding to support civil rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people, and receiving national recognition. The black-tie event will be held at the J.W. Marriott on Saturday, January 30th, at 7 p.m., with approximately 700 people expected to attend.

This year’s theme, On the Shoulders of Giants, is intended to recognize every person who helped make 2015 a banner year for LGBT equality, according to co-chairs Lyn
n Currie and Matt Smith.
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Pet lovers and foodies to support Emancipet by staying home, enjoying local treats

 

Emancipet’s popular Sit Stay Day returns; Valentine’s-inspired kits now available to order!

Animal lovers and foodies, rejoice! Emancipet’s sixth annual Sit Stay Day, a unique fundraiser that lets pets and their humans stay in and enjoy homegrown Austin treats while raising money for pets in need, returns for 2016.

Dozens of local businesses donate gourmet food and drink items, gift cards, and other goodies that are assembled into 250 kits and delivered to homes and offices before Valentine’s Day. Read more

Emancipet Houston hires new leader; Six-month-old nonprofit seeking first brick and mortar location

Emancipet Houston, the nonprofit, low-cost veterinary services provider which opened last June, has hired a vice president to lead the expanding organization, which is also in the process of seeking its first brick-and-mortar location.

Kelly McCann comes to Emancipet from the Alzheimer’s Association, where she was chief program officer for four years. Previously, she worked in government relations for Gilead Sciences, and as chief executive officer of the AIDS Foundation of Houston. McCann has a bachelor’s of science in psychology from Sam Houston State University and has done graduate work in psychology at Texas A&M and Sam Houston universities. Read more

ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot raises $295K; cumulative donation to Caritas nearly $3 million

The owners of ThunderCloud Subs recently presented Caritas of Austin with a check for $295,000, the entirety of the proceeds from the 25th anniversary ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot. This year’s check brings the Trot’s cumulative 25-year donation to nearly $3 million—$2,783,375, to be exact. Read more

Twice in a half-century! Petticoat Fair’s second clearance sale

Petticoat Fair’s 2015 fashion and swim items are on clearance all January

Recognized as one of the top lingerie stores in the nation, Austin original Petticoat Fair will host a rare clearance sale for its 2015 fashion and swim items during the entire month of January to make room for new inventory. This is the second time the store has held a sale of this magnitude in its 51-year history.

Located in Northcross Center, Petticoat Fair will have a large designated clearance sale area with bins and racks of trendy and high-quality bras, shapewear, swimwear, sleepwear, and undergarments in a wide range of sizes and styles, all at bargain prices. Read more

Welcoming our newest client, Petticoat Fair!

We’re thrilled to announce our newest client: Petticoat Fair!

Recognized as one of the top lingerie stores in the nation, Petticoat Fair offers expert fitting services to help women in all stages of life look their best. Located in Northcross Center, Petticoat Fair has been owned by the Andrews family for more than 50 years. The store offers a comprehensive selection of bras, shapewear, swimwear, sleepwear, and other undergarments in a wide range of sizes and styles. Follow Petticoat Fair on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for the latest updates, and check out their website for more info. Read more

25th annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day to benefit Caritas of Austin

The ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot celebrates its 25th anniversary this year (the same year ThunderCloud Subs turns 40)! Austin’s beloved Thanksgiving tradition has raised $2.5 million for Caritas of Austin, which helps people move out of poverty toward self-sufficiency.

The ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot is a five-mile run, one-mile walk and a Kids K, beginning and ending at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. Register online at www.thundercloud.com/turkey-trotRead more