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.
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.
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
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.
Recently, Travel + Leisure named Austin as “America’s Next Great Food Town,” and The Culture Trip is here to give you the lowdown. Normally when you think of Austin cuisine, the words “Tex Mex” are the first to words to pop into your head, but Austin has so much more to offer- from BBQ to Contemporary to German fare to Cajun Cuisine.
Here are our selections for Austin’s ten best restaurants.
Spotlight on the ThunderCloud Subs crew in New Braunfels.
Artists come in many different guises, and we have more than our share of them at ThunderCloud Subs. All of our employees are sandwich artists, but we also employ a slew of other types of artists—musicians, writers, designers, painters, illustrators, photographers, filmmakers… you name it.
The team at the ThunderCloud store in New Braunfels is one of our most artistic and multi-talented ThunderCrews. Four gifted artists are part of the crew there: Johnny Duncan, Jay Rickard, Heather Jones, and Ria Kolsar.
We’re positively ecstatic about Saturday’s grand opening of Emancipet, a low-cost spay/neuter clinic that also offers preventive veterinary services like vaccinations, microchipping, and heartworm meds, and which should help put a dent in Houston’s animal overpopulation problem.
The Houston City Council in March approved $260,000 in funding to bring the Austin-based Emancipet here, and the clinic is celebrating Saturday with a free, family-friendly event featuring refreshments, entertainment, and fun activities for kids. Mayor Annise Parker, City Council Members Robert Gallegos and Oliver Pennington, and Mayor Pro-Tem Ed Gonzalez will say a few words, and ASPCA President and CEO Matthew Bershadker will announce a major gift for the clinic.
Device the size of a pea assists patients with macular degeneration.
Coney Dorough’s window on his world began to shut, bit by bit, about 17 years ago, when macular degeneration created a blind spot in the center of each eye. The blind spots grey, and Dorough was left with only peripheral vision. Read more
Adventurous foodies aren’t just looking for a restaurant recommendation or a great bakery, they want to know exactly what to order where for a taste sensation unique to the place they’re visiting.
Foursquare’s “Tastes That Make the City” series provides just that, looking at user reviews that mention specific dishes to come up with a list of must-try foods. Previous lists covered New York and San Francisco, and new this month is Austin. Read more
Houston has a million stray pets wandering the streets. Today, the city has taken another step toward solving its stray pet overpopulation problem by bringing in the “big guns.”